Wednesday, April 27, 2011

B & B......

Bullfrogs & Butterflies that is!

If you did not play along with us @ Designed 2 Delight last week, and receive this image in your inbox, you can purchase it in the digi shop and play along to receive the next freebie.

I kinda 'threw' a lil of everything at this one ~ bling, buttons, layers, shimmer. I had alot of fun with this image. I just can't wait for summer...well spring also to get here already! I tried to go for some nice bright cheery colors that were not too overpowering.

I am stilling getting use to putting together different papers/patterns ~ dots, stripes and etc. But at the same time I'm like - what the heck - let's try this together : )

If you haven't been to Faith's shop lately she has some new AWESOME images.
New "Lakeside" Masculine Digital Stamps
She has added four new guy images to my shop this month. You can see card samples of each image by visiting Card Ideas, or by viewing the stamp in her shop.


"Quiet Sunset"

"Lakeside Shack"

"Birthday Brew" Looks great as Root Beer, too!!
Well, hope you had a great day !!

Toodles : )


Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge ~ Show us Your Layers

Incy Wincy Designs ~ Buttons and Bows

Flutter By Wednesday's ~ 3-2-1 recipe~

•3 flowers
•2 patterned/designer papers
•1 button

Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

Claudia & Company ~ CAS (Clean and Simple)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

Hi there.....

Just a quick post of a few of the Easter cards that I made. I actually took these to work to show the girls and they 'took' them all!! They are always saying "You should bring in some of your cards....we would buy them" : ) I like seeing their faces when I bring them in and know that whomever they are sending them to will hopefully have the same reaction.

My first card is a Bugaboo freebie - Eggbert Bunny! Isn't he ADORABLE!

This next one is also a Bugaboo freebie - Scene It Easter
Jodi @ Bugaboo does a wonderful job - you really should check it out!

And the last one is another freebie I found from a new artist on the Free Digital Stamps Blog. Her name is Jana Robins and can be found here

Well, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them. Time to turn's been a long day! See you back here again soon!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ladybug Balancing Act

I really like the new image Faith has created for us @ Designed 2 Delight. If you did not play along last week and receive this image in your inbox, you can purchase it in Faith's digi shop and play along to receive the next freebie.

This image is so spring like, too bad the weather here is not being the same. We could get anywhere from 1-2 inches of snow - up to possibly 6-8? Where is spring? The joys of living in Wisconsin : )

SO.... here is my card for this week. I colored it in w/my ProMarkers~love these markers~. I thought the spotted BG paper worked out awesome with the ladybug spots. And I finished it off with a few lil embellishments.

Keep watching Faith's site as she has some really wonderful new images coming soon!! Can't tell you when, but trust me - you will LOVE them.

Bye for now



Basic Grey Challenges~Easter/Spring

Paper Crafting Jourmey~Use a FREEBIE

Craft Your Passion Challenges~You have been Spotted (Use dots)

Totally Stampalicious~Clean and Simple

Inky Impressions~Flowers

Monday, April 18, 2011

OH BABY.....

While looking around the other day in the world of free digi's, I came across this cute baby buggy from Broken Box. I like to check out the Free Digital site every now & again, to see what the they have to offer. And this was just so cute I had to have it : )

You can check out these free digi's by clicking on They have a ton of links to numerous site freebies. I started making this card the other night when I was scrappin ' w/some girlfriends. Although.....I think we did alot more laughing and talking, then scrapping. But that's ok too - need girl time every now and again!

I kept the card pretty CAS and I really like the pinks and browns together. Well, I hope you like it and I am always open to comments : )


Broken Box -

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How about a cold one?

If you haven't been to Faith's site lately ~ Designed 2 Delight ~ then you really must stop by. She has a wonderful new set geared towards the man/men in your life. It's called Birthday Brew. What man doesn't love a cold beer on a warm day? I knew exactly what I wanted to do to this image once I seen it!! I had to get out the Liquid Applique and make a 'foam' on top of the beer! I just filled in the area I wanted 'foamy' and used the heat embossing tool to make the applique bubble as it dried. I very CAS card for one of the male birthdays I have coming up soon. I colored the image with my ProMarkers, ran the chocolate brown cardstock thru the Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots) and there you have it : ) Hope you like it and CHEERS!! Michelle

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ladybug Kaela

I decided to make a card with one of Faith's newer images - Ladybug Kaela. This sweet set comes with many variations of Ladybug Kaela--with a background, without; with wings, without; with a hat, without; and just a plain sitting Kaela with no wings or hat--each image with a smile and without. An individual flower is also included.

I had such a great time making this one - kind of reminded me of my granddaughter for some reason. Such a sweet image!! You really should stop on over to the digi shop and pick her up. Designed 2 Delight ~


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spotty Dotty

Hi everyone! So glad you could all join me in my 1st 'official' post as a member of the D2D team!! Faith's image this week is "Spotty Dotty Watering Can". Not sure about you - but I can't wait for all the wonderful flowers spring & summer have in store for us. I am always wanting to try new things and I am learning ALOT from these amazing girls I am working with on this team. For instance - my card this week is called a Zig-Zag card. I found this tutorial on fellow DT member Kristine's blog I just had to try it out! It was actually super easy to do and quite fun. In sticking with the flower theme, my BG paper is done in flowers, and I added some flower embellishments as well. I ran a piece of color core paper thru my Cuttlebug and then sanded it to make the texture pop. It may be hard to tell, but I painted the edge border w/some CI paints to make it shimmer. I colored in the image w/my ProMarkers and made my 'own' blue BG paper behind the image by sponging 2 shades of blue together. And finished it off with a nice sentiment. I hope you will check out Kris' blog and try this Zig Zag card sometime. See you for the next challenge!



D2D - Spotty Dotty image

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Delightful Challenges - Flowers

Basic Grey Challenges - More Than One Fold

Bugaboo-Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, April 1, 2011

Great News...............

I have been selected to be a part of the Designed 2 Delight design team!!!!

I am super excited and can't wait to work with Faith and her talented team she has assembled. If you are new to digi stamps ~ then you must really check her out blog @ I have been using digi's for a almost a year now and absolutely LOVE them!!! Plus, they also have a Card Ideas Blog where the design team members display their cards/paper-crafting ideas using Faith's images.

You can hop on her blog the first Friday of the month and 'try' a digi for free. She will provide a free digital stamp. Those artists that grab it will then make a project with it and post it on their blog or in their gallery (no blog required to play) linking back to Designed2Delight Digi Shop. You will have one week to do this. Then you post your link using InLinkz. You will then receive the next week image free as long as you keep 'playing'.

**By grabbing the freebie, you agree to follow her Angel Policy. This can be found on the left sidebar in her Digi Shop. IMPORTANT! Please respect her art and do not share these images even though they are free. Please refer your friends so that they can grab their own. SO.....check us out and see what wonderful creations we come up with. I am sure it's going to be a fun time! Michelle