Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Weddings

 

I got invited to 5 weddings this summer. While I cannot attend all of them, I still make cards for the happy couples and send them a little gift.

Last Friday Night, I was crafting away and made these. They are all the same layout and design, but I went with the colors of the respective couple’s invitations.

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My parents were also invited to 3 out of the 5 weddings, and I made a set of wedding cards for them to give to, but I’ll share those with you  tomorrow.

In all I made 8 cards in about an hour and at approximately $5 a piece at the local card store, I “saved” $40!!! Woohoo. now that makes “cents”! (sorry for the bad pun there)

I’ll be sure to share the other 3 cards tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Riley 1311

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We have a great challenge  for you this week at the  Riley and Company blog. This week our challenge hostess is JOY, and she  has challenged us to create a card using Dies or Punches.

I wanted to create a cute birthday card that could either be used for a boy or girl, depending on the occasion. I used  Balloons Riley because I feel it can be used for either.  As for the dies or punches, I used a die for the fence and spellbinders oval for the image.

Do you want to participate in this challenge? If you would like to play along with us,all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword Riley1311.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Cathy Edgar - Cindy Haffner - Heather Prince - Jovita Torres - Joy StaggJuliet Huang - Kelly Santi - Laurie Clout - Margie Cortina - Michele L - Sarah Gough - Silke Kittmann

I followed this sketch for June’s SFYTT:

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Supplies:

Stamps: Bikini Riley

Paper: Imaginisce

Challenges: Riley 1311, SFYTTJune2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

MFTWSC24

 

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Well this weekend was certainly a busy weekend. We had a christening to go to on Saturday night and my parents were there as well so It was nice being with them without the rush of schedules, or cooking or cleaning up.

Yesterday we had a friend’s wedding and that was incredibly amazing as well! The food and service were 5 stars and everything was just perfect!!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for MFTWSC24. I know these card I have been showing are out of order but that seems to be my life right now. Taking it one day at  a time and it’s chaotic.

I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CHO’s post

This Week at the CHO blog we have an inspiration peice.:

I can smell the sunscreen lotion just by looking at this picture.

I took a different approach and made a card with some tropical flowers and the sentiment wishing you sunshine! That’s what  I felt when I saw this picture, all of the sun beating down on me.

Here’s my card:

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Feel free to play along and see what inspired you!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

 

Hi everyone! Yep this is the second post for today!

When I saw the inspiration piece for the PTI blog hop, I knew immediately what I was going to do. My stamping mojo revived itself over the last 24 hours and I’ve been on a cardmaking frenzy.

Here’s the inspiration photo:

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And here is what I came up with:

 

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Ever since I got the Tag Sale #4 die, it immediately reminded me of a Christmas ornament. It’s so nice and big and the possibilities are endless. When I saw the inspiration photo I knew right away this is what I wanted to create. I didn’t want to have traditional Christmas colors, and it’s like having Christmas in (July), I mean June!

It can either be a gift tag or a tree ornament!

Here are a few more pics:

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Stamps used are all from PTI- Tiny Tags (and die), Tree Trimming Trio, and Backgrounds Basics : Text Style.

I hope you like it.. and this make a cute tag for a gift.

The 12 weeks of Blog Candy now through Labor Day- Week #2

I’ve been in major spring cleaning mode these last couple of days and started with the most disorganized room in the house- my stamping studio.

I was cleaning, organizing and started to fill a Blog Candy box. So to keep things interesting I’m going to offer small blog candy every Friday or Saturday from now through Labor Day. Let’s enjoy summer a little more eh?

The candy I have is small, but it’s from the heart and it’s stuff that I have not used. So why not share it with someone else that would make good use out of it right?

This week up for grabs is this stamp set from Paper Pretties called Love Bugs:

 

To win all you have to do is just leave a comment that you are interested in winning the blog candy. That simple! Maybe next week I’ll make you work harder for your prize!

I’ll announce the winner next Friday or Saturday when I have the next batch of blog candy.

 

Now to share a card:

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I have a ton, and I mean a lot of weddings to go to this year, and this evening I completed 8 wedding cards and 2 Christening cards. I have already made and given the bridal shower cards at this point.

The card I am sharing today was a bridal shower card that I made on the fly. I had such little time and wanted to think of something quick, so I really just pulled for the materials that I had on hand.  I just used dies and cut out the trellis and the butterflies and just stuck them together.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, June 24, 2011

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I’m somewhat back on schedule with my cardmaking. Well let’s put it this way, at least I’m photographing and editing a bit more regularly!

This is the card that I made for this week’s MFT sketch challenge. Their sketches are always fun, and detailed.

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I really enjoyed using such a mix of deisgner papers on this card. They are from Lilly Bee and I got them at iheartpapers.com It has a variety of patterns but in colors that coordinate.

What are you doing this weekend? For the next couple of weeks I have them jam packed with weddings, christenings and other parties!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

card candy

 

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I just wanted to share some card candy that I made for a current PTI swap that I am hosting. I used the Tag Its stamp set for this.

I love all the trendy ribbon tags that are popping up everywhere so I decided to make a few of my own!

 

What do you think?

Have a great week.

-michele

Monday, June 20, 2011

Blog Candy Winner….

Well it’s Monday and Random.org has provided a winner with entry #4

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Kathy!!! You are the winner of the Embellie Gellie. Sending me your e-mail using the contact form link above with your address, and I’ll send it out to you ASAP.

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Now onto a card:

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This card has been made since forever ago.

I used a stamp set from Wplus9. They are cute stamps and I have 3 or 4 and only inked them up once. I kind of like this retro grunge look and this card was so easy to create too!

Friday, June 17, 2011

ScraPerfect Blog Candy!

 

Hi Everyone!

I know the blog has been slightly neglected over the last week, week and a half. I’ve been super busy with work and at home but things shall fall into their regular routine soon!

A few weeks ago I was notified by Amy from ScraPerfect that  I made the Design Team. I was so thrilled because I have already been using some of their products lately especillay the Embellie Gellie. It’s a great little tool to have to pick up bling and place it on your card.

IEmbellie Gellie - Helps you pick up even the smallest of bling and put it exactly where YOU want it.

 

This embelli gellie is incredible and beats picking up tiny bling with tweezers any time.

So I’m going to offer up so blog Candy All you have to do is leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner on Monday.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Crafty H’s Challenge

This post is really late for the Crafty H’s challenge. I was even able to make this card WAY before the deadline, but never got a chance to photograph and post it.

Anyway this week’s challenge at the CHO’s is to make a card using YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN!

Here’s what I came up with:

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Ok So I also used a little bit of brown too, but that’s ok.

Paper is from Jillibean Soup, and the stamps are from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

Have a great week and next week I hope to return to regular posting!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Riley Challenge: Buttons and Ribbon oh My!

 

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We have a great challenge  for you this week at the  Riley and Company blog. This week our challenge hostess is Frances, and she  has challenged us to create a card using Buttons and Bows.

 I sure am ready for summer and am so glad it’s here! I decided to use Bikini Sophie to celebrate the beginning of summer. I used some fun summer paper I had at the bottom of my DP stash and some ribbon and buttons.

I do apologize for the poor photographing skills. I’ve been wrestling with my camera for the last 2 days and for some reason the image comes out so blue.

Do you want to participate in this challenge? If you would like to play along with us,all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword Riley1211.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Cathy Edgar - Cindy Haffner - Heather Prince - Jovita Torres - Joy StaggJuliet Huang - Kelly Santi - Laurie Clout - Margie Cortina - Michele L - Sarah Gough - Silke Kittmann

Supplies:

Stamps: Bikini Riley

Paper: Imaginisce

Challenges: Riley 1211

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MFTWSC?????

 

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I had a really good time making this card. I just think i t looks so pretty and I love the fact that I didn’t even have to color it in.

Once again, this was something that I entered into one of the MFT weekly challenges, but it was a few weeks ago and I realized I never posted to my blog.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

MFT June Guest Designer Challenge

This is my entry for the MFT Guest Designer Challenge for the month of June. I just want to say that these monthly challenges and weekly sketches, have really pushed me out of my comfort zone at times and made me try new techniques, papers and color combos.

This month’s challenge is to get personal. Well I’m a pretty reserved person, so I played it safe and decided to share a little gift box I made to hold a necklace for a friend. I have enjoyed making these pizza boxes because they are so easy to make, but also because I have tons of designer paper and it’s such a good way to use it. Especially if it’s slightly heavy and if it happens to be double sided, well, then that’s just a bonus.

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Above you will see the little gift box on the left, and a coordinating 3.5 x 3.5 card on the right. I decided to tuck the card into the box as an extra little surprise when it’s opened.

Below is what it looks like when it’s opened. I placed the belly band on the right just so that you can check it out.

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Here’s a close-up of the closed up box:

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Here is a close up of the birthday note card:

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Supplies:

Stamps: MFT (My Favorite Things) Clearly Sentimental and Framed Greetings.

Paper:  Cardstock is from SU!, DP is from MME purchased at I{heart}papers

Other: Spellbinders Leaves Bling, MFT Die-namic rolled rose and doilie, ribbon

Sunday, June 5, 2011

06/05 Summer: Let the Fun Begin!

It's the first weekend of June and the weather is gorgeous up here on the northeast. Everyone is getting ready for the summer and the fun to begin!
Well that's our theme this week--> Summer: Let the Fun Begin! To participate follow
 
 
I had to use this fun paper by Jillibean Soup called gazpacho I order the paper  via
 
I also experimented with a new product today which I LOVE! It’s called glubers and Cosmo Cricket produces them. It’s such a phenomenal adhesive.
 

Friday, June 3, 2011

MFTWSC???

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Since MFT released the Shabby Chic contest, a few months ago, every now and then I go on a shabby chic kick. This was a card I created for one of the MFT weekly challenges. I don’t remember which one,and I thought I had posted this already on the blog and turns out I didn’t!

I LOVE this card! It’s so soft and uses such fun papers. I used the rolled flower die, and the fishtail banner dies all from MFT!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m going to get my mojo on and create some more!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MFTWSC21- Challenge Time

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Besides making cards and looking forward to new releases, MFT also makes me aware of how many weeks have passed this year and how quickly time is FLYING!

I’ve been going a little shabby chic more than usual ever since the MFT challenge in April I believe!  I just love at how quick and easy these cards are and how beautiful they turn out.

This typewriter set is a must have. A friend of mine sent some images so I can play along with and without a doubt I will be getting this stamp set!

How’s your 4 day week going? Can’t believe tomorrow is already Wednesday! YAY!

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