Thursday, August 18, 2016

A special birthday card stamped with "Who's That Girl Plays Golf" from MFT for MFTWSC294

Hello Friends,
Here with a snail-mail birthday card for my sweet Mother-in-law Prilla!  She golfs every Wednesday with her golf-club ladies and is celebrating a birthday next week.  I wanted to use my "Who's that Girl Plays Golf" stamp set from My Favorite Things to create her birthday card in honor of her love of golfing.  Here is what I came up with loosely based on this week's sketch for the MFT  Weekly Sketch Challenge:

 I kept the card very simple and flat for mailing using the horizontal rectangle in the sketch as my jumping off point.  I colored the image with my Copic markers to match the piece of patterned paper I wanted to use.  I used a low-profile foam tape under the image panel to raise it just slightly from the scalloped white rectangle panel. 

And to add just a wee touch of sparkle I added some 3-D Glitter Liner from Viva Decor to the golf bag opening.

I took the horizontal panel at the bottom of the sketch to the inside of my card:
 I used a border die to add some interest and a "wavy" line.
Thanks for taking a look at my card!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Party!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Celebration and blog hop!

As an Alumni Designer for Paper Sweeties, Debbie (Owner and Illustrator) asked me to join the celebration of her company's 4th Birthday...and I, of course, said YES!!!!  So today I have some sweet cards to share with you all.......

First a very special card dedicated to Debbie to get this 4th Birthday Party started!!!

 I wanted to create a card to commemorate Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday and I had this idea to use cupcakes to count off each of the years that Debbie has been in business.  That idea sparked this sweet card.

 These sweet little cupcakes are from the Paper Sweeties "Birthday Banners" stamp set.  This set comes with coordinating dies to cut some beautiful birthday or celebration themed banners but I stamped and then hand cut the tiny cupcakes out of the cupcake banner stamp to use them on this card. 
 I used a pink and green color combo because I know it is one of Debbie's favorites. I colored the cupcakes with my Copic markers and then I added some Viva 3D Glitter Liner to the cupcakes for that sparkly frosting!

 I created the personalized sentiment on my computer and die cut it out with a circle die.  I love how this card turned out!

Next another celebration card or even a card for any special day....

I used the lovely "Eat Cake" stamp set to create this sweet cake stand with its yummy dessert!

 The sentiment "Have a SWEET Day" is from the "Sweetie Pie Stamp Set".  So cute!

 I added a border of crochet trim and tied a sweet bow with the same trim which I hot-glued in place.

Some heart embossing, gingham papers and a few "Sugar Sprinkles" sequins and clear bling finish the card off nicely!

I have a little bonus card to share today too:
This card uses one of Paper Sweeties Planner stamp sets called "Planner Series Checklist". 
I just love the little boy and girl in this set!! They are super easy to color and they each carry a sign that you can add sentiments to.  I arranged them standing on each other to cheer my friend on as she works to get better soon!  Love how this turned out!  I got the idea from one of my wonderful Paper Sweeties team members though I cannot remember which one as it was several months ago now.  Thanks to whomever it was that had this great idea! :)

 I added the sentiment "Feel Better Soon" from the "Feel Better Soon" stamp set.
I love how perfectly the words fit into the boxes!  :)

 The heart borders are from the "Sweet Borders" sweet cuts.  Love the detail this added to the card and the way it matches up with the small heart embossing that I did on the blue panel.  I had to add an extra heart to the yellow gingham panel because of a blotch on my card....can you tell where I added it on the first picture above?  Remember there are no mistakes in card making just opportunities! LOL!

There are lots of wonderful participants in today's blog hop!  If any of my links below are not correct you can see a complete list of participant links by going to the Paper Sweeties Blog:  HERE 


Debbie - Paper Sweeties

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Lori Hairston

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michele Henderson

Mynn Kitchen

Nancy Salkeld

Pattie Goldman

Tracey Kelly

Tracey McNeely

Every year on Paper Sweeties anniversary Debbie gives away a $100.00 gift certificate to her store via the  monthly Paper Sweeties Challenge:

Here is this month's wonderful inspiration graphic:

All you need to do is link up a card or project using this wonderful inspiration and you will be eligible to win BIG!  You can find all of the details on the monthly challenge post at the Paper Sweeties blog:  HERE

I hope you will join the Paper Sweeties Design Team from August 14 - 16th as they showcase the new products being released this month too!  Lots of fun going on at Paper Sweeties for the entire month!

Thanks for taking a look at my cards today and joining in the Paper Sweeties Birthday Blog Hop!  I feel so blessed to be part of all the fun this month!  Happy 4th Birthday Paper Sweeties! And may you have many more wonderful years in business Debbie!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hello Again....joining in the Paper Sweeties Party this month!

Hello Friends,
I have been away for awhile on a little crafting break while I worked on dealing with an auto-immune diagnosis that entered my life a few months back.  I am finally doing better than I was and am getting back into my craft room.

Paper Sweeties is celebrating its 4th Birthday throughout the month of August and Debbie is giving away a wonderful $100.00 gift card to her shop to one lucky winner of this month's Inspiration Challenge #46.  She invited me to play along during this month's festivities as an alumni designer...what fun!

I hope you will all play along with the challenge too and celebrate with Debbie and her wonderful team!

I love the sweet inspiration colors and photo.  I was inspired by all of the pretty flowers in the picture and decided to create with some floral patterned papers.

I created two very sweet and simple note cards for mailing to friends. One in tones of red and green and one in blue.  I stamped the sweet polka dot label from the "Beautiful" stamp set in red and blue.  I added the sentiment "Hello" from the "Hello Spring" stamp set.  I then die cut a rounded banner out of white cardstock and embossed with my stitched hearts embossing folder for some texture.  Additional rounded corner diecuts of my chosen papers finish these cards off nicely. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my note cards.  Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

A card for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop....

Hello Friends,  I am just popping in with a simple and sweet card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I needed a thank you to send to a special friend who recently sent me a gift.

I chose to use a digital stamp that I have had for a while but never tried.  It is from an online company called "From The Heart Stamps".   Here is a graphic of the set that I used:


And here is my very simple card:

 I colored the image with copic markers after printing it out on white cardstock.  The background panel was inked with distress inks a while back and was waiting to be used.  I hand doodled the grass and tiny flowers at her feet to add some additional interest to the scene.

The inside has one of my favorite sentiments from this digital set and I printed it on my printer and then cut the panel to fit on the inside of my card.  A scrap of blue gingham adds a touch of color.

That is it for to get this in the mail.  Hoping to have some time to check out more of the wonderful cards everyone is making for the Summer hop!  I have seen some gorgeous cards on Facebook and Instagram over the Father's Day weekend!  So fun and inspiring!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties May 2016 Release Rewind and an announcement:

Welcome back to our May 2016 Release Rewind for Paper Sweeties!  Today is the day where we try to mix it up!  We mix some of the new products with some of the existing products that Paper Sweeties has to offer.

In case you missed it here is a list of the new sets that were released yesterday:

My card today uses the new "Best Dad" stamp set as well as the "Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts".  I then added in the "You are the most Wonderful" stamp set for the focal point sentiment.  The banner is from the "Sweet Cuts Beautiful Wishes" die set.   

I created my background using some of the smaller stamps in the "Best Dad" stamp set.  The grey stitched banner behind the focal point is from the new "Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts" and I love the stitching detail around the border!

I hope you enjoy our Release Rewind Blog is a link list:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood  UR Here
Jinny Newlin - *May Guest Designer*  (Go here next!) 
I also want to share that I am going to be taking a little break from designing for Paper Sweeties. This is my last post for Paper Sweeties for the next few months at least.  I want to thank Debbie and the entire "Sweeties Teamies" who are such a wonderful group of women to design with!  And each one of you that reads my posts here and leaves such sweet comments! You all inspire me and make me smile with the beauty you create!
I will still be posting to Facebook and Instagram occasionally....hope to stay in touch!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties May 2016 Release Party!

Happy Release Day!  Today is the day that all of the new Paper Sweeties products are for sale in the store!  Yay!   Here's "What's New":

Today I have a Birthday Card to share that uses the wonderful new "Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts":

 My three gingham tags are hanging from one of the sweet borders die-cuts that cuts a thin curled strip of paper.  I love this die cut!  And I also used the scalloped border sweet cut to add the scallops to the bottom of my card.

This card also features the "Birthday Banners" stamp set.  I stamped the cupcake banner and then hand-cut two of the cherry-topped cupcakes out to add to each of the green gingham tags.  This tiny cupcake with the cherry on top is one of my favortie Paper Sweeties images!  I hope Debbie makes a large cupcake just like it someday...because can you EVER have ENOUGH CUPCAKES?!   The "Sweetie Pie" stamp set supplies the wonderful sentiment.  I added some green Copic marker to some of the letters to tie the green color into the focal point.  A few of the wonderful Paper Sweeties "Bubble Gum" sequins finishes this card perfectly.

Now I get to send you off to the next blog in our wonderful Release Day Blog Hop:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood  (U R Here)
Jinny Newlin - *May Guest Designer* (Jinny is next!)

I hope you will come back tomorrow for our Release Rewind!  See you then!