Sunday, July 30, 2017

Have A Wonderful Birthday-- PP355 and SSC 158

July 30, 2017

It's hard to believe that July is over and all the children will be back in school in the next few days.  Summer just flew by!

It is time for new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

I am so excited that I could combine these two challenge this week.  I am in Indiana to see my niece star in Grease.  She is playing the role of Sandy.  I am so excited!  She is sooo talented and we are very proud of her!









The fabulous Joanne is our hostess this week at The Paper Players!  She has a Tic-Tac-Toe board for us to play along with!  WOW--so many possibilities!


Sunday Stamps is featuring my sketch.  I thought it would be fun to make square cards this time.  You know, "It's Hip To Be Square!"  






My card is created on a white card base.  I added a yellow and white gingham background and used a coordinating plaid for the rectangle strip.  My sentiment is stamped on a white stitched square.  My flowers are from Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set and the matching dies are used to cut them out.  I used the Altenew Cool Summer Night inks.  The leaves are from the same set.  I added two banners from the matching DSP to complete the sketch.  A few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for fun.  My Tic-Tac-Toe row is the top row:  die cut, banner birthday.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create!  





Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!   All stamping products are welcome.  



Teresa Kline

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday August 11th @ 6pm EST

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I always love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful week! 

HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, July 27, 2017

You Are AMAZING--FMS 298

July 27, 2017

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!  I was so excited when I saw Linda's fabulous sketch I knew I had to play along.


I am so excited because I am going to Indiana this weekend to see my niece, Olivia play the role of Sandy in Grease.  She is 15 years old and landed the main role!  We are so proud of her.




To go along with her little gift, I wanted a special card to give her.  She loves bright neon colors and I decided to stencil a background with a variety of distress inks.  I cut the stenciled piece in triangles and used black behind each piece.  I layered a Melon Mambo strip down the center.  I used a die and cut "Amazing" in black and then 3 more layers in Lemon Lime Twist.  Wink of Stella was added for shine!  I would have used clear sequins, but since she is "The STAR", I decided to add gold stars. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Break A Leg, Olivia!  

HUGS!
Claire

Look For The Miracles--The Challenge #93

July 27, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Keyword Challenge you!


You are welcome to use any many of the words 
in the banner as you would like! 

How will the words inspire you?


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.



My card is created on a white card base.  I used a stencil and distress inks to create the background.  I also used the same ink to create the bottom layer of my butterfly.  The top layer was cut with vellum.  I cut a vellum circle and then stamped the sentiment using the SSS Look For The Miracles stamp set.  A few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for fun.  I used all the keywords on my card:  simple, butterfly, monochromatic, circle and friendship!  Have fun!  We can't wait to see what you create!  


Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Because It's Too Early For Wine--PP #354

July 23, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

The fabulous Jaydee is our hostess this week and she has an amazing sketch for all of us.  I had so many ideas, so I know that I will use this sketch again!  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create! 






My card is created on a white card base.  I used a stencil and some distress inks to create my background.  I adhered a black rectangle and a lime rectangle on top of my stenciled background.  The sentiment is stamped in black and is from SugarPea Designs 
The Perfect Blend stamp set.  The cups are stamped in black using the Caffeine Addict stamp set and Coffee To Go Dies by SugarPea Designs.  Two pieces of summer DSP were added on the coffee cups.  Buttons with white twine thread were added for fun!  A bright and summery card to brighten a friend's day!  



Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sending Love & Hugs--The Challenge #92

July 20, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Colour Challenge for you!


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.



My card is created on a white card base.  I used the Reverse Confetti Leaves Cover Panel to create the frame using white card stock.  I cut a piece of black card stock to mount behind it.  I stamped the words "love & hugs" with Versa Mark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder.  The sentiment "Sending" was cut four times with Real Red and adhered together for dimension.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  The flowers were stamped using My Favorite Things Doodled Blooms and cut out with the matching dies.  I colored in part of the flowers with a red Copic Marker.  A few black enamel dots were added for fun.   


Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, July 16, 2017

You Arrrr Amazing--SSC 157

July 16, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!

This week we have a beautiful color palette for all of you!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Please use a minimum of 3 of the colors.


 Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the primary colors on your project.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday July 28th @ 6pm EST. 



My card is created for my precious Robert's 3rd birthday.  I always call him my little pirate.  I used a white card base and found a piece of red and white striped paper in my stash for the background.  Black card stock stripes were cut to place on top of the stripes.  I added a white circle cut with SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies and embossed it with a striped embossing folder.  Then I cut an open banner for a frame using SU banner dies.  My little pirate and parrot are from My Favorite Things Party Like A Pirate stamp set and cut out with the matching dies.  I colored them with Copic markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  The sentiment is from the same set and heat embossed in white powder.  A few enamel dots were added for fun.  



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  


Teresa Kline

Have a great weekend!


HUGS!
Claire

Smiles! PP#353

July 16, 2017

It is an exciting day for my family!  My son, John is marrying his beautiful fiancĂ© today!  I am so happy for them.  I am home in Indiana with my family.  It is so wonderful to have special time with all of them.



It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  I am the hostess this week!  I love summer water fun and I thought it would be fun to create cards with this theme.   The challenge is Clean and Simple so remember to limit your layers and embellishments.


I am also entering my card in the Fusion Challenge.  They have a beach inspiration scene this week, too!





My card is created on a white card base.  I used an old favorite stamp set Gorgeous Grunge to create this fun background.  I used a variety of distress inks on watercolored paper with the stamps and created the sky and sand.  I spritzed it with water and this fabulous background came to life.  I loved it!  I trimmed  it with Avery Elle Wonky Border dies.  The little elephant is from one of my favorite new stamp sets Beach Day from Neat and Tangled.  I colored the elephant with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is cut four times using the Winnie and Walter Cutaways dies.  I used Chocolate Chip for the base and 3 layers of Pool Party card stock to create the sentiment.  I added Wink of Stella and  Glossy Accents for shine.  I also added Glossy Accents to the beach ball.  The sun is cut from a piece of watercolored paper that I stamped after using distress inks to create this color for the sun. Clear sparkling sequins were added for shine.  



Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

HUGS!
Claire

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Make A Splash! The Challenge #91

July 13, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Sketch Challenge for you!



A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.



I created my card on a white card base.  I used a piece of watercolored paper to create the main panel. 
I wet the panel with water and created the watercolored background with distress inks.  After the panel dried, I used an Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die to cut it out.  The little sunbathers are from Neat and Tangled Beach Day.  I colored them with Copic Markers and used the matching Dies to cut them out.  The sentiment is stamped in black using the same stamp set.  I added a two chevron banners and a few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  I added Glossy Accents on the rhino's goggles and the beach ball for shine.  



Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire