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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Card Concept Challenge #63

Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Our son came into town, which was fabulous! Of course, I ate entirely too much food!!! That is why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!!! haha!!

Now it is time for my second favorite holiday...Christmas!!!!

Our current challenge here at the
CARD CONCEPT is perfect for this time of year!



This will be our last challenge for awhile! CARD CONCEPT is going to be taking a Christmas break, so we may spend some quality time getting ready for this beautiful season with our friends and loved ones!




I was inspired by the JOY and the greenery in the inspiration photo! I knew right away that I wanted to use my new Tim Holtz Ephemera Pack-Festive.






Most of this card was made with Tim Holtz Christmas products. If you look at the upper right corner, you can see where I used a TH stencil and embossing paste for the words-Joy and Believe.  There were two poinsettias in the ephemera pack. I glued one in place and then fussy cut the second and adhered it to the first one for some dimension.


That pretty reindeer came from TARGET!!! They had some fun Christmas items at the front of the store for cards and scrap booking, etc! Check it out!

I hope we have inspired you to join us here at 
And we hope everyone has a blessed Holiday season!

Remember...the team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making OR work in your comfort zone! It is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Please visit my awesome teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
                  Mackie Robertson <You are here
Mixed Media
And our very special
November Shabby Chic Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, November 18, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags



We are thrilled to be joining the
featuring  Paper Sweeties stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!




My tag features our newest Releases here at Paper Sweeties:


Heat embossing with white embossing powder and coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes is one of my favorite techniques to use! And lots of speckles and splatters!!







I had so much fun making this tag! I apologize that the photo is kind of shadowy. I had a heck of a time taking photos to get the colors and shading to show!


Please visit Tracy's awesome
25 Days of Christmas Tags

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Card Concept Challenge #62-Thanksgiving


Welcome everybody to the newest challenge here at
THE CARD CONCEPT!



I  love the sunflowers and that black & white!! I thought this color combination was fabulous!


I used and mixed lots of different dies for this card! 


I knew immediately I wanted to pull out one of my favorite  flower dies-SUNFLOWERS (MFT) !


The pretty acorn and fall leaves are from STITCHED AUTUMN ICONS  (SugarPea Designs)!


That delicious apple is from HOME GROWN ( Paper Sweeties)!  The only stamping for my card is the sentiment, which is from FALL COLORS (Precious Remembrance)!

I hope we have inspired you to join us here at 
We LOVE seeing your creations! 

Remember...the team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making OR work in your comfort zone! It is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Please visit my awesome teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
                  Mackie Robertson <You are here
Mixed Media
And our very special
November Shabby Chic Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Paper Sweeties November 2016 Rewind!

Hello! 
It is time to show how versatile the Paper Sweeties 
stamps and Sweet Cuts are! 




I used several different Paper Sweeties stamps and Sweet Cuts for this cute card!




First I die cut the tree from the 2015 MERRY & BRIGHT Sweet Cuts.




I colored a string of lights from the BAKED WITH LOVE Stamp set with Copic Markers. I added Glossy Accents to each bulb. They look so real!




Next I stamped and colored the reindeer from the new JINGLE ALL THE WAY stamp set.



I think this turned out to be a very cute card!
I am having so much fun playing with these new stamps!

Please visit my PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES 
for some awesome inspiration!

Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                          Mackie Robertson < You are here
Nancy Salkeld

And don't forget to join our current 
Inspiration HERE!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties November 2016 Release Party!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties November Release Party!




What's New





I made a little sugar hut full of Christmas goodies!!! Yum!!!


The roof has been heat embossed with Hero Arts White Puff embossing powder! It looks so cool!
All of the treats were colored with Copic Markers. I added Glossy Accents,  Liquid Pearl and Spectrum Noir Clear glitter pens to add extra fun!





I hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards we have created using the new Paper Sweeties stamps and matching Sweet Cuts!

             Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Beth Luetschwager
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                          Mackie Robertson < You are here
Nancy Salkeld


And don't forget to join our current 
Inspiration HERE!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, November 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties November 2016 Release Sneak Peek!

Hello my stampy friends!!!
I can NOT believe it is already November 14th! Thanksgiving is just around the corner! 
 And it is time for SNEAK PEEKS of the newest stamps and dies to be released here 
at PAPER SWEETIES ! 



I was tickled pink when I saw this release! So many adorable stamps and dies for the holidays!


I started my card by stamping 3 reindeer from the new JINGLE ALL THE WAY stamps onto kraft paper. I then did some shading with Copic Markers. The sleigh was also colored with Copic Markers.
When the sleigh was dry, I added some Liquid Applique to the white area for some fun texture!


For the background, I stamped some snowflakes from the new SWEET TREATS stamp set with Versamark ink onto a piece of white card stock. I heat embossed the snowflakes with some glittery embossing powder. I sponged this with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, and the snowflakes resisted the ink. This made such a pretty sky IRL! Next, I made a snowbank by fussy cutting a snow drift and adding some glitter to the edge. Lots of sparkle on this card!



I hope you will come back tomorrow to see another example of this adorable Paper Sweeties Release!

And please visit my Paper Sweetie Teamies, too!

             Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Beth Luetschwager
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak
                          Mackie Robertson < You are here
Nancy Salkeld

And don't forget to join our current 
Inspiration HERE!




Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #61



Hello my stampy friends!!! Welcome to another

This time I fell in love with the pink & mint green colors of our inspiration board!

  
 I made a birthday card for a very good friend of mine. 


She loves butterflies, so I started looking through my stamps and came across one of my favorites from Stampin Up...Watercolor Wings. I stamped two different butterflies with Distress inks and fussy cut them out.  Next, I die cut a vellum butterfly with the SU Butterflies Thinlits dies. I layered the butterflies together to make one big,beautiful butterfly!



 I used a newer favorite Stampin Up set...Swirly Bird for the background panel. I stamped and heat embossed the swirls with silver embossing powder.



I hope we have inspired you to join us here at 
We LOVE seeing your creations! 

Remember...the team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making OR work in your comfort zone! It is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Please visit my awesome teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
                  Mackie Robertson <You are here
Mixed Media
And our very special
November Shabby Chic Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties November 2016 Inspiration Challenge

Hello my stampy friends!
Welcome to the November 2016 Inspiration Challenge
 here at PAPER SWEETIES!
We hope you will continue to play with us each month! 
It is so much fun seeing all of your wonderful creations!



Here is our beautiful Inspiration Board:


And here is my card...
I was inspired by the fall scene and the beautiful colors.


My card features the beautiful Paper Sweeties Gratitude stamp set.
I stamped the images with Black  Archival ink onto watercolor paper. I colored them with my Zig Clean Brush markers. Next I fussy cut them out.



I sponged the background with Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage Distress Inks. I added lots of splatters of white, Bundled Sage and Weathered Wood ink. When it was dry, I inked the sentiment.
After I adhered the pumpkin and hat, I added some shading underneath them with a light gray Copic Marker. Finally I added some beautiful Paper Sweetie sequins.