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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | September 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 4th Birthday Celebration $100 GRAND PRIZE:  Lori Turner!

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Lori created the {sweetest} birthday theme card for our August challenge using the Eat Cake stamp and coordinating Eat Cake Sweet Cuts set, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts and some delicious Robin Egg SequinsContact us, Lori, to claim your $100 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 BadgeWe also have another WINNER to announce!  We had a comment contest for our Birthday Celebration on THIS post ... and the lucky winner is:  Karen Letchworth -- who ALSO played along with our August challenge sharing this card made with our Frosting Seam Binding, Robin Egg Baker's Twine and our {retired} Make Today Beautiful stamp set!!  Contact us, Karen, to claim your $15 gift certificate prize!

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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: 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!

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | September 2016!


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

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My favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is to make 3-D projects and gifts!  When my boys were young, I used to always make their teachers the cutest little handmade gifts for back to school, holidays, teacher appreciation and end of school!  Even though my boys are grown and moved out of the house, I still enjoy making cute little school theme projects and use them for display at Paper Sweeties shows - hoping to inspire a whole new generation to create something handmade for our amazing teachers!

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I started with a recycled red and white polka dot paper bag that is just so cute!  It screamed to me to be turned into something SWEET!  I added some school theme patterned papers and glitter tape to the base.  I die cut the large stitched background shape using the Window Sweet Cuts die.

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I stamped Emma and die cut her using the coordinating Emma Sweet Cuts die.  Next I stamped the cute little outfit that looks perfect for back to school along with the adorable little stack of books using the So Proud of You stamp set, colored the images, paper pieced the outfit to the doll and added everything to the paper bag.  I die cut the word Happy using the Happy Sweet Cuts set, stamped and die cut the delicious apple using the Homegrown stamp set and coordinating Homegrown Sweet Cuts set and then added the sentiment banner using the So Proud of You stamp set and Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set.  A couple of Strawberry Sequins were added for a little bit of BLING!

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I made a coordinating little 3" x 3" card to complete my set using the Beautiful and So Proud of You stamp sets and Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts and Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts die sets!

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The addition of pencils inside the polka dotted bag is the perfect little treat for this teacher appreciation gift, don't you think??!!??

  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

September Guest Designer:  Dawn Barwick

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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!

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | April 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 Cynthia O!

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I just love everything about this darling card -- especially the red and black color palette and all those delicious polka dots and gingham - yum!  Contact us, Cynthia, to claim your specially selected $25 prize package 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #42:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, weathered wood backdrop and wreath in this photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I am sneak peekin' a little something *NEW* coming April 15th for this month's release ... isn't that grapevine wreath stamp the cutest??  Wait until you see the yummy little accessories we have planned for this sweet wreath!

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Besides the *NEW* Happy Spring stamp and die sets I used on this card, additionally I also used the Thinking of You stamp set and some delicious Watermelon Sequins!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lisa Bzibziak - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

April Guest Designer:  Marsha Drain

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Our April Card Kit of the Month is NOW AVAILABLE in the boutique ... four bright and cheery spring/friendship cards this month!

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Have you checked out our Planner Series of stamps and the sweetest digital calendar ever?  The calendar comes as an instant download and is already loaded with all the important Paper Sweeties dates for 2016 - shows, challenges, new releases, blog hops ... and MORE!  It's so {sweet}!

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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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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | November 2015!

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:  Tracey Kelly!

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Tracey's shabby chic fall card is absolutely gorgeous -- filled with sequins, lace, doilies, buttons, ribbon ... and of course a sentiment banner using the Live Love Grow stamp set!  Contact us, Tracey, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree 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 something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #37:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, theme, pumpkin and all the lovely sentiments in this beautiful photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I dressed sweet little Sophie in her pilgrim outfit using the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set and then added three Marshmallow Sequins for 'buttons' on her apron!  All outfit images and the sweet little pumpkin were stamped onto patterned paper, fussy cut and paper pieced onto Sophie which was die cut using the Sophie Sweet Cuts die!

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I used a variety of sentiments to stamp inside the flowers (step card die from Sizzix) from the Give Thanks and Autumn Blessings stamp sets!  I used a glitter marker to make the squiggly lines around the edges of the flowers, leaves and base of the card.

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:


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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

November Guest Designer:  Michele Henderson

The Paper Sweeties November Card Kit of the Month is NOW LIVE in the boutique -- full of loads of holiday-inspired creativity!  Purchase kits one month at a time, or subscribe to the Card Kit Club to receive a $5 discount each month on your kits!

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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 brand new Facebook Inspiration and Creativity Group - Share your work 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!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

I cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

Sharing with these challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room #262 - colors & patterns; 613 Avenue Create #148 - ATG and/or thanks; The Kraft Journal #247 - CAS Thanksgiving; Cut it Up #83 - sweets for my sweet (pumpkin); Fussy & Fancy #151 - flowers; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #268 - too cute to spook; {PIN}spirational #152 - dress up girl

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – September 2015!

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:  Lisa Bzibziak

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I love everything about this oh-so-sweet cupcake shaped card Lisa created for our birthday celebration challenge -- especially the sparkly sequins!  Lisa created this yummy card using Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, Jelly Bean Time and Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Lisa, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month!

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 something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #35:

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

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I had so much FUN creating this sweet little pocket gift!  I covered a cardstock CD cover with pretty patterned papers and then had fun filling the pocket with lots of goodies!  After inserting some little baubles into the tiny paper bag and wrapping a pretty white paper doilie over the top, I sealed it with a cute little chalkboard wooden heart on a clothespin and then added a tiny washi tape ruler and a handmade report card!

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I dressed Miss Abigail up for her first day back to school - complete with her little stack of books and an apple for her teacher!  Her sweater was stamped on patterned paper, skirt on cardstock and then the outfit was paper pieced to little Abigail.  She was adhered to a library card and then added to the pocket!  I created a fun tag that was added to the bundle of pencils using baker's twine, added chipboard A, B, C's and a couple of Strawberry Sequins for pops of sparkle!

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I love everything about this fun little project and since I don't have any of my own kids going 'back to school' presently, I gave it to my bestie's daughter who is beginning her senior year in college ... I hope she likes it!!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:


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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

September Guest Designer:  Jeri Thomas

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***Check back tomorrow to see if you're one of the winners from our super sponsor birthday party giveaways ... we had more than $350 in prizes up for grabs from our fabulous partner companies***

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Join our brand new Facebook Inspiration and Creativity Group!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,300 level!

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!

I cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

Inspired by these challenges: Sparkle & Shine #13 - tags; Pink & Main #1 - ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #258 - ABC - 123

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #34 – Happy Birthday!

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:  Jeri Thomas

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I am completely SMITTEN with Jeri's adorable, patriotic card she created for her son who is serving overseas in the military!  I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jeri in June at the Stampfest Show in Lakeland, FL and she is sweet as can be!  Jeri created this beautiful and heartfelt card using Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts and You're My Hero from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Jeri, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month!

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 something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #34 - 'Happy Birthday'

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We're SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating our THIRD BIRTHDAY this month here at Paper Sweeties!  My how time flies when you're HAVING FUN!  We have some EXTRA SPECIAL INSPIRATION this month --   several of our very talented Alumni Designers are joining us for this month's blog hop!  We have also PARTNERED with some of our very favorite companies who have generously donated some FABULOUS PRIZES for you all this month!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you can be eligible to win one of the EXTRA SPECIAL PRIZES offered this month!

HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the polka dots, cupcakes, birthday candles, stars and birthday theme to create this oh-so-fun set (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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Pop-up box (instructions HERE):

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How fun are the pop up glitter stars, heart, balloon and cupcake?

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A cute banner was created for the back of the box by hanging a die cut star, pennant and heart on a length of Cookie Dough Baker's Twine!

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Cupcake toppers:

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Pinwheel card:

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Love these delicious colors and pretty patterns all mixy-matchy!

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Favor/treat bag:

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Fill treat bags with candy or a little thank you gift!  I tied a yummy rock candy lollipop onto my treat bag topper and tag!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

 



  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors' and Special Guest Alumni Designers' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

July Guest Designer:  Jen Carter

Special Guest Alumni Designers: 

Annette Allen

Jinny Newlin

Kristi Schurr

Lisa Elton

Lori Hairston 

Patti Goldman

Please join me in thanking our VERY SPECIAL partner companies that have generously donated wonderful prizes to help make this month's birthday celebration extra FUN:

 bossyflair$20 Gift Certificate = Bossy Joscie

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Crafty Secrets -$20 CG prize

$20 Gift Certificate for digital prize = Crafty Secrets

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FOUR $25 Gift Certificates = Enchanted Cottage  **They carry the entire Paper Sweeties line**

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Fun Stampers JourneyFSJ PrizeHandmade 'Love' Canvas, Welcome Baby stamp set, Master Frame stamp set = Margaret Green, Journey Coach

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Great ImpressionsBirthday stamp set prize package = Great Impressions

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Iralamijashop EtsyShabby Butterflies digital paper file = Iralamija Etsy Shop

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$20 Gift Certificate = Paper Temptress

20 sheets of Cryogen White Cardstock = Paper Temptress

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Pink & MainPink & Main prizeHappy Birthday stamp set = Pink & Main

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The Cutting CafeThree cutting file sets = The Cutting Cafe

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$100-prize

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$100 Gift Certificate = Paper Sweeties

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How to be eligible to win one of these AWESOME PRIZES:

(1) Leave us a sweet comment on this blog post for one chance!

(2) Share your creations for the August challenge - you'll earn one chance for EACH project you add to our inLinkz gallery!

(3) Share our birthday graphic and/or challenge graphic on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties) and/or Instagram and TAG US!  Leave us a comment here to let us know how many times you shared - you'll earn an EXTRA chance for each time you SHARE us!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,300 level!

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!

I cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

Sharing with these current challenges:  Seize the Birthday - ATG; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Paper Issues - chip off the old BLOCK; The House that Stamps Built - ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #255 - summer fun; Cupcake Inspirations #320 - cupcakes & hearts; 613 Avenue Create #134 - ATG; {PIN}spirational #145 - colors; Top Tip Tuesday - bingo: sparkle/sentiment/ribbon or twine; The Shabby Tea Room #256 - summer picnic

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #33 – Red, White & Blue

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:  Jen Carter!

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  Contact us, Jen, to claim your $20 gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

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 something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 - 'Red, White & Blue'

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes??  Here is how I was inspired to create this month (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I created this little sweetie for my oldest son who just graduated from grad school!  He got his Master's Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering from Drexel University in PA ... and I'm a proud mama!

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I stamped Jake on buttercream cardstock, die cut him using the Jake Sweet Cuts die and colored his hair with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I stamped the cap and gown onto navy cardstock using the ConGRADulations stamp set and stamped the pants and shoes using the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set.  I created a 'flag' background using red and navy cardstock strips and a square and then stamped the sentiments using the ConGRADulations and Surf's Up stamp sets -- and the cute little sail boat is from the Surf's Up set too!  To finish things off, I added 3 Marshmallow Sequins for a little sparkle and a red glitter star die cut using the Be Happy Sweet Cuts die!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

July Guest Designer:  Lin Brandyberry

Click --> HERE <-- to learn about our JULY CARD KIT!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,200 level!

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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

Inspired by these challenges: Pile it On #75 - flag colors; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #129 - ATG w/ twist of stars & stripes;  Simon Says - dots/spots; Tuesday Throwdown #251 - stars; 613 Avenue Create #130 - ATG; JUGS #299 - inspo photo; Repeat Impressions - red, white & blue

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #32 – ‘Party Time’

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:  Lin B.

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 Lin took inspiration from the polka dots, colors and flowers from last month's inspiration board and we absolutely adore her beautiful card!  Lin used Cookie Dough, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy and Creamsicle Sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Lin, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

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 something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #32 - 'Party Time'

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes??  Here is how I was inspired to create this month (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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Who doesn't love a pretty paper pinwheel ... and polka dots, a paper straw, aqua and hot pink make it twice as fun!  I stamped a cascade of hearts and circles from the Be Happy stamp set on the white background base using Cool Pool ink and added iridescent pink glitter to the centers of the stamped hearts.  Next I created a double-sided paper pinwheel from two fun patterned papers, adhered the pinwheel to a Robin Egg Straw and then attached the pinwheel to the base of my card.

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I stamped the sentiment using Watermelon Fusion ink, added a Watermelon Fusion scalloped cardstock border and then tied a length a yellow grosgrain ribbon around the card base.  I die cut a heart shape from the aqua patterned paper using the Be Happy Sweet Cuts set and adhered on top of the ribbon band.

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To finish my card, I added Raspberry, Cookie Dough and Robin Egg Sequins to add a pop of SPARKLE and BLING!  I love, love, LOVE the Paper Sweeties flower-shaped, iridescent sequins!  (Sweet Berry cardstock and ink, Cool Pool ink - Fun Stampers Journey).

Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

June Guest Designer:  Karen Oliver

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

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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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

Inspired by these challenges: 613 Avenue Create #126 - ATG; Fussy & Fancy #140 - fun in the sun; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #246 - ATG; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #126 - ATG; Creative Blooms - June color challenge

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #31 – ‘Celebrate Mom’

Hello sweeties!!  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 winner ... the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 - 'Hoppy Easter':  Karen O.

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We loved everything about Karen's oh-so-sweet card ... the soft, pastel color palette, the amazing coloring, the theme and those absolutely darling images!   Contact us, Karen, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Edited for NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY - May 2, 2015:

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Comment contest runs for the ENTIRE MONTH and will close on May 31st at 12 pm EST: $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs -- share a project for our May challenge for another chance to WIN!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE PAPER SWEETIES BOUTIQUE (contact us to claim your prize):

  • I’m so glad I found this blog/challenge! I can’t wait to see all the projects and inspiration :) Hugs…Janie

  • I forgot to say something IMPORTANT!!! I absolutely LOVE your card!!! It is beautiful and creative and I love the colors :) Hugs…Janie

 

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. 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 NEW project based on the current inspiration board using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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 new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #31 - 'Celebrate Mom'

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, sweet treats??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views ...

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The little tea pot from the Tea For Two set is one of my favorite goodies to create with.  For today's card, I die cut the tea pot using pink & white gingham patterned paper and then die cut a heart in the center of the pot to create a fun shaker card!  Shaker cards are so fun and trendy right now -- the pretty flower-shaped, iridescent sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique are perfect to add to a shaker card or on any project where you want to add a little sparkle and bling!

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Stamp supply list:  You are the most Wonderful

Die supply list:  Tea For Two Sweet Cuts, Be Happy Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Frosting Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins, Frosting Seam Binding

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  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today ... and a happy Paper Sweeties WELCOME to our newest Design Team Contributor, Angel Johns:

Angel Johns  *welcome to the team*

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,200 level!

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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Paper Issues – show your style; Cupcake Inspirations #307 – spring; 613 Avenue Create – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #138 – lots of  flowers; Fusion – photo; 7 Kids College Fund #124 – ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #250 – spring; Really Reasonable Ribbons #117 - photo; The Card Concept #34 - photo; {PIN}spirational #139 - photo; The Challenge #32 - polka dots

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #30 – ‘Hoppy Easter’

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 Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #29 - 'Waiting For Spring': Dawn from Designs by Dragonfly!

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Darlene was inspired by the theme from our inspiration board to create this absolutely darling spring-theme note card gift set -- that is a shaker too ... LOVE!  Darlene used the Home Tweet Home stamp set and Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die to create this darling project!

  Contact us, Darlene, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. 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 NEW project based on the current inspiration board using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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 new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #30 - 'Hoppy Easter'

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, sweet treats??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views ...

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I was inspired by the colors along with the peeps on a stick wrapped in cellophane and tied with baker's twine ... so I created a s'mores kit with a spring/Easter theme!

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Stamp supply list:  So Sweet of You, Jelly Bean Time, Baskets and Bunnies, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes

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Die supply list:  Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts

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Embellishments materials list:  Spring Peeps Sequins, Cotton Candy Baker's Twine, Green Apple Baker's Twine, Robin Egg Baker's Twine, Grape Baker's Twine, Mint Straw, Grape Straw, Cookie Dough Straw, Cotton Candy Straw

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I added large fluffy marshmallows to the ends of the paper straws, wrapped them with cellophane, tied the end with yummy baker's twine and then added sweet stitched tags stamped with fun springy sentiments and embellished with sparkly sequins - YUM!  They look so cute added to a miniature milk glass mason jar filled with green paper grass ... springy and fun!

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For the rest of the smores kits, I added graham crackers and a chocolate bar inside a glassine bag, folded a pretty white paper doilie over the top end and then wrapped some delicious baker's twine around the glassine bag to hold the doilie on.

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I stamped some sweet spring/Easter images, colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol along with Copic markers ... and then added some sparkly Wink of Stella for some SHINE!

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I added the smores kits inside a pink berry basket filled with green paper grass -- so adorable!

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  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier *welcome to the team*

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,100 level!

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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Issues - eggs-cellent; colourQ #285 - colors; City Crafter Challenge Blog #255 - polka dots; Pile it On #62 - Easter/spring; Cupcake Inspirations #303 - stripes & dots; 613 Avenue Create #117 - ATG; JUGS #286 - photo inspo; Fusion - cupcake/treats & dots; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #122 - ATG; showCASe your style #11 - inspo pic/dots

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #29 – ‘Waiting For Spring’

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 Paper Sweeties February Inspiration Challenge #28 - 'Sweetheart': Pam Sparks!

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Pam was inspired by the colors from our February inspiration board ... along with the heart shapes ... to create this absolutely darling winter-theme card!  It's not only sweet as can be on the outside, but ...

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... equally yummy on the inside too!

  Contact us, Pam, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. 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 NEW project based on the current inspiration board using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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 new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #29 - 'Waiting For Spring'

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views ...

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I was inspired by the yummy pink, blue and white color palette from the inspiration photo this week along with the beautiful flowers!  I had fun creating a shaker card using lots of yummy sequins from the boutique!

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Stamp supply list:  So Sweet of You, Pretty Posies

Die supply list:  Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list: Robin Egg Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Frosting Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins

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  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

March Guest Designer:  Donna Baes

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,100 level!

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!

Shop us LIVE March 13th and 14th at The Enchanted Cottage!  Contact the store directly to reserve your spot for the Friday evening card class taught by yours truly -- the above card is one of the ones that will be offered in my class!

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And for some more exciting news ... Paper Sweeties is partnering with Cupcake Inspirations during the first week of March to help them celebrate their 300th challenge -- whoo hooo!

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Please visit their blog to check out the beautiful inspiration boards they are offering this week for us all to get crafty with ... here is today's 'Sparkle' board ... and Paper Sweeties will be offering a prize on March 5th!

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I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges too:  Color Throwdown #331 – color palette; JUGS #282 – photo inspiration/polka dots, flowers, white; Fusion – bow ties & other things/colors; 7 Kids College Fund #120 – ATG; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #233 – ATG; City Crafter Challenge Blog #250 – use your scraps/tiny piece of acetate, pieces of patterned paper, snipetts of white cardstock for flowers; The Shabby Tea Room #246 – mason jar love/colors; Uniko Studio #18 - birthday

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #28 – ‘Sweetheart’

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 Paper Sweeties January Inspiration Challenge #27 - 'Winter Wishes': Donna K!

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Donna used the Sophie and Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets to create this {sweet} card -- LOVE!!  Contact me Donna to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. 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 NEW project based on the current inspiration board using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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 new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #28 - 'Sweetheart'

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views ...

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I was inspired by the yummy color palette from the inspiration photo this week along with the delicious sweet treat theme!

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Stamps materials list: Party Time, Sending Sweet Thoughts, Be Happy

Dies materials list: Party Time Sweet Cuts, Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Be Happy Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list: Robin Egg Sequins

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  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

February Guest Designer: Sierra Winters

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,000 level!

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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

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Breaking news ... the first ever Paper Sweeties Design Team Call begins TODAY!  Visit this post to see how you can submit your work for a chance to join our creative team!

Inspired by these challenges:  Cupcake Inspirations #296 - photo/colors;  House of Cards 2/1 – Love; 613 Ave Create #109 – ATG; JUGS #278 – sentiment/focal; Fusion – heartful; 7 Kids College Fund #118 – ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge # 27 – ‘Winter Wishes’

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 Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge #26 - 'Happy Holidays':  Sierra Winters!

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Sierra's adorably sweet mitten with homespun patterned papers, burlap, lace, chipboard and embellies captured our hearts this month!  Contact me, Sierra, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties January Inspiration #27 - Winter Wishes to share with you all!!  Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges right here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new 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 NEW project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  Use this month’s graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your 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 of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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 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 challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views ...

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I LOVE sweet little snowmen!  I don't enjoy winter because I don't like the cold, but I sure do love cute snow people!!  This one is no exception with his matching damask hat and scarf ... and his adorable little birdie friend sitting on the fence beside him!

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Stamps materials list:  Snow Friends, Deck The Halls, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow

Dies materials list:  Snow Friends, Deck The Halls, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Thanks Snow Much, Home Tweet Home

We have some EXCITING NEWS ... please join me in welcoming a new face to the Paper Sweeties DESIGN TEAM: Jill Norwood!  I know you will be so inspired by these Jill's talent!  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jill Norwood - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

January Guest Designer: Beth Johnson

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,000 level!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations 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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  House of Cards: January/use glitter; Cupcake Inspirations #291 - winter wonderland; 7 Kids College Fund #116 - ATG; Colour Me #52 - use past color board (3: subtle w/neutrals); Kraft Journal #204 - Happy New Year; 613 Avenue Create # 104 - ATG; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Pile it On #49 - ATG Christmas Holiday; Paper Issues - make it merry

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