The Paper Players #489

It is Theme Challenge week at The Paper Players! Joanne is the hostess this week and wants to see cards that Make You Smile.  The You’re Not Old stamp set has always made me smile, so that was my go to for today’s card.

I kept my card on the CAS side.  I stamped my image in Intense Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended with Gamsol.  And, yes….my little lady does have purple hair.  Way back in grade school, I had a history teacher that tinted her hair to match her outfits!  I always preferred the purple hair!  While her hair was often the topic of conversation, that was the end of the fond memories.  My mother had the same teacher when she went to school and they were not friends.  It seems a generation later, the teacher still held a grudge!  The joys of growing up in a small town!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set, in case you missed it when it first came out-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

C1821 You’re Not Old Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Prismacolor Pencils


Stitched Rectangle Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Bastel-Traum-Color Combination

Little Red Wagon-White Space

Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes w/Food or Drink Topping

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “The Paper Players #489”

  1. LOL, your little old lady looks like my geography teacher in 7th grade….no purple hair though! Funny, though, my dad had her too….she was ancient! She hung in there! Your coloring is bright and cheerful, makes your CAS card really pop!

  2. Allisa, you colored this beautifully and it certainly made me smile! What a fun sentiment and image

  3. Oh Allissa – this is so cute! What a fun stamp set and you really made me smile. Except for the little tear that leaked when I realized MY cake would look a little something like this one! LOL!!

  4. This is such a fun card, Allisa! That sassy little lady just makes me smile along with the fun sentiment. Loved reading the story about your teacher, too. Wow, she really held a grudge, didn't she? Have a great week!

  5. Such a FUN card, Allissa ! Thanks for joining us this week @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again soon.

    Imke – My Crafty Place

  6. What a fabulous card, Allisa, it definitely made me laugh! Loved your story about the teacher with her purple hair, what a tough cookie with a long memory LOL!

  7. This is hilarious! I absolutely love it! Your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  8. Your card is hilarious and that is about how I feel when my birthday rolls around! Your coloring is perfect, and the sentiment is spot on! I can relate to your teacher story. I had teachers that taught my Daddy and my sister. I grew up on a farm in Indiana. Stay well!

  9. I LOVE it Allisa – this card didn't just make me smile, it made me laugh out loud!! Humourous CAS perfection this week!

  10. What a great card, Allisa! I especially LOVE the purple hair. What's funny is that I was just telling my husband last night that because of the pandemic, and my hair returning to its natural color, maybe I should just tint the gray purple! lol Speaking of coloring, your coloring on this card is perfect, and I like the colors you chose. This is such a fun little image, and it certainly brought a smile to my face!


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