Sunday, September 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties September 2018-Release Rewind!




Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!

The *new* stamp/die this set month is I'm so Proud of you!  And, it's available for purchase!

The new set has many wonderful sentiments to help make a card or project for students and/or teachers.  The sentiment from the set that I used for my card was stamped on the big sign that the students are holding as seen below...



For my card, I started with  a red card base and paired it with yellow.  The alphabet banner above the students is from Doodlebug.  AbigailEmma, and Jake are welcoming back their fellow students for a new school year!

And, here is the inside of the card...


Also, I made a fun tag that can be placed on a gift for the teacher...



The ruler, apple, and pencils were colored with copics.  The ribbon Licorice along with twine to finish the tag.



Project Supplies:





Please check out inspiration from my teammates...have fun!!

I hope you enjoyed viewing our school themed
projects this month!
Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties September 2018-Release Party!



Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  

The new stamp/die this set month is I'm so Proud of you and it is available today for purchase!  And, please scroll down to see my card for DRU, which is my son's birthday card!

So, let's get this party started!  I had a great time coloring up the pencil stamped images.  I added stars that were die cut from a previously released set Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.    And, here is my card...



For my card, I started with a black card base and paired it with paper from Doodlebug.  The pencils are from the new set as stated above.  Sequins(Strawberry) along with twine and star to finish the card.  I just love all the stars and rainbow colors on this bright card!


Project Supplies:





Please check out inspiration from my teammates...have fun!!

New Products & Links:

I'm so proud of you

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Dies R Us Challenge-September 15, 2018 (Use a NUMBER on your project)




Hi, Friends!

I'm here to share with you my card for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Numbers)...use a number on your project).  This card is for my son, Jeremy.  He celebrates his birthday today!  Happy Birthday, Jeremy!


Please join us for the challenge and have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

And, here is my card...




I started with a blue card base and paired it with the background die from Sue Wilson.  The fun papers with the numbers are from BoBunny.  The stitched circles are from Lawn Fawn.  The motorcycle is from Tutti Designs.  The number dies are from Crafter's Companion.  The sentiments are from Avery Elle and Paper Sweeties.  And, the dots are from Doodlebug to finish the birthday card.  I hope my son likes his birthday card!  I had tons of fun making it!

And, here is a pic of him riding his race bike.  It makes me very nervous, but he enjoys this hobby with his friends.



 All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!




 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  Hope you check out the store for amazing selection of dies, stamps, etc.!  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!      
                     

    Design Team

Sherri


Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Have a great day!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, September 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties September 2018-Release Sneak Peeks!



Hi, friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties September Release Sneak Peeks!

Debbie is releasing a *new* stamp set called I'm so Proud of you.  It will be available to purchase tomorrow!  So many sentiments are included in this awesome set along with an outfit for the female Sweetie dolls.  I decided to use Emma to dress her in the outfit for school.  Books, pencil, apple, and ruler are included in the set, also.  I'm entering this card over at Double Trouble, which has a school theme for their challenge.


And, here is my card...



I started with a white card base and paired it with Doodlebug paper.  I colored Emma with copics and gave her a set of books and apple for her first day back to school.  Rulers and pencils were colored with copics and tied with a ribbon Licorice.  The A+ was stamped and embossed on the chalkboard for Emma plans to work hard with her studies.  Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames was used to make the sign at the top of the card.  

And, here is view of the inside of the card...




Project Supplies:






I had lots of fun making this school themed card!  I hope you take a peek at the list below of my talented teammates to view more inspiration!



Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Thinking of You...


Hi, Friends!

Today is a somber day in remembrance of 9-11.  It also happens to be my niece, Chelsea's birthday.   My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were affected by this terrible tragedy that rocked our country and made changes forever. 

And, now onto a lighter note of a few very simple cards.  I don't usually make CAS cards, but there were many birthdays, anniversaries, etc. this month.  I was lucky to have had a few in my stash already.  But, it's good to stretch and make CAS cards at times, too, especially when I'm inspired by those who make them so well.  You know who you are, my friends!:-)  So, I made a couple anniversary cards to go out to family members.  Also, I needed a get well card to go out to a friend from our church. 

Here are my cards...


For my card, I started with a coral base and added a white die cut panel.  The die for the panel is from Mama Elephant.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle, which was added to a panel from a paper pack from DCWV.  A bow for the finishing touch.

Next up, is my second anniversary card made in the same way except for pearls and two small hearts.  And, here is my card...



My last card is a masculine get well card.  But, it could be used for either gender.  And, here is my card...


The leaves were stamped onto white card stock using a PTI set from Kay Miller(Stylized Autumn).  The sentiment is from SU. 

Well, that's all for now until the weekend when my DT assignments for Paper Sweeties will be due.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today! Take care and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Maria

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-September 2018!




Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-September!


Hi, Friends!

Happy September 1st!  It's time to welcome all the kids back to school.  School started here last month on August 23rd.  The school bus stops for the neighbor kids at 6:30 in the morning.  My dog, Shadow, barks at every school bus that goes by. So, if I'm not up by then, I certainly wake up with his barking...lol!  I'm praying for all children everywhere to have a safe wonderful school year!

As you can see above, Jake and Emma are ready for the school day!  I remember when my son, Jeremy, was in grade school he earned pizza coupons by reading books.  It was fun reading to him when he was young.  It didn't take long for him to figure out when we missed or skipped over the words while reading.  Those were the good ole days...so fun!

I have two posts today, so please scroll down to see my DRU card, too!  

And, now a closer peek at my planner pages...







I'm highlighting two new stamp sets today.  The outfits that Emma  and Jake are wearing are from the *new set* I'm so proud of you.  The books, apples, pencils, rulers, welcome students sentiment, and A+ are from the set, also.  The sentiments on the desk and sentiments above them are from the *new planner set* Planner Series: Business Basics.  The new sets will be available for purchase on 9-15-18.  The die cuts stars at the top of the pages are from the set Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.    


I had lots of fun decorating my planner for September!  
I hope you
check out our planner stamps and have fun decorating your
planner, too!


Project Supplies:





Hop along and have fun!  I hope you are inspired by the team...enjoy!

Maria Patrick--that's me

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Take care, hugs!
Maria