Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Harvest--PP362

September 17, 2017

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

The Lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week and she has a fabulous Clean and Simple Challenge for all of us.  The theme is "Harvest" and we can't wait to see what you create!  



My card is created on a Very Vanilla card base.  I cut a piece of plaid paper that I found in my stash and rounded the corners for my background.  I embossed an Early Expresso piece of card stock with a pumpkin folder.  I rounded the corners on this, too.  I stamped the scarecrow, wagon and pumpkins using the Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest stamp set.  I colored the pieces with Copic Markers.  I used the matching dies to cut out all the pieces.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  Wink of Stella was added for shine. This happy scarecrow is very happy with his pumpkin harvest. 


The Paper Players Design Team
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!

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, September 16, 2017

May All Your Wishes Come True--Sketch Saturday #481

September 16, 2017

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

Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps!!!


The winner will receive one free digi stamp of their choice. 




My card is created on a white card base.  I used a scalloped border die to cut out the yellow background.  The purple card stock was cut using a stitched rectangle die.  The little girl image is from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.  The name of the stamp set is Amy Gift.  I colored her with Copic Markers and fussy cut her.  She was attached to my card with dimensionals.  I cut a yellow and purple rectangle to match the sketch.  The sentiment was stamped and cut using a banner die.  I sponged purple ink around the sentiment.  Yellow enamel dots and Wink of Stella was added for shine and fun! 




Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to check out all the other DT members cards at 

Have a great week!

HUGS!
Claire

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee-My Love For You Will Never Die! --Fall Coffee Lovers Blogshop

September 15, 2017

It's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!




The AMAZING Amy Tsuruta is the creator of this fabulous blog hop! Make sure you stop by and check out all the fantastic entries and the list of sponsors is over the top!  So many prizes and tons of inspiration!  
83 Sponsors is just AMAZING!!!!!!!  How generous of all these fabulous paper crafters to be a part of this fun event!  A HUGE THANK YOU to all of them!

LOVE coffee and I LOVE being a part of this event! 



My card is created on a white card base.  I used the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the three panels. I stamped the zombie girl from the SugarPea Designs  Undying Love stamp set. I colored her with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  White dots were added with a gel pen. I also stamped a mug and added a little pumpkin on the front of the mug.  I covered the mug with Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from two different stamp set.  The word "Coffee" is from the SugarPea Designs Perfect Blend set and the "My Love for you will Never Die" is from the  Undying Love set.  A few black enamel dots were added for fun! 




THANK you for stopping by my blog today!

Stop by the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for inspiration!
Here a little more info about the  Coffee Blog Hop.
Go to the 
for all the details. There is also a list of all
the sponsors of the hop. All these sponsors
have prizes to give away to everyone who
shares a card in the linky party.
So make a Fall themed coffee/tea or cocoa card
and link up to be eligible for winning
one of the fabulous prizes. 
The hop runs from September 15 until 
September 22, so enough time to add
your card/project.

Wishing you a fabulous day, HAPPY Fall and take  lots of coffee breaks!

HUGS!
Claire
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Oh My Stars!-- #tttc014

September 11, 2017

It's a very somber day in America.  I hope everyone stopped to think about the tragic event that took on this day.  We must never forget!!!

In Atlanta, we are experiencing the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  It has rained ALL day and we have wind gusts of 60 mph.  Lots of trees down and many without power, but so far we are very fortunate.  I am very thankful for that!  

I am playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge today.  There are so many ways to play!  I love these boards! 


I played along with the outside column--acetate, dimension, and gold.  


My card is created on a white card base.  I added a piece of gold foil and white striped background paper to the white base.  I cut a piece of white card stock with a stitched rectangle border. A circle die was used to cut the circle for the shaker portion of my card.  The sentiment is stamped in black using the MFT Written in the Stars stamp set.  The gold glitter "Stars" and the little stars are cut using the Shining Stars die set by MFT.  I used a MFT Circle Shaker Pouch to hold the gold stars, white beads and clear sequins.  A gold foil circle frame was cut to outline the pouch. A few glittery gold stars were added for fun! 


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Hope you are having a great day!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Let Our Live Be Full---SSC161

September 10, 2017

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




Use a minimum of 3 colors and 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, Sept 22nd @ 6pm EST.




My card is created on a white card base.  I used the Reverse Confetti Swoosh Panel cover to cut the Elegant Eggplant frame.  The background was created using a variety of distress inks.  After I smooched the distress inks on the watercolor paper, I used the same die to cut out the pieces to fill in the frame.  The leaves were stamped in Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant and Hello Honey inks from Stampin' Up!  I used the SugarPea Designs Lovely Leaves stamp set.  I cut them out with the matching dies.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum with black ink from the same stamp set.  Wink of Stella was added on the leaves for shine.  


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

Teresa Kline

Have a great weekend!


HUGS!
Claire

Just For You--PP361

September 10, 2017

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

The lovely and talented Jaydee is our hostess this week!  She has a beautiful color challenge for all of us! 



I must admit, my first thought with this beautiful color palette was Christmas, but I decided to make a birthday card.  We can't wait to see what you create!


My card is created on a white card base.  I used the Reverse Confetti Swoosh Cover Panel die to cut out the silver foil frame.  I added in part of the pieces and left the others white.  I stamped the peony and leaves using The Ton Large Peony 2 stamp.  They were colored with  Copic Markers.  Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Wink Of Stella was added for shine.  



The Paper Players Design Team

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!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, September 3, 2017

In A Good Book--PP360

September 3, 2017

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

I am the hostess and I have a fun theme challenge for all of you!  It's "Back To School" time and we can't wait to see what you create!  We have already been in school for a month in Georgia, but most places go back to school after Labor Day.  There is always someone to make a card or project for: a teacher, a student, a bus driver, coach, school employee or even a volunteer!  Have fun and get creative! 





My card is created on a white card base.  I added a piece of patterned paper cut using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I stamped the sentiment in black on a white rectangle using the SugarPea Designs Read Between the Lines stamp set.     I mounted the sentiment on black card stock.  The glasses were cut in red, yellow and blue card stock using the Brainy Bookmarks die by SugarPea Designs.  I added Glossy Accents on the lenses to make them shiny.  I used a banner punch from Stampin' Up! to create all the banners.  I added a black enamel dot on each one.  This card can be given to a teacher, a student, a librarian or any one that loves reading! 


The Paper Players Design Team

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!

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hip, Hippo, Hooray! --Sketch Saturday #479

September 2, 2017

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


 Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs.  The prize is 2 single digis or 2 card topper kits. How fun is that?  

I used the Henrietta with Flowers digi stamp to create my card.  I love hippos and this little gem made me smile!



I used a piece of plaid paper and some purple card stock to create my background.  The squares were punched with square punches and I added the little decorative purple cut out on top of the squares.  Henrietta is colored with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut her and added lots of Wink of Stella for shine.  Orange enamel dots were added for fun to complete my card.




Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to check out all the other DT members cards at 

Have a great week!

HUGS!
Claire