Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Blog Hop - Fred She Said!

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Spring blog hop! If you are here from Marlena's blog, you are in the right spot! If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop and collect the words along the way....the last stop of the hop will tell you where to email the phrase for a chance to win a fantastic prize! Please be sure to leave some love along the way....we love to hear from you!!

Prize information:
ONE winner of $25 FSS GC, $25 CropStop GC and 2 Digi Paper Sets from Bearly Mine Designs,
who is co-sponsoring our blog hop this month.

My card features a new spring image called Easter Chicky. I chose one of the pre-colored images for my card.

I used a Creatables die to frame my image, which I popped up on foam tape over a SU! embossing folder embossed panel.

I loved the crispness of this image...so pristine and pretty. I chose a simple yet clean embellishment....a pleated ribbon border with vertical stripe grosgrain yellow ribbon from ReasonableRibbon.com.

I also made a clean and simple masculine card featuring another of Tracey-Lynn's fabulous pre-colored images, The Old Truck.

I chose the truck in brown and paired it up with some designer paper I had on hand. I chose to go with silver accents in the star brads, nailheads and metal stickers. A touch of faux stitching finishes this card.

I hope your stop here has inspired you! The word you are collecting from me is SAID. Your next stop is the last stop on this hop....the FSS Challenge Blog. Be sure to follow the directions there to be eligible for the fantastic prize being offered!! Good Luck!!

30 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards. Great ideas.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Imke said...

Wow, the little chick card it totally cute. And the second is a beauty masculine card. Love your coloring !

Phyllis said...

Your Easter Chick card is so beautiful and delicate. Love it.
Also like your masculine card using The Old Truck. I have such a hard time making masculine cards. Great job.

Robin Parker said...

Michelle, both of these cards are fabulous. I love that framing, Darsie has the same one and I love it. So clean and simple for the chick. The manly card is great, just enough to be masculine.

Nancy said...

WOW Michelle!!!
What a stunner. Clean and simple but ELEGANT!!! Love the pleated ribbon.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

gorgeous cards!!!!!

Debbie W said...

I love both of your cards. I really need to get that old truck image.

Dani said...

Both cards are just fantastic!!! Love them!!

Kath said...

simple but elegant card.. I really like this one

Donna said...

Two great cards Michelle, love the simplicity of the chicky card and the masculine one is fab, so nice to see masculine images for those hard to make cards.
hugs
Donna xx

Tracy said...

Both of yor cards are fantastic Michelle! Guess I'm going to have to quit procrastinating about buying that embossing folder. Everytime you use it I want it more. Great job!

Gail S. said...

Wow!!! This card is great! I LOVE it :)

Anne said...

Ooh the c&s chick is so pretty,love that pleated ribbon. Love that truck too
Anne
x

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Josephine Cox said...

Michelle, these cards are simply adorable. Thank you for sharing your crafty talents.

Cherie said...

Great job on the card. I'm impressed that you got the ribbon on so evenly.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

These are both so great! The chick looks so cute on a white background!
Marlena:)

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous designs, Michelle. I get all mushy when I see the simple white textures and sigh... pleated ribbon. It's so fresh and springy! The truck is fantastic too!

Darlene said...

Very nice,very elegant

Rufus said...

I like both your cards. I love the embossing folder that you used on the first one. What is it?? This one would make a great baby card as well as Easter. As the for truck, well masculine cards are very difficult and this one's perfect!
R/

Carol said...

Michelle, both your cards are just wonderful. You have a great knack for putting together a beautiful piece of artistry to share with us. It is always a delight to view your work!

Carol said...

Michelle, I may have already written an comment, I am not sure, but I just wanted to tell you I love both of our cards. Your work is always a delight to view.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

laney said...

Gorgeous Michelle its been a great hop!!!
hugs
laney

Carmen O. said...

Your chicky card is absolutely stunning! I just love that ol' truck card too, I bought that image last year and need to use it more. Thanks for the inspiration!

TN Granny said...

Beautiful card with your chick and the truck is very masculine.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Deb said...

The coloring on both your card is fabulous! Love that little duckie.....because of you I spent my at "Fred She Said"....LOL LOL.
Hugs to you.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous cards- the spring card is beautiful- I love the rusched ribbon and embossed cardstock. Your masculine card is just so pretty-your cards are always so pretty!

Sue said...

lovely card and such a sweet chick Luv Sue x

Sharon said...

Chickie is so cute, Your male card is great they are so hard to do and you did a beautiful job.

Jaqi said...

Both super cards. The pleated ribbon in combination with the cute chickie is lovely. I like the silver accents on the male card.