Monday, October 31, 2011

Family and Friends

Happy Halloween!

Today's post is for The Shabby Tea Room

Here is the card I made from the inspiration photo
Papers are from K&Company, My Mind's Eye, Recollections and Hero Arts.  Stamps are Papertrey Ink. Inks are raw sienna (PTI), frayed burlap and tea dye distress. Spellbinders labels dies. Ribbon from Memrie Maer. Flowers are Recollecions. Brad is American Crafts. Pearls from Michaels.
Can you see that pretty pin? My friend Stella made it for me!!! I love it!!!

Thanks for peeking!  Don't eat too many sweets today!

Michelle

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bling It On for MFT....

Hello again!

I want to share an exciting challenge with you! My Favorite Things Stamps is having a contest with an amazing prize package worth over $200 and a guest design spot! You can check it out HERE.

'Bring on the bling' is the theme. They ask that you use stamps or other products. Being that I do not own any MFT stamps at the moment....I do have many Die-namics dies, so that is what I used!


Here are the die-namics die I used:
corchet border
decorative doily
mini rolled roses
I also used a smaller decorative doily die, however I do not see it on the website.

The pattern papers are from Tilda. The cardstock are from Papertrey Ink. I stitched two crochet borders together. For this card I did not remove the 'punched out spaces'. I like the way it looks with them left in. The sentiment is from Gina K. stamps. I used Hero Arts black ink. The leaf punch is Mc Gill. The bling is from Jolee's. The pearls are Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle
Good morning to all!

Today's card was made for the challenge blog Case Study.  This month's muse was Niki Estes. Here is her card we had to 'case'...
....so lovely!!
Now onto mine...
The stamp set I used is Hero Arts 'Decorate Your Holidays'. The snowflakes and ornament were embossed with clear powder. I used Spellbinders dies. I made the paper rosette from Tilda dp. Kraft cardstock is Recollections. I used a white gel pen to outline the scalloped die cut. Shades of blue cs and twine are from Papertrey Ink.  Gems and pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Thursday, October 27, 2011

For You

My last post for tonight, so I thought I would make it a good one!

I made this card for The Play Date Cafe.  I fell in love with these soft and warm colors:
I just want to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and enjoy that cappucino...yummy!!


For this card I created the background with Papertrey Ink. I used Cape Cod ink from ColorBox. I inked the edges with weathered wood distress ink. The scalloped border punch is from ek success.  The embossing folder is Cuttlebug.  The flower was made with Scalloped Circle dies from Spelldinder's. The blue cs is from PTI. I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls to give it a shimmer.  The branch die is Sizzix.  I used Hero Arts Raindrop Background stamp inked with fresh snow ink from PTI to stamp the branches.  Kraft cs is Recollections, cream cs is Bazzill.  Tag punch is Mc Gill. Sentiment is from PTI, ink is soft brown shadow ink from HA.  Twine is PTI. Ribbon and gems are Michaels. Pearl brad is making memories.  Pin is Maya Road.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

In My Thoughts

Hello again!
I want to share with you what I made for The Pink Elephant. Here is their sketch...

The dp are DCWV. Black and cream cardstock are Recollections.  Floral and sentiment stamps are Hero Arts. Black ink is HA, blue ink is peacock from Colorbox. Spellbinders labels dies.  I made the rolled flowers, I still need to work on this technique. Leaf punches are ek success and Sizzix.  Gems are from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!!!
Hope you are all doing well....the weekend is almost here!!

I have some exciting news to share with you....I made the design team at
Heartfelt Creations!!!!!  I can't wait to begin!
Now onto today's card and challenge....

I'm playing with Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch is wonderful and I was in the mood to make a Christmas card!
Here is what I made

All stamps are from Papertrey Ink. Inks are evergreen and chianti from Colorbox, soft leaf and black from Hero Arts, old paper distress ink. I used Spellbinders dies to create the tag. Buttons and bow die are also PTI. Ribbon, gems and pearls are from Michaels. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Red cs is Bazzill. Kraft and white cs are Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Blessings

Hello All,

Just a quick card and post. It's almost dinner time....

Here is my entry for CAS-Fridays.
I hope it qualifies...we could use any coloring medium.  I used distress stains in fired brick, antique linen, wild honey and peeled paint.  The embossing folder is Sizzix for Stampin' Up. Cardstock and sentiment stamps are Papertrey Ink. Leaf stamp is Hero Arts. Chestnut ink from ColorBox.  Gems are from Michaels.

Thanks...off to cook dinner!

Michelle

Love and Laughter...

Well, Happy Monday!
A new day, a new card!

Today's card is for Mojo Monday
and also for CR84FN

Here is what I made...

The dp's are from Tilda. Yellow and blue cs are from Papertrey Ink. Gray cs is from Core'dinations. Stamps and wing die are from PTI.  Flower and tag punch are Mc Gill. Border punch is Fiskars. Heart die is Spellbinders.  Twine is from The Twinery. Yellow ribbon is Memrie Maer. Pearls are from Michaels. Flower is Recollections. Inks I used are peacock from Colorbox, raw sienna from PTI, and dove gray from StazOn.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Decorate Your Holidays...

The weekend is almost officially over....it's 11:30pm and Monday is almost here. :(
Let's hope this week brings something exciting!!

My card tonight is for three challenges...
first up The Paper Players, where I used the sketch for this card;


next....Moxie Fab World, adding texture

and last....Hero Arts Blog Challenge, from which all these stamps are from and the theme is 'creating a holiday card using non-holiday stamps'.

And here is my card...

The kraft and white cardstock are from Recollections. Hero Arts stamps and black ink. Colorbox  ink in lavender. Distress inks in bundled sage and scattered straw. Leaf punch is Mc Gill and branch punch is ek success. Pearls and jute ribbon are from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!
Hope you have a great week!

Michelle

Friday, October 21, 2011

Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello All,
Today I want to share with you what I made for The Play Date Cafe.

Here is my card

Background stamps ( graph and numbers) are from Glitz designs. Floral and dragonfly stamps are from Hero Arts. Sentiment is from Papertrey  Ink.  The inks I used are bundled sage, scattered straw, frayed burlap distress inks and Hero Arts iris chalk ink. The tag is a Spellbinders die. Border punch is ek success. Twine is from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to be 'secret reader for my daughter's 1st grade class!

Michelle

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Birthday

Well, I had time for one more card tonight! It's for Freshly Made Sketches!
I love the sketch this week...
Here is how I used the sketch...

I didn't feel like stamping tonight, so I used pattern papers from DCWV. Brown cardstock is from Recollections. I used my tiny flower and leaf punch from Mc Gill. The star is from  Memrie Mare.Doily die is Die-namics, circle is Spellbinders. Border punch is ek success. Sentiment is Gina K designs. Ink is chestnut from Colorbox.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Merry Christmas

Hello!
Hope your day is going well.
Todays' card is for The Paper Players. The theme is a christmas card in red and green.
Here is my card...
My background pattern paper is from K & Company. The snowman and sentiment stamps are from Inkadinkado. I used black ink from Colorbox and Copic markers. The button and twine are from Papertrey Ink. The flower and leaf are Prima. Ribbon is May Arts.  Glitter is Martha Stewart, gems are Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Many Thanks!

Wow! It feels good to be back posting!
My husband and I took the kids to Disney and had an AMAZING time!!!
But, I must admit....I was itching to get inky!!

So I'm playing along with The Shabby Tea Room!
Here is the beautiful inspiration photo
Here is my card...

My dry embossed element was made with a Spellbinder's die and a Sizzix embossing folder, then I just cut it in half. The script stamp is from Glitz design and I used canary ink from ColorBox. The small butterfly stamp is from Hero Arts and I used tea dye distress ink. The daisy background stamp and daisy layered stamps are from Heartfelt Creations and I used orange ink from Colorbox. I distressed the edges with scattered straw distress ink. Kraft and colored cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.
The postage die is Spellbinders. Pearls, lace and ribbon are from AC Moore. The tag punch is McGill. The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado and I used chestnut ink from Colorbox. The button is PTI.


And on a sweeter note....
here is my little guy with his idol, Buzz Lightyear...
and they all gathered here with Pooh...
What a blast!!!


Thanks for peeking tonight!

Michelle

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hello

Hey all you lovely ladies!

I have some very exciting news to share with you....I tried out for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team and have been selected a semi-finalist!!!!!  So wish me luck as I move forward with the challenge!

Now on to some cards....
this one is for Freshly Made Sketches
 here is the sketch...
For this card I used colored cs and leaf stamp from Papertrey Ink. Kraft cs is from Recollections. Butterfly and sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts. I used Spellbinders labels dies and frayed burlap distress ink. White embossing powder from Stampendous. Gems from Michaels. Cuttlebug embossing folder.

This next card is for CAS-ual Fridays


I used many different ribbons to add feather loops! I mounted the turkey to a Spellbinders labels die frame. I cut the turkey body from Papertrey Ink cs. Banner and stamps are from PTI.  Ink is chestnut from Colorbox. Backround paper is My Mind's Eye.

My last card is for the Hero Arts Blog for the October contest.
I used one of their sketches

I am uploading this card to their flickr website.
I used cs from Papertrey Ink. Stamps from Hero Arts. Embossing folders from Sizzix and Cuttlebug. Border punch is fiskars. Button is from the craft store. Inks I used are bundles sage, antique linen and old paper distress; fresh snow from PTI.

Wow! That's alot for today! Thanks for sticking around!!!

Michelle

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wishing you.....

Hey, back again!

This time for The Play Date Cafe.

These are great masculine colors! 

Here is my card...

Cardstock are from Papertrey Ink, Recollections and Bazzill.  I cut them into rectangles and adhered them to cardstock then embossed the sheet with alphabet cuttlebug embossing folder. Then stitched the seams.  I used a Gina K. stamp set called 'Many Wishes'. I inked it up with Chestnut ColorBox ink. Spellbinder's dies were used for the labels. Gems and ribbon are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Michelle

Wonderful Friend

Good evening Everyone!

My, oh my....how these weekends just fly!
They are jam-packed with sports and school related fundraisers....all good things!!!

I did have time to squeeze in some card making.  Let me share the first card with you.

I made this for Freshly Made Setches.  Here is the sketch...


Here is my card:

The text dp is from Authentique, the rose dp is My Mind's Eye and the solid cs is from Papertrey Ink. I used Butterflies and Blossoms stamp set from Flourishes. The scalloped edge die is PTI. I used Spellbinder's labels dies for tag.  Chianti ink from ColorBox and Frayed Burlap distress ink were used.  The flower is Prima. The twine is from The Twinery. I can't recall where the ribbon is from. The pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle