Sunday, December 9, 2018

Paper Sweeties December 2018! The Twenty-five Days of Christmas!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Twenty-five Days of Christmas!  We have a 
month long hop filled with talented designers to spark your inspiration
for Christmas!

Here is the list to follow ...
December 1st: planner team posts
December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 3rd: Lilian Forsyth
December 4th: Amy Tsuruta  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: embellish
December 5th: Lisa Bzibziak
December 6th: Michelle Bala ---> Santa Savings Coupon: paper
December 7th: Mackie Robertson
December 8th: Karen Letchworth
December 9th: Maria Patrick
December 10th: Lisa Golzbein
December 11th: Nancy Salkeld
December 12: Mackie Robertson
December 13th: Jinny Newlin
December 14th: Larissa Heskett
December 15: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 16th: Taylor Golzbein
December 17th: Maria Patrick
December 18th: Nancy Salkeld
December 19th: Jinny Newlin
December 20th: Lisa Golzbein
December 21st: Larissa Heskett
December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 23rd: Karen Letchworth
December 24: Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz

We also have a new stamp set with a truck and tree image!  
Oh, how fun it would be to create with the old fashioned truck!  And,
so many possibilities to tuck an image in the back of the truck!  It's
time for tree decorating and fun festivities!  I will be using the truck
stamp set on my next project, which will be on 12-17-18.

Here is my first project using the Sweet Cuts-Treat Box.

For my little vintage house, I covered the treat box with felt.  The scalloped roof was made using Stand Add-on:  Sweet Treats.  The door was die cut using Treat Box Add-on:  Home&Garden.  The wreath and candy canes were made using Planner Series-Happy Holidays.  Star gems were applied to the wreath.  Pearls were applied to the candy canes.  Ribbon(Robin Egg and Bubblegum) with a button applied at the top of the box.  Mica Flakes, button, and pom pom trim to finish the vintage house.  I'm entering my house project over at Chouxchoux Paper Art.

Next up, a gingerbread felt ornament card...

For my gingerbread card, I started with a white card base and paired it with aqua paper from MME.  The next panel was embossed with a snowflake folder from SU.  The felt gingerbread was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Sugar and Spice.  The gingerbread man was die cut twice and a blanket stitch was used for the two layers.  Frosting ribbon and pearl cotton to make a bow.  Pearls were added for interest.  The sentiment and small ginger is from the set Planner Series:  Happy Holidays.  Felt scalloped borders were made using Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.  Mica flakes for the finishing touch.  The gingerbread man can then be taken off and used for an ornament for the tree.  A card with an ornament...two gifts in one!

Project Supplies:


Thank you for taking the time to drop by today!  Enjoy the hop, take care!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop!

When: Friday, November 30 - Friday, December 7

Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Fall | Winter
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Hi, there!

Today is the last day for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop!  You can use coffee, tea, and/or cocoa images for your project!  The hop starts November 30th and runs until December 7th.

Super Sponsor:

Flash Prize:

And, a sale going on at Paper Sweeties
until 12-7-18!  Have fun shopping!

And, here is my first gift certificate holder...

I started with a red embossed base and used the coffee cup die from Honey Bee Stamps.  The small wreath and sentiment is from PTI.  Twine and gems to finish the gift card.

Next up....

A light craft base for the coffee cup.  The snowflakes are from Paper Sweeties.  The owl is from MFT.  The sentiment is from PTI.  The small coffee cup is from Paper Sweeties.  Gems and twine to finish the holder. 

Ok, well, not much else going on except for the guys working on remodeling the bathroom.  I think things are going well.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping things are in order for next weekend I'm hosting a birthday/Christmas celebration!:-)

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

I'm popping in quick to share with you three birthday cards using the poinsettia die set from MFT.  And, the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  I'm entering over at Word Art Wednesday.   I spent today doing a little shopping and lunch with my husband.  He has this week off for vacation.  He got the outside lights up today.  He thinks an animal chewed through one set, so we bought more white lights.  He'll finish putting those lights up tomorrow.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  How is your Christmas decorating coming along at your place?

And, here are my cards...

Well, that's all for now probably until the end of the week.  Take good care and thanks so much for dropping by today!


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-December 2018!

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-December!

Hi, Friends!

Happy December 1st!

As you can see above, it is time to deck the halls for Christmas!  The red and blue birds donned in their Santa hats are on the look out for Santa!  They will see who is naughty or nice!  The birds and their decorated house are from the set Deck The Halls.  The wreaths at the top of the pages are from the  Planner Series: Happy Holidays.  The other holiday images on the pages are from the same set.  The Christmas lights on the second page are from the set  Basket Add-on: Baked with Love.  The scalloped border was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.

I have two posts today, so please scroll down to see my DRU card, too!

And, now a closer peek at my planner pages...

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:

Hop along and have fun!  I hope you are inspired by the team...enjoy!  

Maria Patrick--that's me
Taylor Golzbein

Thanks so much for dropping by!