Saturday, July 21, 2018

Shopping Every Day! Sketch Saturday #523


July 21, 2018

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

We have a super cute sponsor once again for this challenge, Kitty Bee Designs!! 

The prize this week is 1 digi of the winners choice from the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Store




My card is created using the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Birthday Girl.  I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White Paper with Memento black ink and colored her with Copic Markers.  The papers are all from the Echo Park Fashionista paper pack.  I paper pieced her dress and shopping bag, too. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added for fun! 


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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hope You Feel Better Soon! Craftin Desert Divas Let's Get Creative Coloring Challenge

July 18, 2018

Today I am sharing a fun card that I created for the Craftin Desert Divas-- Let's Get Creative Coloring Challenge.

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE Hippos! 
This adorable little guy is a digital stamp called Get Well Hippo.  I copied him on Neenah Solar White paper and colored him with Copic Markers.  I added some Wink of Stella for shine.  



The base card is a 5 X 5 white card base.  The  background is created using the Hearts Galore Stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.  The black frame is created using the Inside Scalloped Square Dies and black card stock.  The sentiment and the little doctor bag is from the Get Well Stamp Set.  I stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink and colored the doctor bag with Copic Markers.  I added a few clear sequins for fun!   Hope my card brightens your day!



Make sure you head over to the Craftin Desert Divas  blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration and the shop!  You won't be disappointed!

Products I Used:

Get Well Hippo Digital Stamp

Hearts Galore Stencil 

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink

Inside Scalloped Square Dies

Get Well Stamp Set

Wink of Stella

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog.  Please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!  


HUGS!
Claire




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Comfort During This Difficult Time SSC183

July 15, 2018

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

We have a beautiful color palette.  We can't wait to see what you create! 

 You must use a minimum of 3 colors from the graphic below, plus you may also use a neutral of your choice.



Challenge Guidelines
  • 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 July 27th @ 6pm EST. 



My card is created on a black card base.  I used Crumb Cake card stock for the next layer and cut it with a rectangle stitched die.  I added a striped piece of DSP for the rectangle strip.  I cut a white circle and stamped the dandelion from Technique Tuesday in light gray ink.  I added So Saffron ink using a stencil on the Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and i stamped it in black Memento ink.  


Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

  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

Prayers and Love PP401

June 15, 2018

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

A huge thank you to everyone that played in our 400th challenge!  All of your kind words and comments made us feel so special!  The gallery was amazing!  We are very thankful for your support each week!

The amazing Joanne-from across the pond is our hostess this week.  I absolutely LOVE this color combo.  Although my first thought was flowers, I am excited to see what you create!  Use your imagination!  




I created a card and a wine tag this week.  I was going to a party and needed a tag for my hostess gift and then I loved it so much I made a card for someone special!  


The stamped set is Hello Lovely from Concord and 9th.  On both projects, I stamped the image with Versa Fine ink and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder.  I colored the image with Zig Clean Water Brushes and an aqua painter.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers.  



The prayers sentiment was cut using the Hero Arts Prayers stamp and die set.  The Cheers was cut using gold glitter paper and black card stock.  I added a few gold sequins on 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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Happy Birthday! PP400 Stamp Ink Paper #157

July 8, 2018

The 400th challenge continues at  The Paper Players!  If you haven't had time to play along, we sure hope you will!  



This amazing list of sponsors is offering prizes to help us celebrate!  We can't thank them enough for being a part of our celebration!
  1. Altenew- $30 gift card
  2. AtenewAcademy - $20 gift card  - compliments of Jayden
  3. Avery Elle- $20 store credit
  4. Butterfly Reflections- Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set (US winner only)
  5. CAS-ual Fridays- $25 store credit
  6. Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card  
  7. Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card
  8. Concord & 9th- $25 gift card
  9. Craftin Desert Divas- $10 store cedit
  10. Dies R Us- $15 gift card
  11. Ellen Hutson-  $20 gift card 
  12. Ellen Hutson- $20 gift card
  13. Happy Little Stampers- $20 store credit
  14. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  15. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  16. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  17. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  18. Lawn Fawn- $25 gift card
  19. My Favorite Things- $25 store credit
  20. Neat & Tangled- $15 store credit 
  21. Newton's Nook- $20 store credit
  22. Pink & Main- $20 store credit
  23. Power Poppy- $10 store credit
  24. Stampendous- $20 reward cards (US winner only)
  25. Stampendous- $20 reward card (US winner only)
  26. Stampendous- $20 reward card (US winner only)
  27. STAMPlorations- $20 gift certificate
  28. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate  (US winner only)
  29. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US winner only)
  30. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US winner only)
  31. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (UK winner only)
  32. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (NZ winner only)
  33. Technique Tuesday- $20 gift card
  34. The Foiled Fox- $25 store credit
  35. Trinity Stamps- Let it Grow and Lady Liberty Stamp Sets (US only)
  36. Trinity Stamps- $15 Gift Card
  37. Tutti Designs- $15 gift card
  38. Uniko- any in-stock stamp set of the winner's choice
  39. Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US winner only)
  40. Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US winner only)
  41. Waffle Flower- $15 gift card

Also, here are the challenge rules:

  1. PP400 will run for two weeks. 
  2. All prizes awarded to participants will be drawn from random.org from ALL participants.
  3. Create a new paper project.  You may enter up to two times.
  4. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  5. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  6. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  7. TRULY ENJOY OUR CELEBRATION!  We have appreciated your participation over the last 399 challenges.
I am also entering my card in the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  I love this fun stamp set, but I also love all the bright colors!  



My card is for my Grandson Robert's birthday!  He loves cars and I thought this was a perfect way to show him some love!  I created this fun box card with lots of cars to celebrate his 4th birthday! 




This card was created using a new color by Stampin' Up!  Blueberry Bushel.  I used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card dies to create the box.  



These fun stamps are from Craftin Desert Divas Classic Cars.  I stamped each car, the flags, gas pump and stop lights with Memento black ink.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  It took a while, but it was worth the time.  I love these little cars!  They make me smile!  


The Happy Birthday stamp is from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes.  Wink of Stella was added for shine! 



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


Elizabeth Stewart 



Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Remember you have until Friday, June 13th to enter your submissions. Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players 400th Challenge! I can’t wait to see your creations… and again HAVE FUN.

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Dog-Gone Good! Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamps

July 7, 2018

I am back again today to share my second card for the fabulous Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamp Release.  

Today my card features the Puppy Frappuccino Digital Stamp!  How cute is this little puppy enjoying his frappuccino!  



I started by copying the puppy image on Neenah Solar White Paper.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  I cut the circles with the Stitched Circle Dies and the wood panel with the Fancy Frame Dies.  I created a sentiment on my computer to complete my card.  

Products Used:

Puppy Frappuccino Digital Stamps


Stitched Circle Dies

Fancy Frame Die

Wink of Stella


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Stop by the Craftin Desert Divas blog to see all new digital release and all the fabulous inspiration by the Design Team!


HUGS!
Claire



You Be Thelma I'll Be Louise--Sketch Saturday #521

July 7, 2018

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


Digi Stamp Boutique is sponsoring us again this week!


These super cute designs are illustrated by Sally-Ann Hancock.


Just check out the Blog too!



Unfortunately, Digi Stamp Boutique is ending their sponsorships so the prize this week will be from a different sponsor! But we want to thank Sally-Ann and the wonderful Digi Stamp Boutique for their support and sponsorship over the years!!

Here is sketch #521:

I had so much fun creating this card.  I absolutely LOVE this movie and when I saw this stamp set from Stamping bella I knew I had to have it.  I stamped the Thelma and Louise image in Memento Black ink on Neenah Solar White card stock and cut the image out with my Scan N Cut machine.  There is also a matching die for this set.  I colored the image with  Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  I decided to use this map paper as the background since they are on a fun journey!  The big yellow sun was cut using the My Favorite Things Sunshine Die.  I used the Reverse Confetti Tall Tag Trio Die for my sentiment.  The sentiment is part of the same stamp set. I hope my card made you smile! 


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, July 6, 2018

You're So Cool! Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamps

July 6, 2018


This is such an exciting day for me!  I was selected to be on the Craftin Desert Divas Summer/Fall Digital Design Team!  It is such a wonderful experience to be a part of this team!  I huge thank you to Tara Burning for having faith in me!  

For my first design team project, I was assigned this adorable Bunny Popsicle digital stamp!  The first thing I thought of was my Granddaughters and how much they would enjoy a card made with this precious stamp. 



I printed the popsicles on Neenah Solar White card stock.  I colored them with Copic Markers  using shades of purple and yellow.  (Those are my grands favorite colors)  Just for fun, I decided to make these shaker popsicles.  I fussy cut the little section and filled it with lots of sequins.  While those were drying I created the background panel with Distress inks using the smooching method.  I also I printed the sentiment on my computer and adhered it on the card.  A few more sequins were added for shine.




Products Used:

Bunny Popsicle Digital Stamp



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Blog to see all the new digital stamps and the fabulous teams creations!

Have a great day!  

HUGS!
Claire




Thursday, July 5, 2018

Who Said Life Isn't A Fairytale---FMS344 and Inspired By Vintage Linens

July 5, 2018

Today  I am playing along with two special challenges.    I haven't had time lately to play along with any challenges except my DT requirements, but when I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the fabulous theme at Inspired By, I new I had to find some time to make a card.  


                                                     

I love all vintage things, so I was excited to use this patterned paper I have been hoarding. 


My card is created on 5 x 5 Very Vanilla card base.  The Vintage papers are from Authentique Fabulous card stock.  I used a doily and antiqued it with Tea Dye Distress ink to place behind the sentiment.  The sentiment was in the paper pack.  I added a Very Vanilla bow and a Real Red button with twine.  Such a fun vintage look!  Such an easy card with not stamping!  


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  

Have a great weekend! 

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, July 1, 2018

WOW SSC182

July 1, 2018

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

We have a fun sketch challenge by the marvelous Monika!  We can't wait to see what you create! 


Challenge Guidelines For Sunday Stamps:
  • 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, July 13th @ 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 Real Red card base.  I used the My Favorite Things Fireworks stamp set to create the fireworks.  I stamped each layer with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed the different colors with red and silver embossing powder.  The WOW is stamped with the MFT You WOW Me stamp set and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I added a few silver stars to complete my card. 


Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

 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