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Scraps in the Backyard?

The newest challenge over at H2H is “In the Backyard”.  You could take that any number of ways, however most of us are using the Backyard Bliss paper packet!  It’s such a fun paper, and I have so many projects coming up for you guys in the next few days!  I can’t wait to show you!

Onto today’s project!  I totally forgot to take a photo of the scraps that I was working with, I wish I had, but I will have a process video for you, soon!  It shows what I started with!

ANYWAY . . . Everything that I used on this card was scraps!  (except the card base and envelope!)  I LOVE being able to use up all of my bits and pieces!  (especially when it turns out super cute!)

I had the torn up pieces left from the scrapbook workshop that is coming out, the stickers are from the sticker sheet, more pieces that didn’t make it into that workshop!  The flowers are all from the paper board compliments, that I used the Purple Blend Tri-Blend marker on.  And the kraft paper was the perfect width, I just had to trim the length!

This card went together really very quickly!  it took more time to color the flowers than it did to do the whole rest of the card!  You have to love it when it comes together super quickly!

I would LOVE to know what you think about this card!  And if you decide to play along with the H2H challenge this time!  (remember, it’s “In the Backyard” not “Scraps”!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, be crafty!

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Will it be Flora or Fauna?

As you have seen, H2H Challenge Blog does challenges twice a month.  If you haven’t played along yet, you really should!  The prompts are great, and the artwork is pretty splendid as well!  The second challenge for April is Flora or Fauna.  That leaves so many different options!  You can do almost anything with this!


So, I decided to go with Flora.  My card is more of a masculine card, even though it has flowers and butterflies on it.  (Guys do actually like flowers, too!)

This is called a Bookbinding Card.  It is sealed at the far right, with a ‘lip’.  (as opposed to the normal fold)  It gives you a smaller space to write on the inside, but that’s ok too, sometimes!


I stamped on the charcoal piece with white craft ink.  Once dried, it comes to this nice almost faded look that I think fits and pairs well with the B&T from In Full Bloom.


The sentiment is heat embossed in white powder, so that it would stand out from the card.

I really like how this card turned out!  Simple and elegant, and can be used for so many reasons, just by changing the sentiment.


Thanks for stopping in to see my card!  I hope you will leave a comment below, for me!


Then, hop over to the H2H Challenge Blog and play along!


Keep being Crafty!


Layered Flowers

Welcome to the Technique blog hop!  This month our focus is on layered flowers!  There are so many different ways that you could do that!  The Layered Flowers Thin Cuts might be the easiest way to do that!  I will link some other projects below, that I had fun making in different ways.  If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Michelle’s blog.  If you started here, that’s ok!!  You will continue around in a circle until you get back to here!  I know you will find a bunch of great ideas that you will want to copy!

So, for my card, I used a few different things!  I used the stencil from the In Full Bloom Scrapbooking workshop, the stamped sentiment from the cardmaking workshop, and the layered flowers thin cuts.

I used the stencil a few different times with shortbread ink.  The sentiment is stamped in grape ink to coordinate with the grape cardstock of the flowers.  The leaves are cut from both light and dark sides of sage cardstock.  Tof finish it off, I used some liquid pearls!  (I don’t know about you, but I tend to forget how much I like them!)

I hope that you like the card that I shared today!  I have a short video that you can watch of me putting it together, here.

I said I would link some other cards that I have made thatw ould fit for this blog hop.  I have this card here that shows how to use different colors of cricut cuts for a flower.  This one uses a different style of cricut cuts, that are similar to what I have done today with the large flower.  Last but not least, this is a whole different style, with multiple layers of the B&T paper being cut and layered.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next you should be going to Lauren’s blog.  Before you hop away, however, I would love it if you left me a comment about my project!

Have a crafty day!

~ Michelle

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Geometric Layout

Let’s get Geometrical!

You know, sometimes you just have to get outside of your box, right?  That was me for this hop.  I couldn’t figure out what I could do for it.  Then, I went to pinterest.  And, I don’t know about you, but I get waaaaaaaay too many ideas from there!  (wouldn’t it be fun to have the time to make all of those ideas, though??)  I am so glad I did!  So, if you are following along on the hop, you came from Maz’s blog.  If you started here, that’s great too!  Just keep hopping along, and you will end up getting to Maz’s blog, and all the other ladies as well!

So, this is a layout that I have had pinned for many years!  Today was the first time that I went for it!  I don’t have a title for it, just yet, becasue I need to pick the photo that is ‘just right’!

Geometric Layout

I had laid it all out, and thought it was just a smidge too stark, so I decided to add a hint of color.  I grabbed my watercolor pencils, and added some colors to the flowers and leaves with the pencils, very very lightly!  There is just the tiniest hint of color to it, and I think that makes it just perfect!

Here you can see the color just a bit.  Like I said, it’s VERY light!  This page was super fun to do!  I just love it!

Thanks for stopping by the hop!  I hope you enjoyed my layout!  I would love to hear what you think of it, so if you could drop a comment below, that would just warm my heart!  Then, you can hop over to Danielle’s blog to see what she made for you to see!


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Thanks for Stopping by!  See you again soon!


Let’s Celebrate Connections!

Welcome to Spring!  It’s May, and the flowers are popping up all over the place!  Along with the flowers is another challenge over at the H2H blog!  You should definitely check out the challenges and play along!  They are so fun!

Today I have a super fun card, that is going out to a friend that I haven’t seen in a bit.  I hadn’t gotten a chance to play with the white pearl paper yet, so I did!  It turned out so fun!!  (I wasn’t sure if my technique was going to work, or not!  I’m so glad it did!)

So, I grabbed my scraps bag and picked out a few colors that I thought would work well together.  I wanted one to be a very neutral color and one to be a bright pop of something.  I think I succeeded there, what do you think?

I am using Almond and Raspberry cardstocks along with the white pearl paper.  I stamped the image from the May SOTM in Mink ink, directly on the pearl paper.  Then I grabbed a piece of scrap printer paper, and ‘dabbed’ it over the pearl paper, to remove any excess ink.  Since this paper does have a shine, it wasn’t going to take as much ink as normal cardstock would.  Then I took my heat tool to it, just to be safe.

Then I just lined everything up!  I did just use scraps of the Raspberry paper under the pearl, and the Almond is just a couple of strips as well!

I popped the sentiment up on some thin foam tape, after stamping in Raspberry ink, of course!  I wrapped a smidge of the mink twine around it, and viola!

And!  Those adorable dots!  I WISH we had them in raspberry!!  But, believe it or not, those started as white!  I used the dark red blend and the bright pink blend markers to create the raspberry color!  It’s hard to photograph with the sheen of the pearl paper, but they match almost perfectly!  I was so pleased!

Join me, Monday night as I make another card just like this!  5pm Pacific over on my Facebook page!

Thanks so much for checking out my little card today!  I do hope you stop over to the H2H challenge blog to see what the other fantastic ladies have for you!  (They are all super cute, btw!)  Then, maybe you can play along as well!

~ Michelle

Pocket Card Perfection Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun blog hop!  Today we are focusing on the PML cards!  So, right now, there is a special on these fun cards, they make scrapbooking super easy, but they can also be used for cards, like I am showing you today!  So, if you got here from Darlys’ blog, perfect!  If you started here, also perfect!  The hop is a circle, so you should end up back where you started!

My card today uses a few different things!  I have the Lovely PML cards (well, one of them), the current Mix In paper packet, the Lovely paper packet, the rectangle dies, and the March Stamp of the month.  I used one of the patterns from the MIFYH V4 book (though, I adjusted it a bit to fit the 3×4 card).



This card went together really very quickly!  The Blue Belle cardstock was a bit too plain for my liking, so I stamped the butterfly wings from the March SOTM in mink ink to give it just the tiniest bit of texture.



I love how perfectly this whole thing came together!  I would love to know what you think!  After you leave a comment (pretty please!), hop on over to Lauren’s blog to see what she has for you!


Thanks so much for stopping by!


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It’s a Color Challenge with a Midas Touch!

I do love to work with color challenges!  And this week we have a new one!  The challenge is GOLD!  That’s the only ‘given’.  You can mix and match with any other colors that you would like!  I don’t know about you, but this gives me a perfectly good reason to use the Gold Foil Patterns Paper Packet!

So, I will admit, that I didn’t know what exactly I was going to do at first.  I wanted to use the gold foil paper packet and the new Daisy Meadows paper packet.  I didn’t know which of the papers from either packet, so I went and played on Pinterest.  I found the start of a great idea, and went with it!

How beautiful is that paper??  So, when you get the gold foil patterns paper packet, it is white paper with gold foil.  No other colors.  So, I grabbed the water color pencils and added some in!  I didn’t want to use the markers, because those will also color the foil, and if I’m being honest, I didn’t want to have to be that careful!  LOL!!  

The sentiment is stamped in peacock ink to match the background paper.  I added two of the tiny pink dots from the Daisy Meadows dots to the right side to create the visual triangle.  This card went together really quickly, even with the coloring!  Join me at 5pm as I make this card over on my FB page!

Gold Foil Pattern Papers

These are the patterns of the paper packet, aren’t they fun?

I encourage you to play along with both H2H in their bi-monthly challenges and also with me in my 52 weeks of Cards challenge!

I would love to hear what you think of this card!  Which of the gold foil patterns is YOUR favorite?

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March SOTM Blog Hop – Winged Masterpiece

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  This month’s Stamp of the month is such a pretty one!  One that you can do so many things with!  Color?  Yup!  Not color? Yup!  With sentiments that cover a whole gambit of occasions!  Today you could have arrived from Katy’s blog, or you could have started here.  Either way, you should end up back where you started!

I honestly didn’t have any idea where to start, originally, with this set.  I didn’t want to cut it out (it has no thin cuts), but didn’t want to leave it blank, either.  I wanted to color it, but have been using my markers a lot recently, so decided to go with watercoloring, but decided to use the inks instead of the watercolor pencils that we carry.


I wanted to go with the colors of the In This Together paper packet.  The purple stripes is actually a zip strip from one of those papers.  I really love how this card turned out!  The little brush strokes outside of the frame, the coloring (even though it isn’t perfect), the colors, and the whole thing!  I hope you like it as well!


I triple layered the frame, to give it some substance on the card front, and I think that helps it pop all that much more!

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hopefully you will leave a little note below before you hop over to Krista’s blog!  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!



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How about a little sketch?

How about a card sketch from CTMH to start the week and month off with?  This is going to be a super fun one!  So, CTMH has put out this sketch on their blog, you may have seen it already.  So, you have the artwork that they have created with it.  We here at H2H decided to have a play with it as well!  Any of the currently available papers are fair game for us when we are working with this.  I cannot wait to see all the different takes on the sketch with the different papers!  I LOVE to see how everyone has their own view on the same thing!



I stuck with the sketch fairly closely.  I did add a background image that was smaller than the card (giving it a frame) and I shortened the little image on the right, because of the scrap that I had available to me)



I used Mink ink for the butterfly, and some gold embossing for the sentiment and the little mini flower on the right.  I think it turned out super cute!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you join us on the H2H challenge blog this week!  This sketch makes some fantastic cards!



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It’s time for Blossom!

Blossom Paper Packet


Blossom Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet


Blossom Coordinating Cardstock


Shower Flowers


Cherished Blossoms Stamp + Thin Cuts

Cherished Blossoms


Blossom Bundle

1 – Cherished Blossoms Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC122011)
1 – Blossom Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC12207)
1 – Blossom Coordinating Cardstock (CC12209)

Blossom Workshop Kit

Kit contents:
1 – Cherished Blossoms Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC122011)
1 – My Acrylix® Shower Flowers Stamp Set (C1612)
1 – Blossom Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC12207)
1 – Blossom Coordinating Cardstock (CC12209)
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
1 – Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
4 – white card bases & envelopes
photo placeholders

If you want to make the pages and cards shown on the site (Click here for the downloadable instructions) you will also need the following:

Additional supplies needed:
Green Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6513)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2895)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2896)
Lagoon Shimmer Brush (Z3607)
Black Journaling Pen (.03) (Z3516)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)


These papers are so fun!  I know that you will love using them!  I can’t wait to show you what I come up with for them!