Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Cheers everybody! It is New Year's Eve!
I hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy 2015!

It is also time for another ANYTHING GOES Challenge!
So I hope you will join us! We just love for you to play with us!

As you can see, I used the Holiday Cheers (Your Next Stamp) set again! I felt it was totally appropriate for New Year's Eve! I tweaked the stamp for my "Cosmopolitan" by masking the candy cane and making a straw! I used glitter on the rims of this drink and the Margarita! The sentiment "Cheers"was cut 3 times on my Silhouette and glued together to give it some dimension. The black panel is glitter paper from American Crafts. It is hard to see this in the photo. Finally I added some sequins to add more sparkle to my festive card!

Again...Happy New Year!

Items that I used on my card that are available at 7KIDS are linked below:

Dies: Holiday Cheers (Your Next Stamp)
Silhouette Machine

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Greetings

 I hope you got all your presents wrapped and everything ready for Christmas! I don't know about you guys, but I am ready for a beer or a good drink right about now! Whew! And I thought this new stamp set-Holiday Cheers (Your Next Stamp) was perfect for my last Christmas card to celebrate! 

Now it's time to relax and enjoy all this hard work we have done to get ready for this wonderful, joyous season!

Holiday Cheers!!!!

I hope you all get to enjoy this time with family, friends and loved ones!


Items that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

            Peace Joy Life (Lawn Fawn)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Holidays!

It is Wednesday! And you know what that means here at 7Kids!!!!

We are always amazed at all of the beautiful creations you post during our challenges!
Thank you!!!

Here is my creation for our current challenge
with a twist-Christmas!

Please join in the fun!!!
And thanks for stopping by!

Items that I used on my tag that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

           Doodlebug North Pole 6X6 Paper Pad
        Simon Says Sea Glass Ink
                                  Stampendous Chunky White & Aqua Embossing Powder
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Distress Ink Spray

Paper Sweeties December Release Rewind! is the 16th and that means REWIND here at Paper Sweeties which means a mix of old and new!  I made a gift card card. That sounded funny, didn't it?

I saw an example of one in a magazine and I just loved it! So I knew I had to try it!
The gift card is actually put in the pocket on the front of the card,
so you can write a nice note on the inside!

The little trees are from the new Snow Time stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts.
After I stamped them onto white card stock, I colored them with Copics. I added some gold Stickles onto the stars and garlands to add some glitz! I used an older Sweet Cuts set from Paper Sweeties called Joy for the sentiment. LOVE this set!!!! The sentiment was cut with paper that is like red velvet!  I found it at Michael's and it looks so pretty IRL! The final touch was some Peppermint Baker's Twine and Red sequins, which can be purchased at the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!

Now please go visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies and you will be totally inspired!

Nancy Penir

Thanks For stopping by!

Accessories: Sequins (Paper Sweeties), Red Baker's Twine (Paper Sweeties),
Snowflake EF (Cuttlebug)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Party

It is the 15th and that means it is RELEASE Day here at Paper Sweeties!
We have been showcasing these new stamps and sweet cuts this week and now they are available!!!

I made this adorable tag with the Snow Time stamp set and matching Snow Time Sweet Cuts.
This stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts set have so many possibilities!
I stamped this little guy with Black Memento Tuxedo ink and then colored him with Copic Markers.
I easily cut him out with the matching die! I decided to add some snow inside the snow globe with some embossing paste and a snow stencil. I put Glossy Accents on the snowman's hat. I added black Viva Pearl Pen to his eyes and mouth.  Glittery snowflakes, sequins, ribbon and tinsel completed the tag. This tag was so easy to make! I made 16!!!!

I hope my Paper Sweetie Teamies and I have given you lots of fun ideas!
Please go check out what they have  for you today!

Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
              Mackie Robertson (That's me)
Nancy Penir

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

New Releases:
Snow Time
Snow Time Sweet Cuts

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls Sweet Cuts

Ink: Black Memento Tuxedo
Paper: Neenah Solar White; Lawn Fawn
Copics, Glossy Accents; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush; VivaPearl Ebony Pen; 
Sequins(Paper Sweeties); Ranger Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter; Transparent Embossing Paste(Wendy Vecchi); Ribbon, Tinsel Twine

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Countdown!

Hello! It is Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties December Release Countdown! More sneak peeks!
Today I am sharing a card that I made with some new Paper Sweeties Sweet Cuts called Snow Time. This set also has a matching stamp set! 
I have seen some similar cards to this one in blogland and I just had to try it!

I sponged the card base with Sea Glass (SS) and Ardrey Blue (SS) inks.  I spread transparent embossing paste thru a snow stencil, and sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy Distress (TH) glitter, before heat setting it. This made a beautiful, sparkly snowy background. I die cut 2 trees and a snowman with the Snow Time Sweet Cuts. I cut out some snow layers and attached the trees and snowman with foam adhesive to give dimension between each layer. I used white Flower Soft along the snow landscape edges to hide where I placed the die cuts.  The glittery snowflakes and sequins complete the snow scene. The lighting in this photo almost seems like there is light inside the card, but it's not.

Please hop along to see what my Paper Sweetie Teamies have made!
The new releases will be available December 15th!

Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping by!

What's New
Snow Time Stamp
Snow Time Sweet Cuts

Paper: Neenah Solar White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Sea Glass (SSS), Ardrey Blue (SSS)
Accessories: Sequins (Paper Sweeties); Snow Stencil (SSS), Transparent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Snowflake Punch(Martha Stewart)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Sneak Peeks

It is the 13th, so that means it is time for Sneak Peeks of the New Releases here at Paper Sweeties!  

And I love this one!!!!!
Cute little birdies and birdhouses...SWEET! 

I colored the birdhouse and little birdie with Copic Markers. I applied Glossy Accents to the little Christmas lights. They look just like little globes IRL! I cut out a snowbank and applied glue along the edge. I sprinkled white Flower Soft along the glue to make it look like freshly fallen snow. And then I thought...I should do this on the house, too! I punched a snowflake in white glitter paper and placed it on the upper left corner. I thought this little wintry scene turned out so cute!

Now be sure to hop along and see what my Paper Sweetie Teamies have created!
I am sure you will be inspired! The new releases will be available on the 15th!

Deck The Halls
Deck The Halls Sweet Cuts

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

Paper: Home for the Holidays (EP)
Ink: Black Tuxedo Memento
Accessories: Red Sequins (Paper Sweeties); Glossy Accents(Ranger); Red Pearl Pen (VIVA); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Polar White (Flower Soft); Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)
Copic Markers

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

No Peeking Tag

Hello stampy friends!!! Just popping in to show a tag I made using the cute No Peeking(Mama Elephant) stamp set. I thought it would be fun to have the little guys peeking from behind a candy cane! 

I stamped the images with Black Memento Ink on to Neenah Solar White card stock, and then colored them with Copic Markers. The sentiment was stamped on vellum. The candy cane was made using the Grand Candy Cane (Memory Box) die.  Added some stars, bling, snowflakes and some pretty red ribbon to complete the tag!

Hope you have a great week!
and don't forget to join our fun Anything Goes Challenge at 7KIDS HERE
Thanks for stopping by!

Items that I used on my tag that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Paper: Neenah Solar White; Designer Paper(Stampin Up), Vellum(Recollections)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Peace & Joy

Hello Stampy Friends! I hope you are having a good weekend!
 A quick post of a card I wanted to share.  TWO challenges inspired me to get in my craft room and create this afternoon! (Of course while watching the Panthers whoop up on the Saints! heehee)

I decided this was gold, not yellow and silver not gray!
And I just LOVE that sketch! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Stamp:Small Banners (Simon Says)
            Music Backgound (Sweet n' Sassy)
Dies: Prancing Deer (TimHoltz/Sizziz)
         Tattered Pinecone (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
          Small Banners (Simon Says)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stains (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
                      Brown Embossing Powder (WOW), Silver cord, silver jingle bells

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Candy Canes

Tis the season!!!!!
And it is time for another ANYTHING GOES Challenge here at 7KIDS!
We always select the TOP 3 plus a random winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from the 7Kids Store! Please join in the fun!

 I made this card with the Grand Candy Cane die from Memory Box.

I just love how this turned out!
 I die cut the candy cane 4 times with some cardboard backing that I had from a paper pad. I then die cut 2 more times with a striped designer paper. I glued these all together to make my 2 candy canes. I lightly painted the canes with some watered down Gesso (which I purchased at Michael's) and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink to "age" them a bit. I finished with some Antique Linen Distress glitter around the edges.

For the background, I sponged the edges of the designer paper with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then distressed the edges with my scissors. I also stenciled some words from the Christmas (Tim Holtz) stencil with Crackled Texture Paste (Dreamworks). After the paste dried, I colored the letters with Festive Berries Distress Ink(Ranger).

Lastly, I added Shabby White and Gold 
fran-tage, and some stars.
I tied my candy canes with red crinkle ribbon, twine, and 2 jingle bells. I adhered the bundled candy canes to the background paper and added a glittery sentiment!
Hope you like my mixed media Candy Canes card! I had so much fun making it!

Thanks for stopping by!

For items available at the 7KIDS Store that I used on my card, are linked below:

          Believe (Paper Sweeties)
Paper: Merriment (Tim Holtz)
Stencil: Christmas (Tim Holtz)
Crackled Texture Paste (Dreamworks)
Frantage: Shabby White, Shabby Gold (Stampendous)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

House of Cards

***So Excited! this card was chosen as one of the Top Ten at House of Cards!***

Hello!!! I am so excited! The Paper Sweeties Teamies have been invited to participate in the Blog Hop at House Of Cards! And boy, do we have a beautiful inspiration photo!!!

I had so much fun creating this card! 

That inspiration photo has some of my favorite colors...brown and blue. Add silver and white and you get magic!!!! I just knew the holly leaves die from Paper Sweeties Holly Days would be perfect to use on the reindeer. I cut the holly out of some beautiful blue glitter paper. And I knew the Believe die from Paper Sweeties Joy die set would be the perfect addition! I added lots of sparkle and shine with silver embossed snowflakes and sequins! Hope you like my card!

And please check out ALL of the gorgeous creations from my Paper Sweeties design teamies! You will be truly inspired!

Hope you join the House Of Cards Challenge

You could win a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties Boutique!!!!!!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Holly Days (Paper Sweeties)
Dies: Holly Days (Paper Sweeties), Joy (Paper Sweeties)
          Prancing Deer (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Paper: Epiphany (Prima); White, Brown (PTI); Blue Glitter (Recollections)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
            Brushed Pewter Distress Stain Spray (Tim Holtz)
            Sequins (Paper Sweeties)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge #26 - 'Happy Holidays'

Today I finally get to announce that I am so honored and so excited to be asked to join 
the Design Team at Paper Sweeties!!!!  Happy Dance! Happy Dance!!! 

And I get to start with this fabulous inspiration photo!
Happy Holidays!

I just love all of the cute Holiday stamps here at Paper Sweeties
So many options, so many choices!

Today I used Holly Days Stamps and Sweet Cuts to make my card. 

First, I die cut the snowflake in various places of a 4 X 51/4 panel of white card stock. I adhered this to some designer paper of the same size with foam adhesive tape. 
Next I used the Happy Days stamps and stamped the ornaments and snowflakes with Versamark Ink. I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder, and die cut them with their matching dies! Before I lifted them out of the die, I sponged them with Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. The distress ink will not stick to the embossed areas.  Finally, I "hung" the ornaments with gold twine. Red Paper Sweeties sequins were added to finish the card.
Hopefully I have inspired you to join in this challenge and to to visit the Paper Sweeties Shoppe

If not...go check out my Paper Sweetie Teamies!
I know you will be inspired by them!

Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Holly Days (Paper Sweeties)
Dies: Holly Days (Paper Sweeties)
Paper:Santa Express (Doodlebug Designs); White (SSS)
Ink: Versamark; Festive Berries (Ranger Distress ink); Mowed Lawn (Ranger Distress ink)
Sequins (Paper Sweeties)
My Stash: gold twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello my stamping friends! I hope all of you will get to spend this Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  I love Thanksgiving for that reason! And to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, I made this card.

I made these leaves with a stamp set from Penny Black called Fall Flutters. The leaves of this set are perfect for the technique I wanted to use. It is a combo of rolling the stamp into different colors of Distress Inks and then lightly mist with a water spray. Stamp onto your paper and hold for a few seconds. Lift straight up. When the image dries, you will get this gorgeous watercolor effect.
After I stamped several leaves, I fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with a bronze embossing powder. 

My Thanksgiving wish to you, is to have a blessed day with your loved ones!

Thanks for stopping by!

The items that I used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below!

                                    Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Khaki (My stash)
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Bronze Embossing Powder (WOW)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spring Chicken

Hello my stamping friends! Just popping in to share a birthday card that I made for a crazy co-worker of mine! She makes me laugh all the time, so I knew she would get a kick out of this card!
The spring chicken has an Action Wobble attached to it!
Shake! Shake! Shake!

I followed the current CAS(e) this Sketch

Hope you are having a fun weekend!
And thanks for stopping by!

Stamp:Birthday Farm Animals (SSS)
Die:Birthday Farm Animals (SSS); Stitched Mats (Lil Inkers)
Paper: Stampin Up; PTI
Copic Markers, Action Wobble, Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, Sequins (SSS)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall Colors

Guess what day it is???'s time for another
And our optional theme is Fall Colors.
I decided to use a new Penny Black stamp called Filigree Foliage and make a Thanksgiving card.

Don't you just love that pumpkin in the middle? I saw Mona Pendleton make one of these on her blog and I just loved it! You die cut 3 ovals and paint, ink or stain them to your liking. I used Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold Distress inks to get the pumpkin color. I then painted the ovals with crackle paint and let it dry. Hopefully you can see this in the photo. I then adhere them together in the shape of a pumpkin!
Next, I used the Filigree Foliage stamps and stamped the beautiful leaves onto white watercolor paper with Black Archival Ink. I then painted them with lots of water and watercolors. I coated the leaves with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.
Next I die cut some different leaves and inked them with Peeled Paint Distress inks and painted with crackle paint.  After everything had dried I assembled my card!

I hope you will join our new Challenge!!!
YOU could win a $25 gift certificate form the 7KIDS store!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Filigree Foliage (Penny Black)
Paper: A Perfect Autumn (Carta Bella)
Inks: Black Archival
         Dried Marigold  (Ranger Distress Ink)
         Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink)
          Peeled Paint (Ranger Distress Ink)
Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy (Tim Holtz), Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Dies: Large Ovals (Spellbinders)
          Garden Greens (Tim Holtz)
          Tattered Pinecones (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Distressed Brick Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
          Glossy Accents; Water colors

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Hello my stamping friends! Hope all is well!
Just wanted to share a card I made with one of my favorite stamps sets called
WinterWonderland by Mama Elephant. It also has matching dies!!! Love!!!!

I started by stamping the birch trees over and over with Versamark Ink onto a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of Neenah White card stock. I heat embossed the trees with Black Super Fine Embossing Powder (Ranger). Next I used my round blending tool and sponged the entire page with Dusty Concord and Black Soot Distress inks. The embossed trees resisted the Distress ink.  I splattered some drops of water to give the background a misty look.  Next I stamped and heat embossed the reindeer.
The snowbank was made using one of the Landscape Trio Dies by Mama Elephant.
The snowbank and reindeer are attached with dimensional foam tape.
I just love how the purple background turned out!!

Don't forget...there is still time to join in the fun at the

Thanks for stopping by!

Items used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Stamp: Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant)
Paper: Neenah White

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Trees

Welcome to another ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at 7KIDS!
I really hope you will join us this week! I am always amazed at the gorgeous creations I see of those who join us! You will be inspired!

I made this card with the Evergreen Pivot Card die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, which is available at 7KIDS.  The designer of this die is the wonderfully talented Karen Burniston. I was lucky enough to attend a class that she was teaching at my favorite local stamp shop-Stamper's Alley. We made some very pretty cards! She was such a fun person. If you look to the left sidebar of my blog, you will see a photo that she graciously allowed me to take!

Believe it or not, this Pivot Card die makes it easy to produce lots of pretty cards, that will be sure to WOW your friends and family this Christmas season!

Card Open:

First, you score a  5.5 X 8.5 piece of heavy white card stock in the middle.
You line up the pivot card die over the fold line and die cut. We embossed the edges in class, and I really liked that. So I added this step to my card, too. The die comes with the 3 Christmas trees and stars. These dies will also emboss!  Now the fun begins and you can embellish any way you want!
I used Viva Pearl Pens to decorate my trees! The stars and strips of paper are yellow glitter paper.

Card Closed:

Hope you liked my card!!!

Don't forget to join in the fun at our new

Thanks for stopping by!

Items available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Green Paper ( My Stash?)
Gold Glitter Paper
Holly Embossing folder (Sizzix?)