Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Blog Hop for the New Release from Erin Lee Creative plus PRIZES!!!

Hi and welcome to the Erin Lee Creative (ELC) Blog Hop! You should be arriving from Cheryl's blog. If not, be sure to check the blog hop along the way in order to be eligible for the prizes. 

First up check out the release:

So many awesome new goodies. I honestly had trouble deciding which one to use for the blog hop. I have been a lover of all things succulent for years - mostly cause it's the one plant I can't kill. So when I received the succulent set and dies I was over the moon excited. 

This card is simple but has a wow factor and although it looks like it took some time it came together rather quickly. And if you use your stamping platform you can really whip out a lot of the succulents and leaves quickly. 

I did a google search of succulents, just to get an idea of the different color combinations I wanted to use. I used multiple greens, mint, yellow and reds to make these. 

Blended the background, splattered some metallic gold and white and there you have it. A simple card with a WOW factor :)

I'm proud to say that I have been chosen to be a part of ELC design team along with these other 5 beautiful ladies. Each one of them brings a unique take on ELC's products. I honestly am just as excited as you to do the blog hop and see their wonderful creations. 

About the blog hop, You should start at the Erin Lee Creative blog. Be sure to follow the hop and visit everyone's blog - and comment on each one in order to be eligible for the prize. 3 random winners who comment on all the blogs will receive a $25 gift code to use in the ELC shop. 

Blog Hop Order: 
Erin Lee Creative 
Michelle (Me)
Good Luck! Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, January 27, 2020

Blog Hop Using New Release From ELC Plus A Giveaway!!

Hi Friends and welcome to Erin Lee Creative Blog Hop featuring the newest release in the shop. You should be arriving from Jenny Colacicco's blog. If not, no worries! At the end of my post is the order and links to all the participants in the Blog Hop. You'll want to make sure you visit and comment on them all for a chance at a $25 gift certificate. Two will be given away and the winners will be chosen from various blogs & posted on Saturday, February 1st. So let's get going...
I have to admit I had some trouble with this release because I absolutely loved it all. I wish I could share more creations with you but I've narrowed it down to my two favorites. First up is a Valentine/Anniversary card using the Triangle Nesters Die and the Oh Em Gee Stamp Set

I know there are so many possibilities with this die and stamp set but my mine is on Valentine's right now and so I had to make a love card. I used some double sided pattern paper for the triangles - I used a little purple tape to "hold them together" then ran them through my Xyron. Once I added them to the paper I took off my purple tape and stuck it to the side to use again. That stuff is amazing! 

Here's a close up of the dies. 

And that saying...I mean Oh Em Gee, right? We say that all the time as a society so it's definitely on trend right now! 
Next up is one of my favorites and I made a video showing how to use it with the new Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo - so cool! I'll be sharing the video later this week so be on the look out for that.

Look at that foil - Erin has started carrying some foil in the store as well but not this one. I got tons of foil rolls from my hubby for Christmas so I was dying to try this out. LOVE the way it turned out!

The card is definitely full of shimmer and shine and Oh so pretty! I can't wait to do more projects using foil! I used the Leopard Stencil, Love You Die, and Nesting Heart Die set as well. 
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win in the giveaway and Good Luck! Now, hop on over to Ericka Strange's blog to see her wonderful creation! 
Got lost? Not sure where to start. Head on over to Erin Lee Creative to start it off. From there you'll want to visit:
Laurie Willison
Amy Kolling
Lindsay Dickason
Cheryl Knutti
Jenny Colacicco
Ericka Strange
Lynnea Hollendonner

Sunday, October 13, 2019

So Excited - Erin Lee Creative New Designer

I was very fortunate to be asked to be a part of Erin Lee Creative design team. She has some amazing products and she is getting ready to have a new release October 7th. I have a sneak peak of one of her new items that I think you will love. 
Stencils are all the rage right now (especially for me) and this heart maze stencil is so fun to play with. I had a blast using my brushes along with my distress inks and doing a rainbow like theme on it. 
Being a child of the 80's the rainbow, the wonky heart shape maze as well as the LYLAS saying just brings make TONS of happy memories. I feel like I need to send this to one of my grade school friends so they can feel the happiness too. 
This is the same card without the filters so you can see the TRUE colors. It's screams LOVE! Thanks to Erin for having me and I look forward to sharing my creations with you! Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Erin Lee Creative Blog Hop for the October 7th New Release

Welcome to the Blog Hop to celebrate new product release with Erin Lee Creative. You should have just visited Karen Reategui's blog. I'm so happy to have you visiting me and am so excited to share my creation with you! 

This is a close up showing the Holographic Cardstock cuts (A2). With the added light you can really see the rainbow effect. I have to say the Holographic Cardstock is one of my favorites and punches such a WOW factor to the cards. I used it to diecut the Nesting Heart Die Set. CA-ute! You can find these NEW products in the Erin Lee Creative Shop.

Next I used the Crafty Friends Stamp set and coordinating die. That bunny and fox is just too cute! I mean who doesn't love hugs?! And the fun sentiment is included with the stamp set. I put it all on a background I made using alcohol inks. 
So what's a blog hop without some prizes?! Here is the details - to celebrate the release we are giving away three $25 gift codes to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating int his hop (3 total winners, 3 $25 gift codes). Please leave a comment on any participating blog by October 11, 2019. Three winners will be announced the following week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win! So be sure to visit all the blogs! 
Now go visit Jenny Colacicco to see her awesome creation. In case you are just starting or get lost I have included the full blog hop order for you.
Erin Lee Creative 
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Laurie Willison
Ericka Strange
Cheryl Knutti
Lynnea Hollendonner
Karen Reategui
Michelle McDaniel (Me)
Jenny Colacicco
Lindsay Dickason
Thanks so much for stopping by! I had so much fun with this release that I will be sharing some more creations this week using the new products. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Guest Designer on the Erin Lee Creative Team Blog Hop

Happy Monday to you! I'm excited to be a guest designer on Erin Lee Creative's Team Blog Hop! You should be arriving from Ericka's Blog
Erin has so many awesome products for sale and we are going to be showcasing them for you today. Everything is available at ERINLEECREATIVE.COM.
For my card I had this idea in my head and I'm so excited that it actually turned out! I took Erin's 6x6 Winter Leaves Stencil and ran it through my Big Shot using embossing pads. I then took a little Wink of Stella and went over the now raised stencil area. Here's a little picture so you can hopefully see the kind of shine that is all over the card. 
Next I used Big Hello Love Die to cut multiple color hellos. I was going to try and do a rainbow but I did three colors and thought that was enough :D
Pretty cool, huh? I love green, blue and purple and would use it all the time if I could. 
I hope you've enjoyed the blog hop. Just in case you didn't get to visit everyone, I've included the entire Blog Hop Order below. We are giving away three $25 gift certificates to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop. Please leave a comment on any participating blog by Friday, March 29, 2019. Three winners will be announced the following week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win!!
Blog Hop Order:
Erin -
Cheryl -
Jenny -
Karen -
Lynnea -
Lindsay -
Ericka -
Me -
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Welcome to the Erin Lee Creative Blog Hop

First off - HELLO! Yes, folks it's been awhile but I'm back. And for a VERY good reason. Life throws us all curve balls but every once and awhile you are able to catch that ball and throw it back. That is what has happened to me. I was asked to go to a stamping retreat and while there I met the fabulous Erin, who lives near me and just launched her own company! Whoop! Whoop!
Lucky for me I am able to participate in her first ever blog hop! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Cheryl's blog. But if you are just starting here, no worries - the complete list of hoppers is below. 
First up is my creation. Erin has designed the cutest girls and with me having a girl of my own I had to use that! 
She was so fun to color with my copics and the die makes it so easy to cut her out! 
I made the background with Distressed Oxide Inks and then used a stencil to make the (subtle) mountains using shimmer spray and white craft ink. LOVE how it turned out! 
These are the awesome products that I used on my card. So whatcha think? Pretty awesome stuff huh? I know I'm in LOVE! 
To find any of the stamps and dies used be sure to visit Erin's store - Erin Lee Creative! Also, to celebrate the launch of Erin Lee Creative we are giving away one stamp set each to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop. Please leave a comment on any participating blog by December 5th, 2018. Three winner will be announced the following week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!  
Here is a list of the Blog Hop Order - Make sure you visit everyone :D
Erin Lee Creative
Janette Kausen
Jodi Collins
Amy Kolling
Laura Bassen
Cheryl Knutti
Michelle McDaniel - ME! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Update Plus Some Changes!

I'm finding it difficult to keep up with all the social media sites there are at the moment. My family always comes first and with all the activities Abby is in, I find that I only have a few minutes here and there to connect. Therefore, for the time being I will be posting regularly on my Facebook page. I can do quick posts and still enjoy life with the family. 

I love(d) blogging but honestly here lately it has become a to-do chore rather than a fun activity. I don't like that so I'm taking a little break and we will see how things go. I'm not closing my blog cause I hope that I will get back to the love I once had for it - where I posted fun projects and updates on my family! 

If you want to continue to stay up to date with my projects and events please join my Facebook page at  Hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful day/week/month/summer - and remember to enjoy all the time you can with loved ones! Thanks for stopping by!