Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Coral roses and join me on FB live

Hi everyone! I have a fun card to share today. I pulled out the stamp and die set Thinking of You Rose by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and the store's new Coral Ribbon Sampler! I love each and every one of the ribbons in this sampler, keep reading for more info about them.
Here's my card.
I colored the roses with my copic markers and added some stickles to the rosebuds for the perfect amount of bling. The patterned paper in the background is from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La pack and I trimmed it on a diagonal and added a piece of the ribbon for some texture. I used the Bow Easy to make the perfect little bow and because it's a wired ribbon, it keeps its lovely shape. I added some Glossy Accents over the sentiment for dimension.

I did a Facebook live video today over on the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store page. I showed all the gorgeous ribbons in the new Coral Ribbon Sampler as well as several projects using them. Including this card!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
Other supplies used:
Dies: Classic Ovals LG and Scalloped Ovals LG (Spellbinders)
Cardstock: Cantaloupe Crisp cardstock

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mojo roses

Hi everyone! It's no secret my favorite flower is a rose. I mean, I DID name my blog after them! lol! So I was very happy to see that my friend Mendi, who owns Sunny Studio Stamps released a delightful stamp set featuring roses called Everything's Rosy. These are multi step images, and by multi, I mean 5 for each rose! Yes, and the detail on the images is just stunning. Here's a fun picture of my desk while I was playing around with color combinations! I had some crazy inky fingers when I was done.
 As soon as I saw Julee's Mojo Monday sketch #507 earlier this morning I knew I wanted to use it with the roses I made yesterday. Match made in heaven. Here's my card.
The fabulous patterned paper is from Kaisercraft their Ooh La La paper pad. I love how there are some nice neutral prints (woodgrain and heathered solids) as well as some with pale blue and coral!! I added some silver metallic string across the thin strip panel and used a few silver pearls as the final accent.
Here's Julee's sketch if you want to play along. Notice she gives the measurements on each panel? Made this super easy to put together! Thanks Julee!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

Hi everyone! I have a fun Valentines day card to share and I can't believe how fast Valentines is approaching! I've been busy reorganizing and falling back in love with my craft area (if you follow me on Instagram or FB, you'll have seen some pictures). After I'm completely finished, I'll do a blog post with lots of photos!

Back to my card. I fussy cut the sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiments SET 1 and popped it over a diagonal strip of die cuts. To make the strip, I used the smallest die from the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies and adhered alternating die cuts, end to end. I used 3 kinds of papers and I let the gorgeous gold embossed paper dictate the other colors I chose. The paper is from the Kaisercraft Fleur 6.5 x 6.5 paper pack.  I've used a lot of this paper pad, because it's JUST THAT PRETTY!
Both the stamp and dies are from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Accessories: May Arts Gold Metallic String; Prima Flowers Bloom Freshly Picked; KaiserCraft Mini Paper Blooms in Iceberg
Cardstock: Bazzill Gold Mirror Cardstock; PaperTrey Ink Sweet Blush

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time for challenges

Hi everyone! I am loving having time to play along in some of my favorite challenges. This is how I started stamping and it feels good to get back into it. If you find yourself with some time and/or need inspiration to get started, here are a few of my favorite challenges:
I've been out of the loop for years now, so if you have any other challenges you love, let me know!!

I played in this week's SCS Featured Stamper challenge and for those of you who are new to this challenge, each week a stamper is profiled and the challenge is to go through their gallery and CASE a card changing a few things to make it your own. This week the featured stamper is Kathy Schweinfurth and I chose to CASE this card.
I changed the papers, stamped images and sentiment. I kept the overall feel and layout of the card. My card uses the cup from the Coffee or Tea die set, the roses from Thinking of You Rose and sentiment from Farmhouse Simple Sentiments
I colored the roses with Copics using 2 colors for the roses and 2 for the leaves. After watching hours on YouTube with all the fancy copic coloring, I am finding that I am more of a simple colorer. I think it looks amazing using 5 different shades for a flower, but just as pretty using 2!
Other products used:
Patterned paper: Down on the Farm by Doodlebug for background papers; Fleur by Kaisercraft for the paper piecing on the mug
Embellishments: Black/White baker's twine from May Arts; Pink sequins

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seasons Givings winner!

Hi everyone! Just poppin' in to give EVERYONE a great big thank you. WOW! I read and loved each and every comment and feel very blessed right now. Without further ado, helped me choose the winner!

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Beverly Perdue January 1, 2019 at 12:35 PM
Happy New Year Michelle! I've been a blog follower for quite a while and I love your card style and your fun card designs. Looking forward to more fun crafting and inspiration in 2019.
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Congratulations Beverly Perdue! You are the winner. There is no contact information attached to your Google/Blogger profile, so please send me an email with your address information. You will have 1 week to contact me, after which I will chose another winner.
Thanks again everyone!!