Thursday, February 25, 2016

Egg-stra Sweet Easter Wishes!

Hi, Friends!
I just wanted to share with you an Easter project that I made recently.  One wouldn't think it was Easter looking out my window.  We finally got some snow.  It will probably only be a couple of inches.  I think the average is about 29" and we've only gotten about 12" total this year.  But, that's ok with me!:-)
Anyways, I know it's a little early for Easter, but we crafters work ahead on things.  And, I thought the colors fit for the challenge going on right now at Paper Sweeties!  You have until the end of the month to enter!  The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate and be invited to be guest designer!  Come on over and join the fun!

I started with an oval shaped block of wood from Michael's and painted it pink.  It was then covered with polka dot paper.  Sophie was colored with copics and I added some whiskers.  Her outfit, carrot, and basket is from the set Bunny Hugs and Kisses and the sentiment is from the set Jelly Bean Time.  The die cuts used are Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home(fence) and Sweet Cuts-Be Happy(banner).  The seam binding ribbon (Frosting) is from Paper Sweeties, also.
Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a peek at my Easter project!  Take care and have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Lucky Us...

Hi, friends!

I'm just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for my good friend, Nancy, who happens to have an Irish last name, too!  I'm entering this card over at MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  I recently purchased these fab St. Patrick's stamps/dies from them!

For my card, I started with a white card base and added Authentique and Doodlebug paper.  I water colored the background behind the sweet PI image with orange Color Burst.  Super easy and so the effect!  The grass die is from MFT, too.  The dots are from Doodlebug.  And, here is my card...

Ok, friends, thanks so much for dropping by!  Have a great weekend!  Take care!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind!

Hi, there!

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 Thinking of You and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Thinking of You.  The flowers, label, and sentiments are from the *new* set.  The pretty vase colored with copics is from a previously released set Garden Time and die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Garden Time. And, the heart on the vase is from the set Be Happy.
Here is a view of the inside of the card with more sentiments from the new set...
Please stop by my talented teammate blogs to see what they created...have fun!


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 week!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 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 Thinking of You (label and sentiments) and die cut with coordinating die set Sweet Cuts-Thinking of You.  And, the lovely delicate heart was released last month, which is With Love and die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-With Love  And, the ribbon(Raspberry)  and sequins(Marshmallow) are from Paper Sweeties, also!
There are lots of wonderful caring sentiments in the new Thinking of You stamp set.  And, as seen below are more sentiments used for the inside of my card...
This stamp set would be a great addition to your stamp collection for get well and sympathy cards.  Or, the stamps can be used for any thoughtful caring card!
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! 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Release Countdown!

Hi, Friends!

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of love!!!
And, welcome to Release Countdown for Paper Sweeties!  Tomorrow is the day that you'll be able to purchase *new* February stamps/dies from Paper Sweeties! 
Today, I like to share with you a tag I made for my husband using the *new* stamp/die set Thinking of You!  I wanted to make a romantic tag to go with the package of Valentine sugar cookies.  I used the flowers from the stamp set and colored them with copics.  They were die cuts using Sweet Cuts-Thinking of You.  Also, I used  Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags(heart, and rectangle) and Sweet Cuts-Wish.(Love) die that was die cut with white craft foam.  The red rose flowers are from Paper Studio.  The paper is from Authentique.  And, the ribbon and pearl cotton are from Jo-Ann Fabric.
Another view of the yummy cookies...
Here is a view of the cookies before I packaged them.  I didn't package the large ones...just six small ones.
Hop along with the list below to see what my talented teammates created...have fun!


Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care...enjoy your Valentine's Day! 


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends!
It's time for the Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed some wonderful sweet stamps sets/dies to inspire you for those cards/projects that have a caring touch!
The *new* stamp set used on my card is Thinking of You, which coordinates with the die Sweet Cuts-Thinking of You.  The heart on the label is from the stamp set released last month, which is With Love.  The label was placed over a heart embossed white panel.  Twine(Strawberry) and dots from Doodlebug were placed to finish the card.
Ok, well I hope you take a peek at what the rest of the design team came up...have fun!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 

The wait is over — it’s a NEW month and we have a darling NEW card kit for you to get your craft on!  The four projects included in our February kit have a fun with-love theme with plenty of whimsy, bright and cheery colors … and a SHAKER CARD!
You can purchase our card kits one month at a time or subscribe to the kit of the month club to save $5 on each kit – whooo hooo!
Please stop back tomorrow for the Release Countdown!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!


Friday, February 12, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-February 2016

Hi, there!
Debbie has designed a new set this month for your planner decorating, which is Planner Series: Celebrate!  This set is a must have to remind you of birthdays, parties, etc! 
Planner Series:  Celebrate

I stamped the new cake stamp on certain dates.  There is also balloons, party hat, and present. The set also comes with little envelope stamps to remind you to write a note or send out a card, etc.  I also used the Planner Series: Get your Craft On, Winter Sentiments, and Happy Icons that were released last month.  I colored Sophie with copics and die cut her with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Sophie.  Her outfit is from the stamp set Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.  The small hearts next to Sophie are from the set Stand Add-on: Fresh Baked.  Isn't she cute all ready for Valentine's Day?
Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me
Planner Series:  Winter Sentiments

Planner Series:  Happy Icons

Planner Series:  Get Your Craft On

The new Planner Series: Celebrate stamp set will be available for purchase on February 15th!  How awesome to have a stamp instead of writing it all the time!  I'm having lots of fun decorating 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!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 2016 Inspiration Challenge!

Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!  I just love those pretty colors in the inspiration photo!  And, the sweet girl holding a little snowman she CUTE!  A $20 gift certificate goes to one lucky winner of the challenge!  This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see my cute love bug card made for Dies R Us Challenge!

And, here is my card for the Paper Sweeties Challenge...

For my card, I started with a pink card base.  I paired it with paper from Bazzill and the sparkly snowflake background is from Reminisce.  I colored Sophie with copics and die cut her with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Sophie.  Her outfit is from the stamp set Let It Snow.  The snowflakes at the top are from the set Holly Days and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Holly Days. The little snowman is from the set Snow Time.   They were die cut with coordinating dies Sweet Cuts-Snow Time.  The sentiment and tiny hearts on the snowflakes and snowman are from the set Mason Jar.
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-Love(use hearts)

Hi, there!

Love is in the air?  Yes, it's almost time for Valentine's Day!  And, it's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is Love(use hearts)!

For my card, I was inspired to make a Valentine card for my husband!  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug filled with lots of wonderful hearts.  The cute stamps are from Lawn Fawn.  The scallop border dies are from Lawn Fawn, too.  And, the fun linked hearts are from Frantic Stamper.  All dies are listed below and available at Dies R Us!

 Ok, friends, you have until  February 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!