Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spotlight Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday!
A tribute to our beloved Pets!

Today this spotlight Saturday is going to be short and about pets.
Why?  Well one of my dearest kittens is very ill. 
We had to seperate him from his little sister and had to add him into a big rabbit bench.
That was so hard to do! But if not... I would have lots and lots more trouble.

Brother and Sister, Flip and Floor.

And this made me realise how dear my Cat Friends are to me. And that they are like children to me. They bring me so much joy and sometimes sorrow and pain.

I'm curious about your pets in your life! I want to ask you to tell us about them. Please show them to us and tell about them... how they play, how the act and react on things, there favorite things to play with... etc.
You can do this in the comment down below or on your blog and leave a link in the comment down under.

And today I would love to show card with pets on it.

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School Daisy is reading to her cat!
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Andrea colored this Card of a boy reading to his dog!

Cowabunga 9/7
And even cows are pets to some people! Tammy made with lovely card!

Hugs before school 24-8

And dogs are so so hugable to our kids. This card is made by Marion!

I hope to see and read all your stories about the love for your animals.

Thanks for reading and leaving your story!
Hugs
Marion

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Magnificent Mermaid!

Welcome to Magnificent Mermaid Thursday here at Michelle Perkett Studio, 
today I'd like to introduce you to Tammy!


I have been married to a wonderful man for 20 yrs!   We have 1 dog (Quinn) and 1 cat (Meadow)
I live in Colorado...and we love to hike, cross country ski and go camping.  We enjoy anything outdoors and anything to keep us healthy!  

I don't work anymore...but had been in the Travel Industry for 19 years.  The first 8 years I worked as an leisure travel agent.  Air, hotels, cars, cruises, trains, tours...you name it I booked it!! I even booked a couple of safaris!  Then the last 11 years I worked as a government contractor and arranged  Domestic and International corporate travel!  

My favorite embellishment is buttons...I love buttons and I have a ton.  I started collecting them when I was a teen and doing a lot of sewing.

It's so hard to pick!  I think it would be a tie between Cutie Patootie and the Amore Fairy!   I have colored each one several times..I love these images! 

My stamping style is a little on the Clean and Simple side.  I want the image to be the main focus of each card.

My favorite part of stamping is coloring or watercoloring!  I find it extremely therapeutic and It's helped me so much!!. Because I have been living off and on with Cancer for many years.  This time around I'm very happy to say that I have been in remission... for 2 years, 2 months and 8 days-YEAH!  ...and that's also about the same time I started stamping!   I've always been crafty...sewing, quilting, jewelry making...but by far I think stamping and card making is the best therapy ever! 

I'm not working on any non-card projects at this time.  The few cards a week that I complete keeps me very busy. 

I have not been published ....I've never submitted a card for publication.  I would love to give it a try sometime! 

My new love and coloring medium is Copics!   I feel like a little girl when I have all of my markers out on the craft table!  Trying to pick the perfect color combo is so fun!   

I think my blog is also a very Clean and Simple blog.  Only cards and a few pictures of my fur babies are on it now.   

 
 I hope you enjoyed getting to know Tammy a little better as much as I have!  If you'd like to see more of her beautiful art work please stop by her blog My Craft Central, thanks for sharing with us Tammy!

I'd also like to remind you that there are a couple of days left to enter into our Autumn Leaves challenge here

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Leaves Challenge

Hello and welcome to the Michelle Perkett Studio challenge 51!

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in last weeks challenge, we had lots of fun entries!

Now, for this weeks challenge:

We challenge you to make a card or project using autumn leaves and/or fall colors along with a Michelle Perkett Studio image!

If you don’t have any of Michelle’s images there are wonderful images in Michelle’s Etsy store and you never know what you might find at the Crafters Digital Art Center group!

Our challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studio Esty store, the winner will be awarded one digital image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy store!

Our fabulous Mermaids have made beautiful cards for your inspiration!

Pauline featuring Willow The Autumn Fairy
Shelley featuring Autumn
Marilyn featuring Lorelei The Autumn Goddess
Julie featuring Forest Fairy

I feel like making some cards, how about you?!

Our challenge time line is from today, October 26th and ends Monday, November 1, 2010.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!

We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the design team and other participants. Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!

To play along this week, please enter your name, URL and email address in the link below then press next step and select the photo of your creative project. An icon will appear on the blog featuring the photo you selected. If the photo doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry, it will after the page has been refreshed.



Monday, October 25, 2010

Blog Hop Winner and Challenge winner

Blog Hop and challenge winners!

First of all I want to thank Michelle and Shelley for all the hard work they did to prepare and make this fantastic Blog Hop that we had!

Then I want to thank all of you for the fantastic cards and projects you all made for the
FULL MOON FEVER BLOG HOP!
I was amazed by the creativity and the fantastic story's you all wrote on your blogs.
It was all so inspiring and fun!!!!
Again a big thanks to all of you girls!!!!

Now let's tell you who will be the 3 winners of this Blog Hop.

Rhonda Miller
Ruby
Marla

Congratulations, you all win 1 Halloween Image from Michelle's new Halloween Images. We hope you can choose from all these beauties and show us what you made with them!

And next to that we had a fabulous Challenge this week with the theme
Witches Brew mixed with Halloween!
And off course there is a winner for this challenge as well!

And this weeks Challenge winner is..... (drumroll)

Tink!

Congratulations. Make your choice and let Michelle know!
Have fun with it!

Please come back again tomorrow cause Jan and her Mermaids have prepared a fantastic new challenge for you girls!!!

For now I want to thank Michelle and Shelley for all the work on the blog hop!

xxx
Marion

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spotlight Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday....

Welcome again today.... we have a very special weekend planned for you. So this Spotlight Saturday will be a short one.
Why??? Well... today the Full Moon Fever Blog hop will start.

And I have to tell you that the Fabulous DT made some spooky cards for you.

This Spooky kitty is made by Andrea!


Full Moon Fever blog hop
This beauty is made by Claire!!

And Marion used the newest Digi called Spooky Sally!

Please make sure that you come back today and join the blog hop!
See you around at all the blogs.
Have fun
xxx


Friday, October 22, 2010

FULL MOON MADNESS BLOG HOP

FULL MOON MADNESS BLOG HOP

We have come to the end of our blog hop. Hope you have enjoyed the awesome creations along the way from these talented ladies and learning a little more about their holiday traditions. Make sure you check out Michelle's Etsy shop for all the new images. Halloween is just around the corner.

Michelle will be giving away some of these images to lucky commenters. Don't forget to say "Trick or Treat" to be eligible to win!

Here is a list of the hoppers if you have missed someone along the way...
Michelle - (Sara) -
Pauline L -
Margie -
Melanie -
Jan -
Josie-
Lynne -
Lee -
Marilyn -
Pauline G. -
Claire -
Elenor -
Rhonda -
Abby -
Andrea -
Tammy -
Marion -
(you’re Here now)Shelley -
Michelle Perkett Studio -

Thanks for hopping along with us, Shelley

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Release Party At SNR Card Universe Tonight!

Happy Thursday!   
Our Magnificent Mermaid interview will resume again next week, but today I have exciting news! 

There’s a party tonight at our Michelle Perkett Studio  SNR Card Universe group,  it’s a "Halloween Fun" New Release Party at 7PM central.  There will be a fun Halloween trivia game and a challenge with our freebie for starters!  

So did you notice I said New Release?!  Michelle has some cute new digital images she’s releasing this evening!  I'm giving just a little sneak peak of two now, you will be able to purchase these new digital images at Michelle's Etsy store right after the party! Did you know that new members to Michelle Perkett Studio groups on SNR Card Universe, Paper Craft Planet and Crafters Digital Art Center receive a 20% discount on their first shopping trip to Michelle's Etsy store?

I also thought I should remind you about the Full Moon Fever blog hop this Saturday and Sunday because you won't want to miss it!  If you’d like to sign up to participate you can do that here.

….and we have a Witches Brew Mixed With Halloween challenge going on here!

See you this evening at the party!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Witches Brew Mixed with Halloween

Witches Brew mixed with Halloween!

Hello and welcome to the Michelle Perkett Studios Tuesday challenge 50!  

What a beautiful creating you all made for last weeks challenge! I was so inspired by you all!
Thanks for joining us and I hope that you all join us again in this weeks Challenge.

This week we are going to do a Witches Brew, Halloween Mix!

As we are going to have a fabulous blog hop coming weekend as well!!
So you can prepare yourself for it!


We want you to use Witches or other Halloween Images from Michelle Perkett.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!   

If you don't have any Michelle Perkett Studios images there are freebies at the Michelle Perkett Studios Paper Craft Planet group and the CDAC group.  There are more for sale at Michelle's Etsy store, new releases too! This challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studios Esty store, the winner will be awarded an image by choice fromMichelle's Etsy store!
And now a little inspiration from our fabulous design team!

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This fabulous card is made by Andrea! 

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Margie's lovely card for this week!

Happy Halloween
Tammy's card is bright and fabulous!

Oct 19
Melissa used the same image and made a different stunning card with it!

 
Claire used Candy and made a lovely extra broom on her card!


And Marion used Candycornwitch to make this lovely card.

Now we hope that you are very inspired by all these cards and we can't wait to see what you will make and enter this challenge with!

Our challenge time line is from today, October 19th and ends Monday, October 26th, 2010 at 5:00 PM MST.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!
 We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the design team and other participants.  Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.
  Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!



To play along this week, please enter your name, URL and email address in the link below then press next step and select the photo of your creative project.  An icon will appear on the blog featuring the photo you selected.  If the photo doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry, it will after the page has been refreshed.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Flower Parade Challenge Winner!

We have a winner for our Flower Parade challenge!  
Minimum 1
Maximum 15
Number 2!
Congratulations Lisa Haines!!  Michelle will be in contact with you soon!

I have one more piece of exciting news for you this evening!  We have a new release coming up very soon with special surprises so stay tuned you don't want to miss it!!

Again, congratulations Lisa, your card is stunning!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spotlight Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday!

Wow another week has gone by and before I knew it the weekend is here.
I love weekends... it's gives me the feeling that all the time is mine.

Today I have to make tough choices... let me tell you a bit about them...
I live in the Netherlands and our weather is not so steady and since it's October already I was prepared for rain and storms and leaves all over the streets.
We had this kind of weather already in September... not a pleasant way to say goodby to summer.
But today it's so sunny and bright and warm. I could sit in bikini on my balcony!!!
How strange is that??? And now my though decision making...
What will I do... will I stay inside and color on the beautiful images from Michelle that are in her STORE or will I go outside and enjoy the weather... looking at the trees and see how their leaves turn into such a magnificent colors.
Well... I think that I even go to the beach... and see how summer is ending there... how the beach house will be pulled apart... and who knows... perhaps I can see a Mermaid in the sea that comes to say by till next summer!

And Michelle has so many magnificent mermaids... I think that it would be great to bring them under your attention again.
So here they are... all made by our fabulous teams of mermaids:

MP White on white
Serena, just Breathe mermaid is colored by Claire.

Camille the Mermaid is colored by Marion

Mermaid
Eva the Glam mermaid is colored by Melissa

My BFF
and Tammy colored these Best Friends forever!

Now I hope that you all like them as much a s I do....
So I hope that you all join this weeks challenge with some lovely mermaids!


Oh and stay tuned and be back next Weekend!!!
Then there will be a fabulous
FULL MOON FEVER BLOG HOP!
If you want to join us please go HERE and enter your name and blog!


Oh and almost forgot to say... don't forget our fabulous challenge over HERE!


Thanks for reading and leaving me a lovely comment.
xx
Marion 


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Magnificent Mermaid Thursday!

It’s Magnificent Mermaid Thursday and I’d like to introduce you to Melissa!

Hi Melissa, tell us a little about yourself!  Are you married, do you have kids, where do you live? 

“I live in a very small rural town, Hinckley Illinois.    My husband and I have been married for 24 years and we have 4 children, ages 16, 12, 8 and 6.  We also have 5 dogs and 1 cat.”

Do you have a job other than stamping?

“My real job, is being a stay at home mom, however with my youngest now in school all day I’m not sure that title applies anymore.”  

How did you get interested and start stamping?

After my oldest son was born I started scrapbooking which led to stamping.  My first stamp set was alphabets so I wouldn’t need to continue to buy alphabet stickers.  It was probably about 5 years later that I really started collecting stamps and my collection just keeps on growing!”

Can you tell us what your favorite embellishment is and why?

I don’t think I can pick just one favorite embellishment.  I’m very fond of flowers and rhinestones right now, plus I almost always use stickers in some way to embellish.”

Do you have a favorite stamp set from Michelle Perkett Studio?
“I love ALL of Michelle’s stamps but my favorites are the mermaids and fairies.  I love the flowing lines and all the detail she does when she creates these.”

How would you describe your stamping style?
“I don’t really have a style of stamping unless you consider “messy” a style.  Right now I am very much into the whole digital stamp thing so my inkpads don’t get the workout they used to.”

What’s your favorite part of stamping?
My favorite part of stamping is working with digital stamps.  I love that you can change the size of image so it’s the size you want, plus it’s easy to print multiple images that are perfect each time.”
What is your favorite non-card type project?
I like to alter containers and boxes, or do a scrapbook page now and then.”
 Have you ever been published?
 Yes, I have been in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.”

Can you tell us about your favorite coloring medium and why you like it?
 My Copics.  I love everything about them but especially how they flawlessly blend together to create just the color you want.”

Tell us a little about your blog…
 
My blog is mostly about my projects but I do occasionally share some of my “life” and show pictures of the kids and dogs.” 
Here's one of Melissa's gorgeous cards for our viewing pleasure!  If you'd like to see more of her art work please visit her blog Needful Things.   I hope you enjoyed getting to know Melissa a little better today as much as I have!

I'd also like to remind you today of our "Flower Parade" challenge, you have until Monday, October 18th to make your card or project and enter here!  There will be a prize drawn by random.org and announced right here Monday evening!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Challenge #49 Flower Parade

Hello and welcome to the Michelle Perkett Studio challenge 49!

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in last weeks challenge, we had lots of fun shaped entries!

Now, for this weeks challenge:

We challenge you to make a card or project using a Michelle Perkett Studio image and flowers made by YOU!

If you don’t have any Michelle Perkett Studio digital images there are wonderful images in Michelle’s Etsy store and you never know what you might find at the Crafters Digital Art Center group!

Our challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studio Esty store, the winner will be awarded one digital image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy store!

We have a special treat today, we have a guest designer!

I’d like to introduce you to Danielle!

featuring Summer

Thank you Danielle for sharing your awesome talent with us!  To see more of Danielle's wonderful creations you can visit her blog Danielle's Corner.

We also have our fabulous Mermaids who’ve made more beautiful cards for your inspiration!

Mari featuring Emma The Amore Fairy
Marilyn featuring Guinevere
Shelley featuring Emma The Amore Fairy
 Pauline featuring Put On Your Party Dress
I feel like making some cards, how about you?!

Our challenge time line is from today, October 12th and ends Monday, October 18, 2010.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!

We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the design team and other participants. Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!

To play along this week, please enter your name, URL and email address in the link below then press next step and select the photo of your creative project. An icon will appear on the blog featuring the photo you selected. If the photo doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry, it will after the page has been refreshed.


Monday, October 11, 2010

We have a winner for our 
HIP NOT TO BE SQUARE
challenge!

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 10
Result:
8
Congratulations, Ann D!


 A beautiful job on your Card! Thank you for playing along with us this week, Ann! You won a digi of your choice from my Etsy shop!!

And thank you to all of you who joined in the fun this week as well and we hope to see you all this week, too! Jan's team has a REALLY fun challenge for you tomorrow that you wont want to miss!!:)

Thank you to Marion's team who gave us such a fun tag challenge this week!! Thank you for all of your beautiful inspiration this week ladies!!:) 


FULL MOON FEVER BLOG HOP




It is blog hop time!!


Halloween is almost here and to celebrate
 Michelle Perkett Studio is having a blog hop!!
 The hop will be the weekend
 of Oct. 23 & 24.
 To make it even creepier there will be a full moon that weekend!


Michelle has some awesome images that make awesome Halloween cards and decorations.
 I know not all of us celebrate Halloween, so along with your creation we would love to hear about a special holiday or tradition that your country celebrates this time of year. 
It is great to learn new things about our friends and their traditions.
If you want to participate in our hop,
 post your blog address here or at the groups
 on PCP, CDAC or SNR before Wednesday, Oct. 20th. 
I will have a list of participates posted on Thursday, Oct. 21st.


Hope you all play along! Shelley

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Spotlight Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday with PCP Party!

This weeks spotlight is going to be all about celebrations and having parties!

Last wednesday my DS turned 17 years young. (And yes for a slight moment I felt old)
And I think that I told before that he is doing an education to become a baker and pastry maker.
He is doing an internship at a famous baker/pastry maker is the big city near to our town.

And on his birthday they gave him the chance to make his very own birthday cake all by himself. So he went to work and did it!!!
And that cake was so beautiful!! He got compliments from the masterchief and they all told him that he is very talented and that he has a great future ahead of him in this line of work.

And when he came how with this cake... Girls... he was glowing from pride and happiness...
Although it has been a bumpy ride for the both of us... I was so proud and happy to see
that he found his happiness in this again.

And the bad thing is... I totally forgot to make a photo of the cake...
(I know shame on me!!!!)
But it tasted sooooo goood!!!! 

And today there is another PARTY coming at our
This afternoon at 1PM Pacific Time the party will start there... and Michelle designed two brand new images for the winners over there.
I hope that you all will join us, bring lot's of fun and cheers with you!

Bella the Baker will be bringing cake and Sprout the Birthday Princess will be judging and picking the winners.
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Tammy and Bella baked you this beautiful cake for this afternoon.

Party Girl
Melissa groomed Sprout to make sure she looks fabulous this afternoon!

MP Cake
Claire will be bringing this beautiful cake for you girls.

Andrea and Bella also baked you some cookies that will be there in this lovely box

And I think that I will bring this cake with me so there will be enough to eat while we're having fun.

Girls... I hope you all come over to our group at Paper Craft Planet at 1 PM Pacific time and join the fun.
See you all there!

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx
Marion