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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Card Concept Challenge #104-

Are you ready for the holidays???
Wouldn't this gorgeous arrangement 
look good in your house!




I fell in love with all of the silver and the tiny bit of green in our new inspiration board!

Here is what I created:


I heat embossed the Christmas ornaments in layers of silver, white, green and clear embossing powders onto some heavy weight white card stock. I was trying to minimize the warping that you sometimes get with heat embossing. The background turned out amazing!


I felt a sentiment was all it needed! Of course, I had to add some sequins, too!



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, December 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp:Ornate Ornaments (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powders: Silver, Clear, White and green (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah 110lb white card stock; Silver (Tim Holtz) ; Green Apple (Simon Says)
           Vellum (Grafex)

Paper Sweeties's 25 Days of Christmas-Day 12


Each day of December a member of the Paper Sweeties Design Team will post a
creation with our newest 
Paper Sweetie stamps and matching Sweet Cuts, called
Merry Christmas Y'all .




I LOVE this adorable stamp set 
and matching Sweet Cuts!!!!!
It is now available in the
along with many other holiday themed products!

Here's my card!



I had so much fun making these trees. I sponged some watercolor paper with Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. Next, I splattered the paper with some black and white paints. When everything was completely dry, I die cut the trees with the Sweet Cuts. After I die cut the trees, I took a spatula and wiped some white embossing paste on them to look like snow! I love these trees! 




I fussy cut snow banks out of white card stock. I added 2-way glue to the edges of the snow banks and then sprinkled them with Diamond Dust to make it look like sparkly snow! I just love the way this card turned out!




I hope I have inspired you to visit the 
each day this month 
for some fabulous creations and inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, December 7, 2018

25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!

 Oh what fun!!!
Each day of December we will post a
creation with our newest 
Paper Sweetie stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!

Don't you just LOVE this little truck????
And it is already available in the
along with many other holiday themed products!




And here is the card I created!


I found this fun paper and I knew it would be perfect for this new stamp set! I stamped each image and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some Glossy Accents to the wheels and fenders to make them look shiny!

Please visit the 
every day this month 
for some fabulous creations and inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Card Concept Challenge # 103-Holiday Treats

Hello! 
It has been awhile since my last post on my blog!
My son got married November 10!
So...I was busy with wedding and rehearsal dinner plans.
Everything turned out beautifully and lots of fun!!!!






Had to share some pics!!! Proud Mama!!!

I didn't think I would be able to create as a design team member this month at the Card Concept, but when I saw this inspiration board, it sent my creative juices flowing!!!

Isn't it adorable!!!!!


And here is my card:


I stamped my images onto Copic friendly paper with Black Memento ink.



I had so much fun coloring these cute images with my Copic markers! I added some doodles with a white gel pen. And I added some Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal drops to the nose and berries. And for extra shine, I used a Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen!



The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

AND LOTS of CUTENESS!!!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Stuff I used:
Stamps: elves2stamp (Stamps Of Life)
              happybday2you (Stamps Of Life)
              FaLaLa (Paper Sweeties)
              Holly Days (Paper Sweeties)
Dies: elves2stamp, happybday2you (Stamps of Life)
            Holly Days Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)
Miscellanous Stuff:Memento Black Ink; Copic Markers; Glossy Accents; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; Nuvo Crystal Drops-English Mustard; Versamark; SSS Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Card Concept Challenge #100 !!!!!!!

Welcome to the 100th post here


We are so excited, that we thought we would celebrate
 by asking
Special Guests to play with us !



My special guest is the very talented

Owner and Creator of PAPER SWEETIES

Just look at her ADORABLE CARD!

Debbie was inspired by the pretty pinks and pumpkins!


Here is my card:


I was inspired by the pretty pinks and gold!





I used the Prima Metallic Accents watercolor cakes and Tim Holtz watercolor paper to make a pattern paper for the leaves.  I stamped and heat embossed the leaves with gold embossing powder. And then cut them out with thier matching dies,
I know, you usually don't see pink leaves, but I think they're pretty!

The white background panel was dry embossed with Stampin Up's  Ruffled Embossing Folder.
I LOVE this thing!


The sentiment is from the NEW Paper Sweeties October RELEASE called HAPPY FALL Y'ALL
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto some gold vellum paper and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder!

I think my style of this card would be considered 
Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress

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

I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
THE CARD CONCEPT CHALLENGE !!

Please visit and see what the other designers and their special guests have created HERE!

Thanks so much Debbie Marcinkiewicz for being my guest today!!!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp:Fall Foliage (Reverse Confetti)
            Happy Fall Y'all (Paper Sweeties)
Dies:   Fall Foliage (Reverse Confetti)
Embossing folder: Ruffled (Stampin Up)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Gold (Gina K. Designs)
Watercolors: Metallic Accents (Prima)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Ranger Tim Holtz)
            Vellum (Grafix)


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

PAPER SWEETIES OCTOBER 2018 REWIND DAY!

Welcome to my FAVORITE Day of the New Releases  at PAPER SWEETIES!

It's REWIND Day!

That means it is time to share how you can mix and match
PAPER SWEETIES products so easily!



Here is my card:



My card features the new October Releases as well as the older Sent From My Heart stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!






And the OLDER  Sent From My Heart







I added some black spots to my puppy and replaced his letter with an acorn. Isn't he a cutie pie!!
My tree was made with the Tree Of Life Sweet Cut and wood pattern paper. 
I think this is such a fun autumn scene!


Please visit my very talented team mates to
 see more ideas for Mixing the NEW with the OLD!!



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Monday, October 15, 2018

PAPER SWEETIES OCTOBER 2018 RELEASE DAY!!!


Welcome to RELEASE DAY here at PAPER SWEETIES!!!


We have two, new Autumn stamps sets this month!

My card features many of the fun sentiments in these stamp sets!



These new stamp sets are now available in the 
PAPER SWEETIES Shoppe.







SO MUCH FUN!!!