Thursday, January 17, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #305

Do you ever find inspiration for our Sketches right under your nose … I did this week!

A teensy adjustment in colors, but my Altenew collection of stamps worked the charm... what do you think?

Where will you find your card making inspiration this week?  I do hope it will include our Sketch! 
=]  Michele
Altenew Beautiful Day from Ellen Hutson, LLC.  - affiliate link provided, thank you for your support! 

Inspired By #55 ... Let's Huddle

Have I told the story of my second date with Tom... and how I knew he was 'the one' when I discovered that he isn't into football?  not even on Superbowl Sunday?  Now that is a total touchdown for me!! 

Inspired By #55 is indicative of our idea of a perfect Huddle!

The one thing missing for me has been added to my card...

… NOT watch the game =]
Thanks for stopping by … your kindness is appreciated more than football, too!  lol  Let's go see my teammates' cards... hike!
=]  Michele 

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Waffle Flower Plaid Play and Cutaway Alpha dies
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Catherine Pooler inks:  Sand Castle, Juniper Mist, Twilight

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Altenew Inspiration Challenge January 2019

I am in awe of this gorgeous quilt … yes.  I did say quilt... created by Ann Graf of Huston, TX.  I was inspired by the swirling colors of the fabrics Ann used.  My attempt to recreate it resulted in this card for Altenew's January 2019 Inspiration Challenge...
I was finally able to find this wonderful Leaf Canopy set in stock at my favorite store … I've stamped it with Ruby Red, Mango Smoothie, and Evergreen Altenew inks BUT before stamping, I KISSED it with a group of leaves from Altenew's Adore You set.  

I also used that group of line-drawn leaves to add a bit of color to my inlaid die cut Mega Friend. It's obvious I need to invest in Altenew's orange inks … my mango smoothie isn't quite as bright as I'd like, but I wasn't ready to give up on it! 

Hope you've made it to the middle of your week with flying colors … thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!

=]  Michele

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12 and CAS Watercolour Challenge Winter

The chicks at the Twofer Card Challenge have chosen Birds as their next theme... I think I have a few!  These Warm and Feathered friends from MFT are happy to keep playing through the Winter months!

First up … let's call this a thank you …
for the sleepover, perhaps?

Hello love... did you spot that little heart? 
Everybody needs a not-so-sappy Valentine, right?
Since this one is water colored, I'll share it with

So there you have it … D, since you were so kind to give us two, I've given you the birds, too!  lol

=]  Michele

MFT Warm and Feathered Hugs and dies
MFT Snow Globe die, and Dome shaker pouches
Mama Elephant Hello script die
Lil' Inker Stitched Wood Grain cover up die
EBE Heart Mix 2, Butterfly Mix, and Snow Flurries mix of shaker elements

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The Flower Challenge #28

Grey + any color makes me happy … pink will do nicely, thank you very much to The Flower Challenge #28!

Here is a little number using a stacked die cut technique - or that's what I call it, anyway.  The only trick is to cut the piece you want to remain the focus first, and remove it before stamping the next piece of your design, or die-cutting the next piece...

Also save any, and all, little snippets that
will be pieced back in...

The Stamp Market is the creator of this gorgeous set called Tropical Blooms, and coordinating dies … the cute sentiment is from their fun Hexagon Hello.  All the pinks and greys are from Altenew, and I think they are perfectly wonderful stamped on this Pale Rose Bazzill paper from Ellen Hutson, LLC.

We're nearly midway through January … it's my least favorite month.  Thanks to all the talented DT at The Flower Challenge for providing a bright spot in Winter!

=]  Michele

Monday, January 14, 2019

EBE Starry Skies and my Leading Gentleman

I know that you've enjoyed all of the fabulous cards made with the latest new goodies in the Essentials by Ellen collection!  If you don't mind... I wanted to share another... this time, I've paired my Leading Gentleman combo set with the Cozy Leading Lady and dies, for a little romance under the stars … easy to do with the new Starry Skies die! 

I loved stamping and Copic coloring on this natural paper -perfect for a night scene!  I also did a little creative cutting to be able to link their arms!  Have you guessed this is me and my guy? 

=]  Michele


Friday, January 11, 2019

Time Out #126 Loving

I have NOT been able to get a song lyric out of my head since this Time Out Loving challenge first hit my inbox...

Oh you know I'm sharing … why should I BE the only one with the ear worm? LOL  I've found a way to get it onto paper...

is wrong?  I don't want to be right!
Have a great weekend my friends!!
=]  Michele