Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - August 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hello Crafters!

Happy Monday 
Happy August 1st!

I can't believe it's already August!

I also can't believe I'm actually blogging and crafting!  I feel like I've been in a crafting coma lately.  I've been out a lot the past 15 months since my dad passed, helping my mom periodically.  In fact, I've spent the last month moving my mom from WV to SC.  Lots and lots and lots of packing and unpacking, but she's now fairly settled in her new home and half the distance to me as before, which is nice.  Now I can get in some much needed crafty time.

Today is also special for two more reasons--

First, it's the beginning of the month, 
which means 
Inspiration Challenge 
on the 

Hop through the Design Team's blogs 
check out their scrumptious projects 

My card for the Inspiration Challenge:

Addendum --- I don't know what happened in my photography because the "yellow" is actually a bright olive green color.  Hmmm, must be the background I chose.  It definitely looks better in person.

Here, I switched out one I did with a more neutral background, but that green still looks yellow!  Ugh!

Now, the 2nd item of news ---

It's the Birthday Month for Paper Sweeties!

Paper Sweeties 
4 Years Old 
August 10th!


To make it extra special, we are having lots of special festivities throughout the month, especially on August 10!

in honor of Paper Sweeties' Birthday, 
the winner of this month's Inspiration Challenge 
will receive
$100 Gift Certificate 
to the Paper Sweeties Shop!

YES! - $100 Gift Certificate!  

You can do some serious shopping with that!

So get busy and get that crafty mojo working and enter our Inspiration Challenge!  You can enter several times, just with different newly created projects.  You also don't have to use Paper Sweeties stamps or dies, but we love seeing them when you do!  Good luck!

Check back throughout the month for more special festivities for the birthday and also August 13-16 for our August Release!

For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Jane said...

Super vibrant colours and I love your two side borders that pick up the balloon colours. Fabulous! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Love your card with the hot air balloon...gorgeous color!!! Happy to hear things are settling down now for you and that your Mom is much closer to travel to...take care!!

Jeri said...

Darling card! Love the colors, especially on the balloon! (Even if it didn't photograph properly it looks awesome!)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your card is just wonderful! I love how you did the base card...great idea!

Michelle said...

Love this super vibrant card, Nance! The embossed cloud background is the perfect touch! I think your photo skills are great...although I know what you mean with colors not looking as true in pics...grrrr!

Lilian YF said...

Love the colorful borders!!! This card is just gorgeous! Don't you just love when the colors are totally different? =)
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Lisa said...

I don't care of you call it green or's gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Love the bright and cheery, rich color palette and hot air balloon colored to perfection!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Green OR yellow, your hot air balloon is still fabulous! I love the cloud embossing!
I hope you and your mom are settled soon!

Patricia Hays said...

The colorful background is wonderful, and the embossed clouds really show off the vibrantly colored balloon. I'm glad you were able to make CC&S part of your crafting fun - thanks for joining in our challenge!

Caro Thomas said...

Love your graduated border and cloud embossing. The balloon is perfect, love it! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

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