Friday, June 24, 2022

Doodlebugs Friday!


Have you ever heard 'do as I say not as I do'? lol
After last week's 'have it all' post, today I'm here to show
that 'having a few' items from a complete suite can be just as beautiful!

Don't believe me?  Come on over to Doodlebugs and I'll show you what I mean! 

Thanks so much!
=] Michele

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Color Hues #43 - Second helpings!

I had a blast reading all of the guesses I received about what I used to
stamp my first card for Color Hues #43!

No winner, but two of you guessed produce.  
Darnell, with potato, and Hideko guessed a carrot!
Are you ready??  I used the very bottom portion cut from a full
stalk of CELERY!!  This is the only instance where my mom would
be just fine with me playing with my vegetables!!

I found a few more 'smooshed' pieces in my snippets using Oxide inks in blueprint sketch and lucky clover.  I stamped a few flowers over one with versafine black, clear embossed, and die cut them.  The panel was just big enough to use a scalloped die to cut a panel from, then I found another snippet to cut the leaves and stems from.

I used that same die to cut a card base - holding it over the fold to keep it intact.

The flowers and sentiment are from The Stamp Market Ready to Bloom.

YOU are all the BEST!  Thanks for the kindness you share with me!
=] Michele

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Color Hues #43 - Blue & Green


I am beyond happy that this fabulous duo of colors came up at Color Hues #43!

I've been sitting on several panels made during a fun 'smooshing session' with Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch and lucky clover inks.  I'm going to throw a challenge out to my kind visitors today - if you can tell me what I used to stamp these images, I'll send you the card!  Of course, the first one to guess correctly wins! 

Ready.  Set.  Guess...

Good luck to you... and me, too!
=] Michele

No winner yet - keep guessing! 6/20 8:15

[An SSS die from a dear friend made this make pretty easy - thanks, Coni! you ARE loved so very much!]

Friday, June 17, 2022

Doodlebugs Friday!


I have another Altenew Paint-a-Flower set to share today!
Their Paint-a-Flower African Daisy had been an inspiration to 
me in my studio recently.  Today I'll use it for a bit of Copic coloring practice and use it again for a masculine no-coloring design!

Here's a peek... meet you at the Doodlebugs Blog?

=] Michele

Thursday, June 16, 2022

CAS Mix Up Challenge - June 2022


Welcome back, CAS Mix Up team - we all missed you so much!  

I dug deep and found that dreamy embossing paste that I had to have after seeing it used the first time by Laura Bassen - yes, I do it, too!  Color me influenced!

I found a way to use it in a fun way ... at the beach!

The paste has a pretty pearlescence to it... my little PTI Sandpiper is having a
good time dashing in and out of the receding waves!

Off I go to deliver this to their gallery - have you delivered yours yet?
=] Michele

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Flower Challenge #69 Reminder


You have two more weeks to add your yellow and blue floral cards to our

Here's a simple reminder of how beautifully these colors represent our
prayers for the Ukrainian people!  The sentiment sure fits!

Altenew Paint a Flower Camellia, and coordinating stencils.  
I used only two CP inks: Drive-in [blue] and Limoncello [yellow]
Then a stitched outline from a SSS die set called Shimmer Oval for a little added interest.
The sentiment is also from the Camellia set. 

Okay!  Enough from me - let's go see all the beautiful reminders from my teamies, and our wonderful guest, my friend Nancy Penir!

=]  Michele

Monday, June 13, 2022

CAS Christmas June 2022 - Second helpings!


Whilst putting away all my supplies from the prior June 2022 CAS Christmas card I made, I stumbled across another wreath!  One that might get overlooked unless you're quite observant...

Tucked inside the package were a few more of the sentiments I wrote for this set - still seems like a good one since they're obviously hauling home a tree, so I'll include it on my card after using an Altenew sentiment die to cut it out.  The Penny Black image* was stamped and Copic colored.  A bit of fussy cutting and Bob's your Uncle.  oh.  that snowy embossing folder isn't labeled at all - sorry.

This one also has a paw-fectly cute furry friend for the gals at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge: 

Thanks to both challenges for getting me started on my 2022 stash!
=] Michele

*Penny Black: Triumphant