Saturday, June 28, 2014

Happy Birthday and Thanks a Bunch

Hey there crafters!

How are you?  The summer is off to a great start...lots of sunshine and pool time!

Today I am playing along with a few challenges...

Colour Me...!

and 


I purchased some DeNami stamps the other day and couldn't wait for them to get here so I can ink them up!

I used Happy Birthday Script and Happy Monster Party. I colored the little guys in with some Copic Markers and used the colorless blender to add spots to the blue monsters. Black ink is Hero Arts and cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The stitched dies are from Lil' Inkers Designs and sequins are from Pretty Pik Posh.


Next up is...

Color Throwdown...


Some more DeNami stamps, Thanks a Bunch and Hydrangea Cluster. I used Copic markers to color the flower bouquet. Black ink is Hero Arts.
All cardstock is Papertrey Ink.  The stitched die is from Lil' Inker Designs. The embossing folder is Darice. Sequins are Pretty Pink Posh and gems are Recollections.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bravo

Hello again...

Just want to share what I created for...

Curtain Call....


 and I new place for me, Keep it Simple .....

 I created the splatters using some ink and water and blowing it with a straw....this was a trend a while ago I always wanted to try! The inks are from Color Box heliotrope, Memento love letter, Hero Arts soft blossom and black.
 I used the stamp set Oh Happy Day from Avery Elle. I punched some circles with Spellbinders dies from pattern paper and embossed vellum. The flower and cord are from Michaels. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. The enamel dots are from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

The Sky is the Limit

Hey there!
Hope you are enjoying some really fine weather!

I finally had some quiet time with the kids home from school...and I really wanted to play along with some challenges...

Fusion Card Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch are teaming up together...

the cards the designers have created are simply amazing!!! I couldn't wait to play along...

 I used cardstock and vellum from Papertrey Ink. The stars were cut using dies from Lil' Inkers Design and paper from PTI and My Mind's Eye. The gold sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. The gold threads are from Michaels.
 First I stamped the background with Snowflake Flurries from Papertrey Ink and Color Box ink in wild hare. Than, on some vellum I used a stencil from Heidi Swapp and some Color Box ink in curry. I attached the vellum to the card base and stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas with black ink from Hero Arts.

What a fun sketch and inspiration picture to draw from!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16: Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!

Hello again Crafters!

Today is the last day of the Paper Sweeties June Release...hope you have fun shopping for some stamps!

Here are the links for the stamps and dies in the shop...
Showering you with Love stamp set
Sweet Cuts Showering you with Love
Splish Splash stamp set

For today's card I used Showering you with Love stamp set and Sweet Cuts...

I also used Live Love Grow and Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes. I colored the images with Copic Markers.

The pattern papers are from Echo Park, the rectangle die is Spellbinders. I used black ink from Hero Arts.

I followed the sketch from Fusion Card Challenge...


Hope you can stop by the Paper Sweeties blog for an inspirational blog hop!!!


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Michelle

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 15: Paper Sweeties June Release Party!

Hello there!
Welcome back to day 3 of the Paper Sweeties Release...the newest releases are available for purchase in the Paper Sweeties Shop!


New Products & Links:

What's New 
Splish Splash
Showering You With Love

Sweet Cuts - Showering You With Love

Today I am using Showering you with Love stamp sets and Sweet Cuts...

 I colored the images in with Copic Markers and used pattern papers from Carta Bella.  The ink is soft brown shadow ink from Hero Arts.
 The rectangle stitched die is from Lil' Inker.  I added some pearls from Recollections and ribbon from Michaels.  I followed the color palette from Color Throwdown....
Hope you will join us for a fun blog hop...




Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 14: Paper Sweeties June Release Countdown!

Hell there....back again for day 2 of the Paper Sweeties June Release!!!!

I have a fun card to share with you today...




I used the newest sets 'Splish Splash' and 'Showering you with Love'!!!!  They are so much fun to play with!!!
I followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches...


I thought these sweet rain boots would make a cute baby shower card!
What do you think?
I did a lot of masking to stamp the booties on an angle....than colored them in with Copic Markers. I added some glitter from Martha Stewart and pearls from Recollections. The black ink is Hero Arts, the cardstock is Papertrey Ink.

Hope you can join us for a fun blog hop today...


                                                                       Tammy Hobbs

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Friday, June 13, 2014

June13: Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!

Hope you are all enjoying a nice start to your summer...the weather  has been dreary and rainy here in New York. Good weather for card making...so here we go...showing you some sneak peaks for the newest Paper Sweeties Release!!!


 I used the two newest stamp sets, 'Splish Splash' and 'Showering you with Love'.  You can also find these awesome sequins ( frosting, gold and peppermint) and pretty twine in the Paper Sweeties Shop!!!
I used pattern papers from My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found Heirloom. Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used black ink from Hero Arts and pale tomato ink from WPlus9.

I followed the sketch from Seize The Sketch...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you will join us for a fun blog hop!!!



Have fun hopping!

Michelle

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pick of the Patch

Hey there!

Are you up for another challenge in which the prize is Paper Sweeties Stamps?!!! I bet you are! Well, some great news...House of Cards is having a fun challenge and one of the sponsors is.....Paper Sweeties!!!!!

Here are the details...

Hi, all!  It's time for an end of the term blog hop over at House of Cards and we have a super fun challenge AND tons of great prize opportunities for those of you who join in the fun!!! :)  You should have arrived here from Maria Patrick.  If you haven't, please start all the way back at the House of Cards hop post and follow the list found in the body of the hop post!

Here is the inspiration photo...

Here is what I created using Paper Sweeties Stamps...




The stamp sets I used are Wagon Add-Ons Bloom and Grow, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes and coordinating Sweet Cuts, Sweeties Wagon and Sweet Cuts dies, Welcome Spring!!! The black twine is also from The Paper Sweeties Shop!


The striped gray paper and gray button are from Fancy Pants, Beloved. I used black ink from Hero Arts and Copic Markers to shade the images. The doily is from Recollections. All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye. Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.



Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Nancy Penir!  If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the original blog hop post -- and don't forget to link up a project at the House of Cards blog after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too! 


I am also entering this into The Card Concept... my style design, clean and layered.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the hop!!!

Michelle

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties June Inspiration Challenge #20 - 'Princess Party

Hey there crafters!

I have been gone for a bit...I just needed to de-blog myself for a short time! But I am back and ready to share with you the monthly challenge from Paper Sweeties ...


I decided to follow the sketch from Seize the Sketch ...


And ended up with this fun card!
 I used the stamp sets Pennant Party, Fun Shapes, and Beautiful to create the center panel and the banner. I added some clear sequins from the Paper Sweeties Shop.
I used black ink from Hero Arts, magenta, sky blue and moss green inks from Color Box. I colored the banner in with Copic Markers. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye and the cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.

I hope you are ready for a fun Blog Hop, Paper Sweeties style.... come check out what these talented ladies created for you today!


June Guest Designer:  Mynnette Kitchen




As always, thanks for stopping by!

Michelle