Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paper Players Challenge #229 - Jaydee's Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone.   Before I get to the challenge this week, a huge shout out to all our players last week.  There were so many amazing submissions that it was very difficult for us to each choose a winner for LeAnne's great sentiment challenge.  WOW!

It's my pleasure to host our challenge this week and I have a sketch for you.   Our design team have created some fabulous cards as inspiration for you - but we can't wait to see what you do with it!



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Paper Players Challenge #228 Winners - LeAnne's CAS Challenge

Hi everyone!  We were absolutely blown away by all the amazing submissions this week! The stamping mojo was in full swing, and it was a real challenge to narrow down the winners!!  We loved seeing all your wonderful ideas!  Before we get to LeAnne's choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of our design team:


And now to our Headliner:


I am in total awe of this card....it is just diecut paper, but it is so fabulous that I kept going back again and again to look at it!  What fun colors and such a simple way to create a stand-out card!  Congrats, Kylie, for being my Headliner this week!


Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fabulous challenge hosted by the talented Jaydee! See you soon! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #228: LeAnne's CAS Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #228:  LeAnne's CAS Challenge! To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, January 23rd at Noon, PST.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Paper Players Challenge #228 - LeAnne's CAS Challenge

Hi everyone!  LeAnne here as your hostess today!  It was wonderful gazing at all the lovely creations you made with Ann's colors last week!  This week we have a clean and simple challenge for you:  we want to see sentiments as the focus on your cards!  DSP and other embellishments are welcome, but remember that it IS a clean and simple challenge, so use a minimum of layers and doodads!!!  There are so many big, bold sentiments in the stamping world these days...put them to use!  We look forward to seeing your creations!


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Paper Players Challenge #227 Winners: Ann's Color Challenge

Wow!  You certainly knocked our socks off with how you embraced this week's color challenge! It was amazing to see how each of you used Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon, and Sahara Sand in such a variety of beautiful and creative ways. We definitely had a difficult task of narrowing down the winners.  Before we get to Ann's choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of our design team:


And now to our Headliner:

Shawna Standish


Shawna's beautiful card caught my eye with its vibrant hues. The stunning bokeh background featured Lost Lagoon over a darker base color.  The tan embossed ferns add a touch of yummy texture.  Although she did not have Crisp Cantaloupe on hand, Shawna was able to blend Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo to color the roses. Congrats, Shawna, on being our Headliner this week!

Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a super-fantastic challenge hosted by the talented LeAnne! See you soon! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #227: Ann's Color Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #227:  Ann's Color Challenge! To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, January 16th at Noon, PST.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Paper Players Challenge #227: Ann's Color Challenge

Welcome to The Paper Players!  We loved seeing how you reused and repurposed items in Anne Marie's challenge last week.  Now we can't wait to see what you create for our first color challenge of the new year!  What a fresh trio of colors it is! Can you imagine sitting on the sand near a lost lagoon eating a crisp cantaloupe? As always, if you don't have these exact colors, feel free to substitute. 


Before you scurry off to pull out those stamps, paper and inks, lets see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team




Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

PP226 Winners: Anne Marie's Theme Challenge

Wow! What a way to kick off the New Year in style by sharing so many wonderful creations! A big thank you to everyone who participated in our "Everything Old is New Again" challenge. 

Now...before we get to the Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of our design team:


And now to our Headliner:
Jan created a gorgeous card with SO many beautiful elements. I have to give her an extra-special shout-out for cutting into an old book for her background image. That would have been tough for me, as well. The background works perfectly with all of the elements on her card and the colors are so rich and elegant. So much gorgeous texture and dimension...just WOW! Congratulations to you, Jan! You are my pick for our Headliner this week! :) 

Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a super-fantastic challenge hosted by Ann! See you soon! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

There is Still Time to Play in Challenge #226: Anne Marie's Theme Challenge!

There is still time to play in Challenge #226:  Anne Marie's Theme Challenge! To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, January 9th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Paper Players #226: Anne Marie's Theme Challenge

Happy New Year, friends! Anne Marie here. Remember me? I am SO excited to be hosting our first challenge of 2015 here at The Paper Players. This is also the first challenge featuring our new Design Team Members: Claire, Joanne & Laurie AND our Guest Designers: Debbie, Karren & Shannon. We are SO excited to have these amazingly talented ladies join our team. Welcome! 

It's a New Year and time for a fresh start. This week, we have a fun Theme Challenge: "Everything Old is New Again". Here is how this challenge works...simply create a project using a recycled or repurposed item. Make sure to share what item(s) you used in your blog post (and check out the rules below). Have fun and we can't wait to see what you do with this challenge! The Linky will be open through Friday, January 9th at Noon (PST). Ready, set...GET CRAFTY! 

Let's have a look at the fabulous creations from the Design Team:

The Paper Players Design Team


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!