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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sharing

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends!
 Just a quick post of a card that I am sharing on the 7KIDS Store blog today.





The stamp is called Sharing Seed by Stampendous. I think this image is so sweet! I just love those little chickies! The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Black Archival Ink. And then I pulled out my watercolors and Distress Markers to paint the image. I am working hard to improve my watercoloring skills. It is so therapeutic!
And forgiving!!! Which I like the most! ha!

There is still time to join our current ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here!

YOu may win a $25 shopping spree to the store!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

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



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Smiley Happy Critter!

Hello my stampy friends! Hope all is well!
It is time for a new


I hope you will join us! A $25 gift certificate to the 7KIDS Store is given to a random winner!

And here is my fun, CAS card!



Isn't this a cute little critter? 
He is from the Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set #1 from Your Next Stamps. I stamped this little critter with Black Memento Tuxedo ink and colored him with Copic Markers.  I was inspired for the design of this card by
the current  CAS(E) this sketch!


Hope you will join us with our new challenge HERE!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

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



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello my stampy friends! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
I wanted to share a couple of beautiful birthday cards that I made for 2 very good friends.




All I did is use some gorgeous papers from Prima called Epiphany, and the Royal Stand-Ups die by Sizzix designed by the very talented Stephanie Barnard of Stamps of Life.



The sentiment is a Paper Trey Ink stamp called Boutique Borders:Birthday.
The sequins, die cuts and metal butterfly were all part of the add-on package that I purchased with the pretty Prima papers. I just did a little sponging around the edges of the sentiment panel.  I think these cards look much more complicated than they really were to put together! And I like that! Don't you???

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Mackie

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Old Friend

I wanted to play with some stamps and dies that I purchased awhile back!





Hope you have a fabulous day!
And thanks for stopping by!

Mackie

Stamps: Love Blooms (Rainbow Confetti)
Paper: Epiphany (Prima)
Dies: Love Blooms (Rainbow Confetti), Sketch Heart (Simon Says)
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Distress Spray Stains

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Think Spring!


Are these little bunnies not totally adorable? LOVE!!!!!
This stamp is a Whimsy Stamp called Think Spring Bunnies
After I colored the images with Copic markers, I added lots of Wink of Stella and Stickles to make them shine and sparkle! 
I am SOOOO ready for Spring!
Aren't you???

And don't forget to play in our current Anything Goes Challenge!
You could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


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

Paper: Bundle of Joy (EP)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Rewind

It is REWIND Day at Paper Sweeties
We want to show you how easy it is to mix all of the Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts to make all kinds of cards and projects! I chose to create another shaker card with the new Stitched Tags #1 stamps and matching Sweet Cuts with the older Hello Friends and Banner Wishes stamps.





My card really showcases the new Stitched Tags #1 stamps and matching Sweet Cuts. I just LOVE these because they are so versatile. And the stitched detail is so cute!
And don't cha just love the bows??? I thought this design paper was the perfect background for those bows!  

Please go visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies!

Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all our creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Party

It's the 15th and that means it's Release Day here at Paper Sweeties!! 
You are going to love these new stamps and coordinating dies and they are now available for purchase! Today's card features I Pick You.




This is a close up of Abigail and her sweet little hat from the new I Pick You stamp set:




I colored Abigail with Copic markers. Her cute overalls were paper pieced and then I shaded them a little with the Copic markers. I added some Stickles to the lace around the sleeves. I just love her little outfit!


Have fun visiting my Paper Sweeties Teamies to see what they have created using the newest releases that are now available at the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!!
You will be so inspired!


Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie








Saturday, March 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Countdown

Hello! It is Day Two of sneak peeks of the March Paper Sweeties Releases! Today I decided to make a trendy shaker card with one of the cute tags from the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts that will be available on the 15th!





I die cut 2 pieces of card stock with the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cut and 2 pieces of fun foam. I then took a precision blade and cut the centers out of the tags, (using the stitched line that the die makes), as a guide line where to cut. Did that make any sense???? And I cut one piece of acetate with the same Sweet Cut.
I filled my shaker with Paper Sweetie Sequins and some seed beads. I tied some red Baker's Twine to the top of the tag! I think the Stitched Tag Shaker turned out so cute! There are THREE different tags in this new set!

Please go see what my Paper SweetiesTeamies have created using these new releases!
Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Come back tomorrow for the BIG REVEAL!
Mackie



Friday, March 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Sneak Peek

Hello stampy friends! It is the 13th and that means it is time for Sneak Peeks of the new March Releases here at Paper Sweeties!




Today's card features the new I Pick You stamps and Stitched Tags Sweet Cuts.  I Pick You is full of darling garden accessories for the Paper Sweeties Paper Dolls! And Stitched Tags #1 has the cutest tags! LOVE!!!!!

Now please go visit my Paper Sweeties Teamies and see some fabulous Sneak Peeks!

Cheryl Lea
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
Lysa Rohrer 
                 Mackie Robertson (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Come back tomorrow to see more!
Mackie





Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's!

Hello my crafty friends! It is time for another
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at  7KIDS!
And since this is the month of St. Patrick's Day, we added a twist...
GREEN!



The first thing I did for this card was the embossed background that you can see in the circle window. I patted some Crush Olive Distress ink on my craft pad. then I added some transparent embossing paste to the ink and mixed it together with my spatula. I applied a very thin layer of the green embossing paste over the Bubble (Tim Holtz) stencil. After I lifted the stencil, I immediately sprinkled it with some clear glitter. I heat set this with my heat gun. The hello (Lawn Fawn) die cut was cut 4 times out of white card stock, which I sponged with Crushed Olive Distress ink. These were all glued together.




I do not have any St. Patrick's Day stamps, but I wanted to make a card about this fun holiday! I have seen in blogland, that you can make a shamrock with a heart die or stamp. So that is what I did!  I cut out 3 little hearts and then sponged then with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. The sentiment was typed on my computer and then printed on some white card stock.



Well...I hope you like my green card!

Please join the 7KIDS ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE  HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

I am also joining the CURTAIN CALL Challenge-LUCKY





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

Accessories: Sequins, Mini Blending Tool, Distress Stickles Dry glitter (Ranger), Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vechhi/Dreamworks)


Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's a Celebration!

Paper Sweeties is one of the sponsors at the 
Cupcake Inspiration 300th Challenge Celebration!



We are so excited to participate in this fun event!
Here is the Inspiration Photo for today!



And I thought that the cupcake from Paper Sweeties Sending Sweet Thoughts was the perfect stamp for this challenge!




The fun sentiment is from the Paper Sweeties Happy Everything stamp set. I watercolored all the images and sentiment with Ranger Distress inks. I splattered some of these inks onto the background to look like confetti, as well as, put some white and silver Liquid Pearl drops onto the cupcake. The cute candles are straws! First, I ran the BlueBerry straw thru my Big Shot Machine to flatten it. I cut 2 pieces of the straw, and then took some yellow Baker's twine and "stuffed it" into the ends with some liquid glue. I got this great tip from our own Debbie here at Paper Sweeties!!!

Now go join in the fun for this great celebration!
There are LOTS of prizes to be had!!!

Congratulations Cupcake Inspirations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

              Happy Everything (Paper Sweeties)





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sending you Hope

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are all doing well!
I wanted to pop in and share a mixed media card that I made using several techniques for the 7Kids Store Blog today.





The background was created with the Vines (Memory Box) stencil and  Crackled Texture Paste. I placed the stencil onto my paper, then spread a thin layer of crackled texture paste over it. I pulled the stencil off, and set the paper aside to dry.
While that was drying, I began working on the butterfly.The butterfly was cut with one of the beautiful Butterflies (Stampendous) dies. I sponged the butterfly die cut with my mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress inks. I then took the music stamp from the Penny Black FootNotes set, and stamped it on the butterfly. 
When my embossed panel was dry, I started sponging the edges with Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo Distress inks. See all the fun texture? 



If you look closely, you can see a couple of vellum doilies that I cut with the beautiful Splendid Circles (Spellbinders) dies. I placed one behind the butterfly and one on top of the butterfly. Sometimes I just want to add lots of textures to my cards! Hope you like my card and will be inspired to try using texture pastes. Tabitha will be adding some texture pastes to the 7KIDS Store soon!!!! Yay!!!!

I am going to add this card to the current 
Mixed Media Card Challenge


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


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

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Vellum (Michael's)
Accessories: Crackled Texture Paste (Dreamworks/Wendy Vecchi); twine; pearl flourishes
                      Flower (Petaloo Botanical)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #29

Hello my stampy friends! It is the 1rst of the month and that means...
it's time for another 

And I really like this one! I am SO ready for spring!




I was inspired by the pretty blossoms in the photo and decided to make a pretty spring scene. You know...flowers blooming in the warm spring breeze! Can't wait! So tired of the cold, gray skies!




I stamped some Pretty Posies with Versamark Ink on some vellum paper and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I colored the the reverse sides with Copic markers. I cut them out with the matching Pretty Posie Sweet Cuts. I cut 3 more posies out of matching card stock and attached them to the vellum posies to give them some dimension.  That sweet picket fence was stamped and cut with the Home Tweet Home Sweet Bundle and khaki card stock. I added some shading to the fence with Copic Markers. And the sweet little sign is from Garden Time.

This is what I love about Paper Sweeties. You can mix and match and make so many fun and pretty projects!

Please join in the fun at our Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge here!

Now go see what my super talented Paper Sweetie Teamies have created!
And please give some extra love to the 2 NEWEST teamies that have just joined us this month...
Cheryl Lea and Kathy Schweinfurth!




I used several different Paper Sweeties products which I have listed below!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



               Pretty Posies (Paper Sweeties)
               Garden Time (Paper Sweeties)
         Grass (My Favorite Things)
Paper:Vellum, Barnyard Pretty (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Versamark, Black Tuxedo Memento
White embossing powder(Ranger Super Fine)
Copic Markers
Enamel Dots
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen