Special Moments

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #200

Hello stampy friends! Hope you have had a good weekend! 
My hubby is watching napping a golf tournament on TV so...
I went and played in my craft room this afternoon! That always makes for a good day! Right????

I decided to ink up my newest stamps and dies  from the August Stamps of Life kit club.
They are so cute! Also, I wanted to use my brand new Brick embossing folder from Stampin Up. 

I joined in the fun at 
Freshly Made Sketches.

They are celebrating their 200 sketch challenge with lots of prizes!!!   

I just HAD to join in the fun!!!

The sketch inspired a rod in a closet with these sweet little t-shirts hanging from it, against a white brick wall. As that great storyteller and blogger Darnel Knauss says...sometimes you just have to listen to the hamster in your head! haha

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: tshirts2stamp (Stamps of Life)
Dies:      tshirts (Stamps of Life)
Paper: Wishes Collection (Stamps of Life)
Embossing Folder: Brick Wall (Stampin Up)
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella Yellow Glitter Pen
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anything That Flies

Hi stampy friends! Hope all is well!
I just wanted to share a card I made using some mixed media techniques. It's been tooooo long since I got messy!!!

The bee wings have been stamped twice and cut out to give the card some dimension. I love this bee!!!!

I am gonna join the party at 
Seize the Birthday

"Anything That Flies"

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cake & Ice Cream

Hello my stampy friends!!!
I am sharing a card that I totally CASED from the amazing Gayatri Murali! Swoon!!!!

Here is her card:

I have a really, really good friend who is celebrating her birthday this week!
I wanted to make a special card for her, so when I saw this card by Gayatri, I knew it would be the perfect design for my friend!!

The stars were made with white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and a star (MFI) stencil. I sprinkled Ancient Gold Fine (Ranger) glittery embossing powder over the embossing paste and heat set it with my heat gun. The stars are real sparkly IRL! I can't wait to give her this card! I think she will really like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Birthday Messages ( Simon Says Stamps)
Die: Happy Birthday (Simon Says Stamps)
Stencil: Stars (My Favorite Things)
Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
Ancient Gold Fine Embossing Powder

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Rewind!

Welcome my stampy friends!
It is REWIND Day here at Paper Sweeties
We want to show you how easy it is to mix the newest Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts with older releases to make all kinds of cards and projects!

Today's card is really SWEET!!!! 
Yum! Candy! Candy! Candy!

I signed up for the "Online Card Classes:Background Check". One of the classes given by the wonderfully talented Laura Bassen taught how to make this window card. I don't think you are able to see in this photo, but the sentiment has been stamped on acetate with black StazOn ink! There is foam behind the white panel to make a window. None of this dimension is showing up in the photo, but it looks real cool IRL!!!!!  Sweet is from the Sweet As Can Be Sweet Cut from the May 2015 collection.

I stamped lots of candies from the NEW Let's Party stamp set, colored them with Copics and then cut them out with their matching Sweet Cuts!

Please go visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies for some GREAT inspiration!

Angel Johns 
Annette Witherspoon
                    Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties Owner
                  Mackie Robertson < you are here
August Guest Designer:  Jen Carter

There is still time to join in all the fun with our current
Inspiration Challenge HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wink of Stella Clear glitter Pen
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Release Party

Hello my Stampy friends!


It's party time!!!!

 Today I created a CAS one layer card:

I used this adorable Happy Cake Day stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts! I just love all the birthday goodness of this month's Releases!

 First, I stamped the cake on to my white card stock. I stamped it again on a Post-It note, and then cut it out. I used this as a mask so I could sponge the background. I pulled up the mask and had this cool background.

I colored the cake with Copic markers, then added some details with some Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, and white Liquid Pearl.

Very simple, but colorful!

Here is WHAT'S NEW and AVAILABLE today

Happy Hopping with my Paper Sweetie Teamies:

                           Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties Owner
                          Mackie Robertson <- You are Here


 And don't forget we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday!!!

Come play with us HERE!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ink: Black Memento Tuxedo
Copic Markers
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone
Liquid Pearls
Rock Candy Stickles
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella glitter Pens

Friday, August 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Countdown

Hello my stampy friends!
It is DAY 2 of sneak peeks of the new August releases here at

Lots of Celebration with this month's Releases!

Here is my card closed:

And this is what you see when it is opened: 

Can't wait for you to see ALL of the festive stamps and Sweet Cuts for August tomorrow! You are going to LOVE them!!! So please come back and see the entire Release!

Go see some more great inspiration with my
Sweeties Teamies!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
                Mackie Robertson< You are Here


There is still time to join in the fun HERE with our August
Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Happy Cake Day (Paper Sweeties)
              Let's Party (Paper Sweeties)
              Emma (Paper Sweeties)
Paper:  Birthday Wishes (EP)
Copic Markers
Black Enamel Accents (Ranger)
Glossy Accents
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Wink of Stella Pink Glitter Pen

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Sneak Peeks

Hello my stampy friends!

It is the 13th, so that means it is time for SNEAK PEEKS of 

the Paper Sweeties AUGUST Release Stamps & Sweet Cuts!

AND... we are celebrating our
3rd Birthday this month!!!

ThE AUGUST Releases are full of birthday fun!!!

Here is my Sneek Peak:

I am in love with this Birthday Banners set. This banner is only ONE of the choices for this stamp set! Can't wait for you to see the others! I colored the party hats and little gift boxes with Copic Markers and then added shimmer and pops of color with Stickles, Glitter Pens and Liquid Pearls.

My sketch inspiration came from the 
Happy Little Stampers August Sketch Challenge

Please visit my Sweetie Teamies for some more super Sneak Peeks of the Paper Sweeties August Releases!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
              Mackie Robertson <You are here


There is still time to join in the fun HERE with our August
Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Paper: Birthday Wishes (EP)
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
White & Black Enamel Accents (Ranger)
Orange & Green Stickles (Ranger)
Green & Blue Liquid Pearl (Ranger)
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hello Friend!

***This card was chosen as an honorable mention at Freshly Made Sketches ***

Hello my stampy friends! Hope all is well!
I just got back from a week at the beach, so I am feeling fabulous!!!
 I missed my craft room... so I went in there and played some today.

 I was inspired by two challenges:

Colour Q #302

So much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

               Hello Friend (Paper Sweeties)
Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Wink of Stella Yellow Glitter Pen (Zig); White Liquid Pearl (Ranger); Teal Liquid Pearl (Ranger), Copic Markers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration

Hello my stampy friends! It is the first of the month! 
And that means it is time for a NEW 


It is our 3rd Birthday,
so we are celebrating!!!

Please join our celebration!
You will have lots of chances to win lots of prizes!!!

Here is our GORGEOUS  August Inspiration photo!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:
1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have somecomplimentary digital images for you to try out!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!
2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, PinterestFacebook orSplitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!
3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!
Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

My challenge card features
Abigail, Jake and Emma!

Since the SWEETIE paper dolls are the foundation and starting point of this line, I decided to showcase the dolls and some of their cute outfit sets! 

The dolls are ready for the party!

Because we are celebrating out 3RD Birthday, some of our ALUMNI Designers are joining us!! 
So go hopping!!!! 

                         Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties Owner
                    Mackie Robertson < You are here
August Guest Designer:  Jen Carter