Once Upon a Time …

Once Upon a Time …


Welcome to a very special blog post today!  Our very own Sweeties teamie, Jinny Newlin, has welcomed a sweet, new little bundle of joy into her world!  Jinny was on the inaugural Paper Sweeties Design Team and then stepped into an alumni position when she learned she was expecting this new little baby!  Jinny has her hands full at the moment caring for her beautiful little family … but even though she has stepped away from designing for Paper Sweeties at the moment, we wanted to do something to let her know that she is always being thought about in a very special way!  Jinny shared her amazing time and talents with Paper Sweeties when the company was first launching … and the faith and trust she extended to me signing up to be on our very first design team without even knowing what the stamps would look like meant more to me than I could even begin to put into words!

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So, in honor of this momentous news about the birth of little baby Kaden, some of the Sweeties teamies got together and are throwing Jinny a virtual baby shower today in the form of a designer’s blog hop!


I had so much FUN creating this fun little baby boy card – complete with a darling little 3-D banner full of goodies from the Paper Sweeties shop!


I used the Once Upon a Time stamp set to create the sentiment banners.  I stamped a couple of the images from the Homespun Holidays stamp set – the present, heart and hobby horse – in pretty, pastel colors and then cut them out using the coordinating Homespun Holiday Sweet Cuts die!  I added a few more bits and bobbles from the shop to finish off the banner – a Mint Paper Straw, some Cookie Dough and Robin Egg Sequins and then strung it all using a snipett of Blueberry Baker’s Twine!  The pretty baby blue polka dotted satin ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel Shop.


Please continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of all the beautiful baby-theme inspiration that the teamies have created in honor of Jinny today:

Annette Witherspoon

  Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Nancy Penir

And, you can hop HERE to read all about how Jinny and her family welcomed baby Kaden into the world!  I am so happy for you and your family, Jinny!  You are an amazing mommy and have the most beautiful family!  Sending you lots of hugs and kisses … and all my best wishes!  Congratulations, my very sweet friend!

Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these current challenges:  Colour Me #8 – neutrals, blue, pistachio; The Shabby Tea Room #206 – baby shower party; JUGS #229 – photo inspiration; Color Throwdown #280 – color inspiration; CASE Study #179 – photo inspiration/colors; Pile it On #7 – sentiment as focus; Word Art Wednesday #120 – anything goes; Top Tip Tuesday – stitching; 7 Kids College Fund #93 – anything goes


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  • char
    Posted at 01:07h, 22 February Reply

    What a sweet sweet card Debbie!!!!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 07:41h, 22 February Reply

    Such a darling baby card, Debbie! The banner is so SWEET and creative! Love those PS sentiments, too! What a FUN baby blog hop!:-)

  • Lisa
    Posted at 12:50h, 22 February Reply

    What a sweet little banner Debbie! This is a darling baby card and I know Jinny will love it! Thanks again for putting this hop together 😉

  • Lesley Croghan
    Posted at 14:01h, 22 February Reply

    Darling card, Debbie! Never thought to use those dies for this card! What a great idea and one I will use in the future!

  • KarenL
    Posted at 14:11h, 22 February Reply

    What a sweet little baby (so happy for Jinny) and an adorable card. She will cherish it, I’m sure. Thanks a bunch for sharing in our challenge this week, Debbie. It’s always an extra special blessing to have you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  • Jinny Newlin
    Posted at 20:33h, 22 February Reply

    Oh, Debbie, your words are so kind and full of love! I’m just honored you thought enough of my work to ask me to be a part of your big adventure. Thank you for this beautiful card you created in honor of our little bear! You all are ever so thoughtful! And I MUST stop by the shop again soon! It looks like there’s lots of new goodies I NEED ;). Big hugs!

  • cleaver.creations@gmail.com
    Posted at 21:31h, 22 February Reply

    aww this is so totally sweet..

  • Larissa Heskett ;)
    Posted at 21:34h, 22 February Reply

    OMG!! LOVE this SWEET card Debbie and the FUN Design!! Such neat added 3-D elements and the colors are great too!! THANKS so much for sharing and CONGRATS to SWEET Jinny!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! 😉

  • Michelle Bala
    Posted at 22:33h, 22 February Reply

    Adorable, Debbie! What a perfect baby banner!

  • Wanda Cullen
    Posted at 23:08h, 22 February Reply

    What a sweet banner you created for Jinny’s baby card! Love it! So happy to have you joining us at CTD this week!

  • Jill
    Posted at 00:57h, 23 February Reply

    So sweet!!! 🙂

  • Lisa Kind
    Posted at 09:58h, 23 February Reply

    What a beautiful card Debbie! I’ve been reading about Jinny’s little bundle of joy! What a great way to celebrate him! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  • sue t.
    Posted at 11:39h, 23 February Reply

    cute card, thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  • Katie Melhus
    Posted at 15:01h, 23 February Reply

    Congrats to Jinny, and I’m sure she will be thrilled to receive such a gorgeous card! The subtle colors are just perfect for a new baby 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us this week at Colour Me…!

  • Nancy Leppek
    Posted at 19:26h, 23 February Reply

    Cute baby card! Love the colors and banner! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Just Us Girls.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:22h, 23 February Reply

    This is just SO adorable Debbie! Love all the details you put into this card!
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Me!

  • Hayley Kew
    Posted at 21:44h, 23 February Reply

    How sweet and what a perfect combo for a precious baby boy card!!! Your little line is adorable 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Colour Me…! We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

  • Vickie Z
    Posted at 18:05h, 24 February Reply

    sweet card Debbie!! Love that banner!! Glad you played at CTD!!

  • Claire H
    Posted at 05:07h, 26 February Reply

    Gorgeous card, love all the dies! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip on Tuesday for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    TToT DT

  • Sharyn Polesel
    Posted at 08:24h, 26 February Reply

    What a sweet baby card! Beautiful soft colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 06:01h, 27 February Reply

    What a sweet card! Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us girls!

  • Amy A.
    Posted at 15:12h, 01 March Reply

    Wonderful Card! Fantastic Detail! I would love for you to check out my blog. I’m offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

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