Monday, October 31, 2011

Birthday Wishes box

Hi everyone!  I have a Spellbinders project to share with you today.  I was thrilled when Spellbinders released 4 box templates over the summer.  These boxes are quick and easy to make and you can decorate them for any occasion!  You can see all of them on the New Releases page on the website.

I made my box using the LF-012 Square Petal Top Box.  The box measures 2.75" wide and 1.5" tall.  I went pretty CAS with this one, using white cardstock for my box and a single piece of pattern paper for the side accents.  The flower at the top was made with S5-061 Daisy Flower Topper and I used 2 different colors to make it.  I just love the layers of this flower and the way you can curl up the borders on the petals, giving it a nice "fluffy" look!
 Here is what the die templates in the set look like:
See the 4 curved pieces at each end?  When folded, these end up being the top pieces and they tuck into each other and stay closed.  You can see that I used the negative diamond shaped pieces to accent the tag.  I just love using those little pieces instead of throwing them away.
 This picture shows how I added a strip of Scor-Pal 1/8" Scor-Tape around the top and bottom of each side and added glitter to them. 

You can see all the amazing projects from the Design Team on the Spellbinders website in the Idea Gallery!  The gallery has been updated and improved, sorted into the categories Cards, Scrapbook Pages and Mixed Media projects -be sure to check it out! 

That's all for today!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween everyone!

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  • Cosmic Shimmer, Cosmic Twinkles Aqua Glitter Glue
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Friends with Flair -Missing you

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Friends with Flair!  It's been awhile since I had a chance to play along with FWF.  Unity changed how they do FWF now, and all we have to do is post a card with Unity on Friday and link it up to the Unity Blog.  EPLS!

My card today uses the totally cute Itty Bitty set, Love Runs Deep (all Itty Bitty stamps are on sale for only $4 right now).  To add a bit of detail to the Spellbinders Heart Circles die cut, I outlined the heart part with a rose marker, the triangle with yellow and the border with a green marker.  Then I took the NEGATIVE heart parts of the die cut, colored them with a rose marker and used them as accents.  Using those little "extra" bits is a great way to coordinate accents!
That's it for today.  I am knee deep in Ninja and Darth Vader costumes.  Tonight is the Fall Carnival at my boys' Elementary school and they are allowed to wear costumes!  Both my boys are small for their age, so all the costumes need to be altered.  I don't like doing things at the last minute, but I have had a horrendous head cold for the last 3 weeks and this is the first day I have felt normal, so off I go to sew!

Thanks for stopping by, here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - (Unity) Love Runs Deep Itty Bitty
Paper -white cardstock, (Jillibean Soup) Sweet and Sour Soup 6x6 pad
Accessories -Spellbinders S4-316 Heart Circles, button (Buttons Galore), (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) 1/4" yellow silk ribbon, (Pizzazz Aplenty) 2, 3 and 4mm gold rhinestones, copic markers


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gina K October release inspiration blog hop: Day 3

Hi everyone!  Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the last day of the Gina K Designs October Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the fun and sassy set, You Go Girl illustrated by Tami Mayberry and the One Free with 3 (you order 3 or more stamp sets and get this for free!), Pleasant Plurals.

My first card is with the set You Go Girl.  This set has some great quotations to go along with this sassy girl!  I chose the Eleanor Roosevelt quotation as she was one inspirational woman!  I also like how there is not much to color on this image (no complicated clothing, etc).  For a change of pace, I busted out the layers and sewing machine on this card.  
Next up is my sample with Pleasant Plurals.  I L.O.V.E sentiment stamp sets, in my opinion, you can NEVER have enough.  You need different font styles and sizes on hand for cards of all kinds!  This card uses the paper from Echo Park's,Victoria Garden.  I used the sketch from Chupa's Saturday Sketchbook for this card.
 For even more samples of these sets, you can visit the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.

  Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.
Card Deets:
Stamps -  You Go Girl
Cardstock -Pure Luxury White and kraft cardstock
Pattern Paper - Six by Six 6x6 pad (MME)
Accessories - Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities and Foliage Shapeabilities, blue ruffled ribbon, 1, 2 and 3mm clear rhinestones, Burlap String, mulberry flowers, lace trim, copic markers

Stamps - Pleasant Plurals
Cardstock - Pure Luxury white and soft sand cardstock
Pattern Paper - Victoria Gardens 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - Coral satin ribbon, velvet trim, olive rhinestones


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Gina K October release inspiration blog hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs October Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the fabulous Stamp TV kit, Wishing You Joy!  This is such a FUN kit, super cute images and sentiments.  Cute, right?
My first card uses the cutie snowman image and snowflake images.  How fun is this little guy's hat???  Both of my cards use the pattern paper from Echo Park's, Season's Greetings 6x6 pad (I told you it was my favie).  This one only uses 2 small strips, I let the stamps do the talking on this card!!  I used 1/4" Scor-Tape to adhere the ribbon ruffle, and scored the cardstock so my panel would adhere flat.
Next up is the cute penguin!  OMGosh, I am in love this this little guy.  I wasn't sure how to color him, so I just outlined him with the C1 copic marker and left it there.  I used the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog for this card.
For even more samples of this kit, you can visit the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.
 Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the last day of the inspiration hop!  
 Card Deets:
Stamps -  Wishing you Joy
Cardstock -Pure Luxury Ivory and kraft cardstock
Pattern Paper - Season's Greetings 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - turquoise satin ribbon, 2mm clear and cranberry rhinestones, Scor-Tape

Stamps - Wishing you Joy
Cardstock - Pure Luxury Ivory and Cranberry Tart
Pattern Paper -
Season's Greetings 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - red/white baker's twine, copic markers, Spellbinders Classic Bracket Edgeabilities, Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities, mulberry poinsettia flower, Scor-Tape, glitter, 2mm turquoise rhinestones

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K October release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs October Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Basket Additions illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Strength and Hope illustrated by Theresa Momber. 

First up is a card using the holiday basket fillers from Basket Additions.  These basket "fillers" fit perfectly in the baskets from the older sets Holiday Basket and Spring Basket. There are images for baskets for all the winter occasions!  I colored the image with copic markers and even remembered to add a bit of liquid applique to Santa's hat!  The fun paper is from Echo Park, the Season's Greetings pad (P.S. my FAVORITE paper of the season).
 Next, is my card using Strength and Hope.  WHAT an amazing set.  So inspirational, Theresa outdid herself on this one!  I chose to use the amazing butterfly image and paired it with some papers from the JilliBean Soup, the Homemade 6 Bean Soup pad.  This butterfly is just stunning and doesn't need any coloring at all if you are not inclined.

For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.


 Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.  Be sure to come back tomorrow when we profile the new Stamp TV Kit, Wishing You Joy!!  
 
Card Deets:
Stamps -  Basket Additions
Cardstock -Pure Luxury Ivory, Fresh Asparagus and Cranberry Tart cardstock
Pattern Paper - Season's Greetings 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Accessories - Cranberry rhinestones, silver cord and silver sequin snowflake, red ribbon, liquid applique

Stamps - Strength and Hope
Cardstock - Pure Luxury white 

Pattern Paper - Homemade 6 Bean Soup 6x6 pad (JilliBean Soup)
Accessories - Pearl Nestabling (Want2Scrap), copic markers, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spellbinders/Unity Stamp Co blog hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!  Welcome to our TWO-day event!

You should be joining me from Shemaine Smith’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!  
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection!  We will also chose 1 winner each day from the comments who will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.
So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!  Winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog.

I made a set of quick and easy birthday cards.  I used the stamp set, Blossom Stackers that coordinate with the Spellbinder dies, Blossom Tags and Accents.  The cards are almost identical, except I changed the colors and had a little fun with the Spellbinders Decorative Inserts I used at the bottom!
 
 
Head on over to the fabulous Angie Bloom and see what she has to share with you today!

Here are some pictures of the die cutting details.
 
 

Card Deets:
Stamps - Blossom Stackers (Unity Stamp Co)
Ink - Orange, Brown, Rose Red and Yellow
Paper - white and brown cardstock, Dots and Stripes PP (Echo Park)
Spellbinder dies - S5-072 Blossom Tags and Accents, E8-002 Classic Bracket, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac and E8-006 Classic Petal Edgeabilities
Other accessories -  Yellow, red and orange rhinestones, Scor-Pal, various white ribbons

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas - Stamp Simply Style

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 1 of The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas - Stamp Simply Style.  This ongoing series will feature cards from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT that are CAS (clean and simple).  These will be quick and easy to recreate or even mass produce for the Christmas season.  Unfortunately, I won't be posting all of the 12 days, but Sharon will, so be sure to check out her blog over these next few weeks.

I have 2 cards to share today, both are nice and flat -easy to mail with no extra postage.  My first card uses the JustRite stamp set, Merry and Bright and strips of pattern paper from the Kaisercraft, Silly Season 6x6 pad.  The accessories are very simple, Spellbinders circles Nestabilities, some silver cord and a few rhinestones.
This card uses another ornament from Merry and Bright with a sentiment from Deck the Halls.  The pattern paper is MME, Lost and Found Christmas.  Again, not many accessories on this card, just some gold cord and a couple gold pearls.
Here are the girls who have CAS Christmas cards for you today:
 Sharon Johnson, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Michelle Woerner - me

Here are a some close up shots.  Thanks for stopping by!!


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style -Silk

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style. This week we are showcasing SILK RIBBON.  I love, love, love silk ribbon. It's delicate, thin, pliable and makes beautiful bows. In addition, we are also playing along with the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over at Splitcoast stampers.  This is a month long effort to increase breast cancer awareness and add cards to their card drive. There is a LOT going on -- daily challenges, prizes galore and a card drive. 
 The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2011 Hope You Can Cling To month long event. 
Please check it out, play along, donate some cards and in the process have an opportunity to win some of the fabulous prizes being offered.  I am playing in the Encircled with Love challenge which is to make a circle card.
 
My card uses the pink 1/4" silk ribbon accented with an Orchid Fairytale Rose.  The fabulous image is from the amazing JustRite stamp set, Strength and Courage.  I omitted the oval border and opted for a Spellbinders Labels Four shape as it fit better on my card.  The pattern paper at the bottom is from one of the new 6x6 My Mind's Eye pads -yes, they came out with another collection called the 6x6 Collection!  Gorgeous and amazing designs just as you would expect with MME.
 Each week we will have fabulous Blog Candy (this week's is pictured below) made up of the ribbons that we feature.  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 18th and posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday. 
  Here is the list of today's participants:
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
 P.S.  Before I go, I want to mention that on Monday the 17th, Sharon is starting the Stamp Simply 12 days of CAS Christmas cards on her blog.  These will be easy to make AND mail  Christmas cards.  Perfect for everyone!!  I will be playing along several of the 12 days, so stay tuned!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Strength and Hope (JustRite)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - White
Pattern Paper - Everyday Family 6x6 (MME)
Accessories - pink silk ribbon, Prima flower, stickles, Spellbinders Labels Four and Lacey Circles, Copic markers


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming For Katie


Hi Everyone!!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Swimming for Katie blog hop.  From October 10-12th some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year.  This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight.  A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer.  Her first post about it is HERE.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post HERE.

Here is my card.  I colored the image with copics and added a bit of stickles here and there for sparkle! 
This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file.  In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale.  

Direct donations are also being accepted.



100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family.  Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. 

IN ADDITION:
To help raise money for Katie, Creating for Causes has generously donated a FREE ticket (value: $249.95) to one of their upcoming 3-day Scrap & Stamp Retreats.

The winner of the free ticket will enjoy 3 days of non-stop fun and creativity with fellow scrappers, stampers and paper crafters, and can choose between the Charlotte, NC Scrap & Stamp Ritzy Retreat at The Ritz-Carlton on October 21-23 or the Orlando, FL Scrap & Stamp Retreat at the Marriott World Center on November 4-6. Both retreats promise to spoil you and provide 48-straight hours of creating, camaraderie and fun!

To learn more about the events, please visit: http://www.creatingforcauses.org/our-events/scrapbook-events/.

Here's how it works:
 Simply make a $33 donation (or more) for Katie and indicate that you want to be entered in the Creating for Causes Retreat ticket drawing. Everyone who makes a qualifying donation will be entered into the drawing and one lucky person will be attending this 3-day retreat for FREE! That lucky person could just be you!  (If you have already donated and wish to be included, just email kate(at) iheartpapers (dot) com)

DEADLINE TO ENTER FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS FRIDAY 9PM EST, although other donations will be accepted for weeks to come.

The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.   

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
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We have a winner for the Pleated Ribbon!

Hi everyone!  I am happy to announce the winner from the Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style blog posts came from my blog this week.  Woohoo!  Here was the amazing blog candy from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!  And a big thank you to everyone who left comments and visited us.  We appreciate them very much!
 Random.org helped me chose the winner!

Here are your random numbers:
63
Timestamp: 2011-10-11 22:55:18 UTC 
	
irishgalkelly said...
Beautiful Michelle! Love your card and this beautiful pleated ribbon with the velvet on top. Gorgeous!! Your embellishment cluster almost looks like your blog signiture!


Congrats irishgalkelly!  Head on to Sharon's blog to get the info on how to claim your lovely blog candy!


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style -Pleats



Hi everyone!  Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style. This week we are showcasing PLEATED RIBBON.  Pleats are all the rage right now.  There are lots of ways to do pleats, so be prepared for some wonderful PLEATS inspiration today!
My card uses the silver 5/8" satin pleated ribbon with a layer of 1/8" velvet ribbon.  The fabulous papers are from the Pink Paislee Phantom pad -this has very elegant Halloween patterns!!  I also used some Prima flowers from the Alla Prima collection.  My frame is made from a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two and the cat image and sentiment are from the JustRite set, Happy Halloween.  
Each week we will have fabulous Blog Candy (this week's is pictured below) made up of the ribbons that we feature.  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog to increases your chance to win.  Only one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 11th and posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday. 
Here is the list of today's participants:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Happy Halloween (JustRite)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - White and black
Pattern Paper - Phantom 6x6 (Pink Paislee)
Accessories - black/white baker's twine, black rhinestones, Prima flowers, stickles, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-two and Standard Circles LG and SM Nestabilities.



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