Friday, November 1, 2013

November Inspiration with the Paper Sweeties

Hello blog friends! The first of any month means a little dose of inspiration a la the Paper Sweeties! A few months ago, Debbie (the owner of Paper Sweeties), moved away from sketches and ventured towards color stories. This month's mix of hues is an eclectic mix, and one that is a bit outside my comfort zone, however, life begins on the edge of our comfort zone, no? Here's my go at it:

I pulled out these papers from American Crafts (which, ironically, are made in but they did happen to coordinate pretty well with the below picture. It's really just a series of panels of different colors and prints and to pull out some of the more subtle colors, I added the pink ribbon and aqua flower. The sentiment is a Decorative Scallop frame, stamped with the sentiment from the Sweeties Wagon set and adorned with two rows of liquid pearls. Pretty straight forward. (So unlike me!)

Here's the inspiration board:

Now, we have Paper Sweeties Inspiration #13 to share with you all!  Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges on their blog. Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:
1. CREATE a card or project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!!  Use the graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our Inlinkz gallery — please use the URL to your actual project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any online gallery such as Flickr, PinterestFacebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!  You can pin your Paper Sweeties creations directly to our Friends of Paper Sweeties Pinterest Board — contact Debbie for an invitation to contribute.

3. LINK back to the blog post so your readers can easily find us!
Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Sweeties Wagon (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: American Crafts, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Detailed Scallops (Spellbinders), Hot Chocolate Liquid Pearls (Ranger), paper flower, Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!), twine
Size:  5 1/2" square
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