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Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #22 – ‘Let’s Celebrate’

Hello sweeties!! I’m so happy you stopped by the blog today!

The votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties July Inspiration #21 Challenge:  Jill Norwood!

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Jill used the Home Sweet Home stamp set to create this darling ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ card — full of whimsy and homespun charm – I am smitten with the gingham patterned papers!  Contact me, Jill, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties August Inspiration #22 to share with you all!!  Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges right here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  Use this month’s graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your project 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 of our online galleries 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 more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties June Inspiration #22 – ‘Let’s Celebrate’:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??

We have an EXTRA SPECIAL CELEBRATION going on this month … in August Paper Sweeties turns TWO!  To help kick off our month-long celebration, we have a HUGE DESIGNER’S BLOG hop to treat you with today — several of our sweet and crafty friends have joined the Design Teamies to share some inspiration projects using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  I hope their fantastic projects will help spark your creativity and you’ll play along with our ‘Let’s Celebrate’ challenge this month!

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Today I’m sharing an advertising poster I recently designed for the upcoming Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, August 8th – 9th.  I am teaching a class at the show and was asked to create an ad board that they can display in the main hall of the convention center.  My class is called:  Paper Piecing With Paper Sweeties <- click to view the CKC class registration page!

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I was inspired by the banners and soft pastel colors from the inspiration photo when creating my board (click on the photos to view larger versions of the pictures).

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I stamped and die cut all the little parts and pieces that make up the card to show how you can use the Paper Sweeties stamps and coordinating Sweet Cuts dies to create fun cards, layouts and projects!

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Materials list:  Emma, Jelly Bean Time, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Thanks Snow Much, Banner Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Sending Sweet ThoughtsHome Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Raspberry Paper Straws

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And a close up of the card:

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Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ AND special guest designers’ projects today:

Amber Kroening

Annette Allen

Annette Witherspoon – COMING SOON!

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeanne Jachna

Kerin Sylvester

ANNOUNCING THE August Guest Designer AND NEWEST DESIGN TEAM CONTRIBUTOR … please help me give a warm welcome to the talented:  Larissa Heskett!

And here is some more FAB-U-LOUS inspiration from our SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNERS:

Pattie Goldman

Teresa Kline

Lori Hairston

Colleen Dietrich

Lysa Rohrer

Miriam Prantner

Jill Norwood

Gail Lass

Mackie Robertson

Aneta Matuszewska

Tina Milbourn

Lori Ulrich

Diane Hover

Rebekah Faries – COMING SOON!

Amy Linkletter (1)

Amy Linkletter (2)

Amy Linkletter (3)

Amy Linkletter (4)

AND … it wouldn’t be a PARTY without a couple of PRESENTS!  Thank you to these WONDERFUL businesses for donating prizes for our participants this month!  Please LEAVE A COMMENT on this post to be eligible to win a goodie – winner announced September 1st!  If you share us on Facebook or Pinterest, leave us another comment for a second chance to WIN BIG!!  Contest runs for the entire month of August!!

Paper Sweeties = $100 gift certificate

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Kraft Outlet = $25 prize package

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Creations by AR = $20 gift certificate

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The Cutting Cafe = 3 files

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’ … next prize at the 1,800 level!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

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Thankful … TSTR #229

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This week, The Shabby Tea Room is looking for ROUND cards with green & pink, flowers and some bling!

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We’re sponsored in the Tea Room this week by Digital Papers by Janet Etsy and I designed by card using Janet’s beautiful Circles Stamp
digital file along with these goodies from Paper Sweeties – Beautiful, Cotton Candy Sequins, Cotton Candy Seam Binding!

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I hope you’ll have time this week to play along for a chance to win some goodness from Janet’s gorgeous shop!  Happy stamping, my friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Cupcake Inspirations #271 – colors & ribbon; The Cutting Edge #5 – flowers; JUGS #251 - photo inspiration; CASE Study #201 – sentiment inspiration

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Showering You With … TKJ designer spotlight

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Today I am sharing a baby boy card I created using some fun products from The Kraft Outlet shop!  To begin, I embossed a piece of Buff Ivory Cardstock with polka dots, adhered it to a layer of blue cardstock and then adhered to a white cardstock base.  Next, I added some Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape to the bottom of a Mini Notebook Merchandise Bag.  I stamped a sentiment at the top of the Mini Notebook Merchandise Bag using the Splish Splash stamp set.  Next, I die cut an umbrella shape using the Showering You With Love Sweet Cuts die and then embossed it with polka dots.  Last, I tied a bow created using Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape onto the umbrella handle.

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The pull out tag was created using a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag.  I stamped the sentiment, sweet birds and branch using the Splish Splash stamp set.  I colored the images with glitter markers for a pop of sparkle!  Next, I stamped the little egg using the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set, cut it out and then added to a ‘nest’ of Spanish Moss.  To finish off the tag, I added a row Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape to coordinate with the envelope on the front of the card and then tied a length of Pastel Hemp Cord around the top of the tag!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:   Fusion – French Cupcakes photo inspiration – flowers/blue;  Pile it On #29 – summer fun;  Word Art Wednesday #142 – anything; 7 Kids College Fund #104 – anything; Simon Says Challenge – emboss it; Fussy and Fancy #119 – words; CASE Study #201 – photo inspiration/blue; House of Cards – July/add a bow; {PIN}spirational #117 – birds; Retrosketches #124 – sketch (flipped)

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Bloom Where You Are Planted – CC#15

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Hello crafty peeps!  I’m back from the SSAT show this past weekend in Winston-Salem, NC and ready to rock and roll again with projects to share here on the blog!  A BIG thank you to all the local gals that came out to visit with Paper Sweeties at the show — so … much … FUN icon smile Bloom Where You Are Planted   CC#15

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Isn’t this the prettiest inspiration photo this week for the newest challenge at The Card Concept?  LOVE the color palette – swoon!  I started with a base of turquoise cardstock and then I inked the edges with cream paint to create a time-worn look and ‘dull down’ the bright turquoise color.  Next I added a layer of ruled patterned paper and zig-zag stitched around all the edges.  I die cut several adorable fences using the Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die set and then embossed them with polka dots – yum!  I created a sentiment banner using the Make Today Beautiful stamp set, inked the edges and then added two adorable, flower-shaped iridescent Robin Egg Sequins.

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I created a ‘stem’ for the gorgeous lime green flower using a Robin Egg Paper Straw and then cut two polka dotted leaves from patterned paper.  The flower was adhered to a white paper doilie – inspired by the lace and flowers in the candle holders on the inspiration photo!

Please be sure to stop by The Card Concept challenge blog to be inspired by this week’s design team creations — they are gorgeous!  I hope you’ll have some time to play along this week … ready, set, GO!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:   Fusion – French Cupcakes photo inspiration;  Pile it On #29 – summer fun; Fussy and Fancy #118 – all about girls; Word Art Wednesday #142 – anything; 7 Kids College Fund #104 – anything; Simon Says Challenge – emboss it; Curtain Call – anything

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A Sprinkle of Inspiration and A Dash of Creativity – July 2014

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Welcome to the Designer Spotlight – July edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of Paper Sweeties Designer, Annette Witherspoon!

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Annette created this amazingly adorable card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique: Sweeties Pets, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Home Sweet Home, Spring is Here and Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts!  Please visit Annette’s blog for complete details on this precious card!

*BONUS*  a few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!

We’ve added loads of *NEW* products to the shop recently … please visit our What’s New page to check out our {sweet}  newly released June stamps and dies!

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And don’t forget to link up your projects for the July Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique and an invitation to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!!

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Friend … TSTR #228

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Hello crafty friends!  I’m so happy you stopped by my blog today for a visit!  I’m popping in to share a little something {sweet} I recently created for this week’s challenge at The Shabby Tea Room – ‘Sweet Shabby Flowers’!

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The Tea Room is sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps and I got to use the Flower Pot #2 digital image to create with today!  I printed, colored with copics and then fussy cut the image out.  I added glitter to the centers of the blooms and then adhered lace to the top of the flower pot.  A Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine bow was added to the side of the pot and a plant stake was inserted into the pot — stamped using the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set and then die cut using the Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts die!

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To finish things off, I added a couple of {sweet} Cotton Candy Sequins to the upper and lower corners of the card — such a pretty little pop of color … I love the unique, flower-shaped iridescent sequins carried in the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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I am smitten with how this card turned out … L-O-V-E the colors together, how about you?  Please be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room to be inspired by the other Shabby Girls’ projects this week … and then I hope you’ll play along for a chance to win an awesome prize package from Bugaboo Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  House of Cards – July: add a bow; Fusion – French Cupcakes photo inspiration;  Pile it On #29 – summer fun; Cupcake Inspirations #270 – rose, lime, aqua; Fussy and Fancy #118 – all about girls; Word Art Wednesday #141 – anything; CASE Study #200 – friend; 7 Kids College Fund #104 – anything; Simon Says Challenge – spots & dots; colourQ #250 – black/white and color spots; Curtain Call – anything

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Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!

Hello sweeties!  I’m popping in today to share one last project I created for the Paper Sweeties July *new* Product Release!  Today, the teamies and I are sharing projects we created using *new* products just released this month in combination with previously released products — to show you how well everything from the Paper Sweeties lineup works together!  Grab a cuppa something yummy and enjoy!

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The scene on today’s card was SO MUCH FUN to create!  I used these products to complete my design:  Sweeties Pets, Home Tweet Home, Showering You With Love, Home Sweet Home, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Showering You With Love Sweet Cuts.

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This card came together in a snap using all of the wonderful Sweet Cuts dies that coordinate with the Paper Sweeties stamp images!  I love the little patterned paper grass, the cute die cut fence, frame and clouds and am smitten with the sweet puppy, {pink} dog house and water bowl – glittered, of course ;)  I just love puppies (and kittens) and this one is no exception!!  Ca-ute!!

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Here is a picture of my sweet, little princess … she is a chocolate toy poodle and I love her to pieces!

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And here is a little recap of my projects for this month’s release (scroll down the blog to see complete details on each card):

7/13

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7/14

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7/15

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the July inspiration challenge for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘CHECK OUT’ our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added 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).

Plans are underway for our HUGE SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION during the month of August!  Whooo hoooo — Paper Sweeties is turning TWO!  We have SO MANY fun things planned as well as an expanded release for August!  We also have some EXCITING NEWS to announce on August 1st — so bookmark our blog and check back often for updates! Until next time, happy stamping my friends!

And, I’m so happy to share that we will be attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show this weekend in Winston-Salem, NC!  I’ll be packing the truck tomorrow so we can head out to the show on Friday … I’m looking forward to seeing all of the local peeps at the show — and at the Friday night Make It Take It Party I’ll be teaching at too!  Use this coupon to get a BOGO admission!  See YOU at the show!!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  CASology #104 – pets; Word Art Wednesday #140 – anything; Paper Issues – sweet days of summer; Simon Says Stamp – spots and dots; colourQ #150 – black/white + color spots

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Paper Sweeties July Release Party!

Hip, hip, hooray — It’s here!  Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for … the *NEW* in July products are NOW AVAILABLE in the Paper Sweeties boutique!   I am SO EXCITED to introduce you to the newest items in the Paper Sweeties line up …

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Firefighters

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Sweeties Pets

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Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts

What do you think??!!??  Ca-ute stuff, right!  The firefighter outfit and pets stamp set were requests from customers … and we’re so pleased to be able to finally bring these fun stamp sets to production for all your crafty projects!

Before you begin to load up your shopping cart with new goodies, let’s have another little peek at some more projects created using some of the new goodies from the boutique … here’s a little something I created using some of the new products:

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I began this card with a base of red and white polka dotted pattern paper onto which I layered a piece of Pool Party cardstock which was embossed with a ledger paper embossing folder.  Next I die cut the sweet little banner three times with three different colors of cardstock using the Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts die set.  I alternated the colors on the little pennants and then adhered the banner to the base of my card.

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I stamped Jake and then die cut him using the Jake Sweet Cuts die.  Next I dressed Jake using the outfit from the *new* Firefighters stamp set and then stamped his little Dalmation puppy side kick, cut him out and adhered Jake and the adorable little puppy to the base of the card.  I stamped the sentiment banner using the You’re My Hero stamp set, added a couple of Robin Egg Sequins to the banner and then adhered it to the base of the card to complete this design!

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the July inspiration challenge for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘CHECK OUT’ our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added 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).

I’ll be back again tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we will each will be sharing one more adorable project created for the July Release PARTY … come on back for some more FUN inspiration!  See you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  {PIN}spirational #116 – child; Paper Sweeties #21 – red, white & blue; Word Art Wednesday #140 – anything; Fusion – red, white & blue; 7 Kids College Fund #103 – anything; CASology #140 – pets

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Paper Sweeties July Release Countdown!

Hello sweeties … welcome back to the blog today!  I’m popping in to share another little something {sweet} created for the July *NEW* Product Release at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sneak peek from the teamies — they are one talented bunch of ladies, don’t you agree?!?!

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For today’s project, I began with a base of patterned paper onto which I added a layer of Soft Sky cardstock.  I stamped a sentiment banner using the Rainbows and Roses stamp set and then stamped the rainbow and clouds from this set, colored the rainbow with markers, embossed the clouds with tiny dots and added these elements to the base of the card.

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I stamped the sweet little ladybug from the Home Tweet Home stamp set and then die cut her and the fence using the *new* Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die!  I added the fence and ladybug to the base of the card and then die cut some cute green polka dotted ‘grass’ using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die set!  Last I stamped the adorable little kitty cat using the *new* Sweeties Pets stamp set, colored her with markers and the adhered her to the base of the card using dimensionals.  She looks just like my little gray and white kitty cat, Sydney!

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The little kitty in the scene above was created to look like me own sweet little kitty cat, Sydney … isn’t she a cutie?!?

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Have you played along with the July inspiration challenge yet for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge?  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘CHECK OUT’ our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added 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).

I’ll be back again tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we will be sharing some more adorable projects for the July Release PARTY … come on back for some more FUN inspiration!  See you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Issues – sweet summer; Catered Crop – BFF; Word Art Wednesday #140 – anything; 7 Kids College Fund #103 – anything; colourQ #249 – indigo, coastal cabana, mustard, poppy, white

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Hip, hip, hooray … TSTR #227

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Hi ya’ sweeties!  I’m here today to share a little something I whipped up for the current challenge at The Shabby Tea Room – ‘Summer Fun’!  We’re to make a card/project inspired by the photo using at least three colors from the picture and include ONE OR MORE of these: vellum/acetate, polka dots, ribbon … FUN!

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I created a FUN shaker card using the Balloon Shaped Card file from The Cutting Cafe – this week’s Tea Room sponsor!

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I added pretty sequins and paper punched stars inside the balloon and stamped the sentiment using the ConGRADulations stamp set before I sealed the edges with foam tape.

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I stamped another coordinating sentiment in the lower left corner using the So Sweet of You stamp set and then tied a length of Robin Egg Baker’s Twine onto the base of the balloon.

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I used acetate, ribbon and polka dots + three colors from the photo!  What do you think???

Be sure to visit the Tea Room to check out the amazing creations by the other Shabby Girls, and then I hope you’ll have time to play along with the ‘Summer Fun’ challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize package and Guest Designer spot in the Tea Room!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Issues – sweet summer; Catered Crop – BFF; CASE Study #199 – circles; Word Art Wednesday #140 – anything; 7 Kids College Fund #103 – anything; The Cutting Edge #3 – inspiration photo/colors/dots; Simon Says Stamp – let’s be clear

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Paper Sweeties July Release Sneak Peeks!

Hip, hip, HOORAY!  The day has finally arrived that we can begin sharing a couple of sneak peeks for the Paper Sweeties July *NEW* product release – yay!  This month we will have two *new* stamp sets and one coordinating die set that will help make all of your crafty projects come to life in a snap!  And, the BEST part is, both stamp sets and the die set were created based off of REQUESTS from customers!  We LOVE hearing ideas and requests from our valued customers … and it thrills us to be able to put these fun tools in your crafty hands so you can design treasured keepsakes for your family and friends!

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I began my design with a base of cardstock onto which I layered some pretty patterned paper!  I used the Home Tweet Home stamp set to stamp the bird, birdhouse, pole, flowers and fence and then I die cut all the pieces using the *new* Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die set!   I added some Robin Egg Sequins, Peppermint Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins and Creamsicle Sequins to the patterned paper banners – LOVE!!

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I used the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die set to die cut some green grass strips and then layered them onto the base of the card using dimensionals in between the layers to create depth.  Last I stamped the sentiment using the Home Tweet Home set!

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I just LOVE how this bright and cheery card turned out … what do you think???  EDITED:  Thank you to the girlies at Paper Issues for choosing this card as the WINNER of the ‘Sweet Days of Summer’ challenge!!!

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the July inspiration challenge for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘CHECK OUT’ our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added 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).

I’ll be back again tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we will be sharing some more adorable projects for the upcoming July Release … come on back for some more FUN inspiration!  See you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Issues – sweet summer; Catered Crop – BFF; CASE Study #199 – circles; Word Art Wednesday #140 – anything; PINspiratoinal #115 – nature; colourQ #249 – indigo, mustard, poppy, coastal cabanna, white; 7 Kids College Fund #103 – anything

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