Sunday, April 22, 2012

the paper players - sketch challenge #92

Has a week really already flown by since I last posted?! I had a wonderful crafting weekend last weekend with some friends and busted out lots of fun cards that I am excited to share with you and I also held my monthly card making night this past Thursday, so I have those cards to show you, too! 
But's Sunday!! Not only is my sweet little girl turning SIX today, but it's Paper Players time - woo hoo!! Are you ready for a new sketch with the super duper talented Nance? She has created a great sketch for us and I hope that you are able to join along!

I decided to pull out a soon-to-be retiring set to work with for this week's sketch. Season of Friendship has always been a favorite of mine and I have used it for a variety of cards and home decor (check out some inspiration HERE). I think it's been in the catalog for quite some time, so I can see why it's time to say goodbye, but sometimes the goodbyes really hurt (*wink*).

I really wanted to add dimension to the card, so I decided to not only stamp leaves onto the tree, but I also used Paper Snips to cut some leaves out and then popped them up with Dimensionals. (I was inspired by Mary Brown's tree...I just loved the Concord Crush and Melon Mambo color combo!)
Stamp Set: Season of Friendship, Petite Pairs
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, White Baker's Twine
Tools: 1-1/4" Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch
, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Itty Bitty punch (flowers), Scallop Edge punch

Come join the fun with The Paper Players this week...I'd love to see your sketch challenge creations! Head on over to get inspired by the rest of the design and link up your cards by Friday, April 27 at NOON. 

Off to spend the day celebrating my sweet, sweet girl! I just can't believe that I now have a six year old!
And, don't forget...
 {click below to view the items on the retiring list - last day is May 31st!}


Nance Leedy said...

Oh my gosh...I almost forgot about your fabulous card when I saw your gorgeous daughter!! What a bright and happy girl! I absolutley ADORE your card Heidi. This set is a favorite and the extra leaves and flowers you've added really bring it to life. The color combination is so fresh and I love that you used a stamped image for the main panel. Thank you for rockin' my sketch!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

What a fun card Heidi!! I just love that tree too! It really does bring it to life when you cut out the leaves and add the punched flowers. Your daughter has a beautiful Smile! I remember when my daughter was six... she is now 24!! Time flies! You have a wonderful day with her.


Lesley said...

What a gorgeous little sweetie your daughter is! Your card is CUUUTE! I cannot believe you cut out all those leaves! WOWZA! Awesome job with the sketch Heidi!

LeAnne said...

Sweet card---what a fun color combo! And your little girl is SO cute!!!

vicki said...

Love this card! Love the sweet little six year old...well...she is my granddaughter :)

jaydee said...

Happy, happy Birthday Mikayla. What a wonderful occasion to be turning 6! Heidi you must be such a proud Mommy! I hope you both had a truly wonderful day!
I love your card. Those popped leaves and flowers are so perfect!

Jenn Picard said...

Love all the fussy cutting that you did; it really makes the tree come to life. Great colour choices too. Your daughter is beautiful, I am sure you all had a fabulous day together:)

Ann Schach said...

Your card is wonderful, Heidi! I LOVE the fussy cutting and the punched flower. But...your daughter steals the show this post :) She is absolutely beautiful! Her smile is just too cute!

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