Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy 6th anniversary to us!

Can it be that we've been sharing our love of paper crafting together for six years already? I am humbled and happy to be a part of this lively group of artists! And I'm happy to share a small token of my appreciation to all who participate in this hop. So, because the traditional 6th anniversary gift is candy, I would like to send some blog candy to everyone who makes a comment here. After the hop is finished I'll post a special digital stamp for you to copy and print.

I am sure you arrived here from Laura'.s Blog with her contribution to the Anniversary Blog Hop.
Here is my contribution to the Hop, It's a card that's also a shadowbox using my new Cloisonne Dove Ornament stamp. Don't forget to visit the next blog on the list, which is Shelly's Blog. But if you happen to loose your way,you find all participants on  our fearless leader Hetty's blog - http://craftchaos.blogspot.com



21 comments:

Hetty said...

Thanks so much Mike for all your wonderful stamps and inspiring artwork. This new stamp for Christmas is awesome and wonderful in combination with your frame stamp. Cheers to many more years of
fun and stamping!

CarlavdM said...

Congratulations to Michael and Hetty and all of us who are Enjoying the Michael-Strong Stamps group for 6 years now....let's make it many more to come.....cheers!!
What a wonderful XMas-stamp you have made with the Dove in the middle and a lovely card tooo Michael.

yaeloc said...

Hi Mike, thank for all the beautiful artwork! Keep making it.
XOXO Yael

Sarah Stainback said...

Hi. Mike

It's been a great 6 years. I used to watch you on the Carol Duvall show on Television. Can't believe it's been 6 years on the blog.

Jill P said...

I watched you on tv several times and was so excited to meet you at our retreat one year. You do such beautiful work.

Unknown said...

Time flies by indeed.... six years!!! How come I'm not getting any older then? ;)
Congrats to all of us and to Michael and Hetty in particular since without them there would be no group. Hopping along now... bye!

Wendy Carr said...

Just love your Cloisonne Dove Ornament stamp Michael. The gold EP is striking too. Thanks.
WendyC

Lori said...

A stamp I don't have! I will have to order that one. The card is beautiful. Thanks for creating such a wonderful stamp line and for being so generous with prizes for the group contest. I hope to be able to participate more in the future.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mike! Can't believe I was watching and recording (VCR) when I met you on the Carol Duvall show. I have followed your blog, ordered your stamps, introduced your Cloisonné line to my daughter, AND I can't believe I missed seeing your new Christmas stamp. I check your blog daily and the catalog at least once a week.
Continued success.
Hugs and smiles, Reva

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your new stamp- and your project you shared! The Yahoo group is so inspirational and I love seeing all of the great tutorials on Thursdays. Congrats to your continued success and Thanks for all of the fun challenges and your generous giveaways! I hope one day to be able to meet you in person- hope you come back to the Midwest and teach a class!

CraftyJo said...

Oh Mike this is gorgeous! I'm so glad you keep being inspired to come up with new designs for your fabulous stamps :)

Laura said...

Your stamps are all so beautiful! Your new cloisonné dove ornament stamp is just gorgeous! Wishing you all the best as you continue to create wonderful stamps. Love the stamping group too! So much fun and so inspirational! Happy 6th anniversary!

HermaF said...

Hi Mike, the cards withe the new stamps are wonderful!

Rosie Guiher said...

wow Mike this card and stamp are awesome. I love the color you used to it really pops next to the black. I remember seeing you on the Carol Duvall show years ago and thinking, i can do that, well it took me a little longer in doing it but have finally learned a lot from this group and others. Thanks for all the inspiration you share.

Frann said...

Congrats on the 6th anniversary of this group. I'm thoroughly enjoying this blog hop. I watched you on Carol Duvall's show and learned a lot. Now I am fortunate enough to be able to take classes when you come up to L.A. Love the shadowbox card with your new stamp. Any chance that you'll post a tutorial for it?

Heidi said...

Love your stamps Michael and I can't wait to get my hands on that new set! I hope for the holidays there are some new dies for the older stamps (like big Gecko!)

Michael said...

Yes Frann, I will post the Shadowbox card tutorial this week. Thanks for the suggestion!
Mike

C. M. Taylor said...

A beautiful new stamp for your collection. I am looking forward to adding it to my collection. Congratulations on the six year milestone! On to the see what the others have done!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Mike, I love your stamps and die cutters and powders and papers. You're an ongoing inspiration to me. Thank you!
I can't wait for your new Xmas stamp set!
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

BurningRubber said...

I love your design. This would make a lovely card for grandparents with the kids picture inside.

Mary of bear-tracks said...

Mike - You are such a delight, your family is a treasure,
and your art is beyond brillant. Thanks for the wonderful
inspirations, and I am blessed that our paths crossed.
Love the Dove.
Peace to us all
Mary of bear tracks.