Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ellen Hutson, LLC... my new favorites grays!

If you know me, you also know that gray is my favorite color - well... except for in my hair! 

You can imagine my delight when Ellen Hutson, LLC added two gorgeous shades of gray cardstock to the shop.  You really have to feel it to believe it!  Slate gray, and Oyster gray, have truly won my heart!

Not only do they make great card bases, because of the 100# weight, they emboss just beautifully, too. I've misted the paper with my Ranger Mini Mister prior to embossing with a few of my many embossing folders - I have more than 60! 

 Houses dies 1, 2, 3, and 4

The card stock has just enough 'tooth' to use it for colored pencil work...

EBE S'Whale with Prismacolor pencils:
White, Ultramarine, Indigo Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, and Silver

The dark, rich Slate matches my  favorite gray ink perfectly … which also happens to be Copic friendly!

Altenew:  Cherished Memories

No matter how you cut, emboss, color, or create with these gorgeous gray card stocks, the results will make you a gray-lover, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

TCP Tuesday #348 Summer reminder!

There are some darling Summer cards in the TCP Tuesday Summer #348 challenge … you still have time to join the fun! 

Have any of you been scuba diving?  no WAY will this non-swimmer try it... but it must be really wonderful.

Mr. Bunny is much braver than I am … though I did take a dip in Lake Michigan yesterday - my first in years! 

I used a tri-fold, landscape view to my card, and the fun Bunnies at Sea set … you have to know he's mounted on a mini-wobbler, right? 

Wish you were here to make him swim - hope you have a Summer-fun card to add to our TCP Tuesday gallery! 

=]  Michele

Thursday, July 12, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #280

Chrissy will have your brain swimming with ideas for CTS #280 this week!  Take a peek:

I couldn't help but make a few waves …

How will you be inspired by Chrissy's Sketch?  We cannot wait to see them!

=]  Michele

Essentials by Ellen:  Strands die, Inner Mermaid and dies, TH watercolor paper 8.5 x 11"

Inspired By ... campfire s'mores!

If this photo doesn't make you build a campfire, maybe it will prompt you to make a card! lol

Inspired By … campfire s'mores #28, did just that for me - the paper part, that is!  I had a blast recreating those marshmallows, and Hershey's chocolate - certainly makes me happy!

. . . I did yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow!

Hope it satisfies your sweet-tooth, and prompts you to get creative with us at Inspired By!

=]  Michele

SSS Three Sided Scallop die, and Hello Beautiful stamp set
Altenew Coffee Love for sentiment - with just a wee bit of white jelly pen for edits!
MFT pierced rectangle dies, and Hot Fudge cardstock

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Essentials by Ellen - Unicorns and Rainbows!

Good morning, my friends!  I'm happy to be up on the new Ellen Hutson blog, with two of my talented teamies, having tons of fun with one of the newest Essentials by Ellen sets, available NOW in the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop!

Unicorns & Rainbows, and coordinating dies will undoubtedly become a favorite - with me, and my darling granddaughter, Lola!  Take a peek and tell me if this doesn't just sing happy 13 year old:

I had several ideas in mind … since July is World Watercolor Month, I thought it only fitting to water color a rainbow!  I used a rainbow mix of Zigs … and if one rainbow is awesome, another reflected in a pool, with a Unicorn is Pure Magic!  [see how I worked that second set in?]  The sentiments in this set just make me smile big!

Of course I worked that unicorn fart sentiment inside … lol

Here's a little closeup of how I made it happen - the rainbow above the water was heat embossed in white, and the reflection was heat embossed in clear... you can see how simple by adding extra water, the reflection is a little more … watery!!  lol

Just like magic, another card popped into my brain!  This one will go to an adult friend - she's pretty fantasmagorical, too!  I brought out my favorite rainbow collection of Copics for this little beauty - and OF COURSE she deserved a bit of glitter in her hair!

Pure Magic makes the inside as much fun as the outside!

If you haven't seen the magic my friends Elena, and Ardyth have created … PLEASE run by the Ellen Hutson blog right now!  Then off to the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop to make a little magic happen in your world!

Thanks, so much for making my day a little more magical with your visit!  Have a Unicorn-worthy, fantasmagorical day!

=]  Michele xx

Thursday, July 5, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #279 Retro #166

I've done a little digging, and I had fun playing with Sketch #166 - did you play in March of 2016?  If you did, we'd love to see your original on your blog post - I just know you want a second stab at Chrissy's fun Sketch for CTS #279:
CAS(E) this Sketch!

I've decided that I'd turn that plane around [in fact the whole design], and use a winged-thing of a different sort...


This little thank you has flown to Ohio, to a friend who always seems to know when I need a shoulder - xx Lisa!

You all know how to make this team smile - me, too...

=]  Michele

Supplies: Affiliate links provided when possible with no additional cost to you - thank you!
Altenew: Beautiful You and Enchanted Iris for 'thank' Mega Alpha U
Martha Stewart: triple butterfly punch
Catherine Pooler: Black Jack Ink - my newest favorite for Copic coloring!

Inspired By ... #27 vintage linens

If Miss Scarlett can make a dress out of drapes, I think I'm allowed to make a curtain out of linens*!  LOL! 

The wonderful Sugar Pea Designs is sponsoring our Challenge this week!  I couldn't resist making this little Piggy, from Everyday is Christmas, dance across that stage … I hope I pulled it off!  She is dancing to the Sugar-PIG-Fairy!  and the 'curtain' is actually the Sugar Pea Flag, one full cut, two partial.

here she is, hoofing it across the stage!...

My sentiment is from Feeling Sentimental … what a fun set of pun-y words!

We just know you'll have fun with Inspired By #27 - and this week there is a prize from Sugar Pea Designs!!

=]  Michele

*linen curtains made with EH Plaid Maker, decorated with a few TCP blooms from Lick the Bowl.