Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday

Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY!!!  It's the beginning of August, and the beginning of the 3rd Birthday Month at Paper Sweeties!!!  We are hopping with TONS of fun sponsors for our challenge, PLUS we have a wonderful inspiration challenge for you, too!  Take a peek...


Isn't it such a fabulous inspiration?!  I LOVE the soft colors and fun marshmallow flowers on the cupcakes!  Check out the card I made for the occasion...

I paper pieces some balloons and the fun cake image from the Party Time stamp set.  I then die cut them out with the Party Time Sweet Cuts dies and added some sparkle and shine with glitter, Cookie Dough sequins, Robin Egg sequins, Marshmallow sequins, and Bubblegum sequins.  A bit of Raspberry twine and Blueberry twine was also added for some fun texture.

The sentiment was made using the Happy stamp set and Happy Sweet Cuts dies.  More Robin Egg sequinsMarshmallow sequins, and Bubblegum sequins were sprinkled throughout, along with another paper pieced balloon.

Well, I think this is TOTALLY sweet, don't you?!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, friends!  I read them all and am so inspired by your kind words--THANK YOU for leaving them. :)

Now it's YOUR turn to join the fun!  Hop over to the Paper Sweeties blog to link up, and don't forget to check out the inspiration from the other gals, too!

Here's the list~

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
August Guest Designer:  Jen Carter

Alumni Designers:

Annette Allen 
Jinny Newlin
Kristi Schurr
Lisa Elton 
Lori Hairston 
Patti Goldman

I'll be back with inspiration for the monthly release later this month!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

5th Blogiversary Giveaway!


Hi, all!  I am SUPER DUPER excited today to say that I have been blogging for 5 years this month!  HOORAY!  To celebrate, I've got some amazing sponsors who are giving away some wonderful prizes!

Here are my wonderfully fabulous sponsors~

Each sponsor is a chance to win, so you've got FIVE chances to win!  I guess your next question is, "How do I win?".  Well, it's REALLY EASY.  There are just FIVE rules, since it's my FIFTH blogiversary! ;)
  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Add my giveaway button (later in this blog post) to your sidebar, linked back to THIS POST.
  3. Mention this giveaway in a blog post (or more than one) and link back to THIS POST.
  4. Link up the card you made for your blog post with the link back to THIS POST in the linky list below.  This mention could be in ANY POST for ANY CARD YOU MAKE from today until July 31st!
  5. Leave me a comment below!  Please include which of the 5 prizes you'd like most--you may only choose one! ;)
If you want to make a special card specifically for this giveaway, you can, but it is not required.  Just add the blurb into any old post, and you're golden!  YOU HAVE UNTIL 11:55PM CST ON JULY 31, 2015 TO LINK UP.

That's all for me right now!  I hope you join the fun--I love being able to give away freebies to my fabulous blogging friends!  Thanks for stopping by and for all your amazing support over the past five years.  I feel so blessed to know each of you, and to be a part of this fantastic online community!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

Inspired By Stamping: Surprise Blog Hop!

Hi, hello, and welcome!!!  Today is a very special day--some of us from the Inspired By Stamping design team are throwing a SURPRISE blog hop for the owner--Joanna!  We're sharing cards made with the *NEWEST* release stamps.  I decided to use the Flower of the Month: Poppies stamp set for my sentiment and the Summer Baskets stamp set for my flowers...take a peek!

I used the Rock 'n' Roll technique on these fun flowers from the Summer Baskets stamp set, then added rhinestones to the center to create sunflowers or daisies--whichever you prefer!  The sentiment, from the Poppies stamp set, was stamped , punched, then layered onto the card base.

Some punches, ribbon, and glitter paper were all that I needed to finish off this card!  I think it's super cute, and I LOVE the fun, sunny feel!  What about you?  I would LOVE to hear your thoughts, so please do leave a comment below!

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  I hop you hop on over to the Inspired By Stamping blog to complete the entire hop!  The gals have FABULOUS inspiration for you!  

HUGS to you, Joanna!  I love working with you--and your designs inspire me so much!  I cannot wait to see what you have in store for your next release, and I know it will be another HUGE hit because of your amazing talent!

I'll be back later with more inspiration for you all!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Inspired By Stamping July 2015 Release: Summer Baskets

Hi, friends!  I'm super excited to share a card with you today using some of the *NEWEST* stamps for the July 2015 Inspired By Stamping release!!!  Today, we are sharing creations using our *NEW* Summer Baskets stamp set.  Take a peek at my card...

I started by stamping the pot image from the *NEW* Summer Baskets stamp set.  I then stamped one of the leaves images three times to create a faux succulent.  I adore succulents--I think they are GORGEOUS!

I then stamped a sentiment from the Sun-Ripened Grapes stamp set onto vellum, then heat embossed it using sky blue powder.  I attached it to the card base using staples.  A few orange enamel dots and some twine  accent the sentiment to draw the eye to it.

I think this is super fun!  It could easily be sent to a male friend, and if you switch up the sentiment, it would make a great birthday card!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!

That's all for me today, friends!  I'll be back later with more creations using fabulous products from Inspired By Stamping!  I hope that you come and join in our monthly challenge for YOUR chance to win some stamps from Inspired By Stamping!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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