Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rhonda Miller - Guest DT

This week we would like to welcome Rhonda Miller
as our Special Guest Designer.

Rhonda created this gorgeous card using
Bloom Grow Live.
 You can find the image here in
Michelle's Etsy Shop.


And here is a little bit about Rhonda....

I'm Rhonda Miller from Grantsville, UT. I have been married for 12 years and we have 4 wonderful children ages 2, 6, 8 and 10. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family. I love to craft and have been doing it since high school, when a friend invited me to a stamp party.  I loved it and have been doing it ever since. I have mostly been into card making, but also do cross stitch, plastic canvas and have started doing altered items as well. I have even gotten my kids started and they love to play along in challenges, etc... with me.  My favorite embellishments are flowers and bling.  I just have a hard time saying a project is finished without one or the other.

Thanks Rhonda for being our guest DT this week!
We love seeing your beautiful creations.

Don't forget to enter our
One lucky winner will receive an image
of their choice from Michelle's Etsy store.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring has Sprung Challenge

Spring is here!

I've even seen the daffodils starting to bloom! That is a sure sign warm weather is near.


This week our Spring has Sprung challenge is all about FLOWERS.

We want to see your Flowers Bloom.

A Michelle Perkett image is REQUIRED. There are some awesome new ones at the Etsy store or look in the group at PCP for from free ones.

There is also an extra chance to win Michelle's new mermaid - she needs a name. Check out the details here.


The DT has created some gorgeous cards this week...















Remember that one lucky winner receives an image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy store. We look forward to seeing your creations!!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Winner of the Brown and Blue challenge!

I'm late... I'm late... 
Why?? well eehhh... to be honest... it is so warm and sunny over here in The Netherlands
that I was sitting on my balcony with a good book and enjoyed the sun....
And suddenly, while reading I thougt of announcing the winner of this week!

Just in time....

And what a fantastic projects and cards there were in this challenge! Oh My it was an inspiration for me! But enough chit chat here is the winner of this week!



Congratulations Sarah! Please contact Michelle for claiming your prize!

Now you all make sure to come back tomorrow for the new challenge that will be played again!

Big thanks for the work you made!
Hugs
xxx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Come and join the fun!! Easter Bunny Blog Hop at MPS!!

Come join the "MICHELLE PERKETT STUDIO "EASTER BUNNY BLOG HOP"
 April 16th and 17th! 
Hop along with us on the bunny trail and create something that is Easter-Themed!
 It can be a card, an Easter Basket, and Easter Bonnet, or a creation made of jelly beans and Easter Candy! Whatever you can imagine, the sky is the limit!

Michelle has created 4 cute and fun Easter digital stamps for you to win and some fun Easter Trivia! Details on how to play and win will be given at the start of our Blog Hop! 

Sign up here to take part in our Easter Bunny Blog Hop:
 Just add a comment to this post with a link to your blog and put this fun blog hop button on your blog to spread the word.
We'll add a full list of everyone taking part  a couple of days before the blog hop so don't miss out on the chance to have some fun and win some supercute Easter stamps
Get your thinking cap on (or maybe your Easter Bonnet lol) and start planning your Easter Project for the Blog Hop!!
Hope to see you there
xx

Saturday, March 26, 2011

NAME THE MERMAID CONTEST

Hi everyone! I have created a new mermaid but I need your help with her name! She needs a beautiful mermaid name and I would love to hear your name suggestions. From now until Wednesday evening at 7PM PST we are having a "Name the Mermaid" contest and the winner will recieve my new mermaid image! Cant wait to hear your suggestions! Have fun!

Hi girls,

Did you miss me last week??? I sure hope so.... (giggle)

I was on a struggle with myself in making some difficult decisions... and totally forgot to make
you a lovely post on Saturday! I'm so so sorry for that!

But I'm back on track... cut the rope that was chocking me...
and let me tell you the relief is huge!!! I'm feeling free and happy again.

Do you reconize this kind of struggle? Jumping from one thought to the other... scared to make the right decision? 
Would you dare to share that with me and my lovely teamgirls?
I would love to read about your tough decisions and know then that I'm not alone in this!

Ok.. let me also bring a little more cheer to the post.....
This weeks challenge is all about colorchoice... Brown and Blue!!! And the team made fantastic cards with this color combo!
and the great thing is that the other team mermaids also made cards for this challenge team...
and I would love to show them to you too!

Jenn

Irene

Mari

Thanks for reading and "listening" to me and also for sharing your stories with us!
Warm Hugs
xxx

Thursday, March 24, 2011

BreAnn McFarland - This weeks Guest DT

Happy Thursday!
Aren't Thursday's great.
Just one more day until Friday and it is Guest DT Day at MPS!

This week's Guest DT is BreAnn McFarland.

 BreAnn created this gorgeous blue and brown card with Butterfly Fairy and you can find her in Michelle's Etsy store.

This is the inside with a beautiful Proverb.

And here is a little bit about BreAnn....

I'm 31, and I live in Georgia, USA. I love trying new projects and techniques, but I stick with papercrafting and beading most of the time. I was diagnosed with a fatal lung disease when I was 14, and I had to have a double-lung transplant when I was 23. I started  college after I had transplant, but had to withdrawl from classes because I was having a lot of problems, including migraines every day.

A couple of years ago, I started taking a medicine that helped with the migraines, and I decided to finish my degree online. One day, my grandmother asked me to check the internet for Martha's new program time, and I got distracted by the craft section on marthastewart.com. I found a lot of cute projects, and I thought it would be fun to do some crafting while trying to find financial aide for school. I enjoyed it so much, and then I found out there was no way I could afford to go back to school; by then I didn't mind because I was very happy spending my time crafting every day, and I would have missed it.

The one drawback to crafting is that my wallet is almost always empty! There are so many wonderful goodies to play with, from tools and embellishments to beautiful designer papers. I think the one tool I use the most would have to be my paper trimmer, and the papers from K&Company and DCWV are my favorites! There is just no way to pick a favorite embellishment, but I love to add some bling to my projects.

Thanks so much BreAnn for being our guest DT this week.
Your card is gorgeous.

Don't forget to join in our Blue & Brown challenge this week ladies. The DT have created some gorgeous cards for your inspiration. One lucky winner will receive an image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy store.

Thanks for stopping by....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Color challenge Blue and Brown


Color Challenge: Brown and Blue!

Hello and welcome to the Michelle Perkett Studios Tuesday challenge!  

What a beautiful and creative cards you all made for last weeks challenge! I was so inspired by you all!

Thanks for joining us and I hope that you all join us again in this weeks Challenge.

This week we are going to make cards or projects with the theme Color Challenge: Use Brown and Blue! and use an image of Michelle!

In Michelle’s Etsy Store you can find a beautiful collection with images! There are also a few new images there.
We don’t have many rules, but no linking to previous work please!

We can't wait to see what you come up with!   

If you don't have any Michelle Perkett Studios images there are freebies at the Michelle Perkett Studios Paper Craft Planet group.  There are more for sale at Michelle's Etsy store, new releases too! This challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studios Esty store, the winner will be awarded an image by choice fromMichelle's Etsy store!
And now a little inspiration from our fabulous design team!





Our challenge time line is from today, March 22nd and ends Monday, March 28th, at 5:00 PM MST.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!

We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the design team and other participants.  Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.

  
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Go Green Winner

CONGRATULATIONS MARY J!!
You are the random winner for the Go Green Challenge.

Thanks to everyone that participated.
All of the cards were gorgeous!
 Hope to see you all again next week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Previously Released Thursday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Today I want to share some awesome cards created by the DT to showcase some of Michelle's beautiful images.

Jenn created this peaceful beauty featuring Harmony.

This adorable card was created by Irene featuring Goldilocks.

This beautiful Christmas card was created by Mari
 featuring Camille.

And Claire created this awesome easel card featuring

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at our creations.
Please join us for our Go Green - St. Patty's Day Challenge.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Go Green for St. Patrick's Day!!!

Hi All!!
 The entries were so gorgeous for last week's
 Lace & Ribbon challenge!
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun with us.
This week our challenge is Go Green
 for St. Patrick's Day.



March is such a great month! Spring finally arrives (at least here in the US) after a long, dark, cold winter. It brings the promise of flowers, birds & trees in bloom.

Another great thing about March is
 St. Patrick's Day!
Four leaf clovers, cute little Irish lads and lasses, and Leprechauns guarding their pots of gold!

 We would love for you to share your
 green St. Patty's Day creations with us.


Now here are some gorgeous cards the DT has created for your inspiration.



Jenn created this adorable Fiona card!


Here is another card featuring Fiona, from yours truly


Mari created this beauty featuring Vanessa.


Karen created this card with Fiona, and used
a beautiful Irish blessing as her background.




Irene made this beautiful easel card with Fiona!


Pauline created this beauty, also using Fiona.

I hope you all join us this week, we would love to see your St. Patty's Day creation. Don't forget to use a Michelle Perkett Studios image, if you don't have any check out Michelle's Etsy store or join us at the PCP group, you may just find some freebies floating around! You may be the one who has the luck of the Irish this week and win an image of your choice from Michelle's store!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Winner of the challenge is....

We have a winner of the Perals and Lace challenge!

Ladies you all made such a stunning work... we really had a hard time choosing... lucky us we had random.org for us to choose...

And this weeks winner is:

Scrapweaver

 

Congratulations on winning this challenge. Please contact Michelle at PCP to claim your prize!

We all hope to see you back tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Hugs
xxx

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Getting to know the new members...

This week I want to let the new girls tell a little about themselves....
This way you all get to know them a little bit better.

The team is a real international group now. And I have to say that reading this little notes about their personal really gave me the idea that I know them a little better.
I sure hope that this goes for you too.
Enjoy the little life stories of:


Irene:
Hi, I'm Irene. I love Michelle Perkett’s digital stamps and I’m thrilled to be part of this fantastic design team! I live in northern California with my wonderful husband and our "fur children." I write the local and national scrapbooking columns at Examiner.com. My mom and I offer free card-making and craft project events through our charity, Scrapbooking Together. I enjoy scrapbooking, card-making, hiking, traveling and everything Disney.
~~~~~

Elenor
My name is Elenor and I live in UmeƄ, a town in the north of Sweden!
I work with disabled teens at a high school and it's an interesting and fun job!
My free time is mostly spent crafting: making cards, LO's, altering things and
trying out new techniques! =) I've also began to make things with wire, a new hobby of mine! Otherwise I love to go dancing, baking, biking and take photo's!
Looking forward to be one of Michelle's mermaids and getting to know everyone else on the team!
~~~~~~

Sharon
I’m Sharon and I live “Down Under” in South Australia! I’m 40 something LOL and I am married with 2 teenage daughters, 3 dogs and 2 cats! My husband and I own our own Turf Management Business so I work outdoors come rain, hail or shine and more often than not have grease under my fingernails from operating and maintaining machinery!!! But when I’m not working on turf I am in my little office/craft room creating! I love to make absolutely anything including cards, boxes, bags, jewelry, art dolls, mini books and I love all styles including vintage, arty, asian, sassy, modern, traditional, semi cute, collage, altered art etc. etc. Anything goes with me! I also like to sew so I try to incorporate my digi stamps into some form of a fabric creation when I have a chance. I have been stamping/crafting for over 20 years – would you believe I made my own 21st Birthday Invitations and I also used to run my own Wedding Invitation Business from home and via the Internet! I’m looking forward to working with Michelle’s Designs.
~~~~~~

Jenn
Hi!  My name is Jenn and I am sooooo excited to be a member of Michelle's design team!!!  This is my first design team experience and I am just so thrilled to be a part of such a fabulous group!  I've been a fan of Michelle & her artwork for quite some time now.  A little about me - I am 39 years old, my husband Jeremy and I have 2 children.  Our son Trevor is 17, has Asperger's, and graduates from high school this year.  Our daughter Cassidy will be 16 next month - she's in 10th grade.  We live in Worcester, Massachusetts.  I have been stamping and making cards since 2002.  I just signed on as a staff member of Scrapbook News & Review magazine, an exciting work-from-home opportunity that I was thrilled to get!  Some of the other things I enjoy are reading (Stephen King is my favorite author), writing, genealogy, photography, and surfing the Internet.  I love bright things, colors and clothes and jewelry... I like funky, gothic, unique stuff.  I love the peace sign and stuff from the '60's and '70's.  I love to blog, and I try to do so daily.  I'm a little bit addicted to Facebook.  My family and friends mean the world to me - I consider my friends the family I've chosen for myself.  I have a sister who is one year and 3 days younger than me, we grew up like twins and besides my husband, she is my best friend in the world.   I really do consider my husband my best friend, we get along really well and have a lot of fun together.  
~~~~~



Karen
I am 54 1/2 years old, and have been stamping for 15 years.
I am happily married with 5 cats and a dog.
Don't be surprised to see a pet hair embellishment on my cards.
I found Michelle Perkett when she designed several stamp sets for The Angel Company.
Her images were so lovely, and charming, with heartfelt sentiments.
When I found she did digital designs...I was converted.
I havent given up my rubber stanps. I do both.
 I appreciate the "soulfullness" of her images, and hope you feel that through my creations 

~~~~

Wendy
I'm Wendy P, 53 years young.
I am a New Zealander, living in a small outback town called Tennant Creek
in the Northern Territory of Australia with my husband.
I love creating with anything papercraft related - including ATCs, digital stamps, rubber stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking, art journalling and altered books/art.
I also enjoy knitting and cross stitch.
I am a Kaszazz consultant, selling craft products by party plan & I teach workshops and demos.
and in my SPARE time, I do minimal housework.


~~~~~

I hope you got to know them a little bit better... during the coming weeks you sure are going to love their work. They are working very hard to prepare all the cards to inspire you all.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs
xxx

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Previously Released Thursday

Happy Thursday! We have some gorgeous DT creations and challenge entries for this week's Ribbon and Lace challenge. I hope you all stop by and leave the ladies some love!

Today I have some beautiful cards to share with you for our Previously Released Thursday.

This gorgeous creation is from Elenor, 
featuring Angel of Hope.

Look at the beautiful colors in Irene's card,
 featuring Big Wet Kisses.


Karen made this stunning card featuring Guinevere.

And this is Arianna. Marion made this awesome card.

We hope to see your creations in this week's challenge.
One randomly chosen winner, will receive an image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy store!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ribbon and Lace challenge at Michelle Perkett


Ribbon and Lace!

Hello and welcome to the Michelle Perkett Studios Tuesday challenge!  

What a beautiful creatings you all made for last weeks challenge! I was so inspired by you all!
Thanks for joining us and I hope that you all join us again in this weeks Challenge.

This week we are going to make cards or projects with the theme Ribbon and Lace! and use an image of Michelle!

In Michelle’s Etsy Store you can find a beautiful collection with images! There are also a few new images there.
We don’t have many rules, but no linking to previous work please!

We can't wait to see what you come up with!   

If you don't have any Michelle Perkett Studios images there are freebies at the Michelle Perkett Studios Paper Craft Planet group.  There are more for sale at Michelle's Etsy store, new releases too! This challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studios Esty store, the winner will be awarded an image by choice fromMichelle's Etsy store!
And now a little inspiration from our fabulous design team!







Wendy


Our challenge time line is from today, March 8th and ends Monday, March 14th, at 5:00 PM MST.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!
We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the design team and other participants.  Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.
 
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!