Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cheers! --PP395

May 27, 2018

HAPPY Memorial Day to all of your in the U.S.A.  Such a wonderful holiday to remember the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!   I am forever grateful!  

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

Our lovely LeAnne is the hostess and she has a wonderful sketch challenge for all of us!  I think this sketch is fantastic!  I had so many ideas.  Can't wait to see yours.



My card is created on a white card base.  I cut a Berry Blast panel with a stitched rectangle die.  My top rectangle was created with a variety of distress inks on a watercolored panel using the smooshing method.  A few splatters were added with the inks.  I trimmed this with another rectangle stitched die.  I used the Reverse Confetti Clink Cuts for the sentiment and the wine glasses.  I stamped the red wine using Fresh Fig ink and the Clink Stamp Set.  The "Cheers" sentiment was cut with black and then four times in Berry Blast card stock.  I had a scrap of the distress panel left from trimming the rectangle and used it to stamp the rest of the sentiment in black.  A white circle was cut using a stitched die to mount the glasses on.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added to complete my card.  


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, May 26, 2018

Smile, It Suits You! Sketch Saturday #515

May 26, 2018

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

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



MMedel Illustrations has generously offered digital stamps of the winner's choice.

Here is sketch #515:




My card is created on a white card base.  I cut an orange panel using a scalloped die for the first layer.  The rectangle plaid strip is cut using the same die.  The top rectangles are cut using turquoise and white.  The white ones are cut with a rectangle stitched die.  The bathing suit and sentiment is from Unity Stamps "It Suits You".  I stamped the suit in black and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added Glossy Accents on the flower for shine. Then I  added a few orange enamel dots to complete my card.  



Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Don't forget to visit all the DT blogs for lots of inspiration!  We sure hope you will play along with us!  
HUGS!
Claire

Friday, May 25, 2018

Life Begins After Coffee--Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

May 25, 2018

It's time for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop





The AMAZING Amy Tsuruta is the creator of this fabulous blog hop! Make sure you stop by and check out all the fantastic entries and the list of sponsors is over the top!  So many prizes and tons of inspiration!  
85 Sponsors is just AMAZING!!!!!!!  How generous of all these fabulous paper crafters to be a part of this fun event!  A HUGE THANK YOU to all of them!

LOVE coffee and I LOVE being a part of this event! 


My summer card is created on a turquoise card base.  I added an orange panel cut with a stitched rectangle die.  I found these scraps in my stash and added different sizes of summer themed papers for the top panel.  I cut a white circle frame and a turquoise frame using the SugarPea Designs Stitched Circle Dies for the cup background.  The cup is cut in orange card stock using the CAS-UAL Fridays coffee cups die.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Coffee First stamp set.  Even at the beach or the pool, COFFEE always comes first!  



THANK you for stopping by my blog today!

Here a little more info about the Coffee Blog Hop.
for all the details. There is also a list of all
the sponsors of the hop. All these sponsors
have prizes to give away to everyone who
shares a card in the linky party.  So make a Spring/Summer themed coffee/tea or cocoa card and link up to be eligible for winning
one of the fabulous prizes.  The hop runs from May 25  until June 1st.

Wishing you a fabulous summer and I hope you take a lot of coffee breaks!

HUGS!
Claire

Believe Keeping Christmas

May 25, 2018

I am honored  to be a part of the Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop.  


It's time for this month's installment of Keeping Christmas with The Challenge design team!  We will be sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month!!!

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in our stash all ready to go for December 2018!

So hop along and be sure to visit each blog. 
There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!














I have owned this folk art Santa for years and still love him.  He is from Papertrey Inks "Believe" stamp set.  I started my cards using the assembly line process.  I cut the Crumb Cake top panel using a stitched SSS rectangle die.  I used the smaller size to cut a frame in each panel.  I used embossing paste and a stencil to create the inside snow.  It gave the snow texture.  




While those sections dried, I work on paper piecing the Santa suits. I used a few scraps I found in my stash.  I made two alike and one different.  I used a Copic C1 Marker to add color to the fur and Santa's beard.  The "Believe" is from the same stamp set and stamped in black on each frame.  I thought the card needed more so, I used the Honey Bee Snow Birds set for the snowflakes and white ink to stamp the  snow flakes on the frames.  




I decided to mount each one a different card base.  I used Basic Black, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler for the bases.  The Santa's were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I found these snowflakes embellishments in my stash.  They are from Tim Holtz. I attached them with glue dots and added a twine bow.  I really think the different colors gives a totally different personality to the Santas.  Which one do you like best?  




I sure hope you enjoyed my cards today!  Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

The hop is hosted by the fabulous Kelly Lunceford's blog, so head over there to start from the beginning.

ENJOY the blog hop!  I hope we inspired you to make a few cards, too!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hope This Makes You Smile PP394 SSC179

May 20, 2018


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

It is not often I can combine these challenges but, this week it worked out perfectly!   I hope you will play along with both challenges! 

The lovely Laurie is the hostess this week at  The Paper Players.  She has a Clean and Simple Challenge for all of us.  Her theme is "Blooms".  Remember in addition to the theme of "blooms", this week is a Clean-and-Simple (CAS) challenge!  What do we mean by CAS?
  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Simple and uncluttered


    The color challenge  at Sunday Stamps is perfect for any type of card.  So have fun and get creative!  


     Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

     1.  
    Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
    2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
    3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
    4.  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!
    5.  All stamping products are welcome.
    Have Fun!


    Challenge Guidelines For Sunday Stamps:
    • 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, June 1st  @ 6pm EST. Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 



    My card is created on a white card base.  I used the Concord and Ninth Hope Stamp Set to create my sentiment.  The Hero Arts Ombre Pink to Red ink was used to create the sentiment .  The flowers were created using the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set.  
    I used Altenew Dark and Dark Night Inks for the blue peonies.  The circles were stamped off using the ombre ink using the same stamp set.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added to complete my card.  



    Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 


    The Paper Players Design Team
    Elizabeth Stewart 

                                                 Sunday Stamps Design Team

    Claire Broadwater (me)
    Teresa Kline

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

    HUGS!
    Claire

    Sunday, May 13, 2018

    Just For You! PP#393

    May 13, 2018

    HAPPY MOTHER'S Day to all the Mom's!  I hope your day is special!  

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

    I am the hostess this week and I have a bold, bright color challenge for all of you!  You know I love vibrant colors and I can't wait to see what you create!  I did use flowers on my card, and I adore flowers, but I hope you will get create and show me some fun ideas!



    My card was created for my Mommy for Mother's Day.  She drinks a lot of tea and loves flowers, so I combined two of her favorites on her card.  My card is created on a white card base.  I used a Crumb Cake background.  It was cut with a scalloped die and embossed with the large polka dot folder.  The cup is from Uniko--I LOVE Tea stamp set.  I fussy cut the cup and then paper pieced a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock for the cup.  I embossed it with the small polka dot folder.  The tea was colored with Copic Markers.  The flowers are cut using the Stampin' Up!  Botanical Blooms framelits.  I love this set!  It makes such gorgeous blooms!   I used all the colors in the color combo for the flowers and leaves.  Candy dots were added inside the flowers.  The sentiment was stamped in black and cut with a banner die.  



    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, May 12, 2018

    Tennis LOVE Sketch Saturday #513

    May 12, 2018


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

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



    The super prize offered this week is 
    a digital stamp of the winner's choice.

    ~~~~~~


    Here is sketch #513:






    My card is created on a white card base.  This card is a 5 x 5 square.  I do not own any tennis paper and I found this digital paper on Etsy and copied it  I didn't even know you could do that.  It was so exciting. It is from Sports Printables. I love tennis and this is the only tennis stamp I own.  I beg the stamp companies to come out with some tennis stamps soon!!!!!  I stamped and colored my image using Art Impressions Birthday Love stamp set.  I colored her with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  I used my new Scan N Cut Machine to cut her out.  I used Claire's ABC's stamps from Lawn Fawn to create the "LOVE" sentiment.  The word tennis is stamped using the Your Next Stamp Sports Fanatics Two  stamp set.  A button was added to complete the sketch.    


    Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Don't forget to visit all the DT blogs for lots of inspiration!  We sure hope you will play along with us!  


    HUGS!

    Claire

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Serving Up Smiles FMS 336

    May 11, 2018

    Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to play with their sketch and I love their creations! 

    Here is their sketch for this week:


    My card is created on a white card base.  I do not own any tennis paper and I found this digital paper on Etsy and copied it.  I didn't even know you could do that.  It was so exciting. It is from Sports Printables. I love tennis and this is the only tennis stamp I own.  I keep begging the stamp companies to come out with some tennis stamps soon!!!!!  I stamped and colored my image using Art Impressions Birthday Love stamp set.  I colored her with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  I used my new Scan N Cut Machine to cut her out.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp Sports Fanatics Two  stamp set.   I needed a thank you card for a lady on my tennis team and I think this will make her smile!  I had fun creating it! 



    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  
    Have a great weekend!

    HUGS!
    Claire


    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    There's Always Time For Tea PP392 and SSC 178

     May 6, 2018


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

    It is not often I can combine these challenges but, this week it worked out perfectly!   I hope you will play along with both challenges! 

    The amazing Nance is our hostess at The Paper Players this week.  She has a fun theme challenge for us: Tea Party.  I still love to have tea parties with my Mom.  It is a perfect excuse to eat cookies!

    The sketch at Sunday Stamps is perfect for any type of card.  So have fun and get creative!  




      Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

     1.  
    Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
    2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
    3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
    4.  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!
    5.  All stamping products are welcome.
    Have Fun!


    Challenge Guidelines For Sunday Stamps:
    • 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 May 18th @ 6pm EST. Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 



    My card is created on a white card base.  I found the pink and white gingham checks, the tea cups and the circle DSP in my stash.  I created all the sketch elements with these DSP papers.  I used a stamp by Uniko Stamps I Love Tea for the cup and the sentiment.  I paper pieced the tea cup.  I added pink enamel dots to complete my card.  


    Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 

    The Paper Players Design Team
    Elizabeth Stewart 

                                                 Sunday Stamps Design Team

    Claire Broadwater (me)
    Teresa Kline

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

    HUGS!
    Claire