Thursday, December 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - December 2016

Hello there crafters!
Happy December 1st!!!
I swear, every year Christmas creeps up on me faster and faster!!!
Makes me feel alot older!
To kick off the month, let's play along with the Paper Sweeties Inspiartion Challenge


* Special December Holiday winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree! *



Stop by the blog every day for Paper Sweeties Inspiration for the talented designers and friends!!!

I pulled out last months release...Merry Little Christmas. I just love the snowflakes and wrapped presents!!!
The sentiment is a perfect fit too!
I stamped the snowflakes with Hero Arts shadow ink in soft blossom and Heidi Swapp ink in teal. The sentiment and gifts were stamped with black ink from memento and shaded with Copic Markers in R81, R83, R35, R37, BG15 and BG18. I added some white accents with a gel pen. 
Other supplies used: pattern paper from My Mind's Eye, circle die from Spellbinders, stitched rectngle die from Avery Elle.

Hope you hop along with the designers and play along!




Friday, November 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello there!
Hope you enjoyed a peaceful Thanksgiving with family and friends! I certainly did!!!

Today I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's November 2016 Blog Hop
Blog hop inspiration
I am drooling over this photo! I love these colors and my head was spinning with ideas but I could not execute what my mind envisioned­čś×
So, after three tries I decided to go with a CAS version...
I used two older sets from PTI, Winter Hills and Bells & Boughs. I lightly inked up the background with some Color Box ink in cyan.  Than I stamped the images with Hero Arts shadow ink in cup o' joe.
I fussy cut the house and added some color with Copic Markers in shades R81, R83, YR21, YG61, E40 and E44. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
To give it a shabby vintage look I added some glitter glass from Melissa Frances to act as snow...can't believe I hoard this stuff!!! A few sequins completes the card!

I am adding this to Addicted to Stamps and More

And also to Inkspirational 


Thanks for peeking!
Off to see what you created!

Michelle

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sending You Warm Wishes

Hello there!
I'm so happy to have time to get my craft on! It's a bit difficult to squeeze some time in during the holidays.
So, I'm playing along with



and Simon Says Stamp Christmas Critters

I used the bunny stamps from My Favorite Things, Snuggle Bunnies, the ornament and snowflakes from MFT, Santa's Elves and the sentiment from MFT, Deer Friends.
I embossed the flakes with white embossing powder onto gray cardstock. I used a scalloped stitched die from Mama Elephant to die cut the white panel.
The images were stamped with black ink from Memento and colored with Copic Markers in shades C1, C2, C3, R39, R89 and E40. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

I scattered some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
This has to be the cutest bunny!

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Paper Sweeties November 2016-Release Rewind!

Hello there!
I'm sorry to be so late in posting the Paper Sweeties November Release...life really threw us a curve ball this month!!! But hopefully it is calming down and my family and I can get back to our normal routine!

I am showing you all my projects that should have been displayed over the last three days.
The new release includes
PS-171
PS-190
SC-190
PS-193
SC-193

I combined the new sets with some older sets like, Merry and Bright and Snow Time.  I taped the christmas tree die to cardstock and inked it with Color Box ink in green and the trunk with espresso.  I masked the background and used Color Box ink in cyan for the sky.
I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some faux stitches with a white gel pen. The bow is from Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags 2.
I just love the pink background on this card! I used shabby pink ink from Color Box to shade the oval mask. The images were stamped with black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I embossed the snowflakes onto vellum cardstock.
LOVE these deer and that sleigh!!! I added some white accents with a gel pen. Finished it with some sequins found in the Sweeties Shop!
How cute is this card!
My daughter helped me create it! We googled some gingerbread clip art and found this...
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Here is a list of Paper Sweeties sets we used... the new Sweet Treats set, Sweet Cuts Tea for Two, Sweet Cuts Thanks Snow Much, Sweet Cuts Be Happy. I used distress ink in antique linen to shade the tea pot. Other ink I used are sweet gelato from WPlus9, and green apple from Color Box. I stamped the images with black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. We finished the card off woth some sequins and twine found in the Sweeties Shop!

You can see what the design team created and showcased throughout the week on their blogs!


Hope you enjoyed this post!
Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle






Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - November 2016

Hello there!
Happy November!
If you are like me, this is your favorite time of year!
I'm happy to kick off the month with a new challenge from Paper Sweeties

Love this cozy color palette!!!
Ok, how can I not use the scarecrow this time of year!?! I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers to color him. I added a few white accents with a gel pen and scattered some enamel dots.
I watercolored some cardstock with weathered wood distress ink than die cut the fence. I added some nails with a white gel pen. The sign is from the set Garden Time and the sentiment inside the sign and below the fence is from Hello Friend.  I added some white cord ehind the little man.

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Hope you will hop along with the designers to see some amazing inspiration!

Beth Luetschwager  
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld
November Guest Designer:  Lori Turner

Hope you will play along!

Michelle

Friday, October 28, 2016

Merry & Bright

Hello there!
TGIF!!!!
It has been sucha long week...happy to see it end!

I am playing along with a few challenges and getting a head start on Christmas cards!
I received the ornament stamps and dies from Avery Elle, Retro Ornaments, a few weeks ago and could not wait to ink them up! The pine needles are from the same set.
I stamped the branches with ColorBox ink in green and moss green. The ornaments were stamped with black ink from Memento than colored with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel pen than a light shimmer with Wink of Stella. 
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, Holiday Cheer.  The glitter cardstock is from My Favorite Things. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
The challenges I am playing along with are

and Happy Little Stampers October 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hello there!
Hope your week is going well!
It's time for a new color palette with ColourQ!
Hope you have some craft-time to join us!

I pulled out a few different manufacturers...the balloon dies are from My Favorite Things. I inked them up with Color Box inks in curry, orange, and iris. 
I stamped the background with Hero Arts stamp set, Joy to the World, using the same inks. I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Memento.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The twine and sequins are from Michaels.

Also adding this to AAA Cards

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle