Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thinking of you!

Hi everyone!! Well, today I have a card to share using a simple scrap of DP I found, adding ribbon/button, then decided to stamp swirls with a sentiment for a finishing touch. This card came together very well with the "Scraps" I had laying around my craft room... it's amazing what you can find... right!?? :) The white stripe in the ribbon really adds to this card!

I also relieved a RAK (random act of kindness) in the mail a while back and decided to share this beauty made by Allison from Stampin' When I Can!!! She is such a sweet heart and I always enjoy visiting her blog. Don't you love how well the DP's work together... and the ribbon/button treatment! We're watching the Olympic US and Canada hockey game and just taking it easy this afternoon. LOVE lazy Sunday afternoons... and the sun is shinning so brightly. It's melting too! Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful week!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Together!

Hi everyone!!! Hope your weekend is going well and enjoying the Olympics. This weekend I worked at a Woman's Expo which was so much FUN! Lots of great ladies I met and just seeing faces from the area. Our local health system sponsored it and we had many fabulous vendors on hand. Plus the lunch was YUM-O! (Choice of 4 kinds of salads, water and a nutrition bar!) Right up my alley... I love salads!
Today's card is one we made at Julie's SU! card class... sorry I don't have a creation to share of mine YET! LOL... :) The set used was Happy Together, colors: SU! Real Red, Very Vanilla and Taken with Teal. We used the Bigz Dies Two Tags and SU! Scallop Circle Punch. Very simple and CUTE!! I better get some dinner going... Enjoy your evening!!!

Thanks for the visit and SMILES!

Michelle :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A couple SU! cards to share from class!

Happy Thursday!! Tonight I have 2 cards to share from Julie's SU! card class. The first card is using the SU! Vintage Vogue and Very Vintage jumbo wheel in the mini catalog. Close to Cocoa, Blush Bloom CS and punches for the sentiment. I added the mini white pearls.
The second card is using the technique "Stamping with Sweetened Condensed Milk" which was in the latest Stamp It Magazine! O'boy... by the time the group was done embossing the place smelled like a candy factory! (warm caramel smell) Such an easy way to give a unique effect to any card... and vintage! You stamp your image with sweetened condensed milk, sprinkle a "PINCH" of embossing powder over image and heat emboss! The sugar is what turns brown and the embossing powder adds more image details... The set we used is a NEW SU! set coming out in the next mini catalog for spring.
Enjoy!! Are you watching the Olympics? I have been when I can. Thanks for popping in for a visit and truly enjoy it.... have a great evening!!!

SMILES.... Michelle :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wishing you and yours a fabulous day full of love and lots of CHOCOLATE!! That's the best part for me... LOL! I made a very SWEET Cheesecake dessert on Friday that we have been enjoying it all weekend. In honor of this special day... here is a valentine I made using this "Ever so CUTE" DP from BoBunny . I just love it!! I added an embossed texture, along with using my EK border punch. I kept the card balanced with the DP's colors and style.
Enjoy your special day! Love is in the air... maybe some card making time too. Thanks for the visit and I always love it when you do!

Tootles... and warm SMILES!

Michelle :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Day to YOU and Hubby's Valentine!

Hi Everyone!! WOW, has this week just flew by. Monday night I had Julie's card class and will post a few cards we made. This afternoon I had a few moments to finish my hubby's Valentine's Day card! (I don't have to worry about him seeing this post, he's not a regular follower... ha!)

I started out by punching the hearts with SU! heart punch in Real Red CS and added Ruby Red Stickles... 2 layers for SPARKLES! To give this card a masculine feel I used Kraft CS as my base, and used a few scraps of black
and white DP's. Then using my 1 3/8" square punch, EK border punch, and paper piercing a line. The SU! sets I used are retired... Sketch an Event and Wonderful Wishes. I like how it turned out, I tried to keep it not so girly... the only thing throwing me is the white border trim?!?!? Not sure about it!

The 2nd card and Candy Treat Packet was made last week as a few of us gals got together to enjoy some STAMPING TIME!! Very beautiful and FUN projects.... :)

Click on the photo's if you need a closer view. I took a side shot of the treat packet to show you how think it is. We put 4 Dove candies in a
small SU! Cello bag. Plus don't you just LOVE that Chocolate bunny!! :)

Have a great evening and soon the weekend is here! We have a bowling night and dinner planned. Living on the edge us love birds... LOL! Thanks for popping in for a visit and I hope you like what you see!


Michelle :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Warm and rich looking colors!!

Morning! Happy Saturday... :) Last night I "got creative"! I sure hit a dry patch the past couple weeks. But when I checked out Gina K. Organize it Card Sketch at Stamp TV using these BEAUTIFUL Basic Gray Indian Summer DP's... I just had to play along.

I decided to use SU! Pocket Silhouettes, Upsy Daisy and Great Friend to create the images. CS is SU! Baroque Burgundy (yes, I still have it!), Creamy Carmel, Basic Black and Whisper White. Then for the ribbon treatment I use SU! Taupe Grosgrain ribbon and a smaller piece of stitched ribbon over lapping. I did my own border by hand... my days in Graphic Arts kicked in... LOL! :)

I just LOVE this DP, did I say that already... ha! Take a peek at Gina's beautiful cards. She has many more combo's to enjoy!!

If you are getting snow with this big winter storm be safe! Blizzard conditions in some area's... but great "creative crafting" weather, RIGHT!! Enjoy your weekend and the Super Bowl! The commercials are the best part for me... :) Thanks for your sweet comments!!

Edited to add: Check out Ruby 2 Shoes for some "GREAT BLOG CANDY" girls!!! She has such fabulous cards... pop in and take a look... and sign up!


Michelle :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Note of Thanks!

Happy Friday! I hope you are keeping warm with the BIG snowstorm in some areas... so far we have only had a couple inches. And it's warm, 30 right now! Sorry for my absence this past week. But, I do have a card to share using those CUTE puffy flowers in blog land. Also my card is CASE from Dawn McVey. I changed the colors, added Swiss Dots embossing, different border and used my SU! Modern Label punch for the sentiment. SO FUN and EASY!
I just put a Take n' Bake pizza in the oven! Yummm... :) Enjoy your evening and thanks for popping in for a visit!! I'm loving all the inspiration in blog land... SMILES my stamping friends!!

Michelle :)