Thank You Blossoms

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Happy Saturday!  Today I'm headed to a get together with other stampers in my area - we're called the Ohio Stamp Junkies and we meet once a month at a local craft store - Legacy Paper Arts.  I'm so thankful for both the group and the owner of the store for letting us meet there (she has an awesome crafting space!)  THANK YOU, Joyce!
For my card, I used several lovely products from Reverse Confetti!  I started by cutting Premier Polar White cardstock with the larger Lacy Scallop Frame and adhered to my card base.  The flowers are from one of my all time favorite sets: Blooms 'N Buds. The sentiment, from  Kindness Cards, was gold embossed on Midnight cardstock.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:


Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind - Welcome!

Hope you have been enjoying all the fun projects that have been shared featuring Paper Sweeties June Release products!  And today the DT have even more inspiration for you (see blog list below)!

For my project today, I created a sweet little tag to add to a housewarming gift.  I started by cutting white cardstock with the For You Sweet Cuts die and placed some gold shiny cardstock behind the window opening.  Then, I stamped the background using the 'brick' stamp in the new Home & Garden set and sponged a light yellow then brown ink over the top.  The door and tree are from the new Home & Garden Sweet Cuts and the sentiment is from the Home Is Where Your Story Begins stamp set.  To finish, I added Frosting Seam Binding.


Coffee - My Hero!

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers are thrilled to be collaborating with Lil Inker Designs 

Leave a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die & Stamp bundles!

As part of the June release, Lil Inker Designs has a stamp and die set near and dear to our hearts...Super Coffee!

For my card, I layered red cardstock and light blue star pattern paper to the base then used the Lil Inker Designs Faceted Cover Plate and cut bright blue cardstock to create the background.  I paper pieced the cup/cape and copic colored the arms/legs of the image.  Aren't these sentiments so fun?!!

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and check out all the wonderful projects the Design Teams have created with this darling new set!


Paper Sweeties June Release Party - No Place Like Home!

Today's the day!!  It's Paper Sweeties June Release Party and these adorable goodies are now available in the shop!

For my card, I created a distress oxide ink background for the grass and sky.  I then used the Home & Garden Sweet Cuts (and stamps for the brick pillars) to create the cottage and yard filled with trees ;)  The sun and clouds are from Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sweet Cuts and the sentiment is from the Somewhere Over The Rainbow stamp set.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin

The rest of the Design Team has lots of inspiration to share with you today -- be sure to stop by their blogs!


Dies R Us - Stained Glass Summer

 Hope you are enjoying the summer so far!  We've had gorgeous days - lots of sunshine, nature is in full bloom and warm weather.  My stained glass card reminds me of bright sunshine shining through the window and the fabulous colors outside!

 My card features the inlaid die technique.  I started with cutting black cardstock with Sue Wilson Design Stained Glass Collection - Butterfly die.  This piece acted as the 'frame work'.

I applied adhesive to a piece of cardstock and placed it behind the Stained Glass die cut.  Then, I cut several colors of cardstock with the die.  Placing the different colored cardstock die cuts into the black frame was like 'coloring' with cardstock -- so fun!

Once I filled in all the openings, I popped up and layered the colored piece onto a piece of white cardstock cut with one of the Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle dies and adhered to the base.

To finish, I used Karen Burniston Greetings and cut the 'thinking of you' word from gold shiny cardstock.


Come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peek - I'm Home!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Welcome!  So glad you dropped in because today starts Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks - yay!  New products will be available in the shop tomorrow!

This month's release is the perfect complement to the new Treat Box Sweet Cuts!  These darling elements create an adorable 'house' which would make a super sweet box for a housewarming or any kind of 'welcome' gift!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects created by the rest of the Design're in for a real treat!


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