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Paper Sweeties Challenge | November 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 October challenge:  Allisa!

  Contact us, Allisa, 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 theme, colors and words in this month's fun photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I attempted to re-create the pumpkin shape with the large words on my card ... can you see it?  I added a couple die cut vines, some twine, sequins and a stick from my yard for the pumpkin stem!

I used these products from Paper Sweeties to create this fun fall card:

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * November Guest Designer *

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Curtain Call  11/1 - Cider; Really Reasonable Ribbons #174 - ATG;  Dies 'R Us #84 - fall; Cupcake Inspirations #429 - green, orange, brown; Inspired by all the Little Things #70 - fall; Fusion - autumn leaves/photo; 613 Avenue Create #202 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties challenge | September 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 August challenge:  Tricia!

We just love this oh-so-pretty-in-pink birthday card Tricia created!   Contact us, Tricia, 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 theme, colors, patterns and cherries in this month's yummy photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a sentiment from one of our *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of this month ... you're going to LOVE the oh-so-cute Sent from my heart stamp and die set!  Additionally, I also used some delicious Strawberry Sequins, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts and Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts to create this delicious little card!

And, I have an extra project to share that was inspired by this month's challenge board and CASE'd from our very talented Mackie Robertson:

I used these goodies from Paper Sweeties to create this FUN card:  So proud of you, Sweeties Stand, Stand Add-on: Cottage Elements, Tree of life Sweet Cuts, Planner Series: Shapes, Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts, You add color to my life, You add color to my life Sweet Cuts and *NEW* Happy mail, Sent from my heart Sweet Cuts.

I would have never thought to use the curtains from the Stand Add-on: Cottage Elements set as a copula on top of the house - I adore being inspired by our talented Design Team Contributors!!!  I am sending this card as a thank you to a friend who is a school teacher ... perfect, right!?!?

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

September guest designer: Gail Scott

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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!

Sharing with these challenges: Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Really Reasonable Ribbon #171 - ATG; CAS(E) this Sketch #237 - sketch; Fusion - sketch; Addicted to stamps & more #257 - make your mark; Cupcake Inspirations #420 - back to school; Cut it Up #129 - fruit; 613 Avenue Create #200 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties challenge | August 2017!

Hello crafty friends!  It's that time of the month again ... time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  We're CELEBRATING our 5th ANNIVERSARY at Paper Sweeties this month, so be sure to read the entire post for some FUN news!  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 July challenge:  Gail Scott!

We just love the adorable little sail boat Gail cut from an SVG file!   Contact us, Gail, 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 in honor of our 5th ANNIVERSARY:

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

I am sneaking some *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month ... you're going to LOVE our amazing A Friend is & Hugs and Kisses stamp and die sets!  Additionally, I also used some delicious Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

August guest designer: Tasha RJ

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---> SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT <---

In honor of our 5th birthday, we are giving all of our valued customers the opportunity to earn SPECIAL GIFTS in August - whooo hooo!  Everyone who places a $25 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP 'Thank You' stamp set!  Everyone who places a $50 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP 'Thank You' stamp set AND coordinating Sweet Cuts die!

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  -> sign up on blog sidebar!

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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbon #168 - ATG; Dies 'R Us #78 - summer fun (5th b'day/August); JUGS #404 - old/new; Cut it Up #127 - friendship; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Pile it On #132 - something w/'s'; 613 Avenue Create #199 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Challenge | July 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 June challenge:  Tasha!

Tasha created the most adorable planner layout using our Planner Series: Get your craft on stamp set!     Contact us, Tasha, 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 theme, colors, stars & stripes in this month's beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a *new* Sweet Cuts die set that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month ... you're going to LOVE our amazing Rectangle Scallop Frame Dies!  Additionally, I also used a sentiment from our *new* stamp set for July - Kindness Matters!  The die cut star is from the I love summer Sweet Cuts set and I finished it off with some delicious Strawberry Sequins!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

July guest designer: Esther Asbury

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  -> sign up on blog sidebar!

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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Curtain Call - July/red, white & blue; Freshly Made Sketches #294 - sketch; House of Cards - July/stripes; Dies 'R Us #76 - layers; Cut it Up #125 - red, white & blue; Fussy & Fancy - punches & dies; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Addicted to Stamps & More #248 - holiday; Fusion - 4th of July; Sweet Stampin' - stars & stripes; Word Art Wednesday #288/289 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | June 2017!

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 March calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

I love, love, LOVE my 2017 MAMBI Create 365 Happy Life 2017 planner!

Way more user friendly than the brand I had last year ... the pages are removable which makes it very easy to stamp -- 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 close by so I can peek at it throughout the day ... and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers!

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

I marked holidays and special days with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped 'challenge' 'blog' and 'new product release' dates along with my shows this month!

I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!

And, how ADORABLE is our sweet *NEW* little Madison dressed in her *NEW* summer outfit ... and I'm sneaking a *NEW* Planner stamp set too!?!?!  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

I'm addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique listed below:

Madison, Madison Sweet Cuts, Aloha, Planner Series: Shapes - available in our shop on June 15th!

And, I have a little bonus project ... a 3 1/2" x 5" mini calendar that I display on a wooden base and then change out the featured card each month!

Products used from the Paper Sweeties shop:  (June calendar)  Island Time, Island Time Sweet Cuts; Sugar Sprinkles Sequins.

Products used from the Paper Sweeties shop: (card created by Mackie Robertson) Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts, Surf's Up, Island Time, Island Time Sweet Cuts, Let's go to the Beach, Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts, At the Beach.

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

Nancy Salkeld

Our June Challenge is going on now ... click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies - our winner will receive a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share your ANYTHING GOES projects with us here in the blog link gallery and/or in our Facebook Group Challenge Album!

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The teamies and I will be sharing projects beginning tomorrow for this month's new products release, so mark your calendars and come back for loads of ideas, inspiration and fun new goodies!

Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges: Cupcake Inspirations #411 - watercolor/colors; 613 Avenue Create #198 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Challenge | June 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 May challenge:  Esther Asbury!

   Contact us, Esther, 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 flowers in the inspiration photo along with the buttons in this month's beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a *new* Sweet Cuts die set that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month ... you're going to LOVE our amazing Oval Scallop Frame Dies!  Additionally, I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this sweet card:

  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

Nancy Salkeld

June guest designer:  Leanne Elliot

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  -> sign up on blog sidebar!

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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Fusion - chalkboard/baking; As you like it Challenge - favorite reason to make cards (crafting is my happy place and my go to is making cards because they are smaller canvases to fill up than layouts - but from time to time I enjoy creating a LO too!)

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Paper Sweeties Challenge | May 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 April challenge:  Leanne!

This 3-tiered card is so bright, cheery and fun!  Leanne used these items from Paper Sweeties to create this beautiful card:  Thinking of You, Sweet Cuts-Window, Sweet Cuts-Window Elements, Hello Friend.     Contact us,  Leanne, 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 flowers in the inspiration photo along with the buttons in this month's beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a *new* Sweet Cuts die set that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month ... you're going to LOVE our amazing Circle Scallop Frame Dies!  Additionally, I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this sweet card:  Love you to Pieces, Bee Happy Sweet Cuts and Be Happy Sweet Cuts!

  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

Michelle Bala

Mynn Kitchen ---> WELCOME BACK TO THE TEAM!

Nancy Salkeld

May guest designer:  Suzanne Reynolds

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  -> sign up on blog sidebar!

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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Dies 'R Us #72 - flowers; Cupcake Inspirations #405 - flowers/pink & green; Inspired by all the Little Things #54 - photo/colors/Jennifer's card; Freshly made sketches #285 - sketch; Fussy & Fancy #186 - ATG; Simon Says #38 - ATG; Card Concept #72 - showers/flowers; 613 Avenue Create #196 - ATG/spring

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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

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  -> sign up on blog sidebar!

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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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