Special Moments

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas!


Hello Sweeties!

We are celebrating 25 Days of Christmas 
here at Paper Sweeties.
For 25 days, each team member will post a project using different stamps and products from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!

Today, I am sharing Christmas tags featuring some of my favorite Paper Sweeties stamps:

Snow Friends








And here are my tags!




I had so much fun making these tags! And I think they are SO cute!!!!
The snowmen were colored with Copic Markers. I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the festive pattern paper. I stamped the sentiments, and finished the tags with glitter, jingle bells and pretty ribbon and twine!

Be sure to visit the PAPER SWEETIES blog for great inspiration from all of the team members for the remaining days of  December!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #

Hello my stampy friends!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Can you believe Christmas is almost here already? WOW!!!

The Card Concept Challenge has a wonderful inspiration board this time!
Look at this beautiful black and white and red! LOVE!!!


The colors are what definitely inspired me for my card for this challenge!


I am in love with this adorable pup!!!


And that red & black buffalo check background is so much fun!


Except for the stamped background, my card is just a bunch of die cuts and a sentiment strip!

My favorite kind of card to make...
Easy, but packs a punch with color!

The style of my card would be considered
CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space



I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined 
or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 16 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Flannel Life background stamp (Fun Stampers Journey)
Sentiment: Merry Christmas Sentiment Strips (Simon Says Stamps)
 Dies: Merry Hugs (Spellbinders); Winter Big Scripty Words (Lawn Fawn);
           Wonky Circles ( Retired Company)
Paper: my stash


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #124-Ornate Ornaments


Welcome to a new inspiration board from 

Thanks for playing with us!
You all are so talented and full of inspiration!

I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner!!!!
Wow!!!

I was inspired by the beautiful shimmer and shine of the baubles in the photo to create my card.



There was no stamping on this card, just beautiful die cuts! And pretty foil papers!


The style of my card would be considered

Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress


I hope you have been inspired to join us here at 

Create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 2 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Paper: Metallic Jewels (Tim Holtz); Metallic Confections (Tim Holtz)
Dies: Deck the Halls -Holiday 2019(Spellbinders Die D-lites)
Embossing Folder: Tufted (Stampin Up)
Acetate sheet, Glitter and various sequin mixes, pearls


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties November 2019 Rewind Day


Hello Sweeties!

Welcome back to the 
Day Three of the Release is always a fun day!
The Design Team shows you how easy it is to use the NEW release 
with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts. 

Here is my card:


I enjoyed making this card so much! So many textures!



I used the older PAPER SWEETIES stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts called Merry Christmas Y'all.


AND the older stamp set Basket Add On: Baked with Love stamp and matching Sweet Cuts.




The sentiment and packages in the truck are from our NEW RELEASE



I stamped the images onto Bristol card stock and colored them with Zig Real Color markers.
The tree lights have been covered with Glossy Accents to make them look like glass globes. And the last thing I did was add lots of snow with Copic Opaque white gel, mixed with water.


As you can see, it is so easy and so much fun to mix and match the NEW RELEASE with the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts together! 


Please hop along and see what the other 
 Design Team members have created!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties November 2019 Release Day Two


Hello Sweeties!
It is Day Two for the




And I just am in love with these stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!

Here is my card for Day Two of the 
NOVEMBER 2019 RELEASE!

I used the darling house from an older PAPER SWEETIES stamp set called Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and created this fun autumn scene.
Once again, I used the masking technique to create the card. 
The background was sponged with some Distress ink, and all of the images were colored with Copic Markers.


Please hop along and see what the other Design Team members have created!



Please come back tomorrow for the PAPER SWEETIES Rewind and more inspiration for these darling new products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties November 2019 Sneak Peek


Welcome Sweeties!

It is time for the 

Here is my first card with this release!



My card was created by doing a little masking with the suitcase image and coloring with Copic Markers!

So much fun and so easy, peasy!!!!

I just LOVE this sentiment!



Here are the 
November 2019 RELEASES:




Please hop along and see what the other Design Team members have created!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Please come back tomorrow for the BIG PAPER SWEETIES RELEASE and more inspiration for these darling new products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #123-Thanksgiving Table

Hello my stampy friends!!!

Welcome to another 

Another beautiful inspiration board!

I was inspired by the pretty fall colors to 
create my Clean & Layered style card.


I started by masking a rectangle in the middle of the white panel. I then masked off the area around the rectangle with purple tape and sponged the inside with Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood Distress inks. I just love how the background turned out.


Next, I die cut some leaves out of white card stock and colored them by sponging them with Carved Pumpkin, Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo Distress inks.


Finally, I stamped the sentiments.

The style of my card would be considered
CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space



I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, November 18 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stuff I used:
Stamps: Layered Leaf Prints (Gina K Designs)
Dies: Colorful Seasons (Stampin Up)
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs,Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door
Ink: Charcoal Brown (Gina K Designs)
Iredescent Crystals Studio Katia

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fall & Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and Paper Sweeties






Paper Sweeties is joining the 
Fall & Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop 
as a Super Sponser!!!
A $25 value prize!!!!


The link to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is HERE 

And here is the card that I created for the blog hop using Paper Sweetie Products.


I am using two great Paper Sweetie stamp sets:










Have fun hopping!!!

Mackie

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 122-Bountiful Blessings

Hello stampy friends!
Hope all is well!
It is one of the most beautiful times of the year, with all of the fall colors.
We are starting a new challenge today at the Card Concept.
Our inspiration board is full of pretty fall colors!


I was inspired by the beautiful colors and the pumpkins in the photo to create my card.



My pumpkin is orange card stock with an overlay of mercury glass acetate from Stampin Up!
I saw a demonstrator use this technique and I thought it was awesome!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
We love seeing what you make!

The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space



You can create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.

All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, November 4 at 12:00 pm EDT.
We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Painted Harvest (Stampin Up)
Dies: Colorful Seasons (Stampin Up)
          Pinecone2stamp (Stamps of Life)
          Thankful ( Paper Sweeties)
Other: Mercury Glass Acetate (Stampin Up); Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Stampin Up)
Inks: Distress inks (Ranger)