Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Birthday!

I hope you all are doing well and staying safe during these challenging times.  I thought I'd pop back in again due to the fun birthday challenge over at Seize the Birthday  I made a birthday card for my great nephew who has a birthday next month.  I think he'll get a kick out of the playful giraffe on the pogo stick!

For my card, I started with a white card base and made a star stencil background using distress inks.  The stencil is from TCW(Balzer Designs).  The giraffe is from MFT colored with copics.  The stars are from Sweet 'n Sassy.

The weather is still up and down here in NW Ohio.  Yesterday, I went out to walk the dog and didn't have to wear a coat.  Today it's back to being chilly and windy.  Sheila is loving her walks and extra attention!  The highlight of my day was seeing a cardinal.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed to see another one today!  I think next week the temps will be more stable in the 50's...yeah!  Ok, that's all for now.  Take care, my friends!!

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Hi, friends!

Just popping in quick to share with you a few simple Easter cards.  They were so easy to make since the panels are from PhotoPlay.  All I had to do was cut the panels and add details...easy peasy!  The cross on the first card was gold embossed.  The image is from Stampendous.  A gold heart was added to the center.  For the second card, I added glitter to the cross and a gem.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.  Add, on the third card just a gold heart and ribbon was added.  I'm entering these cards over at Simon Says.

For the inside of the cards, I stamped a cross, flowers, and a sentiment.  The images and sentiment are from Simon Says, also.

Ok, not much else going on around here.  Just the usual of cleaning and crafting.  I hope you are all doing well!  Take care and stay safe!


Monday, March 16, 2020

Paper Sweeties March 2020-Release Rewind!

Hi, friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties March Release Rewind!

Debbie is releasing a new stamp set this month with coordinating dies called Sorry.    It's a versatile set for several occasions.  A couple days ago I made a get well card.  Yesterday, I made a belated birthday card.  And, now today I'm showcasing my pet sympathy card.  This card went to a friend who recently lost her precious dog.

For my card, I started with a peach card base.  The sorry die cut is from the new set.  I used tan and brown foam for the die cut sentiment.  The scalloped frames are from the set Sweet Cuts-oval scalloped frames.  I used Nuvo Bright Gold Drops for interest on the frames.  A sweet dog button was placed in the center of the large oval frame.  Twine to finish the card.

A view of the inside of the card...

Our sweet pets surely leave paw prints on our hearts!

Project Supplies:

I enjoyed making this pet sympathy card for my friend.  I hope it brought some comfort knowing that this pet owner is thinking of her.  Please take a peek at the list below of my talented teammates to view more inspiration! 

New Products & Links:

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by today!
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Paper Sweeties March 2020-Release Party!

Hi, friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties March Release Party!

Debbie is releasing a new stamp set this month with coordinating dies called Sorry.  Today, I am highlighting the set for a belated birthday card!  Also, please scroll down and view my card for DRU.

For my card, I started with a white card base.  I sponged the background with DI-worn lipstick.  The background was then stamped with the sorry sentiment and die cut white sentiments were placed on top for more interest.  The rainbow stripe paper is from Doodlebug.  The sentiment was embossed and a sweet cupcake from the new set was placed next to the sentiment.  Nuvo Glitter Accents-fresh snowfall was added to the cupcake.

A view of the inside of the card...

The inside sentiment is from the set Wishing You.

Project Supplies:

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

New Products & Links:

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by today!
Have a wonderful day!


Dies R Us Challenge-March 15, 2020(Things with wings)!

Hi, there!

It's the second challenge of the month for Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Things with wings...birds, butterflies, fairies, etc.).  We ask that you use at least one die on your project.  Come and join in the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate!  Enjoy creating!  I have a few new dies for my anniversary card.  I couldn't resist the darling love birds and wonderful shaker frame from IO!

For my card, I started with a white card base.   I used Jillibean Soup paper for the shaker frame.  For the shaker mix I used sequins from Paper Sweeties(Marshmallow and Robin Egg).  The sky was made using DI(Broken China).  The images were colored with copics.  The bird images and frame are from IO.  The sentiment is from PTI.  The heart is from Lawn Fawn.  This love bird anniversary card will go to my sis-in-law and her husband.

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 the Dies R Us store!  Hope you check out the store for  amazing selection of dies, stamps, papers, inks, etc.!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!

Don't forget to check out sister store in Canada . . .
Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!   

    Design Team

Maria—that’s me!

Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today!  Have a great day!

Friday, March 6, 2020


Hi, there!

I'm still thinking the color green!  It is nearly St. Patrick's Day and since my husband is Irish I thought I'd make him a card.  Gnomes are so popular now days and I used a Sugar Pea gnome from a Christmas stamp set.  All I had to do was color one green and there ya go a little Irish gnome!:-)  I'm entering this card over at Rainbow Card Challenge.

For my card, I started with a white card base.  I paired it with light green and an embossed shamrock panel.  The gnome(Sugar Pea) was colored with copics.  The alphas are from Simon Says and the sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays.  Twine and a gold heart to finish the card.

A peek of the inside of the card...

The shamrock and sentiment are from CAS-ual Fridays, also.

One more card...

This next card was fairly simple to make with a panel from Doodlebug.  The scalloped die I used for the borders is from MFT.  Nuvo Glitter Accents(Fresh Snowfall) was added to the coins in the pot for shine.  Gold heart and twine to finish the card.

Wishing for you all the joys your heart can hold today, my friends!  Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by!  Blessings to you!


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-March 2020!

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-March!

Hi, Friends!

Happy March 1st!

It's time for our monthly planner reveal for Paper Sweeties!  I have a St. Patrick theme for my planner this month!  Madison is wearing green and proving that she is pinch proof! Her outfit is from the set Sweetie Pie.  Her hat is from the set Snow Friends.  Many wonderful green shamrocks to decorate the top of the pages and to indicate birthdays.  The shamrocks are from the set Planner Series: All Occasions.

I have another post today, so please scroll down to see my DRU card.

Here is a closer view of the first page...

And, now a closer peek at my second page...

I had lots of fun decorating my planner for March!
I hope you
check out our planner stamps and have fun decorating your
planner, too!

Project Supplies:

  Please check out inspiration from the planner team...enjoy!  

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Lilian Forsyth 
Maria Patrick--that's me
Taylor Golzbein

Thanks so much for dropping by!