Saturday, February 7, 2009

A couple cards and a couple shout outs

First the shout outs! Jacksonbelle Embellishments is having a FABULOUS sale -everything 30% off. Lindsey is making room for all the CHA goodies she ordered! The sale goes until Tuesday (2/10) midnight! Just enter Promo Code: Feb30 and it will take the discount off your order!!

Second shout out is for my friend Lori (Paper Sunshine)! She enabled my Edward obsession even more by letting me know about I found a wonderful BLINKIE! Check it out on the right -right below my NEW Edward eye candy slideshow!! LOL!

Now on to the cards. The first card is a triple challenge card. The first is from Flourishes to create a card using a lovely peacock feather as inspiration -isn't it PRETTY? I used the lovely blue and green colors with a splash of orange! You can find the details here. The next was this week's Ways to Use it challenge which was to layer your embellishments. I layered my prima with a button and ribbon.

And lastly, I used Tayolor's FAB cupcake sketch, TECC54! I painted the coffee cups and the prima flower with Angel Wings Shimmerz. The fabu 1/8" organdy ribbon is from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts. Here is a pic of some of the supplies I used. (you can click on it and it will enlarge).

This second card is for the wonderful Color Challenge going on at PaperTrey Ink!! It ends tonight, midnight PST so hurry! The challenge was to use Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy and Ocean Tides. Well, I only had Summer Sunrise, so the rest I substituted Old Olive, Red Rose and Baja Breeze -not sure if they really match all that well as I have never seen the colors IRL!

I wanted to go simple, as I was really short on time! So I cased the layout of one of the gift sets I did for one of my Dirty Dozen monthly themes -colors of the rainbow. So fun and versitile way to get colors on a card!! The sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Basics!

Card Deets (coffee card):
Stamps: Coffee with Friends (Flourishes)
Paper: old olive, MME magnolia DP
Ink: adirondack pitch black
Accessories: copic markers, prima, 1/8" organdy ribbon, 1" grosgrain light blue ribbon, rectangle nesties, shimmerz

Card Deets (color challenge card):
Stamps: Birthday Basics (PRI)
Paper: old olive, Summer Sunrise, Rose Red, Lemon Tart, Baja Breeze
Ink: black
Accessories: Various circle punches, Sakura clear stardust pen, SU grosgrain



  1. Hey.. I don't know when you changed the 'look' of your blog.. but I LOVE the new banner.. it's sssmmmmoooookin'..............(in my best Jim Carey voice) - LOL!

  2. Michelle -- lovely card! I love how you separated the saying and added some paper piercing! So glad you played!

  3. Great cards. Love what you created - I almost used the same set (Flourishes Coffee) for the same challenge but just couldn't see to get it to work for me. - Instead I went with the TECC sketch and different stamps.

  4. WOW -- both cards are wonderful!!!
    Love the colors you picked out for the top one -- so pretty!

  5. These are both fabulous Michelle! You are so awesome at combining challenges! Love your peacock colours with Taylor's sketch, and I remember the set you did with this design, and it was fabuous then, and this is fabulous too! You go girl!

  6. Michelle - these are all so beautiful!!! You Mojo was rockin...

  7. Love the coffee card, great idea with the ribbon and flower! And the birthday card is awesome! The circles and dots are perfectly balanced and the colors work great together. I am glad you like the Edward goodies! Looks great.

  8. I have this stamp set and googled and found your wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration! Cheryl