Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thinking of You...


Hi, there!

It's a lovely fall day here.  A bit humid, but the sun is shining and it's a wonderful day!  I'm popping in quick to share with you a commissioned card for a friend.  She requests cards from me at times to send to her friends.  She told me her friend loves music...singing, etc.  She thought maybe music notes on the card.  I'm entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday.  And, here is what I came up with...




I started with a white scalloped card base from Bazzill.  I used a MFT die and die cut musical paper from DCWV.  The sunflowers from Paper Sweeties were embossed and water colored using zig markers.  The music die cuts are from Poppy Stamps.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties, also.  Nuvo gold drops were added for the finishing touch.

Well, that's all for now.  Hope you have a great evening and a wonderful weekend!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!



When: Friday, September 15 - Friday, September 22 
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/
#fall2017clh
Direct link to FALL Hop Post:
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/4438

Hi, Friends!

It's time for another Coffee lovers Blog Hop!  And, I'm here to share with you my card with Madison who has a wagon full of coffee to share with her friends!  I have used many Paper Sweeties stamps/dies for my coffee themed card!  All the links are listed below.    

The Fall Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop ends September 22nd.  I've seen lots of awesome coffee themed cards!  Your project must have a beverage theme(coffee, tea, hot cocoa).  And, we have several sets that fit that description including our wonderful Planner Series sets!

Paper Sweeties will be donating a $25 prize to one lucky winner!



And, here is my card...


Project Supplies:




Hope to see your coffee themed cards over at the hop! Thank you for dropping by!  Have fun creating!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017-Release Rewind!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!  We hope you have been inspired by the design team with the new release this month!  I'm highlighting the darling dog from the new set Sent from my heart!  The dog, letters, flowers, and sentiments are from the set.  He is delivering happy mail to his tree friends!

So, today we share with you a project with new stamps/dies combined with previous released stamps/dies.  And, here is my card...




The previous released stamp sets that I used are Tree of Life add-on: spring, which is the owl, bird, and wheelbarrow.  The tree was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life.  The sun is from the set Somewhere over the Rainbow.  The images were colored with copics.  I know it's difficult to see, but Wink of Stella was applied to all the images.  I'll be sending this card to my friend, Nancy, who loves owls, dogs, and cardinals.  I hope she likes it!

Project Supplies:



                                     

                                     



Please check out some amazing creations from my teammates...
              
Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  I would love to see your project there!




We hope that you enjoyed this month's release!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, September 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017-Release Party!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  Today is the day that you can purchase the wonderful new stamp/die sets that are released this month!  The new sets are Happy Mail and Sent from my heart.  The coordinating dies are Sweet Cuts-Happy Mail and Sweet Cuts-Sent from my heart.  Today I am highlighting the set Happy Mail.  Who doesn't like happy mail?!  I love getting happy mail! And, here is my card...




I must have had a patriotic thought in my mind because I went with red, white, and blue.  But, I did want to incorporate the washi tape at the top on the white panel.  At times with creating, I'm not sure where my mind is gonna go...lol!  Anyways, the snail and sentiment were embossed with silver.  I made an envelope using vellum.  Inside I stamped sentiments saying...hugs and kisses.  Sequins of (Strawberry)(Blueberry), and (Marshmallow) were added to the inside of the envelope.  Twine on the heart and googly eyes to the snail for the finishing touch!

A view of the inside of the card...



A matching envelope...




Project Supplies:







Please check out some amazing creations from my teammates...
              
Don't forget about our challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Anything goes!  Hope to see your project there!




We hope that you are enjoying this month's release!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
  You make me smile
when you leave sweet comments, thank you!!:-))
Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Dies R Us Challenge-September 15, 2017-Fancy Corners!




Hi, Friends!

I'm here to share with you my card for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Fancy Corners).  I made a birthday card for my mother-in-law.  She loves the color violet and flowers.  So, I hope she likes the card.

And, here is my card...



For my card I started with a violet base.  The sentiment is from PTI.  The dies are from Sue Wilson, which are Frames and Tags and Dainty Lace Edger.   The flowers are from Recollections and Prima.  The gems are from SU.  And,  I finished the card with ribbon from Paper Sweeties(frosting).

 All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!



 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
                                                                            
Dies R Us Team Members
Theme:  Anything Goes with Dies
Barbara
Maria--that's me
Kathy
Diane
Joann



Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Have a great day!

Hugs,
Maria

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties September 2017-Release Sneak Peeks!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!  Debbie has designed two new fabulous sets...Sent from my heart and Happy Mail with coordinating dies for this month's release!  Wonderful sentiments in the set along with the cutest dog, mail box, flower, snail, postage marks...lots of goodies!  The new sets will be released tomorrow on the 15th!  And, here is my card today highlighting the set  (Sent from my heart)...




For my card I started with a black base.  I paired it with a background sponged with distress ink of Broken China for the sky.  The dog, mail box, flowers, grass, and sentiment are from the new set Sent from my heart/ Sweet Cuts-Sent from my heart.  Is that not the cutest dog with a heart on his behind?!   I love it!!  He is mailing a card to his friend!  All images were colored with copics.  The clouds were stamped and die cut using the set Let's to to the beach/ Sweet Cuts-Let's go to the beach.  The grass was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life.  Twine added to finish the card.

Here is a view of the inside of the card...


Love that sweet sentiment and all the hearts!


Project Supplies:



Please check out the amazing inspiration
from my teammates...have fun!


          Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Maria Patrick--that's me




Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Anything goes!  Hope to see your project there!



Please stop back tomorrow to see my projects for the Release Party!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-September 2017!



Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series-September!



Hi, Friends!

Today I'm revealing my planner pages for the month of September!  There isn't a new planner set for this month, but I've used many previously released sets.  I decided to go with a school theme with Madison.  She is ready in her outfit along with her school books for the new school year!   And, now a closer peek at my planner pages...






Madison is ready to learn!  She has an apple for the teacher, too!  Her outfit is from the set So Proud of You.  The sentiment at the top of the page and the books are from the same set.  The large stars are from the set Merry and Bright.  The crayons at the bottom of the pages are from You Add Color to my Life.  The planner sets that I used are Planner Series:Get Your Craft On,  Planner Series: AppointmentsPlanner Series: Wedding, and Planner Series-Celebrate .  

Project Supplies:





Please hop along and view some awesome planner inspiration from our Planner Team:

Maria Patrick--that's me


Don't forget about our Challenge going on until the
end of the month!  Hope to see your project there!





Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please tune in tomorrow for Release Sneak Peeks!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria