Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pixie Pouches

UGH! It's 2:30 AM and I can't get back to sleep. Don't you hate when that happens? Since I am up I figured that I would share the Pixie Pouches that I made for my two nieces and nephew.

I had so much fun making these and I can't wait to give pouches to them! I used TLC152 on SCS from the Monday before last. Just a whee bit behind, aren't I?

I hope that everyone has a great Friday and thanks for stopping by!


Funny Bunny Pouch

Stamps: Love Ya' Much by All That Scraps

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite, SU! Bravo Burgundy and copics

Paper: Blush by Basic Grey and Bazzill cs

Embellishments: Prima Flowers, brads by CTMH and SU! Bravo Bur. ribbon

Tools: Marvy Oval Scallop Punches and SU! Corner Rounder

Dog-Gone Cute Pouch

Stamps: Love Ya' Much by All That Scraps

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite, SU! Chocolate Chip and copics

Paper: SU! Outlaw dp, choc. chip, very vanilla and creamy caramel

Embellishements: SU! choc. chip ribbon, Dew Drops and start brads by CTMH

Tools: SU! Tag Corner Punch and CM Star Punch

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'll always look up to you

Ok, I never post twice in one day and I had no intention tonight. However, I just received one of the fabulous new sets by Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I just had to make a card! This is a sneak peek and it will be released on Friday, February 1st! Who doesn't love a cute, cuddly penguin?

I used a sketch by Debbie Olson over at Thinking Inking, thank you for a wonderful sketch! This image was colored in with my prismas and I used my copics for their little beaks and for the very faint outline. I also added some Martha Stewart glitter to their little bellies!

Thanks so much for dropping by!


Stamps: Sweet N Sassy

Ink: Brilliance Graphite and SU! Night of Navy

Paper: SU! Night of Navy cs, Chatterbox dp and Bazzill cs

Embellishments: SU! Whisper White ribbon and snowflake eyelet (oldie by goodie from my stash)

Tools: Key Tag Puch and Nestabilities

Wonderful Husband

Whew, it is squirrly early right now, that's 4:52 AM for those wondering. I have been really busy at work and really haven't had the time or energy when I get home at night to play! I made this card for my husband whose birthday was last Friday. He really loved it, which of course made me super happy!

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!


All products SU!

Stamps: Noble Deer and Wonderful Favorites

Inks: Choc. Chip and Always Artichoke

Paper: Always Artichoke, Choc. Chip andRiver Rock

Embellshments: River Rock Double-stitched ribbon and Jumbo Eyelets

Tools: Small Oval Punch

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A little note set...

Happy Sunday everyone!

I don't know where this weekend has gone :( Seems like it is Friday and then boom, already it's Sunday!

I am trying to catch up on all of the projects that I have in the works and this is one of them.

I made this note card set for a friend's sister who has been sick. This is a set of 10 and I made a pen to match. In fact the pen is covering up the little phrase "a little note" which was stamped in Purely Pomegranate. Oops!

All products are SU! with the exception of the stamps which are Elzybells by Amuse. These are so adorable! I just got my order in for the new Friendship collection and will hopefully be sharing some cards made with them later this week.

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Elzybells; A winter song and "a little note" SU!; Sprinkles
Ink: Purely Pomegranate , copic markers
Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White
Embellishments: Pur. Pom double stitched ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds (which didn't show up in the pic)
Tools: CM cutting system to cut hole out of front and Marvy circle and scalloped circle punches.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Oh Hoppy Day!

Happy Friday everyone!

In between running around to get ready for my hubby's birthday gathering tonight, I decided to get this card posted too!

This was made with the Pond Pals set by Sweet N Sassy stamps. I just adore this set.

I colored the frog in with my copics. I decided to make her girlie with pink spots! I also stamped the background of the Regal Rose cardstock with the little dragonfly that is in the set.

I used a card sketch by Lindsay from In My Stamp Room.

I hope everyone enjoys the start of their weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Pond Pals ; Sweet N Sassy

Ink: SU! Regal Rose and Brilliance in G. Black

Paper:SU! Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and dp is Certainly Celery

Embellishments: SU! Pretties kit, rhinestone brad and white gel pen

Tools: SU! Wordwindow punch, Marvy scallop circle punch and reg. circle punch, misc. ribbon

Thursday, January 24, 2008

And the winner is #66

Elaine said...
Good evening, Michelle! I love the candy / stamps that you're giving away!! I will enter for sure to win them!fave color combo: dark teal, pink, black, cream & tan!
January 23, 2008 7:06 PM

I used a random number picker that I found through Google and the winner was #66.

Thank you everyone for playing, I LOVE the color combos that you told me were your favorites. Some I NEVER would have come up with, I can't wait to try them out!

Please email me your address at CONGRATS!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Feeling Groovy

Ok, so this is sooo different than the "cutesy" stamps that I normally use. I decided to broaden my horizons! The stamp is from a line called Rubber Romance. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not, but I have to be honest, I felt all grown-up when I made this card! :)

I used a sketch by Lauren Meader and colored her in with my ever lovin' copic markers.

I hope that everyone is having a great night and thanks for stopping by to take a look!


Stamps: Rubber Romance, saying;Stampingbella

Ink: SU!; Choc. Chip Chalk Ink; Wheat and Copic Markers

Paper: CTMH;More to Adore

Embellishments: MM; flowers and brads

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blog Candy for 10K Hits!

Good Morning Everyone!

I was very excited this morning when I saw that the counter went past the 10000 mark! THANK YOU to everyone that stops by to look at my cards and thanks for taking the time to post a comment! I really APPRECIATE it and you! :)

As a thanks to my loyal readers I am offering up some blog candy. The rules are simple, when you post please tell me your favorite color combo. I am constantly looking for new ones and this would be a big help to me!

Up for grabs is

a Fiskars1/8" Circle Punch

3 yards of Valentine's Day ribbon

2 Copic Markers colors B93 and YR04

2 Personal Impressions Stamps by Inkadinkado

1 set of Simply Sweet rub-ons by Doodlebug Designs

1 set of Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps; Swirls by Rhonna Farrer

I will select a random winner Thursday night 8pm ET. This should give everyone a chance to play and post.

Good Luck everyone!


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Unforgettable Friend

This is another one of the sets from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I just LOVE this set called Happy Heart Day.The mouse and the elephant are just too cute! I used SC159 for this card and it was colored in with my copics.

I hope that everyone is enjoying their Sunday, thanks for stopping by!


All products are SU!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day and Stitched Exotics

Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive

Paper: Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Whisper White and dp is Bali Breeze (also new)

Embellishments: Dimensionals and Old Olive Ribbon

Tools: Small Oval Punch

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My day was MADE!

See the flowers on the right-hand side of this post? I received this today from Tangii, click here to see her wonderful blog. Just when I think no one is watching or being inpsired by my artwork, whamo! You receive something wonderful that makes it all worth it!
Thank you so much Tangii!!! You REALLY DID make my day!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Well, the snow has changed to sleet now in SE PA. I so wish that it would snow, just for a bit longer. Maybe next time...

I am working on some gifts for the girls that I work with, but in the meantime I am posting this card that I made a couple of weeks ago. I used the Sweet N Sassy set Doodle Flowers. This set is so perfect for "Love Day" ! I stamped the two size petals to make the different size flowers and then colored them with my copics, blending the different shades. Next I cut the flowers out and adhered them to the scallop circle with a mini-brad. The bottom of the card was done by random stamping the swirl that was part of the set.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are having a great night!


Stamps: Doodle Flowers by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: SU! Choc. Chip , CTMH Hollyhock and Copic Markers

Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Hey Sugar, CTMH;Colonial White and Bazzill cardstock

Embellishments: mini brad;CTMH and misc. ribbon

Tools: Marvy Scallop Circle Punch and SU! Corner Rounder

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hugs & Kisses

Well, now that Christmas is over I guess it is time to focus on Love Day as my niece Dana calls it.

This is a stamp by Stampingbella, it is very simple, but I also think it is just adorable! I colored the image in with my copics and then added Stickles to the hearts to make them all sparkly. I will say this... this is the easiest image I have ever colored in!

I'm off to work on another card. So much for slowing down!

Thanks for looking,


Stamps by Stampingbella

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black

Paper: Black Tie by Basic Grey and Bazzill cardstock

Embellishments: Bella's Baubles and ribbon from Michael's

Tools: SU! Ticket Corner Punch and Word Window Punch

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A little birdie told me...

This is one of the new stamp sets in the Spring-Summer Stampin' Up! catalog. How cute is that little birdie? The set is very versatile as you can use it for birthday, marriage, get well, promotion and more! I made this card for a swap that I was in. I hope that everyone in the swap liked it as much as I enjoyed making it.

All products are SU!
Ink: Stazon and Watercolor Crayons
Paper: Cutie Pie, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and So Saffron
Embellishement: Whisper White and Certainly Celery Ribbon
Tools: Small and Large Oval Punch and 3/16 corner rounder

I hope that everyone has a great night and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Shopabella Tin

Good Sunday Morning everyone!

I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend! Mine has been pretty good so far.

I am hoping to get some papercrafting done today since it will be quiet around here. In the meantime I am posting this bella tin that I made a few days ago. I had to wait to post because I was surprising my friend Kim with one and I didn't want her to see it!

I picked up the tin at the $1spot at Target. Now I am sorry that I didn't buy all of them.

I really enjoyed making this, as this stamp suits me so well, because I am a true shopaholic.

Maybe I should save my money in it??? Yeah right.

Stamps: Shopabella by Stampingbella

Ink: Brilliance in Black and Copic Markers

Paper: Cutie Pie by SU!

Embellishments: Glitter chipboard letter;$1 spot at Target, prima flower, bling by My Mind's Eye and ribbon by CTMH

Tools: just sandpaper to scratch up the tin

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Friday everyone!

I know I have been MIA for a few days, but I have literally been sick since the day after Christmas. I know a lot of people have it out there. For those that do, I hope that you are feeling better soon!

So it leads to my next statement, I almost gave up the blog. I have been thinking about it a lot lately. Trying to find time to make and post started to feel more like a second job to me. So I said, Michelle give it up, you can't do it all. See how long it lasted? I will say this, I will probably be posting at a slower pace to allow myself some down time. Which is one thing that I promised myself with the new year. So for tonight I have this card that I made for my dad for his birthday. He loves dogs, loves em!, so I thought this Pennyblack stamp was perfect for him! I colored him in with my watercolor crayons and I used a card sketch by the uber talented Lauren Meader.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: PB; Birthday Dog, Papertrey Ink; Paper Tray

Ink: Stazon and SU! Choc. Chip

Paper: Basicgrey;Mellow

Embellishments: SU! Always Artichoke Ribbon and Hodgepodge

Sunday, January 6, 2008

It's a Jungle Out There

Is the name of this set from My Favorite Things. This little lion is just so cute! I have other sets from MFT that I am determined to play with in the next couple of weeks.

I used SC157 for this card and I colored the little guy with my prisma pencils and gamsol.

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday!

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: MFT; It's a Jungle Out There

Ink: Stazon and SU! Choc. Chip

Paper: Mellow by BasicGrey

Embellishment: Brad by CTMH

Tools: SU! Word Window Punch

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Waddle I do?

I haven't created as much as I wanted to lately due to one thing or another, but I managed to make this one last night.

This set is called Pond Pals and is by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Hope everyone is having a nice Saturday!


Stamps: Pond Pals by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: Brilliance, SU! Choc. Chip and Chalk Ink;Wheat

Paper: Gretel;Cosmo Cricket

Embellishments: Prima Flowers, SU! ribbon and Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and SU! Lg. Oval Punch

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Big Frosty Thank You

Hi everyone,

Tonight will be a quick post, sorry!

I'm afraid that I am on a Bella roll, I just can't to stop coloring them with my copics.

Had this stamp since it came out and just got to use it! Look for a lot more bellas in the near future!

I again used a Splitcoast Card Sketch, # 152.

Have a great night everyone, those in frigid zones, please stay warm!


Stamps: Cupcakeabella and saying; Stampingbella

Ink: Brilliance, copic markers, Wheat;Chalk Ink (sponged) Choc. Chop;SU!

Paper: Choc. chip; SU!, Colonial White;CTMH and Hey Sugar;Cosmo Cricket

Embellishment: Prima flowers, stickles and Bella's Baubles

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Always In Style!

I hope everyone survived their first day back to the routine!

I made it through my first day of work, and am feeling a little yucky. I think I took a step backwards in the recovery process. After posting this I am going to have some homemade chicken noodle soup and put on my flannel pjs!

I have had this set for a long time and I finally got to play with it! I don't know what it is about it, I just think it is so super retro and cute! Oh, I used SC131 for it. I don't know what I would do without Splitcoast!

Have a great night everyone!


Stamps: SU! Pattern of Friendship

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black and SU! Choc. Chip, Copic Markers

Paper: SU! Choc. Chip, CTMH;Colonial White and Cosmo Cricket;Hey Sugar

Embellishment: SU! Choc. Chip Ribbon, misc; buttons and staple

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Warm and Fuzzy Feeling!

At this time I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to view my blog and thank those who leave comments. I know in this fast-paced, multi-tasking world it is not easy and I really appreciate it!

I wish all of you a very HEALTHY and HAPPY New Year!

I am trying to squeeze a ton of papercrafting minutes out of this day, as this is the last day of my vacation :( Tomorrow it is back to the grind and the hustle bustle with much less crafting minutes. YUCK!

I was dying to use this stamp since before Christmas, but just never got around to it. I thought of my friend Kim while making this card, for a couple of reasons. She has reminded me that I own Nestabilities! lol... (I really must use more of what I own and stop buying!) Also, pink and green is her favorite color combo! I hope that you approve Kim!

I hope that everyone is enjoying whatever it is that you love to do today to start the new year off right!


Stamps: Wintertime Fun;C.C. Designs, sentiment;Stampingbella

Ink: Graphite Black;Brilliance, Copic Markers

Paper: Phresh & Phunky; BasicGrey, Bazzill Cardstock

Embellishments: Chipboard Snowflake;BasicGrey, misc. ribbon, Stickles and Martha Stewart Glitter

Tools: Nestabilities