Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MPS GIVEAWAY WINNER

Dear Friends,

I want to first of all thank you for taking the time to leave your comments for the giveaway post, your comments are always so much appreciated. The winner of the Autumn Splendor is comment #6, using Random Generator.... Mari! Congratulations, Mari, I will be contacting you to get your info and I will be having more giveaways soon! Thanks everyone!




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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HOW I FOUND MYSELF IN MY ART

I thought I would try to actually write something today instead of just "posting." Its been over 6 months since I've posted anything (except for yesterday) I took some time off this year from my online art to find myself creatively and I think I found what was missing in my creative life.

Over the past year I have been teaching an art class to a room full of 11 year olds and during that time as I was teaching the girls art journaling, calligraphy, lettering, watercolor, glittering and sketching what makes them happy and inspires them, I realized that I loved all of these things and have not done any of them for years.

I have been designing digital stamps for 5 years and I have loved every minute of creating those designs and still do, but I was craving color and creating something more. So for the last few months I have had an outlet for my creativity besides the art class. I have been creating paintings and donating them to the Orange County Magnificat Women's Prayer Breakfast raffle every three months.

I am a part of this ministry and it has been a huge blessing to me in more ways than one. I have grown so much in my faith because of it and because of all the inspiring women in it. They are such prayer warriors. And I have started a new "Faith" portfolio thanks to all my "donations."

I've taken all of these watercolor, ink and colored pencil designs and have mounted them on wood and paint the wood, embellish the painting with glitter and crystals and am so happy creating these pieces. Actually, happy isnt the right word, deliriously happy is more like it. It feels amazing to create a physical product that I can hold in my hands.

This has been such a joyful part of my life over the past few months which has been crazy to say the least; my car has broken down 3 times, my Mom has been in and out of the hospital and ER off and on since July and the heat this summer in CA has been so oppressive that all I can do after my dogwalks is come home, turn the a/c on and work on my art. It has saved me from going insane this summer. Just me and Jesus, creating together, love it.

Anyway, the time away from blogging, Facebook and my Etsy shop has done me alot of good I think. Here is a bit of what I have been painting this year...




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MPS GIVEAWAY AND NEW RELEASES

Hi Friends,

I cant even believe how long its been since I even posted anything, I had to clean out alot of cobwebs and dust bunnies from my blog and decided to re-design my blog banner here while I was cleaning house:)

I have some new releases to share with you...I have 2 new rubber stamp sets that have just been released from Sparkle N Sprinkle, the first is "AUTUMN SPLENDOR" which I will be giving away to one lucky winner this month! Just leave a comment below and you will be registered to win, I will choose a name randomly on OCT 15th!

"AUTUMN SPLENDOR"


and is also available as a Digital Stamp Set here:



And the second rubber stamp set is called,  "A SAVIOR"



"A SAVOIR"


A SAVIOR is also available as a digital stamp set here

And, I have a new digital stamp and a new digital stamp set now availabe at my ETSY SHOP:


Here is "MATTHEW 18:14" with Jesus and the little lost sheep:






I am now having a 50% off sale at my Etsy shop NOW THRU OCTOBER 31ST AT MIDNIGHT PST
COUPON CODE IS: MPSOCT


Monday, February 3, 2014

MPS RUBBER STAMP SET RELEASE

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday and Happy New Release Day. I think most of you are looking forward to Mermaid weather at this point and are probably really sick of the snow so here is my new "Mermaid Kisses" rubber stamp set just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle with my Harmony Mermaid image, dont you love it? Jill always does such a wonderful job putting all the stamp sets together, thanks, Jill!


This set is on sale now at Sparkle N Sprinkle....


"MERMAID KISSES"


Click the link below to watch the Video Tutorial from Sparkle N Sprinkle on how to make a gorgeous pop-up  "Mermaid Bokah" with Jill:


http://sparklensprinkle.com/videotutorials.php

And coming soon, "The Secret Garden"...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR/NEW RELEASE DAY!

Happy New Year and Happy Release Day! I have two new and too adorable Rubber Stamp sets just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle, they are "DRESS UP" and "CINDERELLA SLIPPER" and are available and are ON SALE NOW!



"DRESS UP" RUBBER STAMP SET
 

"CINDERELLA SLIPPER" RUBBER STAMP SET

Thursday, November 28, 2013

MPS BLACK FRIDAY SALE - 50% OFF ALL RUBBER AND DIGITAL STAMPS

I hope you have all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day and were able to spend some time blessed with family and friends.

I just listed lots of new rubber stamp sets and am having a one day sale, Friday November 29th at my Etsy shop- Everything is 50% OFF:

***BLACK FRIDAY SALE - THIS FRIDAY***
ALL DIGITAL AND RUBBER STAMPS 50% OFF AT MY ETSY SHOP - 12AM - 12PM PST, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 
COUPON CODE IS: FRIDAY50









NOEL ANGEL RUBBER STAMP SET











Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MPS 50% OFF ALL DIGITAL STAMPS




And I have a really fun new product that I am licensing my "Snowy Forest Fairy" artwork on and that I also designed the label, its called "Snow To Go! Insta Snow" Fairy's Frost Edition. Here is the label art and here is the link to this amazing product that looks and feels like real snow, just add water to the powder and it expands 100 times, so cool! And you can order it with or without fairys frost glitter here:



And to purchase my Rubber Stamp Sets at Sparkle N Sprinkle click here...

WOOFIE'S CHRISTMAS RUBBER STAMP SET

NOEL ANGEL RUBBER STAMP SET




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY 214
















Happy WOYWW! I'm sorry that my pics are a bit dark, we have had lots of cloudy weather in CA these days but that's a nice change and it makes it so much cooler dogwalking:)

The top two pictures are of some rubber stamp sets that I'm getting ready to post in my Etsy shop as well as my lesson plan notes for my Art class that I am teaching for the summer. This week I taught the kids how to draw a cute dog and it seemed like a real crowd pleaser:)

The next shot is of some more ACEO's that I painted over the weekend as well as my next digital stamp design, a set of Seashell Angels.

And this last pic is of a new digital stamp called, "Butterfly Birthday Cake" that I hope to list by the end of this week, just putting some last minute touches on it. I think that's it for this week, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 5, 2013

WORD ART WEDNESDAY - #87















I hope you all enjoyed your Fourth of July celebrations yesterday. I found so many wonderful blogs last week and since I have been having so much fun the last 2 weeks posting for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, I thought I would try my hand at Word Art Wednesday (as well as #Tell His Story (see badge link below)).

WAW has challenges with scripture art and these days my sketchbook is so full of that so I thought I would take their scripture for this week from Psalm 33 and make something in honor of our country with a stars and stripes theme.

I drew an ink sketch first and then made an ink/watercolor and colored pencil illustration and had so much fun playing!

Since my "reversion" back to my faith two years ago, after over 30 years, I started reading the Bible for the first time in my life and actually got a free paperback bible of the New Testament at (of all places) Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Good Friday 2011. A local church was giving them out at the game so I said, "Sure, I'll take one." I remember that I just could not wait to go home and read it and when I did the words spoke so deeply to my heart and my soul immediately, I knew my life would change and now that I know what is expected of me as a Catholic Christian, there is no going back and I couldn't be happier. My faith journey is really just getting started but I have loved every minute of it. So when I came across Word Art Wednesday I had to create something!

Here is the scripture for this week:

The scripture for this week is Psalm 33:12.
Blessed is the nation 
whose God is the Lord,
and the people whom
he hath chosen
for his own inheritance.


I hope you enjoy my humble little drawings and I hope to be able to play along again soon!

Hugs,

Michelle

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

WOYWW



















Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, I think I am offically hooked on this, in fact, I love that is it making me accountable to actually HAVE something on my workdesk to show on Wednesday and to be working on.

Today I am hoping to get some better photos of my new rubber stamp sets to list at my Etsy shop for Christmas in July.

Also, I have two new scripture ACEO's that I want to take pictures of as well to list in my shop and am finishing up the final touches on a new digital stamp design, "Butterfly Birthday Cake."

And I am also sketching some Halloween designs for a Rubber Stamp set as well as brainstorming for some more ideas for my art class of twelve 10 year olds that are seriously keeping me on my toes and I always need to have backup drawing ideas for them if they get too bored with me:)