Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Are ya listenin'?  :D  I have some VERY exciting news to share with you!

Anita, from Just a Pigment of my Imagination (a/k/a coloring wizard, card maker extraordinaire, Simply Sassy chick...ya, THAT Anita) chose me to be the NEXT Team Orange Torchbearer for Amber Ink.  Oh yeah, late night e-mail messages, code words, secrets - you get the picture!

And let me tell you - Amber of THE AMBER INK - is a hoot; we've only been "together" a couple of weeks, but she's one seriously fun chick.  Amber Ink has clear stamps, digitial stamps AND digital paper (something for everyone)!  ***squeal***

The other famous torchbearers joining me are:

Blue Torch is being passed by  Amy Everson  to Cathy Weber 
Pink Torch is being passed by Mandi Moore  to Anne Cullen 
Brown Torch is being passed by  Tammy Hellstern  to Katie Kahl 
Purple Torch is being passed by Jana Weaver  to Jane Matsumoto

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

And I'll be carrying the Orange Torch!

And why stop there eh?  Today we are all sharing our first project. I chose Love Bug; what an easy peasy choice this was!  We have a love bug in our family!  Well, her name is Kaitlyn, but we always call her Kaity-bug Ladybug; hmph, easy choice wouldn't you say?

This digital stamp comes with 2 images - a lady bug with hearts and a lady bug without hearts...AND (since I'm on a roll); I want you to know I FLIPPED the non-heart ladybug to create a mirror image.  HOW COOL IS THAT?  Come on peeps; put your hands together for the Photoshop challenged Michele - let's hear it!!!  LMBO!

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I printed my bugs onto GKD white paper (yep, just my regular 'ole printer) and then colored them in with Copics.  I used some gingham paper and made like a picnic cloth - can you tell?  Did it work?  Can you see it?  I added a chocolate border and made the corner split just like ladybug wings....did it work?  Can you see it?  Sheesh; I hope I haven't lost you!

Anyway, little Kaity-bug has a birthday this month, so it's for her!  Shhh...do not tell!  I added 3 little heart brads in the corner, some chocolate twill ribbon and a pure poppy decorative nestie.  I also embossed the top portion of the pink layer with dots.  Ahhh....bring on the warmer weather so we can have a picnic!!!  I'm so ready!

Be sure to stop by the Amber Inklings blog to catch all the fun!

Now...I'm off to stretch, warm-up and get ready for this crazy torchbearing race!  See ya soon!

...orange torches and ladybugs...Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Amber Ink Digi Love Bug
Papers:  PTI Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, DP by SU!
Ink:  PTI Sweet Blush, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  digital image, PTI Dark Chocolate twill, misc. heart brads


  1. Congratulations Michele!! Very well deserved, and I'm really pleased for you :-) I love your card, the image is too cute and I love the gingham paper and chocolate... yum yum!! Sue xx

  2. Congratulations Michele! How fabulous. You card is super cute. I love the layout. Pami x

  3. Well done, Michele - well deserved! They are so lucky to have you! A brilliant first card for them - love it!

  4. oh wow - Congratulations Michele - you will have fun..
    Lovely ladybugs by a lovely ladybug.. for a little ladybug lol

    Lisa x

  5. You rocked this image girl! Love the ladybugs and you've definitely made your layout look like a picnic. I'm so glad you're already enjoying carrying that torch!

  6. Congrats Michele! Anita made a very good choice picking you, your projects are always fabulous. Cute card, love the ladybugs!

  7. Congratulations! Your project is adorable! I can't wait to see your upcoming Amber Ink projects.

    ~Cheryl~ Orange Torchbearer from February 2011

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  8. FUN! I love these picnic lady bugs and so glad you caught that torch ;)

  9. Congratultaions Michele, you will have so much fun! I love your little ladybug card;)

  10. Hi Michele! This is just so sweet! Love the designer paper... one of my old faves!

  11. Super cute Michelle, a lovely card
    Anne x

  12. What a graet card - love those ladybugs!


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