Friday, October 21, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9

When Lynn Put's card for the Challenge hit my email box: mind blown!!!
Followed very closely by a delivery to my door step ... I knew it was time to be done with that Christmas card order,
and to just have FUN!!!
Fun was had, too, trying to do a little of Lynn's water coloring style into my project!  Thanks, Lynn, for your inspiration!
I made this one for a certain friend who brings Joy to my life every.  single.  day.
Of course it will first be posted to the Watercolor Challenge 2 at Where Creativity Meets C9 ... have a great weekend, everyone!
=]  Michele


Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #195

Our fearless leader, Chrissy Larson, just lets us go without a net with her awesome Sketches ... check out this week's, and PLEASE visit her blog, because her card this week is particularly beautiful!!

You know me well enough by now to know I see things ... even when they aren't there ... and simply must laugh at myself, if no one else appreciates my humor!!!

For CTS #195:

Ellen's Essentials - oldie but goody: edited a bit =]
We've had some really fun cards in the CTS gallery ... I know we won't be the least bit disappointed this week either!  See you there?  Hope so!
=]  Michele

Freshly Made Sketches #259

I'm finally finding a spare moment to catch up with a few favorite Challenges ... Freshly Made Sketches #259 played right into my crafting today.

I have a really wonderful cousin in Denver who not only sells my cards, she ordered her Christmas cards from me this year.  Now you might know that I don't like to make the same card twice - that isn't as much fun as starting something brand new.  But, in this case, I made an exception ... this card was made in 2015 and continues to be one of my own favorites:

When Linda, our hostess this week, suggested 'any shape' I decided it was time to not only recreate it for the order, but also to change it up a bit!

I do love plaid, and let its fun pattern represent the horizontal detail in Linda's sketch ... tricky, huh?

See you in a few minutes with another fun sketch from CTS!!

=]  Michele

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A two-for Sunday!

The Curtain Call has lured me in ... well, honestly, it was the card Leigh Penner made - OH goodness, it's a beauty!  Now by this I don't mean that my card is anything at all like hers ... in any way!  But she's brought me here, and for that, I am grateful:

I've already confessed to my lack of pumpkins, so my little eye spied that vase ...  et voila!  a little embossing folder comes to my rescue for that fabulous texture!

Ellen Hutson Essentials Mondo Hydrangea, and Christmas Scribbles

Everyone displays Hydrangeas at Christmas, right???  I dry mine, upside down for weeks, and display them ALL YEAR!

Blessed Sunday everyone! 

=]  Michele

E.H. October Mix it Up Challenge

It seems to me it has been ages since I've had the chance to play cards at Ellen Hutson's challenges!  I'm not letting this one get by me.  Pink Fresh Studios' middle name says everything you need to know about their fresh, modern, trendy style!  Mix it Up with Ellen's style, and you're sure to come out with something beautiful!

Felicity came out to play today along with E.H. Essentials: Up the Happy! stamps, and dies:

Okay, I think I hear those birds chirping in shear delight ... oh, maybe it's me!!
Rebecca from Pink Fresh's DT used tassels ...I love how my little paper tassels turned out!
My sweet hubby is insulating our garage ... yes, we are preparing for Winter in Autumn - Michiganders know to 'make hay while the sun shines!'  It's time I lend him my two capable hands ... thanks for the visit!
=]  Michele

Friday, October 14, 2016

Time Out for a little CASE

The team at Time Out has invited us all to CASE Ardyth!  Here is Ardyth's beautiful card:

It was a pleasure to CASE, but very hard not to make a little 4.25" card!  Not one bit hard to put my Wplus9 Happy Wishes set to use again ... in fact I may have gone a little overboard!
Wplus9 inks and Happy Wishes Die - Delicata Gold - Nuvo Crystal black
Here's a little close-up so you can see the double stamping, and that pretty Delicata Gold in lieu of the gold cardstock.  I know they'll forgive me if I tried my hand at a one-layer card!
Now it was being kept on the down-low, but I happen to know our One is with a group of my own favorite stampers ... have TOO much fun, ladies!  Hugs all around!
=]  Michele

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge


Water-coloring is on my brain this week ... what is going on?  Could be the beautiful Autumn colors showing up in my world!

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #2 has given me one more reason to keep it up ... it's a Watercolor Challenge!!!  Concord & 9th has provided the stamps and dies!

Here are two creations:

You're probably wondering where the color went, right?  In my defense, I was going for that 'leaf skeleton' idea ... but the color did get lost ... so here is the solution!
Better, right?  I used the die to impress the leaves, then added a bit of glitz with Delicata Gold and the vein stamp... a bit of gold foil, and voila!  I thought they deserved gold stars =]
By the way, my water-colors of choice  today come by way of Wplus9's dye inks - using the dip/spritz/stamp technique!  I sure hope this meets the criteria =\
I'm so happy to be playing cards again!  Oh that doesn't mean I'm totally done with the unpacking ... whatever is in those last few boxes I have not missed!
Hope you're having a wonderful Autumn day!
=]  Michele