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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Release Rewind!

Welcome to REWIND DAY !!!


We will show you how easy it is to use the new release-HELLO with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts. 

I just had to create another card with the the darling little camper.

I colored the images with Copic Markers.
I framed the sentiment with one of the PAPER SWEETIES Scalloped Square Frames dies.





Here is another look at this month's awesome








Please visit my Teammates for some amazing inspiration on how to use these beautiful new stamps!




Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #115- Mosaic Madness


Welcome to another challenge here 
at the Card Concept!
I love these rich warm colors! 

I had bought this stamp from Simon Says awhile back, but I had not used it yet.  I am usually not attracted to this style of stamp, but I had seen so many beautiful cards made with it, I just had to buy it!!! Honestly, I have been a little intimidated by it, so it just sat on my desk.  Until I saw what our challenge would be!
I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!

Here is my card:


I stamped the image with Potting Soil Archival ink onto some smooth white Neenah card stock.


I have also been afraid of colored pencils! I put my big girl pants on and pulled out the Prisma pencils. I found out that I really enjoyed coloring with pencils!!! How about that???



The style of my card would be considered

Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress


I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
Create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, May 27 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!


Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps: Ornate Background #101763 (Simon Says Stamps)
               Amazing You (Stampin Up)
Dies: Amazing You-Framelits (Stampin Up)
Inks: Potting Soil Archival, Versamark
Other stuff: Prisma colored pencils; vellum

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Release Party!

Hello Sweeties!
Welcome to the
May 2019 Paper Sweeties Release!


Here are the New Releases!
They are so incredible!










Here is my card!


First, I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink onto white watercolor paper. Next, I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder.


I colored the flowers with water colors, as well as the background. Then added lots of splatters of blue, white and silver!


I heat embossed the sentiment with silver, too. Then it was attached to the card with foam tape.


I really love how this mixed media style card turned out!

Please visit my Teammates for some amazing inspiration on how to use these beautiful new stamps!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Sneak Peek

Welcome Sweeties!!!
It is time for SNEAK PEEKS here at

So exciting!
I love, love, love  these new stamps and matching Sweet Cuts
and you will, too!



Isn't this darling???



This little camper was colored with Zig Clean Color brushes.
The background was sponged with some Distress Oxide inks.


Go visit my teammates to see some more darling
Sneak Peeks using these new PAPER SWEETIE stamps.


Come back tomorrow for the 
BIG RELEASE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #114-Galoshes Galore


It's spring time and that usually means spring showers!!!

So, Galoshes Galore is the perfect photo inspiration
I want the pink polka dot boots!!!!
So cute!


The colorful, flower filled boots inspired me to create this card:



I stamped the rain boots on watercolor paper with Simon Says Barely Beige ink.
I then watercolored the boots with Ranger Distress inks.

The flowers on the front panel were stamped with ArchivaPotting Soil ink and 
then colored them with  Gansai Tambi water colors.  

The frame was created with the  MFT Square Peek-A-Boo Frame.


The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

Please join us and create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Choose Joy (Simon Says)
Dies: Square Peek-A-Boo Frame (My Favorite Things)
Inks: Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw (Ranger Distress Inks); Barely Beige (Simon Says Stamps); Potting Soil (Archival)
Paper: Fog (Simon Says); watercolor paper (Tim Holtz)
Water Color: Kuretake Gansai Tambi

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #113- Spring Celebration

Hello my stampy friends!!!
I hope you have been having pretty spring weather!
We have, but tons of pollen, too!! Sneeze! Sneeze! Sneeze!

The Card Concept inspiration board
 is perfect for this time of year.
Spring Celebration!


I was inspired by the pretty flowers and the adorable bunny to create my shaker card.



The majority of my card was created using die cuts. However I did color the leaves and flowers of the frame with Copic Markers.


hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
 Each designer chooses a style of card to create.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


Please feel free to use any of these styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

My card style today would be considered 

Classy & Elegant:

Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress

I hope everyone has a blessed Easter and Passover!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
          Bunny (Spellbinders March Small Die of the Month Club)
Paper: Fog (SSS); white 110 lb (Recollections @ Michael's); Smokey Slate, Powder Pink (Stampin Up)Pink foil paper (Tim Holtz);
Other stuff:  acetate; sequins

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties April 2019 Rewind Party!


Hello Sweeties!
It is REWIND DAY here at PAPER SWEETIES!
We will show you how easy it is to use the new release-HELLO with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES STAMPS and SWEET CUTS. 


This card features a bunny from the older HOPPY EASTER and the new Sweet Cut HELLO!


 I used lots of different pattern papers and paper pieced all of the images!
So much fun!


Please visit my very talented team mates to
 see more ideas for Mixing the NEW with the OLD!!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Paper Sweetied April 2019 RELEASE Party!

Hello Sweeties!
It is Release Day here at PAPER SWEETIES!!!


Here is our New Release:

HELLO



There will be so many projects you can create with this new stamp set and matching die! 
I am in love with the font of the HELLO!!!




I decorated a pretty wreath with the flowers in this stamp set. The wreath is from an older PAPER SWEETIES stamp set called HELLO SPRING.


Please visit my teammates to see what they have created with this wonderful new set!


Thanks for stopping by!!!
Mackie

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties April 2019 Sneak Peeks!

Hello Sweetie fans!!!
It is time for the Sneak Peek of the newest Release here at 


I am loving these flowers and the font of Hello!


I just created a background of flowers with inks.
This new stamp set has a matching Sweet Cut-Hello!
I'm loving it!!!

Go see what my talented team mates have made!

Come back tomorrow for the BIG REVEAL!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie