Monday, October 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties October 2017-Release Rewind!




Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!  We hope you have been inspired by the design team with the new release this month!  I'm highlighting the new For You set once again.  But, instead of a card I made a Halloween treat bag!  I plan to give this to our sweet neighbor girl, Rianna.

So, today we share with you a project with new stamps/dies combined with previous released stamps/dies.  And, here is the treat bag with Abigail in her pumpkin costume...




The previous released stamp sets that I used are Abigail, Too Cute to Spook(pumpkin costume, got candy sentiment), Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders(border along bottom of tag and bottom of bag), and Stand Add-on: Fall Harvest(small pumpkin).  The new stamp/die set is the new For You(Stitched tag and sentiments).  The fence was die cut using  Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home.  Stickles was applied to her costume and ribbon(Licorice) to finish the treat bag.

Project Supplies:





Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Maria Patrick--that's me
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld



Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Anything goes!  Hope to see your project there!



We hope you enjoyed seeing all the inspiration for this
 month's release! Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties October 2017-Release Party!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  Today is the day that you can purchase the wonderful new stamp/die sets that are released this month!  The new sets are Home is where your story begins and For You.  The coordinating dies are Sweet Cuts-Home is where your story begins and Sweet Cuts-For You.  Today I am highlighting the set For You.  This set has the stitched tag along with several wonderful sentiments.  I love it!  I can see myself making lots of tag shaker cards with this awesome set!    And, here is my card...





I started with a white card base.  Gold embossed pumpkins were water colored with zig markers.  The large pumpkins are from the set  Thankful.  The small pumpkins are from the set Stand Add-on: Fall.  The stitched tag and sentiment is from the new set For You.  The scallop around the window frame is from the set Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames.  Sequins of (Creamsicle), and (Gold) were added for the shaker.  Ribbon (Creamsicle) and gold twine to finish the card.

Project Supplies:






Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Maria Patrick--that's me






Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Anything goes!  Hope to see your project there!



Please stop back tomorrow to see my projects for the Release Rewind!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Dies R Us Challenge October 15, 2017 (Leaves)





Hi, Friends!

I'm here to share with you my card for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Leaves).  I made a fall card for my husband.  He loves cashew nuts and held off until after his lab work for his cholesterol check.  It wasn't as high as the last one.  It was much lower in fact.  So, I bought him a can of cashews to celebrate...lol!  I hope he likes the card!

And, here is my card...




I started with a light orange base and paired it with Lawn Fawn zig zag Rectangle Stackable dies.  I wanted to incorporate more gold on the card, so I applied gold strips over the frame.  The squirrel and sentiment is from PTI.  The leaves and squirrel were water colored using zig markers.  More gold with die cut pumpkins from Cheery Lynn.  Gold twine and gold nuvo crystal drops to finish the card.

 All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!



 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
                                           

    Design Team

Sherri



Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Have a great day!

Hugs,
Maria

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed two new fabulous stamp/die sets...Home is where your story begins/Sweet Cuts-Home is where you story begins and For You/Sweet Cuts-For You for this month's release!

Wonderful sentiments in the first set along with the cutest house, tree, and bird with nest.  The second new set comes with a stitched tag and several sentiments!  The new sets will be released tomorrow on the 15th!  And, here is my card today highlighting the set  (Home is where your story begins)...




For my card I started with a blue base.  I paired it with white and gingham paper.  The panels behind the house were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Window.  I embossed the sentiment, which is from the new set Home is where your story begins onto a die cut oval scalloped frame from Sweet Cuts-Oval Scallop Frames.  All images were colored with copics.  Sequins(Strawberry) and twine to finish the card.

Here is a view of the inside of the card...



Love that sweet sentiment and the
darling bird with the heart!


Project Supplies:




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Please check out inspiration from my teammates...have fun!!



Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Anything goes!  Hope to see your project there!



Please stop back tomorrow to see my projects for the Release Party!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, October 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-October 2017!



Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-October!



Hi, Friends!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of October!  There isn't a new planner set for this month, but I've used many previously released sets.  I decided to go with a Halloween theme with Abigail dressed in her witch costume.  She is ready to go trick-or-treating!  And, now a closer peek at my planner pages...






Abigail is ready for treats!  She has her treat bag and her broom, too!  Her outfit is from the set Best Witches.  The large pumpkin behind her is from the set Thankful.  The sentiment at the top of the page is from the set Too Cute to Spook.  The frame around the sentiment is from Sweet Cuts-Oval Scallop Frames.  The planner stamps that I used on the pages are Planner Series:Get Your Craft On,  Planner Series: Happy IconsPlanner Series: Wedding, and Planner Series-Celebrate  and Plan Your Life Series: Fall Sentiments.  

I had lots of fun decorating my planner for October!  I hope you
check out our planner stamps and have fun decorating your
planner, too!

Project Supplies:





Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!





Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please tune in tomorrow for Release Sneak Peeks!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy WCMD!

Hi, Friends!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great start to the week.  I enjoyed World Card Making Day on Saturday!  It's always great time with my friend, Nancy, at the crop!  Here a few cards that I made...

First up is a card I made for my great nephew, Jax.  He will turn four in a couple weeks.  His father is a fire fighter, so I think he'll get a kick out of this card.  And, here is the card...



I'm entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday.  It was a very simple card made with stickers for the fire truck and fire alarm.  The bday sentiment is from PTI.


Next up is a card for Thanksgiving.  My friend, Nancy, gave me the owl ribbon.  We both collect owls, so we are always giving each other anything owl related...so fun!  And, here is my card....



The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled.  I added gold Nuvo drops, gems, and ribbon for the final touch.

Just one more card, which was made with a lovely leaf cover plate from Altenew...


The background was made using distress inks.  The sentiment from Paper Sweeties was gold embossed.  Gold Nuvo drops for the finishing touch.

Ok, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care and have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Maria