Friday, September 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Rewind!


Hi, there!

Today wraps up the September Paper Sweeties Release with today's Release Rewind!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the inspiration!  New stamps/dies are combined with previously released stamps/dies for our projects today.

I am highlighting the *new* stamps/dies from the set Thankful(pilgrim hat) and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Thankful.  The other new stamp set that I used is Planner Series: Fall Sentiments(small pumpkins).  

The previously released stamps/dies are from the following stamp sets/dies.  Stand Add-on:scarecrow(large pumpkins and hay stacks).  They were die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Stand Add-on: Scarecrow.  Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders was used to make the border at the top of the card.  And, the grass was made using the die cut Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life.  Dots and twine placed to finish the card.  


 Please stop by my talented teammate blogs to see what they created...have fun!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties


Don't forget the challenge going on until the end of the month.  Hope to see your project there!


Thanks for dropping by!  Take care and have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Maria

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Party!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  All *new* products are available today in the shop!  The new stamp sets and dies that I used for my card are Thankful(large sunflowers),  Sweet Cuts-Thankful, Planner Series: Fall Sentiments(small sunflowers),  Thanks(sentiment) and  Sweet Cuts- Thanks(thanks die cut).   I colored the sunflowers with copics and added Wink of Stella to them for a bit of shine.  The ribbon(Frosting) and sequins(Gold) are from Paper Sweeties, also.  

There are several wonderful sentiments to the new stamp set Thanks, so I'd like to share how I stamped the inside of the card...



This card and the second card on my post yesterday was made for my friend, Kathy, to give to a couple of her friends.  I have to admit I love how this card turned out and it's my favorite card made for the September release!:-)

Please follow the list below to see what my teammies came up with...have fun!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Maria Patrick--that's me
Nancy Salkeld



And, just a reminder...I hope to see your creation over at the Paper Sweeties Challenge that is still going on until the end of the month!  A $20 gift certificate will go to one lucky winner!







Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow to see my card for the Release Rewind!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!




Hi Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties September Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed wonderful *new* stamp sets/dies this month! Thankful(new), which is the stamp set with the large pumpkin and sentiment was used to make  a lovely table decoration.  The pumpkin was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Thankful.  Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders was used to make the scalloped table cloth.The sunflowers surrounding the pumpkin are from the Planner Series: Fall Sentiments to be released and available to purchase tomorrow! These sets are great for making fall projects!   

I have another card to share with you!  A two for one day for I just love these sentiment stamps!  They are perfect for thank you or Thanksgiving cards...so fun!  And, here is my next card...


I used the gratitude sentiment for the background.  I stamped it below the lovely sunflower, too!  The sunflower and sentiment is from the same new stamp set Thankful.  The sunflower was colored with copics and die cut using the coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Thankful.  Wink of Stella was applied to the flower and pretty gold sequins to finish the card.

Please hop along to see what my teammates have created!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Maria Patrick--that's me


And, just a reminder...I hope to see your creation over at the Paper Sweeties Challenge that is still going on until the end of the month!  A $20 gift certificate will go to one lucky winner!







Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow to see my card for the Release Party!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-September 2016!


Hi, there!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of September! The new planner set for this month is Planner Series: Fall Sentiments!  All those pretty falling leaves are part of this new set! The sunflower(I added a stem) Sophie is holding and the pumpkins she is standing in front of are part of this fun set, too!  

Sophie is ready for fall in her cute polka dot poncho!  Her outfit is from the set The Splendor of Autumn.  She was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Sophie.  I used the September sentiment from the set Planner Series: Summer Sentiments.  The other planner series sets that I used for my planner are Planner Series-Happy Icons(heart)Planner Series-Vacation(plane, sun)Planner Series-Get Your Craft On, Planner Series: Celebrate(presents)and Planner Series-Appointments

And, here is a closer peek of my pages...






Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Maria Patrick--that's me


And, just a reminder...I hope to see your creation over at the Paper Sweeties Challenge that is still going on until the end of the month!  A $20 gift certificate goes to one lucky winner!  







Thank you for taking the time to drop by!  Please stop back tomorrow for Sneak Peeks!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Birthday!


Hi, Friends!

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  We had a very busy one here with a wedding celebration on Saturday!  On Sunday, we saw the play...Wicked...so fun!

My mother-in-law's birthday is on Saturday, so I made her this card...


Many gorgeous flowers in the inspiration photo!  I was very inspired to get out some flower stamps and start stamping away!   Just a simple card, but the flowers do take center stage.  I'm entering this card over at City Crafter!


I'd like to share with you some photos of my nephew's wedding!  It was such a glorious day to have a wedding!  And, so pretty in Schedel Gardens.  Here are some photos....

Kristen and Matthew

Some of the wedding party with three darling
flower girls!

Mother of the groom, my sister, Lucretia. and
her husband, John.


We took a few photos of the garden before
the wedding.

My husband, Randy


Beautiful swan in the pond.



Gorgeous outdoor reception at Kristen's
parent's house with French country theme.

Father of the groom, Steve, and his wife, Karen.

My sister with her two sons...Jason and Matthew.  They
are both tall handsome guys!:-)


All my beautiful sisters...Christina, Cecilia, me, Lucretia and Donna.


Did we have fun??  Oh, yesss...lol!



Thanks so much for viewing my card and photos of Matthew's and Kristen's wedding celebration!

Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge September 2016!






Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!   And, I'm excited to announce that a $20 gift certificate goes to the winner of this month's challenge!  Such a lovely inspiration photo with all the bright colors and pretty flowers in the mason jar!  I've seen lots of families for the past couple of weeks shopping for school supplies!  If you have children in school, I hope they have a great school year!  And, I hope you're inspired by the beautiful photo to join the challenge!

This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see my card made for Dies R Us Challenge!

 And, here is my school themed card...



For my card, I started with a black base and paired it with Studio112, and BoBunny paper.  I used the Planner Series-Checklist stamp set, which is the notebook page and girl with chalkboard.  The little girl is ready for school!  The panel is from Doodlebug.  I added flowers and twine to finish the card.


Please hop along and view more inspiration from my teammates...

Maria Patrick--that's me
Nancy Penir
September Guest Designer:  Dawn Barwick


Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care and have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Maria



Dies R Us September Inspiration Challenge-Team A-Summer!





Hi, there!


Happy September 1st!  And, it's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is Summer!  It's been one hot humid summer, but it was fun doing a lot of summer things with friends and family.  Soon the leaves will be falling and cooler temps will be on the way!

For my card, I started with a black card base and paired it with Photoplay paper.  The background behind the sun was distressed with distress inks of Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, and Barn Door.  The Ray of Sunshine die and Beach Border die from Taylored Expressions were die cut from foam for dimension.  The stitched circle die is from Lawn Fawn as is the stitched scalloped borders. The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  Dots were added to finish the card.  All dies used are listed below...



 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!


Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
                                                                            
A Team Members
Theme:  Outdoor Fun
Barbara
Jenny
Maria--that's me
Vicki
Kathy


Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Hugs,
Maria