Thursday, April 26, 2007

An Eclectic Mix


I gotta say a big SORRY for not posting much this week. As most of you know I'm closing the store, and still trying to move stuff out of it. Almost done though, thank goodness! I have found a little time for some stamping - and using some cool new stuff that came in the mail!
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The first card was made using stuff from Crafty Secrets (you can buy some of these at Sweet Miss Daisy's ebay store ). The Eiffel Tower is a stamp from the French Mail set (as are the rest of the stamps on this card) The cool looking vintage photo is from one of the Craft Secrets vintage booklets. They are so cool!
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The second card was made using Papertrey stamps on clear window sheets - I always save the clear plastic from any packaging, it's so handy to stamp on! I used black Stazon for this so it wouldn't smear. The ribbon was found in a Michael's $1 bin.
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Card #2 was made using some new stamps from My Favorite Things stamps. The set is called "Behind The Scenes" and has a bunch of cool little background stamps. I used YoYo yellow and Brilliant Blue for this card because it matched the #1 Dad charm.
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Blog Candy Alert!!! Choose your favorite card out of these 3 and leave a comment on why you are choosing it. I have a brand spankin' new tin of purple Prima's to give away to a random winner.

140 comments:

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

I have to say my fave card...if I MUST choose, would be #3. It's just so bright and cheerful and I love the layout!! Great job on all three!!

Anonymous said...

I like the 2nd card - I love the airy feel with the butterflies and the ribbon!
Sandy Kay

April Hall said...

I like the card using the PaperTry Butterflies (#2). It's so unique!

Allison T said...

I love the butterfly card! I'm in love with butterflies and that ribbon is too cute! Love it!!

deb swanson said...

Got to say the one that caught my eye and had to stop and take a second look was the black and white butterfly. It was so simple and yet so classic. Once again, GREAT Job!!
You rock!

Michelle said...

Although I love them all, the vintage card is my favorite. Your details are awesome...the brads, the wire, the brass, the photo turn and beads. The details just make this card "over the top" special!

Allison said...

I do like the vintage card but I must say the Papertrey butterflies is my fav...CASE it, I will!

Toni said...

I don't think my first comment came through- if it did, sorry!
I love butterflies so my favotie has to be #2. Its simple and elegant, yet funky!

Jo said...

Today's favourite is #2. Just love the Papertrey Butterfly Kisses set. Great idea of using the image sheets. I'll have to remember to keep the next lot!

Lilian said...

so hard to chose from such beautiful cards... but i was drawn to card #3 at first, so i am going to pick that one. i love the layout and i always have a hard time with masculine cards, so i like how u did it! :)

Linda SS said...

They are just gorgeous. My fav is #2, it's just so unique and classy.
Linda SS

marlo said...

Again, they are all wonderful. But #2 is my favorite. I love the simplicity of the white card but then the ribbon adds that special 'girlness' to it. AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

I am having a tough time choosing too! I love black and white but think I will go with #1! I love antiques and loved Paris when I was there. Maybe it brings back great memories! I do like how you did the mix of things on the front too. I'm trying to learn to put several focus items on the fronts now too so this is a good learning example for me too! TFS! Michelle SCS Chiefs Crafty Chik

............Aimeslee said...

Oh dear, I love all of them! But, if I have to choose a fave, it'd be the second one, if for nothing else, your creativity is jonesing on this card! Love the resourceful use of all those materials, and even more awesome viewed larger.

Aimeslee

Lisa said...

Love Love Love the butterflies. How they POP off of the page !!! Fabulous job.

chelemom said...

I love all three, but if I had to pick just one I would say the black and white Paper trey card! Something about the colors and the simplicity!

KathyC said...

I have to say that all 3 are gorgeous but there is just something about that simple black and white butterfly card that just keeps drawing my eyes to it! It is just gorgeous!
Kathy aka stampkat

Cheryl said...

I guess I am in agreement with most everyone else and would have to say the butterflies are my favorite. I love the way you stamped them on the window sheet and they are popped up. Beautiful ribbon also. My, what talent you have!!
Cheryl

Kristie said...

I love the Butterfly card. I love that you used black/white. It is simple but elegant. Great ideas.

crystal d said...

the first card would have to be me fav. love the look and *feel* of the card.thanks for sharing;]

Debi said...

If I must choose a favorite card I would have to card #1...I love anything that has to do with Paris. Plus I love the "vintage" look you gave it.

You did a great job on all three!!!

kristinaalewis said...

I love the second card. What a great idea to stamp on clear sheets. I love the ribbon too. What a cool card :)!

Kenna said...

I love the 2nd card. What a great way to use the wider ribbon.

Chris Hauck said...

Wow these are awesome! I have to say that I love #2 the very best! I appreciate the simplicity of it but the design element I just love. I have some Papertrey stamps ordered and am patiently waiting. I can't wait to put them to the test.
#2, definitely!
Chris

CAKVD said...

#2 is awesome! I love those butterfly stamps and the colors you chose were fabulous!
Cheryl KVD

Karen said...

I like card #2 - love the look with the butterflies - feel like they are in flight.

Julie said...

Love the butterfly card! Those butterflies and the ribbon are terrific!

Lynn said...

I really like the 2nd card. I love the PaperTrey butterflies & that ribbon is so stinkin' cute!

Michelle said...

My fave is #3. I can't quite put my finger on what I like about it but I had to look at an enlargement to see all the details. Great job and thanks for the chance at winning something pretty.

~Lana B.~ said...

Not sure I can call it a "favorite" since they are all so beautiful...but, number 2 would be my pick. I just love the way the butterflies "pop" off the page at you. They also remind me of much warmer weather which we could sure use some 'bout now *wink*
Thanks for sharing...I love your blog!!!
~Lana B.~
lanastamps on SCS

Jackie said...

I love card #2 with the PaperTrey butterflies. I really like the way you popped them off the card with the acetate and made the flight trail - it looks great!

Mindy said...

Although they are all very cool, I still like anything with the papertrey butterflies. Thanks for all of your wonderful work....

foodpartyfun said...

I have to choose #2. I love butterflies...they remind me of eternal life.

Pat

tina werner said...

i like card #2 with the butterflies... such a neat idea! i'm gonna have to try that one ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the first one with the vintage look. I have been working on an album for my mom that has a lot of the vintage look, this could even be used as part of a scrappage! Great job!
Ilene B.

monika/buzsy said...

It would be #3 for me. I also love #2 with the butterflies, but the other one is just closer to my 'heart'...TFS!

Peggy S said...

All are so great, but I like the first card! I love Paris and that vintage look -- even though I've never made anything like that- I'm inspired to try now!!

ldcamer said...

I am going with #3. I love the bold colors, the layout, and the charm. Pretty much everything! They are all great though!

Connie said...

I would have to say card #2 because of the beautiful butterflies. It's so elegant.

Connie

LSN2 said...

Card #2 is definately my favorite. There is something so simple and stunning about just black and white together. Pair it with a simple and stunning stamp set and well....there you go.

Linda (LSN on SCS)

Bethany Paull said...

I'll pick #3. Mainly because I thought it was made with designer paper, but it's really made with awesome stamps. Really nice!

Mary said...

All things Vintage...I love the Eiffel Tower card!!! The details and texture of this card is awesome! France makes me think of our exchange student who stayed with us two summers in a row...c'est magnifique!!!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh so hard to choose! The black and white butterfly card is so elegant. I love vintage things and your card is great with all the detail. However I think the one that really got my attention is the bright colors for dad. I vote for #3 because of the color combo on a dreary Michigan day and because it's a great masculine card!

deniserj said...

I LOVE card #2, that is awesome. I can't wait to try it! I like the idea of saving the clear plastic too, how clever!!!

Teryl said...

My fav is #2, the butterflies. It's just gorgeous with the translucent wings.

Deb said...

I love card #3... what a great Father's Day card.

Anonymous said...

I love them all but would have to choose the butterflies.
so Butterflies it is!
Cindy

Anonymous said...

LOVE the vintage card, but I can never get the same effect. But I've gotta say the butterflies are lovely, too! You do a fantastic job on everything. Thx for the inspiration!

Adelina said...

I love #3 the best. the colors are so bright!

Penny said...

My favorite is #3. I'm not much on the vintage look & I prefer colorful butterflies. I really like the colors & the distressed look on the 3rd card.

olse0231 said...

I absolutely LOVE the second card - the butterflies look beautiful stamped in black on window sheets. It is sophisticated and fun all at the same time.

Amie said...

#2! Love the flowers, love how you were so innovative with the plastic sheets, and love the colors! Excellent job!

Julie K said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of the black and white and butterflies on Card #2. Gorgeous!

debrarogers@netzero.com said...

I love the #1 Dad card! It's simple, bright and cheerful. But I love all your work. Thanks for sharing!
Debra Rogers

SpAzzGiRL said...

Card #2 because you can recycle the plastic sheets from product and it seems appropriate for Earth Month and everyone goin' green!

scfranson said...

Love #2, Butterflies always call to me.
Claudia F.

Anonymous said...

How to choose?? They're all very cool. I'd have to go with #2...love those butterflies coming out of the bow.

Regina D. said...

Love #2...that black and white really makes a statement.

tyrymom29 said...

I pick # 2 I love the black and white together ...so ELEGANT!!!!!!

Sue Symens said...

I like #1. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Shari said...

I love everything French so I vote for the first card. Love your style!

Anonymous said...

Love the butterfly card!! Simple,but very sweet. butterflys always make me think of my grandma!!

misty

Anonymous said...

I love the first creation with all of the vintage appeal. Beautiful!!!
DeborahLynneS

Lisa said...

I love #2! The butterflies are stunning, they look as tho' in flight, and ready to fly off the card. LOVE IT!
But then again, I love all your cards! Reeeeaaaally I do.

Gina Wrona said...

My first choice would be #2, the black/white butterflies. It is so awesome the way they look like they are flying.

Colleen said...

I love every thing about the second card! It is simple and sweet, yet elegant too. The ribbon is so soft and repeats the pattern on the butterflies. I also love that the butterflies are 3-D...a stunning card!

Trish Van Dyk said...

I love the 3rd card. I'm a sucker for anything with inked or chalked edges and I love the simplicity of it. It just works.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

ok I love to drool over all your work! but this time I love the butterfly black and white card the best!

redfirekat said...

PaperTrey's Butterflies. Great monocromatic look with the texture of ribbon & dimension of acetate.

Tautchia said...

Hi!
Found your blog through SC. You work is so wonderful!!!

Hard to choose a favorite card here. I love both 1 & 2 for different reasons. But I think I will choose #2 because I love the acetate butterflies. Makes me long for warmer weather!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

I have to go with #1 because I love vintage stuff, especially Crafty Secrets!

Cafe Ink said...

I'm a sucker for vintage, so I have to go with the gorgeous vintage card.

Charmaine G

Terri E. said...

I love the simplicity of the second card. It is by far my favorite!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

deborrah said...

Gotta say that Card #1 is my fav - I love vintage and am about to post a vintage one on my blog this weekend! Love what you did with this! I especially love those metal touches. Nice!

kathy said...

I must say # 2 is my favorite because I love butterflies and I own the papertrey butterfly kisses set and I am always looking for new ideas to use with them.

Kevin & Amy said...

I love #3 because it really pops! I love the colour combo and the layout. Thanks for the blog candy even though you are super busy! All the best with all the finishing touches on closing the store:)

~Amy H.

Heather Leech said...

I love all of them, but my favorite definately is the butterfly card. I just got my own set from Papertrey and I'm just itching to get creating with it! I'll have to try the acetate...what a beautiful card!!
Heather L.

Kristy said...

This week's cards are very hard to choose from. I really like the vintage look, so am leaning toward #1. But who doesn't love Dads, so #3 is great. I'm going to have to go with #2, though, as I love the big ribbon bow! Too, cute!

Ida said...

Guess I'm different from most everyone else on this one. I like card #3 the best. While my own dad passed away several years ago I think this is a card any dad would like. I like it because of the colors, the layout is nice and the charm is just so perfect for this card. Ida

Robbie said...

My favorite card is number 2. I am intrigued by your comment about saving packing material. Would love to know what materials and how they are used. I also love butterflies! :)

Heather said...

#3 blue/ yellow card- it just jumped right out at me! Love the layout and colors.

Valerie said...

The butterfly card just speaks to me, it's elegant and yet whimsical and it makes me smile.

k.m. said...

That's a tough decision....which card to choose.........but, if I have to, I would have to say #2...the Papertrey Butterflies. Love the idea you used to create them....they look beautiful.

ReneeK said...

Hi Michelle!

Card #2 gets my vote - I love the simplicity of it!

Amy said...

I like the contrast of shapes in the third: the squares in the background, the circle in the center, and a couple triangles implied by the charm and then again in the ribbon above it. Thanks for sharing!

Shelly P. said...

I would have to choose card number two. I love how you suspended the butterfly's...I also love the simpleness of the card. less is more.... They are all beautiful, but that is the one my eye goes to automatically. Plus I love some of the patterns on wider ribbon but never buy...now I have an idea to try out!

Connie said...

My favorite card is #3. I love blue and yellow together. And the little charm is so cute. Perfect fathers day card.

Steph said...

I like #3 becuase I am a symetrical type of person.

sandie c said...

Even though I tend to favour butterflies normally, I vote for card #3. I love the use of the 4 different b/g papers and the stamped image in the circle. This layout is great for those hard to make male cards we all tend to have trouble with and also those small stamps that get "lost" on a card.

beate said...

Michelle, your cards are always amazing! I love all three cards, but the PaperTrey butterfly is my favorite.

InspiredByInk said...

Though normally I'd pick the butterflies... NOT THIS TIME! I love the first one w/the vintage feel to it!

Thanks for sharing!

bobbie

Susan H said...

I definitely like the 1st card - dig that vintage stuff!

Sunflower Stamper said...

#2-That butterfly gets me every time! They are all great though!

Judy S said...

Definitely Card #2! I'm a "Papertrey Junkie!" Love the ribbon you used with the butterflies!

dd2njoy said...

I'm going with #2,it's simply beautiful,I love butterflies in any form,shape or size,so definitely #2,but all three are very nice!!

Kathy said...

Card #2 is my favorite. I love the butterflies on the acetate!!!!! I'm so gonna CASE this idea when my set arrives :-)

Yosha said...

I like the 2nd card! It's simple yet very elegant!

YM

barb said...

Hands down! Butterflies....card number two. I love it because it is different, refreshing and not an ordinary design. Great job! Have I told you that I love purple??? :)

barb

leenda said...

My choice is the butterflies.

Lisa said...

I like the butterfly card because it looks monochromatic. It's very pretty! :)

Selina said...

Definitely card #2! The butterflies are gorgeous transparent and I love the black and white. Stunning card, thanks for sharing it!

Kim L. said...

I love the black and white butterfly card the best! (But the other two are cute too!). I like the simple, clean design and the butterflies on the window sheet make them really look delicate and like they're flitting by - just like in real life!

Ang said...

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Anouk Martin said...

I love all three, but my favorite is the papertrey butterfly one. I love how they come off of the card. How do you attach them?

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

I'm hard pressed to choose a favourite since they are all so lovely and each so different. I think that I like #3 best, because although each of the squares is individually interesting and eye-catching, the eye is drawn to the charm in the centre. Thanks for the chance to win some embellishments!

michele L. said...

usually it is so difficult for me to choose a favorite but, #2 caught my eye right away. Such eye candy!!!

jodene said...

I seem to always be different. Card 1 drew my attention right away. I love everything about this card. Great job!!!!

Jackie W. said...

I would have to say card number 3! I love the colors and simple layout.

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE the card with the butterflies on it :)! Great blog by the way :)!

Lynda said...

My favorite (and I like them all) is the Papertrey butterflies. What a great tip on saving the plastic packaging!!!
Lynda

Melissa said...

I would choose the butterfly card because I like you used the butterflies!

chinamomxtwo said...

Hands down the butterfly one. Nothing like a simply yet *elegant* black and white card.
It's beautiful.
Really.
Jeanne

Libby said...

Don't know if I'm too late on this - but I love card #3 (well I love them all, but especially #3) - love how simple it is yet so vibrant and fun! Love your blog! :-)

Barb T said...

I love all of them, but my choice is Number 1. I love vintage sytle
and anything antique. Barb

Amy said...

Michelle....Michelle.....come out and play! We miss you!

Amy

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh, this is really hard b/c the styles are totally different...

But I'm picking the butterfly card. It's clean...has a darling bow and I love the 3D butterflies!

Pam said...

My favorite is the second card. It is so different and a good use for all the clear plastic, etc. that seems to invade our lives!

huxspal@yahoo.com said...

Love number 2! I can't wait to get those butterflies out. Love the ribbon!

PJB said...

I love the butterflies! You always seem to capture such beautiful 'moments' with your creations! I think I have your entire gallery saved in my "fav's" file on SCS! As always, thank you for sharing your amazing gift!

Wendy L. said...

I love monochromatic cards so I will pick the middle one - butterfly.

Melissa Roth said...

Beautiful cards. I like #2 best but all of them are beautiful.

wendy said...

2nd card - I am loving the butterflies!

doverdi said...

I'm going to go with card #2 as my choice. I love how you did the butterflies, they are so airy and appear as though they could fly away.

Anonymous said...

Vintage card is my favorite. I love all things Victorian!

psychspa

stampngokaren said...

I like the second card made with the papertrey sey. I love the simplicity yet beauty of the card.

Ashley B. said...

I love the butterfly card. The stamping on the window sheet is really awesome!

Paula said...

card #2 the butterflies are just beautiful. The black and white just adds to the simplicity. Great card/

Irma Vanessa, Juan Carlos & Sofia Isabel said...

I like #2, the effect of the butterflies flying so amazing...

Anonymous said...

I love the blue and yellow one! Yellow is my favorite color and I love blue and yellow together!

lois lane

Julia Stainton said...

My favorite is the Papertrey Ink one! Love your simple elegant design!

KIMBERLY said...

I LIKE CARD #3 BECAUSE I LOVE THE COLORS. NICE AND BRIGHT!

Deanna said...

I like #2 card. I love butterflies and this card have two beautiful ones. The ribbon is so nice too.

starqueen said...

All the cards are great, but #1 is my fave! I'm a vintage lover, and I have some Crafty Secrets stuff. It's fun to see how you used it. TFS!!!

starqueen said...

All the cards are great, but #1 is my favorite. I'm a vintage lover, and I have some Crafty Secrets stuff in my stash. It's fun to see how you used it. TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the 3rd card. Bright and cheery. Good job on all three. Dottie K

Cindy Keery said...

I like #2 the best. I like the simplicity of it and the clean lines. It's very fresh.

Ember said...

The butterfly card! I sat and stared at it for 5 minutes! Its awesome!!!

Dawn DM said...

I really like card #2!! It's simple with a great bow. Love the black and white.

Cindy Lou Who said...

I was reading the comments to see which card everyone liked the best, and I noticed my comment was not here! I know I posted...Blogger ate my comment!! lol
Anyhow, I vote for #2.

Lorrie said...

I'm going to with the butterflys, I really like them all but the butterflys, so simple and beautiful, fresh and clean. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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