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

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!


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 …


… 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’


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


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!


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


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

Annette Witherspoon


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

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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!


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!

300th Challenge Celebration Badge

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!

March 1 CIC300 Sparkle

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; Uniko Studio #18 – birthday


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  • Larissa Heskett
    Posted at 04:32h, 01 March Reply

    YEAH!! CONGRATS Pam!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! =) LOVING your Shaker Debbie!! What a BEAUTIFUL Design and I’m just LOVING those Flower Sequins!! YUMMY!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  • Tracey K
    Posted at 06:26h, 01 March Reply

    Absolutely loving all the sparkle Debbie…….such a gorgeous card, pretty colours too!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 07:38h, 01 March Reply

    What a gorgeous shaker card! Those sequin colors are beautiful together! Pretty! Pretty!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 08:13h, 01 March Reply

    Sooooooooooo beautiful! LOVING that heart and the blooms!!!!

  • Jinny Newlin
    Posted at 09:51h, 01 March Reply

    Super sweet, Debbie! Love all that pastel, sparkle goodness and those darling, polka dot leaves!

  • Nina
    Posted at 11:25h, 01 March Reply

    Hi Debbie! Loving your adorable shaker card! Those colors are so fab and I adore those Pretty Posies! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration! We’re so glad that Paper Sweeties could be a part of the celebration 🙂

  • Maria
    Posted at 11:50h, 01 March Reply

    Woohoo…what a gorgeous shaker card, Debbie! Love all the sparkle and shine with the pretty sequins! Lovely flowers, too!

  • Jill Norwood
    Posted at 12:09h, 01 March Reply

    Congratulations to Pam! Such a sweet snowman card! And Debbie I love your shaker card! So pretty with those sweet flowers!

  • Kathy Schweinfurth
    Posted at 21:13h, 01 March Reply

    Debbie, LOVE your beautiful shaker card!!

  • Eva Ng
    Posted at 21:31h, 01 March Reply

    Sweet shaker card, Debbie. I had to admit that it is been long time that I did not done any shaker card. My last shaker card was about 2 years back.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge. – Eva –

  • S
    Posted at 22:06h, 01 March Reply

    Love all the sequins and color in your shaker card! Thank you for joining us at our 300th Challenge week over at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Sandy, DT Sweetie

  • Indy
    Posted at 22:10h, 01 March Reply

    Oh this shaker card is so, so pretty and fun! Love those sequins! Thank you so much for joining us for our 300th challenge! I hope you will join our other upcoming celebration challenges!
    Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 00:36h, 02 March Reply

    Oooo, I love those sparkly sequins in the shaker! And the white flowers are such pretty accents.

  • Donna K
    Posted at 10:37h, 02 March Reply

    Beautiful shaker card, Debbie! You honestly do have the sparklliest sequins around! Love this pretty pink and blue creation. And…congratulations to Pam! Her card is just adorable!!

  • Colleen Holmes
    Posted at 15:49h, 02 March Reply

    Adorable snowman card! Very nice coloring and designing – I really love the embossed snowflakes on the inside! Thank you for joining us at! Good luck and hope to see you at the next challenge.

  • Nance Salkeld
    Posted at 22:10h, 02 March Reply

    Debbie, Love your shaker card! So pretty and fun! I adore that flower stamp set! Thank you so much for sponsoring the #300th Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Looking forward to the card class tomorrow too! Hugs!

  • sandi
    Posted at 22:52h, 02 March Reply

    Love all the bling you added!
    Thanks for joining us this week at

  • Joan Ervin
    Posted at 01:00h, 03 March Reply

    All three cards are sooo cute but the shaker card stole my heart…absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!

  • Christine Dring
    Posted at 15:49h, 03 March Reply

    What a pretty shaker card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  • Mynnette
    Posted at 17:15h, 03 March Reply

    Debbie, this is SO sweet! I just adore the beautiful colors and all those yummy sequins! Sorry I’m late to the party! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • Mandy
    Posted at 19:10h, 03 March Reply

    Gorgeous cards Debbie! I love the shaker card it’s so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  • KaronH
    Posted at 12:52h, 04 March Reply

    Thanks for the challenge and inspiration.

  • Julia Aston
    Posted at 14:57h, 04 March Reply

    What a lovely sparkly shaker card! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 15:18h, 04 March Reply

    Gorgeous, girlie and fun
    thanks for playing along at Uniko Studio

  • Nicki S
    Posted at 17:01h, 05 March Reply

    WOW, very pretty shaker card! The recipient will ADORE it! Thanks so much for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge this month!

  • Susan Kennedy
    Posted at 18:27h, 15 March Reply

    That shaker is so fantastic!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    – Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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