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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | February 2016!

Today’s the day — a few of the Design Teamies and I are sharing our February planners and calendars with you today … using some previously released Planner sets along with our *NEW* Celebrate stamp set (available on the 15th)!   These FUN sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

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If you don’t have a planner or calendar for 2016 yet, we have an AWESOME calendar/planner package available for instant download –> HERE!

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You can purchase the calendar pages one month at a time or save $4 by purchasing the entire 24 page package all at once!  Each month has an 8.5″ x 11″ calendar page as well as a second 8.5″ x 11″ page where you can record notes, a to-do list and keep track of upcoming birthdays!

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And, the best news is that the planner pages are pre-marked with all the Paper Sweeties special dates throughout the year … challenge dates, blog post dates, new release dates, stamp show and class dates!  What a great way to keep track of everything in your life along with everything Paper Sweeties too!  Each month has a bright and cheery palette with whimsical images and plenty of space to record the important things in your life!  I print each month’s pages off and hang these on our refrigerator to keep my family on track with appointments, events and monthly commitments each month!

Next, let’s meet the newest set added to our Planner Series:

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Planner Series: Celebrate

Adorable — I am in LOVE with the mini celebration images!  You can use these stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards –anything paper crafty!  And, without further ado, let’s get to peeking at my February calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views) …

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This … was … SO … MUCH … FUN … to … do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages – so colorful and fun to look at again … and again … and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day … and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding a die cut heart, Bubblegum Sequins, some patterned paper and glitter stickers!

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I marked holidays with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped ‘challenge’ ‘blog’ and ‘new product release’ dates along with the two stamp shows I am attending in GA and SC this month!

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I added mixy-matchy Washi tape strips to the special event days for Paper Sweeties – challenge, blog posts, release and classes!

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And, how cute is Miss Emma dressed in her sweet gingham pattern paper nightgown, complete with bunny slippers and heart banner!  She was so much fun to stamp, color and paper piece — LOVE!!!

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The weekly pages were decorated similar to the month-at-a-glance pages, although I added more detailed information … times of appointments, classes, etc.

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I love how you can coordinate the sentiments with the sweet little icons to highlight special events!   I’m addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

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We’re giving away a FREE Digital Planner to one lucky person!  Leave us a comment on THIS POST letting us know which of all of our planner stamps is your favorite so far to be eligible to WIN your new planner!

Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies’ projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties  <– you are here!
Jeri Thomas

Our regular *NEW* Product Release Sneak Peeks begin tomorrow here on the blog … see you then!

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Paper Sweeties | February 2016 Card Kit is here!

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The wait is over — it’s a NEW month and we have a darling NEW card kit for you to get your craft on!  The four projects included in our February kit have a fun with-love theme with plenty of whimsy, bright and cheery colors … and a SHAKER CARD!

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The first card is a SHAKER!  Learn how to make this beautiful card using some new stamps and dies from the boutique along with some of our fun and trendy iridescent sequins!  Beautiful!!

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The next card has a cute little gumball machine – created using some new stamps and dies in combination with some older favorites!

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For the next two cards, we will show you how to die cut one image with two shapes and use the positive cut on one project and the negative cut on a second project … no waste here!

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You can purchase our card kits one month at a time or subscribe to the kit of the month club to save $5 on each kit – whooo hooo!

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Have you grabbed one of our *NEW* digital planners yet?  These also can be purchased one month at a time (complete with a second printable page to add notes, to-do list and birthday reminders) or snag the entire year and save $4!  The calendars are pre-loaded with important dates, holidays and Paper Sweeties events and shows for 2016 – WOW!

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We hope you have time to share a little something sweet for this month’s challenge at Paper Sweeties — we have a delicious inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!

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Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | February 2016

Hello crafty friends!  It’s that time of the month again … time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Before we share the new inspiration board, let’s congratulate last month’s challenge winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce our latest winner:  Jennifer Scull!

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Jen’s adorable snowman theme shaped card melted our hearts this past month!  Contact us, Jen, to claim your specially selected $25 prize package and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

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Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try before you buy!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any online gallery to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #40:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the pink and white colors as well as the cold winter theme in this sweet photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a cup of steamy hot chocolate!  I created a Valentine gift of cocoa complete with a chocolate dipped marshmallow topped with peppermint crunch!

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I die cut the lacey heart twice – once with white cardstock and a second time with pink shimmer cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment and added sequins!  I die cut the leaves using green glitter paper and then adhered all the pretty pieces onto the hot cocoa using a snipett of white satin ribbon as a belly band.

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I created a coordinating shaker card using the lacey heart, sentiment stamps and leaf die again!  Love the striped Washi tape added to the bottom of the white cardstock layer!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

February Guest Designer:  Carrie Sheridan

 

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Have you checked out our *NEW* Planner Series of stamps and the sweetest digital calendar ever?  The calendar comes as an instant download and is already loaded with all the important Paper Sweeties dates for 2016 – shows, challenges, new releases, blog hops … and MORE!  It’s so {sweet}!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your work with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel!

I cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

59Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  The Challenge #59 – sketch; Really Reasonable Ribbons #133 – show me the pink; Dies ‘R Us #42 – love; 613 Avenue Create #161 – ATG w/use stash; JUGS #328 – wild card/ribbon, stamps, sequins; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Card Concept #47 – floral elegance; Tuesday Throwdown – ATG; Cut it Up #88 – love is in the air; Paper Issues – showered with love

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Another |yummy| NEW addition!

Here we GROW again!  We’re expanding our popular Sweet Chips line again … the latest edition is an adorable and yummy CUPCAKE!

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Our Sweet Chips kits are SO much fun to assemble and decorate!  Kits include all chipboard pieces to assemble the kit – you add your own patterned papers, stamped/die cut images and embellishments to customize!

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I had so much fun decorating this {sweet} cupcake …

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… I turned mine into a shaker project!!!

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And, then topped my confection off with a ‘candle’!

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Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



I know you’ll have as much fun decorating your cupcake kit as I did … I can’t wait to see how you’re inspired!

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Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Curtain Call – girly; Fusion – sketch (circle is cupcake/band is candle); Really Reasonable Ribbons #133 – pink; The Card Concept #47 – floral; {Pin}spirational #157 – inspo photo/polka dots; Paper Sweeties #39 – inspo photo/cupcake

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Sweet Chips | Meet our NEWEST Addition!

Here we grow again … we are expanding our popular Sweet Chips line and adding a new little something to the boutique today!  Help us welcome:  Sweet Chips Teapot

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I’m SMITTEN … how about you??

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I paper pieced the top layers with pretty patterned papers, added a ‘tea bag tag’ coming out of the teapot lid, and then decorated the center cut out section with some adorable stamped images from Paper Sweeties!

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What a {sweet} little tea party scene inside the cut out section — don’t you think??

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Products used from Paper Sweeties to create this yummy teapot:



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I know you’ll enjoy creating sweet projects with our Sweet Chips kits … and especially this darling little teapot!  Have fun!

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Playing along with these challenges just for FUN:  Curtain Call – Jan 15/girly; Color Throwdown #376 – colors; The Card Concept #47 – floral elegance; 613 Avenue Create #159 – ATG; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #39 – photo/treats

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Paper Sweeties | January 2016 Release Rewind!

Thanks for joining us for the January Release festivities here on the blog the past several days!  So much excitement, inspiration and creativity shared by our AMAZING Design Team and from all of YOU!   If you missed and of the past five days of blog hopping, scroll down so you won’t miss any of the beautiful projects shared!

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For today’s project, I’m sharing a {sweet} card I created using some new goodies in combination with some previously released products to show you how seamlessly all of our line works together —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I continued with the watermelon, green apple, pink and white color palette that I used on all of this month’s release projects!  Emma looks adorable dressed in her cute paper pieced outfit – complete with apron with heart shaped pockets and die cut heart shaped purse!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the January Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Are you social?  Follow us and share us with your crafty friends:

Join our Facebook Group to share your work!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties)!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The January Kit is inspired by winter and snowflakes!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added nearly –>50 products<– to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at up to a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

NOTE:  Effective Immediately, due to rising production costs, we are no longer offering stamp and die sets as bundles.

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month!  Hugs – xoxo

Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Card Concept #46 – warm {heart};  Tuesday Throwdown #276 – dimension; Pile it On #99 – 1st initial ‘D’ – die; 613 Avenue Create #158 – ATG; Chouxchoux #3 – Valentine’s/hearts

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Paper Sweeties | January 2016 Release Party!

Whooo hooo — today’s the day!  Thanks for stopping by to join the January Release Party festivities!  I am so in love with all the new goodies NOW AVAILABLE in the Paper Sweeties boutique, and I think you will love them all too!  Before we get to peeking, let’s meet the newest kids on the block:

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With Love

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Sweet Cuts With Love

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Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats  –> Coordinates with the Snow Time stamp set

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Sweet Cuts Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats  –> Coordinates with the Snow Time Sweet Cuts die set

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Planner Series: Winter Sentiments

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Planner Series: Happy Icons

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Planner Series: Get Your Craft On

  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the amazing inspiration!

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For today’s project, I’m sharing a pretty card I created using the A-MAZING *NEW* With Love stamp set and coordinating With Love Sweet Cuts die —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I LOVE shaker cards!!  This one is soooo pretty IRL!  I die cut the heart from Watermelon cardstock using the With Love Sweet Cuts set and then added Watermelon Sequins for the shaker element!  I die cut the leaves using the Bee Happy Sweet Cuts set and added a pretty pink paper flower!  Last, I stamped the sentiment using the With Love set.  I loved how this card came out so much that I made another one — this time die cutting the heart with Candy Apple cardstock!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the January Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Are you social?  Follow us and share us with your crafty friends:

Join our Facebook Group to share your work!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties)!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The January Kit is inspired by winter and snowflakes!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added nearly –>50 products<– to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

NOTE:  Effective Immediately, due to rising production costs, we are no longer offering stamp and die sets as bundles.

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for one last day of sneaks and peeks for this month’s release!  Hugs – xoxo

EDITED:  Congratulations to the winners of our January release contest and thanks to everyone who left us sweet comments!  Here are the two lucky duckies that each won a 2016 Full-Year Calendar/Planner from Paper Sweeties:

Blog Winner –

I really like your Abigail card!! The embossed polka dots & the paper piecing in Abigail’s clothing is soo darling, just love this card!! Hugs, Jennifer:)

Instagram Winner –

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Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Card Concept #46 – warm {heart};  Tuesday Throwdown #276 – dimension; Pile it On #99 – 1st initial ‘D’ – die; 613 Avenue Create #158 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties | January 2016 Release Countdown!

Welcome back crafty friends to day #2 of the January 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  Did you have fun hopping yesterday  — the Design Teamies and I shared some FUN ideas using our *NEW* stamps and dies available TOMORROW!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the amazing inspiration!

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For today’s project, I’m sharing a sweet card I created using the A-MAZING *NEW* With Love stamp set and coordinating With Love Sweet Cuts die —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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This card came together so quickly — less than 5 minutes to whip up!  With that said, it will be the card I teach at all the 2016 Make & Take Classes at all my show tour stops!  The branch was stamped using the Tree of Life Add-on: Spring stamp set … and a smattering of Watermelon Sequins adds some sparkle to finish things off!

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I used the negative heart shape cut from the With Love Sweet Cuts die to create a second card – no waste!  I added some faux stitching around the edges of the heart using a chalkboard marker and die cut an additional heart shape using the *NEW* Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats Sweet Cuts set!

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The sentiment was stamped using the *NEW* Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats stamp set and the banner was stamped and die cut using the Hello Friend stamp set and Be Happy Sweet Cuts die!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the January Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your work!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel.

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The January Kit is inspired by winter and snowflakes!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added nearly 50 products to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for more sneaks and peeks!  Hugs – xoxo

Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Freshly Made Sketches #219 – sketch; Card Concept #46 – warm {heart};  Tuesday Throwdown #276 – dimension; Pile it On #99 – 1st initial ‘D’ – die; 613 Avenue Create #158 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties | January 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #1 of the January 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  Did you have fun hopping yesterday  — the Design Teamies and I shared some FUN ideas using our *NEW* planner stamps and digital calendar pages!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the amazing inspiration!

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For today’s sneak peek project, I’m sharing a sweet card I created using some of the new goodies which will be live in the boutique on the 15th —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I used the *NEW* Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats stamp set along with coordinating Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats Sweet Cuts die set to create this fun card!  The snow globe from the Snow Time set was used to create the top of the gumball machine — LOVE!!  I die cut the globe using the Snow Time Sweet Cuts set and added some fun die cut gumballs inside the globe!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the January Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your work!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel.

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The January Kit is inspired by winter and snowflakes!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added nearly 50 products to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for more sneaks and peeks!  Hugs – xoxo

Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #132 – look what I got; Tuesday Throwdown #276 – dimension; Pile it On #99 – 1st initial ‘D’ – die; 613 Avenue Create #158 – ATG; Retro Sketches #196 – sketch; Dies ‘R Us #40 – something NEW

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | January 2016!

Today’s the day we’ve all been anxiously awaiting — it’s the OFFICIAL LAUNCH of the 2016 Plan Your Life Series with Paper Sweeties!  We’ve been sharing little sneaks and peeks over the past 12 days of things to come, but today is fun because we can share it all with you!

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First off, we have an AWESOME calendar/planner package available for instant download –> HERE!

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You can purchase the calendar pages one month at a time or save $4 by purchasing the entire 24 page package all at once!  Each month has an 8.5″ x 11″ calendar page as well as a second 8.5″ x 11″ page where you can record notes, a to-do list and keep track of upcoming birthdays!

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And, the best news is that the planner pages are pre-marked with all the Paper Sweeties special dates throughout the year … challenge dates, blog post dates, new release dates, stamp show and class dates!  What a great way to keep track of everything in your life along with everything Paper Sweeties too!  Each month has a bright and cheery palette with whimsical images and plenty of space to record the important things in your life!

Next, let’s meet the first stamp sets now available for our Planner Series:

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Winter Sentiments

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Happy Icons

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Get Your Craft On

Cute, huh???  You can use these sets not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards –anything paper crafty!  And, without further ado, let’s get to peeking at my January calendar and planner pages!

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This … was … SO … MUCH … FUN … to … do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages – so colorful and fun to look at again … and again … and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day … and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding Snowflake Sequins across both headers!  (CLICK on photos for larger views).

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I marked holidays with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped ‘challenge’ ‘blog post’ and ‘new product release’ dates!

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I added mixy-matchy Washi tape strips to the special event days for Paper Sweeties – challenge, blog posts, release and classes!

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And, how cute is Miss Abigail dressed in her winter best!

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The weekly pages were decorated similar to the month-at-a-glance pages, although I added more detailed information … times of appointments, classes, etc.

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I love how you can coordinate the sentiments with the sweet little icons to highlight special events!

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And I LOVE the snipetts of Washi tape marking ‘extra special’ days for Paper Sweeties!

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I adore the ‘weekend’ sentiment with the sweet ‘heart brackets’!!!

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For appointments/events that I’m not 100% sure about, I didn’t want to stamp them in only to have them possibly change day or time or cancel … so I found cute little Post It Note flags in happy colors that I can write things on and when I finalize my plans, I can go ahead and stamp them into my book!

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The little images from the Happy Icons, Get Your Craft On and Sweet Treats (releasing on the 15th) sets are perfect for the square boxes in my planner.  I’m addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

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We’re giving away a FREE Digital Planner to one lucky person!  Visit –> THIS POST <– to read how you can be eligible to WIN your new planner!

Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies’ projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties  <– you are here!
Jeri Thomas

Our regular *NEW* Product Release Sneak Peeks begin tomorrow here on the blog … see you then!

Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Pile it on #99 – ‘D’/doll; 613 Avenue Create #158 – ATG; Simon Says Stamp – something new; Card Concept #46 – warm heart; Dies ‘R Us #40 – something new; Paper Sweeties #39 – winter/snowflakes/sweet treats

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Paper Sweeties | January 2016 Card Kit is here!

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The wait is over — it’s a NEW year and we have a darling NEW card kit for you to enjoy this month!  The four projects included in our January kit have a fun winter-inspired theme with plenty of chubby little snowmen, warm mitten, snowflakes and cute Miss Abigail all bundled up for a chilly winter day!

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The first card is clean and simple with a crisp white and cool blue color palette.  Splashes of blush and kraft add a little warmth to this chilly=theme card!  All those snowflakes make me smile … I love them in craft projects but not IRL!  We used Thanks Snow Much, Snowflakes Sequins and Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins to complete this cutie patootie!

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The next project is a wintery tag – perfect to attach to a thank you gift or sweet treat!

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I love the woodgrain embossing on the tag base … and Mr. Frosty is one of my favorite stamps!  We used Snow Friends, Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much, Blueberry Seam Binding, Snowflakes Sequins and Marshmallow Sequins to whip up this fun tag!

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The next project is a pretty card with a yummy gingham mitten complete with a felt cuff and satin flower – love the amazing texture and mix of patterns & colors!

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This card was also created for the new challenge at The Card Concept — I was inspired by the MITTENS and WARM WINTER theme!

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We used Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts and I Love You to complete this little beauty!

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The final card in this month’s kit is a little gem with some fun paper piecing elements!

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Abigail couldn’t be any cuter dressed in her winter coat, hat, mittens, leggins and boots — love the pink fur trim on her clothes … she is so adorable pulling her little wagon filled with snowballs!

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We used Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts, Sweeties Wagon, Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts, Let it Snow, Wagon Add-on: Snowballs and Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts to create this {sweet} card!

You can purchase our card kits one month at a time or subscribe to the kit of the month club to save $5 on each kit – whooo hooo!

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Have you grabbed one of our *NEW* digital planners yet?  These also can be purchased one month at a time (complete with a second printable page to add notes, to-do list and birthday reminders) or snag the entire year and save $4!  The calendars are pre-loaded with important dates, holidays and Paper Sweeties events and shows for 2016 – WOW!

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We hope you have time to share a little something sweet for this month’s winter-inspired challenge at Paper Sweeties — we have a delicious inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!

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***NEWS FLASH*** leave us a comment on this post letting us know which of the four projects contained in the January Card Kit you like best and why and on Release Day – January 15th – we’ll pick one lucky person to WIN a 2016 Full Year Digital Calendar/Planner – yippiee!!

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Sharing with these challenges for fun:  Simon Says Stamp – something new;  Pile it On #98 – Winter;  Curtain Call Jan 1 – frozen; 12 Months of Christmas #13 – ATG w/ sketch (flipped vertical)

 

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | January 2016

Hello crafty friends and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  It’s that time of the month again … time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Before we share the new inspiration board, let’s congratulate last month’s challenge winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce our latest winner:  Carrie Sheridan!

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Carrie’s adorable Santa shaped card stole the show this past month!  Contact us, Carrie, to claim your specially selected $25 prize package and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

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Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try before you buy!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any online gallery to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #39:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the aqua color, snowflakes and glitter in this beautiful photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I have some EXCITING NEWS to announce today … by customer request, Paper Sweeties is launching an ALL NEW Planner Series line of stamps along with an exclusive Paper Sweeties digital Planner/Calendar!  The digital pages can be printed and added to a binder to create a planner, or you can print the pages and display on your refrigerator, desk or wall!

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Each calendar page has all the Paper Sweeties challenge, blog hop, new release and stamp show dates already highlighted so you can easily keep up to date with what’s going on at Paper Sweeties!   In addition, your new Planner/Calendar will also include all the major holidays and important dates for 2016!  I created these Planner/Calendars over the past several weeks … they are a labor of love!   I hope you enjoy planning your life in style with them!  They are SO SWEET!  You can download one month at a time, or save $4 by downloading the entire 2016 calendar package!  You will LOVE planning and decorating the pages — keep organized in style in 2016!

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Each calendar page has a coordinating notes, to do and birthday listing page to help you keep track of your monthly engagements, special events, birthdays and more!  The digital Planner/Calendar pages are AVAILABLE TODAY and are an INSTANT DOWNLOAD so you can begin to plan your life in style right away!  The new January planner stamp sets will be available with the rest of our NEW RELEASE sets on the 15th of this month … but if they arrive sooner, we’ll go ahead and release them before the 15th so you can grab the planner stamps and get busy decorating your new planners/calendars right away!  Bookmark our blog and follow us to keep up to date on the status of our new planner sets!

Now, back to my project shares for this month’s challenge at Paper Sweeties …

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… Santa Claus brought me a planner for Christmas this year!  I was SO in need of something like this to keep track of all the Paper Sweeties challenges, new releases and stamp shows throughout the year!

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Now I’ll be able to keep organized in style!  I broke out some of the BRAND NEW Planner Series stamp sets to highlight my important dates in January:  Winter Sentiments, Happy Icons and Get Your Craft On!

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I stamped the dates of the January challenge, blog hop dates, new release date and the days I am teaching classes this month.  I added some Washi tape for fun pops of color on the important dates!  I created banners with glitter tape to mark January holidays.

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Miss Abigail is helping me adorn my January planner pages — dressed so sweetly in her winter coat, hat, mittens, leggins and boots … and walking through a glittery ‘snow’ drift created using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die set!

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  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

–>  Nancy Salkeld  *WELCOME TO THE TEAM*

January Guest Designer:  Lisa Bzibziak

Grab our January Card Kit of the Month which is full of winter-themed inspiration — an adorable tag and three sweet cards — just assemble and enjoy!

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Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your work with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel!

I cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

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Sharing with these challenges for fun:  Simon Says Stamp – party/New Year;  Pile it On #98 – Winter;  The Shabby Tea Room #266 – Winter wonderland;   Cupcake Inspirations #340 – snow + colors; Curtain Call Jan 1 – frozen

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