Sunday, August 19, 2012

Moving Forward for Paper Players #109

Hello there stampers! It's Sunday and that means it's time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players. This week, I am super excited to be the challenge hostess. I decided to add a fun twist to our Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge, by adding paper piecing to the mix. Now, I'm not the world's best fussy-cutter, but I really do love what paper piecing can add to a design, by dressing up a stamped image. I sure hope you will join us and have some fun creating with this technique! :) 
When it came to deciding on an image to paper piece, I looked no further then the Moving Forward stamp set. This is such a fun stamp set for a couple of reasons. First of all, the images are really cute and perfect for a lot of occasions. Also, when you buy this stamp set through Stampin' Up, YOU help make a difference, as proceeds from the stamp set are donated to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. For more information, click HERE

Here is a close up of my little sailboat. I paper pieced all of the elements and that little flag was actually heat embossed with clear embossing for added detail. The sail is popped up with dimensionals for some fun, along with that row of sparkly bling. Today was just a "blingy" day...awww, who am I kidding? ANY day is a good day for bling, in my book. :) 
The striped patterned paper and red checked paper (on the little boat) are from the Storytime DSP which I received for FREE at Convention. It was a little treat for first time Convention attendees at a special lunch. So much fun! All of the rest of the supplies are listed at the end of the post. 

Even though my card is Clean and Simple, there is a LOT of dimension to it, thanks to popping up the layers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I can't wait to get this one in the mail to a dear friend. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by the Paper Players challenge to play along with us this week. The challenge closes on Friday, August 24th at noon (PDT). Also, please stop by and say hello to the lovely members of the Paper Players Design Team. They really created some fun paper pieced designs this week for inspiration! :)
The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (you are here)

On a personal note: I have had a few folks asking for an update on my foot surgery. The good news is that the bandages are off and the (itchy) stitches came out of both feet on Friday. The feet themselves still have a slight resemblance to Frankenstein, but are healing up more every day. Sorry, no pictures in this post. Maybe if I made a Halloween card, they would fit in. Ha! I just have to be very diligent about making sure I don't stay up on them for extended periods of time, as the swelling can become a big problem if I'm not careful. So I'm officially 1/4 of the way through recovery. Baby steps....

Have a very HAPPY day! :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Moving Forward
Paper: Storytime DSP, Subtles DSP paper pad, Riding Hood Red, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red Classic ink pad
Punches: Word Window punch
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, So Saffron 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals
non-SU! Accessories: circle and scallop circle die cut


  1. Absolutely adorable...sweetness all around! Your friend will smile when she (or he!) opens this little cutie!

  2. Glad to hear that your feet are on the mend! That's wonderful news!!!

    LOVE your card!! That paper is awesome!! Sweet little boat with the row of rhinestones is perfect!!

  3. LOVE this. I think this set is adorable and your design is perfect!!

  4. HI Anne.. I always love visiting your blog. I enjoy your stamp style. I am so glad you are healing up quick! Thank you for always sharing and for the awesome creative inspiration :) Take care and have a great day!!! ~~ Dawn

  5. Oh now THIS is CUTE!! Love the colors Anne Marie! So happy the recovery is going well and you're being a good patient ;)

  6. Ann Marie just love this card and the piecing is perfect! I also love the pearls along the cute. The mix of papers is one of my favorite things to do, and the piecing just adds MORE places to mix and match. Hope to play along this week.
    PS: Hope your tootsies are feeling better too.

  7. Glad to hear those "tootsies" are doing better - do what the doctor says and I'm sure you'll be up and about in no time at all!

    This is so cute and I DO love the paper piecing on here. Bright and fun colors and a wonderful card.


  8. This is soooo adorable! Love the blingy boat! Totally charming!

  9. Soooo cute. Love the papers and the piecing. Great color choices.

  10. this is so adorable, love the boat and the dp and the great design

  11. Super cute card, hopefully I will have time to play this week!

  12. You've picked the perfect papers to piece this, Anne Marie! It's so colorful and still CAS!

  13. Reallly love the card with the paper piecing and the embossing, then of course your wonderful layers, something I will never conquer :) Good luck with your footies, now you need to train the puppies to fetch, like the dog that gets beers :)

  14. This is absolutely fantastic Anne Marie, I love your paper pieced sailboat!

  15. Fabulous AM. I love all the layers - and a great layout, too. I love the paper pieced sail boat.
    So glad that you are on the mend. You will be back in your heels in no time!

  16. Too cute!!!!! Love that line of rhinestones on the boat and great job with the paper piecing!!!!!!!!!

  17. This is soooo sweet Anne Marie! Love the whimsical feel to the patterned boat and the matching paper on your layout is the perfect backdrop! Thanks for the fun challenge! LOVING your new blog design btw!!

  18. What an adorable card, Anne Marie! And I LOVE the new blog look! Awesome!

  19. Your challenge and your time to shine! This little paper pieced boat is sweetness, Anne Marie! Love that you pieced each part of the boat and the row of glitz is the perfect touch. Your new blog look is FAB! Love the colors, the fonts, just fabulous! Thanks for such a fun challenge this week! Big ((hugs))!

  20. So glad that your healing process is going well! Love the sweet little sailboat and this wonderful card! I had to laugh when I read Nance Leedy's post for this challenge! I think all of us who follow your blog have those 'Anne Marie' moments!


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Anne Marie