Thursday, December 5, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #350

Hello my friends!  We have another fabulous Sketch from Donna... another with endless possibilities, too!  Here's where CTS#350 took me...

LOOK I even remembered the sentiment this week!!  LOL!  It features this lovely Season's Greetings set from Pinkfresh Studios - the coordinating die set not only precision cuts the wreath, it has this loveliest of bows!  I did a bit of fussy cutting around the sentiment - this set does not include a die for the sentiment, but they often do.  All elements were very simply water colored.

My card base was another embossed piece I created at Lisa's... just that wee bit of texture can add so much to a CAS card... thank you Lisa - is it another Lifestyle Crafts?  I also used the largest of the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle to trim it to this size.

I'm happy to be close to the finish-line with my Christmas creations.  However, I've done a bit of shopping lately - who can resist? - so be prepared for more sharing!

Speaking of sharing... let's go see that DT gallery - my teamies always share their best creations there!

=]  Michele

Inspired By #101 ... Christmas Hoops

I really don't think you'll have any doubt that I have been Inspired By everything about IB#101!!  Ready?  set.  GO!

My EBE Holiday Characters, and dies were the perfect choice for decorating my hoops, I think.  I heat embossed them using puffy embossing powder!  I made my own embroidery hoops with two circle dies, in varied sizes - 
easy peasy! 
I used my SU Subtle Texture EF again - this time I did the entire card, - a little extra something for a Christmas card!  You may, or may not see the subtle stamping of snowflakes on my card base.  If you look closely at the IB photo you'll see the snow there, too!  My 'ribbon' is washi tape - which I just don't use enough to use it up in my lifetime!
Poor Rudolph … those jingle bells may have made
him a bit cockeyed!  
Okay... we're ready for you to jump through the Christmas Hoops!  We can't wait to see you
in the IB101 Gallery!!
=]  Michele

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Inspired By #100 ... pink Christmas!

OH I do LOVE a bit of pink at Christmas time!!  I'm seeing tons of inspiration in Laurel's photo board for IB#100 … she's such an angel to keep us all inspired so beautifully, isn't she? 

This one is just for YOU, Laurel - thank you, and happiest birthday!!!

If my angel looks as if she's floating?  She nearly is!
She Wobbles, but she won't fall down!
Even her halo hovers with the magic of clear acetate -
and the sentiment is heartfelt, too!

How will you be inspired?  Can't wait to see all the pink packages, or angels, in our IB gallery!

=]  Michele

MFT Angel and coordinating dies
Pinkfresh Studio 'Believe' sentiment from Simple Joy STILL on SALE 
The leftover embossed panel from Lisa - which I now know is from Lifestyle Crafts
Stars from a very old MFT set called Hand Lettered Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Ellen Hutson LLC Gratitude Sale

Thanks, from all of us, to all of YOU
who support us tirelessly!! 
Check out all the items on sale, in our
special Gratitude department here!
Here are the details...
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  • cannot be combined with other offers
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  • sale ends Monday 12/2 at 11:59pm pacific time
 Happy Thanksgiving my friends!!
[now where did I put those Thanksgiving pants?]
=] Michele

Monday, November 25, 2019

Color Throwdown #570

Before you grab a glass of milk for these adorable cookies, may I share a little card - maybe two?  These colors for ctd570 are quite possible my favorite for Christmas cards! 

First up, this little sweetie from Penny Black's Cozy Cuteness, and this fun sentiment from MFT and its coordinating die - stamped in Catherine Pooler's Polished [red] and Hot Tub [pale aqua].  My little bundled-up girl was stamped in CP Black Jack, and Copic colored.

I managed to find several little snowflake stamps in my stash, to add a dash of Winter to my vellum overlay, heat embossed in white.

Next, is the out-of-the-vault Toasty Greetings and dies … tell me this, does he not look like he's dancing?  the twist?  maybe the FLOSS?  [If you are an IG-er you can see him in action @mfergu01 =]  Sure wish I had one of those little musical chips that play music when the tab is pulled!

All the credit for this dance action goes to Channin Pelletier who had her way with dancing hamsters - do go watch her video! and while there, watch them all - you won't be sorry!

 You'll see I've added a bit of action to my card base with my Lil' Inkers Quilted Spirals cover plate.

Okay... off I go to get one of these in the Color Throwdown gallery!  Can you guess which I'll choose?

=]  Michele

Thursday, November 21, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #349

I'm so happy to see another 'sky's the limit' Sketch this week from Brian for CTS#349 ... take a look... and OH you have 2 WEEKS to play!!

It's a good one, right?  I have just the appropriate duo for that frame - it's that time of year!!

Here's a little close up to you can see the sentiment -
look! even Rudolph is wishing you peace!

Let's run by CTS#349 to see how the rest of the team has filled that frame - so looking forward to Brian's card - and YOURS!!

Thanks for stopping by - and Happy Thanksgiving to my friend here in the States! 

=]  Michele

I've edited to add him to The Christmas Kickstart Challenge #24 - Show us Your Santas!!!

MFT Christmas sELFies
Pinkfresh STudios Holiday Vibes patterned paper
Altenew 36 pan water colors

Inspired By #99 ... Christmas Welcome!

Wow!  what an entrance, right??  From all the ornaments here, one stands out to me... I'll bet your eye might have been drawn to it, too! 

My GinaMarie Design die [thanks, Bobby] provided all the pieces, parts and sentiment needed for this bauble … all but one, that is... the little hanger was fashioned from the grater die from EBE Cooking Lady set of dies - HA! 

You'll have to trust that my EBE Painted Stripes are as shiny as those in the photo as they were clear heat embossed.  The green frame, cut with a Reverse Confetti Cuts Stitched Note & Frames die, is my stand-in for the hedges.  It's amazing what a person will spot if she studies a photo long enough! 

Hope you'll play along with IB#99!!  We love it when you do... maybe your eye is drawn to that reindeer?  hmmm...

=]  Michele