Sunday, July 5, 2015

You Shore Are Sweet-PP252

July 5, 2015

I hope you had a fabulous Fourth of July!  We enjoyed special time with my son and his beautiful family!  We celebrated Miss Victoria's 3rd birthday and Robert's 1st birthday.  It was a wonderful day!  Lots of laughs and so many smiles!  

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  The amazing, Ann is our hostess this week!  The "Great Outdoors" is the theme.  We can't wait to see what you create!  Oh, the possibilities are endless!

When I think of the "Great Outdoors", I guess my first thought is the ocean.  Growing up in the Mid-West didn't allow for many beach visits.  I have always been fascinated with the ocean and it vastness.  So, I decided, I would make a card featuring one of my favorite places.  

My card was created using the SugarPea Designs, "SeaSideWishes" stamp set.  I stamped the little girl, the crab and the shells using black Momento ink.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut them and set the aside while I worked on the rest of my card.  

My base card is Whisper White.  (5 1/2 X 4 1/4).  The next layer is black (5 1/4 X 4)  The next layer is from the Authentique "Seaside" paper pack.  (5 X 3 3/4)  The next two layers are black rectangles topped with other different patterns from the same paper pack.  I cut a black circle using circle dies and then I cut a white sunburst circle and sponged it with Marina Mist ink.  The girl, the crab and shells were attached using foam tape for dimension.  Three Marina Mist candy dots were added for fun. 

I am so glad you stopped by my blog today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

The design team have some fabulous creations as inspiration for you.  I hope you will check out their blogs and then come and play along with us.

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 three challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  4. Have fun!

Please link up your creation here! All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  This linky will close on Friday, July  10th at Noon (PST).

Have a wonderful week!!!



  1. Simply adorable!! Your coloring is great and she looks like she is having so much fun listening to that seashell!

  2. This is darling, Claire! Love this little girl and her seaside friends. You've colored her perfectly and your layout is awesome. Really like the sunburst die--the black makes it pop! Fabulous card, my friend! Oh, and the pic of your grands is too cute for words!

  3. What a sweet seaside scene you've created, Claire! Love how you colored the little girl and the mix of patterned papers is just delicious. Awesome family photo, you all look so cute in red, white and blue!

  4. Claire, what a fabulous photo of you and the family - and so much to celebrate. I know you will have had a wonderful day! Like you, I grew up in the middle of the country and trips to the seaside were very rare and I long to go there. Your card is a perfect representation of that wonderful sense of freedom. Fabulous coloring, too. Thanks for making me smile

  5. I just love this little image (and the DSP you used too!)....makes me want to run right to the beach! Sweet! Looks like you had a busy, but fun holiday as well!

  6. What a gorgeous card Claire! I miss the seaside - I grew up living quite close to the coast, yet where I live now is the most central part of the UK and couldn't be further from it! This little girl is so cute and beautifully coloured and the background paper reminds me of seaweed - just lovely!

  7. I love the layers, and that image is SO cute! I love the ocean,too. CUTE picture! Glad you had a fun 4th!

  8. So adoarable, Claire...I am loving all your creations- I just have to make a point of telling you, my friend!

  9. This is such a cute image and I love the papers you used!!


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