New Blog

Thank you all for checking in with me, commenting and following my blog. I have created a new site that all posts, pictures and other goodness will be posted to. Please follow this link and keep tabs on me @ I'd love to hear from you over there. Hugs to all, Michelle

Monday, December 31, 2007

My first Bella order came today. Yippie! So here is my first Bella card. I love it! I just 'happen' to be near Michael's today so I picked up the pink papers and ribbon. I love this card so much, I am making quite a few and making up all kinds of excuses why I need to send them. I haven't sent my sister a thank-you for the tasty (read fattening) goodies she sent for Christmas. My stamping buddy is in need of a get well card...the list goes on.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Here is my January 08 card for Splitcoasts challenge to make 10 holiday cards a month. The inside of the card says smile at everyone, spread sunshine, be an elf. Gosh, I just noticed it says be and elf. I've just created a nice project for myself....remount 10 cards. That will wait until tomorrow because we went to Disney yesterday and my back is screaming at me.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Well here is my first sewn card. I posted it on splitcoast and got many comments on how it looks like a fish. I guess it does on the computer screen. It was quite easy. I scotch taped the pieces together in the back then zig zag stitched them all on the front. The card looks deceiving in that the dark color blue is actually the inside of the card. I will make some more sewn cards that hopefully don't look like fish :-)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Here are my latest cards. One is a Christmas card because I joined a challenge on Splitcoast to make 10 holiday cards a month...and because I had got these cute trees and I just had to try them out. They weren't as easy as I had thought since they were mostly the background color of the tree. Does that make sense? So I used a black ink pad on them, scanned them into my computer, then I was able to change the colors to whatever I wanted. When I thought I was done, I decided it needed some bling, out came the rhinestones. Now it looks like a card I would make :-)
The next card was a 3 day process. I put the ribbon on the card, then didn't know what to do. Then I put the square on...still not right. So I drove to Violette's ( my local scrapping store ) and got the it looks lovely. Don't you agree?

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-7

Todays project is to join the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-7
If you are quick enough you will still be able to join group 7!
Here is some info about me for the rest of SBS-7
My name is Michelle. I am a domestic goddess who is a very young 50 year old....ughh, sounds awful to say it. I am adjusting to the age thing but my old bones are rebelling. I have issues with my back with no solution in the future. I live in the sunny state of Florida in the USA. I am originally from Portsmouth NH where it is mighty cold with plenty of snow at the moment. I certainly don't miss the cold, but I do miss the first snow falls, after that the snow just gets yucky looking. I have two children, who aren't really children anymore. My son is 23 and attending the University of New Hampshire and plans to graduate this May. My daughter is a freshman conveniently attending University of Tampa, which is 45 minutes from me :-) My husband and I moved to Florida last July because of a fabulous job offer which just happened to be 1 hour from my snow bird parents. Lucky me! I met my husband online, 6 years ago and I met my first friend, here in Florida, online as well. This friend got me hooked onto ATCs which was loads of fun trading with people all over the world. We ended up taking a stamping class at Michael's and we were the only two in class, the following week, I was the only one in class. The teacher (Betty) and I bonded and the rest is history. She showed me the world of rubber stamping and I jumped in with body and soul. I look forward to chatting with other like minded Goddess's. Well that's enough blabbering...time to stamp!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The past few days I have been putting together some thank-you cards using a stamp from Hero Arts. My favorite card is the blue one. I used an embossing punch on the card and it came out beautiful. The green card was done only using the computer. I found the background on Two Peas in a Bucket. A fun web site to check out. I enjoy trying to merge the computer with card stamping. It gives me alot of new opportunities to be creative.
For my family (and anyone else who wants to take a peak ) here is a link to our Christmas 2007 photos. Enjoy! And I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2007

You must see this, it is a riot! Just press play, cmon, you know you want to. Merry Christmas everyone! And I hope you enjoy my movie. hugs
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Isn't this card awesome?! It was very time consuming but it sure came out great. My friend Betty made one of these for me so I just had to figure out how she did it. With patience. It's embossed with gold and then the different layers were cut out and I used pop dots for dimension. I mounted it on mirror card. You can even see my reflexion.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

I am starting to find my way around Splitcoast and today I came across the challenges. This is my entry and I must do it correctly. This card was cased by a card created by Beverly on Splitcoast. The original card can be seen here Texasgrammy I used bright pink and light pink bazzil card stock, Chocolate Dotty Flowers from Overton, ribbon from Offray and the stamp is from Inkadinkado. This is from a challenge in November. Tomorrow I'll start attacking the December challenges.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

I've got all my Christmas Cards out. Yay! Now I can work on other projects.
This was my last Christmas card. It was quite a challenge to make but the effort was well worth it.
Here are a few non Christmas Cards that I have made this week.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

December first already. Amazingly I went into the pool today. The water was a chilly 72 degrees. How quickly I have gotten spoiled! We also put up the Christmas tree. It's my first unreal tree in my adult life. I don't know why I waited so long, it's beautiful. I won't have to water it, worry about a fire hazard or clean up all the pine needles. The big plus is that I can move the branches around so the ornaments can hang how they are supposed to be displayed. I love it.