Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Whooo Hooo!

Hello everybody! Mackie here with another card!
 I totally cased this card from Kristina Werner! LOVE her!!!!!
I followed her layout, but used different stamps and colors, etc.
I was real pleased with how it turned out!

The little owl peeking out is from a darling stamp set from Darcie's Heart & Home, called Big News Owl.
All of the stamps is this set are so cute!!!

I stamped the lines on the tag. I colored the owl with Distress markers. I fussy cut the little owl and placed him inside the hole in the tag. I embossed the brown panel with a woodgrain embossing folder.
After all, owls are usually in trees!
Hope you like my little card!

Thanks for stopping by!

 Come join our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge at 7Kids!
Prizes are to be had!!!

Items available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Frame Cuts (Hero Art)
Tag #3 (Paper Trey Ink)
Orange Peel, Green Apple, Audrey Blue (Simon Says Inks)
Circle Die cuts ( Lil Inker) 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI May 2014 Blog Hop

Hello all you crafty peeps! 
Hope you have had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!
I get to spend my Memorial Day Holiday with a bunch of my besties scrapping and stamping all day!!
Whooo! Hooo!

I wanted to also share a card I made for the FUN 

This is the challenge... Aqua & Melon

And I used this fabulous sketch from the

And this is my card:

 I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets from PTI called Happiness in Bloom.
And just went crazy stamping with Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist PTI inks.
The sentiment is from the Mini Blooms stamp set, also by PTI. I just love the font of this sentiment!
What a lot of fun I had making this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Happiness in Bloom (PTI), Mini Blooms (PTI)
Ink: Berry Sorbet (PTI), Aqua Mist (PTI), Tattered Rose (Ranger)
Die: Blooms 2 (PTI)
Paper: White, Berry Sorbet (PTI)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Watercoloring Stencils

Hello my crafty friends! Just wanted to pop in and share the card I made using the Technique that Tim Holtz demonstrated for the Online Watercolor for Card Makers Class.

So simple!! My favorite kind!

You ink the stencil with your favorite Distress inks, spritz with water, carefully flip it over and put onto your paper! then dry it with a heat gun! And you get this fabulous result!!
I really enjoyed this Watercolor Series!
So much fun! So much inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stencil: Harlequin (Tim Holtz)
Inks: Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed (Ranger)
         Versafine Black
Accessories: black twine, green button (my stash)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wishes for your Special Day

I got some new stuff this week from the 7Kids Store and I couldn't wait to play!
And what a perfect opportunity because it is time for a new
 Today's challenge is special, as it's our 100th! To celebrate, our generous store owner is giving away extra prizes! FOUR $25 gift certificates to the store will be awarded! One for the random winner and one for each of the Top 3 DT Picks! How amazing is that?! :o)

I just love this beautiful girl with her pretty dress and wings and hearts!
I colored her with Ranger Distress Markers and water. As I have posted many times before....I LOVE watercoloring with the Distress markers!!!
And my new LaLa Land Filigree Corner die was perfect for the corners!
I cut these out with Grungeboard and then inked with Versamark, so I could do a little silver Fran-tage.
I just love the way they look. I also did this technique on the heart.
The background was made with my Ranger Blending Tool and Ranger Distress inks-Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo.

Please join us with our fun Anything Goes Challenge!
Amazing gifts for our celebration!

Thanks for stopping by

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

Inks: Stazon; Versamark
Ranger Distress Markers: Skin-Tattered Rose
                            Lips-Spun Sugar
                            Dress-Tumbled Glass
                            Hair-Vintage Photo
                             Hearts-Picked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
Embossing: Aged Silver Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
                    Chunky White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
                    Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Glitter Pen: Wink of Stella Clear 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Happy Birthday

  I wanted to share  a card I made after watching this  Partial Die-Cutting on a Zig Zag Card video tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. This looked like such a great idea, so I had to give it a try!

And this is my card:

I hope you can see in this picture how I partially die cut the balloons on the fold.
 Pretty cool, huh??

I just added Baker's twine and sequins to make a colorful Birthday card!
I will definitely be trying this technique with more dies! You need to try it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: standup4sentiments (Stamps of Life)
Dies: Birthday Style (Paper Trey Ink)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring Tag

Hello everybody! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! I did!
My son came home and surprised me!!!! I didn't think he was going to be able to come home!

I wanted to share my tag that I made for my mom's gift. My mom is 87 and lives in an Assisted Living facility. She has always loved birds. So this year we got her a new bird feeder to put right outside her window.  

And this is the tag:

I used lots of flowers, butterflies, and pretty Sweet Sentiments-Graphic 45 paper!
It looked so pretty on the khaki bag filled with light blue tissue paper!

Hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Items I used that are available at the fabulous 7Kids Store are linked below!

Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye (Ranger)
        Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
          Gold Finch (Memory Box)
Accessories: White Mini Botanical Flowers (Petaloo); Blue Roses (Recollections);Bird Cage (Pare Studio); Wire Pins (Tim Holtz Ideology); Seam Binding, Lace, Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart) 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I'm here for you

Just a quick post of a card I made this weekend! I have fallen in love with these colors!
I used Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

I am going to join the Monday Challenge at Simon Says which is use 5 things to create!

Mini Ornate Crosses (Tim Holtz)
Tag Sale #3 die (Paper Trey Ink)
Positive Thoughts (Precious Remembrance)
Ink Splash (Neat & Tangled)
Distress Inks

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Hello everybody!
Hope you have been having a good week so far!
I wanted to share a card I made for the current ANYTHING GOES Challenge
here at 7Kids! I and the other design team members decided to use flowers as our theme!

Have any of you had the fun of creating a card using one of the BluePrints Die-Namics sets by My Favorite Things? All you need to do is pick out your favorite papers and you can make a beautiful card!
My card was made using BluePrints 5 Die-Namic Die Set.

I picked some fun papers from the Doodlebug Designs Springtime 6x6 paper pad.
Aren't these colors fun and fresh? I just love them! 
I made 3 flowers. If you look closely, you will see these dies also embossed the petals. I put Springtime Enamel Stickers for their centers. I thought this gave them some personality! And I punched some leaves with a Martha Stewart punch that I have had in my stash of tools.

Please check out these dies at the 7Kids store! You'll love them!!!

Don't forget to join our current Anything Goes Challenge!

You may be chosen as one of the Top Three! If you use an item from the 7Kids Store, you may win a gift certificate to our store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Happy Endings-Lawn Fawn
Leaves-Martha Stewart Punch

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Live your dream

**Yay! This card was chosen as a Featured Designer for Cardabilities#98!**

Hello everybody! Hope you had a fun weekend!

I needed to make a graduation card for a co-worker's daughter and this is what I made:

I combined lots of different stamp sets to make this card!!!!
And I got my inspiration from lots of different challenges.

And this is the inside:

Hope you like my graduation card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Positive Thoughts (Precious Remembrance)
              Ink Splash (Neat & Tangled)
              Flower Rectangles (Prima)
              Background Basics-Postmark (PTI)
Inks: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Glossy Accents; Burlap trim

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pizza My Heart

I am so excited!!!! 
We are doing something special  here at 7 Kids College Fund featuring Sugar Pea Stamps!
Woot! Woot!! I just love these adorable stamps!!

The Design Team at 7 Kids College Fund has teamed up with Sugar Pea stamps to promote the newest clear stamps called "The Bean Stalk" collection,  now available in the store.  Before I share my card, let me tell you that Tab is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to the store to one lucky winner. Just head back to the store blog HERE and link up! While you are there, you will see the rest of this new stamp collection featured on all the design team cards- and all in one place! No need to hop around.

This one is Pizza My Heart:

I stamped Mr. Pizza guy with Black Memento Tuxedo ink on Xpress-It Blending Super White card stock. I colored him with Copic Markers, then highlighted his buttons with some Yellow Stickles! I fussy cut him out and placed him on the circle of textured white card stock. 

I stamped the pizza twice, so I could I could put some foam tape under the top one to add dimension. I added Festive Berries Stickles to the pepperoni and Glossy Accents (Ranger) over the rest of the pizza to look like yummy, gooey cheese!

The PIZZA sign was stamped with black VersaFine ink and then heat embossed with Clear Super Fine Ranger embossing powder. 

And here is the inside:

Come join the fun here at the 7Kids Blog! Each of the Design team chose a different Sugar Pea stamp.  Now go see all of the fabulous creations by the other team members! You will be amazed!!!!

                  Mackie (That's me!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

All items that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Black
Copic Markers:  Skin-E50, E51, R02, R20
                             Pizza-G94, R24, R27, R29, Y000
                             Pizza Peel, Shoes-E35, E37, E33
                             Hair, Trousers-C7, C5, C3
                             Shirt-C1, C2
Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper: Xpress It Super White; Textured Brights (DCWV); Pattern Paper (Hobby Lobby)
Dies: Large Standard Circles, Large Inverted Scallop Circles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Yellow Stickles, Festive Berries Stickles,
              Glossy Accents (Ranger)