Monday, December 7, 2009

Cutting Cafe Post-it Note Box

I won my first blog candy ever from my talented friend Kay a couple of weeks was such a happy day! I won a template from the Cutting Cafe and am loving making boxes with it! I'm on my third one right now because I'm giving them out to a few work people as a gift. I've only taken pictures of my first one so far; here it is:

All of the paper is SU.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You #39

I finished another sketch challenge--I'm on a roll! I may even do another one tonight! As you can tell from my title, I used Kazan's fabulous sketch over at 2 Sketched 4 You. I love checking out the DT's samples and there are so many talented ladies participating every week that you have no choice but to be inspired!
For my card I used my Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly papers. I just love these papers! I cut the image from the paper. I handsewed along the red line that was already drawn and the black stitching is a rub on.

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Card Patterns 40 and more holiday cards!

This is the first time I'm entering a card on time for a sketch challenge in months! Last night Card Patterns Sketch 40 caught my eye and while I had my super fun Cosmo Cricket Golly by Jolly kit out, I made a card! Here it is:

The stitching is DCWV rub on and the black pp is Pink Paislee Fascinating. The sentiment is SEI rub on words Glitzmas.

I had my CC kit out to make this fun snowman card:

I used SU Petite Rose ink to color the pink slowflakes and then covered them with fruit punch stickles. I hand stitched the hills and the border. If you want to learn how to make perfect hills, check out this awesome tutorial by the very talented Debbie Olson on The Classroom blog.

Here's one more card I made; it is a window card; the first one I've ever made. I don't know why I've never made one before!

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cards, Cards, and more Cards!

I've been making a lot of holiday cards lately and thought I should start sharing them on here. I made six cards that I plan on packaging together to sell. I have this perfect box for them; it is a cigarette carton shaped like a regular box/pack of cigarettes. Of course it will be covered so no one knows what is was from. I'll share that when I actully make it! For now, here are the cards that will go in there. They were all made using a cute kit by Three Bugs in a Rug that I bought at

I'll be back soon with some more holiday creations.
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My almost complete bedroom (23 photos), by Michelle Treiber

I've been redecorating my bedroom for the past week since my ex-boyfriend moved out. If you didn't know that he's gone, you do now, and don't worry, I'm fine! I am having fun being girly again so here is my bedroom. I still want to put a few small things on the wall. I am in LOVE with my new vanity! I have always wanted one and now I have one! Retail therapy always works! And I'm celebrating my win in court. So many ways to justify my shopping and redecorating but there's really no need to; I want to and I can! :)

Well the video refuses to load as a video so I extracted frames from the video. If you want to watch this, here is the link; watch it as a slide show and you can tell that it once was a video. I think so at least. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Michelle :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm Back!

Well, it's been about a month since I last posted but that's because I had nothing to post. I was on trial for the past month but it paid off; my client was found Not Guilty of all the charges. Yay!
I have one month to make cards for the Holiday craft fair I am partipating in so I am trying to make a lot - I'm not a fast cardmaker at all but I'm trying!
These 2 were made using last week's sketch from 2S4U. I didn't post them in time but better late than never!

Both of these cards use Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly."

Snowflake is K&Co.

This last card is a pocket flower pot card. I cut those yummy flowers from BG Figgy Pudding "wonderful" and put little pearls in the center. Everything is from that BG collection.

That's all for today. I will be back with cards that are made for current challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle =)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Caardvarks Christmas Caards

I am super happy that I had time and was able to make some cards last night! The very talented Heidi Van Laar created 3 sketches over at Caardvarks and I used 2 of them to make these Christmas cards.
The first card was made using sketch #1 and The Bugs in a Rug cute paper. The sentiment is by them too. The star is layered and on pop dots and has some yummy glitter on it I think it's Me and my Big Ideas.

My second card was made using sketch #3 and the same papers as the last card. The snowman and tree was cut from it.

I used Dimond Glaze for the first time ever (love it!) on the tree ornaments and the snowman's nose and heart. I used icicle stickles on his hat, then put it on the corner of my desk to dry. I tell you this because I have to share something very funny....

I tend to lose things on my desk all the time because I am not the neatest of people. Two days ago I lost a large chipboard snowflake that took me 2 days to find. I stickled a pretty little present that i cut out and still haven't found it after leaving it to dry. So, when I was ready to use, and went to look for the fairly large tree and snowman that I left to dry and couldn't find it, I really thought I was losing my mind. I searched my desk and floor for like 20 minutes when it hit me. Where is my furry little cat, Duncan? He sometimes has various things stuck to his fur. And when I find him, here is what he looks like:

How funny is that? So, I take it back from him and had to add another layer of Diamond Glaze after I got all his fur off of it.

That's all for today. I am going to see if I can get another card done today since it's yucky out and my BF is working today.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's Been a While!

I haven't posted anything on here in weeks and I don't know when I will again because I am very busy at work. But there are a few cards that I have to share that I have made over the past few weeks.

The first one is a birthday card for my sister; we just have a little "apple" thing so I knew she would love it. I used my Cricut to cut the apple, I distressed and paper pierced the edges of the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper, cut the leaves from a sparkly fabric (can't remember who makes it) and embossed a tiny brown stem with my Cuttlebug to give it some texture.

This one was just a fun shaped card using Pink Paislee and some fun chipboard letters. I wanted to make a non-traditional holiday card.

Finally, this card was made using paper from Marcella K and some little trees that I cut out of K&Co. papers and put on pop dots. The "happy" part of the yummy bling is a bit crooked but, I think it took me 3 days to make this one for some reason so crooked it is!

Hopefully, I'll be able to craft again soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Card Patterns 28

Good Morning all! It's another hot day here and I plan on relaxing in the pool and hopefully getting some cards made too. But before I do that, I thought I'd share another Christmas card that I made using Card Patterns sketch 28.

For this card I used the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly collection. I cut the little house out and covered the one already there by putting it on pop dots. Then added some stardust stickles to the window and some pearl Glimmer mist to the snow. The snowflakes are mini ornaments that I cut the string off of and added a little more bling to the center and inked the edges brown.
That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Christmas Cards

I'm doing my first holiday craft fair this Noember and I'm so excited! The only problem is that I have to make a lot of cards in just a few months and I'm such a sloooowww cardmaker. To remedy this little "problem," I have decided to make more than one of a card which I never do. I just can't seem to make things exactly the same so I figure, same line of paper, same sketch, it's the same but different.
That's how these 3 cards, using the fantastic sketch this week from CPS 128, were made. I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses and my Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cart for 2 of the trees. The sparkly one is Melissa Frances chipboard inked and covered in glitter.

Hope you like holiday cards because that's almost all you will see when you visit me from now on!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Were you scared? Come on, I know you were! I truly love Halloween; I love decorating the house and dressing up to give out candy. I don't make very many Halloween cards because I just don't seem to have much a use for them. But they certainly are fun to make! My Paper Therapy group had a crop a few nights ago and the challenge was to make a Halloween card and everyone made such amazing cards! I love this K&Co. paper because it's super glittery but it gets EVERYWHERE! I cleaned my face that night with some toner on a cotton ball and there was tons of glitter stuck to it.

The Boo chipboard is Melissa Frances. I peeled of the shiny white layer, ran it through my cuttlebug using the distressed lines embossing folder but I don't think you can see that anymore. I painted it all with black acrylic paint and when it dried I sanded it so the chipboard was visible. Then I used crackle paint. Then I added some purple and lime green stickles. I certainly did a lot of altering to that plain white chipboard! Finally I put it on pop dots so you just couldn't miss it.
The branches and birds are fussy cut from the paper and are all attached the the boo label. It really was a fun card to make; maybe I'll make some more Halloween cards this year.
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day!

Indeed, it is a beautiful day here but I was referring to the title of my card. I used Card Pattern's sketch 26 to make this fun tree card. The tree "leaves" are a hand made flower and a button. I used this fabulous flower making tutorial. I traced a Pink Paislee tree onto cardboard, embossed it with swiss dots, inked it and put it on pop dots. The DP is SU Flamingo something.

Well, that's all for now, I'm off to enjoy the beautiful day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's a Rainbow!

I've been very much into rainbows lately and I wanted to do something a little different so I made a shaped card. I didn't want to use solid colors so I used the amazing Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection. I used rub-on stitching and rub ons for the sentiment on each cloud. To get the shape I found a rainbow image online and sized it, the card is actually a bit large, I think it's about 9" long. I cut the clouds from some handmade specialty that I've had. I popped them up slightly; added flowers, buttons, gems and viola! Here is a close up of each cloud:

I'm thinking of submitting it next week at the CKC convention in Valley Forge. It has to be a birthday card and I'm going to make a few more and I would love it if you would tell me what you think. As of now, I'm considering this card and my manly star card from my previous post.

Thanks for visiting me and please leave me a comment with your choice! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Michelle :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another card...woo hoo!

I got my Treasured Scrapbooking card kit today and was so happy that my mojo has returned and I made a card! The super terrific Eva had a challenge on the forum to use stars so I combined that with another challenge. I used the sketch for this week's Cuttlebug #40 challenge and I even used the new Herringbone embossing folder. The bonus folder was the Textile folder that I love but for some reason don't have but since the DT used herringbone, I copied and used it too! It really is great for "manly" cards. I would say that this one is manly. You can tell them from my girly cards because they almost all have stars instead of flowers...I'm so clever! hee hee. Here is the whole card:

I told you that my sister and I went to the State Fair last week and I wanted to share this hilarious picture of the two of us on the "vicious" Mouse Trap roller coaster. My sister was terrified and had her eyes closed and I kept laughing and screaming and telling here when the next big dip was even though she closed her eyes so she wouldn't know. Tee hee! It really was fun until we went on a ride that spun far too much and my stomach was not pleased.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Card Patterns 24

Yay! I made a card! I was having mojo issues and it was driving me crazy! I went to Target yesterday and bought some really cute papers from the dollar section and it finally inspired me to make a card. I really liked the sketch at Card Patterns this week and I was finally able to do something with it!I used my new Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder on the red paper. I got all of them last week from HSN. They are just fabulous! The sentiment is a WRMK rub on and I used red flocking but I think it needs more. Well, that's all for today. I'm starving and dinner is waiting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Card Patterns 22

It's been beautiful the past few days! Tonight my sister and I are going to the State Fair. I love the tilt-a-whirl and can't wait to go on! I will be devasted if they don't have it there. Anyone have interesting weekend plans?
I made this card for this week's Card Pattern's sketch challenge. I used the fabulous Cosmos Cricket Girl Friday collection. The lollipops were made using a clear stamp I got from Michael's dollar section and then glitered. I cut a piece of a skewer for each of the lollipop sticks.

I also wanted to share this cute little flower pot card I made last week. It is the first one I ever made and it was so much easier than I had expected. Here is the tutorial I used.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy July 4th!

Ok, so I'm a day late; what's new, I'm always late! Oh well, hope everyone enjoyed their day yesterday. We had a small bbq here and took a walk around the street fair that was in our town yesterday. Today is a bbq at someone's house. It's was beautiful yesterday and so is today. Woo hoo!
Anyway, here is the card I made to bring to the bbq and it was made for the Cuttlebug Challenge blog Red, white, blue, buttons and swiss dot embossing folder challenge. I've never made a card for July 4th before so it was fun! The little pom poms are party picks that I picked up a long time ago just waiting to use. I made the little stars using grungeboard stars and glitter. I loooove glitter! :) I also used a shortcuts frosted base for the card. The paper is MME Bohemia Bliss collection.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You 29& CPS 122

I've been working on a few challenges this week and am here to share them with you. I am just so thoughtful aren't I? ;)
The first card uses Laura's fabulous sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I have been into making trees lately; not sure why but they are fun to make! I cut this one out of K&Co Carlyn Gavin Greenhouse Mat pad. I looove all of these papers! I popped it up on foam dots and stuck a few Candy dots by Pebbles on some of the leaves. I cut my sentiment from my Cricut using the Walk in My Garden Cart. The stitching is a K&Co rub-on (of course!) that I nabbed in the clearance section at Michael's and would looove to get more of soon. This is the most realistic looking stuff I've ever used. Anyhoo, here it is, and the cute little owl on top is on the inside of the card.

This card is made using CPS 122, which was a very simple sketch. I love this paper that I've had forever; the velvety pink polka dots are so yummy! So it was perfect to show it off with this sketch. I'm not in love with the stitching I did (this time it was handstitched) but it is there to stay now.

That's all for tonight. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

2 Challenges in 1

There was some sun again today! Of course when I got into the pool it was cloudy but at least it wasn't raining.
I made this card for 2 challenges - I used Kazan's sketch 29 at 2 Sketches for You blog. My very talented blogging buddy Kay was this week's guest designer at Use It! blog and I used the "ingredients" for challenge 16 on my card. They are:
1. Use something inspired by nature. - I made a tree; there's a cloud, sun, flowers, hills and grass. I'd say I'm good with the nature part!

2. Use polka dots. - The pink paper is polka dot and the "fruits" on the tree add more polka dots - can never have too many!

3. Use your favorite embellishment. I'm not sure what my favorite embellie is but it may be bling and it's in there.

4. Mail your creation to someone special. You'll make their day! I made this card with someone in mind but I won't say who so as not to ruin the surprise too much!

Sorry the picture isn't very good; there is not much light in my house and I only have an hour to post this on time for 2S4Y. I'll get a better picture tomorrow. ***New pics added

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)