Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thank You

Hello there!

It's time for a new ColourQ challenge!!!

I masked off the card base with a rectangular die and inked the center with harbor ink from Color Box.  I used watercolor cardstock for the base. 
The flower and leaf dies are from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is also MFT, Spring Wreath. I used black ink from Memento. I added some enamel dots and cord to finish the card.

I am also adding this to CAS(E) this Sketch


Thanks for taking a peek!

Hope you play along with us at ColourQ!

Michelle

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter

Hello there!

I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very blessed and Happy Easter!

I also want to share a card with you I created using a few challenges...
Simon Says Stamp... come rain or shaine



I am playing along with Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges from Stamping Smiles Designs...I used the middle row across; celebrate, cas, critter
I love these challenges...they're not as easy as you think but offer so many options!
and the last challenge... AAA Cards

I started by inking up some watercolored cardstock with distress inks in salty ocean and mustard seed. I die cut the sun using a die from My Favorite Things and a rectangle square die from Lil'Inker Designs. The stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps...Spring Baskets and Lil' Buddies. I used black ink from Mementoand colored them with Copic Markers. Than I added some accents with a white gel pen. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Need to Venti

Hello there!
Just stopping by to share today's card...
ColourQ's newest palette...
Hope you will play along!
I used the Love You a Lotte stamp set from Lawn Fawn and Hot Concoctions from Paper Smooches.  I used black ink from Memento and colored with Copic Markers.
I used a rectangle stitched die from Lil'Inker and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and enamel dots from My Minds Eye.

I am also playing along with Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Friday, March 18, 2016

You and Me and a Cup of Tea

Hello there coffee and tea lovers!!!!

As usual, the amazing hostesses have an amazing line of sponsors!!!!
I can't wait to play along!!!!

I am using one of the newest Paper Sweeties stamp sets and coordinating  Sweet Cuts dies, Eat Cake. Paper Sweeties is also one of the sponsors!!! This is such a great set!!! I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them using Copic Markers.
I added some white accents with a gel pen and a bit of Wink of Stella to the sugar cubes.  I used pattern papers from My Favorite Things and a cloud die from Lawn Fawn. I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Hope you get a chance to play along!

Michelle

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello there!

It's time for a new ColourQ Challenge...
We're going 'green'!!!

I used stamps from My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents. I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored with Copic Markers. 

The stitched square die is from Lil'Inker Designs. For a finishing touch I added some some sequins and enamel dots. 

Thanks for taking a peek!
Hope you will play along!

Michelle

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 16: Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Today is the last day of the Paper Sweeties March Release! Today we show you a mix of new and previously released stamps.

I hope you enjoyed what the design team and I have created!!! 

I used But First, Coffee and Coffee, Yes Please! I also used Mason Jar

I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a gel pen. The aqua twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop! I added some enamel dots from Recollections.
Other Supplies: Pattern Paper from My Favorite Things

Come hop along with us to see what the designers have created!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March 15: Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Party!

Hello!
Welcome back to day 3 of the Paper Sweeties March Release!!!! 

Today is the day the new stamps and dies are available in the shop for purchase!!! Yeah!!!



And don't forget the planner series!!!
Planner Series: Vacation

Today I am using Coffee, Yes Please and But First, Coffee...
You will have so much fun playing around with the stamps and dies from Coffee, Yes Please...wether you use ink and color or die cut pattern paper... so many possibilities!!!
Ok, so I have Starbucks on the brain!!! I love the coffee related sentiments too!!! 

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch...

Come hop along to see what the designs have created for you!!!!


Monday, March 14, 2016

March 14: Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Countdown!

Hello there Sweeties fans!!!
Welcome back to day 2 of the Paper Sweeties March Release!
Today I am showing you But First, Coffee.
I love old fashion blue porcelain coffee pots!!! I found one on Ebay I wanted to color the image to replicate...

And how about a piece of that yummy cocoa cake!!!! 
I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic markers. I made the specks with the colorless blender and added some white accents with a gel pen. I used some peppermint twine found in the Sweeties Shop!
Other supplies used: Scalloped square die and striped pattern paper from My Favorite Things, square die from Spellbinders

I followed the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches

Come hop along to see what the designers have created for you!!!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 

Hope to see you back tomorrow for Day 3!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 13: Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!


Hello there!
It's time for the Paper Sweeties sneak peeks for the March Release!!!!

There are three new stamp sets and three coordinating die sets... Today I am showing you Coffee, Yes Plase, and Eat Sweets
I stamped the images and sentiment with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers.  I used Hero Arts shadow ink is soft brown for the steam and foam. The pattern paper is from My Favorite Things.
I added some white stripes to the mugs with a white gel pen. I also used a scor-bug to add some embossed stitching. 

This month's release is so incredible....endless amounts of cards can be created with just three sets!!!!

I am adding this to Freshly Made Sketches...I followed the sketch this week...

Hope you'll enjoy hoping around to see the designers creations!!!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 

See you tomorrow for day two!!!

Michelle

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - March 2016!

Hello there!


The newest stamp set in the Planner Series is Vacation!
I have quite alot to do this month! Two soccer tournaments, a dinner dance and not to mention Easter!

How cute is the car to symbolize when we leave?! I scheduled a team dinner and made sure to remind myself of the check in and checkout times!
This time I allowed my little guy to do some coloring for me...
Yes, I added my birthday too!!!

Hope you will hop along to check out what the Planner Series Designers created...way better than mine!!!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas

Please check back tomorrow for some more sneak peeks of the March Release!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

So Grateful for You

Hello there!

Just popping in to share the newest color palette from ColourQ...hope you can play along with us!

My Nana had a bowl very similar to the ceramic piece shown...always loved it!!!

I ahve to admit I had a little trouble achieving the summer starfruit color, but I did my best...I pulled out a floral favorite from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds. I stamped the image with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers.

I added some white accents with a gel pen and used My Favorite Things stitched scalloped oval die.  The sentiment is from Memory Box, Autumn Birdie. I added a twine bow from Papertrey Ink and scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am also adding this to Just Us Girls

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michelle

Monday, March 7, 2016

Birthday Cards...

Hello there!!!

I don't want to jinx it but... we are enjoying some mighty fine weather here in NY!!! Yeah!!!!

I've been in a cheerful mood and wanted to create some cards that reflect that!

So, I'm playing along with the Paper Smooches monthly and guest design challenges...


I made two cards today, please bare with me.
I watercolored some cardstock than used the fringe die from Paper Smooches to create the tassels. After they were assembled I added some glitter to the ends. The sentiment stamps were from Paper Smooches, Sentiment Sampler. The enamel dots are from My Minds Eye. The gingham paper is from My Favorite Things, the polka dot paper is from MME.
I used watercolor paints from Artists Loft, Michaels.

My next card...
I followed the same color scheme as above and used watercolor technique. I die cut the feathers using Paper Smooches Feathers Dies than added glitter in coordinating colors to the tips.  The sentiments are from Sentiment Sampler and Word Salad, Paper Smooches. I splattered some paint onto the scalloped circle die from My Favorite Things.
 The twine is from Papertrey Ink, sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, wood heart is from Studio Calico. 




Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle