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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stars & Stripes

Hello!!! It is time for another 
here at 7 KIDS!



But we have a Twist this time!
STARS & STRIPES

And here is mine:


I have been wanting to make this card ever since I saw this tutorial from Tammy Tutterow.
You can find it HERE! She is SO talented!!!!!
There was no stamping used. Just LOTS of techniques...
stencils, embossing paste, heat embossing,
Just lots of messy fun!!!!

Hope you have a Happy 4th of July!!!!

And all of the supplies I used, that can be purchased from the 7KIDS Store are linked below!

Spatula
Dies: Stacked Stars 
Dylusions Ink Spray -PostBox Red
Dylusion Ink Spray-London Blue
TH Distress Spray Stain-Picket Fence

Thursday, June 25, 2015

hello

Hello my stampy friends!!!!

I was so inspired by the wonderful colors of the current



And I chose the Clean & Graphic Style for my card:

Definition: 
  • clean lines
  • simple treatment of text
  • no frills
  • bare boned
  • message is communicated quickly

And here is my card!



Hope you like my card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

CityScape (Mama Elephant)
Scripty Hello (Lawn Fawn)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

You take the cake!

Hello my stampy friends! Hope you are all having a fun summer so far!
It has been HOT here in the Charlotte area! Whew!
So I just have to stay in the air conditioning and stamp!

I am hosting the 7Kids Store blog today!

Here is what I am sharing there today:


This little sweetie is Pollycraft Princess by C.C. Designs!
I stamped her on smooth white card stock and then colored her with my Copic Markers.
Added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to her yummy cake and crown. Fussy cut her out and popped her onto some fun papers from the Birthday Wishes-Girl (Echo Park) 6X6 paper pad!


She was lots of fun to color!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spring Flowers

Happy Tuesday my stampy friends!!!
I am popping in with my card that I am sharing as the host at the 7KIDS Store Blog today!




I began this card by stamping the Spring Flowers by Crafty Individuals stamp in Gray Flannel (Tuxedo Memento) Ink onto Copic X-press It Blending white paper. Crafty Individuals have beautiful stamps! We have many available at the 7KIDS Store! I wanted to try the new technique of line less coloring with my Copic Markers! The jury is still out as to whether I like this technique. I definitely need more practice!
After coloring, I took a Versamarker and dotted it along the bottom of the image. I sprinkled various colors of embossing powder, and then heat set with my heat gun. This added some more depth to the bottom of the image. Lastly
I added some sequins, a pretty rose trim, and of course I had to sparkle to some of the flowers with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen!



Hope you like my Spring Flower Garden

And don't forget!!!
A new 7 KIDS ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE
starts tomorrow! You could win a $20 gift card to the 7Kids Store!




Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



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


              Amazing (Simon Says Stamps)
            Black (Tuxedo Memento)
       Versamarker
            Lively Bundle (Authentique)
Other: Sequins, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Rose Lace trim

Paper Sweeties June 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!




Here is my card:




This fun card was made using a sentiment from the new Surf's Up stamp set and the older Sweet As Can Be Sweet Cuts. Yes, the sentiment is different because I cut it (GASP!!!) It is OK! This is one of the many advantages of clear acrylic stamps! The cute flip flops were cut with # 10203 Silhouette cut file. I embossed the soles of the flip flops with a SU embossing folder. And the paper is from the I Love Sunshine 6X6 paper pad by Echo Park.

Please go check out my Paper Sweeties Teamies!


Paper Sweeties June Releases Are Now Available:
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There is still time to join in the fun HERE with our JUNE
Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge!

The challenge runs for the entire month. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win a gift certificate to the store! 



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, June 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties June Release Day!

Hello my Stampy friends!

Today is RELEASE DAY here at PAPER SWEETIES!
YAY!!!!




Today's summer fun card features Jake as a surfer dude!!!!



I used the Sizzix Side Step die for this card. I had so much fun using all of the NEW stamps and Sweet Cuts to create this beach scene! The beach is my favorite place in the world. Give me sun and the ocean and I am a happy girl,so...
 I LOVE this month's releases!
Check out all of the new releases linked below! 
They are ALL available for purchase starting today!

Surf's Up



Island Time




Let's go to the Beach




Island Time Sweet Cuts



Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts



At the Beach






And go hop over to my Paper Sweeties Teamies!
So much inspiration!!!

Please join in the fun HERE with our JUNE
Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge!

The challenge runs for the entire month. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win a gift certificate to the store! 



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties June Release Countdown!

Hello my stampy friends!

It is DAY 2 of sneak peeks of the newest releases here at




More Summer Fun!




This time I used the Sizzix Royal Stand Up die to create my card! Miss Abigail is dressed in her newest outfit from this month's darling At The Beach stamp set. I paper pieced Abigail's swimsuit and used Copic Markers to color everything else. I added some extra touches with Stickles, Liquid Pearl Pens and Glossy Accents.





Hope you will come back tomorrow for another look at the Paper Sweetie June releases, because they will then be available for purchase!

Now go hop over to my Paper Sweeties Teamies!
WOWSA!


There is still time to join in the fun HERE with our JUNE
Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge!
You could win a shopping spree to the Shoppe!

The challenge runs for the entire month. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win a gift certificate to the store! 



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks

Hello my stampy friends!

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

the Paper Sweeties June Release Stamps & Sweet Cuts!




These new sets spell 
S-U-M-M-E-R  F-U-N!!!!!!






My card today is full of summer fun!

Inside:


Lots of tropical colors! Everything was colored with Copic Markers. And I added some sand with some fran-tage embossing! Pretty cool, huh????
Now go hop over to my Paper Sweeties Teamies!
You will be amazed!
Paper Sweeties Inspiration challenge!

The challenge runs for the entire month. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win a gift certificate to the store! 



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Card Concept Design Challenge

Hello my stampy friends! If you haven't heard...
The Card Concept challenge
 is having a design team call looking for a few new designers in several of their style categories and I decided to give it a try!  Using Challenge #30 as my inspiration, I created a card in what I think is either Clean and Layered or maybe a little Mixed Media.


The first thing that inspired me about this beautiful photo was the flowers! 
And the second thing was the design on the white vase!
I immediately thought of a Crackled Texture (Wendy Vecchi) embossed background with my Doily(Tim Holtz) stencil, and my new Blossom (Precious Remembrance) stamp set.

So here is my card:



Hope my card will be considered!
Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie


             Diagonal Stripe (Simon Says)
Stencil: Doily (Tim Holtz)
Ink: Black Archival; Versamark
Paper:Watercolor (Tim Holtz); White (Paper Trey)
Ranger Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi/Dreamweaver)

Thank You So Much

   Happy Tuesday!
I am sharing this card as the host at 7KIDS today! 


I made this adorable card for a friend of mine who likes frogs!
Why????

Stamps and items that I used for my card are all available at the 7 KIDS Store!
Check it out!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pen Pattern Butterfly

Happy Wednesday, my stampy friends! Today we start a new



And this challenge has a TWIST: STITCHES


This beautiful butterfly was watercolored and then highlighted with some Pearl Pens and Glossy Accents.
I machine stitched the background panels together for my "Stitched Twist"

I think this card will be perfect for a young lady I know who is graduating from high school this weekend. I can't believe she will be going off to college next year! Wow! How time flies!



Stamps and items that I used on this card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Twinkling Watercolors
Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry 
Black Twine

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie