Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just a Note

Hey All!
Hope everyone is doing well!

The card I'm sharing with you tonight is for two challenges The City Crafter Challenge Blog, where we have a sketch to follow and The Shabby Tea Room, where we are to use our favorite papers and embellishments!!
I can't think of two better combinations!!

Here is the sketch for CCCB
Here is what I made



I turned the sketch upside down. My favorite papers are anything pink, blue and kraft. The background papers are from Prima. I'm not sure where the pink and blue polka dot dp is from. Kraft and pink cs are from Recollections.  The bird stamps are Inkadinkado...aren't they adorable little birds!!?   I stamped them twice, once on the dp and on vellum. Then cut the vellum bird and glued it over the dp bird.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. Black ink is Hero Arts.
Now for my favorite embellishments, twine, Melissa Frances glitter glass, and those tiny flowers I use almost all the time from McGill. The button is PTI. Border punch is ek success. The branch is a Sizzix die.

Thanks for looking!!

Michelle

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hooray for Mommy Camp

I want to thank Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire for creating this awesome "summer camp for mom's"!

This is just the kind of thing I need to stay focused on card making during the summer, while the kids are home!  The colors above are the colors to inspire us while we create.  I love them!
Here is what I made:


Not too fancy...I wanted to keep it simple. All stamps and buttons are Papertrey Ink. Bright pink and orange cs are also PTI.  White cs, purple and aqua cs are Recollections. I used Hero Arts black ink for the sentiment and VersaMark and Stampendous embossing powder for the bee and branches.
Now, I want to look at all the lovely creations and post some comments!

I can't wait for next week's class!

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Monday, June 27, 2011

'JULY' banner

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are having a great start to your summer!

 I want to share  my card for The Play Date Cafe...here are this weeks colors:
What better way to celebrate the the month of July than with some patriotic colors like these!

Here is my card:
For the background I used Delghtful Doilies stamp from Papertrey Ink. Banner dies and flower dies are from Papertrey Ink.
Red pattern paper is KaiserCraft. Gray and blue cs are Recollections.  Twine is from The Twinery.
Alphabet stamps are from My Sentiments Exactly. 'Celebrate' stamp from Inkadinkado.  Blue ink is Peacock ColorBox, red ink is Terra Cotta Perfect Match Hybrid from PTI, Hero Arts Black ink and fired brick distress ink.  Button is from a craft store.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hope All Your Wishes

Hello wonderful ladies!!!

I'm so excited for you to take a play at Birthday Sundaes this week!
Our theme is 'stars and stripes'!  The fabulous design team created some really amazing and beautiful
birthday cards! So come on by and show us what you create!!!  We would love to see it!

Here is what I made:



My DP are from My Mind's Eye 12x12 paper stack. Kraft paper is Recollections. I used a Fiskars border punch.  The branches were cut with a Sizzix die.  The rolled flowers were cut with a dinamics die. I made the star with a fiskars punch and glitter glass from Melissa Frances. Spellbinders tag die. Hero Arts stamps and black ink.  Frayed burlap and antique distress inks. Pearls and jute trim are from Michaels.

Thanks for coming by...Hope to see you at Birthday Sundaes!

Michelle

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sending Thoughts....

Hello everyone!
Hope you are all doing well tonight!

I would like to share with you what I made for The Shabby Tea Room, which as you all know is one of my favorite places to be!
The theme this week is 'Classic Patterns'....we are to use polka dots and/or gingham, in these colors:
Here is what I made:
The pink polka dot dp is from My Mind's Eye. Gingham dp is from Prima. I cannot recall where the green dp is from.  Kraft cs is from Recollections. I used a Sizzix cutter for the branches.  A Spellbinders tag die for the label.  I realized the sentiment is too subtle to see from a distance. So here it is up close...

It reads 'Sending thoughts and prayers your way'. I used soft green shadow ink from Hero Arts. The stamp is GinaK.  The flower I made with McGill punches and a small styrofoam ball. The green cs for the leaves is from Papertrey Ink.  The pink cs for the flower is from Core'dinations.  The ribbon is from Pixie Dust Paperie. Pearls and doily from Michaels. All edges are inked with frayed burlap distress ink.

Thanks for looking!

Michelle

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Birthday Sundaes

Hello All....
and welcome back to another challenge on the Birthday Sundaes blog!

I am sponsoring this weeks challenge...I'm so excited!!!

One lucky winner will receive  this Cricut Cartridge, titled 'Just Because'.

Think of all the amazing birthday cards you could make with this!

Head on over to the Birthday Sundaes blog!  The theme this week is 'shaped cards'...no squares, no rectangles!
Here is what I made:
For the card base I used Sizzix baroque die and dp from Tilda. The fancy tag and round die are from Spellbinders. Felt, dressform die and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. Flowers are from Recollections.
Chipboard crown and flur di lis are from Tattered Angels. Satin wings are from Memrie Maer. Lace trim from Hero Arts. Black ink ,shabby shutters and antique linen distress inks.

Thanks for looking!!

Michelle

Friday, June 17, 2011

Feel Better Soon

Hello All!

Hope you are all doing well!

Today I want to share with you a card I made for The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays

The colors this week at The PDC are so fun and cheerful!

And over at CAS-ual Frdays  we are to use color blocking!

So I made a get well card combining the two challenges:


The orange cs and pink cs are from Papertrey Ink. The blue cs is from Bazzill.  The flower stamp is from Hero Arts.  The sentiment stamp is from Fiskars. The ornate frame die is from Spellbinders. The small square die is PTI. I embossed the flower with white embossing powder. The ribbon and gems are from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Best Wishes

Anyone up for some pink lemonade?

If so head on over to The Shabby Tea Room and play along!

This week, our projects are to include pink, green, neutral and flowers!

Here is mine:

The dp is PinkPaislee. Spellbinders lable and tag dies. I can't remember the manufacturer of the green paper.  The lace trim is from Emma's Paperie.  The twine, sentiment and leaf stamp are from Papertrey Ink. The flowers are Recollections. I sprayed them with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. The leaves are a McGill punch. The pins are from Maya Road. Pearls and gems are from Michaels.
I am also uploading this to CR84FN.


Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rainbow Bright in Moxie Fab

Hey everyone!

Check out these colors for Tuesday Trigger...



I love this picture so much. The colors are fantastic! I focused on the colors.
I made two cards
For this card I used two sided scrapbook tape to adhere the glitter to. The glitter is from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink inked with Hero Arts black ink. I used my Scor-Pal  to score the side lines.


For this card I used stamps,blue ink and buttons from Papertrey Ink.  The green ink is from ColorBox.

Thanks for looking!

Michelle

Monday, June 13, 2011

So Sweet of You

Hello All!

I'm here today to show you what I made for The Play Date Cafe.

Cool colors this week...they could be sophisticated and playful!
What do you think?
I went with playful:

 I embossed rose cs with a strawberry stamp from Hero Arts. I also embossed it on vellum and colored it in with Copic markers.  The blueberry cs is from Papertrey Ink, sentiment also, punched with Fiskars border punch. I stamped the bottom of the card with Thank You definition stamp from Hero Arts. Black ink from Hero Arts. Button from craft store.  Spellbinders labels die. Twine from The Twinery. The card was distressed with antique linen distress ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Spring Flowers

Here we are with another challenge with  CR84FN .  LOVE these colors!!!


The DP are from Tilda. The stamps, buttons and twine are from Papertrey Ink. I used Copic makers and colored pencils for the flowers. Pistachio ink from Colorbox, black ink from Hero Arts. The die frame is from Sizzix. The star and tag punch are Fiskars. Glitter glass from Melissa Frances. I used antique linen distress ink all over. Crinkle ribbon from Memrie Maer (Etsy). I brushed the flowers with dstressed crackle paint.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Birthday Sundaes


Welcome back to another week with Birthday Sundaes!!

This week we want you to create a birthday card using wet or dry embossing!

Sounds like fun?!  Come join us!!!

Here is what I made:
For the card base I used cs from Recollections. Both ivory and melon cs are from Papertrey Ink. They were embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used peacock ink from Colorbox. The labels die is from Spellbinders. The tag is a Fiskars punch. Flowers die and scallop punch , twine, felt and 'for you' stamp are all from PTI.  'Birthday Wishes' stamp is from Inkadinkado. Black ink and trim are from Hero Arts. Pearls and button are from Michaels.

Thanks for looking!

Michelle

CAS Bingo

Back for another CAS-Friday!
And it's a bingo theme:
You use the bingo board to choose 'three in a row'.  I chose emboss, dies and buttons.

Here is what I made:

I've been so eager to use the train dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink. Buttons are from my stash. I used true blue ink from Colorbox. I wet embossed the smoke. Kraft paper is Bazzill and others are Recollections.

Thanks for looking!

Michelle

Tuesday Trigger

Here is the inspiration photo at Moxie Fab this week:
These colors are right up my alley....they just SCREAM GIRL to me! So i used these colors for my card!

I embossed the ivory cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder. The die cut frame and label are from Spellbinders. The dressform and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. All cs are from Recollections. The gems are from Michaels. Chestnut ink from Colorbox.
Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Another Thank You

Back again today, this time for The Shabby Tea Room.  The theme is 'technique week'.  We are to include wet or dry embossing.

I love embossing!!  Wet or dry, it really dresses up a card!
So for today's card, I chose to wet emboss.

 The butterfly from Hero Arts and the brocade border from Papertrey Ink.  The brocade is one stmp that I stamped over and over to create the border. I used versa mark water mark and detail white embossing powder.  For the butterfly I used  lilac embossing powder on vellum.
The kraft cs is from Bazzill. Lilac cs is from Recollectons. The pattern papers are from Memory Box. I used a border punch from  ek success. The ribbon is from Memrie Maer.  Spellbnders label and fancy tag die.  The flowers are Mc Gill flower punch.  The inks I used are Memories white, frayed burlap and milled lavender. Pearls and gems from Michaels.

Thanks for coming by!!

Michelle

Many Thanks....

One card for thwo challenges....
I'm uploading this card for colourQ  and  Mojo Monday.



Materials for this card:

The background paper is Core'dinatons. All papern papers are from K&Company. The chocolate paper is from My Mind's Eye. The red cs is from Papertrey Ink.  Kraft paper is from Bazzill. The stamps are from  gina k. stamps. I used frayed burlap distress ink all over. The flowers are a Mc Gill punch.  Tule, ribbon and pearls are from Michaels.  Scallop border is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Monday, June 6, 2011

Congratulations

Here are the colors this week at The Play Date Cafe.

And this is the card I made:

The paisley dp is from Tilda.  The green polka dot is from My Mind's Eye. I used Papertrey Ink scallopped die for the border.  Spellbinders labels die and Waltzing Mouse stamp for frame.  Moss green ink from ColorBox.  Brocade stamp from PTI in antique linen ink. Sentiment from Hero Arts in HA black ink.
Gems and ribbon from Micheals.  Flower from Prima. Pin from Maya Road. Leaf punch from Mc Gill.

Really quick post today....thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thinkng of You

Hey Everyone!!!

I can't believe the weekend is over!  UUGGGHHH!!!....the dreaded Monday is 45 minutes away!!

I want to show you what I made for CAS-ual Fridays...this time we had a sketch to follow.
My card pretty much follows the sketch the way you see it:


I used kraft cs by Recollections. Pattern paper by Papertrey Ink. I used a Spellbinders die label to emboss the bottom and then outlined it with dots and dashes with a white Signo pen. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Black ink from Hero Arts. Ribbon from Michaels.  Fiskars border punch.

I must go to bed....tomorrow is my daughter's violin concert!

Thanks for peeking!
Michelle

Happy Birthday

This week on the Birthday Sundaes Blog, the theme is 'anything goes' birthday.

And the awesome prize this week are 7 digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps!!!!!!
Check out there website....you will love them!!!!

So here is my card using rose flower water cans:



I used kraft paper for the card. I used a mix of colored pencils and copic markers to color the digital image.
Sentimnt is from Hero Arts.  I embellished with green gems,twine and a doily!


Thanks for peeking!
Michelle