Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pick a card


Where is this week going??? I can't believe it's Wednesday.... somehow Monday & Tuesday just slipped right by me!
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Card # 1 was made for SCS sketch challenge #126. I used this as an opportunity to cut into virgin rubber today - I've had this set for months and haven't used it or even opened the package yet. So today I mounted the dragonfly and used it for this project. I stamped it with Black Onyx Versafine - {if you don't have this ink yet you are really missing out.... it's the BEST black I've used yet! It stamps nice and crisp each time and inks the stamp evenly. Plus is cleans off the stamp so nicely}. I wanted to match colors up to the K&Company designer paper from Amy Butler {I have these paper packs on order and will carry them in the STORE shortly}. I used Vintage Violet, Lavender Lace, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Black and Vanilla for the layers on this card.
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Card #2 - This was created for sketch challenge 126. I used the Baby First set from My Favorite Things - Kim's stamps are so cool - I love her images, and the clear stamps are so easy to use. I colored the little lambs with opaque white pen - it's almost like a paint pen, but it's great for doodling and adding white to images on colored paper. I also used the colors from color challenge 116 (cool caribbean, garden green & chocolate chip). These colors matched up pretty good with the K&Company "Hopscotch" paper - this line is perfect for little boy cards!!


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Card #3 - Created for Color Challenge 116 using hte same colors listed above. This was another unused set that I just cut into this week - it's not my usual style - but cute non-the-less! I had a really hard time with this one and kept adding more and more stuff to it until I was happy. That is my favorite stamping theory.... "If not happy add more!" As you can see I added lots to this one! My favorite part of this card is the caterpiller crawling through the faux grass at the bottom. I'm gonna make another card with the faux grass 'cause I think it is so cute!
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Which card is your favorite? Leave me a comment and I'll post the winner in a few days. I'm gonna pick a random winner and they'll receive some good BLOG CANDY!!! This week's giveaway is a hodgepodge of ribbon, chipboard, card blanks and designer paper. I'll try to come up with a pretty, matched bundle of goodies. One last thing..... going into a meek voice here.....I'm really bad about sending things out on time, but I'm NOW all caught up on blog candy, swaps & RAKS - so if you're expecting something from me it's in the mail! Phew... glad that's off my chest!!

154 comments:

cindylouwho2 said...

They are all just wonderful, you have a good eye for color combos. But, my favorite is #1. Probably because I have this set and never know how to use it, now I have inspiration.
Cindy

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

ok Im going with #1! that was hard! lol. I liked them all this time :)

Anonymous said...

I think both are great, but having a 7 year old at home I would have to lean towards the #2 card. Very hard decision to make. Thanks for all your inspiring creations.dorothy Freber

Anonymous said...

Can you change my pick to #3. (sorry did not preview before I posted)I still think they are all wonderful and still hard to choose. thanks dorothy Freber

Bettina said...

As always - AWESOME! Love all 3 cards, but I'm somehow drawn to number 2. Love the little lamb. I love seeing your designs and they inspire me to think outside the box!

Kenna said...

I love card #2. The colors are so sweet and the stamps are perfect for a baby boy card!

Jenn in GA said...

Oh, you may not post often, but when you do, it's a feast for the eyes and a jolt of creativity! I like all of them, but my favorite is #3! The caterpillar in the grass is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Cery nice cards, i love #1, great colors and love the stamp. Just enough for embellishmnets, the brads and ribbon ans scalloped edge. Perfect!
Dawn T

CAKVD said...

Little Lamb!! My daughter has a book called Little Lamb. She loves it. This card is darling!
Cheryl KVD

Toni said...

For sure #1! Its purple, my favorite color, and it used my favorite stamp set!

Peggy S said...

All 3 are so fun, but my favorite is #1. I was staring at it earlier when I spied it on SCS :)... Love the colors and the softness of the focal image....

donna calamari said...

My fav is #1. I just love how you tie so many elements together. LOVE the big brads.

Chris Hauck said...

This time I'm mostly drawn to #2. I like the blend of color and the neutral. Like the others too though.
Chris

Allison said...

My fav is number 1...good job!

sunnie said...

My favorite one is #3 the Cute as a Bug card. It is just a happy cheerful card.

Cathy W. said...

I've got to go with #3. I'm right there with your "add more" philosophy. I like all the detail and especially the caterpillar in the grass. Of course all the cards are beautiful!

olse0231 said...

They are all awesome (as usual), but I'd have to say number 1 is my favorite!

Jackie said...

They are all wonderful, but my favorite is #1, the dragonfly. I'm partial to purples anyway, but I love the layout and just the general design of this one!

Lilian said...

this is hard... again! they are all so beautiful!

i am going to pick #1 though, because i love the colors, the different elements, and embellishments.

Michelle said...

I am struggling between #1 and #3. I like the stamp in #1, but I love your composition and funky way of doing things in #3...so I guess I'll go with that one.

But frankly, they are all great!

Anne said...

Wow, I love #2! I like the faux postage look and the colors you used - very unusual, but very pretty! I'll have to track down those stamps myself. :D

Kim said...

Oh what a festival for the eyes! Love em all, who can choose when there's so much eye candy!!!!

ikkinlala said...

My favourite is #1. I'm not generally a fan of purples, but I love the realistic dragonfly.

Jill said...

Hard to pick a favorite since all three are fantastic but I'm going with #1. The color combination is just so fabulous and different.

Jennifer Carter said...

Those are all great cards but my favorite is the last one, the bug one. It is just way too cute and there is so many details! Great, great job!!

Cat said...

I really love all the cards, but my fav is "Little Lamb". I just LOVE the color combo, and the dotted strips of paper. Too cute! & I wouldn't get yourself worked up over the candy... you're giving it away, people have to understand there might be other priorities! TFS!

Anonymous said...

I like the bug card..it has a lot going on without being "too much" or over powering. Janet

Shannon Erskine said...

Hey Michelle as usual I love all 3 cards but the #3 is just too darling! I love the caterpillar crawling thru the grass and all the other elements of this card.
Card #1 is a close second though! I love all that purple!!!

cmctxgal said...

ooooowwwww - what a hard choice! I think #2 - little lamb is my fav but the bug card sure is a close 2nd!

Cheryl said...

I like all of your creations, but guess if I had to choose, it would be the bug card. That is a set that I am wanting to get. You have a great eye for color and composition.
Cheryl Sims

Lynn said...

My favorite is #2. It is such a sweet card & I love the lambs. So cute!

Penny G said...

I really like #2. Love the colors & all the layers. I'm currently into farm animals, so this one's my favorite!

Peggy Maier said...

For me it's a tie between 2 & 3, but if I have to choose - then it's 2 - I love the different look to this baby card (it's hard for me to think outside the box, ie. pink & blue!)

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin card #1....love those colors together. TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

mnhyrkas at SCS said...

I love #1, but its #3 that might push me over the edge to order this set :0! Adelle

sandie994 said...

I have to say card #1. I just got this set not long ago and haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, lovely cards (as always) but my favourite has to be cute no.2 card, I just love sheep and furry animals just make me go aaaaah or should that be baaaah....

Best wishes

Marlou

Northern Ireland

Adam and Courtney said...

card #3! I love this set, and it's really great to see it being used w/ something other than "kid" colors. I LOVE the grass and the caterpiller ~ too cute, I'm gonna have to scrap lift that!

Karen said...

My pick is #1. It is just beautiful!

Karen

Emily said...

card #3 is my fave!
emily
emilymaeanderson@hotmail.com

Jackie W. said...

Wow! Tough choice this time but I am going with card #1. You do such good work and I love looking at your blog daily. Thanks for the goodies! Hope I win!

Wendy said...

I love all of them! For my favorite, I'd say #1. Purple and dragonflies together just does it for me!

Lynda said...

All three are beautiful but I have to choose #1 as my favorite. I too have that set in perfectly unused condition! LOL

jodene said...

This was one of the toughest for me to pick a card, I love them all. I will say after a lot of thought that card three is my favorite. Looks like you put a lot of effort in to it. Very beautiful.

k.m. said...

This is a very tough decision to make......all 3 cards are really great........but, if I must choose one, it would probably be #1. I have this set, but find it difficult to come up with an acceptable card with it....but, you have done a fine job.....very pretty!!

doverdi said...

I am so loving #1. Being that I love purple and the green with it is just gorgeous. It caught my eye right away and I'm stuck on it. Lovin #1!

Shannon said...

I am in love with #2. I like them all but #2 is my fav.

Lindy Stamper said...

I love the lamb, tre' cute

barb said...

NOrmally bug cards really....well, bug me! But, I am vry impressed by this bug card and so I'm picking number 3! That's my winner. :)

thanks,
barb hendrickson

Jean D said...

You always do such amazing work! Too hard to pick, such different cards. But I do love Purple & Green so I choose card #1.

Jo said...

Again, not an easy choice. Today I'm going with #3 as CAAB is on my wish list.

Heather said...

My favorite is #2 -- love the color palette and that lamb is soooo cute -- although I have to agree with you that the best part of #3 is the caterpiller -- I will remember that for a future CASE! :)

Mary Campbell said...

All are great cards but I love card # 1 best. I love this dragonfly. I also love purple. Thanks for sharing.

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

All three cards are lovely but #1 is my favorite. I love realistic dragonfly/butterfly images and purple is my favorite color. My eye was just naturally drawn to this card.

Just beautiful!

Linda

Monika Thiessen said...

My favourite one is # 3...love how the worm is behind the grass. They are all nice but 3 is my fav.

KIMBERLY said...

I love everything about card #3! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Barefoot said...

My vote is for #2!!!

Steph said...

I really like the cute as a bug card. Soooo adorable!

SusanH said...

I love card #1 - but I also love this set, tee hee!! Great cards!

snowmom13 said...

I like all three (of course), but have to pick #3 as my fave!! That caterpillar is adorable crawling through the grass!! :0)
Anette (snowmom13)

Brenda Rudrud said...

The cards are "WOW" as always. I check everyday to see if there is anything new...it's like a kid in a candy store. I can't wait for your next one. This is difficult this time but I think the Happy Birthday is awesome - I love green and purple together and you certainly have a way with your color schematics. Thanks for keeping us all inspired! Your card earlier - the you make me happy one? Well, send it to yourself cuz" you do!
Brenda Rudrud

Kristina said...

#3. I love the faux grass with the caterpillar!

Stephanie W. said...

All of them are amazing, but I LOVE card number one. Purple is my favorite color so that is probably what did it for me, besides, of course, your phenomenal work and creativity!!

Well Said Cards said...

I absolutely love the colors of card #2. I think I need to make a card with that color combo. great job!

Kathy said...

Do I have to pick just one? My favorite is #1--I love this set, have it, and have only used the dragonfly once. This inspires me to get it out and use it some more.

Lisa said...

Hmm. My favorite is card #2. It's just adorable! :)
Lisa Hoekstra

tina werner said...

#1!!!
i love that stamp and you have done such an amazing job with it!

Mary said...

I really like card #2! I'm into baby cards these days, and I like that you infused the stamping and coloring with new interpretations on traditional baby colors. Very cool!

Tracy said...

I like card #3 the best definitely!
Tracy H.

Linda SS said...

Great creations again:) My pick is #3, such a variety of cute bugs.

leenda said...

You never make this easy!! I'll go with #1.

Susan Liles (susiestampalot) said...

oh i just love this color combo!! never would'a thunk it!! my favorite is the baby card, #2!!!
but they were all really good!!

Kirsi said...

All these cards are very pretty. My favourite is # 2. It's just so sweet.

Jan Scholl said...

My favorite is #2 because I like the layers. I could see doing this one with other themes but its layers I like a lot right now.

Angel said...

#1 is definitely my fav because I love the colors~~

Jules said...

Card No.3 if my absolute favourite!
You are just soooo clever.

Denise said...

Hard to chose but I think I like #1 because purple is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

Love the bug card. I am so not a bug person but the caterpillar in the grass is so adorable. What a nice touch. Kimmie (kenzlane)

Suzy said...

I love th em *all* but my absolute favorite is the Cute as a Bug card because I love the caterpillar going through the grass - how clever! Thanks, suzy (at) suzys (dot) net sorry had to spell it out dang spambots!

Anonymous said...

They are all beautiful, so this makes it difficult. By using one of my favorite sets I would have to say #1 gets my vote, and of course using the color purple. Your a great inspiration!
Pauline

Connie said...

My favorite is 3 just love bugs.

skyviewstamper said...

I'm really torn between #1 and #3. My kids would love the bugs but since this is me, I vote for #1. It's beautiful!!

scfranson said...

I like #1, beautiful colors.

Keri Jackson said...

I like them all, but if I have to pick a favorite I would say #3 is it!

Lisa said...

All three cards are wonderful, but I think my favorite is #3. I love the way the little caterpillar is coming out of the grass! I just ordered this set and can't wait to use it!

Selina said...

All of these cards are great. I think my favorite is #3 - that caterpillar in the grass is too cute!

Mo Moss said...

How would one be able to choose one of these cards as to the one you liked best. As difficult as it is, because you asked, I would have to say the first one is my favorite. I guess it is the colors that took my eye. You do wonderful work.

Connie said...

My favorite is the dragonfly card. Thoses colors just caught my eye. I love lavenders and greens! Beautiful!

Wanda. said...

I LOVE card #1. It has a peaceful calming feeling to it. The SC126 sketch works well with this stamp and colors. It's my favorite!

foodpartyfun said...

Wow...They are all great! I am going to have to choose card #1 with the dragonfly. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful inspirations.

Pat

waldee said...

Mmmmm...#1. The colors are just gorgeous. Beautiful.
Denise

monika/buzsy said...

My favorite is #1. I just love the colors and the stamp. Great lay-out and everything looks perfect. TFS!

Kristina Lewis said...

I do them them all, but I think my favorite is #3. I love the caterpillar in the grass. So clever!

Elaine said...

ALL of them are superb, but I like the one with AMY BUTLER background paper!! I think it must be the colors!! :)

JulieHofer said...

Love all of them! My fav is the Little Lamb -love the colors & layering. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Pattie Sykes said...

This week is dragging for me. I thought it was Thursday all day yesterday, so......dejavu! (I had a great weekend of stamping over the long holiday weekend, so I'm looking forward to this weekend and that's making it drag.) I love card #2, the special delivery circle seems like a little ball rolling in to welcome the little one. And the row of eyelets along the side -- such an easy embellishment that, to me, has such an impact!.

Pattie

DeniseLynn said...

Oh my! I can't pick just ONE. The second one is so pretty with those colors - I love the CC and CC but never thought to add the GG ... love it!! and the 3rd one is so detailed and just knocks my socks off. And yet the 1st one calls out to me, probably because I too have had that set for some time now but have yet to open it and mount them babies. You have truly inspired me (oh Gee I think I say that every time I post here). Anyway I'll chose #1 but all 3 are great.

ReneeK said...

Card #1 has to get my vote. I love this set (and don't have it, unfortunatley!) and I am really drawn to the purple/green combination (which I have used a lot lately)....

Jane said...

Awesome card # 1....love the colors.

Jenn Jones said...

I love the second one! Adorable!

Leslie said...

Hard Choice, as I love them all. I'm going to go with #1, as I have the set and will probably CASE your awesome sample. Thanks for sharing!
Leslie

Beth said...

All three cards are so beautiful. I left comments on SCS re cards 2 and 3. If I have to pick just one, I'll pick #3. You are such an awesome card artist. When I grow up, I want to be just like you.

Anonymous said...

Card #1 is superb!!! Love the colors, sketch, and, well, just about everything about it!!!

DeborahLynneS

christina (cmf1216) said...

It's too hard to choose! :) I'm going to pick #2, probably because I'm surrounded by pregnant friends and family right now, but mainly because the details and images on the card are just too cute! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Carolyn said...

Michelle, I love them all, but the bugs and kisses one is my favorite, maybe because I spent the last few days cutting out dozens of those little critters for a swap. The first one is beautiful! Well, heck, I would be thrilled if either of the three turned up in my mailbox.

Kay said...

Very hard to choose, but I can't resist that caterpiller in the grass in #3! #1 is running a close second, because I really love the colors. I've already had a lot of fun with that sketch, too. Great inspiration, thanks!

kristin o said...

I really really like them all, but I'll have to go with #3. LOVE the grass and my two boys would think the bugs are cool. I haven't used my bugs and kisses set - now I need to get it out!

Cathy Green said...

I don't want to pick one...I like all 3! But if I must, it would probably be #3 because of the caterpillar in the grass. No, wait, #1 because of the lovely color combo. No, I take that back, #2 because it's sop cute. No, #3. No...well, shucks. I just can't decide.
Cathy

Anonymous said...

I love all the cards, but my favorite is #2 because those colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing you inspring designs!
Geny C.

Shannan said...

My fave is card #2! Love it!

Jenny M said...

They are all great, but I have to say #3 is my favorite. I just like the combo of everything!! Jenny M

Anonymous said...

They are all gorgeous. I'm torn between #2 and #3. It looks like you put a lot of work into #3 ... so that's my choice.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I love card 2!! I love everything about it. The color, the sketch, the little lambs...but I do love all of your work, so it is hard to choose...

Sharon in NE said...

Number 2 appeals to me the most. The colors, layout and the repeating circles are very pleasing to my eye.

Colleen said...

My very favorite is the second one. All of them are great, but the first is too feminine for me and the third is a bit to busy for me. I LOVE the colors and the layout in the second one...clean and cute!

Judy S said...

They're all really great cards ... but #3 is soooo cute! Love the caterpillar in the grass!

Lauren Pittman said...

Wow! They are all really cute, but #1 stands out to me! It is so elegant and beautiful, I love the colors and the coloring on the dragonfly is gorgeous!!
Love your work!! =)
-Lauren

gayle said...

Very interesting layout. love the dragonfly

Ida said...

As usual they are all GREAT cards. I think though that #1 is my favorite. I love dragonflies for one thing & the colors on this card just go so well together. Ida

Regina D. said...

Wow...they're all sweet cards, but I'd have to go with #2, followed very closely by #1. Nice job on all three.

Flossie's Follies said...

They are all so great, but guess if I had to pick one, it would be the Special Delivery. I love all the paper combinations and stamps that you have used.

Kristine said...

I love card number 1, the colour combo is great. Card 3 is pretty cute too though!

Deb said...

You always make it so hard to choose! #2 is my pick, but #3 is a VERY close second.

Yosha said...

I am drawn to #`, but I like the layout and the cute little sheep in #2!

YM

Nancy said...

#1 without a doubt! Love the color combo and I covet that dragonfly stamp.

InspiredByInk said...

Hi there,
I'd have to say my fav is the first w/the purple... and the simplicity of it. Right on it's heels is the bug one! hehehe

Thanks for sharing. I have a hard time making one card a couple of times a week, let alone 3 cards lol.


Bobbie

Jennifer said...

#2 little lamb! I think it is adorable, and the detail is perfect!
HUGS

mara g said...

That was very diffecult to say, but I would say number 1.
They are all wonderful.

debbiedee said...

I love them all, but the "cute as a bug" is my *favoritist*! I love that caterpillar crawling in the grass. ADORABLE!
I have had this set on my wish list and now need to get it!
Debbie

April Hall said...

I love # 2--very beautiful, then again all of your cards are great!!!IT's always hard to choose just one!

cathy said...

Wow all three are just stunning. I would have to pick #1, cuz the colors are just great together. Great yummy candy for your readers.

Angela H. said...

Got to go with #3 although all are super cute! I love the worm in the grass!!

KayellWY said...

I'll guess #1, Happy Birthday. They're all wonderful, but I'm partial to #1, so I'll say it's your fave too. :)

Bethany Paull said...

I like #2! Love the colors and it's just a little "cleaner and simpler visually" than #3, which appeals to me.

The Crafty Chik said...

Well, I love purple and green so my first reaction is to choose #1, then again...I love the bug stamps so I want to then choose #3......I think I'll stick with #1 - purple and green it is! Thanks for all your inspiration! Another "Michelle" <- spelled correctly too ;) SCS Chiefs Crafty Chik

Wendy L. said...

My favorite card is the lambs. They are so comforting, calm and peaceful to me, so I usually like anything with a lamb. I like how you wove the caterpillar into the grass in the 3rd card. Really, they are all cute. Great job!!
Wendy L.

missylangford1215 said...

Card #2

Sheila Powell said...

Your cards are wonderful--but I
like #3 the best--I guess its just the cute bugs on there--reminds me of something my grandson would like and the colors are very eye catching as well!

Ash said...

I'm a big fan of the last 2 cards. I think they're so adorable. I've had to hold off from getting the "Cute as a Bug" Stamp set myself... I think that the Little lamb card might edge out the bug card just a little to me. I think it's so darn cute and it could be pretty versatile. You could use it for a new baby or for Mother's or Father's Day even. So adorable--all of them. I love your work, they just give me so much inspiration!!

Mandy Tops said...

This is my first time looking at your blog.... you have tons of wonderful stuff!! I would have to say my favorite card on this post would be #3! I love all the bugs and how it has so much going on with out being to much! I will definatley have to come back to get ideas.

Crystal said...

I am leaning toward #3. I love both 2 and 3 but 3 has so much going on and I personally avoid that for fear it will look tacky. You have lots going on with no tack!

Tana Conley said...

I love all of your creations! You have such a creative 'eye' for elements on your cards. My favorite is #3. All of them are great, but #3 has a really cool 'cutsie vintage' look to it, if that could be a new stamping technique! Love the catapiller!

Carole said...

impossible to choose!!
your cards are always so MIND_BLOWING...i don't know how you think of so many wonderful layers & embellishments & details.
wow. wow. wow. :)

carole

BarbT.(scs btexpress) said...

All of these cards are gorgeous
as usual for you. I love your work and your blog. I vote for #3 card. I think its' too stinkin cute with those bugs.

stampngokaren said...

They are all great cards for different reasons but my favorite is nimber one. It is so pretty and everything goes together so well.

Kheila said...

Fabulous cards, as usual!! I am so into fun cards right now and I am loving the faux grass with the caterpillar.....clever! So I vote for #3! I have young grandsons who would totally love this, so I may need to give it a try. As always, thank you so much for the chance to win some of your great blog candy.

Anonymous said...

again...love all the creations. my pick is #3...who can resist all the bugs!

Michele L. said...

just loving all of your creations...picking #3.

Anonymous said...

I like the second one the best. Of course, they are all beautiful, but I'm going to go with #2!!!

lois lane

tanja said...

They are all awesome! I really like this layout and the color combo. I'll have to go with 1.

Candy H said...

I would have to go with Card #1

I do like what you did with#3 with the grass and bugs

Erica said...

I love them all,but #3 is my favorite. I love bugs, what can I say :)

cookiebaker said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all!! Each is so different and unique it's difficult to pic a fav. But #3 is way cute. The caterpillar in the grass is darling. You are one talented Twisted Chick. :-)

Mary said...

I love #2 the little lamb! The color are gorgeous! The bugs are very cute too though!!!

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