Tried my hand at the Ghosting technique... it's where you stamp the images in craft white, and then stamp over them a little offset with color. Stunning!! That was the first one I made... and then I just kept on going! Hugs, Michele

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  1. Ghosting
  2. For My Dad
  3. Happy Valentine's Day!
  4. Valentines
  5. Lift Me Up
  6. More Recent Articles

Ghosting

Tried my hand at the Ghosting technique... it's where you stamp the images in craft white, and then stamp over them a little offset with color. Stunning!!

That was the first one I made... and then I just kept on going!


Hugs,
Michele
    

For My Dad

I know it's not Father's Day yet... but I just wanted to send my Pop some love! Tried out my new Urban District stamp set that hadn't seen ink yet...

He received it over the weekend and said that it brought tears to his eyes... probably from the sentiment inside:

Such a beautiful stamp set!

Hugs,
Michele
    

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's another special Valentine I made... I have a dear friend who lost her husband on Valentine's Day last year, so I know that today is a very hard day for her. I sent this to her to lift her spirits:

 I love the all-pink balloon with the one red stripe. Here's the left part of the inside:

In what I wrote, I told her I know her husband is raining down hugs and kisses on her, so I punched out some tiny hearts from the heart border punch and put them in a little bag attached to the "note" explaining that the note tells her to toss them in the air so they'll rain down on her!

Now, here are the cards I made for my favorite Valentines... my husband and children!

First, my boys:
Next, my girls. Theirs have a solid balloon except for one stripe is darker:

And finally, Michael's. "You Are My Sunshine" is our quote, so I mixed things up a bit and pulled some stamps from different sets (Over the Rainbow):

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love!
Michele
    

Valentines

I used my Lift Me Up bundle to make lots of Valentines this year... and to make it less labor-intensive, I used a solid color for the balloon (I just made a template using the framelit and I keep it in the stamp box for when I want to use it). Here are the Valentines I sent to my nieces and nephews (and a few others):

You can't see it in that photo, but I "winked" up parts of the balloon - see here:

I also made one for a dear friend of mine who is a true prayer warrior and I needed her to know how much I appreciate her lifting me up (what a perfect set for that!):


Tomorrow, I'll show you the Valentines I made for my kids and my husband!

Have a great night!
Michele
    

Lift Me Up

A dear friend of mine lost her dad recently, which was a perfect opportunity for me to try out the beautiful new Lift Me Up bundle. This card is completely CASEd from the one in the Occasions catalog on page 10, but having that as my base gave me confidence to then go on and explore my own creations (which I'll be sharing with you in the coming days!).

I just LOVE how we can make the balloon's sections any color we want... or all one color if we choose to. Just so much fun! Here's the inside...

Needless to say, my friend loved the card, and there's nothing better than "Sending SMILES across the miles!"

Have an UPLIFTING weekend!
Michele
    

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