Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Let's Celebrate--FMS289 and PPC245

May 24, 2017

I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  My friend, Linda is the hostess this week. I loved her sketch and knew just what I wanted to create.  With Memorial Day and Fourth of July right around the corner, I was feeling patriotic today.

The Paper Craft Crew has a Tic-Tac-Toe board this week and I always enjoy playing along.  I used the top row:  Bright Colors-Enamel Embellishments-Sparkle   Everyone loves the Red, White and Blue!





My card is created on a white card base.  I used a set of square pinking dies to cut the red frame and the small piece of fireworks paper.  The flag, fireworks and popsicle were stamped then colored with Copic Markers.  I used the Sunny Studio Stars and Stripes stamp set and the matching dies for these items.  I added Wink of Stella for shine and a few enamel stars for fun.  The sentiment is from the same set.  It is stamped in Memento black ink.



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


HUGS!
Claire


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday--PP #345 and SSC153

May 21, 2017

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

Our wonderful Nance is the hostess this week at The Paper Players.  She wants us to create a Clean and Simple card using butterflies.  Butterflies are so beautiful and unique.  We can't wait to see what you create.  Remember a Clean and Simple card should have minimal layers and embellishments with an open design. Sunday Stamps has a beautiful color challenge this week and I knew it would work perfectly for what I wanted to create.  Please use a minimum of 3 of the colors in your creations.  I love when I can combine these two challenges.  





My card is created on a white card base.  The background is cut with the MFT Blueprints 20 die set using the new Lemon Lime Twist cardstock  by Stampin' Up!  I just love this color.  I know I am supposed to have minimal layers, so I hope Nance will forgive me.  It just made my watercolored background pop.  The top layer is created on watercolor paper.  I cut it out using the same die set.  I used three Distress inks by Tim Holtz for the watercolored background:  Twisted CitronSalty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I watered down some of the inks to make the splatters.  The butterflies were created using a retired Stampin' Up! set: Best of Butterflies.  I stamped them in Versa Mark and heat embossed them with white powder.  The butterfly punch by Stampin' Up! was used to cut them out.  I folded them in the center and adhered them with Glossy Accents to my card to give them dimension.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added for shine.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento black ink. 





Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

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.  

Teresa Kline


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • 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 June 2nd @ 6pm EST. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I always love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful week! 

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thinking of You--PP344

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's, Mommy's, Mom's, Mum's, and Mama's!  I hope your day is relaxing, restful and very special!  

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  I am the hostess this week and I have a bright color challenge for all of you!  



Have fun and get creative!  I can't wait to see all of the ideas you can come up with using my color palette!




My card is created on a white card base.  A Pear Pizzazz rectangle was cut using a stitched die.  I cut a white zig zag square using W Plus 9 Pinking Square dies.  The jar, flowers and leaves are stamped with Versa Mark ink.  I embossed them with white embossing powder.  The stamp set is from Newton's Nook Lovely Blooms and the matching dies were used to cut out each piece.  I used a sponge and Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz inks to distress all the pieces.  Wink of Stella and dimensionals were added on the flowers.  A sentiment from SugarPea Designs Caring Critters was stamped in black Memento ink.  Clear sparkling sequins were added for fun.



Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

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, May 13, 2017

Hello Friend--Sketch Saturday #463

May 13, 2017

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

This week our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  You will receive four digital stamps of your choice if you are the winner this week!  How fun is that?

I used the Girls Happy Trio digi stamp for my card this week.  This was such a fun image to color.  It made me smile!


I colored these funny girls with Copic Markers.  Wink of Stella and buttons were added for 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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Mother's Day--SSC 152

May 7, 2017

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

Teresa has a fun sketch challenge for all of you!  It is so versatile.  Great for any type of card. 


Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday May 19th @ 6pm EST. 



My card is created on a white card base.  I used the plaid papers from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid  paper pack for my rectangle shapes.  I used the MFT Blueprints 20 to cut the scalloped shaped rectangle.  The flower is stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flowers and leaves are from the Lovely Blooms Neat and Tangled stamp set.  I used distress inks to color the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in black Memento ink.  A few sequins and Wink of Stella were added for sparkle and shine.  



You can see what the rest of the DT created for inspiration by clicking on their names below. I hope you will check out their blogs and then come and play along with us.
HUGS!
Claire

You Are Sweet--PP #343

May 5, 2017

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

The lovely LeAnne, is our hostess this week!  "Sweet Treats" is the theme for the week.  We can't wait to see all of the different ideas you come up with.  Have fun and get creative!





My first thought was ice cream, but looking through my stamps, I came across this fabulous stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  I have never used it and I knew it would be perfect for this theme.  With summer just around the corner, nothing is better than watermelon on a hot day.  

My card is created on a white card base.  I found a piece of DSP with ants all over it.  I knew it was perfect for my background.  I used the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies to cut it out.  The sentiment dies and watermelon stamps are from the Watermelon2Stamp set.  I used the matching dies to cut out the pieces and the sentiment.  A few enamel dots were added for fun.  




Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

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