Sunday, July 31, 2011

Please forgive me!

I just wanted to let everyone know....

My computer crashed!
I have been blogging from my husbands work computer :(:(:(

So I am not being recognized by many blogs and I am coming up anonymous! I don't like that...so I will wait to leave comments until my computer is fixed...hopefully soon!

Worst part...I can't retrieve my emails! UUUHHHGGG!!!

Thanks for understanding!

Michelle

Congratulations

Hello all!

I was really sorry when I missed the dead line for the last CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
So this time I made sure to make and post early!!
Our CAS design this week has to measure 4 x 9 inches. Keeping it clean and simple is the trick...for me at least!  I love to keep piling it on! 
I made two cards, but only entered the first one. 

Well, here they are....
I like this one


My husband and children like this one...
Which one do you prefer?

All stamps are Hero Arts except for 'congratulations' sentiment. That is from Fiskars. All cardstock is from Recollections.  Blue, green and brown ink are from Color Box. White ink is from Papertrey Ink.  Border punch is ek success.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Michelle

Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Thanks for joining the Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from Krisite's Blog! Hope you are enjoying yourselves!
Be prepared for alot of awesome creativity!

I have really enjoyed my stay with Birthday Sundaes as a design team member....but now I look forward to playing along with the challenges for some great prizes!

Here is what I made for today's hop



I also have a little blog candy I'm giving away to one lucky winner!
All you have to do is leave a comment and I will randomly choose someone to win
        Nikki Sivilis 6x6 mini pad and matching stamps from their "Northern Pole Lights" collection!
                      Who wouldn't love this!!!???  So remember to leave a comment!!!



I want to wish all the new team members luck...and can't wait to see what they create!

Thanks for stopping by.....your next stop is Amber!

Michelle


materials:
all pattern papers are Shelley Costello digi papers from www.twopeasinabucket.com
sentiment stamp and aqua cs from Papertrey Ink
circle punch from Martha Stewart, border punch from ek success
Spellbinders scalloped die
black ink from Hero Arts
twine from www.thetwinery.com
pearls from Michaels

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Flower Necklace

The project I created today is for The Play Date Cafe. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone....it was really hard to do beacause I really, really, really love these colors and know I could make a gorgeous card!

So I made a necklace....my first one ever...so please be very kind when you critique! It was fun! I will definitely try it again!


My daughter was my model...she loved it! Such a ham!!!
All components of the necklace came from Michaels. The large flower is Recollections and the ribbon is from Memrie Maer.
Hope you lke it!

Thanks for dropping in today!

Michelle

One More Go

This is my last entry for Fanatical About Botanical at Moxie Fab.....I promise!

This card was made with Rub-ons. I was going to enter it at CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog, but when I went to upload it I realized I missed the cut off time....ooops!
So here it is in Moxie Fab!
I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The flower flourish rub-ons are from Pink Paislee and the dressform and sentiment rub-ons are from Creative Imaginations.  The pearls are form Michaels.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Michelle

For You

Back again....this time for City Crafter Challenge Blog.        
Love this photo!!!  These colors are my favorite!!

Here is my card

All papers are Melissa Frances. I used frayed burlap and tea dye distress inks. The buttons are from my stash. Ribbon is from Michaels. Gems and flowers are from Recollections. The tag punch is fiskars. The sntiment is form Papertrey Ink.
I'm also adding this to The Shabby Tea Room.

Thanks for stopping by!
I love that you dropped in!

Michelle

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thank You

Good evening everyone!

I'm up late tonight. It's almost midnight, so forgive me if these posts are short and to the point.
This card I created is for ColourQ.  Here is the inspiration photo:
Here is my card:

materials:
coral cs from Papertrey Ink; white and brown cs from Recollectons.
all stamps are from Hero Arts.
inks: tea dye distress; sweet melon, chestnut, sky blue and surf from Color Box.
chipboard frame is from Tattered Angels
border punch is ek success
twine and button are from PTI
gems from Michaels

Thanks for stopping by!
Love that you dropped in!

Michelle

Have Some Tea

Hey ladies!

Here we are ...the middle of the week....and I still have so much house work to accomplish, but that can all wait because creating comes first....right?!

Well anyway, I wanteed to show you what I made for The Shabby Tea Room.
Gorgeous colors this week...yellow, pink and green.
I haven't made a banner in a while, so I figured it was time. I used a mix of papers from American Crafts, PinkPaislee, October Afternoon and Recollections. The embossing plate and banner dies are from Papertrey Ink. Sizzix die for the flower and Spellbinders labels die for the tag.  The alphabet stickers are form Making Memories.  Tea stamps are from PTI. Flourish stamp is from Prima. Distress inks. Pearls are form Michaels. Sorry, but I can't remember where the trims are from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Monday, July 25, 2011

More Botanicals

Back again with another card for Moxie Fab World.


The flower stamp and dragonfly stamp are Hero Arts. The graph and number stamps are from Glitz Design.  The sentiment is Papertrey Ink. Kraft and green cardstock are Bazzill. White cardstock is Recollections. The inks  used are Hero Arts Iris chalk ink and distress inks in Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap. I used an ek success border punch. Spellbinders tag die. Twine from PTI. Pearls from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Fanatical About Botanical

Hello All!

Today I'm playing in the Moxie Fab World. We are to create something inspired by botanicals.
Don't you just LOVE it!!!
I had so many ideas, my head was spinning!
So here is one card:
The hydrangea and humming bird stamps are from Hero Arts. The sentiment is form Papertrey Ink. The brown cardstock and  canvas are from Recollections. I stamped the flower with Chestnut Color Box ink. The bird was inked with Spanish Olive Versa Magic and the sentiment was inked with Aegean Blue Versa Magic. I colored the petals and leaves with a mix of Copic markers. Pearls are form Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello All,

Hope your weekend went well!

I want to share a card I made for The Play Date Cafe.
It's color splash time....black and white with a splash of color.
So I'm doing black and white with a splash of purple!
Here is my card:

I created the background papers with some of my stamps. The dots stamp are from Glitz design. On opposite corners I stamped a flourish from Inkadinkado. I used black soot distress ink. On the black cardstock I used a stamp from Hampton Art. The butterfly is form Crafty Secrets. I inked it with  Papertrey Ink fresh snow. The edges were distressed with a Tim Holtz distresser. The frame is from Tattered Angels. I inked it up with lilac ink from Versa Magic and stamped the flowers within the frame. The sentiment is from Gina K. The ribbon, pearls, gem and flowers are from Michaels. All cardstock are from Recollectons.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Birthday Sundaes

Welcome back to another week at the Birthday Sundaes blog!

We have an inspiration photo for you use when you create your birthday cards.
Here is my card:

I was inspired by the colors and used seashells to keep with the beach scene.

materials:
pattern papers : October Afternoon
cardstock: kraft Recollections
stamps: seashell from Hero Arts ;  sentiment from Papertrey Ink
chipboard frame: Tattered Angels
flower: Recollections
buttons: PTI
inks: Hero Arts black ; Papertrey Ink fresh snow

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Card Camp

Hello all you lovely ladies (....and possibly gents....)!!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well today!

I'd like to share with you two cards I made for the Online Summer Crad Camp.



I totally love these colors!!!!
For my first card, the large and small solid flower stamps are from Hero Arts. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I used various inks from Color Box and Ranger distress. Black ink from Hero Arts. Spellbinders die for label. Button and twine are from PTI. Ribbon and gems from Michaels.

For the second card, both chandelier and sentimenet are from Hero Arts. I embossed the chandelier with white embossing powder. Cardstock is a mix of Papertrey Ink and Recollections. I cut out the frame and label with Spellbinders dies. Ribbon is from Michaels. Black ink is fron Hero Arts.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Best Wishes x2

Hello All!

Just enjoying the weather here in New York!! Hope you are all having beautiful weather too!

I wanted to share with you two cards I made for The Play Date Cafe.

Here are the colors:
Here are my cards:


For this card I used stamps from Papertrey Ink and cardstock from Recollections. Inks are form ColorBox and Ranger Distress.  Edge die from Papertrey Ink. Gems and ribbon from Michaels.


For this next card, the peacock stamp is from Hero Arts.  The feathery flower is from Impression Obsession. Sentiment is from PTI.  used a mix of inks from ColorBox, Ranger distress, Hero Arts and Versa Magic. Cardstock from PTI. Gems from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Michelle

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bless This Nest

Welcome back!  Thanks for stopping by again!

I want to share with you a card I made for The Shabby Tea Room.
Here is the inspiration photo:
Here is what I made:
For the base I used Bazzill cardstock.  The flourish leaf stamp is from Iinkadinkado. I used green moss ink from ColorBox.  All dies are from Spellbinders. Red and white cs is from Recollections.  The birdhouse and sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  The brown ink is chestnut from ColorBox. Pink ink is victorian velvet distress. The flowers are from Prima. The leaves are a McGill punch. Red gingham ribbon, bird and pearls are from Michaels. Corner punch from Fiskars. 
Until next time....

Michelle

Key to my Heart

Hey everyone!

I wanted to make another card for Summer Card Camp.  Here are the colors:
Here is my card:

My cardstock is from Recollections. The key stamp is Hero Arts. I used fresh snow ink from Papertrey Ink.  I cut the heart with a Spellbinders die. The key hole is from Melissa Frances. The flowers are Recollections. The alphabet stickers are from Making Memories.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Card Camp

Here we are , already week 3...wow!!!!

This weeks colors are by far my FAVORITE!!!!

Here is my card for Online Summer Card Camp :
Aren't these colors scrumptious?!
My card base is cs from Papertrey Ink. The taupe cs is from Hero Arts. White cs is also from PTI.
Flourish and text stamps are from Hero Arts. Sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado. Inks are from ColorBox and Ranger distress. Twine is from PTI. Spellbinders die label. EK success border punch.  Pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello

Back again, but this time for The Play Date Cafe.

Here are the colors for this challenge:
Here is my card:

The background pattern paper is from Anna Griffin.  The cream and taupe cs are from Bazzill. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder ( my favorite one), and a fiskars border punch.  Mint cs is from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, ink is ColorBox cocoa.  The small tag is a Spellbinders labels die. The doily die is from Die-namics ( My Favorite Things Stamps). The white resin flower is Melissa Frances. The small cream flower is Recollections. The twine is from The Twinery. Edges were inked with frayed burlap distress ink.
Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Color Challenge for Birthday Sundaes!

Hi everyone!

Come join us this week on the Birthday Sundaes Blog for a color cgallenge!

The colors this week are:
GREEN, ORANGE,  and WHITE

Here is my card

For the base I used white cardstock from Recollections and embossed it with a Papertrey Ink embossing plate.  The orange cs is also Recollections.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the square frame.  For the center square, I stamped branches from PTI with ColorBox moss green ink. The sentiment is also PTI inked with ColorBox orange. I scattered some orange gems from Michaels. The pin is Maya Road and the ribbon is Memrie Maer.

Hope you play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks

Hellooooo,

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weekend!

I want to share with you a card I made for CR84FN.

The colors this week are so romantic
Here is my card:

My dp's are form Prima and My Mind's Eye.
The canvas is from Recollections and was cut from a Spellbinders die.
The banner is a die from Papertrey Ink but altered slightly to fit. Buttons are also
PTI. Flowers are Prima. Pin is from Maya Road ( I think?).
Sentiment is Inkadinkado, ink is Color Box cocoa.
Gems and red gingham ribbon are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birds

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

I want to share with you what I made for the City Crafter Challenge Blog !

Look at the gorgeous photo:
We are to create a project using birds or birdcages.

Here is what I made:

I bought the wood birdhouse in Michaels.

The black and cream pattern papers are form Recollections.  The pink dp is from Pink Paislee.  All buttons are from the craft store.
The bird is from Prima. The white floral plaque is Melissa Frances.  Spun sugar distress ink was used for the edges.
I used the Mehndi Medallion stamp from Papertrey Ink. I inked it up with Hero Arts black ink.

What do you think?
Hope you lke it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Thanks....for summer fun!

Wow!  It's week two at the AMAZING Papertrey Ink Summer Card Camp!!!

The colors they chose this week are like a "fiesta" !

Here they are:
Here is what I came up with:

Hope you like it!  Here is what I used:
The dp is from Cosmo Cricket. The solid cs is a mix of PTI and Recollections. Border punches are ek success and fiskars. The tag punch is fiskars. The branch die is from Sizzix and the flower dies are from Die-namics. The flower dies are for rolled flowers, but  decided to leave them unrolled and spiraled. The twine is from The Twinery. Button is PTI.  Stamp and ink are Hero Arts. Corner punch from fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle