Wednesday, July 29, 2009

For you... Thank YOU!!

Hello everyone!! I had this card made, but no time to post it... LOL! Such a COOL morning in Minnesota! Very different for July weather as we usually have 90's and high humidity!

On to the card now... I'm getting into the fall color mode and using my Nestie Labels die again as my focal point. I decided to use my retired SU! River Rock for my card base. Also added yellow Stickels to the flower tops which is from the set Inspired by Nature... LOVE IT! And finished with a fun ribbon treatment, ver's trying a bow.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look at my creations... it's such a pleasure to share with you all!! ENJOY... and chat soon!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Inspired by Nature, Short & Sweet, Great Friend Paper: SU! River Rock, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Archiver's (Wheat), DP (My Minds Eye) Ink: SU! Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip, Markers (Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard) Other: Nesite's Label Four Dies, gold pearls (Michael's), Ribbon (American Crafts), SU! Word Window Punch, sponges, Yellow Stickles, SU! decorative scissors (retired), dimensionals, SU! Poppin' Pastels, etc.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Sunday... a fun card!

Hi everyone! This card was inspired by these cute paper flowers I received from a friend of mine! I liked using my ric-rak which I have a ton of and using my CuttleBug folder for some added texture... :)

A pretty easy card! I hope you enjoy and have some time to get into your craft room today... thanks for the visit!!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Happy Everything Paper: SU! Barley Banana, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, DP (?) Ink: SU! Lovely Lilac Other: SU! corner rounder punch, CB embossing folder Perfectly Paisley, ric-rac (?), Paper Flowers with brads (K&Company), etc.

Friday, July 24, 2009

MoJo Monday #96 and Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon...

Happy Friday! And are you shocked I made a card for 2 challenges and also did some water coloring... WOW!! I was shocked myself... LOL!

I started with the MoJo Monday #96 challenge. I picked out some DP, added CB embossing to my Close to Cocoa, and wanted to use this peaceful image from an old retired SU! set "Country Charm"!! My DP has blue in it, but in my photo the yellow should be more gold tone... and looks better IRL!

And my second, Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon which is from my sweet friend Lisa at The Craft's Meow, who just started this fun idea!! The challenge is to use something on your craft table or items you have been hoarding for sometime. I have buttons I bought at a yard sale this summer and haven't used one till now! Plus the DP is in my "hoarded collection"... LOL! :) Enjoy my friends and have a super weekend! Thanks for popping in for a visit... always appreciate it!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Country Charm Paper: SU! Bordering Blue, Close To Cocoa, Baroque Burgundy, watercolor paper, DP (Moda Fabrics by Daisy D's) Ink: SU! Basic Black and misc pads with Aqua Painter Other: Nestie circle dies, gold pearls (Michael's), ribbon (Wal-Mart), button (yard sale find!), CuttleBug embossing folder (Textile), sponge, dimensionals, etc.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #27

Well, I'm back... with a fresh NEW card I made! Long over due!! Last night I decided to try the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #27... and what fun it was! I've had this groovy DP for some time and decided to give it life. I used my Party Hearty set, layered up the "B" to give more dimension, and a couple rhinestones in the upper left for BLING baby!!

I like the border treatments I chose... what do you think? Have a super day ladies (gentleman too!) Now, I hope my MOJO keeps with me! (It was on vacation for a couple weeks... wish it took me with!)

Reminder! Catty Cruise Blog Hop is coming up July 25th!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Party Hearty Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, DP (American Traditional Designs) Ink: SU! Lovely Lilac, Taken with Teal Other: SU! 1/2" circle punch, build a brad, SU! word window punch, EK wave border punch, ric-rak (?), Celery twill ribbon, Doodlebug Design Paper Frills, Nestie circle dies, rhinestones (Michael's), dimensionals, glue dots, etc.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fun in the Sun!!

Is it Monday already! WOW, the weekend just flew by... and I didn't have a chance to stamp... pooo! But I did find another SUMMER card in my stash. :)

This card I made a while back and now I would change a few things on the card by popping the layers. But I still like it and love the flip flops! I didn't color my image very well as it needs more blending! LOL!

I've been selling items on eBay... basement finds, cleaning closets and retired SU! items. That's a core in it's self, but well rewarding!! Have a super day stamping friends and have some "FUN IN THE SUN" today... Enjoy!

Smiles... Michelle

Stamps: $1 stamps from Michael's Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Caribbean, DP (?) and card base (?) Ink: SU! Basic Black, Chocolate Chip Other: SU! scallop circle punch, paper piercing, white gel pen, brads (?), sponges, etc.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday... Flower Power!!

Happy Friday!! The weekend is here and that's a good thing, right? :) The 2 cards I have to share tonight I pulled out of my collection in early spring and wanted to show you them when the flowers were in season... LOL! Sunny summer weather!! We had NO sun today, but thought my cards would bring a bit of joy for today.

The cards are pretty cut and dry, which is what I like about them. Using DP's, So Many Scallops, my Scallop Circle punch and sentiments makes for a quick card.

Have a super weekend everyone and be safe! Enjoy the summer sun... as I hope it's shinning your way! :) Thanks for poppin' in for a visit.

Smiles... Michelle :)

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Watercolor Garden Paper: SU! Whisper White, Green Galore, Gable Green, Marigold Morning, Tempting Turquoise, DP's (Heidi Grace
Designs) Ink: SU! Marigold Morning, Positively Pink (retired), Gable Green, VersaMark Other: SU! Classy Copper EP, brads, paper piercing, scallop scissors, dimensionals, SU! Scallop Circle Punch, etc.

Reminder!! July 25th is the "Catty Cruise" Blog Hop... so put it on your calendar, grab a cup of Joe and enjoy some time drooling over new SU! goodies and ideas from the SU! Catty. Click on the logo (upper right) to get more details!! I'll be there... :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A couple cute cards to share... :)

Hello stampin' friends! I have 2 cards to share from Julie's SU! Open House on Monday night to kick off the new catty... we had such a fun time! :) The first card has warm fun fall colors... and we used the Autumn Days set. I added the paper piercing and sponged the edges. Such a fun layout and I know in the new catty there is a card similar to this one.

The second card we used Melon Mambo and Razzle Dazzle set. In my photo it's are to see the embossing which we use SU! Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. IRL it's just darling. So simple but yet such WOW... love the CAS style!

Late yesterday afternoon we had some bad storms go through the area. We lost power for 1 1/2 hours, hail that took down lots of my garden plants and flowers, and some of my shrubs look beat up! No house damage and we ended up with over 4" of rain in that short time! Some areas had over 6" and flooding. No water in the basement, but the pump is running! Better get moving, and THANKS for poppin' in! Enjoy...

Smiles... Michelle :)

Thinking of you
Stamps: Autumn Days and Sincere Salutations Paper: SU! Kraft, old olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango Ink: SU! Chocolate CHip, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Creamy Carmel Other: SU! square punch, paper piercing, sponge, dimensionals, SU! ribbon Kraft Taffeta, etc.

It's Good to Dream
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle Paper: SU! Whisper White, Melon Mambo Ink: SU! Basic Black & Melon Mambo Other: SU! scallop oval punch, large oval punch, SU!
Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, SU! Black Gingham ribbon, dimensionals, etc.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #26

Hi Everyone!! Blogger was giving me troubles earlier trying to upload my photo... so here I am now! Today's card is inspired by Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #26. I haven't used my Thoughts & Prayers set in a while and decided to use fall colors for this card. Karen's sketch layout is for a square card, but I decided to use the standard size instead. Change it up a little!! :) This is the first time I used my Nestie Labels Four dies also.

Autumn is stamped in Craft Chocolate Chip and clear embossed. Then I did some sponging, embossed the heads of my LARGE gold brads with Classy Cooper EP. The Vintage Cream cardstock (which is what the image is stamped on.) is from Papertrey Ink and the Ocean Tides Twill ribbon is also. Thanks to Diane "who is such a sweetie" for letting me sample some of PTI cardstock and ribbon!! (Wink) ;)

Hope you enjoy! I'm getting in to the fall colors and not sure why I'm pushing it.. LOL! Have a fabulous day and take sometime out of your day to stamp. Tonight I have Julie's Open House to kick off the NEW SU! catty... can't wait!! Thanks for popin' in... LOVE it when you do!

Smiles... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Season by Season Paper: SU! More Mustard, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Vintage Cream (PTI), DP (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: SU! Markers Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Really Rust, More Mustard, SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel Other: Nesties Labels Four, sponge, SU! Classy Copper EP, (PTI) Ocean Tides Twill ribbon, large brads (OfficeMax), dimensionals, SU! Clear Embossing Powder, etc.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Binder Clips...Enjoy!!

Morning everyone! How is the weekend going so far? The weather is gorgeous!! I didn't have time to stamp last night so I decided to make these CUTE Binder Clip holders this morning. I purchased LARGE black binder clips at OfficeMax a while back. (12 clips per box.)

I seen this idea at a local boutique, ThistleBerry, and just fell in love with them... also I looked on SplitCoast for a link but didn't find one. I know this idea has been around the SU! world!! :) The punched images are on both sides of the clip so you can enjoy from front and back!! (attached with a couple demensionals.)

I took a close up shot of each one. Click on the photos for a closer look! I used my stash of scrap DP's, scraps of cardstock, used my punches, stamps, ribbon, etc. to create these cuties! You can use them for holding photos, recipes, notes, stamped cards, bake sale prices, place cards, etc. I put the Birthday Celebrations on one of them to show you what something attached would look like.

Have a fabulous weekend and stamp the day away!! It sure is hard this time of year to do that... LOL! Thanks for poppin' in for a visit and enjoy...

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Upsy Daisy, Year-Round Cheer, Polka Dot Punches, So Many Scallops Paper: SU! Cameo Coral, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, DP's (SU! DSP Good Morning Sunshine) Ink: SU! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive Other: SU! Punches (Large & Small stars, Scallop Circle, 5 Petal flower, Fiskars Apron Lace border and SU! 1 1/4" circle punch), dimensionals, SU! red button, star button (?), ribbon (SU! and some Misc.), etc.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's a Girl Thing!!

Morning!! First I want to thank everyone for all the SWEET COMMENTS you've given me... this is what keeps me posting and enjoying new creative ways. I'm about a week out on replying back from comments received, and looking forward to popping in for a nice visit very soon! :)

I have a dentist appt this morning so I wanted to get my card posted before leaving. I needed a girly teen birthday card and this fit perfectly. I added a few rhinestones on the purses and flowers for added BLING and the colors work well together. Plus I can't get enough of that Fiskars Apron Lace border punch... LOVE IT! :)

Have a super day ladies (gents too!) and stamp the day away!! ENJOY...

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: None! Paper: SU! Going Gray, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, DP (Provo Craft) Ink: None! Other: SU! white ribbon, Fiskars border punch, rhinestones (Michael's), etc.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm back... with my Top Note!! :)

Wow, it's been a week since I stamped a card! The 4th of July was very nice and all went well. Nice to get back into a routine now. I even cleaned my craft room as that is where my niece and nephew slept. So it was very nice to stamp last night in a clean room... don't you feel refreshed when getting organized!!

Anywhoo, on to the card! This card was inspired when we did a bit of shopping over the weekend. I seen a framed print I just loved and came up with this idea for a card. Giving it a soft serene feel, using my Top Note and border punch. And you know how I enjoy butterflies!! Which I did the Rock'n Roll

I traced around the butterfly and filled in the flowers with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen to give more sparkle. Click on the photos for a closer look. The weather is gorgeous here in Minnesota. Nice cool nights and bearable heat during the day time. Enjoy your day my stamping friends and think summer fun!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Great Friend, Scrappy Cat (Vine Flourish) Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Barley Banana, DP's (Paper Loft and Scenic Route) Ink: SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, YoYo Yellow Other: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, SU! Top Note, SU! Crystal Clear EP, gold pearls (Michael's), wire (?), ribbon (?), glue dots, Sakura Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star), etc.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tart & Tangy...

Hi everyone! I received my Tart & Tangy set this week and deiced to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) one of the sample cards in the NEW SU! catty on page 126.

My 1" circle punch worked perfectly around the orange image (which can also be used as a lime or lemon!) And then taking my 3/4" circle punch to layer up the centers! I changed the colors by using Eggplant Envy (retired), Old Olive and Close to Cocoa. For the sentiment I decide to use the Jumbo Oval punch and add a flower with a silver pearl.

Cute and simple card! Have a Happy 4th of July weekend my stamping friends!!! Enjoy... :)

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Tart & Tangy, Short & Sweet Paper: SU! Eggplant Envy (retired), Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Kraft Ink: SU! Eggplant Envy, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Other: dimensionals, silver pearl (Michael's), SU! Punches (1", 3/4" circle punches, jumbo oval, Tri Flower) Fiskar's Apron Lace border punch, CB Swiss Dots folder, ribbon SU! (Taupe), etc.