Sunday, August 13, 2017

Live, Laugh, Create... SSC159

August 13, 2017

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

This week we have a beautiful color palette for all of you!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Please use a minimum of 3 of the colors.




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 Aug.25th  @ 6pm EST. 



My card is created on a white card base.  I cut a pink frame using MFT Blueprints dies.  The stitched white rectangle was cut using the same dies.  I added splotches of paint with the W Plus 9 Ink Splats stamp set using different distress inks. The paint brushes and pot were stamped using the Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever Clear Mount stamp set.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from the same set.  A few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Wink of Stella was added for shine.  I just love this color combo!  



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



Sweet 16 -- PP3357

August 13, 2017

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




The sensational Sandy is our hostess this week!  Her color challenge is so pretty!  I was a little stumped at first, but then I ended up having several ideas with the palette. Have fun and we can't wait to see how you use these colors! 




My card is created on a white card base.  I used the MFT Bold Stripes Die to create the fun frame and layers.  I used Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral stripes.  A Pear Pizzazz starburst frame was created around the white sunburst circle and adhered on top of the bold stripes frame.   I cut the "16" from Bermuda Bay using Stampin' Up!  Large Number Framelit dies.  I used the MFT Fall Florals  stamp set to create the flowers and the leaves.  Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay ink was used on the flowers and Pear Pizzazz was used on the leaves.  The matching dies were used to cut out all the pieces.  Enamel dots were used in the center of each flower.  The word "sweet" is cut three times in Calypso Coral using the Tayolred Expressions die and Glossy Accents was added to create lots of shine.  A little Bermuda Bay heart was placed in the script.  This card was created for my niece, Olivia.  She turned 16 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, August 12, 2017

You Are Better Than Summer Sunshine! FMS300 and SIP #111

August 12, 2017

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  


   

I LOVE the beach and I am so excited that this is the 300th sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches Team.  That is an amazing accomplishment!  


My card is created on a white card base.  I found a beautiful piece of DSP of a gorgeous sunshine in my stash for the background.  I added Island Indigo card stock behind the beach ball and sunshine piece of DSP.  I added the yellow polka dot DSP behind the embossed Island Indigo rectangle.  The flip flops were stamped on the yellow polka dot paper and fussy cut using a Simon Says Stamp set.  Glossy Accents was added to the shoes and a little candy dot was added to the flip flops.  I used the sentiment from the same stamp set and sponged the edges with Island Indigo ink.  A few more candy dots were added for fun.  Baker's Twine was added with a bow for a little more pop.  


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Now, I am off to enjoy some summer sunshine in Atlanta, GA!  It has rained all week and I need a doze of Vitamin D!  

Have a great weekend!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, August 6, 2017

I Just Hugged You In My Thoughts! --PP356

August 6, 2017

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



The amazing Nance is our hostess this week and she has a FUN theme challenge for all of us! It can be an outdoor activity such as cycling, hiking, camping, gardening, etc. or it can be something found outdoors in nature such as birds, bees, flowers, trees, leaves....you get the idea!  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create!  



My card is created on a white card base.  I used MFT Blueprints for the orange background.  I used the MFT Cloud stencil to create the sky and distress inks and Lawn Fawn hillside  borders to create the ground. The little girl image and all the leaves were created using the MFT Jumping With Joy stamp set and dies.  I colored them with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  I paper pieced the hat and pants with Lawn Fawn Plaid paper.  The sentiment is stamped in Momento Cocoa ink using the same stamp set.  I love Fall and this is my idea of fun in the "Great Outdoors"!  


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, August 5, 2017

Trick Or Treat--Sketch Saturday #475

August 5, 2017

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


                    MMedel Illustrations is our sponsor this week! 


The prize this week is  2 digis + discount coupon!  How fun is that?


My card is created on a black square base.  I added two different pieces of Halloween paper that I found in my stash for the background.  One was cut with a stitched border die.  I cut an orange stitched oval frame to mount behind my ghost.  The ghost is from   MMedel Illustrations  Cute Ghost digital stamp.  I added a little Copic Marker (C1) and blended it with a O Marker.  I also added some black ink to distress the image.   The sentiment is stamped in black and then I distressed the edges and inked the little rectangle to make it look old and spooky.  Two black buttons with black and orange Baker's Twine was 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










Thursday, August 3, 2017

Not All Who Wander Are Lost--The Challenge #94

August 3, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! 
This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for you!



A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.



My card is created on a white card base.  My background is a piece of wood grained DSP.  I used distress inks and created two colors of green grass and cut them out using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die.  The camper is stamped using the SugarPea Designs Sweet Incentive Stamp Set and Camping Icons dies.  I colored the camper with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I stamped it on a natural card stock and distressed the edges with tea dye distress ink.  Two black arrows and cream enamel dots were added for fun! 


Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire