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A Moxie Fab Homespun Holiday!


Hello crafty friends and welcome to a very special post today!  I'm delighted to be joining a HUGE group of talented paper crafters today to honor Cath Edvalson - creator of the inspirational Moxie Fab World blog!  Cath will be leaving her job as a contributing editor for Paper Crafts Magazine this month, so a group of us got together to host a Designer's Blog Hop today to help celebrate Cath and show her just how much she will be missed!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(2)I have been a fan and follower of the wonderful Moxie Fab World blog for several years ... and have found so much inspiration in the weekly challenges offered there!  A couple of the very first challenges I ever won at the beginning of my paper crafting 'career' were from projects I created and submitted to Cath's Moxie Fab World challenges:

Challenge Winner Button

8/4/10 - Moxie Fab World Card Style: Shabby Chic winner!

10/13/10 - Moxie Fab World Holiday Cards & More: Season's Giftings winner!

11/2/11 - Moxie Fab World Textured to Perfection winner!

7/16/12 - Moxie Fabber of the Week!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(1)I love making handmade from the heart paper crafted treasures all year round, but when the holidays roll around, I am so in my 'element'!  Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year for me, and I so enjoy creating pretty things from paper and glue to help celebrate the season!  Cath's Moxie holiday challenges were always at the top of my list of favorites to be inspired by and create along with!  Cath was always so encouraging and sweet through the comments she left on my little projects -- the fact that she took the time to leave me a little love throughout my crafting journey always touched my heart!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(3)I created a holiday card in honor of Cath with a homespun feeling -- all warm and cozy with gingham and dots, lace and buttons, tea-stained hem tape and rusty bells!  I'm thinking this card will become my 2013 family holiday card ... smitten with it's warmth and charm ... what do you think?  {click on photos for larger views}


I used these *new* holiday goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique which are LIVE in the shop as of today -- released EARLY this month for all of your holiday crafting needs:

Homespun Holidays stamp set

Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts die

Rusty Jingle Bells

I hand tea-stained the hem tape.  The buttons and twine are from Papertrey Ink.  The gorgeous patterned paper is from October Afternoon - 2012 and I've been hoarding it in my stash ... LOVE 🙂

You should have arrived here from Sabrina Alery's blog

--> you are here: Debbie Marcinkiewicz / Paper Sweeties <--

The next stop on the hop is Lyndal Higgins' blog

If you get lost along the way and want to start from the beginning, hop on over HERE.

Some of the Sweeties Teamies are sharing projects for the Moxie Fab Blog Hop created using new products released today in the Paper Sweeties boutique too:  Kristi Schurr, Lori Hairston, Pattie Goldman & Tammy Hobbs!

Cath, I wish you all the best in whatever the future will bring to your life!  You have been such a source of inspiration for me over the years and I appreciate all that you did to help spark my creativity so I could let my passion soar!  BIG HUGS - xoxoxo

Inspiration found at these awesome challenges:  Ribbon Girl November Challenge – stripes; Word Art Wednesday #105 – anything goes; There She Goes #232 – dots & stripes; Ribbon Carousel #87 – holidays/celebrations; Top Tip Tuesday #113 – seasons; Really Reasonable Ribbons #83 - Christmas or winter holiday


Sweet Joy

Hello friends!  I hope you're having a lovely day!  Another pretty fall day here in NC -- sunny, blue sky, warm temps with no humidity ... my kinda weather!

HandmadeCards_2013I have some very happy news to share ... Paper Sweeties has been published again in the latest edition of Paper Crafts Handmade Cards - whooo hooooo!

papersweeties-10-3-13Check out this little sweetie featured on page 28 of the Handmade Cards edition which uses the Fancy Monograms and Make Today Beautiful stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  The flowers are a combination of Prima (large) and The Ribbon Reel (two small).

And now that this card can be shared, I'd like to link it up to these current challenges:  Moxie Fab World - ready-made embellishments; Top Tip Tuesday #111 - flowers


Some Bunny Loves You …

Happy Tuesday crafty peeps!  Popping in to share a little somethin' with you all ... bright - cheery - fun - sweet!

papersweeties-debbie-10-1-13(2)I used the Some Bunny Loves You and Life Is a Special Occasion stamp sets from Paper Sweeties on the sentiments and flourish.papersweeties-debbie-10-1-13(3)A little bit of ready-made embellishments added complete this CAS card - paper flowers from Prima and Kaisercraft, Flair from Bossy Joscie, rhinestone and pearls from Prima and hot pink pom-pom trim from SU!  The ledger pad and bookmark shapes were die cut from patterned papers.papersweeties-debbie-10-1-13(1)And I'm playing along with a couple of current challenges I found in blogland:  Seize The Sketch #5 - sketch; Top Tip Tuesday #111 - flowers; Moxie Fab World - ready-made embellishments; Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Autumn’s Smile …

Stopping by to share a little something quick and fun!  Autumn is here -- the day's are cooler and shorter, the night's are snuggly and invite you to sit by the fireplace with a warm cup of mulled cider and your favorite blanket wrapped around you for comfort!  I LOVE this time of the year!!

papersweeties-debbie-9-26-13(4)No air conditioners running - windows open for fresh air in the house!  Apple pies baked and cooling on the counter ... pretty colored leaves falling to the ground to make beautiful mosaic piles -- fresh, crisp air -- something yummy in the crock pot ... yes, I do love Autumn 🙂

papersweeties-debbie-9-26-13(5)These pretty fall leaves were die cut using patterned papers and cork ... the sentiment stamped using the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

papersweeties-debbie-9-26-13(3)I was inspired by these current challenges:  Moxie Fab World - metal, wood or cork challenge; Retrosketches #82 - sketch; CAS-ual Friday #115 - one leaf & fall colors; Tuesday Throwdown #166 - CAS; Fussy & Fancy #98 - punches & dies; Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


A Dream …

Hello crafty friends!  I'm taking a break from regularly scheduled assignments to pop in with a 'just for fun' card to share with ya'll today!  I {heart} just for fun cards ... they tend to be easy and come out perfect!  I like how this one turned out 🙂

papersweeties-debbie-9-26-13(2)I used some delicious neon ribbon that my friend, Tina, sent to me for my birthday, a gorgeous paper clay floral embellishment and the Make Today Beautiful stamp set from Paper Sweeties to create this bright and cheery card.  Neon colors are so trendy right now -- you see them in all the stores.  I love the bright pops of pink, green and blue!  What do ya'll think?


Some current challenges I was inspired by: Fusion #18 - sketch; Moxie Fab World - ready-made embellishments challenge (clay flower); Tuesday Throwdown #166 - CAS; Fussy & Fancy #98 - punches & dies; Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Hugs & Kisses – TSTR #174!

TSTR#174Hi crafty friends!  I'm sharing a second card I created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room #174 - 'Cherry Pie'!!  Tracey is the host this week and she is asking us to create a card/project using white/cream, red, aqua and twine/burlap.  I am smitten with this week's inspiration photo -- LOVE!!

Debbie TSTR #174 (2)I adore the mixy-matchy and homespun feeling of this card ... I used a combination of washi tape, patterned paper, chipboard frame, baker's twine, lace trim, newsprint, buttons and stickers ...

Debbie TSTR #174 (3)

... along with a sweet stamped tag using the Little Wishes stamp set from Paper Sweeties!  I handmade the little cherries from air dry clay -- smitten!!!

Debbie TSTR #174 (1)Please be sure to stop by the Tea Room this week to check out the absolutely amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the Shabby Girls ... and then I hope you'll be inspired to play along with this week's 'Cherry Pie' challenge for your chance to win some goodness from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Moxie Fab World - The mixy-matchy style challenge; Catered Crop - Button Up!; Sketchbook Saturday #100 - sketch; Ribbon Carousel #83 – heritage, pride, celebrations


Hello Friend — TSTR #173!

Photo Inspiration #173

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to the bloggity blog today!  I'm popping in to share a pretty little something I have created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room #173 - 'Glorious Flowers'!

Debbie TSTR #173 (2)Rebecca is our creative host this week and she has selected this beautiful photo for our inspiration!  Rebecca asks that we create a card or project using the COLORS FROM THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE FLOWERS, RIBBON AND NEWSPRINT!  Yum 🙂

Debbie TSTR #173 (3)I handmade the flowers and leaves using McGill punches and stamped the sweet little tag using the Little Wishes stamp set along with Lilac Lace & Primrose Cookie Dough seam binding from Paper Sweeties!

Debbie TSTR #173 (1)Please be sure to pop on over to the Tea Room to check out the amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the Shabby Girls ... and then we hope you'll have time to give our 'Glorious Flowers' challenge a try for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop!!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Moxie Fab World - Mixy-Matchy style challenge, Catered Crop - shapes/dies/punches


Sweetness x 10 – TSTR #172

Hello crafty friends!  So happy you stopped by for a visit today!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying this gorgeous summer so far -- summer is my favorite time of the year ... LOVE!!

Photo Inspiration #172I am sharing a little something {sweet} I recently created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room #172 - 'Summer Breeze'!  Starr is our creative host and she is asking us to create a card or project using the colors in the photo and add a fabric element - easy peesy 🙂

Debbie TSTR #172 (3)I created a yummy dessert using the Tall Ice Cream Cone Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe!  I added a red polka dotted button on the top for the 'cherry' and added sparkle puff paint along the edges of the fabric covered scoops to look like sugary sprinkles!

Debbie TSTR #172 (4)Layers of fabric trim were adhered to the underneath of each scoop to create another layer of dimension!  I scored the pink cone to give it a realistic look and then added some pretty red twill tape ribbon tied into a sweet bow!

Debbie TSTR #172 (2)For the finishing touch, I stamped a sentiment using the You Are Amazing set from Paper Sweeties and then tied it onto the twill ribbon with button twine and added a shiny red jingle bell!

Debbie TSTR #172 (1)The perfect little summer treat for someone sweet!

Please be sure to visit the Tea Room to be inspired by the rest of the Shabby Girls delicious creations this week ... and then we hope you'll have time to play along with our 'Summer Breeze' challenge for your chance to win some goodness from The Cutting Cafe!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Moxie Fab World - Mixy-Matchy style challenge; Ribbon Carousel #82 - Fun in the Sun;  Really Reasonable Ribbons #74 - dots & ribbon; Fussy & Fancy #91 - buttons; Catered Crop - shapes/dies/punches


Moxie Fabber of the Week …

papersweeties-michelle-apr8{Card created using the You Are Amazing stamp set from Paper Sweeties}

Our very own sweet Design Team Member, Michelle Bala, is the Moxie Fabber of the Week over at Moxie Fab World!  Hop on over to check out Michelle's gorgeous word!  We'd love to hear what you think ... leave her a comment -- we know she'll appreciate it!