Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July!



Hi, there!

I'm back again!  I didn't think I'd be back this soon, but I just have to share with you the awesome sale going on with Paper Sweeties for the month of July!  Jake is in his Santa suit at the beach ready to surf!   After all, it is Christmas in July, right?!

We're hosting a Christmas in July SALE all month long!  Receive 40% off ALL-in stock HOLIDAY products using coupon code:  july2017

For my card, I started with a white card base and made clouds using broken china distress oxide ink.  I used lots of Paper Sweeties goodies and the links are shown below.  Jake, his Santa outfit, boat, and sun were colored with copics.

Happy shopping to you!  All products are on sale while supplies last.  Debbie needs to make room for new Holiday stamps to come soon.  How many more days until Christmas?  Ummm....160 days!  Yikes!  I still have some time to make those Christmas cards...whew!:-)                                        


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Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care and have a great week!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Release Rewind!

Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!  Today we share with you a project with new stamps/dies combined with previous released stamps/dies.  And, here is my card...




Oh, how wonderful it would be to always follow those words...live joyfully and think positive!  I've found as I'm getting older that I'm trying to make a conscious effort not to sweat the small stuff.  It certainly isn't worth it!  Let go and let God are good words to live by.  But, oh how I love to control things and do it my way.  But, all one can do is to keep trying, right?!

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with navy blue and pink.  I didn't water color the pink base.  The paper came that way, but it gives the look as if it's water colored.  What an easy way to water color, lol!   I have Madison in her summer dress from the set Wishing You.  She was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Madison.  The wreath, flowers, and sentiments are from the new set Kindness Matters/Sweet Cuts-Kindness Matters.  The bird is from the set Home Tweet Home/Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home.  The new rectangle scalloped frames are from the set Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames.  Sequins(Blueberry) to finish the card.



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Please check out some amazing creations from my teammates...
              


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!




We hope that you enjoyed this month's release!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Release Party!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  Today is the day for you to purchase those awesome new stamps!  I have a card featuring our new wreath as seen yesterday, but with a different sentiment.  The wreath and sentiment are from the set Kindness Matters!  Lots of wonderful kind sentiments in this set!  I changed up the wreath just a bit by adding flowers from another set Home Tweet Home.   Please scroll down to view my second post for Dies R Us.  And, here is my card...



For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with yellow panels.  The sign on the wreath was made with the new Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames and twine.  As stated above, the sentiment is from the Kindness Matters set and die cut using Sweet Cuts-Kindness Matters.  The fence was stamped and die cut using Home Tweet Home and Sweet Cuts- Home Tweet Home.  The bird and yellow flowers are from Home Tweet Home set, also.  Sequins(Creamsicle) were added to the centers of the flowers.
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Please have fun hopping to see what my teammies created!  You won't be disappointed!  Have fun!


Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!




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

Hugs,
Maria

Dies R Us Challenge-July 15, 2017(Die Cut Sentiment as Focus)




Hi, friends!

It's time for another Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is  Die Cut Sentiment as Focus!  I decided to make a fun shaker birthday card for my sister-in-law.  And, here is my card...



For my card, I started with a navy card base and paired it with paper from American Crafts.  The  birthday die cut is from Memory Box.  The zig zag frame and little chicks with cake are from Lawn Fawn.  The sequins are from Paper Sweeties, which are blueberry, marshmallow, and cotton candy.  Dots and ribbon to finish the card.  I hope my sis-in-law likes the bday card I made for her.  I had lots of fun making it!  The dies with links that I used on this card 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!      
                                                                            
Dies R Us Team Members
Theme:  Die Cut Sentiment as Focus
Barbara


Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Hugs,
Maria











Friday, July 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed a fabulous new set...Kindness Matters.  Also, new dies... Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames for this month's release!  I'm highlighting both of them with my shaker card as seen below.  The new sets will be released tomorrow on the 15th!  And, here is my card...




The lovely floral wreath as seen on my card is included in the new Kindness Matters set.  I just love the pretty wreath.  I can see myself using it for many projects!  I colored the flowers and leaves with copics. I added sequins(Strawberry) to the center of the flowers.  Robin Egg sequins and Strawberry sequins for the shaker element.  A red silk bow to finish my shaker card.

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Please have fun hopping to see what my teammies created!  You won't be disappointed!  Have fun!


Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!



Please stop back tomorrow to see my projects for the Release Party!  Take care!
 Hugs, Maria

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-July 2017!



Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-June!




Hi, Friends!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of July!  There isn't a new planner set for this month, but I've used many previously released sets.  I decided to go with a patriotic theme since the 4th was last week.  I hope you had a great 4th.  We had a wonderful time watching a fabulous fireworks display here in town over the river!  And, now a closer peek at my planner pages...










Madison is in her cute outfit from the set I Pick You holding her sparkler ready for the 4th of July celebration! Her sparkler, flag, and sentiment is from the set I Love Summer.  The star banner was made using Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.  The fence was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home.  The flowers were stamped from the same set and die cut Home Tweet Home.  The planner sets that I used are Planner Series:Get Your Craft OnPlanner Series:Happy IconsPlanner Series: Summer SentimentsPlanner Series: Vacation .  

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

Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!





Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please tune in tomorrow for Release Sneak Peeks!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria