Friday, August 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #22-'Let's Celebrate'

Hi there!
How are you?  I hope all is well in your crafting world!  This is my second post for the day.  Please scroll down to see my card for Dies R Us.
Today is the start for another sweet challenge and we are celebrating a second birthday...yeah!  Please visit  Paper Sweeties for list of fun festivities and prizes!!!
 If you came from Lisa Elton's blog, you are in the right place.  And, your next stop will be Michelle Bala's blog.    I was inspired by all the balloons and banner in the inspiration photo.  Isn't that a sweet birthday scene?  So, I got to work and brought out some fun Doolebug paper with lots of balloons!  We hope you will join us this month for the challenge!
And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with some Doodlebug paper.  The Paper Sweetie stamp sets I used are Celebrate(cake and banner) and You Make Me Smile(sentiment).  The cake was colored with copics.  I added glitter to the banner, cake, and buttons.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.  To finish off the card I added a Tim Holtz button and lovely seam binding ribbon from Paper Sweeties-Raspberry, Cotton Candy.  You will want to hop along and view more wonderful creations from the team.  Please follow the list below...have fun!

                                                        Amber Kroening
Maria Patrick--that's me

Special Guest Designers:
Amy Linkletter

AND ... introducing our August Guest Designer + newest Design Team contributor:  Larissa Heskett
Thank you so much for taking time out to view my card today!  I hope to see your card at the challenge site...happy creating!:-)



Paper:  PTI, Doodlebug
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Celebrate-cake and banner
                                          You Make Me Smile-sentiment
Ink:  SU-Tempting Turquoise
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties-Raspberry, Cotton Candy
Punch:  Martha Stewart-border, Small Circles-Fiskars, Large Circle-EK
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Copics:  B05, Y35
Buttons:  SU
Clear Button:  Tim Holtz


  1. Hi ,Maria! Your card is a fun party right on the front of the card! Love the bow. And all the beautiful layers.

  2. This is darling! LOVE all the glittery accents! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Maria this is sweet as can be, love the party cake and all the decorations!

  4. Love your card, Maria! The colors are so bright and fun!

  5. This is a perfect birthday card, Maria. It looks so cheerful and colorful and I love your seam binding and beautiful button/brad.

  6. OMG! This is so pretty and festive! Gorgeous, Maria!

  7. Your card is an absolute burst of festivity, all on its own, Maria! What fun! Love all the detail like the punched edging and the border of buttons and the big shabby bow. The glitter adds a wonderful touch, too!

  8. A-MAZING! All those balloons and fun colors just make me smile! Bravo :)

  9. Maria, I just love this beautiful, colorful card!!!!

  10. wow what a fabulous card.. love it

  11. ALL of your cards are a work of art, my friend. You are one talented lady :)

    Happy weekend to you!

  12. Maria your card is so fun and festive! Perfect to celebrate!!!
    I just love it!!!!

  13. What a beautifully detailed card Marie! The papers you've used are just gorgeous!!

  14. Maria, now this is what I call a celebration! Bright and happy and full of joy! Love all your festive details!

  15. This is so bright and happy Maria!!!

  16. Beautiful, festive & feminine--love it, Maria!

  17. THIS is one festive card my friend! LOVE all of the details and that FAB bow!