Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Every day is a gift

Hello all!

Well, hurricane sandy came and went....but not before leaving thousands of people devastated! The loss of life, homes and personal belongings is immeasurable! My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones and their houses. I'll be praying for you. I was lucky enough to only lose power for a day and a half. My mother and brother were among the many whose homes were destroyed from the surging and rising tide of the Atlantic. If you can, please donate money to the Red Cross.

On a happy note, I would like to share some cards I made ....


The first on is for Dynamic Duos   

and Moxie Fabs canvas, cork and burlap challenge...

 










 
For this card I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The floral wreath and bow stamps are from Flourishes Stamps. The sentiment is also PTI. I used cup o' joe ink from Hero Arts. The white bell and gems are from Michaels. The burlap is from Emma's Paperie. The twine is from The Twinery. The leaf dies are from My Favorite Things Stamps. I used Copic Markers in Y02 and Y35.
 
 


This next card is for CR84FN        
and
 
 
 
Here is what I created...
 




The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. The white cardstock and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. The banner was cut using a Spellbinders die. The background text stamp and ornaments stamp are Hero Arts. I used black ink and soft sand ink from Hero Arts also. I colored the ornaments with Copic Markers in E51 and N3. I added some liquid pearls and silver glitter. I used vintage cream ink from PTI to distress the edges and add color to the banner.  The twine is from The Twinery. Gems are from Michaels.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Michelle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Best Friend

Hello!

How are you today?
Are you in the midst of hurricane Sandy?

Today I am guest designer over in The Shabby Tea Room....

Isn't she adorable!
This week we are to use the colors in the photo and a flower.
 
 
I used stamps from Paper Sweeties, Abigail  and  Banner Wishes.  All pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.

I made toothpick pennants with the banner stamps. The twine and buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The seam binding is also from Paper Sweeties, ambrosia cantalope.  The tiny rosebud flowers are from Recollections. I used black ink from Hero Arts.













I used Copic Markers in E23, E50, E51, R81 and YR02. I made Abigails's dress from two paper flower petals. I inked them up with sweet melon ink from Color Box. I made her a little belt from the same seam binding. I added some liquid pearls to her eyes for some dimension. The label she sits on is a Spellbinders die.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Michelle






Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge

Hello there!

Today I am playing along with the PTI blog hop.  I'm sure you are too!

This is the color palette I chose

Here is what I created using these colors...

Most supplies are from Papaertrey Ink. I used ocean tides cardstock and herringbone embossing plate. I added stitches to the perimeter and some red ribbon from Michaels.









 
I used rustic cream cardstock and a Spellbinder's die to cut the circle. I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Hero Arts. After I die cut the leaves and flowers I stamped them with evergreen, peacock and scarlet inks from Colorbox and vintage cream ink from PTI. I sacttered some gems from Recollections.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
MichellePapertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Snowman

Hello again!

Before I forget, I want to share what I created using the sketch from Mojo Monday
 
Here is my card...
 

I used pattern papers from My Mind's Eye and Cradstock from Papertrey Ink.  I used and embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The scalloped border punch is from Fiskars.

I stamped the snowman with black ink from Hero Arts and colored him in with Copic markers BG11, C1, R83, R29, and RV25. I used tumbled glass distress ink to shade the background. I added liquid pearls to replicate snow.

The snowflake punch is from Martha Stewart. The pink glitter paper is from Recollections. The buttons and twine are from PTI.  The doily is from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle



Yuletide Blessings

Good morning!

The card I am sharing with you today is for Colour Q ,

Here is what I created...
I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The branch and ornament stamps are from Flourishes. The sentiment is from The Craft's Meow. I used black ink from Hero Arts. The green ink is Colorbox  green moss.









 
I used Copic markers V12, V15,YR04. I also used American Crafts Marker in Cricket. I added some silver ultrafine glitter and scattered some gems. With a black marker I added a frame.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
Michelle

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paper Sweeties Banner

Hello there crafty bloggers!

How are you doing?

All is well here....just waiting for some halloween costumes to be delivered. 
Have you seen the gorgeous inspiration photo at
 Let me share with you what I created...

 The wood star is from Michaels. I used pattern paper from Teresa Collins and Melissa Frances.  The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink and I embossed them with embossing folders from Cuttlebug. The sweet banner  and sentiments was made using stamps from Paper Sweeties.
 The butterfly dies are from Stampin' Up and the felt and button are from PTI. I added liquid pearls to the perimeter of the star. The pink tinsel is from Emma's Paperie.

 
I used cup o' joe ink from Hero Arts. The twine is also from PTI. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The half moons are from Melissa Frances.

 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!!!
 
Michelle

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peace

Good morning to you!

Hope you are enjoying a lazy Sunday morning!

The card I am sharing with you today is for


Retro Sketches           




and
 
Also entering this at Word Art Wednesday...
Here is what I created.....
 
I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. The yellow ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel. The scallop punch is from Fiskars.

The pinecone stamps are from Waltzingmouse. The sentiment is PTI. I used inks from Color Box in royal blue and olive pastel. I added some glitter and scattered some gems.

On another note....

I have to send my friend , Tracey McNeely , a warm thank you for bestowing me with the
Liebster Award!!!!  Thank you so much Tracey! 

I would also like to congratulate the other ladies she passed it along to....
Darnell, Deanna Jean, Jessica and Meghan!




Here are the wonderful ladies I would like to pass the award to....

 
Please stop by their blogs and become a follower....you will not be disappointed!!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
 
Michelle
 
 
 


 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thankful for you

Hello blog friends!

We are having some serious rainfall here in New York. Yuk!!!
So, what do you do when you're stuck indoors all day......make a card (and maybe get some laundry done)!!!

I've been eyeing the colors for the Tuesday Trigger and I finally got something made...

                                                            Amazing colors...right!

Here is my take...

All supplies are from Papertrey Ink except for the Copic markers (Y38, RV21,V15) and inks from Color Box in shades tangerine, pink and wisteria.

I added some glitter to the frame. I cased Arielle's awesome background she created with circle stamps.

I am also entering this into CAS-ual Fridays ...over the edge challenge.

Thanks for stopping by....I forgot to mention....TGIF!!!!!!

Michelle



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Candycane Christmas

Hey there ladies!

I have a card I want to share with you I created using the Waltzingmouse Sketch
Here is what I created...

All stamps are Waltzingmouse. I used black ink from Hero Arts. To stamp the snowflakes I used wild hare ink from Colorbox. To color the candycanes I used Copic markers in C1 and R29.

I added some glossy accents to the candycanes. And then some liquid pearls to the snowflakes. The silver cardstock is Recollections. The other cardstock is from Papertey Ink.

The bells and ribbon assortments are from Michaels. The twine is from the twinery.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You are a blessing...

Good evening all!

I have another card I would like to share with you... for Colour Q
Here is what I created...
All cardstock and stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I used black ink from Hero Arts and olive pastel, orange and sweet melon ink from Color Box.  The ribbon and pearls are from Michaels.

That's it...short and sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle



For the little one

Hi....back again!

This time for Retro Sketches


Isn't this the sweetest sketch!


Here is my card...

All cardstock, stamps, button and twine are from Papertrey Ink. The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.


I used black ink from Hero Arts. The crochet trim is Recollections. I added some glitter to the bees and used a white gel pen to add faux stitches.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle