Thursday, September 16, 2021

Paper Sweeties Guest Design Post: Happy Sweater Weather



  Hello Friends,

Welcome back to my blog. Today's post is my last Guest Design post for Paper Sweeties for this lovely month of September 2021.

This month we are featuring Paper Sweeties "Sweet Mini's" stamp sets.  They are all on sale this month too:  10% off!  Just use code "SweetMini" at checkout to receive the discount!

I used the adorable "Sweater Weather" Mini set to create my card. I created the background by using the various stamps in the set in several colors of inks.  I used a fine-liner brown pen to add additional details to the sweaters, leaves, and hearts. I love these tiny extra details!  

I inked over the background stamped panel with some Tea-Dye distress ink to finish off the background and then edged the panel with dark brown ink too.  Doesn't it look COZY!   

 I created the sentiment panel using the word "Happy" from the wonderful  "Blessed Stamp Set" 

I then very carefully cut the "sweater weather" sentiment from the "Sweater Weather" mini set in half with sharp scissors so that I could ink each word up in a separate color to stamp underneath to complete "Happy Sweater Weather" as my sentiment.  And that completed this lovely Autumn card.  

Thanks for following along these past three days as I shared inspiration for the month of September for Paper Sweeties.  Don't forget to check out all of the Creative Designers posts linked on Debbie's Paper Sweeties Blog: HERE

 I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration provided this month!  Debbie is currently looking for  Creative Designers to join her team.  If you are interested please refer to this Paper Sweeties blog post for more information.  

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Paper Sweeties Guest Design Post: Homemade with Love Tag Set


Hello Friends,

I am back again today with my second of three September guest design posts for Paper Sweeties Stamps!  This month we are featuring the Sweet Mini's stamp sets from Paper Sweeties.  They are on sale too - 10% off!  Use code "SweetMini" at checkout.

You can hop along with all of the wonderful Paper Sweeties Creative Designers by going to today's Blog post over at the Paper Sweeties Blog

I made a wonderful set of tags for gifting homemade baked goods or treats to those you love!  I used the   Sweet Mini / Homemade   and the   Sweet Mini / Homemade Add-on For You   sets to create my tags.  

I love the tiny oven mitts, apron and mixers in this "Homemade" mini set!  This tag is red and green for Christmas!  Love the red gingham!

This one is all in pink and red and would be cute for gifting a baked good or treat on Valentine's Day!

We cannot forget Autumn treats too.  This could be used on Halloween or Thanksgiving or anytime during the Fall.

And this would be perfect for ANY occasion. A get well treat for someone who is sick or a welcome gift for a neighbor. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my sweet "Homemade with Love" tags!  The Sweet Mini's are so fun to create projects with!  

 Don't forget to pop over to the Paper Sweeties Blog and hop along today!  So many sweet projects to warm your heART with!  And come back tomorrow when I share my last project which uses the sweet "Sweater Weather" mini!!!!   

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Paper Sweeties Guest Design Post: Fall Sweet Fall Card



 Hello Friends,

I am here today to share a little inspiration using some adorable "Sweet Mini's" stamp sets from Paper Sweeties for the month of September.  I will be posting a project today, September 14th, and on the 15th and 16th as well.  I hope you will join me and the other wonderful creative designers via the blog hop!  You can access the hop links via the Paper Sweeties blog:

Paper Sweeties Blog

I used the wonderful Sweet Mini stamp set called:  Sweater Weather to create my card.  All of the "Sweet Mini" stamp sets are on a 10% off sale this month too. Use code "SweetMini" at check out to receive the discount!

I paper pieced the sweet coffee mug using a two-toned orange gingham patterned paper.  I colored the flowers and created a background with Copic markers. 

I love this gingham coffee mug!  So cute!

I added a small piece of folded lace and a small piece of folded orange gingham paper with a tiny bow to finish off the card.  Then I sprayed it with some Glitter Dust spray to add a bit of sparkle!  It is so pretty when the sun catches it!  A relatively clean and simple card perfect to welcome Autumn! 

Autumn is starting to show here as the leaves are beginning to turn if we can just get some rain!  This is the driest our state has ever been!  I cannot wait for pumpkins, hot apple cider, cozy sweaters with boots, and chilly days with RAIN too....all the joys Fall brings!   

I hope you will check out all of the designers wonderful posts today. Just go over to the most recent post on the Paper Sweeties blog and hop along!

 Thanks so much for your visit here today.  I hope to see you tomorrow!  I have a lovely set of treat tags to share for gifting a homemade baked good!  Don't miss it!


Friday, August 20, 2021

Curating Christmas 2020: Home for the Holidays...


Autumn is beginning already here in the Pacific Northwest...the trees are turning colors and losing their leaves and the nights are getting cooler.  As the season changes my mind begins to think of the upcoming holidays.  And of decking the halls for both Halloween and Autumn as well as Thanksgiving  and Christmas. The Christmas holidays are my very favorite as it is the season of giving and showing our love to one another and for me that means creating Christmas tags.  I made quite a few this summer during the "Christmas in July" celebration and will continue right up until Thanksgiving Day when I gift them to family and friends. 

So I thought I would share some photos of how I decorate my craft room and get it ready for Christmas Crafting.  These photos are from curating some Christmas cheer in my studio last year....2020.  I love having my craft room full of creative goodness and lots of inspiring Christmas tags and trims for making gift giving fun! I am sharing a bit of the items I had on display in my tiny basement studio last year... and I am beginning to think about what I will do this year too!  I call it "Curating for Christmas".  It makes creating holiday projects and packaging so much fun!  

 I hope you like seeing some of my studio holiday decor. Just spreading a little pre-holiday cheer...


Many of the items you see in the photos above are gifts and makes from my wonderful crafty friends.  They always make my heart smile!  

Thanks for taking a peek! 


Monday, November 9, 2020

Gingerbread Angel for Christmas....

  A sweet little gingerbread angel to spread Christmas Cheer....

A hand crocheted scarf using Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn....and a gold leaf trim halo....

A sweet Singing Face Stamp from the wonderful Peachy Keen Stamps....

Wings made from an old crocheted doily....along with a music paper choir robe....

Sweet little details that all add up to an adorable ornament or wall hanging to spread some Christmas cheer! 

And an Angel....a symbol to remember all of the lives that were lost this year to the Global Pandemic!  May God Bless each and every family that is missing someone they love this Christmas season and in the years to come!



Sunday, November 8, 2020

Christmas Tags 2020



 Hello sweet creative friends,

It has been a long while since I made a blog post.....mainly using Instagram these days.  

Tonight I thought I would post just a few of my 2020 Christmas makes.  It is always fun to be inspired to create Christmas crafts this time of here are just a few of my many projects so far.... 


Cozy Gingerbread Tags:  Sissix Die 658158 Gingerbread #2 

Mini book tags or ornaments for the Christmas tree:

These use vintage images from Pinterest....


I love this sweet image of the baby Jesus with a bird and lamb....

 Some Penny Black Stamp inspiration:





Some Gingerbread stamps from CC Designs that are retired I believe....

A sweet Gingerbread man and mason jar from Digital Printables at Iralamija Shop on Etsy

I love this Halloween Mason Jar printable.  It has this text background mason jar that you can use for so many different projects!  I have a discount code you can use during the month of November 2020 for 15% off with no minimum purchase required.  Use code "Jill20" through November 30th!

These snowflake tags use a wonderful snowflake tag die from Simon Says Stamp and images from Polkadoodles...

This gorgeous deer die is from Fun Stampers Journey:

That is all for tonight.  Hope you have fun getting into the Christmas spirit!

Crafty Hugs,