Micki Switzer's Photography

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Here is my lastest organizational project. 

I want to make a notebook of my stamp collection but I didn't want to have to stamp and clean
every stamp so I scanned them all into the computer with my flatbed scanner.  I'm going to print
out the pictures and organize them into a notebook.

Here is a slide show of my current stamp collection as of today....I'm sure it will change by the end of
 the week...hehehehe

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cupcakes and Baseball

We frequent a local bakery here in Anderson called the Sweetery.  They make the most delicious sandwiches and the cakes are on another plane altogether.  I have one in my refrigerator calling out my name right now.....Micki.....Micki....
Anyway, they are really nice to us there and they asked if Sam would like tickets to the Atlanta Braves -Florida Marlins game.  Well she couldn't get those words out of her mouth fast enough for him tosay Yes Yes I'll take them, please.

I made this card to say a quick thank you for giving my husband and son such a wonderful evening at Turner Field. 

It is on kraft card stock.  The green baseball field was cut on the Cricut from Everyday Paper Dolls.  The cupcakes are colored with Copics and they came from the Hero Arts Cupcakes.  The bat, flaming ball and player are all from Fiskars Batter Up Clear Stamps and colored with Copics.   All edges were distressed with TH Frayed Burlap.  The fence is MS Punch.

Thank you Team Sweetery for such a wonderful treat.  


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Well, well, well......finally

Well, well, well....finally I've gotten back to posting on my blog and back into the studio.

I downloaded this cat silhoutte SVG file because it looks just like my cat, Henry.  Used the Martha Stewart punch as the creepy walking surface.  Black bling from Mike's fits perfectly on the DCWV background paper.



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Switzer Summer of Surgery

I have not been a "bloggin'" at all lately....  We have just had the most memorable summer and not one
which we want to ever repeat.  Hubby had gallbladder attack and was grounded until it could come out
which was in August....2 weeks later was one day of bronchitis away from pneumonia...then I had to have a Total Hysterectomy and I had a really bad cold at the same time...who likes to cough when you just went through major surgery.  Well, it's been two weeks and it's almost the end of Setpember....
So the Switzer Summer of Fun...turned in to the Switzer Summer of Surgery...we are taking it one day at a time...and oh this little tidbit...our 2 week vacation was scheduled the day after my surgery...oh what fun!!!!!

Forgive me for the misses...

Friday, August 6, 2010

CHA was fun.

Hello Friends and Family,

I just got back from meeting a group of internet crafting friends in Chicago....we attended the summer, 2010 CHA Supershow in Rosemont, Illinois.  Russell and I drove to Kentucky to pick up my friend, Paula and we drove to Chicago where we met up with:
Tina from Canada
Tammy from Pennsylvania
Maria from Denmark
Lucille from New Jersey
Cari from California.......

How much fun can you have with a bunch of women who only know each other from the internet???



Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's A Party!!

Nooooo, I'm not having a party.

As a lot of you know, I'm a big, big, big news junkie.....I love watching the circus that is known as the United States Federal Government in action.  So when this month;s ATC swap's theme was patriotic...I had to throw the  two biggest "acts" in Washington, DC, the red Republicans and the blue Democrats.  I also added a ticket to the party just so you can attend the show any time you want to.....The flag was added because you know that's what it is all about.....the republic....you and me and all our children.....
So enjoy:

It's a Party                                                       

Become of a member of some party...and VOTE your conscience....

Proud Member of the Republican Party
I hope you love your right to vote as much as I do!!!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Congratulations Kristen!!

Hello friends and family,

Just spent the day with my friend, Mary going to some of the thrift stores in town.  I ended up with some old games and more trim and lace pieces.

Today's project is a card that I made for my DIL to be, Kristen.  She just finished her work for her bachelors degree from Northeastern University.  Coffee is one of her favorite things so I saw this image used on one of my fellow blog group's sites a while ago so I purchased it to use on her card.  Image is colored with Copics.

The flower I received from a swap.

Congratulations Kristen

Mama and Dad

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Hello Friends and Family,

I spent the day at my local scrapbook store (LSS) which is Stamps and More by Eleanor in Piedmont, South Carolina.  My friend, Mary and I had a great day volunteering, helping customers and playing.  Mostly Mary helps with the customers and I just flit around playing with all her Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps, creating...going to lunch...then creating some more until the owner kicks us out at closing time.   Today my assignment was to make a sample using Ultra Thick Embossing Powder in Pewter.  Right away I thought of metal...then gears...then this project came to me.

I used the new Cuttlebug - Clock Works embossing folder to emboss some chipboard.  Colored it with Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I cut the gears of chipboard also and embossed them with the pewter UTEE and inked them with Walnut Stain.  I used a label maker to make the labels....

Here is my

UTEE Gears Project:

See ya later, alligataors.....

Photo taken with a Canon G10


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TH Texture Fades Examples

Project using the Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folders....
Welcome to my prospective students...take a look thru the blog even in the previous months...
Hope you enjoy and that I see you soon at Stamps and More by Eleanor in SC

Thanks for having a look-see!!!

You can sign up for one of my texture fades classes HERE!!

Wednesday, June 30 10am to 12 noon
Saturday, July 17 1pm to 3 pm

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dictionary Floral

Made with;
TH Alterations Tattered Florals
TH Alterations Fanciful Flight
Distress Inks
Vintage Dictionary

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bingo ATC

Here is my ATC for the June ATC group over at Your Paper Pantry.  The theme this month was show your style so I did vintage Tim Holtz....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flying the Flag

Project made with Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Swirls

Had a fun afternoon at the stamp store...bought another set of Texture Fades...Dot Matrix...  I was going to photo club tonight but when I backed out of the driveway the car sounded like the engine was going to fall out....pulled back into the driveway.

Any how-----

Flying the Flag

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tim Holtz Texture Fades Sample for LSS

Hello Friends and Family,

I was just appointed to the Design Team at my LSS, Stamps and More By Eleanor in Piedmont, S.C.  I will be making samples for the store and here is an example of one using my new Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folders.....Bricked and Woodgrain set.  These are my new favorite things to use....love 'em.

For those of you in my blog groups, please forgive me for the last month with no comments on your blogs.  I was an over-achieving swapper and signed up for 9 different swaps and proects for the month of May plus my son's college graduation was thrown in there for good measure.  I intend to do a better job this month......
Thanks for visiting,

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buzzin' 'Round The Honey

Hello Family and Friends,

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who visit my blog.  Today's post is a tag I made for a swap at yourpaperpantry.ning.com and was hosted by Kate of Tennessee.  I have met so many nice ladies at the pantry and have made some really great friends from all over the world.

My tag was made with a base of grunge board cut into the shape of a tag.  I used distress ink to ink the raised areas of the grunge board.  I used Sure Cuts A Lot to cut a bird cage SVG and then cut out the center to make the hive.  I placed to layers of netting, black and gold behind the hive. For the honey, I colored UTEE with butterscotch alcohol ink and melted it on to the netting.  The bee is a dollar stamp from Michael's or Joann's..can't remember which.  The flight path of the bee is a cloth wire from my stash.
The charm, which represents dripping honey, is vintage beading from the thrift store...

Buzzin' Round The Honey............................................................................


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Altered Book Club...Amelia Bedelia

Hello Friends,

I am in an Altered Book Club at my LSS and I had to do four pages for a favorite children's book so I choose my very favorite book from my childhood...Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish.  Amelia is the maid that takes everything on her list literally and the book always made me laugh...

Here are my pages...:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flowers for the Tag Bag

Hello All,

I made these flowers for the Tag Bag Swap at Your Paper Pantry.  We had to make three groups of three flowers for tag embellishments.  I think mine are little big but oh well.....

Thanks for stopping by.....


Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Gramps

Hi Y'all,

     Tomorrow is Gramps' birthday...my father-in-law....  He's is a very nice man who collects clocks and loves my cats so in my book he's good!!!!

I made a card for him that I hope he likes.

I used the Tattered Angels Clock stamp and Glitter Screen along with glimmer mist on a chipboard background.  The design paper is DCWV Mariposa collection.  Base is craft.  The sentiment is Inkadinkadoo and the kitty paper clip is from Staples...I used my new Making Memories paper and ribbon slot punching tool to punch the holes for the black ribbon from my stash.  The embellishment is an old earring from one of  my thrift store hauls.

Come back and visit soon.....


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flower Jars on the Sill

Hello Friends and Family,

I have another card for you today...I used the honkin' big Accu-Cut machine at my LSS to cut out the card base with the window/shutter opening.  Stamped the image a few times, colored with Copics and  paper pieced the jars and  popped them up on pop dots.  I "built the shelf with two pieces of paper one for the base the the other mitered on the edges and distressed with mahogany colored distress ink...(I forget the actual name of the ink color)... When I folded the shelf in half I used my finger to color the front edge of the shelf with distress ink.
Haven't added a sentiment because I don't know what I'm going to use the card for.....
Thanks again so much for your comments and your visits to my blog......


 Flower Jars On The Sill

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sending Happy Thoughts


Hello Friends,
I had this idea rolling around in my head for while.  Finally made the card at the Copic Play Day at Stamps and More By Eleanor in Powdersville, SC last week.
If anyone is interested in the ingredients...let me know...otherwise I'll just post the pictures...
This is a tag card made from one 12x12 sheet of paper.

Mary Witter is the lady who helps out at the Copic Play Day and here is a link to her blog...


Thanks for stopping by......


Friday, April 9, 2010

Make a Dandelion Wish

Hello Family and Friends,

I signed up for a swap at Splitcoaststampers a while back where I only had to make four cards using an element made on the Cricut.  I had all these grand illusions about making this elaborate card...I procrastinated...so it ended up being a simple card.  Here it is:

Make a Wish - The Dandelion


Base - Transparency Paper for Copy Machines
Dandelion - Cricut Storybook Cartridge 3 1/4 in.
Stamps - RiverCityRubberWorks, Dandelion
Glue, Diamond Dust, White eyelash trim
Georgia Pacific Blue Cardstock
Martha Stewart Scorer

Thanks for spending your time viewing my blog.....


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Take the High Road

Hello Family and Friends.  
Thanks for stopping by....

I told Henry that I was making a tag called.................

"Take the High Road"                          

so he posed appropriately.....................
Henry Binks

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Head Over Heels Unique

Hello Friends and Family,

Today was Copic Play Day at Stamps and More by Eleanor......

Here is my

Head Over Heels Unique

Card Recipe
Stamp - Art Impressions Birdie and Scratch
Stamp - Inkadinkadoo Unique Stamp
Epoxy Sticker - Cloud 9 Design Love
Paper - 7 gypsies St. Augustine
Craft Paper Base
Ribbons from Stash
Chipboard stickers - Marcella K

Copic Markers:
E000, E04, E31,  E35, W0, W3, R05,R22,  R29, R30, R89, YR20, YG97


Thanks for stopping by today...


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mr. Joe Binks, Famous Cat

Hello Friends,

Today is a day for sunshine and cats.  Mr. Binks took advantage of the afternoon sun to pose fora few headshots with his favorite photographer...

Thanks for the photo shoot, Mr. Joe Binks!!  You can have your people call my people to set up our next appointment...

Micki Switzer
Catsoup Photography and Productions

Kate's Blog Candy

My friend Kate is having a blog candy giveaway...She is a friend of mine at YourPaperPantry and also the hostess of the April tag swap...  She's a peach!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspire on Film Tag

Hello Friends,

I was up late last night and now I'm up early in the a.m. getting my tags finished for a tag swap at Splicoaststampers.  called Tags, Tags and more Tags.

Here is my Inspire to Film tag. 

Tag Base : A Child's Year Cartridge- Cricut
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot and Dusty Concord, Blue Imprintz Pigment Ink
Zing Black Embossing Powder
Trim, Brads  and Fiber from Stash
Stamps:  Film Strip - Tim Holtz Lost and Found
              Photographer - Unknown
              Inspire - Michael's $ Stamp
Bulk Bling from Michael's

Thanks for stopping by...Go take a photo or two....


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring at Dusk Tag

Hello Friends,

I have been as busy as a beaver today. I was organizing an international swap at Your Paper Pantry where I am the chat room moderator.  I assigned partners today and we have ladies swapping from countries like Norway, Australia, Denmark, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.  They are paired with a person from the U.S. and the swap entails filling an envelope with only lightweight scrap materials....  Here is the link to the site..
Your Paper Pantry.

I'm also cutting a tag swap close to the deadline for the end of the month so I got to work on those tonight.  Here is my
Spring at Dusk Tag

The base is a Staples shipping tag, which I scanned and used my SCAL program and Cricut to cut the backing for the tag.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist, a Martha Stewart Grass Punch and Prima Flowers.

The stamp is an Inkadinkadoo wooden bunny stamp.
I used brown floral wire and Copper Penny Incredible yarn ribbon for the tie.  

Thank you again for visiting my blog...I love your comments.