Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Deer

This is my final sample for my workshop this weekend.     I love the idea of the deer in the snow covered forest for a simple but elegant Christmas Card.    This card could easily be changed to be a Masculine Birthday card, but I don't have to tell you how versatile (and WONDERFUL) Stampin Up! products are!! :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Deer and More Merry Messages
Cardstock:   Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Sponges

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shaving Cream Snowflake

My Hostess for my workshop on Saturday wanted to play with Shaving Cream.   Wanted to do something different -- not just a background so decided to cut out and layer snowflakes with our Glimmer paper.   Very happy with the final result! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  No Peeking
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue and Whisper White
Paper:  Festive of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Snow Flurry Bigz Die, 3 1/2 Circle Die, Island Indigo Ribbon, Large Pearls, and Reinkers (Island Indigo and Bashful Blue) and Shaving Cream (Non-SU). 

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Stained Glass Peek-a-Boo Easel Card

I watched the attached video tutorial this morning on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.and fell IN LOVE with this technique.  I already have a Christmas card for my upcoming workshop, so I made my sample a Thank You card and showcased a Stained Glass window.   The Electric Tea Light really gives the card a dramatic effect, don't you agree?

Thank you Dawn for all your inspiration and creativity!!  
Click here to see Video Tutorial by Dawn   I also have Dawn's sample below to show off her Beautiful work!! 




Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Bordering on Romance and Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, and Vellum Cardstock
Paper:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Extra Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Designer Frames Embossing Folders, Baja Breeze Seam Binding and Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Michelle


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last Day for the Online Extravaganza!


Today is the last day for Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year -- the Online Extravaganza!  And it's all online! Shop from wherever you are!

When I say big, I really mean it! There are awesome specials!! Up to 50% off!

We have the perfect gift for stampers, cardmakers, crafters, scrapbookers, digital crafters, quilters, kids, neighbors, teens, college students, new babies, and just about everyone on your list! I'm here, ready to offer suggestions! I've got some great ones!

Check out these TODAY ONLY SPECIALS:
·         Clear Blocks Bundle (Blocks A-I) #118491 $53.56 (regularly $66.95)
·         Clear Block Storage Caddy  $13.56  (regularly $16.95)
·        Stack & Store Caddy #109127  $27.96  (regularly $34.95)

Here's a heads up for you: The deadline for these is 11:50pm MT! That means you Eastern Time Zone folks have two more hours to shop (until 1:50am morning)!  DON'T MISS OUT!!
Be sure to check out ALL of the Online Extravaganza specials in my Online Store

 Happy Stamping!!
Michelle Humphrey

Monday, November 19, 2012

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!



 
Today begins Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year -- the Online Extravaganza!  And it's all online! Shop from wherever you are!
When I say big, I really mean it! There are awesome specials between now and the 28th!! Up to 50% off!
We have the perfect gift for stampers, cardmakers, crafters, scrapbookers, digital crafters, quilters, kids, neighbors, teens, college students, new babies, and just about everyone on your list! I'm here, ready to offer suggestions! I've got some great ones!
Check out these  DOORBUSTER TODAY ONLY SPECIALS:
·         Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439  $79.96  (regularly $99.95)
·         Big Shot Doctor's Bag #113474    $55.96  (regularly $69.95)
·         Simply Scored Diagonal Plate  #125586  $9.56  (regularly $11.95)

Here's a heads up for you: The deadline for these doorbusters is 11:50pm MT! That means you Eastern Time Zone folks have two more hours to shop (until 1:50am Tuesday morning)!  DON'T MISS OUT!!
Be sure to check out ALL of the Online Extravaganza specials in my Online Store

 Happy Stamping!!
Michelle Humphrey
 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

**NEW**Texture Boutique Embossing Machine





Like embossed cardstock, but don't own the Big Shot? Now you can get the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and do just that! There are only 4,000 machines available during this test run, so don't wait to get it!

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.


'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.(Find them in my Online Store here


Shop Online Now:
Includes: Embossing Machine & Flower Garden & Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Best Wishes Mitten Flower Card

Saw this card on a fellow Demonstrators blog (Julie's Stamping Spot) and HAD to case it!!   Love how people find different ways to use our Stampin Up! punches.    She used the top of the mitten for the flower bud.   
LOVE THE CREATIVITY, no matter how simple it may be!!!!!

This is my last sample for my upcoming workshop this weekend.   I hope the ladies like it as much as I do!!! 

Stampin Up! Products
Stamp:  Petite Pairs, Bright Blossoms
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
Paper:  Polka Dot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Mitten Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gratitude Leaf Card

Here is another sample for my upcoming workshop this weekend.   It is a simple Fall card that could be used for any occasion.    The Autumn Accents Die and Woodgrain Embossing Folder gave this card just the right amount of personality!   

Enjoy!!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Cajun Crazy, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Die, Woodgrain Embossing Golder, Twine, Brushed Bronze Button, Sanding Blocks

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mittens Tri-Shutter Card

Hope everyone on the East Coast is doing well.   We were very fortunate not to lose power or have any damage!! :)   

Love making this paper technique card. . . . . just HAD to make a Christmas themed card for an upcoming workshop.   


Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Make a Mitten and More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green
Paper:  Be of  Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Mitten Builder Punch, 1/4" sweater Trim

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!!!





WOW - SELL-A-STAMP SPOOKTACULAR - Stampin’ Up!’s First Ever ONE DAY 15% off Sale..
You will be ABLE to SHOP ONLINE – just click here

Use this WISHLIST TO Plan YOUR ORDERS and Be Ready to save Monday October 29th, 2012
***2012Wishlist

NOT SO FINE PRINT..
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) October 29, 2012  and ending at 11:50 PM (MT) October 29, 2012  almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Scentsational Suspension Card

Here is my 5th and final card for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack being held early December.    I love the way the 1" circle punch is "suspended" in air and turns to show both sides with just a little bit of dental floss!!  ;)


Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Border Banter, Mixed Medley, Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Primerose Petals, Whisper White
Paper:  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Gumball Green, Primerose Petals, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Snowman - MM37

This weeks Merry Monday Sketch Challenge gave me the inspiration to make this sample for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.    Snowmen are one of my favorite thing about winter and the Holidays, so you can always bank on one of my SAS cards having them on it!! LOL


Version #1


 Close up of the NEW Illuminate Glimmer Stamped images & sponging!!  LOVE THE EFFECT!!!
 Version #2
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Winter Memories, Frosty Friends, Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Shimmer White 
Ink:  Black Stazon, Midnight Muse, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Accessories:  Labels Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Michelle



Holiday Ornament Framed

I loved the Ornament card the Bonnie made at Convention with the Holiday Ormanment Framelits (1st picture below).    It is such a simple but BEAUTIFUL card.    I decided to change it up for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.    Both samples show of the products that are part of the October 2012 Special.   

Bonnie's Sample from Convention


Holiday Stamp-a-Stack sample

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Curly Cute, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories:  Holiday Ornament Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Rhinestones, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Pierce Mat, Ppaer-Piercing Tool,  White Bakers Twine, Taffeta Ribbon, Ruffled Ribbon.

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pleasant Poppies - FMS56

Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #56.  

I decided to take a break from making Holiday cards and bring back some Spring/Bright colors and stamps.   I love the Pleasant Poppies background stamp and thought it would be appropriate for this sketch.    





Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies, and Curly Cute
Cardstock:  Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
Ink:  Regal Rose and Early Espresso
Accessories:  Organza Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Christmas Cottage Window

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CARD!!!!    

After playing with the "Frosty View" Cottage Window card, I had a vision of looking into the Cottage and seeing the Wallpaper, Christmas Tree, etc.    I am MORE THAN pleased with the outcome of this card.    It took a lot of cutting and coloring, but again totally worth it.   Enjoy! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Cottage Window, and Snow Much Fun
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, and Fan Fair Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso, Black Stazon, Timber Brown Stazon (Non SU)
Accessories:  Taffeta Ribbon, Bright Brads, Dazzling Details, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painters, Snips, Simply Scored

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Christmas Window - Frosty View

Here is a sample for an upcoming workshop.    I have been wanting to play with the Cottage Window set for a while, and thought a nice Winter view would be appropriate this time of year.    The Fan Fair Designer Series Paper is perfect in representing wallpaper and the Ribbon a chair rail.    There are several different "versions" -- doesn't only have to be a Holiday card!!   Hope my Stampin Ladies and you like it.  




Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Cottage Window, Frosty Friends, Four Frames (2nd), Petite Pairs (2nd), Perfect Punches (3rd & 4th)
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla
Paper: Watercolor paper, and Fan Fair Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Black and Timber Brown Stazon, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Taffeta Ribbon, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painters, Decorative Label Punch (2nd), Extra Large Oval Punch (3rd), Lots of Tags Sizzlits (3rd), 1 3/4" Scallop Punch (4th), and Circles #2 Die (4th), Snips

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Monday, October 8, 2012

Candlelight Bargello Card

I had a bunch of 1" scraps of the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper left over from my Box Card so decided to throw this card together!   The Bargello technique is wonderful for your scraps.  The technique is not as hard as it looks and the end result is STUNNING!!  

Enjoy!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Read, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade Ribbon, and Decorative Label Punch

Happy Stamping!
Michelle

Open Sea Birthday - Cased

Saw this card on a fellow Demonstrators Facebook Page (Stamping with Lynn) and had to CASE it!!    I love this card so much that I am going to demo it at my monthly workshop/club this month.   I'm sure my group will love it just as much as I do.  :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, and Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Accessories:   3" Circle Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Silver Brads, Stripes Embossing Folder, Aqua Painters

Happy Stamping!
Michelle