Holidays · Love or Valentines

Hedgehog Love


Yes, I finally made another video! This one is for TODAY – VALENTINES DAY! It was a fun card to do and if you watch my video you will see I had a few mistakes along the way.

I started with my new FAV thing to do now -WATERCOLOR my background! This is so much fun and these colors are just beautiful together. Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Melon Mambo. I used the markers on the watercolor paper, after I stamped my cute image of the hedgehogs in VersaFine Black Onyx ink from a Hostess set called Love You Lots. When the ink dries, you need to wait as I didn’t and smeared it a few times, and it will be waterproof. Then you need to protect your image with a masking fluid. This is different as it actually waterproofs your image. I used Incredible White Mask – Liquid Frisket, which I found in the art section in the local craft store. Now after this dries you can begin.


Of course watercoloring like this does take some patience. You need to add color, dry, and then continue to add more color. That is how you get the layers. Just look at the detail on those two! I also show you how I watercolor them with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, and Old Olive using an Aqua Brush. Then I created the circle frame with the two largest circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I had some trouble, but I did eventually emboss the Whisper White paper with Gold Embossing powder.img_2607

Using the same Gold Embossing powder, I embossed the sentiment from Sealed With Love stamp set. I then stamped the inside with Happy Valentines Day from Sealed With Love too. I tore the Whisper White cardstock and used Daubers to color the edges of it. I adhered that to the inside of a top folding A2 size (11 x 4 1/4″ scored @ 5 1/2″) card made from Whisper White Thick 101 lb. cardstock. I cut the Pumpkin Pie layer to 4 1/4 x 5 1/4″ and the watercolored piece to 3 3/4 x 5″. I also used another favorite of mine -Fun Foam to add more dimension to the card.


All the supplies are listed below! Enjoy the video!



Michelle ♥


NEW Videos!!

Yes, they are Christmas themed, but I just love these cards!! And I can be a procrastinator at times 😦

So, I will try harder to get these out in a timely manner. The filming is not hard, just the editing on my computer. I would like to get another editing program as mine is not very user friendly. I do have 2 or 3 more Holiday videos to upload, and I think I am getting a little faster at the editing thing!?? I also have to say, hearing my own voice is kinda scary. It’s funny, I can talk to most people about almost anything but I have a lot of trouble filming myself talking. I have ALWAYS loved to be the person taking the photos, but NOT the person in them!!

I have lots of ideas for Valentines cards, and those will be coming very soon. I have had to clean out my craft room, so maybe this will give me some kind of push. I hope you enjoy these videos even if they are out of date. LOL


Michelle ♥

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Time for Sale-A-Bration!

Yes, it’s that time of year for Stampin’ Up! SALE! This is where you can choose one free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you purchase in Stampin’ Up! products! See the pics on the right and you can click to view the catalogs, including the Sale-A-Bration items. This sale runs from January 4… Continue reading Time for Sale-A-Bration!


Finally, a new video!

Let’s Emboss with Water on this Noel Card using Stampin’ Up! Christmas Pines stamp set and SU Gold Glimmer paper!

This card turned out lovely! I cannot wait to share this and other Holiday themed cards I have recently created. Click the link below and watch as I show you how to use plain water to emboss.

First I started with a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of water color paper #122959. I stamped the pine bough several times around the outside edges with Christmas Pines stamp set #142049 and Old Olive ink #126953. In this stamp set there are two pine bough images, I used the more detailed one. The two are meant to layer together to create a more realistic, two color pine branch. Next, I lightly sprayed water onto the paper and being careful not to over spray I create the blurred image. To speed up the drying and to try to stop some of the warping, I dried it with my heat tool #129053. I also ran the paper thru my big shot #143263 in between some copy paper to help flatten it out. Then to get some of the detail back, I re-stamped directly on top of the previous stamping the same pine bough all over again. Now its time for the sentiment, I used the word ‘Noel’ from the same stamp set. this is just a beautiful bold sentiment! First I wiped the paper with the Embossing Buddy #103083. I stamped it in VersaMark ink #102283 and heat embossed it with Stampin’ Emboss Gold Powder #109129. To get an even more thick impression of the sentiment, I stamped it again directly on top of the gold embossed sentiment.

Now it’s time for the splashes of gold on the paper. I used just plain old water to create the splattering. With a block I dropped water and with my hand to get some larger splats. Then I simply applied the embossing powder and heat embossed it. This takes slightly longer due to the water, it needs to dry and then the powder has to melt. Then I run the paper back thru the big shot again to flatten it out more.

OK, now we will cut the other pieces of cardstock. Old Olive #100702 cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and cut the Gold Glimmer paper #133719 at 3 3/4″ x 5″. I then cut out the center of the glimmer paper, due to the fact that I hate to see it go to waste under the water color paper! Using the large rounded corner rectangle from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707. I always cut the glimmer/glitter papers from the back side, it seems to cut better thru the glue on the backing paper.

To assemble the card I used Whisper White cardstock #100730 cut as a standard A2 size card – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. First I adhered (using Snail Adhesive #104332) the Old Olive piece off to the left and then center the gold glimmer paper on top of the entire card. Then I added Gold Metallic Thread #138401 by wrapping it about 10 around the bottom of the water color paper. I added adhesive to the back to help hold the thread as I was wrapping it.Be careful not to wrap too tight! Now add a lot of adhesive to the back of the water color paper, as it still wants to warp. The final touch to this green and gold card is just tying a small piece of the gold thread around the wrapped thread to pinch it off to the right side.

Please stop back again soon and see what else I have created! To make it easy, you can just click the link and follow my blog or my YouTube channel.


♥ Michelle

All the products used are listed below with links to see and purchase, if you wish to 🙂

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The 2016 Holiday Catalog is finally here!

Yep, the new catalog is finally here! There are SO many great products in here. I’m not sure what I like the most. Click here to look at the new catalog online Please leave your name and address on the ‘Order A Catalog’ page and I will send one out to you.

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White Shadow Stamping with Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird & Sunshine Wishes

Follow along with me thru my Paper Obsession, as we make a set of beautiful white shadow stamped cards with Stampin’ Up!  Swirly Bird and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. Please feel free to ask questions and leave a comment.


Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed my video!


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Let’s Bind our Stampin’ Up! Catalog with the Cinch

Have you ever wanted to bind your Stampin’ Up! catalog? Watch this video to see how you can with We Are Memory Keepers the Cinch Binding Tool. Follow along with me thru my Paper Obsession!

Below is a list of the products used in my video:)

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• 2016-2017 Annual Catalog – Single Copy  ——
• The Cinch  ——
• We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Bookbinding Tool Version 2  ——
• We Are Memory Keepers Wire Clippers  ——
• We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Book Binding Wires, 0.75-Inch, Silver  ——
• We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Book Binding Wires, 0.75-Inch, Rosey  ——
• We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Book Binding Wires, 1-Inch, Black  ——
• We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Book Binding Wires, 1-Inch, Gold  ——
• We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Book Binding Wires, 1.25-Inch, White  ——

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