Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hey Cupcake!

A cheery card for a sunny day! Image is colored with Copic Markers and has been cut out with Nestabilities. This is the Labels Two set. This is a simple way to add some pizazz to your image! I sponged the edge of the image after embossing it and before taking it out of the die.

The designer paper is from Memory Box's Sugar Collection. I used various sized circle punches and pop dots to make a fun border. The brown cardstock has been edged with Fiskar's Threading Water punch.

Hint: Use your punches to take portions of designer paper to add fun touches to your cards...the possibilities are endless!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Born to be WILD!

Go Granny, GO! This granny has it, bling, and she seems pretty fit!

Image is by Art Impressions and is colored with Copic Markers. Prima flowers, Dress It Up! glitter dots, Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder and glitter paper make this very bling-y!

Monday, February 23, 2009


This card is going to be my son's birthday card this year. He's a little outdoorsman when his nose isn't stuck in a book or when he's not off on an adventure with Reader Rabbit on the computer!

I colored the image from High Hopes with my Copics. I added faux stitching and some distressing to make it a bit more masculine. I love this ribbon that I picked up at The Stamp Shoppe. I was thinking for scrapbooking school now I might need to get some more!!

The designer Paper is by Paper Loft, if I remember right!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Celebrate Life!

Hee hee! I thought you needed to see another one of these sweeties!

I colored her with Copics and the Spica Glitter Pens. Glitter paper is by Doodlebug.

Hint: Use glue dots to attach your image to glitter paper if your normal adhesive won't stick.

Flowers are by Prima, tag is by Making Memories.

Hint: Use wide ricrac to *frame* your image for a fun look. ~michelle~

Friday, February 20, 2009


Just wanted you to see this cutie pie! She's from Art Impressions and is all dolled up in Copics! Doodling frames her quite nicely....and I'm leaving the sentiment up to you!! This card has lots of bling with her layered on the glitter paper! Enjoy!! ~michelle~

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

Check out Fluffles in her slippers! These adorable stamps are by Stampendous! Colored with Copics and are highlighted with Inkssential's White pen. Cloud9 Design designer paper has been run through the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder and then lightly sanded. It is Faux Stitched onto the pink cardstock. A chipboard flourish has been glittered and tucked behind the scalloped punched frame.

Tip: Little snips of ribbon can pull out color from your designer paper coordinating your card design. ~michelle~

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bright and Sunny!

With this card I am posting the last TWO of the images for the Beach Girls Collection from Inky Antics. Image colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Lots of Circles on this one imitate the volleyball. The card base has been embossed with Cuttlebug's Circle Embossing Folder. The designer paper from WeR Memory Keepers has been faux stitched over some glittery circle punched pieces from Doodlebug's glitter paper. Finally the eyelet that holds the tag on the card.
I hope you've enjoyed taking a peek at this collection. I'd love to hear which image(s) is your favorite! ~michelle~

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Have A Splashin' Great Day!

TWO more images from Inky Antic's new release! This card base is the beautifully blingy Doodlebug Glitter paper. I chose it for a wet and watery look. Image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I doodled around the edge of the image. A gem dresses up a simple circle punched from the WeR Memory Keepers Designer Paper.
A tip: Use a strip of cardstock slightly wider than a narrow ribbon or piece of ricrac for the fun look of a wider ribbon. An easy way to coordinate ribbons and designer papers! ~michelle~

Saturday, February 14, 2009

You Can't Stop The Waves....

I like this true it is! TWO more new images from Inky Antics on this card.
TIP: a little loop of ribbon is enough to anchor this tag.
TIP: cutting designer paper that resembles waves is a fun and FREE embellishment!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Using the sketch challenge that was given at The Stamp Shoppe, stamp club, I made this card for my cousin's birthday. Having the layout already done for me, all I had to do was pick out the paper and the stamps. I used the turtle from Whippersnapper, separating the saying from the turtle. After I colored the image with Copic markers, I added some "Scattered Straw" Distress stickles to the turtle shell. I love the colors in the Distress stickles, and the glitter is a little chunkier, giving it more punch!! Papers are from Bo Bunny and the ovals were cut with the long oval nestabilities. Finishing the card with a little bling and colorful ribbon...It's already to pop in the mail! Come in and see displayed what other members did with this sketch - Then create your own!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hope Your Day Is Bright And Sunny!

This card gives me goosebumps today!! Too bad the warm weather didn't stick around a bit longer!! I did wear my flip flops to school the other day....with my coat!

TWO more new images from Inky Antics. Designer paper is from WeR Memory Keepers. I rand the Doodlebug glitter paper through the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder to resemble waves.

Tip: Use a folded circle punched piece and a staple for a fun ribbon embellishment!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You're Sun-sational!

I'm taking you on a journey through this stamp collection by Inky Antics! Here are TWO more new images that were just released. Designer paper is by WeR Memory Keepers, and has been faux stitched. Image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The glitter paper is by Doodlebug and was layered on brown cardstock that was punched with a large scalloped oval punch by Marvy-Uchida. I layered narrow ricrac over wider ribbon to mimic the waves!
Record-breaking weather here today....very warm for February....feels like summer after our very cold January! Lovin' it! ~michelle~

Monday, February 9, 2009

Back in the Swim of Things!

It's RAINING here to celebrate I thought we needed another summery swimming card!! This one showcases TWO more of the Inky Antics stamps. Colored with the Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I used adhesive gems to frame my it a glitzy *sunny* sort of look. Doodling and faux stitching add some extra eye candy. Designer Paper is by WeR Memory Keepers. ~michelle~

Friday, February 6, 2009

Knight in Shining Armor!

Take a peek at that mushy couple through the window! These adorable cards from Heidi Grace come flocked and with the window embossed and cut in them. The interior of the card is a coordinating pink. Heidi added some additional embossing with the Cuttlebug folder. The Glitter Flower is by Heidi Grace as well. The Glitter Dot from Dress It Up! is the perfect touch to finish the flower.

I will update this post soon with the stamp companies since I'm not sure.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Froggy Friends

Check out these cute little friends...I believe they are from Stampendous. Colored with Copics and accented with the white gel pen. Glitter flowers are from Heidi Grace. ~michelle~

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Summer Fun!

Ok...I know it's still freezing....but I'm going to show one more of these cards! I'll get back to more seasonal stuff....I'm just sick of freezing and am trying to think some warm thoughts here!!Here are TWO more of the new Inky Antics images colored in Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I love the Doodlebug Glitter paper...just a little bit adds a punch of bling....bling that is *flat* and requires no extra postage to mail!! I used some faux stitching to *sew* her little list to the card. In hind sight I should have checked all of them off but *YOU* on the list! Next time I guess!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just Add Water!

Here is another Inky Antics card using THREE of their new images! The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The glitter paper is by Doodlebug and Heidi has it in several colors I believe. On this card I cut it as a frame to resemble the glittering swimming pool water. Another Prima flower *splash*, piercing and faux stitching finish off this card. The designer paper is from WeR Memory Keepers. ......Summer's coming!! ~michelle~

Monday, February 2, 2009

Surf Dude!

Here is another card featuring FIVE of the new images from Inky Antics. The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I doodled around the image and lightly sponged it for some color. The designer paper is from WeR Memory Keepers. I used faux stitching and distressing, Marvy punches, prima flowers and misc. gems. I folded the large flower to appear more as a *splash!* ~michelle~

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Top O' The Mornin' To Ya!

An Irish Fluffles for you today....image by Sampendous is colored with Copics and highlighted with the white gel pen! Faux stitching, Cuttlebug embossing, Nestabilities all make for a cute and cheery card! ~michelle~