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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties Winter Blast from the Past Day 3


Welcome to the final day of our Winter Blast from the Past! 
There will not be a new release until February,
so we thought we would share some wintery creations with some of our previously released favorite stamps and Sweet Cuts!



I wanted to create a wintry scene . I thought this tree would be perfect! It is the Tree of Life.
I stamped it onto the card stock with SU Early Expresso ink and then splattered lots of white paint to look like snow!
I added the sign and a little red bird. I'm sure a scene like this was seen in a lot of places last week. BRRRR!!!!

PAPER SWEETIE items that I used are linked below:



Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies 
for some fabulous inspiration!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties Winter Blast from the Past Day 2



Welcome Sweeties!!! 
If you missed us yesterday,we are doing something a little different this month here at PAPER SWEETIES
There will not be a new release until February,
so we thought we would share some wintery creations with some of our previously released favorite stamps and Sweet Cuts!

Today I am sharing some of my favorite PAPER SWEETIE Sweet Cuts-Be Happy for my card today. I die cut lots of pretty papers and strung them with pink twine. 


The Paper Sweetie products that I used are linked below:




Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies 


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties Winter Blast From the Past!


Welcome Sweeties!!! 
I am so excited! I am joining the Design Team at PAPER SWEETIES once again!
I just love all of their adorable stamps and matching Sweet Cuts.

We are doing something a little different this month here at PAPER SWEETIES
There will not be a new release until February,
so we thought we would share some wintery creations with some of our previously released favorite stamps and Sweet Cuts!

Today I wanted to share Miss Madison in her warm winter coat with fur trim, no less!
She is bundled up and has her sled so she can go enjoy the snow!



The Paper Sweeties stamps I used are linked below!



Be sure to visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies to see some wonderful creativity!



Thanks for stopping by!


Mackie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Card Concept Challenge # 84-

 Welcome back my stampy friends to the 
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. 
It was so nice spending time with family and friends.

Now I 'm ready to get my creative juices flowing again!
This beautiful inspiration photo was perfect for that!


I was inspired by the cupcakes and all of the pink color to create this Mixed Media card.



My card is a TOTAL CASE of a set of cards that I saw on a Nichol Spohr video. She is so talented and just love watching her YouTube Channel!!! The video of her card is HERE.


I created my card using some darling cupcakes from PAPER SWEETIES!
The Birthday was created with an Echo Park die.
I had so much fun creating this card!
My card would be considered a Mixed Media style card, because of the different mediums that I used. I used ink and embossing paste for the background. I used heat embossing on the cupcakes. This card has lots of texture!


Mixed Media

2 or more mediums (inks, embossing powder, pencils, watercolors, markers, etc.)
May include dimensionals-embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, etc.
May include heated elements-encaustic was, embossing
Can be a variety of styles-CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
Basically, use of 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. 

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps-Sending Sweet Thoughts (Paper Sweeties)
              Good Times (Cardz TV)
Dies: Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)
         Happy Birthday (Echo Park)
Ink: Versamark
Distress Oxide Ink: Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Stars (Heidi Swapp)
Embossing Paste: White (Wendy Vecchi)
Embossing Powder: White (Ranger)
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush-Light Green, Pale Green,
                Sugared Almond Pink, Oink, Light Gray
Nuvo Jewel Drops-Strawberry Coulis, Key Lime













Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Season's Greetings!

This card was chosen as one of the Sweet 6 at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

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