Sunday, April 14, 2013

You Rule for Paper Players #141

Hello there! It's time for another challenge over at the Paper Players! This week, I am the challenge hostess with a fun mix of colors that I hope you will enjoy. Baja Breeze is one of my favorite Stampin' Up "blues" and I am sad it will be retiring soon.
I decided to finally ink up the You Rule stamp set from the SU Spring Catalog. It coordinates with the new HUGE rhinestones, too. This is no joke...that is some big bling! I didn't have any patterned paper that had all of the colors together on it, so I decided to make my own using my (very neglected) Circle Circus stamp set. I randomly stamped the images and then embossed it for some added texture. I want to give an extra special shout out to my fabulous friend Rita for helping me out with the layout for this card. She always has great advice and I'm so lucky to have her as a friend for so many reasons. All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of my post.
Please join us this week over at the Paper Players! The challenge is open through Friday, April 19th at NOON (PDT). Check out what the rest of the Design Team created with this week's challenge: 

The Paper Players Design Team
Before I go, I have had a few people ask about little Abby, so I wanted to share a photo of her. She has become quite the little sass and she is already 9 months old! 

Have a HAPPY day! :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: You Rule stamp set (Spring Catalog) and Circle Circus Stamp set
Paper: Rich Razzleberry Patterned DSP, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze Classic ink
Punches: 1- 1/4" Square Punch
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ruffled Satin Ribbon (retired), Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU Accessories: scalloped oval and oval die


  1. Yea! You used the crown stamp! I am so inspired by your custom-made dsp. I love it! Thanks for the great colors in this challenge. I was so surprised and saddened to see Baja Breeze get the axe. I will miss it too!

  2. Well, you ARE the queen for this day, with this awesome color challenge and awesome card! Love that big bling, and your stamped and embossed backgound is fabulous! My poor Circle Circus hasn't been used in a loooong time!

  3. YOu sure do rule the bling, Anne-Marie! Only you could carry off not one, not two but THREE gi-normous rhinestones on one card. This is fabulous and you even made your own DSP--how clever are you?! Now you're making me wish I got this set--how can I live without that crown?! Looks like it's fit for Miss Abby! ((hugs))

  4. So stunning AM! Love the chunky bling and your background paper !

  5. Anne Marie this is beautiful! The purple is rich, regal and perfect for your image. Love the BIG bling to. I have some really big orange rhinestones that I LOVE ~ kinda hoard too ;)

  6. I say, you are the Queen of Awesome Card Crafting everyday! Love all the details- the bling, the pleated ribbon, and the background you stamped. The colors are perfect for this stamp set!

  7. Thanks for the fun color challenge and wonderful inspiration. I LOVE the bling on the crown and your custom Circle Circus patterned paper. Miss Abby is adorable and looks like she was posing for that picture.

  8. Oh!!! I really love this one! All the colors and textures just work so wonderfully together. Bravo!!!

  9. Anne Marie, these regal colors worked perfectly for you regal project! Love the bling on the crown and your handmade background paper!

  10. Wow that crown looks amazing Anne Marie! Thanks for the colour inspiration this week, they're fabulous together!

  11. Awesome, Anne Marie! I love the way you stamped the background panel and added texture. Of course, the bling on the crown is the perfect touch!

  12. Now that is a crown fit for a Queen! I love your background, great colors and my Circle Circus Set is neglected too! :-)

  13. Anne Marie - I have struggled with how to use that crown, but I love what you did with it here. Like the others, I also love the background you created with Circle Circus. How beautiful!

  14. Your background paper is wonderful and the layout is terrific! Loving the big bling on the crown too!


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Anne Marie