Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wish Big

Believe it or not, I needed to make a card that is not Christmas related!!!!
I needed to make a birthday card!!!!
So I needed to choose colors that were not related to Christmas colors!
I recently got this little stamp by Elisabeth Bell called Little Wishes.
I colored her with Copic Markers and lots of Stickles.  She is so sweet.
I rolled up scraps of paper to make the little candles. I fussy cut some "flames" and added gems to them to make them glow. 
I hope the little girl I need to give this to has a big wish, and it comes true!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Items available to purchase at the 7Kids College Fund Store:
Paper: Hootenanny(My Mind's Eye)
Stamps: Little Wishes (Elisabeth Bell); Birthday Sampler(Paper Smooches)
Copics: Hair-E35, E33, E37
             Skin-E50, E51, E53, RV20
             Dress-B23, B39, B24,Y08, YR04
             Plate-C3  Icing-RV20
Dies: Ovals, Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders)Labels 10 (Spellbinders); Fancy Flourish(MFT Die-Namics)
Accessories: Clear Rock Stickles(Ranger), Yellow Stickles (Ranger); Orange baker's twine

Friday, December 20, 2013

Silver Poinsettia

I wanted to share one more Christmas card! I made a few of these to send to my special friends!
I loosely followed this week's sketch

My poinsettia was too large to put the sentiment beside it, so I had to position it a little lower than the sketch called for. This gorgeous poinsettia is from Stampin Up. I just love it! I stamped it on vellum card stock with Versamark ink. Then heat embossed with SU silver embossing powder! I took a blade and cut out the center leaves and lifted them up. I used some silver Liquid Pearls for the stamens.
Love how it turned out! 
All of the stamp and papers are from Stampin Up! The tinsel is Tim Holtz.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gold and Silver Christmas

It's time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at 7Kids College Fund!
Our theme for this challenge is Silver and Gold! LOVE!!!!

I followed the current Sketchbook Saturday sketch 
to make my card.

First , I embossed the right side of the card with a snowflakes folder.  I stamped the sentiment  (Peace Joy Love-Lawn Fawn) in the upper left corner with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I dribbled some gold embossing powder around the sentiment and melted it with my heat gun. Very cool effect!

The Tim Holtz Tattered poinsettia was cut twice. Once with vellum and and once with gold glittery card stock. I sprinkled Stampendous Shabby White fran-tage embossing powder on the vellum leaves and carefully melted it with my heat gun. So pretty!!!! I just loved the way the poinsettia looks IRL! So I made the stars the same way! The stars were cut out with the Tim Holtz Stacked Stars die. I cut the gold snowflakes with my new Simon Says Stamps snowflakes. These dies are so cute!!! 
I really like the way my gold and silver card turned out!

Now it's your turn!
Please join in our fun and show us your stuff!

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!

Mackie (You are Here)

You may be chosen as one of the Top Three or  if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

Supplies used for my card are listed below:

Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die
Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Snowflakes Dies- Simon Says Stamps
Silver card stock-Paper Trey Ink
Glitter card stock 12x12- Recollections for Michael's

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Let It Snow

I just received some new stamps and paper from Stampin Up 
and I couldn't wait to play with them!!!
And this is what I made!!

And then I saw what the theme was for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

So I had to join!!!
Mr. Snowman is stamped with Pool Party(SU)ink. I added a little Shabby White embossing powder on him to give him a little pizazz! And sprinkled the card with snow sequins!
Very simple, but lots of fun and sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vintage Santa Tag

***This tag was selected a Featured Artist on the Happy Holidays Mixed Media Color Challenge***

It's Terrific Tuesday!!!
I just wanted to share Christmas Mixed Media tag that I have made!

 I started with a large and a small manilla tag. I stamped my craft sheet with Barn Door and Peeled Paint Distress inks. I misted the ink with water and then dragged the tags thru the wet inks. I then edged the tags with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I stamped (Santa's Wish-Stamper's Anonymous) the background with black Archival ink.
After I stamped the Santa, I colored him with some Distress Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Picket Fence markers. I thought this made the Santa really stand out.
The red poinsettias were made with my Silouhette Portrait machine. And I finished it off with some seam binding stained with Barn Door Distress ink and a gold cord!

The inks and markers that are available in the 7Kids College Fund store are listed below!

There is still time to join our  Anything Goes Challenge ! 

Thanks for stopping by!

I am also linking this to my good friends's Mona & Sue's current challenge
at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gingerbread Dough

A good friend of mine saw this post on Pinterest 
and asked me if I could make her something like it.  My friend thought they would be perfect for her nieces and nephews.

I thought it was really cute! 
Well... the first thing that came to my mind was my Silhouette Portrait. Sure enough, there were lots of Gingerbread men! I picked one and got started! I added Liquid Applique as icing, rhinestones for their bellies and a red polka dot bow tie. I copied the poem onto white cardstock with my computer and cut them out with Spellbinder's Labels 8 dies. The pretty paper is from Stampin Up!

And this is what I came up with!

Clear bag example:

Green Polka Dot bag

Here is a close up of the poem:

I am not sure which one I like the best!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Red + Green means Christmas!

Well...guess what time it is???
It's time for Anything Goes at 7Kids College Fund!
But we have added a twist...it must be red and green!
Please join in our fun and show us your stuff!
You may be chosen as one of the Top Three or  if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

So this is my card of red and green!

I used the Snowman Blueprint Framelits Dies and Stamp set by Tim Holtz. I just love this little guy!
I colored him with Copic markers. It doesn't show very well in this photo, but I used black Liquid Pearl for his mouth and eyes. And the holly berries on his hat are little red pearls.
I framed him with some shiny red cord, and glittery stars and snowflakes!!!

Can't wait to see YOUR creations for our

All of the supplies available at the 7Kids Store are linked below!

Copic Markers:
Hat: C2, C3, C5, C7
            Scarf & Hat band: R27, R59
            Holly Leaves: YG25, YG67
Paper: Season of Style, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz (Stampin Up)

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!

Mackie (You are Here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prima Doll Christmas Tag

I made this fun tag with one of the Prima doll stamps called Riley.
Isn't she cute???
I started by coloring the tag with Barn Door and Peeled Paint Distress inks. I then shaded the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. After I stamped the tag with a script background stamp, (which I have no idea where I got , but sure have enjoyed using this year), I added some texture to the card with a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.
I paper pieced the dress on the doll and added some lace to the hem. I made her some shiny shoes with Glossy Accents. I added some wooden snowflakes and red gems. Oh yeah, the ribbon was stained with more Barn Door Distress ink!

The items available at the 7Kids College Fund Store are listed below!
Check them out because you will find some great pricing and service!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:Doll stamp-Riley (Prima);sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink:Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap Distress Inks (Ranger)
       Black Versafine
Accessories: Glossy Accents; Sizzix Snowflakes; wooden snowflakes(Jo-Anne's); red gems; lace,
                      and white seam binding

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Be Merry Be Merry Be Merry

I wanted to join in the fun at 

I haven't played over there in awhile! I don't know why!!!!
I used paper from a great 6x6 paper pad that I bought this year by teresa collins called Santa's List.
And then I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets by Lawn Fawn called Peace Love Joy.
I stamped the little trees with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. They are stamped on 3 Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangles die cuts. Love these!!!!
I added a snowflake die, twine bow and a red button!
Very simple, very pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!

Check out the store at 7kids College Fund!
They have a great selection and great prices!

Stamp:Peace Love Joy (Lawn Fawn)
 Santa's List (teresa collins)
Accessories:Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inker's);Snowflake (PTI);twine, button

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Happy Hump Day!!!  Sorry....I just love that GEICO commercial!
And I do love Wednesdays, especially when it is time for the

 I made this beautiful card with the Tim Holtz Season Silhouettes Stamp set. First I stamped the background paper with Old Paper Distressed Ink. I distressed the edges and then sewed it to another piece of designer paper. The holly leaves are also from this stamp set. They were stamped in Peeled Paint distress ink . I fussy cut the holly leaves and adhered them behind the poinsettias. 
The poinsettias were cut with my Silhouette Portrait machine. I just LOVE that thing!!!!
I added some lace to the middle and green tulle behind the poinsettias on the lower right corner. 

Go check out the other Design team members creations for some fabulous inspiration!

Our new Challenge starts today at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!  Our theme is Anything Goes and you will be eligible for a gift certificate to spend at the 7 Kids College Fund Store if you happen to win! 

Wouldn't you like this fabby badge:

It could be yours!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Links to items I used that are available in the store are below:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Be Merry!

 Hi guys! Hope you have had a fantastic weekend! It has been kinda gloomy here in the Piedmont, but warm. So I can't complain! I just hope the weather stays good for tomorrow night, so the Panthers can whoop up on the Patriots!!!! Grrrrrrrowwwwlll!!!!!
Enough about all that....
I wanted to share a card that I made this afternoon.

 I loosely followed

And I think it turned out so cute!!!
The Christmas tree is a Simon Says die. I cut it out in white card stock and then colored the branches with Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. This die actually cuts out ornaments and a star too, but I wanted to add some dimension. So I used red sequins and a Tim Holtz mirrored star that I colored with a Copic marker. 
The sketch called for some type of horizontal line on the background, so I decided to use the sentiment and Christmas lights from a real cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Peace Joy Love.  I colored the little lights with my Copics.

Hope you like my card!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Peace, Love, Joy (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot (Ranger Distress Inks)
       Tuxedo Memento Black Ink(Tsukineko)
Accessories: Mirrored star (Tim Holtz); Copic Markers R27, Y17

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Tag!

Happy Tuesday everybody!!!!
Hope you are all having a good day!

I just wanted to pop in and share a mixed media Christmas tag! 

I was inspired to make this card by the Funky Junkie's Week # 6 of Christmas Tags  

( I have only made 2 or 3 of the tags so far! Her's are so beautiful!)

I just received a new Tim Holtz stamp set form 7Kids College Fund store and I knew it would be perfect for this tag! I started by collaging some paper with Modge Podge from a real pretty paper pad called Santa's List by Teresa Collins.
One of the papers I punched with my EK notebook paper punch. See it on the upper right? I then stenciled some snow on the tag with my Simon Says Snow stencil.
The tree was colored with some Peeled Paint distress ink, and then I fussy cut it out. I added some snow to the limbs by heat embossing some white powder on them. And a little bit below the tree to make it look like it had fallen on the ground. I attached the tree, the red glittered numbers and a star to a torn corrugated ATC card. The sentiment was stamped on a wood veneer tag from Studio Calico. I distressed it with some Frayed Burlap. Barn Door, and Peeled Paint  distress inks. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Supplies I used that are available in the 7Kids College Fund Store:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Curtain Call - Welcome Home

Hello! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
We have had beautiful Carolina blue skies here, with just a slight nip in the air!
And yesterday I went to a Stampin Up workshop! So much fun!!!!
We made some gorgeous christmas cards. I will photograph them and try to share them here sometime soon. But today I want to share a card I made for last week's

And this is my card:

The wreath is a favorite stamp that  I have had for a very long time. I love it because you can use it for any season. On this card I heat embossed it in brown on vellum. The berries are enamel dots.
I heat embossed the sentiment in red. Very simple, very pretty!
Unfortunately I missed the deadline to Curtain Call! Maybe next week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Holiday Hugs

Welcome to the 7 KIDS Preview of Christmas hop! You are going to find some really great projects using some really beautiful stamps and products from the store! For those of you who haven't started your Christmas cards, this is a great opportunity for some 7 Kids inspiration. The store is stocked with lots of images and papers.  Don’t forget we have many products that will help you with your Christmas gifts.

Today we have our  DT members and some very special guest designers who have joined us for our Christmas Hop. 

And, one random hopper will win a
$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store!!!

And we will be selecting three guest designers!

Here's how you can win:
1) Make your way through all the blogs on the hop and comment on EACH DT member's blog. 
2) Return to the store blog and comment there to let new hoppers know how great the projects were!
3) Come back to the store blog on Wednesday 11/13 when we'll announce the random winner. 

Remember to support the DT! If you like a project, make sure you click through that DT member's links which will help them earn credit toward purchasing more goodies to make more projects to show you!!!
Let's HOP!!!
Here is mine:

I appreciate you and send you all lots of
Holiday Hugs!!!
Now go hopping and try to win!!!


Copic Markers:
E31, E33, E35,E37-hair, shoes

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Exciting News!!!!

I have some very exciting news to share!!!!
I have been invited to join the design team at

Yay!!! I am so excited!!!
And...they have a fabulous store to shop from!
7 Kids College Fund Store

So please visit the store!
 I will post links at the end of my blog of any supplies that I use, that are available in the store!

Now onto my card.

I used many different techniques for this card and it was so much fun!
I started with some watercolor paper. I stamped it with a text stamp in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder, so I could do some fun resist techniques.
 I took the Old Paper Distress ink pad and tapped it directly on a stamping block. I misted the block with water and then placed it directly over the embossed paper. This gives you an awesome watercolor effect. See how it resisted the embossed text?

Next I inked & stamped the entire panel with a background splatter dotted stamp in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.. Cool, huh?
Then the prettiness starts! I applied Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint  to my craft mat. Then I misted my MFT Blooming Roses stamp with water and ran the stamp directly onto the inks on the craft mat. Again, you get this cool watercolor effect.
I stenciled the MFT Rose Builder rose on top of the stamped image.  
I made that pretty flower with my Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garden die. Added a Tim Holtz metal flower & brad to the center of the flower. Stamped the sentiment from the Stamper's Anonymous -Simple Sayings stamp set. Attached this with some twine underneath tied in a big loopy bow. I hope you can see I adhered some torn vellum paper behind the sentiment and flower.

And this was my card!

I hope I was able to explain the techniques clearly.
 I learned about this from watching You Tube! 
 (I love You Tube!!!)

I hope you are able to join us at 7Kids College Fund Challenge blog!
I f you make an entry you might win a gift certificate to the 7Kids College Fund store!
It is always fun to go shopping! Good luck and I hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Paper:Tim Holtz Water Color Paper
Stamps: MPD Blooming Roses(My Favorite Things);  Simple Sayings(Stampers Anonymous); Text It(Waltzingmouse); Splattered Dotted Background stamp( I think Impression Obsession??)