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


  1. Lots of fussy cutting is an under statement, Maria! wow, I am so impressed...love all the leaves at the base of the pumpkin stand!! Cute card!

  2. Maria, this is just fab. I love your pumpkin stand. Don't you just love passing by real pumpkin stands and curb markets and seeing all the pumpkins, mums, and Fall items....just like you have created. It's a super project and I imagine it took a while it get it all together. Now, it can be displayed for a wonderful Fall scene.

  3. So cute! You created such an adorable scene.

  4. Oh my goodness this is too cute! Love this little set,and so glad I have it. It screams fall! Love it!

  5. OMGoodness! What a fabulous card, Maria! Love the Sweetie and her stand and my jaw is hanging open at all those fussy cut leaves!

  6. This is so so precious Maria!!! I love this stamp set and ty=you did it wonderful justice :-) Hugs!

  7. Aww, soo Adorable Maria! Super take on the inspiration colors for sure! 8-)


  8. So sweet, Maria! LOVE all those fussy-cut, little details; and your layered, twine bow adds just the right amount of texture!

  9. Love your use of the kraft and what a lovely use of Fall colors.


  10. Adorable scene Maria! Love those colours!

  11. Very sweet design.

    HUgs Diane

  12. Oh. My. Goodness! Cuteness galore! Love this little scene.

  13. What a cute scene you created! Totally adorbs!