Thursday, October 18, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #294

It's RETRO WEEK!  This time we're featuring Sketch #112, which originally posted in February 2015
Would you care to see my original?  Oh boy... it's a doozy!
I've just picked up a sweet little set from MFT... this little sweetie couldn't help but take the place of honor on my Thanks!

She said it beautifully... thanks for stopping by!
Now let's go check out the CTS Retro week post … btw, don't forget to show your work if you played along in 2015!
=]  Michele
MFT Fall Friends stamps and dies 
MFT Twice the Thanks... retired

Inspired By #42 ... halloween!

Decorating for Halloween has become a thing of the past for us, sadly... but we sure enjoyed a long, and fun-filled run of it!  From Skeletal Lab Man crawling out of the garden calling for a hand from the little trick-or-treaters, to dressing our dogs in cat costumes!  [not really - we just told the kids that lol]

I had to use a few of the goodies from the treats-filled bag of goodies received from those Lovely Lake Gals a few weeks ago.  I told Darnell Inspired By 42 was made for them! 

". . . with YOU is always Spooktacular - no bones about it!!"
There should be no question about what inspired me from Laurel's cool photo … but we can't wait to see what inspires YOU!!  We'll see you in the gallery!
=]  Michele

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #103

I've had such fun coloring the newest addition to my MFT collection of Birdie Brown... Fall Friends!  I think these colors make her little Autumn outfit shine! 

For Challenge #103:

It's easy as falling off a log!

Here are the Copic colors I've used:

Hope they like it … it's been so long since I've played in one of their fun challenges!

Here is another card I made recently using that sweetie, and her friends!  I loved bringing out that paper I HAD to buy a ream of!!!

I'm here... even for the scary stuff!

=]  Michele

MFT Fall Friends stamps and dies

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

TCP Tuesday #351 Reminder

Sneaking back into your world for a quick little reminder … there's still time to play TCP Tuesday #351: Holiday!! 

TCP Brains, and sentiment from BOO Y'all

Did you guess what holiday?  or did I totally trick you?

Come play!!  You'll find the link here - did I mention a $50 prize?

=]  Michele

Here are the details for the Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

The Flower Challenge #25

I love The Flower Challenge, and their entire design team … it's with regret that I don't play along every month.   But after seeing all the lovely Reminder cards from the team, I thought it time to make time!  It IS their 2nd birthday!!

I've had a full afternoon with the gorgeous new EBE Mondo Holly from Julie Ebersole!  [You'll see the others soon.]  For this Challenge, I chose to water color it in shades of grey with red as the accent.

A fun thing happened when I heat embossed my sentiment!  As the splatters hadn't dried, and the Versafine ink hadn't either, bits of silver embossing powder stuck in several areas that I hadn't intended!  and Bob's your uncle:  I added sparkle!!

Happiest 2nd birthday, ladies!!  xoxo

=]  Michele

Mondo Holly
EH Slate gray cardstock
Ranger Silver embossing powder
MFT Wonky stitched rectangles
Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Black Soot
Tim Holtz water color card stock 8.5x11"
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Monday, October 15, 2018

A SALE to DIE for! and two Spooky cards!

It's the time of year to just let one's inner kid come out, isn't it?  Halloween!  I love you!  There couldn't be a more perfect day to bring out my EBE House Box Die, either...

This time, I did a partial die cut, and used the gabled parts to make two spooky little houses for my cards - clever, huh?  With a tiny snip, I was able to use those wonderful characters elsewhere, too!  I used my own words to create the sentiment...

One of my favorite embossing folders from We R Memory Keepers was used to create this spooky forest … and the footprints?  EBE Stitching Lines!
Another, for my pun-loving grandkids...

I hope you'll shop before your favorites disappear!!  EEEEK!  that would be scary!!!
=]  Michele
Supplies: Affiliate links used with no cost to you - thank you!
EBE Slate Gray cardstock
EBE Ebony Black cardstock
Copics: Y17 Y35 Y38 for the window layers

Challenging my Friends!

During the fun travels with Bobby, and Nancy, I challenged them to create a card with a sweet little coffee cozy from the coffee bar in our hotel in Mount Dora, FL - a fun sleepover prior to our adventure at My Favorite Things!

I didn't think to photograph the cozy... duh!  But I had no trouble creating a cute little vase [for these tropical Wplus9 blooms, colored in the Kathy Racoosin class] with the dies I picked up from MFT!  Who could resist using the leftovers for my simple greeting? 

Hmmm... I wonder if the girls remembered?  lol!  I'll watch my inbox!

=]  Michele

Wplus9 Tropic fever stamps, and dies
MFT Die-Namics Elegant Rectangle Stax
Altenew Inline Alpha