Special Moments

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

April In Paris

Hello! Hope everybody had a great Memorial Day weekend!
It is Tuesday, so that means it is time for me to host the 7KIDS Store blog!
And this is what I am sharing over there!




The stamped image is  Penny Black called April in Paris. After stamping the image with Black Archival ink, I did some watercoloring with my Prisma Watercolor pencils. I am really liking these! They are so soft and blend so easily!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

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


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Reverse Confetti #24


I love me some 'fetti!
So I just had to join in the fun at the current






https://reverseconfetti.com/2015/05/16/sketch-for-you-to-try-11/

Very CAS!!!!
But perfect for a friend of mine!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Stamp: Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti)
Die:Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti); Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inker)
Paper: Stitched by Amy Tangerine (American Craft)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Party Girls!



Hello my stampy friends! It's time to celebrate because it is the start of a new
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at 7KIDS this week!
I hope you will join in the fun!



My card today is lots of fun!
I added an Action Wobble!


And since I'm not computer savvy... 
I hope you don't get dizzy watching this over and over!! haha!

I used the current
Freshly Made Sketches 
for my inspiration







Items that I used on my card are listed below and are ALL available at the 7KIDS Store!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Rewind

Welcome my stampy friends!
It is REWIND Day here at Paper Sweeties
We want 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 my card:

I just love how this sweet birthday card turned out! 

Happy Sweet Cuts (Sentiment)

Bouncing Baby Stamps (Elephant)

Party Time Stamps (Balloons)

Party Time Sweet Cuts (Balloons)

Sequins


Please Visit My Paper Sweeties Teamies to see MORE Inspiration!




And don't forget to join our current May Inspiration Challenge!!
YOU could be our NEXT Guest Designer or win a $25 shopping spree at
PAPER SWEETIES BOUTIQUE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, May 15, 2015

Totally Tassel at the Curtain Call!


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
And I am the Guest Designer this week!!
Happy Dance! Happy Dance!
What an honor!

Our Inspiration:

photo source:  maggieholmesdesigns.com

And my card:






We have a wonderful returning sponsor, Newton's Nook

for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Totally Tassel!  A randomly selected participant in this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to use at Newton's Nook while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!


My inspiration for my card was the fabulous colors and graduation season!
You know....tassels on a cap!!!
I needed to make a graduation card for a very good friend's daughter, who is graduating this weekend. 
I made my "mortar board" cap by cutting a 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square. Then made the button with a small circle punch. The fun tassel was made with the Sizzix tassel die and vellum.
This card looks so festive in real life with the fun, bright colors and the gold glittery stars!

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Totally Tassel Designers


Follow us!

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Totally Tassel for the challenge details and to play along with us!



Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie

Paper Sweeties May Release Party



Today is RELEASE DAY here at PAPER SWEETIES!



And to celebrate I made a shaker card filled with beautiful sequins from 
the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!



Miss Abigail is dressed up in her newest outfit from Paper Sweeties called Life is a Picnic. I just think this is the cutest! The glittery Sweet die cut and sentiment are from the fabulous new Sweet Cuts and matching stamps called Happy! I am going to have so much fun using these sets!!!

Please Visit My Paper Sweeties Teamies to see MORE Inspiration!




And don't forget to join our current May Inspiration Challenge!!
YOU could be our NEXT Guest Designer or win a $25 shopping spree at
PAPER SWEETIES BOUTIQUE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Countdown

It is DAY 2 of sneak peeks of the newest releases here at


As I said yesterday... LOVE!!!!!!




Here is Jake...ready for the All Stars with this newest MVP stamp set! I used the brown corrugated paper and green paper to represent a ball field! I found some lined paper that I used to paper piece his uniform. I always think pin stripes when I visualize a baseball uniform! And then I added a little shading with Copic Markers.

Come back tomorrow because it will be RELEASE DAY!
And everything will be available at the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!

Please Visit My Paper Sweeties Teamies to see MORE Sneak Peeks!




And don't forget to join our current May Inspiration Challenge!!


YOU could be our NEXT Guest Designer or win a $25 shopping spree at
PAPER SWEETIES BOUTIQUE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Sneak Peeks


Hello my stampy friends!
It is the 13th, so that means it is time for SNEAK PEEKS of 
the Paper Sweeties May Release Stamps & Sweet Cuts!




I am CRAZY about this month's releases!!!!!
LOVE!!!!!



I needed to make a masculine birthday card for a guy who has this adorable mustache.
This paper was perfect! And the new HAPPY Sweet Cuts were perfect, too!!!  

Please Visit My Paper Sweeties Teamies to see MORE Sneak Peeks!


YOU could be our NEXT Guest Designer or win a $25 shopping spree at
PAPER SWEETIES BOUTIQUE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flower Sparks Tag

Hello my stampy friends!
 It is Tuesday, so that means it is my turn to host over at the 
And this is what I am sharing over there!




I was inspired by the fabulously talented Melissa Phillips's Make It Monday challenge last week! Melissa used Gelatos around her stamped images, which gives this nice softness. I just love the effect! The flowers from the Flower Sparks (Penny Black) stamp set were perfect for this technique!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

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

              Footnotes (Penny Black)



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Anything Goes-Vellum

 Welcome my stampy friends! It is time for a new


Our challenge this time includes a twist: USE VELLUM

Vellum is very on trend right now, and I love to use it on my projects. 



First, I stamped The Sweetest Sound (Penny Black) image onto vellum paper with Versamark Ink. I sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) over my stamped image and then heat set it. Next I colored the reverse side of the stamped image with Ranger Distress Markers.  The birds and tree branches are real shiny IRL due to the clear embossing. It is hard to see this in the photograph. Finally, I tore some of the edges and machine stitched it to my designer paper.

Please join our challenge HERE!
We always have a $25 dollar shopping spree winner for the 7KIDS Store!
The more you enter, the better your chances of winning!
But REMEMBER...
YOU MUST USE A STAMP THAT HAS BEEN PURCHASED FROM THE 7KIDS STORE TO QUALIFY!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

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

Paper: Vellum (Recollections @ Michael's)
            K & CO. (Michael's)
Ink: Versamark
Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain (Ranger)
Embossing Powder: Clear Fine (Ranger)
Flowers (Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby)