Special Moments

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Super Duper

Hello crafty friends!! It is Wednesday!
And you know what that means...

Please join us!

I want to share a fun shaker card that I made with the incredibly cute Tiny Heroes (MamaElephant) stamp set.




I colored this cute little super girl with Ranger Distress Markers. I added some Glossy Accents to her mask, boots and gloves. And some red and yellow Stickles to her cape and hair. I took some jewelry wire and made her a little wand to hold!

Super Easy! Super Cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Items that I used that are available at 7KIDS are linked below:

Sequins, beads, red & yellow glitter paper (My stash)


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

love


Hello my stampy friends! I got an unexpected day off from work due to ice and sleet...
So that means PLAYTIME in the CRAFT ROOM!!!!

I wanted to join in the fun at 


I know it is a loose interpretation, but I was inspired by the sketch!
And my new Stamps of Life die!

This time I watercolored with Twinkling H2O watercolors. I have had them for awhile, but had never used them. IRL, the colors are bright and have this cool sheen to them!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stamp: None
Die: Love (Stamps of Life)
Twinkling H20 Water colors
White and Black PITT pens(Faber-Castell)
Black Sequins

Butterfly Tag

 Hello my stampy friends! It is Tuesday, so that means it is my turn to host the 7KIDS Store blog.  I am sharing a tag that I made using the gorgeous Pion Papers that we are now carrying in the store! If you haven't used the Pion papers before, let me just tell you....they are DIVINE!  I am so glad we have them in the store, now!!!




I used another beautiful butterfly from the Pen Pattern Butterflies (Stampendous) stamp set and matching dies again. They are just so pretty! I stamped the butterfly onto one of the beautiful Pion (For Father) papers with Black Memento Ink, because I was going to color it with some Copic Markers. After coloring the butterfly, I added some Cotton Candy Stickles to the wings and Glossy Accents to the body.



If you look closely, you will see where I used the ClockWork (Tim Holtz) stencil 2 ways on the background paper. First, I used my blending tool and Old Paper Distress ink and stamped thru the stencil on the corners of the right side. On the left side, I used the stencil again. But this time I applied embossing paste, then sprinkled Old Pumice Stone Distress glitter over it, before it was heat set with my heat gun. This gave the tag some sparkle and texture. I didn't add a sentiment, because I want to save it for a special occasion. Then I will decide which sentiment to use.

The bow at the top was made with crinkle ribbon, pieces of lace and pink tulle tied together with twine and a button. I then added some sequins.

Hope you like my tag! It was lots of fun to make!

Don't forget to join our current ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at 7KIDS!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Items that I used on my tag that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Old Pumice Stone Glitter (Ranger)
Embossing Paste

Monday, February 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind!

Hello my stampy friends! Today is February Release Rewind here at Paper Sweeties !  We want to demonstrate how easy it is to combine the new releases with the older releases. All kinds of possibilities!

I made a vase of pretty flowers!



My flowers are from the Pretty Posies stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts.
The vase was cut with Garden Time Sweet Cuts.



The banner is from the Be Happy Sweet Cuts.
The sentiment and little flower is from the Sending Sweet Thoughts stamp set.
See how great all of the stamps work so well with each other??? LOVE!!!!! These and many more fabulous stamps and Sweet Cuts are available at the Paper Sweeties Boutique!

Please go visit my super talented Paper Sweeties Teamies!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


P.S. I am going to let you in on a little secret: I had this card ALL put together and OOPS! I must have had black ink on one of my fingers...and I got an ink spot on my card! Exactly where that little flower is beside the vase! Sometimes you just have to IMPROVISE!!!!


Paper: Hello Sunshine (Doodlebug); Vellum (Michael's)
Other: Sequins (Paper Sweeties); Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen (ZIG)


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Party!

It's the 15th and that means it's Release Day here at Paper Sweeties!! 
You are going to love these new stamps and coordinating dies and they are now available for purchase! They are perfect for this time of year as we start to think about Spring time!

My card is a clean and simple design!



My colors were inspired by the current 




I found this paper that matches the Pretty Posies stamps perfectly!!!! It is the Black & White collection from Gliltz! I stamped the pretty posie on one of the BG papers, and then cut it out with the coordinating Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts. Always love that! Then I added some Wink of Stella Glitter and Glossy Accents to the posie. It really pops IRL! I added some matching leaves that also come with the Pretty Posies stamp set. The sentiment is part of the new Garden Time stamp set.  I can't finish a card without adding some pretty sequins from the Paper Sweeties Boutique!

These new stamps are now available for purchase! 

Please check out my Paper Sweeties Teamies

You will be truly inspired!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*


Tip: I did not have sequins to match the red, so I colored some clear Paper Sweetie sequins with a Red Copic marker. It worked beautifully!


What's New




Thanks again for stopping by!
Mackie


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Countdown!

It is February 14! Happy Valentine's Day!!!
AND it is time for the Paper Sweeties February Release Countdown! The new releases were perfect for my Valentine Card that I am sharing with you today.

Here is my card:


I die cut several hearts in red, pink and dark pink with the Pretty Posies Sweet CutsI then stamped each heart with one of the sentiments in the Garden Time stamp set. I wanted them to look like the valentine's candies that are so popular this time of year.

I made the envelope with vellum and my EK envelope punch. The little card tucked into the envelope with my "heart candies" was a tag that came with the pretty paper pad that I used.  

Now go see what my Paper Sweetie Teamies have created!



                   Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
                                    Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Happy Valentine's Day!
Mackie

What's New
Pretty Posies
Garden Time
Sweet Cuts - Pretty Posies
Sweet Cuts - Garden Time





Friday, February 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peeks!

Yay! It is the 13th and that means SNEAK PEAKS here at PAPER SWEETIES!!! We have some very pretty posies that will be available on the 15th of the month!

Here is my card :




I stamped these posies from the Pretty Posies stamp set, with Black Archival ink onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper. They are watercolored with Ranger Distress Inks.  After the posies were dry, I flicked some specks of color onto the background with some Ranger Distress stains. I popped this onto some fun BG paper, added some Baker's Twine and a few sequins from the Paper Sweeties Boutique

Please come back tomorrow to see another sample of these new stamps and coordinating dies!

And please check out my Paper Sweeties Teamies creations, too!


                      Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
                            Jinny Newlin  *special Guest Designer*


Pretty Posies
Garden Time
Sweet Cuts - Pretty Posies
Sweet Cuts - Garden Time

And other fun news...




Thanks for stopping by!
Hope to see you again tomorrow!
Mackie


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Valentine!




It is almost Valentine's Day! So this Love Day Mixed Media Paper Doll (Prima) stamp set was perfect for this ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at 7 Kids.
Our twist for the challenge this time is Sweet Treats!



If you follow me, you know I love to watercolor! So once again...
After coloring my pretty lady with water and Ranger Distress inks, I added a few details to her dress. I applied Glossy Accents to the heart, painted the dress with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen and added dots of Viva Hologram Pearl ink to the lacy hem.



Die cut hearts, sequins and pretty paper completed the card!

Please join in the fun!
And...thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Items that I used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Paper: Love Bugs (Doodlebug)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Shake! Shake! Shake!

I just love that song by Taylor Swift!

Just wanted to pop in for a quick post!
I needed to make a birthday card for a co-worker and this is what I made.
I was inspired by the incredibly talented Maille Belles!


Hope she likes it!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Blooming Tags

Hello my stampy friends!! It is Tuesday, so that means it time for me to host the 7KIDS Store blog! 
 I decided to make a tag using Blooming Tags (Penny Black)stamp set.




I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with Black Archival ink, and then colored the image with Distress inks and water.  After coloring the image, I spritzed the left over inks with a little water. Then I dragged  a piece of cream colored seam binding thru it. It made this perfectly matched ribbon for my tag! 

There is still time to join our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge !
You could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the 7KIDS Store!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Ranger Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Shaded Lilac, Crushed Olive,
Black Flower Soft