Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Shine Bright!

Hi, Friends!

I made a quick card this evening for my son to celebrate his job promotion.   The smiley faces are just too darn cute!  I'm entering the card over at City Crafter where the theme for the week is whitewash.  We are to use white paint, ink, pen or spray on our project.  And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a white card base and added a silver border.  I painted the blue panel with white acrylic paint and sprayed it with vanilla shimmer.  I die cut the stars in silver and place a stamped vellum star over it.  Dots to finish off the card. Well, that's all for now.  Hope you're having a great week!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!



Paper:  PTI, SU

Stamps:  MFT
Ink:  SU
Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer:  SU
Dots:  Doodlebug
Misc:  White Acrylic Paint

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thank you!

Hi, Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful blessed Easter!

I'm just popping in to share with you a commissioned card I made for a friend who wanted a thank you card.  She said her friend has a black lab and loves to hunt.  I'm not sure if I'll redo this card since I already redid it once, ha!  I think I got carried away with the sun rays, so I hid it some with the twine.  Isn't it something how some cards come together so easy and some don't...oh well.

I'm entering this card over at  AAA Cards.

For my card, I started with a white card base and used distress ink for the clouds and sun rays(mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, and squeezed lemonade).  The sun ray was made using a Tim Holtz stencil and a couple of punches and one stamp from Paper Sweeties.  The city scene stamp is from TE.  The tree dies are from Spellbinder's and the hills were made using a die from Lawn Fawn.  The deer are from IO and the black lab is from DRU.  And, the sentiment is from PTI.  I applied Wink of Stella on trees, deer, dog, and sun for interest.

Ok, friends...thank you so much for taking the time to drop by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  Take care!


Monday, March 21, 2016

Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes!

Hi, Friends!
I'm back once again with an Easter card!  I can't believe that Easter will be here this weekend!  We will celebrate with family by going to a favorite spot that serves a home style chicken/ham dinner...yum!  Whatever you have planned, I hope that you have a wonderful Easter with friends and family!
So, I couldn't help but make another card for Easter and enter it over at Lori's ChouxChouxPaperArt Challenge!  For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with a fun Doodlebug treat bag.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  I colored the Paper Sweeties eggs with copics and added stickles.  The grass die is from MFT. The adorable bunnies are from Sweet 'n Sassy.  The border die is from Sweet 'n Sassy, also.  The dots are from Doodlebug.  And, the twine is from SU.

Here is my card...

Well, that's all for now!  Hope you have a wonderful week and joyous Easter!  Take care!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Paper Sweeties!

When: Friday, March 18 - Friday, March 25
Time: 6:00 am pacific

THEME: Spring
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Hi there!

It's time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The challenge runs today beginning at 6am Pacific time and ends on 3/25/16.  Get out those coffee themed stamps/dies, tea, or even hot chocolate ones to join in on this FUN blog hop!  Many sponsors and prizes to be had!!!  Paper Sweeties is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner! 

And, here is my card...
For my card, I started with PTI and Echo paper.  I water colored the background.  The stamp sets used are Sophie, Bunny Hugs and Kisses(bunny outfit), Planner Series: Happy Icons(coffee cup and eggs), Hippity Hoppity(bunny), Let's Go To The Beach(clouds), Jelly Bean Time(sentiment), and But First, Coffee(sentiment).  The dies used are Sweet Cuts-Let's Go To The Beach(clouds).  The wood clip is from Michael's and the ribbon is from Jo-Ann Fabric.  Liquid pearls and Gold Wink of Stella were used to decorate the eggs.  I had lots of fun making this sweet Easter card and I hope to see your card over at the hop!
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Have fun viewing all the awesome inspiration in the hop!  Take care!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties March Release Rewind!

Hi, there!
Today wraps up the March Paper Sweeties Release with today's Release Rewind!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the inspiration!  New stamps/dies are combined with previously released stamps/dies for our projects.
I am highlighting the *new* stamps/dies from the set Eat Cake and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Eat Cake.  The cake container, cake, and sentiment are from the *new* set.  Little Emma was colored with copics and die cut with coordinating die.  Her outfit is from Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.  She is ready to eat some delicious cake!  And, the background was stamped with more goodies of various stamps from the set Stand Add-on:Fresh Baked.
Please stop by my talented teammate blogs to see what they created...have fun!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer

Don't forget the challenge going on until the end of the month.  Hope to see your project there!
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Thanks for dropping by!  Take care and have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties March Release Party!


Hi, Friends!
Welcome back to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  All *new* products are available today in the shop!  Isn't that a sweet teapot?  Debbie has a line of sweet chips available in the shop to make awesome shaker projects, scenes, or add a sweet photo!  I covered the tea pot with polka dot paper from Doodlebug.  The teapot comes in a kit that looks like this...
For my teapot, I used the new stamp set Eat Cake (cup, sugar bowl, tea bag, sentiment) and die cut with coordinating die set Sweet Cuts-Eat Cake.  The flower is from the set Thinking of You and die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Thinking of You  The small heart is from the set Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.  The tag is from Little Wishes and the sentiment is from Tea for Two.  Sequins(Marshmallow) and twine(Blueberry) are from Paper Sweeties, also!
Or, if you prefer coffee rather than tea, I have another project to share with you today that has the coffee theme using *new* stamps/dies released this month...But First, Coffee!  This card was water colored and used a Tim Holtz stencil for the background.  The coffee pot, beans, and cup were die cut using Sweet Cuts-But First, Coffee.  I really like how quickly it came together!  And, here is my card...
Please follow the list below to see what my talented teammates have created...have fun!

Thank you so much for dropping by!  Take care...enjoy your day!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties March Release Countdown!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Release Countdown for Paper Sweeties!  Tomorrow is the day that you'll be able to purchase *new* March stamps/dies from Paper Sweeties!  I just LOVE the coffee themed stamps/dies this month!!!
Today, I like to share with you a card I made using the *new* stamp/die set Coffee, Yes Please!  Just like the sign says...I want to stay in my jammies all day, drink coffee and make cute fun!
I used the coffee cup, beans, and sentiment from the set.  Abigail is all set and ready to create for the day.  I paper pieced Abigail in her jammies using stamps from the set I Love You.  She is holding a card made with love.  It is from the Planner Series:Celebrate.  The table is from the set I'm Having Tea. And, her adorable little pet is lovingly at her side, which is from the set Sweeties Pets.  The dies used are Sweet Cuts-Abigail and Sweet Cuts-Coffee, Yes Please.
Hop along with the list below to see what my talented teammates created...have fun!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care and enjoy your day! 


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties March Release Sneak Peeks!


Hi Friends!
Welcome to Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed some wonderful stamps sets/dies to inspire you for those cards/projects that have a coffee/tea/cocoa theme!  I love having a good cup of coffee in the morning.  Sometimes you need a big cup of coffee to get you!  In the evening before bed I often have a hot cup of tea.  Either way...I hope these stamp sets this month inspire you to make some fun projects!
The *new* stamp set used on my card is But First, Coffee, which is the coffee cup and sentiment!  The coffee cup was die cut using Sweet Cuts-But First, Coffee.  Isn't that the cutest sentiment?!  Little Emma is peeking out the window at her Mommy, Sophie, who is chatting with a neighbor while drinking her cup of coffee!  They were die cut with coordinating dies.  Their outfits are from the stamp set Sweetie Pie.  The flowers are from the stamp set Thinking of You, which were colored with copics.  And, the fence was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home
Ok, well I hope you take a peek at what the rest of the design team came up...have fun!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood 


Please stop back tomorrow for the Release Countdown!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-March 2016!


Hi, there!
Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of March!  Debbie has designed a new set this month for your planner decorating, which is Planner Series: Vacation!  This set would be so helpful to remind yourself on your planner to get ready for your fun! 
I'm not going on vacation this month, but I did use some of the wonderful stamps from the set such as the car, camera, suit case, and bicycle!  I also used the Planner Series: Get your Craft On, Winter SentimentsHappy Icons, and Celebrate.  Also, I colored the chick, egg, and tulips with copics, which are from the set Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes.
Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me
Planner Series:  Winter Sentiments

Planner Series:  Celebrate
Planner Series:  Happy Icons

Planner Series:  Get Your Craft On

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The new Planner Series: Vacation stamp set will be available for purchase on March 15th!   I'm having lots of fun decorating my 2016 planner!  Come join in on the fun!  I'm sure you'll just love these new planner stamps, too!
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Have fun decorating and organizing your planner!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Happy Easter!

Hi, Friends!

Sorry I haven't been here in ages...whew!  Time does fly even when you're not having fun....ha!  I've been under the weather with bronchitis.  It started as a sinus infection and got worse.  I started antibiotics and cough syrup on Monday.  Last night was the first night I got a decent night's sleep since a week ago.  I have to be much better for this weekend since my husband turns the big "60"!  We will meet up with my son and go out to eat and to a hockey game.  I'm looking forward to having some fun!:-)

Anyways, the above Easter card I made for my friend, Peggi.  She loves tulips so I thought I'd incorporate them on the card.  All stamps are from Paper Sweeties.  I love the bright striped panel behind the water colored scene.  Twine and dots to finish off the card.

Well, that's all for now.  More Paper Sweeties projects will start this weekend, so please stay tuned.  Thanks so much for taking a peek at my card!  And, take good care for a lot of flu/colds, etc. is going around! 


Supply List:

Paper:  PTI, Echo Park
Ink:  SU-Costa Cobana, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes(tulips, chick)
                                           Island Time-sun
                                           Let's go to the Beach-clouds
                                           Jelly Bean Time-sentiment
Twine:  Paper Sweeties-Cookie Dough
Dots:  Darice

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy St. Pat's Day!

Hi, there!

There's a fun green challenge going on over at Choux Choux Paper Art by my friend, Lori!  I feel like I'm getting behind on my St. Pat's cards, but I managed to create this card today.  Easter is just a few weeks away, flies!.  Anyways, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with Authentique paper.  I punched out hearts for the shamrock.  The buttons and shamrocks are from Jo-Ann Fabric.  The pearls are from Darice.  The seam binding ribbon is from Paper Sweeties.
I just thought it was such a cute image for it shows five girls.  In my family there are five girls...Donna, Lucretia, Maria(me), Cecilia, and Christina.  I wish I had five of these images so that I can send all of my sisters this card, but I guess I have to send it to my favorite sis...hehehe...just joking!
I had fun making this card!  I hope you're having some crafty fun, too!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge-March 2016!

 Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!  I just love a good cup of coffee in the morning.  But, sharing a good cup of coffee with your sweetie or a friend is even better!  We have an awesome coffee shop here in town with specialty coffees...yumm!  And, it's so fun to go there with my husband or friends!

A $20 gift certificate goes to one lucky winner of the challenge!  This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see my card made for Dies R Us Challenge!
 And, here is my card...
 For my card, I started with a light blue card base and added brown and black.  The sentiment was embossed from the stamp set Wishing You.  The cup is from the set Sweet Cuts-Homemade With Love.  The heart on the cup was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Snow Friends.  The hearts stamped on the hearts are from Have a Holly Jolly Holiday and Stand Add-on: Fresh Baked.  The twine(Strawberry) and (Blueberry) are also from Paper Sweeties.  Please hop along with the list below to see what my teammates created...
 Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
March Guest Designer: Jennifer Scull

Thank so much for visiting here today!  Take care and have an awesome day!


Dies R Us- Team A-Shaped Cards...anything other than rectangle!


Hi, there!

Peep's almost Easter!  And, it's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is shaped cards...anything other than rectangle!

For my card, I was inspired to make an Easter card with a cute little chick!  The patterned paper is from Authentique.  The chick and sentiment stamps are from Verve, which was colored with copics.  The pearls are from SU.  The ribbon is from Verve, also.  The scalloped oval was made using an EK punch.   All dies are listed below and available at Dies R Us!

 Ok, friends, you have until  March 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 talented teammates!      
A Team Members
Theme:  Something NEW


Thanks so much for visiting here today!