Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Love You

Hello there!
Are you playing along with Papertrey Ink's January Blog Hop?!Blog-hop-logo
The moment I saw the yummy inspiration photo I jumped on board!!!
Blog Hop Inspiration

I have to admit... I had a dozen ideas floating around my head! The card I created below is the one I like best...
I started off with some watercolored cardstock. I masked the paper with some washi tape and watercolored stripes with black soot distress ink. After I removed the washi tape and the paper dried I used Avery Elle's wonky stitches die to cut the panel. I  used the sentiment from the PTI set, Say It With Style. I stamped the sentiment with black ink from memento. 
I stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves from the set Stitches & Swirls, PTI. I used Copic Markers in shades YG63, YG67, R81, R83 and R85 to add color. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
I used a scalloped die from Mama Elephant to trim the middle panel. For the finishing touch I scattered some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 
I am also linking up with Happy Little Stampers January Challenge

 
Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!
I can't wait to see what you create!

Michelle

Sunday, January 22, 2017

You're Amazing

Hello there!
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend...were you able to get to CHA? Not me ☹...I promise myself that one year I will get there!!

Today I am sharing a card with you I created using some challenges...
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I used a few products from different manufactures.
 The tassel stamps set is from Hero Arts. I used Color Box inks in sky blue, cyan and silver. The embossed sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Space Cadet. The word die is from Verve, Amazing Adjectives.

 I added a border of embossed stitches with a scor bug than layered glitter cardstock from My Favorite Things. 
Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16: Paper Sweeties January 2017 New Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Welcome back to day 3, the last day of the Paper Sweeties Release...

 Here are the new sets available...


I needed a wedding card for a couple who already lived together... I thought the cozy home, hearts and sentiment all worked together perfectly!!!
I stamped the background with a scalloped border stamp from the set Sweet Borders and sweet melon ink from Color Box. I stamped the home, hearts and sentiment with black ink from Memento. I added color with Copic Markers in shades BG70, BG72, R20, R22, and E40. I added some white accents with a gel pen. The sentiment is from the set Smitten...on sale too!!!!!
I embellished the card with a button, ribbons and twine from Michaels and some dreamy sequins you can find in the Sweeties Shop!!!
(Other supplies: pattern paper from My Favorite Things and cloud order die from Lawn Fawn.)

I am adding this to the Inkspirational Challenge...the cue word is flutter...the hearts are all a flutter!

and Just Us Girls...all over stamping ( at least on the right side of my card ;)

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Hope you enjoyed this month's release!
Check out what the designs created for you today!


See you next time!!!

Michelle

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15: Paper Sweeties January 2017 New Release Party!

Hello again!
Happy to have you back for day 2 of the Paper Sweeties January Release

The new stamp set and coordinating die set, 
will be available for purchase today!
How cute is that sun?!! Don't you just love the rainbow and cloud?!!! I stamped the sun several times with Hero Arts shadow ink in butter bar onto watercolor cardstock. I stamped the rainbow with black ink from Memento than added color with Copic Markers.  I die cut the images and adhered onto blue cardstock. 
I added the sentiment to the inside of the card, and a little sunshine!
Love it!
Other supplies used: scalloped die from My Favorite Things

Hope you'll check out what the design team created today!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14: Paper Sweeties January 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!
Debbie has designed the sweetest set this month, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and coordinating Sweet Cuts Dies.
The house stamps and die is so cute! I love the floating hearts stamps...you can place them anywhere!

I followed the color palette from Can You Case It...love these colors!
I stamped the house twice, than trimmed the roof and door and propped them up for dimension.  I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers in shades BG000, BG01, BG02, RV25, C2, C3 and C5. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
I used the cloud die to cut the clouds two times. I use pattern papers from M Mind's Eye and My Favorite Things. I stitched the perimeter of the card base with my machine. 
 How sweet is that sentiment?! I added a cord bow and Paper Sweeties sequins you can find in the Sweeties Shop!
Come hop along for some inspiration from the design team!


Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
See you tomorrow for day 2!

Michelle

Friday, January 6, 2017

Wherever you go...

Hello there!
Winter has finally settled here in New York...we've had some snow fall this morning and some more is on the way. You know what I'll be doing!!! 
I'm stopping by tonight to share what I created today...
I'm joining the challenge over at SugarPea Designs, Mix It Up. All the stamp sets I used are SugarPea Designs, Fall Fox, Lovely Leaves and coordinating dies, Going Places, and Home. 

and Fusion Card Challenge...I used the photo inspiration
I used black ink from memento to stamps the fox and sentiment. The fox was stamped several times and fussy cut to add dimension to the scarf and the fence. 
I used Copic Markers in shades (fox and clothes) E70, E74, E40, R27, R29, C2, C3, C5 and C7, (fence) W1, W2, W3, W6. White accents were added using a gel pen. The hearts and berries were stamped with WPlus9 sweet gelato and Hero Arts  cup o' joe shadow ink. The acorns were stamped using WPlus9 old gold and appletini. I added a bottom half to this fox...

The leaf was stamped with old gold and soft brown shadow ink. I lightly inked up the background with Color Box inks in cape cod and plum berry.  I die cut the base of the card with Avery Elle's wonky die. For the finishing touches I added some rustic twine, pattern paper pennants and some clear sequins. 
I am also adding this to Simon Says Stamp...something new...a new journey.
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Thanks for peeking!!!

Michelle

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hugs

Hello there crafters!
Hope you are enjoying a peaceful start to the new year❣❣
All is good here❣❣

I have had some down time during the day and jumped right into my craft room (AKA my kitchen)!!!
I am playing along with a few challenges....L💖VE when that happens!!!


I went right for a stamp set that has a warm cup of coffee, Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions. 
I stamped the steamy cup of coffee with black ink from Memento and colored it with Copic Markers in shades BG000, E000 and E40. I added some white accents with a gel pen. I die cut the sentiment hugs... which is what it feels like when I drink coffee (hehe), using My Favorite Things sending hugs die cuts and their silver glitter cardstock.

I stamped the background with Paper Smooches Stamp Set, Natural Beauties and used soft brown and soft sand inks from Hero Arts. I shaded them in with Copics in shades E40, E41 and E43. I added some more white accents with a gel pen. I die cut the frame with Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches die. 

I embellished the card with white cord from Michaels, a Recollections doily die cut, and scattered some sequins from Lucy's Little Shop. 
I followed the sketch from Can You Case It...
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and the photo from The Card Concept...my style is classy and elegant

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Nuts and Bolts About You...

Hi there!
I'm stopping by tonight to share a card with you...no kidding, right?!!!
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch...
Love this sketch from Leigh!

I used the stamp set Boom Bots from Paper Smooches...aren't they adorable!!! I stamped the mini bots and sentiment with memento black ink and colored them Copic Markers in shades RV00, R81, BG000, and BG01. 

I stamped the background with individualstamps from the set and used inks from WPlus9 in gelato and lake house and Hero Arts soft blossom. I added some white accents with a gel pen and scattered some clear gems from Pretty Pink Posh. 
The pattern paper and silver cardstock are from My Favorite Things. The black twine is from Michaels.

I'm also adding this to Simon Says Stamp...
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Thanks for peeking!
Michelle

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 Inspiration Challenge #51

Hello there!
Happy New Year Paper Sweeties fans!!!!


We are kicking the year off with the sweetest photo inspiration...
Paper Sweeties Challenge - January 2017
Anything goes! 
I used the sets Merry Little Christmas, Sweet Cuts Snow Friends, Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags 2, Sweet Cuts Be Happy, Planner Series Happy Holidays,  and Beautiful. I embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder onto pattern paper from My Mind's Eye.

 I inked up the snowman and tree with colorbox inks in cyan, shabby pink and pistachio. I added some white accents with a gel pen. I colored the holly with Copic Markers. I added some twine and buttons to the snowman.
Thanks for peeking! Hope you enjoy a happy and healthy New Year with family and friends!
Come hop along with us...