Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry & Bright

Hello there!!!
Hope you enjoyed a very Merry Christmas with family and friends!
It was such a wonderful time for us! 
Today has been relaxing and quiet with some time set aside for laundry and crafting!
So I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's 2016 December Blog Hop...
Blog hop inspiration
I love this incredible inspiration photo...love the confetti and the color scheme!!!

I decided to use PTI's Holiday Cheer stamp set.  I stamped the wreath using Memento ink in gray flannel. I added some color with Copic Markers in shadesR81, R83, YG13, YG17, BG000, BG02, YR21 and YR24.
I added some white accents with a gel pen...although I mayhave gone overboard!!! I added some confetti to the background with dye inks from Hero Arts butter bar, soft leaf and soft blossom, and WPlus9 lake house. I used a rectangle stitched die from Lil'Inker Designs to cut the panel and some silver glitter cardstock from MFT. 
I am also adding this to Simon Says Stamp: Make it Sparkle
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Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas from Paper Sweeties!!!

Hello there!
Merry Christmas from the Paper Sweeties team!!!
Today we are sharing either new projects or our favorite projects created over the year.....
I added links to the orinal post so you can find all the details as to which stamps and dies were used!!!





Thank you for taking a peek!
Hope you enjoyed my favorite Paper Sweeties 2016 picks!!!

Please stop by the design team blogs to see their favorites!!!



Merry Christmas!!!

Michelle

Friday, December 16, 2016

Joy

Hello there!
Brrrrr!!!
It's chilly here in New York!
I don't feel much like leaving the house :(
But, I am happy to share another card with you!
I used the set Warm Hearts from Paper Smooches. I randomly stamped the coffee cup and holly...two of my favorite winter accessories. I used memento black ink and Copic Markers in shades E40, E70, E74, R83, R85, BG000, YG13 and YG17.
I die cut the background with Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches. I added some white accents with a gel pen. I layered the snowman ontop of Paper Smooches Fringe Die, some more holly and coffee and a wood sentiment from Michaels.  The strip of pattern paper is My Mind's Eye.  The white cord is also Michaels.
I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Lucy's Little Shop.

I am playing along with the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Winter 2016 Blog Hop



Thanks for peeking!
Stay warm!

Michelle

Thursday, December 15, 2016

May Your Holiday Be Merry & Bright

Hello there Paper Sweeties Fans!!!!

I hope you have been following the Paper Sweeties month long designer blog hop!!!!
The Sweeties designers and some special Sweeties friends are sharing their talents each day!
Today is my day to share!!!
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I wanted to create a set of china my grandmother use to drink her tea from. I vaguely recall the pattern detail but it was similar to an older Lenox china set.
 I used the set Eat Cake for the tea cups. I stamped them with Memento black ink. The sprig of holly is from the December Planner Series Happy Holidays. I randomlly stamped the holly onto the cups. I used Copic Markers in shades E41, R29, R59, G07 and G28 to color the images. Than I added some white dots with a gel pen.
I lightly inked up the background with Colorbox ink in Cape Cod than stamped the snowflakes from the set Merry Little Christmas. Lastly, I inked up the sentiment from the same set with black ink from Memento. 
The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye. The cord and bells are from Michaels. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh.
I am also adding this to the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Winter 2016 Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - December 2016!

Hello there!
Time for me to share some Paper Sweeties goodies!!!

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Every day beginning December 1st through December 25th, we will be sharing inspiration projects here on the blog and in our Facebook Inspiration Group to help spark your creativity!  We will have some specials, giveaways, sales, prizes and surprises along the way too, so mark your calendars and visit us every day this month!
The Planner Team has posted some calendar layouts to show you...me too!

The December Planner Series Stamp Set is totally adorable!
It has a stamps for everything you need to mark your calendar for the up coming season!
It is so much fun playing around with these mini stamps!!! You'll love them too!!!

Hop along to check out what the planner team created!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
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Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

...Comfort and Joy

Hello there!

Just dropping by to share a card with you!
I finally completed my set of Christmas cards...I'll mail them by the weekend.
I used an oldie but goodie stamp set and coordinating dies from Paper Sweeties, Ho Ho Ho. I stamped the images with memento black ink and added color with some Copics, G24, G46, YG25, E44, E47, E49, E57, E59, BG11, BG15, R35, R37, R81, R83, Y15 and Y17.
The scalloped circle die and sentiment are from My Favorite Things, Deer Friends.  The snowflake die is Spellbinders. I used colorbox ink in cyan to ink up the snowflake and background sky. I added a little bakers twine with a bow.
I added some white accents with a gel pen and finished the card off with some sequins from Lucy's little Shop.

I am adding this card to Curtain Call


Don't forget to play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - December 2016

Hello there crafters!
Happy December 1st!!!
I swear, every year Christmas creeps up on me faster and faster!!!
Makes me feel alot older!
To kick off the month, let's play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiartion Challenge


* Special December Holiday winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree! *



Stop by the blog every day for Paper Sweeties Inspiration for the talented designers and friends!!!

I pulled out last months release...Merry Little Christmas. I just love the snowflakes and wrapped presents!!!
The sentiment is a perfect fit too!
I stamped the snowflakes with Hero Arts shadow ink in soft blossom and Heidi Swapp ink in teal. The sentiment and gifts were stamped with black ink from memento and shaded with Copic Markers in R81, R83, R35, R37, BG15 and BG18. I added some white accents with a gel pen. 
Other supplies used: pattern paper from My Mind's Eye, circle die from Spellbinders, stitched rectngle die from Avery Elle.

Hope you hop along with the designers and play along!