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



Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW MPS BIBLE ART JOURNALING

Hi everyone,

Over the summer I discovered bible art journaling thanks to Karen Seifert, who posted a lovely bible art journaling page on my Facebook page with one of my fairy images and from that moment on I was hooked, thank you, Karen!

First and foremost, I came back to my faith about 4 years ago and am experiencing life with Jesus for the first time in my life and it is the most beautiful life imaginable, if you know Him you know what I mean:)

I've never read the bible in my life until 4 years ago and love and live by it (at least I try to) now and when I discovered bible art journaling I just couldnt imagine how beautiful two of my favorite things put together could be; art and God's word. I LOVE it and some of the pages that people paint, draw and illustrate that I've seen online are so lovely and inspiring to me.

I wanted to share a few pages with you to hopefully inspire you. I dont have a note taking bible with margins but I have been using either my sketchbook or my lined journal from the drugstore, here is a page from that journal:



I love the lined pages, it helps keep all the text straight. I have been compiling all of my favorite scripture verses in this book sort of as a "go to" book when I need some inspiration or a pick me up or to just play and color. I've also been using ink pens and have found a new pen I just love that is awesome for hand lettering, Pitt pens are awesome. Here are a couple of bible art journaling images from my sketchbook:


I really like taking one main verse and then journaling and adding other verses around it. Once I get started I never know where it will go and that is what I love about it. And just taking my watercolors out and coloring is so much fun. I took this one to the beach the other day and just enjoyed where the process went.

Here is another (kind of messy and wrinkled) sketchbook page that was so fun to work on:



I have also been enjoying working on hand lettering and with the Pitt pens the lettering pretty much writes itself, like magic:)

Have you guys tried bible journaling? I would love to hear your comments about your experience and what types of pens, supplies and bibles you use.

If you enjoyed this post please visit my Pinterest page for some Bible Art Journaling inspiration.

Hugs,

Michelle

Monday, November 9, 2015

MPS FREEBIE AND NEW CLARA NUTCRACKER STAMP

Happy Monday everyone!

I have a new Christmas image and freebie for you! Here is my new "Clara Nutcracker" Digital stamp, now available at my Etsy shop:


And since we are getting so close to Christmas and I know some of you may have already started your shopping or maybe finished, I thought you might like some gift tags made with my new Clara Nutcracker image for you to download and decorate your Christmas presents:


Hi hope you enjoy them and put them to good use:)

Hugs,

Michelle

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NEW MPS RELEASES AND VIDEO TUTORIAL



Hi everyone,

Happy November! It FINALLY feels like fall in Southern California, thank goodness. Last weekend it was in the 80's again and its now a nice cool 68 degrees here today, wow, that was a long summer:)

I've been a little out of commission over the last few weeks, my Mom had eye surgery and I was staying with her while she healed and I also was attacked by a dog and had to go to the ER and got a few stitches but both my Mom and I are healing up quickly and things seem to be getting back to normal finally, thank goodness! So back to the drawing board:)


I wanted to share two new rubber stamp releases with you this month and a super fun DIY video featuring my new "BIRTHDAY QUEEN OF HEARTS" rubber stamp set, available now at Sparkle N Sprinkle:




I hope you like the new stamp sets, I'm putting the finishing touches to some new digital stamps with a few suprises for you so I hope to be posting them in the next week or so. Enjoy your week!

Hugs,

Michelle


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NUTCRACKER CLARA SKETCH AND ST. THERESE ART

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying some cool and crisp fall weather where you are. September is such a hot month here in Southern California. It was almost 90 degrees here along the coast last weekend and will be again this weekend:(

So to keep myself cool I always like to work on Christmas designs, yay! I've been sketching alot of Nutcracker sketches of Clara and I have decided on this one to be made into my next digital stamp/set.

i just love the Nutcracker, dont you? My Mom and decided we are going to see it this year, we've missed the last few years, its always been a tradition for us to go and of course the cd is playing all day at my Mom's Christmas Day:)


Also, I've got a few finishing touches on "Baby Therese" my next commissioned work of St. Therese of Lisieux and hopefully she will be a digital stamp soon as well:)



I've added some new board to my PINTEREST page including a DIY INSPIRATION board and a BIBLE ART JOURNALING board as well which I'm excited about, come and take a look:)

Hugs,

Michelle