Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties October Inspiration Challenge #24 - Happy Fall, & JUGS Photo Challenge

Hi Paper Sweeties fans!

It's October 1st, and that means it's time for another challenge at Paper Sweeties,
it's beginning to look a lot like Fall!

Do I see pumpkins? Paper Sweeties has 'em!

Sophie loves fall, and wishes you all the best of the season!

Need a recipe for this card?

Sophie stamp and matching die
flags - Sweet Cuts-Fun Shapes
Pumpkins, Sunflower, leaves - Stand Add-On: Fall Harvest
Sign shape is from the Sweeties Stand
Fence - Home Tweet Home &
Sweet Cuts
Sophie's Outfit - The Splendor of Autumn
Happy Fall Ya 'll is from Happy Fall Ya 'll

Can you tell I'm kinda addicted to fussy cutting?
Rather therapeutic.

What inspires you in the challenge photo?
Can't wait to see what you create!
Remember, you can win a 20. gift certificate to shop
at Paper Sweeties!

Also submitting this card to:

There's a lot to see from the PS Design Team,
and a special welcome to our Guest Designer,
Nance Salkeld

October Guest Designer: Nance Salkeld

Nesting Doll Card Set

Had an enjoyable nite out with the girls, and celebrated my friend Sophie's birthday!
She saw a tag I did with Waltzingmouse's You're a Doll, and loved the 
Nesting Doll image.
Don't you love having friends and family as a cheering section!
Her gift was sealed in stone from that day.

The set of 8 cards, with matching envelopes and 8 self stick seals,
also used images from Folk Art Medallion.
Simple, almost one layer, for easy mail.

Packaged in an acrylic see through box, a matching tag
and gift done!

PTI cardstocks
PTI Inks
Pink cheek blush powder

It's always fun just enjoying your stamps!
(And all the goodies that go along with this hobby!)

12 Kits of Occasions, Sept. 2014Use your leftovers & Tag You're It Challenge #7

Posting a couple of cards for 12 kits of  Occasions,
using our leftovers.
As a guest back in April, Jeanne Jackna sent out a treasure trove
of goodies, most of which I've used over the months.
Did have this beautiful script, floral paper, and frame, 
made it into a shaker.

The paper and ribbon was also leftovers from her box.

This was a die cut, sent in the card stock.

What to do with the actual die cut?

Simply showcased fern.

I loved being invited by this group of uber talented designers,
and enjoyed playing with all the fun fancies Jeanne included!
To see all the goodies over the months,
make a visit to Kara's blog,

She takes you through the year with pictures! 

edited to add to:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Card Concept 19 & Simon Says Anything Goes

The Card Concept has a color challenge this week
with this photo as our inspiration:

The bright colors yes, but those leaves, the water, the bokeh effect.
LOVED it all!
Also inspired by Yoonsur Hur's gorgeous card!

I see Freestyle Collage
(Cascading leaves, layering, unrelated elements, a little bit of several styles)

PTI: Circle Scribbles die, Cover Plate: Circles stencil, cardstock, Bookmard 1 die,
sentiment: Autumn Acorns
'Lil Inkers Leaves dies
Inks: Tim Holtz Distressed by Ranger
The leaves were cut from inked white card stock.

Card Concept #19 - Color Challenge

Also playing along with Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

MIM #181: Paper Casting and Merry Monday Christmas Bingo

Had so much fun doing the Paper Casting with Danielle
over at PapertreyInk,
this time doing double duty for 
MIM and Merry Monday's challenges.

Kathy's playing Christmas Bingo with us. 
My choices are right hand, straight down,
Emboss, Kraft, and Buttons.

Center created with Tremendous Treats: Christmas (little birdie).
This is done with paper casting and sheets of toilet tissue.
I tinted the water with re-inker Blueberry Sky, then glimmer misted it after drying.
Colored a bit with sharpies and went over a few places with stickles.
Wreath created with Winterberry die in Kraft felt
Sentiment: Wet Paint Christmas

PTI September Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time at PTI!
And our challenge is this beautiful fall photo:

A long post, so grab your cup of choice and settle in
for a bit, all supplies at the end so you can
hop along.

Trying not to overuse this stamp, but it's so darn cute,
and it seemed a perfect fit for the challenge colors.

That 'happy' just makes me happy!

Sweet Blush a fall color? But it works with Autumn Rose and Smokey Shadow!

Did this tag, then did a few more getting simpler each time.

Recognize the pumpkin from Scentamentals?

OK, that bucket of rosy berries? Had to do one with 
the Botanical stamp!

Just one more,

Hard to see, but Winterberry has glossy accents, then glitter,
which tweaked the blush, but I rather liked the contrast.

Too busy? Almost didn't add it, but it's fun to see 'over-the-tops' too!

Listing supplies if you'd like them.
Can't wait to see all the creativity on Nichole's blog!

Enjoy the hop!

Tick Tock
Autumn Acorns
Embellished Ellegance
Distressed Stripes
Inks: Autumn Rose, Sweet Blush,  Enchanted Evening

2nd Card
Embellished Elegance
Rick Rack die
Inks: Autumn Rose, Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone

Tag #7
Ombre Builders
BB: Stitching
Embellished Ellegance
Autumn Acorns
Inks: Enchanted Evening, Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose
EP silver and pink

3rd card
Botanical Blocks 11
Cover Plate: Linen
Navy EP

4th card
Phrase Play #7
BB: Stipes 
Be Happy dies
Inks: Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlett Jewel

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MIM #181: Paper Casting

Paper Casting with, of all things, toilet paper, is what we're asked
to use to create wondrous ornaments and tags.
Like I always do for PTI challenges, I grabbed a handful of
stamp sets I thought would work, and began,
according to directions on this video,

by Danielle.

I really didn't think I'd like love it as much as I did!
Just couldn't stop!

Image from Basket of Blessings & 8 sheets of TT.
That's it!
I did fussy cut a bit and add a tag, ribbon and a die cut from Embellished Elegance.
Can't wait to set my Thanksgiving Table with 20+ of these, and
have the fam ask how I made them!
(and with what!!!)
Danielle, you're a genius!

Designer Spotlight

Hi all!
It's the first day of Fall, and I'm Paper Sweeties'
featured designer for September!

Sweet Emma's been baking all week to celebrate Autumn!

She has her own die,
the rest is copic colored and fussy cut.
Sweeties Stand
Stand Add-Ons
Happy Summer
Happy Thanksgiving
Live Love Grow

Love combining Paper Sweeties Stamps to fit any occassion!
Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MIM #180: Paper Weaving & Festive Friday #40

Weaving paper scraps is our challenge at 
Papertrey's Make It Monday.
Ashley show us step by step the how to's.
I used my precious shimmer paper, 
and some scrap from Dearest Jane Patterned Collection.


Rustic Wreath die
'Tis the Season Sentiments

Watch Ashleys video here:

Aso entering in Festive Friday's Challenge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Festive Friday #40

With this pastel and silvery confection as our inspiration,
I created 3 cards for Festive Friday this week.

Don't know about you, but getting new dies (and stamps!) have to
be played with.
Couldn't stop cutting Hanging Ornaments from Memory Box.

First did this card

Impossible to show the shimmer, just like frosting on a cake!

Then did a 2nd card,

Kept the bg simple and changed the sentiment.
Shimmer and glitter paper everywhere.

3rd card

3rd card made with the leftover dies from the previous 2.
Honestly, just couldn't let those pieces go to waste!

Can't decide my favorite. 
May have to play some more...
Shimmer Paper: PTI
Sentiments: Waltzingmouse

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Release Rewind

Welcome back for Paper Sweeties Rewind.
This is where we, the DT, get to mix the new release stamps
for September
with PS previously released stamps.

One of the new sets: Smitten
is full of wonderful phrases and fonts for Weddings,
Anniversaries and all things Love.

I've paired it with a stamp from Borders,
Sweet Cuts and stamps from Home Tweet Home.
Hearts from the new Sweet Cuts -Fun Shapes
I'm 'Smitten' with just how easy it is to create 
the perfect card for the perfect couple!

2 Quick reminders:
Don't forget to play along with the Paper Sweeties
Inspiration Challenge

You have all month to play, and winning is super sweetened with a 
shopping spree with Paper Sweeties, and 
being next month's guest Designer!

Also remember Paper Sweeties Frequent Shopper Program

Did you miss any of the Design Team's projects along the way?
Here's the list, just in case:

You Are Tu-Tu Sweet

Sweet Cuts - Fun Shapes

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Release Party!

Hi there Paper Sweeties fans!
Today is release day!
All the wonderful stamps you've seen
(and drooled over) are available for purchase.
There's even a new die set.
You've seen all the wonderful samples from the
 talented design team.
Can you stand one more?

Emma has a special part in her ballet recital.
She practices in front of a mirror and ballet bar.
Her outfit, shoes, and floral hair posies are from the new stamp set:
You Are TuTu Sweet
I created the mirror by first stamping it with Virsa Mark, then brushing on
Perfect Pearls.

I'm the last on the list today, just in case,
here's the complete list.

You Are Tu-Tu Sweet

Sweet Cuts - Fun Shapes