Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Special Thank you blog hop for Suzanne

Hello everyone and welcome to a special blog hop for a very special lady.... Suzanne Dean.  

Today the Design Team from Suzanne's site, Color Me Creative, are hopping along to give our friend and "fearless leader" a HUGE HUG and Thanks!!!  

If you've ever met Suzanne, you know 1) what a HUGE heart she has and 2) how fun, witty and TALENTED she is!!  Suzanne's site has tons of information and inspiration and WE get to help spread the word about her awesome classes by way of her bi-weekly challenges sponsored by some fabulous crafty companies!  This month Suzanne is having a month full of challenges where you can win some wonderful prizes and have some fun along the way, but we wanted to take time to thank Suzanne for all her hard work and dedication for not only us but for all the members on her site and those who are lucky enough to have attended her classes where she shares her talent and coloring tips with us all.  

Suzanne is not only a pleasure to work for, but a wonderful friend with a big love for zebras!! That's right... today we are sharing our "zeebie" (as she calls them) designs dedicated to a wonderful lady who we simply say, "Thanks".  We hope you enjoy the hop and remember, the Holiday Bash at CMC is under way and you don't want to miss our on all the fun excitement and awesome prizes so be sure to stop in and enjoy the holiday spirit with us all.  You can find all the information you need HERE.

We all know how much Suzanne love the Zebra stripes, and the Image I found at dollar doodles from a safari Animals set was just the ticket for my card to her! I made this card a 5X7 which is not my usual size but ....Blush:-/ I am not sure where my post office is here at the Florida house so I needed a card I could get mailed that would go with stamps in my mail box, hehe instead of needed to be weighed! 
I used Copic markers and Shin Han Twin touch for the coloring, I printed the zebra print from clip art, made the little "Thank You" sentiment and added a bit of texture with a spellbinders embossing folder:)

I Know Suzanne knows how much she means to me, as I have told her many times, that I appreciate her friendship and always knowing she is there if I need her, but I wanted to write it here again as I think I would be lost without her in my life! She is the one genuine friend you would never want to loose and I am so grateful our paths crossed:-) I enjoy everyday of being on Suzanne's team, I have learned so much of what I know from her, and love working for her as you couldn't get a better boss lady/friend/leader all rolled into one! I enjoyed making this special card as The cutie image,  just screamed "SUZANNE" when I found it! Suzanne you have a sparkle that will light your way my friend, THANK YOU! XOXOXO

Hugs Michele

Enjoy the hop... here's a list of participants to help you get started: You should have come from MARIES Blog to mine, and now you need to go see Patricia HERE

Michele Speara  (Your Here!)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Fun stuff going on at Color Me Creative Classroom! Go check it out, I have added info below:-)

CLICK HERE for all Holiday Bash Details
(Challenges start Dec 7th & run thru Jan 4th)
Challenge #2 - Scavenger Hunt (starts Dec 10th)
Prizes - Five Winners
- (1) Flourishes Gift Bag of goodies & Stamp Set of your choice
-(2) $10 Gift Certificate to La La Land Crafts
-(1) $20 Gift Certificate to Close to My Heart from Pat Jaynes

Friday, December 7, 2012

Color Me Creative Holiday Bash And Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! 
       We are having a Holiday Bash Over at Color Me Creative , And we are starting it off with a blog hop, and it goes along with our new challenge today which is add a metallic color with your copic markers, pencils, or other alcohol markers, I made my Bell golden colored which is below all of this:-)  
Now if you started from the beginning,which would be at Suzanne's blog  ,  you should be coming to me from Shelby 
            You will not want to miss this event! Trust me read below......     The Holiday Bash link is  HERE

Here Is what Suzanne has to say:

Starting December 7th the CMC Classroom will have its annual month-long Holiday Bash Celebration! Nothing more fun then having some fun challenges, games and prizes to start the season off right!? I hope you will find time to stop in and look around, join in and just have some fun. The Holiday Bash is really my way of THANKING ALL OF YOU for your continued support, friendship and patronage to the Classroom. So a lot of fun and a way to WIN SOME HUGE prizes from our sponsor!


*Starts Dec. 7th with a Holiday Blog Hop featuring projects by the CMC DT to kick off the month-long CMC Challenge!! And another way for you to win if you hop along!

*Every week will be a NEW Challenge and Prize...think scavenger hunts, puzzles, games!

*Charity Raffle - I'm giving away a NEW Silhouette Cameo machine to a lucky someone! How can you win it? Everytime you participate in a challenge during the month you get an entry for it. Also for every $3 you donate to the Charity (TBA) you get an entry. Every year I pick a different Charity to far we've raised $3200 over the years..and to me the season is all about GIVING so that's why I always include this.

          Don't forget to leave a comment on each of our blogs for a chance to win a prize too!
Here is my card I put together adding a MelJen designs Jingle Bell that is just too darn cute!
And here is the whole card to see:-) I have used Stampin up, Ribbon and cardstock in : , glitter paper, snowflake die, and sentiment all from Stampin Up:-)
OK Now you should be on your way to Brooke 
We are all having a great time and hope you all enjoy our creations and the fun in store
And if you get lost along the way, I am adding the full line up below:

Participating Gals:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hi Everyone! 
       I'm here a bit late today with my post for 

NEW CHALLENGE #57 will run until Dec 7th!
Your challenge this time is all about
**Non-Traditional Holiday Colors**
color ANY image ANY way you like
We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!
My adorable image came from the Nutcracker Ballet set HERE
I'm sending thanks to them for giving me this adorable image to create with:-) 
 I used SEI paper Called Berry Melody, with a border punch from EK Success , and some flowers from Wild orchid Crafts 
Here's a close up using Copic markers and some glitter!
Please go have a look at all of the DT projects and don't forget about the Black Friday sale on classes by Suzanne in the online store HERE, and below this post is the full info on the sale:-) 
Have a great weekend
xox Michele

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Color Me Creative Black Friday Sale!

Hi Everyone, 
          To all the U.S.A. People Happy Thanksgiving to you today:-) I will finally have a new project tomorrow night for Color Me Creative challenge, But for right now I needed to get this up for all of you to see: 
    Suzanne is having a Black Friday sale so read on and if you have been thinking of doing a Copic online class now's the time to go for it:-) 

Here's what Suzanne has to say :
Black Friday Sale:
Sale is good on CMC Copic Classes 1 thru 5 and the All About Hair Class ONLY!

Sale runs from Nov 23rd thru Nov 25th at 8 pm EST!

-Past Purchases do not apply/no retroactive sales/no other Sales & Discounts ca be added/combined to this Sale
-Purchase your class(es) as usual, discount will be refunded to you within 24 hours via the way you paid
-If you are purchasing MORE than 2 classes, email me and I can get you a specialized invoice with the discounts deducted to make it easier on you!
-No limit on class purchases, so if you want to buy some for you and a friend that is just fine.  If you purchase any for a friend, please email me their info so I can get them the class info.
-**NOTE--Class 6 All About Hair will not be one at 50% for example if you purchase Class 5 & 6 the 50% will be taken off of Class 5--thanks**
-By buying multiple classes it does NOT mean you are required to start them all right away.  You may hold onto your invites until you are ready to begin each class...there is no rush to start until you are ready!
-All classes purchased get you access to that class for 1 year from the time you SIGN IN and START the class...NOT from the time of purchase!
Suzannes Email address is:
    Hugs Michele

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hi All,
      Just a quick update as to me being MIA :-( We have not had any power for the past 9 days from being in Hurricane Sandy:-( Its been a long week of being cold and tired but power was restored late yesterday. I will be creating again really soon as I have missed it so much and all my online friends. I hope this finds you all well
  XOXO Michele

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Christmas time project

Today I have a post for All That Scraps Reminder Post, for our challenge of
Anything But A Card : ABC
I took a little note pad that I bought in Staples that has a magnetic snap and just covered it with pretty SEI Papers and The new Sweet November Felicity Image
To make a cute, quick, and cheap little give away gift!
You still have a week to play along with us so go create:-) 

 I colored my image with Copic Markers 
added a bit of American Crafts ribbon I had that matched and used a scalloped border punch as trim
Thank you for dropping by to see my current project:-) I so appreciate it

Saturday, October 13, 2012

With a Touch of Red

Welcome to you all 
        Today I have a new post for Color Me Creative Classrooms new challenge for the next two weeks
It is:
All A Touch of RED in your project !
Most of the Design Team used an image given to us by our Sponsor Tiddly Inks! who is graciously giving  to one lucky winner a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Tiddly Inks:-) 

I was able to pick Your On My Mind, And had a blast coloring her:-) 

 I used a mixture of Shin Han Twin Touch markers and Copic markers to color her

Supplies used were:
Image: Tiddly Inks: you are on my mind
Design paper: Prima Doodle Deux Collection 
Markers: Shin Han:Y141,36,YR31
Copic : E11,00,000, R20, E35, R37,27,24,22,E50,C7,5,W1
Kraft calendar and ticket: Maya Road
sentiment from part of a MFT stamp sentiment
Pundh: Martha Stewart
Flower : Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon from my Taylored Expressions Monthly kit I've had
Thank you for stopping by, 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ABC Christmas style

Hi Everyone, Today we have a brand new challenge at All That Scraps Wednesday challenge for you! 
It is " Anything But A Card" ABC:-) 
I joined a brand new image called "Elf Lucy, by CC Designs" with a wonderful treat holder I saw done by Dawn Griffth of Dawns stamping thoughts , It was the perfect project that was a non card for me since I had wanted to do some sort of a treat holder for the holiday, and it is actually a double pocket so I can always put a gift card in the back slot if I want:-) Dawn made hers for Halloween and I thought by adding the same Stampin Up Buckle I could make it look like Santa's suit.

 I paper pieced her outfit and the ornament with SEI Design paper and added a cute 3-D chip board sticker from the same line. Her tights, skin and hair were colored with Copic Markers
Thank you all for stopping by today,
Supplies used were:
Image: Elf Lucy
Cardstock, Ribbon, ribbon buckle: Stampin Up
Design Paper: SEI Berry Melody
Copic markers were used
Have a great rest of the week everyone!

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's a Pink Thing

Welcome Friends,
        I have a special post today, I had been invited to Create with the wonderful crew over at JellyPark, And JellyPark is all about "Pink" this month! Thank you so much Claire Keay for allowing me to create with your wonderful new image:-) and for such a wonderful cause.xoxo
    At the JellyPark Challenges you can also join us in the fun and make up a Pink and girlie card:-) The more pink the better!

all proceeds from the sale of this image will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity:-) so why not pick this cutie up for the Cause, 

I used Me & My Big Ideas design paper as I thought it was fitting for this wonderful image.

I added a piece of pink ribbon from American crafts, and some pretty flowers in Hot pink & white from Wild Orchid Crafts
The image was colored with a mix of Copic markers and Shin Han Twin Touch markers
Please come by for a visit and also the challenge blog
Thank you so much for stopping by today

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Spooky Cute

Hi All,

I'm here with my "All That Scraps" Reminder post of our challenge which is "Anything Goes"

I decided to use Sweet Novembers "Boos Fun" which has three images in one set, and this cutie is a nice size image for you to create with!

 I used Echo Parks Chillingsworth for my DP, and used the large spellbinders scallop die set for the border, with some cute bling added from my lcs
Supplies used were:
Image: All that scraps: Sweet November Boos Fun
DP: Echo park Chillingsworth
Scallop border die: Spellbinders
Markers used were a combo of Copic markers and Shin Han twin touch markers.
Thank you all for stopping by today:-)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hi Everyone,
      Well Oh Boy! I open my blogger to post this and its the new Blogger format which I have no used nor do I like:-( So this should be interesting as I am so confused and not sure how to make my pic larger here or smaller as the older format had three choices in picture size!Lordy!!

O.K. Enough of my ranting for today, I have a new post for               
                                  Challenge Details are: to use  Bright Fun Colors
           Our Sponsor this time around is 

One Lucky Winner will win (1) whole set of the super-fun Sweetly Odd Curiosities monster stamps from SCACD!!

My Guy came from here: 

I used scraps of martha stewart paper, DCWV and the orange dot is a piece I've had, To get him as bright and fun as I could:-) 

ENTER YOUR PROJECTS by Oct 12th by 8 pm EST! Thanks!

Supplies Used
Image: Susanas custom art and card: The oddly sweet curiosities 2
circles: Spellbinders
DP: DCWV, Martha Stewart
Shin Han markers: YR33,YR24,Y141, Copic markers: YR12,YR15
Cardstock: Stampin Up  
Have a great weekend:-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Autumn Greeting

Welcome to my post for All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge Reminder !
This means there is one more week you can play along with us:-)
The Challenge this time around has been a Color challenge which is:

I decided to use the : Thankful for fall set by CC Designs and go with a Autumn Greetings theme for my card this time! I know its not my normal haha but this cute birdhouse was calling to me, Hehe.

I used MME Traveler Paper Pad and EP Boys Life for the blue piece to accent
Supplies used were:
Image: CC designs Thankful for Fall
DP: My Minds Eye
Copic markers: W1, B21, B24, B95,97, R27, E43, E41, Prsima pencils to shade
Ribbon: American Crafts
Flowers: Wild orchid crafts
Leaf Punch: EK Success
Thank you again for stopping by to have a look:-)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Trick or Treat

Happy Saturday
This post should have gone live last night, but I had a horrible sinus headache, and forgot to set it as a scheduled post :-(
So I am here now with a New Challenge for

NEW CHALLENGE #52 will run until Sept 28th!

Your challenge this time is all about

**Fall Colors**

(rusts, golds, browns, oranges) I have added a photo in the middle of my post from Suzanne to show what she is looking for:-)

Our Sponsor this time is Bugaboo Digi Stamps and one lucky winner will win 7 digi images of their choice from them.

Thank you to Bugaboo for giving me the chance to create with Hween Brat Pumpkin! I had a blast working with this little cutie image, and yes I had so much fun recently making a criss cross card that I made a new one today for this challenge with Halloween papers which fit in with the fall color scheme!

I created this card with DCWV The Bewitched stack and the matching stickers came from the same line I added the witch hat and the "scary" saying. I colored my image with both Copic markers and Shin Han Twin Touch markers The ribbons are from Stampin Up (The Green) and American Crafts ( Orange dot)

Above is an inspiration picture for you to get some creative ideas and below is a closeup of the little girl in her Halloween Best:-)

Remember you have a full two weeks to create something and join in on the fun .
Other Challenges I would like to enter in are:
Alphabet challenge blog: P is for Pocket (make a pocket on your card) and mine has a big pocket:-)
Supplies used were:
Copic :YR12,15,C7,5,3,
Shin Han Twin Touch:R10,R14,GY175,G56,Y36, YR24
Dp: DCWV: The Bewitching stack, and 3-D stickers
Image: Bugaboo: Hween Brat Pumpkin
Ribbon: Stampin up for green ribbon and American crafts for orange dots
Oval dies are Spellbinders
Thank you for stopping by for a visit

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hey Chick!

Good Morning Blog Friends
I have a new challenge here today for All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge and it is a color challenge:

Use Colors : Black, Blue, Red & Kraft on your projects:-)
You have two weeks to create something to join in with us:-)

I have all the colors needed for the challenge, my blue just isn't a true blue but a lighter version, and the Kraft colored ribbon is from my ribbon pile!
I colored this cutie with Copic markers and Shin Han Twin Touch markers.
Supplies used were:
Image: Swiss Pixie Lucy & CC designs, All That Scraps
DP: Echo Park : Its a boys life
Leaf Punch: MS
Markers: Copic & Shin Han twin touch
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

All That scraps reminder week

Hello Everyone!
I'm here with a reminder post for Our All That Scraps Wednesday challenge, we have one more week to get in entries so you can still join us! The challenge is "ANYTHING GOES" So why not join us?
Heres what you need to know:
  • Your project must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store. It will be deleted if not.
  • Link up with Inlinkz by September 11th. This challenge will run two weeks.
  • Prize for this challenge is 5 C.C. Designs digi stamps of the winners choice

I used a few stamps that are sneak peaks! (Heidi with kitty that is a new September stamp being released soon:-)
The saying is from "funny Farm sayings" also from an all new set
I have wanted to do a criss-cross card for awhile now and roaming around this past week online I was inspired to create one:-)
The center black & white printed paper is a pull out that you can add a sentiment or your writing on, I added a piece of the ribbon as a pull!
I seem to have a thing for the red, and black colors lately, I just think they look crisp! and eye catching...