IC370 Start with a Challenge I’m starting this year off with a challenge! I needed to make a nurse card today and needed a little inspiration. Today’s challenge was perfect for me! I was inspired by THIS image: The tile floor was hand drawn in. TIP: ...

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  1. ** IC370 Start with a Challenge I’...
  2. Love Shoes
  3. 30 Years
  4. Harry Potter Starring Billy
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** IC370 Start with a Challenge I’...

IC370 Start with a Challenge

I’m starting this year off with a challenge!  I needed to make a nurse card today and needed a little inspiration.  Today’s challenge was perfect for me!  I was inspired by THIS image:
The tile floor was hand drawn in.  TIP:  Make the horizontal lines straight but angle the vertical lines from a center point to give the illusion of depth.
Stamps:  Stamping Bella Booboobella, Autumn Leaves Swirls V:I, Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon
Paper:  GP 110, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Going Grey, So Safron, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Accessories:  Copics, Glitter Pen, Nestabilities Labels Four
Michelle B.

Love Shoes

My daughter recently had a birthday. She has been very busy this fall with soccer, volleyball and her very favorite - Dance! I happen to love shoes so I thought I would feature all her activities by the shoes she wears for them. I just stamped the images, colored with Copics and added a little sponging. Cut them to size and placed them on a card base featuring her favorite colors of turquoise and lime. A hit!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Sporty Billy, H&M Living the Girl’s Live, High Hopes Settin Sara, Autumn Leaves Swirls V:I
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galor, GP 110
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzaz, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey, So Safron, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Copics, ribbon from Pink Hedgehog

Michelle B.

30 Years

30 years.....how long since I posted last! No, not really but it feels like it! Life has just been me running as fast as I can! I'm sorry and I'll try to be back more regularly.

I really made this card as a 30th anniversary card. I love this little chef and believe he can be used for just about any occassion. I used my Cricut to cut out the black layer, the pattern paper layer, and also the "30". I colored the chef and cut him out (and when I realized I was going to have to cut out his mustache I was thinking maybe this wasn't such a good idea!!!). This all went together really quickly.

Stamps: SU Voila
Paper: Papertrey White, SU Mocha Morning DP, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Cricut & Storybook Cartridge

See ya soon!
Michelle B.

PS: My photography skills clearly need to be brushed up on!

Harry Potter Starring Billy

I needed a Harry Potter card for my nephew's birthday. Now, I could have purchased an appropriate image, however, that would have given me a creativity score of zero today. So I asked Billy to star in my card (and he agreed!). To get Billy into costume, I drew in the glasses and scar on his face and added a magic want. I also used the graduation gown and added a tie and scarf. I sketched these items in with a pencil first, drew over the pencil sketch with a fine marker, and then went back and erased the pencil lines with a white art eraser.

I love stretching my stamps to be something other than the obvious! I hope you'll give it a try too!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Dress Up Billy, Pink Cat Studio Lily and Billy Accessories, Pink Cat Studio, Limitless Limbs, SU One of a Kind (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, GP 110, Basic Black, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso
Accessories: Copics

Michelle B.

I did it!!!!

Not a stamping thing but I just have to say "I DID IT!!!!". I ran the Go St. Louis half marathon (that's 13.1 miles). I finished in 2 hours and 20 minutes (great for me!). It was an AWESOME experience and I'm planning to do at least 1 more this year.

Enjoy! (and get some exercise today)
Michelle B.

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