Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Special Announcement from the Paper Players!

Greetings everyone! We wanted to share some exciting news here at The Paper Players today! 

Starting with our June 7th challenge, we will be welcoming 3 new Guest Designers to our team. We are very excited to have these ladies join us and asked them to share a little bit about themselves.


Amy Koenders

I’m Amy Koenders, I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for about 3 years and I’ve been stamping for about 5 years.  I took many art classes when I was much younger and have always enjoyed painting and creating.  I’m glad that I’ve found such a fun hobby to share with so many others.  I’m married to my wonderful husband Lance, who has graciously put up with my stamping habit (and ever growing stash) without complaining a bit.  I’m also a runner and have finished many road races in every distance from 5K to Marathon.  I’m easy to spot out on the road, I’m the one with sweaty ink smudges on my forehead and glitter stuck in my hair.


Lisa Elton


Hello! I'm so very grateful to have been invited to guest design with this talented team. Thanks Anne Marie! I live in Ohio with my high school sweetheart husband. We are blessed with one amazing son, his beautiful wife and a 6 month old granddaughter who is the light of our life! I'm a former floral designer/instructor and now stay at home wife who cares for our granddaughter while our son & daughter-in-law work. I've been a polka dot loving stamper for about 15 years, a blogger since 2011. I hope I can bring you a bit of inspiration here at the Paper Players over the next 6 months!


Jodi McKinney



Hi, my name is Jodi McKinney.  What a thrill and honor it is to be asked to be a part of The Paper Players Design Team as a Guest Designer!  Stamping and "paper playing" is something I do at "life in between" - the fun times in life when we get to choose what we want to do instead of doing those things we have to do.

I am a wife of 33 years, mom of two grown sons, and Director of Corporate Communications for a home health and hospice company.  I live in Mars, PA - for real!  

There are never enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do, discover all the things I want to learn, and spend enough time with the people I love.  In addition to stamping, I love to bake and cook, I am an amateur photographer, and I am trying to teach myself to watercolor.  

I love creating one-of-a-kind cards that are created specifically for the individuals they are created for... gifts of HeART.



We couldn’t be happier to welcome these amazing designers to the Paper Players team. Please stop by their blogs and say hello to them. 

One more thing….if you haven’t played along with Jaydee’s Theme Challenge this week, there is still time. The challenge is open until Friday, May 22nd at Noon (PST). You can find the challenge details by clicking HERE


Sunday, May 17, 2015

PP245: A CAS Challenge From Jaydee

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 color challenge.

It's my pleasure to host our challenge this week and I have a Clean-and-Simple challenge for you, Clean-and-Simple "Girly Thanks".   Our design team has 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, May 16, 2015

Winners for PP244: LeAnne's Color Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone!  We thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your creations this week using my color combination...just lovely!  Before we get to my Headliner--- let's see what caught the eye of the design team:  



And now our headliner:      
Colleen
Colleen's Creative Corner



As soon as I saw Colleen's fan and punny sentiment, I was smitten!  Her fabulous coloring, use of fun diecuts and cute embellishments all add up to one FANtastic creation!  I love the square shape and her choice of DSPs as well, all mimicking the circular elements of her design.  Wouldn't you love to get this card?  Congrats, Colleen, on being my Headliner this week!

Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fun clean-and-simple challenge hosted by our friend, Jaydee.  See you soon! 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

PP244: A Color Challenge From LeAnne

Hi stampers!  Happy Mother's Day to everyone out in stamping land!  LeAnne here....are you ready for this week's new challenge?  You did such an awesome job with Sandy's Transportation Challenge last week! I really enjoyed seeing the different modes of transportation you all used!  Some were quite clever!  Today, I've got a color challenge for you:


What do you think...will you use these colors for a feminine or a masculine creation?  We can't wait to see!  Check out what our designers came up with:

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, May 9, 2015

Winners for PP243: Sandy's Theme Challenge

What a fun week this was! We all had a wonderful time checking out your different forms of transportation and thank all of you who played along. 

Before we get to Sandy's Headliner--- let's see what caught the eye of the design team:  


And now our headliner:      

Toni Maddox
Frankie Helps Craft



I was completely charmed by Toni’s seahorse riding mermaid! I’d love to use that form of transportation! I encourage you to click on the link to go her blog and get a close up of her coloring, because it is absolutely amazing. I love the embossed “bubbles”, the bit of die cut coral, and the sentiment is so much fun. Congrats, Toni! You are this week’s Cut Above! 

Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a beautiful color challenge hosted by our friend, LeAnne.  See you soon! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #243: Sandy's Theme Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #243: Sandy'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, May 8th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

PP243: A Theme Challenge from Sandy

Greetings, stampers! Sandy here as your hostess for this week's challenge at The Paper Players! Before we get started, I want to thank all of you who played along with Ann's sketch challenge. We enjoyed seeing all your wonderful creations and visiting your blogs.


This week is a theme challenge: Transportation. Feel free to think beyond trains, planes and automobiles. You can use Santa's sleigh, roller skates, even the stork! We can't wait to see what you come up with, but first let's check out the awesome creations of our 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!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Winners for Challenge #242: Ann's Sketch Challenge

What a fabulous job you did with last week's sketch! Your entries were beautiful. Thank you to all who played along with our challenge.  Every one of you know how to rock a sketch and make it yours!  Before we get to Ann's Headliner--- let's see what caught the eye of the design team:  


And now Ann's Choice for Headliner:
Betty Wright
The Things I Do with Paper     


Betty's adorable card won me over with its cheery polka-dotted umbrella! The mix of patterns were delightful, and the sequins added just the right touch of bling. Of course, the sentiment is perfect for brightening up a friend's day. Congratulations, Betty, for being my choice for Headliner!

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #242: Ann's Sketch Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #242: Ann'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, May 1st at Noon, PST.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

PP#242: A Sketch Challenge

Welcome to The Paper Players! Thank you so much for playing along with us last week.  You wowed us with your wonderful watercolored cards. This week we have a sketch for you:


We can't wait to see what you create! But before you head off to gather your stamps and inks, let's see what our talented design team has created for your inspiration:


The Paper Players Design Team


Anne Marie Hile
(On Break)

Laurie Schmidt
(On Break)


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!