Thursday, September 29, 2016

Boo to you!

Hi, Friends!

I just want to share with you a card I made for the Choux Choux Paper Art(Lori Hairston) Halloween Challenge!  I got out the PTI Halloween stamp set that Kay Miller designed.  It is just the sweetest!  Love the smiley faces on the cat, bat, and pumpkin!  I decided to use my new sequin mix from Verve and make a fun shaker card.  I water colored the background.  The paper and dots are from Doodlebug.  And, here is my card...

And, a view of the inside...

The spiders are from an old Hero Arts stamp set!  Well, that's all for now, friends!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Arizona Vacation...

Hi, there!

As promised, I'm back with some vacation pics!  And, I miss the warm AZ weather already!  We came back to temps in the 60's and rainy.  But, I'm sure we will visit AZ again...maybe in January or February when we have frigid temps with blowing snow!:-) Anyways, we made it to my sis-in-law's.  Kim and her husband, Jerry, moved to AZ three years ago to be close to her daughter, Adrienne. And, her sister, Nicole, moved three years ago, also. Sit back and grab your favorite beverage for there are lots of photos!   Here are a few family pics...

me, Kim, Jerry holding Ash, and Adrienne holding Gabriel

Curtis and Gabriel

Jax ready to clean the pool

 Jax is always on the go and just
too darn cute!  He asked his Mom if
he's the boss.  Adrienne said, "No, I'm
the boss!"  Jax replied, "Well, I'm the
little boss!" precious
and cute!:-)

My niece, Adrienne with her little one,
Ash(5 mo.)

The next day we went to Sedona and took in the beautiful!

Chapel of the Holy Cross

While I was looking in one of the shops, my
husband was taking pics and took one of
this interesting fella...

I'm guessing it's some type of moth.  If anyone
knows what it is, please let me know.

After Sedona, we went up to Williams for a 
couple days.  We watched a show with cowboys.

We took a train ride to the Grand Canyon.

And, on the way back...robbers!  The bad
cowboy gang tried to rob us!  But, my husband
saved us.  He said, "The rich people are 
in the back!"

The sheriff followed the gang and made
sure everyone was ok! happy
to be safe!:-)

Well, I hope you enjoyed my photos!
Take care and have a great day!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi, Friends!

Oh, my!  It's been nearly two weeks since I've been here!  But, I've been busy with things and we went to Phoenix to visit with family and took in some beautiful sites!  I will post some photos soon.  In the meantime, I made this quick card before I left.  I emobossed the coffee beans under the coffee cup and water colored the images and background.  The coffee beans and cup is from the set Coffee, yes please.  The sentiment is from But first, coffee.  

The Fall Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop ends September 30th.  I've seen lots of awesome coffee themed cards!  Your project must have a beverage theme(coffee, tea, hot cocoa).  And, we have several sets that fit that description including our wonderful Planner Series sets!

Paper Sweeties will be donating a $25 prize to one lucky winner!

Hope to see your awesome coffee themed cards over at the hop! Have fun creating!  Take care!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Rewind!

Hi, there!

Today wraps up the September 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 Thankful(pilgrim hat) and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Thankful.  The other new stamp set that I used is Planner Series: Fall Sentiments(small pumpkins).  

The previously released stamps/dies are from the following stamp sets/dies.  Stand Add-on:scarecrow(large pumpkins and hay stacks).  They were die cut with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Stand Add-on: Scarecrow.  Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders was used to make the border at the top of the card.  And, the grass was made using the die cut Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life.  Dots and twine placed to finish the card.  

 Please stop by my talented teammate blogs to see what they created...have fun!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

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!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Party!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  All *new* products are available today in the shop!  The new stamp sets and dies that I used for my card are Thankful(large sunflowers),  Sweet Cuts-Thankful, Planner Series: Fall Sentiments(small sunflowers),  Thanks(sentiment) and  Sweet Cuts- Thanks(thanks die cut).   I colored the sunflowers with copics and added Wink of Stella to them for a bit of shine.  The ribbon(Frosting) and sequins(Gold) are from Paper Sweeties, also.  

There are several wonderful sentiments to the new stamp set Thanks, so I'd like to share how I stamped the inside of the card...

This card and the second card on my post yesterday was made for my friend, Kathy, to give to a couple of her friends.  I have to admit I love how this card turned out and it's my favorite card made for the September release!:-)

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Maria Patrick--that's me
Nancy Salkeld

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!  A $20 gift certificate will go to one lucky winner!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow to see my card for the Release Rewind!  Take care!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties September Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed wonderful *new* stamp sets/dies this month! Thankful(new), which is the stamp set with the large pumpkin and sentiment was used to make  a lovely table decoration.  The pumpkin was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Thankful.  Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders was used to make the scalloped table cloth.The sunflowers surrounding the pumpkin are from the Planner Series: Fall Sentiments to be released and available to purchase tomorrow! These sets are great for making fall projects!   

I have another card to share with you!  A two for one day for I just love these sentiment stamps!  They are perfect for thank you or Thanksgiving fun!  And, here is my next card...

I used the gratitude sentiment for the background.  I stamped it below the lovely sunflower, too!  The sunflower and sentiment is from the same new stamp set Thankful.  The sunflower was colored with copics and die cut using the coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Thankful.  Wink of Stella was applied to the flower and pretty gold sequins to finish the card.

Please hop along to see what my teammates have created!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Maria Patrick--that's me

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!  A $20 gift certificate will go to one lucky winner!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please stop back tomorrow to see my card for the Release Party!  Take care!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-September 2016!

Hi, there!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of September! The new planner set for this month is Planner Series: Fall Sentiments!  All those pretty falling leaves are part of this new set! The sunflower(I added a stem) Sophie is holding and the pumpkins she is standing in front of are part of this fun set, too!  

Sophie is ready for fall in her cute polka dot poncho!  Her outfit is from the set The Splendor of Autumn.  She was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Sophie.  I used the September sentiment from the set Planner Series: Summer Sentiments.  The other planner series sets that I used for my planner are Planner Series-Happy Icons(heart)Planner Series-Vacation(plane, sun)Planner Series-Get Your Craft On, Planner Series: Celebrate(presents)and Planner Series-Appointments

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

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Maria Patrick--that's me

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!  A $20 gift certificate goes to one lucky winner!  

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


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  We had a very busy one here with a wedding celebration on Saturday!  On Sunday, we saw the fun!

My mother-in-law's birthday is on Saturday, so I made her this card...

Many gorgeous flowers in the inspiration photo!  I was very inspired to get out some flower stamps and start stamping away!   Just a simple card, but the flowers do take center stage.  I'm entering this card over at City Crafter!

I'd like to share with you some photos of my nephew's wedding!  It was such a glorious day to have a wedding!  And, so pretty in Schedel Gardens.  Here are some photos....

Kristen and Matthew

Some of the wedding party with three darling
flower girls!

Mother of the groom, my sister, Lucretia. and
her husband, John.

We took a few photos of the garden before
the wedding.

My husband, Randy

Beautiful swan in the pond.

Gorgeous outdoor reception at Kristen's
parent's house with French country theme.

Father of the groom, Steve, and his wife, Karen.

My sister with her two sons...Jason and Matthew.  They
are both tall handsome guys!:-)

All my beautiful sisters...Christina, Cecilia, me, Lucretia and Donna.

Did we have fun??  Oh,!

Thanks so much for viewing my card and photos of Matthew's and Kristen's wedding celebration!

Take care!