Special Moments

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Card Concept Challenge # 48

Hello again!
Welcome to the 

Don't those cookies look delicious!!!

I was inspired by the rows of hearts and their little flowers,
so here is my card.



It seems I have been in the mood lately for watercoloring!
I just LOVE the technique! I heat embossed the hearts with white embossing powder onto kraft card stock.  Then  I watercolored them with Distress inks.
The background panel was made by stamping a background stamp with white ink. Then I splattered some of the same distress inks that I used on the hearts on the background.





Now I hope you go visit my teammates for some fabulous inspiration!

We are excited to announce that Julee Tilman is joining our team as a Shabby Chic Designer! 




We also have a Guest Designer with us this month! Welcome to Rachel Bergfeld! Rachel's style is so inspiring and this month she will be making cards in the Clean & Simple category! 

Clean & Simple


Welcome Julee & Rachel!

And the rest of my teamies:

Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant
Sherri Gilson
                  Mackie <You are here


Mixed Media

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!
Mackie


SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge #39

Hello!
It is time for a new Sketch Challenge here at






My card today features one of the brand new releases at SugarPea Designs called Timber!



Here is my card:



I stamped the little beaver with Black Memento ink and colored him with Copic Markers. I then stamped him again on a Post-It note and carefully fussy cut him out. I did this so I could use it as a mask.  After placing the mask over the stamped image, I sponged some Distress inks around it to make the background. Finally I added some Glossy Accents to his tail and nose! I think he turned out so cute!!!

I just love ALL of the images in this Timber stamp set! And there is a fun mountainscape die that matches it!




I hope you will play along too! You do not have to use SugarPea Designs, but we LOVE it when you do! And if you do.....instead of  $25 gift certificate, you could win a $75 Gift Certificate to our store!


Please visit my SugarPea Design teammates for some fabulous inspiration!!

                   Mackie Robertson <you are here

And please welcome our February Guest Designer:

And don't forget to visit the 
to find these adorable stamps and dies!

Thanks for visiting by blog today!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Inspiration Challenge

Hello everybody!!!
Welcome to a BRAND NEW
Inspiration Challenge here at




I was inspired by the pretty colors and the snowman!





I began by stamping the snowman from the Holly Days stamp set onto some watercolor paper with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed the snowman with white embossing powder. I chose Seedless Preserves, Victoria Velvet and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks to watercolor the snowman. He was then die cut with the matching Sweet Cut.




Next, I stamped the snowflakes from the Holly Days stamp set onto watercolor paper. The snowflakes were  heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the same colors of Distress Inks to watercolor over the embossed snowflakes. As you can see, the embossed areas resisted the watercolor.
The final touches were some silver thread gathered behind the snowman, and some pretty sequins from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!

I hope I have inspired you to come play with us this month!!!!
And for more inspiration, visit my
Paper Sweetie Teamies!

                              Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
                      Mackie Robertson <You are here

And please visit our February Guest Designer: Carrie Sheridan and give her some love!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
Mackie




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge #

Hello my stampy friends!

I am here today to share a new
sketch for



Here is my card featuring this sketch:





I really didn't plan to make my card's colors match the SugarPea Designs logo.
I just LOVE pink!!!!!

Below are the fun SugarPea stamps and dies that I used:








After stamping the images with Black Memento Ink, I colored them with Copic Markers.
The images were then die cut with their matching dies and popped up with foam tape.






I really liked playing with this sketch!
So, I hope you will play along too! You do not have to use SugarPea Designs, but we LOVE it when you do! And if you do.....instead of  $25 gift certificate, you could win a $75 Gift Certificate to our store!



Please visit my SugarPea Design teammates for some fabulous inspiration!!

                   Mackie Robertson <you are here

And don't forget to visit the 
to find these adorable stamps and dies!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Mackie

Stamp: Everyday is Christmas, Feeling Sentimental (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Birthday Wishes (Echo Park)
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark
Copic Markers
 Glossy Accents, Sequins, 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

OUCH!



Hello!
Just popping in with a quick post !
I decided to join in the fun at 
I haven't played there in awhile!




And I wanted to play with my new stamps and matching dies from 
The Stamps of Life!







I just think this stamp and die set is ADORABLE!

Have a great day!

Mackie

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Card Concept Challenge #47


Hello my stampy friends!
It is time for a NEW challenge here at 


I was immediately inspired by the textures in this inspiration photo!
Isn't that cake GORGEOUS!!!!!

Here is my card:


I decided to make a beautiful Wedding card!

I  pulled out my Pearlescent embossing paste and SS Waves stencil to add texture. When it dried, it left this beautiful shiny background.


I was also inspired by the flowers and leaves on the cake.
Following the challenge colors, I stamped and fussy cut lots of flowers and leaves from my PTI Twig Wreath stamp set.  I added foam tape to some of the flowers to add more dimension.



And of course, I added a pretty bow! All wreaths have to have a pretty bow!

I hope you will play with us here at The Card Concept!
The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!   The styles are explained HERE.
So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" or work in your comfort zone. It is totally up to you!


Please visit my teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant
Sherri Gilson
                  Mackie <You are here


Mixed Media

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!
Mackie




Stamp: Twig Wreath (Paper Trey Ink); Banner Wishes (Paper Sweeties)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede(Stampin Up); Fog (Simon Says); Antique Linen Distress(Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Kraft
Die: Tiny Tags (Paper Trey Ink)
Embossing Paste: Pearlescent (Dreamweaver)
Stencil: Waves (Simon Says Stamps)

SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge #37


Welcome to a new
Sketch Challenge here at




Here is my card:





Featuring  the My Hero Stamp Set:




I stamped my Hero with Hero Arts Black ink onto some Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, and colored him with Kuretake Watercolor brushes. I am still learning how to use these markers!
I am determined to master these things! 




I was so excited when I found these designer papers from Echo Park in my stash, because I thought they were the perfect background for this little guy! After I fussy cut him out, I adhered him to the card with foam tape. Glossy Accents were added to his glasses. I surrounded him with some stars that I die cut with the Gift Tag Sugar Cuts! The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

I really liked playing with this sketch!
So, I hope you will play along too! You do not have to use SugarPea Designs, but we LOVE it when you do! And if you do.....instead of  $25 gift certificate, you could win a $75 Gift Certificate to our store!



Please visit my SugarPea Design teammates for some fabulous inspiration!!

                   Mackie Robertson <you are here

And don't forget to visit the 
to find these adorable stamps and dies!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Mackie

Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Paper: A Boy's Life (Echo Park); Strathmore Bristol Smooth watercolor paper
Punch: Heart (EK)
Kuretake Watercolor Brushes
Glossy Accents; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties January Rewind

Hello everybody!
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!







My card features one of the Paper Sweetie Dolls-Abigail.





I paper pieced Abigail's outfit and then did a little shading with some Copic Markers.
Her outfit is from the Paper Sweeties Boutique and is called Sweetie Pie.





That big gorgeous heart is from the new With Love Sweet Cuts!
And the sentiment is from the new Sweet Treats stamp set!
Another fun Valentine!!!!

Now please go visit my wonderfully talented
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMIES
to see more creations featuring the new with the old!