Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 – ‘Pretty Pumpkins’

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 – ‘Pretty Pumpkins’

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 August Inspiration #22 Challenge:  Nance Salkeld!


Nance used the Party Time and Hello Friend stamp sets along with the Party Time Sweet Cuts and Hello Friend Sweet Cuts dies on this oh-so pretty birthday card!  Contact me, Nance, 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 September Inspiration #23 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 September Inspiration #23 – ‘Pretty Pumpkins’:


HOW will YOU be inspired this month??


I had so much FUN creating this adorable fall scene with little Miss Emma and her sweet wagon full of ‘pretty pumpkins’!


Stamps materials list:  Emma, The Splendor of Autumn, Give Thanks, Sweeties Wagon, Stand Add-on: sentiments, Stand Add-on: harvest timeWagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Thanks Snow Much,

Dies materials list:  Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts


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

Amber Kroening

Annette Allen

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeanne Jachna

Kerin Sylvester

Tammy Hobbs

September Guest Designer:  Jill Norwood


AND … here are the lucky winners of the fabulous prizes donated by our wonderful birthday celebration sponsors:

Paper Sweeties = $100 gift certificate:  Jill Norwood

Sponsor Graphic

Kraft Outlet = $25 prize package:  Tracey K.

The Kraft Outlet

Creations by AR = $20 gift certificate: Paper Talk With Samra

Creations by AR

The Cutting Cafe = 3 files:  Calypso

The Cutting Cafe

Winners, please contact me to claim your prizes!

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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!


Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Issues – tell me dies; Simon Says Stamp – anything; Catered Crop – new again (satin flower); The Cutting Edge #9 – inspiration card (I took inspiration from the pink flowers and sentiment)


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  • Annette
    Posted at 00:10h, 01 September Reply

    wow both of these are so fabulous and congrats to last months winners.. yay

  • Jill Norwood
    Posted at 03:06h, 01 September Reply

    Wonderful card Debbie! Love the scene you created!!!! I am so excited to be guest designing this month….and then I came to see the post and saw that I won the $100.00 gift certificate and my jaw dropped! What a truly wonderful surprise that was!!!! I cannot wait to get some more of your lovely goodies especially with holiday stamps coming out soon! I am thrilled! Big Hugs!!! 🙂 Jill

  • D~DesignsByDragonfly
    Posted at 22:18h, 01 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing your SWEET card.
    Congrats to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your goodies!
    Crafty hugs,

  • Lisa
    Posted at 23:02h, 01 September Reply

    Debbie this is adorable, what a sweet scene!!

  • Lin
    Posted at 07:56h, 03 September Reply

    Debbie, this is really sweet! – pastel pumpkins! What a fun card – thanks for sharing it with us

  • Mynn xx
    Posted at 16:07h, 03 September Reply

    This is totally darling, Debbie! LOVE the sweet little finishing touches! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • Amy Kolling
    Posted at 23:58h, 09 September Reply

    Debbie, this is darling! I love the sweet touches you added to this! Thanks so much for playing along with the Cutting Edge Challenge!

  • LiSA A.
    Posted at 12:48h, 11 September Reply

    What a cute card, Debbie…your little girl and all the pink, too sweet:)!! So wonderful to have you be a part of the challenge this week at The Cutting Edge:)!!

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