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Hugs & Kisses – Catered Crop style!

Hello friends and welcome to the blog today!  I'm popping in to share a little something I recently created for this week's 'Embossing' challenge at Catered Crop!  The rainbow card I created was chosen as one of the top three from last week's 'Glitter' challenge:


so I was invited by my sweet friend, Linda, to share something for today's quickfire 'Embossing' lineup!

papersweeties-apr5(2)I used a hexagon embossing folder to emboss a piece of pastel blue vellum.  Then I added a couple of hand cut hexagon patterned paper pieces, a snipett of measuring tape ribbon, a beautiful glittered chipboard heart, a pretty pink crepe paper flower and a sweet heart sentiment stamped using the Little Wishes stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

papersweeties-apr5(1)Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you're having a wonderful day and getting plenty of stampy time in, my friends!

Challenges I took inspiration from:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #71 - sparkle, bling & ribbon, Simon Says Stamp - happy mail, CAS(E) this Sketch #26 - sketch, Fussy and Fancy #88 - anything, Catered Crop - embossing


Inspiration from friends …

Hopping around town and wanted to share these A-MAZING projects created by some of our friends and fans ...

Tracey Kelly created this adorable card using Abigail!

Rebecca Deeprose created this beautiful card using Banner Wishes!

Rebekah Faries created this precious tea gift using I'm Having a Tea Party!

Starr Timmons created this sweet card using You Are Amazing!

Lenet Mos created this yummy set using I'm Having a Tea Party!

Rebekah Faries created this yummy cupcake shaped card using Join Me For Tea!

Starr Timmons created this bright and cheery card using I'm Having a Tea Party!

Tracey Kelly created this adorable tea pot shaped card using Tea For Two!

Starr Timmons created this stunning gift box using I'm having a Tea Party!

Tracey Kelly created this gorgeous gift box using You Are Amazing!

Starr Timmons created this beautiful card using You Are Amazing!

Tracey Kelly created this gorgeous vintage card using Banner Wishes!

Kristi Schurr created this stunning card using You Make Me Smile!

They are all gorgeous!  We'd love to hear which one (or more) is your favorite and why!  Leave us a comment to share your thoughts with us!!



Hello crafty friends!  We have a momentous occasion coming up next weekend in my family -- my oldest son will be graduating from NCSU for Materials Science Engineering!  I am such a proud mama ... my how these past four years have flown by!

May 2013 (9)Since Brandon was instrumental in teaching me how to use Adobe Illustrator and my electronic drawing table in order to illustrate the Paper Sweeties images, I thought it fitting to make him a card using Paper Sweeties stamps to celebrate his big day!

May 2013 (10)Here I dressed Jake in a cap and gown - complete with tiny diploma and tassle too!  For Jake's pants, I used the You're My Hero set, for the gown I used the Christmas Blessings set ...

May 2013 (11)and all the sentiments were stamped using the You're My Hero and So Proud of You stamp sets -- perfect for any graduation ... pre-school, kindergarten, middle school, high school or college -- my son is 22 years old!

May 2013 (8)And here is his complete gift -- the box was made using the Tiny Tucker Tab cut file and Round Off set from My Time Made easy and I stamped the 'Celebrate' using the Beautiful stamp set.

His 'real' cap and gown are ironed and hanging in the dining room awaiting the official ceremony next weekend -- what a special day!  Thanks for letting me share a little bit of this proud mama moment with you all!

Challenges I found inspiration from:  CASE Study #139 - inspired by red/white/black; Simon Says Stamp - happy mail


Pin to Win Contest – WINNER Announced!

PS-Web-pin-buttonCongratulations to TINA MILBOURN for winning our recent PIN TO WIN contest!

"I think I did it right, lol…well, I hope I did anyways :) Then I went and made me out a whole wishlist, I couldn’t resist!!!  I’m so happy that Paulina Nakamura from Pretty Pink Posh introduced your site to me!"

Contact me, Tina, to claim your $30 gift certificate to the shop!

papersweeties-sketch#7Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7 challenge is now live ... play along for your chance to win some goodness from the shop!  Click on the link to check out the inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies!


Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7!

Hello sweeties!! I’m so happy you stopped by the blog today!

The votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 Challenge … Jill Norwood!


Thank you, Jill, for sharing this beautiful card with us created using the Make Today Beautiful stamp set!  Contact me to claim your prize!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7 to share with you all!! Paper Sweeties hosts monthly sketch challenges right here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new sketch inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. Create a card or project based on the current Sweeties Sketch Inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty goodies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!!

2. Post a DIRECT LINK to your project in our Inlinkz gallery below — please use the URL to your actual project post, not your entire blog, so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any online gallery such as Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast.

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our sketch challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new sketch will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s sketch challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the shoppe! and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7:


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


Created using the Believe stamp set! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.


Created using the Abigail and Spring is Here stamp sets! Designed by Andrea Ewen.


Created using the Emma and You Are Fabulous stamp sets! Designed by Char Cundy.


Created using the Sophie and It's Tea Time stamp sets! Designed by Jeanne Jachna.


Created using the Abigail, Jake, You're a Superstar, You Are Special and So Sweet of You stamp sets! Designed by Jinny Newlin.



Created using the Tea For Two and I'm Having a Tea Party stamp sets! Designed by Lori Hairston.


Created using the Make Today Beautiful and Fancy Monograms stamp sets! Designed by Maria Patrick.


Created using the Beautiful and I'm Having a Tea Party stamp sets! Designed by Michelle Bala!


Created using the Emma, Sweeties Stand, You're My Hero, The Splendor of Autumn and You Are Special stamp sets! Designed by Pattie Goldman.


Created using the You are Special, Some Bunny Loves You, Friendship Warms The Heart, So Sweet of You and Beautiful stamp sets along with Primrose Cookie Dough seam binding! Designed by Tammy Hobbs.


To help kick off this month’s new sketch challenge, we are offering FREE
SHIPPING today ONLY on your Paper Sweeties orders … use FREE SHIPPING
coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount (cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons)!


Subscribe to our newsletter and receive a coupon code for 20% off your next order to help get you started with the Paper Sweeties or add to your collection (coupon cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons)!!

GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

*Edited:  Some have reported a disappearing link tool and gallery when using Internet Explorer as their web browser.  If this happens, please try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet web browser.

Debbie Signature13 150x150 Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 challenge!

Garden Fresh … TSTR #164!

Photo Inspiration #164Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a cute little something I recently created for The Shabby Tea Room #164 - 'Beautiful Spring'!

Debbie TSTR #164 (2)I used the window sill shaped card file from The Cutting Cafe to make today's card!  How much fun I had creating this spring time little window scene!  I made curtains from patterned paper and then added a window box filled with blooms - complete with a little garden stake stamped using the Paper Sweeties Stand Add-on 1 stamp set!

Debbie TSTR #164 (1)Fun, right??  I love floral curtains, polka dots and window boxes filled with pretty blooms!!

Please be sure to pop on over to check out the beautiful spring projects the other shabby girls created this week for your inspiration ... and then I hope you'll play along with this challenge for your chance to win an awesome prize package from The Cutting Cafe!


And don't forget to check out our 'Pin to Win' contest going on now at Paper Sweeties!  Visit THIS post for complete details on how to be eligible to win some goodness from the shop!


Love Letters … TRR #52!

TRR#52Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a card I recently made for The Ribbon Reel #52 - 'Love Letters'!

Debbie TRR #52 (2)Goodies I used from The Ribbon Reel Shop:

Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two Mini Deck

20mm May Arts Red Grosgrain

Natural Button Twine

60mm Gardenia Blossom - Cornflower Blue

Small Red & White Gingham Button

Debbie TRR #52 (3)

I used these stamp sets from Paper Sweeties:

Fancy MonogramsLittle Wishes

Debbie TRR #52 (1)Please be sure to visit The Ribbon Reel challenge blog to check out the amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the teamies this week, and then I hope you'll play along with the 'Love Letter's challenge for your chance to win some goodness from The Ribbon Reel Shop!


Bloom Where You Are Planted … Fusion #4!

Challenge #4Hello crafty friends!  I have some fun news to share with you all today ... I was asked by my friend, Lesley Croghan, to guest design with the ladies over at Fusion for the #4 challenge!  For my assignment, I was asked to use the sketch and photo inspiration to come up with a {fusion} card -- too fun!

papersweeties-apr26(2)I used the Make Today Beautiful stamp set from Paper Sweeties to create the background patterned paper stamping two flower images in four different colors!  Next, I adhered a sentiment stamped using the same set and adhered it to a piece of pumpkin cardstock for a pop of color!  Last I adhered a pretty blue paper bloom to pick up the blooms in the stamped background piece and finished it off with a couple of green glittered leaves!

papersweeties-apr26(1)Please pop on over to the Fusion blog to check out the lovely creations by the design team girls, and then I hope you'll give this neat challenge a try ... will you use just the sketch -- just the photo -- or combine both to create FUSION??!!??



I {heart} U … TKJ #118!

Debbie TKJ #118 (3)For today's 'Recycle or Reuse' challenge #118 at The Kraft Journal, I used Spanish moss picked from trees while walking on a golf course in Florida and a stick from my backyard as my recycle/reuse items!  I created a white cardstock base onto which I layered black cardstock.  I added a strip of Music Note Tape on the bottom and tied a couple of lengths of Red Baker's Twine around the card.

Debbie TKJ #118 (2)

I added a die cut bird cage and then decorated it with the moss nest, twig perch and a die cut bird.  To make the bird, I adhered some Red Polka Dot Tape onto cardstock and then cut the bird shape.  A pretty paper bloom was added along with two Garnet Stick Pins for balance.

Debbie TKJ #118 (1)

Last, I added an I {heart} U sentiment stamped using the Fancy Monograms stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

Please be sure to visit The Kraft Journal challenge blog to check out the amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the teamies!  We hope you'll play along with our 'Recycle or Reuse' challenge for your chance to win some goodness from The Kraft Outlet Shop!

Challenges I took inspiration from: Runway Inspired Challenge #34 - black, white, red; Ribbon Carousel  #80 - showers & flowers; Paper Issues - serendipity


Amazing … TSTR #163!

Photo Inspiration #163Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in to share a card I made for The Shabby Tea Room #163 - 'Spring Bliss'!

Debbie TSTR #163 (2)I embossed the background paper with a hexagon folder and then inked to create a time-worn look!  I added sweet bits and bobs of treasures to include: white chipboard alpha, Jenni Bowlin butterfly, white velvet ric-rac from The Ribbon Reel, Prima flower and hexagon shaped patterned paper from Stampin' Up!

Debbie TSTR #163 (3)The alpha, sentiment and frame were stamped using the Paper Sweeties Fancy Monograms and Beautiful stamp sets!Debbie TSTR #163 (1)Please be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room to check out the gorgeous inspiration projects from the rest of the Shabby Girls and then I hope you'll have time to play along for your chance to win a wonderful prize package donated by Manor House Creations!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Ribbon Carousel #80 - showers & flowers; Paper Issues - serendipity


Just Because …

Edited:  Winner of the Paper Sweeties comment to win contest hosted April 8th - 16th ...

Lisa L. ( Lisa’s Creative Niche)

Lisa, contact us to claim your prize!

Hello crafty friends!  I have a couple of little cards that I whipped up quickly today to play along with a couple of my favorite challenges!  I hope you find some inspiration in them and get some crafty time to create something fun today!


I adore polka dots ... smitten I tell ya'!  This little paper pieced pot makes me smile!


Sets used to create this card:

Tea For Two & Join Me For Tea

papersweeties-debbie-apr16(4)I took inspiration from these challenges:

Retro Sketches #59 - sketch; There She Goes #203 - Just Because; Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - Wake Up Call

Wake-up CallAnd next, a bright and cheery, springy little card ...


I created the rainbow with six lengths of grosgrain ribbon, added glitter to the sweet little rain drops and added some flair for the 'sun'!


The clouds, rain drops and sentiment were stamped using the Rainbows and Roses set!

papersweeties-debbie-apr16(7)For this card, I took inspiration from these challenges:

Pinspired #7 - clouds and raindrops; Catered Crop - glitter; Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 - sketch; Tuesday Throwdown #143 - focus on the sentiment


papersweeties-sketch#6And one last little note ... click HERE to check out our current 'Pin to Win' contest going on at Paper Sweeties!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful, crafty day!


Pin To Win!

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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