Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #177 - A Color Challenge!

This week at Flutter By Wednesday we have a color challenge for you to try! All you need to do is create a NEW card using the colors Black, Purple, Orange & Green (think Halloween) along with a butterfly, fairy or angel on it!

I'm sorry I don't have a card for you to share - I know the other DT members will have some fabulous creations though! You can check out their blogs on my sidebar. I've been under the weather and this week is a week that I'm ready to get over with! I'm so very overbooked (how does that happen?!). I have a child out of school a couple of days, parent teacher conferences, soccer practices, soccer tournament, Girl Scout Camp out (where the temperature is supposed to drop to 32 degrees!), Girl Scout Cookies start....okay, you get the picture. I think that's why I'm under the weather...I haven't been sleeping!

BUT the good news, so many things end for me on Monday and I'm definitely ready for the break. That way I can get back to's always fun and relaxing! I'll be back soon...I promise :D

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #176

Today we have the favorite challenge of OPEN...yep, anything goes as long as you have a fairy, angel or butterfly on your NEW creation! Head on over to the FBW Blog for all the details.

I decided to give my stamping skills a break and reached for some paper and stickers instead. Can you say YUM-O? I mean who doesn't love Doodlebug...and that is some of their newest papers and embellishments. Oh how I love me some Doodlebug!

This week we have a guest designer, Amanda! Stop by her blog to see her fabulous creation...and don't forget about the wonderful Flutter By Team! They always amaze me with their wonderful talent!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Digi Release Over at Whimsy and Stars Studio!!

Yippee - today is the day!! New Christmas Digi's over at the Whimsy and Stars Studio! PLUS there is a fabulous 2 get 1 free!

Check out gingerbread boy...I added a few details with my white gel pen and then chalked the background. I love his little cheekies...just want to squeeze them!

I used the fabulous new Echo Park paper called Season's Greetings. When I was checking out sketches I found Card Patterns Sketch #137 and knew it would be PERFECT for my little gingerbread boy!

You can see more wonderful samples of the new Christmas digi's over on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog. And don't forget to visit the Etsy store to get your new digi's! Your Christmas projects & cards will thank you :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Using Scraps for Flutter By Wednesday #175

This week at Flutter By Wednesday we are using our scraps! How do you store scraps? I have a couple of methods, the first being my basket by my desk. Whenever I'm working on something the scraps go into this basket. When it gets full (or I get the energy), then I empty it. When I do that I sort by color into my bigger 12x12 Iris bins. Those bins are mostly used by my daughter or when I'm doing some die cutting.

I wanted to show you that because you might not think that my card was used with scraps but ALL of it came from my scrap basket :D My inspiration came from the newest PaperCrafts Magazine. Sorry but I'm too lazy to go find it right now to give the proper credit but it was made using fall colors and leaves and is beautiful!

I used some different stamp pads and ended up embossing the butterflies because I was to impatient to let it dry. Well that and I was running out of time, lol! I do have to say since I'm no longer with The Angel Company I am having fun using all the different products that I've had FOREVER. These ink pads are at least 8 years old - all I can say is thank goodness for re-inkers!

I hope you will join us at FBW this week! Head over to the blog for all the details and to link your NEW creation using SCRAPS and has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it. This week we have a guest designer joining us. Be sure to stop by Barbara's blog and say hello! Don't forget to stop by the other team members blogs...their links are in my sidebar!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SMILE - it's a happy day!!

Oh it's such a happy day - today is the day that Mabelle debuts her images in rubber!! Yes, folks 5 new stamp sets are available today through the Whimsy and Stars Studio Etsy Store!! I, for one, am very excited about this opportunity. Since The Angel Company closed it's doors, I wasn't sure what my friend, Mabelle was going to do. I mean I can get my fix with her AWESOME digital images but I love me some rubba too!

Speaking of digital images...

gotta love Ballerina Teddy! Isn't she cute?

Want Ballerina Teddy? You can find her HERE. While you are there check out the other wonderful digi's and the new rubber stamps!! Oh and don't forget...Christmas digi's will be coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Upcoming Class

As you know, The Angel Company closed their doors and I've been taking time trying to figure out what to do next. I'm happy to report that I was asked to teach some classes at my local scrapbook store. My first class is coming up on Sunday, October 16th from 2 to 4pm.

Here are the details from Scrapbooks Etc.'s newsletter:

Welcome Michelle to our teaching staff! She has lots of wonderful tips and tricks to share with you. In this class you will make 2 cards using the Pure Innocence stamps “Toad-ally Cool”. This cute little girl has a frog friend and is wearing overalls. You will learn how to shade and color with Copic markers. As a special bonus you receive the girl stamp, a $9.95 value as part of your class fee. A great deal!

I hope that you will be able to join's a little peak at what we'll be doing.

The cost is just $17.50. Call the store at (785) 272-2012 to reserve your spot! I look forward to seeing you :D

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Delicious Doodles for Flutter By Wednesday #174

Hello to you! I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. With the weather change and all the germs going around, I spent quite a few days last week ill. Thankfully I'm doing better but am nervous since there is a horrible stomach bug going around Abby's school. Keep your fingers crossed that it skips me!

This week we have a wonderful sponsor for Flutter By Wednesday, Delicious Doodles. They gave a few images to the team to use and I picked this awesome image, Floral Watering Can.

I'd love to have a colorful bouquet like this sitting on my porch! Isn't it pretty? You could win some free digi's from Delicious Doodles. Head on over to the FBW Blog for all the details! The challenge is OPEN - just remember your NEW creation must include butterflies, fairies or angels.

Thanks for stopping by!