2.19.2017

The Paper Players 332:


Happy Sunday all!  It's been a great weekend so far!  It's NBA All-Star weekend, so we have been watching a lot of tv basketball (my favourite!). It is also Sunday of a long weekend (which is also my favourite!).  Holiday Mondays are the best, right?!?!





This week at The Paper Players, Laurie's clean and simple challenge is using a SENTIMENT as your focal point:





I had received quite a few sentiment die cuts for Christmas (thanks to my husband!), so I dug threw some new stash and came out with this one!

This is my second die inlay technique card and they are so much fun to put together!  I must make more!


Card Ingredients:
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Well WishesMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting:  My Favorite Things Grid stencil, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks, Canson XL Watercolor paper






Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!

Cheers all!





2.18.2017

I Love You:


Hi all!  Happy Saturday to you!  It is a long weekend here and I plan to take advantage of it and craft, craft, craft!






Today I am trying a new technique (to me).  I created a negative space "stencil" with Reverse Confetti's Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts and stamped layers of Love Blooms.  I then took my "stencil" off, added a Crazy About You sentiment, and tahdah... another one layer card perfect for mailing!




One layer cards are now one of my favourites to create!  It's a challenge but so much fun to see what I can come up with.  (BTW:  I still LOVE lots of layers too!)








I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch






















Simon Says Stamp (fantastic florals)


















Cheers all!

2.13.2017

Merry Monday 235:


Happy Monday all!  I spent another great weekend in my craft room.  I haven't enjoyed creating card this much in a long time!  Hopefully that kind of thinking stays put for a while!



This week at Merry Monday, Linda would like us to create a Christmas card with a SNOWMAN theme:






Oh snowmen.  Why do you hate me so much?

I don't know what it is about snowmen, but we just don't get along.  I don't know why.  It just is.

(Although this little guy turned out pretty awesome and it looks like he wants to give me a hug.)




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Christmas Cuteness, My Favorite Things Snowfall of Blessings
Die cuts:   My Favorite Things Coffee Cup, My Favorite Things Christmas Cuteness,
 My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20

Frosting:  Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil, Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstockTim Holtz WaterbrushCanson XL Watercolor paperTsukineko Versafine Onyx BlackArtist's Loft Necessities Watercolour Pan



I would also like to enter my card into the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp (cute)



















You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!

2.12.2017

Amazing Birthday:


Hi all!  We are in for the some beautiful weather coming up - the sun is shining and we are due for warmer temperatures.  

I have been meaning to try some new techniques from Jennifer McGuire but have been a little too busy lately.  Better late than never!

Today I am trying Jennifer's distress ink resist technique.  I also brought out some stamp sets that have not seen any love.  Leave it to me to finally use something and it's already retired - sigh!


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Happy Every Day (?!retired), Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever
Die cuts:  
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20

Frosting:  
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Baker's twine Stampin' Up! inks,
Stampin'Up! cardstockTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, VersaMark Emboss ink pad


I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:



CAS on Sunday









Freshly Made Sketches




















Well that is it for me this weekend - gotta go do laundry (don't be TOO jealous!)  Cheers!



The Paper Players 331:


Happy Sunday all!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far!  I have been spending the past few days in the craftroom.  

And yes, I always have company..

My princess Saffron.  If she is not being terribly bratty, she is being absolutely adorable =)



That face.  I love her to bits =)








This week at The Paper Players, Nance has chosen this gorgeous colour combo:







Copper foil?!?  Yes please!  Love love love!




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Be A Barista, Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups

Die cuts:  Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups, Reverse Confetti Dots Tag LayerMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting:  
Tim Holtz Dot Fade StencilStampin' Up! cardstockTsukineko Versafine Onyx BlackStampin' Up! inks





Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!


Cheers all!




2.11.2017

So Sorry:


Hi all!  Happy Saturday to you!  It's the perfect time to be indoors crafting as it is currently a snowy whiteout out there - can barely see across the street!

Have I mentioned that I have a head cold - yeppers - still hanging on for 3 weeks.  I feel a million times better than I did the first week, but still... I have had enough of this cold!!




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Pretty Poppies, Delicate Pretty Poppies
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Pretty Poppies and Leaves,
 My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX

Frosting:  My Favorite Things Polka Dots Stencil, Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock



I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:



Hand Stamped Sentiments






















MFT Color Challenge









CAS(E) this Sketch




















Enjoy your weekend - cheers!







2.08.2017

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop:






(If you came here from Amy Kolling's blog then you are on the right tract!  If you happened to have gotten lost along the way, please start the hop at Reverse Confetti.)


Hi all!  Happy Wednesday to you!  Have I mentioned I am the January/February Reverse Confetti 'Fetti Friend??  Also have I mentioned that I love Reverse Confetti?  True story!!







Today I decided to get colourful and 
showcase Foodie Fun and the coordinating Foodie Fun Confetti Cuts.  I also used my new favourite Hearts stencil in a fun yellow:





Yummy colours, yummy ice cream!  I finished off my tag with Beautiful Banners and the Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts.




  



I would also like to enter my tag into the following challenge:


Can You Case It




















Well that is it for me!!  Next on the blog hop trip is Heather Pulvirenti!!  Enjoy!!!