Thursday, August 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties is turning 1!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the 1st of 3 special days! I am so proud and honored to have been asked to participate in the Paper Sweeties stamp company celebration for their first birthday! There will be 3 separate blog hops in 3 days time with a HUGE give a way...what a lot of yummy eye candy and inspiration packed into a short period of time!! If you don't know what Paper Sweeties is all about, I encourage you to visit their web site. They carry the most adorable "paper doll" stamps and little outfits to dress them in! They also have lots of fun accessory stamps, sentiments, shapes and little banners not to mention something that I have recently fell in love with...hand dyed tea stained seam binding!

Paper Sweeties be giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person in August
-- there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!  
Here are the details to be eligible:
  • #1 – FOLLOW the Paper Sweeties blog (Bloglovin’ link on sidebar)
    #2 – LIKE and SHARE about us on our Facebook Fan Page
    #3 – COMMENT on any August blog post - let us know you follow our Blog and Fan Page
    #4 – POST our Paper Sweeties birthday graphic (above) on your blog and share about our party with your crafty friends
    #5 – VISIT all of the designer’s blogs linked here each day and leave a little love for them too!  Go back to Paper Sweeties and leave us a comment telling us which of today’s projects was your favorite and why! Do you have more than one favorite — leave each of your choices in a separate comment for ADDITIONAL chances to win!

Not only is it Paper Sweeties 1st birthday, but they were invited to attend CKC this year, that's worth celebrating too :) !  

Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC August 15th - 17th

I wanted to showcase something on the 1st day that not only celebrates Paper Sweeties 1st birthday, but also celebrates the milestone of being invited to participate at CKC.

I just love the little "paper dolls" all of the cute little outfits to dress them up in, sentiments and whimsical images. What better way than to show off all they have to offer and celebrate two milestones than to have a little booth with goodies for sale??
I created my little "booth" by stamping the little doll, Abigail, then masking her and stamping the Sweeties Stand.  I used the basket from the Jelly Bean Time set (masking off the eggs) and hand drew in "sets of stamps" (I just LOVE the pretty little pink rosebud packaging on their stamps!). Paper Sweeties carries the prettiest colors of hand dyed tea stained seem binding so I hand drew a little basket with the bundles of seam binding spilling out (please ignore the fact that I can't draw worth a darn, lol). I felt like it still needed a little something more so I added a little DeNami Design basket (I'm sure this doesn't surprise you, lol) from the Easter Stamp set and filled it with roses from the little hat in the Jelly Bean Time set. The stands sign came from the Sweeties Stand set and I dressed (paper pieced) Abigail in the darling outfit from the Live Love Grow set. You probably can't tell from the picture, but I added a little pink "nail polish" to her toes ;) A girl can't go out in flip plops with her toes un-done now can she??
That's it for me today, I will be back here tomorrow with another little "birthday" creation, make sure you stop back by! :)
Here's a full list of the participants:
Friday, August 2nd

Debbie Marcinkiewicz <>

Jinny Newlin <>

Amy Tsuruta <>

Teresa Kline <>

Pattie Goldman <

Tina Milbourn <------------------ you are here

Kathy Montgomery <>

Michelle Bala <>

Jessica Kephart <>

Karen Letchworth <>

Lori Ulrich <>


  1. Oh ... my ... GOSH! This has got to be one of the sweetest little creations that I have ever laid my eyes on! The attention to detail you included in your card has just blown me away, Tina! I adore Abigail at the CKC show selling her little stamps and seam binding bundles!!! So creative and clever ... wowzers, a-mazing!

  2. Love the fun scenery you designed!

  3. Oh my know Debbie will want to display this in her booth, right? LOL This is wonderful, Tina!!!

  4. the gorgeous scene, so adorable!

  5. I just love your sweeties stand and baskets full of goodies!

  6. wow, your coloring is amazing, darlin glad to be celebrating the PS Birthday with you!

    enjoy *~*

  7. How darling! This is the perfect little scene you've created. I'm honored to be celebrating the PS 1st Birthday with all of you talented ladies. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed weekend!

  8. What an adorable card!!!

  9. How adorable! You are super creative, and this is just so fun.

  10. Tina you have created an adorable scene! Great job!!

  11. Oh wow!!! Super CUTE Abigail at the stand with all the sweet goddies! Love darling!!!

  12. LOL that is oh so very sweet, I just love the stand and banner. Really makes you smilw.

  13. Absolutely Adorable Abigail! Your attention to every single detail is just wonderful!
    ~Donna K

  14. What a great idea, Tina! This is just as sweet as can be and beyond perfect to celebrate the occasion!

  15. Wow! That looks fabulous!


  16. Like the scene you've created with wonderful embellishing & paper piecing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. love how you combined all the images!

  18. This is soooooo SWEET! I just love the scene you created! Such great use of masking and just such a sweet and clever card! Love it!!!!!! :)Jill