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Sunday, October 3, 2021

PP561 Spookiness and a VERY Special Visitor

Hi there stampers!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge with Laurie as our hostess--here we go: 


So many fun possibilities, just in time for Halloween!  I pulled out some spooky Tim Holtz patterned paper I've had for a long time and found a suitable stamp and went to work:


After stamping the image with Stazon ink, I colored in the moon, then did some sponging to give it the same hue as the patterned paper:


I added a fun little sentiment, "sewed" around the edges with the Stitchery stamp set and created a couple little stars to embellish the tag:


Finally, I stamped this fun sentiment on the inside and diecut it with an Ornate Tag die:


I hope you'll play along with us this week with our fun "spooky" challenge...be sure to share it with us at the Paper Players blog, and while you're there, check out what the other designers have created!  Thanks for popping in today!

So THIS happened yesterday:


My sweet stamping friend Michele from I Card Everyone drove ELEVEN HOURS from Michigan with her patient hubby Tom to visit me at my yard sale in Pennsylvania, LOL!  I saw a couple walk into the garage and begin to talk to John in a secretive manner; I had a customer but I was keeping my eye on them!!  Suddenly, the woman turned around and walked to me and my jaw dropped!  What a surprise!  We had a lovely day---they went to Longwood while we did our yard sale---then we went out to dinner and chatted away!  I can't begin to tell you how special I felt!  THANKS, MICHELE!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Stitchery, Halloween (Graphic 45), Halloween Set #1 (Rubbernecker)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Seasonal DSP (Tim Holtz), Typewriter paper
 Ink Stazon, Soft Suede< Cajun Craze
Accessories Dimensionals, 
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Stitched Circles Dies (Sissix), Stitched Tag Dies (Reverse Confetti), Blending Brush, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella

15 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

This witch reminds me of Samantha and that faux stitching is fantastic! What a great Halloween card. I love it that Michele and Tom surprised you! They're just the best, aren't they? So happy you got to meet them both. Love this photo of my teammies!

Debbie Crowley said...

LeAnne, this card has that perfect vintage vibe and I love the warm colors. You used all of th3e stitching beautifully. Such a perfect Halloween card.

blaze said...

What a wonderful surprise! I love Michele's blog, too!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow now that’s a garage sale to remember! Such a fun surprise! I bet you couldn’t believe it! And you know I Love your vintage style cards!

Nancy said...

Your Halloween card is just fabulous! I love the faded appearance to the DSP and the way you blended the circle around the witch. As for the total surprise from Michele! You must have been totally shocked! It is so much fun to meet fellow stampers in person. Did you know that Michele and Bobby Hagen flew down to my house a few years ago and we drove to MFT for the weekend? Michele and I didn’t know each other all that well and Bobby and I are on JUGS together. I through the idea out to Michele one day and I was totally surprised when she said yes and that she was going to drag Bobby with her. We took a class with Kathy Racoosin and did some shopping. Good times! I hope to meet more fellow Stampers someday soon when we start traveling again. Hugs!

I Card Everyone said...

Meeting my crafty friends for real is just the most wonderful thing to do, LeAnne - seeing where your darling cards come to life makes each post more wonderful, too! Now where did you find time to create this little wonder? Bewitching, my friend!
Oh gosh - your reaction was priceless! xx
=]

Bonnie said...

Another fun Halloween card and a very special visitor!

Lorraine said...

Bewitchingly beautiful card! And what a fun surprise!

Amanda Mertz said...

I love the vintage feel of this card! The sponging is just right to match the fun DSP! And how fun to spend time with a crafty friend from so far away! Have a fab week!

Claire Broadwater said...

How fabulous was your visitor! I just adore Michele and her creative cards! I love your picture. You both looks so happy!
Your vintage card is a winner for me! You know how I love Halloween and this paper, the witch and the stitching is fabulous! I love it!

Celeste Goff said...

First, I love that your friend drove all that way to spend the day with you. Those moments are so special! Second, I love your fabulous vintage card! That witch is too sweet!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

That paper is awesome and provided great inspiration for your spooky vintage-esque Halloween card! And what a special visitor - and a cool surprise too! I'm sure you and Michele had a wonderful and fun evening!

laurie said...

What an awesome spooky card....love the stithing! Your surprise visit sounds fun!

Ida said...

Your card is awesome! I love the vintage feel it has and your witch image went perfectly with the patterned paper you used.

Ann Schach said...

You know me and vintage style cards, LeAnne! I absolutely LOVE this! Such a spooky witch, with her cobwebby dress. This paper, paired with the faux stitching is awesome! What a wonderful yard sale surprise you had! What fun!