Pink Plus One

Hi friends,

Long time no see huh? I've had some crafty time lately but not enough to get things photographed and blogged about! :( Busy, busy time - I always think the beginning and end of each school year are pretty close to insanity! :D

This week over at Crafty Creations we are creating with Pink Plus One...this was a fun one and I went all psychedelic with this fab paper! I have had this paper for YEARS; it's in a small self-stick pad from DCWV; all the designer paper is from the same pad giving several different pinks to work with and black - FUN!

The flower was made from re-purposed tissue paper that has black and pink polka dots - how perfect is that? I actually edged them in a bright pink color but it sure looks off in the photo - BOO!! Sorry 'bout that!

The brad in the center is from MME and has been around for ages too. Yeah for using the stash! Layout is Deconstructed Sketch #99. I decorated the inside with plenty of room for writing a personal message. The white flag was hand cut, I stamped the sentiment and then used PTI's Polka Dot Basics to create my own range of polka dots in various colors and sizes.
Inside of Card plus envelope with fun flags

Thanks for stopping by; words cannot express how much I appreciate your visit!


Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Verve Visual Making a Statement
Papers: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, DCWV sticker paper
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst, Memento Black
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, PTI small scalloped die and beautiful blooms

  Crafty Creations 219
  Whimsy Stamps - Pretty In Pink
  Great Impressions - Pastel or Polka Dots


LCI - Red & White (St. George)

Well, I live on"this" side of the big pond and have NO CLUE what St. George's Day is, but in honor of it, Loveable Lisa chose the colors RED AND WHITE!

Yes, red and I white I can do as our daughter is a HUGE Boomer Sooner fan (yep, that's their colors), AND this little girl is turning 15 this weekend so I went in a totally different direction than the rest of the team (no surprise really - HA) and made her a little birfday card. Yes, birthdays are pronounced birfdays at my house!

Here's a picture of our youngest daughter this past weekend; she and her besties had a "photo shoot" on their bucket list, so for promotion, all the families went together and made the photo shoot happen - it was a complete blast. This picture was taken in our driveway, but the 'real' photos will be up on Facebook (Michele Hibler Greenwood or you can catch a few of the pics over on Instagram, whimsical_creations) if you want to watch for them. Anyway, this is her promotion dress; the first half of the photo shoot was in their dresses; the other half was casual outfits in which they all coordinated with the color "mint"; each girl wearing one article of clothing that was mint colored. Too cute!

OK, sorry - I obviously got mega distracted...so back to my card. I wanted to do something different than I've ever done before - so I embossed a sunburst from her age outward AND I did the ombre color effect - cool eh? I used Distress Inks for the ombre colors: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door and Fired Brick. Love how it made the sunburst lines really pop!

The entire card was stamped with Sentimental Numbers - 70% off you fools (we call that cray, cray), but really, all cling stamps are 70% off right now!! Anywho, I stamped the large bubble numbers in PTI Pure Poppy and the smaller numbers in Memento Black. I stamped her age on a nestie, colored with Copics (in an ombre effect) and covered in glossy accents - tough to see the ombre effect, but its there.

Ta da - red and white; hope it fits the bill...for the Bugs and our daughter!! :D Join the fun, create a red and white card today and if you use a Ladybug Crafts Ink image, you increase your chances of winning! And if you don't have any? Well, don't forget, there are digis, but again, those cling stamps are all 70% off!

Have a great week; thanks for popping in!!


Stamps: LCI Sentimental Numbers
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Copic XPress, GKD White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: nesties, Copics, glossy accents, Scor-pal, dimenstionals

  LCI - Red and White


CIC 207 - Pink Cat Studio

Gotta admit right up front, the coloring IS NOT mine! :-/ This is a beautiful pre-colored image from Pink Cat Studio - I did enhance bits and pieces with my Primsacolor pencils but that's it...oh...I added LOTS of glitter with my brand new Wink of Stella glitter brush - HEAVENLY!

Before I get too deep; we're back with another inspiration photo from Cupcake Inspirations, check it out:

Nothing fancy with the card, some pattern paper, stitching, banner and enamel dots...oh and that glitter! :D Layout is MFTWSC120 turned on its side.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join us this week over at Cupcake Inspirations!!


Stamps: Pink Cat Studio pre-colored digital image
Papers: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy (inside)
Accessories: Copics, nesties, enamel dots, La La Land banner die, Wink of Stella glitter, Janome Sew Mini



CIC 206 - Bugaboo

Quickest post ever - REALLY!

I dropped 6 teens at the movie theater this afternoon and zoomed home to finish this up... :D

Better late than never, right? Took me less than 30 minutes - LET'S HEAR IT - WHOOP, WHOOP!!

Image is Stella from Bugaboo Images - our sponsor this week at Cupcake Inspirations. Talk about wonderful inspiration - why don't you join us!

The inside says "Touch my coffee and I'll go Darth Vader on you!" - HA HA HA - do you feel that way about your coffee?

Have a great week!!

PS - those brads are 'foggy' because I coated them with Glossy Accents and they haven't dried just yet! I also covered Stella's glasses! See you soon!


Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Images - Stella - Darth Vader
Papers: PTI Kraft and Blueberry Sky, Misc. DP
Ink: VersaMagic Wheat
Accessories: Copics, nesties, glossy accents, brads, cuttlebug embossing folder, Janome Sew Mini

  Card Crafter's Circle - embossing


Is Spring here yet?

I hope we are officially done with winter; I know the calendar says "Spring" but our weather has been all over the map! In an effort to encourage spring-time, I created this card with spring-time colors. :D I'll try anything - LOL!

The layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #181 (SSSC181); I used MFT's horizontal gift card die and a piece of washi tape for the flag in the sketch. Love me some washi tape, sad I came to the party so late - but better late than never, right? I embossed the gift card holder with small polka dots, stitched around the main panel and then zig zag stitched the flag.

I inserted a piece of card stock to represent a gift card, wouldn't this be a GREAT way to present your gift? What sweet friend, mom, daughter, sister wouldn't want to receive a gift card for shopping? :D Me, me, me!!!

TFL; hope you have a great week!

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps:  MFT Stamps Gift Card Greetings II
Papers:  PTI Raspberry Fizz and Summer Sunrise, DP by MME
Ink:  PTI Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: MFT gift card pocket - horizontal, MME enamel dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Janome Sew Mini, washi tape

  Fab N Funky - Spring Colors


No Squares!


This week at Crafty Creations we're going with NO SQUARES; and the design team has some amazing samples to show you - be sure to pop over and take a peek!

I went with a floral shaped card for this beautiful digital image from Ladybug Crafts Ink set - Floral Delights Too. Seriously fabulous images - check them out!

The flowers were coated with a clear Spica glitter pen and the centers are 3D yellow gel - fabby IRL!

TFL; hope you'll join us over at Crafty Creations and created something with NO SQUARES!


Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Floral Delights Too
Papers: PTI Hawaiian Shores, DP by MME
Ink: VersaMagic Wheat
Accessories: Copics, nesties, MME enameldots, spica glitter pen

  Papertake Weekly (blooms, glitter (flowers), die cuts) 
  Divas by Design 
  The Paper Shelter 
  Sparkle N Sprinkle 


Toddlers,Teens and in Betweens - BIRTHDAYS!!

Hey, hey - don't forget, my birfday is coming up real soon - July 12. It's always important that I begin reminders early, so you have plenty of time to shop...if you need a list, I have one. Bwaaahahahaha

Yes, I haven't changed a bit when it comes to birfdays!! This week at Ladybug Crafts Ink we're celebrating birthdays for Toddlers,Teens and in Betweens - what fun - and the Bugs have prepared some amazing eye candy for you ranging from boys to girls to young to more mature (is that better than saying OLD, cuz Queen Whiplash MIGHT think I'm referring to her...). Just sayin'!!

I used adorable Robyn; I just love her - time and time again. I used MFT's sketch, fun little sketch!

Nothing fancy, stamping, coloring, embossing and some delightful seam binding from Verve Visual. I used the My Girl DP collection from MME with some matching enamel dots (pssttt....enamel dots are on my wish list)!! :D

I decorated the inside too. Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week and we'll see you again soon!


Stamps: LCI Robyn
Papers: PTI Kraft,Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Pixie Pink
Accessories: nesties, Copics, cuttlebug embossing, seam binding (Verve Visual), MME enameldots

  Simon Says Stamp
  Dream Valley 
  Stamp With Fun
  A Passion for Papertreyink (cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist)  
  Melonheadz Friends


Cupcake Inspirations 205 - Kenny K

Hi friends,

How are you? Anyone watching the Final Four tournament this weekend? We are!! Hubby and I moved to Kansas in 1991 and although I don't consider Kansas home, I do support the teams and to see Wichita State in the Final Four - AMAZING!!! I love all sports, so this is just a blast!

This week over at Cupcake Inspirations the image has lots of polka dots and I LOVE polka dots sooo much!! These cards were actually made before I had surgery (2/13/13), but decided it was a perfect time to show them as they have BIG polka dots! :D Nothing fancy, just stamping, cutting and embossing - I kept them CAS so I could make a set.

TFL; hope you will take the time to join us this week over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps:  Verve Visual Birthday to You
Papers:  MFT Whip Cream, PTI Sweet Blush and Pure Poppy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  PTI small scallop die and floral bloomsdie, PTI Pure Poppy and Sweet Blush buttons, Cuttlebug embossing folder


With Sympathy

Hi friends!

Guess what? I am slowly, oh so slowly beginning to create again and boy do I miss it! It's always been my 'down time', 'alone time', 'mommy time' (a/k/a leave me alone before I come unglued) - HA - that's not always true, but I'm sure most crafters can relate!!

I made all 5 of these cards the night before my surgery - so that would have been 2/12/13; they are all identical with LOTS of distressing and sponging. Pretty straight forward but lots of layers, gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous ribbon that was gifted to me by a very special "bug" and some jute twine. I have to admit, I don't mind making sympathy cards when I can make them in bulk and they aren't for a "specific" need - I should remember that!

The main image is "Upsy Daisy" from Stampin' Up - I've had it forever and have always loved it. The sentiment is from Verve Visual.

Set of 5 cards
These were for a customer and my girls dropped them off a few days after my surgery. Hope you enjoy; my inspiration came from a card I posted on my Pinterest account; unfortunately the owner didn't link to the specific post but MAYBE you can see the inspiration card by clicking HERE?!? If not, I did copy the image down below. :D

Thanks for popping in - hope to be back soon!

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Stampin' Up and Verve Visual
Papers: PTI Kraft, Sweet Blush, MFTWhip Cream
Ink: PTI Kraft and Sweet Blush, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: jute twine, misc. lace ribbon, Heidi Swapp distressor, sponging