Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The time has come

for us to take a break at SSPT...we all have tried our bests to keep our projects posted every month but life has become so busy for us all that we feel right now, we can't fully commit the time necessary to make this blog successful.
Thank you all that have followed us or played along us! We appreciate it.
We are leaving tbe blog up for now (you never know what may happen in the future)

Monday, April 04, 2011

April Challenge!! It's Easter!

Hi all!! I am issuing the challenge for April! The theme this month..EASTER! Create any project/card with an Easter theme!
Here are my Easter projects..I made these styrofoam eggs and a card...simple and easy!

Can't wait to see some Hippity Hoppity Awesome Creations!!

Friday, April 01, 2011

WINNER of the Pink ATG!

Hi, everyone!
Thanks to the five of you who played along with our March challenge!!! The winner of the pink atg, as chosen by is #4, Pam! Please contact me at:

and give me your mailing info so I can get your prize on its' way to you!!

Thanks, again, to all of you who participated!!!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Linda's March Challenge Project

Hi, everyone!
Well, I had no trouble at all figuring out a cut from a cartridge that I had never used since I have several cartridges that I haven't used at all!!! (shhhh... don't tell my hubby!) For my project, I used one of the gates from the Ornamental Iron cartridge, cut at 4". I used the gate behind the captured fairy with the gate itself cut in white cardstock, covered with Diamond Stickles, then cut the layer in blue cardstock to go behind it. I used the same cut on the card but without the layer behind it. I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this cartridge!
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

March 2011 Challenge!

Hi, everyone!
This is Linda and it is my turn to throw out the challenge for March, so here we go.
Select any Cricut cartridge. Use a cut from that cartridge that you have never used before. Sound like fun??? Your project can be anything you wish as long as you use an image from a cartridge that you have never used. When you post your project, please tell us what cartridge you used the image from. This challenge is open to EVERYONE, and if you link your project, you could be selected to win our blog candy!!! Blog candy is ONLY available to non-design team members, so come play with us! Blog candy for this month is a brand new PINK ATG GUN!! Ready? Set? CREATE!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Deborah's February Submission

This was a great challenge for me, I finally had a reason to decorate one of my Maya Road Tins. I have three of them that I use for storage in my craft room, but never felt like decorating, but this challenge inspired me to get going! I used cardstock, nesties, punches and dies from the UK. I have more pictures of my tin on my blog.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

UpCycled Spool Trinket Box

Hi Dandi Crafters! I love boxes! I love to make them, alter them, buy them, put stuff in them. I love boxes! They just capture the imagination. I was very happy to hear this months challenge was to make a box. What a great challenge. I decided to use some stuff I had laying around the house and give it new life and purpose. I made this little trinket box from a used cereal box and a large spool that vinyl comes on. You can visit my DtsArtBlog for more details and more pictures including a view of the inside of the box. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats this month.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

February Design Team Challenge

Hi everyone it is my month to pick the challenge. This month the challenge is Boxes. I wanted everyone to design something with a box. The project can be anything but it must contain or be made with a box. I have a customer in my classes that really wanted a calendar for 2011, it was not my original plan to do one this year but I came up with this for both my challenge and for class. I used Paper Lace & Tags Bags Boxes and More, which if you did not have it but have a gypsy it is a free downloand with purchase right now. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Linda's "My Funny Steampunk Valentine" Box

Hi, everyone!
Linda again! Now I'm posting my project. I made this box from scratch using chipboard and the hinge technique. I hand-dyed the lace to pick up the rose color from the papers I used, which are from the Four Seasons stack from DCWV. I threw so much stuff on this box I don't even remember what everything is or where it came from! haha I also used some of my hand-dyed seam binding instead of ribbon. Hope you like it!! (Oh, by the way, I didn't like any of the feet I had on hand, so I used some cut crystal knobs that are intended as drawer pulls. They are really sparkly IRL)

Thanks for checking it out!

Lacy's February challenge Box

Hi, everyone!
Linda here. I'm posting Lacy's project for February. Isn't this just gorgeous??? Lacy has such a talent for victorian embellishment! I love her style!! Here's what she has to say about this project:

"This box was an ordinary box from Michaels with a magnetic closure. I covered it with Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime, added some flowers, Tim Holtz metal corners, a little metal handle, fairies, and bling and it's done! I still need to put some feet on it and thought I had a set but didn't. I also plan to create a matching mini for the inside. Hope you like my altered box."

Here are the pics:

I'm glad Lacy asked me to post this for her. Isn't it just yummalicious??!! She is MUCH too modest about her enormous talent and this gives me a chance to brag on her a little!! hehe


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

January's Challenge Winner..........

First of all I would like to thank everyone who played with us on this challenge. All of the projects were beautiful. I used to select a winner, but I don't know how to post a picture of the results. Without further ado, the winner for last month's challenge is entry #9 Meredith. Congrats, Meredith I will be contacting you to send you your prize.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January's Altered Arts Challenge

This month I have the pleasure of issuing the challenge for the SSPT blog, and while I enjoy a large range of crafting techinques my most favorite is altering items. So look around your home, scrap room or visit a Arts & Craft store and find something to alter. It can be a piece of wood, a glass block, paper mache, a clipboard or just about anything! There are two exceptions...... yes you guessed it, no cards or scrapbook page layouts. The prize will be a Cricut French Manor cart. make sure to link your creations below. Happy crafting.....Deborah.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Lacy's Altered Challenge Project for January

This is Linda posting Lacy's project for her! I love this project!!! I think Lacy's embellishments, paper choices, etc, are just beautiful!! Don't you?? This altered box is home to a matching mini album, too!! WOWZA!!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Altered Valentine Mini Tin Mailbox

Hi Dandi Crafters! Wow what a great challenge Deborah has issued. I love to alter things so this is right up my alley! Wow did you see the Cricut Cartridge she is giving away to the lucky winner, very cool, French Manor!
I decided my part that I would alter a tin mini mailbox for Valentine's Day! If you want to know more you can pop over to my blog DtsArt Blog. I can't wait to see what YOU come up with. You have until the end of January to enter.

Monday, January 03, 2011

December Challenge winner

Wow. There were so many of you who participated in last months challenge, that I was so thankful for There is no way that I could have chosen one on my own. I am so sorry that I did not come comment on all of you, but there were over 200 entries. So now the moment you have all been waiting for.....the winner is

#18 darlingho

I will be contacting you soon for your address and I hope you all decide to play along this month for your chance to win a French Manor cartridge. I wish I could enter, that is a fabulous prize~Becca

Deborah's January Challenge

For this challenge I decided to alter a glass block for my GD Rian. I used a file from and some cuts from the Hello Kitty Font cart. I used "etch" colored vinyl to create the frosted look on the block. I threw in some stickers, buttons & ribbon and this is what I came up with. Looking forward to seeing your creations so make sure that you link your project submissions below on the January 2, 2011 post so that you can be entered to win the French Manor cart.

Linda's January Challenge Project

Hi, everyone!
If you are like me, your scrapbooking tools are taking over! I never seem to have enough containers to hold them all. So, I altered a plain old coffee can to serve as a tool caddy. I covered the can with paper, then fussy cut the border and added it. Tons of Stickles were then added to the images. Then, I used my Imagine to create some embellishments for the back side using the Lori's Garden cartridge.(the first picture is the back side with the Lori's Garden images.) Once that was done (you can see the project at this stage in the last pic) I felt it needed some dimension, so I broke out my Viva Decor pearl pen and went to town adding pearl drops to the design. The ribbon isn't ribbon at all! It's rayon seam binding that I colored with alcohol inks! Hope you like it!!


Lynne's January Challenge!!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday and a terrific New Year so far! I hope you all got lots of crafting goodies under your tree!!
For this challenge, I used some plain ole' cardboard sheets and turned it into a recipe book! I also used my cricut for the letters and a couple flowers!! On the inside are colored index cards to seperate the recipe types!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Don't forget, every month we issue a new, fun challenge!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cindys Christmas Framed Pages

Merry Christmas to Everyone, Hope you all had a Wonderful Holiday and will have a Great New Year Too!!! Here is my project for the Challenge of ANYTHING GOES!! This was a very fun challenge and I can see by the amount of entries that we had this month that all of you thought so too. Thanks so much for entering your projects, cant wait to see who wins too.......

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sizzix Slide Card

I made this card with my Big Shot Pro. I used Marianne Design dies for the Poinsettia flower and a Cuttlebug folder for the embossing. Merry Christmas to everyone.....Deborah.