Thursday, June 25, 2015

With Gratitude

Hey there!

I've been waiting for a while for the Papertrey Ink 2015 Blog Hop Challenge...I love the inspiration photo chosen for this months hop...

aren't these soooooo sweet!!!

Well, I knew I wanted to incorporate black and ivory stripes...
I used Stitched Mat dies from Lil'Inker Designs to cut the strips. I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
The following products are from Papertrey Ink... all cardstock, the sentiment is from First Fruits stamp set, the leaves were cut using Leaf Prints Dies Collection and embossed using Linen and Canvas embossing plate. The twine and button, also from PTI. The green burlap leaves were cut with burlap from Michaels.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Friday, June 19, 2015

Smile

Hey there!

TGIF!!!!
It's been a loooonng week and the weekend will be even longer! My girls are playing a soccer tournament and than we take a trip to Canada to check out the Woman's World Cup...should be fun!

I'm stopping by to share a card with you I created using a few challenges...


 and this beautiful color palette from Colour Me!
 I pulled out a floral stamp set from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds. 
 I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers to color.  The die sentiment is from Lil'Inker Designs. 


I have been using white and black cardstock from Recollections. I purchased it from Michaels...I love it! It is nice and sturdy, holds ink beautifully and best of all...I don't have to order it and wait for it to come! The colored cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16: Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!

Hey there Sweeties Fans!!!

Alas, it's the last day of Release Week...but today is a fun day because we get to mix new sets with previosly released sets...
Here are the sets I used...At the Beach, Island Time and Island Time Sweet Cuts, Let's go to the Beach and Let'sgo to the Beach Sweet Cuts, Summer Fun and Sweeties Pets!!!! 
I stamped the images with Memento black ink and colored them with Copics. I embossed the clouds. 

I am adding this to Curtain Call Challenge

Hope you can hop along with us today!



 Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle




Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Birthday x2

For the Paper Sweeties Post click HERE


Hey there! 
I just wanted to share some cards with you in between my Paper Sweeties posts...
First up, I'm playing along with 
The topping is to use an animal
This has been a most frustrating card for me....
I used a whole lotta masking for the cluster of party goers!  I must have tried five times to get the position just right...than while coloring, I added an extra body part to the elephant...lol! But the real upset is...after I uploaded my pics I realized it looks like I decorated a marble notebook...am I right? I can't get past it...it's a green notebook:(

I used two sets from WPlus9, Happy Mail and Unforgettable. The circle banner dies and square stitched die are from Lil'Inker Designs. The chevrom pattern paper is also from Lil'Inker. The seniment 'from all of us' is from Paper Smooches, We Adore You.

I stamped all the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copics. I added a hint of Wink of Stella to the party hats. Cardstock is a mix from Recollections and Papertrey Ink. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh!



Next card, I used the inspiration picture  from Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge

and I followed the sketch from showCASe your style

and the color palette from The Paper Players...

I used three stamp sets from Paper Smooches, Seniment Sampler, Word Salad and Knick Knacks. The stitched square die and pattern paper is from Lil'Inker Designs. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.

I stamped the rocking horse with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. Than added a bit of Wink of Stella.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle


June 15: Paper Sweeties June Release Party!

Hello again!
Welcome back to Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties June Release

Today is the day the newest sets are available for purchase in the Sweeties Shop
These are the sets I used on my card

Island Time

Island Time Sweet Cuts

Surf's Up

Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts

I had so much fun creating this scene! I can just see myself laying in the sand soaking up the sun's rays!! 

After I stamped the images with black memento ink I colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut the palm tree. I used the water die as a stencil with surf ink from Color Box. The black twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop! 

I used the inspiration photo from Fusion Card Challenge

Come hop along with the Designers for some fun inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 14: Paper Sweeties June Release Countdown!

Hello there!

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties June Release!

Today I used two new sets, Island Time and Let's go to the Beach, and a new coordinating Sweet Cuts die, Let's go to the Beach...
I watercolored some paper with Ranger Distress Ink in tumbled glass. After it dried, I cut four squares with a Spellbinders Die. 
I used black ink from Memento and colored the hotair balloon with Copic Markers. I embossed the sentiment and clouds with white embossing powder than die cut the cloud.  I finished with some faux stitches using a white gel pen.
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Come hop along for some fun inspiration with the Designers...



See you tomorrow!

Michelle

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 13: Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!
I have good news...it's time for Paper Sweeties Release Week!!!

Debbie has created 4 new sets and two coodinating dies sets...they will knock your socks!

Today I am using two sets, At the Beach, Island Time, Surf's Up, and Let's Go to the Beach...I also used some coordinating dies


I used some watercolor cardstock from Machaels and some smooth cardstock from Recollections. Black ink is from Memento and I used Copic Msrkers to color the images.

I used some inks from ColrBox in Cyan and Surf...added some white accents with a gel pen, than covered the beach ball and star fish in Glossy Accents.
Oh my goodness!!! I had such a fun time creating this card!!!

Hope you will hop around to see what the other designers created...


Please come back tomorrow for Day 2!

Michelle

Monday, June 8, 2015

Today's Moments= Tomorrow's Memories

Hello there!
Just stopping by to sharen another card for the
 I am having such a great time soaking up all the inspiration...so many amazing crafters out there!

I used the Homamade With Love Stamp Set from Paper Sweeties and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Die. The sentiment is from the set Smile. You can find this lovely black twine in the Sweeties Shop. The clear sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I embossed the tiny flowers and leaves using the stamp sets Home Tweet Home and Tree of Life Add Ons. I added some enamel dots to the flower centers and added some white accents with a white gel pen. The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye. I used dies from Lil'Inker Designs and Mama Elephant.  Black ink is memento, brown ink is Hero Arts soft brown shadow ink.

You can also play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Warm Thoughts

Hello again!

I am having a fun time creating cards for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!! I'm going to give my fingers a break and add one more tomorrow!
I used Paper Smooches stamp sets Hot Concoctions and Sentiment Sampler.  The stitched rectangle die is from Lil'Inker Designs. The scalloped die is Mama Elephant.
And if you are using Paper Smooches stamps, like me, you can add it to their 

I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers to add some color. I added some white dots with a gel pen. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am also adding this to 

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Miss You


Hello there!
Tonight I'm playing along with the 
Oh my goodness!!! Have you seen the list of sponsors for this amazing hop???!!!!

For this card I used two sets from Paper Smooches, Hot Concoctions and Sentiment Sampler. The stitched rectangle die is from Lil'Inker Designs. The scalloped die is from Mama Elephant. 

Iu sed black ink from Memento and Copic Markers to color. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am also adding this to

and the July Guest Designer Search for Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm off to enjoy the blog hop!

Michelle


Love Machine

Hello there!

How have you been?

Alot going on in blog world...two great blog hops and so many fun challenges!!!!

Tonight I'm playing along with the Watercolor Blog Hop
hosted by Pretty Pink Posh


I used the stamp set Squeaky Clean from Paper Smooches.  The scalloped die is from Mama Elephant.  The rectangle stitched dies are from Lil'Inkers Designs. I used Tim Holtz distress markers to and a paint brush to apply watercolor.

The watercolor paper is from Michaels. The wood hearts are Studio Calico.
I added some Wink of Stella to the heart window. The black ink is Memento. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh.
I am also adding this to 

and the July Guest Designer Search for Paper Smooches 

Thanks for stopping by!
Can't wait to check out all the amazing entries!!!

Michelle