Saturday, October 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties October Inspiration Challenge

 Welcome to Fall, ya'll and to this month's Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!  It's October already (wow) and I'm looking forward to the upcoming holidays -- there's so much to celebrate these next few months!  Hope you'll get into the fall celebration with us and play along in this month's challenge:


 For my card, I used Paper Sweeties Scarecrow set and Sweet Cuts.  This little guy is far from scary...he's too darn handsome for that!  The sentiment is from, what else, Happy Fall Ya'll.

Hope this month's challenge inspires you to create and join in the fun.  There's a $20 gift certificate up for grabs for the winner!  Need more ideas?  Then be sure to check out the amazing projects created by the rest of the Design Team:

Beth Luetschwager  
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Friday, September 30, 2016

Simply Coffee

 This is my last card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop... just simply coffee!     

For my card, I embossed the base with a fun coffee bean embossing folder from Elizabeth Crafts.  I paper pieced the coffee cups from this wonderful STAMPlorations stamp: Coffee Cup Row and Shery's new word die "Coffee"!

Thanks to these challenges for letting me share:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

National Coffee Day!

 Happy National Coffee Day!!  My day was crazy and it's almost bedtime, but I couldn't pass up making a coffee card for this special day :)!

For my card I used some Stampin Up DSP I had in my stash and this adorable little guy is from Neat & Tangled.

Thanks to these challenges for letting me share!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thankful for You

 I'm definitely thankful for fall...and coffee!  Today, although rainy, was definitely cooler and it's starting to really feel like fall.  Can't wait to break out some sweaters!

I did break out my Color Burst powders to create these rich, fall-looking leaves!  It's so fun using those powders because you never quite know what you'll end up with.  Before cutting out the leaves, I spritzed over the watercolored paper with gold and splattered some clorox.  I added some branch die cuts and then this cute little coffee cup die from Lil Inker Designs.  The pretty plaid paper is new from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration!




Christmas Joy

 I've done it.  I bought my first Christmas presents (and they weren't even for me!)  My good friend strives to get all the "busyness" of Christmas done by December 1st so she can just enjoy the season and do the things she and her family love to do together without being rushed: baking, volunteering at a toy drive, driving around to see all the Christmas lights in their neighborhood..,.I loved the idea and applaud her for keeping the real JOY of Christmas in her heart!

For my card, I chose these large, darling light bulb stamps/dies (Merry & Bright) from Reverse Confetti and added lots of fun Christmas pattern paper :)  The ribbon die is from Memory Box.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:

 ABC Christmas Challenge - T=Two 
(I used Two lights)

 Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Monday, September 26, 2016

Just Coffee

 Couldn't let the day go by without making a card for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop!


The night got away from me and I only had a little time to whip up a card.  This darling image is from Sweet Stamp Shop - Coffee BossIt was so easy to color and cut out :)

Let's Party!

 Like many little girls, having a birthday tea party with your beloved "friends"  was one of my favorite ways to pretend play!  Cookies and juice never tasted so good than when they were shared with Teddy & Dolly!  I'd even wrap up other toys I had so the guest of honor got presents :)

For my card I chose a hat die from Reverse Confetti and tea pot die from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is Paper Sweeties'.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration: