Sunday, January 17, 2021

PP524 - A Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Claire

Hi everyone! Claire here today with a CAS challenge. Before we get to that though, a huge thanks to all who participated in Ann's color challenge. There were so many awesome cards in the gallery!

This week the challenge is all about SNOW! Have fun and get creative!  We can't wait to see what you create! 




CLEAN AND SIMPLE WEEK
MINIMAL LAYERS
LITTLE TO NO EMBELLISHMENTS
LOTS OF CLEAN WHITE SPACE (NO PATTERN)



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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 four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

PP523 - Challenge Winners



Thank you to everyone who participated in my challenge this week.  The Design Team was impressed with your creativity and use of the challenge colors. What a wonderful variety of cards from which to choose! Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week:

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And now our Headliner:


 Jen Mitchell - I Create

Sympathy cards are often difficult to design, and Jen's beautiful wreath will bring comfort to the recipient of this lovely card. She did a perfect job of incorporating the challenge colors, while maintaining an overall clean and simple vibe. I am so happy you shared this card with us at The Paper Players this week.  Congratulations, Jen, on being my choice for Headliner!


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

There is still time to play in Challenge #523: Ann's Colour Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #523: Ann'
s Colour Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday,  January 15th at Noon PST.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

PP523 - A Color Challenge from Ann

Hey, Stampers! Ann here!  First, I would like to thank all of you who participated in LeAnne's theme challenge this past week. What a wonderful gallery of gorgeous cards! This week, I have the pleasure of hosting our first COLOR challenge of the New Year. After the colors of the holiday season, how about something a little different. Remember, if you do not have these exact colors, please feel free to substitute with a similar hue. We can't wait to see what you create! But before you head off to grab those inks, papers and stamps, let's take a look at what the Design Team has created for your inspiration:


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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 four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

PP522 Challenge Winners

Wow!  What a great gallery we had this past week!  You must have been good stampers because it seemed like Santa brought you lots of fun new things! Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week:

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And now our Headliner:

Tristan

Tinstar Designs


Tristan's bright red plaid background caught my eye in the gallery, and it was even more amazing when I checked it out on her blog!  That little donkey has the  sweetest expression on his face and is oh so cute!  Congrats, Tristan, on being my Headliner this week! Now, be sure to come back tomorrow when we'll have a new challenge from Ann! See you then!


Sunday, January 3, 2021

PP522 - A Theme Challenge from LeAnne

Hello stampers!  Welcome to the first challenge of 2021!  LeAnne here as your hostess, and we want to see something NEW on your creation this week!  Even if you didn't receive anything new for the holidays, I am sure you can find a stamp, embossing folder, die or piece of DSP that's not been used yet!!  We all have something!  So get it out and use it, then share it with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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 four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

PP521 Challenge Winners

WOW-- what an amazing  gallery this week!   Everyone is busy with Christmas preparations, but still managed to find the opportunity  to squeeze in time to craft and share your beautiful creations with us. I loved visiting your blogs and seeing the wide variety of ideas with my festive color combo!  

 Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week:

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And now our Headliner:

Colleen's Creative Corner


Colleen's stunning card is so elegant and sophisticated!  I love the silver and white embossing!  It just pops off the black background.  The silver frame is perfect to showcase the ornament and tapestry!  The embossed sentiment inside and out are fabulous, too!  A few silver sequins completes this beauty!  Congratulations Colleen--YOU are my HEADLINER this week! 


Once again, thank you to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners! Please be sure to pick up your badges here. We hope you will display them proudly.  The Paper Players Design Team is taking a well deserved break until the new year.  Please join us on Sunday, January 3 for the first challenge of 2021.  Until then, we wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday season with family and friends!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hello and Goodbye!

As this week is our final challenge for 2020.  We wanted to thank all of YOU for playing along with us this year.  We appreciate your support and have enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful creations in our gallery.  We look forward to playing along with us in 2021.

It is also the time of year when we say goodbye to our 2020 guest designers.  A huge shout out to Allisa, Mary and Stef for sharing their immense talent with us.  It has been an honor to craft beside such a talented and supportive trio.

It's also time to say hello to our very talented 2021 guest designers.  We are pleased to welcome Amanda, Debbie and Nancy to our team.  Welcome ladies, we can't wait to craft alongside you.  Here's a little about each of new GDs.



Amanda Mertz

Hi!  I'm Amanda Mertz and I'm very excited to be a Guest Designer with the Paper Players this year.  I live in Richmond, VA with my husband Matt and two sons Ryan (14) and Alex (12).  I've been stamping since 2004 and a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2009.  My family has always been supportive of my 'jobby' as I call it. It's not quite enough to call it a job and clearly way more than just a hobby.  Pre-pandemic I hosted a monthly stamp class for 10 years with a fabulous group of stampers and I look forward to in person stamping again but for now I'm really enjoying participating in challenges and sharing projects on my blog.  When I'm not stamping I enjoy reading, walking/hiking, watching sports and playing with my dog Aggie.

Debbie Crowley


Hi, my name is Debbie Crowley and I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer with The Paper Players for 2021!  A resident of Central New Jersey, I am Mom to two wonderful adult children, Alison and Denis, and have a Grand Dog named Lucky who I love spoiling. They are all very supportive of my paper crafting life.  
My first Stampin’ Up! Workshop was hosted by my sister in 1998.   Not knowing anything about card making or what rubber stamping was, I was reluctant to go.  From that workshop there was no turning back.  I’ve been stamping, designing cards and paper crafting since.   I've taught stamp classes on a monthly basis and always enjoyed inviting friends to my home to stamp and share inspiration.  I do hope to have that opportunity again soon.
I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in 2012 and started blogging shortly after. 
Card making continues to be an exciting journey for me.  I've grown from and with it.
The Paper Players has always been a favorite challenge of mine and I am excited, honored and grateful to be part of this amazing group in 2021!
Thank you all for this opportunity!
 
Nancy Leppek

Hi, My name is Nancy Leppek and I live in the sunshine state, we moved here from Ohio when I was 6. I am married to my best friend Dave who is a huge supporter of my hobby, which is really terrific! We both are recently retired from the school system.  We have one son Tyler (28) who is married but unfortunately lives in Santa Cruz, California which is too far for this momma.  

As for my paper loving journey. It all started back in 1996 when I started scrapbooking and later became a Creative Memories Consultant. (Hence the title of my blog Scrapperatheart.). Then around 2000, I was introduced to Stampin Up.  I fell in love right away! I started my blog back in 2008 and have enjoyed every minute of it!  I wake up every day thankful for this wonderful creative outlet and all the fabulous people I have met and still hope to meet someday.  It is so amazing the friendships that kindle over paper.  

I am absolutely honored to be designing with The Paper Players in 2021 as they are my go-to site when I am looking for a challenge to play along with. 

Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!



 

There is still time to play in Challenge #521: Claire's Colour Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #521:
 Claire's Colour Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, December 18th at Noon PST.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

PP521 - A Color Challenge from Claire

Happy Sunday!  Claire here and it is my pleasure to host our Paper Players Challenge this week!  Before we get to our challenge this week, can we talk about all the AMAZING cards in the gallery for Joanne's Theme Challenge.  It was so wonderful to see all of your creative entries!  

My color challenge this week is holiday inspired but, you can use your imagination and use the colors any way!  Have fun!  Let's take a look at what the Design Team has created for your inspiration...     



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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 four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter