Thursday, April 12, 2007

A day late...

I've been so messed up this week because of Spring break - plus going away for the weekend make me even more screwy!!
CARD #1 - I used the new set from www.papertreyink.com for this card. It's one layer... yes ONE layer!! That is really hard for me to do! I did the SCS challenge today (to use markers) - so I colored the watering can with markers to achieve the striped look. I then used the same markers to stamp the flowers along the bottom. The water coming from the can are dots of irridescent ice stickles. For a one layer card I'm really happy with the way this turned out!


CARD #2 - I used last month's

Papertrey set (www.papertreyink.com) for this card. I really like the clean look of the

white background and the multicolored butterflies. This starburst butterfly is my favorite from the set! I attached the butterflies to the card with silver brads, and popped the flowers up on dimensionals.
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The flourish on the bottom is from SU!'s Doodle This stamp set. I watercolored it with old olive watercolor crayons.
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CARD #3 was removed from my blog for publication in an upcoming magazine - keep an eye out for it in November!
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BLOG CANDY - Leave a comment on today's post and one lucky winner will receive a bag full of chipboard, ribbons and Primas - plus maybe a few more goodies as well.
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BASIC GREY UPDATE - I just received a new shipment of the 6x6 pads - I am completely sold out of Lily Kate though and very low on Blush and Romani. I have LOTS of Stella Ruby though... since this is the most popular! Check out my website too see what my newest bundle will be!




140 comments:

Chris Hauck said...

These are some great cards. My favorite is #1. I'm loving the versatility of the Green Thumb set. It's on my WISH list for sure. I have to wait a little longer....pout :(! #3 runs a close second because I just love the rich colors. I so love my piercer and think that adds so much fun detail.
Thanks for sharing! Chris Hauck

tina werner said...

my favourite is number 3... i love the flowers at the bottom. very nice card!

Anonymous said...

As usual, all of your cards are amazing! Great Inspiration!
Karen B.

Shannon Erskine said...

I am so torn between #1 and #3. I cant pick. I like all three but those 2 are my favorites. Im loving the Green thumb set and the way you colored the watering can but I love the colors in #3. So cute!

Regina D. said...

All three are beautiful cards, but I really like that first one. You've motivated me to make more one layer cards. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I am loving card #2....love the colors and love those butterflies. You are very talented!!! TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

Bethany Paull said...

I want to say card #1 because I LOVE that colored watering can. But...I've got to go with #3. The overall design just works better for me. Awesome cards again. What a fun game.

Jenn in GA said...

With it seems all bloggers raving about PaperTrey, I'm going to have to seriously consider purchasing. Card #1 is a demonstration of how versatile it can be! Love the paint can! I like the colors on #3, and I"m motivated by the offer of blog candy chipboard! Thanks for sharing...I'm off from Spring Break too!

Brenda T. said...

Who knew such a cute card could be made WITHOUT layers!!!! I'm really liking #1 - but #3 is great too.

Carole M. said...

Hi Michelle, love each of your new cards but the starburst butterfly is definately my favourite also. You created a fabulous card. You're so right the colours on the white background look great.

Amy said...

I'm going with #3 on this one. I love the large, bold elements and the muted tones. It just seems to work for me.

PJB said...

Michelle-
I have to say #3--it took my breath away (the others did too, #3 just did it a bit 'louder'!)-love the layout and depth. Checking your blog has become my daily addiction---and since I don't drink coffee to get me going in the morning, I look forward to your creativity and talent to get me jump-started for the day. I ordered several different Basic Grey papers from you- can't wait to get my hands on them! Thank you for sharing your amazing gift. PJB

Sarah said...

Great cards, but my favourite is number 3 because i love the colours.

Kenna said...

I love card #2. This is my favorite of them all. I have still held out on this set, but have seen all these amazing samples with it. Thanks for sharing

Nancy said...

All are very pretty but my eye is most drawn to #3... which is strange cuz those aren't my usual colours!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

My favorite is number 3, hands down! I love the colors and the big chipboard flower, and how you cut the designer paper flower to pop out.

Adam and Courtney said...

all your card are so great! You make it look so easy, and have helped to inspire me. I've recently gotten into reading all these great paper crafting blogs, and have acutally pulled my stuff out after letting it sit for over a year. Thanks!
Courtney

DeniseLynn said...

Oh great cards - all 3 of them. I think #1 is my favorite today ... I think it's because the weather here has been snowy and grey and I am really needing some sunny bight colors! Otherwise I'd be going for #3. *wink*

Oh and oops I almost forgot to shout out Pick Me!! Pick Me!!

Susan H said...

I looovvveeee card #3 - the colors, the design, the embellishments! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

I really like card #1 its s fun and springy! Definatly a wonderful card :) I so need to get that set...

LeAnn said...

LOVE card 3 - actually, love anything you do with Basic Grey! Thanks for the inspiration

kathy said...

All your cards are great but I am partial to the butterflies. I absolutely love how you did that card.

bethtrue said...

hi Michelle - another set of great cards - my favorite is the third one; i really like the muted colors. lovely thank you for sharing!!

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Wonderful cards! I LOVE the multicolored watering can! Oh, and I love your new picture! Aren't you just cute as a button! :)

Linda Baldwin said...

As usual, all three are wonderful. However, I'm drawn to one layer cards and this one is just beautiful. TFS linda

beate said...

Oh my goodness. One card is more gorgeous then the next. I love all three, but 1 and 3 are my favorite. If I would have to narrow it down to one, which is crazy hard, I would pick #3.

L8ybug2 said...

These cards are beautiful! I really like the second one with the butterflies..

Lila H said...

Love your PTI samples!!! One layer - great look!!! Lila

~Lana B.~ said...

O I love the chipboard and basic gray card...that's my fav! The others are fabulous too though! All the papertrey sets are on my "I so have to have that" list but DH keeps moving them to my "keep dreaming" list. ;) Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!!
~Lana B.~
lanastamps on SCS

Anonymous said...

I am so hooked on this blog reading thang that I can't get any stamping done. I would so love to get some blog candy,I have never seen primas before. I guess I have been in my little stamp world and I am peeking out to check out the goods! Really ,I love your site, keep up the good work! Tammy Nichols

Judy said...

If i have to pick...No.3! They are all beautiful!
I must get my hands on the PaperTrey Stamps! TFS!

Julie said...

I simply love #1 - love the watering can, love the water! So neat!!! All are beautiful - truly beautiful!

Jackie W. said...

Oh your cards are so beautiful! I love to see every single one. I think the 3rd is probably my favorite. Love that flower! And the colors. Thanks for sharing. Jackie Wright

Judy S said...

I really like the Green Thumb set, but Card #3 is my favorite. Love the Basic Grey paper and chipboard is "da bomb!"

Erica said...

Beautiful cards, my favorite is #3. TFS

snowmom13 said...

Once again a great trio of cards!
My favorite one is #3.
I just love coming here every day to check for new posts. Such inspiration!
Thanks,
Anette(snowmom13)

Allison said...

I like number 3 (as it seems many do)...it seems more "your style"! Cheers...TFS!

Heather said...

I love these cards. I'm totally going to be casing #1 and #2. They are sooooooo cute. I think #1 is my favorite. It's the most unique use of the papertrey stamps that I've seen. Thanks for showing them.

Heather S.

Wendy said...

I love them all! But to choose, I'd pick #2 just because I love butterflies. I love the clean white background! Great work and cheerful. Your artwork is awesome.

CAKVD said...

Hi! I like card #1. It is so original and I"ve never seen anything like it! Thanks
Cheryl KVD

Lynn said...

My favorite is #3. I love the chipboard flower.

Leslie Springer said...

My pick is #2. I am Really liking those butterflies! Think I am going to have to buy that stamp set!
Leslie

Anonymous said...

My favorite is #3...I usually go for bright cards but think that you are so great at mixing darker colors to achieve awesome results! Love it! Lisa K

Stacy said...

Oh so hard to choose but I like #3 the best. First started checking your blog because I love your cards on SCS and I wanted to know what a Flaxy Chick was. Now I stop by to see what great cards you have posted.
Thanks for sharing.

Kathi B said...

You cards are absolutely beautiful. I especially like the dimensional look of card number 2 with the butterflies. Beautiful work!

Amy said...

Hi! Ok, a few posts ago, you said that you were beginning to be able to predict which card certain people liked best. Am I one of those people? Can you guess which I like best? If you said #3, you are a winner!

Amy

Peggy S said...

I like #1 the best- I think you are a master at no layer cards too! I like the cuttlebug layer in #2 - was wondering actually if you had gotten one. Don't recall seeing cards with it! Thanks for sharing!!

lois lane said...

Wow! You made this so hard! I love them all!!! They are all so different! I am going to go with #1 just because I love the little watering can at the top. How cute is that?

Dawn Mercedes said...

I think my favorite is between #1 and #2...#1 b/c it's so fresh!!

Angie Z. said...

Card #3 is my fav! I'm always drawn to rich colors but I also love that paper! And that giant flower is awesome!
~Angie

Adelina said...

Great cards! I like the third one the best. Thanks for sharing them.

Connie Babbert said...

Oh my gosh! Card #3 is my FAVORITE! I love the color and detail on that one... GREAT job! (And I hope I win the Blog Candy!) lol!

Connie

Angie said...

love them all but I must choose the curly q butterfly one.. love the movement.

Anonymous said...

they are all great as usual.. hard to chose, but I love the swirly butterfly. thanks for having such an inspirational blog. deb swanson

jodene said...

I love all your cards!My favorite is number 2,the way everything pops out.And the colour are great!

April Hall said...

All of your cards are great. I especially love #2---I want to buy that set so bad!

Anonymous said...

Great cards as always-but I like #3. Something about they layout and colors are striking. Karaline H.

Jill said...

Awesome cards! I'm a fan. I am so loving that PaperTrey set I think I'll ask for it for my birthday this month. Good stuff!

Linda SS said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous. I'll pick #1 as my favorite because I'm just dying to get that Green Thumb set & your card is making me want it all the more:)
Linda SS

Kheila said...

WOW, a 1 layer card from you! You did an absolutely fantastic job on making that 1 layer card look dimensional. I also really like #2 and those butterflies. And, thank you for the beautiful RAK I received!!!

Soozie4Him said...

I absolutely love your cards! I like #1 the best, then #2, then #3! I'm still getting used to using patterned paper on my cards!!

Susan/Soozie4Him

daisydoodle01 said...

I love the layered look of #3 with its big chipboard flower and button. It has it all and says it all...you are the BEST!

Toni said...

Lovely cards, as always! Its a dead tie between #2 and #3. I love butterflies, so I really like that one, and I like the vintage look of #3

Maisymary's Findings said...

great fabby work as always ! my fave is #3 as well !

thanks for sharing !


ttfn,Pearl

ikkinlala said...

I love the first card - but maybe as much for the sentiment as anything, because the other two are also very pretty.

marlo said...

Beautiful cards...but my favorite is #3. I love what you do with the Basic Grey papers. Beautiful work!

KOstvig said...

love the cards. I especially like the 3rd one I love the flowers & the colors.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

wow another batch of amazing cards! I also did your last card!! I have it posted on my blog :) and I have it in my SCS gallery
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/528437?cat=500&ppuser=100284

Terry Molineux said...

OMG your creations are simply gorgeous although I am partial to Card #2...TFS

Karen said...

Wonderful cards - I think my favourite is #1 - it is so simple and yet very fresh looking. Just put my first order in to get these stamp sets from PaperTrey Stamps - they are great looking sets. Can hardly wait for them to come. Keep up the great work and keep inspiring us for your gift of creativity.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh gosh, it's just too hard to choose. They are all so different and have their own charm....but I think I'm partial to #3!

mishkismom said...

These cards are gorgeous! The water can on #1 looks like a charm! Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards. Just love how you are so creative with the stamps and the paper. You think of techniques that I never would. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Cheryl

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards. Just love how you are so creative with the stamps and the paper. You think of techniques that I never would. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Cheryl

Lisa said...

WOW... I have to say my favorite is #3.. Love the colors and how the flower pops off the page..

tyrymom29 said...

WOW !!! I love Number 1 ITs deff my favorite .....But all of them are soooooooo nice !!! GREAT WORK !!!

Vicki said...

I love ALL of these cards!! The top one is so adorable with the water sprinkles and the bottom one has that nice shabby look that I love! I love looking at your creations! They're beautiful!

Karen (Karen Stamps! on SCS) said...

My favourite is #3 - I just love the distressed feel, and the flowers are just so lovely.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is #3! Gorgeous, love the dark, rich colors!

pressed2stamp said...

I really like the last card. I'm trying to figure out how to use chipboard in my projects...and I really like that you distressed the paper! Thanks for the inspiration! Sherri

Anonymous said...

My favorite is #3! Gorgeous, love the dark, rich colors!
Ilene B.

Michelle said...

I love your Papertrey card. I'm trying really hard to resist buying more stamps that are non-SU! I 've already given in to the Bella craze!

Deb said...

I love the colors in #3, they just capture my eye.

Terri E. said...

Wonderful cards. I don't have the papertrey sets yet, but they are on the wish list. My favorite is #3, but #2 is a close second.

It's a good life!
Terri

kristinaalewis said...

My favorite is number 3, but I do love them all!

Mo Moss said...

Great butterflies on #2. I am prone to any cuttlebug cards. This is a real good one, thanks

Terri D. said...

Happy Friday Michelle! I love each of the three cards you posted. They all make me smile. I love the way you put the stripes on the watering can in #1, love the dimension on #2 and love the chipboard and paper on #3. My favorite is #3, it really speaks to me. Your cards never cease to amaze me. They are all wonderful. You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Have a super weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors in #3. Beautiful work! Have a great weekend. Sue Symens

mary said...

Your cards are always great!!! The colours and details are amazing...My favourite is the 3rd card, chipboard and PP together with the button is very cute.

Kevin & Amy said...

Oooo, I love #3, but I also love the colours of #1. Some more great cards, thanks for sharing Michelle!

~Amy H.

scfranson said...

Your cards are so pretty! Love your blog too.
Claudia F.

Kim said...

All wonderful but number three is over the top fantastic!! Love, love, love it!

Ila said...

All these cards are beautiful!! They are all unique. Great ideas!!

Bettina said...

Your cards are always amazing, and once again you make it hard to choose. I love how you used the stickles for the water! I do, however, have to choose #3. I'm a button kinda girl and love earth tones.

olse0231 said...

Hey Michelle,

As always, the cards are beautiful! I love them all. :)

Heather said...

Love your cards as always. I like #1 because you took some chances and moved away from your usual style. Heather the mooselover

Amie said...

Hmmm, another toughie. Probably number 2 because I am a sucker for butterflies; you are so great at getting that 3-D look. Great work!

Steph said...

I love the look of the watering can...might be time for me to pull out some markers!

broni said...

I love all these cards but especially the one layer Green Thumb one! Genius! I also love your new photo! You're such a doll!

cindy b. said...

Love them ALL but #2 - those butterflies are AWESOME!!!

doverdi said...

I love the colors in card #3. There is something about it that just pops for me. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love your cards! I just found your blog and it seems we're living in parallel universes! I too have a daughter who will be 14 soon (June 25) and it seems the dress manufacturers are not in "sync" with what parents prefer on the clothing styles! More want less and less want more! I'm in the less want more (coverage that is) category! I vote for a pretty cover up and lace! LOL! Good luck with your decision! Michelle in DC (Chiefs Crafty Chik - SCS)

Melanie Kuzik said...

These are all great cards but my fav is #3 I love the color combo and layout #2 is close second

Anonymous said...

Those cards are so cute, especially the first one. I am loving that set as well, I can't seem to go a day without making a card with it. Thanks for the inspiration!
Geny C.

Selina said...

I don't know if I can pick this time. It's a toss up between card #1 and card #2 - they are both incredible!

LSN2 said...

Wow...all three cards are such beauties! I am so torn between #1 and #2. I love the bright colors on #1 but I love all the texture and colors on #2. Such tough decisions....

Linda

mara g said...

I love your cards. I really like the first one with the watering can even without all the layers. Im a layer kind of person also. lol

Lilian said...

oh my... so hard to decide between #1 and #3... hmmm... i'll have to go with #... 3. =)

Nicole Seitler said...

Don't know when you'll stop accepting entries... but I'd like to add my comment! ;)

I just love the little watering can on #1. But #3 has to be my favorite! Yum. :)

Karen said...

I have to say #3 is my favorite altho they are all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talent & inspiring us!!

stampngokaren said...

Fantastic cards!! I love #2 the best!!

Debi said...

I think I am partial to #3. The colors are beautiful! THanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards, especially the Paper Trey ones (love those stamp sets). TFS
Ruth A.

jay said...

Oh, hard one, I love them all but I think my favorite is #1.

Julia Stainton said...

I just love all these cards! The water droplets on the first is soooo cute but I think my fave is number three...just LOVE the richness of it! Love your cards! You are extremely talented!

Petie S. said...

Beautiful work! I don't think I could tell you what my favorite colors and designs were and have you personally design them any better... :) Thanks so much for posting them..they make me happy just checking in each day! Again, beautiful...and I too love Basic Grey papers! ;)

Petie S. said...

I got so excited looking at the cards I forgot to post my fave--its gotta be #3...love Basic Grey paper... ;)

Rosella said...

Love your cards. They are great! Enjoy stopping by your blog to see what you have been up to.

Kathy said...

Michelle,
These are all simply gorgeous!!!! I think #2 is my favorite. I love the butterflies on top of the cuttlebugged background. #1 is a close second followed really, really closely by #3!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Robbie Rubala said...

I love your cards. Seeing them tempts me to purchase some of the Basic Gray paper. Thanks for all your great cards!

barb said...

Love number three! Just my style
barb

Fran M said...

I like all 3 cards, but I really like seeing how you used the Stella Ruby paper on #3. I don't scrap and I sometimes have a hard time deciding how to use some of the great papers with assymetrical designs. I have this piece of paper and this really gives me a great idea about how to use it.

Lisa said...

What pretty cards! Have to say that my favorite is #1 - it's so whimsical and colorful. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this card, Michelle... your work is over the top awesome!! TFS
Julia Diane

happy4u said...

I vote for card #3. I enjoy your blog and just might have to order some of the Stella Ruby paper. It keeps talking to me.

Cindy Keery said...

Great cards! I like #3 the best. It's gorgeous!

Ana said...

loving all your creations..they are such a motivation!!

Carolyn S. said...

Michelle, I have a hard time with one layer cards, too. This one is to die for! I love all three cards. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Ida said...

I love the bright colors of card #1 however...I'm really drawn to card #3 as my favorite. I love the colors and the crisp way it all fits together. It has that vintage feel to it. Ida

Linda SS said...

Twas a toss-up between #'s 1 & 2. I've decided to go with #1 but mostly because it would be the PERFECT b-day card to give my DIL who loves her flower beds so much. You are such a talented creator!
Linda SS

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog over the last few weeks has inspired me to rediscover stamping. I LOVE the way you use Basic Grey and so card number 3 is my favourite - but they're all so cute!

Anonymous said...

just found your blog and all I can say is YOU ROCK with all of your card creations. I am loving #3 card out of the three you just recently created. I'm off to check out your website.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I check it daily faithfully! These cards are so fabulous! I want the Green Thumb set so bad! TFS!

Heather

Michelle (Lady2cu on SCS) said...

After much deliberation I decided that my favorite is definitely #1. Love the colors, and your style is just delicious! But frankly, they are all to die for!

I don't have these stamps yet, and the temptation is just overwhelming!

Thanks for the blog candy offer. You are very generous, and super talented!

Anonymous said...

I love #1 card....cute idea!
Sherri L

InspiredByInk said...

Hi, my fav is #3! LOVE IT!!

bobbie

Beth said...

All of your cards are so lovely, but I think #3 is my favourite.

Shelly P. said...

It is sooo hard to pick just one! But I will say I really love the first card the best. It just says Spring is here and Summer is on the way! And since it is snowing, I really really like the message it sends! Thanks for sharing, I love your work! Shelly P.

Paula said...

I absolutely love your butterfly card. I have to save some money as this set just keeps talking to me. The more I see the more I love. Hum....that kinda applies to a lot of stamps.....Thanks for sharing

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