Monday, August 31, 2009

Crafty Secrets and Bitten by the Bug Blog Hops & Blog Candy!

I have so much to share with you today! I have two blog hops today......the first one is for Crafty Secrets. The design team used the fabulous new post card kits in such beautiful and creative ways. I decided to incorporate the Story Time postcard kit into a cornet. I love these and have been having so much fun making them! I used some fall foliage, Graphic 45 paper, and some miscellaneous trinkets. Some of my items were getting lost in the cornet, so I hot glued them to wooden skewers that you buy at the grocery store. Then I could vary the heights of my items. (Domino, clock face etc)

(Did you see a peek of my hot pink scrap room?) : )

The postcard kits come with a set of stamps to decorate with as well. I used them on the back of the postcard. Then the back of it is pretty too! : )

Make sure you check out the rest of the Crafty Secret's Design Team. They are sure to knock your socks off!
Today is also our Bitten by the Bug blog hop. We were to use the ribbon cut from the Paper Pups cartridge. (Which BTW, I got my new Cricut Expression a few days ago.....let me just tell you how much I LOVE my new machine!) I decided to create a fall card. I guess it is because it has been cool here in Chicago and summer seems to have ended. I used Melissa Frances paper and a sticker for the center of the ribbon. I used my Nesties and some leaves tied with a button and twine.


Since I have been cleaning and painting my scrap room for the past 2 weeks, I have some stuff, aka.......... blog candy that I'd like to pass on to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave me some love on the blog..... : ) Kyle will pick one winner on Thursday night. Make sure you hop on over to Regina's blog next!
And for those of you asking about my scrap room. It is nearly done. It just need curtains which my wonderful MIL is making for me. (Hugs to her!) I might also switch out a table I have in my room for a different counter.....not sure yet. I will take pics soon!
Thanks for sticking with me in this VERY long post today!





100 comments:

Mary said...

I really enjoyed looking at your blog and your beautiful creations! Thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy!!

DonnaMundinger said...

First of all that coronet is exquisite! Love looking at all of the beautiful details. Love your Autumn card too. I'm originally from Chicago and do miss the Fall. It's still 100 in CA. xxD

Crayola58 said...

Perfect Autumn card, Michele. Love the color theme.
We don't have much of an autumn here in AZ ., maybe a day. As my Uncle tells me, "Az has two seasons. HOT and HOTTER".
Carole

Pam said...

Beautiful cornet Michele,I always love your cornets!

Blog candy too?! Fun!

connie said...

I am on the BBTB blog hop but love both of your projects! I love how you used the ribbon on your card for the sentiment.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous projects today Michele!! The cornet is fabulous and I love your card!! Oh, and I can't wait to see more of that hot pink scraproom. ;)

RAP said...

It puts me in the mood for fall!

Vicki C said...

Michelle... I am LOVING your project! Cool! That's thinking outside the box girl!! WTG

Lindsay said...

Your work is fantastic! That vintage coronet is amazing.
Thanks for the chance to win some AMAZING candy... I LOVE the Rhonna Farrer ribbon and those pebbles... Keeping my fingers crossed!! :)

Heidi Blankenship said...

Michele, I love your Autumn coronet! It is so Beautiful and I love all of the embellishments you added to it! I just love how everyone is using the postcards in so many different ways! Love your card too!

Jingle said...

These are such wonderful projects! I love that cone! Just gorgeous!

Melissa said...

I love the fall theme! Time to switch over the decor and your card got me motivated!

Julia Moss said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations. They are all very lovely and you are ever so talented. I'm glad you cleaned out your craft room becaue the blog candy looks very "delicious". justmoss@optonline.net

pnlwallace said...

Very nice card...love the color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa

Lynne Smith said...

I love how you can look at a die cut and see so many different uses for it. It is something I am just learning to do. Beautiful Autumn card.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Yes I agree love the Coronet. . beautiful indeed. Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy and I cannot wait to see pics of your finished craft room.
Regards
Michelle

Barb said...

The coronet is so pretty! The card is gorgeous - love it all!
Barb M.
dallasfan539@yahoo.com

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! Love the fun and unique details in this!! TFS!!HUGS

Michele said...

I love your card, such pretty colors. Thanks for the inspiration! I now will have to surf your blog to see your other stuff!

jan farnworth said...

love your card you did a great job.

Tonya said...

WOW! You are super talented. Your card is stunning...love that paper and stitching. So pretty! Please enter me for a chance to win the blog candy you are offering...so nice, thanks! Off to complete my round trip at Regina's blog...

trendyscrapper said...

Michelle what a great project i love the cone idea too cool must try to make one thank you for all the inspiration.

Jessica said...

I love your card! And the coronet is lovely too! I've never heard them called that before. They make a love fall decoration.
Jazzyjess49@gmail.com

megline said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs, Megline

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i'm throwing you some llllluuuuuvvvvv!!!! i love both these. that hangar looks fabulous on your door and the card is beautiful. i just love the colors of autummn!

can't wait to see pix of your craft room too!

hugs,

Southern Cricut said...

I love both of your creations today. You are very talented. I cannot wait to see pictures of your room. I am trying to redo mine also and it is so hard.

AUsome mom said...

Wow! Your creations are just amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us and thanks for the chance at some great candy!!

HazelQ said...

Cute projects!! I like the colors, by the way I look forward to see your scrapbook room :) I'm sure it's looking pretty cute :P I'll keep hopping :P
hugs
Hazel

Regina Easter said...

OKAY FIRST THING YOU PROJECTS ARE WAY AWESOME...YOU ARE QUITE THE CRAFTOR...SECONDLY I WANTA SEE THIS PINK ROOM....

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, fabulous projects! I especially love your coronet, how original!
Lynne
:o)

Cricut Cricut said...

Congrats on the scrapbook room! I love hot pink, and can't wait to see your room.
I love your card too. It's feeling like fall here in Michigan too! Keep up the great work!
-Jenn
jenniferdissmore@hotmail.com

Jacilynn said...

super cute projects!

klasickewpie said...

Michele, your door hanger cornet is a perfect fall accent and your autumn card lovely too.. Thank you for the chance at your blog candy.

Margie H said...

SENDING LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!

Thanks to you, I am determined to make a cornet...had stuff for it since last Christmas and now I see this one...OY! Better get a move on!

Yes, I see peeks of PINK!!!!!!!! I wanna see! OMGosh, you must be so excited!

NO you cannot think FALL...yet! But I do love the colors of the season! Heehee... Thanks for the great eye candy!

Have a great week!! xoxoxo

The Household CEO said...

Beautiful fall card...love the warm colors! :)

Margie said...

Beautiful projects! Have fun with your "E"-I know I love mine!

Kelly said...

What a great creation. I can almost feel Autumn in the air!

KLW520 said...

I absolutely love fall! Your projects are so wonderful! Too bad it still gets to 100 degrees all the way down here in TX!

Crystal said...

Fall is also my favorite holiday! Congrats on the new scrap book room!

Melissa - TheWeddingGarter.com said...

If that is your handwriting, it's beautiful. I cannot wait for Autumn to inspire me.
Melissa

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE your Crafty Secrets project!! That Graphic45 paper goes so well with the CS products!! Both creations are awesome ... great job ... thanks for inspiration!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I love your coronet with the postcard in it! It is totally adorable!

I love blog candy, too!

Katie said...

Congrats on your new room and your new machine. How exciting!

Melissa said...

I just moved and painted my scraproom! I'm still trying to get everything put where it belongs - I miss crafting!

Leanne said...

Love the coronet! Your fall card is awesome to! Thanks for sharing!!

Christine said...

I came here for the BBTB hop but I'll be doing the crafty secrets hop too. I love the vintage stamps!

Blessings,
Christine

Lisa said...

Oh how I love fall colours!!! This is great! TFS!

Shirley said...

Loving your site even on my first visit...the coronet is so pretty, and the card is gorgeous...I do Thanksgiving and send out invites every year...and may incorporate some of your ideas this year. It is so warm and comfy looking!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some yummies.
Email: shirley.nmn@gmail.com

cards4u said...

What great projects! Love what you did with your postcard - wonderful idea to hot glue your trinkets to the skewers! Thanks for the chance to play - looking forward to seeing your room : )

Michelle (mla1111) said...

what fabulous creations! love them!!

Vicki said...

Oh I would love to have a room just for my scrap stuff, that would be so great. I love all the stuff you have posted on your blog, you are very talented.
that Autumn card is just so great!

jeanie nieva said...

great projects!thanks for sharing. :)

Charlotte said...

Your autumn card is great! I loved your blog and am now a follower.

Thanks! Charlotte

charlottecornett@att.net

Penniannie said...

I love your projects Michele, I love them....

Hugs
Penny

Ginny said...

Great looking projects Michele! I'm totally loving the look of everything. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks =)

Jeri said...

You're such a talented designer. I love seeing what you come up with for all the challenges. Looking forward to pictures of your new craft room.

~JennRo~ said...

Loving your projects this very busy Monday! :) I'm sad to see summer go but excited for all the fall, Halloween and dare I say, Holiday (yikes!) projects to begin!! Can't wait to see pics of your new scrap room!!

Karen McPherson said...

You are very creative. I enjoyed looking at your creations. TFS

karen_mcpherson@msn.com

Mary Jean said...

Love this card! Thanks being part of the blog hop!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Michelle,
Very pretty...I Heart Fall...Krista

Heather said...

Gorgeous autumn card!! Can't wait to see your crop room when it's done!
hippolito@gmail.com

Linda Peterson said...

I love the fall card. You are right, it sure has felt like fall in Michigan too.
Linda Peterson

carpediem said...

I subscribe to your blog and enjoy reading your posts and seeing your projects! laura j

sue said...

What beautiful creations, you have really outdone yourself, again!!
Thanks for the chance to win your great bloghop candy.
sue@kajs.demon.co.uk

Amy Johnson said...

What a gorgeous Coronet! I can't believe all the detail! Love the fall card too. I love the felt leaf. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. I can't wait to see your hot pink craft room!

kim said...

Hope the painting is going okay. I love your card, all of the fall colors were great. Thanks for sharing.

Kim

Allison said...

OMG...love that cone...so much to look at in there! And your card is so autumnal...almost makes it okay for the seasons to change...almost! Ha!

Mrsfroggy said...

Great card to start off the season. I am from the west coast but, have settled on the east coast and I enjoy having all four seasons to the max.

Mary said...

Your coronet is lovely. Thanks for the tip to keep smaller items showing!
Great idea with the ribbon cut!
Congratulations on your new expression!
Mary P

jaymack said...

I love falls colors but I don't miss the cool weather. I can't wait to see the hot pink crafting room.
Hugs

Cyn said...

I also love my expression, can't live without it. Love the hot pink color of your room, can't wait to see it finished.

Cyn

Crystal said...

this is such a pretty card! i just love the polka dot paper too and the way you used the ribbon card! just makes me wish the leaves were changing colors and fall was already here! hugs!

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

oh how I love the colors of fall and crinkly leaves -your creation brings me into a crispy october day wanting spiced cider. oooh I just love the way you chose the colors and accents. Very inspiring. I'm gonna go grab a sweater now ; ) tfs!

DeeDee said...

WOW! Lovely projects girlie! So very pretty and puts me in the mood for Fall! GREAT stuff! HUGS!

peggy nickelson said...

Michelle,
The Autumn colors are wonderful. All of your creations are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win some delightful blog candy.
Peggy N

Velta said...

WOW girl!!! That coronet is just vintage and so gorgeous! I love the card and I love autumn too!

Jennifer A. said...

What a warm autumn card! Makes me want a cup of steaming cider! I am now thinking I want to get going on my autumn projects!

Marie Levite said...

You just get better and better! Love all your creations. I bought a couple of Crafty Secret stamp set and can't wait to get crafty with them.

Annette J. said...

Fall is in the air, and your cards are beautiful reminder of it!
Thanks for your lovely creations.

4kids4 said...

Such a pretty card...love the leaves and the button..nice touch. Thanks for sharing!
~Sharon sconn0925@yahoo.com

StampinCathy said...

Your card is just beautiful. Wow this is some sweet candy here. Glad you're almost done with your room. Can't wait to see pics of it. Thanks for a chance.

Michelle said...

I love the autumnal cornet. Fall does seem to have arrived a bit earlier here in the Midwest. Your post has me thinking autumn projects.

Carol said...

I've been a fan for a little bit now. Love your work.

Carol
cmarchi3702@comcast.net

DB said...

Beautiful projects....the Autumn card is just beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

wonderful projects great job

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Both of those projects are gorgeous!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

sun_flower73 said...

Ooooo, really love the colors you used for your project! I will definitely be using those. Thanks for doing the hop :)

Holly said...

What a stunning card! GORGEOUS and the colors are beautiful. Thanks!!

gregandholly@wowway.com

Rheannon said...

Both projects are stunning my dear. Love all the elements packed into the first and your autumn card is just perfect. I love the fall. The leaves are already turning in some places which almost seems too soon but it sure is beautiful!

joanna said...

Lovely card and gorgeous colours. This is my first time to the BBTB's hop!! Off I go to the next one.....

4furbabies said...

Hugs and Kisses - well maybe not kisses-- how much love ya want-lol
Ok to the serious stuff great entry you made
Love it.
God Bless
Chris

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My hubby isn't thrilled, but I'm always looking for more stash! I feel like I never have enough. But I like the idea of cleaning out and sharing!

Denise Young said...

what a great idea- everyone loves some candy.

Linda said...

I enjoy all your blogs and your ideas. The card and coronet today were great. I'm ready for fall; tired of the hot weather. But on the other hand that means that snow isn't far behind and I'm not ready for that yet. Keep sharing all your ideas for us to absorb and use. We love them all.

Mary said...

As always...wonderful post. Thank you for sharing....and for the chance to win the blog candy....

Treva said...

Love your card, the colors remind of fall..tfs.

Dana said...

Very pretty. I think I like your use of the ribbon best of all.

dazey said...

Great autumn card! I can't wait for the air to get crisp & cool.

Lori1brat said...

Beautiful !!! I can't WAIT until Fall gets here ... we are still in the mid 90's though - hope it hurries up !!! Great card.

Debra said...

What a wonderful blog! You share such creative items and bless others by sharing your talent. Thanks for your generosity with the blog candy! Oh, my, what wonderful goodies! Bless you!
Debra