Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanks SO much... Masculine Card!

How was your Thanksgiving weekend?? Now back to reality, RIGHT! After the food, football, shopping, travel, and getting the laundry done now we can get in the mode for Christmas. I did get our tree up and decorations... and today we worked on taking a Christmas photo... now when you have a golden retriever that has a 1 second attention span... it's very HARD! All he wanted to do is play and with the temp between 28-35 degrees it as COLD! :)
OK on to the card! This card was inspired by thinking Masculine!! I made this card at the scrap retreat weekend and only had Christmas DP's with me... so I worked my magic on using colors that were warm, and different patterns. I used the SU! square punch and stamped an image on the sold squares... from Peaceful Wishes! Also using the SU! Trendy Tree set and So Many Sayings. Added a bit of paper piercing and layers... there you have it! :)

Enjoy your evening! Thanks for the visit as I ALWAYS appreciate the comments... still replying to everyone! Keep stamping... SMILES!

Michelle :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Very Merry!

Don't fall off your chair... yes I'm posting on a Monday! :) I have a few minutes to share this adorable card using the SU! Holiday Line-Up and October Afternoon DP which is 2-sided. I picked this paper up on the way to our retreat. Deb and I made a "Paper and Embellishment" stop... FUN! I like the non traditional colors, adding the Felt Flurries Snowflakes, Stickles for some sparkle and the white ribbon gives another element!
OK, how many are watching Dancing with the Stars tonight... ME, ME!! I can't wait! I hope Mya (SP?) is on top, but Kelly and Donny are great also... I'll be sitting on the sofa wrapped in a blanket with my Chai tea to keep warm. I just can't seem to warm up the past 2 days... I feel OK! Have a great evening stamping friends.... I'm going to do a bit of blog surfing next! Thanks for the SMILES!

Michelle :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dasher & Peaceful Wishes... :)

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I can't believe it's already next week... and then the busy time of year getting ready for Christmas! I have 2 more cards to share from my girls/stamping retreat weekend... the first card is using SU! Peaceful Wishes set and the TOP NOTE! :) (That makes me happy!) I CASE'd a similar card on SCS and the artist is Stampintoo. Check out the card I followed. I added the Real Red around the top note, changed my position of the sentiment and added bronze brads. I used liquid applique on the pine cones which was so fun to give more dimension to the card... I made 4 of these at the retreat and shared with Deb, Diane and Mary! (Hi ladies!!) :)
My second card was inspired by Dasher... LOVE that single stamp. I like this look to give as a masculine card... or the holidays! The CB embossing adds so much in the background, using my SU! Wide oval punch and Lots of Tags dies works so well with the image. I did use my GellyRoll pen for some sparkle but very hard to see in the photo. And yes, I enjoyed sponging around the edges for an aged look... ENJOY!
I'm enjoying the weekend as it's so warm and sunny here. My hubby just left to Bow Hunt till dark. So you know girls what that means... STAMPING TIME!! Fare triad right? He... :) Anyway, I have a few more cards from the retreat to share yet. Stay tune... Have a super weekend and enjoy it in whatever part of the world you live.... SMILES!!

Thanks for popping in... Michelle :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A couple cards to share... from my Stamping Retreat!!

Well, I survived the stamping/scrapbooking weekend!! What fun it was... so much creative energy going and amazing food! I ate way to much... it felt like Thanksgiving two weeks early! Ha.. :) I have a couple cards to share from my weekend and will be sharing more cards when I can post next. If you follow my blog, you know how much I LOVE the SU! TOP NOTE die! I CASE'd a card from Beate Johns blog... but I can't find the actual post to show my CASE.

I kept both cards close in size, shape and colors. I added a SU! Felt Flurries snowflake from last years mini, and the Snowman is a EK punch. (Thanks Diane for sharing!) :) I did some paper piecing to get more of defined image with the hat, scarf and arms. And enjoyed using my SU! Modern Label Punch... :) Cardstock used is SU! Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Very Vanilla.

I hope you like... I do! I'm going to finish watching Dancing with the Stars now... LOVE that show! The big night is coming next week... yeah! You know where I will be at. Thanks for popping in for a visit and I so appreciate it. I plan to blog surf sometime soon! Miss everyone!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

STVSC37... Dashing Through the Snow!

Hi everyone!!! I had some stamping time last night and I just had to share... :) I received my SU! "Dasher" a week ago and decided to pop into my sweet friends blog at The Craft's Meow (Hi Lisa!!) and seen this fun sketch... Stamp TV Sketch Challenge 37!! The card on the left is the card for the challenge. My 2nd card is a layout I have been wanting to try for some time.
On the challenge card I used DP from DCWV, paper piecing on my Nestie circle cuts and embossed Dasher with white embossing powder. Added snowflakes... the large one is SU! and the small size is Martha Stewart. I added rhinestones to the antlers and the sentiment was so fun to mix using SU! punches to layer.
The second card I free hand cut the landscape out of scrap paper, and used it like a stencil to sponged Chocolate Chip onto Kraft CS. Then I stamped Dasher with Whisper White Craft to emboss in white... well I "FORGOT" to use my Embossing Buddy and ended up have my inked area hold some of the embossing powder too! I decided to see what it would look like after I took the heat gun to it and I LOVED the fun texture and look it gave... so I went with it!! :) My oops worked to my advantage! :) The snowflake is one of last years SU! felt snowflakes, added a boarder using my EK Wave Punch, the sentiment is a $1 stamp at Michael's, and I also used my GellyROll pen around the edges to give more sparkles... Click on photos!
Enjoy!! This week I'm getting ready for a retreat this weekend... CAN I LEAVE "NOW"!! Ha... :) I'm getting excited and have my ideas ready, but not much packed. So my posting might be even less this week. Have a great Sunday evening, thanks for the visit and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mr & Mrs Snowman... :)

Happy Friday!! I can't believe how the week just flew by and the weekend is already here.... :) We had our Grand Opening all week at our new office. Great success and lots of fun. (But some very LONG days!) Here in Minnesota it's the "eve" of Riffle Hunting season for white tail deer, and the area is hoppin' with hunters. Tomorrow I have to pull out the orange jackets and hats for my walks, I don't want to get shot at! Ha... :) We have Cooper ready with his collar... it's the bright orange too.
Enough of my chatting and on to my Mr & Mrs Snowman card!! I thought this $1 stamp was just the cutest from Micheal's and with some paper piecing and using my GellyRoll pen for some sparkles it turned out very nice... I THINK! :) I also doubled up the ribbons, used my EK Wave Border punch, and Snowflake CuttleBug embossing folder. My DP's are from DCWV and KI Memories. Click on the photo's for a close up shot. I love looking at details on cards!!
I'm making popcorn next and settling in for the night. And yes, I'll have a hot cup of Chai tea... very relaxing! Enjoy your weekend everyone and with this fall weather enjoy some crafting time too... it's deer hunting "widows" weekend!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jolly Snowman and Get Well Card... :)

Happy Sunday!! Here is one of my Snowman cards I made this weekend and a 2nd card from Julie's card class. It was perfect, Friday with the snow coming down made me think of a bright "JOLLY" card! I used my Nesties, bright DP's and using my Martha Stewart snowflake punches with buttons. I CuttleBug embossed the background and sponged the edges and high spots with SU! Whisper White. The stamp is from Provo Crafts... to cute! :)

Being the snow has come early this year and we still have leaves on the trees we made this fun fall card. Julie had us make a 4x4 card and making a 2nd fold at the 2" mark. Such a quick and easy card to make. When I came home I used my blender pen to fill in the leaves more with Close to Cocoa. And that fantastic Modern Label Punch rocks with the brads!! The stamp set is Autumn Splendor... in the SU! Holiday Mini Catty and Thoughts and Prayers.

Click on the photo's for a closer look! I'm watching football "Boarder Battle"... Vikings and Green Bay Packers... So far so good for us! I also made a large pot of Chicken Wild Rice soup and Pumpkin Mousse for dessert!!!! Yummmm... :) Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping in for a visit. I always love it when you do... I'm catching up on comments!!

SMILES... Michelle :)