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A sprinkle of inspiration and a dash of creativity!

Hello Sweeties ... welcome to the blog today!  Here we are -- the Saturday before Thanksgiving ... how did that happen?  It was just summer a minute ago!  Before we know it, we'll be in full swing with all the excitement and joy of the holidays and I know December will go by quickly too ... so we have a special treat for you all today to help organize your thoughts and ideas!  We're hoping this inspiration will give you some ideas for projects you want to create for your family and friends this holiday season!


Our very own Sweetie, Pattie Goldman, is sharing four amazing, bright and cheery cards and gift ideas with us today that she created using a variety of the newly released stamps and dies!  Grab a cuppa something warm and yummy, sit back, relax and enjoy ...

papersweeties-pattie-nov1This darling card was created using the Make the Season Bright stamp set which also has a coordinating Sweet Cuts die to make quick work of all your holiday cards this year!  I adore the fresh palette of aqua, pink and chocolate together and that yummy seam binding and those snowflakes put the finishing touches on this little gem!

papersweeties-pattie-nov2What a fun gift idea Pattie has created here ... that aqua rock candy lollipop looks yummy enough to lick the page -- I would love to find one of those in my stocking from Santa this year!  I love how Pattie tied her gift card and {sweet treat} together with the beautiful aqua organza bows and sparkly silver snowflakes!  The Season of Love and Ho Ho Ho stamp sets were used to create these fun gifts!

papersweeties-pattie-nov3I love gingerbread people and in fact are always on the hunt for them while out shopping as my mother-in-law decorates her kitchen with them year round.  They are so happy and fun ... just like this sweet card Pattie created using the Homespun Holidays and Ho Ho Ho stamp sets along with the coordinating Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts die!  I love the traditional red, green and brown color palette - YUM!

papersweeties-pattie-nov4So dainty and delicate ... a pretty little charmer!  The sweet and soft patterned paper is complimented so well with the addition of the pink organza bow, beautiful paper doilie and lacey die cut swirls.  Pattie used the Make the Season Bright to create this lovely holiday treasure ... what a treat for it's lucky recipient!  I am smitten with that delicious candy wreath, how about you??


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Thanks for stopping by today!  We hope that we inspired you to go and create something fun and magical for the holidays!  Remember to bookmark our site and follow us on Bloglovin' (--> link on sidebar) to keep up to date with all the latest Paper Sweeties news!  The Sweeties Teamies and I have lots more inspiration up our sleeves to share with you over the course of the next several weeks ... so come back and visit with us often to spark your creativity!


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So Sweet of You … TSTR #191

Photo Inspiration #191Hello crafty friends and welcome to The Shabby Tea Room  #191 - 'Shabby Fall Party'!  This week we are to be inspired by the gorgeous photo above and include a BANNER, CUPCAKE/CAKE AND ORANGE/YELLOW in our designs!

Debbie TSTR #191 (2)I am a HUGE fan of banners, so this card was so much fun for me to create!Debbie TSTR #191 (3)I used the Banner Wishes, You Are Amazing and You Make Me Smile stamp sets from Paper Sweeties to create the pennants and sentiments on my banner.  The cupcake is a sticker from Doodlebug and the seam binding, gingham washi tape and candy dots are from SU!Debbie TSTR #191 (1)Be sure to hop on over to the Tea Room to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Shabby Girls ... and then I hope you'll have time to play along with our 'Shabby Fall Party' challenge this week for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties boutique!

Inspiration found at these awesome challenges:  Ribbon Girl November Challenge – stripes; There She Goes #232 – dots & stripes; Catered Crop – washi tape; Cupcake Inspirations #235 – fall leaves/colors


Thank you Hampton, VA!


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 !! ;)
Lisa x

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


Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge!

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 #12 Challenge:  Gail L!

The easel style card that Gail created just stole our hearts!  The coloring is so beautiful on the image and all those little leaves just made us smile!  Contact me, Gail, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot in December!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Inspiration #13 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 card or project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!!  Use the graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by 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 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 Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!  You can pin your Paper Sweeties creations directly to our Friends of Paper Sweeties Pinterest Boardcontact me for an invitation to contribute!

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 — 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 will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #13:

Here are a couple projects created by the Sweeties Teamies to get your creative juices flowing!!
Created using the Abigail, It's Tea Time and Sweeties Wagon stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by our September challenge winner:  Heidi Gonzales.
Created using the Emma, Live Love Grow, Some Bunny Loves You, The Splendor of Autumn and  Have a Holly Jolly Holiday {coming 12/1} stamp sets along with the Emma Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using the Sweeties Wagon stamp set!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.
Created using the Gobble Gobble and Jake stamp sets along with the Jake Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Char Cundy.

Created using the Happy Fall Y'all and Stand Add-on 3 stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.


Created using the Emma, Giddyup, Warm Winter Wishes, Occasions, Happy Thanksgiving and Stand Add-on 2 stamp sets!  Designed by Jinny Newlin.

Created using the Give Thanks stamp set along with Lacey Blueberry seam binding!
Designed by Kristi Schurr.

Created using the Give Thanks and Autumn Blessings stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.


Created using the Stand Add-On 2, Stand Add-On 3 and Sweeties Wagon stamp sets!  Designed by Maria Patrick.

Created using the Abigail, Live Love Grow, Guess What, Spring is Here and Celebrate stamp sets and the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

Created using the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set and Ambrosia Cantalope seam binding!
Designed by Pattie Goldman.
Created using the Abigail, Warm Winter Wishes and Snow Friends stamp sets along with the Abigail Sweet Cuts die!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.


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GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Debbie Signature13 150x150 Paper Sweeties October #12 Inspiration Challenge!

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More gorgeous GOURD inspiration …

... from the Curtain Call crewmates!

Barb Murphy created this adorable card using the Sweeties Wagon stamp set along with Mint Green Tea and Lacey Blueberry seam binding!

Gayatri Murali created this little sweetie using the Sweeties Wagon stamp set!

Kim Singdahlsen created this darling card using the Stand Add-on 3 stamp set!
A big thank you to the Curtain Call crewmates for inspiring us with their amazing creations!

Friday Featured Fan

Hello sweeties!!  I’m popping in today to share about today’s:

Friday Featured Fan

FridayFeaturedFanbadge Friday Featured Fan!

Each week I will be perusing the internet looking for projects created by all of YOU using anything from the Paper Sweeties shop!  Feel free to send me a link and/or picture of your projects too, so I don’t miss a single peek-a-boo at any crafty goodness you create!  On Fridays I’ll pop by here and showcase one designer’s project that caught my eye!  Fun, right??!!

So, without further ado, please take a peek at this lovely card designed by Karen Letchworth using the So Sweet of You stamp set and Cake Crumbs seam binding …

Karen Letchworth

… pure LOVE!  I adore the vintage and shabby feel Karen has created on this beautiful card!   Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us … please feel free to grab the ‘Friday Featured Fan’ badge to display on your blog, Karen!

Who will be next week’s Friday Featured Fan … maybe you?  Send me links to your projects … I cannot wait to see what you’ll create this week!

And … don’t forget to play along with the October Paper Sweeties Challenge for your chance to win some goodness from the shop!  The project you submit may be spotted and showcased here!

papersweeties inspiration12 150x150 Friday Featured Fan!

And we also have our Baby Blog Hop contest and challenge going on through the end of the month ... hop, comment, create -- WIN 🙂


Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs!

Debbie Signature 150x150 Friday Featured Fan!

Ribbon Carousel love …

1 no watermark carousel pic 640Hello crafty friends!  I have a special little post today ... I'm here to share a little happy mail I recently received from Corinna, owner of the Ribbon Carousel!


Corinna invited me to guest design for the Ribbon Carousel during the month of October, so I've been sharing some of the autumn and Halloween projects I've been creating all month long!

DSCN1553As a thank you, Corinna graciously sent me one of these awesome Ribbon Carousels!  How did she 'know' I was a ribbon-aholic???  I filled it up lickity-split with some of my very favorite spooled treasures!


It holds 15 delicious colors of tea-stained seam binding from Paper Sweeties (I had been looking for a way to house all the seam binding that I keep close for daily use on all my crafty projects!) along with yummy washi tapes ...


... and some of my favorite autumn colored tulle - Kraft, chocolate and cherry!

DSCN1555It immediately found a place of honor on the top shelf in my stamp room ... and my new Ribbon Carousel is very happy living with its new friends to the left and right -- more and more spools of eye candy ribbon!  Thanks, Corinna -- LOVE it to pieces 🙂


Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop!


Happy World Card Making Day - 2013!

babybloghopHello sweeties!  Welcome to a very special event today here at Paper Sweeties!  All of us on the Design Team are here to help our very own sweetie, Jinny Newlin, celebrate the exciting news that she is expecting her third little bundle of joy!  We couldn't be any happier for Jinny and wish her and her sweet little family all the joy and blessings our hearts can hold!

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(7)In honor of this joyous occasion, the Sweeties Teamies decided to get together and host a Baby Blog Hop!  We all have created a little something 'sweet' to share with everyone today on our blogs.  I created a little card called 'Sweet Baby' in a soft corn flower yellow and mint green palette since Jinny doesn't know yet whether she is having a boy or girl.papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(8)I used the Fancy Monograms, Little Wishes and Make Today Beautiful stamp sets along with Primrose Cookie Dough and Mint Green Tea seam binding from the Paper Sweeties boutique on my card.

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(6)And it wouldn't quite be a party without presents, right?  So, how about we give out a few!  We have several different ways for you to be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Paper Sweeties and we will choose THREE lucky winners!  Winners will be announced on October 31st!

#1 - HOP along to all the Sweeties Teamies' blogs and find the 'hidden' letter somewhere in their blog post.  After you've completed all EIGHT stops, you'll have eight letters that spell out a word related to today's Baby Blog Hop.  Unscramble the letters to figure out the word and then CONTACT US to send in your guess!  (Don't leave your guess in a comment here or everyone else will see it!)

-> You are here:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <-

Char Cundy

Jeanne Jachna

Lori Hairston

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Pattie Goldman

Tammy Hobbs

#2 - COMMENT on this post and leave Jinny a little baby blog hop love about her new little bundle of joy!

#3 - CREATE something with a CONGRATULATIONS or BABY theme and link up in the gallery below by October 31st at 12 am EST.

#4 - SHARE about this Baby Blog Hop and Contest on your blog and/or Facebook wall.

The letter from my segment of the hop is:  S

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have fun on the rest of the hop ... we're looking forward to hearing your well wishes for Jinny and guesses on the hop seek and find game ... as well as seeing your lovely congratulations and/or baby theme projects in the gallery!

Inspired by these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp - dotty; Moxie Fab World - ready-made embellishments


Product Review!!

The lovely Jessica Kephart from Homespun Elegance is doing a product review on Paper Sweeties products today - wheeee!

ProductreviewTHANK YOU to Jessica for such glowing comments!  Please visit Jessica's site to see what she said about our stamps and seam binding ... and for an exclusive code for FREE SHIPPING on your entire order today through midnight EST July 11th 🙂

We love to hear your comments and feedback!


Sweet as Sugar – TSTR #170!

Hello Sweeties!  How are ya'll today?  I'm popping in to share a {sweet} little something I created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room #170 - 'Sweet as Sugar'!  Lenet is our host and she had provided this lovely photo for our inspiration:

Photo Inspiration #170... Lenet asks that we create a card or project using aqua, pint, white (or cream) and include flowers!  Easy peesy!!

Debbie TSTR #170 (2)I created a scalloped circle shaped card using the Little Patisserie file from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy - LOVE!!   The sentiment was stamped using the You Are Fabulous stamp set from Paper Sweeties ... and then I added a pretty little nosegay using Paradise Aqua Mist and Vintage Winter White seam binding, also from Paper Sweeties, and a gorgeous two-tone paper flower from The Ribbon Reel Shop!  To top off this pretty in pink card, I sugared the top of the cupcake with glitter to add sparkle and bling!

Debbie TSTR #170 (1)Please be sure to stop by and check out the beautiful projects created by the rest of the Shabby Girls this week ... and then I hope you'll have time to play along for your chance to win some delicious goodness from Janet's beautiful shop!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Fussy & Fancy #90 - bling; Cupcake Inspirations #214 - inspiration photo/sprinkles/flowers


Wish Big … Seize The Birthday!

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!

papersweeties-seize(2)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!

papersweeties-seize(3)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!papersweeties-seize(1)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!!

Challenges:  Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday; Ribbon Carousel #80 - showers & flowers; Tuesday Throwdown #141 - 2 colors/2 things that start with 'T' (tag, twine/pink, green)