Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I ran vellum through the Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and the designer paper is by Cloud9 and is flocked. The verse is by My Sentiments Exactly! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I'm now co-blogging with my friend Heidi for her local stamp store, The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield, WI. If you like lots of card samples, feel free to check out her blog here.
You can see the many companies she carries in her sidebar, and though she is a brick and mortar store, they will be happy to work with you. Just mention you saw it on one of our blogs!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Card base is black, silver cardstock has been run through the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. The peppermint striped paper was a RAK I received. Image is a $1.00 Whippersnapper one I picked up this fall. She's decked out with Copic markers, flocking on her tummy and Diamond Glaze on her candy cane. A Gold Spica Glitter Pen has been added to the ground below her. I doodled around the edge of the image. Snowflake is by Martha Stewart and the heart is a Stampendous Sparkledot sticker. Let it snow is a plastic embellishment I picked up somewhere, source unknown. Ribbon is Offray.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
To this inside of the card I stamped this cute Penny Black snowman on an oval, colored him with Copic Markers and doodled around it. Warm Wishes from Come Clean Designs is stamped on the inside of the card. Very quick and easily reproduced. If you choose to play along, the challenge is FC20, be sure to put the code in your upload!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Ok, and at long last I've selected a comment to RAK from last week as I promised:
absolutely beautiful card!
So, email me Brenda and I'll get some goodies on their way to you!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
For my card I used both! The acetate is folded in half and swirled love from The Rubber Cafe was stamped in black stazon on the acetate. Inside the card I mounted some gold metallic vellum to the back panel with some mini-glue dots. I stamped the exotic flower (H822) by The Rubber Cafe on a cream oval, colored it with Copic Markers, highlighted it with Spica Glitter Pens and faux stitched around the edge. I mounted a blank oval on the inside of the card to hide the adhesive on this one. The flowers are glue-dotted to the oval and are by BRIDES and are found at Michaels. The shimmer in real life is very rich looking! If you choose to play along, use FC19 in your upload keyword so we can check out your work!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
This card is a super simple and elegant winter wish. The photo itself has been a challenge and I'm going to give it one more try tomorrow in daylight. This photo captures the essence of the shimmery cardstock that I ran through the Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I also punched the snowflakes (Martha Stewart) and the Large Oval Punch (SU!) of this paper. The rest of the card is simply white cardstock. I added adhesive pearls to the snowflakes and some piercing to complete the card. Wish is by SU! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
And last but not least here is the happy couple. My mom will probably kill me for this, but I'm so happy to have parents that have been such a great example in marriage and in life. We love you and wish you many more!
And....if you are up for a fun batch of BLOG CANDY....check this offering out from SUZY!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
- Designer paper: BasicGrey's Wassail Collection
- Stamps: A Muse
- Snowflakes: Dress It Up!
- Silver Rimmed Tag
- BasicGrey Wassail Rubons
- Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
- Word Window Punch (SU!)
- RicRac: Bazzill
Take a look at all of the other beautiful creations in the gallery! ~michelle~
Monday, December 8, 2008
It's the Eleventh Day of Christmas Contest at Paper Craft Planet!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Hope you had a great weekend. I sure did! Spent it with a stamping friend and we hit the Fiskars Warehouse sale....one word..... WOW!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
If you're up for some blog candy...check out Maria's blog.....she's celebrating in a BIG way!
Thanks for popping in! I'll be stamping all weekend...so hopefully I'll have a pile of stuff to share with you soon!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thanks for stopping by! This week I will select one comment from all of the comments left on my posts to RAK!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Also...if you are interested in some blog candy...check this yummy stuff out!!!
Hope you have a great week!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Card base is SU!'s Always Artichoke, designer paper is BasicGrey's Wassail collection. I stamped SU!'s Garden Snowman right onto the snowflake paper and colored the image with the Copic Markers. I doodled around the edge of the image and then applied my *leftover* snow to the edge with Diamond Glaze. Winter Wonder is by http://www.therubbercafe.com/ and is stamped in BasicGrey's Journal Block. For the snowflake medallion, I stamped the SU! Snowflake with white stazon on acetate and cut it out. It is layered on a pierced circle punch and topped off with a snowflake from Dress It Up! Faux stitching and sanding finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by....I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Just want to let you know too that I blog for www.embellish-online, and we are offering up some blog candy this week. Check out this blog post to see what you need to do to enter. Good Luck!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
If you're in the mood for some awesome blog candy....check THIS out!! Check out all her beautiful coloring while you're there too!! Wowza!
Friday, November 21, 2008
This card has been floating around on my desk for a bit here. I saw this awesome tutuorial and had to give it a shot! What a fun new way to use corner punches!!! I punched mine out and embellished it with pearls and black metal dot stickers. The flower portion of each punched image is also popped up on a bit of foam tape for dimension. The Swirled Dove is by http://www.therubbercafe.com/ and has been stamped on acetate and then glittered on the back with Art Institute Glitter. They are layered on some embossed vellum over black cardstock.
The Love medallion is actually the Swirled Love stamp from http://www.therubbercafe.com/ that has been stamped and punched out with a marvy scallop punch on white shrink plastic. I punched 1/4 inch holes for the ribbon, dotted each scallop with a sharpie marker and then shrunk it. I used the dotted swiss Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on the black panel, cut out a 3 1/2 inch circle to insert my punched frame into. I *borrowed* my mom's corner punch...I'm gonna definately try out some more of these!
These pieces have been sitting on my desk for a bit too. I stamped the floral heart by http://www.therubbercafe.com/ onto some printed vellum. I colored it with sharpies and At You Spica Glitter Pens and adhered it to a wood and metal plaque that I found at Michaels. I further embellished the heart with half-pearls in various sizes. The bows are vintage and Martha Stewart. (The heart isn't currently on their new web site...but if you're interested, just email Melissa and tell her you saw it here!)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
AND...now for my Blog Anniversary WINNER....it's Claudia!!! Thanks to each of you who stopped by...and thanks for a great first year of blogging!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Image is stamped on white cardstock, colored, cut out and layered on designer paper. (shabby princess collection). I doodled around the image and layered on white cardstock that has been cut with specialty scissors. Certainly Celery panel has been run through the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and layered on black. The ribbon and button are vintage. Snowflake is from Dress It Up! Warm Wishes is by Come Clean Designs.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I stamped the images twice on each 1.5 inchie, using generation stamping on the brown and green tiles. The center medallions is from Baroque Motifs (SU!) set I believe, which I cut out and layered on a 1 1/4 inch circle of River Rock cardstock. The center brad is by Making Memories. The sentiment is by Savvystamps and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink inside of a frame from BasicGrey's Journal Block set.
This card was heavily inspired by this one by Valentina9 in the SCS Gallery. I loved the center tile so CASED that element exactly. I also liked the layering of the SU! punches that I found in the gallery.....so used that element as well, adding the piercing, Martha Stewart ribbon and flower to make it my own. The flower is by Prima.
If you're in the mood to be enabled....the sale code at embellish-online.com is GLITTER for 20% off of regular AND sale priced items. The cuttlebug items are 20% off on sale this week....so that'd be 40% off to you! Check it out and tell Barb I sent ya!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Please leave a comment on this post telling me one of these things:
~something you'd like to see on this blog
~your favorite stamp company
~any suggestions to make this blog better
~your favorite recipe
For an extra chance to win post this on your blog and tell me in your original comment that you did. I look forward to visiting your blogs!! If you don't have a blog just say so! Good Luck!!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Please remember to use keyword FC15 when uploading your work to our gallery so we can leave you some love on your submission! Click *here* to see the gallery this week.
Check out the distressed rub-on on this cartd.....who knew you could crumple those babies up?! It looks very fun.
Also...there is some recycled *junk* on this card....can you tell me what it is?! LOL!
Cardstock: BasicGrey, Wassail, ecru pearlescent specialty cardstock
Stamps: Joy (SU!)
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: BasicGrey Wassail Glazed Brads, Prima Flower, Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch, EK Success Leaf Punch, Wassail Rub-ons, Snowflake buttons, Recycled *garbage!*, Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough Embossing Folder
Have a GREAT weekend! ~michelle~
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
My layout is of my daughter's second birthday party...let's say it was PINK!
Base layer: Archiver's Cardstock
White layer: Bazzil
Designer paper: Imaginisce, Magic Meadow (faux stitched with white gel pen, distressed)
Blue Bird: Imaginisce, Bird (stamped in versamark, heat and stick powder, glitter)
Flowers: Imaginisce, Pocket Full of Posies Large and Imaginisce, Pocket Full of Posies Small
Pebble Brads: Making Memories Pebble Brads
Edge Punch: Doily Lace by Martha Stewart
Largest Flower: RAK from Heidi
Journal Block: BasicGrey's Journal Block set
Small Paper Flowers: Hand cut from the designer paper
Tiny bows: from a fancy dress...they were extras and we never needed them for the dress...
Alphabet: American Craft Thickers, Sprinkle
Bird Designer Paper: BasicGrey Euphoria 6x6 pad
For the companion page all the details are the same. I ran out of letters and my new pack is on the way....so yes, I DO know how to spell little!! LOL! The tag is from K&Company. An added challenge this month was to use numbers on our projects.
To see all of the beautiful princess creations....cards, layouts, projects....check out our gallery! We'd love to see your pretty creations too if you'd like to join us!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I made this card recently. The base is white, I like using white bases....they lend a crispness to the card. The designer paper is from Sommerst Studio...free stuff from Take Ten I think. Flowers are by prima, ricrac by Walmart, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, gems by Mark Richards. For You is by Serendipity Stamps and Flower Stamp is by SU! To color the flowers I used SU! markers: Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal and Tempting Turqoise. I started with the celery and added some of the darker colors for accents. I layered the stamped panel on white for a very subtle *frame.*
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Our Challenge was to Create a Layout or Card using cardboard. Stamp with it, cut it into shapes, paint it, distress it! Just have fun!
If you choose to play along...be sure to use keyword FC13 when uploading your card so we can all find it! To view everyone's card in the gallery click here.
I used the Swirled Dove from The Rubber Cafe....I so love this stamp. I added some gold glitter to this one after I stamped it on white pearlescent cardstock. The gold ribbon is vintage as is the button....check it out...it has holly on it! The cardboard is from my daughter's birthday packaging! The white scalloped piece is still packaging from my Fancy Pants Storybook....recycling is so much fun! The gold desiger paper is by Penny Black and the base layer is SU's black cardstock. JOY are brads from JOANN Fabrics that are layered on a gold cardstock that has been run through the brocade cuttlebug embossing folder.
This is a lucky post! I will be sending some lucky commenter a few little goodies!
Leave a post on this card by Friday, October 31 and I will have my son pull a name from the hat.
For an extra chance to win....go check out The Rubber Cafe's new website and tell me your 2 favorite stamps! The have some sales...so check it out and Good Luck!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Also, I'd like to extend and invitation to you and all of your Copic-loving friends to pop on over to Embellish-Online.com for a COPIC CHAT with our representative EmilyLaurel. Come with questions you may have...what an awesome opportunity to learn more about these art tools!
When: Thursday, October 30, 7:00PM
Where: http://www.embellish-online.com/ in our Copic Forum
RSVP: If you choose to join us or extend the invitation on your blog, be sure to let us know where you received the invitation....just post here, we'd like to know!!! Hope to see you there!