Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties January Inspiration Challenge #15

Hi Friends!
Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!  And, I wish for you a happy healthy New Year!  We enjoyed our Christmas with family.  A few didn't make it due to having the flu, but we are thankful for those who were able to make it.  All the food was delicious, and we had a great time of being together.  
Now it is time again for another Paper Sweeties Challenge!  Isn't that a little sweetie dressed up so cute to look like a snowman?  You can be inspired by the photo and/or the colors.  Whatever your creative heart desires.  So, please join in on the challenge for the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate and be invited to be a guest designer for the following month!  Since it is January 1st, I was inspired to go with a New Year's card...
I started with a white card base and added Bazzill(Nordic Pines) paper.  The stamp sets that I used from Paper Sweeties are Celebrate, which are the balloons and hat.  I added silver glitter and red pearl cotton.  The numbers are from the stamp set Fancy Monograms.  And, the sentiments are from the stamp set You're Invited.  I used a border punch from Fiskars and a scallop border die from MFT.  Gems and ribbon were added to finish off the card.

Ok, well that's all for now, friends.  Please hop over to see what the rest of the design team created.  We have several new designers added to our Paper Sweeties team!  Please stop by their blogs and leave some love...Amber Kroening, Annette Allen, Annette Witherspoon, Kerin Sylvester, Lesley Croghan, Lisa Elton, and Nancy Penir!  A lot of awesome inspiration to be seen!  And, please note sweet new products will be available for purchase on 1/15/14!


Blog Hop List:

   Maria Patrick-(me)

January Guest Designer:  Jill Norwood

Paper:  Pti, Bazzill(Nordic Pines)
Ink:  SU(Black, Riding Hood Red)Tea Dye(Tim Holtz)
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Celebrate(Accessories)
                                           Fancy Monograms(Sentiments)
                                           You're Invited(Sentiments)
Die:  MFT(Scallop border)
Stickles:  Ranger
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Pearl Cotton, Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Paper Studio
Circle Punch:  EK


  1. Now that's some party time card! So festive. Great glittering on the balloons!

  2. what a totally fun card.. Happy New Year

  3. Happy New Year sweet friend!!! Love your festive card!!!

  4. Oh wow--what a festive & beautiful card! Happy, happy New Year, Maria!

  5. What a wonderful 2014 card - gorgeous! Happy New Year!

  6. What a fun festive creation! Love the colors. :)

  7. What a perfect New Year's Card Maria! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Looking forward to seeing more of what you create with PS! Happy New Year!

  8. Great card Maria! Love the colours you chose from the inspiration panel. All the best for you and your family in 2014!:)

  9. Love the colors, textures and the font of the numbers oh and of course just enough glitz!

  10. What a fun card! Just love all the details!!! Happy New Year!

  11. Festive and fun, full of happy layers to ring in the new year!!

  12. What a beautiful collage style's so artsy and pretty with all those fabulous details!!!! Love how you added the month and date...sooo clever!!!

  13. This card couldn't be any more perfect for this month's inspiration challenge ... I love the papers and the mixy matchy feel of the combination of different sets for the sentiments and year :)

  14. Adorable PS creation, Maria! Love the design!

  15. I'm a little slow with commenting on the hop. I love all the sparkle and bling on your card. It's perfect for the New Year!

  16. So fun, Maria! LOVE all the shimmer and shine, and such a perfect take to start the new year out right! So sorry I haven't been around lately. Life is just getting in the way. Sigh.