Monday, November 23, 2015

Give Thanks...

Hi, Friends
I'd like to share with you a wine tag that I made today for my sis-in-law.  We are invited to her house for Thanksgiving.  I wanted to make a hostess gift for her and husband.  We went to Napa Valley on vacation in 2014 and ordered some wine.  So, we are giving them a bottle of Petite Sirah from Sequoia Grove.  It was one of my favs when we sampled wine at the winery.  I'm entering this wine tag over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Thanks/Thanksgiving.  And, here are a few more photos...
I added the description of the wine onto paper and tucked it inside the little envelope and placed it on the back of the tag...
Thanks for dropping by today!  And, I wish for all my friends in the states a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm very grateful for you all...take care!
Paper:  Doodlebug
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties
Ink:  Memento-Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Dots:  Doodlebug
Scallop Die:  MFT

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Peace, Joy, Love...

Hi, Friends!
Just thought I'd pop in quick to share with you one of my Christmas cards I made.  It is super easy peasy!  I started with a white card base and paired it with black and red paper.  The red paper is from American Crafts.  I made a tag from a panel from Lawn Fawn.  Twine from Paper Sweeties(green apple) to finish the card.
In light of all the things happening in our world, we could certainly use more peace, joy, and love!  Two of my friends were overseas recently.  The one was in Paris and due to fly out the evening everything happened.  We thank the dear Lord she made a safe return!  And, my other friend and her husband made it back a couple days ago from Italy!  We take so many things for granted.  So, yes, peace, joy, and love to you, my dear friends!
One more thing...
Visions of SugarplumsLori  Hairston has hosted the Christmas hop for several years now.  There will be three days of fun beginning December 6th with wonderful Christmas creations from several talented designers!  You won't want to miss out seeing all the awesome Christmas inspiration!
Ok, friends, that's all for now!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!

Welcome to Release Rewind!  New stamps/dies are combined with previously released stamps/dies for our projects. Today I am highlighting the *new* stamps/dies from the set Stand Add-on:Fireplace and Dear Santa.  The coordinating dies are  Sweet Cuts-Dear Santa(stockings). The previously released stamps, which are the gifts are from the stamp set Wishing You.   And, the names on the stockings are from Emma and Jake stamp sets. 
I colored the fireplace, stockings, and gifts with copics.  Diamond Stickles was added for the finishing touch. 
Please stop by my talented teammate blogs to see what they created...have fun!

Maria Patrick--that's me

Don't forget the challenge going on until the end of the month.  Hope to see your project there!

And, the Paper Sweeties November Kit of the Month is NOW LIVE in the boutique — full of tons of fall-inspired inspiration!  Purchase kits one month at a time, or subscribe to the Kit Club to receive a $5 discount each month on your kits!
Thanks for dropping by!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Release Party!

Hi, Friends!
Welcome back to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  All *new* products are available today in the shop!  As seen above, I'm sharing with you felt ornaments using the *new* Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #3-stocking/present.  The snowflakes and bow were die cut using a previously released die set Sweet Cuts-Holly Days.  I used the blanket stitch with pearl cotton to sew the stockings and present ornaments.  Buttons were sewn over the snowflakes.  And, pretty Pink and Red Chenille Candy Canes were tucked inside the stockings.
Please follow the list below to see what my talented teammates have created...have fun!

Maria Patrick--that's me

And, more *new* products to spark your creativity!!!

Introducing... "Sweet Chips"
Thank you for taking time to drop by!  Have a great day! 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Release Countdown!

Welcome to Release Countdown for Paper Sweeties!  Tomorrow is the day that you'll be able to purchase *new* November stamps/dies from Paper Sweeties!
Today, I like to share with you a card I made using Emma in her little angel outfit!  She has been a very good girl!  The outfit is from the stamp set Christmas Blessings.  The stockings, sentiment and bows are from the *new*  stamp set Dear Santa and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Dear Santa.  The names on the stockings are from Sophie, Jake, and Emma.  I water colored the background with Tumbles Glass distress ink.  The tree was die cut from the set Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #2-mitten-tree and colored with copics.  The small present by the tree is from the set Trim the Tree. 

Hop along with the list below to see what my talented teammates created...have fun!

Maria Patrick--that's me

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care...enjoy your day!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends!
It's time for the Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!  And, it's nearly time for Christmas...just around the corner!  It's never too early to start those Christmas projects!  And, Debbie has designed some fabulous stamp/die sets for the Christmas season!
The *new* stamp sets used on my card are Days Until, which are the numbers, upper sentiment and flourishes.  The presents and stocking were die cut using *new* Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #3-stocking/present.  The flourishes and squares were die cut using the *new* Sweet Cuts-Days Until.  The sentiment on the stocking is from the stamp set Do You See What I See.  And, the snowflakes are from the set Holly Days and die cut with coordinating dies  Sweet Cuts-Holly Days.  Sequins(Grape) and twine(Grape) to finish the card.
Ok, well I hope you take a peek at what the rest of the design team came up with for you won't be disappointed!
Maria Patrick--that's me
You'll also love this month's Card Kit which is available in the store now:
Please stop back tomorrow for the Release Countdown!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!


Monday, November 9, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Hi there!

Paper Sweeties was invited by Tracey McNeely, to participate in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog Hop!

I decided to make Christmas ornament tags out of wool felt.  While we were in Amish Country(Berlin, Ohio) a few weeks ago, I purchased some wonderful wool felt.  I wanted them to have a Victorian old style look to them.  And, here they are...

I crocheted the flowers with pearl cotton and die cut the hearts from the set Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.  The hearts were attached to the flowers with a French knot.  The trees and bows are from the set Sweet Cuts-Stitched-Tags#2-mitten/tree.  I sewed two layers of the trees together with a blanket stitch.  Here is the back of one of the tag/ornaments...

My sister's birthday is in December, so I plan to give her these as one of her birthday gifts.  I had lots of fun making these and plan to make more!  Please stop by my teammates to see what awesome tags they created!  Have fun! 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Nancy Penir

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Mynn Kitchen

Angel Johns

Jill Norwood 

 Kathy Schweinfurth


Thanks so much for dropping by!


Friday, November 6, 2015

Sweet New Baby

Hi, there!
TGIF!  Seems like ages that I've been here posting a card.  I've had the flu off and on all week...grrr!  But, anyways I managed to make a baby card for a baby shower in a couple weeks.  My nephew's wife will be having a baby girl, Taylor, next exciting!  I crocheted an afghan, bought a couple outfits, and cross stitched Taylor's name onto this darling little monkey...

I didn't have a pattern to copy from, so I had to wing it.  Her name isn't exactly spaced correctly, but I still think it's adorable!  The guys are invited to the shower, fun!  They are to bring diapers and wipes.  And, they'll be off in another room having their own party!
I posted the afghan back in January and I'm now using it as a gift.  I like to have a couple made up beforehand.  I have a blue one done.  And, I'm finishing up another white one. 
Well, that's all for now!  I hope you have an awesome weekend!  Thanks for dropping by!  Take care!
Paper:  PTI, DCWV
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Bundle of Joy
Ink:  SU
Punch:  EK
Metal Dots:  Mark Richards
Misc:  Wink of Stella

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties November 2015 Inspiration Challenge

Hi there!
Today I'd like to share with you my card made for Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!  This is my second post today, so please scroll down to see my project made for Dies R Us. 
I was inspired with the colors and the theme of Thanksgiving.  Just a few weeks away until Thanksgiving!  And, you know what that means...gobble gobble!:-)  And, here is my card...
I got out little Jake and die cut him with the coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Jake.  He was colored with copics.  His outfit, turkey, and sentiment are from the stamp set Gobble Gobble.  The sunflowers are from the set Stand Add-on:Fall Harvest.  And, the corn stalk and pumpkins are from the set Stand Add-on:Scarecrow.  They were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Stand Add on:Scarecrow.  The fence was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home.  The grass was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Thanks Snow Much.  And, the twine is Creamsicle.
Please view more inspiration by following the blog list below...have fun!
                                            Annette Witherspoon

The Paper Sweeties November Card Kit of the Month is NOW LIVE in the boutique — full of loads of holiday-inspired creativity!  Purchase kits one month at a time, or subscribe to the Card Kit Club to receive a $5 discount each month on your kits!

Ok, hope you have fun creating!  And, I'm looking forward to seeing your project over at the challenge!  Thank you for dropping by!  Take care!

Dies R Us ChallengeTeam A-FALL(leaves, pumpkins, harvest)

Hi, there!

Happy November 1st!  It's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is FALL-leaves, pumpkins, and harvest. And, soon it'll be time for Thanksgiving!  Yummy food with pumpkin pie..mmm!

For my card, I started with kraft card sock and used K&C, and MFT paper.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties(Autumn Blessings).  And, the sunflowers are also from Paper Sweeties(Stand Add-on:  Fall Harvest).  The trees are from Paper Smooches.  I got creative and made the pumpkins using Paper Smooches(Toppers) dies.  The pumpkin dies I had are no long available in the Dies R Us store, so I needed to improvise.  And, the leaves are from Spellbinders(Cherry Pickin').  The twine is from PTI and the dots are from Doodlebug.

 Ok, friends, you have until  November 13th to enter.  And, remember there will be a $10 winner for the 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 talented teammates!      

A Team Members

Theme:  FALL(leaves, pumpkins, harvest)


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