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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Card Concept Challenge #98-Rainbows and Unicorns


Hello my stampy friends!
Welcome to a new challenge starting today 


Oh! Isn't this inspiration photo the sweetest???
I was so inspired by the pastel colors and the black & white geometric background!

Here is my card:

I used  pastel colors for my rainbow.


 The clouds, sentiment panel, black sunshine die cut, black & white striped pattern paper represent the geometric background!


The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

hope I have inspired you to join us here at 

Create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 
All of the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: rainbow2stamp (Stamps of Life)
Dies: rainbow2stamp (Stamps of Life)
         Sunshine Sayings (Stampin Up)
Inks:  Versafine Onyx black
         So Saffron, Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Sky Blue, Pear Pizazz , Highland Heather (Stampin Up)
Paper: 110 lb. White card stock (Simon Says)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

PAPER SWEETIES SEPTEMBER 2018 REWIND




It's REWIND Day here at PAPER SWEETIES!
That means it is time to share how you can mix and match
PAPER SWEETIES products so easily!

My card today features our NEW I'm so proud of you


with the older EmmaHome Grown, and the Circle Scallop Frame sets.



I stamped Emma onto white 85 lb card stock and colored her with Copic Markers.
The darling sweater and skirt were stamped with the NEW I'm so proud of you
 stamps onto patterned paper which I fussy cut and paper pieced onto Emma.
She's so cute!



And of course, every teacher must have a shiny red apple!
This apple was made with the older Home Grown stamp set .

Saturday, September 15, 2018

PAPER SWEETIES SEPTEMBER 2018 RELEASE PARTY!


So excited! Our newest PAPER SWEETIES release
I'm so proud of you
is now available for purchase!!!


I love, love, love this NEW stamp set!
I had SO much fun creating with it!



I stamped the pencils and rulers with black Memento ink onto white Neenah classic 85 lb card stock and colored them with Copic Markers. Next, I fussy cut them out.



I attached them to the card base with foam tape. I think this sentiment is perfect for this card!


 I added Glossy Accents and some sparkle with my Wink of Stella Cleat Glitter pen to the pencils.
Go visit the PAPER SWEETIES SHOPPE and get this great stamp set!

Please visit my very talented teammates for some more inspiration using this new Stamp Set!


Please come by tomorrow for a REWIND of
I'm so proud of you and older Paper Sweeties stamps to see how easy it is to mix and match these adorable stamps and Sweet Cuts!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, September 14, 2018

PAPER SWEETIES SEPTEMBER 2018 SNEAK PEEKS!



WELCOME!

It's time for our NEW September Release here at PAPER SWEETIES!


This stamp set will be PERFECT for this time of year!
Here is a SNEAK PEEK!


I made my own background paper by stamping the images of this new stamp set over and over with Black Memento ink onto Neenah Classic 85 lb white card stock. This type of card stock is perfect for coloring all the images with Copic Markers.


 I used a NON Paper Sweetie product to die cut the frames.
It is a die by Simon Says Stamps called Frames.
I cut another piece of red card stock with this frame die as well. See how it also cuts a very thin frame that I inset to the stamped image frames.

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I stamped the sentiments onto red, yellow and kraft cardstock and then cut them into strips. They are popped up with Foam tape. I just LOVE how this card turned out!

Please visit my very talented teammates for some more inspiration using this new Stamp Set!

Nancy Salkeld

And come by tomorrow for the big RELEASE PARTY for
I'm so proud of you

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Card Concept Challenge #97




YAY!!! The Card Concept is back from summer break!
We hope everyone has had a great summer and are ready to play with us and our new challenge!



Look at those rainbow stripes!

That was my inspiration for our new challenge.


First I created a rainbow background with a wide paint brush, water and distress inks.
When dry, I added some black paint splatters.


Next, I stamped and heat embossed the flower on some vellum with black embossing powder. The fun sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders.


Each designer chooses a style of card to create.

All of the styles are explained HERE.
I think my style of this card would be considered 
Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress
Please feel free to use any of these styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
Please visit my very talented teammates for some GREAT inspiration!

         


                                 Tangii Crain
                               Vicki Finger
                                 Julie Gearinger
                                      Michele K. Henderson
                                   Kim Lackenbach
                              Nancy Penir
                            Maureen Plut
                            Susan Powell
                           Angel Rivera
                             Marcie Sharp
                              Pam Staples




Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Floral Art (Altenew)
             Birthday Messages (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies: May 2018 Small die of the Month (Spellbinders)
Inks: Wilted Violet, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemon, Carved Pumpkins, Candied Apple (Ranger Distress Inks)
Other: Vellum, Black embossing powder, Versamark ink, Black Memento

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties August 2018 Release Rewind and 6th Birthday Bash!

Hello Sweeties!
Welcome back to Day Three featuring the new August Release from Paper Sweeties!


You are going to love this one!!! 
So many possibilities!

I made another card using JAKE:



Isn't he an adorable doctor!!!
I think this would be perfect for someone who just graduated Med School!


And DON'T FORGET!!!!!!

Paper Sweeties 6th Birthday Party!

Lots of prizes to be had and a competition for a $100 gift card to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!
Contest will run through August 31st at 11:59 pm EST.  The winner will be announced September 1st on our Plan Your Life Series blog post!  YOU are in control of the winner - voting is turned on for this link gallery, so be sure to 'like' your favorite projects to give them a chance at our grand prize!
Click HERE to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list!
And please vote!!!!

ALSO...there is a coupon code for 20% off any full-price product currently listed on our website:  SIX

PLUS...we have special guest designers and Design Team members sharing celebration theme projects throughout the month.  

August 17th - Michelle Bala

August 19th - Karen Letchworth

August 20th - Tracey McNeely

August 21st - Pattie Goldman

August 25th - Michele Henderson
August 28th - Kathy Schweinfurth
August 29th - Lori Turner
August 30th - Nancy Salkeld



 Be sure to follow us and bookmark our blog to keep up to date on all the festivities, project shares, specials and contests we will be sharing throughout the month of August ... and don't forget to add your celebration inspired projects to our birthday challenge gallery -- what would YOU do with a $100 to spend at Paper Sweeties???



And here are some more sneak peeks 
from my talented Teammates:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Come join us every day this week for LOTS of fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ... I can't wait to see what you'll create and share for our 6th Birthday Challenge!

Mackie

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties 6th Birthday Bash & Release Party

Hello Sweeties!
Welcome back to Release Day!!!!

 I used the NEW Sweet Cut-Congrats on my card today!
This Sweet Cut also has a fabulous matching stamp set
which you will be able to use for lots of creations!



 I used Jake to create this retirement card!

Inside of card:


At least the beach is where I want to be when I retire!
I hear the beach calling my name!

Not only are we celebrating RELEASE DAY,
we are having a Birthday Bash this month!


ALL MONTH LONG DURING AUGUST!  


We'll have special guest designers and Design Team members sharing celebration theme projects throughout the month.  




August 17th - Michelle Bala

August 19th - Karen Letchworth

August 20th - Tracey McNeely

August 21st - Pattie Goldman

August 25th - Michele Henderson
August 28th - Kathy Schweinfurth
August 29th - Lori Turner
August 30th - Nancy Salkeld



Create something new and show us your birthday/celebration inspired projects for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE with Paper Sweeties!!
  Contest will run through August 31st at 11:59 pm EST.  The winner will be announced September 1st on our Plan Your Life Series blog post!  YOU are in control of the winner - voting is turned on for this link gallery, so be sure to 'like' your favorite projects to give them a chance at our grand prize!
Click HERE to enter your link and view the Linky Tools list!
And please vote!!!!
ALSO...there is a coupon code for 20% off any full-price product currently listed on our website:  SIX



And here are some more sneak peeks of our newest Release!
from my talented Teammates:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Come join us every day this week for LOTS of fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by today ... I can't wait to see what you'll create and share for our 6th Birthday Challenge!

Mackie