Sunday, January 21, 2018

Let It Snow! FMS320

January 21, 2018

I am playing along with Kim's sketch at  Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I had a little extra time this week due to the snow it Atlanta.  It inspired my card. 




The little snow scene is created using distress inks, embossing paste and white textured card stock.  I know you can't see the snowflakes in the blue background, but they are there.  LOL!  The little penguin is from the Snow Birds stamp set by Honey Bee Designs.  The matching dies were used to cut him out.  Copic Markers were used for coloring and shading.  A few snowflakes and rhinestones were added for fun! 


Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  


HUGS!
Claire

Believe! --Merry Monday #273

January 21, 2018

I am so excited to join the Merry Monday Challenge.  I had a little extra time this week with the snow in Atlanta and when I saw Marcia's color combination, I had to play along!  Red and Turquoise are my favorite colors!



I dug through my Christmas stamps and found an old   favorite by Tim Holtz.  I love this Santa because he is so retro!  He makes me smile.  A red card base and some turquoise patterns is all I needed to pull this together.  The banner is cut with a Reverse Confetti die and the Believe is from Papertrey Inks.  A big red button, white twine and Wink of Stella completed my card.  


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  

Have a great week!


HUGS!
Claire


I Love U--PP377

January 21, 2018

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Players!

Our lovely and multi talented Joanne is our hostess this week.  She wants us to create Clean and Simple Love Notes.  We can't wait to see your projects!  






I created this background with alcohol inks!  I loved the way it turned out.  I know there isn't a lot of white space, but it is clean and simple to me.  I used gold glitter paper to cut out the i and u using the retired Verve dies I heart u.  The heart is cut using the Cherry Lynn Two of Hearts dies.  That is all there is too it-- No stamping or embellishments.  


Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.



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!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, January 20, 2018

You Are One of a Kind--Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #133

January 20, 2018

I loved the sketch at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge
this week!  




I love old typewriters and I found this paper in my Valentine stash.  I thought it paired up perfectly with this typewriter.  This card came together quickly and I will definitely use this sketch again!  THANKS SIP team! 



Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great weekend!


HUGS!
Claire

Sending a Whole Lot of Love Your Way! Sketch Saturday #497

January 19, 2018


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




We have one of our favorites joining us as our sponsor this week.






The super prize offered this week is a $10 Gift Certificate.



Doesn't this little girl just make you smile with her heart bouquet!  I love these Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things! 



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 Sketch Saturday.


Products:
Paper:  Real Red, White, Basic Black, Valentine Paper
Ink:  Memento Black
Stamp:  MFT 
Other:  Sequins, Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Copic Markers 

Have a wonderful week and I hope you will join us for this fun sketch challenge!  

HUGS!
Claire


Friday, January 19, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside--SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge 39

January 19, 2018

I love SugarPea Designs and I finally found time to play along with their monthly Mix It Up Challenge!  



I played along with the sketch and the inspiration photo.  I used one of my favorite SugarPea Designs stamp sets for the main image.  My card features the Frosty Friends stamp set.  I just love this precious little girl catching snowflakes.  It reminds me of my childhood.  I grew up in Indiana and I have played in a lot of snow!  



I also used the Build A Background Basics stamp set by SugarPea Designs to make the polka dot strip behind the snow man.  I used Copic Markers and paper pieced the coat and scarf.  A few snowflakes and rhinestones were added for fun!  Lots of Wink of Stella adds shine to my images. 



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  Have a great weekend!


HUGS!
Claire

Forward---Twofer Challenge 31

January 19, 2018

I have been a little under the weather this week and with the snow and ice in Atlanta, I thought I would have a lot of crafty time, but my mojo has been "Gone With The Wind"!  

The amazingly talented Darnell has a fabulous new challenge.  It is called the Twofer Card Challenge.  
 I look forward to playing along and I am certain the Design Team will bring so much inspiration our way! 


The theme for this week is "Feathers".  I dug through my stamps and found one that I just love and have never used. I guess Darnell would call that "NBUS"!  "Never before used Stuff".  LOL!  She is hilarious!  

My stamp set is from Unity Stamps.  The stamp set is called Forward and Through. It is perfect for a variety of cards.  Graduation, Encouragement, Love, Retirement, Get Well--the possibilities are endless.


I used colored pencils on the feathers.  I love Native American Art and this stamp reminds me of a painting I have seen.



So happy you stopped by my blog today!  

Sending warm hugs your way!

XXX,
Claire


Sunday, January 14, 2018

I Love You=SSC 170

January, 14, 2018

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

We have a fabulous sketch by Lisa!  We can't wait to see what you create!




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 Jan.26th @ 6pm EST. 





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

Claire Broadwater  
Teresa Kline

Products Used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Real Red, Basic Black, Pink, Purple, Patterned Paper in my stash

Dies:  Cherry Lynn Designs Sweetheart Candy, Paper Smooches I Love You Wise, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Film Strip 

Other:  Sequins, Wink of Stella 

THANKS for stopping by my blog!
Have a great week!


XX,
Claire

I Celebrate You Today! PP376

January 14. 2018

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  The wonderfully talented Jaydee is our hostess this week.  She as a fun color challenge for all of us!




This little letter carrier made me smile!


Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.



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!


Products:
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim
Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence You've Got Mail
Ink:  Memento Black 
Dies:  MFT Polka Dot Cover Plate, You've Got Mail, SugarPea Designs Birthday Journal Card, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and Picket Fence Dies 
Other:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella, Copic Markers 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!


HUGS!
Claire

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

You Hold The Key To My Heart --#tttc030

January 11, 2018

It's time for a new challenge at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

We have a fantastic board for all of you! 




We would love for you to take some inspiration from the challenge board above, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what we challenge you to create! Don’t forget to link back to us, and to use our hashtags #tictactoechallenge and 
#tttc030

My card is created using the right column:  Vintage, Holiday, Wood.


I am sorry you can't see all the sentiment.  I just realized that when I was writing my blog.  "You Hold the Key to my Heart" is the complete sentiment.  It was late and I couldn't get another photo.


Supplies:
Paper:  Kraft, Wood Grained DSP
Stamps:  SugarPea Designs Keys To My Heart
Ink:  Memento Cocoa
Dies:  Hearts 
Other:  Embossing Folder, Lace Trim, Key, Pen, Sponge


Thank you so much for stopping by today, please pop over and see more inspiration from the rest of the Tic Tac Toe design team and I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!
  HUGS!
Claire



Sunday, January 7, 2018

Quill You Be My Valentine? PP375 and Stamp Ink Paper #131

January 7, 2018

We are back from our holiday break and ready for  our first challenge of 2018 at The Paper Players!  We are so excited for you to join us!

The sensational Sandy is our hostess this week and she has a fun theme challenge for all of us.  It won't be long until Valentine's Day, so it is a great opportunity to get started on your stash.



I own a LOT of stamps, but this was my only stamp set with a "Punny" sentiment.  I was excited to find it in my stash.  This little angel made me smile!  

I am also entering my card in the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  They are all about "embossing" this week and that is my favorite thing to do on a card.  






I added a picture of the wobble spring on the back of my angel.  I thought this made the card even more fun.  I bet one of my grands will pull him right off this card!  LOL!  



Need some inspiration?  Visit the blogs of all the members of our DT!  You won't be disappointed!  This week we're welcoming a brand-new Guest Designer, Elizabeth and welcoming back Annie and Jan.  We're delighted to have all of them with us!



The Paper Players Design Team

Elizabeth Stewart 
Jan Clothier

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!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Real Red, Pink, Light Gray and White card stock
Stamps:  Paper Smooches -Love Struck
Dies: SugarPea Designs-Stitched Circle Dies, MFT Mini Scalloped Dies, Heart Die
Ink: Black Memento
Embossing Folder:  Hearts
Accessories: Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Wobble Springs, White Gel Pen

I have been featuring some of my favorite holiday moments.  I shared a very special evening with my dear friend, Leah.  We celebrated her "50th" birthday by attending the Jennifer Nettles concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  We had a fabulous dinner and the concert was AMAZING!  I am a huge Jennifer Nettles fan. I love her voice and she is a Native Georgian.  


Have a fabulous week!

HUGS!
Claire





Saturday, January 6, 2018

You Complete Me--Sketch Saturday #495

January 6, 2018

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season!

It's Saturday and time for our first challenge of the year at Sketch Saturday!



Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Stamps!  The winner of this week's challenge will receive a $12.00 voucher to this shop!  


I love square cards, so I had fun creating this card.  




                                I hope you will join us this week!
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 Sketch Saturday.

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Real Red, Valentine papers in my stash
Ink:  Memento Black
Dies:  Papertrey Inks Perfect Fit Dies
Stamp:  Papertrey Inks Perfect Fit 
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, White Twine, Dimensionals

Have a great week!
HUGS!
Claire

Annual New Year's Day Brunch with friends!  Such a fun event!  


Friday, January 5, 2018

A Thankful Heart-- Fusion Challenge Time Out Challenge #100

January 5, 2017

I hope your New Year is off to a great start!  I took a few weeks off and enjoyed my family and friends and now, I am back in the tepee.  My crafty goal this year is to enter more challenges.  I have not had much time to play with all the wonderful challenges out there so, I hope to change that in 2018!

I am entering my card in the Fusion Card Challenge.  Happy Fourth Anniversary to the Design Team.  I am also entering the Time Out Challenge.  I just found their site and I am excited to add this site to my list.

I created "Fusion" by using the sketch and the colors/woodgrain in the inspiration photo.  I also used "Thankful" in my sentiment for the Time Out Challenge.  Perfect time for all those "thank you" cards I need to write.







Products Used:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Jan. 2017 stamp kit and Dies
Paper:  Wood grain and scraps in my pile
Ink:  Versa Fine Vintage Sepia
Dies:  SugarPea Designs Stitched Circles
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I also want to add a personal note on my blog in 2018.

I rang in the New Year with my Dear Friend.  She is the most amazing person and she can prepare the most fabulous food you could ever eat!  THANK YOU, Rox!  I love you! #bestnewyearseveever



HUGS!
Claire