Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Friendship Warms the Heart

Hi Friends!

Happy New Year!  I certainly hope this year brings
good health, joy, and peace into your life.  Another
year already, which seems to me unbelievable.  The
last one flew by too quickly.  But, on to new joys
and new experiences that is what life is all about.
I have a niece who is expecting in May.  She is
to have an ultrasound this month to find out if it's
a boy or girl.  So, the whole family is anticipating
that great joy that will be coming this year!

Today I want to share with you my card for Paper
Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #3.  I am honored that I
was asked to be the guest designer this month for
Paper Sweeties! 

Here is the sketch we are to follow for this month...

The adorable snowman's hat and scarf was paper
pieced.  I added tiny red gems to his round belly
and holly on the hat.  The scalloped circle behind
him was embossed and glittered.  The edges were
sewn and distress ink was added.  Yummy seam
binding from Paper Sweeties.  Doesn't that sentiment
warm your heart?  It is just too SWEET!  So, please join
us for the challenge this month and check out the
design team's creations.  You will find lots of
inspiration!  Thanks for visiting here today.  Take
care and Happy New Year!


Paper:  Basic Grey, Kraft Outlet, Recollections
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties(Snow Friends, Friendship Warms the Heart)
Ink:  SU(Black), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Emboss Folder:  SU
Doily:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties
Twine:  PTI
Button:  Hobby Lobby
Copics:  110, R46
Dazzling Details:  SU
Gems:  Recollections
Die:  Spellbinder's(Scallop Circle)


  1. Your sweet frosty couldn't be any more darling, Maria! I love his paper pieced accessories and adorable bling-y buttons! Thank you for joining us as GDT for Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #3 :)

  2. Another fantastic card Maria.
    Happy new year to you.
    Hugs Kelly x

  3. Happy New Year, Maria.
    Your card is gorgeous...such a cute and beautifully paper pieced snowman. Congrat's on your GD spot! xx

  4. Your Paper Sweeties card is darling! Love the snowman with the doily. Happy New Year!

  5. So darn sweet Maria! Love the doily. :)


  6. CONGRATS on being the GS, Maria! This card is just DARLING! LOVE your bow and flower detail, too! Happy New Year!

  7. I just love a snowman and this does warm my heart. Too cute!
    Congrats on your Guest DT position. It'll be so much fun, I'm sure.

    Happy New Year!

  8. Ever so sweet, Maria! LOVE the way you've framed the snowman, and your color palette is pure scrumptiousness! Happy New Year!

  9. Congrats on your guest designer spot, Maria! Love your take on the January sketch! That snowman is soooo adorable. Love the layered die cuts, doily, and papers, too!

  10. I LOVE your Frosty card Maria!!!! Congrats!!! :-) And a Happy New Year!! Hugs!

  11. Aw, this is precious! And congrats on your guest design spot, too. :) That's really exciting!

  12. Maria, Your Guest Designer spot is so deserved! Your card is just darling! Mr. Frosty is so so cute! Love your colors!

  13. He melts my heart! How cute is this snowman!