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December Designers’ Blog Hop with House of Cards!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm super excited to share a card I created for the current challenge at House of Cards!  Look at this beautiful photo that we have to be inspired by today ...

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Mynn invited the Paper Sweeties designers to join her creative team for a BIG collective blog hop - so much FUN!

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I used a handful of my favorite holiday/winter stamps and dies from paper Sweeties to create the FUN little scene on my card!

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Stamps:  Thanks Snow Much, O' Christmas Tree, Trim The Tree

Dies:  Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Trim The Tree Sweet Cuts

Embellishments:  Silver Sequins

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Please be sure to check out what the other Paper Sweeties designers created for today's hop ... and then visit the House of Cards blog to check out the inspiration there too!

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Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <-- you are here

Paper Sweeties is sponsoring this challenge at House of Cards -- the lucky winner will earn a $20 shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving a comment for me and the teamies!  Hugs - xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Pile it On #48 – sprinkle it; 613 Avenue Create #100 – ATG; Just us Girls #269 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #128 – Happy Holidays; Festive Friday #45 – holiday inspiration; Simon Says Stamp – ATG;  {Pin}spirational #129 – holiday inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG; Fusion – sparkly Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #223 - bling it on; The Shabby Tea Room #241 - waiting for Santa; Paper Sweeties #26 - photo inspiration

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #15!

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 Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #14 Challenge: Donna Baes

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What a precious winter-inspired card Donna created using the Sophie and Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets along with the Sophie Sweet Cuts die from Paper Sweeties – I love how Donna coordinated Sophie's paper pieced dress with the background patterned paper on her card!  Contact me, Donna, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot in January!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Inspiration #15 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, embellishment or complimentary digital image!  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 — 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 will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #15:

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I found my inspiration in the theme of this month’s board … the sweet little girl dressed to look like a fluffy little snowgirl … so adorable!

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I created a puffy 3-D snowman ornament using the Homespun Holidays and Thanks Snow Much stamp sets along with the Homespun Holidays and Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts dies!

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I stamped and die cut sweet snowflake and heart shapes - using some of the larger shapes to create a snow theme banner for the little snowman to hold and the smaller snowflake shapes to create ear muffs and a pom-pom for the snowman's hat!  Using the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies for these stamps makes it quick and easy to assemble this little cutie pie!

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To finish off this little guy, I added some teeny tiny silver jingle bells and silver ribbon strung through the top of his hat, bright red & white stripped ribbon, a pink satin flower and holly shaped leaves die cut from sage cardstock.  The use of fun polka dot and stripped pattern papers make this little fella whimsical and fun!  I hung him on a little table top snowman theme tree in my kitchen that I leave up during the winter months, but he would make a cute gift or package topper too!

We are very excited here at Paper Sweeties because we are debuting our shiny and brand new Design Team today!  I know you will find so much inspiration in these talented ladies' creations ... we are so blessed to have such an amazing team this year to spark your creativity!!  Please be sure to visit the other Sweeties Teamies’ blogs to be INSPIRED by their creative and beautiful projects … and then we hope you’ll have time this month to play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #15 for a chance to win some goodies and guest design with us next month!

January Guest Designer:  Jill Norwood

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CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the December MEGA GIVEAWAY who has won a $100 gift certificate to the Paper sweeties shop ... drum roll please:

Larissa Heskett

OMG!! Loving the sweet projects!! I can’t wait to create some of these cutties!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Larissa, contact me to claim your prize!

GOOD LUCK to all those that enter the January challenge!

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Paper Sweeties December Release Rewind – Joyex Noel

Looking for my Visions of Sugarplums post –> click HERE!

My oh my, how time flies when you're having fun!  Today is the 4th and final day of project shares from the Sweeties Teamies for the December *new* product release ... I hope you have enjoyed each day of the blog hops and found some inspiration along the way too!  Before we wrap things up for December and begin creating for the upcoming January release, we have a few more things to share with you today using some of the new goodies in combination with old products too!

papersweeties-debbie-12-5-13(1)I created this fun card full of yummy polka dots and whimsical embellishments using the Season of Love and Little Wishes stamp sets along with a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane!papersweeties-debbie-12-5-13(2)The addition of some baker's twine, a glittered jingle bell, buttons, a paper doilie, a chipboard glittered star and a pretty fabric bloom complete my design!

papersweeties-debbie-#13(3)And, I am re-sharing a project I made for last month's Paper Sweeties November Inspiration challenge so I can show you all the sweet little outfit that is included in the Have a Holly Jolly stamp set!papersweeties-debbie-#13(7)The outfit consists of a sweet top with ruffles at the cuffs and waist.  I stamped my top directly onto patterned paper!  This set also has 10 interchangeable theme icons that you can stamp directly onto the top so you can create 10 different looks ... or don't stamp an incon at all -- leave the top blank or stamp onto patterned paper.  I colored the ruffles with a pink glitter marker and then adhered the sweet stamped heart onto the top.papersweeties-debbie-#13(1)This set also comes with a pair of pants with ruffles at the bottom to coordinate with the top and a pair of ballet shoes!  Pretty polka dots adorn the pants and make them so fun!  You can use this set to dress up the Sweeties girls for the holidays, Valentine's Day, birthdays, celebrations ... just about anything ... using the interchangeable icons!

papersweeties-debbie-#13(5)Here I'm showing a couple of the other outfits I inked and stamped to create a little wardrobe for Miss Emma ... most everything was stamped directly onto patterned papers to make things quick and easy to cut and assemble!  I cut the doll out using the coordinating Emma Sweet Cuts die!

papersweeties-debbie-#13(6)Here you see a few more outfits I created using the Some Bunny Loves You, Live Love Grow and The Splendor of Autumn stamp sets!papersweeties-debbie-#13(4)I added some double sided sticky tape onto the back of each outfit after I laminated them and then adhered them onto glassine 'garmet' bags!papersweeties-debbie-#13(8)Emma was laminated also so the outfits can easily be changed out ... so much fun to play dress up!  The entire ensemble was packaged up using a decorated CD envelope from The Kraft Journal and another glassine bag was added to the front to hold Miss Emma!  I adhered it to the pink & white stripe gingham bow so it could easily be slipped off the CD case to revel and outfits contained inside the case.  What a fun gift to make, give and receive!  Any little (or big!) girl will enjoy receiving a handmade from the heart keepsake like this!

A set of a paper doll with outfits will make you mom of the year when you create these for your daughter's next birthday party as favors ... or what a fun activity to do with the attendees at your daughter's next party -- little girls love playing dress up and pretend!  It's also a great 'take along in the car' gift set that will provide hours of fun for your little girl!  How about stamping a set uncolored and then give as a gift with a pack of markers or crayons and let the little recipient color and decorate the outfits herself!  FUN!

Please be sure to visit the rest of the teamies’ blogs to be inspired by their project shares today:

**Don't forget, Paper Sweeties is hosting a ‘GIVE BACK CONTEST’ throughout the month of December!  Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts I share here throughout the month.  At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share our contest and blinkie with your crafty friends on your blog and Facebook wall!  When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win!  Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want … the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG!  Winner announced January 1, 2014!  Ready, set … GO!

For additional inspiration, please visit our online galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery   (upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies using keyword:  papersweeties)

Pinterest   (contact me for an invitation to pin your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to our Friends of Paper Sweeties board)

Flickr  - upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to this public gallery

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Give the perfect gift this holiday season ... one size fits ALL!

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We have several MORE ways for you to participate in our current December contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

*  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,400 fans!

*  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #14 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Inspired by these current challenges:  Cupcake Inspiration #239 – winter fun; Paper Issues - Christmas; Pile it On #48 – P is for – polka dots;  Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything; Word Art Wednesday #109 – anything; Really Reasonable Ribbons #85 – lace, text, bling; Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #249 – stitching; Ribbon Girl - Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #88 - anything goes

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Paper Sweeties December Release day #3 – Sending Holiday Cheer

Looking for my Visions of Sugarplums post –> click HERE!

Looking for my ‘12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop’ post –> click HERE!

Welcome to day three of project shares for the Paper Sweeties December *new* product release … all new products went LIVE in the shop on 12/1 – four pretty holiday & winter theme stamp sets, one new coordinating die set, some rusty bells, chenille candy canes … and, of course, several money saving bundles too!  I hope you had fun hopping yesterday to all of the sweeties teamies’ blogs to check out their absolutely amazing inspiration projects – such pretty projects!!

papersweeties-debbie-12-4-13(8)For today's project share, I created a holiday card using baby pink shimmer cardstock that I embossed with a holly leaf and berry folder and then layered sage green, black and white cardstock to create an interesting and unexpected color palette for this holiday card!

papersweeties-debbie-12-4-13(7)I stamped the wreath, bow and sentiment images using the Noel build a wreath set and the Season of Love stamp set!  I added a row of white lace Washi tape along the bottom of the sage cardstock and finished my design by adding champagne colored pearls to the sage green wreath for a little dimension!

Please be sure to visit the rest of the teamies’ blogs to be inspired by their project shares today:

Paper Sweeties is hosting a ‘GIVE BACK CONTEST’ throughout the month of December!  Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts I share here throughout the month.  At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share our contest and blinkie with your crafty friends on your blog and Facebook wall!  When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win!  Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want … the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG!  Winner announced January 1, 2014!  Ready, set … GO!

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For additional inspiration, please visit our online galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery   (upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies using keyword:  papersweeties)

Pinterest   (contact me for an invitation to pin your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to our Friends of Paper Sweeties board)

Flickr  - upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to this public gallery

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We have several MORE ways for you to participate in our current December contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

*  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,400 fans!

*  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #14 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Inspired by these current challenges:  Festive Friday – element/wreath; Cupcake Inspiration #239 – winter fun; Paper Issues - Christmas; Pile it On #48 – P is for – pink;  Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything; Word Art Wednesday #109 - anything; Simon Says Stamp - make your own background; Really Reasonable Ribbons #85 - lace, text, bling; 7 Kids College Fund #88 - anything goes; Paper Sweeties December challenge – inspired by ‘wreath’

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Paper Sweeties December Release Day #2 – Happy Ho Ho Holidays

Looking for my Visions of Sugarplums post --> click HERE!

Looking for my 'Exciting News' post --> click HERE!

Welcome to day two of project shares for the Paper Sweeties December *new* product release ... all new products went LIVE in the shop on 12/1 - four pretty stamp sets, one new coordinating die set, some rusty bells, chenille candy canes ... and, of course, several money saving bundles too!  I hope you had fun hopping yesterday to all of the sweeties teamies' blogs to check out their absolutely amazing inspiration projects - WOWZERS!

papersweeties-debbie-12-2-13(2)Today I'm sharing a very clean and simple holiday card with you ... a perfect design to mass produce and very easy to mail with 3 flat cardstock layers and no embellishments!

papersweeties-debbie-12-2-13(1)I used the *new* Vintage Holiday Postcards set along with the Season of Love stamp set to create this traditional holiday card!  The Vintage Holiday Postcards set would also be wonderful to create postcard thank you notes after the holidays!  And, thinking ahead, that sweet '2 kisses' postage stamp image will be great for Valentine's Day projects too!

Please be sure to visit the rest of the teamies' blogs to be inspired by their project shares today:

Paper Sweeties is hosting a ‘GIVE BACK CONTEST’ throughout the month of December!  Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts I share here throughout the month.  At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share our contest and blinkie with your crafty friends on your blog and Facebook wall!  When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win!  Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want … the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG!  Winner announced January 1, 2014!  Ready, set … GO!

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For additional inspiration, please visit our online galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery   (upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies using keyword:  papersweeties)

Pinterest   (contact me for an invitation to pin your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to our Friends of Paper Sweeties board)

Flickr  - upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to this public gallery

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We have several MORE ways for you to participate in our current December contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

*  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,400 fans!

*  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #14 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Inspired by these current challenges:  Festive Friday – element/wreath; Cupcake Inspiration #239 – winter fun; Paper Issues - Christmas; Pile it On #48 – P is for – postage stamp; Simon Says Stamp – anything; Word Art Wednesday #108 – anything; Ribbon Carousel #88 - anything

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Paper Sweeties December Release Day #1 – Winter Wonderland

Hello sweeties and welcome to the blog today!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week here in the US!  We enjoyed lots of beautiful family time with our sons home from college for five days ... so sad to see them leave on Sunday to head back for the last push over the next two weeks for final exams.

I have lots of inspiration and goodies to share with you today for the Paper Sweeties December *new* product release!

I'm also sharing some goodies I created for The Shabby Tea Room - 'Terrific Tags' challenge and The Visions of Sugarplums Designer's Hop --> click HERE to view my projects for these events!  If you're here looking for my project for this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal, please click HERE!

So, without further ado, let's get this party started!

papersweeties-debbie-dec2(1)I am sharing the final three months today in my 2014 calendar series posts!  You can find the previous posts HERE and HERE and HERE.

papersweeties-debbie-dec2(2)This little cutie pie for January was stamped using the Thanks Snow Much stamp set and coordinating Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die!

papersweeties-debbie-dec2(5)I used the Ho Ho Ho and Have a Holly Jolly Holiday stamp sets to create the page for December!

papersweeties-debbie-dec2(6)The Ho Ho Ho stamp set also has a coordinating Sweet Cuts die!

papersweeties-debbie-dec2(3)The page for June was created using the Sweeties Wagon, Live Love Grow and You Are Simply the Best stamp sets!

papersweeties-debbie-dec2(4)Those sweet blooms in the polka dotted wagon make me smile, how about you?  Now, be sure to hop on over and check out what the other Sweeties Teamies have created to share for today's first day of the December *new* product release:

Jeanne Jachna

Kristi Schurr

Lori Hairston

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Pattie Goldman

Tammy Hobbs

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Thank you SO MUCH for your valued support in 2013 -  we appreciate your business so very much!  To reward you for your valued patronage, we are hosting a 'GIVE BACK CONTEST'Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts we share throughout the month.  At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREEShare our contest and graphic with your crafty friends on your blog and Facebook wall!  When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win!  Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want ... the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG!  Winner announced January 1, 2014!  Ready, set ... GO!

newproductsCYBER MONDAY SALE runs 12/2/13 from 12 am EST through 11:59 pm EST!  Happy shopping, my friends!

For additional inspiration, please visit our online galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery   (upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies using keyword:  papersweeties)

Pinterest   (contact me for an invitation to pin your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to our Friends of Paper Sweeties board)

Flickr  - upload your projects using Paper Sweeties stamps/dies to this public gallery

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We have several MORE ways for you to participate in our current December contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

*  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,400 fans!

*  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #14 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Congratulations to Karen Letchworth … our challenge #13 WINNER!

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Inspired by these current challenges:  Festive Friday - element/snowflake; Inky Situation #19 - trees; Cupcake Inspiration #239 - winter fun; Paper Issues - Christmas; Pile it On #48 - P is for - polka dots; Ribbon Girl - Christmas; Simon Says Stamp - anything; Word Art Wednesday #108 - anything

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #14!

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 Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #13 Challenge: Karen Letchworth

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What a darling little scene Karen created using the Abigail, So Proud of You and Happy Fall Ya'll stamp sets from Paper Sweeties -- and all those fun polka dots just make me smile!  Contact me, Karen, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot in January!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Inspiration #14 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 card or project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!!  Use the graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by 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 Inlinkz gallery below — please use the URL to your actual 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 online gallery such as Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!  You can pin your Paper Sweeties creations directly to our Friends of Paper Sweeties Pinterest Boardcontact me for an invitation to contribute!

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 — 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 will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #14:

papersweeties-inspiration#14I found my inspiration in the theme of this month's board ... the sweet little girl wearing a pink cape and watching the snow fall outside her window ... so adorable!

papersweeties-debbie#14(2)So, I pulled out some of my favorite dies and cut a sparkly tree and window to re-create this precious winter scene!  I added a snipett of lace trim for the window valance and some delicious marshmallow sequins from my sweet friend, Paulina's, Pretty Pink Posh Etsy Shop!

papersweeties-debbie#14(3)I die cut a couple of snow drifts using the *brand new* Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die set -- RELEASED TODAY in the shop -- and adhered them to the base of my card using dimensionals in between to add depth.

papersweeties-debbie#14(1)I stamped sweet little Emma onto cream cardstock and then die cut her using the Emma Sweet Cuts die.  Next, I stamped the cape from the Warm Winter Wishes set onto pink patterned paper, cut it out and dressed Emma in it!  Last, I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner using the Let It Snow stamp set and adhered it to the top of my card!

Please be sure to visit the other Sweeties Teamies' blogs to be INSPIRED by their creative and beautiful projects ... and then we hope you'll have time this month to play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #14 for a chance to win some goodies and guest design with us next month!

 Andrea Ewen

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <-- you are here!

Jeanne Jachna

Jinny Newlin

Kristi Schurr

Lori Hairston

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Pattie Goldman

Tammy Hobbs

December Guest Designer: Gail Lass

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Thank you SO MUCH for your valued support in 2013 -  we appreciate your business so very much!  To reward you for your valued patronage, we are hosting a 'GIVE BACK CONTEST'!  Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts we share throughout the month.  At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share our contest with your crafty friends!  When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win!  Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want ... the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG!  Winner announced January 1, 2014!  Ready, set ... GO!

GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these current challenges:  Festive Friday – element/tree; Really Reasonable Ribbons #85 – bingo/white-text-glitter; Cupcake Inspiration #239 – winter fun; Paper Issues - Christmas; Pile it On #48 – P is for – pink; Ribbon Girl - Christmas; Simon Says Stamp – anything; Word Art Wednesday #108 – anything; Inky Situation #19 - trees

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Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge!

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 Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #12 Challenge:  Gail L!

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The easel style card that Gail created just stole our hearts!  The coloring is so beautiful on the image and all those little leaves just made us smile!  Contact me, Gail, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot in December!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Inspiration #13 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 card or project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!!  Use the graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by 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 Inlinkz gallery below — please use the URL to your actual 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 online gallery such as Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!  You can pin your Paper Sweeties creations directly to our Friends of Paper Sweeties Pinterest Boardcontact me for an invitation to contribute!

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 — 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 will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #13:

Here are a couple projects created by the Sweeties Teamies to get your creative juices flowing!!
Created using the Abigail, It's Tea Time and Sweeties Wagon stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by our September challenge winner:  Heidi Gonzales.
Created using the Emma, Live Love Grow, Some Bunny Loves You, The Splendor of Autumn and  Have a Holly Jolly Holiday {coming 12/1} stamp sets along with the Emma Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using the Sweeties Wagon stamp set!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.
Created using the Gobble Gobble and Jake stamp sets along with the Jake Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Char Cundy.

Created using the Happy Fall Y'all and Stand Add-on 3 stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

 

Created using the Emma, Giddyup, Warm Winter Wishes, Occasions, Happy Thanksgiving and Stand Add-on 2 stamp sets!  Designed by Jinny Newlin.

Created using the Give Thanks stamp set along with Lacey Blueberry seam binding!
Designed by Kristi Schurr.

Created using the Give Thanks and Autumn Blessings stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

 

Created using the Stand Add-On 2, Stand Add-On 3 and Sweeties Wagon stamp sets!  Designed by Maria Patrick.

Created using the Abigail, Live Love Grow, Guess What, Spring is Here and Celebrate stamp sets and the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

Created using the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set and Ambrosia Cantalope seam binding!
Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the Abigail, Warm Winter Wishes and Snow Friends stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

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GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

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December Release Wrap Up!

Thanks to everyone who placed orders over the past several days for some goodies from the shoppe!!  All of your orders have been processed, packaged and shipped!  Thank you, thank you ... THANK YOU for your wonderful support of the Sweeties!

The design team girls have a couple of final projects to share with you that they have created for your inspiration ... I hope you enjoy peeking!

papersweeties-dec16(3)Created using Emma, Warm Winter Wishes and Snow Friends stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

papersweeties-andrea-dec16Created using Banner Wishes and Wagon Add-on 2 stamp sets!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.

papersweeties-char-dec16Created using Abigail and Let It Snow stamp sets!  Designed by Char Cundy.

papersweeties-jeanne-dec16Created using Snow Friends and Let It Snow stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

papersweeties-jinny-dec16Created using Jake, Happy Fall Ya'll, Wagon Add-on 2, Sweeties Stand, Stand Add-on 1, Let It Snow and Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets!  Desgined by Jinny Newlin.

papersweeties-pattie-dec16Created using Snow Friends and Friendship Warms the Heart stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

Don’t forget about our December Sketch Challenge which runs until the 31st — enter for your chance to win TWO FREE stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe:

PSSI+%232 December *new* stamp release party!

Additional ways to enter to win in December (contests run through 12/31):

  • Like our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • Comment on any Paper Sweeties December blog post for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • I’ve partnered with my friend, Melissa Bove, for a month-long contest … visit her BLOG and follow the instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to receive special coupons and offers for news subscribers only!
  • Attend our December *new* stamp release fun and festivities Facebook Event – daily inspiration, contests and giveaways!

The Sweeties Teamies have enjoyed sharing their projects with you for the December Release!  We hope you found some inspiration and will be creating with your very own Sweeties sets soon!

Until next time, happy stamping my sweet, stampy friends!

Debbie-Signature

December *new* stamp release party!

Hello sweeties and welcome to the December *new* stamp release here at Paper Sweeties! We are SO EXCITED to share all the new goodness available today in the shoppe with you! The Sweeties Teamies have a couple of little projects to share with you to help spark your creativity ... enjoy peeking!

papersweeties-dec15(1)Created using Abigail, Stand Add-on 4 and Wagon Add-on 1 stamp sets along with *new* Snow Friends stamp set! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

papersweeties-andrea-dec15Created using *new* Friendship Warms The Heart stamp set! Designed by Andrea Ewen.

papersweeties-char-dec15Created using *new* Snow Friends and Wagon Add-on 2 stamp sets! Designed by Char Cundy.

papersweeties-jeanne-dec15Created using *new* Christmas in the Heart stamp set! Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

papersweeties-jinny-dec15Created using *new* Snow Friends and Friendship Warms the Heart stamp sets! Designed by Jinny Newlin.

papersweeties-pattie-dec15Created using Sophie with *new* Warm Winter Wishes and Friendship Warms The Heart stamp sets! Designed by Pattie Goldman.

Don’t forget about our December Sketch Challenge which runs until the 31st — enter for your chance to win TWO FREE stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe:

PSSI+%232 Let the December *new* stamp peeks begin!!

Additional ways to enter to win in December (contests run through 12/31):

  • Like our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • Comment on any Paper Sweeties December blog post for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • I’ve partnered with my friend, Melissa Bove, for a month-long contest … visit her BLOG and follow the instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to receive special coupons and offers for news subscribers only!
  • Attend our December *new* stamp release fun and festivities Facebook Event -- daily inspiration, contests and giveaways!

The Sweeties Teamies will be back again tomorrow with some more projects to share showcasing a couple more *new* stamps that were released today! Until then, happy shopping my friends!!

Debbie-Signature

December *new* stamp peeks – day two!!

The Sweeties Teamies are back again today to share a couple of sweet projects they have created for your inspiration! We're so excited to share all the new stamps with you tomorrow at our release party, but until then, we have a couple of sweet projects to share here to help get your creative juices flowing! Happy peeking!!

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Created using Little Wishes with *new* Snow Friends, Friendship Warms The Heart and Wagon Add-on 2 stamp sets! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

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Created using *new* Warm Winter Wishes stamp set! Designed by Andrea Ewen.

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Created using *new* Friendship Warms The Heart stamp set! Designed by Char Cundy.

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Created using Sophie and Mahalo! with *new* Wagon Add On 2, Let it Snow and Friendship Warms the Heart stamp sets! Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

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Created using Sophie with *new* Wagon Add-on 2, Let It Snow and Snow Friends stamp sets! Designed by Jinny Newlin.

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Created using *new* Snow Friends and Friendship Warms The Heart stamp sets! Designed by Pattie Goldman.

Don’t forget about our December Sketch Challenge which runs until the 31st — enter for your chance to win TWO FREE stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe:

PSSI+%232 Let the December *new* stamp peeks begin!!

Additional ways to enter to win in December (contests run through 12/31):

  • Like our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • Comment on any Paper Sweeties December blog post for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • I’ve partnered with my friend, Melissa Bove, for a month-long contest … visit her BLOG and follow the instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to receive special coupons and offers for news subscribers only!
  • Attend our December *new* stamp release fun and festivities Facebook Event -- daily inspiration, contests and giveaways!

The Sweeties Teamies will be back again tomorrow with some more projects to share showcasing a couple more *new* stamps that will be releasing tomorrow!!! Until then, happy stamping my friends!!

Debbie-Signature

Let the December *new* stamp peeks begin!!

Hello sweeties and welcome!!  I'm so happy you popped by today for a little visit!  Today, the Sweeties Teamies will be sharing a couple projects they have created using some of the brand *new* stamps that will be available in the shoppe beginning on the 15th!  Until then, enjoy the inspiration ... we hope these goodies get your creative juices flowing!

Created using Stand Add-on 4 and *new* Friendship Warms The Heart.  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

This gorgeous book was created using these *new* stamp sets along with Abigail:

Front cover: Friendship Warms the Heart
Page 2: Abigail, Warm Winter Wishes, Let it Snow
Page 3: Christmas in the Heart
Page 4: Let it Snow, Snow Friends

Designed by Andrea Ewen.

Created using *new* Let it Snow and Snow Friends stamp sets!  Designed by Char Cundy.

Created using Abigail, Sweeties Stand with *new* Wagon Add-on 2 stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using Abigail with *new* Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets!  Designed by Jinny Newlin!

Created using Abigail and *new* Let It Snow, Wagon Add-on 2 and Snow Friends stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

Don't forget about our December Sketch Challenge which runs until the 31st -- enter for your chance to win TWO FREE stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe:

Additional ways to enter to win in December (contests run through 12/31):

  • Like our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • Comment on any Paper Sweeties December blog post for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • I've partnered with my friend, Melissa Bove, for a month-long contest ... visit her BLOG and follow the instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to receive special coupons and offers for news subscribers only!

The Sweeties Teamies will be back again tomorrow with some more projects to share showcasing a couple more *new* stamps that will be available to purchase on the 15th!  Until then, happy stamping my friends!!