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A Sprinkle of Inspiration and a Dash of Creativity – April 2014

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Welcome to the Designer Spotlight – April edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of  Paper Sweeties Designer, Tammy Hobbs!

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Tammy created this oh-so-sweet school themed card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique: Emma and So Proud of You!

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Oh my!  Tammy has stolen my heart with this pastel charmer created using Emma, Some Bunny Loves You, Tuti-Fruiti Sequins and Bubblegum Seam Binding!   Please visit Tammy‘s blog to view additional photos and a complete materials list for these adorable cards!

*BONUS*  a few of our stamp sets (including the Some Bunny Loves You set featured above) 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 April stamps and dies!

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

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Fashionista …

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I’m popping in quickly today to share a little something FUN!  I recently got a part-time job at White House Black Market (OMG – my FAVORITE clothing shop in the whole entire world!) and just ‘had to’ decorate my cubby in the back room with something paper crafted and pretty!  I used the Fancy Monograms stamp set to stamp the alphas and then die cut them out quickly using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts set!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges: Word Art Wednesday #218 – anything goes;  House of Cards April #2 – elegant + sketch (turned on side – butterfly box for name and long rectangle for dress form); Fussy and Fancy #112 – pearls & lace

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Spring is Here – TSTR #215

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We have a GORGEOUS inspiration photo for you at The Shabby Tea Room this week and are asking for projects using ONLY PASTELS + FLOWERS AND POLKA DOTS!  Super fun!!!

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The Tea Room challenge is sponsored by Creations By AR this week and I got to get crafty with the Birdhouse Topiary file — LOVE!

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I stamped the frame image using Paper SweetiesBeautiful stamp set and then added the sentiment using the Spring is Here stamp set.  I die cut the frame using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts set and then added some beautiful iridescent Robin Egg Sequins!

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Please be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room to check out the lovely inspiration projects created by the rest of the Shabby Girls this week … and then I hope you’ll have time to play along for a chance to win an awesome prize package from Creations by AR!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Inspired by these challenges:  Fusion – colors from inspo pic + flowers; Word Art Wednesday #218 – anything goes; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #18 – colors, flowers; Tuesday Throwdown – shabby chic; Paper Issues – pitch perfect; House of Cards April #2 – elegant + sketch (turned on side – butterfly box for house and long rectangle for pole); Pile it On #16 – no DP

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Happy Easter!

Hello Sweeties and HAPPY EASTER to everyone!

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I’m popping in today to share a sweet little card I made this month with the two card class groups that I teach!  I stamped the tag using the Little Wishes and Happy Everything stamp sets and then die cue the heart shape using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set!  The ‘JOY’ was stamped using the Fancy Monograms stamp set and then die cut using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set again!  Miss Bunny’s eye is a Grape Sequin and the tag was tied onto the grape twill bow using Grape Baker’s Twine!

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This can easily be changed to move past the Easter holiday by changing the word ‘Easter’ to ‘Spring’ using the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set!

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And I’m sharing the yellow bunny’s sister here in PINK!  You can view my original post HERE!

Enjoy your day!  Hugs – xoxox

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Inspired by these challenges:  PINspirational #103 - photo inspiration w/bunny;  Fusion – colors from inspo pic; Word Art Wednesday #218 – anything goes; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #18 – colors, flowers; Ribbon Girl April Color Challenge – yellow; Cupcake Inspirations #257 – bunnies; Fussy and Fancy #112 – pearls & lace; CASE Study #187 – inspired by hearts; Simon Says Stamp – animals; Tuesday Throwdown – shabby chic

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Friday Featured Fan

Hello sweeties!!  I’m popping in today to share about today’s:

Friday Featured Fan

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Each week I will be perusing the internet looking for projects created by all of YOU using anything from the Paper Sweeties shop!  Feel free to send me a link and/or picture of your projects too, so I don’t miss a single peek-a-boo at any crafty goodness you create!  On Fridays I’ll pop by here and showcase one designer’s project that caught my eye!  Fun, right??!!

So, without further ado, please take a peek at this lovely card designed by Lori Ulrich using the Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes stamp set along with the Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts die …

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… oh my shabby goodness!  This card is about one of the sweetest cards I’ve ever seen and has stolen my heart!  I adore the color palette, pretty patterned papers, delicious seam binding bow and lovely blooms … and how adorable are the eggs with pearls and that cute little chickie!  Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us … please feel free to grab the ‘Friday Featured Fan’ badge to display on your blog, Lori!

Who will be next week’s Friday Featured Fan … maybe you?  Send me links to your projects … I cannot wait to see what you’ll create this week!

And … don’t forget to play along with the April Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge for your chance to win some goodness from the shop!  The project you submit may be spotted and showcased here!

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Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs!

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Showering You With Love – CC #8

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Hello crafty friends!  I’m so happy you stopped by for some inspiration today!  I’m tickled to share a little something I made for this week’s ‘Use an Umbrella’ challenge at The Card Concept!

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Lots of shabby layers of pretty patterned papers, vintage lace trim, satin blooms and a couple of glittered hearts and raindrops included on this sweet springtime card!

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Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts die, Happy Fall Ya’ll,  Rainbows and Roses and Spring is Here.  I stamped the clouds, clothes and puddle directly onto patterned papers and paper pieced them onto my card!  Miss Abigail loves tip-toeing through the puddles and glittered raindrops on a warm spring day!

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Please be sure to visit The Card Concept challenge blog to be inspired by the rest of the teamies lovely projects today … and then I hope you’ll have time to play along with our ‘Umbrella’ challenge this week!

Thank you for popping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Inspired by these challenges:  PINspirational #103 - photo inspiration w/little girl;  Fusion – colors from inspo pic; Word Art Wednesday #218 – anything goes; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #18 – colors, flowers;  Top Tip Tuesday – paper piecing

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Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind!

Hello my crafty friends!  It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of project shares for the April *new* products release here at Paper Sweeties … time sure does fly when you’re having fun!   The design teamies and I are sharing projects today created using previously released products along with some new things to show you how you can combine older goodies with new stuff to create FUN little cards, scrapbook pages, gifts and more!

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I stamped the beautiful bride & groom image from the Wedding Day stamp set and layered that onto a die cut pink scalloped rectangle.  I adhered a bouquet of satin flowers in the bride’s hands!

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I created a pretty nosegay of flowers in the upper left corner of the card and then added a heart shaped tag die cut using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set and then stamped the sentiment using the Live Love Laugh stamp set.  I attached the tag to the floral nosegay using a piece of Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine.  Next I created a sentiment banner for the bottom of the card using the Happy Everything stamp set … and then added gorgeous flower-shaped Frosting Sequins on the bottom of the bride’s dress!  To finish my card, I added a snipett of pretty lace trim from The Ribbon Reel.

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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

Lisa Elton

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Nancy Penir

Tammy Hobbs

And here is a RECAP of my projects for this month’s release:

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April 13th post

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April 14th post

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April 15th post

Play along with the April 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 — check out all the details on how you can earn free stamps when you order goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Thank you SO MUCH for allowing me to share the projects I created for this month’s *new* product release with you!  Plans are underway for the May release now … but until then, happy crafting with all of your Paper Sweeties goodies!  Share your projects with us for this month’s inspiration challenge an on our customer galleries – you’ll find links to all on the sidebar of this blog.

Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Fusion – colors from inspo pic; Word Art Wednesday #218 – anything goes; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #18 – colors, flowers;  Tuesday Throwdown – shabby chic

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Paper Sweeties April Release Party!

YAY … it’s here!  The day you’ve all been patiently waiting for … today all the *new* products for April are NOW AVAILABLE in the Paper Sweeties boutique!  We have two new stamp sets and one new die set!  Let’s meet the newest additions to the Paper Sweeties line up:

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Happy Everything

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ConGRADulations!

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Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts

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April 2014 Release BUNDLE!

I’m super excited about this month’s new products release … and I especially LOVE the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die!!  I hope you fall in love with these new goodies as much as I am!  I find myself using the Beautiful and Little Wishes stamp sets a LOT, so having coordinating dies for them now is so PERFECT!!!  Let’s get to peeking at my project for today:

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I began by stamping an image from the Borders stamp set at the top of my cardstock base and the added a couple of pretty patterned papers in stripes and polka dots – YUM!  I die cut five tiny hearts using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die and popped them up using dimensionals before adding to my card.  I stamped the polka dot frame and ‘Celebrate’ sentiment using the Beautiful stamp set and then die cut is using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die!

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I stamped a sweet little banner sentiment using the Happy Everything stamp set and adhered it to a trinket pin.  The bunny is a shrinky dink image that I shrunk down using my heat gun … so FUN!  I finished my card by adding a strip of pink & white gingham washi tape, Raspberry Baker’s Twine and three sweet Raspberry Sequins!

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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

Lisa Elton

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Nancy Penir

Play along with the April 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 — check out all the details on how you can earn free stamps when you order goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!

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

Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Catered Crop – think green; Seize the Sketch #18 – sketch; PINspirational #103 - photo inspiration w/bunny; House of Cards April 1 – cute/fun & sketch; CASE Study #186 – inspo pic; The Shabby Tea Room #214 – polka dots and/or stripes; Fusion – colors from inspo pic; Word Art Wednesday #217 – anything goes

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Paper Sweeties April Release Countdown!

Hello crafty friends!  Did you enjoy the Designer’s Blog Hop yesterday for day #1 of the April *new* products release here at Paper Sweeties?  I think the Design Team girls wowed us with their fab-u-lous projects … what do you think??!!

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For today’s project, I dressed Emma in a cap and gown outfit  from the *new* ConGRADulations! stamp set … now she’s ready for her graduation!  I made this card for my son’s girlfriend who will be graduating from the teaching program at Campbell University next month – their colors are orange and black!  Creating and dressing little Miss Emma was made quick and easy peesy when using the Emma Sweet Cuts die!

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I colored the cap & gown images using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, and then I added a Creamsicle Sequin to the middle of the cap to hold the tassle.  I stamped two of the sentiments from this cute set onto a frame I cut using the *new* Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set and added a border image from the Live Love Laugh set!

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I created a sentiment ‘frame’ using sentiments from the So Proud of You stamp set and then finished things off by adding a length of Licorice Baker’s Twine, a sweet jingle bell and a teeny tiny bouquet of roses for the graduate!

For more FUN 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

Lisa Elton

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Nancy Penir

Play along with the April 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 — check out all the details on how you can earn free stamps when you order goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!

TOMORROW’S THE DAY … I’ll be back here tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we will be sharing some more adorable projects for the April 2014 *new* Product Release!   You won’t want to miss a single second of the fun and inspiration … see you SOON!

Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by this challenge: Word Art Wednesday #127 – anything goes

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Sweet Friend – TSTR #214

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Hello friends!  Welcome to The Shabby Tea Room #214 – ‘Easter Sweetness’.  This week we are asked to create something using polka dots and/or stripes.

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The Tea Room sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe and I got to design with the totally adorable Bunny Shaped Card file!  I added an overlay of pink polka dotted pattern paper and then embellished the bunny with paper blooms, flourishes, an aqua tulle bow and a pearl eye!  I stamped a tag and added a sentiment using the Little Wishes stamp set and then die cut it using the heart-shaped die from the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts set (releasing at Paper Sweeties on the 15th).  I tied the tag onto the tulle bow using a length of Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine.

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Be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room to check out the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the Shabby Girls and then I hope you’ll have time to play along with this week’s ‘Easter Sweetness’ challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize package from The Cutting Cafe!

Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Pile it On #15 – mesh or tulle; Fusion – photo inspiration; Word Art Wednesday #127 – anything goes;  Paper Sweeties #18 – florals

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Paper Sweeties April Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello my crafty friends!   Thanks for stopping by today!  We are kicking off the April *new* product release festivities today with some inspiration from the design teamies using all of the yummy goodies that will be available in the boutique on the 15th.  Until then, let’s share some sneak peeks of what goodness is to come …

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I created this fun and spring-inspired birthday card for someone special who will be celebrating her birthday this month!  I used the *new* Happy Everything stamp set — such a versatile set — perfect for every special occasion all year long!  I added a fun Blueberry Straw as the stem on the pretty bloom!

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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

Lisa Elton

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Nancy Penir

Play along with the April 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 — check out all the details on how you can earn free stamps when you order goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!

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!

We’ve added loads of *NEW* products to the shop recently … please visit our What’s New page to check out our {sweet} paper straws, iridescent sequins and yummy baker’s twine which compliment all the colors of our delicious seam binding  and Springtime Collection KIT!

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

Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these current challenges:  Word Art Wednesday #127 – anything goes;  Paper Sweeties #18 – florals & straw;  Color Throwdown #287 – yellow, blue, green; Catered Crop – think green

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Peeps – TKJ Weekly Spotlight!

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Hello crafty ‘peeps’!  Today I am spotlighting some of the awesome packaging options carried at The Kraft Outlet Shop!  I began by wrapping a piece of Blue with White Polka Dot Washi Tape around the bottom of a 3x3x2 Kraft Box.  Next I added a piece of paper doilie and onto that I layered a pretty paper bloom and leaves that I hand cut from a Library Card.

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Next, I stamped a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag #2 with a sentiment from the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set from Paper Sweeties and then added a couple of Grape Sequins.  I tied the tag onto the box using a snipett of Pastel Hemp Cording.  To finish off the top of this Easter gift box, I added a sweet, fluffy pink ‘peep’!

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 I slipped some goodies inside a Mini Graph Paper Merchandise Bag and then punched a scalloped circle topper using more Library Card paper.  I secured the bag closed with some more Pastel Hemp Cording and then added a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag onto which I stamped another sentiment from the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow set and finished this sweet Easter gift off with a couple more Grape Sequins and a pretty Tiny Colored Wooden Clothespin.  I slipped the tiny goodie bag inside the Kraft box and my sweet gift was complete!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

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Inspired by these current challenges: Really Reasonable Ribbons #92 – flowers or buttons with ribbon; House of Cards April #1 – cute/fun w/sketch; Pile it On #14 – feminine;  Word Art Wednesday #127 – anything goes;  Paper Sweeties #18 – florals, colors, treats;  Paper Issues – Pocket Full of Sunshine; Simon Says – Happy Easter/Sweet Treats; PINspirational #102 – photo inspiration (peeps)

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