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!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties May 2016 Release Sneak Peeks

Hello and Welcome to SNEAK PEEKS for the May 2016 PAPER SWEETIES RELEASE!  I am so happy that you are joining us on today's blog hop!

This month Debbie is releasing:

Today I am sharing a sneak of the wonderful new "Best Dad" stamp set.  I opted to take several of the sentiments in the set along with the bowtie stamp to create a colored background.  I then used an oval die to cut the background down and used it to frame my handsome "Dad" from the Paper Sweeties Doll line.  

I love how this turned out and cannot wait to give this card to my Dad on Father's Day.  
I hope you will visit all of the Paper Sweeties Teamies today to see everyone's sneak peeks:

We would love to see what you are creating!  
:) Jill

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - May 2016

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the May 2016 Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!  Today the Sweeties Teamies have lots of beautiful cards to share using this lovely inspiration:

I love the colors of pink and green with cream or white and had fun creating a Mother's Day card to inspire you!  Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday on May 8th!

I used the "Sweet" word die from the "Sweet Cuts Happy" die set.  I die cut it three times out of a pink and green floral patterned paper and then inslaid three white die cuts.  I then used a new set of dies which will not be released until May 15th to create my stitched banner shape.  You will learn more about this new stamp and die set during our upcoming countdown starting on May 12th and running through May 16th!  The word "Mother" is from the "You are the most wonderful" stamp set.

 Here is a list of everyone participating in today's May Challenge Blog Hop:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *May Guest Designer*
May Guest Designer: Cynthia Olheiser
A special welcome to our May Guest Designers Cynthia and Jinny!  We are so glad to have them sharing inspiration with everyone this month!

Hope you join in the challenge this month and share what you are creating!  You can find all of the details about the challenge on the Paper Sweeties Blog!  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Rewind

Today is our final day sharing projects using the new April Release from Paper Sweeties!  On our release rewind day we always try to include a project that incorporates some of our existing sets with the new products just released.  If you missed the new releases that came our yesterday here is a list and links:

 I created several cards to share with you today.  The first card (shown above) is a CAS Mother's Day card which incorporates the previously released "You are the most Wonderful" stamp set.  A favorite of mine for sure!  I needed a card that I could easily mail so I created a single-layer card by stamping the sweet flower from the Happy Spring stamp set over and over again to create a border along the left side of the card.  I then just added the sweet sentiment on the right and colored three of the flowers in to lead your eye through the card.  Simple and sweet.

Next...I also want to share a couple of small 3.5" x 3.5" cards that I made using the new "Happy Spring" stamp set:
I used the same small flower stamp from "Happy Spring" on these cards.

On this card I once again stamped directly on the card base with the flower creating a border along the left corner and sides adding copic coloring to three of the flowers for a visual triangle.  Then I stamped the "Hello Spring" sentiment from the same stamp set to finish.  A sweet little card for spring to give to a friend.

This card follows the same steps except that I stamped on some pink and white gingham patterned paper and added some white dots to the flower centers.  I also stamped the sentiment on a flag and glued it to the card.  

Well that is it for me but I hope you will hop along to all of our wonderful design team member blogs to see all of their gorgeous inspiration too:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 
Thanks for joining in the April Release with Paper Sweeties!  Don't forget to add a card to our Paper Sweeties April Challenge too! 
 It runs through the end of the month and you have a chance to win a gift certificate and a guest design spot for a future challenge. 
:) Jill

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Party!

Happy Release Day for Paper Sweeties!  


 Today the April Release products are available in the store:

My card again features the new "Happy Spring" stamps and sweet cuts dies.  I love this sweet little wreath and accessories!  It is a great stamp set for all occasions!  
I used the flower and leaf stamps and dies included in this set to decorate the wreath this time.  And I also added a felt bow using the "Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts" .  It was the perfect finishing touch to this sweet floral grapevine wreath.

There is lots more inspiration to see if you are following along on our Release Day Blog Hop:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 
And don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Release Rewind! 
 Happy Hopping!