Monday, August 13, 2018

Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary Celebration!


Hello Friends,
I am blessed to be joining in the fun this month as we celebrate Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary! The celebration is going on the entire month of August with a $100.00 gift certificate up for grabs if you join in this month's challenge!!  Congratulations to Debbie on 6 wonderful years!!!!  Here is the entire line up of guests for the month:

August 1st - Planner Design Team Posts
August 2nd - Amy Tsuruta
August 10th - Annette Witherspoon
August 13th - Jill Norwood (you are here)
August 14th - Release Design Team Posts
August 15th - Release Design Team Posts
August 16th - Release Design Team Posts
August 17th - Michelle Bala

August 19th - Karen Letchworth
August 20th - Tracey McNeely
August 21st - Pattie Goldman
August 25th - Michele Henderson
August 27th - Lori Hairston
August 28th - Kathy Schweinfurth
August 29th - Lori Turner
August 30th - Nancy Salkeld

The first card I created uses the wonderful "A Friend Is" stamps and coordinating dies.

To create my card I started by die cutting the sweet oval frame from the "A Friend Is" die set from both patterned paper and white foam.  I then glued the paper frame to the white foam frame to create a dimensional frame.

I then cut the oval frame die again from white linen card stock to get a white center piece for the frame and taped it to the back of the dimensional frame.  I then took some Art-C white chalk paint in a fine tip bottle and added paint around the inside edge of the frame and sprinkled it with glitter.  I love how well the paint holds the glitter when dry!  This is also how I make frosting for my gingerbread tags at Christmas time.

I happen to know that one of Debbie's very favorite color combos is pink and green so that is what I chose to use on my card.  I love this sentiment "Friends are kisses blown to us by Angels"!  To highlight it I added a sweet satin pair of angel wings.  I embellished the wings with a flower from the "A Friend Is" die set as well as a paper cherry blossom flower from my stash.

Next I made a card using the sweet Friendship Recipe stamp from the "A Friend Is" stamp set:

I added a heart embossed white panel behind the oval recipe die cut and glittered some of the hearts with some diamond stickles for some sparkle!

I made one more card using the wonderful inspiration for this month's challenge:

I used the sweet Birthday Banners stamp set to hand cut 6 tiny cupcakes for Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary:
 I colored them with Copic markers and then I used the cake plate image from the "Happy Cake Day" stamp set to set the cupcakes on:

 A little diamond Stickles made the frosting come to life!  The sentiment was cobbled together from the Sweetie Pie stamp set. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and taking a look at my cards!

I hope you join in the Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary celebration and enter a card in this month's challenge so you can be eligible for the $100.00 shopping spree prize!

Happy Creating!


Stamps and Sweet Cuts Dies:  Paper Sweeties    
Designer Series Papers:  Tea Time and Dolls on Etsy    
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Simply Chartreuse, Copic Markers
Other:  Various background dies; cardstock, glitter, chalk paint, Stickles Diamond, 1/4" seam binding in pink, angel wing embellishment, flower.