Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1K Fan Page celebration ...


fbimages 300x113 1K Facebook Fan Page PARTY!

Whoooo hoooo!  Did you see?  Our Paper Sweeties FAN PAGE reached 1,000 fans today!  THANK YOU to everyone who has LIKED and SHARED our page over the past 11 months — you all are so sweet!  Our goal was to reach 1,000 fans by our 1st Birthday on August 15th, but thanks to all of you, we reached our goal a couple weeks early!

Hop on over to see who the lucky winner is of the $25 gift certificate to the boutique!  Next prize given out at the 1,050 level — won’t you help us reach our next goal by sharing our Fan Page with your crafty friends?

Until next time, my friends, happy stamping icon smile 1K Facebook Fan Page PARTY!

 Hugs!
xoxox

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Merry and Bright ...



Yippieee ... did you see?? A little card I created using the Sending Holiday Cheer stamp set from Paper Sweeties is featured on page 40 of the Papercrafts Holidays Cards & More volume 8 edition!!

I ... LOVE ... the ... holidays!!!

Hugs!
xoxox
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fan Page 'Tag You're It' CONTEST!



 TAG ... you're it!  Hop on over to Facebook to read all about the current Paper Sweeties TAG contest -- by playing along, you and a friend that you tag will earn a double chance to win this soon-to-be-released stamp set!  It is part of our regular *new* stamp release line up in August, but is a CKC-Charlotte show exclusive, so although it's part of the August release on the 15th, it won't be available in the boutique until the 18th -- after we return from the show!  Play along with our contest to win your set for FREE!!!


 LIKE our Fan Page and SHARE us to be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate on 8/1 to kick off our month-long 1st birthday festivities!!






Thank you to the sweet ladies at Top Tip Tuesday for choosing my card as the winner of last week's Hexagons or Circles challenge!

  
This card was created using the Happy Summer, Home Tweet Home, Some Bunny Loves You, You Are Fabulous, Mahalo! and Rainbows & Roses stamp sets from Paper Sweeties!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs!


Sending Hugs - TKJ #131!



Please click HERE to view additional pictures of my card for this week's 'Cute Critter's challenge at The Kraft Journal!
 

Once Upon a Time - TSTR #177!



Please click HERE to view additional pictures of my card created for this week's 'Oh Baby!' challenge at The Shabby Tea Room!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Celebrate Your Day - TSTR #176!


Please click HERE to view my card for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hugs - TRR #58!


 Please click HERE to view my project for this week's challenge at The Ribbon Reel!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wish Big - 10 Minute Craft Dash #22!



Please click HERE to view my card for this week's #22 challenge at 10 Minute Craft Dash!


Paper Sweeties is the sponsor this week at the Craft Dash ... I hope you'll have time to play along for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate up for grabs!!



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happily Ever After - Paper Sweeties July *new* stamp RELEASE REWIND!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share one final project I created for the Paper Sweeties July *new* Stamp Release!   Today we are sharing projects we have created using previously released sets in combination with new sets to continue to show you ways you can use the sets you already own along with the brand new sets you are adding to your line up!



I created this card for a friend's daughter who recently got married -- they had a camo them wedding!! 


Sets used from the Paper Sweeties shop:


And my friend asked me to make favors for the wedding ... orange tic tacs came to mind immediately when Lorie mentioned camo with orange!  I used the Best Wishes set to stamp the sentiment on the tag for the favors!



Please be sure to visit the Paper Sweeties blog to check out the amazing {release rewind} inspiration projects from the rest of the Sweeties Teamies!

'Like' us on Facebook for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop when we reach 950 fans!  
Play along with the July Sweeties Sketch #9 challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop! 
Subscribe to the Paper Sweeties newsletter to receive member-only discounts along with the latest news, updates and inspiration!

It has been a pleasure sharing a couple of little projects I created for this month's release with you!  Thanks so much for allowing me to share my passion for paper crafting with you!  I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!

Hugs!
xoxoxo

Challenges that inspired me:  Ribbon Carousel #83 – celebrations & ribbon; Really Reasonable Ribbons #76 – summer colors & ribbon; Tuesday Throwdown #156 – anything; There She Goes #216 - metal; City Crafter Challenge Blog #168 - dress it up


Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Summer - Tool Talk!

Hello sweeties!  Guess what???  I'm a featured designer today over at my sweet friend, Tina Milbourn's blog - Confessions of a DeNami Addict!  Tina asked me to create a tutorial for one of my favorite tools -- how fun!  Please hop on over to see which 'tool' I am spotlighting ... and to peek at some more pics of my card too! 



Created using Home Tweet Home and Happy Summer stamp sets from Paper Sweeties!



A little birdie tells me that there may be a give-away offered on Tina's blog too ...just sayin' :)


Hugs!

Challenges that inspired me:  Ribbon Carousel #83 – celebrations & ribbon; Really Reasonable Ribbons #76 – summer colors & ribbon; Top Tip Tuesday #105 - circles or hexagons; There She Goes #216 - metal


Live Laugh Love - TKJ #129!



Please click HERE to view my card for this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal!


Sending Happy Thoughts - TSTR #175!



 Click HERE to view my card for this week's challenge #175 at The Shabby Tea Room!


Summer Fun ... Paper Sweeties July *new* stamp RELEASE PARTY!

Welcome to the RELEASE PARTY for Paper Sweeties in July!  Today THREE fun and whimsical new sets are available in the shop!  This pretty little card was created using the brand *new* Summer Fun! stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

I am smitten with all the little bits and bobs of treasures included on this card ... from rolled patterned paper flowers and tulle flowers with pearls ... to burlap ribbon, a pretty white paper doilie and sheet music washi tape - LOVE!


Hop on over to the blog to check out the Sweeties Teamies' wonderful inspiration projects for today's July *new* stamp release party ... and while you are there, check out all of the contests and giveaways offered as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I'll have one more project to share with you tomorrow, so I hope to see you back again for some more crafty fun!

Hugs!
xoxox

Challenges that inspired me:  Ribbon Carousel #83 – celebrations & ribbon; Really Reasonable Ribbons #76 – summer colors & ribbon


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Summer - Paper Sweeties July *new* stamp preview - Day 2!!

  Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a project I created for the Paper Sweeties July *new* Stamp Release!  I'm smitten with this month's new stamps -- SO CUTE -- here's a little peek-a-boo at my card:



This card was created using the *new* Happy Summer and Home Tweet Home sets along with Some Bunny Loves You, You Are Fabulous, Mahalo! and Rainbows & Roses stamp sets!  I created a fun little scene by stamping clouds directly onto blue patterned paper and then cutting them out and adhering with dimensionals.  The sun was made by punching a yellow circle from cardstock, stamping sun rays with the post from the birdhouse and then adding glitter for some sparkle and shine!


I stamped two of the trees and colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and then hung some clothes on the line -- also colored with the color pencils and glittered so they would 'pop'!!  I added a stamped rustic fence in the background - the 'weathering' was created by swiping a bit of paint on a sponge down the fence posts!

Please visit the Paper Sweeties blog to peek at the lovely inspiration projects created by the rest of the design team girls today!!   I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for our BIG Release Party Fun and Festivities!!  I have lots of inspiration & goodness to share, including a couple of contests and giveaways too!  See you then!

Hugs!

Challenge that inspired me:
Top Tip Tuesday 105 - circles/hexagons
Ribbon Carousel #83 - celebrations with ribbon (twine)



Saturday, July 13, 2013

A dear and sweet friend ...


 Hello bloggity peeps -- I hope you're having a beautiful Saturday! I'm popping in to share a blessing I received today! I'm always amazed at how life takes twists and turns ... how people who you trust and let into your life can bless you beyond what words can say and also let you down. If we didn't 'care', then the let downs would not hurt so much. Then, when you are down and blue, how a simple gesture from someone with a kind spirit can totally blow you away!! Has this ever happened to you? Well, my blessing has come in the form of a sweet new friend I 'met' through my Paper Sweeties business! Although we have not met {yet} in person, we have chatted many the hours through the internet and have become friends -- finding so much in common! Our lives and families are quite similar and parallel ... we giggle when one of us finishes the other's sentence! I pray to God that you all have experienced the joy of having someone like this in your life -- to lift you up when you are down, to brighten your day 'just because', to be there when you need them, to listen, to offer advice, to be a sounding board ... and to share our crafty passions with each other! Today, I am blessed to call Tina Milbourn my friend! We should all be so lucky to have someone as wonderful as she is in our lives -- my little world is surely a much brighter place now that Tina is a part of it Thank you, Tina, for the gorgeous card, the beautiful handmade {pink} and white rosary ... but most of all for your treasured friendship! We can't have enough friends in this crazy world, and I am blessed that you are mine!!

Hugs!
xoxox


Sunny Days & Lemonade - Paper Sweeties July *new* stamp peeks - Day 1!

 Welcome to Day #1 of sneak peeks for the July *new* Stamp Release at Paper Sweeties!  The design teamies and I are smitten with the newest stamps and we're excited to share some crafty goodness we've created using them!!


I used the *new*  Summer Fun, Home Tweet Home and Happy Summer sets along with Banner Wishes and Happy Fall Ya'll stamps on my card today!   I stamped the clouds directly onto text paper and used the stand from the birdhouse to create my rays of sunshine!


I'm completely in love with these sweet little birdies and adore all the sentiments contained in this fun summer-themed stamp set!!  Polka dotted flair is from my friend, Joscie!


Please visit the Paper Sweeties BLOG to check out the FUN projects created by the Sweeties Teamies ... and to learn about the special offers and giveaways being offered during the July *new* stamp release fun and festivities!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another project to share leading up to the BIG RELEASE PARTY on Monday ... see you then!


Challenges that inspired me:
CAS-ual Friday 109 - polka dots
Moxie Fab World - mixy matchy style challenge
ColorQ 197 - black, tangerine, green, yellow, white
Top Tip Tuesday 105 - circles/hexagons



And this version done smaller with different colors, patterned papers and washi tape -- using all the same stamps!

Color Throwdown #250 - five year anniversary!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Hugs!
xoxo


Monday, July 8, 2013

bloglovin' ... LOVE!

 Google reader is now closed :(  Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the past FIVE YEARS using Google Reader!

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Happy crafting my friends!