Friday, August 30, 2013

So Sweet of You...

Hi Again! 

Just thought I'd share a quick card that I made for my sister.  We talked about something that needed to be done regarding my Mom.  She went ahead and did it on her own with a quick phone call.  Voila, and it was done.  She is very thoughtful and organized that way, and I appreciate it.  So, I made the above card for her.  It gave me a chance to use some lovely papers by one of my favorite lines, MME. 

I started with a tan colored card stock and paired it up with  several patterns from MME(The Sweetest Thing).  I added some stitching to the side panel.  Die cuts from SU.  And, the sentiment and pink flower stamps are from Paper Sweeties.  I used So Sweet of You and Home Tweet Home stamp sets.  The ribbon and candy dots are from SU, also. 

Thanks for dropping by today.  Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, hugs!


Paper:  MME, Recollections
Ink:  SU(Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink)
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  So Sweet of You
                                          Home Tweet Home
Candy Dots, Ribbon:  SU
Dies:  SU(Framelits)
Gems:  Paper Studio

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Hi there!

How's it going in your corner of the world?  I hope all is well!  I recently purchased an awesome paper pad from Doodlebug.  The colors and patterns are just gorgeous!  I got out my owl punch and Paper Sweeties stamps and went to work for a fall card.  I'm entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday.

I started with a brown card base and added orange leaf, woodgrain, and yellow polka dot Doodlebug papers.  I used a SU owl punch and assembled that darling little owl.  The sweet little bird was paper pieced using the stamp set Home Tweet Home.  The pumpkin is from the stamp set Happy Thanksgiving.  And the sentiment is from the set Happy Fall Ya'll.  Gems and twine were added to finish off the card.

I know it's a bit early, but I wish you a big....Happy Fall Ya'll!:-)
Have a great day and thanks for visiting, hugs!


Paper:  Doodlebug, Coredinations, Deja Views
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Happy Fall Ya'll(Friends)
                                          Happy Thanksgiving-pumpkin(Boutique)
                                          Home Tweet Home(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip)
Gems, brad:  Paper Studio
Twine:  Doodlebug
Dies:  Sissix(Tag, Rounded)
           MFT(Scallop circle border)
Punch:  SU(Owl)
Copic:  YG67


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sweet Moments...

Hi there!

Are you having a wonderful weekend?  I certainly hope so!  I had had some crafting time yesterday after we enjoyed some time at the county fair.  It was perfect weather for everyone to enjoy the rides and fun fair food.  My favorite treats are the waffles and caramel apples with nuts...mmm! 

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for City Crafter Challenge.  We were to make a project with the theme 123.  It involves using a 1) stamp...2)different papers...3)embellishments.    Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo...

Edit:  Silly me!  I apparently misread the directions...grrr!  I was to use only one stamp, only two different papers, and only three different embellishments!  Oh well, better luck next time!:-)

For my card I started with a cream card base and layered with pink, black and Echo Park paper.  A cloth heart doily was placed.  And, a paper doily, which I distressed was layered.  I stamped a lovely frame onto the oval die cut.  I then fussy cut a pretty rose and popped it up for dimension.  Pearls were added to the rose and frame.  Ribbon, twine, and button to finish the card.  Ok, I may have one more card to post yet today, so please stay tuned.  And, I thank you so much for dropping by!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  MFT, Echo Park
Stamps:  Close to My Heart(Sweet Moments)
Ink:  SU(Rose Red, Black), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Pearls:  SU
Cotton Doily:  Darice
Paper Doily:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine:  PTI
Button:  Flourishes

Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!

Happy Monday!  Hope your Monday is off to a good start for the week!  I did some cleaning and organizing in my craft room last night and this morning.  It's always helpful to get things organized.  And, it's always fun to find things that you forgot you had!:-)  After I had things under control, I decided to sit down and make a card for the challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  The colors we were to follow this week are pool party and black.  The option was to add embossing...

For my card I couldn't wait to ink up the mosaic stamp!  I recently purchased it and knew I'd love it!  The stamp is so versatile.  I already have ideas to use it for my Christmas cards.  And, Christmas is only a few months away...yikes!:-)  So, for my card I started with a black card base and embossed the next layer with Modern Wallpaper emboss folder from Cuttlebug.  I stamped and punched out the mosaic pieces.  I popped them up on dimensionals and added pearls.  I added a border along the bottom for interest and topped the card off with sheer ribbon.  I have lots of birthdays in the family for next month, so it's great to have one done for my birthday stash.  

Ok, friends, enjoy your day, hugs!  And, thanks so much for dropping by today!


Paper:  Bazzill, Coredinations
Stamp:  SU(Mosaic Madness)
Stamp:  PTI(sentiment)
Punch:  SU(Mosaic)
Punch:  EK(Fleur de Lis)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Pearls:  SU
Emboss Folder:  Cuttlebug(Modern Wallpaper)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Saturday, August 17, 2013



Son, Jeremy, BIG NUT, husband, Randy
Hi there!
I just wanted to share with you some photos of huge buckeye fans,(Ohio State)!  The BIG NUT, Jon Peters talked about his experiences at our church Thursday evening.  I wanted to be there, but it really was a guy thing.  And, that's OK 'cause my son and husband had a great time!  The BIG NUT is a super nice guy who goes around and speaks to help raise money for scholarships.  He is from our area and, of course, loves to attend buckeye games!  My husband already told me the first buckeye game is in just a couple of weeks.  So, I know where he will!  I do enjoy watching the games with him and at times I wander to my craft room, too!:-)  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  Take care and thanks so much for dropping by, hugs!

Friday, August 16, 2013


Hi there!

TGIF...yeah!  I was so happy to see the end of this week!  Every time I think I can't handle my job anymore the next day is completely different.  I pray to the good Lord and tell him to keep me there if that's where I am to be, but I wonder why does he keep testing me like that?  lol  Whew, I guess He's really trying to teach me patience!:-)  Anyways, how are you doing?  Did you have a great week?

Yesterday evening I took a bike ride and let my mind soak in the nature around me.  I knew how I wanted to use the challenge colors of blue, purple and green for the challenge over at A Mixed Media Color Challenge.  I wasn't sure on the rest of the project, but I think it came together much better than my first project that I attempted with this color challenge.  Here is my first attempt at this week's challenge...

The more I looked at it the more I disliked it.  So, maybe I'll save bits and pieces from it for a future project. :-)
Here is the lovely inspiration photo we were to follow for this week...
But, anyways, back to my final project for the challenge I received "happy mail"  and got to work with my new gelatos.  The vibrant color is just amazing!  You can see it with the blue and purple on the background and flowers.  It goes on like a crayon, but when you add water it turns into smooth bright color!
I began with a cardboard base for my wall hanging and painted it light blue.  I applied the gelato and added water.  I then used a brush to smooth out the paint for the background.  I sprayed turquoise perfect pearls mist.  I let it dry and stamped a Tim Holtz stamp, which looks like chicken wire against the background.  Burlap was added for the grass.  The flowers were painted with light blue paint and gelatos added.  Stickles and pearls for the final touch on them.  The leaves were painted with sour apple paint sprayed with Forever Green perfect pearls mist and stickles added.  I stamped the word Escape onto Simple Stories paper.  A little clothes pin was painted light blue to hold it in place.  A Tim Holtz metal tag with the word imagine was placed with a safety pin.  The theme that I was thinking for this project was that I love to imagine escaping to nature for relaxation either it be around my house or on vacation.  The wooden butterflies and main flower were painted the same as the wooden flowers with a BoBunny gem flourish.  I mixed modeling paste with light blue paint and used  a MFT stencil to border the project.  Clouds were fussy cut and white crackle paint and stickles were applied.  A little sun was punched to peek out from behind the cloud.  Dragonflies were added to the background.  And, buttons placed for the final touch.  This project was very time consuming and messy.  I was thinking I really need a sink in my craft!  But, I had lots of fun and after a long difficult work week, it did me a world of good! 
Thank you for stopping by here today!  I really appreciate it...hugs!
Paper:  Simple Stories(I {Heart} Summer
Stencil:  MFT
Paint:  Cloudless, Sour Apple (Americana)
Faber-Castell:  Gelatos(blue)
Perfect Pearls Mist:  Turquoise, Forever Green
Modeling Paste
Distress Crackle Paint:  Picket Fence(Ranger)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy (Dragonfly)
Stamp:  Scrappy Cat(Escape)
Wood Flowers, Butterflies:  Prima
Gem Flourish:  BoBunny
Gems:  Paper Studio
Stickles:  Ranger
Pearls:  Doodlebug
Star Punch:  McGill
Circle Punch:  EK
Clothes Pin:  Hobby Lobby
Burlap:  Paper Studio
Metal Tag:  Tim Holtz
Twine:  PTI
Buttons:  SU

Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind...

Hi there!

I just want to share with you today the card I made for the final August release.  Debbie came up with some gorgeous border stamps!  The little flowers on the border stamp from the stamp set, Borders were colored with copics.  Debbie has six different designs for the border stamps!  And, Debbie's stamps are very reasonable!  So, it's a great deal buying these wonderful border stamps that are now available for purchase!  The label is from the stamp set, BeautifulI placed a doily behind the label.  Gems were added to the corners,  A lovely Prima flower and pearl cotton was placed to finish off the card!

The colors of this card were inspired by this Vera Bradley purse...


I have to admit I have an addiction to purses!  And, Vera Bradley has beautiful designs and colors!  I want to make another card using this same design at some point.  Ok, that's all for now.  Stop over at Paper Sweeties for more amazing inspiration!  Take care and have a wonderful day, hugs!


Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties: Borders(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Night of Navy)
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Darice
Punch:  Creative Memories(corner punch)
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Flower:  Prima
Copics:  YR04, YG06

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Release Day!!!

Hi Friends!

How are you?  I hope things are well in your world.  Today is the  release day for Paper Sweeties!  Yeah!  Now you can go and purchase those wonderful stamp sets that Debbie designed for this month and, of course, any of the other sweet stamp sets that your little heart desires!:-)

Today I am highlighting the Celebrate stamp set, which shows the darling cake with candles, banner, and balloons.  Also, the stamp set includes other party items such as party hats, ice cream cone, presents, and cupcake! 

For my card, I started with a cream card base and paired it with Basic Grey paper.  So many fun patterns with this paper.  I couldn't decide which one to use and ended up using several.  I colored the cake with copics and used stickles for the frosting.  I added lots of gems on the cake, banner, and border.  Yummy seam binding ribbon of Oatmeal Cream and Ambrosia Cantalope!  And, the sentiment is from the stamp set, You Make Me Smile

Stop on over to Paper Sweeties to see what the other design team members created!  You won't be disappointed!  I thank you for dropping by and viewing my card today!  Have a great day, hugs!


Paper:  Basic Grey, Kraft Outlet
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Celebrate
                                           You Make Me Smile
Ink:  SU(Real Red)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  Oatmeal Cream
                                           Ambrosia Cantalope
Gems:  Paper Studio
Punch:  Border:  Martha Stewart
             Large Circle:  EK
             Small Circle:  SU
Copics:  Y35, R29
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Buttons:  Basic Grey

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Pre-Release Day 2...

Welcome Back to Paper Sweeties August Pre-Release Day 2!  I had so much fun making this sweet project!  I paper pieced Abigail with a new strawberry outfit from the stamp set, Thanks Berry Much.  Sophie was paper pieced using the stamp set, You Are Special.  And, Emma was paper pieced using the stamp set, You Are Fabulous.  The sentiment is from the stamp set, Thanks Berry Much.  I added trim and burlap leaves, ribbon, flower, and twine.  The basket was filled with strawberry candy...yum!

Thanks for dropping by!  As always you can view some wonderful inspiration from the design team!  Just click HERE!  Do come back tomorrow for another project highlighting Debbie's FUN stamps this month!  Until then, take care, hugs!


Paper:  Creative Imaginations, Fancy Pants
Stamps:  Abigail, Sophie, Emma
              Thanks Berry Much(Abigail's outfit)Boutique
               You Are Special(Sophie's outfit)Boutique
               You Are Fabulous(Emma's outfit)Boutique
Ink:  SU(Black)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Twine:  PTI
Flower:  Recollections
Copics:  E00, E31, G14, R20, R29, Y04, Y11, Y35

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Pre-Release Day 1...

Hi there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Pre-Release for August!  Debbie has designed many gorgeous stamp sets for this month!  Oh, how fun it was to ink up this stamp set, You Are!  I made a CAS card and colored the flowers with my SU colored pencils.  The gems are from Paper Studio and the ribbon is from Jo-Ann Fabric.  This stamp has super FUN flowers and butterfly!  The stamp is versatile and can be used for most any occasion.

Please stop back tomorrow to see a very SWEET project that I made highlighting the darling paper sweeties with a new outfit!  Also, please drop by the  Paper Sweeties blog to view awesome inspiration from the design team!

Thank you very much for viewing my card today!  Take care and have a wonderful day, hugs!


Paper:  Bazzill, MFT
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  You Are(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Colored Pencils:  SU

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Around my yard...

Hi Friends!

Welcome back!  I've been working on some projects that I'll be posting soon.  But, in the meantime, I'd like to share with you a few photos of flowers, etc.  My hostas and geraniums are growing very well with all the rain we've had this summer. 

Black Eyed Susans are beautiful!

We had a heavy dew one morning and noted these awesome spider webs!  

We even have our own privacy fence in our back yard with the very tall corn!  My DH loves the natural privacy fence, but I don't really care for!  The corn this year is so delicious!  We had some last night for dinner....yum!  Here is a photo of my DH and our dog, Shadow...

OK, that's all for now.  Take good care and I'll be back here soon, hugs!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday Designer's Hop, Day 3!

Welcome back to day three of Paper Sweeties celebration of their first birthday!  There is another wonderful list today of talented designers for the birthday blog hop!  If you have missed day one and two of this awesome blog hop please scroll down to my previous posts.  One lucky winner will win the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE SET, which values $50!

I would like to share with you today the project that I made for the blog hop...

I started with a bright pink card base and embossed it with Modern Wallpaper from Cuttlebug.  I paper pieced the sweet little Emma.  Her darling outfit is from the stamp set You Are Fabulous.  The banner was stamped on papers from Bo Bunny and Echo Park using the stamp set Fun Shapes.  The sentiments are from the stamp set You're Invited. And, if you take a look at the balloon since it is Paper Sweeties  first birthday, I used the number one from the stamp set Fancy Monograms. 

Happy 1st Birthday to Paper Sweeties!!!  It is with great honor and pleasure to be on such a fabulous design team with ever so talented ladies!  Debbie has designed fabulous stamp sets to be used for any crafting creation.  I truly LOVE her sweet stamp sets!!!

Just to remind you, Debbie will be giving away the ENTIRE August Release to one LUCKY person!  There are five sets for August, which values $50!

How can that lucky person win?  All you have to do is follow these
easy steps:

                          * Follow the Paper Sweeties Blog
                          * Like us and share us on our
                                Facebook Fan Page
                          *Comment on any August blog post
                             and let us know you follow our blog
                             and Fan Page.

                          *Post our Paper Sweetie birthday graphic
                             (above) on your blog and share about
                             our party with your crafty friends.
                           *Visit all of the designer's blogs linked
                             here each day and leave a little love for
                             them too!  Come back here and leave us
                             a comment telling us which of today's
                             products was your favorite and why!  Do
                             you have more than one favorite--put
                             each one of your choices in a separate
                             comment for ADDITIONAL chances
                             to win!

Here is the list of designers for today's blog hop...

Sunday, August 4th
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Andrea Ewen
Thank you friends for helping us celebrate Paper Sweeties first birthday!  Enjoy blog hopping and good luck! 


Paper:  Bo Bunny, Echo Park, MFT
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Emma
                                          You Are Fabulous(Boutique)
                                           Fun Shapes(Accessories)
                                           You're Invited(Sentiments)
                                            Fancy Monograms(Sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Gems:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Doodlebug
Die:  Taylored Expressions(Balloon)
Twine:  Doodlebug
Copics:  E00, E33, E35, E37, R20, G14
Buttons:  SU
Emboss Folder:  Cuttlebug(Modern Wallpaper)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday Designer Hop...Day 2!

Welcome Back to Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday Designer Hop!  This is day two of celebrating with Paper Sweetie stamps!  If you'd like to view day one of the birthday blog hop, please scroll down to my previous post.  Just to remind you, Debbie will be giving away the ENTIRE August Release to one LUCKY person!  There are five sets for August, which values $50!

How can that lucky person win?  All you have to do is follow these
three easy steps:

                          * Follow the Paper Sweeties Blog
                          * Like us and share us on our
                                Facebook Fan Page
                          *Comment on any August blog post
                             and let us know you follow our blog
                             and Fan Page.

Here is the list of designers for today's blog hop...

Saturday, August 3rd 

Ok, friends, so I wish you good luck and happy blog hopping!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday Designer's Hop!


Hi Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday Designer's Hop!  We have lots of fun in store for you the next few days highlighting Paper Sweetie stamps!  Many creative and talented designers have signed up to join this fabulous birthday blog hop!  Help celebrate Paper Sweeties 1st birthday by visiting their blogs.  You never know you just might be that one LUCKY winner! 

There is a lot of variety with this line of stamps designed by the ever so talented Debbie!  She has designed sweet paper dolls, outfits, sentiments, and accessories!  You can also purchase stamp bundles to save fun!

Debbie will be giving away the ENTIRE August Release to one
lucky person.  There are five sets for August, which values $50!

How can that lucky person win?  All you have to do is follow these
three easy steps:

                          * Follow the Paper Sweeties Blog
                          * Like us and share us on our
                                Facebook Fan Page
                          *Comment on any August blog post
                             and let us know you follow our blog
                             and Fan Page. 

Here is the list of designers for today's hop...
Friday, August 2nd


Also, I want to share with you some exciting news that Paper Sweeties will be attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC August 15-17th!  If you are in the area, please stop by and enjoy the show!
OK, friends, thanks so much for dropping by!  Have fun blog hopping and good luck!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Sketch Challenge #10...

Hi Friends!

How's your summer going?  Hopefully all is going well and that you are enjoying all the fun things that go along with summer!

We just returned from vacation, so I do apologize for not getting around to your blogs.  There's always catch up when returning from a trip.  But, we had a fabulous time!  

Today, though, I want to share with you a card I made for the monthly challenge for Paper Sweeties!  All you have to do is follow the above sketch.  The winner of the challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate and an invite to be the guest designer for the following month!  So, please join in on the fun!  Here is my card for the challenge...
For my card, I started with a cream base and topped it with lovely papers from Simple Stories(Vintage Bliss).  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties using the stamp set, You're Invited.  The doilies are Martha Stewart.  I punched out little hearts and added sequins and gems.  The buttons are from SU.  Pearl cotton was added to the buttons.  Some yummy ribbon from Paper Sweeties using Oatmeal Cream and Rose Petal.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used for the last extra touch along the bottom of the card.  And, there you have it for my happy birthday card, which I will be giving to a co-worker.  I love working with her for she is always so helpful and sweet!  Do you have one of those co-workers where you get along so well and appreciate their friendship?  Well, Barb is to me one of the best, a real sweetheart! 
So, to view some wonderful inspiration, please stop by at Paper Sweeties to see some great design team projects!  You won't be disappointed!  Thanks so much for taking the time to take a look at my project today!  Take care, hugs!
Paper:  Simple Stories(Vintage Bliss), Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  You're Invited(sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Calypso Coral)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  (Oatmeal Cream, Rose Petal)
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Punch:  Heart Punch:  EK
             Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Sequins:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Buttons:  SU