Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crafty Secrets and Vintage Giveaway!

I have a giveaway to share with you today a little further down in my post, but I first wanted to share a card I created using my favorite Rose image by Crafty Secrets. I just purchased Tim Holtz' new Watercolor markers, and I have to tell ya.....I LOVE Them!  They are so much fun to work with! I love the "watercolor" effect that it gives and the depth of color.  
After coloring the roses and leaves, I sponged the entire top of the card with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  After inking it up, I sprayed it with water and dabbed it with a towel.  It gives this beautiful aged, splattered appearance.  To finish off the card, I just added a bit of lace, twine, sentiment, and stick pins. 
I love giving stuff away and making someone's day, so today I have a VINTAGE giveaway to ONE lucky person!
It is a suitcase packed with vintage goodies from my favorite companies! 

A Closer look at what's inside! : )
A Stamp set from My Craft Spot and a mini album from Doodlebug!
Glassine bags filled with flowers, buttons, sequins, journaling cards, and little handpainted/glittered jingle bells!
All you need to do is become a follower, subscribe, or post my badge on your blog AND tell me what fun summer plans you have! That's it!  I love hearing about your lives and this is such a great way to get connected with you!  The blog candy will close Thursday night at 10 PM CST. 
Off to a pool party with Cortney today! Have a great day my friends!


136 comments:

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I've been a subscriber for a while now - your blog is awesome. This summer my hubby and I have already staffed a boy scout summer camp for a week. We'll head to the beach for a week with our grown kids soon, and end the summer with a scuba trip to Cozumel with our best friends. Summer sure is different with no little ones at home...

Tracy said...

My summer plans include working and crafting : ) Thanks for the chance to win (I'm already a follower)!

Brenda said...

Wow, your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the affect of the Tea Dye Distressing Ink. My summer plans include welcoming a new grandson the end of July! I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time with him and my other grandson, who will be a big brother.

Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway! I'm a new follower.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Margie said...

I suscribe to your blog-and have for a while- love your projects! We have family visiting in a few weeks-and and lots of swimming planned!

Cherie said...

I have been a follower for a while., but been completely out of the loop since my husband just got back from deployment. But I am back and getting ready for summer! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing. Just gorgeous! I am very excited to spend my summer in Minnesota, visiting my parents cabin often, and going to weddings of friends and family. As summer ends, the hubby and I are moving the Hawaii. So this will be a summer of mostly family, and crafting. I can't wait!!

nallian said...

I am a subscriber! Tomorrow is my last day for teaching summer school! School's out for summer-been humming that all morning! Love these little darlings but I am ready for a break! I will be heading for Sunnyvale on Friday! Love your projects-check your blog all the time for inspiration! Thanks for the incredible giveaway! I am also going to Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg with a nerd herd of history teachers! This cart would complement my pictures from there along with the other vintage goodies!

rockinrobin721 said...
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rockinrobin721 said...

I just started following, thanks for the chance to win. We are in the process of moving into a new home, so my plans including painting and updating the new home...LOL

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog! I will spend 1 week in Panama City FL on the beach and the rest of the summer you will find me in our pool after work and on the weekends swimming and enjoying time with family.

R said...

Thanks for the great give away! My plans are to relax in my back yard every chance I get!

rhaun64@gmaildotcom

Scrapnlu25 said...

Love your blog, My summer plans are to relax and craft, and enjoy the summer...

The Miners said...
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The Miners said...

Became a follower. Love the jinglebells. No plans for the summer except hanging at the pool!

Anonymous said...

OH MY HEAVENS Michele - My heart BE STILL - do I simply LOVE that little suitcase or WHAT!!! Since I now live in S. Florida - I pretty much have year 'round Summertime so I continue to love and enjoy my very own screened in pool. And, being as how we are on "Permanent Vacation" now we just do as we wish... it's lovely. Thanks for this opportunity.

Kris said...

Your projects always amaze me! My summer has been spent in Florida with my mom in the hospital,hope to come home and go in pool.

Wende said...

A pool party sounds so fun. My plans have been put on hold for a bit. Broke my right leg about two weeks ago. Just missed the step, broke the fibula. Ouch. Crafty goodness would help me pass the time. I am a long time follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Diane said...

Your card is amazing. My summer is pretty busy babysitting my grandkids and great nieces, loving every minute. I do have a few scrapbooking crops and conventions scheduled into my busy schedule, lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

Trudi said...

I have been a follower for quite some time now and love all your inspiration. Love the projects you inspire us to do. Thank you for the chance at the "suitcase".
etfamily@wynndel.ca

Sara Andrews said...

How cute is that!!

We plan to hit two beaches this Summer to make everyone happy. The crowded, big wave beach for hubby and the deserted bay for me.

bird said...

I have been a follower for awhile and your badge is already on my blog. I just love your work. And one of these days I will have to get me some Th markers and try this .

Jamie said...

I am a long time blog follower and I plan on leaving next week for a family road trip to visit my family! We are a military family so we don't have any that live near us and it has been awhile since we have seen them so we are really excited!!

Linda said...

Love the card you made! Tim's markers are my favs and the only ones that I can shadow with. We will be spending the summer racing quarter midget with my grandson and sprinters with my son. More racing pictures to scrap this fall!

missstamper said...

I am already a follower. Our Summer is filled with kids activities, the outdoor market we participate in once a month, and visiting family and friends! Whew... it will be over in the blink of an eye!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

I've been a follower for a long time. Love your card and the technique you used with the water. I never thought about that, but it looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing how you did it.
Cindy

marilyn said...

Man, if I thought I could make a card as beautiful as this one, I would purchased those markers FAST! What an absolutely gorgeous card. WOW! My summer plans are to scrapbook a lot, visit with my sister when she comes to visit, and just enjoy family time.

Missjoanna said...

Hi just became a follower.. You do really pretty work.. Summer plans well who knows.. would like to runaway to my place i have in fl around the 3 of july but gotta take my furbabies so dont sound much like a getaway lol

motherloves3 said...

This summer we are driving across Canada to see my daughter and grandson and then coming home through the US. Looking forward to visiting all the craft stores in the US. lol

motherloves3 said...

I am a new follower. Thanks\
motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

Anita Kehn said...

Beautiful card! Love love it! I've been a follower for a long time now. My plans for the summer include baking for Farmer's Market, crafting for the fall Craft Fairs and sending off our son and his wife to Peru for three years for a mission project. Also taking care of my one and only grandchild as much as possible. This prize is the best one yet ~ I'd love to win.

cdm317 said...

Michele,
You always have to nicest blog candy! I am looking forward to just staying home in the backyard and enjoying the pool. Not much else planned this year. It will give me lots more time for crafting. :)
I'm laready a follower/subscriber with a badge on my blog! Thanks for a chance to win.
Colleen

cdm317 said...

Michele,
You always have to nicest blog candy! I am looking forward to just staying home in the backyard and enjoying the pool. Not much else planned this year. It will give me lots more time for crafting. :)
I'm laready a follower/subscriber with a badge on my blog! Thanks for a chance to win.
Colleen

Godot's Girl said...

I already follow your blog, and enjoy it very much. I LOVE anything vintage! Thank you for the opportunity to win. GG

Gail said...

I am a follower and I do have your pin on my site www.stkittsscrapper.blogspot.com I would love to win this box.
tacyn@comcast.net

Sherri said...

I have been a subscriber for awhile now. I look forward to your blog posts. Your beautiful projects inspire me.

My summer plans include a nice relaxing week at the lake where I hope to design some projects on my Gypsy to work on when I get home.

Thanks so much for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

Good luck everyone.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Michele - this is such an amazing card. And I love how fantastic a job you have done with that stamp image. Fantastic as always. Summer this year for us, is camp for the girls for a few weeks, horse and taekwando. And then trips here and there. We are hoping to go to a wedding at New Year so thats when our trip for this year will be - off to Florida. TFS

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

I am a subsciber for a while now... love your style and great projects. We don't have a lot of plans. We might drive down to Washington DC for couple of days... and if everything goes well, we'll go to Hungary to visit my parents.

Jingle said...

Your card is so gorgeous!!! As for summer plans...I plan to spend some extra time creating, but other than that...it's business as usual for me! :-)

Regina said...

Your cards are always so beautiful so this Summer is going to be spent learning new card making skills so I can have beautiful cards too! Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Love it. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Beth said...

I've been a follower for a while. Love your card. My summer plans are my oldest brother is getting married so I'm excited for that wedding and I am going to work on scraping the photos from my other brother's wedding who got married last fall. Thanks for a chance at a great give away

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful card! The pearls and stick pins are a great touch!

Cathy G. said...

Im scrapping with friends every Thus. At our LSS this summer. I wish I had a maid and cook so that I could play all of the time! I love the case with all of the goodies! Pick me. I want it!

Larmabee said...

I've admired your blog from afar, but finally made the plunge to be a follower!
My wonderful summer plans are all craft related! I am making a scrapbook album from found and damaged photos from the family farm I grew up on.
What a wonderful collection of vintage in the suitcase!

Lilygirl said...

Great card Michele!! I love the water color look!! My summer will be filled with camping trips, boating trips and fishing. On the days I am home I will be in my lily gardens cross-pollinating named daylilies, my other passion besides paper-crafting!! Have a great summer with your family!!
Thank you for the chance to win!!
laysig@telus.net

Kelly Massman said...

Of course I'm following!!! Pretty coloring and distress inking on this one! Our fun plans for the summer? We are moving! Pray for us that our house will sell soon! Thanks!!!

Margi said...

i really love your blog. I am a subscriber now. My summer plans started last week celebrating my birthday in San Antonio, I also want to finish decorating my craftroom and make more scrapbook projects. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

Margi

Very Mary said...

Oh my, summer plans! Loafing, goofing off, napping, and doing nothing much at all! Certainly NOT teaching!

Sage said...

I know you from the Circle MB, am now a follower of your blog. Beautiful card! besides crafting, I will be going on vacation in Michigan with my family. also, our 2nd granddaughter is due anytime now, so I will be grandmothering a lot this summer!

Glennis said...

Love the look of your colouring - distress markers are now on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win. We are spending summer holidays with family in the northern hemisphere, so have left our cold winter behind!

Anonymous said...

Following and love your work.
Illene

Paperdoll said...

I am now following your blog, though I'm trying to figure out how this " following" works. The card in today's post is beautiful and your give-away is awesome. We usually vacation in the fall or WDW in December, but I am going to a scrapping retreat this weekend for my birthday!

Josie0602 said...

Already a follower and I believe a subscriber too. We dont really have any fun things planned for this summer. My mom is ill and we are all taking turns caring for her. We will have the grandkids birthday parties to attend this summer and that is always fun!

Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Marty said...

Michelle I love your vintage card it's gorgeous! This is the first summer I'm actually working in about 10 years. I'm an aide at an elementary school and I was offered a job helping a 21 year old girl (with Down Syndrome) with daily life skills. It's been amzing so far & now I'll also get to spend some evenings with her when I go back to work in Aug. So guess you can say it's been a great summer for me both financially and emotionally. Thanks for the chance to win I love anything vintage!

motomom said...

My summer plans are to start a new job on Monday. Wish it was somethig more fun, but it will be nice to have a real job again after 3 years of retail.

Debbie Johnson said...

This summer I am looking for a new job. We are going to Hershey Pa for vacation. And I am going to get some Christmas things done to sell in the fall.

Sheri said...

Hi! I have been a subscriber for a very long time now. Ummm my summer plans are up in the air. I retired for the public school system after almost 30 years. That was 3 weeks ago. My husband will retire on the 29 of June so we will probably sit and look at each other and ask how the heck did we get so old so quick!

Stephanie said...

Your card is really beautiful.I can see why it's a favorite. We're looking forward to our oldest son's visit and going to my sister's house for a visit.

Gina Greenawalt said...

What a beautiful card. I have not mastered coloring yet but boy you sure are inspiring. I am new follower from the Circle Blog :) My plans consist of working and trying to use the weekends to soak up some sun!

scrapperbecka said...

Those markers look like fun I will have to try them. Summer plans: camping camping and more camping and some crafting too
Becka

Creative M said...

Already a Follower...and now a subscriber...your blog button is on my blog...I always visit your blog and love to see what your working on.My summer plans are to craft more,shop more at Micheals..LOL...and visit P.R. to see my mom.
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

princess said...

I am a follower and love not only seeing your creations but also seeing/hearing about your family. My summer plans include time with family(grown up boys and their wives, grandkids and my mother who lives with us) but--- the icing on the cake will happen in August- we are off on a 4 week European adventure,visiting many countries to celebrate our 40th anniversary in style!!Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

Cindy Coutts said...

Hi Michelle. I'm already a follower and all of that other good stuff. Thank you for the opportunity to win your beautiful blog candy and for sharing with us a beautiful card too. You really rocked the markers with your techniques. Hugs.

Cindy Coutts said...

PS: I forgot to tell you what I'm doing for the summer. Hopefully reclaiming a few rooms in the house because I'm spread out with all of my crafty stuff and get organized, fly to New York to see my son and DIL, and just some road trips here and there. I do live in Cali so I'm on vacation all the time! San Francisco is 45 minutes away and Sacramento is 20.

Gina piazza said...

You are so generous! Another giveaway, wow. I LOVE your card.
I am going to attempt to put your badge on my blog tonight, although I am not good with this computer stuff!
Our summer plans are pretty much to hang out at home.
Both Marty & I are workaholics, so actually being home and not working is a treat for us, anytime. Our families and friends will come visit, they call our backyard "Club Marty" because we live on the water and have lots of little boats (rowboats, kayaks and peddle boats) for everyone to play in.

Jodie R said...

Yeah! 1.5 more weeks and it is summer vacation for me! Yeah!!! I plan on hanging out with the kidlets, going to Sea World and the world famous San Diego Zoo! Just to spend time with them will be a treat in itself! Thanks Michele!!

Carrie said...

Fabulous card!!! I love the vintage look! Summer plans include a trip to Chicago to watch our sweet daughter graduate from Navy Boot Camp and a few trips to the lake - crafting on my downtime. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - I just am in LOVE with this card!!! SOOO beautiful!!! I've been a follower for a LONG time!!! My summer plans involve moving - from Washington State where I have always lived, to Wyoming...exciting, scary, and definitely an adventure!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Ohhh Snap said...

Saw your card on Pinterest and realized I hadn't hopped over to your blog in a while. Gorgeous card!!! And you are making it difficult to resist the TH markers lol.

Wonderful giveaway too :D. My fun plans for the summer include going to visit my sister and going camping!

Southernscraper said...

You make these markers work!!!! You are so talented.
I am a first grade teacher and I have had many catch up dr apt. been to the beach, going to see family in Kansas and my grand baby girl in Hot Springs, AR. I have been scrapbooking a bit and trying to start my Close to My Heart business.

I would love to win!

Cathleen

Marta said...

Hi, Michele. What a lovely give-away. Thank you! I've been a follower since you introduced me to chunky glitter :) I love your Rose card and for the summer we still haven't solidified plans since we're taking to kids to college. Hopefully we can at least spend a week at the beach.

Marta Tapanes
sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

Laura K said...

I have just started following you blog and I love seeing what you are making. My kids are going to California to visit cousins and grandparents for a couple of weeks so I am going to do some birthday sewing for one of them while they are gone. I am also going through their room and getting rid of stuff that hasn't seen the light of day in a long time. Other than that we are sticking fairly close to home and just hanging out. Thank you for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

I have been a follower of your blog for a while. I love your card - it is so pretty in the vintage colors. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome give-away. I am working on a heritage scrapbook and this would fit right in with my theme. As for the summer, no real plans right now. We are hoping to do some traveling - beach and the Smokies - but due to the illness of a family member all travel plans are on hold.
Brenda

SherriB said...

I already am a follower of your blog. Your cards, etc., give me so much inspiration and so many ideas! Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us. I don't have many plans for this summer except going to the Community Pool with my daughter and two grandchildren. Oh, how could I forget--I'll be a grandma to my daughter's baby sometime in August, so I'll be spending LOTS of time with him! :)

Irene said...

I just became a follower. Summer is not my favorite season, but in September we are going on an Alaskan cruise and interior train trip. That is what I am looking forward to!

Anonymous said...

Love the roses! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I just subscribed. When my husband is through with the hay we plan to take a trip up through Utah and Colorado (we live in Oklahoma).
Teresa
rdrepublican@windstream.net

Debby said...

I have been a follower for a long time.
We had our vacation late in May,,,,a visit to COlorado to see our kids and grandkids.
We have plans here and there with friends throughout the summer.

bandit said...

Love your card. My plans are going to Pennsylvania,Ohio,Virginia & Washington D.C.. Thanks for the chance to win

Cammie said...

I'm a fowoller and your badge in my blog :) I come here all the time for inspiration. It looks like my summer plans include looking for a place and packing to move. Ontop of all the fun summer crops my Utah crafting friends have planned. Fireworks, fishing baseball carfting it's packed with fun

Linda Harris said...

I love all your creations Michelle. No summer plans for me as all the sudden allergic to the heat and sun no matter what I do. So will be sewing and scrapping the days away till fall for me. Thanks for the chance I would so love to win these goodies!! Lsunflower58@aol.com

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Hey there! Been a follower and subscriber for awhile now. I'm spending our summer visiting family in Cali and then off back to Alaska.

HAPPY SUMMER!

:-)

Pat N. said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway! I'm a current follower. We don't have definite plans yet, but will likely do a weekend trip to the beach at some point over the summer. Your card is beautiful!--Pat N.

Sukie said...

Such a lovely card. I have a very busy Summer at work so I always like to take a week off for some family time. We are still trying to figure out what we will be doing during that week, can't wait though!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

Kim M. said...

What a beautiful card! We don't really go anywhere during the summer. Our vacations are mostly taken in the Fall. Any days I take off in the summer, I will be in my cave, scrapping! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim Maehrer

scootingranny said...

I am already a follower and have your badge on my blog! Love all that you do.

This summer we are going camping at least once, I am going to CHA in Chicago and to a local stamping day called Stamp Affaire put on by PaperTrey Ink with my sister, then to Florida for 8 days in August. Other than that, we'll just be hanging around the house trying to get a few things done.

Karen said...

Michele - that card is absolutely stunning and the colors so striking. Makes me want to pull my markers out and color too! The vintage suitcase is so adorable..love it!!

my cup of tea said...

I so love that card! I have been a follower for a while now. This summer my youngest son graduated from High school and we are moving my craft room from downstairs to upstairs (ugh) so much work but so worth it! That suitcase is just darling! Thanks for entering me in your give-away!
~Donna~

Crafty Teacher said...

Your card is gorgeous! I don't know if I can get that good with the Holtz markers that I'm learning to play with! :) I'm staying home and hopefully enjoying sunny weather this summer, and teaching a few weeks of summer school.
:)Khrista

danita k said...

Thank you for this chance to win! I became a follower, your work is amazing. I work full time, all year round, so this summer, unfortunately will be no different for me than any other time. 8-( I do plan on taking a Friday off here and there, just to craft!!

Danita Kinney

Anonymous said...

I am an email follower.
I luckily have the summer off so I'll be doing a lot of crafting, reading and best of all zoo trips with my daughter. TFS all of your great crafts.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Kim said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and I just posted your badge to my blog. This summer we are going to DisneyWorld - I can't wait! My kids are older but we still enjoy Disney - guess we're still kids at heart! Love your designs - you are my inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win all those lovely goodies - I've got my fingers crossed!!

Penny said...

I have been a subscbiber for awhile and a blog follower. I do not have my own blog. This summer, I am doing some things around the house, going to Wisconsin for a wedding, and taking some day trips to various places.

Amy E said...

Wow!! What a fun candy! I've been a follower for quite some time.

We don't have any real plans this summer. Just stay home and play around the house. We just unearthed a MASSIVE firepit in our back year, so I do see a few bonfire parties in our future!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

CottageRose said...

Wow...awesome giveaway! No summer plans other than dd's volleyball camps. Hope you guys had fun at the party! I'm already a follower.
Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

Pammlla said...

I subscribed to your blog and I love your projects. The water colored card turned out lovely.
I'm going to Alaska on a cruise with 5 of my best friends this summer. My husband and two other couples. We all had 18 year olds graduate high school this year so we are off for our "Yay, we made it" vacation!!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

I love your blog and I'm now a follower and a subscriber! I don't have a lot of plans this summer except to finish organizing my craft room and get in there and craft, craft, craft! I will travel up to Wyoming to visit my daughter! I can't wait for that - I miss her so much and plus I've never been to WY before! Thanks for the chance to win such fabulous blog candy!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I just bought a few of the new markers to try out. Your coloring is fabulous!
No big plans for the summer. I do have a week off in early August and have a few days planned over at Lake Tahoe.
I'm already a follower... love checking in on your blog!
DeniseB

Sis Patterson said...

Your rose card is lovely - and you have convinced me that I need to get some of those Tim Holtz markers. They look absolutely amazing for coloring flowers! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project, your wonderful insights, and the opportunity to win a wonderful prize. I will mostly be working this summer - except when I am in Paris (yes, France) in a few weeks for vacation. Yippee.

carpediem said...

I'm looking forward to trying out the distress markers! Lots of gardening and family bbq's planned for the summer. A week at the cottage is also scheduled! I've subscribed to your blog for some time now and enjoy reading your posts and seeing your designs! laura j

Colleen said...

Such a Gorgeous card.
Have no summer plans at the moment but will probably stay around home and work and finish up with the shed we are building.
I an a follower and also have been a subscriber for quite sometime now.
Thank you for this opportunity
ColleenB.

Carissa said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway. I love the addition of your painted jingle bells. Awesome!! I'm going on vacation this summer with my entire extended family on my dad's side. All the aunts, uncles, cousins, spouses, and children. This year we are pushing 50 people!!! Such fun we have every year.
Love your card. You did a beautiful job with the new watercolor markers.

Sue S. said...

Love your beautiful card! We have lots of trips to our local waterpark planned as well as visiting family in Ohio and North Carolina. I am already a subscriber. Thanks for a chance to win :)

sueot33@yahoo.com

Tracey said...

Your cards are always so Beautiful...I love this one! Now I have another craft item to my must have list! I am in winter at the moment...can't wait for summer, I love spending vacation time at the beach.....sun sand surf!

Ginger said...

Your cards are so fabulous! I have been a subscriber to your blog for a while. I love your style. It's amazing. Thanks for a fun giveaway! We plan on taking my three year old grandson to see Thomas thevAtrain next month. He is sooo excited. He reminds me everyday that we are going to see Thomas in July!

4Ucards said...

My summer will be spent running my son to and from school. Between Driver's Ed and Marching Band practice I can put the car on auto pliot. I've been a follower for sometime. Your Crafty Secrets and Vintage Giveaway is perfect for me. Would love to have all those goodies to work with this summer.
mapperlmutter@hotmail.com

SuZeQ said...

I've been a follower for some time. You are great.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

SuZeQ said...

My summer plans? Hmmmmm, we haven't gotten that far just yet but I can pretty much guarantee that there will be LOTS of crafting going on in this house. The Runner will be doing lots of that, too.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

Tina said...

Michelle,

Awesome card and a great giveaway! I have visited your blog for a while, but now I am officially following you.

My summer plans are spending time with my family and scrapbooking (during naps and after bedtime!)

Tina
quebectrip @sbcglobal.net

Carol said...

It's so hot here, that a little time at the pool sounds like heaven! We have several fun beach trips planed and I am looking forward to the time off work and just hanging out with my family. Beautiful card, great colors.

Martha C said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the vintage look. I am a follower however I do not have a blog yet.
This summer my husband and I are going to several White Sox Games. We tailgate early and cook out great food. GO WHITE SOX!!

Thanks for the giveaway it is great and I would love to win.

Martha C.

Tracy said...

I plan to spend a lot of time with my family and spend a lot of time crafting.

Sherry said...

I love your card!! it is gorgeous!! I am already a follower and I would like to go to Shipshewana sometime this summer. also my oldest grandaughter is getting married in August. thanks for a chance to win some awesome eye candy!!

Loving My Crafts said...

I've been a follower for quite a while as I really admire your work. My summer plans are to craft as much as possible, have a holiday in the country and go to a carnival and BBQ weekend.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Hi Michele,
Wowie, what a giveaway!! My summer plans include crafting, going to the beach and grilling as much as possible...the stove deserves a break too. LOL!!

jjlarson said...

I have been a follower of your blog since you became part of the circle family and love all of your great inspiration. We love to spend time at the lake during the summer. It's only about a half an hour drive from our house but some how it feels as though you've taken a journey into a whole new world. It's nice to get back to the basics, one channel on the 9 inch TV screen, no internet access, catching supper off the end of the dock, ending the day with smores over the open campfire and wonderful conversations that don't always take place at home.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Someone will be very lucky to take home such a fun and creative gift.
jjlarson@nvc.net

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog by email...love your work and all that you share w us! Your card is beautiful as always.
The highlight of my summer will be my daughter coming for a week over the 4th with her family. I live in ND and her hubby is in the airforce...they live in MO. I was there in Jan. when she had her baby, cried when I left...she was only two weeks old. I have only seen pics since...I'm so anxious to see them again and smother her with hugs and kisses!
Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy...enjoy your summer!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I've been a subscriber to your blog for awhile. My summer plans is just to hang out with my son at the beach, movies and just have some mommy and me time

Carmen said...

Michelle I love your blog and your work of art.
This summer we are going to Puerto Rico for a week to visit family. We are also planning on going to Orlando to the parks. Of course I also plan to do some crafting with my daughter
Thank you for the opportunity and this awesome gift away.

Lori said...

My summer is filled with fun crafting and stamping days!! I have also been invited to CHA in Chicago with a friend who owns her own stamping store...I am soooo excited!! And I love your blog, I have been a follower for ahile now. Hugs!

Brenda said...

My summer plans are to spend time with my daughters when I am not working. I do have plans to clean my craft room so I can do some crafting.
brz352

windycindy said...

I absolutely adore your vintage rose card...
Our family is doing a lot, but separately! Our oldest son graduated
from college, got a job and is
working on a home he bought. Our
second son is taking a couple classes
while at home and working! Then,
he will return to the University
of Minnesota. I keep busy by crafting
and my husband is putting in a lot
of hours at work. Then, he is going to Japan for work...Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Andrea Clopton said...

I added your button to my blog. I absolutely love your work! This summer my hubby and I aren't getting to go on vacation for lack of leave time (on his part) so he is taking me for a long weekend to a scrapbooking convention! Can't wait!

vdoyle8 said...

nothing like candy to generate posts!! Thanks for such a great blog -- I'm a subscriber.

Ruth G said...

Michele, what a lovely card! You always choose the most perfect colors for your projects! Sounds like we might be seeing a lot more watercolored cards in the future! Hurray!
I am a follower, if you couldn't guess and this summer I plan on enjoying time with my kids and trying to make sure they have a nice time off of school. I'm hoping to work on the school album for my daughter who will be graduating 8th grade next year as well as a shadow box I want to make for my hubby's birthday at the end of July. Thanks for all you share and enjoy your summer!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! love the card! I am going to be a follower now...thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Jackie

THOMPSONJACKIE@COMCAST.NET

LeeAnn from NC said...

I am a follower and subscriber and really enjoy your blog ! My summer plans are to spend as much time as possible with my grandkids and of course, to spend as much time as possible crafting.

Sharon said...

Just became your newest follower - what a great card! Summer plans are to go diving in the Florida Keys and then go diving in the aquarium at Epcot with the sharks....yikes!!!!

Sandra said...

I've been a subscriber for a little while. The rose on your card is very stunning. Right now I am trying to decide between Chatanooga or Nashville for a 4 day getaway! We are split right down the middle.

Sandra

Donna said...

I just received my markers too and hope i can make a fabulous card too!! I am a subscriber and have been for quite awhile. Thanks for the chance to win this suitcasr full of goodies. We are going to WA. for a big crab feed, and have lots of fun with all our family members.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for all the details - need to try this! Not sure yet - hopefully being able to enjoy each and every moment we have together as a family : ) Everyone is getting older and have summer jobs so scheduling can be tricky. Thanks for the chance to play!

Catherine said...

this flower totally blows me away today, love the way you colored it. Wow, I'm off to buy that stamp I love this so much!

jcinokc said...

Love your card. I don' really have any big summer plans because we took our vacation in the spring. Maybe I can catch up on my travel scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance to win!

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MiMi63 said...

I have been a follower of your blog for some time and always enjoy your writing and especially sharing your life and your girl with us. You are truly an inspiration. I plan to try to keep up with the water requirements for my flowers and lil garden. Colorado needs rain!

missmacymay said...

OMG, I am doing it all, following, subscribing, putting your button on my blog, pinning you on my craft board, following you on facebook, have I missed anything?
This summer I joined my first swap and need to find vintage sewing stuff so I will be haunting flea markets, also planning a Montana family reunion and getting email invitations out and making western hootenanny decorations for the reunion.
I would love a chance to win and then play with Crafty Secrets CD's.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Renee said...

Wow this is a stunning card! Love the highlights on the flowers, the blue outline against the tea dye distress ink.. Just truly inspiring :) I have been following you since sometime this year, sorry I don't know exactly when. And not sure if I'm too late for this or if we have till next Thursday for the candy? BTW, my candy is nowhere near as awesome, but if you're needing some stickers, pop on over to my blog and enter away :) Hugs

Traci said...

I have been following for a short time, I love your site and work! This summer we have already gone on a vacation to the NC mountains: BEAUTIFUL. For the rest of the summer I plan to relax and enjoy time with my 3 kids.

Your tag is the first one I have been able to attach to my blog. I learned something today. :-)