Thursday, May 28, 2015

Home Grown...

Hi there!

I'm just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  Anything Goes is the theme for this week, so I'm entering the card below that I made for my friend, Peggi.  She recently posted photos on face book of her garden that she planted recently.  I thought, hmmm...I do have some paper from Cosmo Cricket that would make a great card for her.  And, here is the card...

Well, that's all for now!  Tomorrow is Friday...yeah!  We plan to make a trip to the Amish area here in Ohio on Saturday.  Home cooked Amish food and fun!  Whatever you have planned I hope you have a great weekend, take care!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends!

I hope that you had a great weekend!  We got together with our son at his place with his friend, Bryan, and his family!  We had a cook out with lots of fun and wonderful food.  We played the game Scattergories, which was fun!  I haven't played it in ages.  At times the words came to me and other times I drew a complete blank...hehehe!

Anyways, the above card is for my brother-in-law.  I hope he will like this card.  He loves to fish.  He used to be a charter boat captain on Lake Erie.  And, he was the perfect captain.  He always made it fun for people.  He would have challenges and games and prizes.  He was one of the most requested captains.  He retired last year and now fishes on his own free time.  I'm entering this card over at the The Male Room challenge just under the wire.  The paper is from SU and Paper Studio.  The image is from Inkadinkadoo, which was colored with copics.  And, the twine is from American Crafts.

Well, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care and have a great week!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Wishing you brighter days...

Hi there!
I'd like to share with you a card I made for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The theme is trees or nature. 
I colored the pretty flower image from Penny Black with my copic markers.  If you are into copic coloring, you will want to see Sandy Allnock's hex coloring chart for copic markers.  It shows the color relationship between markers.  I was using my reds and wanted just one more darker color for contrast, so I looked on her chart that I purchased and found the marker R39 in close relationship of color.  I'm not sure that I would use R05 again, but I went with it this time on my own.  Here are the colors that I used to color the image...

Well, that's all for now.  Do you have any big plans for the holiday?  We will be going to a cook out at my son's on Monday.  Whatever you do have fun and stay safe!  And, I thank all those who have served and are serving to help protect our wonderful country!  Thank you for dropping by...take care!



Paper:  PTI, Carta Bella, SU
Stamp:  Penny Black(flowers)
Ink:  Memento-Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Punch:  Fiskars
Dots:  Doodlebug

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind!

Hi there!
Welcome to Release Rewind!  We are to combine the new stamps/dies with previously released stamps/dies!  If you saw yesterday's card, you would have seen I used the Happy die!  Well, I love it so much I decided to use it again on a shabby chic card! 
I started with a blue card base and paired it with white and pink polka dot paper from K& Company.  I added a doily and a mini sack from Paper Studio.  The birthday sentiment is from the new set Happy and it was stamped on a banner die Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.  The stamped circles and flowers on the banner die are from the stamp set Party Time.  The flowers peeking out of the mini sack are from same stamp set and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Party Time.  The leaves were colored with copics.  Paper Sweeties ribbon(Cotton Candy) and pearls to finish the card.

More inspiration can be found by viewing my talented teammates blogs.  Please check them out and leave them some love!


Well, that wraps up this release for the month!  I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration!  And, just a reminder...I hope to see your creation over at the Paper Sweeties Challenge that is still going on until the end of the month!

Happy creating...have fun!  Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Party!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  Today is the day that you can purchase all the wonderful stamps/dies released this month!

I fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it!  It just screams fun!  And, it is perfect for a fun birthday card!  I stamped the background in Real Red and Coastal Cabana from SU.  The *new* stamp set is Happy.  I die cut the happy sentiment Sweet-Cuts-Happy three times for dimension.  Dots from Doodlebug and twine from Paper Sweeties(Strawberry) and Robin Egg to finish the card. 

Please follow the blog list below to see what my teammates have created...have fun!


Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow to see what I created for Release Rewind!  Take care!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Countdown!

Hi there!

Welcome back!  Today is Release Countdown, which means tomorrow you will be able to purchase the *new* May Release stamp sets and dies!  Today I am highlighting the new stamp set MVP!  Do you have a baseball player or fan in your life?  This is the perfect set for them!

When my son was young, he played for three seasons.  I'll never forget his last game.  He was the last one up.  And, I kept praying please just get a hit.  He didn't strike out and he made a good hit...yeah...awesome memories!:-)

For my card, I started with a white card base and added layers of brown, blue, white, and red.  Jake was die cut with coordinating die and colored with copics.  The sentiments, circle stamped on white circle, Jake's outfit, bat, and baseballs are all from the new set MVP!  Twine(Strawberry) and brads were added to finish off the card.  This fun stamp set is just perfect for the baseball fan!

Here is a view of the inside of the card...

The happy birthday sentiment is from the stamp set Occasions.

Please follow the blog list below to see what my fellow teammates created...


Thanks so much for viewing my card here today!  Please stop back tomorrow for the Release Party!  Take care!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Sneak Peaks!

Hi there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties May Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed a darling picnic stamp set for May!  Isn't Sophie a cute little doll all ready for a picnic!  I had lots of fun making this card.  It makes me want to fill my picnic basket and go out and enjoy some sunshine!

For my card, I started with a white card base.  A black panel was added.  Another blue panel for the sky.  The sun was punched using Martha Stewart and McGill punches.  I added Paper Sweeties twine Cookie Dough and sequin Cookie Dough.  The clouds were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Sending Sweet Thoughts.  The sentiments on the clouds were stamped using the *new* stamp set Life is a Picnic, which will be available on 5-15-15.  The fence was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home.  The butterfly was stamped using the stamp set I Pick You.  And, last but not least Sophie with coordinating die was colored with copics and dressed with a *new* outfit from the stamp set Life is a Picnic. 

You will want to follow the blog list to see what my talented teammates have created...have fun!

                                                    Cheryl Lea
Maria Patrick--that's me


Please come back tomorrow to see what I created for Release Countdown!  Thanks for dropping by!  Take care!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!

I was in the mood for a shabby chic spring card and found this lovely inspiration photo over at City Crafter!  Such gorgeous pretty!  The weather here in NW Ohio turned chilly once again.  What a let down since it was wonderful weather last weekend.  It's in the 50's here.  A big change from 80 degree weather!  But, it will turn warmer again for the weekend, so that's a good thing!:-)

Ok, I'm sure you're here to take a peek at my card.  And, without further delay here is my card...

I started with a white card base and paired it with light green and lovely paper from Echo Park.  I used an embossing folder from SU and added a border with pearls.  The flower is from Spellbinders and I watched a video on how to make it.  Darsie Bruno does a fabulous job showing how to make this flower!  I watched her video on YouTube.  I'm sure I'll be making this flower again.  Here is a close up of the flower...
I added a button to the center and Maya Road pins behind the flower.  A tag from PTI with sentiment was added to the bow for the final touch.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care and have a wonderful day!
Paper:  PTI, Echo Park, Recollections
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  SU-Certainly Celery
Dies:  Spellbinders-Gerber Daisy
Border Punch:  EK
Ribbon, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  SU(white), Eye Outlet(green)
Emboss Folder:  SU(spring flowers)
Pins:  May Road
Button:  Fancy Pants

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Feel better soon...

Hi there!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!  Hope you have a wonderful day!
I needed a masculine get well card, so I created the above card.  He enjoys fishing and being out on the lake.  I couldn't find my fish stamp, so I thought the lighthouse and waves would do.
For my card, I started with a white card base and inked up the lighthouse stamp from Inspired by Stamping.  I needed something behind the lighthouse so I drew a couple of huge rocks.  The waves were made using a punch from EK.  The clouds are from Paper Sweeties(Sending Sweet Thoughts).  The sun is from Stampabilities.  The dots are from Doodlebug.  And, I drew a few birds with a Tombow marker.  Ok, that's all for now!  Take care and enjoy today!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!
It's been too long since I've posted a project!  I've been working on some cleaning projects and doing outside work.  The weather has been absolutely gorgeous!  We went for bike rides the other day.  I'm so happy that we finally got some warm weather!:-)  I hope tomorrow cooperates for Mother's Day!  I'm wishing you all a very happy Mother's Day!:-)
Anyways, I wanted to play along with Colour Q for they have awesome colors and such a pretty apron as seen in the inspiration photo!  And, here is my card...

I started with a white card base and paired it with aqua and white.  The dies are from MFT.  I colored the heart and squares with copics to match the inspiration colors.  I added dots from Doodlebug.  The sentiment is from PTI.  And, the baker's twine is from SU.  Just another easy peasy card for my birthday stash!  That's all for now.  Take care and have a fabulous Mother's Day!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  The weather was perfect!  Yesterday we went to my sister's church to celebrate a baptism.  Afterwards, we went to one of our favorite restaurants and had a great time visiting!  It was wonderful seeing all the little ones.  My great nephew chased his older cousins with a light saber.  Needless to say, my niece and her husband are super huge Star War!  I wish I would have taken a pic of little CUTE!
Anyways, I have a card to share with you today.  I'm entering this card over at Cas-ual Fridays.  They are celebrating their 4th exciting!  We are to use the colors white, black, orange, and turquoise with a birthday theme.  And, here is my card...

I started with a white card base and stamped SU flowers and popped up the flower for dimension.  The sentiment is from PTI and the dots are from Doodlebug.  Another card done for my birthday stash.  Ok, that's all for now.  Hope you have a great week!  Thanks so much for viewing my card today!  Take care!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Signs of Spring!

Hi there!

My lovely yellow tulips have finally bloomed!  There are signs of spring here in NW Ohio...finally...yeah!!!  The temps this weekend will be awesome the 70's!  I've been watching the tulips every day to bloom.  As you can see, some are still waiting to bloom...

It's May and that means gorgeous flowers and blooms everywhere to be seen!:-)
I have a few red tulips...such a pretty red!
One of the hosta plants..
Lovely vine against the house...
Maple trees...
And, beautiful cherry tree!
We have lots of yard work to do.  But, that's ok for we will enjoy the fabulous weather this weekend!  Thanks so much for dropping by and viewing my signs of spring!  Take care and have a great weekend!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Inspiration Challenge #31-'Celebrate Mom'

Hi there!
Happy May to you!  This is my third post for the day, so please scroll down to see my other two posts.  Since it's May 1st, it's time once again for Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!  Beautiful colors with a lovely table setting for inspiration.  The winner of the challenge will be given a $20 gift certificate and an invite to be guest designer for the following month!  And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a green card base.  I added an embossed white panel.  The doily border was made using an EK punch.  Polka dot panel with stitching for interest.  A doily placed under the punched circles.  I used Fancy Monograms stamp set to spell out Mom and added a pearl.  Ribbon(Watermelon)  and (Mint) tied with pearl cotton And, a flower added for the finishing touch. 
My Mom is no longer with us, but I do have many wonderful memories.  Here is one of my favorite photos of Mom and me out enjoying Mother's Day a few years ago!
You will want to follow along with the list below to see what my fellow teammates created...have fun!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
 Hope to see your creation over at the challenge!  Thank you for dropping by!  Take care!
Paper:  SU, PTI, MME
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  Fancy Monograms
Ink:  SU-Regal Rose
Doily-Paper Studio
Ribbon  Paper Sweeties-Watermelon, Mint
Punch:  EK, SU
Emboss Folder-SU-spring flowers
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Flower:  Ribbon Reel

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: May 1-Travel On

Hi there!
I have the privilege and honor of guest designing for Curtain Call!  What a fun inspiration photo!  I love to travel!  So, where would you travel or what is your favorite travel spot?  There are so many beautiful places to see!  Last summer we traveled to California to a most gorgeous divine place...Yosemite...
There is nothing like being outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature to help calm the soul!
Anyways, I need to show you my card that I made for the challenge.  And, here it is...
For my card,  I started with a blue card base and added orange and fun paper from Imaginisce.  I used a Heidi Swapp frame to hold the shaker elements of hearts and beads.  The camera and plane is from Close to My Heart.  Glossy Accents was added to the plane for dimension.  The wood heart, circle and banner are from SU.  The heart was colored with a Tim Holtz distress marker.  The alphas are from Tim Holtz, also.  I hope you join the fun challenge this week!  And, let me know what your favorite travel spot is!:-)  Thanks so much for viewing my shaker card today!  Have a great weekend!
Paper:  PI, Imaginisce, American Crafts
Stamps:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  StazOn-Jet Black
         SU-Marina Mist
Frame:  Heidi Swapp
Alphas:  Tim Holtz
Wood Elements:  SU
Distress Marker:  Tim Holtz-ripe persimmon

Glossy Accents-Ranger

Dies R Us-Team A-(Dies R Us 1st Anniversary!, Anniversary card)

Hi Friends!

Happy May to you!  Before you know it summer will be here with many weddings and  anniversary parties to attend.  Well, it's time to celebrate because it's the first anniversary for the Dies R Us Challenge!  For this month, we will be having five(5) $10 winners for this exciting!  I can't believe that a whole year has flown by!  I really enjoy being on the Dies R Us Team!  All the ladies are so sweet, talented, and supportive!

The theme this month for Team A and Team B is "Anniversary"!  For my card, I started with a white card base and used the delicate branch frame die from Memory Box.  I cut the branch part off of it.  I die cut the very pretty doily die from Cheery Lynn Design and placed a 2 1/4 inch circle over it.  I placed a paper doily under the colored SU flower image.  A bow was die cut from Elizabeth Dies and placed under the flower image.  I die cut a number one from Taylored Expressions to place on top of the bow.  The sentiment is from SU.  Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and Paper Sweeties in top corner.  Gems from Darice and pearls from SU to finish the card.

The dies I used for my projects today are available in the store, which are listed below...


Ok, friends, get out those wonderful dies!  You have until May 13th to enter.  And, remember there will be five(5) $10 winners for this challenge !!!  There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating! 

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my fellow teammates...


A Team Members

Theme:  Anniversary


Team B will post their creations on the 15th!
Theme:  Anniversary

B Team Members


Thanks so much for visiting here today!