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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

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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:  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 Challenge | March 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 February challenge:  Leanne!

  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 colors in the inspiration photo along with the coffee theme in this month's beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a couple new stamp and die sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month!  The coffee cup, steam and coordinating dies are from the *new* Keep calm and drink coffee sets and the sentiment inside the banner die is from the *new* Planner Series: Coffee set!

I created the coffee cup by stamping on black cardstock using Versamark ink and then embossing with white powder.  The steam is die cut using white glitter cardstock.  Here are the other goodies I used to create this 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

March Guest Designer:  Jinny Newlin

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:  Freshly Made Sketches #277 - sketch; Addicted to Stamps & More #251 - ATG; Dies 'R Us #68 - something new (new stamp & die sets); Inspired by all the little things #45 - coffee; 613 Avenue Create #194 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | February 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 January challenge:  Theresa!

  Contact us, Theresa, 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 our inLinkz 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!

Grab our challenge button and share on your blog with your crafty friends:

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - February 2017!


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

This was a super quick and simple card to create!  I know it looks a little fussy, but trust me - easy peesy!

I layered red cardstock onto the vanilla card base and then added a layer of text pattern paper.  I die cut the heart twice - once for the gingham center and once for the vanilla lacey border.  I die cut the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment.  I die cut the 'hugs' sentiment and the two polka dotted leaves.  Adhere everything down (I used hot glue for the flower, leaves and lacey heart) and finish off with some BLING!

I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this 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

February Guest Designer:  Kristina Song

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 #66 - hearts; House of Cards - love theme and/or colors; Simon Says - color of love; Curtain Call - xoxo; Card Concept #66 - love & romance; Tuesday Throwdown #328 - love notes; Cupcake Inspirations #392 - plaid;  613 Ave Create #193 - ATG; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #50 - ATG; Die Cuttin' Divas #302 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | January 2017!

Hello crafty friends - HAPPY NEW YEAR!  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 December challenge:  Kristina from Crafty Paws with these TWO amazing cards:

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Kristina created these adorable cards for our December challenge inspired by the colors and winter theme using the Sweeties Pets stamp set from the Paper Sweeties boutique!   Contact us, Kristina, to claim your $100 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 our inLinkz 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).

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!

Grab our challenge button and share on your blog with your crafty friends:


Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - January 2017


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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo along with the trees, snowmen and winter theme in this month's FUN photo!  The snowmen were created back in 2014 by Kristen Swain - you can get the directions for the sock snowmen HERE!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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This was a FUN card to make - I love the mixy matchy colors inspired by this month's board!

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These sweet snow people dressed in their brightly colored hats and scarves make me giggle!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this 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 *** WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Kathy Schweinfurth

January Guest Designer: Dawn Barwick

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 #64 - ATG; 613 Avenue Create #193 - ATG/technical; Cut it Up #112 - old/new (stamps/dies = old; Winter Mix Sequins = new); Simon Says Stamp - ATG

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25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!

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Every day beginning December 1st through December 25th, we will be sharing inspiration projects here on the blog and in our Facebook Inspiration Group to help spark your creativity!  We will have some specials, giveaways, sales, prizes and surprises along the way too, so mark your calendars and visit us every day this month!

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*** Please note: daily specials will expire at 11:59 pm EST each day ***

*** Specials and sales on in-stock merchandise while supplies last ***

December 1st:  Projects shared by all the Paper Sweeties Creative Designers for the 'Anything Goes' December Inspiration Challenge - this month's winner will receive a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!

12/1 Special:   Receive a coupon for 10% off your next order when you share a project with us TODAY for the December challenge!  You can share your projects with us here on the blog AND/OR in our brand *new* Facebook Group Challenge Album

December 2nd:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Beth Luetschwager

12/2 Special:  Receive 50% off Sweet Chips kits TODAY using coupon: sweetchips

December 3rd:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Mackie Robertson

12/3 Special:  Receive 50% off Sequins TODAY using coupon: sequins

December 4th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Debbie Marcinkiewicz

12/4 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make TODAY'S featured card HERE

December 5th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Lisa Bzibziak

12/5 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make TODAY'S featured cards HERE

December 6th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Nancy Salkeld

12/6 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make TODAY'S featured garland HERE

December 7th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Julie Tucker-Wolek

12/7 Special:  Receive 50% off Seam Binding TODAY using coupon: ribbon

December 8th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Larissa Heskett

12/8 Special:  Receive 50% off ALL embellishments TODAY using coupon: embellish

December 9th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Maria Patrick

12/9 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make today's featured project HERE

December 10th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Jill Norwood

December 11th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth

December 12th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Michele Henderson

December 13th: Projects shared by the Planner Team

December 14th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Lilian Forsyth 

December 15th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Michelle Bala

December 16th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Tracey Kelly

12/10 - 12/16 Special: Receive 35% to 50% off ALL coffee/tea/hot cocoa/beverage theme stamps, dies and embellishments -- visit our SALE category to see what is included!

December 17th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Mynn Kitchen

12/17 Special:  Receive 50% off Sweet Chips kits TODAY using coupon: sweetchips

December 18th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Lori Hairston

12/18 Special: Receive 50% off ALL Sequins TODAY using coupon: sequins

December 19th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Lisa Elton

12/19 Special:  Receive 50% off ALL embellishments TODAY using coupon: embellish

December 20th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Nancy Penir

12/20 Special:  50% off Merry and Bright Patterned Paper TODAY using coupon: paper

December 21st: Project shared by Guest Designer, Lori Turner

12/21 - 23rd Special:  50% off Merry and Bright Patterned Paper TODAY using coupon: paper

December 22nd: Project shared by Guest Designer, Jinny Newlin

December 23rd: Project shared by Guest Designer, Amy Tsuruta

December 24th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Pattie Goldman

12/24 - 26th Special: 25% off your ENTIRE FULL-PRICE order using coupon: holiday 2016

December 25th:  MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Our entire Design Team family is sharing their favorite project from 2016 with you today ... enjoy the inspiration and creativity:

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Check back again with us tomorrow to see who is sharing some inspiration and to find out what the daily deal is too!  Until next time, happy holidays from Paper Sweeties!

Hugs - xoxox

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Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop with Paper Sweeties | Day #3

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Welcome to the 3rd and final day of the annual holiday Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop hosted by Lori Hairston!  I'm thrilled that Lori invited me to share some projects again this year and hope my creations will help spark your creativity this holiday season!  CLICK on the photos to see larger views!

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For today's project share, I made a garland to decorate a mantle or hang on the tree!

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I strung this garland along a pine bough lit with white jingle bell ornaments for you to see how you use the project to decorate your home or office ...

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... but this one is being mailed to my son that lives up in Philly.  He will be putting up his very first Christmas tree in his apartment this year, so he is in need of some decorations!

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I think he'll like this handmade from the heart decoration ... what do you think???

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It was really fun to make ... and even more fun to give away!

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Here are the goodies I used from the Paper Sweeties boutique to make this little treasure:



And now, onto the rest of today's BLOG HOP and PRIZE FUN!

2016 sponsors

There are some amazing projects being shared over the next three days from some very talented crafters -- be sure to stop by Lori's blog FIRST and leave a comment to be eligible to win some of the FAB-U-LOUS prizes donated by the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop sponsors - including Paper Sweeties!

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To be inspired by the beautiful projects that Lori and her guests are sharing with you, please BEGIN the hop from Lori's blog!  There is also a holiday challenge that goes along with this event, so if you have some time, go ahead and share a little goodie for another chance to win!

challenge 2016

For another chance to win some goodness, share a project with us this month for the Paper Sweeties December 'anything goes' challenge - we have a yummy inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!  This month's lucky winner will receive a $100 shopping spree - WOW!  You can share your projects with us on the blog and/or in our Facebook Inspiration Group Album!

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And, last but not least, be sure to continue to visit Paper Sweeties throughout the month of December -- our entire design team along with some very special surprise guest designers (including Lori) are sharing projects all month long for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties to help you create the sweetest cards, gifts, party decorations and MORE this season!  There are also 'daily deals' being offered, so mark your calendars and check back each day to cash in on the super savings!

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Today's DAILY DEAL:  50% off all supplies used to create this fun holiday garland!

Thanks for stopping by for all of this hop fun - I hope I helped spark your holiday creativity!  Hugs - xoxo

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Sharing with these challenges:  Fusion – Christmas/snowflakes; House of Cards – Christmas;  Simon Says Stamp #33 – ATG; Card Concept #63 – holiday/winter;  613 Avenue Create #192 – ATG; 12 Months of Christmas #24 – north pole; Curtain Call – sweet;  Cupcake Inspirations #387 – snow/red & white; Really Reasonable Ribbon #154 - winter/holiday w/ribbon; Merry Monday #225 - candy canes

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Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop with Paper Sweeties | Day #2

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Welcome to day #2 of the annual holiday Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop hosted by Lori Hairston!  I'm thrilled that Lori invited me to share some projects again this year and hope my creations will help spark your creativity this holiday season!  CLICK on the photos to see larger views!

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I created another couple of 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cards for today's project share!  This design is simple and quick (perfect for our busy schedules this time of the year), and would make a sweet thank you or birthday card for the winter season!

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 I added faux stitching to the kraft cardstock base using a chalk marker and then stamped the sentiment using the Let it Snow stamp set.  I die cut the mitten from patterned paper using the Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts set and then die cut the mitten cuff from white felt.  The beautiful holly and berries was created by die cutting the leaves from green glitter paper using the Holly Days Sweet Cuts set and then adding some sparkly 'berries' using the Mistletoe Sequins mix!  To finish this card off, I tied some Cupcake Seam Binding on the top of the tag!

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My second card today is another  simple and quick design that can be easily mass produced - especially since you are stamping the tree twice to make this one card (once in red and once in green), so you're doubling up and saving time!

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 I added faux stitching to the kraft cardstock base using a chalk marker and then stamped the sentiment using the Merry and Bright stamp set.  The scalloped circle was cut using a die from my stash and then I added the mixy-matchy adorable little tree inside the circle.  To create the multi-color tree, I stamped the tree image from the Trim the Tree set twice in two different colors, die cut using the Trim the Tree Sweet Cuts set, fussy cut along the horizontal lines and then paper pieced the tree back together, alternating the colors - easy peesy!  The star was die cut from gold glitter paper using the Trim the Tree Sweet Cuts set!

2016 sponsors

There are some amazing projects being shared over the next three days from some very talented crafters -- be sure to stop by Lori's blog FIRST and leave a comment to be eligible to win some of the FAB-U-LOUS prizes donated by the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop sponsors - including Paper Sweeties!

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To be inspired by the beautiful projects that Lori and her guests are sharing with you, please BEGIN the hop from Lori's blog!  There is also a holiday challenge that goes along with this event, so if you have some time, go ahead and share a little goodie for another chance to win!

challenge 2016

For another chance to win some goodness, share a project with us this month for the Paper Sweeties December 'anything goes' challenge - we have a yummy inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!  This month's lucky winner will receive a $100 shopping spree - WOW!  You can share your projects with us on the blog and/or in our Facebook Inspiration Group Album!

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And, last but not least, be sure to continue to visit Paper Sweeties throughout the month of December -- our entire design team along with some very special surprise guest designers (including Lori) are sharing projects all month long for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties to help you create the sweetest cards, gifts, party decorations and MORE this season!  There are also 'daily deals' being offered, so mark your calendars and check back each day to cash in on the super savings!

Today’s DAILY DEAL:  50% off ALL products used to make today’s featured cards: (links above)  … NO COUPON NEEDED, discount will automatically be applied at check out!

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See you again tomorrow for another sweet project share!  Hugs - xoxo

sweetSharing with these challenges:  Fusion – Christmas/snowflakes; House of Cards – Christmas; Dies ‘R Us #62 – Christmas; Simon Says Stamp #33 – ATG; Card Concept #63 – holiday/winter;  613 Avenue Create #192 – ATG; 12 Months of Christmas #24 – north pole; Curtain Call – sweet; Pile it On #122 – two patterns; Cupcake Inspirations #387 – snow/red & white; Freshly Made Sketches #265 – sketch

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Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop with Paper Sweeties!

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Welcome to day #1 of the annual holiday Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop hosted by Lori Hairston!  I'm thrilled that Lori invited me to share some projects again this year and hope my creations will help spark your creativity this holiday season!  CLICK on the photos to see larger views!

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I created a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card using Sweet Emma!  I love making smaller sized, square cards ... and the extra cardstock that is cut off the end of a full sheet of paper is perfect for little bits and bobs and great for paper piecing smaller things onto larger images - like Emma's outfit!  First I stamped Emma onto vanilla cardstock and then die cut her using the Emma Sweet Cuts die.  To dress her for taking a walk outside in the blustery snow, I used the Let it Snow stamp set!

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  First I stamped the hat, coat and boots onto white cardstock.  Next I stamped the hat, coat and leggins on patterned paper.  I cut out all the outfit images and then had fun dressing Emma - aka paper piecing the images onto the Emma body base!  Paper piecing is the most FUN thing to do ... as a little girl, I used to play with paper dolls for hours and hours, and now that I'm a grown up girl, I still love to play dress up!  I die cut the snow drift with white glitter paper using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts set, stamped the sentiment using Thanks Snow Much and then added some sparkly snowflakes using Winter Mix Sequins!

2016 sponsors

There are some amazing projects being shared over the next three days from some very talented crafters -- be sure to stop by Lori's blog FIRST and leave a comment to be eligible to win some of the FAB-U-LOUS prizes donated by the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop sponsors - including Paper Sweeties!

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To be inspired by the beautiful projects that Lori and her guests are sharing with you, please BEGIN the hop from Lori's blog!  There is also a holiday challenge that goes along with this event, so if you have some time, go ahead and share a little goodie for another chance to win!

challenge 2016

For another chance to win some goodness, share a project with us this month for the Paper Sweeties December 'anything goes' challenge - we have a yummy inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!  This month's lucky winner will receive a $100 shopping spree - WOW!  You can share your projects with us on the blog and/or in our Facebook Inspiration Group Album!

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And, last but not least, be sure to continue to visit Paper Sweeties throughout the month of December -- our entire design team along with some very special surprise guest designers (including Lori) are sharing projects all month long for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties to help you create the sweetest cards, gifts, party decorations and MORE this season!  There are also 'daily deals' being offered, so mark your calendars and check back each day to cash in on the super savings!

Today's DAILY DEAL:  50% off all products used to make today's featured card: Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Let it Snow and Winter Mix Sequins ... NO COUPON NEEDED, discount will automatically be applied at check out!

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See you again tomorrow for another sweet project share!  Hugs - xoxo

sweetSharing with these challenges:  Fusion – Christmas/snowflakes; House of Cards – Christmas; Dies ‘R Us #62 – Christmas; Simon Says Stamp #33 – ATG; Card Concept #63 – holiday/winter;  613 Avenue Create #192 – ATG; 12 Months of Christmas #24 - north pole; Curtain Call - sweet; Pile it On #122 - two patterns; Cupcake Inspirations #387 - snow/red & white; Freshly Made Sketches #265 - sketch; Stamplorations - Dec/sketch

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | December 2016!

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:  Dawn!

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Dawn created a beautiful card for our November challenge inspired by the colors using some yummy sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!   Contact us, Dawn, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

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 our inLinkz 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).

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!

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!

*** The December challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree in our boutique!  Enter as often as you wish to better your chances on a win! ***

DECEMBER 1ST SPECIAL OF THE DAY:  Share a project with us TODAY either here on the blog OR in our new Facebook Challenge Album (link above), contact us to let us know you shared and receive a special coupon to receive 10% off your next order of regular AND sale products in the shop!

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

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This was a FUN card to make and it came together in a snap ... a great card to make if you're mass producing a bunch of cards, invitations or thank you notes!

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I stamped the images on the white cardstock layer and then added sequins and bow!  Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Merry Little Christmas and Gold Sequins!

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I also have a layout to share that I created inspired by this month's board!

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This LO literally took me 5 minutes to make - easy peesy!  I added my photos to look like the shape of a tree.  The trunk is a piece of scrap brown cardstock.  I punched a gold glitter star and then added some Gold Sequins, a die cut Joy word and several presents under the tree die cut using Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts & Merry and Bright Patterned Paper!

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

December Guest Designer:  Karen Letchworth

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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Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to check out our lineup of design team projects, special guest designers, specials, giveaways, sales, prizes and MORE for this year's 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties - 2016!

Sharing with these challenges:  Fusion - Christmas; House of Cards - Christmas; Dies 'R Us #62 - Christmas; Simon Says Stamp #33 - ATG; Freshly Made Sketches #265 - sketch; Card Concept #63 - holiday; Merry Monday Christmas #224 - masculine Christmas; Addicted to Stamps #222 - make your mark; JUGS #371 - photo/tree; 613 Avenue Create #191 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | November 2016!

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:  Karen Letchworth!

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Karen created the sweetest card for our October challenge inspired by the colors using the Abigail and So Proud of You stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  I love the way Karen dressed Abigail for a fall walk through the pumpkin patch!  Contact us, Karen, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

PS-Winner BadgePaper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! 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!  (If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images created specifically for this challenge that you can try).  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 our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookInstagram, Flickr, Pinterest 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 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!

Grab our challenge button and share on your blog with your crafty friends:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors of green, orange, ivory and grey along with the wreath, shutter and fall theme in this gorgeous photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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This was a FUN card to make and it came together in a snap ... a rarity for me -- NO stamping on this card whatsoever - WOW!  I used a variety of Sweet Cuts dies from the Paper Sweeties boutique along with some pretty sequins to whip up this cutie pie!

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

November Guest Designer:  Lori Turner

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:  House of Cards - Nov challenge/lots of layers; Really Reasonable Ribbon #151 - orange you glad it's autumn; Dies 'R Us #60 - thankful for nature; Tuesday Throwdown #318; thankful; Mojo Monday #472 - sketch (turned sideways); Pile it On #120 - scraps; JUGS #367 - sentiment as focal point; Fussy & Fancy #175 - shades of Autumn; Simon Says Stamp #32 - wednesday/ATG; 613 Avenue Create #190 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | October 2016!

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 September challenge:   Lori Turner!

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Lori created a beautiful card for our September challenge inspired by the colors using the With Love, With Love Sweet Cuts, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Coffee Yes Please and Coffee Yes Please Sweet Cuts sets!  Contact us, Lori, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

PS-Winner BadgePaper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! 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!  (If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images created specifically for this challenge that you can try before you buy).  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 our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookInstagram, Flickr, Pinterest 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 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!

*NEW* grab our challenge button and share with your crafty friends from your blog!


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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors of green, brown and ivory in this gorgeous photo along with the neutral pumpkins!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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This is the second gift set I created this week using these adorable mini coffee cups -- you can see my previous project HERE!

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Note:  Kits for this set available HERE!  Mini Paper Cups available HERE!

I created the cup holder from cardstock and then adorned it with a pretty patterned paper bow!

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How ca-ute are the little cups filled with Hot Apple Cider K-cups???

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I stamped a tag and strung it on the top of the cup holder fastened to the bow with a couple of our Rusty Bells!

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I think I'll add a Starbucks gift card to this set to complete the package and then give it to someone special to brighten their day!  If you're inspired and want to give this fun project a try, you can find the goodies I used on my set here:

 

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

October Guest Designer:  Lori Turner

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 Wednesday Challenge – ATG; Addicted to Stamps & More #213 – holiday; Dies 'R Us #58 - leaves/trees (leaves on the pumpkin/vines); JUGS #363 - leaves/fall

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | August 2016!

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:  Dawn!

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Dawn created the most beautiful patriotic theme shaker card for our July challenge!  Contact us, Dawn, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

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Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! 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 — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images created specifically for this challenge that you can try before you buy!  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 our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookFlickr, Pinterest 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 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!

---> To celebrate our birthday this month, the August challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a fabulous SHOPPING SPREE! <---

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, cake stand and treats in this yummy photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I stamped the cake and cake stand using the Happy Cake Day stamp set and then die cut the pieces with the Happy Cake Day Sweet Cuts set.  I colored the polka dots and stripes with glitter markers and then added some extra glitter to the icing on the cake layers!  I added some Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins inspired by the flowers in the photo.  The sentiment was stamped using the Let's Party stamp set and I added a scalloped die cut border using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set!

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth  <--- WELCOME TO THE TEAM --->

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August Guest Designer:  Elizabeth Hart

August Card Kit of the Month ---> NOW LIVE <---

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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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Join us all month long in August for our 4th birthday FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

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Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp - ATG; CAS{E} this Sketch #183 - sketch; Curtain Call - snow cone; Paper Players #306 - ttt/patterned paper, scene, cas;  613 Avenue Create #187 - ATG; Retro Sketches #225 - sketch; JUGS #353 - girly; Addicted to Stamps & More #204 - CAS

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