You, Kindness, Me -- The Challenge #78

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Happy Saturday!

Wow! Can you believe half of September is gone?
I'm still trying to wrap my head around August!
Maybe that's a good thing!

Anyway, check out our Inspiration Challenge
at The Challenge today!

I'm loving those colors and themes --- there's several!

Check out what the Design Team has created to boost your creativity:

Nance Salkeld (You are HERE)
Rachel Bergfeld

September Featured Designer - Sharron Gregory from On Papillon Wings

I bought new summer stamps and I still haven't had a chance to play with all of them, which included a pineapple die from Lil' Inker Designs.  Why I didn't buy the stamp set, I don't know, but I may go back and get it.

There were so many different things I thought about doing with this inspiration photo but in the end I decided to do a negative-type card.  I cut three pineapple masks and taped them to watercolor paper. Next, I made some liquid Brushos --- sprinkled some Brusho crystals in separate spray bottles and added water to each.  I test sprayed, then added more crystals for a deeper color. I also added a bright pink Dylusions spray ink.  

I pulled off the pineapple masks.  I love how this came out!  At first I was going to die cut a black sentiment to put across the middle and then, looking at some small sentiment stamp sets, I decided to stamp a sentiment in each pineapple.  I used "Butterfly Notes" by CAS-ual Fridays for Catherine Pooler. I finished them off with green apple sequins by Paper Sweeties.

So now it's your turn to create something using our Inspiration Challenge photo, link up and share it with us.  

You might be our next Weekly Guest Designer!

The Challenge Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties September 2016 New Release Rewind!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Today is our last day 
Release Week

You can now shop til you drop
with all the September products
added to the shop!

Release Week is coming to a close, but the fabulous projects by the Design Team keep coming ---
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

I thought I'd make a Halloween card for my the Rewind ---

I used the sentiment from Best Witches and the cat from Sweeties Pets along with stamps and dies from Thankful Stamps, Thankful Sweet Cuts, and the cute little witch hat is from the Fall Sentiment Planner Series stamp set.  I added some crystal Stickles to the flower middles for some sparkle.

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges:

Now go play with those new products in our 
September Inspiration Challenge 
still going on until Sept. 30th!

You might be our BIG winner 
receive a $25 GC to shop at Paper Sweeties!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties September 2016 New Release Party!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

It's Release Day
Paper Sweeties!

All the new September stamps/dies
are now
For Sale
in the Paper Sweeties Shop!

The Design Team has more super sweet projects showcasing all the new products:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Who says girls can't wear Pilgrim hats?  

For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties September 2016 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Today is Sneak Peeks Day

Debbie has some really cute new fall stamps/dies out this month!  You need to check them out ---

The PS Design Team has created some really creative projects for your inspiration using this month's release products!  

Hop along and leave them some blog love!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Here is my card ---

I stamped the pumpkins with versamark and embossed with gold powder.  Then, I watercolored them using distress inks and aqua markers.  I versamarked and gold embossed the sentiment, added some patterned paper and a stitched circle and then finished it off with three Paper Sweeties sequins.

Come back tomorrow --- it's the BIG Release Day!
All new products will be live in the shop!

My card is entered into the Following Challenges:

I chose Mixed Media Style for The Card Concept.

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - September 2016!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Happy Tuesday!

It's Release Week at
Paper Sweeties!

This month's planner stamps are just going to make you "fall" in love with their festive tone!

The new planner stamps will be on sale starting September 15th so mark it in your planners!

Stop by all the PS Planner Series Team's projects and see how they create some fun and festive planners!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Be sure and come back tomorrow for our Sneak Peeks at the Paper Sweeties September Release of new products!  You'll be "thankful" you did!  ;)

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Happy Birthday - The Challenge #77

Saturday, September 10, 2016

It's Saturday!
Happy Weekend!

I can't think of a better way for Saturdays to begin 
than with a new challenge at
The Challenge! 

This week is a Color Challenge --

Teal ~ Coral ~ Yellow

The Design Team has created some awesome cards for added inspiration for you!
Check it out:
Nance Salkeld (You are HERE)
Rachel Bergfeld

September Featured Designer - Sharron Gregory from On Papillon Wings
Weekly Guest Designer -  

My card started out with the background dies --- I spied in a basket of already cut dies and never been used.  The background is three of the same chevron die by Lil' Inkers Designs and layered together.  Oddly enough, I had one in each of this week's colors.  I also used a birthday die from Lil Inker's.  .  The flowers and leaves are from the stamp/die sets, Enchanted Garden, by SugarPea Designs for Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval. The butterfly is from the set, Butterfly Notes by Catherine Pooler.  I colored them all with Copics and Blicks.  I added some diamond Stickles to the flower centers and around the edges of the butterfly for a little sparkle.

Please bear with me a while regarding my photos.  I bought a Foldio a few months back and I'm still trying to get everything right as I also finally got a new camera lens after I dropped mine (ACK!) I also have a very short window (no pun intended) of opportunity for decent natural light in my house, seeing as we have about 18 trees surrounding us.  Of course it wouldn't be NC without it's tall, looming pines and oaks, so I can't complain too much.  But, oh the perfection we crafty people obsess over!  LOL 

For Following Challenges:

Now it's your turn to ink up some paper and play along!  We can't wait to see what this week's challenge inspires you to create!

Challenge Blessings!
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy Birthday to my Hubs, today!
He's a young 51!  

I gave him a shout out because I am sharing the card I made him in a couple challenges ---

Dave is a bird lover so when Bonnie offered to let me borrow her Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps/dies I jumped at the chance!  For several days I was a bird stamping fool!  LOL  Guess that's ok since my Hubs is a bird loving fool!  hahaha

This three bird panel was one I had stamped.  So using the following challenges, I took a homemade circle stencil and watercolored the circles over the birds.  I dabbed some of it away on the birds so they would be a little lighter hue.  I cut some navy cardstock to stamp and emboss the sentiment on and then framed the whole card in the same navy.

For Following Challenges:

Birthday Blessings to my hubby!  
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Cut The Cake Time

Monday, September 5, 2016

Another card for today ---

I'm finally trying to use some of my newer stamps.  This time it's the Birthday stamp/die sets - "Candles N Confetti" and "Celebrations" from Reverse Confetti and a stitched label die from Pretty Pink Posh.  I used some "marbled" paper I made for the cake.  So I'm putting it in Darnell's NBUS challenge.  

For Following Challenges:

NBUS Blessings!

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