Friday, August 17, 2018

Lake, Mountain, Trails Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop August Release

August 17, 2018

            Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas Blog!  





I'm so excited about the August release! Crisp leaves, fall friends and more make this release fabulous!   Once you are done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas  shop to snag your special discount 5% off through 8/19.
  

My card is created on a white card base.  (5 X 5) square-  I created this fabulous background using the Bright Horizons Stencil and distress inks.  
The fabulous little Tribal Deer Digital Stamp is printed and then colored with Copic Markers.  I just love him!  The lake sign is from the Outdoor Camping Digital Stamp Set and the leaves are from Outdoor Tribal Digital Stamp Set.  I mounted the complete card front on a piece of blue card stock.  Wink of Stella and a few enamel dots were added to complete my card.  I think this little guy looks like he is off for a new adventure!



Products Used:
Tribal Deer Digital Stamp
Outdoor Tribal Digital Stamp Set
Outdoor Camping Digital Stamp Set
Bright Horizons Stencil
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Don't forget to hop along and see what the other DT members have created using these fantastic new stamps and digital stamps!  Have fun!  

Continue the hop to see what Anna created.  Check out her fabulous card!


This is a two day hop, here is the hop list for today – 8/17/2018:


This is a two day blog hop so stop back tomorrow for another day of wonderful inspiration! 


Hop list for 8/18/2018:
Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!  


HUGS!
Claire


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Birthday ---SSC185

August 12, 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 August 24 @ 6pm EST. 


My card is created on a white card base.  (5X5) square.  I really like square cards and enjoy making them.   I created the background using the Polygon Stencil.  I used distress inks in Blueprint Sketch, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade.  That covered my three colors from the color challenge.  I cut a white card stock square and used the MFT Birthday Block Die to cut out the letters.  I then cut them again on black card stock and pieced them in the negative spaces.  The balloons were also make using the same distress inks and a heart die.  



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

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August 12, 2018

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

Our lovely LeAnne is the hostess this week and she has a gorgeous color challenge for us!  I must admit, I struggled with this at first, but when it all came together, I absolutely loved the beautiful shades together.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create! 





My card is created on a white card base.  I added two strips of black and white MFT Striped paper on the sides of my main panel.  The watercolored panel was created using the smooching method.  I used the three colors in the combo and loved the way it turned out.  The Dandelion Stamp is from Technique Tuesday.  I stamped it three times in black Versa Mark ink and heat embossed the dandelions with clear embossing powder.  I love the shine it gave these flowers.  The sentiment is from the same set and embossed too.  



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

The Paper Players Design Team

Elizabeth Stewart 

 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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Scootin By To Say Hi! Craftin Desert Divas Smiles Across the Miles Creative Challenge

August 9, 2018

Today is the Craftin Desert Divas   Smiles Across the Miles Creative Challenge!  We know life is so hectic and we live in a technical world, but who doesn't love receiving a card in the mail???  

Sending handmade cards is a gift of love! When you open your mailbox and find a special card the recipient knows you are thinking of them and sending them hugs across the miles. I love to send cards for every holiday, wedding, sympathy, graduations, etc. but, my favorite ones to send are the ones that surprise someone. Hearing from the recipient brightens my day as well. It is a win-win! My heart is happy when I know I made their day.

Today, my card features the Scootin By Digital stamp.  My grandson loves to ride his new scooter, so I know my card will make him smile!  




The digital stamp was printed on Neenah Solar white paper.  I cut the image out and colored this adorable little beaver with Copic Markers. The background was created with Distress Inks.  I sponged on two colors to create an outdoor scene.  The little bugs are going to be in the new digital release coming out in a few days.  The other papers were in my stash and I just cut different patterns in rectangle shapes  to create the fun colored backdrop.  The sentiment is included with the digital stamp and is sponged in distress ink to help it blend in with the background.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  


Products Used:

Scootin By  Digital Stamp

Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Wink of Stella

Please check out the Craftin Desert Divas  Smiles Across the Miles Creative Challenge and see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!  

HUGS!
Claire

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Have A Great Year! Inspired By Challenge 31

August 5, 2018



I adore Back To School cards and challenges!  After teaching Elementary school for 27 years, I still LOVE the smell of new crayons and enjoy buying school supplies.  I browse up and down the aisles like I am still going to school. I get to buy supplies for my Grands now, so that makes it even more fun!

I am playing with the talented DT team at the Inspired By Challenge.






My card is created on a white card base.  I added a layer of Real Red cut with an SSS Stitched rectangle  die.  The top panel is a black message board using the new Letter Message Board and Letter Dies from SugarPea Designs.  Message Boards are all the rage, but let me tell you, getting all those little letters straight took patience!  LOL!  I also used the Teacher's Pet stamp set from Sugarpea Designs for the bear, pencils and rulers.  All of the images were colored with Copic Markers.  Wink of Stella was added to the images.  A few primary color enamel dots and a paper clip were added for fun! 


Thanks for stopping by my blog. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!  Have a great day! 


HUGS!
Claire


At Our Age PP404

August 5, 2018

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

The lovely Laurie is our hostess this week!  She has a great theme challenge for all of us!  She wants us to create cards with humor!  I can't wait to see all the funny projects this week!  






My card is created on a square white card base.  (5 X 5)  I added a black frame using the Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Square Dies.  I added a piece of wood grained paper for the inside of the frame.  The fun image is from Art Impressions Celeste Set.  I colored Celeste with Copic Markers and paper pieced the sofa with plaid paper.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I cut it out with a square from the same CDD die set and sponged the sides with black ink.  I thought it looked like a picture in the scene.  Wink of Stella was added for fun! 


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

The Paper Players Design Team

Elizabeth Stewart 

 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, August 4, 2018

You're My Love Bug! Sketch Saturday #525

August 4, 2018

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


We one of our favorite super fun sponsors this week, Star Stampz!



The prize this week:
3 digis of the winner's choice from the Star Stampz store!.



Here is sketch #525




WOW!  I love this sketch!  I had so many ideas but, I had a dear friend ask me to make a few ladybug cards for her granddaughter and I thought this sketch was perfect.  I cut a piece of red polka dot paper with a scalloped die for the background.  The shaker portion was created using oval dies.  The adorable ladybugs are from Craftin Desert Divas Ladybug Garden.  I colored them with Copic Markers.   Wink of Stella was added for shine.  Lots of sequins were added to the shaker for fun!  A few black enamel dots were added to complete the 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