Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winners - PP210 - Jaydee's Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone.  Jaydee here.  You guys rocked the sketch challenge this week.  There were so many fabulous ideas. As always, you made it very difficult to choose our winners again this week!   Before we get to our headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the design team:

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

  And Jaydee's choice for Headliner is.......


Christy



Christy's puffin card attracted me right from the minute I saw it!   I love the background stamping, the beautifully colored puffin image and the dark mat she used to help draw the eye immediately to the puffin and the sentiment.  The darker button with the orange baker's twine ties the sentiment together and anchors it.   A totally fabulous card!  Congratulations on being my HEADLINER this week, Christy.


Congratulations to all of our winners! Don't forget to grab your badge for your blogs. Please be sure to join us tomorrow when Nance has a wonderful Tic Tac Toe challenge for us!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #210: Jaydee's Sketch Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #210:  Jaydee's Sketch Challenge! To see the original post and to view the Design Team inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! The challenge ends Friday, August 29th at Noon, PDT.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Paper Players Challenge #210 - Jaydee's Sketch challenge


Hi Everyone.  I know we always say this, but thank you to all of you who continue to play along with us and support our challenge each week.  We love visiting your blogs and looking at your creations.  You rocked LeAnne's CAS challenge last week and we can't wait to see what you do with the sketch this week.


Let's see what the design team have created as inspiration for you this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Ann Schach
taking a break this week

Anne Marie Hile
taking a break 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 23, 2014

Winners for PP#209 - LeAnne's Clean & Simple Challenge

Hi peeps!  LeAnne here!  We truly enjoyed looking at all the children's birthday cards this week!  I know I got a lot of ideas for future creating!!!  So many great ideas!  Did you pin a few of them?  And so very hard to choose just one winner!  So let's see what the design team chose this week for their Cuts Above!



And LeAnne's choice for Headliner is.......


Judi


I loved Judi's xylophone card...what child hasn't learned his first musical notes while playing on one of these!!  The simple layout makes this card easy to reproduce, and the bright colors make it fun and festive!  What a creative idea!  Congrats, Judi, for being my Headliner this week!


Congratulations to all of our winners! Don't forget to grab your badge for your blogs. Please be sure to join us tomorrow when Jaydee has a wonderful sketch challenge for us!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Paper Players Challenge #209-LeAnne's CAS Challenge

Hi everyone!  LeAnne here with our next challenge!  Today is my wee granddaughter Cassidy's birthday--but she's not so "wee" anymore!  She's four today!  Where has the time gone?  In honor of her birthday, my challenge is for you to make a CLEAN & SIMPLE child's birthday card!  Clean & simple means limiting your layers and embellishments......nothing overly fussy for those wee ones' birthdays!  Get those stamps inky and punches punching!  Can't wait to see what you create!

And now, let's see what the design team created!
The Paper Players Design Team


Anne Marie Hile
On break this week!

Nance Leedy
On break this week, too!





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 16, 2014

Winners for Challenge PP208: Nance's Color Challenge

There is no doubt that many of you found this week's colors...challenging!  We enjoyed reading some of your "colorful" expressions of the creative journey that led to the beautiful cards we saw in the gallery.  Most of all I, Nance, loved hearing how you thought about color in a different way and were, yourself, so happy with the end result.  I would love to declare all of you winners for trying something new (proud grin, here!) but choose we must...before we see who this week's Headliner is, let's take a look at what caught the eye of the Design Team!



And Nance's choice for Headliner is.......

Jen Mitchell
You know how when you see some cards you loudly exclaim "Oh", your jaw drops and your nearby family or co-workers look at you funny?  Or, you let out a little squeal of delight?  That's exactly what I did when I saw Jen's gorgeous card!  I am amazed how she managed to use all four colors and still have all that beautiful white space.  The colors are perfectly balanced while the gray background stamping brings in the color but doesn't overwhelm the beauty of the other three.  Simply stunning!  So, for embracing these out-of-the-box colors my headliner is Jen Mitchell!  Congratulations, Jen--you, and your card, rock!

Congratulations to all of our winners! Don't forget to grab your badge for your blogs. Please be sure to join us tomorrow when LeAnne has an adorable Clean-and-Simple challenge for us!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #208: Nance's Color Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #208:  Nance's Color Challenge! To see the original post and to view the Design Team inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! The challenge ends Friday, August 15th at Noon, PDT.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Paper Players Challenge #208 - A Color Challenge from Nance

Hi Paper Player friends, Nance here and I am delighted you stopped by today!  A big button thank you to everyone who played along in Sandy's theme challenge last week.  So many wonderful creations!  This week I am so excited to bring you a fresh and modern color challenge.  If you don't have these exact colors, just use a close substitute.  We want you to have fun creating!
Sometimes, folks get scared off by a 4 color challenge but I am convinced after you see the lovely creations from our amazing Design Team, you will be eager to put your own spin on these gorgeous colors.  Let's take a look shall we?

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 9, 2014

Winners for Challenge #207: Sandy's Theme Challenge

Thanks to everyone who played along with our button challenge this week! Your fun creations were all wonderful and we enjoyed looking at each and every one. Before we see who this week's Headliner is, let's take a look at what caught the eye of the Design Team!

And Sandy's choice for Headliner is.......

Susan Lankford


Susan's little birdie card is just so "tweet"! I love the modern layout combined with the rustic wood grain background, the cute little popped up birdie, and the use of a button in the center of the sun is pure genius! Congrats, Susan! You are my Headliner this week!

Congratulations to all of our winners! Don't forget to grab your badge for your blogs. Please be sure to join us tomorrow when Nance has a gorgeous color challenge for us!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #207: A Theme Challenge from Sandy

There is still time to play in Challenge #207:  Sandy's Theme Challenge! To see the original post and to view the Design Team inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! The challenge ends Friday, August 8th at Noon, PDT.