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Pretty in PINK with The Card Concept!

 In my world, of course pumpkins are PINK!!!

I have some exciting news ... our very own Paper Sweeties Creative Designer, Mackie Robertson, invited me to join her today for The Card Concept's 100th challenge!  I used to be on the Design Team for TCC a while back, so this challenge is very near and dear to my heart ... and I'm completely SMITTEN with the inspiration photo this week too!

Emma is so sweet in the pretty in pink pumpkin patch!!!  Recreate using these products:

I hope you'll hop on over to The Card Concept to check out all the amazing projects shared by the design teamies and their guests this week ... and then play along with this gorgeous inspiration photo!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | January 2016 Card Kit is here!

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The wait is over -- it's a NEW year and we have a darling NEW card kit for you to enjoy this month!  The four projects included in our January kit have a fun winter-inspired theme with plenty of chubby little snowmen, warm mitten, snowflakes and cute Miss Abigail all bundled up for a chilly winter day!

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The first card is clean and simple with a crisp white and cool blue color palette.  Splashes of blush and kraft add a little warmth to this chilly=theme card!  All those snowflakes make me smile ... I love them in craft projects but not IRL!  We used Thanks Snow Much, Snowflakes Sequins and Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins to complete this cutie patootie!

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The next project is a wintery tag - perfect to attach to a thank you gift or sweet treat!

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I love the woodgrain embossing on the tag base ... and Mr. Frosty is one of my favorite stamps!  We used Snow Friends, Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much, Blueberry Seam Binding, Snowflakes Sequins and Marshmallow Sequins to whip up this fun tag!

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The next project is a pretty card with a yummy gingham mitten complete with a felt cuff and satin flower - love the amazing texture and mix of patterns & colors!


This card was also created for the new challenge at The Card Concept -- I was inspired by the MITTENS and WARM WINTER theme!

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We used Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts and I Love You to complete this little beauty!

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The final card in this month's kit is a little gem with some fun paper piecing elements!

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Abigail couldn't be any cuter dressed in her winter coat, hat, mittens, leggins and boots -- love the pink fur trim on her clothes ... she is so adorable pulling her little wagon filled with snowballs!

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We used Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts, Sweeties Wagon, Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts, Let it Snow, Wagon Add-on: Snowballs and Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts to create this {sweet} card!

You can purchase our card kits one month at a time or subscribe to the kit of the month club to save $5 on each kit - whooo hooo!


Have you grabbed one of our *NEW* digital planners yet?  These also can be purchased one month at a time (complete with a second printable page to add notes, to-do list and birthday reminders) or snag the entire year and save $4!  The calendars are pre-loaded with important dates, holidays and Paper Sweeties events and shows for 2016 - WOW!


We hope you have time to share a little something sweet for this month's winter-inspired challenge at Paper Sweeties -- we have a delicious inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!


***NEWS FLASH*** leave us a comment on this post letting us know which of the four projects contained in the January Card Kit you like best and why and on Release Day - January 15th - we'll pick one lucky person to WIN a 2016 Full Year Digital Calendar/Planner - yippiee!!


Sharing with these challenges for fun:  Simon Says Stamp – something new;  Pile it On #98 – Winter;  Curtain Call Jan 1 – frozen; 12 Months of Christmas #13 - ATG w/ sketch (flipped vertical)



Merry and Bright | CC #45


Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in to share a little something I created for the newest challenge at The Card Concept - Let it Snow!


I die cut the tree using music note and snowflake patterned paper and added it to a dark blue embossed background!  I adhered a couple of Snowflake Sequins and added a die cut silver glitter star!


Satin flowers were added for ornaments, a kraft cardstock pot was embossed and embellished with a snipett of lace and a snow drift was die cut from white glitter paper!  Last, I added a sweet sentiment banner to complete my design!


Recreate using these goodies:

Thank you for visiting today!  Hope you'll have time to play along at The Card Concept this week!

Sharing with these challenges:  House of Cards – December; Really Reasonable Ribbons #130 – silver/gold; Dies ‘R Us #38 – Christmas;  613 Avenue Create #152 – ATG; Cupcake Inspirations #338 – cupcake ornament; Fussy & Fancy #153 – words; Cut it Up #85 – make it sparkle with dies & sequins; Fusion – blue Christmas; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Let it Snow; The Shabby Tea Room #264 – O’ Christmas Tree; Pink & Main #4 – Christmas


Homespun | CC #44


Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping by the blog today to share a little something I created for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!


I LOVE how this card turned out and will actually be using this design for my 2015 personal holiday card sent to my family and friends!!


I created this sweet little homespun holiday card using these items from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts, Holly Days Sweet Cuts and Strawberry Sequins!

Hope you'll have time to play along and share a little something sweet this week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with these challenges:  Cut it Up #84 – inspired by book, movie or song (It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Bing Crosby); Fusion – color inspiration (red, green, white); 613 Avenue Create #150 – ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #264 – O’ Christmas Tree; Pile it On #95 – any holiday; Simon Says Stamp - Christmas


Autumn Blessings | CC#43


Hello crafty friends ... welcome to my blog today!  I'm here to share a little something I whipped up for the newest challenge at The Card Concept!


I was inspired by the beautiful tablescape, theme and neutral color palette!


I had so much fun stamping all the fun images used to create this sweet fall scene!


I used these products from Paper Sweeties to create my card:

Busy as a bee this week getting ready for our BIG November and December new product releases at Paper Sweeties, traveling to Winston-Salem this weekend for a trunk show/class at Enchanted Cottage, then traveling to TN next week to host a product launch party/trunk show/class at a store that will begin to carry our line ... and then rounding the weekend out with another trunk show/class at A Stamp Artist Place in Swannanoa, NC!  Did you know: we WHOLESALE ... spread the word!

  I hope you'll share a little something for our lovely challenge this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sharing with these challenges:

Sharing with these challenges: Dies R Us #36 - fall;  The Kraft Outlet #248 - blessings; The Shabby Tea Room #263 – thankful; Pink & Main #3 - thankful; Simon Says Stamp – thanks/Thanksgiving; 613 Avenue Create #148 – ATG and/or thanks; Cut it Up #83 – sweets for my sweet (pumpkin); Fussy & Fancy #151 – flowers; Paper Sweeties #37 - thankful


Homespun Holidays | CC #42


Hello crafty friends!  So happy you stopped by my blog today to take a peek at the project I created for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!  We have a beautiful color inspiration board this week!


I die cut the sweet little mittens three times -- once with cream cardstock for the base, once with pink and cream gingham patterned paper and once with cream felt.  I paper pieced all the layers together and then added die cut holly leaves cut from glitter paper, burgundy paper flowers and some twine.


I stamped the sentiment and then added a stamped and die cut present - complete with espresso glittered hearts!


Machine zig-zag stitching was added around the edges of the card to complete my design!

I hope you'll have time to join in with all the fun!  Thanks for visiting!!


Thanks | CC #47


Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to my blog today -- I'm popping in to share a little something I created for the newest challenge at The Card Concept!


In true shabby chic fashion, I began with a base of kraft and inked the edges with cream paint to create a time-worn look!  I added a layer of gingham patterned paper - machine stitched around the edges to secure it to the base.  I hand cut a pumpkin using white cardstock, embossed it with a damask folder and then inked over the embossing with cream paint.  I die cut leaves from kraft cardstock using the Bee Happy Sweet Cuts set.


To create the nosegay, I added a stem from my yard, a Prima paper flower, some white button twine and two crystal trinket pins.  Last, I stamped the heart and sentiment using the Little Wishes stamp set and then die cut using the coordinating Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die, tied it onto the nosegay and added some Marshmallow Sequins for some sparkle and shine!

I hope you'll have time to share a little something with us this week at The Card Concept -- I'm smitten with this week's gorgeous inspiration board!!


Sharing with these challenges:  Paper Sweeties #36 - October inspiration; Paper Issues - How about them apples (fall); The Kraft Outlet #244 - Halloween/Fall; Simon Says Stamp - Monday/Autumn; House of Cards - October/texture; The Shabby Tea Room #261 - Boo-rific; Pile it On #89 - 1 (flower), 2 (trinket pins), 3 (sequins); 613 Avenue Create #144 - ATG; Cut it Up #81 - back to nature; Fussy & Fancy #149 - autumn colors; PINspirational #150 - autumn


Got Candy? | CC #40


Hello friends!  It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept!  I was inspired by the colors in this week's inspiration board to create this cute Halloween card ...


... and I cut the oval in the center out to create a fun SHAKER CARD too!


Polka dots, stripes, a doilie, baker's twine and sequins ... oh my!


I used fun foam in the middle of the card to create the shelf for the shaker portion!  I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Hope you'll have time to share a little something fun for this week's challenge at The Card Concept!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Hello crafty friends!  I'm excited to be back sharing for The Card Concept after our summer break ... we have the most beautiful inspiration board to help spark your creativity this week!


I was inspired by the beautiful daisies and that gorgeous aqua wooden flower box - LOVE!


I added some fun shabby chic elements to include lots of layers, machine zig-zag stitching, a paper doilie, inking with paint, pretty vintage inspired patterned papers ... and of course, BLING!


I used these items from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Now hop on over to The Card Concept to check out the a-mazing projects created by the rest of the teamies!  I hope you'll have time to share a little something with us for our latest challenge!


ConGRADulations! – CC#38


Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog today!  I'm popping in to share a little something sweet I created for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!


I created a stair-step card using a Sizzix die and lots of mixy-matchy yellow patterned papers!  I stamped Abigail and then die cut her using the coordinating Abigail Sweet Cuts die.  Next I stamped the cap, gown, tassel, diploma and hood using the ConGRADulations stamp set, fussy cut them and paper pieced the outfit onto Miss Abigail!  The shoes were stamped using the Jelly Bean Time set and colored with a black marker.


I die cut three banners and then stamped the sentiments on them using the ConGRADulations stamp set.  The banners were attached to the paper pieced heart shapes.  To finish my card, I added some Cookie Dough Baker's Twine to the diploma and three Marshmallow Sequins for a little bit of sparkle!


My niece recently graduated from High School and we will be visiting with them this weekend while attending the Stampfest show in Lakeland, FL -- I can't wait to give this card to Kylie -- I LOVE how it turned out and I hope she likes it too!  I hope you'll have time this week to play along with our pretty color challenge at The Card Concept!

Hugs - xoxo


Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Paper Sweeties June challenge - party time; Paper Issues - seas the day (summer graduations); Mojo Monday #403 - sketch (inspired by the banner and layers - I created mine with the stair steps!); 613 Avenue Create #129 - ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #254 - summer


Happy Birthday – CC #37!


Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share a little something created for the newest challenge at The Card Concept!

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I was inspired by all the pretty rainbow of colors as well as the white icing -- looks like embossing!

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I used the Happy Everything set from Paper Sweeties to create the stamped sentiments!

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The rainbow palette was worked in through the sentiment banner, pennant banner and paper flowers!  Please be sure to visit The Card Concept to see how the rest of the teamies were inspired this week -- and then I hope you'll have time to share a crafty little something with us!

Hugs - xoxo


Happy Birthday – CC#36


Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to my blog -- today I'm sharing a little something I recently created for the new challenge at The Card Concept!


I was inspired by the green and white color palette along with the cupcakes and straws!


Stamp supply list:  Sending Sweet Thoughts, Happy

Die supply list:  Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Happy Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Marshmallow Sequins, Green Apple Straws


This was such a FUN card to make and it came together in a snap!  I hope you'll have time to share something for The Card Concept challenge this week!  Thanks again for stopping by!  Hugs - xoxo

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Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties #31 - celebration;  Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #246 - ATG; Cupcake Inspirations #311 - colors; 613 Avenue Create #125 - ATG; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #126 - ATG