Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Little Me..........

Me use funny photos of me? I thought why not!  I wanted to take some pictures that were outside of my normal of not right angle, or no it looks like I have a double chin. But you know you gotta love me for who I am, not what I look like right?

This is how I really look when I have a huge smile on my face. This was such an awesome day and I wanted to capture how I felt this day, very happy. 

On this layout I used the Tigerlilly collection by Kaisercraft papers. I normally do not use use orange but I absolutely love how they mixed it with pink and black. 

I also made my photos in black and white and of course finished my layout with amazing ribbon from May Arts and nothing is ever complete without using Stickles by Ranger of course. 

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon ♥ Michelle

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spunky Little Girl

Hello Bloggers, just doing a quick drive by tonight. When I first saw this amazing paper from American Crafts, my first thought was it is sooooo cute.....But those neon colors are too loud, whatever will I do with them?

Going through my photos........Again, I find these amazing photos that my friend Monica sends me. Well the truth is that I beg her for her photos......she is such an amazing photographer. Girl has skills.....LOL and her daughter Izzy is such a adorable little girl, a great sport...... and with some spunk too!

So thank you Amercian Craft for your awesome Sketchbook line by Amy Tangerine.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cousins Mini Book

 Hello bloggers, I was very fortunate to take a few awesome pictures this past Easter Holiday. So I decided to make a mini album that my family will cherish for years to come.

I used the Bind It All to bind and make the holes, and antique wire to keep it together.
 The paper I used today came from Authentic, their Loyal collection.....and it was perfect for my photos. They had many cute cousin quotes, and little boy quotes that was a perfect fit for all my pictures.

I also used my Epiphany square punch. I love being able to make my own embellishments to get that special final touch I am looking for.
 A album is not complete until you add ribbon. I am loving the May ArtsnRossettes favorites.
 Pictured here is Alexis, Diego and Erin.
 I also used the Epiphany Pennant punch for this page to create a mini banner and topped it off with crochet ribbon.
 Awwwww, I love this picture. This is AJ's 1st Easter, and he had so much fun with all his cousins. Pictured here are my adorable nieces Bella, Gabby, Alexis and Erin.
 This is a perfect age when the kids are still willing to act silly for the camera.
I can always count on my Diego to cross his eyes when I am trying to capture special moments.....LOL

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's been An Awesome Kind Of Week.....

Good morning Bloggers.......

It has been a crazy busy week here and I love it, I would not have it any other way. I would love to start this post with a super sweet layout using the Authentic line. I just love Izzy's smile, you can capture it in about every photo she takes.

I also have some awesome news......I feel doubly blessed this week. I have been wishing which seems like forever to be on a manufacture design team, and it has always been said be careful what you wish for....... Not only did I make the Bind It All Zutter design team (link---> Here) .............................I also made the Globe Craft Memories design team. How exciting is that, someone pinch me real hard.

I am in great company _
 the new Globecraft Memories Design Team members for 2012 (in no particular order) are...
For more information please click on the link below. 

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Thanks again for stopping by....... ♥

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's Official.......I Am A Zutter Zister

............And I am soooooo excited. I am a design team member for the Bind It All Zutter team. Can you believe it!!!! Was it not a month ago when I posted how I will not give up until I have fulfilled my dream of becoming a designer for a manufacture team....and what an awesome team to be on.

Come check out the Zutter blog here and also swing by Facebook and like our page ----> please stop by so that you can get to know my Zutter Zisters too.

When I first found out I was literately so happy that I shed some happy tears.  I just wanted to shout out and tell the world, but I had to wait for the official announcement today.

When I applied for the design team I actually thought what a perfect team for me because I love making mini albums..........and if only they would have me, they things I could and would make for the team......and to my surprise they did ♥

So get ready.......I have so much I already want to show you. All weekend I have been planning on what I will be creating, so I am off to my new adventure.......One I hope you will take with me.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Family Mini Album

Hello Bloggers,

Today I would really like to talk about my latest new love.....errr, should I say obssesion.........INK! I have always had a love and hate affair with ink. But because my designer friend Teresa (Her blog ---> ) reintroduced to me, I quickly picked up at where I left off last year and started playing with my old ones and new ones. I am really liking the Donna Salazar Mixed Media ink. I love how it has a chalky feel to it, and I am able to get a smooth look using the Ink Essential tool.

For today's post I made a Family album using the We Are Memory Keepers scrapbook line called Anthologie. The album is a 3 ring chipboard binder from Bazzil Basics. The ink I used around the edges of the album and around the dollie is by Donna Salazar. The colors were Peridot and Leather, along with the blender ink essential tool.

I used 4 different embossed stickers from the same Anthologie line. But if you real close on one of the stickers you will see a scalloped bottle cap I made using the Epiphany scalloped epoxy punch.....I love how you can make you own epoxy trinkets using whatever papers you have to create the perfect match.

I used my Cricut E2, and several cartridges. For the word Family I used Lyrical Letters, and cut at 3" but along with my Cricut Craft Room I was able to weld the letters to get one continues cut. Welding the words makes it easier for me to adhere the word to my is my favorite feature. I used Story book for the Fancy corner cut at 4 1/2" and the heart came from the Plantin cartridge cut at 4 1/2"

As I usually do, I added glitter all around the mini album to give it that sparkley finished look. I am teaching this at my local craft store, and once the class is completed I can finish posting the rest of the pictures.

Thanks for reading today's blog post and do not forget to have a fabulous day..... ♥