Monday, April 28, 2014

Celebrate! DD#100 and PP193

April 28, 2014

We had a fabulous weekend with Miss Addison and Miss Victoria!  They are so much fun, but oh, I am one tired Grammy when they go home.  I must admit though, this house is way to quiet without their laughter to fill it!!!!  I am so thankful for the time we share with them.   

It is with a sad heart that I make my last card for The Dynamic Duos Challenge!  This is their 100th Challenge and they are closing the blog.  I have enjoyed their weekly challenges SOOOO much!!!!  I have grown and learned so much from all of their examples and stepped out of the box so many weeks with colors that I would have never used.  A huge THANK you to Lesley and Anne Marie and ALL the past and present Design Team Members!  

I will be using the sketch challenge from The Paper Players for my card.  Their Design Team amazes me every week with their inspiration and ideas.  THANK YOU for all your hard work and dedication to offer the challenges!!!

The Subtle colors this week are so beautiful together.  I hope you will enjoy my card!  

A little bee landed on my card when I took the picture.  He is in the upper left corner.  I thought he liked my card, so I left him in the photo.  LOL!  

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Pool Party, So Saffron, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, So Saffron Designer Series Paper,Creped Filter Paper (for Flower), Vellum Cardstock

Ink:  Smokey Slate

Stamp:  (I found this in my stash)  

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit Paper Pierce Tool, Paper Piercing Mat, Brad, Bird Punch (leaves), Glue Dots

Embellishment:  Pearls

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

A few pictures from our weekend!

Happy Stampin!


  1. Beautiful card! Your talent is getting better daily!!

  2. Thank you so much, Angel!!! You are so encouraging and thoughtful!! XX

  3. Just gorgeous! Love the colors and your pretty flower and vellum leaves....almost as pretty as your wee granddaughters! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you very much, LeAnne! I love hearing from you! XX

  4. Claire, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of patterns and the pearl detail. The vellum leaves are an awesome touch. Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week for our final challenge! Also, big thanks for rocking my sketch over at the Paper Players. :) PS: I'm your newest blog follower. I just love your creations. Hugs!

    1. Anne Marie, you made my day! I am so excited to receive your comment! I have been following you for so long! I love every card you make! THANK YOU!!!!! XX

  5. Absolutely stunning on all accounts, Claire! I love everything...including the bee :) Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you very much, Ann!!!!! it is great to hear from you! I love your work, so getting your compliment makes me so happy! XX


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