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Friday, February 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties February 2018 Favorites Day 3!


Hello Sweeties! In case you haven't seen my previous posts, PAPER SWEETIES owner and creator DebbieMarcinkiewicz, and her husband have purchased a historic home here in North Carolina, which they hope to turn into a Bed & Breakfast Retreat! Debbie has had her hands full remodeling their new home! Therefore, we do not have a New Release here at PAPER SWEETIES this month. We are once again playing with some of our older favorites here at PAPER SWEETIES! It's hard to choose, because they are so many wonderful stamps and dies to choose from!!!


I began my card by creating a  heart shaped mask with the PAPER SWEETIE Lots of Love Sweet Cut. I sponged the little hearts with the mask I created with a stencil that I had in my stash.






The pretty pink bicycle is from the Hugs & Kisses stamp set.


The darling doggie and kitty are from PAPER SWEETIES Planner Series:Appointments  stamp set.
I just love this sweet card!

Don't forget to visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies for some more favorites inspiration!!!




Thursday, February 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties February Blast From the Past Day 2


Hello Sweeties! In case you didn't see my post from yesterday, PAPER SWEETIES owner and creator DebbieMarcinkiewicz, and her husband have purchased a historic home here in North Carolina, which they hope to turn into a Bed & Breakfast Retreat! Debbie has had her hands full remodeling their new home! Therefore, we do not have a New Release here at PAPER SWEETIES this month. We are once again playing with some of our older favorites here at PAPER SWEETIES! It's hard to choose, because they are so many wonderful stamps and dies to choose from!!!


Today's card features Pretty Posies!


 I stamped the images with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. The images were colored with Gansai Tambi watercolors.


The sentiment is from the Hugs & Kisses stamp set.

I just love the way this turned out. The Pretty Posies are definitely one of my PAPER SWEETIE favorites!


Don't forget to visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies for some more favorite inspiration!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Thanks for stopping by!
Come back tomorrow for some more favorites!
Mackie

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties February Blast From the Past Day 1



PAPER SWEETIES owner and creator DebbieMarcinkiewicz, and her husband have purchased a historic home here in North Carolina, which they hope to turn into a Bed & Breakfast Retreat! Debbie has had her hands full remodeling their new home! Therefore, we do not have a New Release here at PAPER SWEETIES this month. We are once again playing with some of our older favorites here at PAPER SWEETIES! It's hard to choose, because they are so many wonderful stamps and dies to choose from!!!

I have always loved the images from the Let's Go to the Beach and Island Time stamp sets.
Here is my card!

Card Closed:

Card Opened:

Isn't this a fun card????

All of the images were colored with Copic Markers, then die cut with their matching Sweet Cuts!
The beach is DEFINITELY my happy place!

Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies for some more favorites!!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Old Fashioned Love at The Card Concept

Hello stampy friends!!!
I hope everyone is having fun in their craft rooms during these cold, dreary days!
I know I have been! I have been making lots of Valentine cards! I just love making them! Probably because of the colors...all the shades of reds and pinks! And our new inspiration board here at the Card Concept Challenge is just that! So dreamy!


 I was inspired by all of the pinks and reds in this photo create my card.



My card style would be considered a Clean and Layered :
Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space

All of the styles are explained HERE.

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 





I hope you will join us!
We love seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Paper Hug (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies:    Hearts Align (Simon Says)
             Small Scallop (MFT?)
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz (Paper Trey Ink)
            Painted with Love (Stampin Up)
            Cotton Candy (Simon Says Stamp)


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Heart Spots!

HI! I decided to play with this month's Reverse Confetti's A New sketch for You to Try , because
I am in love with this adorable stamp set by REVERSE CONFETTI called  Heart Spots!

 Here is my card:
And here is the sketch:
I colored my images with Copic Markers.


The pretty papers are form the Reverse Confetti paper pack-Paper Play.
And the HAPPY panel is also Reverse Confetti!


It is so much fun to play with these images! I love them!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Card Concept Challenge #85-Rustic Flowers

Hello everyone!
Welcome to another challenge here at 

This time our theme is Rustic Flowers.


I was so inspired by the beautiful flowers and rose aagainst the woodgrain background.






The Misti was a BIG help with creating these flowers. It allowed me
to color the leaves, blue flowers and pink flower outline with Distress Markers.
Then, I re-stamped  the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next, I watercolored the pink roses with Picked Raspberry and Aged Mahogany  Ranger Distress inks with a water brush. I just love how the roses turned out! If you ever watch any Penny Black videos on YouTube, you will see their designer, Jill Foster, do this technique often. I really loved the results!




I hope I was able to explain this technique clearly!


I think the style of my card would be a combination of shabby chic and mixed media! 
I'm not really sure! LOL!


I hope you will join us for our new challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!
All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 
You can join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Amazing You (Stampin Up)
              Hardwood (Stampin UP)
Dies: Celebrate You Thinlits (Stampin Up)
          Distressed Edges (Spellbinders)
Ranger Distress Markers: Leaves -Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
                                             Blue Flowers:Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon
                                             Pink Rose Outline- Aged Mahogany
                                              Rose Centers-Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs
Ranger Distress Inks:   Roses-Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany
Versamark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder (Simon Says)


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties Winter Blast from the Past Day 3


Welcome to the final day of our Winter Blast from the Past! 
There will not be a new release until February,
so we thought we would share some wintery creations with some of our previously released favorite stamps and Sweet Cuts!



I wanted to create a wintry scene . I thought this tree would be perfect! It is the Tree of Life.
I stamped it onto the card stock with SU Early Expresso ink and then splattered lots of white paint to look like snow!
I added the sign and a little red bird. I'm sure a scene like this was seen in a lot of places last week. BRRRR!!!!

PAPER SWEETIE items that I used are linked below:



Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies 
for some fabulous inspiration!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties Winter Blast from the Past Day 2



Welcome Sweeties!!! 
If you missed us yesterday,we are doing something a little different this month here at PAPER SWEETIES
There will not be a new release until February,
so we thought we would share some wintery creations with some of our previously released favorite stamps and Sweet Cuts!

Today I am sharing some of my favorite PAPER SWEETIE Sweet Cuts-Be Happy for my card today. I die cut lots of pretty papers and strung them with pink twine. 


The Paper Sweetie products that I used are linked below:




Please visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies 


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties Winter Blast From the Past!


Welcome Sweeties!!! 
I am so excited! I am joining the Design Team at PAPER SWEETIES once again!
I just love all of their adorable stamps and matching Sweet Cuts.

We are doing something a little different this month here at PAPER SWEETIES
There will not be a new release until February,
so we thought we would share some wintery creations with some of our previously released favorite stamps and Sweet Cuts!

Today I wanted to share Miss Madison in her warm winter coat with fur trim, no less!
She is bundled up and has her sled so she can go enjoy the snow!



The Paper Sweeties stamps I used are linked below!



Be sure to visit my Paper Sweetie Teammies to see some wonderful creativity!



Thanks for stopping by!


Mackie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Card Concept Challenge # 84-

 Welcome back my stampy friends to the 
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. 
It was so nice spending time with family and friends.

Now I 'm ready to get my creative juices flowing again!
This beautiful inspiration photo was perfect for that!


I was inspired by the cupcakes and all of the pink color to create this Mixed Media card.



My card is a TOTAL CASE of a set of cards that I saw on a Nichol Spohr video. She is so talented and just love watching her YouTube Channel!!! The video of her card is HERE.


I created my card using some darling cupcakes from PAPER SWEETIES!
The Birthday was created with an Echo Park die.
I had so much fun creating this card!
My card would be considered a Mixed Media style card, because of the different mediums that I used. I used ink and embossing paste for the background. I used heat embossing on the cupcakes. This card has lots of texture!


Mixed Media

2 or more mediums (inks, embossing powder, pencils, watercolors, markers, etc.)
May include dimensionals-embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, etc.
May include heated elements-encaustic was, embossing
Can be a variety of styles-CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
Basically, use of 2 or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media

All of the styles are explained HERE.

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

I hope you will join us for our new challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!
You can join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps-Sending Sweet Thoughts (Paper Sweeties)
              Good Times (Cardz TV)
Dies: Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)
         Happy Birthday (Echo Park)
Ink: Versamark
Distress Oxide Ink: Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Stars (Heidi Swapp)
Embossing Paste: White (Wendy Vecchi)
Embossing Powder: White (Ranger)
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush-Light Green, Pale Green,
                Sugared Almond Pink, Oink, Light Gray
Nuvo Jewel Drops-Strawberry Coulis, Key Lime