Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Imported from the North Pole ...

Thank you to the ladies at Inky Situation for choosing my can of snow project as one of their winner's for last week's 'Stripes' challenge!

Pop on over to my Paper Sweeties blog to check out this adorable 'Can of Snow' gift idea!

 Hugs - xoxoxo

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Have you seen ...

 There is a brand *new* challenge coming to town beginning in January 2014 ...

I'll be sharing sweet little bits and bobs of Shabby Chic goodness ... hope you'll stop by for a little peeksie!

And, the new challenge is up over at Paper Sweeties for December!

How will YOU be inspired this month???


Thursday, November 7, 2013

I have a new place to call home ...

Hello crafty friends!  Thank you so much for following my blog and leaving such nice comments along the way too!

I'm popping in here on this blog I started back in 2010 and where I spent countless hours sharing my passion for all things paper and glue to make a little announcement.

I have found it increasingly difficult to keep up with posting on three blogs that I currently host, so beginning as of today, I will only be posting primarily on these two blogs:

  Paper Sweeties = this is where I will be posting all my personal projects along with anything related to Paper Sweeties, including new release information and inspiration along with monthly challenges!

The Shabby Tea Room = this is where I host weekly inspiration challenges

I may pop in over here from time to time to share something exciting, new and/or special, but you'll find me posting the majority of the time at Paper Sweeties and The Shabby Tea Room.

I invite you to click on over to each of these blogs and click on the Bloglovin' icon to follow me at my new addresses so we can keep in touch!  I love to share the little handmade from the heart treasures I create with you and I look forward to many more days of creativity and fun!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Count Your Blessings ...

 Paper Sweeties is sponsoring this week's 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge!!

Please click on over HERE to see the complete materials list along with projects created by the rest of the Sweeties Teamies for this fun and fresh color challenge ... and to see how you can be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties boutique!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Celebrate Fall ... October Full Release at Paper Sweeties!

All the new products are now LIVE in the Paper Sweeties shop!  Please click on over HERE to see additional pictures of my project for today's design team shares!

New in October:

Give Thanks

And, Paper Sweeties is sponsoring the Curtain Call challenge this week!  Click on over HERE to read all about how you can play along for a chance to win some goodness!

Happy stamping friends!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Psst ... more sneak peeks!

 I'm sharing another sneak peek project for Day #2 of the Paper Sweeties October New Product Release ... hop on over to my BLOG to see additional pictures of my project using the trendy new Guess What stamp set!


Fall Leaves Are ... TSTR #188

 We're celebrating FALL at The Shabby Tea Room this week!  Please click on over to my Paper Sweeties blog to view additional photos of the tag I created for this week's challenge!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Got Candy - TRR #64!

Please click on over HERE to my Paper Sweeties blog to peek at additional pictures of my proejct for this week's 'Eerie Elegance' challenge at The Ribbon Reel!


Thanksgiving is ...

The party is beginning!  Click on over HERE to check out the sneak peek project I'm sharing for the October New Product Release at Paper Sweeties!!!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thinking of You PUB!

Hi there crafty friends!  I'm popping in to share a little something I had published in the February 2013 edition of Create: Stamping by Northridge Publishing!

My card was published for their 'Vintage' category:

 There is a wonderful two-page spread showcasing my little card on pages 110 - 111!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful stampy day!!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sweet Baby ...

Join us for the Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop in honor of our {sweetie} Jinny Newlin!  Four ways to play along for a chance to win -- Hop along and figure out the secret word in our seek and find contest, create something congratulations or baby theme and submit to our linky gallery, comment on the Baby Blog Hop post at Paper Sweeties and/or share about this fun hop!

 GOOD LUCK to everyone who plays along and congratulations to Jinny!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sweet Joy ...

I have some very happy news to share … Paper Sweeties has been published again in the latest edition of Paper Crafts Handmade Cards – whooo hooo!

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This little sweetie is featured on page 28 of the Handmade Cards edition which uses the Fancy Monograms and Make Today Beautiful stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hey Pumpkin ... PSI #12

Hi there crafty peeps!  What are you doing today ... hopefully enjoying this lovely fall day and getting a little crafty time in too!  I'm super excited to share a sweet little something I recently created for the October challenge at Paper Sweeties!  We have an inspiration photo this month and I'm smitten with the theme and the beautiful autumn color palette ... what do you think??

I decided to dress Miss Emma up like the adorable little girl in the inspiration photo ... and she is pulling a wagon of freshly picked pumpkins from the pumpkin patch!!

This card was quick and simple to put together ... die cutting the paper doll image, embossing the polka dotted blue sky background and paper piecing all the coordinating elements!  Soooo fun ... it makes me giggle!!

I used the Emma, Sweeties Wagon, Happy Fall Ya’ll, Stand Add-on 1 and Stand Add-on 2 stamp sets along with the Emma Sweet Cuts die from Paper Sweeties!

I hope you're inspired to play along with the October Paper Sweeties challenge for a chance to win some yumminess from the boutique!

And, I'm guest designing this month with the Ribbon Carousel!  They have a Halloween/fall challenge going on this month ... hope you'll have time to play along!

Until next time my friends, happy stamping!


Fusion #18 - colors from inspo pic
JUGS #208 - fall colors and pumpkins
Fussy & Fancy #98 - punches & dies
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations #230 - fall colors 
Really Reasonable Ribbons #81 - fall/Halloween & ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown #167 - colors of fall
Ribbon Carousel #86 - Halloween 
Curtain Call October 1 - spooky scene

Monday, September 30, 2013

Last, Loveliest Smile - TSTR #186

The Shabby Tea Room is looking for pumpkins, burlap and twine this week - yum!  Please visit my Paper Sweeties blog for more pics and a materials list on this card!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Season's Change - TRR #63

 The Ribbon Reel #63 is looking for Shabby Autumn projects this week!  Hop on over to my Paper Sweeties blog to check out the full post on this week's project!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn's Smile ...

Happy Fall!  Sharing a CAS something on my Paper Sweeties blog today - click on over HERE to view the complete post!


A Dream ...

Sharing a 'just because' card today ... click on over HERE to view the full post!


Get Well Soon ...

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I created the sentiments on this CAS card using the Occasions sentiment stamp set from Paper Sweeties!  Hop on over to the Paper Sweeties blog to see additional pics of this quick masculine card!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Enjoy - TSTR #185

 Please click HERE to view additional pictures and a materials list for my project for this week's #185 'The Splendor of Fall' challenge at The Shabby Tea Room!