Monday, January 9, 2017

Seasons Givings Blog Hop winner!

Hi everyone!  I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who left me such wonderful comments on my Season's Givings blog hop post!  I read and cherished each and everyone! helped me chose the winner...

barbara macaskill said...
Holy wow! What a wonderful prize package!! So many amazing goodies that my mind is racing! I would probably go gaga if I won this one! I am a blog follower and love seeing what you create!! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies and Happy New Year!

Congrats Barbara!  I will leave a comment on your blog letting you know you are my winner.  Please email me at and I'll get your prize package right off to you!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Silver and Gold CHA 2017 release from Richard Garay

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Richard Garay CHA 2017 collections blog hop.  This year Richard will be releasing 4 amazing collections!
Today's hop will feature projects from the Make Amazing Design team, each of us using one of the collections.
 The collection I'm working with is called Silver and Gold (bottom left on the photo).  This is my favorite of the 4 collections.  The collection has 4 stamp sets with coordinating dies, 12x12 patterned paper, embellishments, embossing folders and stand alone dies.  It's full of flowery silver and gold goodness!
I made two quick and easy cards to share.  First up I layered a piece of patterned paper and the flowers are embossed with silver and gold EP and from the set called Gold Blooms.  This set has 3 flower images, 4 leaf/branch images and ALL images has a matching die!  The sentiment was embossed in silver and is from the Silver Wishes stamp set.
Using a few left over flowers from playing around, I quickly put together this next one layer card!  These flowers are stamped on vellum and embossed with silver EP and I added a strip of the same patterned paper along the bottom.  The sentiment is from the Silver Lining stamp set.
Close up of the embossing
So it wouldn't be a blog hop without FABULOUS prizes, right?!?
One lucky winner will win a Grand Prize of a $100 worth of RG products from his NEW collections AND an RG Messenger Bag with a total value of $150!!

AND there is a Runner Up prize for 2 lucky winners and each will receive an RG messenger bag (pictured below)!
Giveaway Rules:
1. To enter post a comment on RG hop post
2. For additional entries: Post a comment on each of the design team blogs -each comment is another chance to win.  It is not required to comment on ALL blogs to be entered, but the more you comment the more chances you have to win!
3. You have until January 10th at 6:00 PM EST to comment
4. Winners will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 11th on the RG blog

So grab a cup of your favorite drink and enjoy the hop!  Your next stop is the fabulous Laura Williams!  Here's the entire hop list in case you want to start from the beginning:
Michelle Woerner - You are here!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seasons Givings 2017: A special blog hop

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year and welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!
For those of you new to my blog, WELCOME and I hope you have a minute to cruise around and check out my work.  If you like my style, I invite you to follow my blog or my Pinterest boards to see my work in 2017, you can find all the info on my sidebar. 
What is Seasons Givings?  A group of stampers and companies got together and created this special blog hop to thank you, our readers, for being there and commenting with us all year!
 This hop is special because every single person on the list below is giving something away from their stash.

All you need to do is go to their blog and leave a comment.  It's that easy!  Now grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage and start hopping.
Here's to starting off the year 2017 in a fun way - it's a season of giving!
 My blog candy giveaway:
Giveaway items:  
1. Richard Garay Celebra'tions: 3 stamp sets
2. Richard Garay Celebra'tions: 2 die sets
3. Richard Garay Celebra'tions: Sequin sampler
4. Want2Scrap: 9 Rhinestone and Pearl embellishment packs
5. Clearly Besotted and JR Stamps: 4 stamp sets
************How to enter my giveaway -please read************  
1. Comment on this blog post.  Comments will be open until Tuesday the 10th.  I will announce and contact the winner on Wednesday. 
2. If you have a "no-reply" blogger account (that is the default setting), PLEASE include your email in your comment so I can contact youThe winner will have 1 week to respond with their address and giveaway package is ready and will be mailed ASAP.
3. You DO NOT have to be a follower of my blog to enter.
My apologies, but at this time I am not able to ship internationally, so my giveaway is open to US resident addresses only.

 I have a festive New Year's card to share.  I was lucky enough to have this published in the Craft Ideas Holiday 2016 Issue!

Soooooo... Are you ready?  Here is the list of blog hop givers and it's a HUGE one!  I'm number 50 on the list and if you're following in order, you should have come here from Tenia Nelson.  If you're just joining, be sure to start back at the top so you don't miss a single giveaway (be sure to stop by Richard Garay's blog -there is a  $150 giveaway!).

 Take your time, this is a long list and you have several days to enter. 
Enjoy the hop, good luck and happy New Year!  
Next stop on the hop is Christina Griffiths!

Heidi Ramsey Blankenship

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Silent Night

Hi everyone!  Long time no blog.  I took a couple weeks off from crafting and I must say, I got a BIG ole jump on my Christmas shopping and if felt great!  I need a few more Christmas cards and wanted to use one of the sentiments from the set, Oh Holy Night (which, by the way, is my FAVORITE Christmas song of all time) and this is what I came up with.  This set was from the Holiday Mini catalog that was brought back by popular demand and will be available until the end of December.

I wanted to keep things pretty traditional by using only red and white.  The background die I used is called Artful Burst and I think it has such a beautiful design and can be very Christmas like.  I also used my much neglected Mini Create-a-Bow dies -why haven't I used this bow on every single project?  It's THAT cute, am I right?!?  I finished it off with a few shiny accents and a touch of glitter around the sentiment panel.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up pic with a glimpse of the background die template.
All supplies used are Fun Stampers Journey

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gift card holder in a few easy steps

Hi everyone!  OK so my boys are at an age where all they want for Christmas (and birthdays) is an ITunes gift card.  Gone are the days when I could get them toys, a Lego set or a Pokemon card tin.  Now its all about the iPad games and money buys gems!  Sniff sniff.  AND all their friends are the same.  Everyone wants gift cards for their birthday's now.  So, it's a good thing FSJ has the super cute and easy Gift Card Sleeve die which at least makes it a more personal gift!
With a few steps, you can rock a super cute customized gift card holder.  There is even a coordinating set of dies for the Gift Card Sleeve to make it even easier called Gift Card Window Plates die set.  They are birthday, love and any occasion themed dies. SO cute!!
Here's how I made my gift card sleeve:
Step 1: Lay out Gift Card Sleeve die and the tree insert from the Holiday Box Window Plates die set
Step 2: Remove dies, trim Limeade Splash cardstock and adhere to the inside behind the tree opening
Step 3: Assemble gift card sleeve with 2 strips of white liner tape (side and bottom flaps)
Step 4: Decorate as much or as little you want.  Mine was pretty simple, I used a few stars from my Star Punch, one sequin from the Journey Holiday Elements, a small strip of patterned paper and some of the new Candy Apple twine (which launched with the Magical Journey collection!).
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture and you can see the detail where I added a dab of glitter to each little star.  So fun!!