Sunday, March 26, 2017

That Succs!-- PP337 and SCC149

March 26, 2017

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

I am babysitting this weekend for  two of my GRANDS, so I was excited that I could combine the challenges.  




I am the hostess at The Paper Players this week.  You all know that I love layers!  The beautiful color palette from Sunday Stamps was perfect for the card I wanted to share.  Please make sure you use a minimum of three of the colors in your card.  PLEASE remember NOT to link your card to more than four challenges.  The guidelines are listed below for both challenges.  Just a friendly reminder! 




My card is created on a white card base.  I used the MFT Blueprints 20 for cutting the beautiful purple plaid paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pack.  The Stamps of Life Succulents2  stamp set and dies were used on the cactus and pot. I have had this stamp set laying on my table for months.  I love succulents and they have become very popular in decorating.  I do not have a green thumb and people laugh when I say, "I can't keep a cactus alive"!, but it is true.  I cut a Mossy Meadows circle from the Zig Zag Stitched circle die from SugarPea Designs.  The Wild Wasabi rectangle was embossed with an embossing folder that I thought looked southwestern.  The cactus is stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  A few purple enamel dots were added for fun.  





Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from both  design teams and I hope that you will play along with our challenges 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!!
  5. 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 April 7th  @ 6pm EST. 

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


Have a wonderful week! 


HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcome Little Miss Croghan!-- Love Is On The Way

March 25, 2017



Lesley and Corey Croghan are expecting the stork to arrive very soon!  We are all so excited for them!  To celebrate this joyous event a blog hop is taking place. We wanted to send  lots of love to the happy parents to be!

Lesley is such an inspiration to me!  I have admired her work for years and then I was asked to be a part of her Paper Players and The Challenge Design Teams.  It has been such an honor to get to know Leslie.  She is truly an amazing person!  I am honored to call her "MY FRIEND"!  




My card is created using the SugarPea Designs Bundle Of Joy stamp set.  I used the Julie Nutting Paper Dolls paper pack for the patterned papers.  Square stitched dies from My Favorite Things  were used for the squares.  The stork is colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. I paper pieced the little baby blanket.  I added Glossy Accents to the hearts and Wink of Stella to the stork. 



A huge Thank YOU to Lori Turner-- Caffeinated Creativity  for organizing this amazing blog hop for Lesley and Corey!

If you would like to add a card to the blog hop, just go to Lori's blog HERE and add your card to welcome Little Miss Croghan.  


Thank you for visiting my blog today!  



HUGS!
Claire


Friday, March 24, 2017

The Love of Family is our Greatest Blessing--FMS 280

March 23, 2016

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  My lovely friend Linda is the hostess this week and I just love her sketch!






I pulled out my Easter stamps the other day to get started on my cards and I knew I wanted to use this set.  When I saw Linda's challenge, I knew it would be perfect.  I used the MFT Blueprints 20 and Blueprints 13 to cut the yellow scalloped paper and the white stitched paper.  I stamped the little bunnies from SugarPea Designs One Big Hoppy Family stamp set.  I colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them. I added white gel pen to their teeth and black gel pen to their eyes.  Wink of Stella was added for shine!  Don't these little bunnies make you want to smile?!?!


So happy you stopped by my blog today!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!  

HUGS!
Claire