Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series – May 2017

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series blog hop! We have some very pretty ideas for the merry, merry month of May that you are going to love! You can always find great inspiration and ideas over at the Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Today I am sharing a pretty calendar page that I created for the month a May! Take  a look!

How about some colorful squares and flowers to brighten up a grey day? I used some of my favorite Sweet Cuts from the Square Scallop Frames to make the calendar page, then added a tiny bloom in the corner made with the Thinking of You Sweet Cuts.

When I first began this month’s page, I had originally planned to add these tiny blooms all over the calendar, then add events, reminders, and tiny dates all in white. But then, I decided I loved this page just the way it is now. I wanted a tiny love, with a tiny bloom, and I wanted to imagine it growing all month long, or maybe add a little flower to it every day in May. I love looking at it hanging on the door of my craft room, and I will be sorry to see it come down in June.

I always love to say, “the merry merry month of May,” to remind myself to think joyful thoughts. May is the hardest month of the year for me, filled with reminders of loss and sadness. But that is the real beauty of art that we create and share. It doesn’t always need to reflect rainbows and puppy dogs to come from the heart. Sometimes a pretty drop of joyful pink amidst the grey is all we need.

With the Paper Sweeties new May release right around the corner, you will have even more ways to express feelings from the heart with new images and sentiments you are going to love!

Take a look at what the planner team has created for you today!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 


Paper Sweeties Challenge – May 2017

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Paper Sweeties May Challenge! This month the theme is Anything Goes, and we can’t wait to see what you will create! You can get all the details about this month’s challenge and find more great inspiration and ideas over at The Paper Sweeties Blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at our inspiration for May, Anything Goes!

I love these pretty roses in the jar, so I used them as my inspiration. Take a look at what I have created for you today!

I love the new frames from the Square Scallop Frames die set, and used them against a pretty patterned paper rectangle, and stamped and cut flowers from Make Today Beautiful. The leaves are from Thinking of You.

Take a look at what the design team has created for you this month!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Michele Henderson – that’s me!

Michelle Bala

Mynn Kitchen – welcome back Mynn!

Nancy Salkeld

May guest designer: Suzanne Reynolds

Hop along, leave a little blog love, and be sure to return May 13th for our new May release!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!


Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Rewind!

Hello Everyone! Happy Holidays!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties April New Release Rewind! Today our design team is sharing our ideas for a brand new April release! You can always find great ideas and inspiration over on the Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you today!

This little Easter Bunny is painting his eggs in a colorful surprise just for you! I used the brand new Sweet Cuts: Square Scallop Frames to make the colorful frame. You are going to LOVE that set! I also used the brand new You Add Color to My Life, which pairs up perfectly with Hoppy Easter. The finishing touch? Paper Sweeties sequins in cheerful spring colors!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you today!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 


Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Party!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Party! Today is Day 2 of our three day blog hop featuring pretty designs and inspiration form our April release! You can always find great ideas over on the Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you today!

This card turned out so pretty, but the photographs turned out so weird! I tried a brand new technique for me, stamping and heat embossing right on dry watercolor painted paper. I took my favorite inexpensive watercolors, and painted some artsy colors and shapes in order to create a messy, splattered look. Then I stamped images from Make Today Beautiful, Thankful, and our new release, Love You to Pieces. I had a little bit of lift-off of the watercolor paint onto the inky wet clear stamps, but when I lightened my technique to a very gentle “kiss,” the images stamped much better. Then I used silver embossing powder and a heat gun to create a beautiful silvery shimmer! But in this photograph, it looks more like a weird dull grey. Just like ANY new technique, the more we do it, the better we’ll become.

Take a look at what the rest of the design team has created for you today!

Michele Henderson – that’s me!

Michelle Bala

Nancy Salkeld

The side angle shows off the pretty silver shine a little better, which is a fun touch to the very sweet sentiments of the Love You to Pieces set!


Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks! Today our creative team is sharing their ideas and inspiration for our brand new April release! You can see more great ideas and inspiration at the Paper Sweeties Blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

This was a fun card to make! There I was, in my meeting, taking notes. Budget this, taxes that, blah blah blah, boy, I could use a nice cool drink! Maybe a summer drink! Like on vacation! We’ll be leaving for vacation soon . . . and so much for my meeting. Soon I was doodling, thinking about our vacation plans, pulling out my crayons, creating page after page of doodles.

Fun, but maybe a little weird. But it is cute!

Take  a look at what our design team has created for you today!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 


Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series – April 2017!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series April 2017 Blog Hop! We have such a fun new set to share with you this month, You Add Color to My Life! You can find tons of great inspiration and ideas over on the Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

I wanted to create the April calendar page all around these fun stamps and dies! Take a look!

It’s colorful crayons, notebooks, a little doodling, and a little mess too! I used the new Stamps and Dies from the You Add Color to My Life set, along with the Widow Add-On: Elements,Snow Time Add-On: Sweet Treats, and Planner Series: Checklist.

I loved making the calendar squares out of the stitched Window Add-Ons. They are like tiny sketchbook pages with bright illustrations. For this calendar, I wanted to show you how versatile these little crayons and squares could be inside a classroom or on a bulletin board too! They are SO fun to create! Even the melted crayons and paint drips add so much color and design.

Take a look at what the planner team has created for you this month!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!


Paper Sweeties Challenge – April 2017

 

 

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties April 2017 Challenge! This month, the theme is Anything Goes, and we are going with some great inspiration for all of you! You can get all the details and link up your Anything Goes creation over on our blog, Paper Sweeties, right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Our inspiration photo says spring, so we’ve got some amazing spring ideas!Take a look at what the design team has created for you this month!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

There’s so much going on at Paper Sweeties this month, you won’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!