Sunday, March 11, 2012

Send Me Soaring for Paper Players #86

Hi there stamping friends! I know...I am a wee bit late with my Design Team card for the Paper Players, this week. So sorry! Yesterday was a bit of a challenging day for this gal. I had a couple of hot dates with a silky-smooth dude, named Pepto Bismol...maybe you have heard of him...I hear he is mighty famous! Haha! Needless to say my "date-night" set me off my game a bit, BUT I am happy to report that today is a much better day and here I am. Although, I am not sold on being cheated out of that extra hour of sleep last night with the time change. *sigh* 

This week our lovely leader, Lesley Croghan is our hostess with a "spring-tastic" color combo that is sure to get you in the mood to create. I'm on a Pool Party kick lately so you could pretty much pair that color with anything and I would be game. But, this is one gorgeous mix of colors that Lesley selected...perfect for the spring season. 
I got a big ol' box of stamping goodies delivered on Friday and was super-excited to break into them for this card. I paired the color combo with the awesome sketch from Linda Callahan at  Freshly Made Sketches
I finally ordered the Send Me Soaring stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog, after making some fun projects with it at the Stampin' Up! Regional event here in San Antonio (a couple of months ago). Here is one really cool thing about this set...if you are one of those people who dread the "fussy-cut image"..then buy this set ASAP. It is super easy to cut out and you can add fun dimension to your cards without a lot of "do-over's" and anguish with the Paper Snips. I think this is the set for the stampers who aspire to be fussy-cutting rockstars simply, like me.  

Hey, did you know that the heart from the SU! Owl Builder punch fits perfectly on the stamped kite in this set? It sure does! I added a pop of sparkle to the heart, with Glimmer Paper. I tried not to...but the lure of the sparkle is too hard to resist. Lol! The Baker's Twine is actually not Pear Pizzazz (it's Lucky Limeade)...but if I didn't mention it, it is kind of hard to tell, right? The rest of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post. 
I sure hope you will join us at the Paper Players this week. Please stop by and see what the rest of the gals on the Design Team have created this week. You will not be disappointed! 

The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a HAPPY day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Send Me Soaring (Occasions Mini catty) 
Paper:: Silver Glimmer paper, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White card stock
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White card stock
Punches: Owl Builder punch (heart), Scallop Border punch, 1' Circle punch, 1- 1/4" Circle punch. 1- 3/8" Circle punch
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Textured /expressions Embossing folders (embossed hearts), Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. You've made yet another stunningly beautiful card Anne Marie! I love this combination of colours together and teamed it perfectly with this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge - thanks for playing along! Cheers Narelle

  2. GORGEOUS!!! Anne Marie, I am loving this card and the beautiful touches you have added to make it a stand out card! Aren't these colors divine? {Way to go Lesley!} Send Me Soaring is one of my newest favorites and I actually almost grabbed it for this color challenge. :) I absolutely love the simplicity of the three kites. And the silver glimmer heart on the middle kite is may seem like a small part of the card, but sometimes the smallest extra details finishes the card off in the most perfect way! Hope you have a great week and that you have no more dates with Mr. Pepto...ugh!

  3. Now this is my kind of fussy cutting!! I love how you've used the colors for the challenge on this and you glimmery heart is perfect on the kite! The twine looks awesome on the embossed piece and I don't think anyone would know they weren't the same color!
    As for your date...Mr Pepto is not such a good guy at our house. He was not a good friend when I was younger and now just the sight of him makes me queasy! Here's hoping you won't have a lasting relationship with him! :P

  4. Nice colour combo and VERY nice card.

  5. This is so so pretty, Anne Marie! You must have had me in mind when you spoke of fussy cutting... it's kind of a joke with my stamping group. Whenever somebody pulls out the paper snips, I start grumbling and tossing out evil looks to those who DARE even think about asking me to cut something out.

    Still though... easy you say? Hmmmm ;-) Thank you so much for inspiring me this morning!

  6. I know you love pink, but dating Pepto Bismol is just taking that too far. It's kinda like that dude on Strange Addictions having a relationship with his car. :)

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! The colors are perfect and I love the texture and layers.

  7. Glad you're feeling better!
    Love your card and it's so funny because I made one almost exactly like it yesterday - just used different colors! Must be ESP!
    Love the color combo on this - wonderful card.

  8. Aw, so sorry you weren't feeling too spiffy! Your card is great, though! Glad you were able to get to your crafting table to make this cutie! Rest up & feel better!

  9. Love these little kites and they are great in the challenge colors. Super use of the sketch too. Hope you continue to feel better and better. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  10. Oooooh! LOVE the colors and the kites are so happy,. Anne Marie! I really hope you are on the mend! That time change threw us all off here, too, we all overslept this morning! Whoops! ;) Hope you are having a great week! :)

  11. Just gorgeous! I love this set and after seeing all of the amazing samples using it, I finally broke down and ordered it too:) Glad to here you are feeling better and obviously being sick didn't affect your stamping mojo because you totally rocked these colours!

  12. Ooooooh, totally worth the wait my friend! Love that sketch--it was popular this week wasn't it? It is perfect for your rock-star fussy-cut kites and they are adorable in these colors. And can I just say that the glitter heart is over-the-top cute?! Great card, AM...hope you're feeling even better today. Big hugs!

  13. Adorable, Anne Marie! Such fabulous spring colors for a perfect icon of spring...KITES! I love the glitter provides just the perfect touch of bling! Rest up this week!

  14. What a fabulous spring card with the kites!!! Love the colors with this stamp set!! ....and weren't we into some fussy cutting!! LOL!!! Great job my friend!! Amy L.

  15. Ann Marie love your card, and these colors becoming a fav with me. Your little kites are too cute and thanks for the tip about the owl punch heart... too cute in sparkles! hugs

  16. AM - love this card. You really made the colors feel so crisp. That little heart in the middle of the kite - genius. As for the fussy cutting.... :-) fabulous!

  17. I love the color choices for the challenge and those kites are fabulous!!

    Glad you're feeling a better!!!


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Anne Marie