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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches

Hello!!! I just received a MFT haul and I couldn't wait to play!

I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration!
The images were stamped with Black Memento ink onto some Copic friendly paper. 

After I colored the images with Copic Markers, I added some Glossy Accents, Yellow Stickles and Nuvo Drops for some fun accents!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Doodled Blooms ( My Favorite Things)
              More Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink:        Black Tuxedo Memento
Copics: Flowers B00, B0000, B05, Y02, Y08, Y17
              Leaves YG01, YG13, YG17
Other stuff: Glossy Accents, Yellow Stickles, Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops(Nuvo), Kiwi Pearl Pen

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Card Concept #79-Vintage Notes

Hello !!! It is time for a new challenge here at 

I was inspired by the scripted backgrounds and the blue butterflies!

I started my card by stamping the butterfly and sentiment onto Tim Holtz water color paper with  Black Archival ink . I masked the sentiment and the butterfly. 
And then the fun began!!!!

First, I stamped script and musical notes with Watering Can Archival ink. Next I sponged the sun with this fabulous stencil that I have in my stash. Then I added lots of wonderful colors with Distress inks and water and the Simon Says stamp set-Lots of Dots! I would ink the stamp and then spritz with water before stamping it on the paper. I think it made this really cool effect.

I removed the masks. Then I adhered a second butterfly that I had stamped and colored with Zig Clean Color markers. I only glued the butterfly down in the center, and folded the wings up a little bit, to have some great dimension. 
The final touches were some droplets made with Nuvo Jewel Drops.
I hope I have inspired you to come play with us!! 
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

Please visit my super, talented teammates!

Mackie Robertson < You are here

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Butterfly-Bejeweled (Altenew)
              Scripts-It Is Written (Bo Bunny)
               Watercolored Dots-Lots of Dots (SSS)
Inks: Watering Can, Black (Ranger Archival)
         Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans (Ranger Distress)
Other Stuff: Zig Clean Color Markers
                    Nuvo Jewel Drops
                    Black Viva Pearl Pen

Monday, May 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello Sweetie Fans!!! 
It is May 1, so that means time for a new monthly
 Inspiration Challenge here at 

Isn't this inspiration photo beautiful!

I was inspired by the pretty pinks and browns, one of my favorite color combos!

I stamped this pretty birthday cake from the HAPPY CAKE DAY stamp set with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper. I then heat embossed the cake with gold embossing powder.  Next I used Tattered Rose,  Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo Distress inks with water to color the cake.
I also added some flowers from the PARTY TIME BUNDLE STAMP SET to the cake.

I just love the pinks and brown colors with the gold embossing!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge this month HERE at Paper Sweeties!

For more inspiration, please visit my Challenge Sweetie Teammies:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

And please welcome our May 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 78-April Showers

It's time for a new challenge starting today here at 
the CARD CONCEPT! The photo inspiration is just so cute!
I was totally inspired by those darling polka dot rain boots!

It has been raining cats and dogs here in North Carolina, so rain boots are perfect right now!

And of course...April showers bring May flowers!!!!

I hope you will come play with us!! 
I have loved seeing all of your awesome creations!
So much talent our there!!
Speaking of talent... check out my super teammates!


Stamps:Friends of Life (Simon Says)
Dies: Friends of Life (Simon Says)
          Shower with Love ( Paper Sweeties)
          Stitched Square (Lawn Fawn)

Sunday, April 16, 2017




Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Rewind

I hope you are spending time this glorious day with family and loved ones!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties REWIND Party!
This will be my last time to represent Paper Sweeties as a Design Team member. I have stepped down from this wonderful team. However , I will still be part of the monthly inspiration challenge team!

It's time 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!
And I just love how it turned out!

I am totally in LOVE with this new Paper Sweeties Scalloped Squares Sweet Cuts!!!!

And the sentiments of the new Love You To Pieces stamp set are FABULOUS!!!!!

And of course...Paper Sweeties Pretty Posies have ALWAYS been one of my favorites!!!

Now please visit my Sweetie Teammies for some awesome inspiration!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Party!

Whoop! Whoop! Sweetie Fans! 

Here is my card:

I fell in love with the paint splatters of the new You Add Color to my Life stamps. I stamped the paint splatters in rainbow colors for a big, BOLD look! And then added sparkle to them with my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen.

I hope you know someone who adds color to your life!

Please visit my VERY talented SWEETIE TEAMMIES for some great inspiration!

Nancy Salkeld

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties April 2017 Release Sneak Peeks

YAY!!! It is the 14th of the month! 
That means it's time for a SNEAK PEEK
 of the new Releases here at Paper Sweeties!
And they are so adorable!

Here's WHAT'S NEW:

And here's my card!

Isn't that scalloped frame SWEET???
And I love the ART theme of this month's stamp release!

I stamped the images with Black Memento ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut them with the their matching Sweet Cut dies. Easy Peasy! I added Glossy Accents to the paints on the artist palette to give them a "wet" look, as well as the handle of the paint brush. I also had to sparkle everything with my clear glitter Spectrum Noir pen!

Come back tomorrow to see more of the 
Paper Sweeties April Release!

Do you want to see some FABULOUS creations????

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood
Karen Letchworth  
Nancy Salkeld

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 77

Hello my stampy friends!! 
Hope everyone is having a great week!
We are starting a new challenge today here at 

And we have some good news....

We have some NEW,  EXTREMELY TALENTED ladies joining our Design team!!!

Now on to our beautiful inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the pretty, spring colors of the photo to create my card!

My card would be considered a Clean and Layered style:

Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space

  All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

I hope you will be inspired to join us here at 

Please visit my very talented team mates for some awesome inspiration!
Karen Davis
Michele K. Henderson
Julie Gearinger
Susan Powell
Maureen Plut
Mackie Robertson < You are here
Laurie Schmidt
Julee Tilman
And please welcome our newest Design team members
Angel Rivera
Nancy Penir
Kim Heggins
Veronica Zalis
Vicki Finger

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Blooms & Buds (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Spring Things (DoodleBug)
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled glass, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage (Ranger Distress)