Monday, November 14, 2016


Ahh, poor neglected blog.  I'm so sorry!  My life has been crazy over the last month or so!  Where to begin.....I think it all started just before my trip to Atlanta.

I was going to Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event.  The day before, I went to a World Cardmaking Event put on by Brian King and Pam Morris.  I had to make 51 swap cards.  I started designing card after card, and it took me forever to decide which one to use. For those of you who know me, I don't have a huge amount of confidence.  I was completely stressed until I finally made my mind up. Then I had to create them and also a 3-D project for the same event.

For the card, I ended up using Tip Top Taupe for a base, a strip of Flirty Flamingo, a panel of Shimmery White mounted on Peekaboo Peach.  I wet the Shimmery White with an Aqua Painter, then took ink from the lid of the stamp pad with the Aqua Painter, and painted it in the three colors.  I really watered down the Tip Top Taupe.  When they were dry, I stamped three trees from Totally Trees and a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases, all in Tip Top Taupe.

My trip was amazing!  I got to meet a lot of online friends finally.  I've known some for about 3 years.  My roommate made the trip a lot of fun!  I came home with a boat load of goodies from my friend and from the events.  I can't wait to show you the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs! They are amazing!!  My box of pre-order goodies should be arriving tomorrow.  Here is all I can share for now.  Stay tuned!  And please let me know if you'd like to be added to my catalog mailing list.  If you're not working with another demonstrator, I'd be happy to send you one. 


Elisha said...

Hi Michelle! Your swap is wonderful! I went through a similar design process - questioning myself along the way - "Is it good enough?" Lol! Well yours is certainly beautiful:-). You were such a blessing to me at On Stage - I had a blast - THANK YOU! (My pre-order arrives today!)

Michelle Quinno said...

Elisha, thank you so much for your sweet comments! I enjoyed meeting you and chatting during On Stage!

Jeanie Stark said...

Michelle, throw that lack of confidence out the window! You are so very talented!!! I love your designs! I think we all want to showcase our best when making cards and you do just that!