Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best Wishes...

Hello there!!!
Holy cow...the new year is just around the corner!!!
In honour of 2016 ColourQ has a sophisticated color palette for you to play along with...

I puloled out some stamps from WPlus9, Little Bits, and Hero Arts.
I die cut white cardstock with Lil'Inker's stitched rectangle die than stamped the sequins with gold ink from Color Box and teal ink from Heidi Swapp. I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Memento.

I die cut the scalloped panel with Mama Elephant's Femme Frames die and gold cardstock from Recollections. For a finishing touch I added some sequins in coordinating colors and clear.

Thanks for taking a peak...hope you will play along with us at ColourQ!
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry Christmas...

Hello there!
It feels like ages since my last post. We were in Rhinebeck NY cutting down our Christmas tree from a tree farm and walking around the town...such a beautiful place! 

It's time for a new challenge over at ColourQ! Hope you'll stop by and play along!

Oh my goodness....I can't wait for some eggnog!!!!
This was my last official Christmas...already on it's way to it's recipient!
I pulled out some Spellbinders dies, die cut them and sponged the poinsettia flower and leaves with inks from WPlus9 in sweet gelato and appletini. I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink.


The sentiment is from Mama Elephant, Winter Wonderland. I used black ink fromMemento and cardstock from PTI. I added some sparkly enamel dots from MME. White cardstock is Recollections.

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

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Paper Sweeties December Release - The Twelve Days of Christmas!

Hello there Paper Sweeties Fans!!!!
I'm so excited to be hosting Day 7 of the Paper Sweeties 12 Days of Christmas!!!!

Here is what's available for purchase right now in the Sweeties Shop!!!




This has been the most fun I have had creating Christmas cards!!!!
For this card I watercolored the background with peeled paint distress ink than die cut the tree several times to prop it up. Each tree layer was adhered together.
Than I stamped the ornament and drew the hook. I colored the ornaments with Copic Markers, added a white accent with a gel pen than painted some clear Wink of Stella over the ornaments.

I couldn't resist creating another card using the tree die...
This time I die cut the tree, trunk and star. I also used the banner die from Be Happy Sweet Cuts.
I inked up the banner and the background behind the tree with Colorbox ink in surf. I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Memento. Than I added some fun enamel dots in pastel colors! The pattern paper is My Mind's Eye, the glitter is Recollections.

This card makes me giggle evry time I look at it! 
I die cut the gingerbread men than embossed the faces, buttons and accents. I added some holly to this happy guy.
This poor guy has a bitten are and a frown...he was naughty!!! I preinted the sentiment frommy computer and used the banner die from Be Happy to cut the sentiment. 

And lastly, I needed a girly gingerbread card!!!
After I die cut the gingerbread I embossed her happy face and added some enamel dots for eyes and a bow for her head.
I trimmed a red doily for her outfit and adhered some buttons. I placed her on a white doily and adhered them to pattern paper from My Mind's Eye. I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Memento and added some mini bells.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to contiue on the blog hop … you won’t want to miss a single second of the fun and festivities!  There ‘may be’ MORE prizes along the way, so be sure to bookmark and follow our blog to keep up to date with all the exciting things we have planned for the 
12 Days of Christmas Designers’ Blog Hop at Paper Sweeties!
December 3rd:  Maria Patrick
Day #3:  December 4th:  Nancy Penir
Day #4:  December 5th:  Kathy Schweinfurth
Day #5:  December 6th:  Mackie Robertson
Day #6:  December 7th:  Jill Norwood
Day #7:  December 8th:  Michelle Bala...today!
Day #8:  December 9th:  Michele Henderson
Day #9:  December 10th:  Larissa Heskett
Day #10:  December 11th:  Jeri Thomas
Day #11:  December 12th:  Angel Johns
Day #12:  December 13th:  Mynnette Kitchen

Also playing along with Christmas/Winter Challenge #2


Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Have a Joyous Holiday

Hello there!
Getting' busy making Christmas cards!!!!
How about you?
Today's card utilizes the newest color palette from ColourQ

I pulled out one of my favorite go to stamp sets, PTI Snowflake Flurries. I used some inks from Colorbox in razzberry, curry and shabby pink. The shabby pink is so subtle, it shows up better in the photo below. I stamped the sentiment using black ink from Memento. 
The stitched dies are from Lil' Inker Designs. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I added some wood veneers from Studio Calico and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am also this to The Challenge

snowflake , pattern paper and white

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you can play along with us at ColourQ!

Michelle

Paper Sweeties December 2015 Inspiration Challenge

Hello there!
Wow!!!!
I can't believe it's December1st!!!!!
Let's start the month off with a fun Paper Sweeties Challenge!


I used the ornament die from Holly Days and cut three ornaments in yellow, red and green cardstock. Than I die cut the word Joy using white cardstock. The background wood pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye.
I stamped the sentiment, Stand Add-on, Manger, with black ink from Memento.  Than I embellished these pretty little ornaments with some twine and a sprig of holly sequin!!!

Hope you'll hop along to check out what the design team has created!!!!


I am also adding this to

and also Addicted to CAS

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Warm Wishes

Hello there!
I want to take a minute to wish everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and enjoy your loved ones!!!
 It's time for a new challenge with ColourQ!
Perfect color palette for this week!!!

I used Love You a Latte stamp set from Lawn Fawn and Cup o' Joe shadow ink from Hero Arts.

After a whole lotta stamping and coloring with Copics I die cut some circles with My Favorite Things stitched circle dies. For a finishing touch I added some enamel dots from My Minds Eye.

I am adding this to 


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Michelle

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Peace.Love.Joy

Hello there Crafters!

I want to share a card with you I created using a few challenges...

I used stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties, Trim the Tree and Stand Add On Manger. I stamped the trees using black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

I shaded a pice of cardstock with Copic Markers and die cut the stars. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I used a stitched rectangle die from Lil'Inker Designs. The pattern paper is from October Afternoon. The bells are from Michaels the cotton candy twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop!!! I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle

Proud of You

Hello there!
Just checking in to share the newest color palette at ColourQ!

I used the set Blssoming Buds from Paper Smooches. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Blessed by You. 
I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers. Cardstock is a mix of Recollections and Papertrey Ink. The button and twine are also PTI. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

Thanks for taking a peek...hope you play along!!!
Michelle

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Peace.Love.Joy

Hello there!
Hope you are doing well. 
I have a Christmas card I want to share with you.
I am using the color palette from My Favorite Things

I am using the cutest elf stamps from My Favorite Things, Santa's Elves. I don't recall where the sentiment stamp is from....possibly a retired MFT set???
I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel. Sequins are from Neat and Tangled. The enamel dot, Recollections.

I am adding this to The Paper Players

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle