Wednesday, January 20, 2021

New Year, New Release from Erin Lee Creative!

Boy Oh Boy! With a new year comes a new release at Erin Lee Creative and this one has some cool stuff in it! Take a look! 

Dies, Stamps, Stencil and Paper - Oh my! I was overwhelemed with all the goodies that I had a hard time deciding where to start. Luckily I can share more later, lol! 

Beginning of the year, means replinishing my birthday card statsh. When I saw the Nesting Stars Die Set and that Rainbow Holographic Cardstock Pack I knew I wanted to do something with that. Sweet and easy! 

It's hard to tell but I took the Marble Stencil and used Versamark and clear embossing powder to give the background a little faux texture. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from my favorite Small Script Stamp Set. I'm always reaching for that set (and it's on sale right now). Here's a little better look at the background: 

Thanks for stopping by! Now on to the wonderful and talented Lynnea's blog. Be sure to comment on blog entries along the hop to be entered to win a $50 voucher to use in the ELC shop! Two winners will be chosen at random from the comments. Open till Wednesday January 27th. Good Luck!

If you get lost here is the blog hop order:
Erin -
Karolyn -
Ricky -
Maria -
Dilay -
Tiffany -
Eva -
Jen -
Cheryl -
Michelle - you are here!
Lynnea -
Ceal -


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Coffee Lover's Kit Blog Hop from Erin Lee Creative

Hello! Welcom to the Erin Lee Creative Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Cheryl's Blog. If not, you will find the blog hop list at the end of this post so you can make sure you visit all the participants. 

Erin released a kit that contains two stencils, two stamp sets and two dies. To see this wonderful kit just go HERE. Since we are doing a blog hop Erin decided to put the kit on sale. That's right for one week you can get the kit for $39.99 instead of $44.99. That's a great deal! 

For my card I used a stencil to make the background. I then stamped the image from one of the stamp sets on Cherry Cobbler and white cardstock.  I cut the cup out and colored my "coffee". You should know that I like A LOT of cream in my coffee so it's not really dark in color. LOL. I popped the cup onto the Cherry Cobbler cardstock for a little dimension. The Coffee Lover was die cutted with Black Glossy Paper and one of the dies you get in the kit. I love having everything I need in the kit. 

2 Lucky commenters will win this wonderful kit. Winners will be announced on the ELC Blog on Monday December 21st. You have till Thursday December 17th to comment on everyone's blog or IG for more chances to win. 

Up next is Jennifer. Thanks for stopping by! 

Lost? Here's the blog hop list:


Sunday, November 22, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Erin Lee Creative

Happy Sunday to you! I'm posting today because it's Erin Lee Creative's day over on Tracey's 25 Days of Tags! We are all making tags using Erin's products and it's fun to see what everyone used.

At first I was a little nervouse cause although Erin has lots of cool stamp sets I wasn't sure how many Christms there were. After looking I was pleasently surprised at all the choices I had to work with. 

For my tag, I used the Holiday Blue Jay Stamp Set (which is on sale) and masked off the tree and Blue Jay in order to just use the poinsettia. I stamped the image on Snow White Pearl Cardstock (also on sale). I then colored it in using Prismacolored pencils. It was so smooth and blended the colors easily on Snow White Pearl Cardstock. Once I finished I grabbed the Holiday Sentiments stamp set to add the Merry Christmas. Isn't that font just gorgeous?! I love it. Put a bow and some string and BAM! all done! 

This is  my first time participating in Tracy's 25 days of tags and I'm loving all the different inspiration that is provided every day. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 2, 2020

November Stripes and Hearts Release From Erin Lee Creative!!

Happy Monday to you and welcome to another fabulous blog hop showcasing a new release from Erin Lee called Stripes and Hearts. This release has been one of my favorites. So many possibilites but more than that so many ways to make fast cards to cheer people up! I don't know about you but we need more happiness and this release does that - and very easy and quick which is a huge plus! 

First up you should have arrived here from Ceal's blog. If you didn't, I will have the full blog hop list at the end of the post for you to check out. So want to see the release? Here it is...

Pretty cool, right? 

I ended up doing two cards using the Striped Background Stamp and Stripe Sentiments Stamp Set. Both cards are very positive, uplifting cards that I can send to just about any of my friends. Without meaning to, for some reason this release screams rainbow - colors anyway. Funny how there isn't a single rainbow image in this release but I gravitated to using the rainbow concept. 

First up I took the Striped Background Stamp and used my Karin Neon Brushpro Markers and colored directly on the stamp with them. I then spritzed them with water and staped on watercolor paper. I did it twice to make sure I filled in each color well. Once I was done with that I took the Heart Hands Stencil and placed it on top of the stripes. Using Black Soot Distress Ink & Oxide I colored the stencil in. It really covered up the neon stripes nicely. I then added the sentiment from the Strip Sentiments Stamp Set. 

For my second card, I again used the Striped Backround Stamp this time in black. I set it aside to make sure it dried because sometimes my black can take awhile. Once I thought it had been long enough (I'm not a very patient crafter), I picked out my sentiments to use again from the Strip Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped each one in the ROYGBIV format (rainbow). To top it off I put a small rainbow piece of ribbon in the bottom right corner. 

Both were easy to make and both will help friends in different ways. I do know that they both make me smile and feel good about myself :)

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to comment as Erin is giving away two $50 gift vouchers to be used in the ELC shop. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 9th. Next up on the blog hop is Cheryl

Here is the entire blog hop list for you in case you didn't start from the beginning:
Michelle McDaniel --- YOU ARE HERE :)


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Blog Hop Showcasing New Release from Erin Lee Creative + Prizes!!

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Erin Lee Creative new release and blog hop! There is so much to show you but first if you are joining my blog from Cheryl then welcome! If you are here from another blog or just because be sure to check out the blog hop order at the end of the post along with details about the giveaway. 

First up let's show a picture of all the goodies that you can purchasing starting today! Yippee - so many goodies (there is definitely stuff for everyone's tastes). 

WOW, right? So how do you pick one to work with? Well you don't but you only show the ones from one set on this post (so look for more creations next week over on my social media account - made4ubymichelle). I picked Winter Magic Stamp Set to work with. It's not my usual style but I really wanted to play with alcohol inks and I thought this set would work well wtih it. So up first is my SHINE card...

and shine it does! I used the Alcohol Lift Off Ink Pad to achieve the look on the purple alcohol ink panel. Here's a close up. 

Cool, right? I then made the white background using the new Marble Stencil with Distress inks and mounted it on the Holographic paper. If you play with alcohol inks you know you don't sit down and do only one background. Yes, I ended up with a few different panels to work with so I decided to do another card with a entirely different look. 

This one I stamped with black ink. At the bottom of the image I saw what looked like to me the Triangle Collage Die Image. So I used Black Glossy Cardstock and cut out the triangle collage die to use behind the image. The image is popped up to give it a little dimension. The sentiment is included in the Winter Magic Stamp Set as well. 

Well that's it for me. Next up is Amy. Want a prize? Well 2 lucky winners will win a $50 gift code to use in the ELC shop just for leaving comments along the way. Winners will be announced on the Monday, October 26th blog post. Comment on everyone's blog or IG for a greater chance to win! 

Blog Hop List:

Good Luck! And thanks for stopping by! I hope you decide to do a little shopping this weekend at Erin Lee Creative as well :)


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Blog Hop for Look On The Bright Side Kit Release from Erin Lee Creative!

Hello fellow crafters and happy September 1st! Today we are having a kit release from Erin Lee Creative called Look On The Bright Side. You should have arrived from Cheryl's blog - if not that's ok. Below I have included the entire blog hop as well as the prize information. But first lets talk about this kit! If you got Erin's Somewhere Kit (otherwise known as the BEST rainbow kit ever) this is like a version 2. A little extra that goes perfect with the original Rainbow Kit (which is still available). Want to see what's in this kit?

Awesome right! And the price - can't beat it! So I'd like to share a little creation I made using the stencil and then a saying from the stamp set. When I saw that stencil I just thought about the sun shining or the rainbow glowing and knew I was going to have to use foil. 

It may be hard to tell but I used the Snow White Pearl Cardstock to put the foil on. And I wasn't sure about ink and the sentiment so I ended up using clear embossing powder on the stamped black sentiment. 

Man that baby shines let me tell you! Hope you enjoyed my card! You can go to to get your kit today! Thanks for stopping by! I'm the end of the blog hop but just in case you didn't start from the beginning, I have included the entire list below. 

Erin -
Amy -
Ceal -
Eva -
Lynnea -
Jennifer -
Cheryl -
Michelle (ME) -

We are giving away ONE KIT chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop. Please leave a comment on any participating blog by Tuesday, September 8th. The winner will be announced that week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win!


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Sneak Peek using the new Look On The Bright Side Kit from Erin Lee Creative

Hi eveyone! Happy Thursday :)  I'm up on the ELC Blog today to showcase a card using a new kit that will be released on September 1st. The kit is called Look On The Bright Side and it's fabulous! It's got rainbows and awesome sentiments. I mean they are so on trend right now with all the things happening in the world. This kit will definitely help spread happiness to others. And so many people need that right now! 

This card was such a fun card to make and oh so easy. Just used Versamark and the rainbow for the background. Used my white gel pen to add some accents. And then used my markers on the sentiment to get the different colors. It defintiely makes me happy and I hope it will make someones day when I send it. 

Come back on September 1st to see the release as well as another card (using one of Erin's fabulous stencils from the kit). Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!