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Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #11!

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 #10 Challenge … Sierra Winters!


What a perfectly lovely card Sierra has created -- we just fell in love with the gorgeous papers, sweet banner, yummy polka dots, fun baker's twine, gorgeous paper doilie and perfect little sentiment from Paper Sweeties that Sierra used on her card!  Contact me to claim your prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot in October!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #11 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 supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!!  Use the sketch as a starting point for your project — flip it, change the shapes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our sketch 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 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 boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

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Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #11:


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


Created using the Beautiful stamp set!

Designed by July challenge winner, Marybeth Lopez.

Created using the Beautiful, Celebrate and Little Wishes stamp sets!
  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set!
Designed by Andrea Ewen.
Created using the Emma, Jelly Bean Time and So Sweet of You stamp sets along with the Emma Sweet Cuts Die!
Designed by Char Cundy.
Created using the Wedding Day stamp set!
Designed by Jeanne Jachna.


Created using the Sweeties Wagon, Stand Add-On 2 and Stand Add-On 3 stamp sets!

Designed by Jinny Newlin.


Created using the Friendship Warms the Heart stamp set!
Designed by Lori Hairston.


Created using the Sophie and So Proud of You stamp sets!

Designed by Maria Patrick.


Created using the Beautiful stamp set!
Designed by Michelle Bala.
Created using the Occasions, So Proud Of You and Abigail stamp sets!
Designed by Tammy Hobbs.
Created using the You're a Superstar stamp set!

Designed by Pattie Goldman.


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GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Debbie Signature13 150x150 Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #9 challenge!

And the winners are …

Hello sweeties!  Gosh ... what an amazing and exciting couple of days I have had this past week!  I attended the CKC-Charlotte paper crafting convention this past Thursday through Saturday with the Paper Sweeties and met SO MANY fabulous crafters!  What a thrill ... one of the highlights of my life!

CKC - Susie BentzPictured in our booth with fan, Susie Bentz, me and my very good friend, Suzi Wolfe, who traveled to Charlotte with me to help with the show!DSCN1276Our make and take table where attendees enjoyed making a holiday tag and birthday card using Paper Sweeties' stamps!

DSCN1282Our amazing dollhouse displays built by my good friend, Nicole's, hubby -- aren't they adorable?!?

DSCN1284White plantation shutters to display Paper Sweeties project ideas and little white flower boxes in front of the dollhouse displays to hold more Sweeties stamps and dies!

DSCN1290Fun ... fun ... fun!!!

DSCN1288Suzi and I had a blast!  I couldn't have done this without her!

DSCN1310This lovely attendee looked like she could have been working in our booth with her white top, hot pink pants and black and white damask purse!  LOVE!

DSCN1269Enjoying dinner out with my friends from Raleigh - Suzi, Cindy, me and Martha!

DSCN1267Suzi treated us to delicious handmade cupcakes from Sugarland Bakery in Chapel Hill -- adorned with personalized cupcake toppers to celebrate the Sweeties' and my birthday this weekend!

DSCN1297And more fun time out on the town in Charlotte with Joanie, Cindy, Megan, Martha, me and Suzi -- some of my local crafty friends who attended the show!

It was an amazing, awe inspiring, exciting, heart warming and fun weekend filled with wonderful friendship and crafty goodness!  I met so many new people and was thrilled to introduce them to my little Paper Sweeties stamps!  The reactions and comments we received when people stopped by the booth simply touched my heart ... everyone was so complimentary of our stamps and the booth.  I attempted to make the atmosphere one that was inviting and welcoming ... making people want to come on in and stay a while!  It was fun to see people coming by one day and coming back again the next day!  All in all ... a huge success for us and I can't wait to attend the NEXT show!

Click --> HERE to view my entire Paper Sweeties CKC-Charlotte Show photo album 🙂

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And now, without further ado here are the winners of a couple of the recent contests we hosted here at Paper Sweeties:

WINNER OF THE 1ST BIRTHDAY DESIGNER'S BLOG HOP - winning the ENTIRE August new stamp release (5 stamps valued at $50!):

I’ve been SO inspired on this Blog Hop. I “Liked” your Facebook Page, shared the Blog Hop badge on my Facebook wall, and I’ve hopped all around each day this weekend, leaving comments and falling more and more in love with Paper Sweeties at each stop. SO much inspiration.



WINNERS OF THE 'TAG YOU'RE IT' FACEBOOK CONTEST - each winning the new 'A Friend Is' stamp set (each stamp valued at $10!):

**Winners, contact me to claim your prizes!**
And ... we have ONE MORE giveaway for you to participate in today!
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Babette Switzer, the owner of The Kraft Outlet Shop, has graciously donated a $15 gift certificate to help celebrate the Paper Sweeties' 1st Birthday!  We will announce the lucky winner on September 1st!  To be eligible to win:  LIKE us on our Facebook Fan Page, SHARE us with your Facebook and Blog friends AND leave us a COMMENT on this post letting us know what your favorite stamp OR die is from the August *new* product release --   good luck!!