Monday, March 30, 2009

WSC72 - Echoes of Kindness

I'm so happy I finally had a chance to finish my card for the Weekend Sketch Challenge 72. I seen this sketch popping up in blog-land a couple weeks back and fell in love with the layout. Plus I just completed my collection of Retro Flower Punches by EK Success.

So this is what I came up with. The DP is from Target's $1 section, and the sentiment is from my new SU! Hostess set Echoes of Kindness. The rest is pretty basic as seen in the photo. I added yellow stickles to the butterfly and rhinestones to the flower for my BLING FIX!!
I have a close up photo to see the layering and click on the photo for a closer look!!

Reminder!! The SplitCoast Non-Raffle Bushfires Appeal has been extended till April 3rd. There is approximately 100 prizes in the gallery now. Please post on your blogs and encourage all your friends to donate money to earn chances to win... and help the victims of those devastating fires. Lisa at The Craft's Meow will likewise extend her blog candy opportunity through April 3rd for posting the logo and info on your blog to get the word out!! Here is my prize I donated! Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comments... See U next time!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Echoes of Kindness Paper: SU! Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky, Green Galore, Gable Green, Chocolate Chip, DP (Target $1 spot) Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Green Galore Other: EK Retro Flower Punches (3), sponge, dimensionals, MS Butterfly and Branch punches, SU! Top Note Die, Scallop scissors, Metal Flower (JoAnns), rhinestones, Marvy scallop square punch, etc.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thanks SO much... 3x3 Note Card!

Hello! How is your Sunday going so far? I have exciting news... we seen our first Robin sighting just before dark last night. So spring is on it's way!!

Today I made this cute little 3"x3" note card using SU! Delicate Dots DP and my "NEW" Martha Stewart Layering Daisy punch. I sponged the flower tips with Bashful Blue ink for more depth. Next, I used my Cute & Curly stamps and Curly Label punch to attach my daisy to. My sentiment is stamped in Craft Chocolate Chip and clear embossed. I couldn't resist using a button for the flower center... I love that LOOK! Thanks for stopping by and find time 4-U.... :) I plan to watch a bit of TV next and mount a few stamps sets that need some love!!

Smiles everyone... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Cute & Curly, Trendy Trees Paper: SU! Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, DP (Delicate Dots) Ink: SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, So Saffron Other: SU! Curly Label and Round Corner Punches, sponges, MS Layering Daisy Punch, SU! Earth Elements Button, SU! grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder, paper piercing, dimensionals, etc.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Father's Day & Victorian Bushfires Appeal Extended... :)

Hey, the weekend is here!! :) I'm posting this card I finished last night. I had this image from The Angel Company embossed on watercolor paper for sometime, but never went beyond that point! LOL!

So I thought I would make it into a Father's Day card. First, I used my CB embossing folder(Distressed Stripes) on my card base Bordering Blue. Next I used a round corner punch and distressed the edges. Added layers of Night of Navy and Real Red. In the four corners I used silver brads with metal spacers from the Jewelry section at the craft store. Now, I'm not a person who knows much about beading or making jewelry so I hope this made sense!! It jazzed up the brads very nicely. I found this idea from Bev at All the Things I Love. Pop in for a visit as she has such adorable cards using this technique and her cards are full of color and embellies! :)

Here is a close up of a brad with a spacer. Click on the photo's for a closer look. Crystal effects is also added to the windows of the light house and building. It's hard to see in the photo.

Reminder!! The SplitCoast Non-Raffle Bushfires Appeal has been extended till April 3rd. So far, they have raised a little more than $2000, but thinking we can do better! There is approximately 100 prizes in the gallery now. Please post on your blogs and encourage all your friends to donate money to earn chances to win... and help the victims of those devastating fires. Lisa at The Craft's Meow will likewise extend her blog candy opportunity through April 3rd for posting the logo and info on your blog to get the word out!! Here is my prize I donated... Check it out!! :)

Well, now off to vacuum! Then I can play this afternoon in my craft room... maybe cleaning is more what I should say! Have a super Saturday my stamping friends and thanks for the visit... SMILES!!

Michelle :)

Stamps: The Angel Company and sentiment (Stampendous!) Paper: SU! Bordering Blue, Real Red, Night of Navy, Watercolor paper Ink: SU! Craft Whisper White and Basic Black, SU! Markers (Baroque Burgundy, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Going Gray, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Close To Cocoa, Ballet Blue) Other: SU! Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, White EP, Paper Piercing, SU! Large and small ovals, Round corner Punches, CB embossing folder (Distressed Stripes), dimensionals, SU! Silver brads, Spacers (CCA), SU! Cutter Kit (distressing edges), twine, etc.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Art of Life...

Morning! We woke up to snow again and maybe more coming... is it spring yet?! LOL.. :)

Today I have a card to share using SU! The Art of Life set. I needed a masculine card and thought this would be fitting. I kept my colors warm and earthy. Used my jumbo Rough Texture wheel for the background on my Kraft CS. The vine is embossing in SU! Old Fashioned Olive (retired), and did some chalking behind the vine for more warmth. I distressed the edges for a rough look!

Have a super Thursday everyone and the weekend is just about here... yeah! Thanks for popping in and I love it when you do... ENJOY!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! The Art of Life Paper: SU! Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Naturals, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, VersaMark Other: SU! Old Fashioned Olive EP, Twine (?), dimensionals, SU! Distressing Tool, Stampin' Pastels, antique gold snaps (?), etc.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SC220 - Get Well Wishes... :)

Morning everyone!! Today I want to share another card using the SC220 (SCS Sketch Challenge). I found this retired SU! DP in my collection. It's from 2006 Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit. Then I used my most FAVORITE stamp set... Thoughts and Prayers! I just love using SU! markers to pick your own color pallet right on the stamp. I added some paper piercing in the upper left corner. I also used my markers on the Get Well Soon sentiment. Then added two flat gold pearls.

I hope you enjoy my stamping friends!! I love your comments and visits which makes me SMILE!!! Have a super day... Think Spring! (or Fall depending on where you live!)

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Thoughts and Prayers Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, DP (retired SU! Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit) Ink: SU! Markers (Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red) Other: SU! Round Corner Punch, flat gold pearls (Michael's), ribbon (Target Club Wed), paper piercing, dimensionals, etc.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

MoJo Monday 78 Challenge... Finally!

Ok first, I suggest you put your "SUNGLASSES ON" for this card!! LOL! I tackled the MoJo Monday 78 challenge and wanted to make a kids birthday card being I found a scrap of DP in my pile with lots of BRIGHT COLOR OPTIONS!! That's what younger kids like... right? :)

To start I stamped a row of party hats used SU! Party Hearty set. Then I used the Cuttlbug for the embossing in the background, added my DP, paper pierced around the edges and added the red grosgrain ribbon. The rest is pretty basic with stamping my cupcake images, on Whisper White CS and cutting out individual pieces to give a 3-D effect. I ENJOYED using my Scallop Circle punch around the Celebrate You which fits perfectly at the bottom of the rounded panel.

Click on the photo's to get a closer look! Have a super Sunday ladies (and gentlemen) and I hope you have some time to create today!! Thanks for the visit! Enjoy... now you can take your sunglasses off!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Party Hearty Paper: SU! Whisper White, Only Orange, Real Red, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, DP (?) Ink: SU! Green Galore, Basic Black, Only Orange, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow Other: SU! Scallop Circle, 3/4" circle punches, brads (JoAnn's), paper piercing, dimensionals, SU! Red Grosgrain Ribbon, CB embossing folder (Numbers Collage), Nesties (circle dies), Yellow Stickles, etc.

Friday, March 20, 2009

SC220... Happy Friday!!

Hope you are enjoying your Friday!! The weather here has NOT been very nice for the first day of spring. We had snow, sleet and rain... CRAZY!!

I finally had a chance to make a card and decided to work with the SC220 (Sketch Challenge on SCS). I love this DP and decided to also use 2 sets from Sale-A-Bration. Most of this card is SU! except the MS branch and butterfly punches, CuttleBug die "Vintage" and flat pearls.

Click on the photos for a closer look! I added Yellow Stickles to the butterfly for more bling! And you can see the layering of the flower.

Guess what? I wanted to share this exciting news.... I WON MY FIRST EVER "BLOG CANDY" from Ann at Creative Antics. I received the American Crafts ribbon in the mail today... I LOVE happy mail!! :) Thanks so much again Ann!!!!

Enjoy the evening my stamping friends... Thanks for the visit as I
always LOVE your comments and pop-in's! Enjoy... :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! (SAB) Yummy, Polka Dot Punches Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron, DP (Delicate Dots) Ink: Ballet Blue, So Saffron Other: SU! 5 Petal, Scallop Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Butterfly and brand punch, CB "Vintage" die, stamp positioner, dimensionals, flat white pearls, SU! button, etc.

Blog Awards!!

Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you are having a super day and enjoying the first day of "spring" ... :) I have a few "LONG OVER DUE" blog awards to share! I received these awards from 3 very lovely, talented and super sweet paper crafters that LOVE to share there passion for making cards. Pop into Gvendalen, Ann and Ruby's blogs for a visit... you won't be disappointed!!! :)

Now, I pass these awards on to YOU my blogging buddies, surfers, regulars, pop-in's, you name it! Consider these awards yours... even if you chose only one. Everyone has AWESOME talent to share and deserves an award!! I'll be back later to post my card... I'm in the stamping mode!! Thanks for the sweet visit! Enjoy... :)

Smiles... Michelle :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Punches, More Punches... and Basket Weave!

Morning paper crafters!! Well, it's mid-week and spring starts this weekend... :) So I thought I would share a card that is whimsy, springy and using a variety of SU! punches. This card works for the Cuttlebug and Punches Challenge this week. Also I used the Cuttlebug Weave Tutorial for a "Basket Weave" look on my flower pot!!

This card was started at one of Julie's SU! card classes. We used the Candy Lane DP with Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and and Pretty in Pink. I changed up the card with adding a Perfectly Paisley embossed background, and did the weaving for the flower pot. Also added some leaves using my SU! 5 petal punch. Then I added my sentiment with a couple brads.

Please don't forget to support the SCS Cares Non-Raffle for the Victorian Bushfires Appeal. I understand more wonderful prizes have been added to have a chance at winning! Spread the word!! I hope you enjoy my card and have a super day at hand!! Think SPRING my friends!! It's coming... SMILES!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Good Friend, Warm Words Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DP (Candy Lane), Ridding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa Ink: SU! Ridding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip Other: SU! Punches (Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, Trio Flowers, 5 Petal Flower, Small and Large Ovals, Ticket Corner, 1", 1 1/4", 3/4", 1 3/8" circles) CB "Perfectly Paisley" embossing folder, SU! brad, Jumbo Eyelet, Rhinestone brad, Dimensionals, Crop-A-Dile, etc.

Monday, March 16, 2009

"NO" Stamps or Ink... Birthday card!

Happy Monday everyone! Another week closer to spring... Yes! :) Today's card I put together with scraps of cardstock left over on my craft table, DP from this card I posted recently, and I wanted to add sewn stitches around the edges and use my star punches. The shocker is "NO STAMPS or INK" used!

First thought was to make a card that could be used for both male and female. And for all ages! Also challenged myself to not use ribbon... that's hard for me! But, I DID IT!! :)

I started with using my CuttleBug embossing folder on Marigold Morning CS, punched 3 small stars out and added DP behind to show through the larger stars I added over the top! I also added more stars on my die cut "Happy Birthday" and topped the "i" off with a silver star! Then I kicked it up a notch with adding a Chocolate Chip arrow raised by dimensionals. I hope you enjoy this colorful card as I'm kinda on the edge about it. In person it looks nicer than the photo, but you can click on it to get a close-up look!

Thanks for the visit and comments my stamping friends!! Have a super day.... Smiles!! :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: None! Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, DP (K&I Memories) Ink: None! Other: CB Folder (Divine Swirl), SU! Star Punches, sewing machine, dimensionals, glue dots, silver starts (Wal-Mart), Sizzix "Happy Birthday" die, arrow (cut free handed!), etc.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Saturday... Everyone!

Morning! The weekend is here... Yeah!! And I'm ready for it and I hope you are too. Get some stamping time in and enjoy your creativity!!

This card is from Julie's Monday night SU! card class. I changed it up a bit with using my CB embossing folders, added a couple more circle punches and added a white embossed sentiment from Flight of the Butterfly. I also used dimensionals for layering. Click on the photo to get a closer look!

Have a super day my stamping friends and remember I love your visits!! It puts a SMILE on my face... :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Flight of the Butterfly, Birthday Best (retired), Baroque Motifs, Bugs & Kisses Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Bashful Blue Ink: SU! Basic Black, Craft Whisper White, Pacific Point, Markers (Old Olive and More Mustard) Other: SU! White EP, Stamp Positioner, brad, CB folders (Divine Swirl & Tiny Bubbles),dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, SU! 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, etc.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

MoJo Monday... A Little Birdie Told Me!

Happy day to you! I finally finished my MoJo Monday card. All good intentions to post it earlier, but better late than never! He... :)

I've been wanting to use my "A Little Birdie Told Me" set. And then I remembered I had this sentiment "April showers bring May flowers" which is from Inkadnkado... everything fell in place from that point. With paper piecing on the bird and umbrella, I used the SAB DP, also I used my Nestie dies and

punched flowers from the DP to match and attached them with glue dots to raise them a bit. Click on the photo's for a closer view.

Also check out SCS for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal non-raffle... SUPER FUN PRIZES to win!!!! I donated a set of Nesties, rub-ons, brads, one of my stamped cards, etc. SU! has donated a ton of items for this non-raffle too along with many other companies and paper crafters! CHECK IT OUT!!

Have a super day and think spring!! Thanks for the visit... Enjoy!!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! A Little Birdie Told Me, sentiment (Inkadnkado) Paper: SU! Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Kraft, DP-SAB (Delicate Dots) Ink: SU! Basic Black Other: Nestie scallop and circle dies, paper piercing, white flower brads, stamp positioner, paper piecing, glue dots, dimensionals, etc.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Browns & Pinks... O'My!!

Right now we're having a major winter storm going through the area. The wind is picking up and the temps are dropping... Burr!! (I have my long johns ready!) On a positive note it's GREAT STAMPING WEATHER!! :)

Last night I had Julie's SU! card class!! We made lovely cards and lots of "girl-talk" with good friends! So FUN... :) So this card was started at class. As I was looking at the sample card, my mind was going crazy on adding a white scallop edge around the oval, using my silver pearls, CB embossing on the Chocolate Chip oval, adding a Regal Rose layer, and adding Pearl White Lumiere to the butterflies... Plus I just had to use my NEW Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Julie has such fun fresh ideas and techniques to share!!

Enjoy everyone! I'm hopping you are staying warm, dry and stamping tonight... we need our therapy.. He! Thanks for the visits and lovely comments... greatly appreciated surfers :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Elegant Thank You, SU! Jumbo Wheel (Daisy Dash) Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette Other: SU! Word Window, 1 3/8" square, Horizontal Slit punches, scallop scissors, MS butterfly punch, CB Embossing (Floral Fantasy), flat silver and white pearls (Michael's), Pink Pirouette ribbon, silver cording, SU! rub-on, dimensionals, Pearl White Lumiere, etc.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is in the air... :)

Morning! I hope everyone is having a super Sunday so far... :) We just came home from church and went out for a nice breakfast after. YUM-O! :)

I wanted to make a fun "springy" card, being we still have snow and may have more coming this week. I chased one of Shelley's cards at Stampin' Garden. She used Kristina's Color Inspiration #9 challenge which I just fell in love with the cute tree and button combo. Pop into her blog to see some WONDERFUL eye candy and talent!! Thanks Shelley for the inspiration!

A few tid-bits on the card; I used my Top Note die for the tree image from Season of Friendship, found some fun DP to work with, added the look of grass using "paper frills" that Jolyn (a good friend of mine who lives to FAR AWAY!!) gave me as a gift recently!! The grass was a celery green color so I brayerd over with Old Olive to match the DP. SO FUN! Then I embossed "SPRING" and used my large oval punch. Added ribbon and buttons. Enjoy!!!

I'm sure some of you have colorful buds on your trees and seeing green grass! :) Have a super day stampers and we'll chat again soon... SMILES!!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Season By Season, Season of Friendship Paper: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Whisper White, DP (K&I Memories) Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Craft Chocolate Chip Other: SU! Crystal Clear EP, SU! Gold, Orange and Brown Grosgrain ribbon, SU! Large Oval Punch, Doodlebug Design "Paper Frill", dimensionals, glue dots, SU! Top Note Die, SU! Bold Brights, Neutrals and Earth Elements buttons, etc.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

CC208 and Mojo Monday 76 Challenge... :)

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well and getting some paper crafting time in. I had good intentions of posting this card early this morning, but computer problems wouldn't allow me. Now were back up and going again!! Yeah... :)

Today's card was inspired by Color Challenge CC208 (Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Pink Passion) and MoJo Mondays 76 sketch. I realized I had some DP that would work and the card came together from that point. I pulled out my miscellaneous stamp collection and came across this "CUTE" bear with a fun sentiment (The Angel Company). I stamped the bear image with Craft Chocolate Chip and clear embossed. Then water colored using SU! Markers and Aqua Painter. I added Crystal Effect to the flowers! I also added paper piercing, flat silver pearls, CB embossing, and pink rhinestones... for a twist I added ONE clear rhinestone just before the sentiment. (I'll be honest I ran out of pink!)

Click on the close up photo to see the embossing, water coloring, etc. For the Chocolate Chip bow I used Lisa's tutorial at The Craft's Moew. She has a lovely step-by-step tutorial on how to make one of these gems!! This is my first try and not to bad I might say... :) (Thanks Lisa!!)

Have a super day ladies (gent's too!) I have been stamping since last night and have more to share. Thanks for the kind comments and visits... I LOVE IT! Enjoy... :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: Smell The Flowers (TAC-386) The Angel Company Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Watercolor Paper and DP (Design Originals) Ink: SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, markers (Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Pink Passion, YoYo Yellow, Certainly Celery Other: SU! Aqua Painter, Crystal Clear EP, flat silver pearls (Michael's), Pink and Clear Rhinestones (Hero Arts), CB "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder, dimensionals, paper piercing, SU! Chocolate Chip ribbon, glue dots, etc.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Just Because I Care... :)

Tonight I had a chance to stamp, but LATE! So I thought I would post this card before my P.J.'s start looking for me to get some shut eye... He! :)

This card was inspired by the 2009 Stamp It! Such an awesome magazine with LOTS of ideas... very much worth the purchase my friends! If you look at the front cover... the card at the lower right was my CHASE. Which was designed by Maren Benedict. As you can see I changed the colors, DP, used my Top Note die, stamps are from Pocket Silhouette and Best Yet, and I found some YUMMY American Crafts ribbon in my collection.

The 2nd photo is a close-up look at the layering. I used a 1 1/4" circle punch on the Top Note layer and then stamped my images from Pocket Silhouette on Very Vanilla. Next I took my 1 3/8" circle punch to make the circles a bit larger under the opening. Click on the photo's to get a closer look!! I would love to try this same layout with STARS, FLOWERS, SNOWFLAKES, ETC. Something different and fun... :) Enjoy everyone!

Michelle :)

SU! Pocket Silhouette, Best Yet Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, DP (We R Memory Keepers) Ink: SU!
More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, Buckaroo Blue, Craft White Other: SU! White Embossing Powder, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle and Large Oval punches, Top Note Die, paper piercing, dimensionals, Ribbon (American Crafts), etc.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Good Egg... "Sun" Fun!!

Hello everyone! We're back home from my Grandma's funeral and getting into our routine now. I want to thank everyone for the lovely comments, e-mails and cards!! GREATLY APPRECIATED and you made my heart smile! :)

Being I haven't stamped for a few days, I have a couple "FUN" cards I've been wanting to share... The first card has a "whimsy" look with the cute chick from A Good Egg floating in a tube. The tube, sunglasses, sun and "Sun Fun" is from the SU! Life's a Breeze set. We made this card at at Diane's workshop and Julie (SU! demonstrator) found this idea on SCS. (NOTE: if anyone knows who to credit this card to I'll be more than happy to post it and link the info!!) I added my CB D'vine Swirls embossing to the background, added Crystal Effect on the sunglasses, Stickles on the sun, and cut a larger orange beak to get more of a 3-D effect. Used my Crop-A-Dial to emboss a row of dots on my orange panel.

The second card is Clean and Simple (CAS) and fun for a child's birthday. Very basic with using circle punches, a couple eye-lets, scrap of ribbon, and small image to color on a metal tag. (Don't look to closely at my coloring, as this was done a while back before I had a handle at blending!) He... :) Click on the photo's to get a close up look. I hope you enjoy and try to have some "SUN FUN"!!
Thanks for the visit and all the fantastic comments given... It makes me smile!! I hope to catch up on my blog visits this week...

Michelle :)

SUN FUN Stamps: SU! A Good Egg, Life's A Breeze Paper: SU! Pacific Point, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, YoYo Yellow, Bashful Blue, Only OrangeInk: SU! Only Orange, Basic Black Marker, YoYo YellowOther: CB Folder (D'vine Swirl), Orange Peel Stickles, SU! Crystal Effects, Crop-A-Dial, SU! Scallop Edge, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, dimensionals, glue dots, etc.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stamps: SU! Canvas (B.G. stamp) and Birthday Best (retired) Paper: SU! Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Old OliveInk: SU! Basic Black and Real RedOther: SU! Metal Edge Tag, SU! black gingham ribbon, red eye-lets, blender pen, stamp positioner, etc.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

OCC Thinking of you... :)

Morning my stamping friends! Hope your weekend is going well... :) I just had to make a "HAPPY" springy card with my new Thoughts and Prayers. I JUST LOVE THIS SET!

I decide to use the OCC Challenge this week. Also giving myself a challenge using Almost Amethyst... It's not a fav of mine. If you could have seen me making this card... I had strange facial expressions and took me 2 hours to figure it out! LOL!
Another challenge is I don't have any Oval Nestie's. So I used an oval template to cut my Whisper White out and then used my scallop scissors. That took me a while, but happy with the out come. If you notice I did some paper piercing on the Almost Amethyst DP which has a Harlequin print. I seen this idea in the latest Paper Crafts Magazine. Also my tree has pink beads attached to give more of a "flower bud" effect. This was inspired by a friend of mine Laura which she made a card using smaller beads in clusters of 3 to give an AWESOME effect... so pretty Laura!! (*wink*)

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading my bit of humor in making this card... and I always love your visits!!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Thoughts and Prayers, Priceless Paper: SU! Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, DP (SU!) Ink: SU! Lovely Lilac, Positively Pink, Markers Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Other: Martha Stewart lace border punch, scallop scissors, 1/2 back pearls (Micheal's), paper piercing, dimensionals, SU! Pink Beads (retired), sponge, Filigree Brads, CB Stylized Flowers folder, sage ribbon (?), etc.