Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ohio State!

Hi there!

Happy Thursday to you!  I'm just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for a friend who loves Ohio State football!  I miss the days when she was our secretary in the clinic at the hospital.  She would decorate with Ohio State items during OSU/Michigan rivalry week!  We always won the prize, which was a pizza party because she did a fabulous job decorating!  Anyways, she and her husband are huge fans as we are, too!  I made my husband a similar card, but I think this one turned out better. 

So, are you ready for some football??!!  We are counting down the days.    Go Bucks!!!  Thank you for dropping by today!  Take care!


Paper:  PTI
Stamp:  SU
Star Punch:  EK

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Let's Party!

Hi there!
Happy Saturday to you!  Hope you have a great weekend!  We have perfect weather here right now with blue skies and temps in low 80's.  Next week will feel like fall...low 70's.  I welcome the cooler temps!:-) 
Well,  I noticed a fun challenge over at City Crafter where the theme is "Around the Corner"!  That is one darling kitten peeking around the corner!  I was inspired by Kirsty's card with the cute little fox!  And, here is my card...

The fox, chick, and balloons were colored with copics.  I added liquid pearls to the balloons for interest.  I popped up the fox and pink balloon for dimension.  It's a quick card, but fun!  Well, that's all for now.  Not sure what we have planned for the weekend for we still have remodeling going on with the bedroom.  If my guys make too much noise, I might need to go shopping at a craft store!:-)  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!
Paper:  PTI, Bazzill, Me &My Big Ideas
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn
Liquid Pearls(Ranger):  White Opal
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Dot:  Doodlebug

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy Halloween...

Hi there!
Hope all is well your way!  Just popping in quick to share with you a couple of Halloween cards I made today.  Is it too soon to start on Halloween projects?  Well, the stores don't seem to think so...ha!  Lots of Halloween candy on sale already...decorations, etc!  Anyways, I pulled out some fun Doodlebug papers and went to work.  The chevron dies are from MFT and the sentiment is from Studio G.  Just a quick easy peasy card.  And, one more that I made today...
I water colored the background with water color paints(Gansai Tambi).  The stickers are from Doodlebug.  I colored in smoke with a copic marker and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  Wink of Stella was added for interest.  And, the twine is from Paper Sweeties(licorice). 
Well, that's all for now.  Take care!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind!

Hi, Friends!
Welcome to Release Rewind!  New stamps/dies are combined with previously released stamps/dies for our projects.  Emma is dressed and ready to go to a summer birthday party!  Her outfit, present, and sentiment on the wagon is from the new stamp set Wishing You.  Notice the cake and cupcakes in her sweet!  The cake and cupcakes are from the stamp set Stand Add-on: Fresh Baked.  The banner was stamped using the new stamp set Birthday Banners and die cut using Sweet Cuts-Birthday Banners.  The sentiment on the banner is from the new stamp set Let's Party.  And, the wagon is from the stamp set Sweeties Wagon and die cut with coordinating die.  Dots from studio Calico were placed on the grass, present, and banner sign.  The card was finished by adding twine(Creamsicle). 
Please stop by my talented teammate blogs to see what they created...have fun!

Maria Patrick--that's me

Don't forget the challenge going on until the end of the month.  Hope to see your project there!
And, I'm excited to show you kit of the month...
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Have an awesome day!  Take care!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Release Party!

Hi, Friends!
Welcome back!  Today is the day to purchase the *new* Paper Sweeties stamps...yeah...time to party!  And, little Abigail is all dressed and ready for a birthday party!  She has a new outfit with party hat, which is from the stamp set Wishing You.  I paper pieced her outfit and colored her with copics.  I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment, which was stamped on vellum.  The sequins(Gold) were added for the final touch.
For more inspiration and ideas, please stop by to see what my fellow teammates created...
Maria Patrick--that's me
Nancy Penir

What's New 

Don't forget about the challenge going on until the end of the month!

Please stop back tomorrow to see my project for Release Rewind!
Thank you for taking time to drop by!  Have a wonderful day!



Friday, August 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Release Countdown!

Hi there!
Today is Release Countdown for Paper Sweeties!  Tomorrow you will be able to purchase those awesome party themed stamps/dies!  I am highlighting the stamp set Happy Cake Day and coordinating dies Sweet Cuts-Happy Cake Day as seen with the above card.  What a fun birthday cake with the stripes and polka dots!  I added liquid pearls to give the appearance of frosting.  The ribbon(Vintage Winter White) and sequins(Gold) are from Paper Sweeties, also.  The flowers are from Martha Stewart and the twine is from SU. 
Stop by to see what my fellow teammates created.  You won't be disappointed!
Maria Patrick--that's me

Please come back tomorrow to see little Abigail all dressed and ready for a birthday party!  Thank you for dropping by!  Take care!


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi there!
It's time for Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!  Such fun party themed stamps/dies  that will be highlighted this month from the design team!  They will be available on 8-15-15!  We've done our best to bring you lots of ideas and inspiration with cards/projects for that "special" party in your life!  This fun birthday card is going to my great nephew for his birthday!
I started with a white card base and paired it with blue and red polka dot paper from Doodlebug.  Just look at those FUN banners...awesome...huh?!  I stamped them using the stamp set Birthday Banners and used the coordinating die cut Sweet Cuts-Birthday Banners.  I colored them with copics.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Let's Party.  The present and piece of wrapped candy are from the same set and they were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Let's Party.  The twine(Blueberry) is from Paper Sweeties, also.
 Here is a peek of the inside of the card...
The sentiment used is from the stamp set You're Invited.  Please hop along with the blog list below for more inspiration from my wonderful teammates!

Maria Patrick--that's me
Is your project over at the challenge site yet?  If not, I hope to see it there soon!  Come on over and join in the fun!:-)  Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge...
And … it’s our 3rd birthday this month, so in honor of this special occasion, we have some extra special guest designers, generous sponsors who have donated more than $350 in prizes and giveaways and TONS OF INSPIRATION AND FUN …
Please visit here for all the details on how to receive some fabulous prizes!

Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!
Just popping in quick to share with you a card made for Seize the Birthday challenge!  The theme topping is embossing.  I used an embossing folder from cuttlebug.  And, here is my card...
For my card, I started with a tan card base and used a Heidi Swapp stencil.  I used Tim Holtz inks in yellow and orange.  After the embossing, I went over the raised areas with orange ink for more interest.  The flower is from K&Company.  The twine and sentiment is from PTI.  A fall birthday card done for next month. 
Thank you so much for taking time to drop by!  Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!  Take care!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Baling Hay...

Hi there!
Happy Sunday to you, friends!  Our son is here this weekend doing work on our bedroom.  He and my husband are putting up new trim.  New closet doors will be hung, also.  It was all supposed to be done while we were on vacation, but the wood didn't arrive on time.  But, it happens with best intentions and that's ok as long as things get done.
Anyways, my guys are working hard and I noticed some farmers working hard also in the field behind our house.  Those are soybeans first with the wheat behind it.  And, behind the wheat is corn.  Those farmers will surely be busy come harvest time.  I thought I'd share these photos because it just looked like a great photo opportunity.  They aren't the best because the wind was blowing, but I hope you enjoy!  Also, just a few photos of flowers around the house...

Geraniums and hostas in front of our house.
Thanks for dropping by!  Take care and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34-Happy Birthday!!!

Hi, Friends!

Time for celebration!  Paper Sweeties is turning three!!!  We would like you to join us this month for lots of ideas, inspiration, contests, and prizes(many sponsors)...woo hoo!!!  Please stop by here and scroll down to see the complete list of prizes!!!  And, scroll down here on my post to see how you can become eligible for one of the awesome prizes! 

How fun...alumni designers are back to join in the celebration!!!  What a lovely inspiration photo as seen above with the yummy cupcakes...yummm!  And, so without further cupcake card for the challenge...

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with Doodlebug and Bella Blvd. paper.  The cupcake is from the stamp set Sending Sweet Thoughts and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Sending Sweet Thoughts.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Hello Friend.  And, the number three is from Alphas-Upper-Case stamp set.  The heart on the cupcake and star on bottom right was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.  The twine(Cotton Candy) and sequins(Tuti-Fruiti) are also from Paper Sweeties. 
Well, it's all about cupcakes, so I made some delicious cupcakes highlighting those sweet little dolls in their adorable outfits...

Abigail, Emma, and Sophie were colored with copics and die cut with coordinating dies.  Abigail's outfit is from the stamp set Live Love Grow.  The little cupcake is from the stamp set Stand Add-on:Fresh Baked.  The Alphas-Upper Case stamp set was used for the number three on the cupcake.  The straws(Raspberry) and twine(Cookie dough) and (Creamsicle) are from Paper Sweeties, also.  Emma's outfit is from the stamp set Mahalo and the sentiment on her shirt is from the set Once Upon A Time.  Sophie's outfit is from Mahalo set for the shirt and her dress is from Sweetie Pie. 
Please check out more ideas and inspiration from my talented teammates...have fun!

Maria Patrick--that's me!

Awesome Paper Sweeties August Kit available!!!

$100 Gift Certificate = Paper Sweeties
How to be eligible to win one of these AWESOME PRIZES:
(1) Leave us a sweet comment on this blog post for one chance!
(2) Share your creations for the August challenge – you’ll earn one chance for EACH project you add to our inLinkz gallery!
(3) Share our birthday graphic and/or challenge graphic on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties) and/or Instagram and TAG US!  Leave us a comment here to let us know how many times you shared – you’ll earn an EXTRA chance for each time you SHARE us! 

Thanks so much for viewing my projects today!  Please be sure to join us in celebrating with us this month for Paper Sweeties third birthday!!!  I hope to see your project over at the challenge!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Dies R Us-Team A-Summer Time Fun!

Hi there!

Happy August 1st!  It's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is Summer Time Fun!  I hope you've been having an awesome summer filled with lots of great activities.  It's been a rainy summer here.  But, we have had a couple of great days at my sister's cottage on the lake when the weather cooperated.  Fun times with great memories! 

For my card, I started with a white card base and used lots of distress inks from Tim Holtz to achieve a summer sunset.  The Beach Border die is from Taylored Expressions.  The seashells are from Memory Box.  They were distressed with yellow and orange inks and gold ink added for interest.  The alphas are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  And, the stickers in the top left corner are from Pink Paislee.  Twine from my stash to finish off this fun summer card.  The dies I used for my projects today are available in the store, which are listed below...

Ok, friends, get out those fun summer dies!  You have until July 13th to enter.  And, remember there will be a $10 winner for the challenge!  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 fellow teammates!                                                                                     

A Team Members

Theme:  Stars and Stripes


Thanks so much for visiting here today!