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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday


If it's Sunday, it's time for a new Paper Players challenge. This week we are up to number 296 and Laurie has a fun sketch for us to use.

I have several family and friends who have birthdays over the next three months, so I thought I'd work with a summer theme to make a birthday card for my girlfriend who loves the beach.

I think this is one of my favorite sets from SugarPea Designs. She is a blast to color. Looking through my patterned papers, I found the Sunkissed pack from Doodlebug. Perfect for her background! The image is stamped in Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics. I stamped the beach bucket a second time on scrap paper, colored and fussy cut it and popped it up over the first stamped image, which was cut off with the die. This also works for the additional element in Laurie's sketch, though maybe not so obvious.

The rest of the DT have some awesome inspiration for us. Stop by their blogs for a visit:

The Paper Players Design Team
Colleen Begley-Me

I know we'll be seeing some fun and creative projects from you this week. I can't wait.

Have a great Sunday and week ahead. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: SugarPea Designs Seaside Wishes set
Paper: SU Heavy Whisper White card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock, Doodlebug Sunkissed patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Die-namics Zig-zag Circle Stax dies, SU Large Polka-dot EF, Wink of Stella clear glitter, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Lovely layers in pretty colors Colleen!

  2. Your coloring is perfect!I love the layers and that cute sunny beach paper..adorable!

  3. This is such an adorable beachy image Colleen, and you've paired it with the perfect papers!

  4. This little gal is so sweet and you've colored her beautifully! Love the tilted panels of color and the offset patterned paper is perfect. Your friend will love it!

  5. Love this sweet seaside gal! Beautifully colored! And the beach ball DSP is wonderful!

  6. Beautifully coloured Colleen and I love the beachy papers that accompany your sweet girl. Perfect for a summer birthday!

  7. Oh my, what a sweet card...cute image and the papers are just perfect! I even love those little shells next to the sentiment! Summer can't get here soon enough for me!

  8. Colleen, this is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! I love this sweet girl from SPD!!! Your coloring is amazing and I love the off set circles and patterns! XX

  9. Colleen, this is adorable - and beautifully colored, too. Your card made me smile


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