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Paper Sweeties Challenge | April 2017!

Hello crafty friends!  It's that time of the month again ... time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Before we share the new inspiration board, let's congratulate last month's challenge winner ... the votes are in and I'm thrilled to announce our latest winner of the March challenge:  Sue Reynolds!

WOW, is this card ever beautiful!  All the layers and colors and be still my heart with those sweet tea cups peeking out from behind the posies - LOVE!!  Sue used our *NEW* You warm my heart and You warm my heart Sweet Cuts sets to create this stunner!   Contact us,  Sue, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize ... and here's a {sweet} badge to display on your blog!

PS-Winner BadgePaper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog and in our Facebook Group! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  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 ... you don't have to use products from Paper Sweeties, but we would LOVE if you did!   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 the link gallery below (if using your blog, please link to your blog post not your entire blog so we can find your creation) or UPLOAD a photo of your project to our FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE ALBUM .  No blog or not on Facebook, no problem -- you can use any of our online galleries to add your project link:  Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers - (keyword papersweeties).  Contact us if you have questions or need assistance!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!  (Back linked posts will not be considered for the monthly prize).

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 winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

This month's inspiration board:

HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo along with the springy theme in this month's beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a *new* Stamp set and Sweet Cuts die set that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month ... you're going to LOVE the sweet sentiments in this stamp set and fall head over heels with our amazing scallop frame dies!  I created a sweet shaker card using some of our *new* Latte Coffee Sequins.  The adorable little bunny was stamped using the Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter stamp set and cut using the Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts set, and the cup was stamped on burlap using the Eat Cake and Eat Cake Sweet Cuts sets!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

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Join our Facebook Inspiration Group - Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month's challenge!


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Care Deeply … TRR #65

TRR #65Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to The Ribbon Reel #65!  We are to be inspired by this lovely photo for our projects this week and include ribbon, lace and a touch of gold.Debbie TRR #65 (2)I used these products from The Ribbon Reel Shop:

10mm Woven Natural Burlap

Natural Button Twine

10mm Ivory Scallop Lace

38mm Gold Silky Crush

16mm Lt Blue/Blue Mesh Two Tone

Gold Made With Love Charm

Debbie TRR #65 (1)And these stamps from Paper Sweeties - You Are Simply The Best, Home Tweet Home and Hand Stamped by.

Please be sure to pop on over to The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to check out the amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the teamies for this week's challenge ... and then I hope you'll have time to play along for a chance to win some awesome goodness from The Ribbon Reel Shop!


Got Candy – TRR #64

TRR #64The Ribbon Reel #64 is called 'Eerie Elegance' and we are looking for purple, black, ribbon and a Halloween theme this week!

Debbie TRR #64 (2)I used these goodies from The Ribbon Reel Shop:

25mm Midnight Blue/Black Hybrid Tea Rose

38mm Black Jute Mesh

Chalk White Seam Binding

16mm Black Satin Pleat

Debbie TRR #64 (3)I used these stamp sets from Paper Sweeties:  Spooky Wishes, Too Cute To Spook and Guess What?

Debbie TRR #64 (1)Please be sure to visit The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to be inspired by the rest of the teamies' projects this week ... and then we hope you'll have time to play along with our 'Eerie Elegance' challenge for a chance to win some awesomeness from The Ribbon Reel Shop!

Dress Up pngChallenges I was inspired by:  An Inky Situation #12 - dress up; Ribbon Carousel #82 - fall/Halloween; Catered Crop - orange/pumpkins


Autumn is … TSTR #187

Hello my friends!  Welcome to the bloggity blog today!  I'm here sharing a little fall card I made for The Shabby Tea Room #187 - 'Sketch This'.  We have this sketch to be inspired by ...

Photo Inspiration  #187... fun, right??!!

Debbie TSTR #187 (2)I stamped the pretty sentiment directly onto a die cut leaf using the Sweeties Wagon stamp set, and then I stamped two little leaves from the Make Toady Beautiful stamp set and adhered them behind the Terra Cotta colored paper bloom!  I added several layers of goodness to include embossing, two patterned papers, grosgrain ribbon and burlap ... all topped off with a fun polka dotted wooden clothespin and some yummy candy dots!

Debbie TSTR #187 (1)Paper Sweeties is sponsoring the Tea Room challenge this week ... I hope you'll have time to give this sketch challenge a try for a chance to win a gift certificate to the boutique!


Inspired by these fun challenges:  Moxie Fab World - metal, cork, wood; There She Goes #228 - pumpkin, chocolate, aqua; Really Reasonable Ribbons #81 - fall/Halloween; Tuesday Throwdown #167 - colors of fall; Ribbon Carousel #86 - fall/Halloween; Simon Says Stamp - dotty


Season’s Change – TRR #63

TRR #63Hello friends!  Welcome to The Ribbon Reel #63 - 'Shabby Autumn'!  This week I am the host of our challenge and I'm asking everyone to create a card/project inspired by the photo and include flowers, ribbons and sheet music paper.

Debbie TRR #63 (2) (1)I created my card using these goodies from The Ribbon Reel Shop:

38mm Silky Crush Gold

16mm May Arts Swiss Dots Orange/White

38mm Black Jute Mesh

Cherry Blossom Yellow

60mm Gardenia Blossom White

Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two 6x6 Paper Pad

Debbie TRR #63 (3) (1)And the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

Debbie TRR #63 (1)Please be sure to stop by The Ribbon Reel challenge blog to be inspired by the other teamies' gorgeous projects this week ... and then I hope you'll have time to give our 'Shabby Autumn' challenge a try for your chance to win some goodness from The Ribbon Reel Shop!

I was inspired by these current challenges:   Moxie Fab World – ready-made embellishments challenge (paper flowers); JUGS #208 - photo inspiration; Cupcake Inspirations #230 - photo inspiration; Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Celebrate Your Day – TSTR #176

Hello crafty peeps!  I'm here today to share a little something I created for The Shabby Tea Room #176 - 'Fresh Summer Breeze'!

Photo Inspiration #176We are to be inspired by this lovely photo and USE WHITE/CREAM, AQUA, SOFT PINK, LACE and FLOWER(S).

Debbie TSTR #176 (2)The Tea Room is sponsored this week by Paper Temptress!   I rolled little blooms with the Pink Antique Parchment paper.  I die cut a mason jar, lid and wrapper from Aqua Basis, Juniper Berry and Vintage Silver Lustre.  The paper doilie was die cut using White Diamond cardstock and the embossed back layer was made using Pink Splash Vellum!

Debbie TSTR #176 (3)I added bits and bobs of treasures from my crafty baskets to include pink and white gingham ribbon for the bow, a snipett of white lace, pretty white pearls, a trinket pin .... and the banner was stamped using the You Make Me Smile stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

Debbie TSTR #176 (1)Please visit The Shabby Tea Room to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Shabby Girls ... and then I hope you'll have time to play along with our 'Fresh Summer Breeze' challenge for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Paper Temptress!


Pin to Win Contest – WINNER Announced!

PS-Web-pin-buttonCongratulations to TINA MILBOURN for winning our recent PIN TO WIN contest!

"I think I did it right, lol…well, I hope I did anyways :) Then I went and made me out a whole wishlist, I couldn’t resist!!!  I’m so happy that Paulina Nakamura from Pretty Pink Posh introduced your site to me!"

Contact me, Tina, to claim your $30 gift certificate to the shop!

papersweeties-sketch#7Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7 challenge is now live ... play along for your chance to win some goodness from the shop!  Click on the link to check out the inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies!