Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hello Birthday Girl Shaker

Hey there!

What's new???
Not much here.

I'm just playing along with Pretty Pink Posh...Paulina is hosting a blog hop for sequin shaker cards...Did someone say 'sequins'?! I'm definitely in!!!!

Check out the blog first and hop along for some amazing inspiration!!!

Here is my shaker card...

I used a new 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park, Splendid Sunshine....I LOVE IT!!! All cardstock, clear acetate and vellum are from Papertrey Ink.

The sentiment stamps are from WPlus9, Hand Lettered Hello. I inked them up with black ink from Hero Arts. All dies are from Spellbinders.

All sequins, including stars, and white twine are from Pretty Pink Posh Shop!!!  Thge enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.

I had a blast making this card!!! Check out the video Paulina posted on the blog on how to create a shaker card...it's easier than you think!
I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday...anything goes...



Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle







 

Best Wishes

Hey there!

How are you doing?

This is a sad post for me...my last week as a design team member for the Dynmaic Duos...sigh!!

I had such a wonderful time!!! Thank you Lesley and Anne Marie!! And to my fellow designers...you are so awesome! Hope to design with you again soon!

Here is the color combo this week...


I used stamps from Papertrey Ink to create the background pattern, Mat Stack 2 Collection, Guide Lines Two and Dot Spot. The inks are lake house and wild mango from WPlus9 and wet cement and black ink from Hero Arts. The cardstock is from WPlus9.

The tag dies are from PTI. The ribbon and cord are from Michaels. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps. The yellow gingham paper is from Authentique.



Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle
 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hello there!

TGIF!!!

What better way to start the weekend than with a PTI Blog Hop!!!

The theme this month is embroidery...
So I decided to use the PTI set Wreath for all Seasons. After I stamped the wreath with Hero Arts ink in wet cement and butter bar, I added some embroidered knots with light blue thread.




The sentiment is also PTI, Mum's the Word. White cardstock is also PTI. The pattern paper is from Authentique.

Can't wait to hop around and see what you have created!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thank you, Mom

Hello there!

Hope you are all enjoying some fabulous weather!

I have a card to share with you today...I am utilizing three challenges...

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


I used some of the newest stamps from WPlus9, Spring Blooms and Strictly Sentiments 4. I also used some of the new inks from WPlus9, appletini, wild mango and blossomsberry. I also used soft sand and black from Hero Arts. The white cardstock is from WPlus9, other cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps. I finished it off with a little Heidi Swapp color shine spray in white.


Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle



 
 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hello Sunshine

Hey there crafters!!!

How's it going?

Have you purchased any new crafting supplies you might want to brag about??? I would love to hear it!

My Clearly Besotted Stamps arrived today...yippee!!!!

So I quickly put this card together...

The challenge for Clearly Besotted Stamps is spring.
 
I followed the sketch from Seize the Sketch...
 
 
and I used the color palette from ColourQ... thought it would fit the spring challenge perfectly

The stamps I used are from Clearly Besotted, Garden Fresh Collection stamps and dies, and WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello. I used inks from Hero Arts, butter bar, wet cement and black, and WPlus9 lake house. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps. The cord is Darice. The button and cardstock are Papertrey Ink. The pattern papers are Teresa Collins ( polka dot) and American Crafts (wood).

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hello Friend

Hello there!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed Easter! Hope you enjoyed beautiful weather and a wonderful meal!

We are home relaxing now and I thought I would type up a post for a card I created yesterday.

CAS(E) this Sketch is teaming up with Runway Inspired Challenge...check out this awesome inspiration!!!



You should stop by the blogs for some more amazing inspiration from the designers!

I just received some stamps I ordered from WPlus9 and put them right to work...

Hand Lettered Hello and coordinating die, and Borders and Backgrounds 4. I also used cardstock from WPlus9. The background was stamped with black ink from Hero Arts.

I used some Ranger distress stains to ink up the die cut 'hello' with shades of faded jeans, fired brick, wild honey and peeled paint. I finished the card off with some enamel dots from My Mind's Eye and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Next up...

I am playing along with The Card Concept...

and being that I need a bridal shower card... this challenge came in handy! I used the stamp set and coordinating die Scattered Showers from Papertrey Ink. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye, Breeze.

The tiny flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used a leaf die from My Favorite Things Dies and cardstock from PTI.


The white cardstock is from WPlus9. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye. The pink cord is Darice. I used a corner punch from Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Congratulations

Hello there!

Welcome back to another fun week with the Dynamic Duos!

We have such a rich color palette this week, black , burgandy with the option of gold!

I had to add gold...
but the sequins just weren't enough. So I added some drops of gold nail polish...

All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The stamps set is Avery Elle, Oh Happy Day. I used a stencil from Heidi Swapp to add color to the background. The inks I used are boysenberry from Color Box and black ink from Hero Arts. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hope you can join us this week...I would love to see what you create!


The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog



 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cheers

Hello all!

TGIF and Good Friday to those of us who are celebrating the season of lent. The kids are off from school starting today and all next week. So we will be doing alot of unwinding!

Today I want to share with you what I created using the inspiration photo from Curtain Call...


I had fun making this card...using a tiny hole puncher to make lots of little confetti...

I used a larger hole puncher to trim the large circles. The large hole punch is Martha Stewart, not sure about the smaller one. All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I adhered the confetti and stamped the sentiment onto vellum than adhered the vellum to the base. The sentiment is from Avery Elle, Celebrate. I used black nk from Hero Arts. I added some clear sequins from Neat & Tangled Stamps to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle


 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16: Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind!

Hello!

Today is the last day for the Paper Sweeties Release...

Today I used a mix of old and new stamp sets:
Fun Shapes
Beautiful
Once Upon a Time
Make Today Beautiful
Little Wishes... and the new Sweet Cuts Beautiful Little Wishes
Creamsicle Twine



I used pattern paper from Teresa Collins, Tell Your Story. The inks are haiwaiin shores and ripe avocado from Papertrey Ink, and soft cantaloupe from Hero Arts. Cardstock is from PTI. Sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

I followed these challenges...
The Paper Players                                                           






 














and Addicted to CAS...
 













Hope you can join us on the last day of the Paper Sweeties Blog Hop!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties


See you there!

Michelle

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15: Paper Sweeties April Release Party!

Hello there Paper Sweeties Peeps!!!

Welcome to day 3 of the Paper Sweeties Release Week!!!

Today is the day the stamps and dies are available for purchase in the Shop!

For todays card I used 'ConGRADulations'


I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock.

I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches...

and the theme from Addicted to CAS...far away


I used pattern papers from My Mind's Eye, Breeze. The hemp cord is from Darice. The arrow is from Heidi Swapp. The star shaped sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. The smaller sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you can join us for a fun blog hop!!!
 
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

See you there!

Michelle

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14: Paper Sweeties April Release Countdown!

Hello again!

Welcome back to day 2 of the Paper Sweeties April Release!

Here are the new sets:

Happy Everything
ConGRADulations
Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes
 
Today I am using the set Happy Everything..
 
 
I also followed the sketch and inspiration photo from  Fusion Card Challenge...

 
 

All cardstock and vellum are from Papertrey Ink. The pink pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. The green polka dot paper is from an Etsy Shop. I used black ink from Hero Arts and Copic Markers. The licorice twine and frosted sequins are from The Paper Sweeties Shop! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a Spellbinders oval die.
 
Hope you can join us for another fun blog hop on the Paper Sweeties Blog!!!
 
Just click on these amazing designers to see what they created!!!!
 
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Hope to see you there!
 
Michelle

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 13: Paper Sweeties April Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!

It's that happy time over at Paper Sweeties, when Debbie and her design team shows off the newest release!!!

Here are the newest sets:

ConGRADulations
Happy Everything
Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes
 
 
Today I am showing you what I created using ConGRADulations...
 

I stamped the graduation cap several times, 9 to be exact. I trimmed them than placed them sporatically. I used black ink from Hero Arts, wild mango ink from WPlus9 and Cpic Markers.

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...


Come stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog for a fun blog hop!! I am sure the amazing design team will make you smile!




Hope to see you on the Blog!!!

Michelle