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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #29 – ‘Waiting For Spring’

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 February Inspiration Challenge #28 – ‘Sweetheart': Pam Sparks!

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Pam was inspired by the colors from our February inspiration board … along with the heart shapes … to create this absolutely darling winter-theme card!  It’s not only sweet as can be on the outside, but …

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… equally yummy on the inside too!

  Contact us, Pam, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. 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 board 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 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 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 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 Inspiration #29 – ‘Waiting For Spring’

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …

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I was inspired by the yummy pink, blue and white color palette from the inspiration photo this week along with the beautiful flowers!  I had fun creating a shaker card using lots of yummy sequins from the boutique!

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Stamp supply list:  So Sweet of You, Pretty Posies

Die supply list:  Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list: Robin Egg Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Frosting Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins

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  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl LeaWELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

March Guest Designer:  Donna Baes

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

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’ … next prize at the 2,100 level!

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!

Shop us LIVE March 13th and 14th at The Enchanted Cottage!  Contact the store directly to reserve your spot for the Friday evening card class taught by yours truly — the above card is one of the ones that will be offered in my class!

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And for some more exciting news … Paper Sweeties is partnering with Cupcake Inspirations during the first week of March to help them celebrate their 300th challenge — whoo hooo!

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Please visit their blog to check out the beautiful inspiration boards they are offering this week for us all to get crafty with … here is today’s ‘Sparkle’ board … and Paper Sweeties will be offering a prize on March 5th!

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

Inspired by these challenges too:  Color Throwdown #331 – color palette; JUGS #282 – photo inspiration/polka dots, flowers, white; Fusion – bow ties & other things/colors; 7 Kids College Fund #120 – ATG; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #233 – ATG; City Crafter Challenge Blog #250 – use your scraps/tiny piece of acetate, pieces of patterned paper, snipetts of white cardstock for flowers; The Shabby Tea Room #246 – mason jar love/colors

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Special Friend Blend – Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

PrintHi crafty friends … and coffee lovers near and far!  I love a Saturday when I find myself ‘relatively caught up with my to do list’ and have a little time to get my craft on just for fun!  It doesn’t happen that often, so I treasure these little moments when I can play with pretty little bits and bobs ‘just because’!

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I found the Coffee Lover’s Spring Blog Hop for the very first time yesterday while enjoying some pretty inspiration around town on Instagram and Facebook … where have I been living … apparently under a rock!  This theme is right up my coffee and tea lovin’ alley!  I’m still savoring the last little bits of my favorite holiday peppermint coffee each morning … soooo, yummy!  {click on photos for larger view}

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So, I sat down at my craft desk, pulled out some of my favorite colors of papers and embellishments … and of course a couple of yummy coffee/tea related stamps and dies and got busy!  Aqua and pink is my all-time favorite color combo to use when I make little handmade goodies, so this one came together quick and easy for me … it was so much fun to whip up!

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The sentiment tag can reference the blend of the coffee along with the sweet cupcake – a perfect pairing in my world … or it can reference the blend of some delicious spring mix sequins my sweet friend, Taheerah, sent to me from Pretty Posh Pink this past holiday – mixed with some yummy colors of sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique.  This card takes me to my ultimate happy place … I hope it makes you smile too!

Stamp supply list:  Tea For Two, Sending Sweet Thoughts, Pretty Posies, Hand Stamped by (sentiment on back of card)

Die supply list: Tea For Two Sweet Cuts, Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list: Cookie Dough Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins, Marshmallow Sequins, Robin Egg Baker’s Twine

Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges too:  Color Throwdown #331 – color palette; JUGS #282 – photo inspiration/polka dots, flowers, white; Fussy & Fancy #133 – tic tac toe/lace, ribbon, sentiment; Fusion – bow ties & other things/colors, bow; 7 Kids College Fund #120 – ATG; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; House of Cards – February/love; Tuesday Throwdown #233 – ATG; City Crafter Challenge Blog #250 – use your scraps/tiny piece of acetate, scallop frame from another project, piece of patterned paper, snipett of white cardstock for sentiment; 613 Avenue Create #112 – ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #246 – mason jar love/colors

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Guess what …

I would like to extend a HUGH THANK YOU to all those that took the time to submit their beautiful work for the recent DESIGN TEAM CALL we hosted here at Paper Sweeties!  We received loads of applications from the most amazing and talented designers … it was next to impossible to choose ‘just a couple’ fresh new faces to join the team.  I wish I could have added them all, but maybe we can be treated to some of their work in the future!

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So, onto the exciting news!  Drum roll please … join me in extending a very warm welcome to these FAB-U-LOUS ladies — please leave them a little love and visit their blogs to check out their design styles:

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Cheryl Lea – Ink Up

I was TICKLED to have met Cheryl IN PERSON two weeks ago when I attended the Heirloom Stamp Show in Lawrenceville, GA!  It’s always such a treat for me to meet my stampy friends in real life!  I have been a fan of Chery’s beautiful work for quite a while — she plays along with the challenges at The Shabby Tea Room quite often!

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Kathy Schweinfurth – Stamps at Play

I was so inspired by the absolutely ADORABLE projects Kathy submitted with her application.  I know we are all in for a big treat and will be wowed by Kathy’s designs created using the Paper Sweeties goodies!  Can’t wait!

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Emily Frasier – Pieces by Emily

Emily’s clean and simple yet bright and colorful design style melted my heart!  The SIX projects she submitted with her application were beyond amazing and I cannot wait to see what magic she will work using the Paper Sweeties product line!

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Thanks again to EVERYONE who participated in our call — we appreciate you all so very much!  I hope everyone continues to stay in touch with Paper Sweeties by playing along with our monthly challenges!

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Until next time, happy stamping!

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A Sprinkle of Inspiration and a Dash of Creativity – February 2015!

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Welcome to the Featured Designer Spotlight – February edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of  the talented Tessa Wise (click on photos for larger views)!

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 Tessa created this bright and cheery card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique: Rainbows and Roses, Sweet{heart} Sequins!

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And, to mix things up a bit, Tess used the Showering You With Love and Showering You With Love Sweet Cuts set to create a different look with the same basic card base …

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So sweet, right?!?!?  I adore the watercolor background Tessa used on her card!  Love, love … LOVE!

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I adore how Tessa layered several clouds against the rainbow to give her card some texture and depth … and the mix of Frosting and Peppermint Sequins in the Sweet{heart} combo add such a yummy bit of sparkle to this oh-so-sweet card!  Please visit Tessa’s blog for complete details on this FUN card!

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 February stamps and dies!

*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!

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And don’t forget to link up your projects for the February 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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Hope to see our local NC, SC and VA peeps at the TRUNK SHOW and CLASS Paper Sweeties will be hosting March 13-14 at The Enchanted Cottage in Lewisville, NC!!  Contact the store directly to reserve your spot for the class – limited seating available!

Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs – xoxo

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Feel Better Soon – CC#29

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Hello stampy friends!  Thanks for stopping by today … I have a little something {sweet} to share for the new challenge at The Card Concept — we’re creating ‘Get Well Soon’ cards this time around!

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I never have enough get well cards on hand for when an occasion pops up and I need one, so I loved creating this one to add to my stash and save it for a ‘rainy day’!

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I did lots of layering – including some machine stitching – and added lots of embellishments to create a bright an cheery ‘shabby’ card!  Emma is just too sweet with her nurse outfit and bouquet of flowers!!

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Stamp supply list:  Emma, Feel Better Soon, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow

Die supply list:  Emma Sweet Cuts, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Creamsicle Sequins, Creamsicle Baker’s Twine

Be sure to pop on over to The Card Concept challenge blog to be inspired by the rest of the teamies’ projects this week and then play along with this FUN challenge!

Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp – texture; 613 Avenue Create – ATG; 7 Kids College Fund – ATG w/optional sweet treats; Fusion – orange/teal/brown

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Paper Sweeties February 2015 Release Rewind!

Hi crafty friends!  Well, time flies when you’re having fun — today’s the final day of peeks for this month’s new product release.   I have one additional little something to share created using the *new* floral & spring-theme products that are NOW AVAILABLE to purchase in the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Today the teamies and I are sharing projects created using previously released products in combination with new goodies!  (Click on the photos to see larger views).

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For today’s card, I decided to go with a completely opposite color palette than the previous three day’s of projects — soft and pastel instead of bright and vibrant.

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Stamp supply list: *NEW*  Pretty Posies, You Are Fab, Be Happy

Dies supply list:  *NEW* Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Robin Egg Sequins

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

Annette Witherspoon

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  *special Guest Designer*

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Nancy Penir

And, if you missed any of my previous three days of projects, here’s a recap:

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Play along with the February Inspiration Challenge ‘Sweetheart’ – 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!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

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 level at 2,000!

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

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

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).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****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).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

Thank you for allowing me to share a little bit of what I love to do each month with all of you!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  House of Cards – February/Love; 613 Avenue Create – ATG; Fussy and Fancy – love; 7 Kids College Fund – ATG w/optional sweet treats; Retro Sketches #153 – sketch; Paper Sweeties #28 – sweetheart

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Paper Sweeties February 2015 Release Party!

Hi crafty friends — today’s the day you’ve all been waiting for — our BIG RELEASE PARTY is underway!  Let’s meet the newest kids on the block at Paper Sweeties:

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Pretty Posies

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Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts

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Garden Time

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I’m tickled to be sharing some MORE crafty projects created using the *new* floral & spring-theme products that are NOW AVAILABLE to purchase in the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Click on the photos to see larger views).

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I had a blast making this bright and cheery card with minimal stamping … 95% of the card is created using die cut shapes cut from pretty patterned papers and then paper pieced to the base of the card!  I stamped the little tag and tied it onto the pot using a snipett of baker’s twine … what do you think??

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Stamp supply list:  Little Wishes

Dies supply list:  *NEW* Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts, Garden Time Sweet Cuts, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Raspberry Sequins, Blueberry Baker’s Twine

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

Play along with the February Inspiration Challenge ‘Sweetheart’ – 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!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

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 level at 2,000!

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

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

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).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****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).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

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Paper Sweeties is attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show in Columbia, SC this weekend — we are always to tickled to meet and greet our fans and customers LIVE at stamp and paper craft events!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow to share one more little something for this month’s new product release … see you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #111 – buttons/bows; House of Cards – February/Love; 613 Avenue Create – ATG; Fussy and Fancy – love; 7 Kids College Fund – ATG w/optional sweet treats; Paper Sweeties #28 – sweetheart

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Paper Sweeties February 2015 Release Countdown!

Hi crafty friends — HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  So happy you stopped by the blog today — I’m excited  to be sharing some MORE crafty projects created using the *new* floral & spring-theme products that will be available to purchase in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th!  (Click on the photos to see larger views).

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This card was so much fun to create and came together quickly using the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies with the stamps – LOVE!!  Thank you to my stampy friend, Maria, for sending me the sweetest package of resin conversation hearts — they were perfect for today’s little card!

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Stamp supply list:  *NEW* Pretty Posies, *NEW* Garden Time

Dies supply list:  *NEW* Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts, Garden Time Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Cotton Candy Sequins

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

Play along with the February Inspiration Challenge ‘Sweetheart’ – 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!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

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 level at 2,000!

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

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

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).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****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).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

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Paper Sweeties is attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show in Columbia, SC this weekend — we are always to tickled to meet and greet our fans and customers LIVE at stamp and paper craft events!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow to share another little something special for the *BIG* February *NEW* product RELEASE PARTY … see you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  House of Cards – February/Love; Fussy and Fancy – love; 7 Kids College Fund – ATG w/optional sweet treats; Retro Sketches #153 – sketch; Paper Sweeties #28 – sweetheart

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Paper Sweeties February 2015 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello sweeties!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today — I’m excited  to be sharing some crafty projects over the next four days made using the *new* floral & spring-theme products that will be available to purchase in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th!  (Click on the photos to see larger views).

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I {heart} stamps that have coordinating dies … it makes crafting so quick and easy!  ALL the images on this card were stamped and then die cut using the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies … flowers, leaves, stems, pot, flower stake!  I love the endless possibilities you can create by mixing and matching all the little interchangeable flower pieces and accessories — so much fun to play with!

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Who doesn’t love some pink, glitter and polka dots … add a pop of lime green and you have a spring-y combo that will bring a smile to the face of the person you send this card to!

Stamp supply list:  *NEW* Pretty Posies, *NEW* Garden Time

Dies supply list:  *NEW* Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts, Garden Time Sweet Cuts

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

Play along with the February Inspiration Challenge ‘Sweetheart’ – 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!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

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 level at 2,000!

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

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

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).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****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).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

SSAT

Paper Sweeties is attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show in Columbia, SC this weekend — we are always to tickled to meet and greet our fans and customers LIVE at stamp and paper craft events!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow to share another little something special for the February *NEW* product release … see you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  House of Cards – February/Love; Fussy and Fancy – love; 7 Kids College Fund – ATG w/optional sweet treats;

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Hugs and Kisses – CC#28

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Hello bloggy friends!  I hope you’re having a lovely week so far!  I’m popping in to share a little something that I recently created for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!

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I attended the Heirloom Stamp Show in Lawrenceville, GA with Paper Sweeties over the weekend and one of my crafty friends came along to help me at the show!  I made this sweet little shabby gift box to accompany a necklace I gave her to say ‘thank you’ for all the help at the show!

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Stamp supply list:  Fancy Monograms

Dies supply list:  Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Frosting Sequins, Watermelon Seam Binding, Frosting Seam Binding

I hope this inspires you to create something sweet today!  Please visit The Card Concept challenge blog to see the rest of the teamies projects — so much eye candy to be treated to!!

And, did you see this DESIGN TEAM CALL at Paper Sweeties??!!??

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Hugs – xoxox

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Inspired by these challenges: Paper Sweeties February Inspiration Challenge #28 – sweetheart;  Simon Says Stamp – all things bright and beautiful; Kraft Journal #209 – Valentine’s Day; Paper Issues – perfect pairing (2 hearts, 2 trinket pins, 2 angel wings, 2 sequins, 2 colors of seam binding in bow); {Pin}spirational #133 – love; Top Tip Tuesday – favorite color combo (pink & kraft/neutral); City Crafter Challenge Blog #247 – roses & lace; House of Cards 2/1 – Love; The Shabby Tea Room #245 – I {heart} You; 613 Ave Create #109 – ATG; JUGS #278 – sentiment/focal; Fussy & Fancy #131 – things with wings; Fusion – heartful; 7 Kids College Fund #118 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #28 – ‘Sweetheart’

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 January Inspiration Challenge #27 – ‘Winter Wishes': Donna K!

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Donna used the Sophie and Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets to create this {sweet} card — LOVE!!  Contact me Donna to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. 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 board 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 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 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 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 Inspiration #28 – ‘Sweetheart’

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …

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I was inspired by the yummy color palette from the inspiration photo this week along with the delicious sweet treat theme!

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Stamps materials list: Party Time, Sending Sweet Thoughts, Be Happy

Dies materials list: Party Time Sweet Cuts, Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Be Happy Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list: Robin Egg Sequins

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

Annette Witherspoon

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

February Guest Designer: Sierra Winters

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Breaking news … the first ever Paper Sweeties Design Team Call begins TODAY!  Visit this post to see how you can submit your work for a chance to join our creative team!

Inspired by these challenges:  Cupcake Inspirations #296 – photo/colors;  House of Cards 2/1 – Love; 613 Ave Create #109 – ATG; JUGS #278 – sentiment/focal; Fusion – heartful; 7 Kids College Fund #118 – ATG

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Calling all DESIGNERS …

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Paper Sweeties is hosting the *FIRST EVER* DESIGN TEAM CALL!  We’re looking for designers that love to work with stamps, dies and fun embellishments!  If you enjoy creating handmade from the heart treasures out of paper and glue, then this call is for YOU!  We are searching for TWO talented designers to join our creative team!!

Here are the details of the call – feel free to contact us if you have any questions before you apply.  GOOD LUCK … we cannot wait to see your beautiful creations!

WHAT:

* We are looking for designers that enjoy to create and share their creativity on their blogs and social media sites such as Pinterest, Facebook, Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers.  You MUST be an active blogger with a good following and willing to share your work as much as possible to help promote our products!

* This term will run for one year with option to stay on longer!  Term begins March 1, 2015.

* You must be able to take bright and professional quality photos to showcase our products!

* You will be required to create a minimum of five projects each month using our products!  From time to time you may be invited to join in designer blog hops with other companies.

* This is a company design position, so we are searching for individuals who possess these qualities: fun and friendly personality, can do attitude, professionalism, team spirit, creativity and ability to think outside of the box, attention to detail, responsible, dependable, ability to work with set schedule and produce projects on time each month!

* You will receive all the new stamps and dies produced each month to use in your designs.  From time to time you will receive complimentary embellishments.  You will be eligible to purchase anything additional from the Paper Sweeties boutique at a 50% discount during the lifetime of your design tenure!

* This call is open to designers living in the United States and Canada.  Call ends 2/21/15 at 11:59 pm EST.

HOW:

* Please create a project that best showcases your design style so we can get a good feel for you and your creativity!  We are looking for all design styles, so show us what you got!

* You may enter as many times as you wish.  Please submit a new application for each project you are interested in sharing!

* Please be sure to take bright, professional quality photos against clean backgrounds so your beautiful work shines through without distractions!

* You do not have to use Paper Sweeties stamps, dies or embellishments on your application project, but if you do that is certainly a bonus for us to be able to see how you would use our goodies when designing!  If you are new to Paper Sweeties and would like to give our products a try specifically for this call, please feel free to use this coupon code to purchase something that catches your eye at a 10% discount:  DTCALL (coupon expires 2/16/15 and cannot be combined with other discounts or used on sale items).  You can also visit our Try Us For Free section to select a complimentary image for your design!

* When applying, please put ‘DT Call’ in the subject line and include your full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, blog address, a short introduction about yourself and your design history along with photos of your project!  Send applications to debbie at paper sweeties dot com.  Applications accepted 2/1 through 2/21/15.

* Help us spread the word about this call … share us with your crafty friends!

THANK YOU … we cannot wait to see what you will create!

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