Friday, May 31, 2013

Fred She Said 5th Birthday Blog Hop!

This blog is *hoppin* today....be sure to scroll to see the Prickley Pair Rubber Stamps/Cheery Lynn Die post!


Welcome to the Fred, She Said 5th Birthday Blog Hop!  We've been up and running 5 wonderful years!  The theme for this hop is Fred's FAVES  FLORAL and/or PURPLE!

If you have arrived from Fred She Said's blog,  you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog.



Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store
$25 USD equivalent Gift Certificate to any online papercrafting store of winner's choice :)


As you can see...I didn't go purple...but I went blue and yellow with the colored Marigolds and Morpho set for my card trio.  I paired it up with sentiments from the Uplifting Sentiments set and papers from Teresa Collins' Sweet Afternoon 6x6 paper pad.

Your secret word on my blog is Happy
Your next stop on the hop is Nancy's blog.  
Winners will be selected on June 8th 2013 at 12:01 EST.

Fred She Said is also having a sale!
Have Fun & Good Luck!

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Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn Day Six Card Duo!

This blog is *hoppin* today!  Be sure to scroll to see the Fred She Said 5th Birthday Blog Hop post!
It's day six of the Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn event...and I have two cards for you today!

My first card features HH0135 Daffodils and Bird, CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Set, D034 Floral Border Die, DL240 Rum Punch With Double Angel Wing.

The edge piece is the scrap leftover when you cut the Floral Border Die!  Scraps don't make it off my desk sometimes!  It was the perfect touch to finish my card!  Papers are by Prima.

Copic Markers:  E44, E43, E42, Y38, Y17, YG17, YG25, V17, V15.

My second card today is a Clean And Simple card featuring HH0062 Love You Mom, CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2, D023 Mini Butterflies Die, CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals, CLR015A Blobby Flowers 2, D015 Blobby Flowers Die, DL243 Felicity Tiny Doily

Be sure to stop on back tomorrow for the last day of our event! Check out the Prickley Pear Blog so you don't miss any of the cards...comment once per project per blog and you might win some of this yummy stuff! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Masculine Card for Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn Event!

Welcome to another day of Prickley Pear and Cheery Lynn inspiration! 

Today I decided to go masculine...and used the CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals Clear Set, JJ0070 Lighthouse,  B305 Gauze Border Die.

I stamped the image on a light blue designer paper and then highlighted areas with Prismacolor Pencils.
be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see the other girls' samples...there have been a weeks worth...and some lucky commenters will be winning some great goodies!! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn Event Day 4!

Welcome to day four of the Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn Event!  Today I have two cards for you showcasing Prickley Pear Stamps and Cheery Lynn Dies!

I used stamps from several Prickley Pear Clear Sets:  CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals, CLR015A Blobby Flowers 2,  CLR002 Hibiscus, CLR002A Hibiscus 2.

I used several Prickley Pear dies:  D002 Hibiscus and Leaf Die, D015 Blobby Flower Die, D033 Flourished Oval Die, D034 Floral Border Die

I used the B312 Burlap Border Die for my Cheery Lynn Die.

Papers are from Prima's FireFly Collection.  Copic Markers:  E42, RV66, RV55, B00, B01, YG17, YG25.

My second card features Prickley Pear Clear Sets:  CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals, CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2, CLR025A Gears 2.

Prickley Pear Dies:  D025 Gears Die, D023 Mini Butterflies Die, CLR033 Flourished Oval Die.

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp:  HH0030 Field of Flowers ATC

Cheery Lynn Die:  DL240 Rum Punch Doily With Angel Wings Die.

Papers from Authentique's Delightful 6x6 Bundle.

Be sure to leave love along the way as you check out all of the design team cards.  You can find links on the Prickley Pear Blog!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn Die Promotion, Day 3!

Happy Tuesday....welcome to a week of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and Cheery Lynn Dies!

Supplies: HH0097 Couger, CC0069 Thinking of You, DL240 Rum Punch Doily With Angel Wing.
Other Supplies:  BasicGrey Archaic Collection, Copic Markers:  

Be sure to bop by the Prickley Pear Blog today to see what the other girls have been up to...and a link to the Cheery Lynn blog is there for even more inspiration!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday....

Happy Thursday!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful image from Prickely Pear Rubber Stamps called JJ0013 Thoughtful Giraffe!  

I colored the giraffe with Copic Markers:  E35, E23, E31, W3, E42, E41.  I then fussy cut and popped the image up on foam tape. 

The background I created in a color blocked fashion using scraps from an older BasicGrey collection, Archaic, perhaps?!  I added a fun bit of trim and a few candi dots to finish my card.

Be sure to pop over to the Prickley Pear blog to see what the other gals have been up to this week!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

MarkerPOP + Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!

 Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!!!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
Perfect Paper Crafting provides innovative tools, like the "Perfect Layers (tm)" border making tools/rulers, for all types of paper crafting.

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome Perfect Paper Crafting Tools along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com.
If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!
My card features the Sherri Baldi image 1030 Summer Swing and papers from My Mind's Eye's Miss Caroline Howdy Doody collection.
I used the Perfect Layers set from Perfect Paper Crafting to obtain my oh-so-perfect layers!
I used the Copic Markers in the photo above to color my image.

PRIZES: We have TWO fun Perfect Paper Crafting prizes up for grabs.  One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Perfect Paper Crafting!

Prize #1 - Sponsored by Perfect Paper Crafting:  $50 Gift Certificate to the PerfectPaperCrafting.com store!
Prize #2 - Sponsored by MarkerPOP!:  Set of Perfect Tears Tools

HOW TO WIN: Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Saturday, May 25th at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Sunday, May 26th!

Happy Hopping!

Monday, May 20, 2013

For The Happy Couple....

It's that time of year again, when weddings are popping up all over!  Today's card for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps features the CLR027 Scalloped Oval clear set, D027 Scalloped Oval Die and the D034 Floral Border Die. 

I paired these up with papers from Authentique's Delightful 6x6 Bundle and a CheeryLynn Die.  Lace is from my scrap bin...and a few little flutterbies to finish off my card! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

MarkerPop Embossed Gift Box with Belly Band

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Happy Weekend!!
 
Today I have a post for MarkerPop featuring a fun little gift box that is always handy to have on hand. This is a clear box that I ran through my Big Shot with an embossing folder! How absolutely fun and easy is that?! I simply slid a piece of pink cardstock into the box on top of the cards and there you have a simply packaged but oh so pretty little gift box! I made a fun belly band to decorate my box using a Wild Rose Studio set: CL294 Bunny With Cake. I colored the image with Copic Markers:w7, w3, e59, e44, e43, e42, e41, b000, r89, r46, r85, r83, r81, 0 colorless blender. To make a quick and easy belly band, I embellished a wide piece of brown ribbon with some of my favorite washi tape! It adds a fun touch of detail, is fun, easy and quick!
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Check out that cake! I got the *cakey* appearance by coloring the cake with my darkest pink color and then applying some Copic Colorless Blender solution to an old terry cloth scrap and dabbing it onto the cake! LOVE!!!! How simple and easy and fun! Other fun touches are the faux stitching in a white gel pen and distressing with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 
Supplies:
 
Make it a great day!
dt_michelle

Friday, May 17, 2013

New Draw Me A Daydream Release!

Hello there!  Today is the McMahon Five Designs Release....and it's packed full of fun!  Time has not been on my side these weeks...so while I've been busy playing with the Draw Me A Daydream images...be sure to bop by the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see all of the fun stuff that is also being released!  It's gorgeousness!

I am demoing two new images from the Draw Me A Daydream line.

This image comes from Draw Me A Daydream's Butterfly Wishes set.  I used the pre-colored image for this card, fussy cut it and created a fun little scene with some candi and scraps from my desk.  What a fun happy little card to show up to add a smile to someone's day!

Here is another version I colored with Copic Markers and paired up with Simple Stories' and My Minds' Eye paper collections.  There are three sentiments that come with this set.

And here is a third virsion.  For the butterfly on this one, I colored it with a series of dots and then blended just a touch.

Also releasing this week is the Golfer Guy set.
 I paired up the images with papers from a Simple Stories paper collection and a few Candi dots here as well.
and here is another rendering using the original sketched image and papers from the same collection!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Your Day To Shine!

Today I'm sharing a card using the  CLR027 Scalloped Oval set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and the D027 Scalloped Oval Die.

I used papers from Authentique's Delightful 6x6 Bundle.  I stamped the designed oval on designer paper and then applied Perfect Pearls to the wet ink for the subtle shimmer you see.  I stamped the design border with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto pink designer paper, cut it out and embellished it further with Candi dots.

I love the delicate Scalloped Oval Die adding a peek of lace....a great girly card!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week~

This week sneeks up on me every year...but I do like to pop in and let the teachers know that we're thankful for all they have opened up to our kids each year and thank them for all they put up with as they endeavor to do so!

This year I made cards featuring this image from From The Heart Stamps called Star Teacher.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and then combined them with papers from Simple Stories' Snap Life collection.
Happy Friday all!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

MarkerPop and Tiddly Inks Blog Hoppin!


Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + Tiddly Inks Blog Hop!!!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!

Tiddly Inks provides cute and quirky stamps---both digital and clear---plus some digital papers; all are illustrated by Christy Croll!

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the adorable Tiddly Inks images along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com.

If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

I got to design with the adorable Emma Celebrate Joyfully image!    I paired it up with papers from Prima's Firefly collection and a floral piece from Darcies.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: 

....and here is a photo of the stitching that I have been having fun with lately!
PRIZES:We have TWO awesome Tiddly Inks stamp sets up for grabs! One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Tiddly Inks!

HOW TO WIN:Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post. TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left. The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Monday, May 13th at 11:59pm EST. Blog Hop winners will be announced Tuesday, May 14th! Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Girly Girl

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It's Michelle here today with a *girly girl* card for MarkerPop! It was to be a baby card featuring the Welcome Little One sentiments....but I buried them in my studio and couldn't come up with them ...so I'll just have to make another baby card another day! LOL! I went with the Whimsy Stamps Ruby image and papers from the Prima Firefly Collection.
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 And here are the Copic Markers I used! I will make another baby card soon...complete WITH sentiments!

Friday, May 3, 2013

McMahon Five Designs Release Day!

It's time for a new Draw Me A Daydream release with McMahon Five Designs...and today we're sharing the new Puddle Jumper set.  This image comes with the pre-colored image shown above.  I paired it up with some My Mind's Eye papers and a touch of paper embroidery.
Here is another fun image for the fellas called Fisher Fella, the set includes a few fun sentiments.  This time the card is embellished with Simple Stories' papers, Candi Dot embellishments and a touch of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.

Be sure to check out the McMahon Five Designs blog to see all of the beautiful floral sets being released as well as more samples for these sets!