Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Card Concept #58

Sweet, and sour: my favorite flavor combination - works great for a birthday card, too!

The Card Concept #58 gave me the perfect inspiration, that just makes me pucker up!

Avery Elle provided the perfect stamps,
and Memory Box the dies!

My 'clean and layered' card for The Card Concept #58:
Do you have favorite flavors, stamps, and dies? 
Why not join me in the fun?
Thanks for the visit today!
=]  Michele


CAS[E] this Sketch #192

Sam Simpson's Sketch this week gave me the perfect opportunity to make a special birthday card for a special friend - my oldest, in fact, in duration - not years!  Miriam and I picked blueberries when she visited last year - our first visit in 50+ years!

A very new [and especially sweet] friend in Germany had a little I.G. contest recently.  Guess who won?  I am so lucky, in so many ways ... thanks Maria!

For CTS #192:

Concord & 9th: Wildflowers;  Altenew: Smile for the sentiment.

I am lucky to get to see all the beauty you all enter in the CTS gallery, too ... see you again this week?  Hope so! 

I also hope to be done with this unpacking business so I can swing by your blogs for a real visit!  Thanks for your patience!

=]  Michele

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Heart Desires & Fall Coffee Hop!

Fall is definitely here, and one of the many things we have to look forward to is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop!  So many prizes, and fun to be had by all!


I'm so happy to have made TWO cards yesterday... The Heart Desires September inspiration was the impetus:

I LOve the colors, and those stripes get me EVERY time!  I may just be back with another using the sketch ... which I totally forgot this time ... oops!  Leaving it 'sentiment-less' was intentional, however =]

An adored little gift from a special friend, that MFT mini fringe is SO fun!
SSS provides the blooms, paint chips provide the colors!
Up next:
I think you'll be able to figure out which card goes to which challenge, right?
Have a great Saturday... see you at the Hop!
=]  Michele


Friday, September 23, 2016

Taking Time Out for Challenge #66

It's easy to see how I was inspired by the beautiful view outside this gorgeous Time Out Autumn window ...

I quickly reached out for my favorite stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn and, boom... here it is!

Though I don't usually use props in my photos,
I couldn't resist leaving my newest little tea pot in the picture.
and from another point of view -
you see, I'm still looking for the perfect light!

It is a rather gloomy day today, but this card [with all that gorgeous grey] makes me happy in spite of it!
Hope you have a fun Autumn weekend planned ... thanks so much for stopping by!
=]  Michele

Thursday, September 22, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #191

I am so grateful to my team-mates who create these fabulous sketches ... following Chrissy's lead, my card came together from a few snippets of a favorite paper collection, and four simple die cuts! 

The unpacking is going well, and by next week I'm sure to remember which corner to turn ... finding a perfect spot to take my card photos is presenting a conundrum!
For CTS #191:

I will be back to visit you all very soon!  In the meantime, be well, and I'll see you in the CTS gallery!

=]  Michele

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Favorite Things Superstar 2016

This is my very first card made in our new home - after a month of no crafting, I will admit to being a bit rusty, and out of practice ... but I am so excited to enter the MFT Superstar 2016 contest! 

I've reorganized my new craft room - you know what that means, right?  I found HEAPS of darling little sets I'd never laid ink to!

For MFT and the Card Design Superstar 2016 Contest:

MFT Thankful Friend water colored with Distress Inks.
MFT Balloon Strings provide the "wind" perfectly!
Thanks for dropping by!!
=]  Michele

Thursday, September 15, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #190

This week's Sketch spoke to me ... in plain, and simple, ways - thank you Chrissy! 

 Yes, I AM still unpacking but, even though this card was made a few weeks ago, it speaks volumes about how we feel at the moment =]   I am so thankful for all your support last Thursday! 

For CTS #190:

SU Ampersand, Concord & 9th Give Thanks

 I'm sure by next week I'll be back to my crafty ways!  Until then, I'll be seeing you in the gallery ... thanks so much for the visit!