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Monthly Archives: August 2010

A rather simple card than gives a special message.

Play along in this week’s Michelle Perkett’s Challenge #43!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio Rubber Stamps available at Faerie Song Art Stamps
Copic markers
Queen & Co. felt lace
SU! sentiment
My Mind’s Eye patterned paper
Mojo Monday
sketch #153

Don’t forget to play along with this week’s “Back to School” challenge (#42) at Michelle Perkett Studio’s Challenge Blog!

There are 2 chances to win:

  1. Hop along the blogs listed and collect letters to form a word that is a subject in school. Email Michelle and tell her the word and you’ll be entered.
  2. Make a project with a Back to School theme using a Michelle Perkett Studio image.

Easy right? YES it is 🙂

To give you some additional inspiration, here’s another project from me using the Bookplate that is available in Michelle’s etsy store.

Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio digi stamp, Boy and Dog Bookplate
Copic Markers
Scenic Route paper
Composition book

I played along in The Play Date Cafe’s color challenge this week and received an honorable mention in the weekly award category! Pretty cool!! Thank you for the honor!

Cream in our Coffee at The Play Date Cafeand here’s the card that did it – an Ippity one!

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps, IPK-123 A Little Buggy and IPK-113 Music of my Heart
P K Glitz embossing powder
Brad and ribbon
CPS Sketch #180

I hate to give a gift in a plain bag but sometimes I don’t have a choice. If you have some spare time or have some colored images waiting for a card front or other project, put them on a plain bag! Here’s a cute bunny just in time for an upcoming birthday gift.

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique Birthday Bunny
Copic markers
Spellbinders dies
Fiber and bag

Hello blog hoppers!

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop! It officially starts at Michelle Perkett Studios Challenge Blog but if this is your first stop, just hop along the list of blogs until you end up back here!

What are you searching for you ask? There are 9 letters out there that will spell a secret word! There is 1 blog that has a letter that you will use twice. Don’t worry, she’ll let you know that you’ll need to do that when you get there!

We have a hint for you: it’s a School Subject!

As soon you collect the letters and unscramble them so that you know the word, go to one of the Communities: Paper Craft Planet, Crafter’s Digital Art Center, SNR-The Card Universe and send Michelle a personal message with the word in it. Don’t forget to include your email address in your email to Michelle! She needs to know how to contact you if you win!

If you’re not a member of one of those Communities, you can join any one of them for free. If you get a message saying you can’t email Michelle until you’re friends with her, just ask to be friends and she’ll respond as soon as she can. You’ll be able to then send her a message. You only need to send her a message from ONE of the Communities mentioned above.

The challenge starts today, August 24th and ends Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 5:00 PM MST.

Want to know the great news? There will be 2 (TWO) winners!! They will be announced on Tuesday, August 31st on the Challenge Blog!

Here is a card to give you a hint on what the letter is that I have for you:

Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio Stella the Summer Storyteller Digi Stamp
Copic Markers
P K Glitz Sticky Paper and Glitter
Spellbinders dies
Scenic Route DP
Michael’s Ribbon
CPS Sketch #181

So, there’s a couple hints in my card —— I have a lot of Red and Stella is Reading right?

My letter is “R”, so write it down  while you collect the others and away you go to finding the right word!

The next blog on the hop is Claire at Claire’s Crafty Creations!

For a full blog hop listing:
Michelle at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog
Marion at Cards by Marion
Melissa at Needful Things
Andrea at Andrea’s Scraps —- YOU ARE HERE NOW
Claire at Claire’s Crafty Creations
Tammy at My Craft Central
Margie at Margie’s Creative Projects
then back to Michelle at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog

Good Luck!

Sorry for the brief hiatus! I am back now for the time being. You’ll see a lot of movement on the blog again – posting, challenges, blog hops and projects!

I made the Michelle Perkett Studio Design Team! I was first introduced to her wonderful art from Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps. She made some of Michelle’s wonderful faeries into rubber stamps. Well, I found Michelle on some of the Digi Stamp sites and found a whole pile of other images that are absolutely beautiful. She just happened to be having a DT call, so I tried and got on! Woohoo!!

Every week, I’ll be posting 2 projects using Michelle’s rubber and digi stamps. There’s a weekly challenge that you may want to get in on to win some images too! Check out Michelle’s challenge blog to see what’s currently underway. Come back tomorrow to see a new challenge starting that I’ll be participating in!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio, Leilani
Copic markers
Spellbinders dies
Prima flowers
My Mind’s Eye papers
Border punch
Mojo Monday sketch #152
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 6

So we had both lines, now I’ll show Ippity only. Hope you like!

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps
Ranger embossing ink
P K Glitz embossing powder and Sticky Tape
WeRMemory Keepers hardware
Card Positioning Systems Sketch #178
Play Date Cafe Challenge –

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps
Tsukineko ink
Copic markers
Cosmo Cricket DP
Michael’s ribbon
Spellbinders dies
BasicGrey buttons
Mojo Monday Sketch #148

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder
Ranger ink
Michael’s ribbon
Spellbinders dies
BasicGrey button
Border punch
HHSC20 sketch
Shimelle’s color combo challenge



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?