Paper Sweeties February Blast from the Past: Day 3

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hello again, friends!  Just popping back in for the third and final day of Paper Sweeties' February Blast from the Past series.  A friend of mine and her children have been living a state away from their husband/father for more than a year now; and today, they were reunited in a new home and state.  She and her family inspired this next creation.
I started this card by anchoring a piece of multicolored, southwest, patterned paper, to the white, cardstock, card face, with soft yellow, straight, machine stitching.  I then wrapped it, horizontally, with a length of Cookie Dough seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and embellished with a single pearl, as well as a length of yellow twine, tied in a bow.
The "Congratulations on your new home" sentiment and house were stamped, in white ink, on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Light and dark umber colored pencils and mineral spirits were used to strategically shade it...
before Melon Mambo-embossing the chimney hearts.  The image was then framed with both Barely Banana cardstock and soft yellow, straight-threaded, machine stitching; backed with a snippet of cheesecloth; and popped off the surface of the card face, with foam tape, to complete the look.
That does it for this month, folks; but we'll all be back again the same time next month with fabulous, new goodies to share.  Thanks, as always, for all your visits and comments!  XOXO

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Crumb Cake & Barely Banana (SU!); white (Paper Studio); multicolored Southwest (Paige Evans) Ink: white (SU!); watermark (VersaMark) Other: yellow thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); cheesecloth (Dritz); light & dark umber colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); Melon Mambo embossing powder & embossing gun (SU!); pearl (Paper Studio); Cookie Dough seam binding ribbon & yellow twine (Paper Sweeties)

Paper Sweeties February Blast from the Past: Day 2

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Welcome back, Paper Sweeties fans, and happy Valentine's Day!  I've cooked up a set of festive cards for my kiddos, to share with you all, on this day two, out of three, of our February Blast from the Past series.  Enjoy!
I started these cards by wrapping 3" square, white, cardstock, card bases, horizontally, in lengths of of red, gingham ribbon, tied, in bows, near their right edges.
I then set them aside; black-embossed the cupcakes on 2-1/2" watercolor, paper squares; and watercolored them with liners of brown and tops of their respective colors.  They were splattered with the same colors of watercolor as their tops, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
Once everything was dry, they were anchored, to Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, and Island Indigo cardstocks respectively, with color-coordinating, straight, machine stitching and topped with red, heart buttons, secured with white string.
They were then popped up, with foam tape, off their prepped, card bases, but not before stamping their interiors, in Jet Black ink, with the "I {heart} YOU More than CUPCAKES" sentiment.
I hope to see you back, at the same time and place, tomorrow for one more day of Blast from the Past 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!  Have a blessed day, Paper Sweeties friends!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sending Sweet Thoughts (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, & Island Indigo (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: aqua, teal, & coral thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Tombow); black embossing powder & embossing gun (SU!); buttons (JoAnn Fabrics); white string & gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt)

Paper Sweeties February Blast from the Past: Day 1

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hey, y'all!  Debbie continues to be super busy with her new, bed and breakfast adventure; so, once again, this month we're spending what would normally be Paper Sweeties' release week digging into our stashes to create projects that might give you some ideas to use what you already have.  I'm kicking things off with a set of thank you cards that I made for a number of people who blessed me for my birthday last month.
I started one of the cards by stamping the white, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded, vertically, three times, in Melon Mambo ink, with Sweet Borders' row of hearts.  I then die-cut the For You tag from a pink, diamond print; laced it with a length of white string, tied in a bow; backed it with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture; and adhered it just above and left of center.
The blue, plan, patterned print was hand-cut, using a heart template.  I then created a white-threaded, straight, machine-stitched frame around its edges and popped it up, with foam tape, over the die-cut tag, just right of center.  The "thank you" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, arched along the heart's bottom right edge.
The basket of flowers, from Thank You, was white-embossed on watercolor paper; watercolored; hand-cut out; and popped up, with foam tape, over the die-cut tag and hand-cut heart.  A sprinkling of Sugar Sprinkles sequins completes the look.
Another seven cards were created in the same way with the exception of a few different patterned prints, including a large, pink polka dot; bitty, blue floral; blue gingham; blue polka dot; and blue star, being swapped out for the tag and main heart.
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 oldies but goodies from the shop.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful night, friends!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Thank You & Sweet Borders (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white & blue polka dot (Paper Studio); blue floral, bright pink polka dot, & blue gingham (Crate Paper); pink/yellow diamond (Citrus Twist); blue plan & star (Jenni Bowlin); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: Melon Mambo (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Tombow); heart template (Jenni Bowlin); white embossing powder (Zing!); embossing gun (SU!); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Big Shot (Sizzix); For You Sweet Cuts die & Sugar Sprinkles sequins (Paper Sweeties)

Pretty Little Studio: Back to School Clothes

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Morning, y'all!  Just popping back in with that fall-inspired page I promised in my previous, The Studio Sketch Challenge post.  It just so happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding yellow and lime, watercolor puddles to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades, as well as bright pink, purple, and orange watercolors, before rubbing Wild Honey Distress Ink, through a vertically-laid, chevron stencil, across the background.  I also stamped a few evenly-striped lines and a partial grid in Melon Mambo and Jet Black inks respectively, before splattering everything once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  That set the stage for my photo, which was matted with white cardstock and backed with a trio of Potpourri prints, including I Love Fall, Taking a Walk, and Favorite Season, all anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth and a torn and folded sheet of Toadstools Vellum, not to mention two large Fall Leaves Vellum Die Cuts.  The "Back to School clothes" title was created from a Back to School Die Cut, popped up with foam tape, and glitter, foam Thickers.  I also surrounded it with a number of additional Back to School Die Cuts, popping them up with foam tape respectively and adding a little Glossy Accents, to the apple, for shine.
A Dream Big Shipping Tag was laced with white string, tied in a bow; tucked under the opposite side of the photo; and embellished with a Forest Walk Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread.
A trio of additional, smaller Fall Leaves Vellum Die Cuts, along with a quartet of Back to School Die-Cut hearts and handful of Falling Leaves Sequin Mix leaves, trail from top to bottom of the design.  The bottom also houses a trio of So Much Beauty Sticker phrases, which read, "Back to school", "it is just perfect", and "Thankful".
A Here Comes the Sun Shine 4x6 Card was partially tucked behind the top of my photo stack to house my journaling, which reads, Can't beat new back-to-school clothes from Grandma.  Thanks!  I also included the grade levels/age of my kiddos, Adina - 1st, Ezekiel - 7th, Kaden - 1 yr., and filled in the Aug. 5, 2015 date.  A scattering of Seaspray and additional, Falling Leaves sequins completes the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from The Studio's February Sketch Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Off the Grid & Sent with Love (SU!) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Potpourri: I Love Fall 8x8, Favorite Season 8x8, Taking a Walk 8x8, & Toadstools Vellum 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Melon Mambo (SU!); Jet Black & Wild Honey Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Glossy Accents (Ranger); cheesecloth (Dritz); chevron stencil (Jenni Bowlin); white string (Hobby Lobby); Dreamer glitter foam Thickers (American Crafts); foam tape (Tombow); Potpourri: Fall Leaves Vellum Die Cuts, Back to School Die Cuts, Forest Walk Flair Button, So Much Beauty Stickers, & Falling Leaves Sequin Mix; Dream Big: Dream Big Shipping Tag; Summer Vibes: Seaspray Sequins; Here Comes the Sun: Shine 4x6 Card (PLS)

The Studio Sketch Challenge

Morning, y'all!  We're starting the month of February, over in The Studio, with a Sketch Challenge that's just waiting for you to put your creative touch to it.  I'll be back, in just a few short hours, to share my take, inspired by Pretty Little Studio's Potpourri Collection; but until then, I have the sketch for you.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what my talented teammies have cooked up just for your viewing pleasure.  Then, you have until Sunday, March 11, 2018, to link up your takes in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week, friends!