Wednesday, August 26, 2015

There is Still Time to Play in Challenge #259: Joanne's Sketch Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #259: Joanne's Sketch 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, August 28th at Noon, PST. 

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

PP259: A Sketch Challenge from Joanne

Hi everyone, Joanne here! What a fantastic gallery of clean and simple beach-themed cards you produced for LeAnne's challenge last week - it certainly got me in the mood for my trip to the coast this week! This week it's my turn to host and I have my very first sketch challenge for you. Sketches are my absolute favourite, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you make of this one:


Use the sketch as the basis for your creations. You can substitute the various shapes included for others of your choice - the key thing is that we can see a resemblance to the sketch and how it has inspired your creativity. Just take a look at what our wonderful design team has come up with this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
LeAnne Pugliese - off this week

 
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, August 22, 2015

Challenge #258 - Winners

Hi everyone!  Wow, you all rocked my CAS beach-themed challenge this week!  I absolutely loved looking at each and every one of them!  I can still hang on to summer a wee bit longer after viewing them all!  Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of our design team: 


Now, let's take a look at our headliner:


Annie

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This card says it all:  Perfect!  First of all, that stunning starfish looks like it came right out of the surf! It's beautifully shaded and realistic-looking, and I love the little "seadrop"! The blue (love my blue!) background gives it such an organic feeling, and the simple sentiment and frame finish it off perfectly!  Congrats, Annie, on being my Headliner this week!


                                                               



Don't forget to come back tomorrow for an awesome sketch challenge from Joanne!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

There Is Still Time to Play in Challenge #258: LeAnne's Clean and Simple Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #258: LeAnne's Clean and Simple Beach 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, August 21st at Noon, PST. 


Sunday, August 16, 2015

PP258: A Clean-and-Simple Challenge from LeAnne

Hi everyone!  LeAnne here, and I must say, it was so much fun to see all the beautiful creations using Claire's color palette last week!  They were almost autumn-ish, and I've seen a lot of fall stamping lately, but I am still hanging on to summer!  We have a lot of warm weather left!  So for my clean and simple challenge this week, we're doing a beach theme:


And thank you to Nance, for providing a personal photo for my challenge this week!  (Isn't that a beautiful beach scene?)  There are so many ways to interpret this, but remember to keep it CLEAN and SIMPLE!  Keep your layers and embellishments to a minimum!!  Let's see what the designers came up with this week:

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, August 15, 2015

Challenge #257: Winners

Hi Everyone!  Thank you to all of you who played along with our challenge this week.  As always, it was VERY difficult for our design team to choose their favorites. There were so many creative entries using the color combination.  You certainly made the colors shine!  

Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of our design team: 

Now, let's take a look at our headliner:
  
 Colleen Begley
             

Colleen's card is absolutely stunning!  She certainly made my colors shine!  I LOVE all  the polka dots, twine, ribbon and the beautiful floral sentiment!  The inside of her card is "A Whole Lot of Lovely", too!  Congratulations, Colleen, on being my HEADLINER this week!
 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a fun Clean-and-Simple challenge from lovely LeAnne!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #257: Claire's Color Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #257: Claire'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, August 14th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Paper Players 257: A Color Challenge from Claire

Hello Everyone!  Claire here--  We sure enjoyed all of your awesome cards for Jaydee's, "Hip To Be Square Challenge"!  Thank you to all of you that played along!  We really do appreciate it!  We had such a difficult time selecting the winners!!

It'smy pleasure to host our Color Challenge this week and we can't wait to see what you create!  Now, let's see what the Design Team has created to inspire you!  


The Paper Players Design Team
Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt
(off this week)


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, August 8, 2015

Challenge #256 Winners

Another week of amazing cards! It was wonderful to see such a variety of designs and they provided lots of great inspiration for us all.  Square cards are difficult for me - but you all made them look so easy!  I know we say this every week, but we really do appreciate you all playing along with us.

Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of our design team: 

And the Design Team selections for A Cut Above are....




Now, let's take a look at our headliner


Hannelie
hand made happy birthday card using die cuts in berry colours
Hannelie's bold, graphic, birthday card made my CAS-loving heart sing.   The stripes mixed with the softness of the centers of the a and the p's add so much interest and the little pearls were the perfect finishing touch.   The angled arrangement of the color blocks showcases a square card beautifully.   Then all of that wonderful white space allows the eye to settle and focus on the sentiment.   Gorgeous card.   Hannelie, congratulations on being my HEADLINER this week.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a wonderful color challenge from the fabulous Claire.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #256: Jaydee's "It's Hip to Be Square" Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #256: Jaydee's "It's Hip to Be Square" 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, August 7th at Noon, PST.