Friday, March 27, 2009

InStyle BLOG HOP!!!

Who are you visiting in this InStyle Blog Hop??? The Dt for Instyle Stamps that is who - and why would you want to hop to all of these DT blogs??? Well for some great, fun inspiration!!! Well that and a great PRIZE at the end!!!

All of the DT can be found on my side bar under the InStyle Stamps link -

You will need to go to the InStyle Stamps (ISS) Forum to vote for your favorite DT project. When you vote your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize of your own... Now I know there will be lots of great inspiration with all of these DT.. but if you like my project.. feel free to vote for me so I can win a prize too! LOL

You can then also enter to win the grand prize by playing "Meet the DT Trivia." Read the trivia from the DT blogs and collect the answers to a list of questions about the DT and email your answers to by 10pm EST to enter. The list of questions will be posted on the ISS forum at noon on Friday (today) so no one gets a head start on it.

HERE are my Questions & Answers for my "Get to know the DT" trivia:
What is your favorite color combination for crafting?
toss up between pink/brown and green/purple

If you were stuck on a deserted island, and a box washed up on shore, what 5 craft supplies would you most want to find inside?
copic markers,glittery pattern papers, ribbon, border punch, flowers

What is your favorite coloring medium?
copic markers

What embellishment can you not live without?
flowers or bling

What are your hobbies (other than paper crafting)?
use to do needle crafts.. can't remember the last time I did it - I do like to read as well.

What’s your favorite spring time activity?
Watching baseball games!

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go?
I am pretty much a home body - but wouldn't mind a week or so on a beach anywhere...

When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why?
I wasn't in to too many super hero's.. loved mighty mouse cartoons does that count?

What is one item that you really should throw away, but probably never will?
The problem is I never throw anything away.... I think I will want it later - I should throw away all of the tons of old cheap scrapbook papers I purchased a decade ago... I will probably never use it!

If you were an animal, what would you be?
EASY... one of my own Mini Donkeys then I would know I would be spoiled.

If you could have an endless supply of any food item, what would you get?
Mexican Food

What is your favorite movie?
Tremors .. 1,2,3,4 or the TV series.

Who is your favorite actor/actress?
I don't really have one.. I just love funny action movies.

Do you have a pet? If so, what do you have?
one puppy a toy Australian Shepherd, a Cat and 32 donkeys!

How did you first get introduced to stamping?
hard to say I think it was a combination of magazines and Internet sites

And for my Inspirational project....

We were asked to make a Home Decor item with any of the InStyle stamps.. well I thought it was time to update the clock in my craft area!!!

I purchased a very inexpensive clock at the store - I think it was less than $5.00 - I took the plastic top off the top and used it for sizing my pattern paper, traced and cut the circle out. Carefully removed the handles and placed the pattern paper inside the clock making a hole in the center for the clock piece to come through. Rub-on's are used for the numbers - I believe these are American Crafts. I stamped out two InStyle images, at one you see SusieQ and at 6,7,and 8 your find Sheree ... both are colored with my Copics and then the bubbles and tub for Sheree are highlighted with Shimmerz and Stickles. They are loosely cut out and then I inked the edges.

Now I found in my stash a few weeks ago this transparency overlay - for some reason it just seemed to fit with this clock - a reminder of sorts - And Shopping and Bubble Baths... yea.. what all girls love! I then added a few tiny Prima flowers with stickles centers.
I put the clock all back together - hands and then the cover. Around the outside with glue dots I added a piece of satin ribbon and more Prima flowers... I really like how it came out - and every time I check the time I can remind myself... to do what I love!

Ok - now you can HOP on over to all of the other DT's then make sure to visit the Forum to vote... No pressure to vote for me.. but if you really like mine... please make sure to take the time to vote! Remember you may win a prize just for voting! And most importantly have fun hopping and seeing all the great inspiration!

Now get going to all the InStyle DT (found in my sidebar)... and visit the Blog as well!


Risa said...

Talk about creativity...your clock is awesome Michelle! Both of your images are awesome and I love the sentiment!

Vicky said...

This is awesome, Michelle! Love it and the colors you used are fantastic - very creative and inspiring!

Kim Dellow said...

What a fabulous clock, such a great idea, so beautifully done. Kim

Maria said...

oh my goodness, Michelle! Your clock is FANTASTIC!!! That clock would be perfect in my craft room! LOL! I don't have a clock in my room and I always have to look at my computer to know the time.

Beautiful job altering the clock. . .love the dp that you used and you did an awesome job coloring the InStyle images!!

See you on the forum!!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!


Jacquie said...

WOW!! GREAT job Michelle!!! This clock is TOO cool!!! Really!!! I would have NEVER thought to do that!! You are SO creative and talented!!! I hope you win girl!!! HOpe you are well!!! to vote!!

Take care

bastelzauberin said...

Michelle, your clock is FANTASTIC! A great idea.


Kim said...

Oh my goodness Michelle that is AMAZING and STUNNING! Beautiful work girl!!! I love it! What a fabulous idea...and I so know what I am going to be making soon for my craft area! :) I can never find a clock that I like...and now i know just how to fix that problem!!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and I look forward to getting to know you better!
Hugs~ Kim

retiredheather said...

It was fun reading your answers. I love your is wonderful.

Sandy said...

Your clock turned out great, Michelle!! Love both of those divas. Fantastic Blog Hope project, girl.

Kellylouj said...

such a beautiful project very unusual.

mycardz said...

WOW, how totally creative!! I love it! Awesome idea and soooo well done! Love the sentiment too, it is perfect! :)

Cynde said...

Cute Clock Michelle. I love your choice of colors. I especially like that you refurbished it! Hate when you have to spend the money on something, when alot of times we can spruce something up we already own. Great job, thanks for the inspiration....I'm looking around for something now.

Annie said...

Fabulous clock Michelle and great finding out a little bit more about you! hugs, annie x

Chris (catt871) said...

WICKED Clock!!! I TOTALLY need to do that!!!!! :)

Janna said...

Michelle, this is such a great idea!!! I never would have thought to put the images in a clock! Your coloring is beautiful and I love that you added the flowers! So so cute!