Friday, March 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties March Celebration

Hey there, friends of Paper Sweeties and all my blog land buddies.  Thanks so much for stopping by again today as I participate in the Paper Sweeties February Blast From The Past Celebration.  Today our talented Design Team Members will each be sharing an inspirational project (or two) that incorporates some of their most favorite Paper Sweeties sets.  It's a great way to show everyone how well all of Paper Sweeties' products work together to compliment one another, and how easy they are to use together.  I can't express to you enough how much will LOVE the darling stamps and dies, embellishments, seam binding, and more from Paper Sweeties.  I'm sharing one of my most favorite Paper Sweeties creations I've made thus far.  How sweet is Emma in her Easter dress?
This card was created using some patterned papers from Crate Paper's sweet Oh Darling line (one of my all-time favorites that I hoard a bit).  I attached patterned papers with vintage scotch tape, inked the edges, stamped Emma in black, used Emma Sweet Cut to die-cut her, colored her with Copics, stamped her dress and shoes using Jelly Bean Time Stamp Set onto patterned paper, and placed her on a tag.  I stamped the large egg from Jelly Bean Time and the left side of the row of eggs from Basket Add-On: Hoppy Easter and placed them together just to the right of Emma.
I couldn't resist cutting several of the sweet little flowers and small circle on from the Basket Add-On: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts onto patterned papers and placing them here and there as sweet little accents.  They adorable, aren't they?  Each of Paper Sweeties' stamp sets have cute accent stamps like this.
As you can see, I also created a tag to tuck inside this sweet card to be used as a bookmark.  I used more Crate Paper products along with the stamped sentiment (Some Bunny Loves You), small flower, and right side of small eggs from the Basket Add-On: Hoppy Easter Stamp Set and coordinating Basket Add-On: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts.  Emma looks like Emma's ready for church on Easter morning.  Darling, and oh SO sweet!!
Here's the list of all my Paper Sweeties DT friends who are sharing some of their favorite "Blasts From The Past" with you all today.  I hope you've enjoyed my projects, and really hope you will stop by Paper Sweeties to purchase the Basket Add-On: Hoppy Easter Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts ...or any of the other FABULOUS products they carry.  Paper Sweeties can help you create lovely Easter projects, and help you find super sweet products for an entire year of creativity.  Happy shopping!

Until next time,

I'm linking up here:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties March Favorites

Welcome by again today, everyone!  This month at Paper Sweeties we're taking a look at some of our most favorite products; and because Easter is just around the corner, I decided to share some of my most favorite Easter projects to showcase all the AMAZING products carried at Paper Sweeties.  You can find LOTS of great stamps, dies (sweet cuts), embellishments, and SO much more to help you create something extra sweet.  Paper Sweeties has it all!
This card was created using Bubblegum Seam Binding, Sugar Sprinkles Sequins and Pink Grapefruit Sequins, and (from the Basket Add On: Hoppy Easter set....) the Bunny stamp, his small bow (there are two bow sizes in this collection), the Flower stamp on his ear and as decoration here and there, two of the sentiment stamps and the Eggs stamp.  Yes, they're all super adorable.  But then again, Paper Sweeties has OODLES of cute Easter sets as well as products for an entire year of creativity.
Here's the list of all my teammates from Paper Sweeties who have created something sweet to inspire you today.  You will absolutely LOVE the sets I've used on these projects today, as well as ALL of Paper Sweeties' products....each compliments the next.  By purchasing ANY of Paper Sweeties products (stamps, dies, embellishments), you can be certain that they will look great together, and will help your creativity climb to sweet new places.  You can also see that while I don't yet own the Basket Set, I can still use this Basket Add On: Hoppy Easter set, and make adorable cards with it.  On their own, or combined with other sets, ALL of Paper Sweeties products are adorable and filled with endless possibilities for creativity.  I hope you're like me and that you'll start purchasing set by set until you own them ALL.  #papersweeties

Thanks for visiting me today, and please be sure that you stop back by tomorrow for even more fabulous inspiration as we share additional Paper Sweeties favorites.  And....don't forget to join the Paper Sweeties Facebook group sp that you'll always know about special sales and promotions taking place at Paper Sweeties.  We love having you stop by!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties March Memories & Favorites

Hello everyone, and welcome by my little piece of blog land.  Today., along with my talented Paper Sweeties teammates, I'm sharing a sweet little card I created using a few of my most favorite products from Paper Sweeties using previously released products.  And trust me....there are SO MANY from which to choose.  LOTS of great stamp sets, sweet cuts (dies), seam binding, embellishments, and more.  Here's what I came up with for today's post.
This card uses the adorable Emma and the coordinating Emma Sweet Cut.  Once I stamped and cut Emma, I colored her with my Copics.  Then, I knew she needed a sweet little Spring/Easter dress, so I used the Jelly Bean Time stamp set (my favorite outfit) to create her beautiful dress and shoes.  I also used the Jelly Bean Time set for the sentiment (Spring Joy!) and the Easter eggs.  I also cut the largest circle found in the AWESOME Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts.  The finishing touches include a bit of machine stitching, some Cookie Dough Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, and a sweet bow tied with Cookie Dough Seam Binding and Oatmeal Seam Binding (inked with Fossilized Amber distress ink).
Here's the complete list of all my amazing teammates who have prepared something ADORABLE for you today; and we will all be back again tomorrow and Friday with more inspiration.  Just click on the links below, and you will be taken directly to each of their blogs to see their fabulous art work using some of their favorite Paper Sweeties products.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm linking up here:

Simon Says Stamp - National Craft Month Challenge - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp -Monday Challenge - Easter Inspired

Enjoy.....Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello friends, and welcome by  today as I share a quick little card with you all that I created using some more of my favorites from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.  I started with some green card stock and added some coordinating My Mind's Eye - On Trend patterned papers attaching them with strips of Scor-Tape.  Next, I added one mint green and one baby pink glittery feather from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  Well, we all know that I couldn't stop there.....and I knew I had the perfect Really Reasonable Ribbon products for this card.
I added two different sizes (the smaller one is harder to see, but it's in there) Wild Orchid Crafts Green/White Mulberry Leaves, and then I added some Gold Double-Head StamensWhite Double-Head StamensBaby Pink Double-Head Stamens, and Aqua Green Double-Head Stamens.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these sweet little accents?  Double Head Flower Stamens are a must-have item at just $1.99 per bundle of 160 pieces.  They're the cutest.
I also added a pretty bow tied with Bay Leaf Seam BindingBaby Pink Seam Binding and topped with Gold Metallic String.  Finally, I placed some sweet Pink Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms and some Miniature Mint Sweetheart Blossoms cascading down the bow.  These are such adorable little Mulberry Flowers for tucking in here and there.....and everywhere.  You're sure to find something AMAZING in the RRR shop, and I encourage you to treat yourself to something new.

Happy crafting!

I'm linking up here:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March Blog Hop w RRR

Hello!  Welcome by today for the March Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon as we share projects made with this month's GORGEOUS Ribbon Club Assortment.  You should have arrived here by way of Bonnie's Blog; but if you didn't, it's easy to get started and catch up.  Take a look at this month's sweet assortment of ribbons.
Each and every trim found in this month's lovely Ribbon Club Assortment is used, and you can see how they all tucked nicely into this one amazing girls' hair bow.  It is secured on the back side using a French Clip.  The French Clip comes in several different sizes, and there are also lots of other great Hair Accessories carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You may notice some Pearl Embellishments, a Rick Rack covered egg, a sweet Rhinestone Embellishment, and a big beautiful, fluffy hot pink feather....just to make the bow extra fabulous!
You will see a length of the 3/8" Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain Garden Rose Ribbon, 5/8' Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, 3/8" Tutti Frutti Chevron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Daffodil Taffeta, Rachel White Cotton Crochet Lace (smaller bows on the sides of larger bow), 5/8" Green Flash Diamond Satin, 3/8" Fun Dots on White Grosgrain, 5/8" Turquoise Shimmer Satin, and 3/8" Wisteria Chevron Grosgrain.  Like I continue to say over and over again (because it's SO true) is that quite honestly....ALL of Really Reasonable Ribbon's trims work together SO nicely.  It's just SO easy to put together different combinations of their lovely ribbons and trims, seam binding and twine, embellishments, and SO much more.  They really have it ALL at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
OK friends......your next step is at my sweet friend, Kathy's Blog.  She comes up with something AMAZING every month, so you won't want to miss that.  Also, you will need to answer the "Question of The Month" at the end of the Blog Hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog in order to be eligible for the monthly Blog Hop Prize.....this month's GORGEOUS Ribbon Club Assortment (shown above).  How ADORABLE are all those trims?

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Be Happy with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, everyone.  Thanks for stopping by today as I share a sweet little card I created using some of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used some of my old favorites, and some of my newer loves and obsessions.  I thought I'd tempt you with something sweet that leaves you SURE you need to order yourself from Flower Stamens.  Aren't they just the sweetest?
My card started with some older Crate Paper patterned papers (Emma's Shoppe) that I cut into strips, inked, and placed on the wood-grain patterned paper using strips of Scor-Tape.  This next picture will show you how I laid the Scor-Tape in strips and placed the ribbons and paper strips securely on top.   This wonderful Adhesive will hold them in worries!
Along with my patterned paper strips, I added a piece of Brenda Crochet White Lace and Textured Two-Tone Pink Ribbon, and I tied a bow with the same Textured Two-Tone Pink Ribbon.  I topped that with some Baby Pink Double Head Stamens, Red Double Head Stamens, Aqua Green Double Head Stamens, Gold Double Head Stamens, and White Double Head Stamens.  How FABULOUS are they?  Gotta have them all!  LOVE LOVEđź’—LOVE!!
I also added an inked doily die-cut, some cute journalling stickers from the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection, a miniature rusty paper clip, some vintage scotch tape, a touch of machine stitching, and a lovely knotted bow tied with Teal Baker's Twine.  I also tucked in two 30 mm Two-Toned Green and White Mulberry Paper Leaves behind the bow cluster.  The word HAPPY is a Melissa Frances rub-on, and the word BE is a SSS die-cut.
I thank you for stopping by today, and hope that you will visit often.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog is the best place to learn about special sales and promotions taking place, to be inspired by the beautiful posts, and to participate in our monthly blog hops.  It's always a treat to have you stop by.


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Anything Goes" - I used a Simon Says Stamp die-cut (Be) for my sentiment.

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Blog - Well, of course I used my Cuttlebug to cut the doily die-cut, and I can never resist adding a bow or some sort of ribbon!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #142 - Anything Goes - I used a cute doily die-cut on my card at the base of things, and I inked it to "grunge it up" a bit.

Scrapy Land - Challenge #84 - Anything Goes - I used a cute Penny Black doily die on this card.

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #457 - Ladies Only

Friday, February 23, 2018

Creating A Background

Hello, sweet blog friends!  Welcome by today as I share a quick card I made last night.  I've been trying to truly "challenge" myself lately by doing things a bit more outside my comfort zone.  So...when I saw the new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog asking us to "Create A Background", I decided to give it a try.  I used a Paper Sweeties stamp set called Hugs & Kisses to stamp the background (bicycles), and the sentiment.
Once I stamped my background of bicycles, I added a Simple Stories chipboard frame, a die-cut bicycle, and added some ribbon snippets, a piece of "5 cent" flair, and a few sequins.  I also inked the edges of my card with Spun Sugar and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks, but overall I kept it pretty simple because I wanted the background to catch your eye, and I hope it did.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  It's always a treat to have you visit me and say hello.  I'm getting back in the swing of things.....slowly but surely.  I hope you are having a blessed week!


Here's where I'm playing along:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Create Your Own Background"- I used a bicycle stamp to create mine.

CropStop Challenge Blog - February Linky Party #37 - I used Tombow, Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.