Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

Happy weekend to you!  I hope you're having a great one!  Just popping in quick to share with you a birthday card that I made.  I'm entering this over at City Crafter!  Such fun balloons on the yummy cake!  And, here is my card...

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  I hope that you have a great weekend!  All supplies are listed below....take care!



Paper:  SU, Kraft Outlet, Webster Pages
Stamp:  Balloons-Paper Sweeties, sentiment-PTI
Ink:  SU-Calypso Coral
Die:  PTI(frame), balloon die-Paper Sweeties
Twine:  SU
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Dots:  Doodlebug'
Misc:  Copics

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hi, there!

Happy Wednesday to you!  I thought I'd make a simple masculine bday card using the above sketch from Reverse Confetti.  I recently purchased some goodies from them and had some fun creating! I'm also entering this card over at Seize The Birthday.

 And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with a Reverse Confetti card panel...easy peasy!  The other paper I used is from SU and Lawn Fawn.  The die and stamp is from Reverse Confetti, too!  And, the dots from Doodlebug to finish the card!

Well, that's all for now.  I'm off to the treadmill to try to take off a couple pounds that I've gained recently.  But, it's been great meeting up with my former co-workers for dinner!  Take care and have a great rest of the week!  Thank you for taking the time to drop by!  Take care!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hi, friends!

How's your weekend going?  We are having some fine weather here today!  My tulips or shall I say one tulip so far has bloomed!:-) When things are in full bloom, I'll take some pics to share.  I'm entering this bday shaker card over at Word Art Wednesday.

Anyways, it's been awhile since I've been here.  I've been working on projects and bday cards for friends.  So, regarding my card as seen above it was made for my friend, Karen, who has two friendly sweet cats!  They are brother and sister...Bruce and Angel.  I probably didn't get the coloring right on them, but just the same, I think she'll appreciate the card.  Next time I visit, I'll have to take a pic of them!:-)

For, my card I started with a white card base and paired it with pink.  The dies are from Mama Elephant.  The stamps are from Simon Says and the sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  I masked the cats and colored them with copics.  The sequins are from Paper Sweeties, also.  Ok, friends, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!  Take care and thanks so much for visiting here today!


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy Birthday!!!


Hi, Friends!

One of my favorite challenge blogs...City Crafter is celebrating their sixth birthday...congratulations!!!

For the celebration challenge we are to case one of the designer's cards.  I chose to case Marina's(Case #4).  Here is her card...

(Marina's card)
Love all the pretty colors with the trees and the
hearts with pearls!

And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a lilac card base and added stitched ovals.  The birthday cake was colored with copics.  Wink of Stella was added for a bit of shine.  The sentiments and dots were placed to finish the card.  I have to admit I was inspired by Kirsty's case of Marina's card, too!  So, I guess I cased two cards!:-)  And, here is Kirsty's card...

Thank you Marina and Kirsty for the inspiration!  Well, that's all for now.   Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!  Take care!



Paper:  PTI, Bazzill
Stamp:  SU(cake), sentiment(Paper Sweeties)
Ink:  SU-Perfect Plum
Dies:  MFT
Dots:  Doodlebug
Misc:  Wink of Stella

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Rewind!

Hi, there!

Today wraps up the April Paper Sweeties Release with today's Release Rewind!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the inspiration!  New stamps/dies are combined with previously released stamps/dies for our projects today.

I am highlighting the *new* stamps/dies from the set Happy Spring and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Happy Spring.  The large flower, which can also be used as a wreath is from the *new* set.  The background and flowers were water colored.  The fun border paper is from Echo Park,  The smaller flowers were die cut from the center of the large flower and I doodled lines to match the larger flower.  Straws from Paper Sweeties were used and the leaves are from the new set, also.  Dots were added to the centers.  The sentiment is from the set Spring Is Here. Twine(Strawberry) and (Cookie-Dough) to finish off the card.

Ok, friends, I have another card to share with you using the new stamp set Happy Spring.  But, I'm using it as a delicious yummy donut!  The stamp is so versatile and so fun, which can be used as a wreath, flower, or donut!  I added stickles, liquid pearls and sequins(Marshmallow) to make it sugary sweet!  The coffee cups  and sentiment are from the stamp set Coffee, Yes Please.  The donut and coffee cups were die cut using Sweet-Cuts-Happy-Spring and Sweet Cuts-Coffee, Yes Please.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the background. Twine(Cotton Candy) to finish off the card.  And, here is the card...

 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!

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


Friday, April 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Party!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome back to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  All *new* products are available today in the shop!  I used the wreath stamp again for my card today and added a fun background with the love sentiment that is included in the set.  The heart stamp/die was added, also.  I just love those bright yellow happy hearts!

For my card, I started with a red card base and paired it with yellow and white.  The wreath, flowers, hearts, and sentiment is from the stamp set Happy Spring.  The hearts, flowers, bow and wreath was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Happy Spring.  Twine(Strawberry) is from Paper Sweeties, also.  Dots from Doodlebug to finish off the card.

And, here is a peek of the inside of the card...

Please follow the list below to see what my teammies came up with...have fun!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow for Release Rewind!  Take care!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties April Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed a wonderful stamps set/die set that is very versatile to inspire you for your crafting projects!  Today I am using the stamp set to show off the wreath with bow and little fun flowers against a stenciled brick background.
The *new* stamp set used on my card is Happy Spring, which is the wreath, bow, flowers, and sentiment!  The wreath and flowers were die cut using  Sweet Cuts-Happy Spring.  The twine(Strawberry) is from Paper Sweeties, also. 

I have another card to share with you today using the flowers from the new stamp set and one of the sentiments.  And, here it is...

The trees will soon have leaves and the flowers will be blooming...can't wait!  But, in the meantime I created a card that shows how lovely things will be soon!  I used lots of Paper Sweetie goodies on this card.  And, they are all listed below.

Ok, well I hope you take a peek at what the rest of the design team came up with...have fun!

What's New 

Supply List for Card 2 
Paper:  PTI, Doodlebug, BoBuny
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties-Abigail
                                         It's Tea Time-Abigail's outfit
                                         Jelly Bean Time-Emma's outfit
                                         Happy Spring-flowers, sentiment
                                         Island Time-sun
                                         Let's go to the beach-clouds
                                         Tree of Life add-on:spring-bird
             Paper Sweeties-sequins-marshmallow
             Paper Sweeties-dies-Sweet Cuts-Abigail
                                               Sweet Cuts-Emma
                                               Sweet Cuts-Island Time-sun
                                               Sweet Cuts-Let's go to the beach-clouds
                                               Sweet Cuts-Bee Happy-leaves
                                               Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life-tree, sm. leaves
                                               Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life add-on:spring-bird
                                               Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home-fence
Misc:  Liquid Pearls-bisque
Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow!  Take care!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-April 2016!

Hi, there!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of April!  Debbie has designed a new set this month for your planner decorating, which is Planner Series: Appointments!  This set would be so helpful to remind yourself on your planner for all those important, vet, doctor, etc! 

It is April and little Sophie is in her rain outfit Spring is Here!  I colored her with copics and die cut her using Sweet Cuts-Sophie.  Twine(Cookie-Dough) was added to her rain hat.  She's hoping all the rain will bring beautiful May flowers! I incorporated many of the planner stamp sets on my pages...Planner Series: Get your Craft On, Winter SentimentsHappy IconsCelebrate. and Vacation .

And, here is a closer peek of my pages...

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

Our April Card Kit of the Month is NOW AVAILABLE in the boutique … four bright and cheery spring/friendship cards this month! 

papersweeties-april 2016 kit(1)

 Thank you for taking the time to drop by!  Please stop back tomorrow for Sneak   Peeks!  Take care!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Mother Nature and Happy News!

Hi, Friends!

This is what I woke up to yesterday morning...ha!  Mother Nature is sooo confused!:-)  We got about four to five inches of snow. Some places a little south of us got ten inches!  Can you believe today it is nearly gone due to rain?!  And, there is hope because the weather report today said it might be near 70 for the weekend...happy dancin' here!:-)

So, I made a card to help Mother Nature along to let her know many people are thinking spring.  And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a navy card base and stamped the Mama Elephant flower image on X-Press paper with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The image was colored with copics.  I stamped the sentiment with SU-Night of Navy.  Coloring the flower was very soothing while it was snowing outside...ha!  A one layer card for my stash, which doesn't take extra postage!

Ok, on to some happy news!  Another baby in the family...a great nephew born...Ash James!  He is welcomed by Mom(Adrienne), Dad(Stephen), and two older brothers, Gabriel and Jax...

Born:  April 10th at 12:43 am
Weight:  6# 10 oz.
Length:  20 in.

This is the baby afghan that I made for little Ash.  

Ash, Gabriel, Adrienne

Jax and Ash.  Now I call that brotherly love!:-)

Ok, friends!  That's all for now!  Hope you have an awesome week! Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thinking of You!

Hi, there!

I hope all is well with you!  We are waiting here for warmer weather.  It seems that winter is trying to hang on with the temps anyways.  It has been windy and rainy, too.  But, as they say...April showers bring May flowers!

Not much going on in my world here. My husband has been working 12-hour midnights with one day off, which is Sunday until the middle of May.  We did have a great day on Sunday eating out and watching the movie Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.  It was a great movie!  We need more clean fun movies available...psst Hollywood!:-)

Anyways, for my card, the sun, clouds, and kite are from Sweet 'n Sassy.  The ladybug and flowers are from Paper Sweeties.  And, the die used for the grass is from MFT.  The images were colored with copics.  Ok, well, that's all for now. Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!


Friday, April 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge-April 2016!

Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!  I just love the beautiful inspiration photo.  Wouldn't you love to have that gorgeous wreath on your front door!

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 card made for Dies R Us Challenge!

 And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a cream card base and added a rustic panel from Simple Stories.  The wreath was made by covering it in twine.  I wrapped the first layer of twine one way and the second layer the opposite way.  It gave it some texture and dimension.  The leaves are from the stamp set Bee Happy and dies cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Bee Happy. The seam binding ribbonFrosting is from Paper Sweeties.  The cream twine is from PTI and the brown twine is from American Crafts. Candy dots are from SU.  And, the sentiment is from the stamp set Live Love Grow.  Please hop along to see what my talented teammates have created!  We welcome a new designer to the team...Lisa Bzibziak...welcome!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
 Emily Frasier
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer*
 April Guest Designer: Marsha Drain

The Paper Sweeties April Card Kit is now available
in the shop!

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Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care and have an awesome day!


Dies R Us Challenge-use scallops-Team A!

Hi, there!

Happy April 1st!  And, it's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is use scallops!  I made the above card for my friend, Nancy, who will turn 60 in a couple of months! 

For my card, I was inspired to use the beautiful birthday cake stamp from Paper Sweeties!   I added liquid pearls to make it look like yummy frosting on the cake!  The balloons and ribbon are from Paper Sweeties, also.  The background paper is from BoBunny.  And, the pearls are from Recollections.  All dies are listed below and available at Dies R Us!

 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!