Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 78-April Showers

It's time for a new challenge starting today here at 
the CARD CONCEPT! The photo inspiration is just so cute!
I was totally inspired by those darling polka dot rain boots!

It has been raining cats and dogs here in North Carolina, so rain boots are perfect right now!

And of course...April showers bring May flowers!!!!

I hope you will come play with us!! 
I have loved seeing all of your awesome creations!
So much talent our there!!
Speaking of talent... check out my super teammates!


Stamps:Friends of Life (Simon Says)
Dies: Friends of Life (Simon Says)
          Shower with Love ( Paper Sweeties)
          Stitched Square (Lawn Fawn)

Sunday, April 16, 2017




Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Rewind

I hope you are spending time this glorious day with family and loved ones!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties REWIND Party!
This will be my last time to represent Paper Sweeties as a Design Team member. I have stepped down from this wonderful team. However , I will still be part of the monthly inspiration challenge team!

It's time to show you how easy it is to mix the newest Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts with older releases to make all kinds of cards and projects!

Here is my card!
And I just love how it turned out!

I am totally in LOVE with this new Paper Sweeties Scalloped Squares Sweet Cuts!!!!

And the sentiments of the new Love You To Pieces stamp set are FABULOUS!!!!!

And of course...Paper Sweeties Pretty Posies have ALWAYS been one of my favorites!!!

Now please visit my Sweetie Teammies for some awesome inspiration!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Party!

Whoop! Whoop! Sweetie Fans! 

Here is my card:

I fell in love with the paint splatters of the new You Add Color to my Life stamps. I stamped the paint splatters in rainbow colors for a big, BOLD look! And then added sparkle to them with my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen.

I hope you know someone who adds color to your life!

Please visit my VERY talented SWEETIE TEAMMIES for some great inspiration!

Nancy Salkeld

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Sneak Peeks

YAY!!! It is the 14th of the month! 
That means it's time for a SNEAK PEEK
 of the new Releases here at Paper Sweeties!
And they are so adorable!

Here's WHAT'S NEW:

And here's my card!

Isn't that scalloped frame SWEET???
And I love the ART theme of this month's stamp release!

I stamped the images with Black Memento ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut them with the their matching Sweet Cut dies. Easy Peasy! I added Glossy Accents to the paints on the artist palette to give them a "wet" look, as well as the handle of the paint brush. I also had to sparkle everything with my clear glitter Spectrum Noir pen!

Come back tomorrow to see more of the 
Paper Sweeties April Release!

Do you want to see some FABULOUS creations????

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood
Karen Letchworth  
Nancy Salkeld

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 77

Hello my stampy friends!! 
Hope everyone is having a great week!
We are starting a new challenge today here at 

And we have some good news....

We have some NEW,  EXTREMELY TALENTED ladies joining our Design team!!!

Now on to our beautiful inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the pretty, spring colors of the photo to create my card!

My card would be considered a Clean and Layered style:

Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space

  All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

I hope you will be inspired to join us here at 

Please visit my very talented team mates for some awesome inspiration!
Karen Davis
Michele K. Henderson
Julie Gearinger
Susan Powell
Maureen Plut
Mackie Robertson < You are here
Laurie Schmidt
Julee Tilman
And please welcome our newest Design team members
Angel Rivera
Nancy Penir
Kim Heggins
Veronica Zalis
Vicki Finger

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Blooms & Buds (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Spring Things (DoodleBug)
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled glass, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage (Ranger Distress)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 Inspiration Challenge

It is April Fool's Day!!!
And this is no joke...we have a fabulous  new Inspiration Challenge starting today 
I can't believe another month has gone by!!

I was inspired by the many colors in this photo and the Easter bunnies!

That cute little bunny is from the Paper Sweeties stamp set-Hoppy Easter.

 I think he is so adorable!

I stamped all of the images with Black Memento ink onto white  X-Press It Blending card stock, because I knew I wanted to color all of the images with Copic Markers. It is very important to use the correct paper and ink when you are using Copic Markers. This avoids any bleeding of the colors or the black ink into your images. I highlighted the images with a white Gelly Roll pen. I got this great tip from my talented teammate-Michelle Bala!!!!

Some flowers are from Pretty Posies:

And the other flowers and the Easter eggs are from
Hippity Hoppity

And the sentiment was stamped on the Sweet Cuts
Sweet Borders:

All of the stamps and Sweet Cuts that I used are linked below!

I hope I have inspired you to join us this month! We love seeing your creations! You could be chosen to be a Guest Designer or win a $20 gift card to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!
You can join us HERE !

Don't forget to visit my VERY talented 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties