Special Moments

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Season's Greetings!

Hello my stampy friends!!!
I wanted to share one of the cards I created for Christmas!


I just love white and silver together!

I decided to join a few challenges!  







Merry Christmas!

Mackie

Monday, December 11, 2017

PAPER SWEETIES 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER BLOG HOP!




Welcome to the 
Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas
 Designer Blog Hop!
Each day of December, the Design team members will feature a card or project using the super adorable PAPER SWEETIES stamps and SWEET CUTS.

December 1st: *December Challenge Posts*
December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld
December 3rd: Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop
December 4th: Karen Letchworth
December 5th: Lori Turner
December 6th: Maria Patrick
December 7th: Larissa Heskett
December 8th: Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop 
December 9th: Michelle Bala
December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 11th: Mackie Robertson
December 12th: Lori Turner
December 13th: *December Planner Posts* 
December 14th: Maria Patrick
December 15th: Michele Henderson 
December 16th: Nancy Salkeld
December 17th: Karen Letchworth
December 18th: Jinny Newlin
December 19th: Lilian Forsyth
December 20th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz

December 21st: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 22nd: Lisa Bzibziak
December 23rd:  Karen Letchworth
December 24th:  Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz



Today is my turn!!


I made this beautiful tree using alcohol inks and Yupo paper. I was watching a Jennifer McGuire video and she was using this technique to create some beautiful cards. You can view the video HERE.



After the alcohol inked paper was thoroughly dry, I die cut a tree from the Merry & Bright Sweet Cut set.
I stamped some snowflakes from the Merry Little Christmas stamp set with Versamark ink.
Next I added white embossing powder. I VERY CAREFULLY heat set the snowflakes. The  yupo paper will melt/and or bend if you apply too much heat.



I adhered the tree to a window I created in the card base using oval dies and acetate. I created a frame with white card stock. Then the acetate was glued between the the layers of the frame.  The sentiment is from the Stand Add On: Manger stamp set, which was heat embossed with white embossing powder.


I hope you will join us each day of our Christmas Blog Hop here at PAPER SWEETIES.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!
Mackie

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Card Concept Challenge #83


Welcome to another fun challenge here at the 
 I thank each and every one of you who joined us the last time. WOW!!!
You guys rocked that challenge!!!
So much wonderful inspiration!

Here is our last inspiration board for this year!!
We will be taking a little break until January.

 Who doesn't love red and kraft together???

Here is my card:



I just love, love, love this new reindeer die set from My Favorite Things!!!!



I die cut the reindeer with white card stock and then colored them with Copic Markers.
After coloring the antlers, I covered them with Matte Medium, and dipped them into Ranger Rock Candy glitter. It's hard to see the sparkle in the photos.
The cute fa la la sentiment was die cut 3 times with red card stock . I glued them together to make it have some great dimension. Finally, I covered sentiment with Nuvo Crystal glaze.




My card style would be considered a Clean and Layered :
Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space

All of the styles are explained HERE.

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

I hope you will join us for our last 2017 challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!
You can join us HERE!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: None
Dies: Deer Love (My Favorite Things)
          Winter Big Scripty Words (Lawn Fawn)
         Stitched Valley (My Favorite Things)
         Wonky Rectangles (Simon Says)
Copic Markers, Ranger Rock Candy Glitter, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Visions of SugarPlums 2017 Blog Hop!


We are so excited here at Paper Sweeties to have been invited by Lori Hairston to participate in 


--->  In honor of the Paper Sweeties feature today, ALL HOLIDAY PRODUCTS are 30% off using coupon: sugarplum!  Sale ends 12/3 at 11:59 pm EST, cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and cannot be used on items already on sale.  ENJOY!  <---


I decided to play with the Ginger Bread Man from PAPER SWEETIES - Sugar & Spice Sweet Cuts!


I had so much fun making this gingerbread man! I die cut him with Desert Storm Neenah card stock.
Then I sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
After adding the icing, buttons, bow tie and his sweet little face, I covered him with Matte Medium glue and dipped him into Rock Candy Distress Glitter
He looks just like a delicious cookie!


The pretty strings of Christmas lights were from the PAPER SWEETIES- Add On:Baked With Love.
First I colored them with Copic markers. After cutting them out with the matching Sweet Cuts, I covered them in Glossy Accents to make them look like real Christmas lights!
My pretty candy canes are from the PAPER SWEETIES- Stand Add On:Sweet Treats stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts.


I hope you will visit each designer and leave a comment!
You could win a prize! 
Paper Sweeties will be offering a $25 gift certificate to the PAPER SWEETIES Shoppe!

How do you win? 

1.  Start by leaving a comment here 

2.  Visit all the other participants blogs and leave comments. 

3.  Lori will pick up your name from here, check all the other blogs and put your name in the "hat"  as many times as you leave comments.  
Example:  Leave 14 comments = your name 14 times in the "hat".

(Her husband is the official "draw-the-names-out" guy.  Yes, it is old school here!)

Prize winners will be announced on Sunday, December 10th.   

I hope you have fun visiting all of the very talented designers participating in this fun Blog Hop!!!








Thanks for stopping by!!!
Mackie

Friday, December 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties December 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello Sweeties!!!
But don't be sad...we will still be having our Stamp Release Parties each month!


Here is our fun inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the rustic feel of this photo.
 I knew right away what PAPER SWEETIES product I would use...
Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts!


I die the cut the stockings with 4 different pattern papers. Then I die cut 4 more stockings with kraft colored paper. I trimmed the tops off the kraft ones and glued them to the pattern paper stockings.
Next I sponged each one with Vintage Paper Distress Ink. I tied  a bow with twine around each one.
I punched a hole in the corners of each one and strung them with the same twine that I used with the bows.


And of course I had to stamp each one with our PAPER SWEETIE Doll's names...
I'm sure Santa comes to see them too!!!


And the sweet sentiment is from the PAPER SWEETIES DEAR SANTA stamp set!

I hope I have inspired you to join us in our last 

Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies
for some great inspiration!

          Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties Creator
Jinny Newlin
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Card Concept Retro Christmas

Welcome ! Welcome!
It is time for another challenge here at 
the Card Concept!
And I just love this one!
Retro!!!!
And look at these colors!!!!
Swoon!!!


And I knew right away which stamp set I would use!
FAT PANTS!!!



(Inside)


Is this not hilarious????


I hope you will join us for this fun challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

My card style would be considered a Clean and Layered :
Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space

All of the styles are explained HERE.

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

You can join us HERE!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Fat Pants (Essentials by Ellen)
Paper: Recollections 110lb
Inks: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores (Paper Trey Ink)
         Lucky Clover (Ranger)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Rhubarb Crumble, Carribean Ocean,Carnation Pink
Gemstones-Stampin Up
Silver Thread

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Card Concept Challenge # 81


Welcome to another challenge here at the
CARD CONCEPT!



I adore poinsettias, so I was excited when I saw this Inspiration Board! I had received a new stamp by Sunny Studio called Petite Poinsettias, and now I had the perfect reason to pull it out and play! 



I loved using this stamp set, because it was so easy with the 3 layer process! My Misti was the perfect tool for these stamps. I stamped the first 2 layers with 2 different shades of red and the final layer with Versamark ink, so I could heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  After I stamped the images, I decided to sponge the background with some Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks for a vintage look. Then I stamped some musical notes, and added ink splatters and some Nuvo Crystal drops. 




Finally, I stamped a separate poinsettia and I die cut it with the matching die. I die cut some leaves with green card stock, and heat embossed veins of the leaves with gold embossing powder. After I curled the edges of the leaves and poinsettia, I adhered them to my card with foam tape for extra dimension.

This is the first Christmas card that I have made this year! I had better get busy!


I hope I have inspired you to join us for this challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

My card style would be considered Mixed Media :

Two or more mediums (For Ex; inks, embossing powder, pencils,
pastels, watercolor, charcoal, pigments, mica powder, etc.)
           May include Dimensionals, embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, foils
May include Heated elements
Can be a variety of styles-CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
Basically 2 or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media

All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

You can join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps: Petite Poinsettias (Sunny Studio)
Paper: White card stock (Recollections)
            Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz (Stampin Up)
Inks: Pale Tomato (Hero Arts)
         Velvet (Altenew)
          Willow (Simon Says)
         Versamark
         Potting Soil (Ranger)
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Tea Dye (Ranger)
Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin Up)
Nuvo Drops-Dark Walnut, Bright Gold