Purple & Silver - JUGS

Hi friends! Guess what? I found time this long weekend to stamp... JUST FOR FUN, goodness, that sure felt good!

I was thinking of Christmas ideas for my co-workers so I had asked several what their fave colors were AND what their colors were for their Christmas tree. One said their fave color was purple or blue - when I checked the new JUGS challenge, I knew immediately what I wanted to create. Just look at all that insane gorgeousness (photo below), seriously...jaw-dropping gorgeous IMHO!

I had already cut these silver circles using MFT's stitched circle dies so I set about making this card, nope - wasn't what I originally had in my head at all, but I still love how it turned out. I did some serious water coloring - you know, where you smoosh the colors on your craft mat and dip the images in. :D Only after embossing the images with Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder.

Can you see all that sparkle? Even better than a clear wink of stella pen (IMHO)!

I used a piece of Ranger water color paper for the background and added some whipped spackle through a Memory Box stencil; once dry I smooshed on more distress ink, mounted the water color paper and black/white graphic paper to a bit smaller base card so I could allow the silver circle to hang off the edge but still fit in an A2 envelope. I used Press 'n Seal to pick up the flowers once arranged, unfortunately when I was putting them back down (after applying glue), the Press 'n Seal touched the silver circle and left a little design element. HA, that's okay, it's homemade and that certainly proves it, yes?

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


Stamps: WPlus9 Doodle Buds
Papers: Ranger water color paper, black/white misc. designer paper, Neenah 110 lb. white
InkMilled Lavendar, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves (ink pads/markers)
Accessories: SSS Friends painted die, shimmer mist, glossy accents, MFT stitched circle dies, WPlus9 Doodle Bud dies, Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Memory Box stencil, whipped spackle, distress markers, white gel pen



Hello - I Appreciate You

Hi friends!

I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a 'thankful' card; hope you'll check it out!



Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers for Tags

Morning friends! For my US friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for popping in; I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking with some super fun tags using lots of different products, hope you'll stop by!

Don't forget, you can save 15% off your order of $25+ at a2z's Etsy store by using code: MicheleG15; and if you don't see something in the store - just ask, they do custom orders!!


Stamps: HA Color Layering For You Flowers, Papertreyink Snowflake Serenade
Papers: Canson waercolor, misc. designer paper, vellum, HA Red (back of tags)
Ink: Versamark, Old Paper Distress
Accessories: Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, HA White embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, MFT Tag Blueprints, Twine, ribbon, Shimmer Mist



Hero Arts Coffee Cup + Rings embellished

Hi friends - boy, I've been super quiet lately eh? That's because I've been working on my November Dirty Girl projects over at Splitcoaststampers! The gallery opens 11/15/16 - hope you'll stop by.

In the meantime, I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking today with a super cute (I think) gift card tag holder, come on by, there are prizes up for grabs!

AND, if you'd like to shop the a2z Scrapbooking store, remember you can save 15% by using the code: MicheleG15 (and if you don't see something you'd like to purchase, they do custom orders - just ask)!!


Stamps: HA Rings Bold Prints, HA Coffee Cup Tags
Papers: unknown water color (from a prior HA monthly kit), MME designer paper, HA Earth paper pack
InkOld Paper, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Antique Linen distress inks, VersaMark
Accessories: HA clear embossing powder, HA Infinity Tags, misc. decorative scissors, misc. wooden heart



Embellish It!

Hi friends - welcome back to a new month which means a new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking! I was inspired by THIS card; I went pretty bright and bold with my colors with a touch of gold.

I used the For You color layering flowers (custom order - but ask, they'll be HAPPY to order it for you!! PS - use code "MicheleG15" to get 15% off your order of $25+); there are 3 layers to the flower, I used the 2nd layer and embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I also added the 2nd layer of the group of leaves as well as the single leaves from the set, also embossed with Hero Arts white, all stamped on Canson water color paper. I colored the images with a sponge dauber using Distress Inks (Worn LipstickBarn DoorTwisted Citron). Once I finished sponging colors I dropped on some water for some fun spots then used a rule to draw lines using a 2 way glue pen; once completely dry I added rose gold foil. I layered the panel onto colored card stock then onto a panel cut with MFT's Blueprints and designer paper from Doodlebug.

The gold embossed sentiment is from the Hero Arts Thanks stamp and cut set; the larger 'thanks' is Simon Says Stamp painted die sponged in Spun Sugar with rose gold foil along the bottom. I finished the card off with some white seam binding from my stash and some pretty sequins from Simon Says stamp. Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join our EMBELLISH IT challenge this month; we so enjoy seeing your creations!


Stamps: Hero Arts For You Color Layering Flowers, Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. and 110 lb. white, DP by Doodlebug, PTI Limeade Ice and Hibiscus Burst
InkVersaMarkWorn LipstickBarn DoorTwisted CitronSpun Sugar
Accessories: sponge daubers, sequins, 2 way glue pen, rose gold foil, MFT Blueprints, Hero Arts white embossing powder