Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FBW #200 - Farewell to Flutter By!

Today is a hard one, folks! I mean how do you say good bye that has been a part of your life for so long (I'm talking YEARS!). Today is FBW's 200th challenge...but it's also our last! 

To honor the occasion we have a wonderful sketch by former team member Jen to use:

I know we can use fairies and angels but for the last flutter by I just had to use butterflies...and LOTS of them!!

I didn't have the small die jar from PTI so I just cut some off and made my own. You can't really tell but I put acetate over the jar to give it more of a glassy feel. I didn't add any sparkle (I know?!?! What was I thinking???) but will go back and definitely add that to the butterflies.

Thank you to Danni and the team members for a wonderful design team and challenge blog. So many opportunities and things have happened to be because of it and the support I've received. Thank you to ALL that have joined us in playing along - you have made FBW so successful and something that we will all treasure!

I hope that you'll still stop by to visit as I'll still be creating...keep fluttering friends!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's A CHARMY Tuesday!!

Hello Friends - How are you? I'm back to show another fabulous Softpencil creation. Did you join us for the hop? There were so many inspiring creations to see and prizes to win! This week I'm showing CHARMY...She's a cute little fairy!

She has the BEST wings...perfect for lots and lots of sparkle!! I thought I was using a current Sweet Sunday Sketch for my card but when I went to look it's about 2 weeks's still a fun one though! (SSSC156)

Well tonight I'm off to see The Lucky the book and loved it! Oh and I better bring some tissues since I cried when I was reading the book, lol! Some teachers from Preschool are meeting for dinner and a movie. It seems like forever since I've gone out by myself and I'm really looking forward to it. Hope your day/evening is wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Softpencil Blog Hop - Come Celebrate With Us!!

Welcome to the Softpencil Blog Hop...if you've arrived from Melissa's blog then you are in the right place! If not, you'll want to read on to see how you can join in on the fun!
Elizabeth over at Softpencil has reason to celebrate! So since April 10th there have been a few blog hops going on. This is the third and final one and I hope you'll hop along to see all the wonderful products she has available.

Per Elizabeth (owner of Softpencil):
We are celebrating the first year of my characters, the TinytwiniesTrademark symbol, the first year of Softpencil Studios relaunching and my 10th anniversary as a professional artist. Plus we are also celebrating the opening of my own shop where all my products will be available: digi-stamps, clear stamps, stickers, rub-ons, kits for card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting (they include my new line of papers) and more products coming soon! 

There will be several prizes:
• I´ll be choosing a winner for each blog hop (three winners) who´ll receive a gift certificate of $15. 
• All the players who participate by leaving their comments on each blog of 1, 2 or the 3 blog hops will receive a free digi-stamp of their choice (or 2, or 3 depending on how many blog hops they have played in and completed. They´ll have to write me at to let me know that.
• Plus there are some "mystery blogs" - be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs because some will have an opportunity to win a digi-stamp. 

Whew, that's a lot of on to my sample. I used Lilly for my card - she's one of my favorites! She's perfect for so many occasions!

Don't you just love that paper? It's my new Doodlebug 6x6 pad and it's oh so cute!

Ok - to continue with the blog hop you need to visit Betty's blog. Remember if you are just starting here, then you need to go to the Softpencil blog and start from the beginning. Just in case you get lost I have included the blog hop order for you below:

Tere AzĂșa
Michelle --- YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's An Exciting Day at Whimsy And Stars Studio - Release Day!!!!!

It's New Digi Stamp Release at Whimsy And Stars Studio today!! Mabelle is releasing GORGEOUS images've got to go check them out! I picked Flowery Gifty to's one of my (many) favorites!!

I mean isn't she adorable?! I LOVE coloring fun! I decided to use The Sweet Stop for my sketch. I love playing along with their challenges and this week you can pick any old sketch to use. I went with this one:

I did some organizing in my room over the weekend and found MORE paper pads. I love the bright colors in this pad - they made it perfect for Mabelle's digi!

Mabelle is giving away BLOG CANDY with this digi release - 5 lucky winners will get to choose one of their favorite digi's for FREE! All you have to do is comment on Mabelle's blog post over HERE.

Also, with every purchase $6 or more you will receive a FREE GWP digi stamp called Blooming Bouquet. Now is the perfect time to purchase all those wonderful digital stamps you've been thinking about.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FBW #199 - Going Back to the Beginning!

Happy Wednesday to you! Thanks for joining me today for another Flutter By Wednesday. We've got a fun challenge this week. Since we are approaching the 200th challenge we are going back to the beginning. We are CASEing Danni's VERY FIRST FLUTTER BY CARD! Check it out:

When I looked at this card, I saw the gorgeous butterfly and the color blue. I knew that the butterfly had to be the focal point. I went looking for a sketch and found this one from Taylored Expressions:

Then I grabbed a new stamp that I got from CTMH and went to town. I used a Kaleidacolor pad in different shades of blue and made a monochromatic card.

I hope you'll join us this week. Remember the challenge is to CASE Danni's card and remember to use a butterfly, fairy or angel on it. Go check out all the details on the Flutter By Wednesday Blog.

I also have some sad week will be FBW's 200th challenge and it will also be our last one. I know this was a difficult choice for Danni as this is her baby. We are very thankful for all Danni has done for us and I will be forever grateful for being a part of this wonderful team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Softpencil Note of Thanks

Hello friends! I'm back to share another Softpencil creation. This week I'm showing the fabulous cutie, Sunny. He's just the cutest bunny ever!

For my card I used Carly's newest sketch #54. I love the large circle focal point in the corner! It really shows off Sunny!

Right now the second part of Softpencil's blog hop is going on. You can head over to the Softpencil Studios Blog for all the details. Elizabeth has MANY reasons to celebrate! Oh and if you want to get Sunny with Flowers for yourself you can get it here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Who Doesn't Love a FREEBIE?!?! Check out Rosie!

This Digi Stamp FREEBIE will be only available until Thursday, April 12 at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
To receive this cutie Digi you just need to send an email to Mabelle at this email link doesn't work for you for any reason, please copy the email addy and paste it on your email)
You will receive an email with a special link and a secret code to access the Freebie. (Please provide Mabelle a few hours to answer your email). Note: The special link you will receive will take you to a special page at the Whimsy and Stars Studio homepage. No need to have Facebook account)

Mark your calendars! Next week, Thursday, April 19: NEW Digital Stamp Release!! Lots of pretties and more!

We have a FACEBOOK community where you will have access to all of the latest news, releases and more freebie announcements. Let me know if you are interested in joining us!
Thanks for stopping by - now hurry and get this adorable freebie!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This week at Flutter By Wednesday it's all about the birthday's!! All you have to do is create a NEW birthday creation and include either a butterfly, fairy or angel on it.

I've accumulated quite a few digital images but haven't colored them. I went to a crop a couple weeks ago and spent the entire day quite a few digi's colored and this cutie was one of them. It's from StampFairy...aren't they just so cute!?!?!

Seems like I'm always adding a butterfly so this week I changed it up a bit and decided to use a new butterfly embossing folder that I got at my LSS. Even though my paper wasn't white core, I sanded it some. You can't see the distressing but trust me it's there.

I hope you'll join us this week - head over to the FBW Blog for all the details. Be sure to see the wonderful inspiration from the other team members as well - their links are on the right.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Just Ducky - HAPPY EASTER!

Isn't this duck just the cutest? I LOVE this image! Little miss ducky is one of Mabelle's fabulous digital images. 

I used the fabulous sketch over at The Sweet Stop (SSS151) for my card

I got a new embossing folder and am LOVING it - I go through those phases where I realize stuff. Right now there are a lot of items I have that I haven't been using. I want to change that!

You can get Just Ducky and many other wonderful digital images at the Whimsy And Stars Studio Shop.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter - Ours is sure to be! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 6, 2012

FBW #197 Sponsored by Sparkle Creations!

Yes, I'm quite aware that it is Friday evening and I'm just posting my Flutter By Wednesday card. Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are a day late and a dollar short? Well it was definitely one of those weeks for me - add three days of migraine pain to that and it, well sucked! Today we had some sunshine and my headache finally went away...However, it feels like it's just waiting to reappear so I quickly went to my room and finished three cards.

The challenge this week is an OPEN one - ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS YOU INCLUDE A BUTTERFLY, FAIRY or ANGEL ON YOUR NEW CREATION! Plus Sparkle has donated two prizes so you'll definitely want to play!

I grabbed Farming Oliver to make my card:

Head over to the Flutter By Wednesday Blog for all the details. I hope you'll join us. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Guess Who? Softpencil, That's Who!

Do you remember Softpencil Studios? Elizabeth designs the cutest images. She closed her shop last year with her digital images to focus on other products. But she is back!! I'm so excited!! I love Softpencil digi's plus she has other products as well featuring her cute characters.

This week I'm using the image, Easter Chick. I thought it would make a perfect "checkin' up on you" card. Especially since they are "peeking" around the bush.

Elizabeth released 4 other images for Easter as well. Here's a peek at them:

Cute, huh? You can find these digital images plus much much more by visiting the Softpencil Studios Website

Thanks for stopping by!!