Cupcake Inspirations - Sweet Six

Thank you Cupcake Inspirations - I ALWAYS enjoy your inspirational cupcakes...and glad they are calorie free. ;)

Here's the card I entered in the challenge:



THANKS, you are awesome!

Hi friends - I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a POP OF COLOR; stop by to see the full card.



Succulents + Distress Crayons

Hi friends - I'm up over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog sharing succulents and distress crayons; my first time to really play with the crayons - sure learned a lot. Won't you pop over and check it out?

PS - don't forget, if you shop at a2z's Etsy shop; you can save 15% by using code: MicheleG15! Whoop, whoop - we all love a discount!!


Stamps: Hero Arts Succulents
Papers: Ranger water color, Hero Arts layering papers
InkHero Arts Intense Black
Accessories: distress crayons, clear wink of stella, fun foam, washi tape



Verve Visual Beautiful Things + Cupcake Inspirations

I had a chance to 'play' this weekend and it was such fun! I was inspired by a photo of a card from a recent Simon Says Stamp (SSS) card kit; I decided to use the inspiration for this card, completely changing the colors. The smaller flowers are from the SSS Birthday Flower set and do not have outlines, but since the gorgeous flower from Verve does - I just drew my own outlines on the flowers and leaves! :D The leaves are from Hero Arts You're So Lovely set.

The gorgeous purple patterned paper was also in a recent SSS card kit, but you can find it sold separately here. I added a tiny black border and layered up all my flowers and leaves using Press N Seal to hold them as I applied glue, flipped them back over and applied.

I cut the 'thanks' from black card stock, added some versamark to the bottom and dipped it in chunky gold embossing powder and heat set.

Thanks for popping in; hope you are having a great week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Beautiful Things, SSS Birthday Flower, Hero Arts You're So Lovely
Papers: PTI True Black, Winter Wisteria, and polka dot vellum, PinkFresh DP, Ranger water color paper, Neenah 80 lb. white
InkHero Arts Intense Black, VersaMark
Accessories: copics, chunk gold embossing powder, Verve Visual Beautiful Things dies, sharpie, MFT Blueprints, Mama Elephant Femme Frames



Beautiful Things

I recently won a gift certificate to Verve Visual - I ADORE Julee's images and have had my eye on this stamp set, Beautiful Things, for quite some time. Honestly, I won the certificate and spent it in under 15 minutes - HA! Even purchased the matching dies. :D It's soooo pretty with so many great sentiments; and those extra dies, (the word beautiful and two sizes of leaves), swoon! I also loved the Color Throwdown challenge this week (CTD405) so I wanted to play along using this new set.

I stamped the images on Ranger water color paper and used distress crayons for the base yellow layer - but you know me; it's never quite as intense as I'd like so I switched to Copics to finish the flowers. I traced the images with a sharpie for intense black lines and added some dots with a white gel pen.

The card was inspired by Kay, you can see her version HERE. I die cut the leaves from green checked paper for some extra fun; splattered on some twisted citron ink and stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts intense black.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Beautiful Things
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white, Ranger water color, DP by MME, PTI Summer Sunrise
InkHero Arts Intense Black
Accessories: copics, MFT pierced square, sharpie, white gel pen, nuvo crystal drops


  Dragonfly Journey 70

Hero Arts + The Ton + Pop of Color

Hi friends - I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a pop of color card; hope you'll stop by and check it out!


What's it take:


Hero Arts You're So Lovely - in blue this time

Hi friends - I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking with a fun card - showing you more of Hero Arts You're So Lovely flowers. Hop on over, I'd love for you to visit!


Masculine Thank You

A co-worker requested a thank you card for a friend, no specific requirements although she did pick the quote for the inside. I thought the MOJO459 sketch would be perfect for this card; the sentiment is from MFT's Amazing set and matching dies. I die cut the word 'amazing' 3 times from PTI's smokey shadow cardstock; you can't tell in the photo but I added some black distress ink to the bottom of the amazing so it's a bit of an ombre look. I coated the final layer with glossy accents. Lots of distressing with ink and tool and that's it - super easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great weekend!


Stamps: MFT Amazing
Papers: PTI Rustic White, Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow, DP by MME
InkHero Arts Intense Black, Black Soot and Pumice Stone distress inks
Accessories: Heidi Swapp distressor, MFT Amazing die cut, arrow ephemera, glossy accents, washi tape



A CASE for Color It In!

Welcome back - IT'S AUGUST 1ST...already, seriously - HOW. DOES. THAT. HAPPEN.???

We are back at a2z Scrapbooking with a new challenge - Color It In! I'm not sure mine really counts? But we're going to roll with it! Have you seen THIS video by Kelly? Yeah - this is a complete CASE (copy and share everything) - I adore what she did with the flowers from You're So Lovely! Her flowers were done in blue, mine are in purple - I RARELY ever create with purple, but I adored THIS tag card I did so I made a small version using the same stamp set but a different coloring method and no embossing (well, on the flowers at least). :D

I needed another thank you card for my boss and his wife so this is what I created - after I had it all done it was just plain, so I went back and added some black polka dots and I like the little addition - subtle but I think it looks nice. I did a close up photo of all the sparkle before I added the dots, but you can definitely see the shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join us this month at a2z Scrapbooking for our Color It In challenge!


Stamps: Hero Arts You're So Lovely, Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages
Papers: Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
InkSSS Willow, SSS Wisteria
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Party Banner, Copics: BV02BV08BV13YG03YG63G99Clear Wink of StellaWhite Gel Pen