Sunday, August 21, 2016

Summer...


Hi, Friends!

Happy Sunday to you!  I hope all is well in your world today.  Just popping in quick to share with you a card I made recently.  I won't be crafting or posting for the next several days due to helping my son after his surgery.  He'll be hobbling around for awhile.  I wish I could take the pain for him, but he'll get better soon.  Anyways, by Tuesday afternoon I'll be saying is it 5 o'clock yet...lol!  Nawww...really I'll probably be drinking coffee...strong coffee!:-)

For my card, I started with a pink card base and paired it with K&Company paper.  I water colored the background and little  Sophie.  Her outfit and sand dollars are from the stamp set At the Beach.  The palm tree is from Island Time. The dies that were used are Sweet Cuts-SophieSweet Cuts-Island Time, Sweet Cuts-Let's go to the Beach(waves), and Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders  And, the drink and sentiment is from the set Planner Series: Summer Sentiments.  Sequins(Gold) and twine(cookie dough) to finish the card.

Well, that's all for now.  Take care and thanks so much for dropping by!  Have a great week!

Hugs,
Maria

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties August 2016 Release Rewind!






Hi, there!

Today wraps up the August 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 made another shaker card, but today the top window displays pretty Tuti Fruiti sequins.  I merely placed foam mounting tape below the sequins to prevent them from falling.  And, I placed a few sequins in the doorway for interest.   The house was made using the *new* stamp sets Window and Window Add-on: Elements. The coordinating dies are Sweet Cuts-Window and Sweet-Cuts-Window Add-on: Elements.  The bird is from the set Home Tweet Home,  The fence, trees, and sentiments are from the set Home Sweet Home.  The banner was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.


 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!  And, I'm so excited to announce that a $100 gift certificate goes to the winner of this month's challenge!!! Such a lovely inspiration photo with all the goodies and gorgeous roses! 




And,  here it is this month's...
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Monday, August 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties August 2016 Release Party!






Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  All *new* products are available today in the shop!  Today I have a shaker card to share with you using the new stamp sets Window and Window Add-on:Elements.  They were die cut with coordinating dies Sweet Cuts-Window and Sweet Cuts-Window Add-on: Elements.  The bow was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags#2-mitten/tree. The flower and sentiment are from the set I Pick You.  The sequins are (Tuti Fruiti).   I had a lot of fun making this bright shaker card!

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


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld--GIVEAWAY 


Window
Window Sweet Cuts
Window Elements
Window Elements Sweet Cuts


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!  And, I'm so excited to announce that a $100 gift certificate goes to the winner of this month's challenge!!! Such a lovely inspiration photo with all the goodies and gorgeous roses! 



And,  here it is this month's...


Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow for Release Rewind!  Take care!


Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties August 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!






Hi Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed wonderful *new* stamp sets Window, which is placed behind Jake, and Window Add-on: Elements to be released this month!  These sets are great for making backgrounds, tags, and windows.  The new stamps/dies will be available to purchase tomorrow! Today I'm sharing with you cute little Jake ready for some baseball!

Jake  was colored with copics and die cut with coordinating die.  His outfit is from the set MVP.  The bat, balls, and sentiments are from the same set.  The banner is from the set Sweet Borders and die cut with coordinating die.  Twine(Strawberry) to finish the card. 

Please hop along to see what my teammates have created!  And, a big welcome to our new DT member, Lilian Forsyth!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

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!  And, I'm so excited to announce that a $100 gift certificate goes to the winner of this month's challenge!!! Such a lovely inspiration photo with all the goodies and gorgeous roses!





And,  here it is this month's...
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow to see my shaker card using the window elements!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-August 2016!





Hi, there!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of August! There are no new planner sets for August, so I used several previously released sets for a summer theme!

Jake is having fun catching some waves!  He was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Jake and his outfit is from the set Surf's Up.  The shovel and sand pail are from the set At The Beach.  The sun is from the set Island Time.  Sweet Cuts-Island Time was used to die cut the sun.  Sweet Cuts-Let's go to the Beach was used to die cut the waves.  The planner series stamps are from the sets Planner Series-Summer SentimentsPlanner Series-CelebratePlanner Series-ChecklistPlanner Series-Get Your Craft On, and Planner Series-Appointments. Twine(Robin Egg) was tied to the sand pail.

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!  And, I'm so excited to announce that a $100 gift certificate goes to the winner of this month's challenge!!! Such a lovely inspiration photo with all the goodies and gorgeous roses! 



And,  here it is this month's...



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

Hugs,
Maria

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Celebration!!!!



Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Celebration!  Debbie has invited many to join in on the birthday fun!  We have lots of talented designers to share their awesome inspiration with you!  I have several projects to share with you today.  So, let's get this party started...

First up is my birthday card highlighting a sweet birthday cake!  It is from the set Happy Cake Day.  The balloons are from the set Party Time.  They were both die cut with coordinating dies of Sweet Cuts-Happy Cake Day and Sweet Cuts-Party Time.  The number four on the cake is from the set Days Until and the sentiment is from Little Wishes.  Seqins(Cotton Candy) to finish the card.  And, here it is...



My second project is a sugary delight with frosted rice crispie treats...yum...


The sentiment is from Little Wishes and Cotton Candy sequins added for interest around the scalloped circle.  The tiny star bursts are from I Love Summer.

And, my final project is a gift card holder...



The cake stamp is from the set Party Time.  The sentiment is from You're Invited.  And, sequins(Cotton Candy) to finish the project.

Please follow the blog list below to view some wonderful projects from the talented designers...have fun!

Just a reminder of the challenge that is going on until the end of the month!  Hope to see your project over there!



And, I'm so excited to announce that a $100 gift certificate goes to the winner of this month's challenge!!! Such a lovely inspiration photo with all the goodies and gorgeous roses! I hope you're inspired by the beautiful photo to join the challenge!

This month’s card kit is full of whimsy and celebration fun … check it out HERE!





Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pile It On Challenge #114





Hi, Friends!

Happy Sunday to you!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I'm here today to share a card I made for the Pile It On Challenge. The theme for the challenge is to make your own background. Paper Sweeties is sponsoring the challenge with a $25 gift certificate!

And, here is my card...



For my card, I started with a black card base from Bazzill.  I used Tim Holtz water color paper and distress inks(mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry) for the sky.  The butterflies, sparklers(used as trees) and bird nest(used as pine tree and grass) are from the stamp set I Love Summer stamp set.  The sentiment is from Life is a Picnic.  

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!






Thank you so much for dropping by!  Please stop back on 8-10-16 for Paper Sweeties Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Hugs,
Maria