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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Spring!

Hello stamping friends,

We're celebrating three things today. Spring, a new Paper Players challenge and, Jaydee's birthday. Wishing you a very happy day, Jaydee!

Yes, it's time for another Paper Players challenge, and it's all about the Vernal Equinox. Our birthday girl is our hostess, and her challenge is "clean and simple" Spring.

Using the photo for inspiration, here's what I came up with for today's challenge.

The flowers were stamped at the top and bottom of the white panel with Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics. I trimmed the panel down from 4.25 to 3.75 inches wide and then layered it over  a plaid paper strip with fun foam to raise it up. I kept the embellishments very simple, adding just 3 enamel dots.

You'll find more awesome inspiration when you visit the rest of the DT's blogs:

The Paper Players Design Team
Colleen Begley-Me

I can't wait to see your Spring creations. 

Have a great Sunday and I hope the first day of Spring brings you lots of sunshine.
Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Sending Smiles set by Taylored Expressions and Abby's Spring Showers by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: enamel dots, Wink of Stella, fun foam


  1. So pretty, Colleen! Your coloring is superb and I love the little plaid strip peeking out! So sweet!

  2. Wow your coloring is wonderful! Such a beautiful card.....love the plaid too!

  3. Colleen your card has so many of my favorite things! Love the plaid paper, your beautiful coloring, florals, enamel dots, overall smiles!

  4. The first thing I noticed when I looked at your card is the amazing colors you picked Colleen!

  5. Colleen, I LOVE this card! The plaid paper, gorgeous Spring flowers and beautiful colors are amazing! XXX

  6. Such a pretty card Colleen! I love your chosen colours, flowers and plaid co-ordinate perfectly and the addition of the enamel dots is just the ticket!

  7. Gorgeous colors, Colleen--so preppy and fresh! Love the plaid and your layout is perfect. Fabulous CAS design!

  8. I love those enamel dots!They add just the right touch. Love all the white space too, a great CAS card!So pretty!

  9. Colleen, a belated THANK YOU for my birthday wishes :-) ... and a belated comment on your gorgeous card. I love the plaid down the side and how you tied it into the colors in the flowers. The layout is fabulous - I need to CASE it! Really beautifully colored and your placement of the enamel and gold dots is perfect.
    Thank you for rocking my challenge


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