Sunday, January 25, 2015

Crazy About You for Paper Players #229

Hello there! Wow, where did the last week go? It's already time for a new challenge over at The Paper PlayersThe lovely Jaydee is our challenge hostess this week and she has an absolutely fabulous sketch to play along with.
So, I haven't been stamping a whole lot these days but I just keep ordering new stamping supplies...purses...lots of organic produce...and home decor. Did I mention stamping supplies? Oh my, I need a "shopping intervention" this month! It's really bad. LOL! Can anyone else relate to that?

I used the Crazy About You stamp set with coordinating flower punch for the main image on my card. The flower is heat embossed, not sure if you can see that in the photo. The paper, buttons and ribbon are exclusive to the SU! Sale-A-Bration promo which is going on right now. You can get them for free with every $50 you spend. The colors are Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry. The "double bow" took me longer to create than the card itself. Ha!
Please join us over at The Paper Players! The challenge closes on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at Noon (PST). Stop by and say hello to the Design Team.

The Paper Players Design Team
Before I say good-bye, I wanted to share one of my favorite photos from last week. I don't know if I have shared this before, but I volunteer to take photos for a local cat rescue. The rescue specializes in taking in cats with special needs and there are some amazing kitties looking for homes. Two of my cats were adopted from this rescue. This wee one is Nugget. Nugget was the runt of the litter and has been at the rescue since he was only a few weeks old. I love this little guy! He's going to find a good home soon, I can feel it . :)
So glad you stopped by today! Please leave a comment to say hello. Happy stamping! 
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello Life for Paper Players #228

Hello there, stamping friends! Well, I am trying to get back into the swing of things on my blog and I'm slowly but surely getting into the "crafty groove" again. This week at The Paper Players our  lovely hostess, LeAnne has a fun challenge to get the creativity flowing. We are keeping it Clean and Simple (CAS) with a focus on the sentiment. 
I love cards with big, BOLD sentiments! As soon as I saw the challenge LeAnne had planned for us, I knew I wanted to use the new Hello Life stamp set. I ADORE this sentiment! The color combo is Hello Honey, Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slate.

Here is quick shot of the inside of the card: 
Please join us over at The Paper Players! The challenge closes on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at Noon (PST). Stop by and say hello to the Design Team. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today. Happy Stamping! :) 

The Paper Players Design Team
Before I sign off, I wanted to share a photo of my Ozzy that I took on Christmas Eve. My sweet boy is 10 years old this year and I can't believe it. Time sure flies, doesn't it? 
PS: I have had a few messages about sharing photos of my new craft space here on the blog...I have a little more work to do and then I will post a some photos, I promise. I have one desk to paint and just got some storage delivered from Stamp N' Storage (Hooray!) that I'm trying to get organized and placed. Almost finished...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dusting off the Cobwebs for Paper Players #226

Well hello there stamping friends! I decided to get my little broom out to dust off the cobwebs (and a wee bit of glitter) from my blog...FINALLY! If anyone has stuck with me this long, you might remember that I took a little (OK, a LONG) break back in July of last year. My husband and I moved into our new home and between that and work, life got pretty hectic. Sadly, crafting moved to the back burner. 

Flash forward to a brand new home and a freshly painted stamp studio. I'm so excited to finally be back at The Paper Players hosting the first challenge of 2015. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things and am super excited to be creating with these amazing ladies once again. We are also welcoming our new DT members and Guest Designers this week, so please stop by and say hello. This week, I have a fun Theme Challenge to share: "Everything Old is New Again". The details of the challenge are pretty simple: simply create a project with a recycled or re-purposed item(s). 
To create my card, I used a holiday gifted box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates (yes, some are missing...thanks to my hubby...and maybe me. *wink*), a Birchbox which held my cosmetic goodies from my November subscription and some matches. Isn't this a random mix of re-purposed items? I really wanted to try to challenge myself with this one. After not creating for a while, it was kind of fun to just look for inspiration around the house to get that creative mojo working. 
I used the new One Tag Fits All stamp set and coordinating punch. I'm NOT going to list everything I have used on the card because honestly, this card was all about being creative and having fun. I wasn't wrapped up in the "ingredients" of the card. I thought this would be perfect card to use paired with a candle (and maybe some chocolate) for a gift to a friend. Pretty cute, right? 
There have been many changes since I have last ventured into the blogging world. I won't go into all the nitty-gritty right now, but I absolutely have to share a photo of this little nugget. This is Miss Sophie. Isn't she ADORABLE?? She has been taking over the house since she arrived last month. She is 5 months old and as sassy as they come! 
Please join us over at The Paper Players! The challenge closes on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at Noon (PST). Stop by and say hello to the Design Team. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today. Happy Stamping! :) 

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tic-Tac-Toe Papillon for Paper Players #202

Hello there, stamping friends! It's time for a brand new challenge over at the Paper Players! This week, Sandy is our hostess with a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I love these challenges because you have plenty of inspiration to get the creative mojo working! So many options. For obvious reasons, I went with the bottom row of "Pink-Pearls or Rhinestones-Embossing". You can't post a challenge option with pink AND bling and expect me to look away. Nope. Can't do it.

I really needed this time in my craft room to create my card. I mean, REALLY! I haven't shared a lot on my blog (because I didn't want to jinx anything) but things are about to get a little crazy in my world. My husband and I are getting ready to close our new home. Moving is SO stressful, but I keep thinking about the "light at the end of the tunnel"....which includes a huge new space for my stamp studio. I just need to get through the next week and then the chaos begins...ACK! Let's not talk about that yet. Because I can't. Instead, please play along with this fun challenge! :)
I know I mentioned that I was on a "paper buying freeze" last week...well, thanks to my friend Ann, I now have some new paper. I caved. I am weak. If you haven't bought the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack yet, DO IT NOW! This paper is gorgeous!

I created a butterfly birthday card, for no other reason then I wanted to use my butterfly punch. It just made me happy, in the midst of the moving mess. I just had fun creating. Sometimes you just need that. I listed the current SU! supplies at the end of this post, too.
Please join us over at the Paper Players!  The challenge is open through Friday, July 4th, 2014 at Noon (PDT)Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.  Don't forget to leave a comment and say hello. :) Have a great day!   
  
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Perfect Blend Thanks for Paper Players #201

Hello and Happy Sunday, stamping friends! This week over at the Paper Players, the always fabulous Nance is our hostess with a fun sketch challenge. I don't know about you but out of all the different creative challenge out there, sketches are my favorite. I like having a little "blueprint" for a card design to get the creative mojo going.
I needed to make a "coffee-themed" thank you card for a good friend who did a big favor for me, so that was my inspiration for this card. I'm absolutely loving the Lullaby Designer Series Paper from the new SU! catty. It's not just for baby cards! Can I tell you a little secret? I made a promise to myself that I would NOT hoard DSP anymore. If you saw my stamp studio, you would know why I said that. There is an insane amount of paper in there! So, I only bought 2 different DSP packs from the new catty and I can't buy anymore until they are at least half gone. So far, I have not caved in, even though there are so many gorgeous papers in that new catty. I will stay strong....I can beat my DSP addiction! Haha! :)
The Perfect Blend stamp set is one of those sets that I use a LOT. It's fairly easy to fussy cut too, which is why every time I use it, I feel like a paper piecing rockstar. (Fussy cutting stresses me out.) I added the glimmer paper because it's not a card from me without a little bit of bling. Then I dug into the embellishment drawer and added a couple little details for fun. I listed the supplies at the end of the post. 

Finally, here is a shot of the inside of the card which I fashioned into a little gift card holder to display a Starbucks card. Hmmm, Starbucks does sound really good right about now. I see an iced soy Hazelnut Macchiato in my future. Yum!
Please join us over at the Paper Players!  The challenge is open through Friday, June 27th, 2014 at Noon (PDT)Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.  Don't forget to leave a comment and say hello. :) Have a great day!   
  
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