Saturday, May 18, 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder

I am back with the CAS Stencil Challenge team as their guest to remind you to get your Stencil ON!  You have lots of time!

For my reminder card, I've made my own oval stencil from a bit of advertising in the recycle bin, done simple sponging through the oval with Catherine Pooler Twilight ink, and over-stenciled with a Gina Marie stencil with DOX Weathered Wood. 

Another new Spellbinder die highlights my little garden bed of a few more of those MFT Fall Florals, and a place for a tiny Everyday Puny sentiment.

I'll be by to see what you [and the design team] have planted in the CAS Stencil gallery!  Thanks for spending a bit of time with me today!

=]  Michele

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - for a [second] child!

Just when I'm about to hit the 'post' button, I wonder... is this CAS enough?  I do struggle with it... but this little sweetie is going to swing by CAS Watercolour Card Challenge just for kicks, and giggles, and with fingers crossed!

Swinging continues to be one of my favorite things to do!  WHEEEEE! [wait.  the words are my own, and NOT sentiments from this MFT Start each day with a Wheeee set! their words are really awesome, too! =]

I HAD to make her MaryJanes red... I had a pair just like them!!!
Head over to Instagram to see her WHEEEEEEEE!  @mfergu01

Have a WHEEEEE-ly great weekend, my friends! 

=]  Michele

The Flower Challenge #32

I spent a bit of time looking through my [many] embossing folders yesterday.  This one, from Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug called Aviary,  jumped right into my hands … I thought Second Helpings at The Flower Challenge were in order!

How much more CAS could it get? lol  Just look at the detail in those flowers!  I used a natural white cardstock from MFT - love the vintage look of it - and that simple hello!

=]  Michele

Thursday, May 16, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #322

I always like our Sketches, but I don't often say I LOVE this week's Sketch … Donna knows how to grab me by the imagination!

I came across a wonderful stenciled background panel, and a few pretty leaves, and a smooshed piece of water color paper in my snippets bin … determined to make them work this week!  See if you agree they were a perfect jumping off point for my card this week … I did give Donna's Sketch a flip!

One simple sentiment, a few pretty sparkly enamel dots, and a turn of my die-cutting machine and, voila!  my completed my card! 

Now, let's go see what my teamies have to dazzle us this week for CTS#322!

=]  Michele

Altenew's Fantasy Floral dies are the star of this show!

Inspired By #72 ... pillows

My husband thought that if he bought me a new sewing machine, I wouldn't have to buy pillows anymore - pffft! 
It's not happening, darling!  Besides, the fabric and pillow form would probably cost just short of those lovelies I pick up at TJMaxx, or HomeGoods! 
I had a wonderful time with our inspiration photo this week... I adore the dreamy ethereal quality of that floral print.  Here's my way of achieving it with a bit of DOX smooshing onto water color paper...
... then, stamping over, and die cutting...
So simple, and makes a soft statement, right?
Hope our Inspired By #72 pillows speak your language!
=]  Michele

Time Out #135 Guest Reminder

It's my pleasure to remind you to play cards with
Time Out Challenge #135 … how have you been
Inspired by these Words?

For my reminder card, my mind went to a star of a different kind … Hollywood Diva style …

EBE Leading Ladies [City Lady, and Celebration Lady] came through for me today!  I also took advantage of a paper pack from Altenew to add subtle va va voom to my background using an older MFT star, and elegant rectangles dies!  A kiss of sequins, and she's on her way!

Hope you're on your way to adding your very own inspired by words card to the Time Out gallery!  It's been a delight to be their guest!

=]  Michele

Saturday, May 11, 2019

MFT Color Challenge #117

My fabulous prize from this week flew into my hands - I couldn't wait to put stamp to paper, and motion to these besties!  [you know this went right to the MFT Color Challenge #117 pronto - maybe I'll have another bit of luck!]

Thanks for hanging in there with me!
This is a whopping 8.5 x 3.5 inch card - because it will be hand delivered to someone very special.
Now, if you're an Instagram follower at @mfergu01
you can jump on and see this in action!!
Happiest wishes tomorrow to all of you Mom's!
=]  Michele

MFT Sweet Besties, stamps and dies
Interactive Swing dies
Cloud stencil
Copics above - wish I'd had a more compatible teal - another color to add to my list!