Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-December 2017!



Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-December!



Hi, Friends!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of December!  There isn't a new planner set for this month, but I've used many previously released sets.  I decided to go with a good little boy/girl theme.  They even made signs for Santa that they have been nice all year long! And, now a closer peek at my planner pages...





As I stated above, The little boy and girl have been extra good and they are from the set Planner Series: Checklist.  The cookie jar and wreaths at the top of the pages are from the set Stand Add-on: Mistletoe.  The paper is from Photo Play, which is available in the shop, too!  The large gift at the top of the page was colored with copics and die cut using the set Let's Party and Sweet Cuts-Let's Party.


I had lots of fun decorating my planner for December!  
I hope you
check out our planner stamps and have fun decorating your
planner, too!


Project Supplies:






Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!





Thanks so much for dropping by!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop!


When: Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15 
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: WINTER
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/
#winter2017clh





Hi, there!

I'd like to share with you a card made for the Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop!  There will be lots of prizes and Paper Sweeties will be awarding a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner!

And, here is my card...



For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with a background made with distress inks of broken china and seedless preserves.  The sentiment is from the set Coffee, Yes Please.  The snowman is from the set Snow Friends.  The bird and snowflakes are from the set Deck the Halls.  I just love the darling bird with the Santa hat!  He's helping with the piles of snow balls, which is from the set Wagon Add-on: Snowballs for Sale.  After a winter's day of fun, they will be ready for a steaming hot cup of coffee!  The coffee cup is from the same set as the sentiment and it was filled with yummy (Latte Coffee) sequins!

Project Supplies:


Please check out the following inspiration from my teammates...


I hope you enjoy all the inspiration from the winter coffee lovers' blog hop!  Take care and have a great week!

Hugs,
Maria

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas Designer Blog Hop!

Hi, Friends!


We hope you follow us along for the month of December for our Christmas blog hop!  I'm sure you will be inspired by viewing some amazing creations!  Hop along and have fun!  Happy Holidays!






















December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld
December 4th: Karen Letchworth
December 5th: Lori Turner
December 6th: Maria Patrick
December 7th: Larissa Heskett
December 8th: Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop (direct link coming soon)
December 9th: Michelle Bala
December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 11th: Mackie Robertson
December 12th: Lori Turner
December 14th: Maria Patrick
December 15th: Michele Henderson 
December 16th: Nancy Salkeld
December 17th: Karen Letchworth
December 18th: Jinny Newlin
December 19th: Lilian Forsyth
December 20th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 21st: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 22nd: Lisa Bzibziak
December 23rd:  Karen Letchworth
December 24th:  Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz



Today I'm sharing with you my Christmas tags made with Photo Play paper, which is available in the shop!  Also, a Christmas card.

First up is my shaker tag...

The sweet happy deer is from the set Jingle all the Way.  I colored him with copics.  I just love this happy little deer!  The tree is from the set Meet me under the Mistletoe.  I stamped it in green and went over the sentiment with a yellow copic marker.  I colored the rest of the tree green.  The sequin mix is (Winter Mix).  And, the frame was made using Sweet Cuts-Oval Scallop Frames.  Button, twine, and (Green Apple) ribbon to finish the tag.

Next up, is my CAS tag made using Sweet Cuts-For You for the tag.  The joy sentiment die cut is from Sweet Cuts-Joy.  It was die cut once with photo play paper and cut once with foam paper for dimension.  And, the joy sentiment is from the set Meet me under the Mistletoe.  Such a lovely elegant sentiment, don't you think?  Sticker gem, twine and (Green Apple) ribbon to finish the tag.  Here is my tag...



And, my final tag was made using Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames.  The same joy die cut as seen on the second tag.  The same tree as seen on the first tag.  The gift is from the set Merry Little Christmas.  Gold Nuvo drops were added for interest.  Gold twine, button, and Licorice ribbon to finish the tag.  Here is my tag...


Ok, now onto my card with sweet Jesus in the manger...


I colored the image from the stamp set Stand Add-on: Manger with copics and used gold Nuvo drops for the halo.  The paper is from Kaiser Craft.  The ribbon(Tea) and (Robin Egg) is from Paper Sweeties.  And, (Gold) sequins to finish the card.

Here is a view of the inside of the card...


The sentiment is from the same set Stand Add-on: Manger.

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Don't forget about our 
Challenge going on until the end of the month!  Anything goes!  Hope to see your project there!


Thanks so much for dropping by today!  I hope you enjoy the hop!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop-2017!




Hello, Friends!

Woohoo!!!  It's time for some Christmas fun!!!  Lori of Chouxchoux Paper Art is hosting the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!  Lots of fun with prizes!  Today, several Paper Sweeties designers are in the hop and a $25 gift certificate will be given to one lucky winner!  Also, all Paper Sweeties holiday products are 30% off using coupon:  sugarplum!  Sale ends 12/3 at 11:59 pm EST.  It cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and cannot be used on items already on sale. Enjoy!



A challenge(Christmas/Winter) with any project that fits the theme can be linked to Lori's blog mentioned above!


How do you win?  (This does not apply to the challenge)

1.  Start by leaving a comment here that you would like to win. 

2.  Visit all the other blog's and leave comments.  

3.  I'll pick up your name from here, check all the other blogs and put your name in the "hat"  as many times as you leave comments.  Example:  Leave 14 comments = your name 14 times in the "hat".


My husband is the official "draw-the-names-out" guy.  Yes, we go old school here! 

  
Prize winners will be announced on Sunday, December 10th.   So they have until Saturday at midnight to leave comments.


Good luck!  Ok, now onto my cards..

I made shaker cards with Paper Sweeties lovely shiny sequins(Gold), (Marshmallow), (Grape)and (Bubblegum)...love them!  As you know, I just love making shaker cards!  My two cards today are made with beautiful Christmas paper from Kaiser Craft and Sweet Cuts-Joy. Also, I made a little window using the Sweet Cuts-Square Scallop Frames on the first card.  And, finished the card with lovely (Watermelon) ribbon.  Here is my first card...


And, a view of the inside of the card...



Next up is another shaker card with a Christmas tree filled with pretty Paper Sweeties sequins...


The card is made with the same paper (Kaiser Craft) used on the first card and the die cut sentiment is from Sweet Cuts-Joy.  Gold ribbon and Nuvo gold drops added to the star and trunk to finish the card.  


Project Supplies:  





Please hop along by viewing some wonderful creations from the following designers...



Thanks so much for dropping by!  Happy Holidays!

Hugs,
Maria