Sunday, November 27, 2011

PP74: A Vintage Snowman

Hi All! It's so good to be back. I took off last week to prepare for a workshop and I sure missed hangin' out with y'all. But, you were in good hands. Rita filled in for me and did a fabulous job. Thanks so much Rita!! The break must have done me some good, because my card this week came together pretty easily. It sure helps that Lesley put together a sweet little sketch for us to play with.

When I saw the oval shape, I immediately thought snowman. There are some really pretty prints in the Deck the Halls DSP that I thought would work perfectly on this sketch as well. I settled on a really pretty blue design and that was the inspiration for my ca

I went with a vintage-y look for my design...which is something I don't often do. I love the softened look that the sponging does for the edges and it works so well with this stamp set. I added a bit of snowflake embossing on the background and some Jingle Bells to my sentiment. Isn't he just adorable?

What do you think? Are you inspired by the sketch? If so, be sure to hop on over to the Paper Players Blog and upload your project. While you're there, check out all the other fabulous cards the Players have put together for you. I see that the Tiny Tags were popular this week ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Tiny Tags & Season of Friendship
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Whisper White; Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake & Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Jingle Bells, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch,
Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Blue Brads, Linen Thread, Sponges and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Sunday, November 13, 2011

PP72:Naughty or Nice?

Hi All, Happy Sunday! The weekend is almost over, but the new Paper Players challenge is just beginning. LeAnne has a nice, cozy holiday palette for us to play with this week: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke and River Rock.

I love River Rock, so I couldn't wait to pull it out and play. I actually didn't have Riding Hood Red, so, surely, I had to add it to my collection. It's funny how some colors have been around forever...but you just never get around to buying them ;)

Along with my new order of Riding Hood Red, I ordered up the Letters to Santa DSP. There happens to be a print in there that has all of these colors. I used it as my background and drew from it as my inspiration.

If you can believe it, there are no stamps on this card. These are all prints in the paper pack that I cut out and used to make a bit of a collage. I did cheat and add a bit of Early Espresso to my color combo. I think it adds a nice balance to the card. And...since we're talking Naughty and Nice...I finished it off with a little bling. It just seems fitting!

Are these colors talking to you? If so, be sure to hop on over to the Paper Players Blog and upload your project. While you're there, be sure to check out all of the other fabulous cards the Players have put together for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: None (Can you believe it?)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock and Whisper White Cardstock; Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: None
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Clear Rhinestones, Jumbo Brown Brads and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Sunday, November 6, 2011

PP71: Let's Get Cooking

Hi All! I sure hope you're having a great weekend. We are actually getting some cooler weather here in AZ, so we headed out to a Salsa Festival in Chandler. I had never been to one before, so we thought we'd try it out. We got our own little bag of tortilla chips and a ballot. I'm a 'foodie' so it was fun to try all of the different salsas and vote on my favorites. Just yummy!

Anne Marie has a fun challenge for us this week at the Paper Players: Let's Get Cooking. You'd think this would include food, but it doesn't. It just calls for a whole 'recipe' of goodness to play with.
For a clean and simple girl like myself, I thought I'd have trouble with this one, but I didn't. As usual, I just played with a lot of color.

First on the recipe was to use (3) different patterned papers. I kinda cheated on this I couldn't keep it at 3. I couldn't get a balance going with the design I wanted to use, so I actually used (5) different designs. Shhhhh....we'll try to keep that our secret from Anne Marie ;)

Next up, two different ribbons. When I was organizing my panels, I added a pop of More Mustard. I chose a More Mustard Grosgrain for my first ribbon to coordinate with this paper. My second ribbon is a shear brown. I wanted to offset all the color and go a bit more neutral.

My punches were incorporated into the flower. I used the Scallop Circle punch and the 1" Circle punch. I layered four different scallops and scrunched up the edges. The Antique Brad just finishes it off.

Where is the glitter you might say? Well, it's hard to tell in this photo, but I used a bit of Copper Stickles in the center of the flowers on the bottom panel. This color is actually pretty close to More Mustard and adds just the perfect amount of sparkle.

What do you think...can you work all of these elements in to a design of your own? If so, be sure to hop on over to the Paper Players and get it uploaded. While you're there, be sure to check out all of the beautiful projects the other Players have put together for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: More Mustard, Pool Party & Early Espresso Cardstock; Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Pad
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Petal Cone Die, Paper Piercer, Antique Brads, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Shear Brown Ribbon and a Glue Dot