Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Altenew - May 2022 Inspiration Challenge

A weekend of potting plants made me take a second look at Altenew's May 2022 Inspiration Challenge - isn't that a gorgeous bloom?  Terri Koszler is our host - she took this photo at the Botanical Gardens in Bristol, UK.  It brought my mind to one of Altenew's Paint-A-Flower sets:  African Daisy!

Simply stamped with WOW embossing ink, and clear heat embossed made simple water coloring even simpler.  It was easy to find all the right shades of color in my Altenew 36 Pan set of watercolors: Puffy Heart, Bamboo, and Forest Glades to be exact. The sentiment is also from the African Daisy set.  These embossed pieces [SU] were here waiting for me in my snippets!

Hope your week has gotten off to a colorful start!
=] Michele

Monday, May 16, 2022

Fusion - at the Movies

 With Covid came changes - especially in the way we watched movies!  We are regular movie-goers and even buy the re-fillable 'bucket' for free popcorn!  Oh they don't make any money on us!

Today's card is my take on this fabulous photo inspiration from Fusion's at the Movies challenge...

I was in need of a 'get well' card - who doesn't love to wrap up on the couch for naps and movies when not feeling well? 

This image is from Colorado Craft Co. appropriately called 'get well.'
Of course, the couch could only be red!

Here's my inside sentiment:

"Let's replace that tea with a bucket of popcorn soon -
but keep the tissues - you know we'll choose a sappy rom-com!"

I got a jump start with laundry last night - yay for having playtime on Monday!
=]  Michele

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Flower Challenge #68 - Reminder!


I'm back with a little reminder and another way to use a number for 
The Flower Challenge #68 ... this one for my darling granddaughter!  shhh!

What?  This old thing?? A friend reminded me how much I love these doodling 
blooms from Wplu9 - Doodle Buds.  The birthday sentiment is also Wplus9 but 
the th is a Concord & 9th set called Sophisticated Script.    
Today I found a fun way to color Lola's age with more paper from my stash in her current favorite color ... wish I could still get this one! Still missing you Lil' Inkers!

We're loving all the ways you have added numbers on your cards - there is still time to add more as we count down to the 25th!  Let's go see how my teamies have used numbers on their reminders!

=] Michele

Friday, May 13, 2022

Doodle Bugs Friday


I'm away celebrating our wedding day with my sweetheart of 27 years, but I hope you'll check out my card over at Doodle Bugs - thanks!  

=] Michele

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Second Helpings - Color Hues #40


I received a few new goodies from Doodlebugs today - since my Friday post was pre-scheduled, I decided I just couldn't wait to share!

Color Hues #40 to the rescue - they never turn down second helpings!

A little foiling with Pinkfresh Songbirds on Branches, followed by stencil-coloring using the coordinating stencils... [in blue and tan of course =] After stenciling,
I cut it with Wplus9's postage die set and mounted it on my card base.  I sure wish I could describe the foil - it's from an un-named variety pack and reminds me of mercury glass!

A sweet little hello from The Stamp Market's Sardine Greetings,
and my card is done!

Thanks for stopping in - I'd sure love it if Blogger would send all those sweet comments left here right to my email inbox.  But, if you leave a little kindness here, you can be sure I'll do my best to deliver some right back to you - thanks tons!

=] Michele

Thank you, Color Hues!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Doodlebugs Friday!


Tulips may not be blooming in my yard, but they did in my craft room!

Hope you'll hop over to the Doodlebugs Blog to see them
 in full bloom!

=] Michele

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Color Hues #40


We have been elbow-deep in painting/retiling our master bathroom - but I found a few free hours to play today and couldn't resist embracing the blues, and tans from Color Hues #40!

The fabulous DT used a variety of blues so i thought my favorites would be totally acceptable ... see what you think:

I just love the look of these Altenew Impressionist Bouquet blooms and can't get over how pretty they are - they're stenciled!
I reached for their Geo Steps embossing folder [don't be fooled by that dimension: it's a simple piece of grey cardstock and the shadows cast by the light!]  
Apothecary Labels again and a sentiment from an Altenew mini set, a few tiny pearls, and my work is done!

=] Michele