Thursday, March 21, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #314

It seems our sweet leader has ice cream on her mind...
CAS[E] #314 in point:

Well. that's what I see - go ahead tip your head to the left … see it?   However, I have a different card in mind - one for the coming Easter Season. I've turned and flipped our Sketch - it's allowed, you know!

Exotic Tulips from Altenew, and the sentiment from another.
The tulips were stamped onto, and the darling little Alexandra Renke egg cut from a blended panel of hot press water color paper... The card base is made from PTI Ivory card stock... with a little snippet at the bottom that was treated to my favorite SU embossing folder. 
Here are the inks I've used:

So.  What do you see in Chrissy's Sketch... we hope to see it in our gallery!  Come play!

=]  Michele

Inspired By #64... Spring lovelies

OH my... is that not a perfect sign of Spring to come?  Hope the weather by you is sneaking peeks of Spring... if not?  Please join us in creating a bit in your own craft rooms, won't you? 

I've gone quite literal with my card today using another of my new Altenew sets:  Lavender Bud and die... a sentiment from Beautiful Day, a little window from MFT and a sweet green gingham view compliments of EBE Plaid Maker.

Thanks for dropping by today … hope you've been Inspired By Spring lovelies!

=]  Michele

Friday, March 15, 2019

Hello again!

I'm back to share a simple bit of stamping/inking/coloring I had with a new to me set from Altenew!  It's an adorable older set, called Bunny Love - on sale now!  The downside is there are no coordinating dies... the upside is to stamp them so those dies won't even be missed!

Do you happen to notice this week's CTS Sketch?
 I couldn't help but add a little shine on that carrot! 
Planned random-stamping and
simple Copic coloring is always cute, right?
A little sentiment on vellum is perfectly unimposing!
OR one can always just get out of their comfort zone, and do a bit of fussy cutting!  I haven't found the perfect detail scissors... do you have a recommendation?
This Easter Greetings paper from Lil' Inkers is a good match for my pencil-colored-on-natural paper!
It even provided my sentiment!
That's it for me this week... thank you for spending a bit of your time with me, and for all the kindness you've shared!  xx
=]  Michele
OH before I go... did you get the memo?
Ink Sale Banner

Happy birthday, Justice Ginsburg!!

Something totally fun today... I am joining a Hop to celebrate one of the outstanding women of our time … Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg!  I cannot wait to see her story on the big screen - or in my case on my big screen, because I missed it at the theater!

I've used Hero Arts' Dare to Dream set because it says it all perfectly, and just the way I'd like to say it!  So much so that I stamped the entire set right out of the package by anchoring it in my MISTI!

It was fun to make her robe, and to tuck another of those wonderful hands in!  'Birthday candles' made from Penny Black: Lovely Birthday

Thanks, Joan Bardee for planning this wonderful Hop, and for inviting me along!  Here is a complete list of the crafty party goers ... there are 4 prizes hidden along the way, so be sure to visit each member... Joan will announce the winner on March 21st at her blog...enjoy!! 
Michele Ferguson - you are here!

=]  Michele

Thursday, March 14, 2019

CAS[E] this [retro] Sketch #313

It's Retro time again!  OH my … this one [#155] really stumped me the first time - I've had my not-so-literal way with it today!

Altenew Exotic Tulips
I'll also be adding it to the

Please come with me as I take a look at my
teammates new look at a Retro Sketch!
=]  Michele

Inspired By #63... dish it up!

There are few things I love better than dishes... and I'd happily welcome any of those pictured here into my cabinets!

Today I used my newest Altenew addition to my collection: Exotic Tulips for Inspired By #63 to create a few china patterns of my own!  =]

What are you Inspired By this week?  we'd be delighted to have you dish up something for us! 

=]  Michele

Altenew Exotic Tulips
PTI impression plate
MFT Distressed Patterns

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Penny Black is in the house!

This little Hedgehog from the newest Penny Black collection HAD to come live with me!  I think I may like him better than ice cream - and think of it: no calories!

It's called always love and also comes with dies...

I also made another little note card using
lovely birthday! and this time used the dies for cutting the card, and making that tiny tag!
and another using the tiny little cupcake from the

Have you made any of the new Penny Black stamps your own?

=]  Michele