Sunday, February 26, 2012

Have a Seat for Paper Players #84

Hello there! I know it has been a while since my last post. I'm not really sure how this past week got away from me, but somehow it did. *sigh* Here it is, Sunday (again) and time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players! This week, LeAnne is our hostess with a fantastic sketch. 
Who loves things in "3's"? *raising my hand in the air...and waving it like I just don't care!* LeAnne also loves crafty trio's and that is why her sketch is SO much fun to try. Although, I have to say that getting my mojo working for this one was a bit of a slow start. I'm trying this new thing where I am determined to actually USE the supplies I collect ok, stockpile. I have had the Have a Seat stamp set for...oh, I don't know...maybe a year now and have never inked it up. Shameful, right?  

My card is an "odd shape"- 4- 1/4" x 6- 3-4", so I am just going to cheat and slip it in a 5" x 7" envelope to mail. 
I also pulled out some Mocha Morning Specialty DSP which I haven't used since Christmas. I mistakenly stamped and embossed the chairs on River Rock card stock, instead of Crumb Cake (because I was too busy rocking out to some tunes in my stamp studio, while making this card). After I realized my mistake, I tried to camouflage my error by sponging the edges and giving it a healthy "spritzing" with a Crumb Cake marker using the Color Spritzer Tool. It almost looks like Crumb Cake, right? Maybe? Hey, I stamped those images straight on the first try, so I wasn't going to risk wasting them! That's a rare thing...haha! I also added one teeny, tiny, sparkly heart because it was perfect with the "miss you" sentiment. 

Here is the inside of the card, ready for a handwritten note for my sweet friend:

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today! I sure hope you will join us this week at the Paper Players and play along with LeAnne's fabby sketch. Please stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team and see what they have whipped up for some inspiration: 

The Paper Players Design Team

I will be back a bit later today with my (really late) card for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. Stay tuned! :) 

Enjoy your day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Have a Seat and FYI (ret. for sentiment)
Paper: Mocha Morning Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer paper, Basic Black, River Rock (should have been Crumb Cake, though) and Soft Suede card stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink, Soft Suede Classic ink 
Punches: Owl Builder punch (tiny heart), Small Oval (ret.) and Large Oval 
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Color Spritzer Tool and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: black hemp twine


  1. This is fabulous AM. The striped paper going horizontal is really effective! Also love that wee heart on the chair. Such a sweet card for a good friend.
    PS-The twine looks perfect!

  2. This is wonderful, Anne Marie. I think it´s a great masculine card because of the colors.

  3. Love this card. I have passed over that stamp set so many times and have vowed that if it's in the new catty, it will be mine. The neutral colors really work with it too.

  4. I love this stamp set and confess I don't know what top do with it. Gotta get it out and try again with it! I love this - perfect-perfect-perfect in every way (I know you likes threes :)!

  5. Oh, I love this!!!! Great job with the sketch. I have a PTI set that could be used to case this card!!!

    Have a great Sunday!

  6. Glad to see your post today. I was going to check on you if there's wasn't one. I got a bit worried when I didn't see your OCC card yesterday! Hope you are having a good weekend. Love the card and I sure don't blame you for not scrapping the chair panel and starting over! :)

  7. Fantastic and I love the DP you used!

  8. I love every single thing about this card....I love those chairs and that cute little single sweet for an "I Miss You" card!

  9. Love the colours of your card - it's one of my favourite DSP's!

  10. AM - great use of this set and you used my all time favorite DSPs. Fabulous job, my friend. BTW.... Me! Me! Me! I love things in threes, too

  11. Fabulous card, Anne Marie! The DSP works perfectly with these images! Of course, the red heart is the perfect "pop" of color!

  12. Great card, AM! The spritzing and sponging really does make it look like CC. What a perfect set for this sketch and I adore the little pop in that glimmer heart. All-round fantastic! ((hugs))

  13. Oh my! This is just so darling! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  14. Fabulous, fabulous idea!!! I have this stamp set too. NEVER know what to do with it!! Wow!!! Really made this set stand out!! .....little red heart....just adorable!!! :C) Great job my friend!! Amy L.

  15. Just stunning, Anne Marie! Love the power of threes too. :) The River Rock panel looks so much like Crumb Cake - you would never have known! Love the texture and the little heart on the chair.

  16. I love the empty chairs idea for an 'I miss you' card and the little heart is so sweet! I think you did a fabulous job with the camouflage!


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Anne Marie