Sunday, July 29, 2012

Paper Players 106 with FMS45

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Happy Sunday, peeps!  I hope you are ready to have fun with our latest Paper Players challenge:  Tac Tac Toe!  Choose any three of these techniques going across, up & down or diagonally, to make your creation! 
For my card today, I chose to go straight across the middle with blue, dry embossing and masculine!  I also used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
I have to admit that I was inspired by Carol’s card that I chose as my Top Pick yesterday.  You can see it here.  However, I wish I had used Midnight Muse just as she did, because this Pacific Point is just a tad too bright for me.  However, my mojo has sailed off to sea along with this ship, due to a nasty chest cold that is plaguing my entire family, so I just didn’t have the oomph to do it over! 
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I really wanted to shabby everything up since this is sort of a vintage-style image from The Open Sea, but I resisted so it would qualify for the FMS; the only thing I succumbed to was to add the water spot image from French Foliage to the anchors on the background!!  I stamped the ship’s log image on the new wide cotton ribbon that will be available August 1 and added a neutral button with some twine.  The Woodgrain embossing folder is also new and available on August 1!  I heat embossed the ship, which you might be able to see here, but probably not; you’ll just have to take my word for it!
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All in all, the man in my life to whom this will go will not be concerned that I used Pacific Point instead of another blue, so I won’t be either!  I hope you can play with this fun challenge as well and show us your stuff over at the Paper Players blog!
How fun it is to sit in the rocks and throw them in Grampy’s watering cans!
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33 comments:

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the great inspiration. I always struggle with Male cards!

jkcards said...

This was one of my first SU! stamp sets! I love it! Great card! :-)

Kim S said...

LOVE the ribbon!! It's a wonderful card! Love your use of a brighter blue, love the woodgrain and I am glad you added the water dots!

Linda said...

I think your card is terrific just the way it is. I love the masculine look - I have such trouble with man-cards. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Rocks in a watering can...GREAT fine motor game!!

Dawn Easton said...

LeAnne, this is wonderful! Pacific Point is one of my favourites and when it was just an In Colour....I stocked up....lol! Fantastic masculine card!
Sweet pictures of your granddaughter! I love seeing them!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

A great card LeAnne. I always have a hard time when it comes to making a masculine card. You seem to do it with ease.
Cassidy looks like she is having a great time with those rocks and watering cans.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi LeAnne! I have missed catching up with you. Sorry to read that you are sick. :( Boo! Summer colds are the worst! You wouldn't be able to tell that you aren't feeling 100% with this gorgeous card though. I actually like the pop of Pacific Point. Plus, it is fitting for a masculine boat-themed card. Have a great day, friend! Feel better soon! :)

Linda said...

Great card! Love that ship and the colors you used!
It is so sweet that such simple thing entertain Cassidy. She will never say I am board and she will be a crafter. She is testing out all kinds of mediums already. LOL

Tracey McNeely said...

Hi LeAnne so sorry you have been under the weather. Your card is gorgeous, what an amazing stamp set. I see Cassidy is trying to figure out how to fill the water jog.

Marisa said...

Fabulous card! Just love this set and you have used it along with the sketch wonderfully! Sorry to hear your family is sick...hopefully it will be a short summer cold. Cassidy is getting sooo big! What a cutie too :)

Carol L said...

This is nautical AWESOME! WOW! I love that you stamped on the ribbon, and I really like pacific point's vivid blue color! I {heart} this card big-time! :)

MarvA1ix said...

Another beautiful card, done with such style. LeAnne, I want you to know that you are the one I look forward to seeing the most every day. Love your cards, and your granddaughter.
You are the one who inspired me to do a challenge last week for the first time, and I have been racking up the challenges this weekend, and having lots of fun. Can hardly wait to play tic tac toe today.

Rene said...

Lovely card, it is a great stamp. I love the photos and watching Cassidy growing up.
Rene from OZ xo

Rene said...

ps. get well soon.
Rene from OZ xo

Carole said...

Your card stands out in the thumbnails and I needed a closer look. Sensational. well done.
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H2 :) said...

Any blue plus The Open Sea equals perfect male card for me LeAnne! The stamped trim & layered ship/globe images look fabulous & ooh, that embossed woodgrain - can't wait to get my hands on one of those folders, lol. Hope you are feeling better soon! :)

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, LeAnne! This is absolutely fabulous. I love your choice of colors and the way you did your ribbon and button. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi LeAnne! I love, love your card! Beautiful colors! And the ribbon and button is just perfect! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Brum said...

LeAnne! Your cards is gorgeous! I love the pacific point and think it looks great on the card! Love the added woodgrain embossing!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Nance Leedy said...

You're way to hard on yourself--this is fantastic! Perfectly masculine choices on all the elements and I adore your stamped twill ribbon! Hope you're feeling better soon! ((hugs))

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... your card is great LeAnne ... I love your stamped background and your ribbon is just stunning ... love it!!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful, fresh ideas for use of this great stamp set. I especially loved the ship stamped over the world map, as well as the ship log stamped on the new ribbon.

Vicky Hayes said...

Just gorgeous LeAnne! I love the stamped ribbon. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Jennifer said...

LeAnne, you are such an inspiration! I LOVE how you've created this beautiful yet masculine card with the layout and stamps you've chosen. This card is fabulous!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Linda Callahan said...

Stampin' on the ribbon - fabulous! Feel better!

dpkennedy said...

LOVE this masculine card! Hope you are feeling better soon! Hugs!!

Allisa said...

I love the stamped ribbon with the button detail! Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Amy White said...

Fabulous guy's card LeAnne! Love this stamp set and the background you've created is perfect!

Susan Carlson said...

Love this card! Hope you're feeling better real soon.

Joan said...

Fabulous, LeAnne. Amazing how that wood grain embossing folder works perfectly in this ocean theme! Hope you're feeling better.

Ann Schach said...

What a perfect masculine card, LeAnne! Congrats on your FMS pick!

Lisa said...

What abreast masculine card! Love the colors too.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Girl!!

Love the Man Card! You always inspire me!!
I hope you feel better real soon. :)

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin