Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Have a Beautiful Day

Hello there!

Hope you are all enjoying some craft time!
Just stopping by to share the newest ColourQ challenge...
Hope you'll play along with us!


I used a new stamp set and coordinating dies I purchased from My Favorite Things, Spring Wreath. I stamped the images with inks from Color Box (cyan, moss green and orange) and Memento, nautalical blue.

I added some white accents to the blooms with a gel pen and scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 


I am also adding this to
Simon Says Stamp...anything goes

and Addicted to Satmps and More...anything goes

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Just Be You

Hello there!!!

Just popping in to share the newest ColourQ palette...


I used a SSS stencil and black ink from Memento to make the background.  The bloom and leaves are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The sentiment is from Lil'Inker Designs.

I colored the flower and leaves with Copics and added some accents with a white gel pen. I scattered some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

I am also adding this to 

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, April 16, 2016

April 16: Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Today is the last day of the Paper Sweeties April Release!

Today is the day we get to mix it up a bit...new release with previously released.
I used the flowers, bow and partial sentiment from Hello Spring and Sweet Cuts Dies, the cup from Eat Cake, the steam and partial sentiment from Coffee, Yes Please, the banners from Mason Jar.
I stamped the images with Memento ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel pen. I stamped the steam using soft brown shadow ink.  

Come stop by the designer blogs for some inspiration!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 15: Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Party!

Hello there!
Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties April Release!!!

Happy Spring is the newest stamp set...and it' s coordinating die Happy Spring Sweet Cuts.
Oh, how I love these blooms and sweet wreath!!!!
I cheated a little on this card!
I used a very subtle pink and beige shade to watercolor but instead of watercoloring each flower and leaf cluster, I watercolored a large panel of paper, allowed to dry, than stamped the flowers and leaves. Than I die cut the shapes.
I added some Wink of Stella and Liquid Pearls. I stamped the wreath on to vellum cardstock than die cut and adhered the flowers and leaves. The sequins can be found in the Sweeties Shop!
I added a pretty pink twine bow, also found in the Sweeties Shop! 
Other supplies used: scalloped stitched dies from MFT

I am adding this to CASology



Hope you'll stop by the designers blogs for a peek!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 

There's still time to play along with the PS April Inspiration Challenge
Come link up and play along!!!

See you tomorrow!

Michelle

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 14: Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!
Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties April Release!

Debbie has created a sweet spring stamp set and coordinating die set...
I love the swirly, whimsical wreath, tiny blooms and big bow!!! The sentiment is just too sweet!

I stamped the wreath with Appletini ink from WPlus9. The rest of the images were stamped using black ink from Memento. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel pen. I stamped the sentiment with Lake House ink from WPlus9 than used the Sweet Cuts die to trim. 
I scattered some enamel dots for a last touch.

I am adding this to The Paper Players




Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Come check out what the design team created!!!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 

Michelle

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MWAH

Hello there!
Just dropping by to share a quick post...
new color challenge with ColourQ!
Hope you play along with us at ColourQ!
I pulled out a new stamp set from Paper Smooches, Smooches! I stemped the 'xoxo' sentiment with shabby pink ink, cyan ink and curry ink from Color Box. The black ink is from memento. I scattered some enamel dots from Recollections.
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

and also playing along with the Guest Designer Search for Paper Smooches

Thanks for taking a peek!!!


Michelle

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - April 2016!

Hello there!
Happy to see you here today!

It's time to share the newest Plan Your Life Series stamp set from Paper Sweeties!!!
This has to be one of the cutest mini stamp sets out there!
Planner Series: Appointments

I keep gigling over the washing machine, blow dryer and tooth brush and tooth paste...
They are just too cute! I also added some flowers, umbrella, rain with clouds. 
Not too busy this month...just doing lots of laundry!!!

Please stop by the Planner Series Designers Blogs....they are amazing!!!!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas

Hope to see you tomorrow for the April Stamp Set Release Sneak Peaks!!!

Michelle

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sending Smooches...

Hello there!
Just another ordinary day here...homework, sports, etc...the weather has been chilly and windy here in NY, ugh, and now some rain...hoping it warms up soon!

Some happy mail arrived the other day from Paper Smooches and I wanted to ink it up!

So I am playing along with the monthly inspiration challenge... 
Also, Paper Smooches May Guest Designer...the search for...
The theme is black and white with a pop of color...I may have gone over board with the pop of color!
I used Paper Smooches Stamp sets, Boob Tubes, Space Cadet, and Smooches.  I masked the tv and stamped the space cadet onto the screen.  I inked up the background with some distress inks in black soot, stormy sky and seedless preserves.  I stamped all the images with black ink from Memento.
I added white accents to the bold sentiment and the tv. After I colored the spacey tv background I added some wink of stella.
I used a scalloped die from Avery Elle to cut the panel.  I also scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hello

Hello there!

Hope everyone is feeling fabulous today!
I'm stopping by to share with you the newest color inspiration palette at

I used Borders and Backgrounds 2  stamp set and Hello die from WPlus9. The black ink is from Memento. 

The flower dies are from My Favorite Things ( I believe they are retired).  I scattered some enamel dots from Recollections.
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

and I am also adding this to Curtain Call


Thanks for peeking!
Hope you play along with us at ColourQ!

Michelle

Friday, April 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - April 2016

Hello there!
It's time for a new monthly challenge with Paper Sweeties

Wow! April already!
I used Bee Happy for the leaves and butterfly and their coordinating Sweet Cuts dies.  For the leaves I used the die as a mask and inked the center with moss green Color Box ink. I stamped the butterfly with black ink from Memento and colored it with Copic Markers. 
The sentiment is from the set Spring is Here.  I splattered some ink onto the background and assembled my wreath using twine and bells and a mini bloom. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye, the watercolored cardstock is from Michaels.

I am also adding this to Addicted to CAS


Hope you will hop along to check out what the designers created!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
 Emily Frasier
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer*
April Guest Designer: Marsha Drain

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle