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Monday, January 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties January 2017 Release Rewind!

Hello my stampy friends! 
Welcome to the Paper Sweeties REWIND Party!

It's time to show you how easy it is to mix the newest Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts with older releases to make all kinds of cards and projects!




Here is what's New:



The first step to my card was to create a background by stamping the sunshine and heart images from the new SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW stamp set over and over onto watercolor paper. Next I water colored them with Distress inks.


Next, I created a collage for the center piece. I stamped the rainbow, cloud and  hearts stamps and colored them with Copic Markers. Next I cut them out with their matching Sweet Cuts. 


The "hugs" is from an older Sweet Cut set called THANKS. I  loved the way the sentiment goes with this die cut! I die cut the word HUG four times, then glued them all together to add thickness. Then I added Glossy Accents to make the word shine!

It is so easy to use ALL of the Paper Sweetie products together!


Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies for some more fabulous inspiration on how to mix and match the new with the old!


There is still time to play in our current

Aren't these snowmen precious!!!!!

You could be a winner of a gift card to the store or be a Guest Designer at Paper Sweeties!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties January 2017 Release Day!


Hello my stampy friends! 
Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Release Party!



Here is what's New:

You are going to love this month's NEW stamps!
They are so sweet! There is this cute little house, hearts, a rainbow, clouds, and that adorable sunshine!


I used lots of bright cheery colors for my card today! 


 I stamped the images with Black Archival ink onto some Bristol Smooth card stock, so I could color the images with Zig Clean Color markers. I framed my scene with a stitched hexagon die.
I think this would be a perfect card for so many occasions!


And don't forget to go visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies for some more fabulous inspiration!


There is still time to play in our current

Aren't these snowmen precious!!!!!

You could be a winner of a gift card to the store or be a Guest Designer at Paper Sweeties!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie




Saturday, January 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties January 2017 Release Sneak Peek!

 Hello my stampy friends! Welcome to the
  Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peek!



Here is What's New:

Here is my CAS creation using the new Somewhere over the Rainbow stamp set.



I stamped the darling house 3 times in a row. Next, I paper pieced the roof, door and window of the house in the middle with some polka dot designer paper and added some shading with Copic Markers. Isn't it cute??? It just pops off the page! The little cloud and hearts are also part of this stamp set!



Please come back tomorrow for the Paper Sweeties Release Party!
And don't forget to go visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies for some more sneak peeks AND fabulous inspiration!


There is still time to play in our current

Aren't these snowmen precious!!!!!

You could be a winner of a gift card to the store or be a Guest Designer at Paper Sweeties!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 64

Happy New Year!!!!

And welcome back to The Card Concept Challenge!
We are back from our holiday break and ready to roll for 2017!

Here is our beautiful Inspiration board:


Don't you just love the gold, pink and black colors in the photo? The gold and black colors are what  inspired me with this inspiration board. And I decided to make a Classy & Elegant style card.  


What better way to use gold and black, than a HAPPY NEW YEAR card!!!!




I hope you will be inspired to join us here at 

 Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!
The styles are explained HERE.

And don't forget to visit my awesome team mates to for some awesome inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties January 2017 Inspiration Challenge


Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I hope all of you have a blessed 2017!

Welcome to the January 2017 Inspiration Challenge
 here at PAPER SWEETIES!
We hope you will continue to play with us each month! 
It is so much fun seeing all of your wonderful creations!



Here is our adorable Inspiration Board:



I was inspired by the snowmen's cute little beanies and scarves!



So I pulled out my PS HOLLY DAYS stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts to make my snowman. I colored him with Copic Markers and then added sone accents with Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops.

 I was also inspired by the snow covered trees. I made my tree with the PS MERRY & BRIGHT Sweet Cuts. I die cut the tree with white card stock, which I colored with Twisted Citron Distress ink. Next I took a spatula and smeared some white embossing paste to make the snow. I just love the way this turned out. 



Hope you have been inspired by my snowman shaker card!  
Please join us for this month's 
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!
You can join us HERE

And don't forget to visit my VERY talented teammies:








Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!




 Each day this month, a different designer posted a card or project featuring PAPER SWEETIES products!  Our PAPER SWEETIES Design team posted the first 15 days of the month, and then we had some VERY special guests post at the end of the month!  I hope you were able to visit the PAPER SWEETIES blog each day for some fabulous inspiration and lots of prizes!


 Debbie asked all of the designers to share a FAVORITE card or project that we had made this year with  Paper Sweeties stamps, Sweet Cuts and accessories today!

This was one of my favorites and I wanted to choose a Christmas themed card:





You can see details about this card HERE.

And don't forget you still have time to play with this month's
Inspiration Challenge!





Merry Christmas!!!!
May your holiday be Merry & Bright!
I hope you are able to spend time with family and loved ones today as we rejoice this special day!

Mackie



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Tags



***My reindeer tag was chosen as a Challenge Favorite at Tag You're It!***


Hello my stampy friends. I have been MIA! I have busy getting ready for the Christmas holiday, among other things! I am sure you can all relate....
But I wanted to pop in and share some tags I made as gifts for my co workers!



I had lots of fun making them. I have 10 co-workers, so I made 10 sets of tags.
I put them in these cute little strawberry containers that I found at Target. I think they liked them!
I wanted to give them early, so they could use them on their Christmas gifts.

Here is a close up of each tag:











I think this one qualifies to join in the fun at the



I hope all of you have
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Saturday, December 3, 2016

25 Days of Christmas at Paper Sweeties!


 Each day this month, a different designer will post a card or project featuring PAPER SWEETIES products!  We did this last year and it was a blast! Our PAPER SWEETIES Design team will post the first 15 days of the month, and then we will have some VERY special guests posting at the end of the month! So I hope you will visit the PAPER SWEETIES blog each day for some fabulous inspiration and lots of prizes!


Now I will share my card!



I decided to feature Miss Emma today! Doesn't she look cute in her Christmas outfit? Her outfit is from the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday stamp set. I paper pieced the clothes and used Copic Markers to color her skin and hair. 


The pretty Christmas lights are from the current release Basket Add-On: Baked with Love. I colored the lights with Copics and then added Glossy Accents to the little bulbs. 


The sentiment on the sign is also from the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday. The little sign is from the Garden Time Sweet Cuts set. It was perfect for my little snow scene!

Now please visit the Paper Sweeties Blog each day in December for some awesome inspiration!!!


Dec 2nd:Beth Luetschwager
Dec 3rd: Mackie Robertson
                                          Dec 4th:Debbie Marcinkiewicz (Paper Sweeties Creator)
Dec 5th: Lisa Bzibziak
Dec 6th: Nancy Salkeld
Dec 7th: Julie Tucker-Wolek
Dec 8th: Larissa Heskett
Dec 9th: Maria Patrick
Dec 10th: Jill Norwood 
Dec 11th: Kathy Schweinfurth
Dec 12th: Michele Henderson
Dec 13th: Planner Team
Dec 14th: Lilian Forsyth 
Dec 15th: Michelle Bala

December 16th:  Tracey Kelly 
December 17th:  Mynn Kitchen
December 18th:  Lori Hairston
December 19th:  Maryella Wilson 
                            Lisa Elton
December 20th:  Nancy Penir
December 21st:  Lori Turner
December 22nd: Jinny Newlin
December 23rd:  Amy Tsuruta
December 24th:  Pattie Goldman

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie