Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas June Sneak Peeks!

 Hi, my friends!  I hope you are having a great week … and that you'll be smiling after your visit with me today!
 
It's Sneak Peek time at The Cat's Pajamas, as we prepare for the June release next week.  Before I introduce you to a few of the new goodies, let me first remind you that we have a prize up for grabs - just for commenting!!  Now I know we've all been having some Blogger issues … but $10 can come in handy, right?  so are you...
 
We sure hope so!  Leave a comment here, and at Instagram, too … @mfergu01 … for an additional chance!
 
Okay … let's get to my sneaks... first up: Penguin Summer!
 
 
and a fun spinner die, called Going Round & Round:
 
 
 
Next Liquid Therapy 

 
and the most wonderful Big, Little Alphabet a lower-case alpha set that Alma was able to procure for the TCP shop:
 
 
My card uses the water colored panel I made for Kathy Racoosin's Daily Marker 30 Day event!  and those
cute little 'bouncing lines' from that fun Penguin set!
 

 
Living close to Lake Michigan?  it's all the
liquid therapy I need!  But if you were thinking of the adult kind?  Here's the set for you … Need Glasses
and BTW - it's the
FREE with qualifying purchase this month!!!!
 
 
I laughed out loud at that first sentiment...
 
Don't tell me you haven't seen this guy on the dance floor,
and had that exact thought!!!
 
Okay, my friends … that's it for me today, because my team mates will have lots more this week … keep up with all that's new over at The Cat's Pajamas blog!
 
Thanks for stopping by today... it always makes me...
=]  Michele

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TCP Tuesday Challenge Reminder


I'm back to remind you that we're asking for Outdoor cards this month for our TCP Tuesday Challenge #347!

Hope this one floats your boat...

 
here is a little closeup... I had fun adding a few squiggly lines, and twinkling Stickles for the stars!
 

Check out the Rules of the Game on our TCP Blog here!  and show us what takes you Outdoors, why don't you?  There's a $50 prize for the randomly chosen winner!

=]  Michele

TCP Aye, Aye Captain and Spring Tag Duo 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #276


Oh say can you seeeee… why it was really difficult to resist those stars, to make this into a 4th of July celebration?  I may come back for Second helpings - it has been ages since I've done that!

Today, however, I had another day at the beach … well.  okay. we don't have Blue crabs on our Lake Michigan beach, but a girl can dream!  For CTS #276:


These little darlings, and fun sentiment 
are from the EH Beach Lady set!
 

My rolling sandy beaches were made with Lil' Inkers Wood Grain die!
 
Now doesn't that just make you want to melt some butter?  and maybe make a card for our Challenge?  Hope so!
 
=]  Michele

Inspired By ... garden snail #24

 
Oh this guy can hang out in my garden anytime he'd like... isn't that the cutest image?  I'm always so intrigued by the little snail's trails I find on the sidewalk at my house.  I never see any damage from them - must be they are just 'passing through?'
 
I created a little snail trail of my own today for Inspired By … garden snail.  I had a pretty good judge here in my craftroom while making it … thanks, Bobby, for the 'thumbs up!'
 
 
 
Thanks for the visit … it gives me the biggest slime of all to see you play along at Inspired By!
 
=]  Michele
 
Supplies: affiliate links used when possible - thanks for your support!
EBE Snailed it! stamps, and dies [these might be on sale - Just sayin'... https://www.ellenhutson.com/our-oops/# pages 18, 19! until June 19th] 
distress oxide inks, Nuvo crystal drops, and clear embossing powder for the slime =]


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Essentials by Ellen - City Lady!

Ellen Hutson, LLC has released a trio of  Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies by Brandi Kincaid … and Brandi has also created a fun Pattern Play set, too!  They are available now, my friends … but don't go just yet!!

Today I've had the pleasure of playing with City Lady and coordinating diesand two of my wonderful E.H. team mates in The Classroom!





 I am definitely a City Lady!  I just wish I had it all together like this one!

 
Isn't she mahvelous, dahling? 
I have to share a closeup of the shiny tiny sunglasses! 
 did you notice the lipstick on her to-go cup!
 

Now I'm definitely dating myself here ... does anyone remember That Girl?  Brandi MUST have watched a rerun, or two … this sentiment could NOT be more perfect for my life right now, girlfriend!  lol


Rush over to the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop NOW people … I have a feeling these ladies are going to fly out the door quicker than you can say Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino!

=]  Michele

Also played: 
Reverse Confetti - Lacy Scallop Rectangle Frames
Copic markers


Monday, June 11, 2018

Three is NEVER a crowd! EBE Leading Ladies!

 Yes.  You have read that right … Ellen Hutson, LLC has THREE Leading Lady sets by Brandi Kincaid this month!!  and another little Pattern Play set to help set the stage!
 Tomorrow, I'll be joining two of my Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors in a compilation post at the EH Blog.  Yay!  I had such fun with my version of City Lady!   I couldn't wait another day to share all the fun I've had with her two friends... Beach Lady stamps, and coordinating dies:


and Woodsy Lady stamps, and coordinating dies!

Ready, set, let's go...  just in case you don't know it, I live very near to the gorgeous Lake Michigan shoreline … I must tell you there is something for each of these Ladies here!  

It's finally getting warm enough to hit the beach … but you don't have to worry about crabs sneaking off with your sun lotion!  You can see she has her priorities at hand... I've protected her toes with a blanket of sand!


Woodsy Lady will be ready to trek through the dense woods in the dunes of PJ Hoffmaster State Park!  She'll be really careful with that lantern, I'm sure of it!

 


EBE Pattern Play made quick work of creating my woods... it was even easier to prepare the garden of our friend Plant Lady - she's as fun as ever to color - and borrowed her friend's little basket for her turnips!


I hope you've  seen all the wonderful cards made by my team mates at Ellen Hutson's blog … I learn something every time I visit there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

=]  Michele

Thursday, June 7, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch - Retro #3

Another Retro Sketch this week for CTS #275… this one goes way back to CTS#3


… but it is still fresh as a … fuschia?


I couldn't help pairing these beauties from Pretty Pink Posh with one of my many Altenew sets … hope is just what the doctor ordered, and my what prayers are asking for.   For a friend in need today, I know she'll appreciate the card, and the prayers.

Remember to share your original when you post the new version of your card to our gallery!  We love seeing them... again, and again!

=]  Michele

Supplies: Affiliate links provided with no extra charge to you - thanks!Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuschias & dies
Altenew: Hope