Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties September 2015 Inspiration Challenge #35

It's September, which means the kids are in school, fall is approaching and Paper Sweeties has a brand spankin' new challenge! The inspiration photo below sums up September perfectly.

Here is my interpretation of the inspiration photo:

I used a label die from the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts, a sentiment from The Sweeties Wagon set and some sequins. The apple brads are from Eyelet Outlet.

More inspiration awaits. Please visit the rest of the design team's blogs for additional ideas. Then, create your own project and post it to the challenge for a chance to win a prize!!

Angel Johns
Annette Witherspoon<– you are here!
Nancy Penir
September Guest Designer: Jeri Thomas

Sunday, August 23, 2015

RIC 90

I love inspiration challenges and the Runway Inspired Challenge has to be one of my favorites. I love how cutting edge fashion can spark creativity using paper and ink as a medium. My card was inspired by this sweet, feminine dress designed by:


I used Fresh Cut Florals from WPlus9 stamps. It's an oldie, but a goodie. I consider this stamp set a classic. The sentiment is from Altenew's Label Love. Can I say, I love that set? Why yes, I can say it and I just did! There are so many basic sentiments. It's a must have!

I distressed a white doily in Mustard Seed and the printed vellum was something I found in my stash. I thought it went perfectly with that really light gray background.

Please consider joining the challenge if you're the card-making type. It's a lot of fun and a great way to stretch your skills!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Wish ...

I'm throwing my hat into the ring for two challenges - The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (anything goes) and the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Aaaaand here is my card based on the sketch:

I created the wavy rainbow with Stitched Slopes and Hills die by Simon Says Stamp. The star is also a Simon die from this set. I had to use a stamp from one of my favorite stamp companies, Altenew.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday

Woo hoo! It's party time at Paper Sweeties and do they have a lot of fun stuff lined up for you this month. "Why?" you ask. Paper Sweeties is turning three!

This month is chock full of inspiration, prizes, giveaways and a whole lot more! You're going to want to check the blog and like their Facebook page because, trust me, you don't want to miss out on any of these opportunities.

First, we're kicking it off with the monthly challenge, which is appropriately themed "Happy Birthday." Check out the sweet palette of pastels and the scrumptious cupcake inspiration photo.

The foundation of Paper Sweeties are the adorable SWEETIES paper dolls. Debbie, the owner, developed the concept for a line of dolls with outfits and accessories in June, 2010, and developed follow up sets with beautiful frames, labels, banners, sentiments and lovely images followed.  She officially launched Paper Sweeties in August, 2012.
Because of this, I'm featuring one of the dolls, Sophie, on my card. I always color Sophie's hair brown because it is the same color as my daughter's hair. :-) Sophie is wearing one of the many adorable outfits in the Paper Sweeties boutique.  I chose to embellish the card with stars because the cupcakes in the inspiration photo looked sort of like stars to me.
Please enjoy the rest of the hop. Your next stop is Cheryl Lea. The entire list is below. Have fun!!
Angel Johns
Annette Witherspoon << You are here

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties July Inspiration Challenge #33 - Red, White & Blue

Hello and welcome to the July 2015 Paper Sweeties challenge. We're celebrating Independence Day this month with a red, white and blue color palette and an inspiration photo of the U.S. flag.

Here is the card I made for the challenge.

Products used are:
Happy Everything (sentiment)
Hello Friend (Banner)
Be Happy Sweet Cuts (Banner and Stars)

I invite you to see how my design team mates used the inspiration and then try it for yourself. Enter the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties store.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
July Guest Designer:  Lin Brandyberry

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Inspired by Sophie Theallet

 Inspiration is all around us. I've found it everywhere from product packaging to iPhone cases to store displays. Today, my inspiration came from the runway. Specifically, a dress by designer Sophie Theallet, who is the featured designer on the Runway Inspired Challenge.

As you can see, I was inspired by the rich colors with the black patterns.

It may look like I cut patterned paper into strips and adhered them onto the card, but I did not. Instead, I used solid card stock in various colors and hand stamped the patterns. Though each pattern is very different, I used stamps from the same set on each piece of paper, as well as the flower. All the stamps came from the Hennah Elements set by Altenew. I love the versatility of this set!

Thanks for visiting. There is still time to enter the challenge here.

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Inspiration Challenge #32 - 'Party Time

Welcome June! It's time for a new challenge at Paper Sweeties. This month's inspiration photo embraces summer with vibrant, happy colors.

I drew inspiration not only from the colors, but also from the bunting and the flowers. Paper Sweeties products used include:
Pretty Posies stamps
Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts
Hello Friend stamps (sentiment)
Seam Binding - Raspberry
Sequins - Sweetheart Mix

The rest of the challenge team have some gorgeous projects to share, too. I encourage you to visit all of their blogs and then create your own project for the challenge!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
June Guest Designer:  Karen Oliver


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