Monday, September 26, 2011

Thinking of You

Good Morning!

I would like to share with you what I made for The Play Date Cafe.
They are celebrating their 100th challenge!!! Congratulations PDC!!

Here is the photo inspiration...


Here is my card...


The orange paper is American Craft's and I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I made the flowers using yellow cardstock from Papertrey Ink and Spellbinders  scalloped dies. The pearl brads are making memories. The green and white cardstock are Recollections and I used an ek success branch punch.  Oval Spellbinders die. The sentiment is from PTI. I used fresh snow ink from PTI and Hero Arts black ink.  I think the dragonfly is from making memories, but I am not really sure! And I can't recall where the ribbon is from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, September 24, 2011

just a note

Back again....

This time for two challenges...
ColourQ   and   Freshly Made Sketches.


Here is what I created.....

Papertrey Ink: coral cs, buttons, twine, sentiment
Hero Arts: fancy frame stamp
Inkadinkadoo: bird stamp
Bazzill: wisteria cs
Recollections: poppy and white cs
pearls and gems: Michaels


Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Some Shabby Tea?

Hello All!

Tonight I want to share with you what I made for The Shabby Tea Room.
This photo inspiration is one of my favorites....


Isn't this gorgeous!!!!!
Here is my card...

Papertrey Ink products: cardstock, edger die, sentiment, fresh snow ink
Hero Arts: background stamp, dragonfly stamp
Die-namics: border die
Frame: Melissa Frances
Leaf and tag punches: Mc Gill
Inks: antique linen distress; chestnut from ColorBox
large flower is Prima
All other accents are from craft store

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello

Hi everyone!

The card I am sharing with you today is for The Pink Elephant.  It's a photo inspiration challenge.

Here is what I made...

All my stamps are from Hero Arts. The tag is Spellbinders. The flowers, gems and ribbon are from Michaels. Inks I used are spun sugar and antique linen distress. Color Box inks in orchid, magenta. And VersaMagic ink in Pixie Dust.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Little Princess

Hello!

What better way to start the week off than with a card for a great challenge?!
I'm happy to play along with The Paper Players this week!
The theme is 'animals or plants'.

I chose these adorable birds...
On kraft cardstock I stamped the large canvas stripes by Hero Arts in 'fresh snow' ink from Papertrey Ink. On cream cardstock I stamped the raindrop backgrouns stamp by Hero Arts in 'pixie dust' ink from Versa Magic. All edges were distressed with pixie dust. The bird trio stamp is Inkadinkado. I used 'chestnut' ink by ColorBox.  The star and crinkle ribbon is from Etsy. I used a tag punch from Fiskars. Sentiment and button are from PTI. Pink leaf is Prima. Small rose buds and pearls are from Michaels. Corner rounder from Fiskars.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Love You

Hello All!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend...it's not over yet!

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

We have to include a heart on our project.
I love the colors in the photo so I stuck with them.
Here is my card...
I made a window card. I used a Spellbinders heart die then embossed the blue cardstock with a Sizzix folder. I embossed the key stamp from Hero Arts with white embossing powder kraft cardstock. Both cardstocks and sentiment stamp are from Papertrey Ink. The tag punch is Fiskars. Red ink is Chianti from ColorBox and white ink is Fresh Snow from PTI. Red gem from Michaels. White gel pen from Signo.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sweet Floral

While visiting Rosie's Blog, she mentioned a new challenge blog called
{Freshly Made} Sketches.  I just had to go check them out! Low and behold...I am now playing along!

Here is what I made



I left this card without a sentiment, but I think I will use it as a birthday card.
The kraft cardstock is Recollection. The pattern paper is Die Cuts With a View. The large flower stamp is from Stampin' Up. Inks are Versa Magic chalk ink. Button and rustic twine are Papertrey Ink.  Lace is Wright's. Gems and ribbon is from Michaels.
Hope I followed the guidelines correctly.
Go check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

thanks

Good Evening

Just relaxing home tonight, making some cards.
First challenge is CAS-ual Fridays.  We are to make a card 4x4 or smaller.
Mine is 4x4.

For this card, the yellow cardstock and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink . The flower and envelope pattern stamp are from Hero Arts. The blue cs is Recollections. The black ink  and soft yellow shadow ink are from Hero Arts. The pearls are from Michaels. I used colored pencils to shade the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Friday, September 16, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hello All!

Back again,  for The Shabby Tea Room.
This week we are to create a masculine card based on these colors.
The two pattern papers, sentiment and twine are from Papertrey Ink.  The blue cs (also PTI) was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder. I received some new Spellbinder's dies today!  The postage die is one of my favs! The vine stamp and black ink are from Hero Arts. I used Frayed Burlap distress ink. Leaves and button are from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Celebrate!

TGIF!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!

Today I am playing over at  The Craft's Meow Challenge Blog!  My first time here, I love these stamps!!!

Here is the sketch...

I'm also entering it into The Pink Elephant
Here is my card...

I can't remember where the red paisley background paper is from. The roller coaster, ticket strip and 'wheeee' stamps are from The Craft's Meow. Houndstooth and sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I used Chianti ink from ColorBox and Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick distress inks. Oval dies are from Spellbinder's, banner die is PTI. Sizzix embossing folder. Rustic twine is PTI. Buttons and pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for dropping by!

Michelle

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Congratulations!

Hello All!

Today I want to hare with you what I made for The Paper Players.
This week they have an awesome color challenge...

I wanted to keep it simple...here is what I made


I made the flower using Spellbinder's labels dies in large scalloped circles. I sprayed the circles with water, crinkled, distressed with white ink, then assembled and finished off with a pearl brad.
All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. Leaf stamp and die are also PTI.  Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts. I used my scor-pal and score bug to emboss the edges. The gray pearls are from Michaels. The brad is Recollections. Inks are fresh snow from PTI, boysenberry and green moss form ColorBox.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Celebrate

Back once more....

I have a few challenges for one card,
Birthday Sundaes

The Paper Players

and Card Patterns Sketch Blog


Here is my card...
The background and rectangle strip are Cosmo Cricket. The black pattern paper and red cs are Recollections. Papertrey Ink border die. Twine and sentiment from PTI. Buttons and gems are from craft store. Bicycle stamp and black ink from Hero Arts. Scattered straw distress ink.
Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Boo!

Hi!
Here is my take on the Moxie Fab Vertical Sketch Challenge



The background paper is from Graphics 45. I made the bat with Spellbinders circle and oval label dies. The ears were cut with Papertrey Ink banner dies. Wings I cut myself. I used a white gel pen to outline and draw eyes and mouth. The alphabet stickers are Webster's Pages. The twine is from the twinery.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Best Wishes

Hello All,

Here is a card I made for the City Crafter Challenge Blog

for this challenge we have to include one ribbon, two or more words and three or more butterflies.

Also for The Shabby Tea Room



for this challenge we have to include a celebration sentiment.

Here is my card



My papers are from My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found. Butterflies and sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts. Scroll stamp at bottom is from Waltzing Mouse.  Border punch is EK Success. Spellbinders tag. Hero Arts black ink. Distress inks in black soot, victorian velvet and tattered rose.  Flowers, pearls and ribbon are from Michaels.

Thanks for dropping by!

Michelle







Monday, September 5, 2011

Every day is a Gift

I made this card for the Hero Arts Blog. 

I used the challenge colors
and my own version of a 'window card'...as seen here.



All my stamps are Hero Arts.
I used the envelope pattern, maple leaf and sentiment.
Kraft cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.
Inks: ColorBox in chestnut. Plum ink from Versa Magic. Distress stains in peeled paint and wild honey. I also used frayed burlap distress ink. Pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for dropping by!

Michelle

Just some pics...

Hello All!

I never do this, but I wanted to show you some pictures of my kids! We spent some time at LBI ( Long beach Island) in NJ before they went back to school. They had such a blast!







They just crack me up!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Welcome....

Today's card is for Make it Monday, creating backgrounds with non bg stamps.

I decided to use one of my favorite little stamps that I rarely have the chance to use, a bumble bee.
I love this bee because it look very regal to me. To give my card a little something extra, I embossed the bees with gold embossing powder.



I have to be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with embossing.  I love the finished look, but I hate the mess and time it takes to do it!
The stamp sets I used are Papertrey Ink's Honey Bees and Daily Designs Sentments.
PTI kraft paper. Recollections black cardstock. VersaMark watermark ink and Stampendous gold powder. The black ribbon and pearls are from Michaels. Hero Arts black ink. Spellbinders tag die. Flowers are Prima.

Thanks for dropping by!

Michelle 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thanks

Good Afternoon!

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying a long weekend!

Here is what I made for The Play Date Cafe... it's color splash time


Here is my card...

Here is what I used...
black and red card stock from Recollections. alphabet embossing folder from Cuttlebug
fiskars border punch. twine from thetwinery.com. Tag punch from Mc Gill. Ladybug stamp from Hero Arts. Red copic marker. Sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado. I used a brayer and fresh snow ink from Papertrey Ink.


Thanks for dropping by!
Michelle