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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Project inspiration Day Three


Hello Sweeties!!!


It is the final day of Winter Projects here at Paper Sweeties!
We have had so much fun sharing winter projects using all of the adorable Paper Sweetie stamps and Sweet Cuts!

Here is my final project!
Nothing like hot coffee during these cold winter months!
And I have a truck making a special delivery!!!















I hope you will visit my very talented Teammates for some more inspiration! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Winter!
Mackie

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Project inspiration-Day Two





Welcome to Day Two of Winter Project Inspiration here
We are having so much fun creating our winter projects.



I decided to make a Valentine snowman! 
I think they have sweethearts, too!!!
And I LOVE this adorable snowman from the 



The trees are from the
Paper Sweeties - Merry Christmas Y'all stamp set!



Please visit my very talented Teammates for some more inspiration! 

Come back tomorrow for more winter projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, January 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Project inspiration!



Welcome to Paper Sweeties!
Now is the perfect time of year to stay inside and make pretty things in your craft room!
It's too cold to do anything else!!! So... we are making winter projects this month at Paper Sweeties!

We want to share projects that show you how easy it is mix and match all of the darling stamps and Sweet Cuts of Paper Sweeties!


I used the cute truck from the latest stamp from Paper Sweeties -Merry Christmas Y'all to make this adorable truck full of Valentines!!!






I stamped the images onto white watercolor card stock and colored them with Distress inks and water.
The hearts are from the Paper Sweeties stamp-Stand Add-on:Sweet Treats






 SWEET was made with the Paper Sweeties Sweet Cut-Happy !


I die cut SWEET 3 times and then glued them all together to make it look like chipboard.

The sentiment is stamped from the Snow Time Add-on:Sweet Treats




I hope you will visit my very talented Teammates for some more inspiration! 

Come back tomorrow for some more more winter projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 106-Pink Party!

Pink is my favorite Party!!!


Isn't this photo fun with the pink and black popping against all that white???
I LOVE it!
And here is my card:


I watched a YouTube video recently by  Debby Hughes  of Lime Doodle Design, who showed how she made a card very similar to this one.  So, I had to try it! 
Hers is GORGEOUS!!!! Check it out HERE !!!


I inked my background stamp with Pickled Raspberry Distress ink, then spritzed lightly with water, to get this watercolor look, and then stamped it onto Tim Holtz water color paper.  When it was dry, I then sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink all around the borders of the panel.  Next, I had fun dribbling white Perfect Pearl mixed with water all over the panel, which I followed with a spray of Pearl Glimmer Mist. So pretty and sparkly! You can't see it very well in the photos!


The style of my card would be considered

Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress


I 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.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, January 21 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Card Concept Challenge #104-

Are you ready for the holidays???
Wouldn't this gorgeous arrangement 
look good in your house!




I fell in love with all of the silver and the tiny bit of green in our new inspiration board!

Here is what I created:


I heat embossed the Christmas ornaments in layers of silver, white, green and clear embossing powders onto some heavy weight white card stock. I was trying to minimize the warping that you sometimes get with heat embossing. The background turned out amazing!


I felt a sentiment was all it needed! Of course, I had to add some sequins, too!



The style of my card would be considered

Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress

I 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.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp:Ornate Ornaments (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powders: Silver, Clear, White and green (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah 110lb white card stock; Silver (Tim Holtz) ; Green Apple (Simon Says)
           Vellum (Grafex)

Paper Sweeties's 25 Days of Christmas-Day 12


Each day of December a member of the Paper Sweeties Design Team will post a
creation with our newest 
Paper Sweetie stamps and matching Sweet Cuts, called
Merry Christmas Y'all .




I LOVE this adorable stamp set 
and matching Sweet Cuts!!!!!
It is now available in the
along with many other holiday themed products!

Here's my card!



I had so much fun making these trees. I sponged some watercolor paper with Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. Next, I splattered the paper with some black and white paints. When everything was completely dry, I die cut the trees with the Sweet Cuts. After I die cut the trees, I took a spatula and wiped some white embossing paste on them to look like snow! I love these trees! 




I fussy cut snow banks out of white card stock. I added 2-way glue to the edges of the snow banks and then sprinkled them with Diamond Dust to make it look like sparkly snow! I just love the way this card turned out!




I hope I have inspired you to visit the 
each day this month 
for some fabulous creations and inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, December 7, 2018

25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!

 Oh what fun!!!
Each day of December we will post a
creation with our newest 
Paper Sweetie stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!

Don't you just LOVE this little truck????
And it is already available in the
along with many other holiday themed products!




And here is the card I created!


I found this fun paper and I knew it would be perfect for this new stamp set! I stamped each image and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some Glossy Accents to the wheels and fenders to make them look shiny!

Please visit the 
every day this month 
for some fabulous creations and inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Card Concept Challenge # 103-Holiday Treats

Hello! 
It has been awhile since my last post on my blog!
My son got married November 10!
So...I was busy with wedding and rehearsal dinner plans.
Everything turned out beautifully and lots of fun!!!!






Had to share some pics!!! Proud Mama!!!

I didn't think I would be able to create as a design team member this month at the Card Concept, but when I saw this inspiration board, it sent my creative juices flowing!!!

Isn't it adorable!!!!!


And here is my card:


I stamped my images onto Copic friendly paper with Black Memento ink.



I had so much fun coloring these cute images with my Copic markers! I added some doodles with a white gel pen. And I added some Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal drops to the nose and berries. And for extra shine, I used a Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen!



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

AND LOTS of CUTENESS!!!

I 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: elves2stamp (Stamps Of Life)
              happybday2you (Stamps Of Life)
              FaLaLa (Paper Sweeties)
              Holly Days (Paper Sweeties)
Dies: elves2stamp, happybday2you (Stamps of Life)
            Holly Days Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)
Miscellanous Stuff:Memento Black Ink; Copic Markers; Glossy Accents; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; Nuvo Crystal Drops-English Mustard; Versamark; SSS Clear Embossing Powder