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Monday, February 29, 2016

Best Ever In The World - The Challenge #62

Happy Leap Day!
Today is Monday, February 29th!

it's time for another challenge at

This week is our 
Masculine Inspiration Challenge!

Lots of good manly inspiration in that photo!

This past Saturday was my oldest son's 24th birthday. He has a history degree and is in grad school for his Master's in History and eventually a PhD so he can teach history at the college level.  So I thought the card I created for his birthday was perfect for him and this challenge...
I used the globe die from Reverse Confetti, the stitched mat and arrow dies from MFT and party banner is Paper Sweeties. The sentiment is by Stamplorations. The "Son" alphas I don't remember.  My background paper I've had in my stash for 13 years!  The tiny heart is from a small die from Technique Tuesday.  So, I've used a plethora of products!  LOL  The background paper I got it in Orlando, when we lived there, for scrapbook pics (I still have to build that layout).  Don't worry, I have more of the same paper to do my layout.  I'm a horrible memory documenter I'm afraid, many of my photos are still in photo boxes.

Now, check out all of The Challenge Design Team's projects by clicking on their names below as well as our Monthly Featured Designer and Weekly Guest Designer!

Everyone loves a little blog love! 
Featured DesignerMichelle from Pretty Periwinkles
Guest Designer - Michele Greenwood

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Manly Blessings!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sporting Birthday Wishes

Friday is our son, Patrick's 24th Birthday!

I'm sharing his card I made him for my mom to give him.  Don't worry, he received it Monday and already opened it!  LOL  Kids!  Some things don't change!

I used the embossing folder/paint technique that Happy Little Stampers has had for their monthly challenge this month and used Night of Navy.  I was trying to emulate the LA Galaxy MLS soccer team's jersey for the jersey, but had to modify it some.  Even though it didn't come off as I had hoped, my son recognized the similarities!  

Birthday Blessings to my Patrick!
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Easter - The Challenge #61

Good Morning Monday!

It's time to play a new challenge
The Challenge - #61!

It's an Inspiration Challenge!
Take whatever you want from the photo to created your card!  Can't wait to see what you create!

I chose the soft pastel colors of pink, green and blue along with the shabby woodgrain to create my card ---

Check out the rest of the Design Team's gorgeous projects for more inspiration:

Featured Designer -Michelle Leone
Guest Designer - Ashwini

Now it's your turn to create something from that gorgeous shabby chic inspirational photo!  Join in and play with us, you might just be our next Guest Designer!

Inspirational Challenge Blessings!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 2016 Release Rewind!

Happy Tuesday!
Today is the last day of the 

Come check it out!

Today I have a card I made using a sentiment from this month's stamp set, Thinking of You along with stamps from the set, Sweeties Pets.  I used a die from the set Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1 to make a dog tag for the sentiment.  The paws I colored with Copics.  I used the sketch from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

Now, check out the rest of the Paper Sweeties Teams' fabulous projects to see more ideas of using the Thinking of You stamp set along with other Paper Sweeties stamps and dies. 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Nancy Penir
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

February Release Products:


Don't forget to check out the February Plan Your Life Series and the Paper Sweeties Monthly Inspiration Challenge!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Monday, February 15, 2016

The Challenge #60 - Sending Love

Happy Monday again!

It's now time for 
The Challenge #60!

It's a color challenge!

Gorgeous colors, right?
I just adore that rose teacup don't you?

So, here's what I did--

My image and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions Pocketful of Sunshine set.  The "xoxo" is from Technique Tuesday, the zigzag circles are from My Favorite Things and postage die is Simon Says.

Now visit my Design Teammates and spread some blog lovin' their way!   I am humbled to be a part of such a talented group of ladies!
Featured Designer - Michelle Leone
Guest Designer -
Jen Mitchell

We hope you play along with us this week and share your projects using our color challenge!  You might just be one of our next Guest Designers!

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Color your blessings with love!

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Paper Sweeties February 2016 Release Party!

Happy Monday!

Today is the DAY---

Today's card uses nothing but the new release stamps/dies, Thinking of You.  I stamped the flower image repeatedly, colored them with Copics and cut them out using the coordinating Thinking of You Sweet Cuts die.  I created my own partial background with all those pretty pink petals and using one to go along with the sentiment label.  I used the label stamp, stamped and cut it with the Thinking of You Sweet Cuts label die. Then, I took some pink distress ink and swiped it over the middle of the label with a wet brush.  Then, I inked up the sentiment on top.  I added some leaves to my label flower also.  Again, I used soft, pastel colors.  I just think for comfort/sympathy/thinking of you cards, soft, pastel colors add a sense of comfort.

Now, check out the rest of the design team's Release Party projects --- they are all fabulous!

And here they are ---

All 3 February Release Stamps/Dies!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 2016 Release Countdown!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you enjoy a day full of love and blessings 
from your friends and family!

It's Release Countdown Day 

Here's my Release Countdown card ---

For today's card, I used the other pretty flower stamp in the Thinking of You set.  I inked it in a light grey and stamped it on a pink heart I cut from the With Love Sweet Cuts die, I used just the inner heart.  Since I made this a sympathy card, I wanted to keep it soft again and also clean and simple.  I stamped the sentiment, also from Thinking of you onto a vellum banner die from the Sweet Cuts           .  I also cut a light blue banner from the same sweet cuts to add some contrasting color.

Stop by my teamies' blogs and check out their Countdown projects too!  Leave them some blog lovin'!

What's New 

Thinking of You
Thinking of You Sweet Cuts
Planner Series: Celebrate

Mark your calendar because tomorrow is the BIG Day --- RELEASE DAY! 
All new stamps and dies will be available at the
 Paper Sweeties Shop
on February 15th!

 You will want to check out the PS Planner February Release also here for a peek at the new planner stamps being released too.

Heartfelt Blessings!
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties Feburary 2016 Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday!

Today is 
February Release Sneak Peek!

Here is what I created with many of the new stamps and die set --- Thinking of You.

I went for soft pastel colors and alternated the colors with some of the sentiments and coordinated the flowers too.  This is such a nice set of many "thinking of you" sentiments.

Stop by my teamies' blogs and check out their Sneak Peek projects too!  Be sure and leave them a comment -- designer teams love comments too!

Nancy Penir
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Thinking of You
Thinking of You Sweet Cuts
Planner Series: Celebrate

All new Release stamps and dies go on sale
at the Paper Sweeties Shop
on February 15th!

Come back tomorrow to for the Release Countdown and make sure and check out the PS Planner February Release also here.

Heartfelt Blessings!
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Sending Love

One more card for tonight ---

I made my box from the Neat & Tangled box die.  I used pink, dark pink and red watercolors and smooshed them around on watercolor paper.  Then I spritzed it with gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray mist.  I stamped the Neat & Tangled floating hearts stamp at the top of my card base in gold metallic ink.  After fitting the box together and adding some pink tissue paper, I cut two different sizes of tiny gold hearts and glued around to add more floating hearts to the stamped ones.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment on the bottom.  

I leave it to your own interpretation as to whether the hearts are falling into the box or floating out!  

I'm entering this into the Little Tangles challenge and JUGS challenge.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy Valentines Day!

Boy, I'm on a roll with my Valentines tonight!  I played the Muse Challenge finally again!  Had to play since Michele Ferguson is a former teamie of mine and she is such a talented lady and always leaves me in awe of her cards!  

So here is Michele's card, the Muse card this week ---

And here is my card ---

My card base is a dark pink color and the hearts are of course red.

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Valentines Blessings!
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So the Panthers aren't doing so well in the Superbowl, so I'm continuing my posts...

My third and final card for Global Projects...

Sentiment dies are from Serendipity Stamps. I actually used leftovers from a card I made for the current Muse challenge where I cut the words out of pink paper and used the negative for the other card.  The wisteria heart is Spellbinders and the small heart is Paper Sweeties. I slipped them under a wonky stitched frame (MFT) and added some enamel dots.  Sweet and simple!

I also am submitting this into the AAA Cards "love me like you do" challenge also.

{Heart} Blessings!
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Inky Valentines

Another card for Global Design and Happy Little Stampers --

Again I used Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, and Bermuda Bay inks, inking up an Anna Griffin emboss folder on the raised side then placing white cardstock down and rubbing in the ink without embossing it.  

The sentiment is from Serendipity Stamps and it is melon also, just looks red in my photo.  It is a leftover from making another card using the negative of the die.  The scallop doily heart is from Paper Sweeties.

For Following Challenges:

Valentines Blessings!
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