Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stamping Bella Graduation Card

Another Stamping Bella image, they are so much fun to color!! A very simple card....used faux stitching and doodling, ribbon is by The Paper Studio and was perfect for the simple look of the card. The glitter dots are by Dress It Up! You may not be able to see it, but the roses, tassle and scroll are accented with Copic Spica Glitter pens. ~michelle~

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week comes up May 3-9 this year. I have been spending a little time in my son's classroom this year and have been really glad that it's not my lot in life to have to keep those 20 little first grade critters under control all day every day!! *grin!* It has been sweet to see how far each of them has progressed with their reading though....and their pride as it *clicks*
This is a little card I made for his reading teacher. She's about to be off on maternity leave, so I thought I'd just thank her early!
Teacher Stamp: Stamping Bella
Crayon Stamp: Whipper Snapper
Thank You Stamp: Impression-Obsession
Carstock: White, Black
Coloring: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fooled Ya!

Join Jane Bosi for class this Thursday!! She will "fool ya" for sure! In class, Jane will teach three different faux techniques: Faux Bleach (pictured above), Faux Linen and Faux Layers. All samples are available for viewing at the Stamp Shoppe. Stop in, sign up!! Don't forget, you can still take advantage of the Class Special (sign up for one class, get a second for half price!) And, you'll enjoy a nice discount while shopping the Stamp Shoppe the night of your class. Stop in for more details and to register now--class will be held this Thursday, April 23 from 6-8pm

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Shop Some More!

I just had to make one more of these cards! I'm loving the Fancy Pants paper with their fun colors and designs. I again colored the images with Copic Markers and then popped them up on foam tape for dimension.

TIP: Use the Copic Colorless Blender to give your images some added interest. I did on the sweater, skirt and her hat.

TIP: Use the Spica Glitter Pens to add some more fun interest. I colored the heart on the credit card and added a dotted design. I added coordinating spica accents on each of the shopping bags as well. Also I glitzed up her sunglasses! ~michelle~

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sometimes A Girl Has GOT to Shop!!

Sometimes a girl has to get out and have some retail therapy!! Whether it's at the mall, your favorite thrift store OR your *favorite* Stamp Shoppe! These stamps are a hoot to send to your girlfriend...invite her along for the fun!

The designer paper on this is Fancy Pants...what a fun color combo! The stamps are by Stampavie....so simple to color!

My hint: Use those Copics to make your own designs on plain images. I decorated my shopping bags and the purse with Copics and the Spica Glitter Pens!

Another hint: Use the Copic Airbrushing System Set to give your sentiments a touch of color.

One final hint: Cut out your images and pop them up on foam tape for some fun dimension on your cards!!! ~michelle~

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sugar and Spice

I wanted to give you a little peek at two of the cards the class we will be doing on Tuesday night at The Stamp Shoppe. This is the sugar and spice set from Whippersnapper. The girls are SOOO cute and I had fun playing with them. I used some sketches that I saw online and created the cards from them. I will make up kits for you to purchase from us if you are not able to attend the class and want to make these sweet girls. Come in to see the other samples from this set!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I had the occasion to make a baby card...and I'm about 4 months late....so I decide to go for more of a *boy* card!
This little image is by High Hopes, colored with Copics and I highlighted the buckles and glass with Spica Glitter Pens. Designer Paper is by Cosmo Cricket....perfect with it's subtle woodgraining and distressing for a little boy...just ask me how I know!!
I'm not sure the company on the ribbon...but I know I got it at the Stamp Shoppe, and I need to get some more, I love it for little boy projects! The Rub-ons are by Making Memories, the brads by Dress It Up!