Sunday, September 5, 2021

PP557 By the Numbers

Hi there, everyone! I am back from my bloggy vacation and ready to host the Paper Players challenge for this week!  Here's what we've got for you:

I couldn't wait to use some of these papers from Echo Park's This & That line, along with a vintage background stamp featuring old rulers!  So here we go:

I recently got a Tim Holtz alphabet die and cut the words from some Early Espresso cardstock, then added the birthday sentiment in Soft Suede:

I did a lot of sponging to give it a vintage look, then added some copper brads and circle diecuts along with a stitched diagonal border of Bumblebee cardstock for some interest:

I just think these papers are so cool!  Everything went on a Crumb Cake card base, and it's ready to go in the mail for my next masculine birthday!  I hope you'll play along with us at the Paper Players!  The design team made some very cool creations and used numbers in a lot of different ways!  Go check them out at the PP blog!  Thanks for popping in today!

On a personal note, I have been praying for all those affected by the recent hurricane.  We were on vacation at the Delaware seashore and were spared any damage, just lots of wind and rain.  Here at home in southeast PA, there were many not so lucky!  A tornado hit a town just a few miles away, and there are roads that are totally washed away, including a covered bridge.  Cassidy sent me these pictures she took with her new phone:

Wayne & Dana walking across a road totally decimated:

Parts of the covered bridge, washed downstream:

Uprooted trees lining the Big Elk Creek (and the tree Wayne is standing on is about 5 feet ABOVE the water!!!):

There are many small rivers and creeks in our area and they just couldn't handle that much rain, so there were lots of houses and businesses flooded as well.  And of course, there are other areas that are much worse.  Hope you are safe & sound wherever you are!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Biggest Wish, Vintage Rulers (Lost Coast Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Bermuda Bay, This & That DSP (Echo Park), Brushed Copper (ret)
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories Copper Brads (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Basic Borders Dies, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Alphabet Dies (Tim Holtz), Sponge Daubers


Kampin' Karen said...

Welcome back. I missed you and glad you were safe on vacation. What devastion occurred near you...unbelievable. Cassidy did a great job taking the pics. The paper you used today is incredible. I intend to play this week.

I Card Everyone said...

Fabulous card, not so fabulous photos, LeAnne!! OH my goodness, I feel so badly for all the folks who have had such horrific damage.
Glad to know you are safe and sound - I did worry about you!

Carol L said...

WB from vacation and thank goodness you were safe in DE! It had to have been frightening with tornado warnings all day Thursday! What a great birthday card by the numbers! It's perfect for an accountant, carpenter, or even a seamstress or taylor! Genius idea! TFS the pictures - it's hard to imagine mother nature's wrath until you see photos like the ones you shared! Your SIL is fearless apparently LOL

Tracy Grauer said...

What a fun card! I love how you added the sponging. So sorry about the devastation that occured from the tornado! Praying for all those affected.

Anne Marie Hile said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation but so sad to come back to see the hurricane damage so close to home. So scary! Keeping those affected in my prayers for sure. This was a really fun challenge and I love your card. The mix of patterns looks great and I love the vintage-feel. So pretty!

laurie said...

Love your vintage birthday card...clever idea for the theme! Wow those sorry to see all the devastation.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Welcome back LeAnne! Love the vintage numbers theme - your card is so visually interesting, with all of the different colours, shapes and patterns. As for those photos - wow, so glad you and yours stayed safe!

Nancy said...

Love your vintage card and those papers are amazing and so perfect for this challenge! I loved it by the way! As for your photos, WOW! So glad you and your family were spared from this terrible storm and it had to be a little bit nerve-wracking to be away when this was happening. So much sadness and devastation. Such a reminder of how lucky we truly are. There are so many suffering across the country! HUGS!

Lisa Elton said...

You make the best vintage-y cards! My goodness, so sorry to see all the damage. Glad you're all safe <3

Amanda Mertz said...

Glad you are safe and I hope that the damaged areas can rebuild quickly. My mother in law said there was so much rain and also spent sometime in their basement that day in case of tornados! As far as your card goes this is absolutely the best use of this paper! I love the multiple ways you used the numbers with the paper and ruler stamp! Very cool vintage look! Have a fun week!

Debbie Crowley said...

LeAnne, I love this. Beautiful vintage look, amazing color combination and the way you used the number theme is amazing!

Pia S said...

What great papers and card layout! Thanks for a fun theme.
Wow, hurricanes can surely make destructions along their way.