Monday, January 19, 2009

I am so excited... looky here!




Ok, I have been published... well once - but now this is super exciting! Stampavie asked me a couple of months ago to create a few cards for an advertisement that they were planning for Paper Crafts Magazine!!! (This ad is in the current issue that is now out on the shelves March/April) The ad is for the new Leere Aldrich images, which I absolutely adore... so that made it really fun - What do you think of the ad? Cute huh?








The cards were super fun to make -



The first one is called "Going Places". Do you love the convertible, who can resist a red convertible!

Colored with my Copics and then used silver adhesive dots as the hub caps. The papers are all Basic Grey I think - maybe My Minds Eye.. heck it has been almost two months. I used a pink card stock as the base, with a dark brown card stock as a mat. I sewed with a zig zag stitch. I cut one of the flourishes out of one of the pattern papers out and then matted with the dark brown.

The sentiment is also from Leere Aldrich, matted on green then brown. With a Green Satin ribbon.

I love the stitching on the card - I think it adds so much texture, and detail you just can't get with paper and ink... shock horror oh my can't believe I said that! But I do love the stitching. Now all I have to do is figure out how I can get one of those convertibles myself! Wonder if it can pull a donkey trailer?


The second card is just so girlie... I used DCWV with my Copics, including the back ground - Baby Girl Nana Nursery Glitter papers, lots of them! All on a hot pink card stock base. I actually did the sewing on them individually before I put the card together - would have been just to thick to sew as one. I colored the fun image "Bathing Beauty"
looks like velvet in person, I cut with my Spellbinders Nestibilities circle, then the dotted pattern paper with a scallop circle, sewed the edge really slow to keep it as a circle. LOL. Sewing in a circle is a challenge for me! There are three ribbons stacked that both seemed to match so well. I punched two flowers with a EK Success retro flower centered with large yellow brads, I high lighted with white gel pen. The sentiment again is also from Leere Aldrich - perfect for the image, part of the Sentiment B collection.


There are so many fun images to color with Leere Aldrich... I can't wait to make my next card!
Run over to Stampavie and see for yourself how fun they all are!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, we have had lots of Puppy time, Libbie is just too cute, and my I really have had to be careful, she is so tiny! You should see her trying to chase Bonnie across the backyard! Bonnie takes 6 or 7 steps to Libbies oh I don't know 200!

Well better get breakfast, do my Wii so I can do some blog surfing! I missed a lot this weekend so I want to catch up -

HUGS and-

28 comments:

Kelly said...

They are both awesome cards Michelle, congrats!!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats!!! They are both just beautiful.

Sally said...

Awesome! Congratulations

Anita said...

Congrats! Your cards are awesome! The images are so cute!

Mel said...

Big Gratzz there brill and so fun :)
Mel x

Ila said...

Congratulations Michelle!! the cards are Super Cute and Gorgeous and that is a fun add!!...Hugs, Ila

Helene said...

Congratulations! Your cards are so nice....You must be floating on cloud nine.
Helene

papersunshine said...

How very cool! Congratulations! Great cards :)
Lori K

Kirsten said...

Congrats on the cool ad! The cards are beautiful, I love the images.

esaga said...

Felicidades por la publicacion
Besos

Donalda said...

way to go girl!!! Big congrats!!

Kathy ~~~ said...

Congratulations!! I'd be jumping up and down for a long time! On the front page to boot! Really cute cards!

Heidi said...

This is so great my friend and you really deserved it. Congratulation with lots of hugs and kisses :o)

-Heidi

Kristine B. said...

AWESOME NEWS!! How wonderful to be published and with such a great magazine. YOU GO!! :)

ribenaruby said...

Fab creations and congratulations on the published add. A great start to the new year!

Cynde said...

Congratulations on the Publication Michelle! How exciteing for you!! I love both the cards. Love how you colored and sewed the lady in the Tub one...Tooo Fun!
Sounds like the puppie is learning the ropes with Bonnie. Thats got to be fun to watch. Enjoy and Congrats again...

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Congratulations Michelle and you must be buzzing with excitement to have your gorgeous cards in print. Hope your having lots of fun with Libbie, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Dawn said...

Hi Michelle
Well Done you - no wonder your cards are stunning! So vibrant - love the images!

anja said...

congrat with the publishing of your cards they are wunderful.

gr. anja

Norine said...

Congrats you deserve this love your work How exciting
Hugs
Norine

Happy Crafter said...

Congratulations Michelle well done you deserve it, love the cards they are fantastic as all your creations are :0)
Hugz Val xxx

dawnmarieg said...

Congratulations Michelle! I always thought you deserved to be published.x

NanaBeth said...

You go girl!

Nancy said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! Both are fun, great cards.

Shary said...

congratulations Michelle, they are both gorgeous cards.x

Heidi said...

Michelle- those are absolutely wonderful cards- you definately made the ad pop girl. Congrats! You have got to be beeming!

Annie said...

Congratulations on being in print Michelle! well your cards anyway! those new stamps are such fun images and I love the bright cheerful colours you used to make your cards. hugs, annie x

retiredheather said...

Congrats on your publication! Both cards are worthy of publication...love the details of each card.
Hugs
Heather