Friday, July 31, 2015

August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday

Hello Paper Sweeties Fans!
Welcome to the August Inspiration Challenge!  This month's theme is "Happy Birthday" and we are kicking off a wonderful month of Celebration with Paper Sweeties!  Paper Sweeties ( and it's lovely founder and creator Debbie Marcinkiewicz ) is celebrating its 3rd birthday this month - all month long!!!!  And you are all invited to the party!

We are kicking off the party with the August Inspiration Challenge and this lovely color scheme and photo!
Aren't those the sweetest cupcakes?

And the party will continue for the entire month:


Here is my challenge card:
I designed this card for Debbie!  I decided to make a card showing the Paper Sweeties shop using the "Sweeties Stand" stamp set.  To represent the lovely Debbie I used the "Abigail" stamp set and sweet cuts die.  Debbie is letting everyone know that she is throwing a big 3rd birthday party celebration!  The dress that my "Debbie" doll is wearing is from the "Warm Winter Wishes" stamp set with a pink sequin bow added.



  In the shop you can see the two stamp sets that were released in July hanging on the wall all ready to be purchased!  Next is the party graphic that Debbie created to publicize the birthday celebration!  I reduced all of these graphics in my "Word" program and printed them out to create my store interior. Some sequins on the counter are also for sale!



 The speech bubble die is one I had in my stash and the sentiment "I'm having a party" is selectively inked from the "I'm having a tea party" stamp set.  I just removed the word "tea".  The banners stamped above the shop are from the "Celebrate" stamp set.  And some lovely marshmallow sequins finish the card off nicely!

This card will be mailed off to Debbie to wish her and her lovely company "Paper Sweeties" a Happy 3rd Birthday!

I am just one stop on the challenge blog hop today! We are being joined by many of the incredibly talented Paper Sweeties Alumni Creative Designers too!  Here is a complete list of everyone joining in today's festivities:


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties Founder/Creator/Illustrator
So fun to have the Alumni designers celebrating with us this month!  And I also want to extend a special welcome to our August Guest Designer - the lovely Jen Carter who blogs at "Jen's Ink Spot"!

 I hope that you will all join in this wonderful "Happy Birthday" themed challenge this month!  Play along and wish Debbie and her company a Happy 3rd Birthday!  There are wonderful prizes to be had so be sure and check out the Paper Sweeties blog: HERE  today and throughout the month!  There is a total of $350.00 worth of prizes to be given away during our wonderful month-long Birthday Celebration!

Hope to see you back here for new release sneak peeks on August 13th!
Happy Crafting!
:) Jill 




30 comments:

  1. Jill, this card is perfect for the birthday celebration! And, so clever!!! I love the cute little window display you made, and you even gave Abigail/Debbie a speech bubble announcement! I love this!!!

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  2. So cute Jill! Love what you did in the store!!

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  3. Wow wow wow!!! This is pure GENIUS!! I loveeeeeeeee that you placed Paper Sweeties goodies in the store window!! FABULOUS!!!!!!

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  4. Jill, your creative mind is amazing!!! I LOVE the Sweeties Shop!!! Fabulous job!!!

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  5. Oh, wow! Just LOVE that creative Sweeties Stand, Jill!!! The coloring, paper piecing, and speech bubble is too sweet! So adorable and creative...love it!!!

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  6. OMG, Jill! Wonderful, darling, adorable (running out of adjectives!). You are so creative. Love the shop full of PS birthday joy! Hugs, my friend!

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  7. Jill, this is SO clever!!! I LOVE all the ways you used the stamps--and to make the stand into a stamp store?! LOVE it! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a clever idea for the shop window!!! Your card is just so incredible!!!!

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  9. AMAMAMAMAMAMZZING Card Jill!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your SWEET Design and how FUN to use the MINI Versions for the Store Front!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  10. OMG! This is sooo creative!! I love how you personalized it for Debbie. Just perfect for her!!!

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  11. Jill, your design is nothing short of PURE GENIUS! I LOVE it!!!!

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  12. Oh my lordy be, Jill! Your creativity knows no bounds! This darling card is simply amazing! You are such a blessing to me and this team -- I am honored that you share your beautiful work with us and all of the Paper Sweeties fans! This card will be a cherished keepsake and I will display it proudly at the shows I attend ... I can't wait to see it in real life!!!

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  13. Awww! So many fantastic details, Jill! This is fantastic, and I just love your tiny prints!

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  14. Awesome!...lol....perfect for this month...

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  15. Jill this is so pretty - what a great idea for a card!

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  16. This is too CUTE! I want to come to your party!

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  17. Wow...so much thought and detail went into that card...it' sounds like a lot of love went into it too :) Hugs...Janie

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  18. Cuteness galore and just such an awesomely made card for the creator of Paper Sweeties - you have made a stellar card to help her celebrate!!

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  19. How fun - love the store front you created - so smart! Adorable card!

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  20. WOW!!! So beautiful, sweet and pretty! LOVE your card!

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  21. OMGosh, how clever! This is sooooo perfect for Debbie's birthday celebration! I absolutely LOVE this, Jill!

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  22. Oh my goodness Jill, this is over the top CUTENESS!!! What an adorable scene, love it!

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  23. Oh my.....this is just so adorable.

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  24. That’s the sweetest birthday scene! So perfect for a card maker :)

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  25. What a fun design Jill! I'm sure Debbie will treasure this creation made for the 3rd b'day party!

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  26. Oh, Jill, what an adorable card, and I LOVE the sweet storefront you've designed with this sweet gal in front! What a great invitation to a party! And so many options!! I love it! Hugs!

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  27. Oh I LOVE LOVE that little shop! So cute!

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  28. Wow, this is pure genius and clever idea. This sweet little window display is just heart throbbing. Wonderful job dear! This is perfect card for my niece who is turning 7 in the next month. You know we will host her birthday party at one of the local kid’s party venues in Houston.

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Hello Friends! Thanks so very much for visiting Greenwood Girl Cards! I enjoy reading your comments!
Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill