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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello crafty friends!! Just popping in with a birthday card!

The sentiment is a background stamp by Crafty Individuals called Calligraphy.
I stamped it with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Black Embossing powder.
I cut it out with the Large Deckled Spellbinders die. The frame behind it is also a Spellbinders die called Lattice Rectangles. I think these two dies compliment each other very nicely!
I inked all the edges with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink. Finally, I added some flowers and gears from my stash. I think this card will be perfect for the person I had in mind!

Items that I used for this card that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below.

Also...don't forget to join us for our current
Anything Goes Challenge here at 7Kids!

Paper: K& Company
Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Black
Dies: Large Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders), Lattice Rectangles (Spellbinders); Garden Greens (Tim Holtz)
Other: Flowers (my stash); Gears (Tim Holtz)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

Happy Wednesday! And that means it is time for another

I hope you have been having a fabulous week!
Or are you needing a drink about now???? HaHa!
I just love this stamp by StampingBella!
She is called Madison has a Margarita. Isn't she precious!
I wanted her to be bright and festive.

Miss Madison is stamped on watercolor paper with Black Tuxedo Memento ink. And I colored her with Copic Markers. I added some Glossy Accents to her cocktail and her shoes. And I colored her dress with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. It is hard to see this in he photo, but looks really cool IRL!!
After I colored her, I lightly brushed the background with water around the image.  Then I added some Ranger Distress inks to get this cool watercolor effect. I stamped some stars and added some sequins for a little oomph!

Now, go check out what the other design team members are doing!
And you can join our challenge here!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies that I used that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

        Distress Inks (Ranger)-Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twig, Antique Linen
        Distress Markers(Ranger)-Tattered Rose
        Copic Markers: Dress-RV06, RV04
                                  Dress Trim-YG05
                                  Hair & Shoes-E33, E35, E37

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tweet Chirp

Happy weekend! Hope you are doing fun stuff, especially crafting!
I played in my craft room this afternoon with one of my new stamps-
Scribbly Birds by Dina Wakely for Ranger. You have probably been seeing a lot of these birds on blogland. I just love them, so of course I had to have them, too!

I chose to make a tag. And it has lots of textures! I started first with clear embossing paste and stencils. Then I added color with watercolors and Distress inks. It even has glitter! Did I go a little crazy or what??? But I love it! Hope you do, too!

 I hope this qualifies for the current 

I used summery colors and colored my bird like a yellow finch.
We have had lots of these little finches at our feeders this summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Scribbly Birds (Dina Wakely/Ranger)
Inks: Black (Ranger Archival)
         Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twig (Ranger)
Die: Trellis (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
         Hearts (SSS)
Stencils: Mini Love Post, Mini Sketch Grid (Craft Workshop)
Transparent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
 Accessories: Silver Distress Glitter (Ranger); Film Strip (Tim Holtz)
                     Film Strip (Tim Holtz), 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bring on the cake

A quick post to share a card I made using Marci with cat (LaLa Land) !
I needed another birthday card for sweet girl who I know!

I stamped her on Neenah White card stock with Jet Black Archival  ink.
I then colored her with Ranger Distress Markers and a Tim Holtz water brush. As you know, I LOVE coloring this way! I fussy cut her out and then popped her up with foam tape.

Don't forget to join the current Anything Goes Challenge at 7Kids!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Items I used that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Paper: Neenah White

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Circle Flip It Die #2

I got a new toy!!!!!
I just got this Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix Circle Flip It #2 Die!
So much fun! And easy!!!

 Front / Closed

Inside (Open)

I chose the beautiful paper of the Tim Holtz Wallflower collection. I positioned the die so that it would accent this beautiful bird! I just love this die, because it comes with all of these extra pieces. Everything on this card, except the branch and feathers was cut with this die set!  Love it!!!!

Since I featured the bird and feathers, I think this card may qualify for the current challenge over at 
City Crafter Challenge Blog
Create a card or project that features an animal

Thanks for stopping by!

Die: Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix Circle Flip It #2
        Feathers (Simon Says Stamps)
        Branch (Memory Box)
Stamp: Big Wish (Verve)
Ink: Gathered Twig, Worn Lipstick (Ranger)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Let's Celebrate At Paper Sweeties !

Hello and welcome to the 2nd Birthday Celebration

I was so excited when Debbie Marcinkiewicz of Paper Sweeties invited me to join this
How fun is this? To be included with so many talented people is a true honor! Yay!!!

 The festivities will run for the entire month of August!  We have a couple sponsors who have donated prizes … including a $100 GC to the Paper Sweeties boutique – details are on the blog.  Leave a comment on the blog to be eligible!

Our photo inspiration:

My sketch inspiration:

Since this is a birthday celebration, I chose to use the darling Paper Sweeties Sending Sweet Thoughts Bundle (stamp set and matching dies)!

And here is my card:

First, I stamped the cupcake, flowers and cupcake holder with Versamark ink on vellum paper, and then sprinkled white embossing powder over the images and heat set them.
Next, I colored the reverse side of the stamped images with Ranger Distress Markers. This gives a very soft look to the sweet images.
Don't cha just love that darling cupcake???

Hopefully you have "hopped" here from the very talented Gail Lass and now will continue hopping to the super creative Aneta Mataszewska! If you get lost along the way you can go to the beginning here!

Thanks so much for celebrating Paper Sweeties 2nd Birthday!

Paper Sweeties Design Team:

Special Guest Designers:

Mackie Robertson (You are here)

And thanks so much, Debbie, for asking me to be a guest designer!


Stamp with matching dies: Sending Sweet Thoughts (Paper Sweeties)
Paper: Crate and American Crafts
Ink: Versamark; Black Tuxedo Memento
Distress Markers: Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder; Prima Flowers; Pink Liquid Pearl Pen; Yellow Liquid Pearl Pen

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hope your day is fabulous!

It is time for another
Please join the fun! We always showcase the Top Three, plus give away a $25 gift certificate to the 7Kids Store, for a lucky random winner.  Don't cha want to play???

The design team  decided to "Get Wordy" with this challenge-
use a sentiment on the front of the card.
And I think a birthday sentiment is the best type of all!

Here is my card:

I made this birthday card for my VERY special blog friend, Mona Pendleton. You must visit her blog "Cupcake's Creations" because she designs some of the most beautiful creations! She just finished a term as a design member for My Favorite Things, so you may have seen many of her creations for that company. She even designed some stamps, stencils and dies for My Favorite Things!

I started this card by using the Doily (Tim Holtz) stencil. I spread a thin layer of transparent embossing paste, and let it dry thoroughly. I then inked it with Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Worn Lipstick Ranger Distress inks with my Mini Blending Tool. The embossed areas resists the ink!

On another piece of Neenah white card stock, I used the same stencil and only used Picked Raspberry distress ink.  I cut the butterflies out of this paper, using the Fancy Butterflies (My Favorite Things) dies. Then I inked the butterflies' edges with more Picked Raspberry Distress ink.
Next, I made some flowers with the Tattered Flower Garden (Tim Holtz) die. I used white card stock for these flowers and colored them with the Distress inks.
I made the banner, stamped the sentiment and added some buttons to complete the card!

Now don't forget to check out what my team mates have created!
They are a VERY talented crew!
And don't forget to join our new ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stencil: Doily (Tim Holtz)
Transparent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Life is Good

Hello my crafty friends! Happy Tuesday!!!
I am leaving for vacation today. Whoo! Hoo!
And that is why I chose this stamp set because we are going to the beach! 

As you can see, this is a shaker card. I just love these. They are just so fun!

I followed the current RetroSketch # 124

The cute stamp set is called Life is Good by Lawn Fawn.
I stamped the images with Black Memento Ink and colored them with Copics.

Hope you liked my little beach scene.
Now I am off to put my toes in the sand.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Items that I used for my card that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Copic Markers: BG15, BG01, YR24, YR31, Y000, R24, R27
Dies:  circles' n  scallops (Reverse Confetti Cuts)
          Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax (MFT)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Harlequin Stencil

Happy Wednesday, my crafty friends!!! It is time for another
Please join the fun! We always showcase the Top Three, plus give away a $25 gift certificate to the 7Kids Store, for a lucky random winner.  Everyone loves to shop, right???

My card may look simple, but there are several techniques involved, which I thought I would try to share with you below.

First my card:

 Using the Harlequin Stencil(Tim Holtz), I colored a  4 x 51/4 white card stock with Picked Raspberry Distress ink with a mini blending tool, and then cut out a circle.

I used the same Harlequin Stencil, and applied a thin layer of white embossing paste on a 4 x 51/4 white card stock. I set it aside and let dry.

I die cut the Lawn Fawn Hello   three times with scraps of card stock. I glued these together to make the word Hello thick like chipboard.  I  "colored" a piece of white card stock with Picked Raspberry ink. Then sprinkled it with water droplets to distress it. I then cut one more Hello out of this piece, which became the the top layer.

Here is a close-up of the details:

Pretty cool, huh?

 I saw a card similar to this one, from one of my favorite bloggers who is SO talented, called Jennifer McGuire. You can see her tutorial here. She shows 2 ways to make this card. I tried the hardest, but did the easiest. Hey, I tried!!!!!!!
Hope you have enjoyed my card.

Please join in the fun with our current Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Love is Everything

Happy Saturday! I wanted to pop in and share
 a quick post of a wedding card that I made for a very sweet couple that got married last night.

I stamped the flowers 3 times with Versamark ink on white Vellum paper. They were heat embossed with white embossing powder. I flipped the petals over and colored with Distress Markers.
I did the same thing with the leaves. I layered the petals together with Glue dots, and adhered silver gems to the centers. I dry embossed the frame with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Favorite Flowers(Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: VersaMark
Distress markers: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Old Olive
White and Silver Embossing powders, Cuttlebug Embossing folder