Saturday, February 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties February Inspiration Challenge #16-'Be Mine'

Hi Friends!

It's time for another Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!  Look at all those pretty colors and sweet little girl in the photo.  She looks like she's ready for a Valentine party!

You have until the end of February to enter the challenge.  And, you can enter as many times as you wish.  Your inspiration can come from the photo and/or any of the colors.  The winner will receive a gift certificate for $20 and be invited to be guest designer for the following month.  So, friends, I cannot wait to see what you create for the challenge!

Here is what I came up with for the challenge for some inspiration...

For my card I started with a kraft card base and embossed it.  I added washi tape to the top and bottom of the card.  Little Abigail was colored with copics and die cut with coordinating Sweet Cuts-Abigail die.  The banner and balloons are from the stamp set Celebrate.  Abigail's dress is from the stamp set Enjoy Your Day.  And, the sentiments are from the stamp set Little Wishes.  I used circles and folded them in half to make a 3-D paper decoration hanging from the banner.  I added glittered hearts and sequins.  I had so much fun making this card and I'm ready for a Valentine party, aren't you?:-)

Please follow the list below for more inspiration from the design team.  You'll just love it!!!

                                                                          Amber Kroening
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
                                Guest Designer: Donna Baes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care and have a great weekend!

Paper:  Crate Paper(Love Notes), Paper Studio
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Celebrate(Accessories)-banner, balloons
                                           Abigail and coordinating die
                                           Enjoy Your Day(Boutique)-dress
                                           Little Wishes(Sentiments)
Ink:  SU:  Black, Rose Red
Gems:  Paper Studio
Sequins:  Neat & Tangles(Pretty Pretty Pink)
Punch:  Circle, Heart-EK
Dies:  Paper Sweeties:  Sweet Cuts-Abigail
Emboss Folder:  SU(woodgrain)
Twine:  American Crafts
Washi Tape:  Doodlebug, Darice
Stickles:  Ranger


  1. Adorable Maria!!!! Love the design and Abgail!!!

  2. Such a sweet and playful card! Love it!

  3. Maria, adorable! Looks like she stepped out of the photo! Party Time!

  4. Awww, this is SO cute, Maria! Loving your take on the color challenge and love the little scene you created!

  5. So sweet and darling, Maria! You've dressed Abigail to perfection and she is ready to attend a Valentine party!

  6. wow this is just so cute.. totally love it

  7. Super cute, I like Abigail's little Valentine outfit!

  8. Amazing card, Maria! Love how you dressed and colored Abigail!♥

  9. What a pretty color scheme and your card is just darling Maria! Love the banner and cute balloons!

  10. I adore your sweet creation Maria!!

  11. This is just so SWEET, Maria! Clever how you made the lantern with the hearts! LOVE this card to pieces!

  12. Darling card with wonderful elements, Maria! Love the banner & the 3D decoration & the sequins--fabulous card!

  13. What an adorable little Abigail! Love your bright and colorful paper selections and that embossed woodgrain!

  14. Stunning card. Love the layout and beautiful colors.

  15. Aww, Very Sweet Maria! Love the Banners and Balloons! 8-)


  16. This is so sweet, Maria! It looks like a darling paper doll vintage Valentine!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Maria this is so precious! She looks all ready for Valentines Day!

  18. Just precious! I like the 3D decoration hanging by her side. :)