Thursday, March 16, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #213

I'm so grateful for all the concern, prayers, and well wishes I've received ... my card for this week's CTS #213 practically made itself - thanks to my friend 'Ethel', and Chrissy's darling Sketch:

These little PTI die-cuts flew into my mailbox today, took a quick flight through the Copics, and landed right onto this quick card:

MFT background, and sentiment stamp.

Thanks, dear friends!  I'll be by just as soon as I can be ... xx

=]  Michele 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #212

These days, you may not see much of me, but know I'm here in the wings, loving every single card your hearts touch ...

I hadn't thought I'd be playing cards this week, but found a few words I wanted to share with someone very near, and dear to our hearts ...

For CTS #212, and my dear, darling father-in-law, who is struggling with a heavy load right now:

"... even in those 'speedos' "

 Thanks for stopping by ...

=]  Michele

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things, and March Mix it Up Challenge

My heart has been so heavy lately that I haven't had a bit of mojo ... but then I remembered why I started making cards:
I had something I wanted to say to someone I loved ... these are for my sweet father-in-law:

Verve Floral Notes sentiment, M.E. window die, I.O. vase, PTI paper, SSS Tall Flowers dies
I'll share this one at Inspired by all the Little Things #46 whose photo and guest designer, Lindsey, truly inspired its design.

Who among us doesn't need to hear these next words?  Julie Ebersole has given me the perfect words in Ellen's Essentials Up the Happy, and Paper Smooches provided the Quotable die, which combined gives me a card for E.H. Mix it Up Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today ... and if you are among those who are sending prayers our way?  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts... xx


p.s. a special thank you to a dear sweet friend for those gorgeous MFT Watercolor Wash Brights papers.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #211

I'm up for another Sketch this week ... so many possibilities and ways for you to interpret this one:

Here is the card that inspired it:

"... are needed.  Hope they help, because there are tons enclosed!"
Another inking of this darling guy from Wplus9's Happy Birds!  OH we saw our first Robin over the weekend!

I can't wait to see what frame-able creations you make!!  Speaking of... I'm running over to CTS to see how my team-mates interpreted the sketch - join me?

=]  Michele

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge 6, and a few Concord & 9th sets have been living on my desk for weeks now ... it's time - and I'm coming in close to the deadline!!!  
  So I'm going to cut right to the chase... for WCMC9:  Challenge 6: LOVE!

It truly made itself ... Love you, mean it! & Wildflower* sets came together to make just the perfect card I needed!

Thanks for stopping in ... and if it's your second visit today?  Double-thank you!!!  xx

=]  Michele

*thank you a million times over to that wonderful friend who sent me this set!!!

12 Kits of Occasions - Garden Party!

February is my favorite Winter month ... guess why?  Because it's the shortest!!!  We also had fewer days to wait to play with our 12 Kits of Occasions team!!

Michelle Leone is our Host this month!  and who better to have a theme called "Garden Party?"  Two Ls, as I have always called her, sent us the prettiest little packet of garden variety gorgeousness... enough with the chit chat ... let's get this party started!!

Here is a tiny peek into Michelle's kit:

Thanks, Lindsey, for the photo!
You'll soon see that I've barely made a dent in it, but here goes - beverage ready?
"It doesn't get more beautiful than any age!
 Happy birthday, gorgeous!!!"
"For a very HOPPY, and blessed, Easter!"
"Hope yours is blooming awesome!"

"You're always there as my shelter from any storm!"

"For a moment, this nest didn't feel empty at all!"
Last of all, and perhaps the quickest card I've EVER made!

 "Life is too short to have it any other way!"
With that I leave you ... perhaps you've stopped by from the 12 Kits of Occasions blog ... if not, please do head over there!
You won't bee-lieve your eyes...
=]  Michele

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #276 and Fusion P.I.P.

It's Sunday, it's sunny, and I'm feeling good!  Add a little craft time, and that bumps it up to great.

Here is where I'm playing cards today:

 I'm betting there isn't one among us who would mind a little heart in, or on, their birthday card... this one goes out in March to a sweet team mate, and it is perfect for FMS276!

Fusion is all about Pretty in Pink this week ... these papers are in my favorite shades, and I didn't mind playing with them a little more.  I'm going for a fusion of elements from their Sketch, and photo:

Both my cards were inspired by fabulous designers in our card-making world....

The first:  Rebecca Luminarias, of Thurston Post, who blew my mind with her tassels, and magical fringed creations over at Winnie & Walter on Saturday ... promise you'll stop over to check them out! 

The second little woven goodness, inspired by Jennifer McGuire ... I just loved the way she used up her snippets in this post

Thank you to all of you, too for stopping by today ... hope your Sunday has been blessed.

=]  Michele

Stamps:  Wplus9 for Easter sentiment: Spring Post, and Strictly Sentiments 2
Dies:  W&W:  Flawless Heart Cutaways; and Lulu Fringe Cutaway.  Heidi Swapp:  happy.  MFT Basic stitched lines
Paper:  Soft Stone: PTI and various snippets of paper from my stash;  DCWV woven paper.