Modern Peony in Pink

Hi friends! I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a watercolor sympathy card - sympathy cards are ALWAYS hard to create. :(

Hope you'll hop over and check it out! See you soon!


Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), misc. designer paper, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Accessorieswhite embossing powder, clear embossing powder, enamel dots, prismacolor pencils, stitched diesPPP sequins, Tombow markers (base color)



Hippo Birdie to you...and you...and you...AND ME!

Hey friends - it's my birthday and I'm partying it up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink - stop by and say hello!


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Hippo Birdie
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), really old Stampin' Up scraps, vellum, Copic paper
Ink: Versamark, Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Accessories: MFT Blueprints, MFT Wonky Circles, MFT Stitched Rectangle, sharpie, white embossing powder, white gel pen



Another bright & colorful HOPE

Hi friends - I'm back over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a Clean and Simple (CAS) card with lots of color and HOPE! Hop on over and say hello; we'd love to see you.

AND be sure to check out Vanessa's Butterfly Reflections Ink shop - all the newest products at great prices as well as a clearance section that is killer!

See you again soon!


Stamps: WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet: Mums, Concord and 9th Hope
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white, Lawn Fawn Mermaid, Tim Holtz water color
Ink: VersaFine, MFT Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, Hero Arts Unicorn
Accessories: Pixie Paint Candy, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Copics, MFT Blueprints, Cuttlebug embossing folder




Hi friends - feels like it has been a L-O-N-G time since I have had time to enjoy creating! :( So much going on right now, but this weekend, I took some time early one morning to just enjoy the process! Here's a sneak peek of the card; you can see the full card and lots of other photos at Butterfly Reflections Ink. AND if you haven't, be sure to check out the clearance section at Butterfly Reflections Ink store...and the new products - so many fab products!!


Stamps: WPlus9 Kind Soul, Concord and 9th Hope
PapersRanger water color, Papertreyink Raspberry Fizz, Neenah 80 lb. white (inside)
Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet BlackStorm CloudJet Black and SootBroken China Distress Ink
Accessories: Concord and 9th Hope Die, MFT Sun Ray stencil, Copics, Sharpie, MFT Blueprints, washi tape, fun foam



A Happy Goodbye

I'm saying goodbye over at a2z Scrapbooking; hope you'll pop over and see the full cards! And thanks for having me, a2z, you have been the dearest of friends!!

Psst....and don't forget to use my code to shop their Etsy store; if you don't see something in stock, just click CUSTOM ORDER; no additional cost: MicheleG15!


Papers: Hero Arts White, Ranger water color, misc. black and white
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre, Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick
Accessories: gold paint, Hydrangea matching dies, For You Flowers matching dies, gold thread, Copics




Hi friends - I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with this fun Zig Clean Color Brush and Prismacolor Pencil flowers from WPlus9; hope you'll stop by to see the full card!


StampsWPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white card base, PTI True Black, Ranger Water ColorPTI polka dot vellum, MFT Black and White DP
Ink: Versamark
AccessoriesHero Arts white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Primsacolor Pencils, washi tape, Hero Arts Crossing Waves stencil, translucent embossing paste, PPP sequins


Masculine Ampersand

Hi friends - happy hump day (said in my best camel voice)!! Hope you'll pop over to Butterfly Reflections Ink to see this fun, graphic ampersand card!


Papers: Lawn Fawn Black Licorice, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Neenah 80 lb. white
Ink: MFT Berrylicious, Steel Grey, Grout Gray, Blu Raspberry, Versamark, MFT Black and White DP
Accessories: Ranger White Embossing Powder, white striped acetate


Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia with Press and Seal coloring

Hi friends! I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking blog with this fun Distress Oxide and Press and Seal coloring - check it out HERE!



Nuvo Mousse Frame & Altenew Peony

Hi friends!

Hope you are having a GREAT week; I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections, Inc. with a fun CAS card; hope you'll check it out!


Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet.
Papers: Misc. Black/Whtie striped paper, American Crafts glitter paper, Ranger watercolor paper
Ink: VersaMark, Lawn Fawn Sugarplum
AccessoriesHero Arts embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse, PPP sequins, MFT dies


Beyond Bold!

Stripes, chevron and BRIGHT, BRIGHT colors. Hope you have some shades!! :D

I created this card a few months ago for Splitcoaststampers and just love how bold and vibrant it is!

I stamped a ton of flowers from WPlus9 Doodle Buds in VersaMark and heat embossed with HA white embossing powder, Then I heat embossed quotes and the word 'friend' from Verve Visual's Text Objects on to some of the flowers and leaves. Once that was done I literally scribbled on color with Zig Clean Color Brushes - going for over-the-top bright I guess.

Once I finished scribbling, I gave them a liberal spray with water and allowed to air dry; once dry, I die cut all the images and formed a pretty bouquet. I used press 'n seal to pick up the bouquet and set it aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

I thought it would be fun to add some stenciling behind the flowers - you know, I was thinking all soft and subtle - yeah, that didn't happen. But I love how it turned out! I added the striped paper at an angle and there is actually a 1/2" strip of black glitter paper at the top of the striped paper (mainly hidden behind the flowers)!

The paper and flowers were adhered to Canson water color paper and then adhered to a white note card.



StampsWPlus9 Doodle Buds, Verve Text Objects
PapersCanson water color, misc. DP, Neenah 110 lb. white, American Crafts glitter paper
AccessoriesSSS sequins, HA white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, clear Wink of Stella, stencil, press 'n seal


Hero Arts Prayers

Hi friends - I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking blog; here's a sneak peek, hope you'll pop over and say hi!!


Stamps: You're So LovelyPrayers Stamp and Cut
Ink: VersamarkWorn Lipstick Oxide Ink, Fired Brick Distress Ink
Paper: Hero Arts white, Hero Arts black note card

Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder


Hero Arts + MFT Hello There

Hi friends - happy, happy HUMP day! I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a card inspired from THIS creation. I used the gorgeous color combo from ctd443 (picture below); check out the full card HERE.


Stamps: Hero Arts You're So Lovely, PTI Round and Round
Papers: Copic, PTI Hawaiian Shores
InkVesaMark, Lawn Fawn Black, Hero Arts Neon Ombre, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers
AccessoriesHero Arts white embossing powder, MFT Stitched Scallop  Dies, Nuvo Yellow, PPP sequins (no holes)



Little Bits of Kind Soul

Hi friends - happy hump day! I think Spring is HERE - beyond the AAYYYY-CHOOOO; I'm loving it! I created some bright and pretty flowers for you this week, pop over to Butterfly Reflections, Ink to see the full card!


Stamps: WPlus9 Kind Soul and That is All
Papers: Papertreyink True Black, Ranger Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, PTI A2 scalloped die, Zig Clean Color Brushes, washi tape, PPP sequins, Versamark Pen, Liquid Platinum embossing powder


Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

Hi friends!

I have two posts going live today; this one you can find over at a2z Scrapbooking Blog - it's very CAS and didn't take much time at all. Aren't those the best kind! :D The flowers are absolutely gorgeous but I love the beautiful sentiment - I think it really stands out too!

Sentiment Focus

And don't forget, you can shop the a2z Etsy store and save 15% by using code: MicheleG15!


Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy and  You're So Lovely (save 15% on your order by using code: MicheleG15)
Papers: Hero Arts Snow, Red
Ink: Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Hero Arts Intense Black
Accessories: Primsacolor Pencils, clear Wink of Stella, MFT Blueprints, gold and black paint (watered down), washi tape

HELLO from Panda

Hi friends!

I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections, Inc. with a fun little panda & flowers just to say HELLO! Stop by and say hello...oh yes, I used the Butterfly Reflections mood board this month, have you seen it? SWOON; such beautiful colors and inspiration!!


Stamps: Wild Rose Panda with Flowers, Right at Home Script Greetings (ON SALE RIGHT NOW)
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white card base, Copic , MFT Limelight cardstock
Ink: Ranger Archival Black, Hero Arts Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe
Accessorieswhite gel pen, black enamel accents, glossy accents, Gansai Starry Colors, Sun Ray Stencil, Black pen, Tombow Markers


Hello Mom (Butterfly Reflections Inc.)

I'm up with my debut over at Butterfly Reflections, Inc. - would you stop by and say hello?


Stamps: Concord and 9th Hello Lovely, WPlus9 That is All
PapersRanger Water ColorCopic card stock, DP by Doodlebug
Accessorieswhite gel pen, stencil, Tombow Markers, water brush, sequinsblack embossing powder


Color, color, color!

Sneaky peek!!

Did you see THIS? Here's a sneaky peek of my project for Wednesday, hope to see you there!

Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut

Hi friends! It's May 1st - can you BELIEVE IT? Gosh, time is flying by! Next week our 2nd one will begin the first of three graduations - yes, really. She's graduating high school, community college and the health academy at the community college where she earned an Associates Degree - GREAT start to her next college. ;)

Anywho, we are back at a2z Scrapbooking, this time focusing on sentiments! I love all the Hero Arts stamp and cut sets - this time I used the thanks one after stamping and embossing the Artistic Dahlia in the corner and sponging on some distress inks (tumbled glass, peacock feathers, and mermaid lagoon). Once I added the sentiment in Hero Arts intense black I added 3 rows of arrows from a really old Verve set (Borderline). I finished it off with lots of black and white enamel accents.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon! Don't forget to use the discount code 'MicheleG15', it will save you 15% at the Etsy shop. ;)


Stamps: Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia and Thanks stamp and cut (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15, you can request a custom order if you do not see something in stock), Verve Borderline
Papers: Ranger Water Color, Hero Arts Black notecard
InkHero Arts Intense BlackMoss (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15), Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Tumbled Glass distress inks, Versamark
Accessories: white gel pen, sharpie, MFT Blueprints, Copics, Black Enamel Accents, White Enamel Accents, Hero Arts white embossing powder (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15)



Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia in purple

Hi friends - I 'think' I might be back on schedule; I'm sure trying although we are still fighting through the battle (see below)...

I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking blog where this month we are focusing on 'getting to know you'...well, me that is, so today I have a card with a gorgeous Hero Arts flower - I LOVE FLOWERS...and STENCILS!!  :D

Hope on over and check it out!
Get To Know You


Stamps: Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15)
Papers: Ranger Water Color, Reverse Confetti True Love, misc. green, purple scraps
InkHero Arts Intense Black, Moss (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15), Wilted Violet Oxide Ink 
Accessories: white gel pen, sharpie, Hero Arts Unicorn Mist, MFT Blueprints, Copics, Hero Arts Crossing Waves stencil, Glimmer Mist, Black Enamel Accents (watered down), Prismacolor Pencils, Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia die (you can custom request this through a2z Etsy store and save 15% using code: MicheleG15)

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Happy birthday to YOU! If it's your birthday anyway. ;)

Remember THIS card with basically the same background; I mentioned I made several different backgrounds using Oxide Inks and this was another one I had ready to put to use. I pulled out some new to me designer paper from Reverse Confetti and cut this big ole YOU out of fun foam and one layer of the designer paper, adhered together and coated with glossy accents. I added the 'happy birthday to' with Hero Arts intense black ink stamped a couple times since the paper was water color paper.

Look at that shimmery pink envie from SSS! *SWOON*

The rest, I kept pretty simple, added a strip of glitter black paper and more of the designer paper to finish it off, a totally CAS (clean and simple) card!

Thanks for stopping by, I love when you visit!


Stamps: SSS You Matter
Papers: Ranger Water Color, Neenah 110 lb. white, Reverse Confetti True Love, misc. black glitter paper
InkHero Arts Intense Black (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15), Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink
Accessories: Hero Arts Unicorn Mist, SSS You Matter die, Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die, glossy accents, Glimmer Mist, washi tape (inside), fun foam, SSS shimmery pink envie

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Thanks...for so many things!

Over the last few holidays, I've made treats for my co-workers; I just love leaving a little treat on their desks!

For Easter, I just finished up these cups filled with a Reese's PB egg, Cadbury Crispy eggs, Dove milk chocolate eggs and a couple mini Ghirardelli treats. That was the easy part; I wrapped them up in tulle - sparkly tulle for the girls of course - tied them off with some ribbon.

The tags were cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners from Neenah 110 lb. card stock; I splattered with oxide inks and then cute another tag from several different sheets of Illustrated Faith's You Are Loved transparencies. I cut a little less than half of the transparent tag for each white tag; layered it on, added some glue under the sentiment circles and tied on these handmade tassels to each cup. Boy, those tassels were 'quite' the learning experience - HA!

I think they turned out super cute, I can't wait to hand them out tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by; hope you had a great weekend. See you again very soon!


Stamps: Verve Visual Thankful Hearts
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white, Illustrated Faith You Are Loved Transparencies, Misc. DP
InkHero Arts Intense Black (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15), various Distress oxide inks
Accessories: nuvo crystal drops - regular and jewel, black enamel accents, Hero Arts Nesting Circles, Sparkly Mint Tulle, Regular Mint Tulle, embroidery thread for tassels, washi tape

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