tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7771024388048787732016-12-12T10:51:40.970-04:00Hanway, INKthis girl is crafty as ice is cold...Michelle Hanwaynoreply@blogger.comBlogger370125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-49686431291384624672014-08-17T16:49:00.001-03:002014-08-17T21:15:26.374-03:00DS164<div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Well hello there. Long time no blog. Sorry bout that...</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">This is my entry for this week's&nbsp;<a href="http://deconstructingjen.com/deconstructed-sketch-164/">Deconstructed sketch</a>. My friend lost her beloved bulldog this week at the age of 10, so I made this for her.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I used Lawn Fawn's Critters at the dog park stamp &amp; lawn cuts for the dog, and Stampin Up stamps for the sun &amp; sentiment (Trendy Trees &amp; Teeny Tiny wishes, respectively). the pawprint paper is a digital file &amp; all other paper is Stampin Up (MFT grass die).</span><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gGZJDkuA_HM/U_EHME1A6II/AAAAAAAACHc/gjQ59UYeb4Y/s640/blogger-image--112445529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gGZJDkuA_HM/U_EHME1A6II/AAAAAAAACHc/gjQ59UYeb4Y/s640/blogger-image--112445529.jpg" /></a></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-8829954974492830992013-11-20T01:05:00.001-04:002013-11-20T11:31:17.727-04:00Holiday extravagaza!!!<span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Well hello. Long time no blog. I do apologize, but life in the Hanway house has been all crazy of the late. &nbsp;Regardless, I wanted to share some AMAZING deals that SU has for the annual <a href="http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/holiday_sale/Holiday_Sale_Flyer_CA.pdf">holiday extravaganza.</a></span></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bundles, trimmer, paper, MARKERS - so much stuff at great discounts! Now go <b><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=1664">see the sale items here</a></b>, <a href="http://hanwayink.stampinup.net/">place your order here</a> , or email me with any questions! Don't miss out!</span></span></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-40921498296204033132013-06-10T20:53:00.001-03:002013-06-10T20:53:35.752-03:00SOS104This week's <span style="-webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); font-family: '.HelveticaNeueUI'; font-size: 15px; line-height: 19px; white-space: nowrap;"><a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/06/sos-104-no-patterned-paper.html">SOS challenge</a></span>&nbsp;challenge is to <b>not</b> use patterned paper. So I'm taking some liberties &amp; decided that glimmer paper is NOT DSP... and created this...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Pmt0MUKwa9Q/Ua8VOQLh2UI/AAAAAAAAB88/AKcBwGA4M94/s640/blogger-image-381901680.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Pmt0MUKwa9Q/Ua8VOQLh2UI/AAAAAAAAB88/AKcBwGA4M94/s400/blogger-image-381901680.jpg" width="330" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">with this as the (obvious) inner sentiment...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mMcBhllnKdw/Ua8UzXNh2oI/AAAAAAAAB80/P2Pstg6SVLI/s640/blogger-image--1375173206.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="184" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mMcBhllnKdw/Ua8UzXNh2oI/AAAAAAAAB80/P2Pstg6SVLI/s320/blogger-image--1375173206.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">cute, no? I love the final product, although cutting those "rays" was a huge PITA. gotta get one of them there starburst background stamps (like <a href="http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-57187/Neat-%26-Tangled-clear/Detail">this</a>, on my SSS wishlist...)</div><br />The bomb is just a circle cut in my Big Shot, with a a small strip of cs poking out. I then took some black &amp; white twine &amp; braided it for the fuse, and colored the end with my cherry cobbler marker. frayed the end a bit, et voilà! I was SO excited to realize you could color silver glimmer paper. gives a million new options (or at least 40ish... depends on how many markers you have, I guess....).<br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-37611446539272261812013-04-11T11:00:00.000-03:002013-04-11T11:00:21.769-03:00Dynamic Duos 47 / RCC80<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images-onepick-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?container=onepick&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-URhphZAudNM%2FUUn2KwKjzkI%2FAAAAAAAARjo%2F_H6eMDAYuLc%2Fs400%2FDD%252347.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="148" src="http://images-onepick-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?container=onepick&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-URhphZAudNM%2FUUn2KwKjzkI%2FAAAAAAAARjo%2F_H6eMDAYuLc%2Fs400%2FDD%252347.png" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://images-onepick-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?container=onepick&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-oOmXNRhEPIg%2FUVH234DG_8I%2FAAAAAAAADJQ%2FBvHmAgNnRNE%2Fs320%2FRCC%2B80.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="155" src="http://images-onepick-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?container=onepick&amp;gadget=a&amp;rewriteMime=image%2F*&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-oOmXNRhEPIg%2FUVH234DG_8I%2FAAAAAAAADJQ%2FBvHmAgNnRNE%2Fs320%2FRCC%2B80.png" width="200" /></a></div>Here is my entry for the current&nbsp;<a href="http://thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/04/dynamic-duos-47-light-aqua-cherry-red.html">Dynamic Duos</a>&nbsp;challenge (light aqua and cherry red) , as well as my first entry for this month's&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.ribboncarousel.com/2013/04/rcc80-showers-and-flowers.html">Ribbon Carousel</a>&nbsp;challenge (showers and flowers)...<br /><br />it's a bridal shower card for an old co-worker of mine who's getting married on a beach somewhere down south next month. When <strike>I'd seen</strike>&nbsp;I saw the sand castle on <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/248823948134723924/">this card (<span style="font-size: x-small;">thanks, Pinterest</span></a>), it made me think of a wedding cake, and the card was then CASEd to fit the themes and switch it from a thank you to a shower card.<br /><br />I used the new SU cloudy day embossing folder, and swiped my Illuminate pad across it to give a tad bit of shine (no, really) then used kraft for the sand &amp; Soft Suede for the cake. A bit of red/white twine bow, et voilà!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cMowWb5BZH8/UWbBu2MrKWI/AAAAAAAAB6w/PeN1bNWZOiA/s640/blogger-image--970850675.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cMowWb5BZH8/UWbBu2MrKWI/AAAAAAAAB6w/PeN1bNWZOiA/s640/blogger-image--970850675.jpg" /></a></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-78393964581082630872013-04-05T20:11:00.000-03:002013-04-06T08:24:50.868-03:00Come Shop with me!!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c174e53ef017eea03885e970d-400wi" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c174e53ef017eea03885e970d-400wi" /></a></div>It's a FREE SHIPPING weekend with SU, and that means a savings of at least $10 (or 10% on orders over $100) for you on orders placed before 11:59pm MT Monday, April 8!<br /><br />&nbsp;To sweeten the deal, I've started an online SU workshop for you to enter your orders using code <span style="background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold;">YZRG3ZXV. </span> For every $50 you order on <a href="http://hanwayink.stampinup.net/">my site</a>, I will put your name in a draw for 1/2 of the hostess benefits earned on this order. Have your wish list ready, as I'll need to contact you on Monday night, April 8 to order your hostess goodies if your name is drawn! Happy shopping!Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-12329525040849292892013-04-04T23:32:00.001-03:002013-04-04T23:37:01.732-03:00Great Stampin Up! offers<div class="" style="clear: both;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sunceTgz1NY/UV44a0XnSgI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/VArJ7Xk2l1I/s1600/siteLogo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sunceTgz1NY/UV44a0XnSgI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/VArJ7Xk2l1I/s1600/siteLogo.jpg" /></a>That's right, I'm a SU demo again... &nbsp;You click on the "My Stampin Up! site" link to the right ---&gt; or check out my <a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?email=mhanway%40gmail.com&amp;phone=(902)+441-7645">demo site.</a>&nbsp;(remember, you can shop by hitting the shop now button in the top right corner. I'll be forever grateful... )</div><br />There are some great deals right now - including FREE shipping this weekend, April 6-8! No matter the size of the order, you get free shipping on any order with standard shipping. That's at least a $10 savings for you!<br /><br />Other <a href="http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/hanwayink/promotions">promotions</a>&nbsp;&amp; goings on of note&nbsp;include:<br /><br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=1231">Sent with Love suite</a> - 20% off when you buy the bundle (until Apr 30)</li><li><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=132956">Photopolymer</a> <span style="font-size: x-small;">(ie clear)</span> stamps!! First set from SU</li><li><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=1449">This &amp; That</a> - 15% off when you buy the Epic Day bundle (until Apr 30)</li><li><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ca/enc/22348.asp">Spring Surprise</a> - your first peek at product from the new IB&amp;C (until May 31)</li><li><a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=132807">Dude! You're Welcome</a> - our first kit aimed at the male stampers</li><li>My Paper Pumpkin - monthly kits delivered to your door! <a href="http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com/">Check it out here</a> or <a href="http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=132600">try it here!</a></li><li><a href="http://204.228.150.61/catalogs/flash/en-CA/2013_Spring_3mf0s1/20130103_SpringCatalog_en-CA.pdf">Spring Catalog</a> - items available until May 31.&nbsp;</li></ul><div>*****</div><div>Not related to the above, but to the post below (hah) - I was chosen as one of the <a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/03/saturday-shoutout_23.html">top 3 for the SOS93</a>&nbsp;with Miss SuperSnark. wheee! Thanks again Carla, Leslie &amp; crew!&nbsp;</div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-56466574882469315212013-03-13T22:29:00.001-03:002013-03-13T22:32:04.006-03:00SOS93 - Sass & snarkAaah, sass, snark & LOL - some of my favorite things. And they're also the focus of this week's <a href=http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/03/shopping-our-stash-challenge.html>SOS Challenge</a>, so I made SuperSnark... Isn't she cute? The sentiment (by Funny Bones by Riley&co) is part of the goodies I picked up at my LSS today, but the superhero & paper is all stuff i've had for a while. She's actually a combination of two PI images from MFT - Super Boy for the most part, and I used the girl's face from Home Sweet Home for her hair. <br /><br />I made this into a card for a good friend by crossing out the second "I am" and making it a "you're", which cut the snark of the initial sentiment, but I think it definitely still has sass. I love her - hope you do too! <br/><br/><div class="separator"style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wIxdnBbyeC0/UUEn3GKQ9HI/AAAAAAAAB5o/UD-ZLJ8ri7E/s640/blogger-image-992858828.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wIxdnBbyeC0/UUEn3GKQ9HI/AAAAAAAAB5o/UD-ZLJ8ri7E/s640/blogger-image-992858828.jpg" /></a></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-88296375973128106602013-02-25T22:49:00.000-04:002013-02-25T22:49:09.780-04:00Lovefest - Sweet & Sassy sketchEarlier this month, Splitcoast ran a Lovefest for the 10 member companies. Daily challenges were posted, and as per my usual style, I didn't start playing along until nearly the end.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZUWU53xJZY/USwhpAb7eOI/AAAAAAAAB4c/umy0O2OrgwQ/s1600/LOVEFEST2013B-sketch.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="154" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZUWU53xJZY/USwhpAb7eOI/AAAAAAAAB4c/umy0O2OrgwQ/s200/LOVEFEST2013B-sketch.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jB4w4YNiQLQ/USwaC4a8QxI/AAAAAAAAB3k/ZN_JnceZL60/s640/blogger-image-1703522387.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jB4w4YNiQLQ/USwaC4a8QxI/AAAAAAAAB3k/ZN_JnceZL60/s640/blogger-image-1703522387.jpg" /></a></div>The first challenge I did was LOVEFEST2013B -&nbsp;use the sketch provided by Sweet &amp; Sassy Stamps to make this cutey patooty Easter Card for kidlet. I had to flip the sketch to portrait orientation to fit the bunny ears, but I think the sketch elements are still visible. The bunny boy is from MFT, and was one of Claire Keay's images. He's all flocked in white too - between this &amp; the sloth card I inhaled a bit too much flock last night. OOPS.<br /><br />This card is also being entered for<a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/02/shopping-our-stash-challenge-90-use_19.html"> SOS 90</a>, as all the DSP is from the ancient stash of paper in my drawer thingy. It's all imaginesce (sp?) easter paper... the yellow &amp; blue are reverse bits, and the chicks &amp; bunnies are from another in the same collection (I believe...). They're old though, trust me. <br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-35608813499045782902013-02-25T22:35:00.004-04:002013-02-25T22:35:57.484-04:00SOS 90 - you're slothsome!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">WAH. I just had a long post written out for this, and then I stupidly erased it. SMRT, Chelle, really SMRT. Anyway. This is one entry for the <a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/02/shopping-our-stash-challenge-90-use_19.html">SOS 90</a> challenge - use your oldest papers. The blueish "sky" piece is ancient blue mulberry paper, and the hearts &amp; label piece are from an even ancient-er page.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I colored the sloths &amp; branch, then flocked &amp; fussy cut them out.. I realize now that I should've had the branch up farther to the top left corner so it didn't look like they were floating, but ah well. Next time, and yes, there will be more sloth-y cards in the future.&nbsp;</div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e0C1fMHNmwo/USwejpi5FrI/AAAAAAAAB4E/15OfDJ3uUsQ/s640/blogger-image-1449097656.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e0C1fMHNmwo/USwejpi5FrI/AAAAAAAAB4E/15OfDJ3uUsQ/s640/blogger-image-1449097656.jpg" /></a></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-59459385234606189022013-02-18T21:49:00.003-04:002013-02-18T21:49:38.376-04:00Oh baby!<br /><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;Nothing but babies around here, lately! Not *here* here, but y'know what I mean. Two born one day (to different friends), a set of twins born just this past weekend, other friends due soon... lots of babies.&nbsp;</div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">First up, a card for twins born on Fri at just 32 weeks. Why I had never thought to put the "Noah's ark" image on a card for twins, I'll never know. But I did it now, and I think it's cute. I used the sketch from OWH that I'd seen on <a href="http://thecrookedstamper.blogspot.ca/">Leslie</a>'s blog:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SJfgHxmLzGY/UQ1tCrITqQI/AAAAAAAAaB8/81KG94OHGy0/s1600/63.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="153" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SJfgHxmLzGY/UQ1tCrITqQI/AAAAAAAAaB8/81KG94OHGy0/s200/63.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">created this:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GfvnjROxI7c/USLY6ntmo7I/AAAAAAAAB2M/Foil8yk97FU/s640/blogger-image-1120420764.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="220" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GfvnjROxI7c/USLY6ntmo7I/AAAAAAAAB2M/Foil8yk97FU/s320/blogger-image-1120420764.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I could've cut down the width of the vertical piece, but i liked it how it was, tyvm. And yes, I come from the Crooked Stamper School of Stamping - the sentiment is VERY crooked. wtg Hanway. Ah well, still cute and DEFINITELY home made.&nbsp;</div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br />Another friend had her second boy, so I had picked up a book for hte older boy, and a cute shirt &amp; pants for the lil guy. I made these tags to go on their gifts - the truck for the older one, and the baby from punches for the new guy. I friggin love the punched baby. so cute. I popped up the back of the truck for the older boy's tag, but should've NOT been lazy and done the whole truck. ah well. next time ;)&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-am3TmN1yDEE/USLUPb6R9AI/AAAAAAAAB1c/SOONrpzQMqM/s640/blogger-image-158447257.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-am3TmN1yDEE/USLUPb6R9AI/AAAAAAAAB1c/SOONrpzQMqM/s200/blogger-image-158447257.jpg" width="188" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tcrpiF5kwck/USLUSdbyqLI/AAAAAAAAB1s/mCthceg_2kc/s640/blogger-image--1293765600.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tcrpiF5kwck/USLUSdbyqLI/AAAAAAAAB1s/mCthceg_2kc/s200/blogger-image--1293765600.jpg" width="192" /></a></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /><br /></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YlAHWUydPkQ/USLUQ4qMteI/AAAAAAAAB1k/KsXVOwGIw-M/s640/blogger-image--1942028584.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YlAHWUydPkQ/USLUQ4qMteI/AAAAAAAAB1k/KsXVOwGIw-M/s320/blogger-image--1942028584.jpg" width="258" /></a>The cute as a button card is for the parents. Leslie&nbsp;had sent me a bunch of the Cameo-d "cute as a butt n" parts like MOONS ago, and I'm finally getting around to using the blue ones now. everyone was having girls, dammit. I trimmed it up a bit, layered it on some blue DSP, used some <a href="http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/vivid-triple-pack-cord">LawnFawn twine</a> to tie a bow in the button &amp; tie around the top, et voilà!</div><br />And phew. That's it for baby cards... for now. I have a few girl cards to make.. another day.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-54464437253855266552013-02-13T08:18:00.000-04:002013-02-13T14:36:12.285-04:00May the odds..... be ever in your favor.<br /><center style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><div style="text-align: start;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: start;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UaA63AqPLek/URvcdwVNj1I/AAAAAAAAB1E/9CmyUgdXZB0/s640/blogger-image-755043400.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UaA63AqPLek/URvcdwVNj1I/AAAAAAAAB1E/9CmyUgdXZB0/s320/blogger-image-755043400.jpg" width="280" /></a>Ahhh The Hunger Games. Great books, definitely worth a read if you haven't yet done so. I made a Valentine's card for a friend in the states who's a great fan of this series, and actually used the full quote as the sentiment inside the card (which I forgot to get a pic of. ugh.) It's even in a Hunger Games font, because I'm weird like that, and we finally have a printer that works! Hallelujah!!! er, ahem. For the final product I took the bling out of the flower in her hair, but you get the picture (hah). This was better than the final pic anyway.<br /><br /></div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V2mbQ-lMxpo/UQH_CZ_Hd8I/AAAAAAAAPk0/6rtzLIatZYg/s1600/DD%2339.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; text-align: left;"><img border="0" height="148" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V2mbQ-lMxpo/UQH_CZ_Hd8I/AAAAAAAAPk0/6rtzLIatZYg/s200/DD%2339.jpg" width="200" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ocyqrEK6yik/URWFFgGx5XI/AAAAAAAAOwQ/R7eCnBBy0JM/s1600/Mojo280Sketch.gif" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ocyqrEK6yik/URWFFgGx5XI/AAAAAAAAOwQ/R7eCnBBy0JM/s200/Mojo280Sketch.gif" width="145" /></a><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The card satisfies the current <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(but not for much longer...)</span> <a href="http://thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/02/dynamic-duos-39-pink-pirouette-and-pool.html">Dynamic Duos</a> challenge of pool party &amp; pink pirouette, and uses the <a href="http://mojomonday.blogspot.ca/2013/02/mojo-monday-280.html">Mojo Monday 280</a> sketch from this week as well. It also uses 2 of the super cute peeps from the Hero Arts set "<a href="http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=HA-LP204">Three People</a>" that I picked up at Mike's for a STEAL. woo!</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></center><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-57051532660828632352013-01-23T08:09:00.000-04:002013-01-23T08:09:01.020-04:00WOW!Or, What a difference decent light makes!! <br /><br />When we were at Costco yesterday, they had <a href="http://www.ottlite.com/p-352-tulip-desk-lamp.aspx">these Ottlites</a>&nbsp;near the door for $20 so I snatched one right up (seeing as I missed 'em last year). <br /><br />So I wanted to see the difference the light makes, and to quote a friend, WOW. The only difference between the original pic &amp; the 2 from tonight is that i have the i.phone5 now, so it has a flash where the old one didn't. But still - look at the difference. <br /><br />First pic - normal cave lighting (read: sh!tty, dark). Second, today with flash only, Third, flash + OttLite. WOW, eh? You can see the Smooch &amp; bling I talk about in the <a href="http://www.hanwayink.com/2012/05/card-patterns-sketch-meet-hero-arts.html">original post</a> in the third pic, where you definitely couldn't in the other two.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oQ7NlTSjVgU/UP9OHa0hwEI/AAAAAAAABy0/LYtbL9Sf434/s640/blogger-image--1900442019.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oQ7NlTSjVgU/UP9OHa0hwEI/AAAAAAAABy0/LYtbL9Sf434/s640/blogger-image--1900442019.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">taken with old i.phone (3GS)</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MQ12iWyxJn8/UP9NlugsnpI/AAAAAAAAByk/3-jL07UcZIA/s640/blogger-image--898193897.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MQ12iWyxJn8/UP9NlugsnpI/AAAAAAAAByk/3-jL07UcZIA/s640/blogger-image--898193897.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">New i.phone (5) w/ flash</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LgStEFf4Guc/UP9OFzscjkI/AAAAAAAABys/nDfzph6FZ6A/s640/blogger-image-412635822.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LgStEFf4Guc/UP9OFzscjkI/AAAAAAAABys/nDfzph6FZ6A/s640/blogger-image-412635822.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">i.phone5 with flash&nbsp;+ OttLite&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table>So if anyone still reads this blog, I apologize for the sh!ttasticly-lit pics i've provided til now. I can't promise the pics themselves will be any better, but at least they'll be decently lit.<br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-48519106807960795152013-01-20T00:03:00.001-04:002013-01-20T00:03:23.699-04:00Two-two!OOPS-This should've posted amlost three weeks ago. I'm no longer conflicted, but thought i'd post anyway...<br /><br />when i made the penguin card, i was completely set to give it to LJ on Friday. Then I saw this card, and I knew I had to make it for him too. My boy is a huge fan of Thomas. He shows everyone the Thomas on his shoes, etc. But two birthday cards? Well, a boy only turns two once, I guess :P i think one will be from mom, one from dad. (ETA: we just gave him the Thomas card & I'll use pengi for the stash...)<br /><br />The proportions on the original card threw me off a bit. It was made by a demo in the UK, so I think their card sizes are possibly a bit different, dunno. Or maybe it was just a NON-A2 card *gasp* <br/><br/><div class="separator"style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lmESil3GPso/UPtsgZ_NsiI/AAAAAAAAByA/FerSpdQgwDs/s640/blogger-image--471567840.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lmESil3GPso/UPtsgZ_NsiI/AAAAAAAAByA/FerSpdQgwDs/s640/blogger-image--471567840.jpg" /></a></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-64334058400161949902013-01-19T23:58:00.001-04:002013-01-21T08:13:16.943-04:00SOS 85- Two a TThis week's challenge at <a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/01/shopping-our-stash-challenge-85-suits.html">SOS</a>... Use 2 items that start with T... so I used "Thinking of you" stamp &amp; Twine. It's a bit of a stretch, seeing as the first two cards I made like this I used white ribbon, but I wanted to play along, so pulled out some twine, et voilà! <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l5FwlhXK5dE/UPtsntv9qgI/AAAAAAAAByI/PTCDP-Hvneg/s640/blogger-image-270737276.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l5FwlhXK5dE/UPtsntv9qgI/AAAAAAAAByI/PTCDP-Hvneg/s640/blogger-image-270737276.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Papers are current, but I have no idea what pack, as they're mostly from a sampler pack I'd bought from my old upline, but the raspberryish one is from the Sweet &amp; Sour DSP (love). The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy, and I used natural twine &amp; a white button (should've been bigger, but it's in the mail now!).&nbsp;</div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-28038093798440473782012-12-31T08:00:00.000-04:002013-01-20T00:04:53.358-04:00For Olivia<div style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wSiQgWYIJmg/UOA7GSs3wbI/AAAAAAAABwo/mjnugPLyUes/s640/blogger-image--2007880210.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wSiQgWYIJmg/UOA7GSs3wbI/AAAAAAAABwo/mjnugPLyUes/s640/blogger-image--2007880210.jpg" /></a></div>I hate that I had to make this card, but I couldn't NOT. You see, sometime on the night of Dec 25, a little girl went to sleep, never to wake again. Little Olivia was only 5years old and was fighting the flu, but was otherwise healthy. This card will be sent to her mum, dad &amp; little sister.<br /><br />This card is based on <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/248823948134035351/">one from pinterest</a>, with just smaller hearts &amp; an ivory base vs the white one. And the sentiment was changed, obviously. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Once I had the hearts in place &amp; the stem stitched <span style="font-size: x-small;">(!!! i sewed on a card! Well, I cheated and used my SewEasy, but I digress.</span>) I ran the panels through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF to give it to look of a quilt. Looking back, I should've defined the flower petals somehow, as I feel they kinda blend in with the background, but ah well. <a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L6UmJ0Lf38o/UOA7VLdwjMI/AAAAAAAABww/2P0vXMjpgpA/s640/blogger-image-1866619599.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="153" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L6UmJ0Lf38o/UOA7VLdwjMI/AAAAAAAABww/2P0vXMjpgpA/s200/blogger-image-1866619599.jpg" width="200" /></a>At first I had a button in the centre of the flower, but switched to a pink gem. This seemed more appropriate given her mom's request for those coming to the viewing to "Please wear your most sparkly and bright clothing, tiaras are optional." plus, it just looked wrong, see?<br /><br />This one's for you, Olivia. RIP sweet princess. Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-62955328350612446832012-12-30T11:01:00.003-04:002012-12-30T11:01:43.256-04:00LJs Christmas card<a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fHGCeRjmBA4/UOBKCKe4kVI/AAAAAAAABxE/tWyrAWJTyOU/s640/blogger-image--1118494263.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fHGCeRjmBA4/UOBKCKe4kVI/AAAAAAAABxE/tWyrAWJTyOU/s640/blogger-image--1118494263.jpg" /></a>I heart punch art. so when I saw<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/248823948133964921/"> this sweet reindeer</a> <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(on Pinterest, where else?)</span>&nbsp;I had to try my hand at him. I even had a string of mini lights to use on him in my stash, so it was meant to be! <br /><br />I didn't change much - just the layers, really. Oh and the googly ryes &amp; and a big red gem (also from stash, woo!) for his nose instead of punched/drawn circles. Oh and I don't have a snowflake punch or die (i know!!) so I stamped the snowflake from the Country Living Holiday Sampler &amp; had to fussy cut it for antlers. Grrr. Quelle PITA. Ok, maybe I changed it a bit :P<br /><br />I love the stickles-as-highlighting &amp; the string of lights he's playing in. I used glue dots on either end of the string &amp; just have it draped behind his antlers and tail. Might put this one in a ziploc for safe keeping... <br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-43202124660521218072012-12-30T08:21:00.001-04:002012-12-30T11:00:31.286-04:00Two!<a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w7srVnHQiVM/UOAxzGUSRCI/AAAAAAAABwU/ZPCj4Q0xB_k/s640/blogger-image--1906639957.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w7srVnHQiVM/UOAxzGUSRCI/AAAAAAAABwU/ZPCj4Q0xB_k/s640/blogger-image--1906639957.jpg" /></a>Our little guy turns two next Friday, so I wanted to try &amp; get his card done... I'd seen <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/248823948134035359/">this card</a> on Pinterest.. i changed the balloon to reflect his age, and changed up the DSP for something a bit more youthful. It was easier to see his balloon &amp; hat on the blue-ish cs, so I skipped the white panel. A couple gems for twinkling eyes &amp; one on the party hat, some sheer orangey ribbon, et voilà! <br /><br />I realize now I made a penguin card for his 1st birthday too - complete fluke. <br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-47169168874502868142012-12-26T20:21:00.001-04:002012-12-26T20:21:29.885-04:00FM89 the second<a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-25DjNDGmdOM/UNkXPLfDQyI/AAAAAAAABwA/H0MCt5GcnTI/s640/blogger-image--513522323.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-25DjNDGmdOM/UNkXPLfDQyI/AAAAAAAABwA/H0MCt5GcnTI/s640/blogger-image--513522323.jpg" /></a>I heart heat embossing. That's why I was happy to play along for a second time in the current <a href="http://www.fridaymashup.com/2012/12/fm89-time-to-get-clean.html">Friday Mashup - CAS and/or heat embossing</a>. This is the card I made for my hubby... He bought (!!) one for his brother that was similar, and commented to me how much he liked the simple black &amp; gold, so I made him one just like it :P There are little gems (<a href="http://www.tayloredexpressions.com/item.php?item_id=467&amp;category_id=340">Taylor's Tiny Twinkles</a>) on the nose <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(red, of course)</span> and through the antlers (black, clear, red, gold), and some red satin SU ribbon across the bottom. I was looking for a nice sentiment for the front, but couldn't find one at hte last minute, so left it. <br /><br />FTR, what i don't heart is cheap embossing powder. So please learn from my mistakes - buy the good stuff. it WILL be worth it in the end. <br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-71126340008262789542012-12-23T21:53:00.001-04:002012-12-23T21:53:41.105-04:00MFTWSC103 & PDCC162<a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KkNuhJW1Mo0/UNdomYaS8uI/AAAAAAAABvc/-O7iUOxYIv4/s640/blogger-image-377811317.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KkNuhJW1Mo0/UNdomYaS8uI/AAAAAAAABvc/-O7iUOxYIv4/s640/blogger-image-377811317.jpg" /></a>One of my coworkers just got her Real Estate license, so I inked up this cutey PI girl and played along to make her a congrats card. And I was able to work in not one but&nbsp;<b>two </b>challenges - I'm on a roll! This time it's <a href="http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/?p=13658">MFT Wednesday Sketch103</a> and <a href="http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-play-date-cafe-pdcc162.html">PDCC162 (teal, mint, lavender &amp; gold).</a> The plain cardstock is SU - Island Indigo &amp; an old minty color. The lavender is from the Lawn Fawn Bright Side collection, as is her teal "suit". The gold along the bottom is a scrap of ribbon i plucked out of my bin. I think it's old MFT ribbon, but can't be sure. I used spica pens to color her shoes &amp; the key, SU markers &amp; a blender pen for her skin &amp; hair, and platinum stickles for her buckles, belt and barrettes.The prima was put in the corner to distract from the huge white space in the corner. Guess I should've cut the panel smaller, but ah well. next time ;) at least it matches the color scheme - just hope it doesn't disqualify me from the MFT challenge.<br /><br />ftr: here are the PDCC challenge &amp; MFT sketch images...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yMyCbJYzWVs/UNJLM5zXbOI/AAAAAAAAUC0/D9VRUcA7Px0/s400/0color+story+162.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yMyCbJYzWVs/UNJLM5zXbOI/AAAAAAAAUC0/D9VRUcA7Px0/s200/0color+story+162.jpg" width="181" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/MFTWSC103.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/MFTWSC103.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-474392763816226992012-12-23T14:41:00.002-04:002012-12-23T14:41:56.592-04:00FM 89 - CAS & heat embossing<a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2o7kxLw2TXM/UNdOiBQjR4I/AAAAAAAABvI/wYGBHaSP8xE/s640/blogger-image--1619092868.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2o7kxLw2TXM/UNdOiBQjR4I/AAAAAAAABvI/wYGBHaSP8xE/s640/blogger-image--1619092868.jpg" /></a>I made this lovely card for the director &amp; staff at my son's daycare. They definitely bring him (and therefore us) joy, so thought that ornament was appropriate. It's almost completely cased from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinsue/6327597136/in/pool-647078@N25/">this card</a> I'd originally seen on Pinterest...<br /><br />This week at the <a href="http://www.fridaymashup.com/2012/12/fm89-time-to-get-clean.html">Friday Mashup</a>, the challenge is to use heat embossing and/or make a CAS card, and at only one layer plus a couple of dimensionals, I think this qualifies. Not only for CAS, but the swirl &amp; ornament were both heat embossed to boot. The swirl using new Early Espresso EP, and the ornament with versamark &amp; marina mist ink, and then embossed using iridescent ice EP.<br /><br /><br /><br />Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-84606834249069242262012-12-20T23:41:00.000-04:002012-12-21T09:40:03.984-04:00SOS 82- winter<a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V1dBEJ4eVm8/UNRiMnqjhlI/AAAAAAAABu0/zyqG-lmtAus/s640/blogger-image-470432946.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V1dBEJ4eVm8/UNRiMnqjhlI/AAAAAAAABu0/zyqG-lmtAus/s640/blogger-image-470432946.jpg" /></a>This week's <a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2012/12/shopping-our-stash-challenge-82-winter.html">SOS challenge</a> is winter (NOT holiday). I made this tonight (Thursday) for my son's daycare teacher, as I don't believe she celebrates christmas, but needed something to put her "holiday" gift in. .. I knew what I wanted to do, but it took quite a while to come together. I like the end result tho, even if my fingers &amp; pjs are covered in glitter &amp; my desk is covered in so much flock it looks like it snowed in my basement. <br /><br />The background is a random snowflake stamp (Unity) inked in the new SU Illuminance ink on some Memory Box paper (butterfield I think??). I then took a piece of green MB paper (minuet? brioche?) and covered it <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(and myself...)</span> in stickles &amp; flock (which makes the snow sparkle... lurve). I stamped Lawn Fawn's Winter Fox onto the background, then again onto shimmer CS &amp; colored her, fussy cut then stuck her on top of the snowy base. I stamped the sentiment word by word onto a strip of MB scrap from my desk, then layered it on some silver CS (also hanging round my desk) &amp; made the pennant shape. I stuck the sentiment on &amp; added a mirrored snowflake that's been kicking round my cave forevah et voilà! I feel that there's a giant gem missing from the centre of the snowflake, but too late now. I still love it though. one of my faves.<br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ti0AfQQsrMw/UMsvgaNh-qI/AAAAAAAAEA4/V41jVDunZsA/s320/553564_4331792181840_74682731_n.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ti0AfQQsrMw/UMsvgaNh-qI/AAAAAAAAEA4/V41jVDunZsA/s200/553564_4331792181840_74682731_n.jpeg" width="200" /></a><br />Woo - the sparkle &amp; shimmer also qualifies this for the current challenge at Lawnscapings too - <a href="http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ca/2012/12/lawnscaping-challenge-make-it-shine_17.html">Make it shine</a>! Mirrors, shimmer ink, brushed silver cardstock, spica pens (for the scarf) and stickles - yup, that baby sparkles!Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-26456563629499415962012-12-10T11:00:00.000-04:002012-12-21T10:07:22.199-04:00SOS 80 -post the second<a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p0I18r9e9-s/UMKcPM1Kr0I/AAAAAAAABt4/jKbbPJdLKqI/s640/blogger-image-824123458.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p0I18r9e9-s/UMKcPM1Kr0I/AAAAAAAABt4/jKbbPJdLKqI/s640/blogger-image-824123458.jpg" /></a>And here is my second card for the&nbsp;<a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2012/12/shopping-our-stash-challenge-80-winter.html">80th SOS challenge - Holiday or Winter</a>&nbsp;cards - a Christmas card for a dear friend that I included in her package of Christmas goodies. Again, this is mostly stash. Ancient ribbon (which I still love, but it IS getting a bit old..), a scrap of DSP that was in the bin, already burnished with silver paint &amp; blue ink, and an ornament stamped in Bashful Blue <span style="font-size: x-small;">(which obviously needs to meet some reinker, oops!)</span> and then heat embossed with iridescent EP. You can't see the sparkle or shine in the first pic, so I took a pic to show off just how shiny it is. Tis the season, right?<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yv1y8aH96gM/UMKcPMQDEMI/AAAAAAAABt8/oX4FhrjncOY/s640/blogger-image--214718875.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="256" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yv1y8aH96gM/UMKcPMQDEMI/AAAAAAAABt8/oX4FhrjncOY/s400/blogger-image--214718875.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: left;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nTqL_Kl1mPY/ULzLdfIIXhI/AAAAAAAAbs4/Xb1oYYDXA2o/s400/It's+Time+to+Sparkle.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nTqL_Kl1mPY/ULzLdfIIXhI/AAAAAAAAbs4/Xb1oYYDXA2o/s200/It's+Time+to+Sparkle.jpg" width="150" /></a>ETA: I just realized that my card qualifies for the current Tuesday Trigger challenge at Moxie Fab World: <a href="http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/12/tuesday-trigger-shimmer-shine.html">Shimmer &amp; Shine</a>. I love the shiny tray and ornaments, and I definitely have shimmer &amp; shine on the card!&nbsp;</div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-81343394622923991852012-12-10T10:35:00.000-04:002012-12-21T10:07:54.574-04:00SOS 80 the first<a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XqdR34NbG3Y/UMKcGnx8IVI/AAAAAAAABtw/aRCqeMbdfYA/s640/blogger-image--1568083561.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XqdR34NbG3Y/UMKcGnx8IVI/AAAAAAAABtw/aRCqeMbdfYA/s1600/blogger-image--1568083561.jpg" /></a>The current challenge at SOS is <a href="http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2012/12/shopping-our-stash-challenge-80-winter.html">Winter or Holiday</a> themed cards, and I ended up making a couple on Friday that fit the bill. The first card is this cute shaker card, made with a leftover sweet treats cup. I made three of these to include with the Christmas gifts for a few very imp. littles..<br /><br />Everything on here is stash. The blue cardstock I've had for YEARS, same with the glitter &amp; eyes. The snow was punched or torn from larger bits that were in the bin, and I cut the nose from a scrap. I made the scarves from some <a href="http://craftysteals.com/shop/american-crafts-bakers-twine-bundle-a/">American Crafts twine</a>&nbsp;that I picked up a few months ago but hadn't used. I hand-lettered the sentiment, because well I was running out of time, and wasn't sure if I had something "appropriate".Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-85189505016436068942012-11-30T10:46:00.001-04:002012-12-03T11:36:47.292-04:00CTS7 Birthday cardOne of my fave co-workers turns 50 on Monday, so I knew I had to make her an awesome card. I used the color palette from the just-expired <a href="http://thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.ca/2012/11/challenge-30-navy-and-silver.html">Dynamic Duos #30 challenge</a> - midnight muse &amp; silver, because it just seemed RIGHT for the birthday girl. And 50th birthdays are about silver &amp; sparkle, right? Because I was making the card after the deadline, I added a greenish-yellow bit o' bling to the o in fabulous.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AP86OKLYgiA/UF7ynoMOxnI/AAAAAAAAB8c/mDOovH3XoYI/s1600/cts7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AP86OKLYgiA/UF7ynoMOxnI/AAAAAAAAB8c/mDOovH3XoYI/s320/cts7.jpg" width="226" /></a></div><br />The card follows <a href="http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2012/11/case-this-sketch-challenge-7.html">CAS(E) this Sketch</a>&nbsp;#7, as shown above, except I turned it sideways. The scalloppy parts are made from an MFT die and offset so that they make a ric-rac-esque pattern. The 5 &amp; 0 were die cut from SU Sparkly Silver paper, and the background is brushed silver card stock. I rounded the corners of the banner to coordinate with the scalloppy bits, and stamped the "&amp; fabulous" using studio g alphabet stamps, which i stamped first in black, then retraced in black spica pen. You can't see it here, but the banner was misted (heavily) with rubbing alcohol/champagne sparkle paint so that it too is a bit spurkly.<br /> <br/><br/><div class="separator"style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R-iHS8hWqyA/ULzHDu5b9NI/AAAAAAAABtc/tLX7g5KlMus/s640/blogger-image--1687563567.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R-iHS8hWqyA/ULzHDu5b9NI/AAAAAAAABtc/tLX7g5KlMus/s640/blogger-image--1687563567.jpg" /></a></div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-777102438804878773.post-84714746201692395662012-11-10T22:12:00.001-04:002012-11-10T22:12:29.463-04:00Lawnscapings challenge<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The current challenge at Lawnscapings is <a href="http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ca/2012/11/lawnscaping-challenge-dust-em-off.html">Dust 'em off</a>...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jLWNmw-hwPQ/UJV6uOA75dI/AAAAAAAADjY/aHtLJi-c0ns/s320/551889_4470730215204_1311635941_n.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jLWNmw-hwPQ/UJV6uOA75dI/AAAAAAAADjY/aHtLJi-c0ns/s200/551889_4470730215204_1311635941_n.jpeg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">... or use something from your stash you hadn't in a while. Well, I ended up making an all-LF card! I used papers &amp; letter stickers from my Bright Side set that hadn't seen the light in a while, with one of my favorite LF sets and voilà, a cute pregnancy congrats card!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VdM0Qy05x3k/UJyGwoAfcbI/AAAAAAAABsw/kKm6SZm3iII/s640/blogger-image--604306460.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VdM0Qy05x3k/UJyGwoAfcbI/AAAAAAAABsw/kKm6SZm3iII/s640/blogger-image--604306460.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I do realize that there's a stamp with the same sentiment, but in my wisdom one day I snipped the sentiment so I could do something "funky" <span style="font-size: xx-small;">(read; i have no clue why)</span> with the word bun, and proceeded to lose it somewhere in my cave. grrr. ah well, that's why i've got stickers, right?&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I was also planning on entering this in the Catered Crop accentuate the negative challenge, but I was too lazy to write hte post on time and missed the cutoff. ah well. it's just a negative of a top-note, nothing overly fancy. still, pissed at myself for missing cut off. :/&nbsp;</div>Michelle Hanwayhttps://plus.google.com/105351556449420113545noreply@blogger.com4