Sunday, June 15, 2014

Celebrating the 200th Challenge at The Paper Players!

Hello there stamping friends! I am so excited to be back after a week off to celebrate our new challenge at the Paper Players! Can you believe this is the 200th challenge? Wow! I started working with these amazing gals in November 2010 as a Guest Designer (Challenge #23). I was asked to become a permanent member of the Design Team in December 2010 and have enjoyed every single minute of working with these fabulous ladies.

This week, in honor of this milestone challenge, we are having some fun. Here are the details:

  • The Design Team members are sharing new projects created from past challenges this week. 
  • We are asking participants to create a project from ANY past Paper Players challenge. There are a LOT to chose from. Just make sure to add the challenge photo to your blog, so we know which you selected and a link back to the Paper Players blog. 
  • In addition to selecting our regular Cut Above and Headliner winners, we will also be randomly drawing one lucky winner to receive ALL of the Design Team cards from this week's challenge. Whoo hoo for happy mail! :) 
For my card for this week's challenge, I decided to go with a fabulous sketch that my friend Jaydee created for Paper Players Challenge #61. Pictured below is my original card for the challenge, which has always been one of my favorite cards.
For the new card using the sketch, I went with a completely different theme and created a fun baby card using the Zoo Babies stamp set. anyone who knows me well knows I have a slight obsession with giraffes. I love, love, LOVE them! I am also smitten with the new SU In Colors of Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss, as I seem to be using them a LOT lately.
Here is a quick photo of the inside of the card, including a tiny monkey, waving at YOU: 
Please join us over at the Paper Players!  The challenge is open through Friday, June 20th, 2014 at Noon (PDT)Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   
The Paper Players Design Team
Before I sign off, I wanted to share a photo (or "photoshopped" photo) of little Gidget on the court with her favorite NBA team. Doesn't she look serious? Haha! Game 5 of the NBA Finals is on tonight and we are rooting for our San Antonio Spurs to win it all. GO Spurs GO! 
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  1. Anne Marie, I love both of your creations using this sketch but the baby card is adorable! Love the colors and all the beautiful layers! Even the inside of the card is adorable! And that Spurs photo is hysterical!

  2. The details on this card make it such a stand out!! Beautiful, as always.

  3. Such a sweet little creation, you used that set perfectly! A great way to celebrate our 200th challenge!

  4. Just as fabulous as the first one, AM! Love these colors together too and your Hello Honey giraffe is adorable. Having Giget on the court must have been the ticket for the Spurs! Go Giget, go! Way to rock our 200th, my friend!

  5. AM, I loved your original card, but I think this one is equally gorgeous. I am obsessed with these colors .for a baby card. they are so sophisticated and yet whimsical. the ribbon is perfect and is a gorgeous addition. The little pearls add to the sophisticated feel. Any Mommy would love to receive this card!

  6. I am totally in love with those two little bits of label die cuts under your main image. What a wonderful touch.


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Anne Marie