Sunday, February 19, 2017

Heartfelt Sympathy --PP #332

February 19, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players.  The lovely Laurie is our hostess this week and she has a fun Clean and Simple Challenge for all of us.  



We can't wait to see what you create.  Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card so, that narrowed down the sentiments I could choose from. 



My card is created on a white card base.  I used a few pieces of DSP that I found in my box for this card.  I do not know where they are from.  SO sorry. I used the wood grain piece as a background.   The feathers were cut using a rectangle die and a long rectangle strip was placed across the middle of the card using a coordinating pattern.  The Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold The Comfort die was used to cut the word "sympathy".  I cut it out five times for dimension.  The heartfelt was stamped using the matching stamp set.  I added a few sparkling clear sequins to finish my card. 



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, February 18, 2017

Wishing You All The Joys of Spring! Sketch Saturday #451 Stamp Ink Paper #86

February 18, 2017

It's Saturday and time to play along with Sketch Saturday Challenge!  


Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiment Designs.  You can win 3 FREE digis is you are selected as our winner!  

I am also playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  I just love their Spring colors!  


My card was created using the Mia digi stamp set.  I added a bunny and umbrella from another set that I own.  I think she is ready for a "Dance in the Rain"!  



It is raining in Atlanta!  So my card is perfect for today!  
Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by today! 


Hugs,
Claire

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Spring The Heart Desires Challenge #9

February 15, 2017

I am back with my second card as the February Guest Designer at The Heart Desires Challenge!

I want to thank all the Design team members at the challenge for inviting me to play along with them!  They are such a talented group of designers that inspire me every week!  



I used the color combo and the bunny as my inspiration!  I had so much fun making this card.  I hope it will make you smile!  

There is still time to play along!!  Please join in the fun!


My card is created on a white card base.  The next layers is yellow.  I distressed the watercolor paper with Salty Ocean ink.  Then, I added embossing paste on top of the distressed ink using the Raindrops stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  I distressed some paper with green inks and cut them using the Lawn Fawn's Grassy Hillsides Borders.  The little girl, the umbrella and the bunny are from the Abby's Spring Showers from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the matching dies.  I added glossy accents to her boots and Wink of Stella to her coat, hat and umbrella!  She is ready to dance in the rain!



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!  Please leave a comment if you have time!  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to stop by The Heart Desires Challenge  and visit all the DT blogs!  


HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dancing Queen--PP 3331 and SSC146

February 12, 2017

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

It is very rare that I can incorporate both challenges in one post, but this week it was a WIN, WIN!  




The super creative Nance is our hostess this week at The Paper Players!  She wants us to use Blushing Bride, Smokey Slate and Copper Foil for the color palette.  The Sunday Stamps sketch was perfect for what I wanted to create.  My first thought was flowers with  this color combo.  I decided to step out of the box and use a favorite set of mine from Clearly Besotted.  I LOVE hippos and this stamp set makes me happy!   



My card base is white.  I used a Blushing Bride background and then added a Smokey Slate panel cut using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies.  A strip of Copper Foil was added across the front of my card.  A white oval was cut using an oval die and I sponged Blushing Bride ink around the edges.  Three of the hippos from Trouble in a Tutu were stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  I cut them out using the matching dies.  Wink of Stella was added on the hippos.  A few pink enamel dots were added for fun!  




Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from both  design teams and I hope that you will play along with our challenges 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!!
  5. All stamping products are welcome.  

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 Feb.24th @ 6pm EST. 

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

Have a wonderful week!  

HUGS!
Claire

Friday, February 10, 2017

It's The Little Things-FMS 274

February 10, 2017

I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge today!  I love this clean sketch and the DT has fabulous inspiration.  Stop by their blog!



My card is created on a white card base.  I added a pink polka dot embossed background.  The stork and sentiment are from SugarPea Designs- Bundle of Joy.  I colored the stork with Copic Markers and fussy cut it.  I paper pieced his blanket and added a little pink heart.  Glossy Accents were added to the heart.  Wink of Stella and pearls were added for fun.  Perfect for a little girl coming to a special family!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend!  

 HUGS,
Claire

Sunday, February 5, 2017

LOVE--Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #84 NBUS #10

February 5, 2017

I am rushing to get this posted before the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge closes!  I think I have one hour left to post.  YIKES!

I love a good Tic-Tac-Toe board and my lovely friend LeAnne is the hostess this week.  



I am also entering this card in the NBUS Challenge by the multi talented Darnell!  She is so funny and I just love to visit her blog!  By the way, NBUS means "Never Before Used Schtuff"!  



My friend,  Laurie Schmidt at Stamping Up North created a card that I loved.  I had to order the dies.  I CASed her card but recreated it to match the board.  I used the middle column. Red, Baker's Twine and a Circular Element on my card.  



This card reminded me of the 70's.  I love all the retro things from this time period.  I used a white card base.  I cut the rectangle and circle with stitched dies.  I found scraps in my Valentine box for the background and circle.  The Love die, the flowers and the hearts are from Cherry Lynn Designs.  I added an enamel dot and Baker's Twine to complete my card.



THANKS for stopping by.  I am off to watch the Super Bowl.  Sure hope the Atlanta Falcons win tonight!


HUGS!
Claire

Happiness Is Coming--FMS273

February 5, 2017

It's Super Bowl Sunday.  Most people are probably at parties, but I am in my craft room.  I am not a huge football fan, but since I live in Atlanta, I will "RISE UP" and watch the game and cheer for the Falcons!  SO proud for our city!  It is a huge accomplishment and so many people are having fun!  That makes me smile!

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I was excited about the sketch.  I had a very special card to make and it was perfect for the idea I had in mind.

A very special friend is expecting a little girl.  She has been a wonderful inspiration to me.   I wanted her to know that I am praying for her and I am "THINKING PINK"!!!!!  


My card base is white.  I cut a pink rectangle and a white rectangle using SSS stitched Rectangle dies.  I used a piece of watercolor paper and watercolored some different shades of pink.  I mixed several shades of red and pink together to get the three tones.  I cut them using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies.  The pregnant girl is from Stampingbella-Baby Carriage.  I colored her with Copic markers and used the matching die to cut her out.  Wink of Stella and a few clear sparkling sequins were added.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  


SO happy you stopped by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire



Love Mail--PP330

February 5, 2017

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

I am happy to be the hostess this week.  Our theme challenge is, "Will You Be My Valentine"?  Make a Valentine for someone special to you.  It can be for a parent, partner, spouse, bf, gf, child, grandchild, neighbor or someone that makes your life happier.  Have fun!  We can't wait to see what you create!  



My card is created for my Sweetie!  I hope he will like it!




My card is created on a white card base.  I distressed the top part of the card with blue ink.  The two green panels were cut using the Lawn Fawn Hillside Border dies.  I inked the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress ink. I created the mailbox using the Lawn Fawn Happy Mail Die using Kraft paper and Early Expresso card stock for the post.  The little envelopes were made with a few scraps of Valentine paper using the same die set.  The envelopes actually open!  
















The two little birds were stamped from the Love Letters stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  I stamped the sentiment using different stamp sets.  "Love mail" is from My Creative Time Puffy Hearts Just For You.  I just had this Happy Valentine's Day in my stash.  Sorry, not sure where it is from.   I added three small red hearts for fun.  Wink of Stella was added on the birds for shine.  



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, February 4, 2017

Rain or Shine You're A Friend of Mine--Sketch Saturday #449

February 4, 2017

It's Saturday and we have a new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls.  The winner of the challenge will win 3 digi stamps!  How fun is that!  Make sure you play along with us!





My card is created on a white card base.  I cut two pieces of Marine Blue DSP with the MFT Blueprints #20  dies.  I cut a yellow rectangle frame to showcase my image from Paper Nest Dolls -( Avery in Rain Pancho).  I stenciled blue raindrops around her and colored her with Copic Markers.  Her little duck friend is colored with Copics, too.  I added Glossy Accents on her boots and white gel pin on the polka dots.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  I also made a bow of white Baker's twine and added a yellow button with glue dots.  




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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I Love You, Tons---The Heart Desires Challenge #9

February 1, 2017

I am SOOOO excited to be the Guest Designer for February at The Heart Desires Challenge!

This month they have an amazing inspiration photo for all of you to play along with!  




I was inspired by the colors and the little elephant in the photo.  




My card is created on a white card base.  I used the MFT Blueprints #20 to cut the blue and yellow backgrounds.  I created the red polka dots with embossing paste, Real Red Ink and a stencil. I love the texture it adds to my card.  The circles were cut using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched circle dies.  I stamped the little elephant from SugarPea Designs Tons of Fun and colored him with Copic Markers.  The circles were sponged with yellow ink and the butterflies and hearts were added from the same stamp set.  I colored those with Copics, too.  I added a bow with white Baker's twine and a button.  Wink of Stella was added to the little elephant for shine.  



Make sure you visit all of the Design Teams cards at The Heart Desires Challenge!  So much inspiration and then play along, too!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!  


HUGS!
Claire