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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge #42

Hello my stampy friends!
Welcome to the
Sketch Challenge #42!



My card today features  FUNKY WREATHS:ALL SEASONS and the matching Sugar Cuts.












 I stamped and heat embossed the wreath with brown embossing powder on vellum paper. Next I die cut  a wreath in pink card stock to put underneath the vellum layer.  I did some sponging and stitching to the background layers. And of course I had to add sparkle with some sequins and Wink of Stella!

I hope you will join us here at SugarPea Designs!

Remember...you have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to the SPD online store!!!


The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided. 
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS40 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge # 41

Welcome to another Sketch Challenge here at 








I took the MountainScape Log Cabin die, and die cut
 Bristol Smooth Surface paper. This paper works the best with the Kuretake watercolor brushes. 





My sentiment is from the Timber stamp set.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink onto black paper, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then die cut the sentiment with one of the Stitched Flags dies. 





I hope you will join us here at SugarPea Designs!

You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to the SPD online store!!!

The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided. 
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS40 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!


The Card Concept #49

Hello everybody!
It's time for a new challenge here at The Card Concept!!!!



I have created a card in the 'Classy & Elegant' style, being inspired by the pretty flowers and the colors in the photo.






After seeing the fabulously talented Shari Carrol of Simon Says Stamps use the Doodle Buds (WPlus9) stamps, I just had to have them! 
And I couldn't wait to play with them!
My flowers were colored with my Zig water color markers and a water brush.
This beautiful sentiment and die is also part of this stamp set.
But, I must admit....I cut the sentiment stamp apart! I wanted it to go with the Blessed die cut!



I hope you have been inspired to play with us!
You can create a card in any style you want. 

Here are the Rules:
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
For more inspiration go HERE and check out my teammates!

Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant
Sherri Gilson
                  Mackie <You are here


Mixed Media
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Mackie

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Rewind!

Hello everybody!
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!



My card today features the new THINKING OF YOU stamps and matching Sweet Cuts  with the older HELLO FRIEND stamps and Sweet Cuts!



I saw another stamp and die company release a die for this flower wrapping, and I thought it was so pretty! I got to thinking about it...and figured out how to make one with a square of card stock without a die!

Below is how I made it:

1. Die cut a scalloped square


2. Score as shown below


3. Fold on score lines



4. Trim the point a little to make it even 


5. Glue one flap to the next. Voila!




I added a bouquet of flowers with some foam tape to the inside of the wrapping.I then tied some twine around it. Isn't it pretty??? And so EASY!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the design team's creations this month featuring the February Releases!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Monday, February 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Release Day!

YAY! 
It's RELEASE DAY here at



Look at this fabulous stamp set with all of these wonderful words!





I stamped the label stamp on some pretty polka dot paper.
Then I popped the pretty posies around the label.
I just love the fun bright colors of this card!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards featuring the new February Paper Sweeties Releases!


Please visit my
Paper Sweetie Teamies
for some great inspiration!

                  Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                       Mackie Robertson <you are here

Don't forget to join our 


You could win a gift certificate to the 


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie























Sunday, February 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties February Countdown!

Hello everybody!
Welcome to Day Two of the
February Release!




I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest to make this card! These fabulous new THINKING OF YOU stamps were perfect! This pretty card was so simple to make! I stamped the posies on white cardstock with black ink. I colored the centers with pink Copic Marker. Lastly, I added some Glossy Accents to the centers. The posies were then cut out with the matching Sweet Cuts






Pleas come back tomorrow for the new


And don't forget to visit my
Paper Sweetie Teamies
for some great inspiration!

                  Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                       Mackie Robertson <you are here

Please join our 


You could win a gift certificate to the 


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie