Author Archives: Michele Boyer

Enormous Thanks (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a silly sort of card using Paper Smooches Huge Hugs, Huge Hugs 2 and corresponding icons dies. This big hippo cracks me up. :)

Paper Smooches Huge Hugs

Huge Hugs is this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set and is availabe for FREE for just a few more days (through March 31) with any $60 retail order.

Paper Smooches Huge Hugs (close-up)

Copic markers – C1, R01, R83, R85, RV32

The sentiment, from Huge Hugs 2, was stamped in white then white embossed.

I’ll be back Thursday for Paper Smooches April release hop. I hope to see you then!

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

Stamping Bella Previews – Southwest Squidgies

Hi everyone! I’m back today with three more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming March 30 release. Please be sure to visit the Stamping Bella blog each day and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the new images!

Today I have a southwestern theme going on. :)  First I’ve used new Cowgirl Squidgy.

Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy

She’s adorable, and I love the sentiment.

Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, BG10, BG70, BV000, E00, E01, E11, E23, E31, E35, E37, E55, R20, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, Y17, YR21

Supplies: Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Puppy Love 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers, Paper Smooches Stitched Frames, Stars and Fringe dies.

If there’s a cowgirl, there has to be a Cowboy. :)

Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy

I kept the card super simple, just using a stitched frame around the image.

Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51, E53, E57, E59, R00, R01, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, Y15, Y17

Supplies: Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock and Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers.

And lastly, we have a Squidgy Cactus.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus

There are actually three (different sizes) in the set. I used only the biggest.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E40, E41, G07, YG03, YG17, YG25

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock, Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die, Paper Smooches Cloud die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, Queen & Company yellow Sunflowers.

You can find many more previews today on the Stamping Bella blog. Be sure to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

I’ll have one more sample to share on Wednesday. Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella New Release Previews

Hi everyone! Stamping Bella is brewing up an amazing release this month! The previews started yesterday so if you missed them, you should head on over to the Stamping Bella blog. Each preview day Em is giving away the featured stamp sets. You simply need to comment on that post for your chance to win. All new stamps, with coordinating dies, will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 30th.

Today I have three samples to share. First, I used new Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter

Isn’t she sweet? I just love her.  I used a 0.25 Black Multiliner to draw the flower stems and leaves then topped each off with a White Pinwheel from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter (close-up)

Copic markers – BG32, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV32, V05, W00, W1, Y19, Y21, YG03, YG09, YG17, YR23, 0.25 black Multiliner

Supplies: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers and 0.25 black Multiliner, Queen & Co. white Pinwheels, corner rounder. 

Next, I used Squidgy Easter Trio. Each image is a separate stamp so it’s easy to use one, two or all three, in any order.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio

My favorite is the one on the left. :)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E41, E50, E51, R00, R01, R20, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG05, YG06, YG11, YG17

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy Trio, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers, Queen & Co. Posies toppings.

Lastly, I have a sample using new Squidgy in a Basket.

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket

After coloring, I added bright white dots using Copic’s Opaque White.

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E34, E35, E37, E40, E41, E53, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG11, YG17, Opaque White

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers and Opaque White, Queen & Co. pink Petite Posies.

You can find many more previews today on the Stamping Bella blog. Be sure to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

thinking of you (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! It’s Friday and that means another challenge with Stamping Bella! Today I’ve used one of my favorite Uptown Girls, Jayden Loves to Journal to create a card based on the inspiration photo seen at the bottom of this post. I chose to use the color combo.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

I also once again used Copic’s Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers book from the Coloring Foundations series by Marianne Walker.

Thinking-of-You-Jayden-CU3

I can’t stress how helpful this book is. Last week I used it for tips as well as a color combo for hair. This week I followed tips on coloring simple faces.

Thinking-of-You-Jayden-CU2

In the book Marianne does a phenomenal job of providing very clear step by step instruction for coloring both simple and complex images. The book truly is an invaluable resource for coloring faces and hair. You can find additional instructional material regarding coloring Cats & Dogs, Flowers, Nature, People, Fine Details and more HERE.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG32, BV000, C00, C1, C3, C5, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, R81, R83, RV32, W1, W2, Y21

Next week’s challenge is to create with one layer. Just one. :)  Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

In other Stamping Bella news, new release previews begin this Saturday (3/25) with a release date of Thursday, March 30th! I will be back Sunday with my first set of samples. I hope to see you then!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Oceans of Fun and Sending Smooches (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been having loads of fun creating shaker cards with new Queen & Company Foam Front Card Kits. Today I have two to share, one using Circle Foam Front kit and the other using new Hearts Foam Front kit.

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First, I used the Circle Foam Front kit to create an ocean themed birthday card for my niece. The two fish are inside the shaker with the octopus attached over the transparency.

Oceans-of-Fun-CU-500

The inside was filled with Diamonds, Pops and Tiny Bubbles toppings. The paper, from Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack is also from Queen & Company. The fish/octopus and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions’ Oceans of Fun stamp/die combo and colored with Copic markers.

Sending-Smooches-500

On my next card I used papers from Flirty Florals. Sooo pretty and girly. I love them. Inside the Hearts Foam Shaker openings, I placed Posies and Pops. After the hearts were filled and the covers adhered, I placed a few sparkly Pink Petite Posies next to some of the hearts.

Sending-Smooches-CU-500

On the pink gingham, I stamped “sending” from Paper Smooches’ Smooches stamp set and added a coordinating die-cut Smooches word.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Love You Bigly (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m using some new stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesDinosaur die and Huge Hugs 2, a cute and quirky sentiment set to go along with this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) stamp set, Huge Hugs. It’s really cute. You should definitely check it out. Huge Hugs is also free for just another week or so, through March 31st with any $60 retail order.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

After die-cutting the dino from kraft and green card stock, I added some texture and a bit of shading with Copic markers.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – E33, YG91, YG93, 100

He’s delivering BIGLY love to someone. Haha.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Paw Prints (queen & company)

Hi everyone! I’m sure by now you’ve seen all the super cool shaker card kits now available from Queen & Company. In case you haven’t, you can find them here. They are a-MAZ-ing. I love them so much.

Today I have four cards featured on the Q&C blog. I’m sharing two here today and the other two on Wednesday. The Paw Print Foam Front kit includes all the basics needed to create two shakers — two card bases, two pre-cut foam bases, two transparencies and two card stock covers. The toppings (or shaker elements) are sold separately (here).

 

Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood-500

First I created a card that will welcome a new pup to our neighborhood (not at my house).  :)  Inside the paw, I placed several shades of Neutral Pearlies as well as some Bitty Beads.

Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood-CU-500

All papers are also from Q&C, Stripes and Dots. In lieu of the card stock cover, I used the coordinating Paw Print Foam Front Die to cut the striped paper. The sentiment and puppy stamps are from Paper Smooches’ Paws for a Cause and The Welcome Wagon stamp sets. After stamping the pup, I adhered a white heart Sequin Sprinkle to the pup’s collar area using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

Bear-Hugs-500

Next, I transformed the puppy paw into a bear paw by adhering a Twinkle Drop to the end of each paw pad to resemble a claw.

Bear-Hugs-CU-500

I filled the paw print openings with Pops, Sequin Sprinkles and Diamonds then added Paper Smooches’ Happy Camper bear and sign.

I’ll be back on Wednesday to blab about my other two shakers. Thanks so much for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

Grateful for You (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I have a shaker card to share created using Queen & Company‘s Lines Foam Front Shaker Kit. I think I’d like to get a few more as it would be so easy to use for any occasion. (Super quick birthday card…thinking of you…get well…congrats…anything really!)

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

Inside, I used yellow stripes from Simple Stripes 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack along with Bitty Beads, Donuts and super cute Posies.  In lieu of the card stock cover included in the kit, I used the coordinating Lines Foam Front die to cut a floral cover from Flirty Florals 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack. It is one of my favorite paper pads EVER.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

To finish, I added some red Rivets, a Grateful Die and white embossed “for you” (Paper Smooches).

Thanks so much for visiting today! ♥

1amichele siggy

Where You’re Headed (stamping bella) and Give-away Winner

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to add glitter or bling to our cards. I used both. :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

I used Tiny Townie Sally Rides her Snail along with tips from Copic’s Coloring Foundations – Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers.

Copic Coloring Foundations - Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers

The book includes a variety of Copic coloring techniques with clear, step by step instructions for projects ranging from very simple to more complex. There is line art which can be copied and colored, as well as coloring charts for skin, hair and eyes. Both beginning and experienced Copic marker users will find the book helpful. You can find additional Coloring Foundations books, along with coordinating Line Art Kits, HERE.

Copic-F&H

I used the suggested color combination of Y21, E35 and E39 for Sally’s hair.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BV000, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R20, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, Y21, YG03, YG07, YG11, YG17, YR12, YR23,

After coloring, I added a few of Queen & Company’s adhesive Pinwheels, as well as a bit of subtle glitter on the snail’s shell using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

Next week’s challenge is to use this inspiration photo:

March 24

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

I’d also like to thank everyone who participated in my Copic Instagram Giveaway. I appreciate each and every “like,” comment and view. ♥

Winner

Congrats, PNWCraftGirl! Please email your contact info to me following the link in my sidebar. WOOHOO!!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

thanks (Queen & Co.)

Hi everyone! Just popping in quickly to share a very simple card I created using Queen & Company‘s Heart Throb kit.Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

I *loved* creating with this kit. The papers are so very pretty, and I love the toppings (shaker elements). Here, I simply glued some around the die-cut heart and sentiment. The dies are included in the kit as well. So quick, and so easy. :)

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

I adore those tiny flowers!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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