Friday, May 25, 2012

My 1st Project For Globe Cratfs Design Team

Hello, Hello, Hello,

Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.......I am! Today's post is for the Globecraft's Design Team. They have so much amazing products, and I love being part of their team.

Pictured above is a globe frame that they offer, it is plain chipboard that you cover with paper and it is 3 Dimensional. I have all the details for this frame on Globe Craft's Blog click ---> here,

Products used:
  • Frame & Swirls - Globe Craft
  • Paper- Prima Marketing
  • Embelishment - The Girls Paperie
  • Riboon - May Arts 
Thank for stopping by............ ♥ Michelle 

Monday, May 21, 2012

My Inspired Journey

Hi bloggers, I am back from my Inspired Journey retreat feeling very blessed to have been able to get away and experience it. Able to escape from all my worries, up and downs and was able to just be free to be me, that is all I had wanted. I was able to bring back with me, a lot of creative ideas, happiness, and inspiration.

On Thursday my roomie Cindy and I thought we would make a trip to Fabric Barn to pick up some ribbon for our ribbon exchange, pick up a late lunch and check in to the hotel to get settled in. Cindy and I stayed in to scrapbook, drink some wine and enjoy some M&M's. I was busy trying to get this altered box with mini book started to document my Inspired Journey.
 I used the Indie Chic collection from My Minds Eye to alter my box from Graphic 45. I also made this adorable flower by using a 2" glue dot, ribbon from My Minds Eye and wrapped it around from the outside in, and finished it off by adding a golden rhinestone on top of a chipboard flowers.
 When you open the 1st lid you will see the heading I made using my Cricut E2 and the Cuttin Up cartridge.
 Here is what you see when you open the second lid, my folded mini book.
 Here I was working on my first class making a wood stand designed by no other Teresa Collins, a a picture with Teresa. Teresa was so inspiring to me, and I loved hering her stories. I of which brought tears to my eyes. Then I took a class by Sande from 7 Gypsy making a travel mini album and journal book. Also pictured is Cindy and I showing our winnings. You can also see Rebecca from pink Paislee who showed my how to use Glitter Mist......I loved it! And last but not least in Ginger, who put together this chin-dig along with Teresa Collins. Ginger was so funny and nice, and she even brought her Mom along to help with the event. 
On the backside of folded mini I am pictured with Shannon from Cricut who not only taught an adorable card at out make n take but brought tons of goodies for each and every awesome is that! the 2nd fold has my whole story so that I not forget all the details small and big. I am also pictured with Teresa who is my mentor and friend who inspires me to reach for my goals, and reach for the stars. Last picture is with Esmeralda, who I met online on Facebook and was able to connect with her here at the retreat. She is so sweet and owns a online scrapbook store.

I think the best thing was that I was able to make new friends too.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Super Uper Busy........Yup! That's Me

I hate to go a week without posting on my blog. I have so busy lately with teaching classes, working a Charity Wings event,  making items for my friends MS Zumba charity event, working on a banner for a magazine I will be featured in (details soon) and finally designing for 2 design teams since last Thursday......Non stop, busy I tell you. But I have to say I love where I am at in my scrapbook journey today, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

 Pictured above is a sweet and simple card I made using My Little Shoebox. I love the card because it not only did it take all but 15 minutes to make, but the sweetness of the little girl......she is adorable.

I used a lot of pop dots to give it that 3 dimensional effect, added rhinestones, distressed it with a little ink, and of course finish it off with favorite go to sparkley glitter glue


Now lets talk about the Charity Wings event I helped out on this past weekend. Pictured here is sisters Cathi, Cindi, and I (the itty bitty short one) .....I had so much fun reconnecting with Cathi, we went to the same high school together. And it is funny how we have been scrapbooking many years and our paths crossed many times but we never knew it......They are so sweet! We all taught a make in take that was designed by Sherry Mendoza (designer/editor for Prima Marketing) at their yearly warehouse sale in Chino, CA. We were raising money for the Susan B Komen for the cure. And we were also promoting Live at CHA, a free online streaming event to an online interactive look into the new product releases and what's happening at the Craft & Hobby Association’s Summer Trade Show. They will also be holding a raffle, and this will be benefiting A Place To Bark. Link---> Live at CHA 

 Here I am with my Charity Wings shirt helping with the make n take on Saturday.

And here is a picture taken by Cindi of me trying to be adorable wearing my Prima decorated hat and necklace. 

This week I will be attending the Inspired Journey in Manhattan Beach, CA. It is a weekend of creativity, inspiration and friends! Great teachers, fantastic projects, and many laughs, overall an awesome experience where I will be taught by Teresa Collins,  Sande from 7 Gypsies, and Rebecca from Pink Paislee. I am sooooo stinking excited I cant wait to learn and be inspired!

So stay tuned, I cannot wait to show pictures of the event.

Hope everyone has a great day,

♥ Michelle

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My First Design Team Post for Zutter

Good morning Bloggers,

I am so happy the day has finally come, my first design team post for Zutter. Pictured here is my son Vincent, he is soooo shy and when he saw that I posted his picture on  the Zutter Blog he said........ MooooooM, I did not know you were going to put my pictures all over the internet. I know he secretly loves all the attention ♥

You can see all the details on how it was made on the Zutter Zister blog and here is the link Click Here

Thanks again for stopping by.......Michelle

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day

Hello everyone,

today I am stopping by for a quick post in honor of National Scrapbook Day. I am glad to finally be home and able to scrap the night away, after teaching a Make N Take and a Cricut Class.

One of the projects I worked on today was this adorable card featuring Wow embossing powders. I cannot say enough how awesome these powders are. The colors are so amazing. There are so of many to choose from I cannot pick just one favorite. But I will tell you my favorite powder that I use is the Clear Ultra High Because after applying the embossing powder 3x's it looked 3 dimensional, and get this....when it cools down, you can bend it to crack all over to make it look aged. (as pictured above)

I hope everyone of you bloggers made time to create today.

Take care and come back soon.

♥ Michelle