Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hello again!

I'm just enjoying some free time and playing along with ColourQ

and Retro Sketches
Here is what I came up with...

All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye. The 'hb' stamp and black ink is from Hero Arts. The flower and leaf dies are from Die-Namics. The enamel dots are My Mind's Eye. The gem sticker is from Jolee's. I used a border punch and corner rounder from Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle




Sunday, May 26, 2013

Make Today Beautiful

Hello bloggers!

I hope you are well and not accompanied by cicadas....yuk! So far, none here!

I am sharing with you the new challenge this week for
The Ribbon Reel
Jeanne is our host this week and asks that we use violets and greens and include ribbon and flowers!

Here is what I created...
Here is a list of supplies I used from The Ribbon Reel:
Twill Stripe Ribbon
Purple Button Twine
Cherry Blossom Flowers

All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used Spellbinders dies for the labels. The leaf dies are from Die-Namics. I scattered some gems and pearls from Recollections.

The sentiment stamp is from Paper Sweeties, Make Today Beautiful stamp set. I used black ink from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

This should be a fun challenge...hope you play along!

Michelle










Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello there!

Just playing along with the PTI May Blog Hop... I'm sure you are too!

I chose to use the colors from this photo...
Here is what I created...

Most of the supplies I used are from PTI. I used white and summer sunrise cardstock. The impression plate is Linen and Canvas. The labels dies are from Spellbinders. I used black ink and soft leaf ink from Hero Arts.

The stamp sets I used are Leaf prints and Signature Greetings. I used the coordinating dies for leaf prints and felt in harvest gold and simply chartreuse. The button and twineare also PTI. The seam binding is from Paper Sweeties, primrose cookie dough. I scattered some pearls from Recollections.
The pins are my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Live. Laugh. Love

Hello all!
I haven't been here in a while...I missed blogging!

I am just popping by to share with you my latest post for Sin City Stamps...

I used the stamp sets Dressforms and Art Journaling.

Come stop by the blog for a full list of supplies used!

Hope to see you there!

Michelle




Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hello there!
I'm just popping in to share with you what I created for the completion of Release Week at
Paper Sweeties. The stamps are now available for purchase!!! Yea!!

This is the day we create something with a past stamp set. For this card I used Make Today Beautiful!
I used pattern papers from My Mind's Eye, cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The die is from Die-Namics. The cord is from Michaels. The black gem sticker is from Kaiser Craft. I used black ink from Hero Arts and Copic Markers to color the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Where Flowers Bloom...

Welcome to Day 3 of Release Week at Paper Sweeties....
Hope you are all enjoying the new stamp sets! I wish you would stop by the blog to check out what the talented designers have created!
I used the sets "Fun Shapes", "Sending Springtime", "Live, Love, Grow" and "Abigail"!!!
I used pattern papers from My Mind's Eye. Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used Copic Markers, black ink from Hero Arts and pumice stone distress ink. The twine is from the twinery.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

For Your New Nest

Hello again....

It's Day 2 for The Paper Sweeties May Release!!!

I am just having a blast with these new stamps! I created the background using "Fun Shapes" ! I inked it up with several blue hues of Color Box Ink. All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

This sweet bird, birdhouse, flower and sentiment are from "Sending Springtime"! I used Copic Markers to shade in the images.
I also used embellishments from The Ribbon Reel, seam binding in cameo and iced lime; the blue star button.  The twine is from Joanns. The wood key is from Kaiser Craft.

I hope you stop by the Blog to see the amazing designer creations!

Michelle

Monday, May 13, 2013

...The Most Wonderful Son

Hello there!
Welcome to Day 1 of Release Week for Paper Sweeties May Release!!!
Today I am using the new sets "You Are The Most Wonderful" and "Fun Shapes"!
 
The sweet sentiment and fun stars are from the new sets! I used pattern papers from My Mind's Eye. Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used Spellbinders dies to cut the labels shapes. The cork is a sticker sheet from Recollections. I used bundled sage distress ink and Hero Arts cup o' joe shadow ink. The strip of burlap and green cord are from a craft store. I tied the cord up like a laso. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.
These two sets are amazing! When they are available for purchase, buy them immediately...before they are on back order!!! You will love them too!

Stop by the Blog to see what the talented design team created!

Hope to see you there!

Michelle



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Some Bunny Loves You

Hello there,
and Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you are enjoying your special day with family and friends!

It's a new challenge week over at The Ribbon Reel... Debbie is our hostess this week and asks that we create a card or project based on the colors in this photo...
                                                              (Oh my gosh, how cute!!!)
                                                      and also include a bunny and ribbon!

Don't you just love that cluster of yummy embellishments! They are from The Ribbon Reel!  Here is a list: May Arts green silk ribbon
          natural button twine
          cherry blossom flowers in white and pale yellow

I chose a yellow polka dot pattern paper from October Afternoon, Farm Girl. I stitched it to white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I creted the frame with the same white cardstock and Spellbinders dies.
I added some ivory pearls from Recollections. That adorable bunny and sentiment are from Paper Sweeties, Hippity Hoppity.  I colored him in with some distress markers and Copic markers. I added some flocking to the white parts of the bunnies body to make him fuzzy.

Come stop by The Ribbon Reel Blog and play along!

Michelle

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Texture and a Mood Board

Hello again, Ladies!

I hope you enjoy what I am sharing with you today!

First up, I'm playing along with The Shabby Tea Room... the theme is 'totally textured'!
We are to use the photo for inspiration and include dry embossing and stitching. Here is what I created...
All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used a Martha Stewart border punch. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug.
The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties...Beautiful!  I have been using this stamp set alot!!! The labels die is from Spellbinders, the scroll decorative die is from Memory Box. The beautiful cherry blossom flowers are from The Ribbon Reel, ivory and light mocha beige. The tiny white buds are from Recollections. I made the leaves from burlap I purchased at Michaels. The pearls and gems are from Michaels. The pearl pin is dritz, the crystal pin is Maya Road. I used black ink from Hero Arts and pumice stone distress ink.

Next up is for the Monday Mood Board at WPlus 9...
                                        Ooooh, a crafty girls dream!!!! I love these colors!

The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye, cardstock is from PTI. I used the canister set from WPlus 9.

I inked it up with kraft ink from PTI. The labels die is from Spellbinders. The button is also PTI.

The black and white gingham ribbon and twine are from Michaels. The wood heart button and pearls are from Recollections. The crochet trim is from Joanns.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle
 





Shine Brightly

Good morning to you!
I hope you are enjoying some fine weather...rainy and gloomy here in New York :(

I want to share with you what I created using the colors from Dynamic Duos...

I want to send a big congratulations to the new gang at Dynamic Duos...Congratulations!!!

I received some happy mail the other day and couldn't wait to use the new stamps from My Favorite Things! That's where the sentiment came from. The yellow cherry blossom is from The Ribbon Reel.
The blue cherry blossom is from Wild Orchid Crafts, the tiny white rose buds are from Recollections.
The cord is from Michaels.

All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used a Martha Stewart border punch. The dies are from Spellbinders and the pearls are Recollections. Yellow ink is from ColorBox.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle





Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Dream is a Wish....

Hello!
How are you?
Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend...I'm just popping in to share with you the challenge over at
The Ribbon Reel
Keilly is our host for this challenge. She asks that we use the colors from the photo, plus buttons, ribbon and twine.

The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye. Cardstock and snowflake background stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I used white embossing powder. The black ink is from Hero Arts. I used Spellbinders dies to cut the heart and scalloped heart. The border punch and pink glitter are Martha Stewart. The pearls are Recollections. Liquid pearls were added to the heart.
The sentiment stamp is Paper Sweeties; Make Today Beautiful.  The cotton stripe ribbon, pink satin pleat ribbon, twine and button are all from The Ribbon Reel !!!


Thanks for peeking!

Michelle


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gratitude

Hello there! Happy Wednesday!

It's the first of the month and that means a new sketch challenge with
Paper Sweeties




And here is what I created...


I used Paper Sweeties stamp sets called Beautiful and I'm Having a Tea Party ! ll cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used Spellbinders dies to cut the circle and scalloped circle. The pearls and tiny white buds are from Recollections. I used Cup O' Joe ink from Hero Arts. Copic markers in R32, E53 and G21. The large peach blooms are from Wild orchid Crafts. The chord is from Joanns.

Thanks for stopping by!

Come stop by the Blog and take a peek at the other creations from the Design Team!
You're in for a real treat!

Michelle