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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30-Hoppy Easter

It is the first of the month, so that means it is time for the

Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 
 'Hoppy Easter'

Here is our Inspiration Photo:

I am in love with the colors for this challenge!

Here is my card:

Since we don't have any small children in our family at the moment,  I decided to use the colors of the challenge photo for inspiration rather than chicks and bunnies. I wanted to make a spring flowery card. I can't get enough of the Pretty Posie stamp set that was released in February. LOVE!!!!!
I mixed and matched lots of different Paper Sweeties stamps to make this fun background. I have them all listed below in the ingredient list. I hope you can see that I used lots of Stickles, Glossy Accents and Liquid pearl to dress up my card. 

Now I hope you will join us for this challenge.

And don’t forget to link up your projects for the April Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique and an invitation to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!

Please hop over to see what the very talented  Paper Sweeties Teamies have created:

           Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Designer of Paper Sweeties 
              Mackie Robertson (you are here)
April Guest Designer:  Pam Sparks

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Easter!

             Garden Time (Paper Sweeties)
             I Pick You (Paper Sweeties)
Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Stickles, Ribbon, Vellum, Baker's Twine

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Happy Tuesday my crafty friends!
 Just a quick post of a card that I am sharing on the 7KIDS Store blog today.

The stamp is called Sharing Seed by Stampendous. I think this image is so sweet! I just love those little chickies! The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Black Archival Ink. And then I pulled out my watercolors and Distress Markers to paint the image. I am working hard to improve my watercoloring skills. It is so therapeutic!
And forgiving!!! Which I like the most! ha!

There is still time to join our current ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here!

YOu may win a $25 shopping spree to the store!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Smiley Happy Critter!

Hello my stampy friends! Hope all is well!
It is time for a new

I hope you will join us! A $25 gift certificate to the 7KIDS Store is given to a random winner!

And here is my fun, CAS card!

Isn't this a cute little critter? 
He is from the Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set #1 from Your Next Stamps. I stamped this little critter with Black Memento Tuxedo ink and colored him with Copic Markers.  I was inspired for the design of this card by
the current  CAS(E) this sketch!

Hope you will join us with our new challenge HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello my stampy friends! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
I wanted to share a couple of beautiful birthday cards that I made for 2 very good friends.

All I did is use some gorgeous papers from Prima called Epiphany, and the Royal Stand-Ups die by Sizzix designed by the very talented Stephanie Barnard of Stamps of Life.

The sentiment is a Paper Trey Ink stamp called Boutique Borders:Birthday.
The sequins, die cuts and metal butterfly were all part of the add-on package that I purchased with the pretty Prima papers. I just did a little sponging around the edges of the sentiment panel.  I think these cards look much more complicated than they really were to put together! And I like that! Don't you???

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Old Friend

I wanted to play with some stamps and dies that I purchased awhile back!

Hope you have a fabulous day!
And thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Love Blooms (Rainbow Confetti)
Paper: Epiphany (Prima)
Dies: Love Blooms (Rainbow Confetti), Sketch Heart (Simon Says)
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Distress Spray Stains

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Think Spring!

Are these little bunnies not totally adorable? LOVE!!!!!
This stamp is a Whimsy Stamp called Think Spring Bunnies
After I colored the images with Copic markers, I added lots of Wink of Stella and Stickles to make them shine and sparkle! 
I am SOOOO ready for Spring!
Aren't you???

And don't forget to play in our current Anything Goes Challenge!
You could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

All items that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Paper: Bundle of Joy (EP)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Rewind

It is REWIND Day at Paper Sweeties
We want to show you how easy it is to mix all of the Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts to make all kinds of cards and projects! I chose to create another shaker card with the new Stitched Tags #1 stamps and matching Sweet Cuts with the older Hello Friends and Banner Wishes stamps.

My card really showcases the new Stitched Tags #1 stamps and matching Sweet Cuts. I just LOVE these because they are so versatile. And the stitched detail is so cute!
And don't cha just love the bows??? I thought this design paper was the perfect background for those bows!  

Please go visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies!

Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Party

It's the 15th and that means it's Release Day here at Paper Sweeties!! 
You are going to love these new stamps and coordinating dies and they are now available for purchase! Today's card features I Pick You.

This is a close up of Abigail and her sweet little hat from the new I Pick You stamp set:

I colored Abigail with Copic markers. Her cute overalls were paper pieced and then I shaded them a little with the Copic markers. I added some Stickles to the lace around the sleeves. I just love her little outfit!

Have fun visiting my Paper Sweeties Teamies to see what they have created using the newest releases that are now available at the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!!
You will be so inspired!

Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Countdown

Hello! It is Day Two of sneak peeks of the March Paper Sweeties Releases! Today I decided to make a trendy shaker card with one of the cute tags from the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts that will be available on the 15th!

I die cut 2 pieces of card stock with the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cut and 2 pieces of fun foam. I then took a precision blade and cut the centers out of the tags, (using the stitched line that the die makes), as a guide line where to cut. Did that make any sense???? And I cut one piece of acetate with the same Sweet Cut.
I filled my shaker with Paper Sweetie Sequins and some seed beads. I tied some red Baker's Twine to the top of the tag! I think the Stitched Tag Shaker turned out so cute! There are THREE different tags in this new set!

Please go see what my Paper SweetiesTeamies have created using these new releases!
Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Come back tomorrow for the BIG REVEAL!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Sneak Peek

Hello stampy friends! It is the 13th and that means it is time for Sneak Peeks of the new March Releases here at Paper Sweeties!

Today's card features the new I Pick You stamps and Stitched Tags Sweet Cuts.  I Pick You is full of darling garden accessories for the Paper Sweeties Paper Dolls! And Stitched Tags #1 has the cutest tags! LOVE!!!!!

Now please go visit my Paper Sweeties Teamies and see some fabulous Sneak Peeks!

Cheryl Lea
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Come back tomorrow to see more!