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Mojo Monday #404

This week we are to create a tall and skinny card for the challenge.   

 Here are our cards:


Karen’s Card
Karen chose a patriotic theme this week.  It’s hard to believe it’s almost July.  Here are the materials she used:  

  • Paper:  Cherry Pie Heartland Farms
  • Diecuts:  2″, 2 1/2″ Circle Framelits Sizzix
  • Stamp:  Happy Fourth Imagination


Robyn’s Card
Robyn is in the full swing of summer with her soft pastels and bicycles.  Her card is fresh and fun.  Here are the materials she used:

  • Paper:  unknown
  • Vellum:  Bike Ride  Webster’ s Paper
  • Stamp:  Hero Arts


Sharon’s Card
My card was a clean card with a simple graphic feel. Here are my materials:

  • Paper:   Tip Top Taupe  Stampin’ Up, Go Wild SU, Basic Black Michael’s
  • Embossing Folder:  unknown
  • Stamp:  Perfect Pennants SU

We hope you will check out other cards in this week’s challenge at

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Sharon, Karen, and Robyn

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You Brighten My Days

Karen and I connected our devices and FaceTimed our way through another challenge.  This time it was Make It Monday #215 from Papertrey Ink.  The project was to bring the inside of our cards out to be visible on the outside.  You will find some great ideas at along with some amazing designers.  Here is what we came up with:


Sharon’s Card


I used apples for my cutouts and the stamps to match for this thank you card.   I’ve used this set from Papertrey Ink so many times because it is so versitle and has many options.  It always delivers a clean and fresh card for me.  

  • Paper:  Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes Stampin’ Up
  • Diecuts:  Apple Prints Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps:  Apple Prints Papertrey Ink
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron Stampin’ Up
Karen’s Card

Karen just received these great scripted die cuts and couldn’t wait to use them.  They come with not only the dies, but also stamps to create a multitude of fun phrases.  I love the bright colors and sweet flowers she chose to use too.

  • Paper:  Whisper White cardstock cut into A2 size  Stampin’ Up
  • Die cut:  Scripted Diecut with stamps Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps:  Painted Petals    Stampin’ Up
  • Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon Soft Sky  Stampin’ Up

We were stretched a bit on this challenge, but it is good to reach beyond your comfort level now and then.  I think we will try this ‘Inside Out’ idea again in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon & Karen

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Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 274

It’s time again to share my interpretation for this week’s challenge.  Here is the sketch and my card:

This week I received this sweet stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Happy Summer.  I love the little ants and the watermelon slice looks very inviting.  My paper comes from Papertrey Ink’s Berry Sorbet.  Simple, sweet, and summery don’t you think?  Be sure to visit the blog at for more great ideas.  

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Mojo Monday #403

The Snipin’ Sisters were up bright and early for Mojo Monday.  This week’s challenge included many layers.  Be sure to check out the Mojo site for other ideas on this challenge.  Here are our interpretations:

Robyn’s Card

I love the embossed cupcakes and the sweet birthday themed DSP.  Her choice of bright colors make this a cheery card indeed!

  • Embossing Folder– Cupcake Paper Studio
  • Paper–Birthday Recollections 
  • Stamps– Sprinkles of Life Stampin’ Up


Karen’s Card

Karen used lots of pattern and plenty of style for her card.  Crisp and colorful are hallmarks of her creations.  You can’ t go wrong with checks and dots, don’t you agree?

  • Paper — from the scrap box
  • Die– Star Framelits Sizzix 

Sharon’s Card

Last but not least my card has lots of primary color.  Using plenty of white to offset all the brightness works to give this card a happy feel.

  • Paper– Sunkissed and Petite Patterns Doodlebug
  • Stamps– Painted Petals Stampin’ Up
  • DieStitched Circles La La Land Crafts

We hoped you enjoyed our versions of today’s challenge and will visit our site again soon!


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Sunday Stamps #104

The Snipin’ Sisters were busy on Sunday with their cardstock and stamps creating cards for a challenge that is new to us.  There is plenty of fun to be had on this site which meets every other week.  This week’s Sunday Stamps is all about slanting papers.  It was easy and fun and we hope you enjoy our creations.  Be sure to also check out what’s happening at Sunday Stamps

Karen’s Card

I love the stitched scallop background.  It’s a new die cut for Karen and very sweet.  Her cute flowers have a lot of sweetness too, don’t you think?   The black dots offset make this card so fun!

  • Paper– Stars & Stripes Doodlebug
  • Stamps– Flower w/Butterfly Rubbermakers
  • Die– Sunshine Layers W+9
Sharon’s Card

My card is notecard size (3 1/2 x 5).  I stamped my flowers with Watermelon Wonder, Wisteria Wonder, Crisp Cantalope, and Delightful Dijon inks all from Satmpin’ Up.  

  • Paper– Petite Prints Doodlebug
  • Stamps– Painted Petals Stampin’ Up 
  • Thread– Linen thread Stampin Up
  • Sentiment– Topiary Trio Papertrey Ink

Thanks for spending time with us and we hope you return again.

Karen & Sharon

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Paper Players #250

On this first day of summer our challenge was to create a clean and simple card with a summer treat in mind.  Even though we made our cards separately we managed to come up with the same subject matter.  How does that happen?  Here is the sketch and our ideas for summer treats.

Karen’s Card


Paper:  Summer Splash  My Mind’s Eye 

Die:  Sunshine Layers  W+9 for Simon Says

Sharon’s Card

Paper:  Berry Sorbet  Papertrey Ink 

Stamp Set:  Happy Summer  Lawn Fawn

We hope you enjoyed you visit to our blog and will visit the other Paper Players over at

Sharon & Karen

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Mojo Monday 402

Look at the fun sketch for this week’s challenge:


Robyn used Stampin’ Up’s English Garden paper and a cute hedgehog stamp from Penny Black.

Robyn's Card
Robyn’s Card

Sharon also used paper from SU but chose the Cherry On Top collection with a sentiment from Paper Smooches.

Sharon's Card
  Sharon’s Card

Karen’s scallops are a sweet interpretation for her card.  Her balloon paper is Doodlebug’s Sugar Shop and the sentiment is SU’s Itty Bitty Banners.

Karen's Card
Karen’s Card

Thanks for visiting our blog today, and be sure to check out the other great ideas for this week at

Karen, Sharon, & Robyn