Thursday, February 7, 2013

Papertrey Ink Design Team Favorites Challenge

February is my favorite month for two reasons: 1) it's my birth month and 2) Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Celebration!

I'm so glad that all the members from the 2012 Design Team will remain as Design Team members for this year.
One of the challenges this week is to create a card using one of the Design Team's favorite projects for inspiration.

I had a few minutes to spare today so I decided to make a card using Maile's Quilled Elegance set. This set was not on my list initially. I added it to my cart at the last minute because something "made me do it".  I'm so glad I did. It's a beautiful set.

Here's my card:

I like how Maile uses geometric designs and color to create simple, but eye-catching cards.  I used Copics to color the design and used Dawn's free printable image for the sentiment.  I must admit that it took longer than I expected to color the design and my hand started cramping, but I'm happy with the result.

I hope you're enjoying the celebration as much as I am!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Yes, I know it's been a loooong time since my last post for which I am sorry.  There's just not enough minutes in a day to do all the things that need to be done.

Surprisingly, I found a few minutes to make a card for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. 

This month's challenge is to create a card with a black background.

My card is simple and didn't take long to make.  I die-cut the negative image of my Happy Hydrangea die out of the black card stock and adhered it to a white card stock base.  I then stamped the hydrangea onto the white base. The sentiment was heat embossed in white. Last, I added a die-cut bow and some bling.

Here's a close-up.

Thanks for taking a look. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stamp-A-Faire Meet and Greet

Hi, everyone!  Michelle (abzzymom) here! I'm going to be spending Stamp-A-Faire alone in my craft room. I wish I could have gotten together with some crafty friends, but my schedule wouldn't allow it. So, I'm going to try to find some spare time here and there to play along with the challenges and enjoy this event.

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Nichole Heady and the Papertrey Ink team for all the work they've done to put this event together. I'm looking forward to the challenges and tutorials as well as seeing everyone's amazing projects. I'm sure I'm going to find lots of inspiration to get my mojo started.

Have fun, everybody!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Joyce's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

A very happy birthday to my fellow Paper Doll, Joyce! I wish Joyce a weekend full of fun and surprises, starting with this blog hop in her honor.

This is what I made for Joyce's Birthday Blog Hop.

Trendy Tree Tops and Tweet Talk go so well together.

Your next stop is Kara. In case you missed any of the other blogs, I've included a list below. 

Michelle - (That's me!)

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps: Trendy Tree Tops, Tweet Talk
Paper: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse Gingam Paper, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet
Embellishments:  rhinestones
Tools:  Trendy Tree Tops die, Tweet Talk dies, Cloud dies, swirls embossing folder, heart border die, In The Meadow die

Friday, May 4, 2012


I'm playing along with the Paper Dolls Challenge: Fruit and a Sketch and the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. This has become my favorite site for card layouts.

My card is based on this sketch.

Here's my card.

I used paper from the Doodlebug Designs Sweet Cupcakes collection. The background was made using Strawberry Patch. I've had the Friendship Jar Summer Fillers set for months. I'm so glad I've finally got a chance to use it.

I had so much fun making this card, I decided to make another.

I kept the background simple for this one. 

Thanks for visiting!

Thank You Berry Much Card-
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps: Friendship Jar Summer Fillers, Strawberry Patch, Little Labels
Paper: Sweet Cupcakes (Doodlebug Design), Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copics
Embellishments:  pearls, twine
Tools:  Friendship Jar dies, Little Labels die

You Are So Sweet Card-
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps: Strawberry Patch and Sentiments
Paper: Sweet Cupcakes (Doodlebug Design), Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Embellishments:  pearls
Tools:  Strawberry Patch dies, Oval Doily die (My Favorite Things)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kim!

A very happy birthday to my fellow Paper Doll, Kim!

Kim, I hope you have a wonderful day full of fun, laughter and surprises!  This is the card I made for Kim's special Birthday Blog Hop.

And, a close-up of the pretty rose and bling.

Thanks for joining us in celebrating Kim's birthday.  Here's a list of Kim's friends who are wishing her a special day on their blogs:

Michelle - That's me!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #46: Spring Bling

Our Paper Dolls blog is up and running again.  Renee and Suzanne have posted our first challenge of the year. Come visit the Paper Dolls blog and play along for a chance to win some prizes. You can use supplies and products from any company. We have some new members in our group so be sure to check out their blogs on the sidebar.

This month's challenge is titled "Spring Bling".  Here's what I came up with.

The Rosie Posie set and heart border die have quickly joined my list of favorites.  They really add to a card.

The bling on the hearts seem like the perfect finishing touch.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you play along.

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Background Basics:  Houndstooth, Frienship Jar (label)
Paper: Stampers Select White, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Moon
Ink: Versamark, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)
Embellishments:  green bling
Tools:  Rosie Posie dies, Quatrefoil dies, heart border die, Friendship Jar Label die