Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Paper Players sketch challenge

This Sunday it's a sketch from Joanne at The Paper Players:

I really loved this sketch, so many possibilities. It will be fun to see the PP gallery this week!

I went for a country look card, using the Simon Says stitched daisies as my focal point. 

The die has double stitching, and I inlaid the first daisy. I love all the stitches!! I backed it on some patterned paper, then on chocolate chip and crumb cake. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. 

I hope you'll join us!

Paper: SU, patterned
Dies: Lil inker rounded stitched rectangle, Lawn Fawn hello, Simon Says stitched daisy

Penny Black's Snowy Grove

Happy Sunday!

At the Christmas Card Challenge it's every ones fave....anything goes!

I grabbed some Coastal Cabana paper and ink, and did some stamping!

First I stamped the Deer Silhouette from Popystamps, and then cut it out with a My Favorite Things zig zag stitched circle. The Penny Black Snowy Grove background was also stamped in Coastal Cabana.  I just love all the trees!

I used Stampin' Up's heat and stick powder to adhere the glitter. You can read about how to do that here. I like the texture it adds, and also that the glitter doesn't come off all over the place! 

The sentiment is from Cas-ual Friday, I thought it very fitting, as the forest always seems so quiet and peaceful.

Come and play along with us at the Christmas Card Challenge!

Paper: all SU
Ink: SU black, Versafine
Stamps:Cas-ual Friday's Christmas, PB Snowy Grove,PS Deer Silouette
Dies:MFT zig zag stitched circles
Other: SU heat and stick powder and glitter

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Memory Box Let Them Eat Cake

Hi everyone!

I have a layered Birthday card to share today...I started out with My favorite Things Blueprints #20. Then I added some Memory Box cross stitched rectangles. The tiny piece of Birthday cake is from Memory Box,too. I have more fun with that little cake...I just love the tiny pieces! It's backed on a Stampin Up circle. The sentiment is from a friend of mine.

I'm entering this at:

Stampin' Royalty(to Die for)

Wear Our Badge

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Have a great day!

Paper: all SU
Dies: MFT Blueprints #20,MB cross stitched rectangles. MB let them eat cake

Monday, June 20, 2016

HEY girlfriend!

Hi everyone!

I have a card to share that I made for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I always enjoy looking at all the awesome cards in the gallery over there. Amazing number of entries too!

AND prizes, can't forget those!

My card is all Stampin' Up today. Well, except for the circle and sentiment, and.... it's a friend of mines. I have no idea where she got it. I guess when we get together I should start writing down everything....but that's no fun either. I don't get to see her very often, so we just enjoy playing!

I used the Cups and Kettles framelets dies along with that fun Have a Cuppa DP. I added a few enamel dots too.

I'm also entering this at:
Simon Says Monday (use patterned paper)
Virginia's View (make it colorful)

Have a great day!

Paper: all SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: not sure?
Dies: SU cups and kettles, MFT zig zag stitched circles
Other: SU enamel dots

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Paper Players 300th Challenge Anniversary and BLOG CANDY!!!!

Today is a VERY SPECIAL day for us over at The Paper Players

It's our 300th challenge anniversary! Congrats Paper Players!

 Now on to this week's challenge... It's a Clean and Simple theme challenge from Jaydee: Celebration! To celebrate this occasion we have blog candy to give away, and lots of it! The team has assembled not one, not two, but nine grab bags full of stamping goodness! To be eligible to win one, all you need to do is play along with our challenge this week. You can play as many times as you like, but each needs to be a new project (no back linking, please) and see The Paper Players blog for our other challenge rules. Winners will be selected from all PP300 challenge participants using and will be posted on Saturday, July 25.

This is a picture of the new blog candy Stamping Up North is giving away:

I'm SO excited to see all the cards this week in the gallery and especially to see who wins all the blog candy. 10 lucky winners!!!
It's going to be SO much FUN!

I made a white on white card to celebrate this special occasion:

I used lots of dies, and had lots of fun layering them.

 A clean and layered congratulations card for 300 challenges!

Head on over to The Paper Players and join in the fun, and a chance to win some blog candy!!!

Entering this at:

Cuttlebug Mania (congrats)

Mod squad (congrats)

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

Paper: SU white
Dies: My Favorite Things Blueprints#20, Simon Says stitched daisy,Elizabeth Craft Congrats, Memory Box swirl
Other: Quick Kutz We R memory keepers Woven embossing folder

Reverse Confetti Winter Words

This week we have a color challenge for you at the Christmas Card Challenge:

 I had a new stocking die form Sizzix that I got on sale after Christmas that I have been wanting to use.
 I cut it out in SU's real red and did some inlaying with coastal cabana and pink.

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Winter Words and stamps. I added a few hearts around it,too. 

I hope you will join's always fun to make Christmas cards all year long!

Entering this at:

(anything goes Christmas)

Paper: SU real red, coastal cabana, pink, patterned
Ink:SU black
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Winter words and stamps
Dies: Reverse Confetti winter words, Sizzix stockings
Other: enamel dots

Friday, June 17, 2016

Impression Obsession Flower Boquet

Happy Friday!

I decided to play with my Bouquet die from Impression Obsession....I love all the tiny pieces.

 I cut out only yellow flowers to make my bouquet, and filled the basket full!

 I adhered it onto Avery Elle's wonky stitched rectangle. The sentiment is from Penny Black's Sentiment Collection. One of my favorite paper packs is the subtle plaid from My Favorite Things. I LOVE plaid paper, and actually have quite a collection of it. In fact, I tend to hoard it!

Entering this at:

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Have a great weekend!

Paper: SU, MFT subtle Plaid
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection
Dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, IO basket and Bouquet

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dies R Us June Butterfly Challenge

Hi everyone!

It's time for the new June "Anything Goes with Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

Our Challenge Blog

The theme is butterflies...I expect there will be lots of beautiful cards in the gallery this month!

 I used the Cute As a Butterfly from Dies R Us as a focal point for my card. I layered it on top of a Dies R Us Heart Doily,and a stitched circle. Behind that, I cut apart some of the doily and stuck it around the edges. The frame is from Impression Obsession, and the sentiment from Technique Tuesday. (You can follow the links to the dies under this photo.)

                                                          Dies R US Heart Doily #2
                                                            Technique Tuesday Say It Hello
                                                           Impression Obsession 6 in 1 Frames
                                                              Stitched Circles

I added a few pearls in the center of the butterfly and a couple of enamel dots by the sentiment.

If you would like to play along with this Butterfly challenge ( and I hope you do!) head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge blog.
We would love to have you join us!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Taylored Expressions.... Berry Special

I DO love the red, white, and blue! 

That's the color challenge LeAnne has for us at The Paper Players this week:

So many ways to go with this one! 

I just had to use these cute lil Memory Box cherries laying on my desk. I decided that would be my red, and backed them onto a diagonal stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things. Then I backed that onto a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. I also added some blue gingham paper behind it all. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions called Berry Special, stamped in black.

I'm kind of into fruit lately...making cards with it and EATING it! The last bunch of grapes and cherries I had were so sweet and delicious. In a few weeks it will be strawberry picking time up here....can't wait! Maybe you will be seeing a strawberry card here soon......

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you join us!

Entering this at:

CAS Mix Up card Challenge

stamping(sentiment) +die cuts(cherries,stitched rectangles)+dry embossing(cherry leaves)

Paper: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin Up black
Stamps: TE Berry Special
Dies:MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Lil Inker stitched rectangles, MB cherries