Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ears to You Easter card

Hi everyone!  It's been a month since I've blogged.  So, back in January I herniated my disc in my lower back and have been mostly out of commission ever since.  It's been a slow road, but thankfully the disc is no longer herniated and I'm working on a course of treatment to help with the lingering back and nerve pain.  FSJ has been wonderful and allowed me to reduce my working hours by 1/2 while I am dealing with this.  I'm blessed to have such an amazing employer!

So today I have a cute little Easter card to share.  I made this for a publication submission and since it was not accepted I can share it with you all!  I used the ATS All Ears (and it's matching die) and I think this bunny is just the CUTEST thing ever.  I love her popping up from inside the circle frame in front the Beach Towel embossed pink cardstock.


The Bow Tie patterned paper in the background is from the new Sweet Spring Printed Paper 6x6 pad.   I added a touch of Journey Glaze to her little ears and paper pieced her bowtie.  And I think it turned out pretty cute!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

All supplies used are Fun Stampers Journey

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Le Cafe Bonjour card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun card to share today.  I finally had a chance to play with the Le Cafe stamp set and I just love it's style and feel!  I don't sponge my edges very often, but I think it goes nicely with the artsy vintage feel of this stamp set.
For my background, I used the Whimsy Wallpaper background stamp.  I stamped it on Pretty Amethyst cardstock with Clear pigment ink and embossed with clear powder.  I love this technique - it gives such a rich look.  
I used some of the new Sweet Candy dots as my accents and I loooove the colors in this pack.  There's even white- Woohoo!  I added some of the Sparkle Dust on the die cuts and coffee steam for the finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by and here's a close up shot of the background embossing detail.
All supplies used Fun Stampers Journey.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pink ribbon water color card

Hi everyone!  A very good crafty friend of mine is currently fighting breast cancer and I wanted to send her a card letting her know I am thinking about her and supporting her in her fight!  #beastmode!

 I used the amazing stamp set Be Brave and my pink ribbon image is heat embossed with clear powder and popped up over the card front die, Artful Burst.  Yes, you read that right - I said heat embossed, because FSJ inks are a hybrid you CAN emboss with clear powder!  Behind that, I have a pink ombre water colored panel.  I am still a novice when it comes to water coloring, but I found this pretty easy to do!  Here's a picture of what it looked like before I trimmed it up and used is as a background.
I used Watercolor Splash pencils 005, 006, 007 and 048
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All supplies used are Fun Stampers Journey contact a Coach today to purchase any supplies!

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!

Random.org 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 cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com 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!