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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties June 2019 Rewind


Welcome to REWIND DAY 


We will show you how easy it is to use the new releases with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts. 


I combined the new Seas the Day and Mermaid Wishes with the older Living on Island Time  and Somewhere over the Rainbow stamp sets. The HELLO is from an older Paper Sweeties Sweet Cut! Debbie does such a great job designing her stamps to be able to work with each other so well!!!










Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the creations I made using the NEW and the OLD stamps sets and Sweet cuts from Paper Sweeties!

Please visit my talented teammates for some fabulous inspiration!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties June 2019 Release Party!




Hello Sweeties!
Here it is !!! The new PAPER SWEETIES Release!

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Mermaid Wishes




And here is my card!!


Are these not the cutest little sea creatures that you've ever seen???


The background was created by sponging and blending Distress Oxide inks. The sea creatures were all colored with Copic markers and then die cut with their matching Sweet Cuts.


Please visit my teammates to see some more darling
creations! 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Come back tomorrow for the 

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, June 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties June 2019 Release Sneak Peeks!


Welcome Sweeties!!!
Hope you are having a fabulous summer so far!
Paper Sweeties is releasing a DARLING stamp set tomorrow!!!!
And...it is PERFECT for the summer!


Who doesn't love a mermaid??? 
Especially one as cute as this one!!!


 She is surrounded by some of her adorable friends in the sea!



Go visit my teammates to see some more darling
SNEAK PEEKS  of the June 2019
PAPER SWEETIE stamps.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Maria Patrick


Come back tomorrow for the 

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 177- Summer Swirls

Welcome to another challenge starting today at

Look at these BOLD colors!


The first thing I thought of when I saw this inspiration board were big beautiful hot air balloons. I went to a hot air balloon festival a few years ago and it was spectacular!!! All of the balloons were bright , bold colors and it was beautiful!


I stamped the balloons and did some simple coloring with Copic Markers. I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze and Stickles to give them some texture. 


I used a MFT Cloud stencil and some Salty Ocean Distress ink to make the clouds in the back ground.
The perfect sentiment is from an older Lawn Fawn stamp set.


The style of my card would be considered Clean & Simple:

One main image
Lots of open space
Limited layers and embellishements
Quick & easy to create

I hope I have inspired you 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, June 24 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie
Stuff I used:
Stamps: Let's Go to the Beach (Paper Sweeties)
              Flying by to say Hi! (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Black Memento; Salty Ocean Distress Oxide 
Stencil: Small cloud (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)
Other stuff: Nuvo Crystal Drops, Yellow Stickles, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 116 - Pink Retro


Who had a record player similar to this when you were a teen- ager??? 
I did! I did! Yes, I'm that old!!!! I loved my 45's!!!

I was so inspired by the bold colors!
One of my favorite combinations-Pink, Black and Silver!!!!

Here is my card:


I didn't have any stamps with record images! Oh No!
So... I had to use my imagination! And Boy did I !!!
PINK records???? 

I used the SSS stamp set Lots of Dots and to create my pink records!


 I added some musical notes and the perfect sentiment for this fun birthday card.

The style of my card would be considered Clean & Simple:

One main image
Lots of open space
Limited layers and embellishements
Quick & easy to create

I hope I have inspired you 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, June 12 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Lots of Dots (Simon Says Stamps); Jungle Vibes (SugarPea Designs)
Dies: None
Ink: It's a Girl (Catherine Pooler); Versafine Black; Versamark
Embossing Powder: Silver (Stampin Up)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Release Rewind!

Welcome to REWIND DAY !!!


We will show you how easy it is to use the new release-HELLO with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts. 

I just had to create another card with the the darling little camper.

I colored the images with Copic Markers.
I framed the sentiment with one of the PAPER SWEETIES Scalloped Square Frames dies.





Here is another look at this month's awesome








Please visit my Teammates for some amazing inspiration on how to use these beautiful new stamps!




Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #115- Mosaic Madness


Welcome to another challenge here 
at the Card Concept!
I love these rich warm colors! 

I had bought this stamp from Simon Says awhile back, but I had not used it yet.  I am usually not attracted to this style of stamp, but I had seen so many beautiful cards made with it, I just had to buy it!!! Honestly, I have been a little intimidated by it, so it just sat on my desk.  Until I saw what our challenge would be!
I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!

Here is my card:


I stamped the image with Potting Soil Archival ink onto some smooth white Neenah card stock.


I have also been afraid of colored pencils! I put my big girl pants on and pulled out the Prisma pencils. I found out that I really enjoyed coloring with pencils!!! How about that???



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 I have inspired you 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, May 27 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!


Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps: Ornate Background #101763 (Simon Says Stamps)
               Amazing You (Stampin Up)
Dies: Amazing You-Framelits (Stampin Up)
Inks: Potting Soil Archival, Versamark
Other stuff: Prisma colored pencils; vellum

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Release Party!

Hello Sweeties!
Welcome to the
May 2019 Paper Sweeties Release!


Here are the New Releases!
They are so incredible!










Here is my card!


First, I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink onto white watercolor paper. Next, I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder.


I colored the flowers with water colors, as well as the background. Then added lots of splatters of blue, white and silver!


I heat embossed the sentiment with silver, too. Then it was attached to the card with foam tape.


I really love how this mixed media style card turned out!

Please visit my Teammates for some amazing inspiration on how to use these beautiful new stamps!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie