Category Archives: Paper Players Clean and Simple

A Confetti Filled Card!

Hi everyone,

Well it is another dreary day in Minnesota, so it makes for a fantastic day to spend in my craft room working on this weeks Paper Players Sketch challenge.

As you may or may not know, the NEW Annual Catalog by Stampin’Up! debuted on June 4th.  I have lots of new stampin’ stash that has just been calling my name.  If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalog,  please comment and I will send one right out to you.

The sketch challenge for this week looks like this:

Here is my take on the sketch.  One of my grand-daughters loves, loves, loves dinosaurs, and I love her to pieces….  and that is what  generated the idea for a confetti filled card.  I used really bright and cheerful colors, just like her.  And the Designer Series Paper is sized to the dies for the “long neck”.  I am certain she will love it!

I also want to show you the inside of the card filled with heart confetti using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  I can just hear her say, “Oh Grandma” when she opens it!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I love comments…..

Here is the list of products  used to create her card:

YOU Can Do Incredible Things!


This week I am playing along with The Paper Players PP442 which is a Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Laurie.

The idea is to use minimal layers and embellishments and leave a lot of open space…..

I decided to use a past Paper Pumpkin stamp set called Grown with Kindness.   I just love the succulent sitting in a teacup.  If you are not a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, I highly suggest giving it a try.  It is perfect for every level of crafter and comes right to your mailbox .  You will want to subscribe before June 1st using host code FMUGQV66,  and be sure to go with the pre-paid to save  a few dollars, as the prices are going up after the 1st.  Regardless, it is a fabulous value.

Here’s my creation for the challenge. Be sure to comment as I love hearing from you!










Here is the list of supplies from my online store used to make this project.


Come Sail Away with Me!

You are my true North!

Well it is Sunday and time for another round of weekly challenge.  This week is a sketch challenge and I could not help but use the NEW Stampin’Up! product suite coming to you on June 4th.

So here is the sketch challenge:







And….. here is my creation.  I can hardly contain myself over this NEW products suite.  It has the most beautiful sentiments and imagery, and not to mention designer series paper and embellishments.  I hope you like my interpretation of the sketch, and be sure to comment as I love hearing from you.








Farewell “Fairy Celebration”


I would like to share with you my entry for  The Paper Players weekly challenge PP438.  I have used a retiring stamp set by Stampin’Up! called Fairy Celebration.  This set will be retiring on June 3rd along with many others.  Click on the links below to see what is retiring and be sure to get yours before they are GONE!

Occasions Retiring List         Annual Catalog Retiring List

So, on to my entry for the PP438 Clean and Simple Challenge by Anne Marie.  This week is the rules are minimal layers and embellishments, plenty of white space keeping it simple and uncluttered.

Below are the Stampin’Up! products used to create this card:


I hope you have enjoyed my creation and will stop by my online store by click the link below.  Be sure to check the CLEARANCE RACK for really good buys….


Make it a great day!




Sunday Funday! PP430

Hello all,

Well today the sun is shining bright, the wind is blowing like mad, but at least there is no SNOW!   I have sent out my weekly newsletter with all the happenings and specials at Create with Brenda and Stampin’Up!  Here is the link to today’s weekly newsletter, take a look and let me know if you would like to subscribe:)

Seeing how it is Sunday, there is another Paper Players Challenge PP430.  This week it is a sketch challenge, meaning that they give you the layout and you create the card.  Here is this weeks sketch.


And here is my interpretation of the sketch.  I loved using the dies that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration “Hello Cupcake” stamp set.  The Sale-a-bration Coordination release starts Friday March 1st.  See all the other great products used in this project below.  You can just click on the products to go to my online store!


I will be placing an order on the evening of Thursday February 28th , if you have something you would like to add,  let me know.  If you will be ordering online,  please use Host Code YER69B3T

That’s a wrap for today, I hope you enJOY your day!


A Clean-and-Simple Challenge! PP429

Hi all,

It was so fun participating in the Paper Players Challenge last week, I thought I would give it another go!  This week the challenge is a Clean-and-Simple Challenge from LeAnne PP429.  The guidelines are monochromatic (shades of the same color), minimal layers and embellishments, plenty of open space (white space), simple and uncluttered.

Here are the cards I created this morning.  I would love for you to leave a comment on which card you like best and why.  I have listed products used below each card.  If there is something you would like to order, click HERE and use February’s HOST CODE YER69B3T to receive your ordering gift from me!