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 Paper Sweeties July Inspiration #21 Challenge: Jill Norwood!
Jill used the Home Sweet Home stamp set to create this darling 'Welcome to the Neighborhood' card -- full of whimsy and homespun charm - I am smitten with the gingham patterned papers! Contact me, Jill, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!
Now, we have Paper Sweeties August Inspiration #22 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 NEW project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment! If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out! Use this month’s graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of 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 link gallery below — please link to your 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 of our online galleries to upload your project: Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!
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 and combine with as many other challenges as you want — 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 and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!
Paper Sweeties June Inspiration #22 – ‘Let's Celebrate’:
HOW will YOU be inspired this month??
We have an EXTRA SPECIAL CELEBRATION going on this month ... in August Paper Sweeties turns TWO! To help kick off our month-long celebration, we have a HUGE DESIGNER'S BLOG hop to treat you with today -- several of our sweet and crafty friends have joined the Design Teamies to share some inspiration projects using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique! I hope their fantastic projects will help spark your creativity and you'll play along with our 'Let's Celebrate' challenge this month!
Today I'm sharing an advertising poster I recently designed for the upcoming Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, August 8th - 9th. I am teaching a class at the show and was asked to create an ad board that they can display in the main hall of the convention center. My class is called: Paper Piecing With Paper Sweeties <- click to view the CKC class registration page!
I was inspired by the banners and soft pastel colors from the inspiration photo when creating my board (click on the photos to view larger versions of the pictures).
I stamped and die cut all the little parts and pieces that make up the card to show how you can use the Paper Sweeties stamps and coordinating Sweet Cuts dies to create fun cards, layouts and projects!
Materials list: Emma, Jelly Bean Time, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Thanks Snow Much, Banner Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Sending Sweet Thoughts, Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Raspberry Paper Straws
And a close up of the card:
Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ AND special guest designers' projects today:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
ANNOUNCING THE August Guest Designer AND NEWEST DESIGN TEAM CONTRIBUTOR ... please help me give a warm welcome to the talented: Larissa Heskett!
And here is some more FAB-U-LOUS inspiration from our SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNERS:
Amy Linkletter (1)
Amy Linkletter (2)
Amy Linkletter (3)
Amy Linkletter (4)
AND ... it wouldn't be a PARTY without a couple of PRESENTS! Thank you to these WONDERFUL businesses for donating prizes for our participants this month! Please LEAVE A COMMENT on this post to be eligible to win a goodie - winner announced September 1st! If you share us on Facebook or Pinterest, leave us another comment for a second chance to WIN BIG!! Contest runs for the entire month of August!!
Paper Sweeties = $100 gift certificate
Kraft Outlet = $25 prize package
Creations by AR = $20 gift certificate
The Cutting Cafe = 3 files
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I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge! GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!