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Saturday, December 3, 2016

25 Days of Christmas at Paper Sweeties!


 Each day this month, a different designer will post a card or project featuring PAPER SWEETIES products!  We did this last year and it was a blast! Our PAPER SWEETIES Design team will post the first 15 days of the month, and then we will have some VERY special guests posting at the end of the month! So I hope you will visit the PAPER SWEETIES blog each day for some fabulous inspiration and lots of prizes!


Now I will share my card!



I decided to feature Miss Emma today! Doesn't she look cute in her Christmas outfit? Her outfit is from the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday stamp set. I paper pieced the clothes and used Copic Markers to color her skin and hair. 


The pretty Christmas lights are from the current release Basket Add-On: Baked with Love. I colored the lights with Copics and then added Glossy Accents to the little bulbs. 


The sentiment on the sign is also from the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday. The little sign is from the Garden Time Sweet Cuts set. It was perfect for my little snow scene!

Now please visit the Paper Sweeties Blog each day in December for some awesome inspiration!!!


Dec 2nd:Beth Luetschwager
Dec 3rd: Mackie Robertson
                                          Dec 4th:Debbie Marcinkiewicz (Paper Sweeties Creator)
Dec 5th: Lisa Bzibziak
Dec 6th: Nancy Salkeld
Dec 7th: Julie Tucker-Wolek
Dec 8th: Larissa Heskett
Dec 9th: Maria Patrick
Dec 10th: Jill Norwood 
Dec 11th: Kathy Schweinfurth
Dec 12th: Michele Henderson
Dec 13th: Planner Team
Dec 14th: Lilian Forsyth 
Dec 15th: Michelle Bala

December 16th:  Tracey Kelly 
December 17th:  Mynn Kitchen
December 18th:  Lori Hairston
December 19th:  Maryella Wilson 
                            Lisa Elton
December 20th:  Nancy Penir
December 21st:  Lori Turner
December 22nd: Jinny Newlin
December 23rd:  Amy Tsuruta
December 24th:  Pattie Goldman

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2016 Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge

Hello my stampy friends! 
It's time for a new inspiration challenge here at
Can you believe it is already December 1???




I LOVE this month's PAPER SWEETIES Challenge!!! 


These colors are SO festive!!!

Here is my card:



My card features the HOLLY DAYS stamps and matching Sweet Cuts. I colored them with Copic markers to match this fun paper. I was going for a RETRO feel!



After I colored the ornaments, I added Glossy Accents, silver Stickles and silver Liquid Pearl drops to each one. I used silver twine to hang them up!


The sentiment is from the MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment onto one of the SWEET BORDERS  Sweet Cuts. Lastly, I added some PAPER SWEETIES silver sequins! I am so in love with this brightly colored card!!

I hope we have inspired you to play with us this month!
You can join us HERE!
We love seeing your beautiful creations!
And you could be our Guest Designer or win a gift card to the store!!


Don't forget to visit my very talented
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Beth Luetschwager  
December Guest Designer:  Karen Letchworth

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Mackie

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Card Concept Challenge #63

Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Our son came into town, which was fabulous! Of course, I ate entirely too much food!!! That is why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!!! haha!!

Now it is time for my second favorite holiday...Christmas!!!!

Our current challenge here at the
CARD CONCEPT is perfect for this time of year!



This will be our last challenge for awhile! CARD CONCEPT is going to be taking a Christmas break, so we may spend some quality time getting ready for this beautiful season with our friends and loved ones!




I was inspired by the JOY and the greenery in the inspiration photo! I knew right away that I wanted to use my new Tim Holtz Ephemera Pack-Festive.






Most of this card was made with Tim Holtz Christmas products. If you look at the upper right corner, you can see where I used a TH stencil and embossing paste for the words-Joy and Believe.  There were two poinsettias in the ephemera pack. I glued one in place and then fussy cut the second and adhered it to the first one for some dimension.


That pretty reindeer came from TARGET!!! They had some fun Christmas items at the front of the store for cards and scrap booking, etc! Check it out!

I hope we have inspired you to join us here at 
And we hope everyone has a blessed Holiday season!

Remember...the team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making OR work in your comfort zone! It is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Please visit my awesome teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
                  Mackie Robertson <You are here
Mixed Media
And our very special
November Shabby Chic Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, November 18, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags



We are thrilled to be joining the
featuring  Paper Sweeties stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!




My tag features our newest Releases here at Paper Sweeties:


Heat embossing with white embossing powder and coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes is one of my favorite techniques to use! And lots of speckles and splatters!!







I had so much fun making this tag! I apologize that the photo is kind of shadowy. I had a heck of a time taking photos to get the colors and shading to show!


Please visit Tracy's awesome
25 Days of Christmas Tags

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Card Concept Challenge #62-Thanksgiving


Welcome everybody to the newest challenge here at
THE CARD CONCEPT!



I  love the sunflowers and that black & white!! I thought this color combination was fabulous!


I used and mixed lots of different dies for this card! 


I knew immediately I wanted to pull out one of my favorite  flower dies-SUNFLOWERS (MFT) !


The pretty acorn and fall leaves are from STITCHED AUTUMN ICONS  (SugarPea Designs)!


That delicious apple is from HOME GROWN ( Paper Sweeties)!  The only stamping for my card is the sentiment, which is from FALL COLORS (Precious Remembrance)!

I hope we have inspired you to join us here at 
We LOVE seeing your creations! 

Remember...the team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making OR work in your comfort zone! It is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Please visit my awesome teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
                  Mackie Robertson <You are here
Mixed Media
And our very special
November Shabby Chic Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Paper Sweeties November 2016 Rewind!

Hello! 
It is time to show how versatile the Paper Sweeties 
stamps and Sweet Cuts are! 




I used several different Paper Sweeties stamps and Sweet Cuts for this cute card!




First I die cut the tree from the 2015 MERRY & BRIGHT Sweet Cuts.




I colored a string of lights from the BAKED WITH LOVE Stamp set with Copic Markers. I added Glossy Accents to each bulb. They look so real!




Next I stamped and colored the reindeer from the new JINGLE ALL THE WAY stamp set.



I think this turned out to be a very cute card!
I am having so much fun playing with these new stamps!

Please visit my PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES 
for some awesome inspiration!

Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                          Mackie Robertson < You are here
Nancy Salkeld

And don't forget to join our current 
Inspiration HERE!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties November 2016 Release Party!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties November Release Party!




What's New





I made a little sugar hut full of Christmas goodies!!! Yum!!!


The roof has been heat embossed with Hero Arts White Puff embossing powder! It looks so cool!
All of the treats were colored with Copic Markers. I added Glossy Accents,  Liquid Pearl and Spectrum Noir Clear glitter pens to add extra fun!





I hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards we have created using the new Paper Sweeties stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!

             Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Beth Luetschwager
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                          Mackie Robertson < You are here
Nancy Salkeld


And don't forget to join our current 
Inspiration HERE!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie