Monday, January 31, 2011

Birdie

Here is a little chipboard bird made for Just Us Girls Challenge Blog . The challenge was to create a 3D flower. Mine was made from white lace. I used Tattered Angels Pomegranate and Wheatfields glimmer mists to color it.
Paper and leaves are Prima. Pearls, gems, tulle  are from Michaels. Tea dye distress ink for edges. Pins are Maya Road (except green, that's a sewing pin). Twine is from Papertrey Ink. Tear drop crystal is Melissa Frances.


Thanks for dropping in!
Michelle








Wish You Were Here




Just a quick post today. This card was made for The Play Date Cafe .  Here are the materials I used:
Lilac cardstock from Bazzill; Black and white cs from Papertrey Ink. Stamps from Hero Arts; Ink is black soot distress; Lyra colored pencils; distress crackle paint; Martha Stewart corner and border punch.
Thanks for dropping in....I'll have more later!
Michelle

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Here is a card made for one of my favorite challenge blogs....The Shabby Tea Room !!!
I might add it is perfect for the weather most of North America is having!!!
I love this little snowman.. he is so cute!  All papers and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. Snowman is from Inkadinkado, snowflake is Unity Stamp Co. Twine is from The Twinery, pearls and gems and bell are from Michaels. Moon is from Melissa Frances. VersaMark WaterMark pad and white embossing powder.

Here is The Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo:
OOOHHH...so pretty!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle
 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hugs

Today's card s made for my friend Lin, from flickr. I had the privilage of making Lin a Valentine's Day card for the flickr Valentine card swap! I put it in the mail today....I hope she receives it soon!
                                                Happy Valentine's Day  to Lin and her family!

I am also submiting this card to CR84FN12 .


Just a quick post today!  I might have another later!
Thanks for stopping in!
Michelle


matreials:
papers: kraft and white are from Recollections, purple and pink are from Bazzill Basics
dies: banner is from Papertrey Ink, tag is Spellbinders
embossing folder is Cuttlebug
ribbon and pearls, Michaels; heart, Melissa Frances; pin, Maya Road; flower, Recollections
alphabet glitter stickers, Making Memories
ink: victorian velvet distress

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sending Sunshine

Another challenge over at ColourQ . These colors are screaming  SUMMER, it's almost depressing!
I live in NY and we just got another six inches of snow.....and expecting more on Tuesday. I need a Carribean Vacation...soon!!!
So, I made todays' card for myself. The sentiment will explain why. :):):)

Thanks for dropping in today!
Michelle

materials:
papers: white cardstock from Recollections, yellow cs from Papertrey Ink, poppy cs from Bazzill, cherry cs from Bazzill
TH Sizzix die; stamps: Hero Arts; inks: StazOn jet black, scattered straw distress; colored pencils; ribbon, pearls, gems and butterfly from Michaels; Martha Stewart border punch

Many Thanks

Play Date Cafe Challenge #65 , here is the inspiration photo:
Here is the card  made for this challenge:



materials:
papers: gray paper is Heidi Swapp, orange cardstock is Core'dinatons, green is Bazzill Basics
medallion stamp is from Stampin Up, sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts; both were embossed with Stampendous! pearlustre peridot powder
pearl brad from American Crafts; gems from Recollections.

Thanks for looking!!
Michelle

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stitched With Love

Tonight's card was made for City Crafter Challenge Blog . This weeks challenge was to create a project in which you crafted your own flowers. This is the inspiration photo:

Here are the flowers  made:
Here is my card:

materials:
papers: Prima, Core'dinations, ivory cardstock
sentiment: Papertrey Ink
inks: StazOn jet black, tea dye, victorian velvet, tumbled glass distress inks
rub-on and ribbon: American Crafts
Spellbinders Dies
flowers were made with ek success flower punch, glue, vintage pink and vanilla breeze glimmer mists,sprinkled with some glitter

Thanks for lookng!!
Michelle




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Tonight I'm playing along with The Shabby Tea Room . The theme is "White and Bright".
Here is the inspiration photo:
I really liked the texture in the table cloth, so I let that be my background. I also wanted to keep the yellow for brightness and just added some pearls and bling. I just received the bird cage stamps from Stampin' Up...I love them and look forward to using them again! Hope you like the card as much as I do!
Thanks for dropping in!
Michelle


materials:
cuttlebug embossing folder( victoria); pattern paper Little Yellow Bicycle; stamps: Stampin' Up Aviary, sentiment from Papertrey Ink Boards and Beams; distress ink n vintage photo , Archival gold galaxy; twine and button from PTI; trim from Maya Road; flowers from Recollections; pearls and gems from Michaels.

Take Time to Laugh

I fell in love with this Hero Arts stamp when it came out. There are so many beautiful creations made with it in the flickr gallery and I could not wait to get it. Well, I finally did!!!
I made this card for CR84FN11 .
The colors this week are red , kraft , and brown. Such a pretty color scheme! Here is the photo:


Hope you like it!
Thanks for looking!
Michelle


materials:
paper: red cardstock from Bazzill, kraft from Hero Arts, brown cardstock from Core'dinations, acrd made from ivory cardstock from Recollections
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: distress inks fired brick and tea dye, top boss embossing pad and Stampendous! red tinsel powder
lace trim is Hero Arts; gems and pearls from Michaels; charm is from the girls' paperie; pins are Maya Road and Jenni Bowlin; border punch is ek success.



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Trigger






Can you guess my inspiration?
I love this leather chair. It looks so soft and supple, and that rose pillow is to die for!
So I went with a no-brainer approach to tonight's challenge.

materials:
card made from Bazzill cardstock; pattern paper from K&Company; kraft paper from Recollections
stamps: Hero Arts Wish You Were Here; ink: StazOn timber brown; pearls from Michaels.

Thanks for looking!!
Michelle






Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thank You

My third and final post for tonight.......

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #67 , here are the beautiful inspiration colors:
Here is my card:

materials:
Background paper and journal card is from Webster's Pages; flower cut out from DCWV garden party paper; Spellbinder's dies labels; Waltzing Mouse Stamp; thank you stamp from Anna Griffin; peeled paint distress ink; lace is Webster's pages; felt butterflies and gem are from Michaels; pearls is Jolee's.


Thanks for dropping in!!
Michelle

Welcome Home

Another card made for the Moxie Fab World : Jewel Tones Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week. Here are the beautiful colors:


materials:
card made from Core'dinations cardstock, light yellow and dark yellow cardstock are from Papertrey Ink; medium blue cardstock from Core'dinations; build a banner dies from Papertrey Ink; bicycle stamp from Utility Stamp Co.; sentiment and stones from PTI; inks: versa magic and distress ink; stickers from Making memories; twine from The Twinery; pearls from Michaels.

Thanks for being here!
Michelle


Praying for You

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World . It is the Neutrals Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week. Here are the colors:


materials:
card made from Bazzill Basics cardstock, dotted cardstock Bazzill Basics, blue cardstock is Ppaertrey Ink.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers; ink: StazOn jet black; bibbon and pearls from Michaels; border punch from Fiskars.

Thanks for dropping in!!!
Michelle

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spring Wishes

I am really kidding myself....spring wishes....we still have soooo much snow!! :(:(
But, I am thinking of a beach in Hawaii as I make this card for CR84FN Color Challenge .
 Here is the photo inspiration:
Here is my card:
Thanks for looking!!
Michelle

materials:
green dotted paper is from Bazzill Basics; white cardstock is Recollections;
card made from Papertrey Ink cardstock stamped with Raindrop Background stamp from Hero Arts in Versa Magic sea breeze; flowers are Inkadinkado Floral Expressions stamped with VM spring pansy; flourishes are Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes inked with VM aloe vera; sentiment is from Papertrey Ink inked with scattered straw distress ink; Spellbinders dies; distress crackle paint in rock candy;
ribbon is from Webster's pages; roses are from American Crafts; gems and pearls are from Michaels.

Key to my Heart


Today I cheated a little, no stamping, no cutting!  I used my Big Shot and rub-ons.
I made a Valentine's day card for my husband, now I just have to put it away and remember where I put it!
The background cardstock is from Core'dinations, the aqua cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.
The white flourish rub-on is from fancy pants, "key to my heart" is from glitz.
The key hole is from Melissa Frances.  Metal heart and silver trim is from Michaels.
Gray pearls are from Prima.  Spellbinders dies scalloped circles and large standard circles.



Thanks for looking!!!
Michelle

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room

Week #44 at The Shabby Tea Room - Sketch This. Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:


I finally received my new Hero Arts stamps in the mail....I could not wait to use them!!!!
I made the card from Bazzill cardstock. The black and white pattern paper is from Pink Paisley.
The pink and white floral paper is from Anna Griffin.
The stamp is Hero Arts, Let's Garden Silhouette. I embossed it with black powder.
The black velvet trim is from Chatter Box, white trim and pink tinsel are Webster's Pages.
The flower is Recollections. The metal dragonfly is Making Memeories. The emerald shape gem is Jolee's.

Thank you for looking!!!
Michelle

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Moxie Fab....Bright and Bold Color Challenge

Bright  and Bold ....here are the colors:
Aren't they fun?!!!  Head on over to the Moxie Fab World to play along!
Here is what I made:

materials:
white cardstock; orange and pink cardstock are from Papertrey Ink; butterfly die from Spellbinders and labels four for window; dream stamp is from Michaels; jet black ink is StazOn; black pearls is from Michaels; Score pal and score bug


Thanks for looking!!!
Michelle

Celebrate

This card was made for the Color Q Challenge # 67 .
Here is their inspiration photo:

Thanks for looking!!!!!
Michelle


Materials: white cardstock; I can't remember what 12x12 paper pack the multi colored dotted paper came from ( the cover was ripped off)...if any one knows,  please let me know. Assortment of ribbons to coordinate with the color scheme, trim and glued to make loops; stamps : gemstone alphabet from Inkadinkado; Hero Hues black ink and Hero Hues orange gems; ek success border punch.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Color Q Challenge 66

Here is the nspiration photo for the challenge at Color Q .
Here is the card I made:

materials:
background paper is K&Company; pale yellow cardstock from papertrey Ink; dark yellow from Bazzill Basics
stamps from Papertrey Ink; inks from Versa Magic and TH Distress ink
spellbinders dies; Martha Stewart border punch
ribbon: black from Etsy; ruffle white from Joann's fabric store; other is Prima
pin from Jennie Bowlin; button is PTI; pearls from Michaels

Thanks for looking!!!
Michelle

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Moxie Fab....Gray is the New Black!

Here is a card I made for Moxie Fab. They wanted us to use the color gray in an innovative way.
So I used my favorite pair of gray heels as inspiration.
I just started using score-pal and score bug embosser...I LOVE IT!!!!!!
It is so cool to design your own pattern on paper. I embossed the shoe and the card.
materials:
white cardstock from Hero Arts, lt. gray paper from recollections, dk. gray from core'dinations.
stamp: Papertrey Ink Damask Desgns in StazOn jet black ink. I gently rubbed StazOn gray dove ink over shoe.
resin flower is from Etsy
gems and sequins are from Michaels
EK Success border punch

Thanks for looking!!
Michelle

Friday, January 7, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #63


Isn't this beautiful!!....then why did I having such a hard time putting something together????
I guess that's why they call it the color challenge!! 

These colors were definitely out of my realm: green grass, gold and silver. WOW!
 Anyone who knows me knows I'm really good with pink and brown. Now that's comfortable to me!

As I stare at the inspiration photo from The Play Date Cafe, the water keeps pulling me in. Here is my interpretation for this week, hope you like ( OK, LOVE ) it!!



Thanks for looking!!!
Michelle

materials:
paper from Recollections and Bazzill; background stamp from Impression Obsession, sentiment from Papertrey Ink; inks: peeled paint distress, StazOn jet black
gold metal frame from Making Memories, silver and gold button Tm Holtz
ribbon is American Crafts; gems and gold berries from Michaels

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trigger Tuesday

Tonight I'm playing along with Moxie Fab World , Trigger Tuesday. Here is their inspiration photo:
Here is my card:
I thought I would make a fun wedding cake card!
materials:
light pink cardstick, dark pink cardstock; spellbinders dies for cake tiers and flowers; vellum from Micheals;ribbon and pearls from Michaels;
sentiment stamp from Hero Arts; other stamps from Papertrey Ink; white embossing powder, StazOn jet black ink

Thanks for looking!!!
Michelle

Hero Arts January Challenge

Today I'm playing along with the new Hero Arts challenge.  There are three categories:
  • 2011 catalog inspiration
  • decorate the inside of a card
  • masking technique
I chose catalog inspiration and decorate the inside of a card. Here is the picture from their 2011 catalog:

Here is the card  I made inspired from these cards:


and here is the inside:


I don't have the stamps that they used in the catalog. They are new. I just orded them today!!! I love them!!!
this is what I used:
Hero Arts stamps: stencil art 6x4, just find me 4x6
paper: bazzill basics, recollections
dies: papertrey ink
ribbon: prima
inks: versa magic dew drop aegan blue, spanish olive
pearls from Michaels
twine and button from papertrey Ink

Thanks for looking!
Michelle

Monday, January 3, 2011

I {Love} U

The banner  made today I will submit to both CR84FN Color Challenge , and The Shabby Tea Room Week #43 .

For the first, Mona has a new challenge blog ( the link above). These are the color inspiations:
Gorgeous, right?!!!!!!
I am thinking spring, but really want Valentne's Day! So.... I made a banner for Valentine's Day!






( shhhh..these were taken in my bathroom, the lighting against the white tile makes for a crisper picture and true color, it's also dark out!!)
I am also submitting this to The Shabby Tea Room! Their challenge is to incorporate 11 elements into your project for the new year 2011!!!!  SOOOO COOL!!!
my eleven elements are:
papers: webster's pages, papertrey ink, core'dinations, yellow bicycle
die cut: papertrey ink banner
paper flowers: recollections/resin flowers: from ETSY
buttons: papertrey ink
ribbon: ETSY
letters: k&company
hearts: Melissa Frances
chipboard frame: tattered angels
pearls: Michaels
twine: papertrey ink
pin: Dritz sewing pin from Joann's

Thanks for looking!!!!
Michelle