Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello there coffee and tea lovers!!!

I am so excited to participate in the 
I hope you will find time to play along...there are so many amazing sponsors!!!!!


I combined three stamp sets today To achieve this look...
The pedestal and coffee cups are from Pink Persimmon, Tea and Cake. The steam is from Paper Sweeties,  I'm Having a Tea Party. 
The sentiment is from Sweet & Sassy Stamps, Cocoa's Latte. I use Copic Markers to color the images and a white gel pen to add some dots to the cups and pedestal. I used black and gray inks from Memento.
I am also playing along with The Pink Elephant...anything goes

The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye, Market Street...such an amazing collection!!!!!! The circle and scalloped dies are from Spellbinders. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #29 - 'Waiting For Spring'

Hello there!

Wow!
March 1st already!!!!
The time is just flying by!

Lets have some fun and start the month off with a fun challenge with 
Come play along with us this month!!!

I used several stamp sets and dies for this card... Garden Time, Pretty Posies, and Make Today Beautiful. The sequins are creamsicle.
I stamped the images with black ink from memento and than colored them with Copic Markers. The pattern paper is My Mind's Eye and the white cardstock is Recollections.

Come check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team!!!!!

March Guest Designer:  Donna Baes


Thanks for taking a peek!!!!

Michelle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Just a Note

Hello there CAS Fans!

Are you ready for a new challenge from 


This month's challenge is to use spring time colors and include a musical theme!


I used the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp set Love Notes, music notes and sentiment. I created the butterfly silhouette with a stencil from Heidi Swapp and some inks from Color Box, bubble gum, canary and moss green. The black ink is memento.
The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh. I used a corner punch from Fiskars.
 White cardstock is Recollections, green is PTI. 

Hope you will stop by the Blog and join us this month for some inspiration and fun!!!

I am also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge...

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Love is in the air

Hello all!!!

How are things?
I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of some goodies by mail...but the postman delivery service has been slow. Probably due to the lame weather we have been having...sigh*

Can anyone suggest a good movie to watch? I feel like I have seen them all...nothing good anymore! My latest favorites have been The Book Thief, The Painted Veil, Stranger Than Fiction, and The Illusionist. 

So, today I am playing along with Color Throwdown...


I just purchased two stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps and couldn't wait to ink them up!

This set is called Lighter Than Air...so cute! I practiced a little masking with the birds and balloons.  I mentioned how much I like Recollections white cardstock...I also picked up kraft and black but have not yet tried them...I will keep you posted. Green and pink cardstock are Papertrey Ink.

I used memento black ink to stamp the images and Copic Markers to color.  
The pattern paper is Teresa Collins, Save the Date. I used the hearts banners dies from Lil'Inker Designs. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Michelle

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To Have and To Hold

Hello Crafters!!!!

Are you playing along with the Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop.....I am too!!!!!

Here is our amazing inspiration pic...
So, I tried my hand at some watercoloring...again! But this time I took the suggestions you gave...and thank you...it really helped!!!

I used two stamp sets from Papertrey Ink, Beautiful Butterflies and Grand Ampersand. After inking up the background I embossed the butterflies with white embossing powder.
The watercolor paper is from Ranger. Distress inks are Ranger in shades faded jeans, tumbled glass,victorian velvet, spun sugar. Black ink is memento. Gray cardstock base is PTI.
The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the wood hearts are Studio Calico. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Michelle

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Great Job

Hello there!

I am just sitting here watching the snowflakes falling...wishing I was in Florida  Aruba!!!!
I am officially tired of the white stuff...but it could be worse!

Just playing along with some challenges...


Paper Smooches SPARKS...anything goes




Michaels was having a good sale the other day. So I stocked up on some Copic Markers and put them to good use today. I pulled out Paper Smooches, Smarty Pants. This is such a fun set!

I made this card for my son. He did very well on his last report card and received a good review from his second grade teacher.
I used the stitched die star from Lil'Inker Designs and embossed the sentiment (Smarty Pants)  in white embossing powder.

The white cardstock is Recollections. I prefer this over any other white cardstock. It is crisp and heavy and has a nice texture. The blue cardstock is Papertrey Ink. Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Stay warm...if that's possible!

Michelle

Friday, February 20, 2015

Feel Better Soon

Hello there!
Hope you are all staying warm, or at least trying to!!!

I am just playing along with a few challenges today...


and 

I love the cheerful colors from Colour Me and the crochet stars from The Card Concept! So I pulled out one of the crochet flowers my mom made for me...
The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties,  Feel Better Soon. The rectangle stitched dies are from Lil'inker Designs, Long and Skinny Rectangles.
Also adding this to Lil'inker Monthly Meet Up Challenge...

The color cardstock and button are from Papertrey Ink. The white cardstock is Recollections. Black ink is memento. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!!

Michelle