Thursday, September 18, 2014

Belated Birthday Wishes

Hello there!

I hope you are all gearing up for a nice weekend? Nothing but soccer here...and some nice weather!

Today I am playing along with Color Throwdown...

 
ans also Freshly Made Sketches...

Sometimes it really bugs me that I don't have the exact colors and I want to run to the store and find what I need!!!! But I didn't...


All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The pattern paper is from Michaels. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the square frame.

The balloon dies are from Simon Says Stamp. The tiny heart stitched die is from Lil' Inker Designs.

I added some twine from the Paper Sweeties Shop. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I used black ink from Hero Arts. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16: Paper Sweeties September Release Rewind!

Hello there!

Alas, the last day of the Paper Sweeties September Release...

If you haven't checked out the newest sets, here they are

You Are Tu-Tu Sweet
Smitten
Fun Shapes Sweet Cuts

For today's card I used Smitten and Fun Shapes Sweet Cuts...

I cut some pretty pattern papers from My Mind's Eye and Fancy Pants using the Sweet Cuts Dies.

I thought the dies would recreate the banner from CAS(E) this Sketch very nicely! I used some twine and sequins from the Paper Sweeties Shop!
All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink and ink is from Hero Arts. 
Thanks for taking the time to stop and hope you enjoyed the blog hop! Get ready to hop today...




Michelle

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15: Paper Sweeties September Release Party!

Hello there!

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties September Release!

Today is the day the newest stamps and dies are available for purchase in the Paper Sweeties Shop...

Today I used the set "You Are Tu-Tu Sweet".

I couldn't wait to play dress up with Sophie and this adorable ballerina outfit, from her wand to her slippers!
After I stamped her with black ink from Hero Arts I used Copic Markers to color and some Martha Stewart glitter for the tutu and wand. That pretty, lush seam binding is from the Paper Sweeties Shop!


The papers are from Carta Bella Sew Lovely and Fancy Pants Be Loved. I used a Spellbinders labels die and enamel dots from Recollections. This Sophie stamp reminds me of my oldest daughter. Her birthday is just around the corner and she used to be my ballerina! I miss watching her recitals...she plays soccer now.

I stamped the sentiment onto vellum linen and trimmed the corners with a square punch to make pennants. All cardstock, twine and button are from Papertrey Ink.
I am entering this into the Seize the Birthday Challenge...

Now I know you can't wait to see what the amazing ladies created!!! Come hop to the blog and see...


Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle


Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 14: Paper Sweeties September Release Countdown!

Hello again!
Welcome back to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties September Release!

Today I am using one of the newest stamp sets, "Smitten" and Sweet Cuts Dies "Fun Shapes"...

I used the heart die to cut a bunch of heart balloons with cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The black twine is from the Paper Sweeties Shop!!! I stamped the sentiments with Hero Arts black ink.

I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  I followed the color palette from Colour Q...

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will join us for a fun and inspiring blog hop...



Hope to see you there!

Michelle

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 13: Paper Sweeties September Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there Paper Sweeties Fans!

It's time for the newest Paper Sweeties Release!!!!


Today I created a card using the set "Smitten"...


This is such a wonderful set of 11 sentiment stamps, like this one


I am saving this card for my hubby for our anniversary!
I used black ink from Hero Arts, cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I created the border with my scor-bug.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the wood leaves are from Recollections. I sprayed them both with Heidi Swapp color shine in gold. The ribbon and pearls are from Michaels. The twine is also PTI.  The flat sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

  
I used the color palette from Colour Me...! 

Come join the Paper Sweeties Design Team for a fun blog hop and some wonderful inspiration...



Hope you can stop by tomorrow!

Michelle
 




Monday, September 8, 2014

Stampin' with Paper Smooches

Hello there!

Oh my goodness...I just finished covering 18 workbooks with that clear contact *crap* ...substitute that word for something more vile!! I can't stand that stuff. I should rephrase that...it doesn't like me! It sticks to the table, it sticks together as I am trying to trim it ever so perfectly. I swear the whole time it's laughing at me!  Well, thank God for book sox!

After that mess I had to calm myself down...and what better way than to create a card, or two!!!
I am adding both cards to Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search for October and Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge


I pulled out some new Paper Smooches stamps and dies and went to town!


For this card I used the set Just a Note. I stamped the pencil repeatedly with Hero Arts black ink onto white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I used Copic Markers to color and shade. I trimmed some linen vellum, also PTI, and stamped the sentiment.

I saturated the pencil with glossy accents. The sequin is from Pretty Pink Posh, the wood stars are from Studio Calico. I followed the theme from The Card Concept... I used the clean and graphic style


My next card utilizes the Feathers Wise Dies...

 After die cutting the feathers from white cardstock from PTI, I inked them up with some Color Box inks in shabby pink, peacock and gold.

I created the background using Ranger texture paste and added Heidi Swapp color shine in blush. Then brushed it over a memory box stencil, Bubbles. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant, True Friend. I used gold ink. The linen vellum is from PTI. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh, the wood stars are Studio Calico.

I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches...



Thanks for stopping by today!

Enjoy your week!!!

Michelle

Hello Friend

Hello there!!!

I am so happy to be starting the week off as Guest Designer in The Shabby Tea Room!!!
Can I get a Whoot-Whoot!!!


I know you will be totally inspired when you get a peek at the photo we are using this week...


We are to use at least three colors from the palette and include at least one bird...

 My little birds came from the Paper Sweeties stamps Home Tweet Home  and Happy Summer, the banner and sentiment is from Hello Friend, stamps and dies. The wood panel design paper is from Crate Paper.
I used a stencil from Heidi Swapp and inks from Color Box in canary, orchid, magenta and plum berry. Wet cement ink is from Hero Arts. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the enamel dots are My Mind's Eye. The twine is from Michaels.

I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge...

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle