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25 Days of Christmas:2018 | Paper Sweeties

We're sharing holiday inspiration projects for 25 days here at Paper Sweeties from December 1st through the 25th!  We began on December 1st by sharing some fun ideas to help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties.  Click here to check out what our talented design teamies created to help spark your creativity!  ---> SALE ALERT <--- be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find our SANTA SAVINGS coupons!!!

I shared these projects on December 2nd - click HERE to see how they were created and to grab the materials list!

I shared these projects on December 6th - click HERE to see how they were created and to grab the materials list!

Today, I'm sharing some more fun gift ideas for the holidays and winter season ... I used hot cocoa, but these could very easily be created with coffee or tea as well!

I have created one of these sweet gifts each of the last 3 years!

I love my 2018 hot cocoa design ... especially the patterned papers from Doodlebug!

And how adorable is our little Mr. Snowman ... with his rosey cheeks!

A coordinating card to complete the set!  FUN to make, give and receive!!

Recreate using these products from our shop:

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December 1st: planner team posts

December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- you are here!

December 3rd: Lilian Forsyth

December 4th: Amy Tsuruta  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: embellish


December 5th: Lisa Bzibziak

December 6th: Michelle Bala ---> Santa Savings Coupon: paper


December 7th: Mackie Robertson

December 8th: Karen Letchworth  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: stamps 


December 9th: Maria Patrick

December 10th: Lisa Golzbein

December 11th: Nancy Salkeld

December 12: Mackie Robertson

December 13th: Jinny Newlin

December 14th: Larissa Heskett

December 15: Kathy Schweinfurth

December 16th: Taylor Golzbein

December 17th: Maria Patrick

December 18th: Nancy Salkeld

December 19th: Jinny Newlin

December 20th: Lisa Golzbein

December 21st: Larissa Heskett

December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- you are here!

December 23rd: Karen Letchworth

December 24: Lisa Bzibziak

December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- you are here!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all!

Hugs - xoxox

I'm sharing these sweet gingers with my friend Lori Hairston for her 2018 Choux Choux - Home for the Holidays challenge and also for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: December 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 December calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

First, I'm going to show you how my December calendar page from Doodlebug Designs turned out!

Starting at the tippy top, I stamped and then die cut our *NEW* truck and tree from the Merry Christmas Y'all stamp set and coordinating Merry Christmas Y'all Sweet Cuts die set!  I stamped the sentiment under the year ... I'm SMITTEN with this set!!!

I stamped all my appointments and special days throughout the month - including the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop November 30th - December 7th 🙂  December 1st we are hosting a private tour of our home to the local residents who are opening up their homes for the annual Holiday Historic Home Tour in Carthage, NC.  December 2nd we are hosting a public tour of our B&B for the holidays!

Looking forward to having my hair colored on the 7th so it'll look nice for the holidays ... it's been looking a little rough around the edges the past couple weeks!

I'm hosting our annual holiday tea party and ornament exchange for 10 people on the 16th, family arrives for a holiday visit on the 17th and I am hosting the Carthage Garden Club's holiday luncheon for 16 people at our Bed & Breakfast on the 18th.  The 19th I'm going to collapse and do nothing (JK ... too much to do to take a day off)!!

The week after Christmas 'should be' pretty low key since family will have left, so I think I can get a little R&R in!  Much different than the week after Christmas last year ... we were moving from our old house to the B&B beginning December 26, 2017 through December 29th -- and immediately thereafter the nine-month renovation project began!

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, holiday happenings, B&B bookings, appointments, parties, etc. for this month!

I added adorable Doodlebug stickers throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!  And, how ADORABLE is that Miss Emma dressed in her holiday outfit?!?  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

The December Day Crop at our Bed and Breakfast, The Carriage House B&B, will be held on the 15th this month!  If you live within driving distance and want to attend, contact me for details!  The sentiment on the 22nd is stamped using our *NEW* Merry Christmas Y'all set!

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 the calendar and these planner pages using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties shop:


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

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

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Paper Sweeties challenge | December 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 November challenge:  Alyson MacDonald!

Alyson used Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, The splendor of autumn, Sweeties Wagon and Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts to create this adorable card!   Contact us, Alyson, 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:


This month's WINNER will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree at Paper Sweeties!!!  Sadly, we will be discontinuing hosting the monthly challenges in 2018, so let's make this month's challenge the BEST ever and go out with a BANG!  Share us with your crafty friends!


HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the theme, colors and homespun stockings in this month's fun photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I took a literal approach to this month's challenge - recreating the wood texture with patterned paper and homespun stockings with pretty patterned paper, burlap cuffs and then added some glittered holly leaves and sparkly berries!!!

To recreate, use these products from Paper Sweeties boutique:


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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld


Be sure to join us DECEMBER 1st through DECEMBER 25th for our annual 25 Days of Christmas Designer Blog Hop where we will be showcasing special holiday projects each day to help spark your creativity for card making, scrapbooking, home decor and holiday gift giving!  Jinny (link above) is showcasing the most ADORABLE homemade apple butter gifts today on her blog that you will surely want to make for your family and friends!  BONUS: bookmark this blog and follow us daily ... there 'may be' some extra special treats and giveaways hidden in the daily blog posts especially for YOU this holiday season!!!


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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: House of Cards - December/holiday; Cut it up #136 - Christmas song (Josh Grobin - Believe); Dies 'R Us #86 - Christmas carols (Josh Grobin - Believe); CAS(E) this sketch #249 - sketch; Simon says stamp - ATG;  Addicted to stamps & more #270 - photo; Inspired by all the little things #74 - merry & bright; The card concept #82 - retro holiday; Fusion - red holiday/photo; 613 Avenue Create #203 - ATG

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