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Some EXCITING news to share!

Hello friends!  Well, I bet most of you have heard the buzz by now, but if you haven't, I finally get to spill the beans!  My sweet friend, Lesley Croghan, is starting a new challenge beginning in January 2014 and guess what ...

Designer Badge... I have been invited to create for the inaugural the card Concept design team in the 'Shabby Chic' category ... LOVE!!!  For those of you unfamiliar with the guidelines surrounding the Shabby Chic esthetic, here you go:

Shabby Chic and Vintage

Definition: 
  • the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
  • distressed or sponged edges
  • old feel-antiqued
  • lots of embellishments
  • ribbons or lace
  • lots of layers

Those that know me well, already know that I adore anything shabby, old, worn and antique!  YUM!  I enjoy going to antique shows and finding old treasures to add to my cards and paper crafted projects!  I love piling my creations high with lots of bits and bobs of sweet little treasures -- creating keepsakes suitable for framing in some instances!

papersweeties-debbie-11-11-13(1)Let's go through the shabby checklist, shall we?  Used, worn, inexpensive components - check!  Distressed or sponges layers - I inked mine with vanilla paint - check!  Old/antique feeling with lots of embellishments - check!  Ribbons or lace - check!   Lots of layers - check!

Winner BadgeThis shabby little sweetie was chosen as the winning favorite at Festive Friday for last week's aqua, red & cream challenge!  Materials list: Homespun Holidays, Ho Ho Ho, Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts, Rusty Jingle Bells, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, October Afternoon - Make It Merry patterned paper, blue chenille trim - Webster's Pages.

A huge thank you to Miss Lesley for inviting me to join the line-up of talented designers who will be creating for The Card Concept challenges!  We are all in for a treat to be inspired by these lovely ladies!  Stay tuned for this new and exciting challenge to launch after the holidays in January ... and until then, happy stamping my friends!

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Shop Small Saturday – 11/30/13

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Shop Small with Paper Sweeties on Saturday, November 30th and save 30% on your order of $50 or more!  Use coupon code:  shopsmall2013 to redeem your savings!  Sale begins at 12 am EST and ends at 11:59 pm EST.  Enjoy your shopping spree!

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Hello crafty friends!  So happy you stopped by today ... I have a sparkly little holiday inspiration to share with you!

papersweeties-debbie-11-12-13(1)The glittered Santa hat is a tag from Target and the gorgeous papers are October Afternoon - Make it Merry ... LOVE!!!

papersweeties-debbie-11-12-13(2)I stamped the circle sentiment using the *new* Season of Love set and then stamped the sentiment on the banner tag using the *new*  Ho Ho Ho set!  Tomorrow is the 13th and so that only means one thing ... the Sweeties Teamies will be sharing lots of wonderful ideas for all your holiday paper crafting needs using the newly released stamps, dies, chenille candy canes and rusty jingle bells!  Bookmark our page and follow us with Bloglovin' (--> link on sidebar) so you won't miss a single second of the creativity and fun 🙂

papersweeties-debbie-11-12-13(3) A couple of additions of some yummy bits and bobs ... delicious lace trim, a pretty aqua button, two sweet red jingle bells and some baker's twine complete this fun little card!

Hugs - xoxo

Challenges I was inspired by:  Retro Sketches #89 - sketch; Festive Friday #21 – Christmas with red/aqua/white; Pile it On #45 – tools; Word Art Wednesday #105 – anything goes; Ribbon Carousel #87 – holidays/celebrations;  Really Reasonable Ribbons #83 – Christmas/winter holiday

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Thank you Hampton, VA!

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Well, it was exactly one week ago today that we were in Hampton, VA at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show introducing  the Paper Sweeties stamps, dies and goodies to the wonderful people who attended this awesome show!

DSCN1617We met so many wonderful paper crafters at the show!

DSCN1623 We enjoyed introducing all the attendees to the Paper Sweeties products!

DSCN1622 We brought loads of inspiration to the show with us: layouts ...

DSCN1621 ... gifts ...

DSCN1620... tags and cards ... oh my!

DSCN1619Our sweet 'dollhouse' shaped displays with coordinating shutters were a hit with the show attendees ... we got so many sweet and thoughtful comments that just made my heart smile!

DSCN1618We offered two free make and take projects within our booth that were a hit!  Saturday we had a line six ladies deep from 10 am - 3 pm waiting to create the projects and check out with their new goodies from Paper Sweeties!

DSCN1616We had a fantastic booth spot in the first row directly across from the doors where you enter the convention hall!

DSCN1612 A HUGE thank you to my friend, Suzi, for attending the show with me to lend a hand.  I couldn't have done it without all of her help and support!

DSCN1611Suzi oversaw the make and take projects and facilitated the check out process by running all the credit cards and packing up all the sales in our bags with curling ribbon!

DSCN1613 Look at this sweet customer ... can you see the THREE bags of goodies she purchased at the Paper Sweeties booth?!?  I had to snap a picture with her when I saw that her bag coordinated with our booth color palette!

DSCN1609A fun time was had by all!

DSCN1614Suzi and I capped Saturday evening off by enjoying a delicious seafood dinner down by the water!  The perfect ending to a perfect day!

Mark your calendars ... we'll be traveling to these show locations in 2014 and we hope to meet YOU at one of the shows:

Stamp Scrap Art Tour

Columbia, SC - February 14th - 16th

Winston-Salem, NC - July 18th - 20th

Hampton, VA - October 24th - 26th

Be sure to sign up for the Friday evening Make & Take Party to make a yummy Paper Sweeties project!

Creating Keepsakes Convention

Charlotte, NC - August 8th - 9th

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babybloghopAnd, now I'm happy to announce the winners from our recent Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop:

Winner of the CREATE something contest:  Beth Fiscus

Winner of the HOP contest (secret word: precious): Heidi Gonzales

Winner of the COMMENT contest:

Ohhh congratulations to you and your family Jinny. What a sensational team to be on and to see all the love and happiness they have for you!! :) Such DROOLABLE cards too !! ;)
hugs,
Lisa x

Winners, contact me at: debbie at paper sweeties dot com to claim your gift certificates!

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Bountiful Blessings …

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PaperSweeties-Oct 16 (1)'Bountiful Blessings' class being offered October 25th - 3:30 to 5 pm!   A free Paper Sweeties stamp set and coupon for 20% off entire order included with your paid class fee!

Hope to see YOU at the show!

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Paper Sweeties – September sneak peeks: Day #1

 Hello there, sweeties friends!  I’m so happy you popped by the blog today!!  How are things going in your neck of the woods ... kiddos back to school ... summer winding down?  Both of my sons are back in college now -- one is a senior this year and one is beginning grad school ... my how time flies -- I remember like it was just yesterday when they were entering kindergarden!

The Sweeties Teamies and I are excited to be here sharing sneak peek projects created using the soon-to-be released September stamps!  We’ll have THREE fun and whimsical sets releasing on the 15th for you to add to your line up this month — full of adorable fonts, sweet images, a new outfit for the Sweeties girls and loads of crafty FUN!!

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Let’s get to peeking, shall we …

Created using the *new* Happy Wishes stamp set and Vintage Winter White seam binding.  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using the *new* Happy Wishes stamp set and Baby Pink Berry seam binding!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using the Emma and *new* Cute as a Bug stamp sets along with the Emma Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

 

Created using the Emma and *new* Cute as a Bug stamp sets along with the Emma Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Maria Patrick.
Created using the Abigail and *new* Cute as a Bug stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Michelle Bala.
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Created using the *new* Happy Wishes stamp set!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the Abigail and *new* Cute As A Bug stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
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Such adorable projects created by the design team girls for today’s sneak peeks, don’t you think?   We have a bit more to share with you tomorrow for day #2 of peeks, but in the meantime, hop on over to our online galleries to peek at lots more inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery

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We have several ways for you to participate in our current September contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

*  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,200 fans!

*  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #11 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Congratulations to Sierra Winters … our challenge #10 WINNER!

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Do you like discounts?   Subscribe to our Paper Sweeties newsletter to receive member-only coupons and specials!

Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a Publication Incentive Program?  Yes, we do!  If you have a card or project published in any nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact us to receive a $25 shopping spree in the boutique!

The Sweeties are going on the road again!  We'll be attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour Convention in Hampton, VA October 26th & 27th ... and I'll be teaching a CLASS there on the 25th!  I’m so excited to meet our fabulous Sweeties fans in the Virginia Beach and surrounding areas!  Hope to see you there!

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We ADORE reading your sweet comments … thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!  See you back here again tomorrow for some more adorable project shares from the teamies!   Until then, happy stamping my friends!

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Paper Sweeties: August Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends!  So, what did you think about the August *new* stamps AND dies?  I am smitten with all the amazing inspiration projects the Sweeties Teamies created to help spark your creativity this month — which were your favorites??!?  Before we wrap things up for the latest release here at Paper Sweeties, the design team girls and I all have one last project to share with you!  Today, we’ve used some older sets in combination with new sets too to create some goodness … enjoy peeking!
Created using the Sending Holiday Cheer and Hand Stamped by: stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using the Emma and Thanks Berry Much stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using Thanks Berry Much, I'm Having A Tea Party, Tea for Two and Abigail stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

 

Created using the Borders and Beautiful stamp sets!  Designed by Maria Patrick.
Created using Beautiful Stamp Set!  Designed by Michelle Bala.
Created using the Sophie, Mahalo, You Make Me Smile and Celebrate stamp sets!

Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

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Created using the You Make Me Smile stamp set!
Designed by Pattie Goldman.
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Beautiful and amazing projects created by the design team girls for this month's release, don’t you think?  Please visit our online galleries to peek at lots more inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery

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We have FIVE CHANCES for you to participate in our current August contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

#1:  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,100 fans!  CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Esch ... our latest Fan Page WINNER 🙂

#2:  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #10 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Congratulations to Marybeth Lopez ... our challenge #9 WINNER 🙂

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#3:   COMMENT on any 1st Birthday Designer's Hop blog post August 2nd, 3rd & 4th ... one lucky commenter will win the ENTIRE AUGUST NEW STAMP RELEASE - $50 retail value — winner announced August 18th!

#4:  COMMENT on our special Birthday Celebration Sponsor's Giveaway blog post to be eligible to win one of the awesome prizes donated by our generous sponsors -- winner announced September 1st!

#5: TAG A FRIEND for our 'Tag You're It' Facebook contest ... one luck fan and their tagged friend will win the *new* A Friend Is stamp set on August 18th!

Do you like discounts?   Subscribe to our Paper Sweeties newsletter to receive member-only coupons and specials!

Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a Publication Incentive Program?  Yes, we do!  If you have a card or project published in any nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact us to receive a $25 shopping spree in the boutique!

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We ADORE reading your sweet comments … thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!  Plans are underway for the September release, but until then, happy stamping my friends!

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Paper Sweeties: August *new* product RELEASE PARTY!

Yippiee ... it's FINALLY HERE!  Today is a BIG, BIG ... BIG day here at Paper Sweeties! First, today is Paper Sweeties' official 1st BIRTHDAY!    Exactly one year ago today, the first Paper Sweeties stamps were launched on our shiny and brand new website!  Boy, what a fast and fun year it has been!

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Next, my very sweet friend, Suzi, and I are beginning our excellent road trip adventure today -- headed to Charlotte, NC for the amazing Creating Keepsakes Convention!  I can't thank my friend 'enough' for volunteering to go with me to help out in the booth this weekend ... I am truly blessed with such wonderful, caring, generous and thoughtful friends!  I just 'know' there will be a lot of giggling, late night girlie pajama parties, yummy meals out ... and tons of CRAFY FUN this weekend!  I'm looking forward to seeing many of the Paper Sweeties fans at the show ... and can't wait to make some new friends too!  I'll be back here next week to share photos from the show ... stay tuned 🙂

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I also have a group of gals that I stamp with each month attending the show for a girls' weekend - Joanie, Megan, Martha and Cindy ... what FUN we'll all have together!!

The next BIG news is that today's THE DAY ... all of the NEW AUGUST STAMPS are now LIVE in the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Let's meet the newest members of our line up:

PS-86'Celebrate' - created especially for our 1st Birthday!

PS-85'Borders'

PS-77'You Are'

PS-81'A Friend Is'

PS-80'Thanks Berry Much'

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August Release Bundle - all five new sets at a 20% discount!

And ... for our final BIG NEWS for today ... ready, set, here we go!  You asked for it and we listened!  Paper Sweeties is pleased to introduce:  SWEET CUTS ... steel metal dies to coordinate with the Paper Sweeties acrylic stamps!  Whooo hoooo!  I've been keeping this little news under my hat for a couple weeks while all the logistics were worked out, but today's the day I can finally share this exciting news with all of you!  Today, for phase one of our steel metal die launch, we are introducing four Sweet Cuts metal dies to coordinate with the four paper dolls we currently offer - Abigail, Emma, Jake and Sophie!

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Sweet Cuts dies will help you create fun cards, adorable scrapbook pages, sweet treats and pretty little gifts lickity split -- stamp, cut, decorate and ENJOY!  The Sweet Cuts dies are wonderful for little hands too -- they allow for easy 'mommy and me' craft projects -- no fussing cutting for little hands or asking mom to cut out for them!!

A big thank you to my crafty friend, Tina, for brainstorming with me on the naming these {sweet} dies 🙂

We are also offering each of the Sweet Cuts dies packaged in a BUNDLE with the coordinating acrylic stamp at a 20% savings!  So, are YOU as excited as I am about the Sweet Cuts??  I got to play with them for the August release and ooohhh are they fun!  Instead of fussing cutting the paper dolls, one quick crank through my Big Shot machine and viola - done!   Easy peesy!  LOVE!!!

So, let's get to peeking at today's inspiration projects ~

Created using the *new* Thanks Berry Much set along with the Emma and Beautiful stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using the *new* Borders and Celebrate sets along with the Enjoy Your Day stamp set!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using the *new* Thanks Berry Much stamp set!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

 

Created using the *new* Celebrate set along with the You Make Me Smile stamp set!  Designed by Maria Patrick.

Created using the *new* Thanks Berry Much set along with the Abigail and Little Wishes stamp sets!  Designed by Michelle Bala.
Created using the *new* Celebrate set along with the You're Invited stamp set!
Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the the *new* Celebrate and Borders stamp sets!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
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Such fun and festive projects created by the design team girls for today’s Release Party, don’t you think?   We have a bit more to share with you tomorrow for our Release Rewind, but in the meantime, hop on over to our online galleries to peek at lots more inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery

Pinterest

Flickr

We have FIVE CHANCES for you to participate in our current August contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

#1:  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,100 fans!  CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Esch ... our latest Fan Page WINNER 🙂

#2:  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #10 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Congratulations to Marybeth Lopez ... our challenge #9 WINNER 🙂

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#3:   COMMENT on any 1st Birthday Designer's Hop blog post August 2nd, 3rd & 4th ... one lucky commenter will win the ENTIRE AUGUST NEW STAMP RELEASE - $50 retail value — winner announced August 18th!

#4:  COMMENT on our special Birthday Celebration Sponsor's Giveaway blog post to be eligible to win one of the awesome prizes donated by our generous sponsors -- winner announced September 1st!

#5: TAG A FRIEND for our 'Tag You're It' Facebook contest ... one luck fan and their tagged friend will win the *new* A Friend Is stamp set on August 18th!

Do you like discounts?   Subscribe to our Paper Sweeties newsletter to receive member-only coupons and specials!

Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a Publication Incentive Program?  Yes, we do!  If you have a card or project published in any nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact us to receive a $25 shopping spree in the boutique!

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We ADORE reading your sweet comments … thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!  See you back here again tomorrow for some more adorable project shares from the teamies!   Until then, happy stamping my friends!

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Paper Sweeties: Countdown to the August *new* product release – Day2

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to Day #2 of the sneak peeks for the August *new* product release!!  We have some adorable little paper crafted treasures to share with you today using the *new* stamps available in the boutique tomorrow

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and, WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU for our release on the 15th!  You won't want to miss a single second of the FUN, so follow our blog with Bloglovin to keep up to date on all the latest news ---> link on our sidebar!

Created using the *new* A Friend Is and Borders stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using the *new* You Are stamp set!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using the *new* Borders and You Are stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

 

      Created using the *new* Thanks Berry Much set along with the Abigail, Sophie, Emma, You Are Fabulous and You Are Special stamp sets!  Designed by Maria Patrick.
Created using the *new* You Are Stamp Set!  Designed by Michelle Bala.
Created using the *new* You Are stamp set!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the *new* You Are stamp set!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
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The Sweeties Teamies have hit a home run with today's projects ... simply beautiful, don't you think??  While you're waiting for the RELEASE PARTY to begin, hop on over to our online galleries to peek at lots more inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery

Pinterest

Flickr

We have FIVE CHANCES for you to participate in our current August contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

#1:  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,100 fans!  CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Esch ... our latest Fan Page WINNER 🙂

#2:  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #10 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Congratulations to Marybeth Lopez ... our challenge #9 WINNER 🙂

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#3:   COMMENT on any 1st Birthday Designer's Hop blog post August 2nd, 3rd & 4th ... one lucky commenter will win the ENTIRE AUGUST NEW STAMP RELEASE - $50 retail value — winner announced August 18th!

#4:  COMMENT on our special Birthday Celebration Sponsor's Giveaway blog post to be eligible to win one of the awesome prizes donated by our generous sponsors -- winner announced September 1st!

#5: TAG A FRIEND for our 'Tag You're It' Facebook contest ... one luck fan and their tagged friend will win the *new* A Friend Is stamp set on August 18th!

Do you like discounts?   Subscribe to our Paper Sweeties newsletter to receive member-only coupons and specials!

Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a Publication Incentive Program?  Yes, we do!  If you have a card or project published in any nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact us to receive a $25 shopping spree in the boutique!

It's almost here!!!  I leave on tomorrow to head to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC — August 16th & 17th!!  I'm so excited to meet our fabulous Sweeties fans at the event this week!  I'll be back here to share pictures of the fans and fun, so please come back and visit with us again next week for a little peek!

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We ADORE reading your sweet comments … thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!  See you back here again tomorrow for some more adorable project shares from the teamies!   Until then, happy stamping my friends!

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Paper Sweeties: August *new* product sneak peeks – Day 1

 Hello there, sweeties!  I'm so happy you popped by the blog today!!  The Sweeties Teamies and I are excited to be here sharing sneak peek projects created using the soon-to-be released August stamps!  We’ll have FIVE fun and whimsical sets releasing on the 15th for you to add to your line up this month — full of adorable fonts, sweet images, a new outfits for the Sweeties girls and loads of crafty FUN!!

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WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU for our release on the 15th!  You won't want to miss a single second of the fun, so follow our blog with Bloglovin to keep up to date on all the latest news and updates ---> link on our sidebar!

Let’s get to peeking, shall we …

Created using the *new* Celebrate set along with You're Invited and Hand Stamped by: stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using the *new* A Friend Is stamp set!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using the *new* You Are and Borders stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.
Created using the *new* You Are stamp set!  Designed by Maria Patrick.
Created using the *new* Borders set along with the Best Wishes stamp set!  Designed by Michelle Bala.
Created using the *new* Celebrate set along with the You're Invited stamp set!
Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the *new* Thanks Berry Much set along with the Abigail stamp set!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
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Such pretty projects created by the design team girls for today’s sneak peeks, don’t you think?   We have a bit more to share with you tomorrow for day #2 of peeks, but in the meantime, hop on over to our online galleries to peek at lots more inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies:

Splitcoast Stampers Paper Sweeties Company Gallery

Pinterest

Flickr

We have FIVE CHANCES for you to participate in our current August contests and giveaways — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the boutique:

#1:  LIKE our Facebook Fan Page and SHARE with your blog and/or Facebook friends for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate when we reach our next giveaway level of 1,100 fans!  CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Esch ... our latest Fan Page WINNER 🙂

#2:  CREATE to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties #10 challenge using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and a guest designer invitation to create with us next month — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Congratulations to Marybeth Lopez ... our challenge #9 WINNER 🙂

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#3:   COMMENT on any 1st Birthday Designer's Hop blog post August 2nd, 3rd & 4th ... one lucky commenter will win the ENTIRE AUGUST NEW STAMP RELEASE - $50 retail value — winner announced August 18th!

#4:  COMMENT on our special Birthday Celebration Sponsor's Giveaway blog post to be eligible to win one of the awesome prizes donated by our generous sponsors -- winner announced September 1st!

#5: TAG A FRIEND for our 'Tag You're It' Facebook contest ... one luck fan and their tagged friend will win the *new* A Friend Is stamp set on August 18th!

Do you like discounts?   Subscribe to our Paper Sweeties newsletter to receive member-only coupons and specials!

Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a Publication Incentive Program?  Yes, we do!  If you have a card or project published in any nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact us to receive a $25 shopping spree in the boutique!

It's almost here!!!  I leave on Thursday to head to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC — August 16th & 17th!!  I'm so excited to meet our fabulous Sweeties fans at the event this week!

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We ADORE reading your sweet comments … thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!  See you back here again tomorrow for some more adorable project shares from the teamies!   Until then, happy stamping my friends!

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So Sweet of You – TKJ #133!

DSCN1226For today's 'Sew So-Simple' challenge at The Kraft Journal, I created a little quilt out of paper -- and it was sew so-simple!  I followed a pattern found on the internet, cutting little squares from patterned paper and card stock and then cutting the squares into half square triangles to create the pattern.  I began with a base of Buff Ivory Card Stock onto which I added a couple layers of colored card stock.  I popped the quilt pattern layer up with dimensionals and added two Tiny Wooden Clothespins to 'hang' the quilt on.

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Next I created a nosegay full of yumminess by adding a bow made with Vintage Winter White seam binding, couple of Antique Stick Pins, a rosette made from Natural Twill Tape, leaves cut from Burlap and a sentiment tag stamped with the So Sweet of You stamp set and backed with a piece of Brown Kraft Card Stock.

Please be sure to pop on over to The Kraft Journal blog to check out the amazing projects created by the rest of the teamies this week, and then I hope you'll have time to play along with our Sew So-Simple challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize package from The Kraft Outlet Shop!

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Love You Much – TRR #59!

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I’m popping in today to share a card I recently created for this week’s challenge at The Ribbon Reel #59 - 'Chevrons and Flowers'!  We are asked to create a card/project using the colors from the photo and include chevrons, flowers and ribbon!

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I used these yummy goodies from The Ribbon Reel Shop:

15mm Red Sheer Edge Ribbon

Natural Button Twine

3mm Black Center Stitch Grosgrain

15mm Red Heart Button

23mm Red & White Polka Dot Button

12mm Red Gingham Button

40mm Ivory Hybrid Tea Rose

25mm Off White & Pale Pink Hybrid Tea Roses

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And … I stamped the sentiment inside a tag using the So Sweet of You stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

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Please be sure to pop over to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the teamies, and then I hope you’ll give our challenge a try this week for your chance to win some goodness from The Ribbon Reel Shop!

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