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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 October Inspiration Challenge #24 – ‘Happy Fall’:  Diane Hover!


Diane used these products from Paper Sweeties to complete this absolutely adorable fall-theme card:  Stand Add-on: Scarecrow, Stand Add-on: Scarecrow Sweet Cuts, Green Apple Baker’s TwineContact me, Diane, 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 November Inspiration #25 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 November Inspiration #25 – ‘Holiday Joy’:


HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …


I had so much FUN creating this shabby holiday card with all these FUN products from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Aqua and red and/or aqua and pink are my FAVORITE color palettes to create with – swoon!!


Stamps materials list:   Joy

Dies materials list:   JoyBe Happy (die cut glittered star)

Embellishments materials list:  Robin Egg Sequins, Rusty Bells, Red & White Chenille Candy Canes, Robin Egg Baker’s Twine

Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Kerin Sylvester

Tammy Hobbs

November Guest Designer: Jill Norwood

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Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW Paper Sweeties  You Tube Channel!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #105 – anything; JUGS #265 – wreaths (mine is the organza flower in the shape of a wreath); Festive Friday #43 – photo inspiration; Simon Says Stamp – anything;  7 Kids College Fund #111 – anything


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  1. Love all the fabulous detail on this gorgeous card! Every element contributes to the overall festive feel! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  2. Wow Debbie a stunning card and MY favorite Christmas colors too. I do my tree in red and white and last year added the teal blues…love it!! Thank you for picking my entry for this months winner, I appreciate it so much…I have sent you an email!!

  3. Debbie this is so pretty! I just love that color combo and your interpretation of a wreath! So clever! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  4. Beautiful card! these colors always look to fresh! Favorites of mine!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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