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)