Sunday, January 31, 2010

Butterfly Love!

Today I'm blogging for The Rubber Cafe. I was in the mood for blue today....and decided to go with a love theme anyway! This card would be perfect for the mom's, sisters or friends in your life when you want to send them a little hug in an envelope!

I used the Large Highwing Butterfly, stamped in black and then colored with Copic Markers. I popped up the wings with foam tape for a touch of dimension. The loopy L in I Love You just seemed to fit my butterfly theme.

Other items used on this card:
~black spica glitter pens
~Sizzix die cut
~Martha Stewart border punch
~Signo White Gel Pen
~Distressing Tool

Friday, January 29, 2010

Featuring Fred, She Said!

Good Morning!! It's been a few days between posts here...but I've been playing right along!!
Yesterday Tracey-Lynn from Fred, She Said Digital Designs challenged us to use ribbon in some way.

I'm using really tiny ribbon here.....old embroidery floss!! It is some off brand that never made it in my DMC floss boxes....and now it's been put to use on my card! I'm not sure of the company who makes the heart stamp, I believe they are out of business...but I found this image in my stash and felt like playing with it! I also used real hand stitching on the top and bottom of the card...love it! Happy Valentine's Day is from The Rubber Cafe, I love the font! The reason I used the heart image on the front of the card is because it resembles a box of fancy chocolates!!

...and these are some of the new pre-colored digital images from Fred, She Said Designs called Better Than Chocolate! This one just makes me laugh! The card looks so sweet...and then you open it up and it's really a bit sassy!


This card is so pretty...I used another of the recently released Fred, She Said Digital images called Daisies With Bracket Borders. I printed the image on some designer paper and added a few highlights with a blue Copic Marker. The addition of a few heart stickers from Stampendous and adhesive pearls really dresses it up. The flower is by Prima, the brad buddy by Paper Wishes. Thinking of you is by Wordsworth.


And this is a card that will finish up the set I posted the other day featuring Daisies With Bracket Borders. I decided to use up some of my larger flowers and cut them apart to create a flower resembling a tulip! I like the way it mimics Tracey's medallion design. Ribbon by May Arts! Fabric flower by Imaginisce.
Thanks so much for stopping by....I'd love to hear what you think about these cards!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sorry Dude!

Hi, and welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's challenge is to make a masucline humorous card.

This week's sponsor is Dustin Pike, and he has lots of funny, masculine images.
Dustin is giving away three digis to one lucky randomly chosen winner. To play along with our challenge, simply leave a direct link to your card via Mr. Linky, or if you don't have a blog, you can upload your entry to an on-line gallery using keyword DTC43.


I used images from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. The Empty Pockets Shrugger set is so cute and it comes with several funny sentiments. This one made me grin!
I colored my image with Copic Markers, so simple! A quick pairing with some masculine designer paper and you've got a fun card for a fella!

Monday, January 25, 2010

First Fred, She Said Challenge!

Today is the first challenge on the Fred, She Said Challenge Blog!

The challenge for this month is to use the FSS challenge blog header and background as inspiration for your card, layout or altered project.

Be sure to use a FRED SHE SAID image somewhere on your card! If you don't have one, there are LOADS of freebies available HERE! There is a $20 gift certificate to the FSS store for one lucky participant!!

Be sure to become a follower on the challenge blog and have some fun with us!

There will be a random draw on FEB 1st for a FREE image. So, become a follower for your chance to win!!!

There will be challenges posted on the LAST MONDAY of every month!

Finally, the details on my card! I used one of Tracey-Lynn's gorgeous Faux Foldy Flowers V1 sets, found me some designer paper in my stash that was like her blog background and I was off! I love the Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Pendant...so lacey when done up in white! The verse is from Hero Arts and was perfect for this card! A Martha Stewart butterfly punch and some bling finished off my card

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just My Type 2

Well...I had to make one more card with Just My Type from The Rubber Cafe....I *love* this stamp set! This time I colored the image with Copic Markers....I *love* them too!! I cut out the image since I also *love* to cut and wanted to showcase the colored image without the white background I stamped it on. I had just enough of this fun ribbon in my stash and the heart pin is the perfect embellishment.

I'd *love* to have you comment on this post and tell me which of the newly released stamps is the one YOU *love!* Better yet....post a link to a card you made with it!! I would *love* to come and check it out and leave you some *love!*

Here is the shipping deal at The Rubber Cafe right now....copied straight off the blog: We now offer $0.99 Shipping in the US &
Canada plus CDN$ at PAR ....who doesn't love a deal?! Be sure to check it out!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Letterbox Cards and the EIO Design Team!

Thanks for taking time to stop by today to see what I've been up to! I've got Embellish-Online.com on my mind today and would like to announce the 2010 Design Team!

1. Michelle Pearson - DT Coordinator

2. Julie Okada

3. Danni Reid

4. Kim Gruetzmacher

5. Trudy Sjolander

6. Julie Glasgow

Looking forward to a great term and working with Barb and these talented ladies!!



I recently posted a set of cards that I made using American Craft's Letterbox Collection. That set has been sold and I've been asked to add to it....so here are the three cards that I made to complete the set!

This first card uses some of the label shapes off of the Sincerely sheet. The minute I saw the blue tag, I thought of a cloud...and how perfect that the provided me with a round green tag for my *tree!* I hand cut the tree trunk and then needed some birds for my tree. The are cut out from the See You sheet and are already glittered! Relax is a Flair Adhesive Badge which adds a fun punch to the card.
Get well soon features a pink label that I cut out of the Sincerely sheet. I cut the blue flower out of the Faithfully sheet. Background paper is Greetings. Feel Better Soon is from Note Flair. This collection is so fun to mix and match and the scale of the designs make it perfect for cardmaking!!
Miss you features a journaling sticker from American Crafts that I re-purposed for a design element. Again I used a label cut from the Sincerely sheet and a Flair Adhesive Badge. Background paper is Respectfully.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ellie meets Sketch and Stash!

One more sketch card and that's it for today!! I played the Sketch and Stash Challenge for the first time this week! I LOVED this sketch....fun with a paper collection. I don't normally design with purple...but I really like how this turned out!

I used Ellie the Elephant from Stamp Shoppe Creations, and the *leaves* for my flowers are actually the tree fronds from Martin Monkey. I colored the image with Copic Markers.

The designer paper is by Fiskars and the images are new to me, both from The Stamp Shoppe!

Hippity Hoppity!

I'm back again....have been busy on the sketches this week! I played Stampin For The Weekend's Sketch Challenge this week. I used images from Stamp Shoppe Creations' January 2010 release for this card! Just love that bunny....I wanna nibble his ear!! These images will be up on the site soon for purchase....until then, contact Heidi through email if you'd like to add them to your collection!

Flowers: Imaginice
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Cardstock: SU!
Designer Paper: unknown

I'd Be Dragon Without You!

This was my first go at the Sketch Saturday Challenge! Fun sketch I thought! I used Smokey and I'd Be Dragon Without You from Stamp Shoppe Creations for my creation! I have thought since I first saw him that he needed to be pink and brown!! I colored him with Copic Markers. The designer paper is from SU! and has been distressed with brown ink.

A fun thing I did on the Cuttlebugged background was to sand it, so it was white, and then I ran a brown ink pad over the sanded areas...this give it a slightly fuzzy corduroy look!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LOVE - Digital Tuesday Challenge 43!


It's Tuesday again, and time for another challenge at Digital Tuesday! Suzie is hosting the challenge this week.

She presented us with this sketch. You can combine your challenges but it must be a new card/project and there must be a digital image on your creation.

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe and they kindly gave us all some images to have a play with as you can see and they are offering our winner 3 of their fantastic sets.

For this card I changed the layers around...I needed the long rectangle to be on top since I wanted to play with this fun flower image!! I colored the image with Copic markers and Spica glitter pens. Love the EK Success border punch, it's so lacey and fun!

Designer paper is from BoBunny.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mojo Monday 122 - You're Purr-fect!

It's been a while since I've been able to play along with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.
This was a fun sketch that worked perfectly with the new images from Stamp Shoppe Creations.
Sylvester is hanging out so adorably on the branch letting you know You're Purr-fect!

Other items on this card are by Cuttlebug, Prima, Copic and Sizzix! I hope he made you smile!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just My Type


Oooh, I just love the Just My Type set from The Rubber Cafe! I was blog hopping yesterday and came across a pink typewriter.....how cool would that be?! I think I'd just have to have it for decoration!!! There was a pink sewing machine too!


I colored my typewriter with copic markers, spica glitter pens and Deco Pink and White Prismacolor Pencils. I used all of the type-written sentiments in the set as a background stamp....how cool is that?!

This is definately a new favorite stamp set....perfect for any occasion. I can see it as a masculine birthday card too....when I'm not in a pink mood!!

If you are here for the Fred She Said Blog Hop....hop THIS WAY!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blog Candy WINNERS!

Congratulations to the winners please email me with your addresses by January 20, 2010 and your goodies are on their way! If I don't hear from you I will be re-drawing and someone else will get the goods!!


Cheryl said...
I signed up as a subscriber! Love your projects!

January 14, 2010 2:53 PM

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gocanucksgo said...
Hi Michelle! Just found this blog today and am totally enjoying your creations so far. This is a fantastic giveaway as well. Thanks so much and i'm off to do the 2 other things =)

January 9, 2010 1:22 PM

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Gina said...
Great candy, thanks for the chance to win!

January 10, 2010 10:08 AM

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Linda said...
I have been one of your followers for quite awhile now.

January 12, 2010 11:13 PM

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Thank you to everyone who takes time to stop by....and especially to those who leave a little love....your comments mean so much and make it much more fun to blog! I will be offering up more candy throughout the coming months...I have lots more here to share, so don't be a stranger!!

Fred, She Said Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first "FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog and start your hop!

Please, we would LOVE it if you commented on our posts. We totally love "Fred She Said" images and would like to hear how you feel about them too!

Also, along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the hop, email DEANNE with the special code sentence and your name will go in for a draw for the 4 newest releases -Flowers, Doodledallion, Empty Pockets, and Smelling the Cherry Blossoms.

Here are my "Fred She Said" creations which use Fred's Flowers v6, Daisies with Bracket Borders:










For this set of cards, I printed the sheet out on some green designer paper and then colored the images with Copic Markers: G99, YG91, R22, R21. I added adhesive pearls and Stampendous heart stickers. Designer paper is BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses and ribbon is May Arts.

My special code word is:
~See list below to see what YOUR code word is~ DIGITAL

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

FRED SHE SAID blog http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/
Carol H. http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
Carol L. http://www.bycarolivy.blogspot.com/
Darsie http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Deanne http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/
Julie S.http://juliescardscrafts.blogspot.com/
Lisa F. http://creativek9s.blogspot.com/
Lora http://www.lorascards.blogspot.com/
Maria http://www.joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://www.inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/
Shelly http://jaspere-jaspereslittlecorner.blogspot.com/
Sonya http://www.appelquilling.blogspot.com/ DO
Judy A. http://scrampalot.blogspot.com/
FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/

This blog hop will run from today, January 15th until January 22nd. On the 23rd, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/

Thank-you for taking the time to play along.Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Shelly!

If you have fallen in love with Fred She Said digital images, and I'm sure you have, check out the store at http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/

If you're checking in on the blog candy offer that ended yesterday....I will be posting a winner later today! Thanks for stopping by and come again!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm BACK with Blog Candy and an Announcement!

Phew...I'm back! I wasn't planning on being away from blogging for a week....I've been having computer issues....but I think they are getting resolved and I have lots to share today!

I promised some blog candy before I vanished....and I'm going to send out four packages! I will leave this post open until January 14 and will draw the winners on January 15th.









***********************To enter:
1. leave me a comment on this post

2. for an extra chance, post my blog candy on your blog, post a separate comment on this post with your direct link.

3. for an extra chance, become my follower or subscribe to my blog, post a separate comment on this post.

Winners must contact me with their information by the 20th or I will draw another winner. Good Luck and THANK YOU for your kind comments and encouragement this year!


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EMBELLISH-ONLINE.COM Design Team Call 2010!

It's that time again...time for our first Design Team call of 2010! If you love our product and are a papercrafter who loves to stamp or scrapbook, we want to see your stuff!!

We are looking for a variety of highly-motivated and dedicated designers with a positive attitude to join our 2010 Design Team.

~2 Design Team Members (6 month term February - July)
- Create 6 projects a month with the design team kit you will receive monthly
- Post your projects on your *active* blog once a week
- Participate in ONE of 4/5 of our Friday Challenges (one of your 6 projects)
- Receive 30% off of store products during your term

~2 Guest Design Team Members (3 month term Feb-April and May-July)
- Create 6 projects a month with the design team kit you will receive monthly
- Post your projects on your *active* blog once a week
- Participate in ONE of 4/5 of our Friday Challenges (one of your 6 Projects)
- Receive 30% off of store products during your term

~2 Designers to CREATE Digital Kits
- Create 2 or more kits a month
- Provide 1 project sample with each kit you submit
- Receive 80% of sales to be paid monthly
- Receive 30% off of store products during your term

~2 Digital Design Team Members to create WITH our Digital Kits
- Create 3 projects with the digital products you are provided with
- Post your projects on your *active* blog
- Post your projects in two other galleries
- Receive 30% off of store products during your term

So, if this sounds fun and interesting to you, we'd love to have you apply. We are looking for COMMITED members only please!

To Apply:
~Provide us with a link to your blog
~Provide us with photos of 3 projects that represent your style
~Tell us about any other Design Teams that you are on
~Tell us what you can bring to our team
~Email your submission to: michelle@embellish-online.com

So, with all of that I will let this be all for today. I will be back tomorrow with a fun card set for Embellish-Online.com!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 41 -


It's Tuesday and time to share the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog's 41st challenge! Shelly is our hostess this week, and our challenge was a nice and simple one....to create a project using embossing.
So grab those embossing folders, templates or powders. Remember to use a digital image somewhere on your card and don't forget to add your link to Mr. Linky on the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog!

Our sponsor this week is: Digital Stamp Oasis, who is offering the winner 3 digital stamps from their store. Head on over to Digital Stamp Oasis to see all the cute images that are available!


My card uses leaves from Fred, She Said's Fred's Flowers v6 Daisies set that I printed on pink designer paper. I cut six of them out and reassembled them as a flower base for my snowflake *blossom!* I folded each leaf down the center to give the flower some dimension and then attached some layered Nestablilites Snowflake dies that I cut from some shimmery white cardstock. The swirlys under the blossom are cut from Sizzix's Flower & Vines #2 die.

The glittery heart border is called Heart Attack and is by WeR Memory Keepers. I layered that over a panel that I embossed with a new to me Sizzix embossing folder that I picked up this summer. A Making Memories decorative brad finishes off my frosty blossom!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Letterbox Card Set

This post is featuring Embellish-Online.com, and since I wasn't online last Saturday, I'm posting four cards that I created with the American Crafts Letterbox Collection! This collection is perfect for cardmakers since the prints are scaled down perfectly! I love the range of colors and decided to make a card set.

The first card features Letterbox's Adieu designer paper. I paired all of these papers with a dark truffle brown cardstock. The flower element is cut from Letterbox's Faithfully designer paper. The flower center is a American Crafts Note Flair adhesive badge. The sentiment is a SU! rubon that I added to an American Crafts Cardstock sticker.

Other items on this card include:
~Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
~SU! Photo Corner Punch
~Making Memories Edge Distressor
~Sizzix - Flower & Vines #2
~Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
~Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
~Adhesive Pearls

My second card features American Craft Letterbox's Respectfully designer paper. Happiness Always is by SU! and is stamped on an American Craft's carstock sticker. I added some May Arts 1-inch Satin Ribbon and Blue Skies Relax Flair.
Other items on this card include:
~Cuttlebug's Textile Embossing Folder
~SU! Photo Corner Punch
~Sizzix Flower & Vines #2
~Prima flowers

My third card features Letterbox's With Love designer paper. I layerd an American Crafts cardstock sticker under a Prima flower, added some Sizzix Flower & Vines #2 swirls and a Letterbox Note Flair adhesive badge.
Other items used include:
~Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
~SU! Photo Corner Punch
For my final card today I used Letterbox's Sir designer paper. I paired it with another flower that I cut out from Letterbox's Faithfully designer paper. I topped the flower off with a Letterbox Note Flair adhesive badge.

Other items include:
~American Crafts carstock sticker
~Impression-Obsession stamp
~Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
~Sizzix Flower & Vines 2
~Cuttlebug's Textile Embossing Folder
~Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
~SU! Photo Corner Punch
I hope you've enjoyed a peek at this collection that is fast becoming a favorite! Be sure to check out the blog candy offering that is open until the 14th...who couldn't use some fun mail this time of the year!!