Monday, April 30, 2012

Gina K April release inspiration blog hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!  Today the Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop were we hope to inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random commenters and they will win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today we are spotlighting the 2 sets, Vintage Notes: 
My first card uses Vintage Notes designed by Tami Mayberry.  This set was designed to coordinate with Spellbinders, S4-359 Office Supplies die templates.  L.O.V.E.!!  I stamped the notebook paper and die cut it with a rectangle die and then the torn notebook edge die from Office Supplies.  I love all the stamp choices for the notebook paper, so many possibilities.
Next up is my card using Sweet Strawberries.  I just love these berries!  This set was illustrated by Theresa Momber and she did such wonderful job capturing the total yumminess of strawberries!  I colored them with my copics and using Scor-Tape and glitter outlined the square panel.
 And here is the INSIDE (for those of you scrolling by fast - this is the inside, not a separate card -lol).
I don't always decorate the inside of my cards, but I couldn't fit the sentiment on the outside and I really wanted to use this one!
Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  Here are a couple close up pictures.
Card Deets (Vintage Notes):
Stamps -Vintage Notes
Ink - Vintage Photo distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in White, Soft Sand and Turquoise Sea
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye Be Amazing
Accessories - Spellbinders S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, S4-136 Classic Hearts, S5-104 Bauble Blossoms Two, burlap string, turquoise rhinestones, lace trim

Card Deets (Sweet Strawberries):
Stamps - Sweet Strawberries
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in White, Grass Green and Red Hot
Pattern Paper - Echo Park Season's Greetings
Accessories - Spellbinders  S4-359 Office Supplies, S4-126 Classic Squares LG, S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares LG, S4-142 Long Classic Rectangles LG, S4-143 Long Classic Classic Rectangles LG, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, red/white baker's twine, yellow rhinestone, copic markers, 1/4" scor-tape, glitter, Scor-Pal


My day over on the CardMaker blog

Hi everyone!!  Today I have a blog post over on the CardMaker Blog!  Please head on over, check it out and leave me some love if you can.
My article focuses on one of my favorite tips, and I think you'll like it.  Here is a sneak peek of my card.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A fun summer layout

Hi everyone!!   I have a quick post today sharing a scrapbook page layout I made for one of my Spellbinders projects.  I can share today because it now appears in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery.
 Last summer we BARELY got hot weather (sniff sniff).  Meanwhile, the boys asked EVERY SINGLE day starting in May if they could bring out the Slip 'n Slide.  Well, it finally got hot enough around the middle of August to bust it out and I took some pictures!  I just love how it looks like Ryan is sliding into the "waves" I die cut!!  That piece is the left over piece from the border in the Nautical Frame and Accents set.

Here is a close up detail of the flower embellishments I made using the Splendid Circles dies topped with little flowers from the Home Sweet Home set.
Before I go, I had 2 blog candy winners who didn't contact me, so I have chosen 2 new winners!  
They are:
Kelly Massman said...
We recycle. Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

Rhonda Miller said...
Happy Earth Day!!!
I like to keep the containers that candy, and some food items come in. I wash them, decorate them and give them as gifts or use them as crafty supply storage.
Thanks for a chance.

Congrats ladies!!  Please email me with your address info and I will send you the goodies right away!  My email address can be found on my sidebar.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

  • Echo Park Paper Co, Little Boy Journaling Cards, Cool Stripes, Strawberry Sky Patterned Paper, Little Boy Alpha Stickers, Summertime Whimsy Stripe Patterned Paper, Summer Days Die Cut, Rainbow, Quilt Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Lava, White, Glow Cardstock
  • Creative Impressions, Silver Mini Brads


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earth Day blog candy winners

Hi everyone!  First I would like to thank everyone for the fabulous comments on my Earth Day blog candy post.  WOW!  It really was so heartening to read how many people recycle AND about all the fabulous things everyone does for Earth Day.  There were lots of valuable tips too!

The first 2 winners are ladies who I thought posted really cool tips, and they were:
StampnInkLady said...
Save those TP & Paper Towel rolls when empty. Slice them down from top to bottom and use to keep wrapping paper and wall paper rolls from unraveling. Works great. Also, keep empty tissue boxes. If you pick nice designs they can be used for backgrounds on cards, scrapbooks, as tags, etc.
Thank for the blog Candy offer Michelle. So generous of you! Happy Earth day!

CinBoopRella's Place said...
We have always been recyclers ! If i cannot repurpose something, it is recycled correctly. Clothes are donated to church, toys to the preschool, books to the library, small appliances are given to votech schools for them to practice and and repair! We grow veggies! We do not use paper products(plates,cups,napkins) or plastic! We use our own bags when going to the grocery store! I try to not use too many cleaning items, I use vinegar and baking soda as much as I can!
Whew...I think that's about all!
The last winner was chosen with the help of

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
SAHLERS said...
Thank you for this great giveaway. I recycle as much as possible, with paper, cans,etc. also with old furniture I paint and reinvent it into something useful
Congrats to the winners!  Please send me your address (email is located on my sidebar) and I will mail the goodies to you ASAP!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Washi tape sunbursts

Hi Everyone!  I was so inspired with our 2 (going on 3) days of sunshine we had, that I used my Washi tape to make sunbursts!  Happy happy happy!  Sunburst designs of all kinds are the rage right now, so I thought I would put a washi tape spin on it.

Here's one I did in teal and purple.
And here's one I did in yellow and orange.
The washi tapes I used come from a variety of places, but the majority came from the Etsy store Chickydoddle (I always buy the petite rolls). Both of these cards use Spellbinders Circles, Scalloped Circles and a Bitty Blossom flower die templates and sentiments from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

P.S.  Thanks to everyone so far who have entered my Earth Day blog candy giveaway!  Wow, I am so amazed and happy at all the wonderful recycling and reuse ideas you all have!  In case you missed it, you have until Wednesday to enter.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day blog candy

Hi everyone!  Happy Earth Day!!  I am so thrilled this weekend we have SUN at my house and the timing of Earth Day couldn't be more perfect!  Now, I know for most of you around the country- you all have had plenty of sunshine (yes, I see the FaceBook pictures of you and your kids in shorts), but here in Portland Oregon, it's pretty much non stop rainy and cold.  All the time.  But today it is supposed to reach 77 degrees and we are getting out in the sun to plant our garden!!

In case any of you are wondering what Earth Day is all about it started back in 1970 by Senator Nelson of Wisconsin and lead to the Clean Air, Clean Water and the Endangered Species Act.  There are lots of little things anyone can do help out our environment (like recycling and buying local produce and goods).  The Earth Day website has lots of info, and just for fun, you can take the short Ecological Footprint quiz and see how your own lifestyle impacts the Earth.

In the spirit of Reuse, Recycle and Renew, I have some blog candy to give away!  I have been setting some stuff aside and I have enough for 3 packages to give away.  These are all brand new goodies!

Package 1:
Our Daily Bread -Bird & Butterfly Labels
Want2Scrap Nestabling -Labels Two orange rhinestones
K&Company Flora & Fauna -Die cut cardboard
K&Company Flora & Fauna -Typewriter Key Grand Adhesions (missing one)
K&Company Flora & Fauna -Fabric Rosettes
Creative Imaginations -Epoxy Sheet
Package 2:
Layers of Color -Floral Frame and Garden Wall Frame
Want2Scrap Nestabling -Labels Two black rhinestones
K&Company Flora & Fauna -Ephemera Pack
K&Company Flora & Fauna -Birds and Leaves Grand Adhesions
K&Company Flora & Fauna -Tulle Flowers
Creative Imaginations -Epoxy Sheet
 Package 3:
Ippity Stamps -House a Home
Pizzazz Aplenty - 3mm pink rhinestones
Pizzazz Aplenty - 1.5" Organza Jeweled flowers
Want2Scrap - Say it With Bling, Fancy Brackets
Websters Pages - Buttons & Twine, Spring Market
Spellbinders - Sample dies, pocket watch and set of 4 triangles

To be entered for a Blog Candy package, just leave me a comment on this post.  Is there anything you do for Earth Day, or maybe a recycling tip?  You have until Wednesday morning to leave a comment and I will announce the 3 winners Wednesday afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Take Ten guest artist

Hi everyone!  I have some exciting news to share.  I am the Guest Artist for the current Spring issue of Take Ten magazine!  
I am so thrilled and honored to be featured and Amber (the former editor) did a fabulous job with my article (it's 6 pages!).  Here is the scan of the first page -this card features the JustRite stamp set Spread Your Wings.
Here are a few more cards from the article, they use stamps from Ippity (and some washi tape) and Gina K Designs respectively.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my excitement with you!  Have a great day and remember Sunday is Earth Day -there are lots of little things we all can do to make a big impact on the earth!!  Be sure to come back Sunday I will be having some fun blog candy in celebration of Earth Day!!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CardMaker blog hop: Rock Stars

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the CardMaker blog hop!  Today's theme is Rock Stars.  The blog team was asked to make a card inspired by a SONG.  With Earth Day right around the corner (Sunday the 22nd), I chose the song Big Yellow Taxi (AKA Paved Paradise) originally released in 1970 by Joni Mitchell and remade by the Counting Crows in 2003.  Joni was inspired to write this when she visited Hawaii, drew back the curtains in her hotel room and saw beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, looked down and saw a parking lot as far as the eye could see.

My card uses the stamp set, Eco Chic by Unity Stamp Co.  I stamped the tree, cut it out and colored it with Copic markers.  Now don't get all excited, I don't have the coloring skills of Colleen, but hey -not many do!  lol!  I used green and blues colors in keeping with the colors of the Earth, and of course there are lots of Spellbinder die templates.
I am the last stop on this hop!  So if you just joined with me, be sure to head over to the CardMaker blog and catch it from the beginning!  You will want to see how each of the girls was a Rock Star!

Michelle Woerner -you are here
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Eco Chic (Unity Stamp Co)
Paper - PL White cardstock (Gina K Designs); On the Bright Side 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - E8-007 Classic Edges One, S4-310 Labels Eighteen, S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares LG, S4-126 Classic Squares LG (Spellbinders), Dusty Olive Seam binding ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), 3mm and 4mm Orange rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Copic markers

Monday, April 16, 2012

Altered wooden picture frame

Hi Everyone!   I have a quick post today sharing a Mixed Media project I made for one of my Spellbinders projects.  I can share today because it now appears in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery.  
I bought this circle wooden frame from Craft Warehouse on sale, it measures 6" across.  I started out by painting it cream, but it turns out I covered the entire frame with paper, so I really didn't need to do that.  This was pretty simple, I just covered the top portion with 1 pattern and the bottom with a coordinating one.  See how the the Want2Scrap circle Nestabling fits perfectly with the opening of the frame?  I LOVE it when that happens!!
I used the roses from the Bitty Blossoms set and the larger flower is the Spiral Blossom Three die template.  Happy sigh...  thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I'll leave you with a close up picture.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Preferred Partner Products:

  • Want2Scrap, Say It With Bling Funky Swirls Black, Nestabling Heart Circles Black

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

  • My Mind's Eye, Life Stories Red Damask, Blue Damask, Tiny Red Flowers Patterned Paper
  • Echo Park Paper Co, Dots and Stripes Christmas Collection 6 x 6" Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Prismatics Classic Magenta Cardstock
  • Cosmic Shimmer, Twinkles Aqua
  • Creative Impressions, Organdy ⅛" Dark Green, Ric Rac Lime Green Ribbon


Friday, April 13, 2012

My first CardMaker blog post

Hi everyone!  Today is my first blog post over on the CardMaker Blog!  Please head on over, check it out and leave me some love if you can.  I am afraid I will be the only contributor who gets no comments -yikes!  
My article focuses on one of my favorite products.  Can you guess what the product is by this sneak peek picture?
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A special sketch card

Hi everyone!  I played along with a very special SCS Sketch challenge today!  I say special because it is based off of THIS card from Sharon Johnson, which was inspired by MY cards on this post!  How cool is that!?!

Today's card uses some of the new MME 6x6 pad, Be Happy, of course lots of Spellbinder Circles die templates, some white wrinkled ribbon and a Prima Fairytale Rose.  The sentiment is from the set, Everyday Greetings.  I should mention that the quality of these Wordsworth clear sets is very high (like Verve and MFT), not the cheapo material used on the $1 clear sets.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Everyday Greetings
Paper - white and grey cardstock, Be Happy 6x6 pad (MME)
Accessories - Spellbinders Circles die templates, burlap string, wrinkled ribbon and prima fairytale rose


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Yep, it's a scrap page

Hi everyone!  I have been busy behind the scenes preparing for the upcoming Gina K release, some CardMaker magazine blog posts and Spellbinders projects.  All of which I will have to wait to share with you.  Since I don't have anything new to post, I thought I would share one of my Spellbinders DT projects that are now in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery.  

Today I will share a layout.  I may have mentioned before that part of my Spellbinders DT responsibilities is to make 1 scrapbook page each month.  Well, being a card maker, this part of my assignments makes seriously me break a sweat.  BUT, I have to say I am getting better.  What used to take me 3 days (yes that was 3 DAYS to you scrappers) to make a page, now is down to just over 1!  I'd say that's a huge improvement.  lol!  Here is my page.
 I LOVE THIS PICTURE.  It's of my great grandmother, Emma.  My mom and I don't know exactly when it was taken.  I labeled that it was taken in 1918, but honestly, it could have been earlier.  As she and my grandmother have long passed, it will have to remain a mystery, but regardless the beauty of this picture will stay with me for life.
Here are a couple close up pictures
  Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow and I will have a Mixed Media piece to share!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Preferred Partner Products:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Black Cardstock
  • Clearsnap, ColorBox Merlot, Moss Green Pigment Ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer, Twinkles Aqua
  • KaiserCraft, Wine Rhinestones


Friday, April 6, 2012

JustRite Challenge Sponsored by Stamp Simply - Pretty Papers

 Hi everyone!  I have a special post for you today.  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is sponsoring this week's JustRite Friday challenge!  This week's Challenge #070 - "Pretty Papers", which is to create your own designer paper.  You can use ANY JustRite stamp set including the new background stamps.  The sky's the limit!! 

My card uses the fabulous Chevron Background stamp to make my "pretty paper" and the sentiment is from Autumn Words (on sale now).  I embellished my strip of paper with some of my favorite teal Prima flowers from the Fairytale and Trellis Rose collections along with some Kaisercraft pearls.
In addition to the JustRite design team, check out the other Stamp Simply girls who are playing this challenge with JustRite Papercraft today:
 Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Michelle Woerner (me) 
Barb Schram

Check out what fabulous prize is up for grabs for the lucky challenge winner?  By coincidence, I used a Trellis rose on my card which is in the prize package!
Please note leaving a comment on my blog will not qualify you for this prize.  This is the prize offered to the JustRite Challenge winner.  Please see the JustRite Blog for challenge details.

Before I go, I want to give a shout to the fabulous Kristina Werner for inspiring the layout of this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Chevron background and Autumn Words (JustRite Papercrafts)
Ink - Seattle and Bermuda (A|Muse Studio)
Paper - Sugar, Bermuda and Seattle cardstock (A|Muse Studio)
Accessories - Prima Fairytale roses in Teal, Trellis roses in Fontaine, Spellbinders S4-328 Foliage Shapeabilities dies, Kaisercraft pearls in Bliss, Burlap String

Monday, April 2, 2012

Some exciting news

Hi everyone!  Did anyone see this announcement?  Woohoo!  I have been a huge fan of CardMaker magazine for years now and am BEYOND thrilled to be a part of their blog team!!  

I thought it would be fun to share a couple of my favorite publications with CM over the last few years.  I hope these scans show up clear because I really wanted you to see the fabulous job they do with the cards.  Great staging and easy to follow instructions are just part of what makes this a great magazine.

This card appeared in the September 2010 issue (with a Unity Stamp co image)
This card appeared in the January 2011 issue
This card appeared in the November 2011 issue (with a JustRite Stampers image)
I would also like to congratulate Anya Schrier who joined the team with me and a shout out to Colleen, Trudy, Carolyn and Kimberly who are staying on for another term.  Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news.  Have a great day!!