Friday, November 30, 2018

Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lovers-Blog Hop!

When: Friday, November 30 - Friday, December 7

Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: Fall | Winter
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Hi, there!

It's time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop!  You can use coffee, tea, and/or cocoa images for your project!  The hop starts November 30th and runs until December 7th.  Paper Sweeties has several coffee/tea/cocoa stamp sets available!  I used one of my favorities....Homemade with Love .  I also used the sweet gingerbread man die cut from the set ....Sweet Cuts-Sugar and Spice.  What a great opportunity to make a Christmas card for that special friend in your life who loves a hot beverage and sweet treats!  I'm entering my card over at Cupcake Inspirations.

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And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with aqua and plaid paper from Carta Bella.  The bottom panel was embossed with a folder from SU.  The scallop border was die cut using the set Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.  The mugs and snowflake were die cut using the set Sweet Cuts-Homemade with Love.  The sentiment is from the same set Homemade with Love.  The gingerbread man is from the set Sweet Cuts-Sugar and Spice.  The scallop frame for the sentiment was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames.  Sequins (Strawberry) to finish the card.

Another view of the card...

And, some sweet treats for my friend, Pat...

The candy canes and sentiment is from the set Stand Add on: Sweet Treats.

Project Supplies:

I hope you have a great time creating and hopping!  Have fun...enjoy!  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hi, Friends!

It's another cold cloudy day!  We haven't seen the sun for many days for this month of November.  We are due for a little snow tomorrow.  But, we can't complain for we haven't had much snow yet this year.  It has gone north or east of us.  The weather will be much warmer in the 50's for the weekend.  We have a wedding to attend, but maybe hubby will put up the Christmas lights outside.  It has been backwards this year with my decorating for Christmas.  Usually I put the tree up first, but I have the house decorated and the tree isn't up yet.  Hubby plans to set the tree up tonight and I will decorate tonight and tomorrow. I love sitting in the dark with a lit Christmas tree.  It really sets the mood for Christmas!  Please keep that warm thought in mind while you view my card for my son!:-)

I've been working on Christmas cards and had this stamp set from last year, which I didn't use yet.  There are so many wonderful stamp sets to [play with and there is never enough time to use them all!  Anyways, this stamp set I bought with my son in mind.  He has a good sense of humor and always buys us snarky cards, so I thought he deserved one in return, ha!  I'm entering this card over at Simon Says.  

And, here is my card...

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with a stenciled panel.  The stencil is from MFT.  The distress inks that I used are Broken China and Seedless Preserves.  The deer and sentiment are from Lil' Inker.  The trees are from Mama Elephant.  Wink of Stella was applied for interest.  And, twine to finish the card.

Here is the inside of the card...

Now I feel a bit guilty making this card for my son.  You think I need to make him a nice one?  Ok, I just might, ha!

 Well, I plan to make some gift certificate holders before doing a few other things today.  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hi, there!

It's been a little over a week since I've posted.  I've been pretty busy with my 60th birthday celebration and Thanksgiving festivities.  I hope you had a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

I've been working on December birthday cards for friends and family.  And, today I'm sharing with you the one that I made for my sister's birthday.  I'm entering this card over at Fusion Card Challenge.

I started with a white card base and paired it with MME paper, which was die cut using a Mama Elephant die.  The poinsettia die is from MFT.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  Gems and ribbon to finish the card.

I thought I'd add just a couple of photos of my birthday celebration with my sisters.  My birthday weekend a couple weeks ago was spent in Amish Country...Berlin, Ohio with my hubby.  We had a great time shopping and eating delicious food.  And, so last weekend my sister, Donna, hosted a party at her house.  Lots of fun and a wonderful time with my four sisters.

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties November 2018-Release Rewind!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!

The *new* stamp sets this month are Merry and Planner Series: Everyday Basics!  The stamp sets have many wonderful sentiments!  I used a previously released set along with the new Merry stamp set for a Christmas card.

And, here is my card...

For my Christmas card, I started with a gold card base.  The images are from a previously released set Stand Add-on: Manger.  The images and background were water colored using zig markers.  The sentiments are from the new set Merry.  Gold color shine from Heidi Swapp, gold Nuvo drops, and twine to finish the card.

Project Supplies:

                          Please check out inspiration from my teammates...have fun!!

I hope you enjoyed viewing our
projects this month!

Take a peek at the shop and view all
the wonderful sweet products!
Happy Shopping!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Take care, hugs!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties November 15, 2018-Release Party!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  

The new stamp/die sets this month are Merry and Planner Series: Everyday Basics.  They are available today for purchase!  Also, please scroll down to see my second card for DRU.

So, let's get this party started!  Madison is the first to show at a Christmas party in her lovely gold and white sweater and skirt!  And, here is my card...

I had a great time coloring Madison and paper piecing a Christmas outfit for her.  Her outfit is from the set I'm so proud of you.  The sentiment Fa La La was gold embossed on vellum using sentiments from the new set Merry.  The gift next to Madison was stamped using the set Merry Little Christmas.  The tree was die cuts using the set Merry and Bright.  Gold sequins were placed on the tree.  Gold twine and gold Nuvo drops to finish the card.

Project Supplies:

                              Please check out inspiration from my teammates...have fun!!

Take care, hugs!

Dies R Us-November 15, 2018-(Giving Thanks!)

Hi, Friends!

I'm here to share with you my card for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Giving Thanks...Thanks, Thank You, Thanksgiving, etc.)  Please join us for the challenge and have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

And, here is my card...

I started with a cream card base.  The leaf gold garland was attached to a scalloped circle die from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from Frantic Stamper and the leaves are from Impression Obsession.  Gold sequins from Paper Sweeties and ribbon to finish the card.

I wasn't sure at first how I was going to create this card, but it came together quickly except for attaching the leaf garland.  Anyways, I just love all the glitter and shine!

 All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!

 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  Hope you check out the store for amazing selection of dies, stamps, etc.!  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!      

    Design Team


Thanks so much for visiting here today! 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties November 2018-Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi, friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!

Debbie is releasing two *new* stamp sets called Merry and Planner Series: Everyday Basics this month!  They will be available to purchase tomorrow!  So many sentiments are included in the awesome sets!  It's time to start those Christmas projects, and I had lots of fun creating with the new sets!  Seen below is my first Christmas card of the season for Paper Sweeties...

I started with a white card base and paired it with red and green panels.  On the white panel, I stamped the sentiment joy in red and green.  The Joy die cut sentiments is from a previously release set Sweet Cuts-Joy.  The green die cuts were made using foam and the last two colors of white and red were die cut using card stock.  Sequins(Strawberry) and ribbon(Green Apple) along with twine to finish the card.  I plan to give this card to my friend, Joy!  How wonderful to have the name Joy.  Believe me, she is a sweetheart full of joy!

Project Supplies:

I had lots of fun making this Christmas card!  I hope you take a peek at the list below of my talented teammates to view more inspiration! 

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care!