Sunday, November 22, 2020

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

I hope all is well your way!  We have rainy cold weather today.  So, it was a good day to spend the afternoon making birthday cards for December.  I'm entering over at Simon Says Challenge.(Christmas or winter/festive)

My first card will be going to my friend, Dorothy.  All cards were made with SU poinsettia stamps/dies.  The sentiments vary, which are from PTI and SU.  

I just couldn't resist purchasing the lovely poinsettia stamp set and design papers from SU this year.  For this card, I did add a scallop border that was die cut using a die from MFT.  The sentiment is from PTI.  Gems and twine added to finish the card.

Next up,

This card will be going to my sis for her birthday.  I went with a buffalo plaid theme for her birthday this year.  

On this card, I gold embossed the poinsettia.  The design paper is from MME.  The sentiment is from PTI.  Gems and ribbon to finish this second card.

Last up,

This card will go to my friend, Peggi.  I used to work with her at the hospital where I worked.  She was the administrative assistant.  She was so sweet and organized.  I miss her and my good nurse friends, Nola, Mary, and Michelle.  But, once this crazy covid virus is over with I'm sure we will get together and meet for dinner.

I'm sure they could all pass for Christmas cards, but they are needed for birthday cards.  For this last card, I used the dies that embossed the poinsettia and leaves.  I did case the design from the SU Christmas catalog.  The background was stamped with the pine bough stamp in DO rustic wilderness.  The sentiment is from SU.  Love the very pretty beaded pearls from SU, also.  Pearls and gold thread bow to finish the card.  Which one is your favorite?  I guess I am leaning towards the last card because I love all the pretty layers!

Ok, friends, that's all for now.  May you have a blessed week and a wonderful Thanksgiving for all of you in the USA!

Take care, hugs!!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Paper Sweeties November 2020-Release Rewind!

November Release Rewind!  Today is the day when we combine the new with previously released stamp sets.  Today I'm sharing another farm themed card!

Jake is with his farm friends wishing a happy birthday!  The chick and Jakes's outfit is from the set What's up Chickie?.  The barn is from the set Farmhouse sweet Farmhouse.  The corn stalk and bale of hay is from the set Scarecrow.  The sweet little lamb is from the set Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes.  The background was made using DO mustard seed and spiced marmalade.  DO spray crackling campfire for interest.  All images were colored with copics.  Dots placed to finish the card.

And, once again the happy little chick singing a farm birthday song!  I just love all the adorable farm animals, don't you?!

Hay there!

Sweet Cuts-Hay there!

Please check out more inspiration from my teammates!

We hope you enjoyed the release this month!
Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by today!
Have a wonderful day!
Take care, hugs!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Paper Sweeties November 2020-Release Party!

It's November Release Party for Paper Sweeties!  Today I have the loveable cow in his party hat ready to celebrate!

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with Doodlebug paper.  The cow is from the new stamp set Hay there!  The balloons and party hat are from the set Wishing you!  All images were colored with copics.  The circle frame is from the set Sweet Cuts-Circle Scallop Frames.  The background behind the cow was made using DO mustard seed and candied apple.  The fence was embossed.  It was then die cut using the die from the new set Hay there!  Brads were placed for interest.  Sequins (Strawberry) to finish the card.

The birthday sentiment is from the same set as the balloons and party hat...Wishing you.

Please take a peek at some wonderful inspiration from my teammates!

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

Dies R Us Challenge-November 15, 2020! (Happy Fall Y'all)

It's time for another Dies R Us Challenge!  And, the theme is (Happy Fall Y'all!)  We ask that you use at least one die on your project.  Get out those fall dies!  Come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate...enjoy creating!  

I decided to make a birthday card for my nephew.  The background sky was made using distress inks of Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.  All dies are from Impression Obsession except for the Country Landscape, which is from Memory Box.  The leaf, sentiment, and plaid border are from Echo Park and PhotoPlay.  The gold sequins are from Paper Sweeties.  Twine to finish the card.

The inside sentiment is from Avery Elle.

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!

Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and 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!?!

My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Maria—that’s me!

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

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Paper Sweeties November 2020-Release Sneak Peeks!

Today I'm sharing my card for the November Release Sneak Peeks!  The new set is Hay there!  The set comes with an adorable cow, fence, and cute fun sentiments!  This new set coordinates well with other farm themed sets that were previously released..What's up Chickie? and Farmhouse sweet Farmhouse.  

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with Doodlebug paper.  The background panel was made using DO of crackling campfire, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed.  All images were colored with copics.  The bow and pumpkins are from the set Happy Fall Y'all.  The corn stalks are from the set Scarecrow.

Another fun sentiment for the inside of the card!  And, the cow with the heart shaped eyes is just too cute!!

Hay there!

Sweet Cuts-Hay there!

 I hope you take a peek at the list below of my talented teammates to view more inspiration! 

Thank you so much for dropping by today!  
Take care, hugs!

Friday, November 13, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags-Paper Sweeties!

Hi, friends! Paper Sweeties is so excited to be joining Tracey McNeely  for her annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!   What a great opportunity to make tags and see fabulous inspiration from other designers!  And, lots of prizes, how fun!!

Today, I'm sharing tags that I created using darling filled stockings and fun sentiments!  I must say, the second tag may not deserve candy or presents in that stocking, lol!  Hmmm...which stocking does that one belong to?  

The tag was die cut using For You.  The stockings and sentiments are from the set Dear SantaGreen Apple and Robin Egg seam binding along with sparkly pom poms to finish the tags.

Make sure you head over to Tracey's blog for additional details and to see loads more of gift tag inspiration!  

Here's a full list of all the companies participating in this year's event!

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 Holiday Sponsors

Paper Sweeties is a sponsor and have donated a $25 GC to the shop!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Friday, November 6, 2020 - Friday, November 13, 2020
6 am pacific
Direct link to hop post:
Social media hashtag: #fallwinter2020clh

Hi, there!

It's time for the Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You can use coffee, tea, and/or cocoa images for your project!  The hop starts November 6th and runs until November 13th.  Paper Sweeties has several wonderful coffee/tea/cocoa stamp sets available!  I used one of my favorites....Coffee, yes please .  We hope you join the hop!  Lots of prizes up for grabs from many wonderful sponsors!

I used some fun coffee themed papers from PhotoPlay and inked up images from the Paper Sweeties stamp set Coffee, yes please.  The circle scallop is from the set Sweet Cuts Circle Scallop Frames.  Sequins(Strawberry) and a gold twine bow to finish my coffee card.

Project Supplies:

Paper Sweeties Super Sponsor Prize:

Paper Sweeties Flash Prize:

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