vendredi 29 janvier 2010

I got mail from Germany!!!

Look what I got today on the mail. I put my name on "A swap for all seasons" It was a Valentine theme this time and my partner was Stefanie from Germany! How exciting!

Everything was carefully wrapped in pink paper with nice bows

And the fun begun! I unwrapped every thing, just like if it was Christmas! This is the wallhanging heart shape she made for me. It is so sweet, sorry but the photo doesn't do it justice at all! I will hang it on my cabinet door.

Here is all the paper goodies that were included in the envelope. All German stuff! Beautiful vintage stuff. Book pages, flower die cuts, photos...

And even more goodies: bath confetti, porcelain heart, some tisane (sorry I don't know the english word!), a heart rubber stamp, and a chocolate in the cute little round tin.

And it is absolutely incredible but I have been there! It is St.Bartholomä. I lived in Germany 6 years in my 20's. (A long, long time ago!) It is a wonderful period of my life. Full of great memories. And when I saw this photo...well it brought me there...
I have been very spoiled! Vielen Danke Stephanie.
And if you never did a swap before, I think starting with Linda at is a great idea!
Have a great creative friday!
Michelle *Ü*

jeudi 28 janvier 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge!

It is my first Challenge on this wonderful blog:
And the theme this week is "Time"! We all need time! And my tag is titled Le temps qui passe...It was very fun to create this tag (with my new stamp!!!) and I'll try to stop there every tuesday to get the inspiration of the week!

Be creative!
Michelle *Ü*

mercredi 27 janvier 2010

Look what I got on the mail today!

Yesssss, more stamps. Do I really needed these stamp? Well, yes, of course!
They are unmounted rubber stamps.

And I mounted some of them on acrylic blocks. There is still more to do. But I took a brake! I didn't play with them yet! But tomorrow I will!

That's all for now!
Have a creative evening!
Michelle *Ü*

mardi 26 janvier 2010

My scrap space...

...what do I have on my table today? In fact, it is not even a table. No, it is a plain door that I recycled and turned it into a big scrapbooking table. (of course I took out the door knob before!) I screwed it to the wall and added 2 small shelves under to help holding everything together. It looks like a little bit messy but it is not too bad!

Here it is an unfinished paper bag album, started 2 weeks or so ago. I don't work much on it. It is an album for my favorite photos of both daughters. I should finish it. I can see in my creative mind how beautiful it will be...

Some of my favorite stamps are here. Clear and rubber stamps. Some are still on their original sheets and some are in cd clear case.

Here you can find some of my woodmounted rubber stamps. It is not a huge collection but I am still using them.

And I just wanted to show you how I mount my rubber stamp on acrylic block. Well, I mean on plexiglass. I bought a broken piece at the hardware store and I cut it with my scrollsaw the size I need.

I hope you enjoyed the visit. I will finish the paper bag album and post some photos here soon! Well, I hope!

Have a great evening!

Michelle *Ü*

vendredi 22 janvier 2010

If you're a stamper...

you should recognize these wooden blocks.... Lately I unmounted some of my wood mounted rubber stamps (to permanently mount them on acylic blocks instead). I kept the wooden blocks and finally made this! I sand them, painted them in black, sand again, sealed and choose some older photos of my familly (it was the hardest part) to decorated them with vintage white buttons and string. It was a great project using recycled items!

Here is a closer look. I kept it simple but you can use your imagination and use flowers, tags, cardboard letters...

Have a great creative friday!

mardi 19 janvier 2010

I Have Been Published!

I have been published in the Stamplers' Sampler Magazine (dec/jan) with a "Oui je le veux" Corset Card. I am on page 75. You can visit their site at http:/ There is a wonderful gallery under "the studio" Full of great ideas! *Ü*

lundi 18 janvier 2010


Yes, finally I have my own blog. Of course I have plenty of ideas to built my new creation! It should be fun! I will share all kind of stuff: projects, photos, recipes ...

Enfin, j'ai mon propre blog! J'ai plein d'idées pour ma nouvelle création! J'y partegerai plein de choses: des projets (scrapbooking ou autre), des photos, des recettes, des idées... Pour l'instant je suis encore au stade d'apprentissage. Je devrais m'améliorer rapidement!

À bientôt,

See you soon!