Monday, February 21, 2011

Critter Challenge #53

Happy Monday everyone! Are you ready for another wonderful Critter challenge? This month we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. There are so many wonderful digital stamps and papers. If you haven't checked Robyn's Fetish out yet, this is the time to do it. All digital stamps and digital papers are 30% off this month! How great is that!



Ok, now onto my project for this week's challenge. Our challenge was to use the given sketch. This was a fun sketch to use. I immediately thought of my CM decorative trimmer for it. The image is a Robyn's Fetish image called SS Hoppity.



Supplies:
paper - dp (CM), misc.
stamps - SS Hoppity (Robyn's Fetish), Friend to Friend(SU)
ink - copics markers, Black (SU)
other - dimensionals, blue embroidery floss

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello Sunshine!

Ok, I have the cutest little card to show you! I played a couple of challenges on Splitcoast Stampers this week. One of them was the color challenge, CC310, and the other was the Clean and Simple challenge, CAS106.

The color challenge was to use Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point and So Saffron and the CAS challenge was a sketch challenge.

I used this adorable sunshine image from Deedee's Digis called Hello Sunshine. Isn't it so cute! the card size is 4x4. I used my Su markers to color it. The cloud dp is SU.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Michele

Friday, February 18, 2011

Feature Friday - Inking Idaho

Happy Friday everyone! It's the weekend! I can't believe it is already the middle of February.

I have a fabulously creative person and her blog to introduce you to today! Today's Feature Friday blog is Inking Idaho and the person behind all this creativity is Becky Roberts. I have been a subscriber to her blog for quite a while and absolutely LOVE everything she makes. I am just in awe of what Becky can create out of paper. But she doesn't keep all this creativity to herself. Check out her tutorials! I have purchased some of them and they are so worth the small price. The instructions are very detailed with pictures included for those that are visual learners like myself.

Becky was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me.

Q: How long have you been crafting?
A: I'm not real crafty per say, I just stamp...and I only use Stampin' Up! This is my 10th year.

Q: What is/are your favorite color(s) to work with?
A: Reds and pinks

Q: What is your favorite tool to use?
A: The Big Shot, baby!!!!!

Q: What do you draw inspiration from the most?
A: I find inspiration everywhere, but a trip to a fine stationary store always does the trick for me!

Q: Do you have a tip to share?
A: It's just a piece of paper, use it! Cut it up, stamp all over it, crust it, die-cut it, tear it and enjoy it!

Q: Is there anything else you would like to share?
A: As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've never had a bad day at work. I love the freedom to work from home, be my own boss and share my creativity with my customers and everyone who visits my blog.

One more little tidbit about Becky - she was the demonstrator that had the 10,000th demonstrator sign up with SU in 2010. How cool is that? Congrats, Becky!

Here are links to just a few of my favorite projects on Inking Idaho!
Didn't I tell you she was fabulous!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's Feature Friday!
Hugs,
Michele

Friday, February 11, 2011

SURPRISE Birthday Party for Deedee!

Hi everyone! I am so glad you joined us today for a Surprise Blog Hop for Deedee.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEEDEE!!!
She is such a creative, dedicated and caring person. It is an honor to give her this special day! So let me show you (and Deedee) the card I made for her.

The bear and the top sentiment inside the card is from Beary Happy Birthday. The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Sentiments. I used the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder on the front and sanded it so the white core of the cardstock shows and the embossing shows up better. The scalloped circle is a Spellbinders die and the ribbon is SU. I used the SU scallop border punch inside.

Thank you so much for hopping along and celebrating Deedee's birthday with us. If you haven't visited the other participants you can find their links below.

Deedee's Birthday Blog Hop participants

Exciting news is coming soon! You will want to check the craft blog this Sunday, Feb. 13th for some exciting news that Deedee has to announce! There are lots of new and wonderful things happening with Deedee's Digis! Do I have your curiosity up? Good! Check it out Sunday!

Hugs,
Michele

Monday, February 7, 2011

Critter Challenge #51

Good Monday morning! I have another layout to share with you for my Critter DT post today. Before I get to it though, let me tell you who our sponsor is for February. It is Robyn's Fetish! There are lots of great images and even some digi paper available in the store. You really should go check it out. She just opened up a new store and has all digital stamps and papers on sale for 30% off! How great is that!

Now, onto my page! I used some digi paper from Robyn's Fetish called Oriental Beauty and the penguin is a digi stamp called Paul Penguin Sleighing. I colored it in Photoshop and used it in my CM Storybook Creator Plus software. Isn't he cute!


I hope you enjoyed my project and maybe inspired you to create! Thanks for stopping by!

Michele

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Me and my BFF - GYSO #5

used VSBN on SplitcoastStampers this weekend to get my page done for challenge sketch #5 at Get Your Sketch On. The VSBN challenge was to make a clean and simple page with minimal embellishments. It worked out great for the sketch challenge.

For my letters, I didn't want just plain white so I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with mustard embossing powder before I cut them out. It adds just enough to them.


Supplies:
paper - SU
flowers - K&Company
letters - Cricut and Alphalicious cartridge
misc. brads

Thanks for stopping by!
Michele

Friday, February 4, 2011

Feature Friday - Everyday Cricut

Hello everyone! I'm sorry I'm running late with this post but I'm here now. Today I want to feature a site called Everyday Cricut.

cricutholiday

OMG! Joy and Melanie make magic happen with a Cricut, a cartridge and some paper! Every day there is a new project posted using one of the Cricut machines. There is usually one cartridge highlighted on the project. I really like how they make you 'see' a cartridge in a whole new light. There are cartridges I think I wouldn't possbily use but then a project is done with it and that cartridge immediately goes on my must have list. There are also video tutorials on the Cricut, Gypsy and various project techniques. Oh, did I mention they have a weekly giveaway for a cartridge?! Here are some links to a just a few of my favorite projects:

I better stop now. I hope you get a chance to check out Everyday Cricut. There is so much inspiration and ideas there. You are sure to find something to inspire you and maybe add more to your "must have" list. Sorry about that part!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Michele