Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CASEing Genius Challenge

CASEing one of Kelly's Geniuses was difficult ... after all, these ladies are exactly that: geniuses!  But I did want to join in the fun at Kelly's challenge, and do as Kelly does: spread the LOve!  There just happens to be one of them that shared a card for her Genius post that has haunted me ... until today. 

amy Tsuruta!  This one's for you, my genius friend!  Here is amy's gorgeous card:


... and here is my Christmas version of it:


... and a little close-up for a hidden bit of Joy!

Barb G. another one from the stash! 
The purple paper is from the envelope of one of my birthday cards - repurposing is amy's thing, too!
 
Happy anniversary, Kelly!  Thanks for shining your light on so many of us!  Now ... you asked for a nominee?  I can't think of anyone who deserves the spotlight more than Lisa Elton of My Paper Tales!  Talented, sweet, generous, and have I mentioned her design skills?
 
[Why look at that!  Purple ... heading over to Time Out, too for their Christmas with purple/pink twist challenge 43!]
 
=]  Michele

28 comments:

sandie said...

Well, naturally I love this...purple and a skyline (I will forgive you that it is not London!!!). I love the subtle 'Joy' and the diagonal stripes....oh this could go into Just Us Girls too, they have a stripes challenge. Thanks for joining us at Time Out x

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cool CASE! Love the modern, graphic feel to it and the non-traditional colors! Absolutely fantastic!

Nora N. said...

Oh Michele!! this looks awesome. I LOVE the way you created the "joy" in the background. Such a fabulous graphic Christmas card!!

lostinpaper said...

Great idea to create this into a Christmas card, especially love the colours (ie purple) that you chose Michele!

Nancy said...

What a great CASE and to change it to a Holiday card! Great job Michele!

Cat Craig said...

Fab!

Lisa said...

I would say the ghosts have left the building!! This is beautiful Michele, love the bit of sparkle and the lovely shade of purple!!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. This is beyond stunning Michele. Love, love, love! Thank you for playing with us at Time Out and thank you for my beautiful birthday card! xx

TK Watson said...

What a great CASE! Love that you up-cycled that pretty purple!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! And I mean WOW, Michele! Such a striking card...I love your diagonal stripes and the purple background is stunning! A really amazing CASE of Amy's card!!!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Oooooh!! Purplicious!! Love that subtle, yet sparkly bit of joy snuck in there! Now I can't get Rhianna's song out of my head!! Just beautiful, Michele!!!

Petra Swart said...

Another beauty, Michele!!! Love your choice of colours to work with and the three tiny stars!!! You've done the sentiment so cleverly!!!
Hugz

Susi Kelly said...

I am seriously crushing on that MFT Hand Lettered Holiday sentiment set - I'm currently using it everywhere! So when you put one of those sentiments together with one of my favourite (shopping) destinations (New York), you have pure GENIUS! :-) Love the card, Michele.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous CASE of Amy Michele!

Kay Miller said...

Ooooh this must be the second purple one!! I love it! What a wonderful idea for a Christmas card! I love the sliver sentiment! Brilliant!!

Jenelle said...

I love the silver and purple together! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! The embossing folder I used is from the Fall Set from Sizzix.

Joyce said...

Wow, Michele. This is amazing and so very striking. Love that skyline and the subtle 'joy'. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Sharron said...

Just WOW! Love how you used this design to make a very original Christmas card! The purple is so pretty and I love the silver for the sentiment.

Charlene said...

These are awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great take on Amy's card! Love this dressed up for Christmas, great job!

Anita in France said...

Cool, crisp, contemporary and so delicious, Michele ... such an eyecatching take on Amy's card! Delighted to have you playing along with us again at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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~amy~ said...

awwwwwwww....I love how you were inspired! Your holiday version is wonderful! I will have to case your case so that I can send it to my boy♡

Gerrina said...

It is beautiful in purple! Love the silver stripes on the background. Great Case! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining us again!

Kelly Latevola said...

Your Christmas take is gorgeous! I love that hidden joy, so sweet. I also love that purple. Look at you using colors like an old pro ;)

Kara said...

great card! love how you caught the light in that second pic!

Bobby said...

The skyline with a purple sky is so lovely, Michele, and then there's all that texture in the stripes.

cm said...

An Amy-inspired card infused with you style and panache! Nothing shy of stunning! Love the shimmer...
Hugs~c