Sunday, April 17, 2022

I Love You RAIN or SHINE The Paper Players Challenge PP587 Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC281

 April 17, 2022

HAPPY EASTER/Passover to ALL that celebrate this Blessed Season!  I hope your weekend is filled with special moments!

I am the hostess at The Paper Players  this week.  April Showers bring May Flowers so, let's get creative and celebrate Spring in all it's glory!  Remember- CLEAN AND SIMPLE should have minimal layers, minimal embellishments and lots of white space.

Sunday Stamps  has an amazing pastel color challenge  for you to use.  Such pretty, happy Spring colors! 


Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

My card is created on a white card base.  I cut a top panel in white using the MFT Inside & Out Stitched Arch Dies.  I stamped the little girl, the puddles and rain drops using BB Rain of Shine Stamp Set.  I colored the girl and puddles using Copic Markers.  I paper pieced her jacket with pink card stock and added white polka dots with a gel pen.  The sentiment is stamped in black using the same stamp set.  I added Glossy Accents to her boots and the rain puddles for dimension.  Wink of Stella was added in her hair.  

The Paper Players

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.
6.  Have fun! 

Challenge Guidelines   --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 do not combine our colors with any other color challenges.
  • 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 April 29th @ 6pm EST. 

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

The Paper Players Design Team

LeAnne Pugliese
Claire Broadwater
Joanne James 
Laurie Schmidt
Anne Marie Hile 
Ann Schach 
Cindy Beach
Jennie Maier
Christy Stanford

Sunday Stamps Design Team
Amy Koenders
Annette Elliott
Claire Broadwater (me)
Heidi Baks
Heather Heroldt
Lisa Johansen
Melissa Grant
Stef Perry

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



  1. What a cutie patootie, out jumping in puddles! I love the soft colors you used, Clair. She is definitely stylin' in her paper pieced rain coat! An adorable card which will make the lucky recipient smile. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Holy smokes, Claire, this is adorable - love this image and your delicate coloring! What a perfect take on our color challenge, and a sweet, whimsical design!

  3. What a cute scene! I love the sentiment too.

  4. What an adorable little puddle-jumper Claire - I love her polka-dot rain coat and the pink raindrops too! Perfect for PP this week and I can't wait to play at Sunday Stamps too!

  5. Your little girl is adorable, Claire! I have two blonde nieces that look like her :) I love how you added polka dots to her jacket. Thanks for a fun challenge!

  6. Aww, I love this stamp set, this little girl is adorable in her pink polka dotted jacket. The arched stitched die frames it beautifully! I loved this challenge, thank you!

  7. Great theme for this current challenge! We've been getting our share of April showers here in my neck of the woods. I adore your adorably sweet card Claire...that MFT image is precious!

  8. This little cutie is just adorable...and you did a perfect job coloring her, as you always do!

  9. Your card is just so sweet! (I considered creating a card with the same stamp and one other but went with the boots!) Thank you so much for picking my card has the Headliner at the Paper Players. I love tulips, too!

  10. Claire, your card is adorable and your little cutie makes me want to go and splash in puddles. I still feel like doing that - even at my age - but I think the neighbors would call for the padded van if I did indulge that urge:-) Fabulously colored images, too!


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