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 #13 Challenge: Karen Letchworth
Now, we have Paper Sweeties Inspiration #14 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 card or project based on the current 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 graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by 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 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 Board — contact me for an invitation to contribute!
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 — 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 will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s 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!
Paper Sweeties Inspiration #14:
I found my inspiration in the theme of this month’s board … the sweet little girl wearing a pink cape and watching the snow fall outside her window … so adorable!
So, I pulled out some of my favorite dies and cut a sparkly tree and window to re-create this precious winter scene! I added a snipett of lace trim for the window valance and some delicious marshmallow sequins from my sweet friend, Paulina’s, Pretty Pink Posh Etsy Shop!
I die cut a couple of snow drifts using the *brand new* Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die set — RELEASED TODAY in the shop — and adhered them to the base of my card using dimensionals in between to add depth.
I stamped sweet little Emma onto cream cardstock and then die cut her using the Emma Sweet Cuts die. Next, I stamped the cape from the Warm Winter Wishes set onto pink patterned paper, cut it out and dressed Emma in it! Last, I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner using the Let It Snow stamp set and adhered it to the top of my card!
Please be sure to visit the other Sweeties Teamies’ blogs to be INSPIRED by their creative and beautiful projects … and then we hope you’ll have time this month to play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #14 for a chance to win some goodies and guest design with us next month!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz <– you are here!
December Guest Designer: Gail Lass
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Thank you SO MUCH for your valued support in 2013 – we appreciate your business so very much! To reward you for your valued patronage, we are hosting a ‘GIVE BACK CONTEST’! Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts we share throughout the month. At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE! Share our contest with your crafty friends! When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win! Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want … the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG! Winner announced January 1, 2014! Ready, set … GO!
GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!
Inspired by these current challenges: Festive Friday – element/tree; Really Reasonable Ribbons #85 – bingo/white-text-glitter; Cupcake Inspiration #239 – winter fun; Paper Issues – Christmas; Pile it On #48 – P is for – pink; Ribbon Girl – Christmas; Simon Says Stamp – anything; Word Art Wednesday #108 – anything; Inky Situation #19 – trees
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Love the colors on your challenge this month, Debbie! Your card is totally adorable…as always! Happy Holiday from your NC friend!
Ohh my gosh, I think this is my fave card I’ve seen in a long while…so sweet and wonderful, Debbie!!!!
A darling card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O’ Paper
Debbie, Karen is such a great paper crafter and I am very pleased that she won. Your tree caught my eye as did the little button snowflakes. The scalloped lace curtain toppers, and the depth in your card are just amazing. I do not at this time, with our long driveway and heavy snowfall, feel any rapport with your sweet sentiment. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this week, we love seeing your art.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
ADORABLE card, Debbie! SO cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Great project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.
What a sweet image – love the sequin ‘snow’! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Looking forward to seeing you in 2014!
Super Cute!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the awesome stamps especially Abigail. Thank for sharing.
Super Cute!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Abigail Collection. Thanks for sharing and giving inspiration
This is so cute! Love that lace peaking through the window and the sequin snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Good luck in the draw!
Super cute project! Thanks so much for playing along at RRR! Hope to see you again soon.
As always, your projects are beautiful!
Thanks for letting me share my card. It’s nice to have somewhere to play along. Lots of sweet cards shared this month!