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Please be patient with my as I try to get this blog exactly how I would like it to look.
I am still waiting for the best header and color combination I can make/find.
Things will likely be changed up a bit in this process.
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WE'VE LAUNCHED!!!

The Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Blog has officially launched!!!

Go check it out to put a face to each name of the design team members and see what the first challenge we're going to be working on will be.

While you're there be sure to sign up as a follower and also check out the other talented team member's blogs!

Thanks so much for the support!

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats

This is a phrase that you'll likely be hearing from me pretty often in the near future. The darling Cheryll Kim (thememorykeeper) from the Cricut MB has assembled a design team for the new Sugar Sweet Paper Treats blog and I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the members of the team.

This is the first design team I have ever actually been on. There have been several in the past I've wanted to try for or have been recommended for but just didn't feel right about. I don't know what it was about this time or this team, but something felt right so I threw my hat it. I expressed my concern about now wanting to let anyone down due to how busy my schedule can be. Thankfully Cheryll came through for me and made me a floater on the team so that I am still a part of the team and can contribute as much as anyone else but will be forgiven if I'm just too busy to get in one of the projects that we're challenged to do.

All in all, I think it's going to be a great and fun team to be a part of and a great beginning experience for me as a design team member. I can't wait to share with you what we will be doing as we begin this fun new adventure.

So look over to the sidebar on the right. There you will see that I've created a new bloglist of all the other team members and where you can find their blogs and view their inspiring work. I hope you will take the time to visit them!

A Few New Cards ...

Here are a few new cards that I've made in the last 2 days.

Yesterday was my daughter's 4th birthday, and this is the card I whipped together for her Saturday night. We were so busy planning and preparing for her party and wrapping her gifts and such, that a card had to take a back seat and get done when I could get it done.



For the cupcake, I stamped "Happy Birthday" in the background with watermark ink. After I stamped the image, I colored it in, and then highlighted it with Stickles.



My mom has been in town for the birthday. We had an opportunity to spend some time yesterday and make a few cards. I showed her how to make an explosion card and a waterfall card. This was actually the first time I'd ever made either one myself, but I'd seen tutorials on both of them before.

Here is the explosion card:

Closed:


Open:


Here is the awesome tutorial by DAWN GRIFFITH that I followed for the explosion card:



Here is the waterfall card:











You can't really see it on the waterfall card, but each of the stamped images has glitter on it too. I just used my Gelly Roll glitter pen to color over parts of the image after it was colored in.

Here is the awesome tutorial from DAWN GRIFFITH that I followed for the waterfall card:


Materials List:
Birthday Card:

Cardstock-Bazzill; Stamps-The Paper Studio Company; Inks-Martha Stewart Crafts, Versamark by Tsukineko; Border Punch-Martha Stewart Crafts; Ribbon-May Arts; Markers-Bic Mark Its; Stickles by Ranger Industries; Other-Pop Dots and pattern paper (unknown)

Explosion Card:
Tutorial by Dawn Griffith; Flower-Prima; Brad-Making Memories; Green cardstock-Bazzill; Stamp-The Paper Studio Company; All other products from stash.

Waterfall Card:
Tutorial by Dawn Griffith; Cardstock-Bazzill; Pattern Paper-Chatterbox; Brads-Making Memories; Ribbon-May Arts; Stamps-Studio G; Markers-Bic Mark Its; Glitter; Gelly Roll Glitter Pen;

Thanks for looking!

Free Standing Pop-Up Card

I have a few special Thank You cards that I need to get sent out and I decided I wanted to do something a little "out of the box," or different than my standard card.

After looking through several ideas and options at Splitcoast Stampers (where I always go for new ideas), I found the Free Standing Pop-Up card tutorial. I had seen a few of these here and there on the Cricut MB, but had never made one myself. So I followed the tutorial and made two copies of this card.







They were loads of fun to make and really quite easy. I can definitely see myself making this type of card again and again.

You can find the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers at this link:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/freestandingpopupcard/

And you can find a great video tutorial by Dawn at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA44EZ5z_Tg&feature=channel_page

Materials:
Cardstock & pattern paper - DCWV; Stamp - The Paper Studio Company; Ink - Martha Stewart; Punches - Marvy Uchida; Ribbon - May Arts.

Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think!