Monday, September 29, 2014

Pumpkin Everything!

Hi everyone!! Well, it's that time of year where pumpkins have started taking over our lives in lattes, muffins, side dishes and jack o' lanterns! So, being the follower that I am I thought that I'd bring you some pumpkin love here too. ;)  

I started off by cutting a cream colored panel and randomly stamping little leaves from the Autumn Stamp set all over. I set that aside and cut a smaller panel and using the other leaf and little acorn from the stamp set made a border around the outside edge. I stamped the Pumpkin Patch Border stamp in the middle towards the top and colored it in with TomBow markers then stamped my sentiment under it. I layered this panel onto a piece of kraft then layered that panel using foam tape/pop dots onto the panel I had stamped with the leaves. I was going to layer all of this onto an A2 sized kraft card base but changed it up and used a piece of chocolate cardstock instead. I finished it all up with a cute little bow/button treatment. 

Don't forget, we are still having a challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. They start on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month. There's still time to join in our current challenge :)
 Our current challenge is called 'Autumn Bliss'!  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE A PUMPKIN!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall is in the air...

Hi everyone, how are you today? I'm great thanks to some beautiful weather here in St. Louis! Sun shine, temps not getting above mid 80's...perfect! I need to come up with a little time to go sit out side and soak it up for a while ;)

The leaves here are starting to change and bring in those deep rich fall colors. It's the time of year when us card makers put away all of our fun bright summer color palettes and pull out the warmer richer tones for fall. For this little card I used colors that could go either (lime & orange) way but by using some chocolate cardstock as my card base instead of a brighter color the overall card changes tone and is perfect for fall...

I started out by making a card base using chocolate cardstock then layered on some lime and cream cardstocks. I made a little tag, stamped the DeNami Elegant Floral Vine flower on it, colored it then added some extra fine glitter and attached it to the card base with orange twine. To finish it all off I added a sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings set on the lower corner. Easy Peasy and I used 2 of my "go to" colors from summer. :)

That's it for me today...see y'all on Monday!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

All about wreaths...

Did you like Mondays card with the autumn wreath? Well, I thought I'd show y'all a few more cards that I've made using that same little Winter Wreath that I used on Monday's card, it's sooo easy to change up into whatever season / holiday you want...




I just love how truly versatile this Winter Wreath is and it's a perfect size to coordinate with all of the darling Petit Four sets. Well that's it for me today, I'll see ya on Friday!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn wreath

Wow, this feels weird, I haven't had a Monday to post whatever I want since - hold on...checking the date, lol! OMG, it's been almost a year!! Tomorrow in fact will be one year since I joined my very first design team, The Shabby Tea Room!! Wow, time sure has flown by! I'm still just as in awe and honored that I was selected to join! Recently Paulina Nakamura from Pretty Pink Posh did a little series on her blog about applying to Design Teams and what they are looking for. It's great information to think about if you're on the fence about joining one. Here's the LINK to all parts in her little series. It's totally worth the read!! Well, anyway, as I was saying, I haven't had a "free" Monday in a whole year but we have decided to shake things up at The Shabby Tea Room a little and are now having our challenges run the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month to give y'all a little more time to join in the fun! Here's the LINK to our current challenge that goes until 5th of October...there's still time to join in on the fun and since we now have 2 sponsors per challenge we are picking 2 winners!!

Alrighty, let's get on with today's post shall we? This is one of my favorite fall cards from my archives, it's sweet and super simple and can be mass produced in a jiffy!!

Two little pieces of cardstock and 3 stamps is all that this little card took! I started off by making an A2 sized card base in chocolate and set that aside. I cut a cream panel to fit the card base and punched to top two corners then started stamping. I stamped my sentiment first so that I'd be sure I had plenty of room for it. Had I done the wreath first I just know I would have stamped it too low and had to redo it...sigh! I learn from my past mistakes, lol! ;)  So after stamping the sentiment I stamped the Winter Wreath. Now don't let that cute little wreath's name fool you, it's pretty versatile! Think how pretty it would be with some nice green leaves and vines or for Christmas you can stamp little pine boughs and pine cones on it...can ya picture it...darling, right? Who doesn't like a little the little grapevine wreaths we see at all the craft fairs...think of this stamp as a blank grapevine wreath...possibilities are endless! Haha, I totally got off track didn't I? I'm easily distracted when it comes to DeNami stamps, I just can't help myself!  After I stamped the wreath I broke out my Solid Leaves set and stamped the tall fern-ish one in green all the way around the wreath then using two fall colors I stamped the other two leaves (oak & maple) over the top of them. I added a grosgrain bow to the top and some dots of glitter to finish it all off. See, easy peasy and FAST to make! 

That's it for me today, I'll see you on Wednesday!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

ohh my...ghosties are in the air!

Can you believe that there's only a week and a half left in September?? It feels like it should only be the 5th of September...this month has flown by me! I want to thank all of you for your well wishes for my hand issue. Y'all are too sweet! The infection seems like it's all gone...Cellulitis isn't something to play around with apparently so I'm glad it was caught early!!

With October rapidly (at the speed of light it seems) approaching it has my little brain going into over drive thinking about my favorite holiday...Halloween!! I'm excited to pull out my DeNami Halloween stamps and play! How about we start off the Halloween season with a fun card I made last year, why wait until October, right?

What a super easy card to put together! I started out with a black card base (A2 sized) and set it aside for a moment. I cut a piece of charcoal and a piece of orange cardstocks the taped them together on the back side and cut them to size to fit my base - keeping the orange panel larger than the charcoal one. Using the chevron pattern stamp from the Modern Borders set I made a "stripe" across both pieces of cardstock. In order to hide the ugly seam line, I added a length of black grosgrain ribbon, tied it in a bow and adhered it to my base. I made a little panel out of the orange cardstock and layered on a piece of lime green that I had free hand cut a wavy edge on. I stamped the little Halloween Fence (twice to get the length I wanted) onto the green and my sentiment on the orange then adhered that to a piece of charcoal cardstock and attached it all to the lower corner of the card. I knew that I wanted to add my little Friendly Ghost because I puffy heart that little guy so much but thought he needed a little friend so I fussy cut a Friendly Bat also. They are both popped up using foam tape/pop dots for some fun dimension. I thought it could still use just a little something so I added two black rhinestones to the focal panel and a little button/twine treatment to the bow.

Ohh how I love Halloween and getting to break out my darling DeNami Halloween stamps!! I plan on getting them all out and playing as much as possible this weekend! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

homemade gifts...

Hey y'all, how are you today? I'm doing good, my hand is finally better and today it isn't even sore to the touch! WOO-HOO! I can't wait to break out some goodies and play the second I get a chance! My house has suffered so dusting and general cleaning is first on the list of things to do...sigh

I do however have something fun and new to show you! I wanted to wait until closer to Christmas for this because I think homemade gifts are great and this is perfect for gift giving! However, with my hand not cooperating I haven't been getting crafty so it's time to break out my "back ups", lol!

What do you think about sugar scrubs? Easy to make and with pretty little jars, perfect for gift giving, right?
I found a recipe online for this one. Just sugar, olive oil, vanilla fragrance and a drop of food coloring:

In a mixing bowl add -
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
vanilla essential oil or cooking vanilla to reach desired aroma strength (I used Vanilla scent from the soap making section at a big box crafty store)
1 to 2 drops of food coloring to desired color

*Stir together thoroughly to incorporate all ingredients 
*divide into jars

Yup, that's it...easy!! I purchased these little jars at Michael's for $1 each and the little spoons are from little individual Blue Bunny ice-creams. The spoons already had a little hole from being attached to the underside of the lid on the little single serving was perfect! I punched out little tags then stamped them with some DeNami goodness ;). I used the polka dot back ground then in a darker ink color stamped the decorative flourish over the top of it. I then punched a couple of circles, layered them and stamped a sentiment from the everyday petit four set and attached it to the tag. I tied the little spoon onto it then tied it to my little jar. You can't get any easier than this and it's cute to boot! 

That's it for me today, I'll see ya back here on Friday!

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room - challenge #236

Hello everyone and welcome to another fun challenge brought to you from The Shabby Tea Room!! This week we have a BIG announcement! We've decided to change things up a bit and go bi-weekly! We feel that by doing this it gives all of you more of a chance to enter our little challenge AND since we will be bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Monday of the month), we will have 2 sponsors for each challenge and that gives you more prizes since we will be picking 2 winners per challenge!!! If you have any questions at all, please drop us an email and I'll be happy to talk to you :)

Ready to get on with the challenge? Umm, wait, one more tiny thing, due to an unexpected mishap, I've been nursing a slight infection from cellulitis in my right hand and have been unable to create anything...BUMMER! I'm dying to play with my crafty goodies, I just got some new Halloween papers and embellishments. :(    Well, I dug through the archives and found two cards that fit this weeks challenge and showcases some yummy-ness from our sponsors!

How pretty is that pumpkin stack??  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE A PUMPKIN!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BI-WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here are the cards I made last fall....
Well, I'm glad to see that my coloring has much improved from last fall, lol!! For my focal image, I used the Pumpkin Patch from Bugaboo Stamps. Their digi stamps are too cute!! I simply print them out on Michael's brand white cardstock using my home ink jet printer. This was colored using Prismacolor pencils & a blending solution, but I've found that they turn out great even with alcohol markers such as my Copics.

Bugaboo Stamps: Pumpkin Patch

Ahhh, one of my first attempts at "chalk board". Not too bad if I say so myself ;) lol! I used some beautiful background papers from Papers By Janet. Again, I just print them out on regular ole Michaels cardstock using my ink jet printer at home...nothing fancy.

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug. 

Our links are:
Store :
Catch the bug Challenge blog:

My name is Janet, I'm Polish, live in the south of Italy and the mother of two children!!  I am a printing technician by profession, but an artist by passion.  I really like to draw and photograph everything with my camera. I am in love with old graphics and illustrations, and I always have my colored markers and pencils around me to sketch with.  I'm so happy to be sponsoring this week's Tea Room challenge!

Tea Time Terrific Top Three first place winner will receive three collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three second place winner will receive two collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three third place winner will receive one collage file.


Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, October 5th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, October 6th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 6th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christmas in September....

Hi everyone, did you see my post on Tuesday (one post down)? Creations by AR release 3 new templates with a fun winter / Christmas theme! It's not too early to get started on those projects...heck, this is the end of the 2nd week of September, it's almost 1/2 over already!! Where is the time going?? Well, anyway, there's still time to join in on the fun and leave comments on all of the designers posts for a chance in the random drawing for a free template!

All three templates are too adorable! If you don't want to enter in for the random drawing, they are available on Creations By AR's web site for $5.00 each OR if you buy the bundle there is a $3.00 discount. As always, the templates come in a PDF for cutting by hand along with several forms of cutting files and once downloaded can be used an unlimited amount of times. 

To help get you in the mood, I thought I'd share another little Christmas project from Creations By AR that I made last season...

How cute is this little stocking?? It was super easy to put together AND I didn't have my Cricut figured out yet so I cut it out by hand using the PDF file that all of the templates come with. I had it made in no time at all! I made the little tag separately using candy and a sentiment from DeNami and the little gingerbread people are from Paper Sweeties. 

Don't forget to hop along and leave comments using the links in the post below! You have until noon tomorrow :) 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Christmas in September?? - Creations by AR Sept Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Christmas in September!! It's never too early to get started on all of those little Christmas projects. Today I have a fun blog hop for you today with some great prizes! We've taken the summer off at Creations By AR but are ready to get back into the swing of things and thought a Christmas theme would be fun. 

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
Post to go live:
Pacific:  3:00 AM
Central:  5:00 AM
Eastern:  6:00 AM
GB:  10:00 AM
Costa Rica:  4:00 AM

Three random commenters will be chosen from the designers' blogs and AR FB Page. The prizes will be one of the three new templates of your choice. This month we are letting y'all leave as many comments as you'd like for an even bigger chance to win!!

Leave comments on each designers' blogs and/or AR FB Page.  The more comments left, the better chance of being chosen.

Comments accepted until Friday, Sept 12, 12:00 noon Eastern
Random winners will be announced Sept 13 here:
AR Face Book
AR Website

If you'd like to purchase the templates, they can be found here -
Gingerbread Gift Bag
Starry Tree
Stack a Snowman
2014 Winter Bundle - all three templates with a $3.00 savings!!!

The Owner / designer, Adela, has drawn up 3 brand new holiday themed templates for us and ohh my are they darling!! Unfortunately, due to a slight injury to my hand (it's okay, nothing too big) I was unable to make 2 of the projects. Really ticks me off because I put a lot of effort into picking out just the right papers too!! I did get the little Ginger Bread House gift bag made and can't wait to show it to you so let's get started!

This little template comes with the basic house shape and all kinds of little add-ons like the gingerbread people, house trimmings and even some candies! I decided to keep mine kind of plain but I'd like to remake it using bright colors and make more of a candy house out of it. You could also leave off the gingerbread people and make it up in more traditional colors and add a few die cut images of fir trees and things for an elegant gift bag...lots of possibilities! I think I'm going to make a few more for cookie giving this year instead of buying those expensive tins to put my cookies in.

Like I mentioned before, there are 2 more brand new templates. I couldn't make them but I do have pictures of the ones Adela, the owner & designer of Creations By AR made. - A DARLING little stacked box snowman and a Pretty little tree to hide a treat in. Wouldn't the tree be perfect with an electric tea light in it if you didn't set it over the little base? 

How cute are these templates...don't ya just love them!?!?!? I can't wait to make them. 

Ready to hop along and visit the other gals? Make sure to leave comments along the way for more chances to win!!
Lisa E.
Patti J. 
Tina - you are here
Lisa S. 
 Sue K

Good luck and have fun!!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room #235 (finally, lol)

Well hello again everyone!! I finally have everything up and running so thank you AT & T...not :/  They are still a pain in my bottom end! Sigh

Well how about we get on with todays post (finally) because I will end up on my soap box for at least an hour if I have to talk about those bunch of dumb-dumbs over at AT & T!

Today we have a beautiful little inspiration picture...
RULES:   This week Lenet is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Birds of a feather flock together' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Lenet asks that you make a bird themed card or project inspired by the picture and use at least 3 of the given colors.

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Ready to see my card and take on the inspiration...well too bad, you're gonna see it anyway, lol!!! I changed up the bird and the hue of the colors...
This card was SUPER easy to put together. I used 4 different die cuts - base plate, tree branch frame, sentiment & leaves. Then I printed out the digi stamp (Fun With Owls Printable) from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, on a regular ink jet home printer onto Neenha cardstock, colored him in using Copics and cut him out. To finish it all off I added a bit of twine and spring sequins mix from Pretty Pink Posh! I'm so in love with this little owl, he's too cute and you should see the other little owl images that comes in this set, there's a ton....

The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable cutting files and printable stamps. We offer a huge selections on just about any occasion.

This week's lucky winner will receive three cutting files from The Cutting Cafe!

Please link your creations on The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, September 14th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 15th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 15th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win! 

The Shabby Tea Room - #235

Hi everyone!! I'm so sorry, but I don't have a post for today due to internet issues!! I have this little Blogger ap on my phone but it's not much good for anything...sorry!

Be sure to stop by  (my card is posted there thanks to my sweet friend Debbie). This week we are brought to you by The Cutting CafĂ©! Did you know they don't just have cut files, that they also have digi stamps?? Visit us at the Tea Room and check it out :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Baby cards with DeNami Giraffe

You gals are too sweet and I just LOVE your comments!!!! I may or may not have snickered out loud when I read the "beeeeeeeutiful" part from Lisa's comment! No judging here, you should have heard all the bee  puns we were all throwing out during the was quite sad, lol! We were laughing so hard at one point that the gals couldn't even make their cards! That was a fun class! ;)  Brenda, look up your local area on craigs list or even google bee clubs (yup, most area actually have clubs!!) in such & such area. You'll be sure to find a beekeeper looking for someone to host a bee yard. 

On with today's post, I have lots to show you today. Quite a while back I was making cards to submit to magazines. Well, those days are far gone, lol, I have plenty to keep me busy what with design teams and teaching and haven't thought much about submitting at all. I guess I'm feeling content at the moment but someday, yeah, I WANT to be published!! I have a little set of cards that I made specifically for Card Maker magazine that I never showed to y'all. It's been quite a while, months and months and month to be exact, lol, and I got my thanks but no thanks letter months and months and months ago so I could have shown them off way back then. Not sure why I haven't, other than I kinda forgot about them at one point...yikes! Anyway, I think they turned out cute even if my coloring wasn't all that at the time - this was way before I started playing with Copics. I think I'd like to tackle this little cutie with Copics now ;)

I made one for a girl, a boy and a neutral one. All 3 are made the same way just changing up the colors a bit makes a big difference doesn't it? I started out with an A2 chocolate colored card base. I stamped the DeNami medium polka dot stamp on cream cardstock then stamped the smaller DeNami polka dot & teeny heart  backgrounds in Versamark on a strip of kraft. I edge punched a piece of black cardstock, layered the 2 strips then attached them to the cream panel. I tied a piece of alphabet twill ribbon around the top then attached it to the card base. I cut little random sized squares of chocolate and layered on little cream squares then stamped out letters to spell "baby". I think DeNami needs an alphabet set...hint hint, Nami, hehehe! Anyway, I then attached them to the card using foam tape/pop dots. I punched 2 tags, one black & one cream. I trimmed down the cream one and stamped on the little DeNami giraffe, colored it and added faux stitch lines. I then added a bit of twine (a super long piece) and tied it to the twill ribbon knot that I had made earlier and then added some grosgrain ribbon and a button to finish it all off. Since I used a long piece of twine I was able to really secure it all together nicely, there was plenty to tie around the twill knot and come up through the button. I added a little piece of foam tape under the tag to hold it in place and added a little bling to complete the whole card. 

Well that's it for me today, I have to run, didn't realize what time it was...ohh gosh!! I'll see y'all on Monday, have a GREAT weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bee Happy....

Did y'all know that my hubby is a bee keeper...maybe I've mentioned that before? He's always been interested in bees for as long as I can remember, but 3 years ago finally took the plunge and started keeping his own hive. This year he really branched out and has what are referred to as "bee yards". This is where you keep hives on someone else's property, but you are still responsible for the bees, hives, etc. Basically, you're just using their property to house the bees and normally there is a monetary or honey agreement. People actually advertise on Craigslist looking for bee keepers to place bees on their property...strange isn't it? People realize that there is a shortage of bees and are interested in them and what they do for the environment but realize that they don't have the resources or know how so they offer up space for people like my hubby to place hives. He currently has 6 hives at home and 2 out on someone's property. The gal that wanted hives really likes bees and doesn't want any type of rent, she's just happy to have her flowers pollinated so as a thank you, we gave her a little honey a few weeks ago. Now her neighbor wants hives too so in the spring he'll be expanding again!  

Well, with bee's in the family how could I NOT teach a card making class using bees as a theme?? Here are the cards I came up with that the gals made....

Ohh my goodness, I went to look for pictures of these cards and I had to steal the pictures from The Stamp Pad's Facebook page, I always forget to take pictures...sigh! The class went over pretty good, had lots of ladies sign up :) but man, I wish I could have used some of the DeNami bees, they are too stinkin' cute!! 
curly bee

Brushed Bee

Either of them would have looked sooooooo much cuter on my little ball jar card but I have to use only the products that the shop carries. Bummer!

Well that's it for me today, I better run, lots of things to do!! I'll see ya on Friday!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #234

Hi everyone, how are you this fine Monday morning? I'm actually off work today...woo-hoo!! Did you do anything fun over the weekend? I just chilled and relaxed :)

Today brings us a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. Now, right off I'm going to admit that I had a VERY HARD time with this weeks theme, it really threw me for a loop! If I was just making something using the little boy or the colors as inspiration...not an issue. But this week we are asked to use "reading" as our inspiration....YIKES!
Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Rebecca is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of Reading along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Rebecca asks that you create a card or project inspired by 'Reading'  and create a card or project that uses this theme.  Young or old, showcase the pleasures of reading!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Well, after looking through my stash of Paper Sweeties stamps (our wonderful sponsor for this week) I didn't have anything that made me immediately think of "reading". I actually dwelled on this theme for quite some time before it hit me that maybe a post card would be fun. I mean, you do technically read post cards so why not, right? So there, my "reading" issue was all wrapped up, lol! Whew, what a relief!! Sometimes I just plain ole struggle with things. My little brain just can't wrap around a concept what so ever. I waited until the last minute to make this card and turn it in, hoping to draw a bit of inspiration from my seeing what my fellow team mates turned in but it seems like they were waiting until the last minute too, lol! Well, I pulled out my Vintage Postcard stamp set by Paper Sweeties and made this....
I started off with a kraft A2 base that I die cut then layered some fum denim floral paper and added a little accent strip using more kraft and matching paper from the same 6X6 paper pad. To make the post card I cut a piece of cream cardstock and stamped 3/4 of it with an old background stamp from my stash that looks like writting and then stamped over that with a Paper Sweeties sentiment. I then used the Vintage Post Card set to make the dividing line, address lines and stamp. I popped it up with foam tape and added some fun paper flowers in the corner. I really wanted to add a little blue under the post card for a shaddow/mat but just didn't have anything on hand that matched the blue in my patterned paper and it was too late to try to go to the store and find something so I had added that little strip of kraft instead. It didn't turn out too bad I guess.

Paper Sweeties offers high-quality, on trend acrylic stamps, coordinating metal dies and pretty embellishments. Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories ... plus we also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets along with coordinating dies - perfect for every paper crafted project! You'll enjoy using your Paper Sweeties stamps, dies and embellishments to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and so much more!

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, September 7th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 15th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 15th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!