Hi crafty friends! I'm popping in today with a bit of fun news ... I was asked by the sweet ladies over at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog if I would sponsor their challenges for the next two weeks and guest design too! Of course, I said yes to both!
This week's edition of the Seize the Birthday challenge is to create a feminine card based on the sketch provided -- easy peesy, right??!! I love girlie and feminine cards, and this one is no exception with it's layers of pretty pattern papers, lace, satin trim, flowers and glitter - yum!
I used the Little Wishes and You Make Me Smile stamp sets from Paper Sweeties to create a fun tag to hang from the pretty nose gay in the frame. I also created a pretty bow using tea-stained Cameo Beige Sugar and Vintage Winter White seam binding from the shoppe!Please be sure to pop on over and take a peek at this week's sketch at Seize the Birthday ... and play along for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shoppe! I am sponsoring the next two weeks of challenges, so be sure to play along both weeks to double your chances of winning ... BIG!!
Created using You Are Simply The Best and Happy Fall Ya'll stamp sets! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using You Are Simply The Best stamp set! Designed by Lenet Mos.
Created using Fancy Monograms stamp set! Designed by Rebecca Deeprose.
Created using So Sweet of You stamp set! Designed by Rebekah Faries.
Created using I'm Having a Tea Party, You Are Amazing and Pennant Party stamp sets! Designed by Starr Timmons.
Hello sweeties!! I’m so happy you stopped by the blog today! Here we grow again ... we have some exciting Design Team news, so be sure to scroll all the way down to find out who the newest addition to the Sweeties Teamies is!!
The votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 Challenge … Rebecca!
Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing this beautiful card with us! Contact me to claim your prize!
Now, we have Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 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 #6:
Here are a couple projects created by the Sweeties Teamies to get your creative juices flowing!!
Created using the Abigail, Jelly Bean Time and So Sweet of You stamp sets! Designed by Lesley Croghan – PSSI #4 WINNER!
Created using the Fancy Monograms stamp set! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using the Hippity Hoppity and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets! Designed by Andrea Ewen.
Created using Hippity Hoppity and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets! Designed by Char Cundy.
Created using the Join Me For Tea and Tea For Two stamp sets! Designed by Jeanne Jachna.
Created using the You Are Amazing stamp set! Designed by Jinny Newlin.
Created using the Wagon Add-on #1 stamp set! Designed by Lori Hairston.
Created using the Sophie, Jelly Bean Time and You Make Me Smile stamp sets! *Introducing* the newest designer to join the Paper Sweeties family … please help us warmly welcome Maria Patrick!
Created using the Pennant Party stamp set! Designed by Michelle Bala!
Created using the You're Invited and Wagon Add-on 1 stamp sets! Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the Abigail and You Are Fabulous stamp sets! Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
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GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!
Edited: Announcing the winner of the $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shoppe from the comments left on this post:
"What an awesome hop… can’t wait to see everyone’s creations… and learn a thing or two…Thanks for the chance… your creations are adorable…morentin1326
Hello friends and Happy Easter!! I hope you're enjoying a beautiful day with your family and friends! I am blessed to have my two sons home today from college, so hubby and I are enjoying sharing the day with them! The bunny paid us a little visit and we have some yummy food planned for our holiday meals today! I love spring -- how about you?
I'm excited to pop in today to share a couple of projects I recently created for a Designer's Hop I was invited to participate in by a sweet stampy friend of mine! Jessica, from Homespun Elegance, just celebrated the 2nd birthday of her little son, Mason, so in honor of this special occasion, she organized a designer's hop with a few crafty ladies that she knows! The hop begins today and runs through Tuesday, April 2nd. Each day a different group of designers will be sharing projects they made that go with a birthday, boy and celebration theme ... how FUN!
So, without further ado ... let's get this party started! Here's my little boy celebration set ... (click on the photos to see larger images of each project)
This set was just too much fun to create ... so bright, cheery, fun and whimsical!
I used Jake, Hippity Hoppity, You're My Prince Charming and Banner Wishes to create the card!
The fun banners were created using the Banner Wishes, You're Invited, You Make Me Smile and You're My Hero stamp sets!
The fun polka dot and chevron pattern flair pieces were a gift I recently received from my stampy friend, Joscelyn -- they're from her shop: Bossy Joscie!
YUM!!! These were so simple to make using chipboard pieces, stickers, flair and sentiment stamped banners ... what a quick and fun way to create pretty party favors and decorations for your next event!
So, what do you think of my little boy party set? This can very easily be made into a little princess party by changing the colors and using either Abigail, Emma or Sophie -- dressing them up in a pretty party dress for your special event!
Be sure to hop on over and check out the fun projects created by the rest of the designers on today's hop schedule:
--> you are here: Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Paper Sweeties has donated a prize of two stamp sets for one lucky person who visits the designers on today's hop! To be eligible to win, follow these two simple steps:
1. Like the Paper Sweeties Facebook Fan Page
2. Leave a comment on this blog post (NOTE: you have to register on this Paper Sweeties site to comment. This will be your Word Press account if you don't already have one. We had to enable this to filter out spam comments.) letting us know that you're a Paper Sweeties Facebook Fan
Winner will be announced on April 5th, so be sure to come back here to see if you're the lucky one!
This card from today's celebration set also was based on the current Paper Sweetie's Sketch Inspiration Challenge #5 - which ends today! Play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shoppe!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Popping in today to share a couple of sweet cards created using some sweet stamps from the Paper Sweeties shoppe ...
Popping in to share a couple projects created using stamps and seam binding from the Paper Sweeties shoppe:
Thanks to everyone who attended this month's *new* stamp release Facebook Event! I'm popping in to announce the winners of the contests and giveaways:
#1 - Comment on THIS post for a chance to win your favorite set: sarina_coffinathotmaildotcom
#2 - Attend our Facebook release event and share a Paper Sweeties project to earn a $10 gift certificate: Lynda Lindley
#3 - Follow us on Pinterest to earn a $10 gift certificate: Julie Tucker-Wolek
#4 - Comment on any blog post March 13th - 16th: doodlesinkathotmaildotcom
#5 - Like our Fan Page and share with your FB and blog friends -- when we reach 600, one lucky fan will win a $25 gift certificate! So close -- 593 fans to date 🙂
#6 - Pretty Pink Posh giveaway ends soon, visit Paulina's blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!
#7 - Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 runs though March 31st -- link up your projects using your favorite goodies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate! Get an extra vote if you use Paper Sweeties stamps 🙂
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Mark your calendars for August 16th - 17th -- hope you can join us at the CKC Event in Charlotte, NC!
THANK YOU for joining us this month ... plans are well underway for our April new stamp release -- with some very exciting news to share that you won't want to miss!
Welcome Sweeties!! So happy you hopped in today for a little inspiration! The Sweeties Teamies are really rockin' the new Easter and spring stamp sets ... so much creative energy here on our team ... the girls have just blown me away this month with their cleverness!!
Click on the photos to view a larger image ... click on the designer links to visit their blogs for viewing additional pictures and explanations of their projects.
Created using Jelly Bean Time, Fancy Monograms and Hippity Hoppity stamp sets with Strawberry Shortcake and Vintage Winter White seam binding! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using Hippity Hoppity stamp set! Designed by Andrea Ewen.
Created using Hippity Hoppity and Fancy Monograms stamp sets! Designed by Char Cundy.
Created using Jake, Jelly Bean Time, Happy Fall Ya'll and Hippity Hoppity stamp sets! Designed by Jeanne Jachna.
Created using Fancy Monograms stamp set! Designed by Lori Hairston.
Created using Jelly Bean Time stamp set! Designed by Michelle Bala.
Created using Emma and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets! Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using Fancy Monograms stamp set! Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
Have you checked out our on-line galleries yet … we’d LOVE to see you upload YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to any of these fabulous places to share your creativity and inspiration with all our bloggity friends: