Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Anniversary} Revisited

Hello there my friends!!!

Please let me start off by wishing you and your family a very

 
I am here today as Guest Designer for The Shabby Tea Room .... The theme this week is to share your favorite project  you created for TSTR in the past or create something new!
 
I chose to share something I already created. Actually , one of my favorite cards!


I used stamps from Waltzingmouse. Cardstock from Papertrey Ink. Pattern papers are from Teresa Collins. I used pumice stone distress ink and Hero Arts black ink. Doily die and branch die are Spellbinders. The leaf die is Die-Namics. The satin ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel . The pink flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the tiny white bud is my stash. The leaf pin is from Maya Road, the white pin is Joanns. The trim is also from my stash.
 
 
This was the inspiration photo...also one of my fav pics!!!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Hope you enjoy your day!

Michelle

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Sky is the Limit

Hey there!
How are you today?

The card I am sharing with you today is for two challenges.

I used the color combo from Dynamic Duos
and the sketch from
Retro Sketches
How much fun is that sketch!!!?

Here is what I created...

All cardstock, stamps,dies and embossing plate are from Papertrey Ink. The square die is Spellbinders. I scattered some gems from Recollections and added faux stitching using a white gel pen.

The black ink is from Hero Arts. I used Copic markers in R81, R29 and E50.  And lastly I added some perfect pearls in white to the balloon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle





Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peace

Hello!!!

I'm so excited for today's post....
My official Design Team post for The Ribbon Reel ...

This weeks challenge is 'Nordic Noel'...a Scaninavian inspired Christmas...
Use the colors red, white and kraft, and buttons, ribbon/ twine to create your project. The lucky winner will receive a gift voucher to shop at The Ribbon Reel .
Here is my card...

All pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye. The kraft and white cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.  The glitter cardstock is Recollections. The star shaped dies are Spellbinders.

The seambinding ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel . The buttons are my stash. The twine is from Joanns. The bells are from Michaels. The sentiment stamp is from The Craft's Meow. I used black ink from Hero Arts.

I am also entering this into City Crafter Challenge Blog ...the lovely Ros is hosting!


Thanks for taking a peek today!

Come by The Ribbon Reel and play along!

Michelle


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sweet 16

Hey there!
How are you?

I just want to share with you what I created using the color inspirtaion from
Colour Q ...
I made this card for a cousin's sweet 16. How ironic, these were the same colors she used for her theme : winters snowflakes. It was so beautiful and was she!

Here is the card...
The white cardstock, snowflake stamps, sentiment stamp and number dies are all from Papertrey Ink. I used inks from Color Box in shades of royal blue, surf and true blue. I also used liquid pearls in baby blue. The sentiment was stamped using black ink from Hero Arts.









 
The glitter cardstock is from Recollections. The seambinding is from The Ribbon Reel . The bells and tiny flower bud are from Michaels. The twine is from Joanns. 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Michelle

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Joyful Christmas

Hello there!

How was your weekend?  Did it go by too fast....mine did.

The card I am sharing with you tonight was made using the colors from

Dynamic Duos ...

Here is what I created...
I madse the poinsettia using a Mc Gill petal punch. The leaf die is from Die-Namics and the sentiment is My Favorite Things Stamps. All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the sentiment using black ink from Hero Arts.

The corner punch id Fiskars. I dusted some Martha Stewart glitter. I inked the edges of the petals with forest moss distress ink. The gems are from Recollections.

Have you started your Christmas shopping?
I have not....I know I passed on some really good sales, but I was just not in the mood.
Oh well, ....

Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon!

Michelle




Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Ribbon Reel

Hi there!

I have some really cool news to share with you....

I am on the design team for The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog ....woo-hoo!!!
I have loved playing here for a while now and when they posted the DT Call, I had th give it a try!

Here was the challenge photo...
Here is what I created....
 
 
I used pattern paper from My Mind's Eye and Teresa Collins. I distressed the edges with white paint. The large flourish die is Sizzix. I used glitter cardstock from Recollections. The pearl flourish is also Recollections. I trimmed the banners from pattern paper than used a square punch to cut the flag. The lace trim is Simplicity. The tiny flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made the large flower using  Mc Gill punches. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The tag punch is Fiskars.
 
 
I am playing along with this week's Challenge ...
 

Pattern papers are My Mind's Eye. The tag is from an Etsy shop...here . I added glitter to the edges. The doily is from Michaels. The pink crochet trim and white seam binding are from The Ribbon Reel.  The bells and other crochet trim are from Michaels.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The twine is Papertrey Ink. The pin is Melissa Frances. The bling button is from Heartfelt Creations. The corner punch is Fiskars.


Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle







Mother.....Be Merry and Bright

Hello!!!

How are you today!
All is well here.

I can't believe Christmas is just a few weeks away! I need to focus on my shopping list and my wish list!   I've been eyeing some new stamps from Waltzingmouse that I am going to ask Santa to give me! So I better be a good girl! ;)

I have two cards to share woth you tonight....hence the funny blog title.

This first card I followed the Waltzingmouse Sketch ...

 
I used sentiment stamps from Waltzingmouse.  I embossed the 'Mother' sentiment with white embossing powder. The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.  The beautiful pattern papers are from Carta Bella, Beautiful Moments....my favorite paper pad!
 
The labels die and leaf die are Spellbinder's. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The black ink is Hero Arts. I scattered some pink gems  and pearls from Recollections.



Next,
I used the color pallette from Colour Q ...
 
I used a wood block stamp from Hero Arts called 'Antique Mosaic'.  All inks are Colorbox: rouge, surf, fresh green and chianti. The white and red cardstock are Papertrey Ink. The dies are from Spellbinders. The twine is from The Twinery.
                              The gems and pearls are Recollections. Black ink is Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some cards...some challenges

Hello crafty ladies!
How are you today?

I have two cards to share with you today....

first one for Dynamic Duos ...
 
 
 
For this card I used cardstock and stamps from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the snowy scene with white ink from PTI. The small panel was embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment stamp is from Waltzingmouse stamps. I used black ink from Hero Arts. The snowflake punch is Martha Stewart, the silver cardstock is Recollections. The crochet trim is from Flourishes. The button is PTI.
 
This next card is for  Moxie Fab's  Tuesday Trigger...
 

The cardstock, rose stamp and die, and buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The frame stamp is from Glitz Design. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse. The leaf stamp and die are WPlus 9. I used inks from Color Box in chestnut roan, olive pastel, heliotrope and plum berry. The gems are from Recollections. The corner punch is Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle



Friday, November 23, 2012

Sleigh bells ring!

Hello there!

Would you believe I'm still full from yesterday! I ate soooo much!

Anyway, I've got something to share with you today.  I used the photo inspiration from

 The Shabby Tea Room                          
 
and we have to choose three in a row from the tic tac board....
I chose glitter, ribbon and mini tag ( the far right)
 
 
 
 




I purchased the wood sleigh from Michaels. I painted it white than distressed it with wet cement ink from Hero Arts. The large flourish stamp is also Hero Arts. I inked it up with olice pastel ink from Color Box. The holly leaf stamp is from Waltzingmouse. I added some Melissa Frances glitter glass. The white flower is also from Michaels. I added tiny red bells to the center. The black ribbon and bells are from Michaels. The twine is from Papertrey Ink. The little lady tag was made with digital papers from Etsy...here . The tag punch is from McGill. I stamped the other tiny tag with a sentiment and snowflake from My Favorite Things Stamps. The bakers twine is from The Twinery.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Michelle 
 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

.....Home for Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving my American friends!!!!

I made this card late last night and I have a few minutes of down time...turkey went in the oven at 7am!!!! The house smells delicious!!!!

I am quickly posting this before my family arrives....

The  City Crafter Challenge Blog has this beautiful inspiration photo for you to feast your eyes on....
 
Here is what I created....
 
 The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. The chipboard frame is from Tattered Angels. I painted it white and distrssed with gray ink from Color Box.

The pearls flourish is from Zva Creative. The bells are from Michaels. The resin keyhole is from Melissa Frances.  The twine and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.

The flowers are a mix of Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts. The crochet trim is from Michaels. The ribbon is recycled from a package.
I added paint to the edges. The butterfly die is Stampin' Up! The leaf punch is Fiskars. The silver paper is Recollections.


Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Gobble...Gobble!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Let it Snow...

...I don't really mean that!




I made this card for Scrap-Creations ...the theme this week is 'winter'.


All stamps, dies, cardstock and twine are from Papertrey Ink.  I used white embossing powder from Stampendous and Versa Mark ink. The blue ink is Colorbox surf.

I used a corner punch from Fiskars and a square punch from Martha Stewart to make the banner. I scattered some gems from Recollections and the gem sticker is also Recollections.

I am entering this into Dynamic Duos ...
Thanks for stopping by!

I want to wish you and your families a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!!
Enjoy your turkey!!!

Michelle