Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gina K Preview -Day Two

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day Two of the December Gina K Designs release!  WOW!  Weren't the sneak peeks yesterday fabulous?!?  The girls really outdid themselves and prepare yourselves for today!  We are previewing the amazing sets, Nesting and The Giving Tree.  The December release will be this Thursday at 6pm Pacific Time and you can join me over on the Stamp TV Release Party forum!

First up, I have a card using The Giving Tree, designed by Theresa Momber.  What an amazing set!  Can you believe I have NO stamp sets with a versatile tree?  Well I do now and I LOVE it.  My favorite tree is the Oak, and I love little oak tree leaves in this set.  I made this tree with full on green leaves, but wait until you see it with "fall colors".  Beautiful.
My next card uses the Nesting set, designed by Asela Hopkins.  This is a set of 5 stunning images with 3 word sentiments.  This is the perfect set for all you nature lovers.  I used the butterfly image and colored it with copic markers.  
I used this week's Fall To Layout for the sketch on this one.  Here is a picture of the inside:
Like what you have seen so far?  Like last night, Gina will be giving away two of each of these sets being previewed tonight!  Just leave a comment on each of the participating designer's blogs listed below and Gina will randomly choose FOUR winners from ALL of the comments! Gina will announce the winners tomorrow night, on her Blah Blah blog just before preview day 3.  One comment per blog please.
I'll leave you with a couple closeup pictures.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you Thursday night at the release! 


Monday, November 29, 2010

Gina K previews -Day one!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my first Gina K Designs release!  Today is the first day of previews and I am excited to share samples of the two sets we are previewing, Mugs and Kisses and Blocked Greetings.  The December release will be this Thursday at 6pm Pacific Time and you can join me over on the Stamp TV Release Party forum!

My first card uses Mugs and Kisses, which is designed by Melanie Muenchinger, and oh man, is it a fun set with tons of possibilities!  I loves me some coffee, so this set is right up my alley.  I colored the mug lightly with a copic marker and used some glitter around some edges for extra sparkle.
My next card uses Blocked Greetings, which is designed by Tami Mayberry. The block stamps fit perfectly into the square nesties (or you can cut yourself) and comes with sentiments for any occasion!
Can you tell I have been on a shabby hand dyed seam binding ribbon kick lately? You may even see some more on my other release cards!

Like what you have seen so far?  Gina will be giving away two of each of these sets being previewed tonight!  Just leave a comment on each of the participating designer's blogs listed below and Gina will randomly choose FOUR winners from ALL of the comments! That means you have lots more chances to win free stamps! Gina will announce the winners tomorrow night, on her Blah Blah blog just before preview day 2.  One comment per blog please.
I'll leave you with a couple closeup pictures.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for Preview Day Two!!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Designer's Choice Black Friday SALE

Hi everyone!  For all my American friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Soooooo, are you ready for some shopping???
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is having a fun HOP today with BLACK FRIDAY SALE PRICES!   What's on sale you ask?  Well, for some variety and fun, EACH designer chose their own items to be placed on sale, so you'll see a great variety of products!  All sale items are at 15% off and are limited to items in stock.  Sales prices are in effect through Sunday, 11/28.

To order, just email Sharon at ssj@up.net with your list of items and your state/zip or country and she'll get back to you as soon as she can with an invoice.

My choice was all the in stock paper pads by October Afternoon!
This includes:
Thrift Shop
Fly a Kit
Road Map
Report Card

Yeah, you're welcome.

OA papers are AMAZING and have colors and prints that can be used for many different occasions.  I didn't have time to create something new to share today, but I have several cards from the past that I will share again.  So, here we go:

This card uses the papers from Thrift Shop (Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth, Rose Border, Ribbon: 1.5" red striped grosgrain)
Here is another card using Thrift Shop (Stamps: JustRite A Little Caffeine, Ribbon: yellow gingham)
And one more using Thrift Shop (Ribbon: 1/2" cream wrinkled, Jute String)
Here is the blog hop list in case you missed anyone along the way:
Sharon Johnson - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Michelle Woerner -this is me!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I am the last stop on the Designer Choice Sale hop, so now it's time to hop on over to The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and check out the great deals!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Triple play Verve project parade time!

Hi everyone!  Today is my day to post my Project Parade project over on the Verve Stamps Blog.  Check it out, it's a fun one.  The challenge this month is to create a terrific trio of yumminess! This can be to create three different things that all coordinate (like a bag, a card and a tag) or to create three different cards or three different tags -it's up to you.

One lucky winner who plays along will not only win the entire Winter Release, but also will be VERVE'S GUEST DIVA FOR JANUARY!  Yeah baby -how fun! 

To see the rest of my project trio, you will have to head on over to the Verve blog, but here's a peek of the card part of my trio.  I used the snowflakes from Glad Tidings, and the cutie mittens image from Winter MittensI colored the mittens with copics and tied them to a double bow of White Wrinkled ribbon with some silver Memory Thread.  The snowflake is from SU (retired Felt Flurries) and the border is from the Eyelet Lace border die from PTI.
Don't forget, one lucky contestant who plays along with the Triple Play Challengewill receive the entire January Release AND will be Verve's Guest Diva for the month of January!!! WOOHOO!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Glad Tidings, Winter Mittens
Ink - white craft and chocolate chip
Paper - white and kraft cs
Accessories - Wrinkled ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon store), Silver Memory Thread (DMC), Silver pearls (Recollections), Eyelet border die (PTI), corner rounder, score-Pal


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall to Layout 116

Hi everyone!  I have a quick post today.  Here is a card I made for this week's Fall to Layout (FTL116).

I used the yummy Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather 6x6 pad AND the amazing co-branding stamp set from Unity called, Mitten Weather Icons.  The sentiment and background snowflake image are from Merry and Bright.  Don't these adorable ornaments look good hanging from Baker's Twine?  Isn't it cool how Unity is doing stamp sets that coordinate with designer lines?  Sigh... I do love me some Unity!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Merry and Bright, Mitten Weather Icons
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand and Basic black
Paper - Vintage Cream, Mitten Weather Mini deck pad
Accessories - Top Note die, red rhinestones, sponge, stickles, baker's twine


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A sketch card and a winner!

Hi everyone!  I have a sketch card to share today.  I saw this sketch on JenMarie's blog last week and HAD to play along!  It's from Limelight Papercrafts, I am 2 days late to enter the challenge, heehee, typical right?  Anyway, I was drawn to and REALLY wanted to use a shaped sentiment panel, but I couldn't get it to work.  Oh well, next one -lol!
I used a gorgeous sentiment from Verve's new set, Richly Blessed and I paired it with the rich papers from K&Co Glad Tidings die cut card making pad.  This card is pretty simple, first I trimmed off the scalloped bottom of the pre-made card, cut up some scraps for the bottom (I trimmed the papers carefully to show that amazing cardinal) and tied Burgundy wrinkled ribbon into a double bow.  The flower is an ivory cherry blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts.
You can purchase the papers and ribbon at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store as part of a kit, or as separate items.
And now on to the crafty items WINNER!  I went to Random.org...

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-11-16 15:25:57 UTC
Blogger Traci S. said...
Oh, Michelle, You have such a wonderful heart to have such a lovely give-away without making us run to 3rd base, do a cart wheel, go to the library look up a certain book in the non-card catalog...and then have us leave a comment for you! (I couldn't do all of that running!) Thank you for your generous give-away. He IS Able, Traci S. Join us weekly for a card-give-away!
November 15, 2010 6:24 PM

Congrats Traci S.!!! 
I so have loved your visits and comments to my blog over the years!  I am happy to send you the goodies ASAP.  Please email me with your addy (see my sidebar for email info).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Richly Blessed
Paper - Glad Tidings die cut card making pad
Accessories - wrinkled ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon store), cherry blossom flower (Wild orchid crafts), branch punch (Martha Stewart), tiny twinkles (Taylored Expressions)


Monday, November 15, 2010

Some really exciting news!

Hi everyone!  I have some exciting news to share!  Did you all see this announcement?

I am now on the Gina K Designs Design Team!  

I am so super excited.  I have been a fan of Gina's stamps ever since I started stamping a couple years ago!  Seriously, PINCH ME!!!  This amazing new Design Team brings me back to designing with some wonderful ladies like Emily Giovanni who was in the Dirty Dozen with me, Carolina Buchting who was on Rachel's Hope Stamps Eternal store team with me, and AJ Otto who was on the Jacksonbelle Embellishment's team with me waaaay back when!  Take a look at the amazing DT:

AJ Otto
Carolina Buchting
Carolyn King
Colleen Schaan
Deb Felts
Giovana Smith
Janice Whiting
Jennie Harper
Michelle Woerner (me!)
Suzanne Dean
Tina Gilliland
Valerie Stangle
Vicki Dutcher

We will be joining the current illustrators and Senior DT:
Asela Hopkins
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Gina Krupsky
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Nina Brackett
Rupa Shevde
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber

In honor of Gina K, I thought I would share a couple cards I have made over the years using her amazing stamps!  Here goes a trip down memory lane....

From August '08: I made this card with Just So Hippy! for one of my August '08 Dirty Dozen projects, the theme that month was All That Glitters. 
From October '08: A Christmas card I made using Magic of Christmas and one of Taylor's old sketches (TECC39).

From March '08: Here is a Mother's Day card using Framed Flowers.  I actually won this set from a release party challenge (remember that Carolyn?)!
From October '08: Last, but not least, a trio of Christmas cards that use images from A year of Flowers and Magic of Christmas.  The Dove card on the right was published in Paper Creations Magazine, the Winter 2009 issue!
Here is a NEW card for Gina K's current release challenge #1, to use things with odd numbers. I used 3 flower blooms, 3 rhinestones on the circle and 3 rhinestones on the branch flowers.  The birdie is from  Home Tweet Home.
So thank you Gina for the years of inspiration!  I am so happy you have invited me to be a part of your design team family!

With taking on the responsibility of this new design team, I had to make some tough decisions, and have a couple changes to announce: 

I have stepped down from the Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful team.  I am so glad I got the chance to design with these fabulous ladies and regardless of how short my term was -it was an honor!!
I have decided not to sell Ippity Stamps anymore.  Yes, I am handing in my "Ippity Chick" card -lol!  All kidding aside, this was such a difficult decision as you ALL know my love for all things Unity/Ippity.  But, alas, there are only so many hours in the day, right?  So, I have an Inventory Reduction sale on all of my current inventory and as things wind down, I expect to offer my remaining inventory at deeper discounts.  Now's the chance to get those sets you have always wanted!

Well, that's it for today.  Once again, thank you all for stopping by and sharing my news!  Have a great day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Some crafty items to give away

Hi everyone!  Well, my 2 year blog-a-versary came and went in June when I was starting my kitchen remodel.  I can't believe I am just now remembering to do a little celebrating and it's NOVEMBER -lol!!

I have a couple crafty items that I would like to pass along that I have accumulated here, there and everywhere. 

Here's what's in the package:
  • Maya Road chipboard Christmas Tree book, alphabet rub-ons, felt stickers
  • Inkadinkado Christmas tree and butterfly rubber stamps
  • Unity Stamp Co, Diva-lish stamp set and 2 single stamps (pictured below)
  • Imaginisce Snag 'em Christmas stamps
  • Daisy Ds Christmas rub-ons and pattern papers
  • Cuttlebug "Feel Better" pack of 4 embossing folders
  • Studio G little boys stamp set and single wedding cake stamp
I also have some DMC floss from the new Color Infusions line.  There is the Gold Blend and Fuchsia Blend Sparklers, Lemon silky and Coral Pink cotton cord!  Yummy!
You don't have to do anything to enter, just leave me a comment on this post and I will pick a winner Tuesday morning.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quick and easy Christmas cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple quick and easy cards to share.  I made these using the fabulous K&Company Glad Tidings Grand Adhesion stickers and the Glad Tidings Cardmaking Pad!  All you need to make these are some 1/4" silk ribbon, corner rounder and a 1 1/2" circle punch, rhinestones and some sentiments.  I used various sentiments from Verve Stamps (can't go wrong with Julee's fonts!).

I liked the cute layout so much I made another card with some MME papers and another Verve sentiment from the new Friendly Phrases set. 
You can find the supplies for the Christmas cards at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!  You can get items in a Kit, or as individual items.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

P.S.  I found this layout from a sketch challenge blog, but after I printed out the sketches I realized they didn't have their name on them!  

Card Deets:
Stamps - Ornamental Christmas, Friendly Phrases, Glad Tidings
Ink - black
Paper - cream cardstock, Glad Tidings pattern paper (K&Co)
Accessories - 1/4" burgundy silk ribbon, rhinestones, Glad Tidings Grand Adhesion Stickers, circle and corner rounder punch, heart nestabilities, Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions)


Saturday, November 6, 2010

A couple challenge cards

Hi everyone!  I am nursing a horrible sore throat, so I just had to sit down and make cards, right?  Any excuse -lol!  I have a couple challenge cards to share today.

This card is for Gina K's release party challenge #2. A sketch challenge, my favorite kind!!  The boy and girl image is from the set, The Journey and the sentiment is from Fine Furnishings Additions. I colored the image with copic markers. 

AND see that fun ribbon? I got it from an Etsy store!  It was actually the wrapping ribbon from my purchase! Love it when I can reuse packaging!!  The pattern paper is from Webster's Pages, Restoration and the rose is from Prima's Fairytale Rose Coral collection.
 Next is a card for this week's Fall to Layout (FTL115). I used Verve's Winter Mittens and Holiday Phrases. I LOVE this sketch cause I got to use more of my snowflake sequins (from the Blizzard Mix)! I pieced the mittens, added silver stickles on the cuff. and put silver pearls in the center of my snowflakes!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - The Journey, Fine Furnishings Additions
Accessories - oval, circle and blossom nesties, bling, top note die (SU!), Fairytale Rose in Coral, hand dyed ribbon

Card Deets: 
Stamps - Winter Mittens, Holiday Phrases
Accessories - silver pearls (Recollections at Michael's), silver stickles, sequin snowflakes from Blizzard Mix


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy birthday Charlene!

Hi everyone!  Today is my BFF Charlene Austin's birthday!! 


My birthday card uses a Miss Anya image from Miss Anya Dressy, isn't she a cutie?  The papers are from Webster's Pages, Seaside Retreat (part of a triple pack) and I embellished with a couple prima flowers, some lovely lace trim, 1/4" silk ribbon and some punched branches and memory thread.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added stickles around the edges. 

Char, you have been a great friend and support to me and for that I say thank you and I love you!  Hugs to you on your special day!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Miss Anya Dressy (TGF), Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white cs, Seaside Retreat PP (Webster's Pages)
Accessories - Prima flowers, silk ribbon, lace trim, rhinestones, Circle nesties (all from The Stamp Simply Ribbon store), Copic markers, memory thread in brown (DMC), frond punch (MS)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stamp Simply November blog hop

 Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store November blog hop!  
This month's hop theme is to show Holiday Crafting Made Easy with a Stamp Simply Kit!  Sharon painstakingly puts together the most AMAZING kits.  All the kits include designer paper pads, ribbons, and bling and all the coordinating is DONE for you!  

My card uses papers from the Webster's Pages Sweet Santa kit.  In addition, I added some of Prima Fairytale roses in white and 1/4" antique gold silk ribbon.
Recognize the card?  Yep, it's on the Blog hop banner!  I am so honored that Sharon decided to use my card as the background for today's hop!  The snowman is from JustRite's Groovy Snowman.  I colored him with Copic markers, then I sponged and added some stickles around the circle panel.

As usual, our Stamp Simply Blog Hop has some amazing Blog Candy!  Today Sharon has put together a great selection of red and white ribbon with a value of over $50.00!  For a chance to win, just leave comments along the hop.  We don't know which blog will chose the winner, so leaving comments on ALL of them gives you the best chance of winning.  The winner will be selected on Friday night, 11/5/10, at 6 p.m. EST.  The winner will be announced on Saturday.
Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Claudia Rosa - Our Special Guest Designer for November
Michelle Woerner (this is me!)
All items available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon StoreTo order just email Sharon at ssj@up.net with your list and your state/zip OR country and she’ll get back to you with an invoice.

AND The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is having a sale on all JustRite Christmas Stamps (original line, not the new cling)!!  You can buy the Groovy Snowman set (and others) for 25% OFF
The sale runs through November 15, while supplies last.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Groovy Snowman (JustRite Stampers)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White cardstock, Waiting for Santa (Webster's Pages)
Accessories - Dotted scallop border punch (EK Success), 1/4" gold silk ribbon, white Fairytale Prima flowers, copic markers, Memory thread in Olive (DMC), Branch punch (Martha Stewart), stickles