Tuesday, January 22, 2019

You're Kind Of A Big Deal Inspired By 55

January 22, 2019

I am playing along with the Inspired By Challenge today.  I just love the plaid in this inspiration photo.


I just purchased this fabulous Plaid stencil from Newton's Nook.  I created the plaid using Distress inks ( Black Soot and Gathered Twigs).  




The base card is Kraft card stock.  The black and Kraft circles are cut using Sugar Pea Designs Zig Zag Circle Dies.   The Sugarpea Designs  Stay Strong stamp set was used for the muscle man and the sentiment.  I colored him with Copic Markers and cut him out with the matching Die.



A few enamel dots and some Wink of Stella was added for shine. 



I stenciled the envelope flap and the  used a left over strip to complete the inside of my card.  

I made this for my son for his birthday.  I hope it makes him smile!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  

HUGS!
Claire

Monday, January 21, 2019

Shine On FMS371

January 21, 2019

WOW!  It is cold in the ATL!  So, I found a little time to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches  challenge!  Love the sketch by Jen M. and it is one that can be used so often. 



I love the backgrounds you can create with alcholo inks.  So, I pulled out a few fun reds and pinks and created this background on Yupo paper.  I added a few gold foils on it.  I stamped the sentiment in black Staz On on the gold foil strip.  The gem is created using a die in my stash.  I have to search to find out where it comes from.  Sorry!  
 

My photos don't really do the alcohol ink background justice.  It is so vibrant and bold.  I love it.   This is the inside of my card.  

 
 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Stay warm!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, January 20, 2019

There's Snow One Like You! PP425

January 20, 2019

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  I am the hostess this week and I have a fun Clean and Simple Challenge for all of you! Who knew that there would be so many snow storms around the country today!  We don't have any snow in Atlanta, but my family in Indiana has a lot!  

Have fun, but remember this is a CAS week, so please remember:

  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Simple and uncluttered






I love square cards, so I cut my card 5 X 5.  I stamped the little angel bird and his shadow using the Honey Bee stamps Snow Birds.  I colored him with Copic Markers.  I mask off the bird, stamped on the sentiment in black ink  and then I embossed the top with a polka dot stencil using embossing paste.  I stamped the little bird on the envelope, too!  I am not a huge fan of snow, but I do like to build snowmen or make snow angels.  If you have snow, enjoy it!



Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

Make sure you stop by all of the DT blogs for inspriation.  You won't be disappointed!  

The Paper Players Design Team
 

All stamping products are welcome!


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


Saturday, January 19, 2019

I Adore You! Sketch Saturday #547

January 18, 2019



Good Morning Everyone...
Welcome to another week at Sketch Saturday!
We have an amazing new sponsor joining us this week.


The super prize offered this week is 
a $10 GC to use towards digital images only.

Here is sketch #547:



My card is created on a square card base. (5 X 5)  I found these papers in my Valentine stash and mixed them to create the panels for the sketch.  The white rectangle was embossed with a heart folder.  The Pure Innocence Stamp is from MFT -So Much Love.  I stamped her in Memento Black ink and colored her with Copic Markers.  I paper pieced her dress.  I added Glossy Accents to her shoes and the little heart in her hands.   The heart and arrow are from MFT .  The sentiment is from the same set and heat embossed with white powder.  I love the way this turned out.  It makes me smile!  
 
  I am trying to finish the inside of my cards and make a matching envelope.  That way they are almost ready for the mail.
 
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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Smile SSC196 and PP424

January 13, 2019

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

The fabulous SS sketch is by Annette and the beautiful PP color combo is chosen by our hostess,  Anne Marie!  Oh, there are endless possibilities with both of these challenges.  We sure hope you will play along!





My card is created on a white card base.  I sponged Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove inks on a white panel.  I used a sunburst embossing folder to create a huge sunshine.  The white rectangle strip was stenciled using Pool Party ink and a sponge.  I backed the sentiment panel with Pool Party and used the Casual Friday Smile stamp set.   I used Grapefruit Grove to stamp the word smile and black ink for the rest of the sentiment.  I added a few enamel dots to complete the card.  I am sending this to a friend that is battling cancer.  I hope it makes her smile!  It was made with love!
 

  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, January 25th@ 6pm EST. 



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

The Paper Players Design Team
                                                     Sunday Stamps Design Team
Claire Broadwater (me)

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




HUGS

Claire

Saturday, January 12, 2019

LOVE FMS 370

January 12, 2019

It is chilly here today, so I had time to make a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. This week's sketch is courtesy of the talented Jen Timko.  I have always loved their challenges and just never find a lot of time to play.  So happy to share my card today!


My card is created on a white card base.  I used a retired MFT Blueprints die set to cut the red scalloped piece and the black and white X's.  I found this paper in my Valentine stash.  The LOVE is cut in white and red using the Cherry Lynn Bohemian Word 
die.  I cut the little candy conversation hearts out of white, red and pink paper using the Cherry Lynn Sweetheart Candy Dies.  Such an easy card to put together!  
 

A big thank you for stopping by my blog today!  

HUGS!
Claire
 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Friends Warm My Heart PP423

January 6, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!  So happy to be back   creating cards and blogging.  I enjoyed my time off with lots of family and friends over the holidays. 
These are a few of my favorite moments.  


 
 



It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  It's our first challenge of 2019 and we hope you will play along.  We are so excited to have Wanda Cullen and Su Mohr join us as our new Guest Designers.  They are both so talented and we know you will enjoy their creations each week.

The amazing Ann is our hostess and she has a FUN theme challenge for all of us!  Anyone that knows or follows Ann is aware that she owns the most beautiful Boxers you have ever seen!  She is an animal lover and wants us to add an animal to our cards!  There are so many possibilities.  We can't wait to see your ideas!





I used a Crumb Cake card base for today's card.  My card is created using the items in the new Simon Says Stamp January Kit--Snow Much.  There are so many fun items in this kit.  I used the patterned  papers for all the papers in my card.  I stamped the little bird using Honey Bee Stamps Snow Birds.  I used the matching dies to cut him out.  I colored him with Copic Markers and paper pieced his scarf with one the plaids in the SSS kit.


The sentiment is stamped using the same set in Versa Fine black ink. I cut a fishtail banner and added dimensionals behind it.   I found this snowflake die in my stash.  I am sorry, I don't know where it is from.  I added three white snowflakes around the circles that were cut using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag circle dies.  I added retired navy candy dots from SU on the sentiment banner and the center of the snowflakes.
 
In the New Year, I am going to try to finish the inside of my cards and make matching envelopes.  It is so much easier to get the cards in the mail if you do this.  


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

Make sure you stop by all of the DT blogs for inspriation.  You won't be disappointed! 

The Paper Players Design Team

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 5, 2019

SNOW MUCH THANKS! Sketch Saturday #545

January 4, 2019

Good Morning Everyone and we hope you're having a WONDERFUL start to your 2019!!

Welcome to another week at Sketch Saturday!
We have an amazing new sponsor joining us this week.

who are offering a wonderful prize pack!

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Here is sketch #545:



My card is created using the new Simon Says Stamp January Kit of the Month --Snow Much!  The patterned papers, the stamp set and lots of fun things were in the kit.  I added the snowflakes and rhinestones to complete the sketch.  I used Copic Markers to embellish the penguins.  I also added Glossy Accents to their beaks.

  I am so sorry that you can't see the banners, but I promise they are there.  I had this idea to stack the penguins and then I didn't realize that I distorted 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