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Pretty in PINK Coffee Time!

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

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

Thanks for stopping by today - hugs, xoxo

Happy 6th Birthday Paper Sweeties!

WOW!  Six amazing years filled with inspiration, creativity and friends!

To help celebrate this wonderful milestone for our company, we have some great things planned all month long here at Paper Sweeties!  First off, we are thrilled to share that we have some very special guest designers sharing projects throughout the month that you won't want to miss!  Here is our posting line up:

August 1st - Planner Design Team Posts
August 2nd - Amy Tsuruta
August 10th - Annette Witherspoon
August 13th - Jill Norwood
August 14th - Release Design Team Posts
August 15th - Release Design Team Posts
August 16th - Release Design Team Posts
August 17th - Michelle Bala

August 19th - Karen Letchworth
August 20th - Tracey McNeely
August 21st - Pattie Goldman
August 25th - Michele Henderson
August 27th - Lori Hairston
August 28th - Kathy Schweinfurth
August 29th - Lori Turner
August 30th - Nancy Salkeld

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Next, it isn't a party without gifts, right?  How about a project design contest!  Create a *new*  birthday/celebration inspired project (NO backdated projects will be considered for the prize) for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE with Paper Sweeties!  Contest will run through August 31st at 11:59 pm EST.  The winner will be announced September 1st on our Plan Your Life Series blog post!  YOU are in control of the winner - voting is turned on for this link gallery, so be sure to 'like' your favorite projects to give them a chance at our grand prize!

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New to Paper Sweeties or need to add to your line up?  Here's a coupon code for 20% off any full-price product currently listed on our website:  SIX

Be sure to follow us and bookmark our blog to keep up to date on all the festivities, project shares, specials and contests we will be sharing throughout the month of August (links on sidebar --->) ... and don't forget to add your celebration inspired projects to our birthday challenge gallery -- what would YOU do with a $100 to spend at Paper Sweeties???

Thanks so much for stopping by today ... I can't wait to see what you'll create and share for our 6th Birthday Challenge!

Visions of Sugarplums Day #2

VOSP 2013 ad 2 aWelcome to day two of the Visions of Sugarplums Designer's Hop!

papersweeties-debbie-12-4-13(2)For today's project, I created a wreath out of handmade rolled paper flowers inserting pearls in the middle of each and the lightly glittering each flower to add sparkle and shine!

papersweeties-debbie-12-4-13(3)I stamped a sentiment banner using the Homespun Holidays stamp set and then created a sweet nosegay using Cake Crumbs seam binding, a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, a couple of Rusty Jingle Bells, a button and twine!

papersweeties-debbie-12-4-13(1)The patterned papers are October Afternoon - Make it Merry along with a snipett of red/white polka dotted Washi tape from The Kraft Journal - yum!

*NEW* in December stamps & dies LIVE in the shop now!

Here are the other designers participating in the hop today ... be sure to pay them all a little visit and leave a little bloggity love for them along the way:

Lori 

Debbie  <-- you are here

Maria 

Mitra 

Ira

Regina 

Ignacio 

And here is the list of today's generous sponsors:

 3 sets of choice - The Cutting Cafe

  1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary

   1 digital set of choice from Vintage Bella 

  $10 gift certificate- Paper Sweeties

 $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs

I'll be back again tomorrow with another little something holiday to share with you all for day 3 of the hop ... until then, happy crafting my friends!

Inspired by these current challenges:  Festive Friday – element/wreath; Cupcake Inspiration #239 – winter fun; Paper Issues - Christmas; Pile it On #48 – P is for – polka dots; Simon Says Stamp – anything; Word Art Wednesday #108 – anything; Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything; Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #249 - stitch it up

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It’s a Party – Day 3!

Hello crafty friends!  I’m so happy that you stopped by again today for a little peek-a-boo at today's projects for day three of the Birthday Designer's Hop to celebrate Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday!  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet comments and e-mails telling me how much you like your Paper Sweeties stamps.  We LOVE our customers — new and old!!  These stamps are a dream come true for me and are a combination of a lot of time spent learning and a ton of perseverance and sheer willpower to make them come to fruition, but SO worth every single second!!  My heart flutters when I see the fantastic things you all create with your Paper Sweeties stamps!

To help us celebrate our BIG first birthday, we are planning fun little things all month long for you to enjoy and be inspired by!  We hope some of the ideas that you see here will spark your creativity and inspire you to create something fun out of stamps, paper and glue!

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So, without further ado, let me share what the first fun event is that we have planned for this month … I invited a bunch of my very talented crafty friends to join me for a DESIGNER’S BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!  Friday, Saturday and today, we've had TWENTY FIVE amazing designer’s who will be sharing sweet treats, cards, layouts, gifts, party favors, home decor and birthday-themed projects — created using a variety of stamps from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  FUN, right?!?

Well, we can’t have a birthday party celebration without gifts, right!  I‘ll be giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person — there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!  So, here’s what you need to do to be eligible to win some yummy candy from this three-day hop:

#1 – FOLLOW the Paper Sweeties blog (Bloglovin’ link on sidebar)

#2 – LIKE and SHARE about us on our Facebook Fan Page

#3 – COMMENT on any August blog post - let us know you follow our Blog and Fan Page

#4 – POST our Paper Sweeties birthday graphic (above) on your blog and share about our party with your crafty friends

#5 – VISIT all of the designer’s blogs linked here each day and leave a little love for them too!  Come back here and leave us a comment telling us which of today’s projects was your favorite and why!  Do you have more than one favorite — leave each of your choices in a separate comment for ADDITIONAL chances to win!

The winner of the AUGUST RELEASE will be announced on August 18th (my birthday) and will be chosen from ALL comments left on this blog from August 1st through August 17th!

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We’ll be attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC August 15th – 17th … I hope to see many of our local crafty friends there!  Leave us a comment to let us know if you’re attending!  We’ll be releasing a ‘show exclusive’ stamp set AT THE SHOW and a couple more surprises!  I’ll share pics of this exciting and fun weekend here on the blog after I return!!!

Okay, lets get to peekin’ at my projects for today!  I created an entire birthday set for the three-day hop.  Today I’m sharing some sweet treats that you can make as party favors and take away gifts!

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papersweeties-birthday(15)First up, we have a pretty little striped milkshake paper cup that I found at Home Goods.

papersweeties-birthday(16)I stamped a frame and sentiment using the Beautiful stamp set and adhered it to the front of the cup - tying a pretty aqua twill ribbon around the middle of the cup.

papersweeties-birthday(17)Next, I created some yummy treat bags - one is filled with pink and white peanut butter M&M's and I used the Little Wishes stamp set and Paradise Aqua Mist seam binding to create the tag.  The second one is filled with Raspberry tea cookies and I used the Occasions stamp set to create the banner tag.  The topper was made with the same hot pink and polka dotted cupcake liners I used on Friday's banner and Saturday's cupcakes with toppers!

papersweeties-birthday(18)To finish off the treats, I added a couple of Raspberry Lemonade drink mixes, some adorable hot pink and white striped paper straws and some hot pink paper crinkle!

papersweeties-birthday(20)The next favor idea I'm sharing is a sweet little gift box that I covered with hot pink polka dotted pattern paper and then adhered some aqua pom-pom trim around the top.  I created a soft baby pink tissue paper flower and added some sparkly aqua chipboard leaves.  The tag was created using the Banner Wishes and You're Invited stamp sets!

papersweeties-birthday(19)Inside, I added some aqua crinkle paper and a sweet little treat bag containing Raspberry tea cookies!  The tag was stamped using the Little Wishes stamp set and tied on with some Pink Bubblegum seam binding!

papersweeties-birthday(21)A sweet treat for sure, don't you think?!?

papersweeties-birthday(22)And my last little gift idea is a package of hot pink polka dotted napkins that match my party decor ... I wrapped them with aqua twill ribbon and adhered a white paper doilie, a delicious hot pink bloom with aqua glittery chipboard leaves!

papersweeties-birthday(23)I stamped the tag on this gift using the Home Tweet Home and Occasions stamp sets!

papersweeties-birthday(24)And here is my complete party set: banner, cupcakes with toppers, milkshake treat cup, tiny box party favor, polka dotted napkin take away gift and beverage glass charms!

Please be sure to visit my crafty friends’ blogs — oh my goodness, you won’t want to miss a single stop on the hop — so much eye candy, inspiration and ideas … these ladies are simply amazing!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz {you are here}

Nina Yang

Tina Milbourn

Andrea Ewen

Teresa Kline

Maria Patrick

Kristi Schurr

Karen Letchworth

Lori Ulrich

Rebecca Deeprose

Don’t forget to like & share about us on Facebook and leave us a little bloggity love to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!

Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration Challenge #10:

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Thank you for hopping along with me and the girls the past three days ... we hope you were inspired to go and create something fun!  I hope you fell in love with some of the Paper Sweeties stamps you saw along the hop!  I look forward to filling your orders so you can get crafty ... I can't wait to see what you'll create with your new goodies!!

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m entering these projects for the following challenges:  Moxie Fab World - birthday ensemble challenge; Paper Issues – chipboard; City Crafter Challenge Blog #170 – summertime (my birthday/August 18th); Tuesday Throwdown #158 – birthday party; Simon Says Stamp – anything

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It’s a Party – Day #2!

Welcome back again crafty friends!  I’m tickled that you stopped by today for another little peek-a-boo!  This is the second day of our fabulous Designer's Birthday Hop to celebrate  the Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday!   I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet comments and e-mails telling me how much you like your Paper Sweeties stamps.  We LOVE our customers — new and old!!

To help us celebrate our BIG first birthday, we are planning fun little things all month long for you to enjoy and be inspired by!  We hope some of the ideas that you see here will spark your creativity and inspire you to create something fun out of stamps, paper and glue!

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow, we have TWENTY FIVE amazing designer’s who will be sharing sweet treats, cards, layouts, gifts, party favors, home decor and birthday-themed projects — created using a variety of stamps from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  FUN, right?!?

Well, we can’t have a birthday party celebration without gifts, right!  I‘ll be giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person — there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!  So, here’s what you need to do to be eligible to win some yummy candy from this three-day hop:

#1 – FOLLOW the Paper Sweeties blog (Bloglovin’ link on sidebar)

#2 – LIKE and SHARE about us on our Facebook Fan Page

#3 – COMMENT on any August blog post - let us know you follow our Blog and Fan Page

#4 – POST our Paper Sweeties birthday graphic (above) on your blog and share about our party with your crafty friends

#5 – VISIT all of the designer’s blogs linked here each day and leave a little love for them too!  Come back here and leave us a comment telling us which of today’s projects was your favorite and why!  Do you have more than one favorite — leave each of your choices in a separate comment for ADDITIONAL chances to win!

The winner of the AUGUST RELEASE will be announced on August 18th (my birthday) and will be chosen from ALL comments left on this blog from August 1st through August 17th!

CKC

We’ll be attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC August 15th – 17th … I hope to see many of our local crafty friends there!  Leave us a comment to let us know if you’re attending!  We’ll be releasing a ‘show exclusive’ stamp set AT THE SHOW ... and a few more surprises too!  I’ll share pics of this exciting and fun weekend here on the blog after I return!!!

Okay, lets get to peekin’ at my project for today!  I created an entire birthday set for the three-day hop.  Today I’m sharing some sweet treats that you can use as party favors or take away gifts -- perfect for little girls' (or big girls too!) birthday parties, tea parties ... any special occasion where you need a little something sweet and yummy!

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papersweeties-birthday(8)I created some cupcake toppers and lined my chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and sprinkles with the same hot pink polka dotted liners that I used on yesterday's banner!papersweeties-birthday(9)I used sweet chipboard stars and these stamp sets to create the cupcake toppers and tags: Banner Wishes and You’re Invited!

papersweeties-birthday(10)I used some yummy tea-stained seam binding to create the shabby little bows –Strawberry Shortcake!

papersweeties-birthday(11)And next, I created some little glass charms that I personalized with names of the party attendees!papersweeties-birthday(12)I used the Little Wishes, Alphas Upper and Alphas Lower stamp sets to create the glass charm tags!papersweeties-birthday(13)Unlike the charms you can purchase in home goods stores, these personalized glass charm tags will easily help everyone keep track of their own drinks without any mixups!  After the party, just cut off the tags and dispose of ... or save for another party!

papersweeties-birthday(14)So, there you have it ... fun ways to share some yummy treats and refreshing beverages at your next party!

Please be sure to visit my crafty friends’ blogs — oh my goodness, you won’t want to miss a single stop on the hop — so much eye candy, inspiration and ideas … these ladies are simply amazing!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz {you are here}

Paulina Nakamura

Teresa Kline

Tina Milbourn

Jeanne Jachna

Miriam Prantner

Char Cundy

Lenet Mos

Karen Letchworth

Lori Ulrich

Tracey Kelly

Don’t forget to like & share about us on Facebook and leave us a little bloggity love to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!

Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration Challenge #10:

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See you back here again tomorrow with many more yummy birthday celebration ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Thanks for stopping by!

I was inspired by these fun challenges:  Moxie Fab World - Bags & Tags challenge;  Paper Issues – chipboard; City Crafter Challenge Blog #170 – summertime (my birthday/August 18th); Tuesday Throwdown #158 – birthday party; Simon Says Stamp – anything

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Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #10!

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 #9 Challenge … Marybeth Lopez!

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Oh ... my ... gosh!  We were completely smitten when the teamies and I laid eyes on Marbeth's creative and oh-so clever take on the July sketch!  Marybeth created this little sweetie pie using the Giddyup! stamp set - one of my favorites!  Thank you, Marybeth, for sharing this adorable card with us!  Contact me to claim your prize and get the sketch for your Guest Designer spot in September!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #10 to share with you all!! Paper Sweeties hosts monthly sketch challenges right here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new sketch 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 Sweeties Sketch 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 sketch as a starting point for your project — flip it, change the shapes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our sketch 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 sketch 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 sketch will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s sketch 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!

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Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #10:

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Here are a couple projects created by the Sweeties Teamies to get your creative juices flowing!!

Created using the Tea For Two stamp set and Mint Green Tea, Pink Bubblegum and Strawberry Shortcake seam binding! Created by June challenge winner, Tina Milbourn.

Created using the Jake, Happy Fall Ya'll and So Proud of You stamp sets!

 

Created using the Hand Stamped By stamp set!

Designed by Andrea Ewen.

 

Created using the So Sweet of You stamp set!

Designed by Char Cundy.

 

Created using the So Sweet of You stamp set!

Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

 

Created using the Jake, Hippity Hoppity, So Proud of You, Occasions and You're My Hero stamp sets!
Designed by Jinny Newlin.
Created using the Emma, So Proud of You, Occasions and You're My Hero stamp sets!
Designed by Jinny Newlin.

Created using the Friendship Warms the Heart stamp set!

Designed by Lori Hairston.

Created using the You're Invited stamp set!
Designed by Maria Patrick.
Created using the Wedding Day stamp set!

Designed by Michelle Bala.

Created using the You Make Me Smile stamp set!
Designed by Pattie Goldman.

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Created using the Sending Springtime stamp set!

Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

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GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

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1K Facebook Fan Page PARTY!

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Whoooo hoooo!  Did you see?  Our Paper Sweeties FAN PAGE reached 1,000 fans today!  THANK YOU to everyone who has LIKED and SHARED our page over the past 11 months -- you all are so sweet!  Our goal was to reach 1,000 fans by our 1st Birthday on August 15th, but thanks to all of you, we reached our goal a couple weeks early!

Hop on over to see who the lucky winner is of the $25 gift certificate to the boutique!  Next prize given out at the 1,050 level -- won't you help us reach our next goal by sharing our Fan Page with your crafty friends?

Until next time, my friends, happy stamping 🙂

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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!!! http://pinterest.com/thehappystamper/paper-sweeties-wish-list/  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!

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Pin To Win!

Hello sweeties!  So, what did you think of the April release?  Which was your favorite set?  I am smitten with them all, but I adore that sweet rain slicker for the sweeties girls, the pretty rainbow and the fun potted blooms ... along with all those yummy sentiments with whimsical and fun fonts!

We've loved hearing your comments ... thanks for taking the time to leave us a little love!

Some fun news to share today ... although our April *new* stamp release design team share and Facebook Event ends today, we'd like to keep the fun and festivities going.  We are starting a *new* contest today and all you have to do to play along for a chance to win is 'pin us' to your Pinterest boards ... three chances to win!

#1 - Pin our website button to your Pinterest boards for a chance to win:

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#2 - Pin our Facebook fan page button to your Pinterest boards for a chance to win:

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#3 - Pin our Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration challenge graphics to your Pinterest boards for a chance to win:

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Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 challenge runs until April 30th!

Pin all three of our contest buttons to your Pinterest boards to increase your chances of winning BIG!!

**THEN, leave us a comment on this post letting us know how many of our buttons you pinned to your boards!  Be sure to include a link in your comment to your Pinterest site so we can go check out your boards!  We can't wait to see our Paper Sweeties buttons on your boards!  GOOD LUCK to all!

We'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate to the shop on May 1st to one lucky pinner!  Who will it be ... maybe YOU!

When you're done pinning, hop on over to our Paper Sweeties Pinterest boards to check out the yummy inspiration from our design teamies and fabulous friends!  Have you followed Paper Sweeties on Pinterest yet ... we love making new friends and sharing creativity with our wonderful paper crafting community!

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