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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge

Hello my stampy friends!
Welcome to another challenge here at the 

This will be our last challenge for the summer so we can spend some time relaxing with our friends and family. Then we will be back in September!

Now look at this gorgeous inspiration photo!
I was so inspired by the beautiful roses and those bold black and red colors.



My mom is 90 years old today! 
I am so blessed to still have her in my life.
So I used this inspiration board to create her birthday card.



Mom loves flowers! 
When she was able, you would always find her outside working in her garden, or  inside nurturing her houseplants. Me... I do NOT have a green thumb! My sister got that gene!


I made the background by stamping the roses numerous times and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder. I colored them with alcohol markers. The sentiments were die cut with black glittery paper. I layered the sentiment onto a vellum layer, because they got a little lost!



I think Mom is going to love this card!

My card style would be considered a Clean and Layered :

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 join us this week!
You can join us HERE!

Hope you have a GREAT summer!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamp:Best Mom Ever (Simon Says)
Dies: Happy Birthday (Simon Says)
         Number of Years (Stampin Up)
Ink: Versafine Black, VersaMark
Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir)
Sparkling Crystals Mix (Studio Katia)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 75-Boldly Graphic

Hello my stampy friends!!! It is time for a new challenge here at the

Bold & Elegant





I was inspired by the beautiful neutrals, the bold graphic design of the chairs and the pop of pink!



Each designer chooses a different style of card to make!
All of the styles are explained HERE.

 This week I chose the Clean and Simple style:
One main image
Lots of open space (uncluttered)
Limited layers & embellishments
Quick & easy to recreate

You can use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.



I hope you will join us this week!
You can join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
    Stamps: Floral Bliss (Simon Says Stamps)
    Ink: Barely Beige (Simon Says Stamps); Versa Fine Black
    Water Colors: Metallic Accents (Prima)
                           Starry Colors (Gansai Tambi)
    Watercolor pencils (Prismacolor)
   Die: Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inker's)
   Nuvo Jewel Drops: Grey Mist, Strawberry Coulis
   Nuvo Crystal Drops: Bright Gold, Silver Lining
   Viva Perlen-Pen-Gold

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties June 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone! 
Happy June 1!!! Can you believe the year is already half over????
Where does the time go??? WAY TOO FAST!!!
But I love the summer...heat, humidity, ALL of it!!!

And I love this month's PAPER SWEETIES Inspiration Challenge!


Doesn't our Inspiration Board just SCREAM summertime!!!! 
I love it!

I had lots of fun creating this card. I used lots of different Paper Sweetie stamps and Sweet Cuts.


As you can see, I was inspired by the red gingham check and the cherries!


Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES! 
I hope I have inspired you to join us this month! 
You could win a gift card to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe and/or be a Guest Designer!

Please visit my PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES for some fabulous inspiration: