Tuesday, September 1, 2015

...Have a Beautiful Day



Hello there!
Welcome to a new challenge from ColourQ

Love this stunning color palette this week!
I used the stamp set Doodle Buds from WPlus9 and coordinating dies. I stampsed the flowers and sentiment with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers.

I also used a stitched rectangle die from Lil'Inkers and a scalloped die from Mama Elephant. I scattered some sequins from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

Come play along with us at ColourQ.

I am also adding this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge/ anything goes
Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Michelle

Paper Sweeties September 2015 Inspiration Challenge #35

Hello there!
Happy September 1st!


I'm sure you have been busy running around, getting ready to go back to school. This photo came at the perfect time! It reminded me I needed to get some gifts ready for the new teachers and my kids!

For the teachers, a very simple but useful gift this year. I purchased these milk glasses from Michaels and filled them up with some pencils. You can find the twine here and the bells here, from the Sweeties Shop.

This pencil set is for my kids. I made three of them. The tag die is Sweet Cuts Stitched Tag #1 dies. I used the stamp set Wishing You.

The leaf die is from Sweet Cuts, Bee Happy.  The bell dies are from Michaels.
I am also adding this to The Shabby Tea Room


Hope you'll play along with us this month!
Come check out the creations from the design team!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Smile...just be you

Hello there crafters!

Hope you are enjoying some fine weather!

I created a card today for my daughter. She has been a bit sad from being left out of some friendly gatherings with some other girls. :(
I hope this clicky-phase among girls goes by fast.

I created my own plaid paper with some inks and a stencil. The inks are Hero Arts just rust, soft cantaloupe, WPlus9 lake house and Heidi Swapp teal. I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp. White and black cardstock are from Recollections.
I used a Spellbinders square die to cut the window. The sentiment die and seentiment stamps are from Lil'Inker Designs, Fancy Feathers. The clear rainstones are from Papertrey Ink. Black ink is Memento.

I am playing along with 



and Simon Says Stamp...anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

So Proud of You

Hey there!
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the weather.

I'm just stopping by to share a quick card with you...
and better yet, it fits a few challenges...

First I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches

The cardstock, vellum, pattern paper and apple dies are from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, Lil' Hoot. I added some embossed stitched lines with Lil'Inker Designs stitched rectangle dies and long and skinny rectangles.
I trimmed the scallop border with a fiskars punch. The wood veneer stars are from Studio Calico.

I also followed the theme from Simon Says Stamp...back to school


Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Blessed

Hey there!

Time for a new challenge over at ColourQ!

I received some happy mail the day I created this card. I had just taken in the mail and couldn't wait to open some new stamps and dies from WPlus9 and Lawn Fawn! 

I used the square stamp from the set Greetings and Salutations and inked it up with bloomsberry ink, also from WPlus9. After I stamped the panel I used a stitched panel from Lil'Inker Designs to emboss. Than I trimmed it to fit the card base.  The sentiment die is Wplus9, Doodle Buds dies.


These adorable stitched cluster of leaves are from Lawn Fawn, Stitched Leaves. I added a bit of twine from Papertrey Ink and scattered some teal gemstones from Hero Arts.

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch

Thanks for taking a peek!
Hope you play along with us at ColourQ!

Michelle

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Grateful for You

Hello there!
We're about to get a stretch of lousy August weather here in New York....high humidity and thunder storms. I don't it really, it allows for some good crafting!

Today I am playing along with two challenges...

Friday Mashup... I am mashing it up combining the color palette with summer flowers

and Freshly Made Sketches...celebrating their 200th challenge!!!
I love the sketch...it allows for endless possibilities!
First, I dry embossed a raised stitched row with my tiny scor-bug than masked the top part of the white cardstock. I stenciled the lower portion with a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and ink from Color Box in boysenberry.
Than I masked the bottom and stamped the flowers, Papertrey Ink's friends til the end. I used Ranger distress ink in antique linen. I colored the flowers with Copic Markers in shades Y15, Y17, YG61, YG63, E31 and E25. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, Autumn Blessings. I used black ink from Memento.
I die cut the panel with Lil'Inkers Designs stitched die. The scalloped die is from Mama Elephant. I embellished the card with yellow cord from Michaels and sequins from Neat & Tangled Stamps and Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Just Sayin' Hello

Hello there Crafters!

I have some exciting news to share with you...I am joining the design team of ColourQ!!!!

Today is my inaugural debut :)

Here is the newest ColourQ palette
Isn't this the loveliest color combo?!

I pulled out one of my favorite Papertery Ink stamp sets, Bubble Talk. I used a bunch of inks to stamp the bubbles: colorbox fireberry, hero arts soft yellow, wplus9 silver lining and heidi swapp teal. The sentiment was stamped using memento black ink. 
The die cut sentiment is from wplus9. I used stitched dies from lil'inker designs. I scattered some enamel dots from recollections.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Hope you'll join us and play along!

Michelle