Monday, October 28, 2013


Hi Friends!

Just popping in quick with a fall card.  This is a card I made for my boss.  I didn't add a sentiment except for the inside.  I wanted the front to highlight the pretty sunflowers and gorgeous paper from BoBunny.  I really enjoyed making this card.  But, also sad at the same time for our boss is leaving.  She accepted another job.  We are very happy for her since it is a huge promotion.  She will be working for the same doctor, but just in a different capacity.  And, she will be able to work from home at times.  Now, who wouldn't love that!  Anyways, I made this card for all the co-workers to sign.  We will be presenting her with a gift and this card on Thursday. 

For the card I started with a cream card base and layered with BoBunny papers.  I colored the sunflowers with copics and fussy cut them.  Gems applied to the centers.  The sunflowers are from the stamp set Stand Add -On 2 from Paper Sweeties.  I added a border with gems.  Ribbon, twine, and button to finish off the card.  Ok, that's all for now.  Thank you for viewing my card today, hugs!


Paper:  BoBunny, Bazzill
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  (Sunflower) Stand Add-On 2(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Pearls:  Queen&Co.
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  My Stash
Border Punch:  EK
Twine:  PTI

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Who loves ya baby?

Hi there!

Happy Saturday to you!  Are you having a great weekend so far?  I did some shopping and saw a movie, "Escape Plan".  It was a good action movie.  A few flaws in it here and there, but overall it was quite entertaining!

But, now I'd like to share with you a card that I made.  I'm entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday and Serendipity Stamps Challenge. I recently purchased this owl die from Serendipity.  I do love owls!  And, I couldn't resist this lovely decorative die.  To dazzle up the owl I used orange and gold sequins topped off with a dab of glitter.  Gems were placed for the eyes.  I sponged the background with distress ink.  A border along the bottom with gems.  And, to finish off the card black seam binding ribbon for the bow. 

Thanks for dropping by today!  Enjoy your weekend, hugs!


Paper:  Bazzill, Kraft Outlet
Ink:  SU(Black)
Stamp:  Serendipity
Die:  Owl(Serendipity)
Gems:  Paper Studio
Sequins:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Stickles:  Tim Holtz
Punch:  EK
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Patch...

Hi there!
Don't you just love the beautiful colors of fall?  I sure do!  And, so I decided to play along with a couple of challenges.  Just look at the gorgeous inspiration photo from the The Shabby Tea Room.  The challenge calls for fall flowers and to follow the inspiration photo.  I don't have any orange flowers in my stash, so I went with yellow and green.  I'm also entering this card over at City Crafter Challenge where the theme is pumpkin patch. 
Here is my card...

For my card I started with a cream card base and layered with papers from MME and Bazzill.  I made a canvas  pocket and placed a leaf inside and two outside for dimension.  I placed lace over the pocket and added buttons with glitter.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties from the stamp set Stand Add-On 1.  The pumpkins, acorns, and leaves are from K&Company.  Flowers, ribbon, twine and metal stickers to finish off the card. 
Well, that's all for now.  I'll be playing again in my craft room tomorrow.  So, I'll be back soon!  Thank you for dropping by today!  Take care and enjoy your day, hugs!
Paper:  MME, MFT, Bazzill
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  Stand Add-On 1( Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Buttons:  My Stash
Stickles:  Tim Holtz
Memo Pin:  Tim Holtz
Flowers, Leaves, Pumpkins, Acorns:  K&Company
Yellow Flowers:  Ribbon Reel
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric 
Twine:  TE
Lace:  SU
Metal Stickers:  K&Company

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Exciting Paper Sweeties News!!!

Hi there!

Just popping in today to share with you some awesome news from Paper Sweeties!  I'd like you to congratulate the wonderful talented, Kristi Schurr!  We warmly welcome Krisiti to the design team!  I've been following her for quite some time now.  And, I can tell you her creations will give you instant lovely!  Please stop by her blog here to view her amazing creations.  I'll give you one sample that she recently created using Paper Sweeties stamps as seen below...

Aren't those little blue birds the sweetest?  You can purchase
those sweet little birds over at the shop!   And, look at all the gorgeous layering with fabulous ribbon treatment!  Yes, that is just a sample of Kristi's gorgeous style!  So, we are over the moon excited to have Krisit join our team!:-)

Ok, just one more thing as a reminder.  Debbie, owner of Paper Sweeties, will be at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour on October 25-27 in Hampton, Va. 

She will be teaching at the show and will have Paper Sweetie items on display for sale.  If you are in the area, please stop over for the show.  I can tell you that you won't be disappointed.  I just went to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show in Michigan yesterday.  My head was spinning just taking in all the demonstrations and items for sale!  I came home with a sweet little bundle...hehehe!:-)

Here are the links providing more information...

Ok, thank you so much for dropping by today!  It's appreciated!  Take care, friends, and have a wonderful week, hugs!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pumpkins For Sale...

Hi Friends!
How are you doing on this wonderful Friday afternoon?  I finished  my housework and laundry, so I thought I'd play along with a fun challenge over at Curtain Call Challenge!  Just look at those amazing gourds! 
Paper Sweeties is the sponsor this week for the challenge.  The lead for the challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to use in the Paper Sweeties exciting!

Here is the card that I came up with for the challenge...

I started with a cream card base and layered with MME, and Authentique papers.  I paper pieced little Abigail using the stamp set Giddyup because she is a country gal.  She needs to wear those spiffy boots to get in the field to pick all those pumpkins for the customers!:-)  She was colored with copics and die cut with Sweet Cuts.  The sentiment, wagon, and pumpkins are from the stamp set Sweeties Wagon.  The fab seam binding ribbon is also from the Paper Sweeties Shop.  The colors I used are Ambrosia Cantalope and Primrose Cookie Dough.  To finish off the card I added a button and twine.

Ok, friends, I hope you are inspired by the wonderful inspiration photo and my card to join in on the fun over at Curtain Call Challenge.  You never know you just might be the lead to receive that awesome prize to purchase some fabulous goodies in the Paper Sweeties Shop!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!


Paper:  MME, Authentique, MFT
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Abigail
                                           Sweeties Wagon
Ink:  SU(Black)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  Ambrosia Cantalope
                                           Primrose Cookie Dough
Dies:  Paper Sweeties:  Abigail Sweet Cuts
        MFT:  Grass
Twine:  PTI
Button:  Flourishes

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Paper Sweeties Around Town!

Hi there crafters!

How are you on this fine fall day?  I'm bringing you some news about Paper Sweeties events to give you a chance to get in on some fun!  And, I'd like to bring your attention to the wonderful owner of Paper Sweeties, Debbie Marcinkiewicz!  She is one fine lady.  And, she is top notch and ever so sweet!  She is the guest designer over at Ribbon Carousel!  How about stopping over at the Ribbon Carousel and read the wonderful write up about Debbie and Paper Sweeties! 

Debbie is a designer for several design teams.  And, one of the design teams that she is on called The Kraft Journal is highlighting Paper Sweeties today!  Debbie does an excellent job of showing examples of projects using Paper Sweeties products.  She designs outfits for the special little sweeties named, Emma, Abigail, Sophie, and Jake.  And, other items available in the shop are accessories, sentiments, and fifteen luscious different colors of seam binding ribbon!

Just to let you know, there is a challenge going on over at 10 minute Craft Dash!  Paper Sweeties is sponsoring the challenge with a $25 gift certificate to Paper Sweeties!  So, please dash over to the blog to join in on the fun!

And, last but not least is another challenge going on that Paper Sweeties is sponsoring.  It is the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  Oh, just look at that lovely inspiration photo with those gorgeous gourds!  Pumpkins can be another color than just orange...ya know!:-)

So, there you have it my crafty friends.  The fun news about Paper Sweeties out and about around town!  Please read about the fabulous designer of Paper Sweeties, Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and join in on the challenges.  You might just be the lucky winner of a Paper Sweetie gift certificate!  Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Have fun...take care...hugs!

Paper Sweeties... October Release Rewind!!!

Hi there!
Have you enjoyed the stamp sets this month  from Paper Sweeties?
I know I sure have!  They are now available for you to buy!  How fun is shopping for new stamps?  Uh much fun!  And, Debbie always designs the sweetest stamps!  So, please go on over and have fun in the shop!:-)
Today is release rewind, so the above card is highlighting previous released stamp sets.  I colored Sophie with copics and die cut her with Sophie Sweet Cuts.  The sentiments are from the stamp set Too Cute to Spook and layered on a journal tag.  I placed Sophie with one of my favorite candy bars into a decorative bag from Fancy Pants.  Have you been getting into the Halloween candy that you bought for the little trick-or-treaters?  You see that Twix candy bar in the little bag.  Well, ok...I's now gone...bwa hahaha!  I couldn't resist.  Twix is one of my favorite candy bars!  Ok, so to finish off my card I added ribbon, twine, flower button, brads, and sprinkles.  I love how this card turned fun and sweet!
Thank you very much for dropping by here today!  Take care and have a wonderful day, hugs!
Paper:  Simple Stories(Smarty Pants), Bazzill, MFT, MS
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Sophie
                                           Too Cute To Spook(Boutique)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Journal Tag:  Chic Tags
Button, Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Twine:  American Crafts
Decorative Bag:  Fancy Pants
Sprinkles:  Doodlebug
Brads:  My Stash
Copics: E00, Y11, Y04,YG63, YG67, YR04, Y35,110

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Paper Sweeties October Release Day!


Welcome Back, Friends!

It's that wonderful fun time again here at Paper Sweeties...Release Day...yeah!  Have you seen those fun versatile bubble stamps out there in stamp land?  They are so very popular and can be used for so many occasions!  Debbie has come up with many fun sentiments for this stamp set called...Guess What?

I'm giving this card to my friend's daughter, Kendra, who has had some rotten luck lately.  I'm hoping this card cheers her up and lets her know that I'm thinking of her.:-)

I started my card with a white card base and followed with light blue and navy blue.  I punched out tiny flowers and added pearls for interest.  The border was made using an EK punch.  The rosette flower is from American Crafts.  Ribbon and twine to finish the card. 

Please stop by the Paper Sweeties blog for more inspiration!
And, have fun shopping!  Thanks so much for dropping by, hugs!


Paper:  PTI, MFT
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  Guess What?(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Pool Party)
Punch:  EK(border), Small Flowers(SU)
Pearls:  Doodlebug
Ribbon:  SU(Pool Party)
Flower:  American Crafts
Twine:  We R Memory Keepers

Monday, October 14, 2013

Paper Sweeties October Pre-Release Day 2!

Hi there, Friends!

It's day two of the sneak peaks for Paper Sweeties!  Tomorrow will be the day to purchase some wonderful (*new*) stamps for the October release!:-)  Are you getting those fall cards/projects ready?  Well, we are here to give you inspiration to get you well on your way!:-)

For my card I started with a brown card base and layered with light brown.  The top layer is Bo Bunny paper.  I colored sweet little Emma and used the die, Sweet Cuts Emma.  I colored her with copics and paper pieced her little outfit.  The sentiment and Emma's outfit are from the stamp set Give Thanks, which will be available tomorrow for your shopping pleasure!  Isn't she cute in that Indian outfit?

Please stop by the blog to view some wonderful inspiration from the Paper Sweeties design team!  And, please stay tuned for I have more projects to show you over the next two days!

Thank you so much for visiting here today.  I appreciate it!  Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!


Paper:  BoBunny, Bazzill, Coredinations
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Emma, Give Thanks
Ink:  SU(Soft Suede)
Ribbon:  Burlap Ribbon(Hobby Lobby)
Punch:  Fiskars
Dies:  Paper Sweeties:Sweet Cuts(Emma)
           Diamond border(MFT)
Twine:  American Crafts
Copics:  E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, B05, YR04
Brads:  My Stash

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties October Pre-Release Day 1!

Hi there!

I'd like to share with you the card I made for Paper Sweeties sneak peak day one!  I got out one of my favorite paper lines, MME, and came up with the little vintage card seen above.  The frame and sentiment was made using the stamp set Smile!  I fussy cut around the frame and used my blender pen to color in the tiny butterflies.  It's a sweet frame with wonderful sentiment that Debbie has designed this month.  The stamp set will be available on October 15th!

For the rest of the card I started with a cream card base and added layers of MME(The Sweet Thing) papers.  Borders with pearls were added.  To finish off the card I added a flower, twine, stick pins, and luscious Pink Bubblegum ribbon.   

Please don't forget the monthly challenge that is going on.  There is a new inspiration challenge photo to inspire you.  You can follow the colors and/or photo.  Just look at that little pumpkin.  Isn't she a doll!  Here's the photo...

So, please enter the challenge for you just might win a $20 gift certificate and be invited to be the guest designer for the following month!:-)

Ok, I thank you for dropping by today.  Please stop over at the Paper Sweeties blog for more awesome inspiration!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  MME(The Sweet Thing), MFT
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Smile!
Ink:  SU(Pretty in Pin, Crumb Cake)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  Pink Bubblegum
Pearls:  SU
Punch:  EK
Pearl Pins:  Maya Road
Twine:  PTI
Flower:  Inspired by Stamping
Misc:  Blender Pen, Sewing

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends!

Just popping in quick with a card I made for a friend's birthday.
I've been wanting to use my BoBunny fall paper and did not want to cut the lovely sunflower, so I decided it's best to leave it on the card.:-)  Before this card, I first made some sunflowers with a punch, but quickly decided the pretty sunflower on the paper looks much better.  I stitched the felt leaves with pearl cotton.  And, the wooden pumpkin was painted with modeling paste and orange acrylic paint.  Lines were drawn on the pumpkin for added interest.  Twine, ribbon,  button and gems to finish off the card.

Ok, that's all for now.  It's a perfect fall day here.  The temp should be in the mid 70's today.  And, it's apple festival here in town today.  I'm looking forward to some great food, especially an apple dumpling with ice cream!:-)  Thanks for stopping by!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  BoBunny, Coredinations, Simple Stories
Ink:  SU(Soft Suede)
Stamp:  PTI
Felt Leaves, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  SU
Twine:  PTI
Misc:  Modeling Paste, Acrylic Paint

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Go Team!!!

Hi there!

I had some great fun this afternoon with my Paper Sweeties stamps.  I've been wanting to ink up the stamp set Rah-Rah!  If you don't know by now, we are HUGE Ohio State fans!  I'd say my husband doesn't go a day without reading about his Ohio State team!  And, is he in front of the TV on game day watching the game?  You betcha he is!  At times I watch the game with him and other times I create away in my craft room.:-)  So, I made the above card for my husband.  I hope he likes it!  I'm entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday.

I started my card with a white card base and layered with scarlet and gray!:-)  I colored Emma with copics.  She was die cut using Emma Sweet Cuts.  Her outfit, pom-pom, sentiment, and banner in left hand corner is from the stamp set as I mentioned above from Rah-Rah!  I die cut the grass using a MFT die.  The footballs and foam hand is from Jolee's Boutique.  The helmet die cut is from Archiver's.  Gems and twine to finish off the card.

We've had some beautiful fall weather.  It's perfect for the apple festival here in town this weekend.  I am so looking forward to an apple dumpling with ice cream...mmm.   Ok, friends, whatever you have planned for this weekend hope you have fun!  Thanks for dropping by!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  MFT, Bazzill, My Stash
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Emma
Banner Stickers:  Sports Solution
Die:  Emma Sweet Cuts
Gems:  Paper Studio
Football, Foam Hand:  Jolee's Boutique
Twine:  Doodlebug
Helmet Die Cut:  Archivers

Monday, October 7, 2013




Just popping in quick with a Halloween card for a challenge over at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  Ohhh...what a spooky scene in that inspiration photo!  Love that skeleton on the door! 

Here is the card I came up with for the challenge...

I recently purchased Doodlebug paper for Halloween.  The paper is so colorful and fun!  The little stickers of pumpkin, owl, and cat are from Doodlebug, also.  The little spider stamp is from Hero Arts.  And, the boo sentiment is from Studio G. 

Well,  short and sweet today!  That's all for now.  Thanks for dropping by!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Doodlebug, PTI
Stamps:  Hero Arts, Studio G
Stickers and Sprinkles:  Doodlebug
Ink:  SU(Black)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop!!!

Hello Friends!
Welcome to a very special event today here at Paper Sweeties!  All of us on the Design Team are here to help our very own sweetie, Jinny Newlin, celebrate the exciting news that she is expecting her third little bundle of joy!  We couldn't be any happier for Jinny!  We wish her and her sweet family many joys and blessings!

In honor of this joyous occasion, the designers of Paper Sweeties. decided to get together and host a Baby Blog Hop!  We all have created a little something 'sweet' to share with everyone today on our blogs. 
Here are  the sweet little projects that I came up with for Jinny...

 Just a quick explanation about my projects for I know this post is full of FUN info for the
blog hop!  I made a baby card and tag using sweet Prima paper.  The stamps are from Paper Sweeties using the stamp sets Fancy Monograms and Little Wishes!  The lollipops as seen above are rolled baby wash cloths placed on baby fork and spoon.
They were placed in cellophane bags and tied with huge buttons, ribbon and twine.  Aren't they
cute?  They make for a darling baby gift!  They were so FUN to make!
Now a few gifts are in store for you...yeah!:-)  So, how about we give out a few!  We have several different ways for you to be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Paper Sweeties and we will choose THREE lucky winners!  Winners will be announced on October 31st!

#1 - HOP along to all the Sweeties Teamies' blogs and find the 'hidden' letter somewhere in their blog post.  After you've completed all EIGHT stops, you'll have eight letters that spell out a word related to today's Baby Blog Hop.  Unscramble the letters to figure out the word and then CONTACT US to send in your guess!  (Don't leave your guess in a comment here or everyone else will see it!)

#2 - COMMENT on the Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop post and leave Jinny a little baby blog hop love about her new little bundle of joy!

#3 - CREATE something with a congratulations and/or baby theme and link up in the Paper Sweeties gallery by October 30th at 12 noon EST.

#4 - SHARE about this Baby Blog Hop and Contest on your blog and/or Facebook wall.

The letter from my segment of the hop is:  ___I__
Enjoy the blog hop!  Good luck and have fun!


Paper:  Prima(Songbird), MFT
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Fancy Monograms(sentiments)
                                          Little Wishes(sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Die:  Verve
Punch:  Bird(Martha Stewart)
             Scallop Square(SU)
Gems:  Paper Studio
Twine:  PTI
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(Oatmeal Cream)
Button:  Flourishes

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties October Inspiration #12...

Hi there!
It's time once again for the inspiration challenge over at
Paper Sweeties!  Just look at that adorable inspiration photo!
Who could not be inspired by that little doll?  And, such beautiful autumn colors, too!  Debbie has decided to inspire you by changing it up a bit from a sketch challenge.  So, starting this month you can follow shapes or colors.  Easy, huh?  We hope that this kick starts those creative juices to enter your lovely creation into the challenge this month!  The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate and an invite to be the guest designer for the following month!:-)
Here is the what I came up with to help inspire you for the challenge...

I started with a kraft card base.  The next step was lots and lots of fussy cutting and paper piecing!  I die cut Abigail with Sweet Cuts and paper pieced.  Her outfit is from the stamp set Live Love Grow.  I colored her with copics and added glossy accents to the bows and the apple on her dress.  The Sweeties Stand was paper pieced and cut for Abigail to stand behind the counter.  It was scored and inked for added interest.  The pumpkins, leaves, apple, and sunflower are from the stamp set Stand Add-On 2.  The pumpkin patch sentiment is from the stamp set Stand Add-On 1.  I finished off the card by inking the edges with Tea dye ink and added twine to the stand, sign, and button on the sunflower. 

Please visit the Paper Sweeties blog to see more inspiration from the design team!  I can't wait to see what you came up with for the challenge!  Thanks so much for dropping by, hugs!


Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, MFT, Coredinations
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Abigail
                                           Live Love Grow(outfit)-Boutique
                                           Sweeties Stand
                                           Stand Add-On 1
                                           Stand Add-On 2
Ink:  SU(Black), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Die:  Sweet Cuts(Abigail)
Twine:  PTI
Copics:  E00, R20, E33, E35, E37, Y35
Glossy Accents:  Ranger
Button:  Basic Grey