Thursday, July 6, 2017

MPS 50% OFF SALE AND NEW DIGI SETS


Hi Everyone, 

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. I am having a 50% off sale this weekend at my Etsy shop now thru midnight July 9th PST, coupon code is:
JULY50

I have been doing alot of coloring lately; coloring my digital stamps. Sparkle N Sprinkle has a new website and I have been coloring my digis so they can be added to the new website. Its been so fun and I feel like my little stamps have some new life in them:)

Here is the link to the new site with my RuBber StAMPS and the link to my DiGital StaMpS (more to come)

I have been working with Donna Ellis, super talented crafter, blogger and digital stamp marketing expert in creating some new Digital Stamp Sets, here are a few...

First, my Bloom Grow, Live image now comes with lots of options, color png's as well as black and white digis, so fun....


Digi Stamp Set Bloom Grow Live 3136M

And this super cute Halloween set that has tons of images, colors and sentiments to make Halloween Party invitations, cards and gift bags, I love this one...


Digi Stamp Set Halloween Party 3133M

And this super cute Beach Day digi set, so cute....




Digi Stamp Set Beach Day 3132M




I also have updated my Pinterest Page and have added lots of new pins and boards, including  Art and Craft School with some fun tutorials and how to crafting videos that I hope will inspire you for some summer crafting and a Sketchbook Love board, come by with a cup of tea or coffee and stay a while:)

Hugs,
 Michelle:)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

EASTER DIGI FREEBIE, SALE AND CRAFTING PICS


Happy Spring everyone!


I've missed blogging, creating, painting, drawing, sketching a lot and I am finally finding a bit of time finally to do some. Over the past 6 months my Mom has fallen 3 times, been hospitalized for cuts and bruised (but no broken bones thank goodness) and has had a lot of trouble with anxiety and her Demetia is progressing. She will be 90 years old June 5th, God bless her, and still walks everyday.

In December we had to move her to Assisted Living and as some of you probably know its an extremely stressful time for a parent to move out of their home and into a completely different life with total strangers, including a new roommate. My Mom struggled a lot for the first three months but has now settled in and is making new friends and just loves the caretakers and the staff. Its actually become our extended family, I love being there with her, its been a huge blessing to her, she is loved so much there.

I wanted to give you guys a little something for Easter, a little Peter Rabbit image called, Happy Trails, I hope you like him. He is a little tribute to my Mom who loves all the bunnies at Easter time and who still loves to walk everyday:) I am also working on some new rubber stamp sets with Sparkle N Sprinkle so I will be sure to keep you posted on those as well.

I am having a 50% OFF SALE now thru April 17th, 2017, just use COUPON CODE: SPRING17
Come on over to my Etsy shop HERE:)

I've been putting on my crafting hat lately, I think all the DIY pins on Pinterest has helped sprout my creativity in a new way, so much fun! I'm making some little thank you treat bags for the staff at the Assisted Living Home, so fun to make, candy, treat bags and ribbon and some hand made gift tags, will be cute in my Mom's Easter basket as well:)

I got the ribbon and treat bags from DAISO, I don't know if you have one where you live but its my favorite store to go shop in, someone said its like the dollar store on crack, it really is, so fun, they have everything:)

I also started bible art journaling, hand-lettering and working with watercolor and pen and ink in my new moleskin sketchbooks over the past months, it was like therapy while I was trying to deal with my Mom's transition so what has come out of it is the start of a hand painted prayer book for my Mom's 90th birthday in June. Here is a little peek:




I hope you guys are doing well, I would love to hear what you are doing with your creativity so far this year, please feel free to share, see you soon!

Hugs,

Michelle

Thursday, July 14, 2016

MPS CHRISTMAS FREEBIE

Hi Friends,

Happy Christmas in July!

I hope your summer is going well so far and you are enjoying some down time, vacation getaways or just relaxing with a cold drink by the lake:)

I have missed my blogging time with you all but have been occupied with a bad back (starting physical therapy next week, yay:)) my Mom has been having a few health issues and I have been extra busy with work to save up for a new car soon, my little Mazda has 304,000 miles on it. Can't believe it.

But enough about me, how are you guys doing, would love to hear about your creative adventures:)

I made you a Christmas in July Bouquet freebie, I hope you like it...
I have been doing some commission paintings over the last few months and thought I would share them as well. I have been painting them on canvas and embellishing them with sharpies, glitter paint, really love Martha Stewart's, and sequins, they are so fun to paint, I am really enjoying painting on canvas again.

PLEASE VISIT SPARKLE N SPRINKLE TO PURCHASE ALL OF MY DIGITAL STAMPS

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Michelle









Thursday, February 18, 2016

FREE COLORING PAGE AND BIBLE ART JOURNALING CLASS

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and didnt eat too much chocolate:)

I wanted to share some pictures of the Bible Art Journaling class that I taught a few days ago with 11, lovely 12 year olds and their leader of their Life Group/Bible Study.

It was so much fun and the girls did such a beautiful job with our "draw alongs" of hand-lettered bible verses illustrated with some fun flower doodles. They all brought their bibles that were so cute, some were pink and covered in flowers:)

Here are a few of the pics from class:





Arent they the cutest? They did an amazing job coloring all of their pages and I can see they all are blessed with such wonderful creative talents!

And here is the coloring page for you to download and color along with them, I hope you enjoy coloring:)


Hugs,

Michelle





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MPS NEW RUBBER AND DIGITAL STAMP RELEASES

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are keeping warm (or keeping cool, depending on where you are in the world:)) this month, it has been really chilly here in California and we have had a few rain storms and the hills are starting to look green finally, I love it. But the mornings are very cool, in fact, this week I have had to scrape ice off my windshield before going to work, just like the East Coast when I used to do that before work:)

I have a couple of fun stamp sets to share with you, first my "Secret Garden" stamp set is now in Rubber and is ON SALE NOW! at Sparkle N Sprinkle:


Here is a lovely creation full of glitter, my favorite craft supply, made by Chris at Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams blog, here is her lovely creation:



you can see her card tutorial here:



And my newest Digital Stamp Set available at Sparkle N Sprinkle is called, "Disco Dance Party"



I hope you like the new sets and I hope you are having a super fun and creative February!

Hugs,

Michelle








Thursday, January 21, 2016

MPS NEW YEAR THINGS

Hi Everyone,

I hope your new year is starting out with lots of hope, inspiration and creativity. 

I've been super busy with petsitting and am putting together some new stamp sets with Sparkle N Sprinkle to be released soon, so I will keep you posted:)

I am also getting ready to teach a bible art journaling class next month at my friends' daughter's Life Group at her church. It will be for fifteen, thirteen year old young ladies and I am super excited about it so I've been practicing my lettering and watercolor techniques and planning a fun class. Here is one of my bible art journaling "doodles" that I wanted to share:


I've also been sketching ideas for Easter, Spring and Mother's Day images, I have been drawing lots of birds and flowers lately. I wanted to share one of my sketchbook pages with you as well:


And finally, I have added some new boards to my Pinterest Page, this one is called, "heart and soul chicken soup" and I wanted it to be a place where you read some uplifting words and were wrapped up in a cozy hug of inspiration and color and a place to just be inspired by some amazing art when you need  it:)

And I have lots of new pins added to my other boards, check out my main Pinterest Page here 

Hugs,

Michelle



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

HAPPY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas, everyone! I wish you all a beautiful Christmas and I hope that it is filled with everything good, especially lots of love and family.

Here is a little sketch I did for today, definately a stamp design for Christmas in July:)

I am working on some new Spring and Easter sets with Sparkle N Sprinkle so I will keep you posted after Christmas on what I'm working on.

Happy and Merry Christmas!

Love and Hugs,

Michelle

Friday, December 4, 2015

NEW CHRISTMAS SKETCH

Happy Friday!

Can you believe it, only 3 weeks until Christmas? Are you all ready for the big day? Are you taking time to enjoy this beautiful time of year? I hope so:) I did this week, I drew this little Christmas sketch last weekend in my sketchbook and then had fun coloring it this week, just for fun. I was inspired by everyone here in California last week saying, "Brrrrr!" everywhere I went since it was pretty chilly here, especially at night, finally! 

I hope you like this "just for fun" sketch!

Hugs,

Michelle


Thursday, November 26, 2015

MPS 50% OFF THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SALE

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you today who are celebrating. It finally feels like Thanksgiving here in California, nice and crisp and chilly outside! I hope you will all remember all the things in your life to give thanks for and not just today but everyday. I try to remind myself the same during the day, living with a grateful heart makes life so much nicer, dont you think?

I am having a 50% off Thanksgiving Day Sale at my Etsy Shop now thru Saturday 11/28 at NOON PST. 

COUPON CODE IS: MPSTHX



Also my new Bible art Journaling bookmarks are now available as well as my new "Clara Nutcracker" digital stamp...


Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Hugs,

Michelle


 




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

BIBLE ART JOURNALING BOOKMARKS

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe only 2 more days until Thanksgiving? I hope you all are going to enjoy some good quality family time with loved ones around the table on Thursday.

It finally feels and looks like fall here in Southern California, thank goodness. We had another heat wave last weekend and all of a sudden its cool and crisp and the trees are turning yellow and orange (except for the palm trees of course:))

I just listed some new bible bookmarks with the scripture verse, "May the Lord bless you and keep you." Numbers 6:24 at my ETSY shop, I hope you guys like them. I have really been getting into Hand-lettering and thought these would be really fun, let me know how you like them, I always love reading your comments:)


Hugs,

Michelle