Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday To You!--PP #341 and SSC151

April 23, 2017

I am back from a wonderful trip to Aruba.  It was such a beautiful island.  The water was gorgeous and the time away refreshed my soul.  This was the view from our room.  Breathtaking!  



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

The lovely Sandy is our hostess this week at The Paper Players.  Her sketch is fabulous and very versatile.  So many possibilities!  Since I was gone all week, I combined this sketch with the lovely color palette at Sunday Stamps!



Please make sure to use at least 3 colors from the color for Sunday Stamps



My card is created on a white card base.  A rectangle strip of green wood grained card stock was used for the background.  I cut the green square with a stitched die.  The lily is stamped in three shades of yellow using the Altenew Layered Lily stamp set.  I used 3 shades of green ink on the leaves.  The leaves and flower were cut out using the matching dies.  I stamped the sentiment in black on a banner cut with a stitched die.  Clear enamel dots were added to resemble water droplets on the flower. 



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). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday May 5th @ 6pm EST. 


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

HUGS!

Claire




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Flying By To Say-- You are Just "Plane" Amazing! --PP #340

April 16, 2017

HAPPY EASTER to all of you that celebrate!  I hope you have a very lovely day!

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

The lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week.  Her challenge is CAS: "On the Go!  Please use a vehicle on your Clean and Simple card.  Remember to limit your layers and embellishments.  We can't wait to see what you create!  Have fun! 



My card is created on a white card base.  I used a blue and white polka dot background cut with the SugarPea Design Zig Zag Stitched dies.  I stamped the sentiment and plane from the Your Next Stamp Just Plane Amazing stamp set.  I used the matching dies to cut out the plane. The plane was colored with Copic Markers.  I cut the two clouds from the Mama Elephant Stitched Sky dies.  I sponged distress ink on each cloud. Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents were used on the plane.  

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Way To Go! --Sketch Saturday #459

April 15, 2017

It's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday!



Our sponsor this week is Star Stampz.  You will receive three digital stamps of your choice if you are the winner this week!  How fun is that?




My card is created on a white card base.  I cut a black layer for the background and found this baseball stitched paper in my stash for the next layer.  I colored the digi stamp Gotta Catch 'Em from Star Stampz with Copic Markers.  A white banner and a button with twine were added to the sentiment.  My GRANDdaughter plays softball, so she will love this card.  





Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to check out all the other DT members cards at 

Have a great week!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hoppy Easter-PP339 and SSC150

April 9, 2017

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

It is always fun when I can combine both challenges. This week the lovely Joanne is our hostess at The Paper Players.  She has a beautiful color palette for all of us.  The sketch at Sunday Stamps is so versatile.  It can be used for any type of card.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create.  






My card is created on a Sahara Sand base.  I cut the Mint Macaron layer using the MFT Blueprints 20 dies and embossed it with with lots of polka dots.  Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Paper was used on the banner.  A white circle was cut using SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies and sponged with Mint Macaron ink.  The little bunny is from Simon Says Stamp Some Bunny and colored with Copic Markers.  Wink of Stella was added to the bunny for shine




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 21st  @ 6pm EST. 

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

My GRANDS were here for the weekend.  We don't get to see our Oliver often.  He lives in Indiana, but was visiting for the weekend.  So excited to get some fun pictures to share.  



Addison 8, Victoria 4, Robert 2 and Oliver 5 months


                                 Grammy and Oliver

                                                     
                                             Addison and Victoria



Have a wonderful week! 


HUGS!

Claire

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You To Pieces --ctd437 and April Fool's Day -NBUS #11

April 6, 2017

I am playing along with the Color Throwdown and the       11th NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuffchallenge sponsored by Darnell.  I love the colors in this challenge.  I am always a primary color fan.  Darnell wants us to play with "schtuff" we have never used.  The stamp set, train track and my new stencil brushes have been sitting on my table for weeks just waiting their turn to be used.  By the way, Darnell, I had to make this card twice because I had a lot of boo-boos in the first one!  LOL!  The flowers are still leaning in this one.  






My card is created on a white card base.  I cut two Garden Green patches of grass using the Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders dies.  I also cut one flower border die and then cut it in yellow and red to cut out the little flowers.  On watercolor paper, I used a stencil brush to create the sun and the sky with distress inks.  I cut two clouds from Mama Elephant sky dies and distressed them in blue ink.  The little bunny is a sticker from Doodlebug Easter Express.  I cut a train track using the railroad slider die and used a penny to create the sliding train.  The little bunny can now slide up and down the track.  No wonder he has that big smile on his face!  The sentiment is heat embossed in white  "Some Bunny loves you to pieces" is from Simon Says Stamp Some Bunny stamp set. 


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HUGS!
Claire


Wild Thing I Think I Love You!--FMS282

April 6, 2017

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!  Cecile's sketch was just perfect for a card I wanted to make! I love square cards, too.  As Huey Lewis said, It's Hip To Be Square!"






My card is created on a white square (5 X 5) card base.  I used Bermuda Bay for the top layer.  The black frames were cut using the SSS stitched square wafer dies.  I found this piece of zoo paper in my stash and thought it was perfect for the black frames.  The zoo squares were cut with the same die set.  I just received the SSS monthly kit and this adorable lion was part of the stamp set Wild Cuddly Critters.    I colored him with Copic Markers and fussy cut him.  Wink of Stella, goggly eyes and a black enamel heart were added.  Black get pen was used on his mouth, whiskers and nose.  This card is for my GRANDson, Robert.  He is a : "WILD THING!" And, I do love him so much!  A wobbler was added to the back of the lion so that he could bounce off the card!




Two more enamel black hearts were added to complete my card.  
I hope you are now singing this song and smiling!  
"Wild Thing, I Think I Love You!"



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

If you have time, please leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!  

A few pictures from my pool this weekend of my "WILD THING"! 




HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Easter--PP#338

April 2, 2017

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

The Lovely Laurie is our hostess this week and she has a very fun theme challenge for all of us!  This week, she wants us to create cards with Easter Bunnies.  Spring time is so beautiful and little bunnies are appearing everywhere you look.  Not only in nature, but in all the stores, too.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create.





My card is created on a white card base.  I used the MFT Blueprints 20 scalloped die to create my top layer.  The Echo Park Bunnies Stencil  was used to create this fun background with Nuvo Embossing Mousse in platinum.  My Easter basket is a Reverse Confetti die.  Sahara Sand card stock was used for the basket.  I stamped four eggs and the bunny from Lawn Fawn's Hoppy Easter stamp set.  The matching dies were used to cut them out.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  Wink of Stella was added to the eggs and bunny 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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

You're Purrfect! -Sketch Saturday #457

April 1, 2017

It' Saturday and time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday!



Our sponsor this week is MMedaIIllustrations.  You will receive two digital stamps of your choice if you are the winner this week!  



I used a variety of plaid papers to create my card.  The Kitties stamp from MMedaIIllustrations was used for my image. 



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to check out all the other DT members cards at 

Have a great week!

HUGS!
Claire