Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Paisleys & Posies Fall Note Card

Here's a fall card I created, using the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, combined with the Flourishing Phrasess Bundle:

The colors on this card are Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla.  The greeting is on pieces cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.

There's a piece of the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon under the greeting as well.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Monday, October 24, 2016

Merry Monday: Stitched with Cheer Kit

Merry Monday!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Today, I have cards to share with you that I created using the Stitched with Cheer kit, and coordinating stamp set:

The kit makes 18 cards, 6 each of three designs, and comes with matching, lined envelopes.
Here are some close ups of the cards, and how I finished some of the insides and backs:

The inside sentiment on this card is from Star of Light.

 The sentiment on the back is from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set.

 And, after I finished the cards, I still had some fun supplies left:

This kit is a really fun way to create some handmade holiday cards!  You can pick up the supplies you need to create these in my online store here.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fabulous Friends Friday: SUper Friends October Swap - Holiday 3 x 3 s

Happy Friday!  Hope you are having a great day!  The boys are home with me because they have a Staff Learning Day at school, and we are cleaning and prepping for a dear college friend of Greg's and mine to arrive.  However, I have some gorgeous artwork to share with you from my SUper Friends, so popping in to my blog and typing quickly to share that with you today!  ;)

So, we had a SUper Friends gathering on Monday, and this month's swap challenge was to create 3 x 3 artwork for a sampler (like this one we did earlier this year with a spring theme).  Only this time, we chose a holiday theme!  We settled on Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, a little Real Red and Crumb Cake for our colors, to match a couple of the designer papers in the Holiday Catalog (

Before I show you the amazing 3 x 3s, I want to share a few photos of the display Jana had for us with some of her artwork:

Pretty amazing, right?!!

Okay, on to the 3 x 3s!!!

First up is this fabulous poinsettia artwork by Kallien, using the Festive Flower Builder Punch, Reason for the Season stamp set, Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, vellum for the flower petals, and Gold Metallic Thread:

Jana created this adorable owl and wreath, using the Cozy Critters stamp set with the coordinating Owl Punch and Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits, and the Candy Lane Christmas Paper (currently part of the buy 3 get 1 free promo!):

Jana and her mom also created this sweet gingerbread girl artwork, featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas BundlePresents and Pinecones Designer Paper (also currently part of the buy 3 get 1 free promo!), Decorative Label Punch, and Gold Metallic Thread:

Jane created her gorgeous artwork using the Christmas Pines Bundle (which I've been trying to resist, but this isn't helping a bit!), Softly Falling embossing folder, and Gold Ribbon:

Connie M. did some beautiful watercoloring for her artwork, which shows off the Christmas Magic stamp set:

Nancy created this elegant wreath, using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits:

 Margery's clever and adorable creation uses the solid circle-ish image from Swirly Bird for the hamster's body, eyes and ears are from Cookie Cutter Christmas, present is from Cozy Critters stamp set, and I think the grass is from Sheltering Tree

Agnes created a beautiful and peaceful scene using images from the Greetings for Santa stamp set, some Gold Metallic Thread, and sequins:

For her lovely creation, Judy-Ann combined the Softly Falling embossing folder, Burlap Ribbon, Peaceful Pines stamp set, and coordinating Perfect Pines Framelits:

 My contribution is this reindeer, created with the Santa's Sleigh Bundle, wearing a  Mini Jingle Bell on his bow, a Pearl Jewel nose (colored with a Cherry Cobbler Blendability, though if you don't happen to have one of those in your stash, another type of alcohol-based marker would work!), with some Fancy Frost paper in the backgound, Mica Flakes "snow" on the ground, and a white gel pen colored tail:

 Jana was testing out an arrangement on some of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Paper  here:

 And, yesterday, I put my swaps into a frame -- I decided to use Kraft 12 x 12 card stock for the background, with some of the Fabulous Foil Acetate layered over the top of that:

Here's another view:

And, here's an adorable bonus project I received from Judy-Ann (and she made one for the rest of the SUper Friends, too -- I'll give this to you when I get her swap to you!):

The tag is made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Cookie Cutter Halloween set, and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Completed Tin of Tags Project Kit

Have lots of photos for you today from a fun project I completed a little while back -- the Tin of Tags kit from the Holiday Catalog!  Here are all the tags I created with this kit, plus the cute tin to hold the tags (and still had washi tape and some other supplies to spare!):

I used the coordinating Tin of Tags stamp set to stamp the tags, and followed the kits directions with only a few variations:

These tags probably had the biggest variation from the instructions -- I squished the wooden bow elements that come in the kit into some Versamark and then used the Real Red Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder from the Holiday Catalog to emboss them a festive, glittery red!  Here's a closer up view of that:

And, here are all the tags in their cute polka dot tin:

Stampin' Up! also has a great video with instructions for this kit:

Want to make this project yourself?  You can order your kit and stamps in my online store here!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tags for this Sunday's Christmas Cards and Tags Class

Hello!  Hope you are having a great Wednesday! 

Yesterday, I gave you a sneak peek of the cards for this Sunday's Cards and Tags Class, and today, I have the tags to share with you!  Here they all are:

This tag is made using the Layering Ovals, Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle, and Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper (which is part of this month's buy 3, get one free deal on designer series paper!!!  If you want to check out the other papers, you can see those in my online store here):

And, here's the other side of the tag:

The next tag is inspired by artwork on the cover of the Holiday Catalog, and made with the Star of Light Bundle (didn't photograph the back because it is just a plain vanilla star):

This sweet tag unfortunately didn't photograph well, but is super-cute in real life!  It's made with the Cheerful Tags Framelits and Cozy Critters Hostess set:

Here's the tag open:

And, here's a coffee cup gift tag, created using the Home Sweet Home dies and stamps from the Stitched with Cheer set

Here's a peek inside:

Hope you like these!  Which is your favorite for these?  Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Thanks so much for visiting!

- Michelle