Saturday, April 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Rewind

Welcome back everyone!  Today is Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Rewind!  Did you get to take a look at all of the wonderful products that were released yesterday?  So many fun new stamps and sweet cuts!  In case you missed it here are links to the products released yesterday:

On Release Rewind Day we like to use our new products with some of the existing products in the Paper Sweeties catalog.  I chose to use the Mason Jar stamps and sweet cuts with the crayon from the new "You Add Color To My Life" stamps and sweet cuts.  

I paper pieced and Copic colored my mason jar and added a "Thanks Teacher" sentiment by combining the "Thanks" sentiment from Garden Time and the "Teacher" sentiment from "So Proud of You".   I then stamped the crayon on various patterned papers to create my crayons to fill the jar with.  A bit of red crochet thread creates a sweet bow around the top of the jar.  A lovely card to thank our Teachers for all that they do!

Thanks for joining us for the April Release Blog Hops!  Here are all of the links for more Release Rewind inspiration from all of the talented Sweeties Teamies:

And don't forget about our Monthly Challenge running through the end of April:

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

Supply Links:
New Releases:
Additional Supplies:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Party

Happy Release Day!  Today all of the new products for the April 2017 Release are available at Paper Sweeties!  

My card features the wonderful new "You Add Color To My Life" Stamps and Sweet Cuts along with the fun new whimsical Scallop Squares Sweet Cuts!  I love the way Debbie designed these with uneven scallops! They have a sweet whimsical feel to them that fits with the Paper Sweeties line wonderfully!

I love all of the wonderful images in the "You Add Color To My Life" stamp set!  I used the paintbrush and paint palette for today's card.  To make the paints look wet I added glossy accents.  I love texture this adds to the finished card.

There is a lot more wonderful inspiration to see on today's New Release Blog Hop:

And don't forget to return tomorrow for our Release Rewind Hop!  I have the sweetest card to share for Teacher Appreciation using our new products along with the adorable Paper Sweeties Mason Jar!  Hope to see you then!
:) Jill
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks

Hello and Welcome to Paper Sweeties April 2017 Sneak Peeks! Today is the first day of our New Release blog hops for wonderful new products that will be in the store on April 15th!

I have two cards to share with you that each use the new sentiment set called "Love You To Pieces".  This is a beautiful set of sentiments that covers a variety of occasions!  I just love it!

Both cards feature our sweet "Emma" stamp and sweet cut dressed in an outfit from the "Sweetie Pie" stamp set that I paper pieced.  This first card uses the new "Thanks ever so much" sentiment from the brand new "Love You To Pieces" sentiment set.

The second card is very similar to the first...
 I paper pieced Emma's outfit once again but this time her shirt has a floral paper and her pants have a plaid paper and I doodled some pockets onto them also.

 The sentiment "Celebrate your special day" is again from the brand new sentiment set "Love You To Pieces".

Those are my cards for today's Sneak Peaks.  And here are links to all of the wonderful Sweeties Teamies that are participating in today's blog hop:

And please join us again tomorrow for our Release Day Blog Hop! We have so much more to share with you and I will be featuring the new "You Add Color To My Life" stamps and sweet cuts along with some new scalloped square frame dies - Paper Sweeties style!
:) Jill 

Today's Project Links:
Available April 15th at Paper Sweeties:  Love you to pieces


Friday, March 31, 2017

Paper Sweeties Challenge - April 2017 Anything Goes!

Happy APRIL everyone!  Wow! We are now in the second quarter of the year!  Where does the time go?  Today is the 1st of the month which means it is time for a new monthly challenge at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you will join us and play along!

The inspiration photo this month has so very much to inspire! I love the blue bird near the top of the photo and used that as my inspiration for this sweet card.  The adorable teapot and cups and sentiment are all from the brand new "You Warm My Heart" stamps and sweet cuts sets. And of course I had to add some adorable "Frosting" sequins too!!!!  All of the various Paper Sweeties products I used on this card are linked below.

We are also in the final days of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am linking this card up as link 1168!!  So wonderful to see how many people have participated in this wonderful event!  Paper Sweeties is a Super Sponsor once again so if you linked a project or projects up don't forget to check to see if you won one of the many prizes offered up as part of this wonderful HOP!   

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Now I get to send you off to see more wonderful April Challenge inspiration from all of Debbie's fabulous designers!  Here are links to everyone participating in today's kickoff Blog Hop for the Paper Sweeties April Challenge:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Enjoy the hop!  And we look forward to seeing you back here from the 13 - 16th for the Paper Sweeties April Release Countdown!
: ) Jill

Friday, March 24, 2017

Some Verve Goodness for the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 Hello Friends and Happy FRI-YAY!
I am here with another card (#2) for the SPRING 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

This card uses the fantastic  "Rise and Shine Free Digital Stamp Set" created specifically in honor of this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop by the sweet Julee Tilman of Verve Stamps!  You have to go check out her wonderful stamp company (all of her stamps are on sale 30% off until April 17th) as well as this free digital set!  I fell in love with this adorable cup of tea image and just had to make a card with it IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!   I also used one of the digital sentiments "You've Got This In the bag" to create my card:

To embellish my cup of tea I added a sweet die cut flower from the "Sending Sweet Thoughts" stamps and sweet cuts from Paper Sweeties.  I thought it was the perfect size flower to add to the teabag label!  Isn't it cute?  I colored it in with my Copic markers and popped it up for some dimension!   I also added a steam die cut coming out of the top of the cup.  This came from the sweet cuts set called "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee" from Paper Sweeties.   I also decided to add a little "diamond" stickles to make this card sparkle!

I hope you will join in the all of the fun! There are so many wonderful sponsors, coupon codes, new stamps set, free digital stamps and of course PRIZES!  Don't miss out!  A big thank you to Julee for the wonderful stamps! 

Have a great weekend!

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Are we all ready for the SPRING Coffee Lovers Blog Hop?  It is always such a wonderfully inspiring event!!!!!  A big thank you to Amy Tsurata and her entire team for inspiring all of us throughout the year!  I love all of the wonderful projects they share!

Paper Sweeties is once again one of the many wonderful sponsors for this fantastic event:

I hope you will join in the fun by linking up a SPRING THEMED card or project!  There are so many wonderful prizes up for grabs and lots of free digi's too!  Be sure to check out all of the sponsors links at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers website!

And in case you missed it....Paper Sweeties March Release was also dedicated to Coffee and Tea with some lovely new stamps and sweet cuts:

Onto my card....I wanted to make a coffee mug with a spring feeling to it.  So I started by creating a vellum coffee mug embossed with flowers and colored with copics:

I used Paper Sweeties NEW "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee" sweet cuts die to die cut the coffee mug from vellum 4 times.  I embossed one of the vellum mugs with the flowers from the cake slice in the "Party Time" stamp set.  I then colored the backside of the vellum die cut with my Copics to add color to the flowers and leaves then I glued 3 layers of vellum mugs behind the first layer to give the finished mug some depth. Next I added a vellum steam die cut to the mug when I placed it on my white linen card base.  A partial circle window and some polka dot embossing of my turquoise cardstock creates a nice focal point.  And the lovely pink stitched ric rac border is from a Pretty Pink Posh diecut. The sentiment was cobbled together by selectively inking some sentiments from both the "Sending Sweet Thoughts" and "Tackle Life One Cup at a Time" stamp sets from Paper Sweeties.  And the finishing touch is some Licorice Twine.

Thanks for taking a look at my card! Enjoy the Hop!
:) Jill