Sunday, May 31, 2009

Con'grats Grad... Going Green!

Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend is going well.... :) The weather is great here today and we just finished giving Cooper a bath!! (I have a photo of him below!)

Aren't these flower just the cutest!? My two cards are inspired by Wendy Johnson from the newest issue of Paper Crafts, (July/August 2009) In the beginning of the magazine there is a section called "Ask the Pros" and one topic was "GOING GREEN".

On Wendy's card she used printed cardboard packaging. But I decide to use printed copy paper! Both cards have a female edge... obviously! The top one is for a High School graduate and the second card is for my husbands niece who just graduated from college. So I made that one more sophisticated with softer lines. I just LOVE using my embellies with these flowers... :) I used my Craft Chocolate Chip and clear EP on the sentiments.
Click on the photos for a closer look! I hope you enjoy and have a chance to get some stamping time in today!! Thanks for poppin' in and the lovely comments ladies... always appreciate the visit!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Here is "Cooper" after his bath!! He's just about dry now!!


Stamps: SU! Congrats, Congrats Grad! ($1 stamp Studio G) Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribean, DP Delicate DOts, printed copy paper Ink: SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribean Other: SU! daisy Punch (retired) and SU! Boho Blossoms & Trio Flower Punch, MS border punch, Nestie Label one, ribbon (Target Club Wed), clear EP, sponge, jewelry spacers, misc. buttons, rhinestones, brads (JoAnns), dimensionals, glue dots, tan floss (DMC), CB Swiss Dots folder, etc.

20 comments:

Karen Graff-Povis said...

I love visiting your blog every day! Thanks for so much inspiration. Karen

Ann said...

Oh, Michelle, you are so clever! Your green cards look fabulous AND what a fun way to use all your pretty embellies!

Bogner's said...

What a great way to go 'green'! Another idea I have picked up, but haven't used yet, is a lady in blog land uses old dictionary pages to add emphases to cards as well as old maps that need replaced. (the definition used on her card was love and those around it and the map was put on a card with a camper! too cute!) Thanks for sharing your great cards.
Rachel B

Ruby said...

Hi Michelle. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog the other day. I really appreciate you thinking of me!! I do hope to be back very soon. It's all been such a drama, it's ridiculous! I see you're still making some beautiful cards!! I look forward to catching up on them all properly once I can see all of the images. With my little stick I can only pick up a few! Hope you're well, and look forward to saying hi again very soon! x

Alberta said...

Lovely cards. Especially love the colors you selected. I love the paper flowers. Great!

LeAnne said...

Very nice cards! Love those flowers!!! SO cool! (Nice Cooper, too!)
LeAnne

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! These cards are so gorgeous Michelle!! I love the punched out flowers with the print!! Very clever and the colors rock!! Your doggie is just cracking me up!! :)

Steph said...

Michelle, I love these cards. They are beautifully done. Great idea on using printed copy paper. The colors are just beautiful for these cards. Great job:) What a cute dog. Bathing the dogs is always a lot of work. I usually get wetter than the dog does.lol.

Emily said...

These are both beautiful green (blue & brown) cards Michelle! I love the border punch and the adorable flowers. Those are some great embellishments you used to accent the flowers too. Hope your weather was as great as ours was today. Too nice to be inside stamping, but I will try to conjure up some motivation tonight. Maybe a nice cup of Chai will help:))

Emily said...

Hi! It's me again. Just came back to say that Cooper is adorable! A great picture to start my week off right:))

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Shirley said...

I could not tell you which I love more, your beutiful cards or your beautiful dogs. I used to have dogs, but I am now allergic. He is just wonderful!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So you punched your flowers out of paper you were going to toss? How cool is that! Both cards are lovely, Michelle. I really like the way you punched both the top and bottom edges.

Cooper looks fresh and clean. What a good boy! Give him a scratch for me!

Okay, I've got to get off this computer. This time MY jammies are looking for me. hee

Big hugs my friend,
Lisa

Debbie Pamment said...

AAAwwwwww - isn't Cooper the cutest!!! He looks sooo happy being all clean - or is he thinking of all the dirt he can roll around in - LOL

LOVE those printed flowers - fabulous idea and a GREAT way to recycle!

Lotsaluv and Hugs
xXx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

laurie said...

Thats a terrific idea...love the flowers!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous!! Love the colors and the punched flowers on the layout, Michelle!!
blessings,
Chris

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Love the cards! Love the flowers. Love the DSP you chose. Love the ribbon! Just great stuff all around!

And Cooper! He is such a good boy posing for the camera! Maybe a little bit of a ham, too?

Dawn Easton said...

Those flowers are so cool Michelle! Love that look!
Cooper is adorable!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like both versions of your card. Fab colors and textures.

How cute your dog is. My dog, Luke, who is long since gone, hated getting a bath but loved getting out and shaking off then running around the yard to "blow dry" his fur. Your photo brings back that nice memory for me. TFS.