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Thinking spring!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm on my way today heading to Columbia, SC for the Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show this weekend, but wanted to share a little something sweet I whipped up this week to take as a table display sample for the show!

I made this cute little 3-D basket for the holidays and filled with chocolates.  I thought a pastel gingham version was in order ... filled with Easter grass and sparkle eggs!  I added a darling little bow I picked up from the dollar store along with a crepe paper flower and sweet tag!

These would make adorable party favors ... how cute placed at each person's place setting at your next dinner or tea party!  Fill with candy, tea bags, a gift card, peeps ... any sweet treat!

The inside box was created using a piece of cardstock 4.5" by 5.5" and then scoring on all four sides at 1.5".  Cut on the score lines on four corners up to the first intersecting line - adhere with double sided sticky tape.

I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this treat basket:

I hope I have inspired you to make some of these sweet baskets sometime soon ... they are quick, simple and oh so much fun to give!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sharing with these challenges: 613 Avenue Create #194 - ATG; Dies 'R Us #67 - spring; Fusion - pretty in pink; Really Reasonable Ribbon #158 - celebrate; Curtain Call - woven; House of Cards - Feb/love/colors

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Spring Is Here … TRR #53!

TRR #53Hello crafty friends!  I am the host this week for The Ribbon Reel #53 - 'Spring is Here'!  I'm asking everyone to be inspired by the colors from the  photo and to include a bunny and ribbon on your project this week!

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Goodies I used from The Ribbon Reel Shop:

Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two Mini Deck

Forsythia Seam Binding

20mm Yellow & White Striped Twill

Natural Button Twine

25mm Ivory Roses

May Arts Pale Green Velvet Ric-Rac

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And, I used these stamp sets from Paper Sweeties:

Baskets & Bunnies, Little Wishes, Jelly Bean Time, Spring Is Here

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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 'Spring Is Here' challenge for your chance to win some goodness from The Ribbon Reel Shop!

I was inspired by the Ribbon Carousel #81 - celebrations

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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!

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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!

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Paper Sweeties – April *new* Stamps release wrap up!

Hello sweeties!  Thanks for visiting today!  The design team girls and I have some final inspiration projects to share with you all today that we created using the April *new* stamps!

papersweeties-debbie-apr16(1)Created using Rainbows and Roses stamp set!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

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Created using Rainbows and Roses and Friendship Warms The Heart stamp sets!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.

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Created using Beautiful stamp set!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

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Created using Beautiful and Little Wishes stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

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Created using  Beautiful alnd with Make Today Beautiful stamp sets!  Designed by Maria Patrick.

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Created using Beautiful & Rainbows and Rose stamp sets!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

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Created using Make Today Beautiful and Fancy Monograms stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

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Created using Beautiful stamp set!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

Such beautiful projects created by the design team girls – we have the best designers creating for Paper Sweeties!!!  Be sure to 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 a couple of contests and giveaways going on now — enter for your chance to win some goodness from the shop:

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 650 fans … getting close — 642 to date!

Comment on any blog post from April 8th through April 16th for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop!  The more comments you leave, the more chances you’ll have to win big!  Winner announced on the 17th.  FINAL DAY TO COMMENT!

Create to WIN free stamp sets!!  Submit your project for the current Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 challenge using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop — earn a bonus vote if you use anything from the Paper Sweeties shoppe!  Sketch challenge runs for the entire month of April!

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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 shop!

Live locally or like to travel to paper crafting events?  Mark your calendars for the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC this summer — August 16th & 17th … Paper Sweeties is going on a road trip to attend this much-anticipated annual event!  We’re so excited to meet our fabulous Sweeties fans at the event this summer!!!

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New stamp release special:  FREE SHIPPING today ONLY!  Use ‘Free Shipping’ coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount (coupon cannot be combined with any other coupons, offers or discounts)!

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We ADORE reading your sweet comments … thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!  We hope you found some inspiration from the projects the design team girls shared with you here and we cannot wait to see what you'll create with your new stamps!  Happy crafting my friends!

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Spring Joy … TSTR #161!

Hello sweeties and welcome!  I'm popping in today to share a project I recently designed for The Shabby Tea Room #161 - 'Shabby Spring'!  Rebecca is our creative host and she has chosen this lovely photo for our inspiration this week ...

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... and Rebecca asks that we create a card or project inspired by the COLORS and THEME of the photo and make it SHABBY!

Debbie TSTR #161 (3)I designed a 3-D topiary birdhouse using a gorgeous vintage birdhouse image from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy!  I included a text piece of flair from my friend, Joscelyn's shop for the house peep hole!  I made a little next using some spanish moss I collected from a golf course in Florida -- my hubby and sons were golfing and I was collecting goodies from nature to craft with!

Debbie TSTR #161 (4)The little blue robin eggs are berries from the craft store, a twig from my yard, celery green leaf stick pins from Flourishes and a bird punched from text paper!

Debbie TSTR #161 (5)I created a shabby bow using Lacey Blueberry and Vintage Winter White tea-stained seam binding from the shoppe ... and stamped the sentiment for the tag using the Jelly Bean Time stamp set.  The sentiment was then adhered onto a pink vintage tape strip from Janet's shop.

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I adore creating spring themed projects -- it's such a wonderful time of the year!  Everything is new and fresh and anticipation is high for summer time to approach -- picnics, trips to the lake, beach vacations, fireworks, family fun!

Please be sure to hop on over to The Shabby Tea Room to check out the other Shabby Girls beautiful projects this week!  We hope you'll have time to play along with our 'Shabby Spring' challenge for a chance to win some yummy goodies from Digital Papers By Janet Etsy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Inspired by these challenges:  The Ribbon Carousel #80 - showers and flowers; Tuesday Throwdown #141 - 2 colors/2 things that start with 'T' (pink/blue; tag/twine); Really Reasonable Ribbons #69 - buttons & bows; Catered Crop - twine

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Fun inspiration from friends …

Popping in today to share a couple of sweet cards created using some sweet stamps from the Paper Sweeties shoppe ...

Created using Banner Wishes & Some Bunny Loves You.  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using Pennant Party stamp set.  Designed by Rebekah Faries.

Created using Little Wishes stamp set!  Designed by Tracey Kelly.
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I hope these projects inspire you to make something fun today!
Just a reminder that the current Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 challenge ends 3/31 ... still time to play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shoppe!
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Springy inspiration projects …

Popping in to share a couple projects created using stamps and seam binding from the Paper Sweeties shoppe:

Created using Pennant Party, Little Wishes and Fancy Monograms stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using Fancy Monograms stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using Occasions stamp set!  Designed by Lenet Mos.

Created using Some Bunny Loves You stamp set!  Designed by Rebecca Deeprose.

Created using So Sweet of You stamp set!  Designed by Rebekah Faries.

Created using You Make Me Smile stamp set!  Designed by Starr Timmons.

Created using Pennant Party stamp set!  Designed by Tracey Kelly.

Created using So Sweet of You and You're Invited stamp sets ...

with the Join Me For Tea stamp set!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Pretty projects, right???  Which was your favorite ...
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Hippity Hoppity Inspiration!

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.

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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.

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Created using Hippity Hoppity stamp set!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.

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Created using Hippity Hoppity and Fancy Monograms stamp sets! Designed by Char Cundy.

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Created using Jake, Jelly Bean Time, Happy Fall Ya'll and Hippity Hoppity stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

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Created using Fancy Monograms stamp set!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

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Created using Jelly Bean Time stamp set!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

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Created using Emma and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

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Created using Fancy Monograms stamp set!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

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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:

Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – use keyword ‘papersweeties’ when uploading
Our March *NEW* stamp Facebook Event ends today!  Hop on over to check out the contests and giveaways … enter them ALL for your chance to win some free goodness from the shoppe!
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FREE SHIPPING ends today … use ‘FREE SHIPPING’ coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount!
The current Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 challenge is going on until March 31st … enter your projects based on the current sketch using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and earn an invitation to Guest Design with the Sweeties Teamies next month!
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EXCITING NEWS …
**PUBLICATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM now being offered at Paper Sweeties!  Do you own some Paper Sweeties stamps … do you love to create pretty little things and share with friends … do you submit your creations to magazine publication calls?  Well, if you do, then I have some exciting news to share with you!  We are launching our brand new Incentive Program at Paper Sweeties this month!  If you have a card or project published in a nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact me to receive a $25 gift certificate to the shoppe!  Happy crafting … I cannot wait to see what you’ll design with your Sweeties stamps!
Until next time, my friends, happy stamping!
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Day three project shares from the Sweeties!

The Sweeties Teamies are back again today to share some more fun spring and Easter projects with everyone to help spark your creativity!!  We all used a variety of the new-ly released March stamp sets with an Easter and spring theme!  Please click on the photos to see the projects close up ... and follow the designer links to view additional pictures of each sweet project!

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Created using Jelly Bean Time, Occasions, Banner Wishes and Hippity Hoppity stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

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Created using Fancy Monograms stamp set!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.

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Created using Sophie and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets! Designed by Char Cundy.

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Created using Baskets & Bunnies stamp set!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

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Created using Emma and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets with Mint Green Tea Seam Binding!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

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Created using Fancy Monograms and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets and Rose Beige Glitter seam binding!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

papersweeties-pattie-mar15Created using Jelly Bean Time and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

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Created using Jelly Bean Time and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

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We have a couple of places around town to get some more inspiration when using your Paper Sweeties stamp sets … we’d LOVE to see you post YOUR Sweeties projects to any of our Paper Sweeties on-line galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – use keyword ‘papersweeties’ when uploading
Our March *NEW* stamp Facebook Event continues through the 16th!  Hop on over to check out the contests and giveaways … enter them all for your chance to win some free goodness from the shoppe!
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FREE SHIPPING today through March 16th … use ‘FREE SHIPPING’ coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount!
The current Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 challenge is going on until March 31st … enter your projects based on the current sketch using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and earn an invitation to Guest Design with the Sweeties Teamies next month!
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BREAKING NEWS …
**PUBLICATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM now being offered at Paper Sweeties!  Do you own some Paper Sweeties stamps … do you love to create pretty little things and share with friends … do you submit your creations to magazine publication calls?  Well, if you do, then I have some exciting news to share with you!  We are launching our brand new Incentive Program at Paper Sweeties this month!  If you have a card or project published in a nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact me to receive a $25 gift certificate to the shoppe!  Happy crafting … I cannot wait to see what you’ll design with your Sweeties stamps!
We’ll be back again tomorrow with a few more peeks from the Design Team girls … see you then!
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March *new* stamp project shares – day two!!

Hello sweeties -- ready for some more CUTE inspiration from the Sweeties Teamies today?  Before we get to peekin', I want to announce the WINNER of our recent 'comment contest' hosted on THIS post ... drum roll please ... CONGRATULATIONS:

sarina_coffin at hotmail dot com

Enjoy the peeks ... we can't wait to hear what you think of everything!

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Created using Jelly Bean Time and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

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Created using Jelly Bean Time stamp set!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.

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Created using Jelly Bean Time and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets with Oatmeal Cream Seam Binding! Designed by Char Cundy.

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Created using Hippity Hoppity and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

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Created using Hippity Hoppity, Baskets & Bunnies and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets with Paradise Aqua Mist Seam Binding!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

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Created using Hippity Hoppity and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

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Created using Hippity Hoppity, Jelly Bean Time and Baskets & Bunnies stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

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Created using Jake and Hippity Hoppity stamp sets!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

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We have a couple of places around town to get some more inspiration when using your Paper Sweeties stamp sets … we’d LOVE to see you post YOUR Sweeties projects to any of our Paper Sweeties on-line galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – use keyword ‘papersweeties’ when uploading
Our March *NEW* stamp Facebook Event continues through the 16th!  Hop on over to check out the contests and giveaways … enter them all for your chance to win some free goodness from the shoppe!
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FREE SHIPPING today through March 16th … use ‘FREE SHIPPING’ coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount!
The current Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 challenge is going on until March 31st … enter your projects based on the current sketch using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop and earn an invitation to Guest Design with the Sweeties Teamies next month!
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BREAKING NEWS ...
**PUBLICATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM now being offered at Paper Sweeties!  Do you own some Paper Sweeties stamps ... do you love to create pretty little things and share with friends ... do you submit your creations to magazine publication calls?  Well, if you do, then I have some exciting news to share with you!  We are launching our brand new Incentive Program at Paper Sweeties this month!  If you have a card or project published in a nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact me to receive a $25 gift certificate to the shoppe!  Happy crafting ... I cannot wait to see what you'll design with your Sweeties stamps!
We’ll be back again tomorrow with a few more peeks from the Design Team girls … see you then!
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Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way!

Hello sweeties!!  I'm so happy you stopped by today for some inspiration!  The Sweeties Teamies have a few projects to share with ya'll using some of the brand *new* stamp sets released {early} on March 1st.  This month's stamps were released early in order to help you complete all your Easter and spring projects prior to the holiday later this month.

So, without further ado, let's get to the peeking ...

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Created using Abigail, Jake, Jelly Bean Time, Fancy Monograms and Hippity Hoppity stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

papersweeties-andrea-mar13Created using Baskets & Bunnies stamp set!  Designed by Andrea Ewen.

papersweeties-char-mar13Created using Baskets & Bunnies, Jelly Bean Time, Hippity Hoppity and The Splendor of Autumn stamp sets!  Designed by Char Cundy.

papersweeties-jeanne-mar13Created using Abigail and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

papersweeties-lori-mar13Created using Fancy Monograms, Alphas Upper and Alphas Lower stamp sets!  Designed by Lori Hairston.

papersweeties-michelle-mar13Created using Baskets & Bunnies and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets with Primrose Cookie Dough Seam Binding!  Designed by Michelle Bala.

papersweeties-pattie-mar13Created using Hippity Hoppity stamp set!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

papersweeties-tammy-mar13Created using Emma and Jelly Bean Time stamp sets!  Designed by Tammy Hobbs.

dividerWe have a couple of places around town to get some more inspiration when using your Paper Sweeties stamp sets ... we'd LOVE to see your Sweeties projects -- feel free to post to any of these on-line galleries:

Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – use keyword ‘papersweeties’ when uploading
Our March *NEW* stamp Facebook Event begins TODAY!  Hop on over to check out the contests and giveaways ... enter them all for your chance to win some free goodness from the shoppe!
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FREE SHIPPING today through March 16th ... use 'FREE SHIPPING' coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount!
The current Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5 challenge is going on until March 31st ... enter your projects based on the current sketch using any of your favorite crafty supplies for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop ... and earn an invitation to Guest Design with the Sweeties Teamies!
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NEWS FLASH ... 

**Publication Incentive Program -- Launches Today!! Do you own some Paper Sweeties stamps ... do you love to create pretty little things and share with friends ... do you submit your creations to magazine publication calls? Well, I have some exciting news to share with you! Today we are launching our brand new Incentive Program at Paper Sweeties!! If you have a card or project published in a nationally recognized print magazine using Paper Sweeties stamps, contact us to receive a $25 gift certificate - WOW! Happy crafting ... we can't wait to see what you'll design with your Paper Sweeties stamps!**
We'll be back again tomorrow with a few more peeks from the Design Team girls ... see you then!
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Paper Piecing With Paulina!

Wowzers ... have you seen this card created by the talented Paulina Nakamura using the Abigail, Banner Wishes, Happy Fall Ya'll and Rah-Rah stamp sets from Paper Sweeties ...

Paulina Nakamura (1)I'm completely smitten with how Paulina stamped all the elements for this card onto such fun, bright and cheery patterned papers and pieced them all together to create one stunner ... don't you just love it??!!??

Did you know ... Paper Sweeties is advertising on Paulina's blog during the month of March ... and I'm just sayin' ... there may be some kinda giveaway going on over there this week too!  Stay tuned and until then ... happy stamping my friends!!

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