Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Blog and New Products

Hi Everyone!

You may have noticed that I am no longer at Everyday Life.  I would love to have you visit my new home at Michelle James Designs.

I am sure you will love my new site.  My posts about DIY/Home Decor usually include a tutorial and I have started creating my own awesome scrapbooking products.  Some are free and some are for sale.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Magical Moments Cards

Hello everyone.  I wanted to share the cards I made using the brand new line from Moxxie, Magical Moments.  Aren't they fun?

Brian actually got to go to Disney this year so I will be able to use this collection for actual Disney pictures as well.  I am working on a Mini Album to document his visit.  I can't wait to show it to you in a week or so.  Please check back to see it!

Products used:
Moxxie Products
You're A Star paper
Oh Boy! paper
Magical Moments Cardstock Stickers

Other Products:
White & Black card stock
Black ribbon
SRM Birthday sticker
Scallop circle punch
Liquid Pearls - Black

Until next time,

Friday, August 2, 2013

Moxxie's A-Muse-A-Palooza August Blog Hop

Hello Moxxie fans!  This month we are featuring one of our brand new collections Quite Contrary.   So dig out your garden photos and get ready because the Muses will be planting some great ideas in your creative minds for this beautiful line of papers and stickers.     

The blend of muted tones is perfect for outdoor garden photo pages.   And if your thumb is not so green you can create fabulous cards and/or home decor projects.  

I absolutely do not have a green thumb and although pictures of my weeds may make for a funny layout I am just not sure you guys would want to see that.  So, I chose pictures of my son and his girlfriend.  Just because they were taken indoors at Christmas time means nothing.  I think they look great with this line.  I converted them to black & white and then colorized Hailey's dress so the purple would stand out.  What do you think?

Along with the Quite Contrary line I used a strip of burlap netting, flowers, a little pink twine, a glassine bag, some purple bling, glimmer mist, kraft card stock, and Powder Puff Ink - coal miner.  I hope you like it.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

If you are familiar with the Moxxie Blog Hops then you know you can have a chance to win this brand new line.  All you have to do is leave a comment on all of the following blogs.    International fans are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event they win.  Comments can be made until Midnight Tuesday, August 6th and the winner will be announced on the Moxxie Blog on Wednesday, August 7th! Enjoy!

Michelle James  - You are here

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Practical Scrappers Chevron Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Specialty Team Blog Hop!  This weekend you can swing by the blogs of any of the listed team members and check out their Chevron Projects.  Scrapbook Pal has graciously offered to sponsor this hop and we are going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store!  Details on how to enter are located below the blog hop list!

Michelle James - You are here!

To be entered to win the $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook Pal you can do any/all of the following:
1)Become a follower at Practical Scrappers 
2)Like our facebook page
3)Like the Scrapbook Pal facebook page
4)Leave a comment on the Practical Scrappers site (but I love comments and followers as well)

I have a fun card today made from two of Moxxie's new collections Fighting Back and Quite Contrary.

The chevron piece is from the Fighting Back line.  I love the muted tone of the gray.   The arrows are made from the reverse side of one of the patterned papers from the Quite Contrary line and the rest are solid card stocks.  And of course a little washi and bakers twine.  Who can resist?

I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for popping in today.  Enjoy the hop!
Your next stop is Jennifer!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Storage Ideas

You know I love organizing just about everything.  This time I have figured out a great way to store my washi tape.

These containers are readily available and super cheap.  What more could you ask for?  I like to be able to pick up the roll of tape and tear off the size piece that I want.  If it is on a dowel or something like that you have to take all of the other rolls to get to the one you want.  I hate that don't you?  I can't believe I have had  these in other places in my home and I am just now thinking of this.  Wow!  What is wrong with me?  LOL   If you would like to see more fun organizational ideas head over to the Practical Scrappers blog.  There are some great ideas from the design team.

Until next time,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beachy Fun at the Moxxie Blog!

Hi everyone it is such a fun day when I can scrap a page and use the paper for it's original purpose.  I explain all this today at the Moxxie Blog.  Click on the link and head on over there to check it out.


Until next time,

Friday, July 5, 2013

Moxxie A-Muse-A-Palooza July Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Guess what day is today?  Yes, that is correct.  It is the first Friday of the month and that means it is Moxxie Blog Hop time.  This month we are going to shake things up just a bit!  Design Team Member Mary Pat Siehl has created another sketch for you and each Muse will show you their take on the sketch.  The Muses will be using all different Moxxie collections.  It is going to be so fun to see what collections the Muses are using and to see how each one interprets the sketch.

So let's get us started with the sketch!  This sketch is very fun and lends itself to many different interpretations.
Isn't this sketch great?  I loved it. 

My son and some of the kids from his school won the National History Day competition at the state level and got to move on to the National level.  The got to travel to Washington DC for a wonderful trip. 

I want to document this trip for him and the Moxxie Liberty line was perfect!  

The alphabet stickers and rub-ons were fun to work with and I think they added some special touches.  

One of the best parts of Mary Pat's sketch was the little doo dah at the bottom.  I love that sort of thing.  I used some of the patterned paper and made a fun, little "journaling" card.  I hope you liked my layout and are enjoying the hop so far.

So let's get hopping through the rest of the blogs.  Here are the Moxxie Muse's links.  Simply hop to ALL the blogs and Leave a Comment. Don't forget the final stop- The Moxxie Blog and leave a comment there.  

Michelle James  - You are here!
So have I mentioned the Giveaway?  This month one winner will win ONE ENTIRE COLLECTION of their choosing from the Moxxie store.  Isn't that just so awesome????  I know!  It totally rocks!  So I know you are going to have fun today! International fans are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event they win.

The hop starts today and the winner will be announced Wednesday July 10th, 2013 on the Moxxie blog.  Good luck!