Thursday, December 31, 2015

Paper Sweeties January 2016 Inspiration Challenge

Welcome to a new Year, and a new challenge at Paper Sweeties!

We're challenging you with this wintery yumminess:

Aqua, chocolate, and ice blue!
Snowflakes, sprinkles, and lots of yum!
How does it challenge you?

I did 2 cards this month, both shakers

Same ingredients, a bit different results.
Play along all month for a chance to win a $25. gift certificate, and be our
Guest Designer!
Happy crafting!
And Happy 2016!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

PTI December 2015 Blog Hop

Posting a gift bag for my daughter-in-law, who's 
bd is tomorrow.
PTI Blog Hop features this inspiration:

Chalkboard-esque, I used the new Stitched Hearts, and Birthday Greetings die
to decorate a bag full of her favorite candies.
Hop Along with PapertreyInk all day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas to you all!

May the New Year bring countless blessings to you and yours!

Huge Hugs!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Create Along With Us December 2015

Merriest of joy filled days!
My family is on it's way to gma & gpa's,
while we're finishing up all the details at the compound,
(what I call our home!)

Wanted to add to my stash of tags, and playing along with 
PTI's Create Along With Us was the perfect excuse.

December's release week was wonderful, all filled with 
Valentine goodies made by extraordinary designers.
It's impossible to choose 1 over any of them, but
Melissa did a tag that I adored.

Her's was using the new hearts, the center stitched felt with 
paper bouquet.

I went with Stitched Snowflake onto a die cut Stitched Tag.
Instead of a button on my washi, I used a Santa button on the junk bow.
The tag is one of Melissa's Tiniest Tags, stamped with
snowflakes from Winter Cheer, (checked & it's in the vault)
and Tiny Tags Sentiments.

Hoping this season is filled with blessed memories and joy
for all my stamping buds!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sprinkled with Joy

Merry Monday! 
I'm Guest Designing for the Merry Monday challenge, this week,
with this inspiration:

Don't know about you, but I could live on Christmas Cookies!
The sweeter, buttery shaped and sugared, the better.
Had a few images that would work for cookies,
but settled on the new Make It Market Betsy Veldman released through PTI.

Used the frame as a 'tray' filled with sugar sprinkled snowman cookies.
PTI Sparkle & Shine Words die.
Used Glitter paper (hard to see the glitter),
and a dark green stripe under it.
PTI Tiny Tags, stamped and sugared.
PTI Holiday Folk Pattern Paper

Can't wait to see what the other designers have to inspire and
what 'cookies' you bake up!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hot Cocoa Joy

Welcome to the 2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
This special holiday hop starts today and runs through the 18th!
And it's one you don't want to miss.
Our own Paper Sweeties is one of 49 sponsors!

Here's a little inspiration for you,

Lots of PS goodies in this one!

Play along here:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

MIM #234: Embellishing with Felt

I love PTI's felt, so when Ashley challenged us to use
felt on our projects this week,
I looked for a die that would cut a pretty embellish!

Ashley's beautiful cards can be seen here: 

Thought I'd use some non traditional coloring, 
so began by die cutting Rustic Wreath twice in
Aqua and Pinefeather.
(I know it looks black but it's super dark green)

Twig Wreath Pattern Paper
Stripe Vellum
Christmas Cheer die cut with Coral glitter paper
Fab Flakes stamps and die
Confetti Toss stamp set.

Hope you're week is a good one!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tag You're It

It's time for another challenge at Tag You're It!

Our muse this week is Joyce Mehrberg, of Cards by the Sea.
Joyce's clean modern style lights up her projects.
Her striking black frame inspired me to use the dark surround to showcase my house.

My tag combines stamps from PTI's Holiday Home and
the darling polka dot trees from Petite Places Holiday Lane.
Stitched and Picot Tags from Waltzingmouse.

Can't wait to see how Joyce's bold holiday tag inspires you! 
Play along for a chance to be our Guest Designer!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Paper Sweeties '12 Days of Christmas', Day 3

Welcome to a special Paper Sweeties Release 
called the 12 Days of Christmas!
Instead of mid month release,
we have 12 days  featuring 
our newest stamps and sweet cuts.
 Hope you have your favorite cuppa handy, 
I have a lot to show you!

1st off, a banner created entirely of Sweet Cuts tree and star from
Merry and Bright.

Top tree cut from October Afternoon's Under the tree.
Cut again from Kraft to adhere to the jute twine.
The bow is from Stitched Tags 2, also cut twice.
Between the 7 trees is a star cut from the new set.

Super fun and easy!
If you have stacks of Christmas dp (like I do), this is a great way to use
all that fun festive paper!

Debbie has sized these trees at a perfect 3 1/2", great for tags,
and like I used them, for a banner. 

Next up features the coordinating stamp set Merry and Bright.

Talk about fun, this set comes complete with garland, lightbulb, ornament,
  tree stand, and several sentiments.
I 'decorated' my tree in pink, (Paper Sweeties pink!)

I added Glossy Accents and glitter to the ornies and bulbs,
and inked up a die cut tree.

Next up is the other new set called Sugar and Spice

Once again, cut from the new Sweet Cuts die set,
stamped with versa mark and white ep,
my pink gingerbread man is happily decorated
with PS chenille canes and PS sequins.

Red zig zag also from the set!

Finally, from the new set, Sugar and Spice tags.

We have a new baby boy in our extended family.
This sweet tag is perfect with blue and white 'icing' 
for Baby's First Christmas.

The snowflake collar is from Homemade With Love.
I gathered 3 stamp sets to create 'Baby's 1st Christmas',
and hand wrote the 's, and st.
Want to see the tag in pink?

Paper Sweeties sequins and twine

That's all from me, but remember to come back tomorrow for
Day 4 of '12 Days of Christmas', and each day 
following for more inspiration!

Here's a list of everyone's days

December 3rd:  Maria Patrick
December 4th:  Nancy Penir (Day 3 is me!)
December 5th:  Kathy Schweinfurth
December 6th:  Mackie Robertson
December 7th:  Jill Norwood
December 8th:  Michelle Bala
December 9th:  Michele Henderson
December 10th:  Larissa Heskett
December 11th:  Jeri Thomas
December 12th:  Angel Johns
December 13th:  Mynnette Kitchen