Monday, December 23, 2013

We're Friends and Family

Hi everyone!!  It's almost Christmas and though we all have family and friends we enjoy spending time with at this time of the year, we also have family and friends that we don't see or visit with often enough but still mean just as much to us!  Us gals on the Design Team of Color Me Creative Challenge Site wanted to take a moment to say send a big HUG and a special thanks to our fearless leader, Suzanne Dean.

Suzanne HAS to be the easiest and sweetest person to work with and, as many of you know from reading her blog, about the funniest too (though sometimes we ALL think she'd be better off leaving the house in bubble wrap! LOL)  *Kidding!!*

As you may have figured out, Suzanne adores the time she spends with her family and quite often shares her travels and outings with us.  So, as a little way to encourage her to continue doing what she loves best AND to keep sharing it with us... the DT would like to invite you to share in our little blog hop sharing our creations for Suzanne that remind us of family, sharing, recording memories and love.  Suzanne is a perfect example of how to share as much time as you can with those you love and to create memories that will last a lifetime for generations to come.

So here's to you, Suzanne... we love you, your crazy ways and think you are just like family to us as well.
            I had an extremely hard time with this card, I think it was just hard with the holiday coming for me, and normally I go all out with embellishments but as I have so much on my plate right now, I kept it simple since I had to recolor like 7 times, yes 7.......we won't go there right now Bahahaha
                                     I used Wee Stamps "Berry" , as I know how much Suzanne loves her kittys! and this looked like my perfect choice!  The paper is from  Stampin Up Christmas paper from this year:-)  Lighting here today was also not my friend, I think it was a total off day for me, for sure!
Anyway Suzanne you know how much I love you Honey and thank you for all you do for all of us on the DT! I enjoy the "family of Friends" you have put together xoxo

Now head on over to Kim DeRuosi and enjoy the awesome project she is sharing with Suzanne.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, you can head on over to Tina Gilliland
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas and that you make all the memories and treasured times you can with your family and friends!

We love you, Suzanne and thank you for another fabulous year with the CMC DT "family"!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Color Me Creative Holiday Party Bash

It's Time!!! Come join us at Color Me Creative for games, Prizes, and loads of fun! Yes, It's our Annual Holiday Bash:-)
You have all month to play along and join in the fun, So go Hop on over to 

Everyone on the team made some Beautiful Creations so remember to go take a look when you are at the Bash:-)

For my card, I used an adorable image from The Paper Nest Dolls called Skating Ellie
I found online a cute circle sentiment that I bought from Digital Designs by Tracey Brossart Here

Other Challamges I would like to add my card to are:

Hiding in my craft room: Holiday colors

Left of center Creative Challenges: Winter or Holidays

The Kraftyhands Challenge Blog: anything goes

Supplies used were:
DP : Lili Of The Valley Nit Wit Collections, Simple Joys
Punches: Snowflake, Martha Stewart, Circle and scallop circle: Stampin Up 
Copic Markers: G94,99,82, E41,43,44, R27,24,22,N8,5,3,Boooo,
Fine glitter from Stampin up on the circles of her outfit:-) 
white plastic snowflake and large pearl brad from My stash I've had:-)
I hope you all have a great week, 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Color Me Creative Classroom, Anything goes this time

Hi Everyone!
I'm a bit late in having my post go live, 
This is a new challenge for 
I think you will all like this theme
Our Sponsor this time is 
They are giving one winner a set of Digi images from them!
My Little guy is from the set called Getting Ready which I already had bought to use for some Christmas cards so I decided to use him here for my image:-)

 Copic markers were used in: R35,37,39, N8.6.4,E44,47,YR20,23, Y11,15,
Snowflake is a MS Punch, border punch is from Stampin Up
Have a great weekend coming up and why not join us in the challenge this time:-) 

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Scrapbooking Queens Royal Color Challenge for November

Happy November to you all!
Today I have A new card for 
for November
I added the colors below if you would like to play along with us:-)
The colors are typical for the month of november with
Orange, yellow, green and Deep Red
I used Darcies stamp set "Pile Of Fun
Copic Markers were used to color up my image, 

I have had this paper from a Taylored Expressions monthly card kit and thought this was perfect to go with my image this month! adding a cut out from the pad to give my card the sentiment!
Here are the colors to use if you would like to join in the fun! You have a month to get something put together and enter:-)
Thank you for visiting my blog today:-)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Down Hill Racing Owen

Hi Everyone!
I'm here with my card today using 

I have had this cutie done for a bit and saved him for my post
I'm also using this adorable card for an extra project using Copic markers 
for inspiration to all that use Alcohol makers !

I used some scraps of papers I couldn't part with and a snowflake charm I've had ! a few half back pearls in red are berries added to my fern die cut that was a Marianne D die.
I made this card a bit ago and I will try to remember as many of the copic markers I used:
E47,44,42, C7,3, W7,5,3,B, B97,95,93, E000, E00, E11, YR18,15
I used a tiny bit of the Frantage sprinkled around for the snow:-) 
Ribbon is from Stampin Up 
I hope you all have a wonderful week, please visit us often as the Dt is always posting new creations of the Dolls:-)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Welcome to a new Challenge for 
the theme is 

Our Sponser is 

one winner will get a $10.00 gift certificate to use in their store:-)
I was able to use one of the Jake teddies and enjoyed making him into the card below:-)
 I had a card kit from Taylored Expressions that I never got to use and this was the perfect time to do it!
Copic Markers used were:
BG0000, BG00, YG03, YG01, Prisma pencil in a darker yellow green for shading, E50, E51, E50
prisma Chocolate color for shading of fur.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by today

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lets make it a Guy theme for Color Me Creative

Hello out there Everyone!
I have a new card for Color Me Creative classroom challenge, 
The Theme this time is 
all about "Guys" Make your card or project with a guy theme thats all there is to it.
Our Sponsor is Dr Digi
One winner will get two digital images of their choice from Dr Digi
I got to create with 
I added paper piecing for the front of the casket in wood grain,
 I used Echo Park DP and a Stampin Up stamp for the sentimet
This was a fun change and I ended up needing a Halloween card for my son so this is perfect, Hahaha
Copics used were: E44, 42, W0. W2, W4, W5, R39, R29, R24, C0, C1, YG23, YG25, YR12, 16, 18
I hope everyone has a great week coming up
Thank you for stopping by my page

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Emma

Good Morning Everyone! I'm here today to share  with you my card, using 
I actually decided to make this more of a Halloween card and added some black and a cute free printable sentiment I found on a search online:-)
Over at the Paper Nest Dolls Blog there is a new post each day from the DT so please go and see what we've all been up to:-)
I used Copic markers, and Grand Spellbinder circle dies to fit behind my image.
Below is a closer look, I added YR18 in darker feather strokes for the lines in my pumpkins

Other Challenges I would like to add this to are:

Crafting for all seasons blog: Too Cute Too Spook

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog: add leaves or pumpkins

Supplies used were
Image: Pumpkin Patch Emma by The Paper Nest Dolls
DP Authentique Thrilling 6x6 pad
Copic Markers: YR18,15,12, YG07, E44,E42, E31, W0.W1, YR21,B95, B91
Sentiment was a free printable online
Spellbinders Grand dies circles
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Color Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!
I am so happy to be back with my good friend, Theresa A.K.A. The Scrapbooking Queen, for her once a month Color Challenge ! I am excited to be with Sheri too who has also been a wonderful friend for quite a few years too:-) I have missed them terribly !!
You have the month to create and play along with the Team using these colors I have added below, and all you have to do it click below:

I have had this card made for awhile now and couldn't wait to add her to my blog, I just think this little witch is adorable!!
I decided to use a Darcies Designs image I had bought a few months back, which I colored with my Copic markers, The sentiment came with the set . 
 I added Stampin up design paper and ribbon since they were just perfect for the Queens challenge this month:-)
Challenges I would like to enter:
Papertake weekly challenge: Halloween Hues

Ribbon Carousel Blog: Fall & Halloween and the use of ribbon, twine or something that comes on a spool ( My ribbon was on a big spool :-)

Supplies used were
Image: Darcies designs
DP and ribbon: Stampin Up
Pumpkin image: Spellbinders
Copic markers used were: E47,E44, E42, E35, E31, YR23, Y21, YR18, YR15, W00,W1
Please make sure you go over to see what everyone on the DT has created and why not join us? 
Thank you for stopping by

Saturday, October 12, 2013

CMC Anything Goes and my Halloween Fun

Hi Everyone
I'm here today with a new card for
The theme this time is
Anything Goes
Use any image and any color combo, with 
 YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!
Our Sponsor this time around is 
I was able to create with 

Other challenges I want to enter are:
Crafty Calendar challenge: Halloween

The Krafty Hands Challenge: Halloween colors black green orange and purple

Supplies used were:
Spider punch: Martha Stewart
Sentiment: Stampin Up
DP: Doodlebug Halloween Parade
Copic Markers: C9,C7,C5, YR18,15,12,E0000, E41, YR23,V15,V17
Please make sure to go and see what all of the Design Team created and come along and join us:-)
Have a great weekend

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Little Witch Ellie!

Hi Everyone!
I'm here today with a post for the Paper Nest and I used  Little Witch Ellie
I love Halloween and when I saw this cutie, I knew I had to make her into a card:-)
I added a hint of lime green stickles to add sparkle to her dress
 I used Doodlebug designs paper called Halloween Parade, and decided to color her dress with a pretty Lime green!
Other challenges I am entering this in are:

Through The Craft Room Door: Anything goes

Paper Pretties: the use of purple, green and orange

Bearly Mine Challenge: Halloween
Supplies I used were:
Copic Markers : YG07,YG06, YR12, YR15, YR16, RV63, RV66, E31, E35, Y26, Y23, Y21 and a tiny bit of W0 for the background which all I did was make tiny dots with the tip of my marker.
Doodlebug :Halloween parade
Stickles in a lime green.
Swirl punch :EK Success 
Sentiment I made on my computer with a Halloween font
Black shimmer dots are paper dots 
Thank you so much for stopping by today and please make sure you check in here with all of us often as we all take turns in posting each day.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall is in the air

Hi Everyone
I'm finally here with a new post for Color Me Creative Challenge:-)
I am so sorry I have been MIA but I have had some family things that needed my attention, and I am slowly getting back to my crafting!
The new challenge that just started for CMC is:
To Use Fall/Halloween colors on your project.

I decided to use a Sassy Cheryl image called Sally's Fall Pumpkin
I used a Recollection's paper pack that I had bought quite awhile ago, since looking through all my paper, this was the only "Fall color theme" I had, and it looks pretty good I think:-) 
Supplies used were:
Copic markers: E08,E13, E41,50, 31,YR12,15, Y21,23,26,Wo,W4,W7, YG25, 
Sentiment was made on my computer.
Thank you for stopping by and please go see what my fellow Teamies have made at CMC ! 
Wonderful prizes too!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lets Build A Scarecrow!

Hi Everyone,
      It's Michele here with my card for today's post at The Paper Nest Dolls,  and its using " Build A Scarecrow." I've had this cutie colored for awhile, holding onto it for this post:-) As I have had alot going on right now and have not been able to craft much. I am hopeful by October I will be back to creating again, but until then my posts will be creations I did in preparation of my crafting absence:-)
         My Favorite time of year is Fall/Halloween, And I had a blast coloring this cutie up:-)
    Remember to come here often, as we all take turns to post our creations 

Below is a close up of  this image, using Copic markers!
Copic markers I used 
B95, B93, B91
E35, E34, E31
E44, E42,E41
G20, G24
C7.C5, C1
R24, R22, R20
Design Paper is some I had bought at a local craft store.
I hope you all have a wonderful week:-)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Edwins Rusty Car

I'm here a day late with my new post for 
For some odd reason, (Mind melt down I call it, LOL) I messed up and thought I had scheduled my posts and they never went live:-(
Our Sponsor this week is 
They will be giving one lucky winner a $25.00 Gift Certificate to their online store

I used Magnolia stamps, Edwins Oldsmobile , and the Edwin stamp I am not sure of his stamp name. I made this card for my Husbands, Birthday since his hobby is owning old cars :-)
I used some of the coloring skills I learned from Suzanne's class #5 over at CMC Classroom HERE 
I colored the car using her "Rust" Technique from class 5
This was my Husbands Birthday card, since he owns some old beauty's which I will post a few pictures, I thought this was a perfect Card to give him:-)
 I used Magnolia DP and made the sentiment up on the PC

Below are my Hubby's two old vehicles that he prides himself on:-)

Other Challenges I would like to add my card to are: 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Please go and see what the rest of the team came up with

Sunday, August 18, 2013

By The Window

Hi All
I am here with a new card for 

I decided to use By The Window Ellie

 I paper pieced the curtains, using a tiny flower print I found in one of my 6x6 paper pad
Copic markers used were:
Y28, 26,21
Thank you so much for stopping by:-) 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bon Voyage/Travel

Hi Everyone
I'm here today with a new challenge for 
Bon Voyage/Vacation 

Now you have 2 weeks to get a creation made to join us in the fun!
I used Traveling Madeline for my card
 Copic markers were used for coloring
I made the sentiment on my computer and printed it, used stampin up punches to pop it out, 
We R memory keepers "Happy Campers" paper was used with a piece of added ribbon that I had.
I hope you go over to check out what the rest of the team came up with:-)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Little Brother

Hi Everyone!
 I'm very excited to be back for another term with The Paper Nest Dolls DT! Thank you Christine and Ashley for letting me come back and continue to create with these wonderful images:-) and to be with the wonderful PND Team !

I had the pleasure of creating my card today with 

 I love to color my images and have them "Pop" with color, and Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad "Knee Hi's" had the perfect papers to compliment these cuties!

Here's a close up of the "Brother and his big Sister"
Copic Markers I used were: R85,R83, R81, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR01,YR12,B97,B95,B93,E44,E42,E31,E33,W0
I used a Martha Stewart  punch (one of the larger punches) for the black decorative strip.
sentiment I printed and cut out with a Stampin Up edge die.

Please go over and visit the PND blog for wonderful tutorials and tons of Inspiration:-)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pretty In Pink

Welcome to my new card for
The challenge this time is 
Pink, Pink, Pink
Use any image you would like but add some PINK
One person will win their choice of a CMC (from the Copic Class line only)
For My image I used Shopping Ellie from The Paper Next Dolls
 The scroll sentiment is a Whiff of Joy stamp from a set I bought awhile ago.

Now it's your time to make something and join us:-) You have the next two weeks to get in on the fun!

    Copic markers used were: R85, 83, 81, Y28.26.21,Wo,3,5,7,BG000,BG10,11,YG01
Thank you so much for stopping by 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bring on your favorite coloring challenge

I'm here with a new 
Come have some fun with the new challenge that is
Your Favorite coloring 
Please pop over to MilkCoffee and join us in the fun, and also check out what the other DT girlies created!! 

I am using an image the girls at MilkCoffee drew of "ME":-) Each Design Team member got her very own self portrait and I tried to get the coloring of my hair, but Umm yeah I love my highlights but boy are they hard to recreate here! LOL 
 I used my favorite combo of Copic Markers E47, E44, E42, E41 for my hair:-) 
R22,20 were used on shirt, with YR's for the main flowers and RV for the side flowers
I have been on a kick lately with using black CS as card base or accent colors and just really love the look right now:-)
I added some 6x6 DP from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss, a few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Circle dies from Spellbinders and leaf punch from Martha Stewart 
Thank you so much for stopping by 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas in July with The Paper Nest Dolls

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' Christmas in July New Release Blog Hop!

Today the very talented and creative design team of The Paper Nest Dolls has put together this hop to share with you projects made using our 10 new holiday stamps!

Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Tuesday July 30th you can get ALL 10 images for only $20 HERE in our shop!

I used Elf Ellie for my card 
I used Echo Park paper, Spica clear pen on the white stripes of her hat to glisten, and ultra fine glitter on the candy cane white lines:-)
Circle punches are Stampin Up
Copic colors 

We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop, and another lucky winner will receive the prize pack pictured below!

Christmas in July Prize Package!

Participants must comment on every stop of the hop and be a follower of our blog for a chance to win! We also encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday July 31st over at

You're next stop is Valerie's blog.
Here's the complete lineup:

                       Michele      your here

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)