Friday, January 30, 2015

Hip Hip Hooray

Hello again!

Just stopping by for a quick post...Today I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...

I inked up the background with a stencil from Simon Says Stamp, Irregular Dots, and Color Box ink in Magenta. The sentiment stamp is from Paper Sweeties, Hello Friend. The center panel was cut using a die from Lil' Inker Designs, Stitched Rectangle Dies.
I also followed the cue word from CASology...

The cupcake, candle and banner stamps are from The Alley Way Stamps, Cake Day. I used PrismaColor Pencils to color the images and than added some Martha Stewart glitter to the icicng. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Head Over heels

Hello there Cas-ual Fridays Stampers!!!

I hope you enjoyed the last challenge! Are you ready for a new one?


For this challenge we are to combine a watercolor technique and a love theme...

I used one of the newest stamp sets, Smitten. And you will be too...this set has so many mix and match stamps!!!
I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and distress inks in crushed olive and milled lavender. After sponging the inks onto watercolor paper, I dropped some water pellets with my fingers to add splatter marks. The black ink and clear dots are Hero Arts. The pattern paper strip is from Teresa Collins. 

Hope you will join us this month!!! 


I am also playing along with Fusion Card Challenge... I chose to go with a love theme

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Celebrate Your Day

Hello there!

How are you doing today?
All is well here...just having some play time with a few challenges...
I followed the sketch from The Paper Players...


the color palette from Color Throwdown...

and the inspiration photo from showCASe your sketch...

The hot air balloon is from Papertrey Ink, Up, Up and Away. The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties, Hello Friend. I used card stock from PTI. 

The stitched die is from Lawn Fawn, stitched hillside borders. The circle die is from Spellbinders. I used some Copic markers to color the balloon and distress ink in tumbled glass for the sky. The black ink is memento. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.

My next card is for ColourQ...


I used card stock from Papertrey Ink. Enamel dots are from Recollections. I used Lil'Inker's diagonal stitch die and 'hello' word die. Corner punch is Fiskars.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Go Boldly


Hello there!

Well, we weathered the storm! Not as much snow fell here in New York as predicted, but I am not complaining!!! We received about 9 inches...schools were closed and my hubby was home! Perfect snow day!

So, I am just popping in to share a card I created with some new stamps and dies I received from Paper Smooches...


I used Space Cadet stamps and dies and some Copic Markers for coloring. The black ink is from Memento.  I rounded the corner with a corner punch from Fiskars.

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

and the theme from Addicted to CAS...

All card stock is from Recollections. I stamped the stars with Versa Mark embossing ink and then just heat dried it. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Thanks for taking a peek!
Stay warm!

Michelle

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I Love You...

Hello there!!!
Love is in the air and in the stores and on the blogs....

I am playing along with the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop.....I am sure you are too!

I love the theme this month...



I used the heart from PTI's Trendy Tree Tops and a mask to create the 'hearts within the heart'.  The sentiment is from Signature Greetings.


I used magenta ink from Colorbox to stamp the hearts, and than repeatedly stamped the heart until the ink ran out. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the scalloped heart frame. Pink card stock is PTI, white card stock is Recollections. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Also playing along with The Card Concept...

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Friday, January 23, 2015

Love and hugs for a Friend...

Hello there!

TGIF!!!!
We are getting ready for a small winter storm...okay with me because I don't mind staying warm and cozy on a Saturday.

So, today I was playing with some new dies I received from Lil'Inker Designs...love them!
I couldn't wait to put them to good use and played along with The Curtain Call...



All the dies are Lil'Inker Designs, heart banners, stitched hearts and stitched rectangular mats. All card stock is Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, Sweet Friend. I used clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Also adding this to 


I so loved this weeks cue card from CASology...


I wanted to try my hand at water coloring...clearly something I need to work on! I used distress inks from Ranger in milled lavender and tumbled glass. The black ink is Memento. 

 The large sentiment is Papertrey Ink, Harvest Berries. The smaller sentiment is from Mama Elephant, True Friend. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. All card stock is from Recollections.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hugs...

Hello there!

Just stopping by to share a card with you I created utilizing a few challenges...



I am completely smitten with Theresa Collins, Save the Date paper pad!!! The colors, the patterns...oh my! I used Stitched Hearts and Rectangular Stitched Mat Dies from Lil'Inker Designs. Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.

I used the color palette from ColourQ...

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Scripty Sayings. I used black ink from Memento. The enamel dots are a mix from My Mind's Eye. I added some glitter dots with glue and glitter...didn't work out so well.

Also following the Anything goes theme from Paper Smooches...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Michelle

Sunday, January 18, 2015

You Totally Made My Day

Hello there!

How are you doing?
All is well here.

Yesterday was such a nice, relaxing day...I was able to create quite a few cards!

So, I am sharing them with you today...hehe!

For this car I used a stencil from Heidi Swapp and inks from Color Box in shades of violet, heliotrope, lavender and plum berry.  The black ink is memento. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Wonderful Words. The clear sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

The challenges I am playing along with are...
CAS on Sunday...stencil it!




  and I followed the sketch from 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cold outside...

Click here for my Paper Sweeties Release post!


Hello there!

TGIF!!!! Woo-hoo!

Any plans for the weekend? We have a soccer tournament upstate...one day only..should be a good one!

I wanted to squeeze in some cards and challenges today...





Boy, is it chilly here! I used a new stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp, Winter Warmth.
I used a few Copic Markers and black ink from Memento. I added some white stitched along the cuff of the mittens with a gel pen. 
The sequins are, clear and red hearts, are from Pretty Pink Posh. Cardstock is from Recollections. I used a rounded corner punch from Fiskars. 

Next up is Paper Smooches...
I used two stamp sets and one die set from Paper Smooches...Chubby Chums, Scripty Saying and Feathers dies. The cardstock and vellum are from Papertrey Ink. Black and gray inks are from Memento. I used Copic Markers to color the owl.

I followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches...

The white ink is fresh snow from PTI. The wood stars are from Studio Calico. I created the moon silhouette with a mask. The stars and burlap fiber are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Stay warm!

Michelle