Fusion Challenge French Cupcakes


The lilac peony has such a presence in this luscious inspiration photo
on Fusion's challenge, 
but I chose the cupcake to focus on.
And the script on the left of the photo.




The cupcake image is a Tim Holtz set I stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement, and copic colored.
Then added 2 glitters.
Background is Lindy's Stamp Gang 'flicked' onto PTI's Plum Pudding card stock.
A few dots of Viva Dacor Irridescent Pen,
Paper Sweeties sequins
'Happy' is die cut from PTI's Embellished Elegance, and stamped with Autumn Rose
 & Aqua Mist.
Hero Arts Fresh Snow sponged onto sides.
PTI Linen Vellum & Aqua Mist Cardstock.


Added a pinkish/lavender ribbon (so Parisienne!)
to anchor my 'happy'.

MIM #173


Happy Monday! This monday Heather creates the most beautiful watercolor 
on this week's Make It Monday, on
Nichole Heady's blog.
She does it by first stamping the image with a pale ink, such as
Softstone, the color I used for my image.
The image stamped looks like a pencil drawing, and looks like I sketched it.
Brilliant!


The image is from Year of the Flowers: Violets, but I made it a pansy!

All PTI products:
Ink refils: Lemon Zest, Harvest Gold, Lavender Mist,
Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria & True Black
Cardstocks: Plum Pudding, PP Gingham, Royal Velvet
Stamps: Year of the Flowers Violet, Sentiment from Birds & Blooms
I paper pieced the center of the violet.
See Heather's video here:

Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!


Haven't you loved this July Release?
What's not to love about pets and heroes, right?


My card today features stamps from both sets,
and a die cut bird from Home Tweet Home, all copic colored.
Sentiment from the new Firefighters stamp set. 
It hints at the puppy doing his job well done! (wink, wink!)
The clouds are from Feel Better Soon. (I didn't ink the raindrops)
Hope you've liked what you've seen, now visit all the teamies to see what they have for you!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

New Products & Links:


Firefighters
Sweeties Pets


edited to play along with The Curtain Call Challenge,
celebrating their 1 yr. anniversary! Congrats!

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes


The Card Concept 14: Color Challenge


A wonderfully bold color challenge from The Card Concept!
Check out this inspiration photo


I was inspired by the big b/w pillow, the poppy red blooms, and the 
quirky rope lamp on the side table.


Quatrafoil Coverplate: PTI
Paper Pieced the blossom from Friends Till the End  Stamp and Die Set: PTI
Tremendous Tags: PTI
Sentiment: Make It Market Watercolors
Cardstock: PTI
Gelatos Teal
Black EP
Rope Twine

Have to go with my go-to style with this one, Classy Elegant!

Play along here:

Paper Sweeties July Release Party!


Hi there Paper Sweeties fans!

Today's the day! All the goodies you have seen for the past 3 days
are available for purchase today!



The card I did features stamps from Firefighters, a set that honors our firefighting heroes,
and I dressed Jake in a paper pieced firefighters uniform.
His sweet dalmation,  and the hydrant and spouting hose are also from this set.
I copic colored the houses from Home Sweet Home.

Are you playing along with the Frequent Shopper Rewards Program?


So much fun, and you can earn free stamps!

The design team has more projects for you,  
here's the list. 

Nancy Penir (me!)

Firefighters
Sweeties Pets

Sweet Cuts - Home Tweet Home

See you tomorrow for the Rewind!



MIM #172 Screamin' for Ice Cream


Make It Monday, and Making Rainbows with Dawn.


6 of the 11 enjoying ice cream with Grandma!


Dawn said choose a stamp that would work for rainbows. But I had ice cream on the brain,
so went for the carton of ice cream from Comfort Food. 
It worked. And loved the spoon in the center.
Sentiment from Comfort Food Additions
Inks: Melon Berry, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding,
Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores, Limeaid Ice.
(with the exception of Hawaiian Shores, tried to go for inks with foody names!)

Dawn's stamp was a vision! Maybe I'll try a frillier stamp next time!
You have all week to play!

Paper Sweeties July Release Countdown & Curtain Call Challenge


Welcome to Paper Sweeties Countdown in July!
How did you like yesterday's peeks?
If you love animal themes, you're gonna love the Sweeties Pets set!
Today I used the other pet in the set, the dog!


I created a background of paw prints for the puppy and doghouse.
Fussy cut wherever I could, including the bone weathervane, and tiny bone on the tag. (The tag is a Sweetcut from Beautiful Little Wishes April Release.)
There's a bit of puff paint and sparkle on the heart and bone.
Are you wondering about the scallop edging? Page reinforcers sprayed brown and placed vertically up the side of the plaid dp.

Come back tomorrow for Paper Sweeties Release Day and another fun card!
Be sure to check out the other designers release projects.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Penir (you're here!)

New Products & Links:


Firefighters
Sweeties Pets

Sweet Cuts - Home Tweet Home

edited to add to the Curtain Call Challenge

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes


Paper Sweeties July Release Sneak Peek!


It's July 13th already folks, can you believe we're half way through 2014?
 I have a sneak peek at a new stamp set from Paper Sweeties!


This sweet kitty is from Sweeties Pets, available to purchase on the 15th.
I've done a card and tag for a gift, possibly for a new pet owner(?).
I've used Paper Sweeties Rusty Bells, and Blueberry Sequins. Can't get enough of 
these gorgeous petal shaped sequins!
I had the purple twine, but PS features twine in every color!

Be sure to check each and every designer's blogs to see how they've used the new sets!
And come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Pssst! The heart tag is a Sweet Cut, and the heart is from Sweetie Pie.
It's Silver embossed and filled in with Viva Dacor Blackberry.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Penir (you're here!)

New Products & Links:


Firefighters
Sweeties Pets
Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home

Edited to add to the Casology: Week 104 :Pets



Fusion Challenge Red, White & Blue & Virginia's View Challenge


The Fusion Challenge this week features this sketch and photo,



Fusing the sketch and the photo with PTI's Cover Plate Harlequin Die.
Card base is Run through a Sissix folder. (Easier to see the texture in the photo above).
Other PTI dies include: Limitless Layers: Circle, Turning a New Leaf, and Life is Beautiful.
Blueberry Paper Sweeties Sequins
Sentiment from PTI's Bountiful Banners embossed on a Vellum Double Ended Banner. 
The butterfly and circle are glitter paper, the leafy die is Martha Stewart glitter on PTI card stock.



Come play along here:

FUSION {Red, White & Blue}

edited to add to:

Virginia's View Challenge # 5


MIM #171


Make It Monday at Papertrey,
Betsy showing her skills with Pop-Ups.
Love this!
So many ways to use Papertrey's dies.


Gatsy Glamour kinda reminded me of a shuttered window,
combined with Home Made and Vegetable Garden,
a card for a new neighbor.
I think it was one of the PTI designers that said the artichoke reminded her of a pineapple,
the symbol of hospitality. Works for me!
Super simple, super quick.
All PTI products, except the pearl pen on the top


Is it me, or is the summer flying by?
Enjoyed the 4th at the lake with family, and missed so much online
with blogging.
Lots of catchup ahead!

Play along with MIM here:

The Card Concept #13


Create a Baby Themed card is the challenge this week at The Card Concept Challenge Blog.


Love the Rattled stamp and die set from PTI.
 Stitched rectangle die set from Lil Inkers.
PTI card stocks including Shimmer Silver & Pearl
Wet Cement ink (sentiment) from Hero Arts


The detail on the rattle is an embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang 
called Geranium Coral Blush. Tried to capture the iridescence of the 
baby pink, so soft and pretty!

Style? Gotta go with Classy and Elegant!



Paper Sweeties July Inspiration Challenge #21 - 'Patriotic Prints'


It's July 1st! And that means Paper Sweeties July Blog Hop!

Debbie has given us this inspiration photo,
with the sweetest patriotic prints and colors:


Here's my card to inspire.


Emma is dressed in her strawberry summer jumper from Thanks Berry Much.
The Banner is also from that stamp set.
'Celebrate' is from Beautiful.
Handmade pinwheels from festive papers.
The sticks are toothpicks I colored with copics.

The 4th is right around the corner.
Do you have big plans? 
Hope you enjoy the inspiration from the rest of the team, and find some
time to join the challenge!
Our guest designer is Bethie Johnson
Welcome Bethie!


MIM #170


MIM time! 
Erin demonstrates masking with die cuts.


She shared several steps I tried to incorporate,
first off, die cutting the masks with sticky notes that are all over sticky.
Don't have those, and wanted to do a card today, so applied 
doubled scotch tape behind each die cut.
2. Create a background.  Easy to do with the new Ombre Builders set.
3. Sponge on some color areas with ink.
4. Stamp images where previously masked. Topiary Trio had all the stamps I needed. 
5. Mist area. Didn't go too well, so covered a blob with triple dies from Wet Paint.
6. Cover all splotched areas. Yes, I had 'em! Upper Right and lower left brick patterns added last,
and in Scarlett Jewel, because oops were unintentional in those very spots!
Love masking, do it all the time,
but Erin's video is full of designer tips worth noting!
Easy as 1, 2, ….6!

Catch it all here:

Tag You're It Mini Challenge



As I sometimes do, I went visiting this beautiful Sunday, 
and began with blogfriend Marybeth from Marybeth's time for Paper, 
which led me to a new challenge,

featuring tags,
and some more blog 'friends',
and their wonders of tags to inspire!
I love doing tags, and plan to visit often.

Here's the challenge tag by Karin Akesdotter:


And here's what I did:


PTI cardstock and inks
Waltzingmouse: Oceanbound & Tying the Knot Stampsets.
Mister Huey's Color Mist: Shine
Gold EP.
Ribbon and Twine: My stash


I mounted the embossed seahorse onto coaster board before fussy cutting it
That's Winter wonderland ep, one of my fav's at Christmas time!




It's a mini challenge and you only have 'till Wednesday to play.

Find the all new challenge here:


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