Thursday, May 28, 2015

Heart You card

Hi everyone!  I was in the mood to play around with my embossing paste, so I made this "heart you" card.  I like how the embossing paste adds just the right amount of texture combined with the texture plate from the Build-a-Tag One die set.
Notice my embossing paste is pink?  I added a bit of color to my white paste by using the FSJ Bubblegum Pink silk!  It's a fun way to customize and match colors on your project.
I use the Diagonal Chevron die to make my stencil. I wanted the triangle corner pieces along the bottom left, so I flipped the die cut over and taped it down.  I added paste to the first 4 openings.
Here are the tag die sets I used:
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.  You can really see the dimension and texture the tag texture plate added!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Dies: Build-a-Tag One (SCD-010), Tag Trio (SCD-020), Diagonal Chevron (S4-453); Font One Lowercase (S5-199)
Other Supplies: 
Fun Stampers Journey cardstock in Black Licorice, Bubblegum Silk and mini wooden close pins ; 1/16th silver harlequin washi tape; Silver pearls; Black/white twine
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fun fringy card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun fringy card to share today.  There is a new fringe die in town and it's SUPER fun.  It's part of the Celebra'tions line from Spellbinders.
I die cut a variety of blue colors in the fringe and created an ombre effect.  I originally wanted this to say congrats and be a graduation card, but the word was too long and didn't look right.  So SMILE it is!  I added some gold glittered washi tape along the top and some fun gold sequins for accents.
Here is the fringe die.  It's designed to be folded over, but for my card I trimmed it to have one layer for each color.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Here is a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:   

Dies: Fringed Garland (SCD-017), Font One Lowercase (S5-199) 
Other Supplies: Fun Stampers Journey cardstock in Black Licorice, Huckleberry Fusion; other blue cardstock; Gold sequins and gold star sequins; gold string 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Contemporary dogwood flower card

Hi everyone!  I have another fun flower card to share.  I've been into purple lately, so when designing this I reached for the fabulous Deep Lilac cardstock to pair with the awesome Contemporary Circles die set!
The flower on this card is from the Create-a-Flower series of dies (which has 24 flowers in it now!) and is the Dogwood.  I love it and it is super easy to make.  You only have to die cut the pieces once (other flowers require multiple pieces).  Here is a picture.
I lightly sponged some Bubblegum Pink ink onto each petal and bent them slightly over my thumb.  I then glued the petals to the petal base.  I overlapped them at the center to get my petals close enough to touch at the sides.  The stamens are also super easy, just a tiny curve with my embossing tool and done. 
Here is the Contemporary Circles, isn't it the coolest?  It also comes in a Square and Diamonds!!
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.  You can see I added a sequin and pearl to the center.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Dies: Dogwood (S2-125), Contemporary Circles (S4-498), Celebration (IN-012)
Other Supplies: 
Fun Stampers Journey cardstock in Black Licorice, Sweet Pear, Deep Lilac, and Kiwi Kiss and Journey Sequins in Bloom Time; Blush pearls in 2 and 3mm
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crafty flower birthday card and another winner

Hi everyone!!  I have a fun card to share that uses one of the new flower die series from Spellbinders called Crafty Flowers.  There are 6 sets in this series and my card uses Crafty Flowers 3.
I also used the Fancy Lattice die if a fun way.  First I cut out a rectangle from my card front using my paper trimmer.  Below I show after my first 2 cuts.
Next I die cut some white cardstock using my Fancy Lattice die.  I adhered it to the back of the opening using white liner tape.  Then I adhered a piece of purple ombre patterned paper behind the opening.  Fun huh?!?
Next I die cut the pieces for my flower.  I ended up using 5 of the medium sized petal and 10 of the small petal.  These flowers are pretty easy to assemble.  There is a split in the bottom of the petal and you separate it and adhere it to the petal base, shown below.
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Before I go, I never heard back from my Fun Stamper's Journey prize package winner I announced last week.  So that means I get to pick another winner!!  Random.org helped me chose:
 #31
Babbi Rissling May 5, 2015 at 9:38 PM
Perfection! Cheerful on so many levels. Love it!

Congrats Babbi!  Send me an email (info on my right side bar) and I will forward your address to FSJ right away!  You have until Thursday to get back to me.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture.

Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Dies: Fancy Lattice (S5-152), Crafty Flower 3 (S2-170), Springs (S2-048); Sentiments One (S2-082) (ES-009)
Other Supplies: 
Fun Stampers Journey cardstock in Black Licorice, Banana Cream, Pretty Amethyst, Lavender Fusion and Lemon Grass and white liner tape; My Mind's Eye "Sherbert" 6x6 pad; purple rhinestones
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Conversation bubbles card

Hi everyone!!  I have a fun card to share.  This one uses 3 of the 4 Conversation Bubble die sets, which are part of the Die D-Lites line (and only $10).  SO.  Stinkin'.  Cute!  I could make cards with these all day. 
 The embossed background is from one of my favorites the Lovely Lattice embossing folder.  Spellbinders folders are double sided, so you get 2 designs for the price of one!!
The striped rectangle bubble normally has the pointer on the right side, but I wanted more balance so I flipped it over and you really can't tell at all.  I added a bit of ribbon to a mini paper clip which is something I never do, but think is super cute!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Dies Conversation Bubble 1 (S2-135), Conversation Bubble 2 (S2-136) and Conversation Bubble 3 (S2-137); Lovely Lattice folder (ES-009); Celebra'tions Just Because stamp set (SCSD-008)
Other Supplies: 
My Mind's Eye enamel dots; White embossing powder; Versamark ink; Fun Stamper's Journey Mini paper clip
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Winner, winner, announcing winners!

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to announce a winner from my Fun Stampers Journey Up Up & Away Retirement blog hop! Originally, there was only one winner, but Richard was so excited by the response he asked each of the Make Amazing Girls to pick a winner from the comments on our own blog posts, here is the link to my original post.  The winners will win an assortment of retiring goodies!
Be sure to head through all the blogs again and see if you've WON! (I'll link them all below). 
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I've received several questions on HOW to order FSJ stamps.  You need to order them through a Journey Coach (similar to SU or Amuse).  I am not a coach, but you can find one easily through the FSJ website!  Click on CATALOG, then on SHOP NOW and follow the prompts.
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Before I announce my winner, I wanted to share a few more projects that I made using retiring stamps.
Retiring stamp set: Cocktail Party
Retiring Stamp set: Bloom Flourish
Random.org helped me chose:
#45
ScrappySandie May 7, 2015 at 1:56 PM
Wow, this card has pizzazz! Love the layout, colors...and you even put Journey Glaze on the glass...SO cool!
 
Here is the hop list, check to see if you were a winner!
Michelle Woerner  -You are here!!
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So how about another winner?  I didn't hear back from my Celebra'tions Giveaway winner last week, so I am chosing another.  Random.org helped me chose:
#21
AprilsL8 May 4, 2015 at 7:33 AM
So glad you are feeling better! It's hard to do your crafty goodness when you are not feeling well. Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations to both winners!  Please email me at cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com with your address info.  You both have until Thursday morning to get back to me or I will chose another winner.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Celebra'tions Giveaway winner

Hi everyone!  Thank you all for the lovely comments on my Celebra'tions Giveaway post!  My apologies for the delay in announcing a winner.  Dental appts and baseball games got in the way!
Random.org has helped me chose a winner.

#18
Ina Good May 2, 2015 at 2:19 PM
So happy you are vertigo free like me tooo its not fun having it so glad you are free to create and celebrate!Awesome and generous too!

Congrats Ina!  Please send me an email (info on my right side bar) and I will get your package sent out to you asap.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Congrats shaker card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun shaker card to share today.  I used the same Bordered Sentiments die set I used on this card, but this time I used the CONGRATS die.
The label shape is from Labels Forty which has been around for awhile, but I haven't had a chance to use it yet.  I thought it would make the perfect frame for this card.  I cut out the inside with the A2 Matting Basics A and B die sets.  Those sets are must have basic dies for card makers because they are scaled to the A2 sized card.

I thought it would be cute to run the sentiment along the bottom of the shaker window.  It's kinda cool that the gold sequin stars peek through the letters.  For my flower accent, I used my stand by flower die set, Blooms Four.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Dies in Bordered Sentiments (S4-512), Labels Forty (S4-465) and A2 Matting Basics A (S5-132) and A2 Matting Basics B (S5-132); Blooms Four (S2-047)
Other Supplies: 
Gold string; Peach, Coral and White cardstock; Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, mom amie 6x6 paper; variety of sequins from Cartwright's Sequins and Butterfly Reflections.
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares

P.S. Have you entered my Celebra'tions giveaway!?!  Check out this blog post.  There is still time to leave me a comment to be entered!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Up Up & Away FSJ retirement sale blog hop

Hi everyone!! Welcome to Richard’s first-ever Fun Stampers Journey Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase blog hop! The Make Amazing Girls are showing off some adorable projects, each featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. 
Make sure to visit each and every blog, because there’s a lot of inspiration to be had… and a chance to win prizes, too!
Be sure to check out the incredible deals on fabulous stamp sets, patterned paper, and more HERE.

Here's what you do:
-Visit and leave a comment on each blog.  One winner will be chosen from all the blogs and they win their choice of one retiring stamp set.  So, the more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win!
-Comments close on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at midnight, PST.
-The winner will be announced May 8th on Richard's blog. (Knowing Richard, he may have a few surprises up his sleeve!).

My card uses the cute stamp set, Cocktail Party and the background stamp Candy Swirl.  I stamped the background in the fun Sweet Pear ink and used the bright Watermelon Fusion cardstock as a pop of bright pink accent.

Here is the hop list:
Michelle Woerner  -You are here!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!  Here's a close up picture.

Card deets:
Stamps - Swirl Candy BG, Cocktail Time
Dies - Journey Squares, Spring Blooms
Ink - Sweet Pear, Black Licorice
Cardstock - Whip Cream, Oatmeal Cookie, Watermelon fusion
Accessories - Journey Twine in natural, Pink World and Celebrations sequins, Sparkle Drops, Journey Glaze
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy sunshine card

Hi everyone!  Since I am finally vertigo free, I was inspired to make this happy fun sun shiny card!  This card uses one of the new Bordered Sentiments dies.
I die cut the sentiment from gold glitter paper and I ended up cutting the letters off their "border" so they could rest along the curve of the patterned paper.  The sun is from the Sunny Days stamp and die set which I stamped in Golden Glow ink and cut from Golden Glow cardstock.
The butterflies are from the new Marisa's Bouquet die set.  I love all the flowers in this set and they didn't work out on this card, but I was able to use the cute little butterflies.

Isn't this set adorable!?!  Bordered Sentiments:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Sunny Days Stamp and die set (SCSD-009); Dies in Bordered Sentiments (S4-512), Marisa's Bouquet (S6-033) and A2 Curved Borders One (S5-180); Cardstock in Whirl White (SCP-013) and Delightful Daisy (SCP-); Ink in Golden Glow (SCI-006)  
Other Supplies: 
Gold pearls; Gold string; Gold glitter cardstock; My Mind's Eye Jubilee 6x6 paper; Little B Washi tape in Gold Foil Hearts and Gold Foil Green Stripes
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares

P.S. Have you entered my Celebra'tions giveaway!?!  Check out this blog post.  There is still plenty of time to leave me a comment to be entered!
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Friday, May 1, 2015

A special thank you and Celebra'tions giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I often hear from crafty bloggers how wonderful their readers are and I have to agree.  I think in general, crafters are a wonderful and generous people!  I've mentioned on my last couple of posts how many of you reached out to me in comments and emails about my struggle with chronic vertigo and I want to say thank you again and mention one reader in particular.

I would like to give a special shout out and thank you to
Denise B!

Not only did she reach out to me about my vertigo, but she emailed me again and linked a video from a doctor in Colorado who developed a maneuver for vertigo sufferers who don't have luck with the Epley maneuver.  I am thrilled to report that within hours of trying the "half somersault" maneuver I am VERTIGO FREE.  After 34 days, yes 34 DAYS of vertigo, it was gone. A true miracle.  If not for  Denise and that maneuver I would have spent countless days suffering and time and energy with specialty doctors and additional medications.  I shudder to think. 
EDITED: in case anyone wants to know, the info is: Dr. Carol Foster from the University of Colorado Denver.  A YouTube search will show her Half Somersault video.

Now being vertigo free is something to celebrate, so how about a little give away of Spellbinders Celebra'tions goodies?!?  Yes please!!

Here is what I have to give away:
  • Fabric Weave embossing folder
  • Celebrate die plate
  • Just Because stamp and die set
  • Beautiful Friend stamp set
  • Save the Date stamp set
  • Pixie Play ink
  • Pretty Plum ink
EDITED: I should add that I already sent Denise B a fun package of goodies in the theme of her favorite color.  I add this because one of my lovely commenters asked if she win she wanted me to mail the prize package to Denise.  Carol H, you are so lovely and thoughtful!!

To enter this giveaway, just leave me a comment here on this post.  If you would like share something nice that you did for someone OR what someone did for you that would be wonderful, but not manditory.  I will chose a winner on Wednesday, May 6th.

Thank you and good luck!
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Friday, April 24, 2015

It's Coffee Time!

Hi everyone!  Today's card uses a new coffee themed stamp set from the Celebrations line called Cup for Two.  Do you spy some Fun Filled Rings as well?  Yep.  Couldn't resist adding a few pink rings to compliment my pink polka dot cup!
 This stamp set has 3 adorable cup designs and 2 sentiments.  I stamped the polka dot image in the Captivating Coral ink (which seriously has magical qualities of appearing pinkish next to pink and more coral-ly next to coral and oranges!), fussy cut it out and added some sequins for steam and a heart embellishment.
Here is Cup for Two:
Don't forget Fun Filled Rings:
That's it for today!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture.
Card Deets:   
Spellbinders Celebra'tions Dies Fun Filled Rings (SCD-021),
and Pierced Hearts (SCD-025) Shapeabilities®
Celebra'tions stamps and supplies: Stamp set
Cup for Two (SCS-012); Ink in Berry Black (SCI-001) and Captivating Coral (SCI-012); Cardstock in Luscious Lime (SCP-007),
Whirl White (SCP-013), Cotton Candy (SCP-004), Celebra'tion Prints (SCP-016); Linen Thread (SCT-001); Sequins in Hip Hooray (SCE-002) 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
   



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quick and easy birthday card

Hi everyone!  Today's card features another FUN new card front die from the Celebra'tions line.  This one is called Happy Birthday and you may recognize the elephant and presents images which are also in the stamp set, Your Day which I used on this card.
 I love these new card front dies!  There are 4 different designs released, Happy Birthday, Eat Cake, Celebrate and It's a Party and they all make cute and detailed card fronts with one pass through the Grand Calibur.
I dressed it up by sponging Versamark ink to the openings and embossing with glitter EP and then added an extra layer of flowers.  But it's just as cute if you cut them and leave as is.  Either way they make quick and easy cards!!
 Happy Birthday card front die:
 The flowers on the die match the stamp and die set, Just Because, so I stamped and embossed a couple more for an extra layer on my card.  I also want too mention that the elephant from the stamp set is slightly smaller than this die cut.   My idea was to stamp him on top of the die cut, but it didn't work out.

I wanted to give a quick update on my vertigo.  Thank you again for all your emails and comments.  Things slowly improved after my last course of meds and then reached a plateau.  I am functioning at about 80% and still get dizzy with laying down, getting up and looking up.  I am currently looking for a local ENT doc without an appt window of over a month.  Sigh.. things are never simple, are they?   Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:   
Spellbinders Celebra'tions Dies Happy Birthday (SCD-034) Shapeabilities®
Celebra'tions stamps and supplies Just Because Stamp and die set (SCSD-008); Cardstock in Whirl White (SCP-013), Cool Caribbean (SCP-002), Sea Spray (SCP-001) and Golden Glow (SCP-009)
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares    
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