Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Hi, there!
Just popping in quick to share with you a Valentine card I made for my son.  I think it looks masculine.  Lots of circles, arrows, some twine.  No pink bows or lace on this!  Anyways, it came together fairly quickly with Bo Bunny paper and heart stamp from SU.  The letters are canvas letters from American Crafts.  You can't tell by the photo, but I brushed on Wink of Stella on the letters, circles, and arrows.  Twine from Paper Sweeties and dots from Doodlebug to finish the card.  I'm entering this card over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
I have a couple more Valentine cards to make.  And, this weekend I'll be making some Valentine sugar cookies for my small group at church...yumm!  Well, that's all for now.  I hope all is well in your part of the world.  Take care!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I Love You!

Hi, Friends!

I 'm working away on some cards today.  You will see a few coming soon for the next Paper Sweeties release.  But, today I wanted to make a Valentine shaker card with some Paper Sweetie goodies and enter it in the challenge over at Lori's Challenge... here's the link.  

I just love the heart from the set With Love and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-With Love that was released last month!  The sentiment is from the set I Love You.  And, the small heart is from the set Stand Add-on: Fresh Baked.  The sequins are (Marshmallow)

Ok, that's all for now!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  If you received lots of snow, which went east of us, please stay safe and warm!
Thanks so much for dropping by...take care!


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties January 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 Sweet Treats(Snow Time Add-on) and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Sweet Treats(Snow Time Add-on).  The base, heart, label and sentiment is from the *new* set.  The snowman is from a previously released set  Snow Time and die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Snow Time. The tree is from the set Trim the Tree.  And, the bird is from the set Tree of Life add-on:spring and die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life add-on:spring.  The twine(Blueberry) and sequins (Snowflakes) and (Marshmallow) are from Paper Sweeties, also. 
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!

Thanks for dropping by!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties January 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 a card made with the new stamp set With Love (heart and sentiment) and die cut with coordinating die set Sweet Cuts-With Love.  Isn't that a lovely delicate pretty!  The banner is from the set Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.  The small red heart at the top was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Sweet Treats(Snow Time Add-on).  And, the ribbon(Frosting) is from Paper Sweeties, also.
Please follow the list below to see what my talented teammates have created...have fun!
Thank you for taking time to drop by!  Have a great day! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties January Release Countdown!

Hi, there!

Welcome to Release Countdown for Paper Sweeties!  Tomorrow is the day that you'll be able to purchase *new* January/dies from Paper Sweeties!  Are you working on any Valentine projects yet?
Today, I like to share with you a project I made for my husband using the *new* stamp/die set With Love!  I water colored the paper with Tim Holtz(picked raspberry) distress ink and die cut the heart with Sweet Cuts-With Love.    The xox stamp is from the set Little Wishes and the red stamped heart is from With Love.  The twine(strawberry) is from Paper Sweeties, also.  I added trims and button from Paper Studio and filled the bag with chocolate candy kisses...yum!
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!


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends!
It's time for the Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed some wonderful sweet stamps sets/dies to inspire you for those Valentine projects!
The *new* stamp set used on my card are Sweet Treats(Snow Time Add-on), which coordinates with a previously released set  Snow Time.  The new set contains the base, cupcakes, sentiment, label, and top piece.  The globe was stamped and die cut using the previously released set.  Coordinating dies used are Sweet Cuts-Sweet Treats(Snow Time Add-on) and Sweet Cuts-Snow Time.  Wink of Stella was added to the gumballs.  Twine(Strawberry) and dots to finish off 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
Please stop back tomorrow for the Release Countdown!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-January 2016

 Have you seen the NEWS!!??
 EXCITING NEWS to announce today … by customer request, Paper Sweeties is launching an ALL NEW Planner Series line of stamps along with an exclusive Paper Sweeties Digital Planner/Calendar!  The digital pages can be printed and added to a binder to create a planner, or you can print the pages and display on your refrigerator, desk or wall!! I hope you'll check them out!!
And, Notes...
Do you keep an organized planner or have you thought about getting organized?  Maybe it's one of your resolutions for the new year?  Well, Debbie has designed some wonderful new planner stamps to help you!  I have kept a planner, but a very simple one.  So, I was very pleased when Santa brought me a new one.  It will be so fun stamping and decorating it with Paper Sweeties new line of Planner stamps!

Here is what my planner looked like before using the stamps...

And, here it is after I had tons of fun decorating it with the new planner stamps!  I also added the wonderful large snowflakes and large sweet snowman from the stamp set Holly Days and coordinating dies Sweet Cuts-Holly Days.

Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me

 Holly Days
 Just one more thing! 
Grab our January Card Kit of the Month which is full of winter-themed inspiration — an adorable tag and three sweet cards — just assemble and enjoy!
papersweeties-January 2016 Kit(9)
The planner stamps will be available for purchase on January 15th!  How awesome to have a stamp instead of writing it all the time!  I'm just overjoyed to plan and decorate my 2016 planner!  Come join in on the fun!  I'm sure you'll just love these new planner stamps, too!
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Have fun decorating and organizing your planner!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Warm Wishes!

Hi, there!

Warm Wishes to you all!  The weather turned colder here and we may even get some snow this weekend.  It's so unusual to not have had any measurable snowfall yet.  We've only had traces of snow.  So, it's a great time to get out of town before the snow comes!:-)  I'll be going to Orlando, Fla. for a week for leadership training for my church with my friend, Karen.  Please forgive me if I don't get around to commenting.  I will be taking along my Ipad, so I'll do my best to keep up on following your blogs. 

Anyways,  I made the above card for my friend, Nancy.  I wanted to make a card for her and include a copy of a newspaper article that her daughter was in.  The stamps are from Precious Remembrance except for the corner stamps, which are from Inkadinkadoo.    The paper is from Authentique and American Crafts.  The snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby.

I'll be away, but my blog posts will be several days next week beginning on 1-12-15.  So, stop back then and view how I decorated my new planner with some fun new planner stamps from Paper Sweeties!

Ok, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!


Friday, January 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties January 2016 Inspiration Challenge!

Hi there!
Happy New Year!  I'm wishing for you and family a joyous New Year filled with many blessings!
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. 
For my card, I started with a white card base.  I paired it with paper from Lawn Fawn.  I colored Abigail with copics and die cut her with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Abigail.  Her outfit is from the stamp set Let It Snow.  The bow on her hat is from the set Thanks Berry Much.  The cupcake, cup, and snowflake are from the set Homemade With Love.   They were die cut with coordinating dies Sweet Cuts-Homemade With Love.  The little gingerbreads are from the set Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.  And, the sentiment is from the set Thanks Snow Much.  The twine(strawberry) and sequin (snowflakes) are from Paper Sweeties, also.
Another view of my card...
Please hop along to see what my fellow teammates have created!  You won't be disappointed!
                                                       Angel Johns 
Ok, have fun creating and hope to see your project over in the challenge!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!



Dies R Us Challenge Team A-(Something NEW)

Hi, there!

Happy New Year!  Wishing for you many blessings of good health and happiness with the new year!

It's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is Something NEW!

For my card, I was inspired to make a baby girl card!  A friend's daughter just welcomed a precious baby girl to their family!  How exciting right before Christmas!  I started with white card stock and paired it with DCWV paper.  I placed a Lawn Fawn stitched circle under the Floral Heart die.  The baby carriage stamp is from Paper Sweeties.  The scalloped stitched border is from Lawn Fawn, also.  And, the final alpha die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  All dies are listed below and available at Dies R Us!


 Ok, friends, you have until  January 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:  Something NEW


Thanks so much for visiting here today!