Sunday, April 1, 2012

Paper Players #89 - Theme Challenge from Anne Marie

Well hello there and welcome to another fun week here at the Paper Players! Anne Marie Hile here, as your hostess this week and before we get to the challenge at hand, I want to share some Paper Players news with you. First up, we want to extend a HUGE thank you to the lovely and talented Sherry Eckblad for joining us as our Guest Designer for the month of March. Sherry, we couldn't have been happier to have you as a part of the team and we thank you for your amazing creative inspiration. Please visit Sherry at her blog, The Button Junkie to check out her work. 

For the month of April, we are excited to announce that the fabulous Shirley Pumpkin is joining the Players as a Guest Designer. Here is a little info about Shirley, in her own words: 
Hi, My name is Shirley. I have been stamping for more than 8 years. I went to a stamping event that my friend, Terry, was doing back in 2004 and was hooked that day and signed up with Stampin' Up. I am married and have three kids - Levi, 13, Calvin, 10,  and Sabrina, 24. I did not know how much I was going to love making cards. I do it every day! I took over my sons' TV room last year and made it my stamp room. I still have a TV in the room, so a lot of the time my husband and sons are sitting at the tables watching TV while I am stamping, so it is kind of our family room now. I have had quite a few hobbies in the past,  including: woodworking (I even made some small cabinets), cross stitch, painting, wreath making, and flower arranging. Cards and scrapbooking are my favorites (plus no wood dust and I don't have to wear a mask). I am so excited to be picked to be a Guest Designer at Paper Players. They are a bunch of really talented girls that I admire.

Welcome to the team, Shirley! Now, let's get to this week's challenge. Today is April 1st...already. Can you believe it? Well, since this challenge falls on April Fool's Day AND this month is the 36th anniversary of "Humor Month", I though it would be fun to share some smiles here at the Paper Players this week, with a Theme Challenge:  
Let's take a peek at what the Design Team has whipped up to make YOU smile this week: 

  1. Please use only THREE challenges TOTAL.
  2. Please use a direct link to the post you would like us to visit.
  3. Please link back to our challenge.
  4. Create a NEW project.
  5. All product lines are welcome!
Be sure to post your project to the linky by Friday, April 6, 2012  at NOON (PST).
We look forward to visiting your blog!


  1. I want to say THANKS to all of the Paper Players DT for letting me join you last month. I had a great time and now I can't wait for Sunday's to roll around so I can continue to play.

  2. Great cards, everyone!!! I'm going to try my best to think of a punny card so I can play along this week! Thanks for the great inspiration!!!

  3. Oh my goodness - what fun! The Design Team has set the bar high on this one - GREAT samples :o)

  4. GORGEOUS cards from the team :)

  5. I love seeing all of the great DT cards! This looks like a very fun challenge.

  6. Okay, I LOVED this challenge. SO much fun! Thanks, Anne Marie

  7. Super fun challenge! Tks for the chance to share! :)

  8. Great samples by the DT and a fun challenge! Thanks!

  9. What a fun challenge, Anne Marie! Your DT samples are all fantastic! :o) I struggled but finally managed to come up with something. Whew!


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