Monday, January 14, 2008

Would You Like to Have This Mailbox??

I love this Happy Heart Day stamp set... oh wait, have I told you that already?! Here is another mailbox I made, featuring the adorable little elephant. And to find out how it can be YOURS... keep reading!

The ribbon on this mailbox comes from the Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, with some Tempting Turquoise grosgrainto line the edges and Certainly Celery grosgrain for the tag.

I colored the elephant with an Aquapainter and the Going Gray ink pad lid. The rest of the image was colored with Stampin' Write markers. I used a glue pen and the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on her toenails and the heart in her trunk.

To line the mailbox, I used my current favorite Designer Series Paper called Flowers For You, along with the Ginormous Flowers stamp set paired with the 5-Petal Flower punch and some matching buttons. The flower colors are Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, and Tempting Turquoise - LOVE this combination! I really am on a fettish right now for these colors... you'll be seeing more of them in the coming days.

Now... for the exciting part! Would YOU like to own this mailbox? You can! In celebration of my blog hitting 20,000 hits (WOW!), I am giving it away as BLOG CANDY! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me what you like the most about my blog. Like anyone, I love good compliments, but my intentions are really to find out what you want to see MORE of! This Friday, January 18th, at noon I will choose a random number and I will post the winner that afternoon.

Good luck and thanks for visiting!

52 comments:

Michele said...

Hi Michele-
This is my first time visiting your blog. I clicked on your mailbox pic on SCS and found your blog. I really like your style. I especially like the variety of projects--cards and 3-D. You've already given me lots of inspriation. Now where did I put those mailboxes I bought last year...?

Shell-challenge addict said...

I guess I'm out on this one as I am in the UK!!
Pity, it is a gorgeous mailbox.

Keri Markham said...

I love your website. I am really going to start stamping. As I was watching the Cowboys game last night, I decided to stamp my son's birthday card. My husband said that is nice but what about the ones that you have made in the past. I told him I don't have the supplies for it all. By reading your blogs, you inspire me to be creative and learn how to stamp. I am not the creative type. Keep up the good blogging.

Keri Markham

Sharon said...

Hi Michele~
Love your blog! It's one of the few I read everyday. I know watercoloring is a "do it more and you'll get better" thing, but can you do a simple tutorial on getting started? Your watercoloring is awesome! Thanx

Dee said...

Oh Michele...Your tutorials, your clear pictures of cards & projects...that are so lovely, you take great care in arrangement. The mailbox is adorable..thanks for the opportunity to win it.
Hugs, Dee in Oklahoma

rachelsigmak said...

I love your blog. Your cards are great! The best thing about your blog is how easy you make to read how you did your projects and cards! I love the bold text for tools and products... it makes it so easy to know what you used and how!!!!!!

Rachel in SC
rachelsigmak on SCS

April said...

I love your blogs. I do prefer the cards, but your other projects inspire me and teach me that stamping shouldn't just be limited to cards. I can also learn new color combos and techniques (dry embossing?) from your cards and your mailboxes and tins. I've also learned that I can use my wide scrap ribbon after all.

Peggy Maier said...

I love the quality of your photos - so clear! Your cards are just my style & I really like the tutorials I have seen. You have a great blog - I'd say just keep up the good work!

Aunt T said...

What I like most about your blog is that it is bright and cheerful and full of unique projects and inspiration.

Teresa

mochamama said...

I get so excited when I find a new Blogsite to fall in love with and yours is the next one (fear not, I don't fall out of love with the others, there is enough of me to go around) I love your little sewing kit, your mailboxes are adorable and your cards are very creative. I love to see the picture of your family right at the top

Diane said...

Great blog candy! But sweeter still is all the beautiful projects you create and share with us. I love your creative flair, and the attention to detail in your directions--making it so easy and understandable for us on the reading side. You do a great job and I'm so happy for you that you have such an avid blogger-following. Love to visit you to see what new and outstanding creation you've shared. Wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosella said...

WOW! I love your mailbox and the altered tins and the cards and everything. So, I can't say what I like most because I like everything. Thank you so much for sharing!

Patty said...

Hi !

I'm new to your blog! I'm exploring all of it and having a delightful time!

I'm trying to learn how to stamp and I've been reading blogs trying to decide how to do it !..and what the most essential supplies are to start with.

I love to send cards "just because" and that's one of the reasons I want to learn and so many of them are just so stinkin' cute!

Thanks for the chance, the mailbox is adorable..love the little elephant and the colors you used as well.

I'll be back :)

Darlene L said...

Your cute mailbox just lead me to your site. While looking over your blog, I love your use of colors. Directions are very detailed and easy to follow. Great photos too. I have adding you to my favorites. Thanks for the blog candy opp. Darlene--djstamper2003@yahoo.com

Cathy M said...

Count me in on this adorable mailbox! I just love it! I really like your blog for inspiration. Love your cards, projects and your easy to follow tutorials.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Pat said...

I love everything about your blog...the altered projects are over the top! Thanks for sharing.

Pat

Midnite Scrapper said...

The things I love most about your blog are:
*clear and easy-to-follow ideas
*practical ideas for things I would actually do or use
*awesome photos
I have several paper craft blogs in my list of favorites, but yours is one that I go to almost every day. If I haven't visited that day, it's because I haven't been on the computer! LOL
Oh and another reason I love your blog is because I love Stampin' Up. Just got into Stampin' Up about a year ago and it has become quite the addiction! Thanks for the great ideas and the chance to win one of your awesome creations! =]

Anonymous said...

What I like best are your cards but I also like that is a nice clean looking presentation, not hard to read like some "black" blogs are. Everything is in order and easy to find.
Mary Puskar

Julie said...

Hi, Michele! I love everything about your Blog! You really give excellent directions & post lots of pictures & "fantabulous" ideas that always make me want to come back for more!

Keep up the great work....you are such an inspiration!

:) Julie

Linda SS said...

I love your blog! Your creations are always inspiring and so full of fun. I love those cute little boxes, especially the one you made to look like a suitcase with the cruise photos. SPECTACULAR! I have added you to my favorites:)

Shellie said...

Hello Michelle,
Your Valentine mailbox from January 5th is what first brought me to your blog. I love your latest mailbox and cards too! Now that I found your site I plan to visit often!!

Nancy Riley said...

Michele, this mailbox is adorable! Just keep posting your creative projects for my daily dose of inspiration! Love your stampin' style ... always refreshing and unique!

Monika said...

Wow, I love your blog and you are sooo creative. Those altered tins are just fab. Keep up the great job! And thank you for a chance of winning that great candy.

snowkitten73 said...

I love your blog - great projects, great inspiration, great tutorials! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Lastel said...

Love your mailbox it is sooo cute ! I love all your altered items , I think that is what I would like to see more of !

scraps n wraps said...

Your Mailbox is wonderful and I can not wait to receive that stamp set for myself.. I would love to see any type of video.. I love to see how people put cards together from start to finish.. even if there is just music and no commentary.

ellen a said...

I love your blog. I stumbled onto it in December and check it every day now. The mail box is gorgeous.
You have given me some inspiration when I've been dealing with a creative block for a while
Ellen

Anonymous said...

First thing: I love your banner. It is not like everyone else's.

Second thing: I love your altered items. They are so cool!!

Third thing: Your pictures of your items are always so crisp & easy to see detail.

Fourth: Everything else=)

Collette/katshon66@aol.com

Anonymous said...

First thing: I love your banner. It is not like everyone else's.

Second thing: I love your altered items. They are so cool!!

Third thing: Your pictures of your items are always so crisp & easy to see detail.

Fourth: Everything else=)

Collette/katshon66@aol.com

psychspa (Pattie Sykes) said...

I follow your blog along with several others. I'm particularly drawn to you because you are in TEXAS!! Okay, so I love all your projects too. I'm particularly intrigued by your offer to send Stamp A Stack supplies to individuals who are not able to attend your workshops. Oh, and that little travel altoid tin. To die for.

I just love everything you do and appreciate all the inspiration I get from your blog.

Thank you.

Bonnie Weiss said...

What I love about your blog is the fact that you have it and continue to post on it. You willingly share your ideas and projects that continue to inspire us.

tyrymom29 said...

Love that Mailbox it is too cute !!!! I Love your tutorials !!!! TFS!!You have a great blog !!

Jennifer N. said...

I really love your combination of projects and cards--each of them beautifully executed! Thank you for all that you share!

JenniferL. said...

I really like your projects on this blog, especially your altoid tins. Those are what brought me to your blog through SCS.

Nancy said...

Hi Michele - I love you site. I like the little things you do. Like the Tin's. I have been saving tin's for years, now I know what to do with them. Thanks, Nancy

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. How I found it I am not sure. I just think that you are very creative and I love all the things you make. I especially love the Altoid tins. Congratulaitons on 20,000. That is awesome and keep creating.
Dawn B.

Amber said...

Michele,

I found your blog via splitcoast when I was looking for a cute mailbox to case. I found yours and LOVED it! Just wish I had the SU! rub ons! Anyway, I really enjoy all of your altoid tins you have altered, and your cards are all very cute! You have some great creative talent! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas! Keep up the great work!
Amber

Anonymous said...

As a deaf stamper, your blog is just perfect as I never feel like I "cant do it" due to ignorance or not being creative enough. I would love it if you could add onto your blogs tutorials where to buy items and maybe offer to sell some of your work to help jumpstart others. I have bought a few items from other stampers as I am so visual and like to have it in my hands to better understand some of the complex projects. Thank you for sharing your creations with us and for opening up your blogs where anyone can look up your tutorials whether deaf or hearing.

Sherri said...

I love how you often explain how you made something - like you did with the mailbox...and not so long ago with the altoids tins!

M.E. Greene said...

Love the tutorials! And your cards are so unique. Lots of inspiration here! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I just can't get enough! I'm biased, since I know you personally, but I love your designs and I am always amazed at your endless creativity. Each card is beautiful and unique -- I could just sit and stare at them all day. And your blog is lovely, too. Heck -- even your watermark is artistic!

Melanie

LaClau said...

Hi Michele,
WOW, that's a great blog candy!! The best thing I like about your blog...and why I keep coming back for more, is the quality of your cards and projects (not to mention the way you arrange them on the pictures). Simply stunning! Reading your site is my daily eye candy. KUDOS!!

linda said...

I am new to stamping and discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago.. Thank you for sharing your talent.. I love the tins, the altered mailboxes and cards.. Your work is inspiring and amazing..

Maria Hover said...

I love your style, and the tutorials are so helpful to those of us still working out the kinks! The mailbox is awesome! Have a wonderful day!

Marelle Taylor said...

Wow! 44 comments! Woo Hoo!
Don't enter me in the draw (you've sent me too much already!) but you know I love you and your blog!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Well Michele

I am so glad that you are getting the recognition you deserve! You inspire so many people by your easy to follow instructions and visual aids. A breath of fresh air!
Keep up the good work and here's to the next 20,000 hits :)
Love Audrey xoxox

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are great Michelle and I just love your cards. How about some tutorials or new techniques? Would also love to win that little mailbox as I have not been able to find any at our local Target stores. Thanks so much.
Kathy Puskar

Anonymous said...

Hi Michele, What a nice person you are to allow us a chance to win this wonderful mailbox. What i enjoy about your blog are all of your projects and your tutorials. They are so informative. But I also enjoy getting to know you too. We may never meet but I feel as though we are friends anyway. LInda Gray

claireface said...

I was browsing the Valentine mailboxes on SCS and yours was a STANDOUT! I love it! I especially like the color combo from Flowers for You DSP (that goes well with the Ronald McDonald House set Just Like You)! TFS

anGela said...

I just found your blog! I really like how you describe how you completed the projects. Your pictures are great, too! I am always looking for ways to use what embellies I have and new things to alter. I've been looking for some girly grunge projects/cards for my teen...any ideas? Thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...

Michelle,

I absolutely just LOVE the stuff you make!!! I really think this mailbox is darling. Do you have instructions for covering the box - dimensions, etc.? I wish I lived by you. I would love going to classes and workshops that I'm sure you do. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Angie said...

I know...the blog candy is over :)) but I just had to tell you the mailbox is just toooo cute!!!