Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hello again, friends!  Just popping back in for the third and final day of Paper Sweeties' April Release week.  As a reminder, we're showing off creations, boasting the brand spankin' new Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts dies, which are now available in the shop.  Go get 'em, while they're hot!
I started this card by adding a puddle of green watercolors, as well as watercolor splatters, to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper.  I then stamped it, in Pumice Stone and Jet Black inks respectively, with the rows of paw prints and the "You make me Smile" sentiment from So Sweet of You.
Everything was then splattered, once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints before being framed with Wild Wasabi cardstock and green-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then wrapped the prepped piece, near horizontal center, with a length of Green Apple seam binding ribbon; tied it, in a double bow, near the right edge of the card face; and embellished it with a green button, laced with a length of white string, tied in a bow, before popping the prepped piece up, with foam tape, in the center of the white, cardstock, card face.
The puppy was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on an A Friend Is, watercolor, frame die cut, which had been stamped, in Wild Wasabi ink, with the frame itself, and watercolored.  A little, white, Jelly Roll pen detailing preps it for the card face to which it was adhered with foam tape and just to the left of the embellished bow.  The puppy's bowl and ball were both stamped, in Jet Black ink, on their coordinating, watercolor paper die cuts; watercolored; and popped up, with foam tape, within the frame, to complete the look.
That does it for this month, folks; but we'll all be back again the same time next month.  Thanks, as always, for all of your visits!  Have a terrific, work week!  Hugs!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin
Karen Letchworth
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sweeties Pets, A Friend Is, & So Sweet of You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Wild Wasabi (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black & Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger); Wild Wasabi (SU!) Other: green thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); button (Buttons Galore & More); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white Jelly Roll pen (Sakura); Big Shot (Sizzix); A Friend Is & Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts & Green Apple seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties)

Paper Sweeties April Release Party

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Welcome back, y'all!  I hope you're all enjoying your weekends!  I got all that painting done, that I mentioned in an earlier post, and am thrilled to be on to the next step of our kitchen renovation.  I'll post another update soon for those of you who have been diligently following along; but for now, I've got another creation to share for Paper Sweeties' April Release of the Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts die.  Here goes!
I started this card by layering a "LOVE LIFE" journaling card over a torn piece of pink, heart, patterned paper, which was, in turn, layered over a piece of aqua, stripe, patterned paper.  All the papers were then anchored, to the white, cardstock, card face, with pink-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitching.  Emma was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper; watercolored; hand-cut out; and dressed in a stamped, in Jet Black ink, and hand-cut, fruity nightgown.  She was then detailed with a white, Jelly Roll pen, as well as Glossy Accents for her hair ties and Dazzling Diamonds for her bunny slippers and nightgown trim, and popped up, with foam tape, just to the right of the "LOVE LIFE" phrase.  The darling, Sweeties Pets kitten was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut; watercolored; also detailed with a white, Jelly Roll pen; and popped up, with foam tape, at Emma's feet.
The "Happiness is... You" sentiment, from Sweeties Pets and I Love You, was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a pink label and adhered just to the right of Emma and above her kitten.
A length of Bubblegum seam binding ribbon, wrapped around the top of the card face; tied in a double bow; and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, completes the look.
I hope to see you back, at the same time and place, tomorrow for one more day of Sweeties Pets goodness.  In the meantime, be sure to pop in to visit the rest of this talented team.  Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  XOXO

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin
Karen Letchworth
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sweeties Pets, Emma, & I Love You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master'sTouch); aqua stripe (Crate Paper); pink heart (Maggie Holmes); "LOVE LIFE" (Elle's Studio); fruit (Amy Tangerine) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); pearl (Paper Studio); pink label (Maggie Holmes); watercolors (Kuretake); white Jelly Roll pen (Sakura); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Big Shot (Sizzix); Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts & Bubblegum seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties)

Pretty Little Studio: Easter Ears

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a page boasting a newer collection, XOXO; and I'd love to share it, with you all here, too.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding puddles of aqua and purple watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as pink and yellow watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  The XOXO cut file freebie was Cameo-cut from textured, white cardstock and adhered over the background to set the stage for my photos, which were matted with white cardstock.  The top, right photo was also backed with a folded piece of Hugs & Kisses Rose Gold Metallic Vellum and embellished with a Sweet Life Flair Button, backed with a tangle of green thread.
Just below that, I layered a couple of Love Today 3x4 Journaling Cards, cut to size, over pieces of the 1+1 and Forever 2 prints, securing a couple bits, from the stack, with green-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  A "hey" Hello Lovely Word Die Cut and "SWEET THING" February 2018 Freebie were popped up, with foam tape, around the "HUG HARDER..." journaling card...
and a couple of Love Word Flags, laced with white string, tied in a bow and knot respectively, flank its right side.
My second photo was popped up, with foam tape, over another cut-to-size Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card, a piece of the I'm Yours print, and a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  A Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag was etched with Adina and Snowflake '16, tucked under its left side, and secured with a single staple; before the papers behind my photo were anchored with green-threaded, straight, machine stitching.
A "today was a good one" A Great Day Flag Sticker grounds this final photo.
Another Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card was cut to size; backed with a piece of the Always print; topped with a piece of Heart Eyes Clear paper; secured, in the top, left corner of the page, with more green-threaded, straight, machine stitching...
and crowned with the "EASTER EARS", Love Story Green Alphabet Stickers title to complete the look.
Before I'm off to get some painting done around our house, I also wanted to share our April Freebie with any $24 or more purchase.  So soft and sweet and deliciously seasonal!  Yay!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); watercolor (Master's Touch); XOXO: 1+1, Always, Forever 2, I'm Yours, Hugs & Kisses Rose Gold Metallic Vellum 8x8, & Heart Eyes Clear 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: green thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); watercolors (Kuretake); cheesecloth (Dritz); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); staple & StapleBoard (We R Memory Keepers); Cameo (Silhouette); XOXO: Hello Lovely Word Die Cut, Love Story Green Alphabet Stickers, Love Word Flags Die Cuts, Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag, & Love Today 3x4 Journaling Cards; Beautiful Day: A Great Day Flag Sticker; Sweet Life: Sweet Life Flair Button; February 2018 Freebie; & XOXO cut file (PLS)

Paper Sweeties April Sneak Peek

Friday, April 13, 2018

Hey, y'all!  I'm so excited to be here tonight, sharing something new from Paper Sweeties!  The Sweeties Pets stamp set came out some time ago; but Debbie has whipped up a Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts die set to coordinate, and the Design Team and myself are showcasing that over the next few days.  So, let's just dive right in.  Shall we?
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of multicolored, chevron, patterned paper with a piece of aqua, triangle print and filling the space between them with a strip of blue, diamond print.  I then anchored them all, to the white, cardstock, card face, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching before wrapping them, three times, with a length of white string, tied, in a bow, to the left side of the card face.
I then stamped the sun, from Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and doghouse images, in Jet Black ink, on a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of watercolor paper and watercolored them.  The dog was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut; watercolored; and popped up, with foam tape, in its respective position...
just above the "Enjoy the simple things" sentiment which comes from Hugs and Kisses and, too, was stamped in Jet Black ink.  The stamped portion was then splattered with blue, aqua, and yellow watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before being framed with both Barely Banana cardstock and blue-threaded, straight, machine stitches and popped up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face, to complete the look.
Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of my teammates have cooked up for your viewing pleasure; and we'll all be back tomorrow with additional projects, showcasing more of what Sweeties Pets has to offer.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful night, friends!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin
Karen Letchworth
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sweeties Pets, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, & Hugs & Kisses (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Barely Banana (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch); multicolored chevron & blue diamond (Citrus Twist); aqua triangles (1 Canoe 2) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: blue & white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Big Shot (Sizzix); Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)

Pretty Little Studio: It's Your Birthday Trio

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  I cannot believe that we're already at the end of the first week in April!  Where does the time go?!  In my family, April means A LOT of birthdays.  So, Claudia van Rooijen's brand-new It's Your Birthday Collection couldn't have arrived on the scene at a better time.  With that said, I've got a trio of cards, using this very collection and that happen to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog, to share with you all, today.  Enjoy!
Even though I've used many of the same elements on all three cards, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of each one.
I started this card by anchoring a piece of the Birthday 16 patterned print, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then tucked a hand-cut, pennant-shaped piece of Birthday 20 Vellum under a strip of the Birthday 50 patterned paper and secured them both, across the top of the card face, with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then began layering my embellishments, beginning with an open, die-cut, cork star; which I stapled in a few places even though the cork had adhesive backing.  Love a little, extra dose of texture wherever I can get it!  The star was topped with a Cookies Shipping Tag, backed with a snippet of cheesecloth; laced with a length of white string, tied in a bow; and topped with a "let's eat cake" Eat Cake Word Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
A "celebrate" Shine Bright Die Cut grounds the design; and a scattering of Shine Bright and Eat Cake star die cuts, as well as a healthy dose of silver, star sequins, completes the look.
This second card was made with my niece, who will be turning 18-years-old in just over a week, in mind.
I started her card by anchoring a piece of the Birthday 50 print, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitching.  I then anchored a die-cut, from a piece of the Birthday 20 Vellum, open star, with more of that same stitching, near center of the design.  A Cookies Shipping Tag was backed with a snippet of cheesecloth; laced with a length of white string, tied in a bow; and adhered, just left of horizontal center, with foam tape.  A "birthday girl" Happy Day Color Sticker was stuck fast near the top of tag...
while Wood Veneer By the Numbers numbers were secured near its center.  A happy mix of die-cut cork, silver sequin, and Eat Cake Die-Cut stars complete the look.
For the third and final card...
I anchored a piece of the Birthday 17 print, as well as a die-cut, from more of that fabulous, Birthday 20 Vellum, star, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  A couple of die-cut, cork stars were stuck fast, using their adhesive backing as well as staples, to prep the card face for the Cookies Shipping Tag.  Before it was adhered with foam tape, a Sweet Treats Cut-Apart Label was stapled to its bottom, left edge.  It was also backed with a snippet of cheesecloth and laced with white string, tied in a bow.
A "party time" Party Hat Word Flag, anchored, at its left end, with a button, laced with white string, creates the main sentiment.  I also threw in a couple of Happy Day Color Stickers and an Eat Cake Word Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.  A scattering of Eat Cake Word Die-Cut and silver, sequin stars completes the look.
Don't you just adore all those soft hues?!  And I'm lovin' that this collection works for both genders.  Well, that does it for now, folks.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now, get out there and make your weekends creative ones.  XOXO

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); It's Your Birthday: Birthday 16 8x8, Birthday 17 8x8, Birthday 50 8x8, & Birthday 20 Vellum 8x8 (PLS) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); staples & StapleBoard (We R Memory Keepers); silver star sequins & white string (Hobby Lobby); cork (Mega Brands Inc.); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); It's Your Birthday: Sweet Treats Cut-Apart Label, Party Hat Word Flag, Shine Bright Die Cuts, Eat Cake Word Die Cuts, Cookies Shipping Tags, & Happy Day Color Stickers & Ain't Life Grand: Wood Veneer By the Numbers (PLS)