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for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Paper Secrets - Scrap Your A** Off Challenge #6

Here is the details:
Complete a layout based on the following sketch created by Rochelle Spears. You must also use 5 of the 10 products listed.
You have 7 days to complete your layout & upload it to our gallery to move on to the next challenge.



hand or machine stitiching
glitter/stickles/microbeads
3+flowers
rubons
3+ photo corners
punch
3+ tags
altered or raw chipboard
paint
vellum


Here is my take:


I used Hand Stitching, 3+ Tags, Raw Chipboard (painted) Paint and Vellum (both were sayings one on the Tag and under on top corner).




If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Lawn King with Michelle

If It's Groovy: Raisin Boat: Lawn King with Michelle: "Here is the stamp set:"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paper Secrets - Scrap Your A** Off Challenge #5

The Sketch:
hand or machine stitiching
glitter/stickles/microbeads
3+flowers
rubons
3+ photo corners
punch
3+ tags
altered or raw chipboard
paint
vellum
Had to use 5 out of the 10 above!

Here is mine: 
I used hand stitching (on paper pieces and in title)
Stickles (Butterflies and flowers)
3+ Flowers
3+ tags
Paint (on the tags)
Vellum (Butterflies)



Some Close-ups:






Moving on to Challenge #6
(the placement in the list just lists the order in which you submitted your challenge)  1. lostinadream
2. joellio
3. smileysheep
4. nkramer74
5. burffrau
6. Kline
7. tallulah1
8. JessicasCraftShaque
9. Vickie
10. scrapnkel
11. jazzescrapper
12. kacarr61
13. marlynnp
14. rscott
15. kimmer
16. mishodris
17. Pammie Kay
18. CircleB



Sunday, June 12, 2011

Paper Secrets - Scrap Your A** Off Challenge #4

Here is the Sketch we were given to work with for Challenge #4

ribbon
glitter/stickles/microbeads
3+flowers
rubons
3+ photo corners
border punch
stamping
altered or raw chipboard
mist
bling or pearls
Had to use at least 5 out of the 10 listed above!

I ended up using Ribbon, Stickles, Border Punch, Stamping, Glimmer Mist, & Pearls. Here it is:

Here is one with the flash so you can see the glimmer mist and Stickles:

Some Close-Ups:






moving on to challenge #5
(the placement in the list just lists the order in which you submitted your challenge)
1. tallulah1
2. nkramer74
3. rscott
4. kimmer
5. joellio
6. Vickie
7. Kline
8. burffrau
9. smileysheep
10. kacarr61
11. mishodris
12. ecolavero
13. lostinadream
14. scrapnkel
15. cleesch
16. CircleB
17. JessicasCraftShaque
18. marlynnp
19. jazzescrapper
20. Pammie Kay

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I am a Friday Fiskateer Focus!

Friday Fiskateer Focus - Michelle #7586

I’m so pleased to bring you this week’s Friday Fiskateer Focus - Michelle # 7586!  (sorry for the delay, technical difficulties!)
Name and Fiskateer #: Michelle O’Driscoll and Fiskateer#7586
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How long have you been a Fiskateer? I joined Fiskateers in Jan. of 2011
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a SAHM of two children: a daughter who is 4 yrs and a 20 month old son. I started scrapbooking when I took a class at a LSS with my sister. I had brought some bridal shower pictures to scrap and after that I was hooked. Also, helped that following a bridal shower there is so much more to scrap! I will be married for almost 6 years in July (the 30th) to my husband, Gerry. And about 2 ½ years ago I started card making. I have been part of a card swap group and set a goal 2 years ago to make all my own cards and not buy any at the store!
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Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know:  I love a challenge! If someone says they can’t figure out a use for an item/tool/scrappy embellishment I challenge myself to do something with it!
What is your favorite craft?
Scrapbooking and Cardmaking
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What would your dream crafting day be like?
Wake up when I want, get dressed and grab some coffee heading anywhere to have endless uninterrupted hours of crafting.
What is your favorite Fiskars tool?
Border punches and more recently I fell in love my swivel craft knife. It is always in my tool tote.
What do you love about being a Fiskateer?
Challenges, online crops and the chit chat! The best part is after a challenge or crop getting to see everyone’s projects. It is so great to see the different takes/perspectives on each challenge.
Thanks so much for sharing your story with us Michelle!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Card Swap #4 of 2011

Here is my card for the June Card Swap. Theme - Thanks

More from Jen T! Using the Close to my Heart - Wings

So I have slacked a bit! I still need to play with my Wings Workshop on the Go Kit.
I set up this challenge for a few of the scrappy friends I know that have the Wings Papers on any level. Also included a counterfeit challenge to any who would like to make their own! Below is the link for the original post.

Looking for the 1st post and details about the Wings - Original or Counterfeit Challenge Click HERE


Here are two more of Jen T's projects she made using the Wings Workshop On The Go Kit.




Great Projects, Jen! Love your flower cluster and the stamping! You go girl direct to paper! I know you challenged yourself!
Visit Jen T's blog at The Scrappy-side Of Me!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I love this idea! Especially for traveling or camping!





Looking for handmade gift ideas for children?  or for a mom with children of various ages?  or a grandparent with school age grandchildren?  I have an idea for you.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vote for: Our Beauty @ 1 Year Old

Just entered this page in the June/July Competition on The Scrapbook Awards site.
The Scrapbook Awards
Head over and VOTE for me, PLEASE!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Serendipity-By-Michelle

Here is my long awaited page I have been dying to show off!

Remember the Hint:

Here is the Reveal:

Some Close Ups:



Check out: If It's Groovy for more of the Design Teams Serendipity Pages!


Paper Secrets - Scrap Your A** Off Challenge #3

Here is my Scrap Your A** Off! #3 Challenge
The Sketch we were given:

Had to used 5 of the 10 listed:
ribbon
glitter/stickles/microbeads
3+flowers
rubons
3+ photo corners
border punch
stamping
altered or raw chipboard
mist
bling or pearls


Here is what I did: Used Twill ribbon, stamping, 3+flowers, altered or raw chipboard and bling.

Some Close ups




Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Page, is going to be revealed soon!

Looking for the 1st post and details about the Wings - Original or Counterfeit Challenge Click HERE

If you remember back I was excited to show off a page I did for the If It's Groovy Design Team.

Well, it is going to be revealed soon!

I don't have the exact date, but the Design Team pages started posting  today!
So, Check out If It's Groovy to see! IT IS POSTED: Here is the LINK: Serendipity-By-Michelle

Here is the picture hint....


If you forgot or missed the post. Here is the link to the original post. Click HERE.