Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paper Sweeties June Inspiration Challenge #32 - Party Time

It's June 1st and that means another challenge at Paper Sweeties.
Here is our inspiration photo,

Party Time!

I die cut the cake from PS: Party Time, and made a shaker.
Banner and sentiment from Hello Friend, and SC: Hello Friend.
Flowers from: Pretty Posies.
I hope you find time to play along.
Remember Paper Sweeties offers a gift certificate and guest designer spot
if you win!

Don't miss what the other teammies have to show you,
and good luck!
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
June Guest Designer:  Karen Oliver


Friday, May 29, 2015

Tags for Tinsel

Good Saturday Morning!
A quick post of some tags done for my daughter's jewelry:

1 vintage mixing bowl
PTI tag, circle dies & double die cut from: Center Style Feminine
Waltzingmouse: Putting on the Ritz
Paper Sweeties: Robin's Egg Seam Binding

Enjoy your weekend.
May it be a crafty one!

Monday, May 25, 2015

PTI May Blog Hop

It's May 25, and time for PTI's Blog Hop!

Hope you have a cup of your favorite, and are snuggled somewhere comfy,
I have a lot to show you.

1st of all, Nichole's inspiration:

Endless inspiration, right?
Color, confetti, ombre, square shape, graphic style... endless!

Initially I went with blocks of color, and the mosaics die from the Ancient Rome set
in Stamp-A-Faire '14. Haven't seen this set since last summer!

Lizzie showed us how to use the die to create a stencil.
Re-inkers colored translucent Wendy Vecchi embossing paste.

So much fun revisiting this Stamp-A-Faire set!
What would it look like in warm colors?

Thank You from: Thank You Kindly, 
gold scribble die cut from: Circle Scribbles.

Oh that was fun, but, um, there's more.
Next card done in pastels,
and cascading color. 

Clear embossed the butterflies first, then sponge inked the bg colors.
Die cut and embossed the smaller butterfly from: Make It Market You Are a Masterpiece

Double Ended Banner, Thank Your from: Topiary Trio.
That fun ombred side panel paper also from MIM: You're a Masterpiece.

And then my PTI order came!

Couldn't wait to play with Make It Market: Garden Gild.

With watercolor paper, and watercolors, ombred a full sheet, before die cutting the cover plate,
(use a shim!). Then watercolored a background to place the top and bottom corners,
which were cut away from the rim.

Just had to see what that gorgeous cover plate looked like 
die cut in white.

This time on an inked bg.

Are you still with me? 

Just one more!

Feather Finery embossed in gold (dots in silver), 
Thank You: Thank You Kindly,
gold stripe bottom from: Gold Luxe Foil Pattern Paper

If you've stayed with me through all 6 cards, 
I wish I had a medal to give you! 
We who play each month love seeing the creativity and LOVE
being inspired by each other, (don't we?)
I'm off to visit all the other entrys.
Have a wonderful, restful Memorial Day,
and don't forget to thank God for all those who made this
day of enjoying our freedom possible!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tag You're It! Challenge #22

New tag challenge time at Tag You're It!
And we have this wonderful tag courtesy Lynn Put

I was inspired by every sweet detail,
and created this tag:

Can't wait to see what you are inspired by; the strawberries?, the bright red & green?, 
the double tag?,  the country gingham, hearts, or all of the above?
Play along for a chance to be a guest designer with Tag You're It!

Here's my recipe for this tag:
Paper Sweeties Emma and Sweet Cuts: Emma
Paper Sweeties outfit is from: Thanks Berry Much
PTI: cardstock, Bookmark 3 die, tiny tag
Mama Elephant Balloon and sentiment from: Party Kit Stamps and die
heart charm

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Card Concept #35 Frilly & Fabulous!

Very inspired by the inspiration over at the Card Concept.
With this photo,

and the incredible card by

I went with the silver fork.
Sometimes you have to go with what inspires!

I created a wallpaper of forks with a Clearstamp vintage kitchen set,
also using their smaller cutlery on the strip of kraft paper.
Wrapped the card in silver tulle, also distressing edges a bit with Encore's Ultimate Metallic Silver.
We played with fussy cutting our own shapes at PTI this week, with Ashley Canon Newell,
perfect timing to add a sentiment to this Anniversary or Wedding card.
'Always' from Brushed Blooms. (PTI)
My flower is created from Spellbinders: A Gilded Life, Urban Blooms,
which allows cutting and embossing.
I added the silver tips and pearls to PTI's Shimmer Cardstock.
I actually die cut 3 flowers, but couldn't fit the other 2 them in!
However did manage to do a flower with 3 layers!

Have to go with Classy & Elegant like my muse, Angela!

Play along with the Card Concept here:

Monday, May 18, 2015

MIM #212 Fussy Cutting Tips

Playing along with Ashley this Monday morning, 
as she shares her fussy cutting tips.

Worked with the Strawberry Patch and Strawberry Patch Sentiments sets,
and fussy cut the created sentiment.
Scallop frame from Make It Market: Shakers and Sprinkles.

I finished the card without the ribbon,

but then decided to add it.
What do you think?
To beribbon, or not to beribbon,
that's the question.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind!

Hello Abby!
All dressed up in her new outfit from Life is a Picnic!

Welcome back for PS's Rewind!
A fun post where we show you how great the new stamps work with the old.

Abigail wears a paper pieced outfit from the new set, together with a cap from MVP.
'Sweet' die cut is from the new die set Happy.
I made a picnic table from the tea table in: I'm Having a Teaparty.
The basket and food are from the new set as well.
The grass is from: Sweet Cuts: Tree of Life.
Branch and birds: Tree of Life Add-On Spring.

Don't you just love how the dolls are increasing their wardrobe?
Can't wait to see what Debbie has up her sleeve for next month!
Meanwhile, the new stamps and dies are in the shop now,
have fun shopping!

Waltzingmouse PJ Party Challenge 4 - Bedtime Story

Bedtime Story challenge

More stamps from Way Out West & Happy Trails.

Star Border: Way Out West,
Sentiment: Happy Trails.
WM tags

Waltzingmouse Challenge 3 - Old PJ's

Challenge 3 - Old Pajamas

Using the Sheriff badge, gold embossed and cut out, popped up on a
western themed dp called Sasparilla from October Afternoon.

Fussy cut the gold embossed guitar from Happy Trails.
Doubled up the tiny tag and added a sentiment from Happy Trails, as well.

But the fun comes when he opens up the card.

A gift card!

Die cut envelope from WM,
tiny sheriff's star: Way Out West,
Sentiment: Happy Trails

WM PJ Party Challenge 2 - Surprise Him

Bag it, & Tag it!

Way Out West & Candy Wagon 
Stitched Tag

See that sweet star clip at the top?
I happened to compliment Jeanne Jackna on a clip she used on a card.
Well, she sent me a bag full of the cutest clips ever!
Thank you Jeanne!

Come on, how cute is that star clip!

Plan to give this set to DH, he loves black licorice, and 
this bag will hold plenty!

Waltzingmouse May Pajama Party - Challenge 1 Man of the Moment

Welcome to Waltzingmouse PJ Party!
Challenge 1- Man of the Moment

I just adore the western sets of stamps I've had for, seems like so long.
Decided to pull them out for this set of challenges.

Happy Trails & Way Out West stamp sets
WM Stitched Tag

Paper Sweeties May Release Party!

It's party time at Paper Sweeties, and today's the day you 
can purchase the stamps and dies you've seen!

The stamp set I'm featuring today is called 'MVP'.

Jake is ready to play ball in his new baseball uniform, 
complete with bat, ball, and super sentiments.
I put him on a mound die cut from kraft card stock from Sweet Cuts: Tree of Life.
The white mound is die cut from SC: Fun shapes (hexagon die), cut in half,
and the clouds from Showering with Love.
The sweet tweeting bird is from: Home Tweet Home.

Know a little baseball fan who you'd like to honor?
This set is full of fun images, including a trophy!

Hope you've enjoyed the release party, and all the inspiration.
But it's not over. Come back tomorrow to see the rewind!

And a quick reminder to play along with the Paper Sweeties challenge for a chance
to win a gift certificate AND a guest designer spot with PS!

How does this picture inspire you?
You have the rest of May to join the fun.
And you can enter as many times as you like for a chance to win!