Friday, March 25, 2016

Coffee, Weather, Friends, and Rainbows


There are few times that I combine challenges ... you know I like to give them each their own attention, but once in a while it just must be done!  I hope you have a favorite beverage in hand!


The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is coming to a close today, so sneaking one last card in ... thanks, amy T. and all the Blog designers, and players, for your inspired cards!
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Last cup for the hop ... never the last to my lips!
 
Another darling image from Perfect Blend, too ... and the perfect word,
Cheers! from Winnie & Walter!
 
CASology's word is Weather - we have had it in every variety this week.  There is a saying in Michigan:  if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes!   I say: if you don't like the weather here, take a walk around the block - it will be different! ... thus my card, for Week 190:
 


These stamps came from FOUR different SSS sets!  Hopefully I've returned them to the proper place!
The papers are snippets from Kaisercraft Shine Bright, and
MFT's Wonky Squares have a supporting role.
 
For Inkspirational's Pink & Grey - now you know I had to play - grey?  My go-to color!  This one I created after playing cards with TK ... love this embossing folder, and my new Anna's Flora from Winnie & Walter!!

 
 
One more card:
 
Curtain Call's Inspiration photo called my name ... I so wanted to try to create that fabulous rainbow-colored water!
 

 
Another new love from Winnie & Walter - Eva's Favorite Flowers and some embossed 'greenery'
 
Thank you SO much if you made it to the very end of this too-long post!  Happiest weekend to you all, hope it is a bit more Spring-like for your Easter Sunday!
 
=]  Michele



44 comments:

Lisa said...

All great cards! That watercolor is so sweet... and of course...love the coffee!

Gail said...

Fab cards loving all and watercolor and give me the coffee!

StampingbugKerry said...

Yummy coffee card. I'm thinking matcha would be tasty too! :)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards...WOW! I love your design and color combo on your 'Coffee' card and your take on the CASology Cue Card is so clever, Michele! You did an amazing job on your pink & gray card with that stunning bloom and your rainbow watercoloring is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of this fabulous eye candy with us :)

By the way...any one of your cards would be perfect for this week's challenge at ATSM...our theme is 'Anything Goes'!
http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.hr/2016/03/challenge-186-anything-goes.html

Hetty said...

Great coffee card and the others are lovely too.

Lesley said...

You have been busy! Love that rainbow themed card! So pretty! All of them are wonderful! Hugs!

Ceal said...

Great cards, love the coffee one

~amy~ said...

whoa. check out all that lovely eye candy! You've been super busy! I love everything.

Cheers!

sandie said...

One busy Lady! I do love the weather card, it is just like that here and your interpretation made me smile! Adore the Ink card, what a fab background, so much texture and wow to the ribbon. Thanks for joining Ink

Karen B. said...

So many fabulous creations, wow! You are talented.

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! Fantastic cards!! I LOVE your weather card especially!! STUNNING design!

Shelly said...

All of these are fabulous and beautiful!!

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...these are so amazing. But your sweet weather card is my favorite, just so fun.

Ann said...

Super cute coffee card, and fun how you used the enamel dots.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

You sound like you're in FL (not MI) ... we're always saying "if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes" because it's so true! All year long! lol Love all your pretty cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

You've been busy! Great set of cards! I have to say I really love that second card, what a great CAS and modern/abstract take on it. I love the papers you chose for that!

lostinpaper said...

Wow you collection of inspiration is so wonderful Michele, you have made me think that I really need to get off the computer and actually start creating... thanks so much hon x

Helen F. said...

LOVE them all, Michele! You have been a busy crafter ;-)

Sue Reynolds said...

What a wonder set of cards...one as beautiful as the next. CAS, great job.

Loly Borda said...

You've been busy Michelle! I came to comment on your coffee card and oh surprise! so much eye candy! Fabulous all of them, TFS.

Sylvia said...

Great last card, Michelle! Happy ending to a wonderful Hop! Enjoyed it a lot!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! You have been a busy bee! LOVE all of these! ♥

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creations! You always have the most unique ideas!

Celeste Goff said...

You have been one busy crafter! Beautiful cards!!!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice cards!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

cm said...

Holy moley, my awesome friend...you've treated us to a quartet of *awe-mazing*! Coffee card: bold and vibrant. CASology: brilliant! Rainbow flowers: soooo pretty! And your ef card: stunning! Sooooo thrilled to see this beauty in the Inkspirational gallery! (We're at my mother-in-law's right now - arrived last night. One of my 'must do' tasks: a visit to the local real-life crafting supplies story! Yayyyy!!!).
Hugs and love~c

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. TFS

Lynn said...

A quartet of beauties! Love them all. And of course, so happy to see you playing over at Curtain Call. Love the soft rainbow.

TK said...

How does all that superb-ness fit into ONE blog post? Each and every card is wonderful, all by itself and then you put them together? Are you trying to create a fainting frenzy!
1) Coffee? What more to say???
2) Genius! Love it...
3) Beautiful EF smooshing and that flower is a gorgeous fit!
4) OK, now starts the fainting.... Is that greenery an ef or did you do this another way? Those beautiful flowers, and all that watercolory gorgeousness!

OK, I officially need a nap to rest on this one! Great job, Michele!!!

Marianne said...

Fab selection of cards. Your weather block card really grabbed my attention. So fun! But I also love your soft watercolour card. And of course I like your coffee card, which is what drew me to your post in the first place.

Joyce said...

Oh, Michele, I don't know where to start. Such fun to see so many wonderful creations in one post. Your CASology creation is absolutely brilliant. Love how you combined the stamps and papers--and I have heard that about Michigan weather (DH went to Michigan--go blue). Your inkspirational card is so pretty and feminine, and your watery rainbow card is stunning. You did an incredible job of incorporating a light and subtle rainbow. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend, and happy Easter.

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Michele
woooww so many adorable card I cant say which one is my fav
but I come here from the Blog hop also I want to say
I adore your coffee cup card
so cute and so clever
you are a talented lady and with all this card I believe you are winner from those challenges Michele
Hope your area weather will be more better I pray for you
My one and only coffee card is #714 hope you like to visit my card back
happy weekend :)
Hugs
Monika

D.Ann C said...

What an amazing batch of cards!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - WONDERFUL cards Michele!!!
LOVE them ALL, especially your CHEERY "cup of cheer" card, the colours and design are FABULOUS :)

Tonya said...

Great cards! TFS

Jen W. said...

You are a busy busy lady, Michele! All of your creations are gorgeous but your CASology card is my favourite. I love the cool, abstract, graphicness of it. So awesome!! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful cards! I love your last one for the curtain call. so much beautiful texture and the touch of watercolors is gorgeous. thanks for linking up.

Tracey McNeely said...

Where to start you busy lady! All cool and beautiful, your last card makes me want to run and buy that stamp set!

Judy1223 said...

Michele, all three cards are amazing! Your comments about the weather in Michigan made me laugh...seems to be that way here in NJ, too! I love your CASology card, the three squares perfectly represent the various weather! Cute, cute! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Brenda said...

Wow! You were rockin' it this day Michele! What fabulous cards you have made, each one a beautiful in it's own right! Love, love, love. Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

WOWZA, where do I begin!!??...I will some it up with FABULOUSNESS, each and every one!!

Marybeth said...

So many wonderful cards today! You have been busy! I love them all but the pink and gray is amazing!

Sharron said...

Wow, busy lady! Love all these gorgeous creations! The colors on your coffee card are awesome. And the weather card is amazing and so clever! Love the subtle pink and gray and the pretty rainbow design.

Petra Swart said...

Definitely not a post that is too long, Michele - it is filled with such wonderful talent and a joy to visit!!!! These cards really show just how easily you can switch from one style of card to the next and have them all perfectly made!!!! Love your fun coffee card - the lime green on the chocolate brown is lovely and I love the placement of the enamel dots!!!! Such a fun card!!! And the weather card is sooooo cute - love your mix of patterned papers and the sentiment you've done so cleverly - the dry embossing on the card front is lovely, too!!!! The two watercoloured cards are stunning!!!!! The first one is so soft and feminine and just beautiful in every way - love that bow and the soft colours!!! Some great dry embossing on the last card and I really like the delicate flowers and the grey frame!!!! The soft watercolouring is really lovely!!!!
A feast for the eye, my friend!!!
Hugz