Friday, April 27, 2012

Ormolu Friday (so it's a DOUBLY GREAT day!)

I'm not even gonna front.
This is me hoping I can somehow land a spot on the Ormolu design team this summer.
I love Ormolu.
I love how versatile their products are.
How green the print process is.
Ormolu prints on recycled cardstock with soy inks.
They even use wind power for the process!
I love their clean and simple designs and their blog.

SO the question is- WHY haven't I submitted yet?

Here is a card I came up with last night:
ALL my current faves!!! Ormolu, Hambly, chevron and washi tape! WOOT!
Materials: Ormolu Fact or Fiction journaling spots, flair button and kraft letters from packaging
tags set, Hambly transparency, Stayz On Dove Grey ink, Studio Calico Chevron background
stamp, Orange/Yellow washi (from Target!), grey washi (from Gauche Alchemy),
Green washi (from Amy Tangerine's line),
I made this for a certain love of my life who's been especially awesome lately.
Thanks Dave!
Here's a quick close up of a fun trick I often do when encoutering an alphabetic bind:

I wanted the card to have an unusual message and I wanted to use the color palette set by the journaling spots from the Fact or Fiction line.
I had the kraft tags- these:
I. LOVE. the new Hispstamatic Loftus lens!!!
So I took and H from the "Happy" tag and a U from the "About" tag, layered them, cut the H down and boom- instant M.
Now the colors are consistent since I seem to have billions of Thickers but nothing in that Kraft color and COOL font.

GRATUITOUS CUTE TODDLER PHOTO!!!!!
Noemi was a year old lipsticked menace once.
(hee hee! She's gonna kill me!)
I wanted to let you know about a new FABULOUS company with incredibly exciting scrapbook products- it's Polish and it's AMAZING.

Swing by Sod^licious to check it out for yourself!
(I didn't want to step on any copy right toes by putting photo without permission here- sorry)

I just need to figure out how to import their entire catalog without robbing a bank first because their stuff is bright, modern and completely fresh.

MuChOs SmOoChEs!
Michelle

17 comments:

  1. Great card- I admire your funky fresh style!!

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  2. Terrific card and lol at your lipsticked menace.

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  3. hello... oh you had me at hambly washi flair... so in love with all three products too! love your card but have to say the little Nomei is the cutest...likes a little bit of lippy!!! hehehe to cute!

    thanks so much for stopping by too!

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  4. loving the card, circles really make it pop! And I cant get over the lipstick menace! hahaha that is too cute.

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  5. love that card! you would be so awesome on that team - I hope you submit AND make it!!!

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    1. We'll see- the talent of designers who apply will be stratospheric. I'm hoping for the best- one thing is for sure- I'm having a great time trying to think up fun projects to submit for it. :)

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  6. Very cool card! You and Ormolu would make a very great combo! Go for it girl!

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  7. Good Luck - I LOVE the Ormolu product - no-one has them within 5,000km of where I live though :-(
    This card is super-fab too!

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  8. I've never heard of that product line but those products are pretty awesome. The fact that they are green is awesome too. Love the card you came up with, good luck!

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  9. cute!!! and good luck!! i was thinking of trying out for the team, too, but knowing i have competition like you, im certainly not going to get my hopes up!

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  10. Such a great card, Michelle. Best of luck!

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  11. The card is awesome. Love the chevron and the tape. Also those circles too.

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  12. Go for it!! No matter what happens, you'll be glad you tried! I was so tempted by this, but I'm just too maxed out right now. So let me live vicariously for a moment and try for it!

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  13. I hope you get it because I love Ormolu as well and just purchased a few stamps thanks to your lovely instagram pic! LOVE THE CARD!

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  14. Adore your projects, Michelle! I think you'd be fab for their team! ^_^

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Ok peeps lets CHAT! You tell me what you REALLY think and I PROMISE to keep it open minded here.