Saturday, October 31, 2015

November 2015 Inspiration Challenge #37

Hello Crafty Friends,
Here today with inspiration for the Paper Sweeties November Challenge!  Here is the inspiration photo:

Oh the beautiful colors of Autumn!  The crisp air, the leaves turning, and the lovely smell of pumpkin EVERYTHING!!!!!  Yay!!!!!!

The Paper Sweeties challenge is open the entire month of November and one winner will receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Paper Sweeties store and a chance to Guest Design.  How great is that!

I was lacking a little bit of mojo after being up with my sick kiddo for a few nights in a row so I decided to head to my secret mojo igniter....Pinterest of course....for a sketch!!!!  I just type in "Card Sketches" and pick the first one that appeals to me.  The one I chose to use is:

Freshly Made Sketches is a wonderful sketch challenge blog and they always have tons of inspiring sketches to use to kickstart some creative time.  Just looking at their blog full of creative inspiration can get you salivating to create!!!!  Seriously!!!!  What could be better!


Here is the card I came up was such a great sketch that I ended up making two of the same card as shown in the photo at the top of this post...

 Here is a close up view of our sweet Sophie doll all dressed for Autumn in her poncho!  Her outfit and the sentiment are from the stamp set "The Splendor of Autumn".  I added some white gel pen details to her poncho and shoes and hairbow for additional interest.  A few wooden buttons and some solid orange twine finish of this card....the second card has green twine.  Both of the cards were also embossed to add lots of background texture to the cards.
Now I get to send you off to continue hopping and hope you will visit all of the rest of the wonderful Paper Sweeties Designers:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
November Guest Designer:  Michele Henderson

I want to give a warm Paper Sweeties welcome to our November Guest Designer Michele Henderson! Michele blogs at Crimson Owl Creations and you will thoroughly enjoy a trip through the posts on her blog!  All of her cards are so inspiring!  We are so glad she is playing along with us this month!!!! Welcome Michele!!!!

I hope you will come back for sneak peeks on November 13th as we get ready for our next release!  You will love this new release!!!!  I am so excited!
 See you then I hope!
 :) Jill


  1. These are adorable Jill! Love the warm colors and they way you've dressed Sophie!

  2. Ooops, almost forgot...hope your little man gets well soon!

  3. So cute! Love these colors...I keep thinking about that poncho it with the plaid....

  4. Be still my heart ... Sophie is adorable dressed in her fall outfit! Love the buttons, embossing and papers, Jill -- such a wonderful fall card!

  5. Awww! These are so sweet! I adore the tiny bows on her shoes and the trim on her poncho!!! I never thought about using Pinterest to find a sketch. What a great idea!

  6. Love love love love these!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Sweet cards, Jill! Sophie all dressed for fall is so CUTE!!! Love the embossed leaves and the fab buttons! I must use by buttons more...have tons! And, thanks for the tip to use pinterest!

  8. Sophie is so cute all dressed for fall!!! Love her rosey cheeks!!!

  9. Sophie looks so cute and ready for fall in her pretty poncho! Great use of the sketch!!!

  10. I love this cute girl in the autumn poncho! Perfect for fall and those great earth tones too!
    Take care!

  11. Love how you dressed Sophie in her autumn ponchos! so adorable!

  12. Hi Jill, I love how you finished off these cards. They are very cute!!

  13. Jill, these are super duper darling! I LOVE the fun patterned papers you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  14. Jill these are so adorable!! That embossing folder adds so much!! Hugs, Cindy

  15. Awwww, these are SO adorable!! I love this design and love the embossed background and all the wonderful autumn colors! And Sophie is the cutest thing ever in her paper pieced outfits! Love the plaid pants! Your detailing with the white gel pen is brilliant!


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill