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Pretty in PINK with The Card Concept!

 In my world, of course pumpkins are PINK!!!

I have some exciting news ... our very own Paper Sweeties Creative Designer, Mackie Robertson, invited me to join her today for The Card Concept's 100th challenge!  I used to be on the Design Team for TCC a while back, so this challenge is very near and dear to my heart ... and I'm completely SMITTEN with the inspiration photo this week too!

Emma is so sweet in the pretty in pink pumpkin patch!!!  Recreate using these products:

I hope you'll hop on over to The Card Concept to check out all the amazing projects shared by the design teamies and their guests this week ... and then play along with this gorgeous inspiration photo!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | October 2019 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the October 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's rewind project, I am sharing my October month at a glance calendar page that I created using some of our *new* stamp sets along with some previously released sets ... you can find the links to the products in the gallery below  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

I just love this cute little ghostie!

A busy month filled with B&B guest visits, girls' night, Bailey's grooming, a crop, 3 classes, a stamp show in TN and our first Halloween in our new home!!!

Locals tell us to 'be prepared' for TONS of little trick or treat visitors!

And I'm looking forward to hosting our October Day Crop & Card Class on the 27th at the B&B!!!  Patterned papers used on this calendar are from Doodlebug - COMING SOON to the Paper Sweeties shop!

Recreate using these goodies from our shop:

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Larissa Heskett

Lisa Bzibziak

---> Lisa Golzbein <--- WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Mackie Robertson

Nancy Salkeld

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on our property at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again soon for more inspiration!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | October 2018 Release Party!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #2 of the October 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties - our BIG RELEASE PARTY DAY!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

Before we get to peekin' today, let's meet the newest kids on the block:

Happy Fall Y'all

I'm Nuts About You

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For today's release party project, I am sharing a layout I created of our entire little family  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

I used a selection of our previously released, adorable doll and outfit stamp sets along with both of our new sets - AVAILABLE TODAY!  I am so in love with this sweet scrapbook page!!!

Truly a family heirloom marking this moment in time!  It's not that often that all six of us are together in the same state and same place at the same time!!!

Recreate using these products:

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Larissa Heskett

Lisa Bzibziak

---> Lisa Golzbein <--- WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Mackie Robertson

Nancy Salkeld

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on our property at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for more inspiration from the team!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | October 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #1 of the October 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired on the 1st by the projects the Planner Design Teamies and I shared using our fun planner stamps!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's sneak peek projects, I am sharing a layout I created using some of the new goodies which will be live in the boutique TOMORROW  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

Took a break from the renovations at our B&B last January to grab lunch with our kiddos in Pinehurst!  I remember it being an exceptionally nice day in January (no jackets needed) ... and just a few days after we had a snow event in our area - which doesn't happen that often in the south!!  I used our *NEW* I'm nuts about you and Happy fall y'all stamp sets to dress Jake & Emma ... and Abigail is dressed using our ever popular Tackle life one cup at a time (all product links below)!

How adorable are these sweet kiddos dressed in their new outfits???

Recreate using these products:

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects ... AND, we have some very exciting NEWS -- please help me warmly welcome Lisa Golzbein to the Creative Design Team here at Paper Sweeties:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on our property at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: October 2018!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends -- today's the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

 You can use our versatile planner stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations, layouts, place cards, save the dates -- anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let's get to peeking at my July calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

I love, love, LOVE my 2018 MAMBI Create 365 Happy Life planner!  The pages are removable which makes it very easy to stamp and embellish -- especially as the year progresses and the calendar gets filled up with lots of bumpy goodies!

This ... was ... SO ... MUCH ... FUN ... to ... do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages - so colorful and fun to look at again ... and again ... and again!  I keep my planner open on my work space so I can peek at it throughout the day ... and it makes me smile each and every time I walk by it!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers!  (CLICK on the photos for close up pics!)

I stamped all the special days throughout the month using a variety of the oh-so-FUN planner stamps available at Paper Sweeties!

  I stamped 'blog post' dates along with my special events, shows, B&B bookings, appointments, birthdays, etc. for this month!  I'm also sneaking a peek at a sentiment included in one of the *NEW* stamps sets that we will be releasing in our shop this month on the 15th ... can you guess which one it is?

I added adorable mixy-matchy Doodlebug patterned papers throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!  And, how ADORABLE is that Miss Abigail dressed in her Halloween costume?!?  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

The October Day Crop at our Bed and Breakfast, The Carriage House B&B, will be held on the 27th this month!  If you live within driving distance and want to attend, contact me for details!

I'm addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties' amazing planner stamps!  Recreate these planner pages using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties shop:

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Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies' projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties  <-- you are here!

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Maria Patrick

--->   Taylor Golzbein  <---

And we have some very EXCITING NEWS ... please help me welcome the very talented Taylor Golzbein to our Planner Team!  Besides being an inspiration to help spark your planning creativity, Taylor has also  agreed to become our Social Media Director, so she will be taking charge of all things social - including some very exciting changes coming this month and beyond.  Be sure to follow us on all the social media platforms that you participate in to keep up to date with new product releases, sales, contests ... and MORE!  To kick off October, we announced a special contest and giveaway over in our Instagram and Facebook account ... head on over, follow us and play along for a chance to WIN BIG!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with everything new at Paper Sweeties and to receive subscriber only coupons, discounts and specials!  Sign up on sidebar --->

Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | September 2018 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the September 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's rewind project, I am sharing a few planner pages I created using our *NEW* I'm so proud of you and Planner Series: Business Basics stamp sets along with some previously released sets ... you can find the links to the products in the gallery below  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

It's not only my 32nd wedding anniversary this month, but my son and daughter-in-law's 1st anniversary  too!

A busy month filled with family visits, special anniversaries, a crop, a class, a trunk show and a stamp show!!!

Abigail looks so cute in her new outfit!

And I'm looking forward to hosting our September Day Crop & Card Class on the 15th at the B&B!!!

Recreate using these goodies from our shop:

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld

**********

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on our property at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again soon for more inspiration!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | September 2018 New Products Release Party!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #2 of the September 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties - our BIG RELEASE PARTY DAY!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

Before we get to peekin' today, let's meet the newest kids on the block:

I'm so proud of you

Planner Series: Business Basics

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For today's release party project, I am sharing a card I created for my son and daughter-in-law's recent one  year anniversary using our *NEW* I'm so proud of you stamp set for Abigail's outfit ... and a SNEAK PEEK of a new set coming in October for Jake - stay tuned!!  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

I used our Planner Series: Wedding stamp set to personalize the heart banner!

Recreate using these products:

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And a second card to share using some of the same goodies - this time with Miss Madison!

So sweet in her NEW outfit!!

Recreate using these products:

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld

**********

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on our property at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for more inspiration from the team!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | September 2018 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #1 of the September 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired on the 1st by the projects the Planner Design Teamies and I shared using our fun planner stamps!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's sneak peek projects, I am sharing a couple quick and easy peesy cards I created using some of the new goodies which will be live in the boutique TOMORROW  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

My oldest son started a new job this past Monday, so I needed to make a 'congratulations' card to send to him!  I used our *NEW* I'm so proud of you stamp set to let him know how we feel about our boy's success!

How adorable are the pencil and ruler???

And, another version without the pencil and ruler!

And a 3rd card with a nod to the feminine side!

Recreate using these products:

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Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld

**********

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on our property at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: September 2018!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends -- today's the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

 You can use our versatile planner stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations, layouts, place cards, save the dates -- anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let's get to peeking at my September calendar page (CLICK on photos for larger views):

This ... was ... SO ... MUCH ... FUN ... to ... do!  I love an entire month-at-a-glance page - so colorful and fun to look at again ... and again ... and again!  I keep my calendar hung on my refrigerator so I can peek at it throughout the day ... and it makes me smile each and every time I see it!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers!  (CLICK on the photos for close up pics!)

I stamped all the special days throughout the month using a variety of the amazing planner stamps available at Paper Sweeties!

  I stamped 'blog post' dates along with my special events, appointments, birthdays, etc. for this month!

Don't you love the patterned paper border at the bottom ... did you see that I decided to become a Kiwi Lane consultant??  I LOVE their templates for scrapbooking, but they are fun to use on calendars, planners, cards and MORE too 🙂

And, here is a close up of the September DAY CROP our Bed and Breakfast - The Carriage House B&B - in Carthage, NC!  I host monthly Day Crops, but we can accommodate up to 9 overnight guests, so our place is the perfect destination spot for girls' getaway weekends ... or weekday trips too!!

  Recreate this calendar using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique as well as a brand *NEW* planner set called 'BUSINESS BASICS' that is being added by customer request!  I also used the cute ruler from our *NEW* set called 'I'M SO PROUD OF YOU'!  Both of these sets will be available to purchase on release day - September 15th:

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Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies' projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties  <-- you are here!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with everything new at Paper Sweeties and to receive subscriber only coupons, discounts and specials!  Sign up on sidebar --->

CONGRATULATIONS to Stephanie W. who is the lucky winner of our August Birthday Challenge!  Stephanie received 518 votes for the project she entered in our contest!  Contact us to redeem your $100 SHOPPING SPREE!

Hugs - xoxo

Pretty in PINK Coffee Time!

I love how this pretty in PINK coffee theme layout turned out!  I've been working on an album of the renovations we've completed at The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast to share with our guests when they stay with us ... the before and after photos are amazing!

Recreate using these goodies:

Don't forget our month-long birthday challenge - enter a project for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE with Paper Sweeties!

Thanks for stopping by today - hugs, xoxo

Paper Sweeties | August 2018 New Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the August 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's rewind project, I am sharing a calendar page I created using our *NEW* Congrats Sweet Cuts die and some previously released sets ... you can find the links to the products in the gallery below  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

It's not only Paper Sweeties' 6th Birthday this month, but both mine and my husband's birthdays too!

Love the bright and cheery colors!!!

I'm spending a couple days this month at my BFF's new beach house - LOVE!!!

How FUN is the die cut 'congrats' in all those yummy ice cream colors (I die cut the word eight times in different cardstock colors and then paper pieced it together alternating colors!)

And I'm looking forward to hosting our August Day Crop on the 25th at the B&B ... one lucky attendee will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE in the Paper Sweeties 'She Shed'!!!

Recreate using these goodies from our shop:

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld

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Have you shared a little something sweet for our 6th Birthday Celebration Challenge yet?  There is a $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs to the lucky winner!  Upload as many birthday theme projects as you want and then cast your vote for your favorites!  The submission with the most votes will win ... ready, set, GO!

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on the property of The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again soon for more inspiration!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | August 2018 New Release Party!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #2 of the August 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties - our BIG RELEASE PARTY DAY!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

Before we get to peekin' today, let's meet the newest kids on the block:

Congrats

Congrats Sweet Cuts

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For today's release party project, I am sharing a layout I created for my son and future daughter-in-law's recent engagement using our *NEW* Congrats stamp set, Congrats Sweet Cuts die and some pretty Silver Sequins!  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

My husband and I had the honor of being present during the proposal ... a once in a lifetime opportunity to actually see your child propose marriage to the one he loves!  It was AMAZING!!!

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld

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Have you shared a little something sweet for our 6th Birthday Celebration Challenge yet?  There is a $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs to the lucky winner!  Upload as many birthday theme projects as you want and then cast your vote for your favorites!  The submission with the most votes will win ... ready, set, GO!

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

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

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on the property of The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for more inspiration from the team!  Hugs - xoxo