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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties October Sneak Peaks

Hello my stampy friends!
It is the thirteenth of the month, so that means...
Sneak Peeks of new releases here at
 Paper Sweeties !!!

And you are going to love these new stamps for the upcoming holidays!

This is my card:

Don't Jake and Abigail look so sweet in their costumes for the church play?

I colored their skin and hair with Copic markers, but I paper pieced their robes. I added detail and shadowing on the robes with a light gray Copic Marker. The background was made by using  white distress ink and a star stencil.  And I also added some white paint splatters. I wanted it to look like they were standing in the midnight sky.

Please come back tomorrow to see some more ideas for these new stamps which will be available for purchase on the 15th!

My Paper Sweeties Teamies:
Angel Johns
Cheryl Lea
                                   Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
   Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                           Mackie Robertson <You Are Here

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Card Concept #41

It is time for another challenge here at

We had so many beautiful entries this last challenge! So much talent! Wow!
So I hope you will join us again with this fabulous
photo inspiration:

I was inspired by the beautiful neutral colors and the wood grains.
Isn't this photo gorgeous!!!

Here is my card:

Sorry, my photo is a little dark! 
I don't know if you heard, but it has been nothing but gray skies and rain here in Charlotte NC for the last 12 dayswhich included MORE rain this past weekend from TWO storm systems, which included Hurricane Joaquin!!!! Only thing good about it was being in my craft room and watching football!!!
(Go Panthers!)

I used my NBUS Twig Wreath (PTI) stamp and matching die cuts to make my card. I have had this set for about a month and I hadn't had a chance to ink it up. I am going to LOVE this set!!!

I hope you get a chance to play with us here at

You can link up HERE

Don't forget to visit my teammates for more inspiration!

Clean & Simple

Clean & Graphic
Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon McComb

Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant
                          Mackie Robertson <You are Here

Mixed Media
Lilian Forsyth 

And our very talented Guest Designer
Diane Jaquay

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Twig Wreath (PTI); Prayers (Simon Says/Hero Arts)
Dies: Twig Wreath (PTI); Prayers (Simon Says/Hero Arts); Texture Plate (Lil' Inkers)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (PTI), Wet Cement (Hero Arts), Fairy Dust (WPlus9), Sahara Sand (SU), Crumb Cake (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other: Gemstones (SU)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bird Crazy!

****** Happy Dance! This card was the Headline at The Paper Players! YAY! ***

YES!!!! I could not resist any longer!
I broke down and got THE birds and all their crazy stuff!
But I am so glad I did. These birds are a hoot to play with!!!

I think this card will be perfect for 

And I used their fabulous sketch from last week!

Lots of fun layers!

And I am joining the Halloween fun at 
Crazy 4 Challenges!

And lastly the fun over at the

Spiders are scary, right????

Hope you like my crazy birdie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Bird Crazy(Tim Holtz); Crazy Talk (Tim Holtz), Crazy Things (Tim Holtz)
Dies: Bird Crazy (Tim Holtz/Sizzix), Spiders (Impression Obsession)
Punch: Goo (Martha Stewart)
EF: Bricks (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Black Staz-On ink; Zig Watercolor pens; Glossy Accents

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day

Today has been the perfect day for me to celebrate
World Card Making Day because it has rained, rained, rained!!!

I wanted to use this fun sketch!

And here is my card! 

All of my stamps are from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe which are all linked below!
I stamped and masked my images with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I colored them with Copic Markers. Added some sequins and this fun sentiment!
I think this turned out really pretty!

If you purchase something from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe today, you will get a 10% off your purchase and a free package of sequins!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties October Inspiration Challenge

It is October First!
It's time for new releases here at Paper Sweeties!

And look at this GORGEOUS photo inspiration!

I was inspired by everything as you can see in my card!

I used the new Home Grown Sweet Cuts to make the pumpkins!
They are apples... I just cut off the leaf and stem!
Ta Da! Pumpkins!

I  did a little mixed media detail to this card. The pumpkins were embossed with a Tim Holtz stencil and Crackled Paste. And the background panel was embossed with another Tim Holtz stencil and embossing paste. Then everything was sponged with Distress inks.

I really, really hope you will join in the fun with us this month!!!! You could be our next Guest Designer or win a gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties Boutique!

Now go check out my
Paper Sweetie Teamies!

Angel Johns
Annette Witherspoon
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
                     Mackie Robertson <– you are here!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tag, You are it!

I wanted to join in the fun at two challenges!

I was inspired by the pretty leaves of this photo

And I was inspired by the colors of this challenge!

And here is my tag!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Paper Sweeties
has been invited to participate in the
Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is so much fun! 
Lots of inspiration and prizes to be had!!!

And here is my card using the Homemade with Love Paper Sweeties stamp and matching Sweet Cuts. I stamped the steam from the delicious hot coffee cup on vellum and heat embossed it. Doesn't that look cool?

The tag was made with the Paper Sweeties Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts. And the sentiment is from the Paper Sweeties Home Sweet Home stamp set. I think this would be the perfect card to give a new neighbor! Especially with some good coffee beans and yummy coffee cake to go with it!

Join in the fun with us here!
 You just may be a lucky winner!

Thanks for stopping by!