Friday, April 1, 2016

A beautiful day

Hi everyone!  Spring is here and the weather has been in the low 70s for the last 3 days.  I'm one happy girl and was inspired to bust out one of my flower stamp sets, Special Day. 
This card is pretty simple and was easy to make.  The hardest part was deciding on which flower bloom image to use!  lol!  The patterned paper is the Fun Filled Prints paper pack which you can find in the NEW just launched Spring Into Summer mini catalog.  Take a peek, you are going to LOVE it!!  Lots of new cutie pie things in it!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies: 

Special Day Stamp Set 
Howdy Notes Stamp Set (for sentiment)
Journey Ovals Die Set 
Journey Circles Die Set
Daisy Blooms Die Set (set to retire!)
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock
Bubble Gum Cardstock  

Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock
Fun Filled Prints paper pack
Black Licorice Ink  

Limeade Splash Ink
Watermelon Fusion Ink
Accessories:  
Journey Sequins Pink World

Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon
Sparkle Dust (for the tips of the daisy) 
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Under the weather

Hi everyone!  Well, spring has sprung and that means rain, rain and more rain here in Portland!  All the rain has inspired me to once again bust out my  Hello Puddles stamp and coordinating die set and make something fun!
I paper pieced the umbrellas with a combination of cardstock and paper from the new 6x6 Spring Parade paper pack.  And then added a Rainbow Drop accent on each.  I didn't care for how the white space was looking, so I scored some lines though out.  I would have preferred to have the score line raised on the face of the card, but since I already glued down my umbrellas, it was impossible to do when they were face down.  I think it turned out pretty cute this way and it was a whole lot easier.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:      
Hello Puddles Stamp Set
Hello Puddles Die Set
 
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock
 
Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock  
Spring Parade paper pack  
Black Licorice Ink  
Accessories:  
Rainbow Drops  

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rain or shine

Hi everyone!  So it's raining where I am, lots of rain.  Rain, rain, go away!  Well I do appreciate all the green trees, so it does have it's purpose, lol!!  Anyway, I thought it was appropriate to pull out my Hello Puddles stamp and coordinating die set and make something fun and bright!
I thought it was fun to paper piece my umbrella with the dotted pattern in the Spring Parade paper pack and match the dots with the matte enamel Spring Accent dots!  Such bright colors... be still my heart.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:      
Hello Puddles Stamp Set
Hello Puddles Die Set

Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock 

Sweet Berry Cardstock 
Lemon Drop Cardstock 
Citrus Cooler Cardstock 
Spring Parade paper pack
Black Licorice Ink
 
Accessories:  
Spring Accent Dots 
Black Licorice Journey Twine 
Journey Sparkle Dust (used on the cloud border)
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Catching up on projects

Hi Everyone!  I thought it would be fun to share some of the cards I made for Fun Stampers Journey that's been shared throughout their social media outlets over the last month or so.  I know, it's hard to see everything everywhere!  So here are a few cards you may have missed.

This St. Patrick's Day card features the new Green Cheers stamp set.  There is a promotion during the month of March, The Lucky Me promo!  20% off all green products: cardstock, inks, splashes and MUCH more including stamp sets and lots of die sets!
This set of baby shower thank you cards features Animal Crackers stamp and coordinating die set, also part of the Lucky Me promotion showcasing green twine, cardstock, sequins and inks:
This birthday card features patterned paper, bezel accent dots, ribbon and the Greet and Shout stamp set.  This card was part of last month's Plus One promo:
Last but not least here is a set of cards that features the Create-a-Bow mini die (also on sale) and Journey Basics Black and White paper:
Thanks for stopping by and if you want to follow FSJ on their various channels for more inspiration, they can be found at the following:
Instagram - FSJourney
Facebook - Fun Stampers Journey page
Website (for the shop and blog)- Fun Stampers Journey
 Richard Garay's website (for his shop and blog) - Richard Garay
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Oh happy spring day

Hi everyone!  Spring is not quite here yet, but I sure am looking forward to it!  I have a happy spring card to share.  The FSJ Bloom This Way spring mini catalog has some FUN new border dies, 2 sets totaling 9 dies to be exact.  My card uses the 2 dies from the Border Details die set, the chevron die and the sprig vine die.

I die cut the border die from whip cream cardstock for the frames and adhered 2 side by side.  Then I die cut it again from all the pastel rainbow cardstock colors and used only the little negative pieces!!  I'll admit it took me an hour or so to decide which colors to use and in which order!  LOL!  But that's how I roll.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
P.S. so when posting this close up picture I noticed that my button is NAKED!  I much prefer to have some twine through the button holes, so kinda freaking out right now!  LOL!  So does it bother you to have naked buttons?!?

All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:      
P.S. Greeting Stamp Set
Daisy Blooms Die Set

Border Details Die Set
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock
Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock

Lemongrass Cardstock
Pool Play Cardstock
Pretty Amethyst Cardstock
Rich Coral Cardstock
Orange Creamsicle Cardstock
Black Licorice Ink
 
Accessories:  
Black and White Buttons
Journey Brads -Mini
Journey Sparkle Dust(used on the tips of the daisy)
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Journey Days planner

Hi everyone!  So have you heard about this new planner craze?  I ask this tongue in cheek cause evidently planners are HUGE and EVERYWHERE.  They are new to me cause evidently I live under a rock!  But not anymore!

I'm excited to announce that Fun Stampers Journey has partnered with Websters Pages and released planners and accessories in the new Journey Days collection!  The core collection was released in the FSJ Spring Mini catalog, but will continue to expand and grow, so look for more planner goodness with the new catalog launch in June!
Here are a couple pages I did in February on the week of Daniel's 12th birthday. 

There are two binder styles to chose from, I chose the black and white Journey Girl Binder.  Isn't it the cutest?  The other one is called Be Amazing Binder and is solid white with silver lettering.  Both are really beautiful.
There are a variety of planner divider kits, calendar inserts, tassels, coordinating stamp sets and even a binder, called Journey Days Craftmate, to keep your planner accessories in (seen open on the left of my picture below).  Like I said, this whole planner thing is new to me, but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. Of course the coordinating stamp sets like Journey Emojis makes it pretty easy!
So here's my question to you planner peeps, do you keep up with it?  Do you do elaborate decorating or something more general?  I had a great time decorating these pages along with a few others, but honestly I found it hard to keep up with after a week or so.  Eek!!  Are there any tips you have to keep this up?
Let me know and thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Be Amazing

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and easy card to share today.  This card uses the Richard Garay Make Amazing Happen collection, releasing March 1st at a retail store near you, or online at the RG store front.
Once again, I HAD to use those fun matte enamel dots, they make me happy!!  The triangle pattern was made from this cool die card front called Pennant Pattern, here's what it looks like:
 I die cut several shades of pink cardstock (FSJ Sweet Berry, Watermelon Fusion, Bubblegum and the lightest is SU Pink Pirouette) and arranged the pieces in an ombre order starting the lower left with the darkest color.  Kinda fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
RG Make Amazing Happen collection:
Stamps - Be Amazing
Dies - Pennant Pattern, Be Amazing word die
Accessories - Matte enamel dots
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CHA recap and Be Amazing card

Hi everyone!!  Long time no blog!  Since I last posted, I attended CHA and returned to have everyone in the house sick.  All of us.  Including me.  Then we got a new computer and it took 3 days to transfer over the info and get it up and running.  Sigh... good times in the Woerner house!  lol!

Anyway, I don't want to flood you with CHA pictures I know there were a ton posted all over social media, but I do have a few to share.  As you know, I worked in Richard Garay's booth.  The booth was elaborate to say the least and was the buzz of the show.  It had 4 section vignettes, each one featured one of his new collections.  All of his collections will launch on March 1st at a retail store near you as well as on Richard's online store front!
P.S. these RG collections are not to be confused with FSJ products which is a different company and products can be purchased thru an FSJ Coach only.  Sorry FSJ coaches, none of these products will be offered through FSJ.

Make Amazing Happen Collection:
Here's a close up of the amazing pick up bed (yes, it is a REAL truck bed).  95% of the flowers are paper made from the Steel Rule die in the collection.  This was a HUGE hit for photos to be taken, and you can see why :)
Lumberjack Days Collection (yeah, that's a gas fireplace!!):
Noteworthy Collection:
And this was my little corner of fun, the Celebra'tions Collection:
Full booth view:
 You may recognize some of the Celebra'tions products as most of it debuted last year with Spellbinders, BUT there was a whole bunch of stamps, dies and embellishments added to this release!  And the #1 question I got throughout the show... "is this cake real?"
Answer: Real fondant, but it's over Styrofoam!
So, if you made it thru to the end of all the photos, I do have a card to share.  This card uses flower stamps and patterned papers from the Make Amazing Happen collection, the sentiment and matching die is from the Noteworthy Collection.
I hope you can tell in the pic, but the enamel dots are MATTE!  What?  Yep, matte and I'm in love.  I much prefer matte on enamel dots over my lips (who started the matte lipstick trend anyway?  LOL?!?).
Thanks for stopping by and here's a close up picture.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Seasons Givings blog hop winner


Hi everyone!  Before I announce the winner, I want to thank everyone for leaving me such wonderful comments and entering my Seasons Givings giveaway!  Several of you who were new to my blog decided to follow my work going forward and I want to say thank you!!

On to the winner.... Random.org helped me chose the winner of my giveaway:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
10
Timestamp: 2016-01-06 20:23:06 UTC


Kren Kurts January 1, 2016 at 5:41 AM
Your cards are always an inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win a prize. kReN@afourthlife
 Congratulations Kren!!

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Kren, the email you gave in your comment was undeliverable!!!
Please contact me at cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com and let me know your address and I'll get the package out when I return from CHA.  You will have 7 days to get back to me.

I will be attending CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) trade show working in the Richard Garay booth demoing projects from his Celebra'tions line.  Here is a link to my blog posts over the years using the fabulous Celebra'tions collections.  Also, I MAY have a chance to collect some goodies from a variety of booths this year and if I do, I will host a giveaway of those items!  So stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Monday, January 4, 2016

RG Lumberjack Days Blog Hop

 Hi everyone and welcome to the final week of the RG Blog Hop! Today the RG Make Amazing design team is showcasing the Lumberjack Days Collection! 

Here is Richard's description of his Lumberjack Days collection: 
"The lumberjack fashion is in full swing and this collection is no exception. With a romantic flair and a fashion forward style, this collection brings the great outdoors into your craft room for a warm and cozy feeling. With masculine designs and a feminine twist, you can bring paper to a whole new level of lumberjack days."

My card uses the Timber stamp set, which is one of FIVE stamp sets in this collection!  I also use a few of the patterned papers (which are in the giveaway).
Speaking of giveaway... how about some prizes?!?  There are some GREAT goodies from the Lumberjack Days collection up for grabs for one lucky winner:
And there is a GRAND PRIZE FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER!  
 
In addition to this Exclusive RG messenger bag with floral print lining matches one of Richard's new collections, the grand prize winner will receive ALL four prize packages from each of the four weeks of giveaways! 

You can enter to win by completing the following steps: 
1. Follow TeamRichardGaray on Instagram
2. Leave a comment on this post 
3. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog post by clicking on their names below

You will have up to 12 chances each day to win Monday – Friday!  
**Not all steps are required to win. Winner from this week will be announced on Saturday, 1/9 at noon MST on the Richard Garay blog. Grand Prize winner will be chosen from ALL comments at the end of the four weeks. Prizes will be shipped following CHA. 

Here are the lovely ladies in today's hop, so grab your favorite cuppa and enjoy!


In case you missed Week 1 (week of December 14th), please click HERE for week 1, click HERE for Week 2 and HERE for Week 3.
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Seasons Givings 2016: 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 2016, 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 2016 in a fun way - it's a season of giving!
 My blog candy giveaway:
Giveaway items: 
1. Richard Garay Celebra'tions: 2 die sets, 2 stamp sets and cardstock sampler
2. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: 5 yard samples of a variety of ribbons
3. 5 washi tape rolls in various widths and designs and pack of misc sequins
4. Spellbinders holiday die set
5. Miscellaneous embellishment packets: 2 enamel dots, 3 rhinestone and pearls and 1 stencil

 ************How to enter my giveaway************ 
1. Comment on this blog post.  Comments will be open until Tuesday the 5th.  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 will be mailed when I return from CHA January 13th.
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 couple of New Year's cards to share.  I don't know about you, but each year I manage to send out less and less Christmas cards and this year I'm gonna try to make up for it by sending out New Year cards!  These are quick and easy and relatively flat for easy mailing.
  This is my easy "to-to" layout.  Scraps of paper, washi tape, ribbon, twine all are easy to adhere on the diagonal.  I embossed the champagne flutes and 2016 for that extra bit of sparkle.
  This is another quick and easy design which uses up cardstock or patterned paper scraps.  I colored some basic black and white patterned papers with a touch of reinker to give them a bright pop of color.
All supplies for both cards are Fun Stampers Journey.

Soooooo... Are you ready?  Here is the list of blog hop givers and it's a HUGE one!  I'm number 85 on the list and if you're following in order, you should have come here from Gracie Chavez.  If you're just joining, be sure to start back at the top so you don't miss a single 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 Tania Willis!

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Participants:

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay

AdTech

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design

JustNick

Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

 **********************Michelle Woerner**********************
YOU ARE HERE!!

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

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