Thursday, March 29, 2012

Waltzingmouse Thanks

Hello Friends!  How are you all?  I have been up to my eyeballs in books at the school's bookfaire.  Thank goodness it ends this Friday because I am so DONE!  Anyway, today I bring you some Waltzingmouse.  I apologize for the crappy photograph.  The weather here sucks and I am reduced to shooting on my craft table with my OTT light and well, I am not the greatest photographer anyway.
I used the new WMS chicken wire background.  So cute and so easy to line up!  The chicken and the other patterns are from WMS French Country and the sentiment is from Say It Loud.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI March Blog Hop

Its PTI bloghop time! Above is the inspiration photo that you can find with all the details on Nichole's blog. I don't know if I ever mentioned this but I find it so hard to work from a sketch or an inspiration photo. Most of the time I just sit down at my desk and go. Rarely do I look at anything before hand. So I always find these kinds of things really challenging for me. P1060898
I have had little bitty bird on my desk for awhile now.  So I just pulled it out again to make this card.  I thought this up last night.  Its not a super original idea as I have seen other cards (with various other animals,etc.) lined up with one different.  I thought it would work well with Little Birdie.  I paperpieced all the birds and all the stripes.  I used a new Doodlebug 6x6 pad and some PTI patterned paper.   Thats all their was to it!  Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

For Janelle

Hello Friends!  I am back with a very special card for a very special person, Janelle.  You may know Janelle from her blog, Show and Tell.  I "met" Janelle on the Papertrey Ink forum.  Sadly Janelle has been battling with a brain tumor.  Dana and Laurie organized this hop to let Janelle know that we are all still thinking of her and pulling for her.  You can see all the blogs in the hop (and link up your own special card for Janelle!) on Laurie's blog- Soapbox Creations .
Janelle- I think of you often and pray for your health as well.- Michele
Card Deets:
Stamps: PTI Little Bitty Birdy
Paper, Ink, Ribbon: PTI
Copic Markers 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pretty Peonies

Good Morning blog friends!  Today I have a card I made for my momma.  She has been pretty upset because one of her friends recently got a new job.  Of course she is happy that her friend has a new job, but sad because she has worked with her friend for over 30 years.   So understandably she has been just a little tweaked out by the changes.  Anyways I thought maybe this might cheer her up.  Pretty simple construction here:
1.  Stamp the background in kraft ink on fine linen paper
2. Stamp the frame on new Cosmo Cricket paper.  Hand cut
3.  Stamp the bigger flower and color with copic markers
4. Cut ribbon and stripe with markers.  Adhere
5.  Glue it all together and add the little pearls.
Thats all there is to it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

More WMS French Country

P1060889 Hey friends! One more card using Waltzingmouse stamps French Country Set. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Waltzingmouse Brilliance!

Hello Friends!  Let me swoon over Waltzingmouse stamps today!  WMS are awesome.  They just finished another terrific release.  I ordered during the release and got my stamps on Monday.  Super fast service, especially since they are coming from Ireland!  I love this latest set, French Country.  So much awesomeness packed in.  You can't go wrong.  I stamped the big border in kraft ink on rustic cream paper.  The background below is also stamped in kraft.  I colored a bit with copics and then added some pearl trim.  Loving this set!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy 50th

Hello Friends!  I have a good friend who turned 50 on Saturday.  (She's my birthday twin- except I turned 39).  And I made up this little card for her.  I bought those number dies from PTI when they first came out and this is probably only the second time I have used them.  Don't think I would repurchase if I had it to do over, however, I have them now and they sure are cute.  The paper is some newer Cosmo Cricket.  The big ribbon is from my LSS.  It came in a grab bag so no idea who the manufacturer is.  Well thats all I got!  Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Pretty Peonies and New Cosmo Cricket

Hello friends! I made a couple of cards over the weekend.  I also had a moment of weakness and bought another 6x6 pad and a few copic markers.  I used my new PTI anniversary set, Pretty Peonies for this card.  I also used some distress ink and PTI tea dye duo.

P1060877 Here's a close up. I don't know why the colors look so different. I took the pictures at the same time, edited the same also. Weird. Well anyway, thanks for coming by!