Friday, March 11, 2016

Ellen Hutson's Mix it Up Challenge: March - Pretty Pink Posh!

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There are so many pretty ways to combine E. Hutson and Pretty Pink Posh for the Mix it Up Challenge this month!! 

Where do I begin?  With the Christmas Scribbles, of course!  I have been wanting to turn Julie's little tree into something completely different ... so I turned it upside down ...


First off, I embossed PPP's Decorative Tag #1 onto a piece of watercolor paper, then painted in a little puddle, and added a few sprinkles of rain from the Sweet Pea Sequin Mix.

Then I did a little masking - quite easy, no need to cut! - removing the base of the tree, and the star on top.  My little handle is one little bitty branch of the snowflake ... could you tell?  What 'feel better' card could have a more perfect, positive, message than this one from Julie's Up the Happy?  Voila!  I've stamped it on a PPP Stitched tag.

I'm ashamed to say these words:  it might be too sunny today for photography!
The Pink compliments of Altenew Cotton Candy.
 


This was a really fun little umbrella to make ... it would not keep many raindrops away, but wouldn't you look really posh 'wearing' it?

Thanks for your visits this week ... it means the world to me!
Here is a little peek into the NICU at Miss Peanut where she is obviously dreaming of her Grammy...  
Happy Smile worthy!


=]  Michele

21 comments:

Joyce said...

Your card is wonderful, and the photo of your smiling granddaughter is precious.

Kristie Goulet said...

So very creative, I love it!!!
OH GOSH, I love seeing Miss Peanut! So stinkin' adorable & sweet. ♥♥♥

Marybeth said...

Awww , yep I can tell she is dreaming of you and all the funny things you will say to her. What an absolute doll!
Love you card and creative design as always!

lostinpaper said...

Love the subtle embossed pattern in the background!

~amy~ said...

she's definitely thinking of her awesome grammy! What a cute pic!

Your card is beautiful...love the tag (wink)!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow isnt she a sweetie and sure is smiling for nanna, just waiting for a cuddle. Ohh....your card.... Nah only joking, wonderful card and such a clever use of the Christmas tree for an umbrella. Wonderful

Susanne Vargas said...

Awwwww, isn't she the cutest peanut! Thanks for sharing! And your card is awesome! Admire the creative way you look at your stamps!

Lisa said...

Your card is super creative and pretty Michele! But...baby Gretchen steals the show today. How precious i she!!

TK said...

Way to go! Always thinking outside the box, aren'tcha???? Great card, sooooo perfectly pretty! BTW that little peanut is pretty perfect too!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Such a creative use of that stamp! Love it. And thanks for sharing a pic of your little granddaughter ... I said a little prayer for her : )

Mary Walker said...

It must be unbearable waiting to hold her.

Miriam Prantner said...

OK, that umbrella is just genius! Love how you looked beyond the obvious and that little one is so sweet!

LauraJane:) said...

Gretchen is filling out so well:) SWEETEST dreamy smiles. Your card is perfect!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful pic of Gretchen, so glad she is improving.

Your card is fab, love that die impression in the center - a very fun way to add texture.

Sharron said...

Adorable umbrella! Love how you think outside the box and are always so creative!! And I love little Gretchen's sweet smile. Gosh, she is so adorable! Looks like she is making great progress.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a sweet adorable bundle of happiness! And smile!
And sure everything is gonna be perfect with that elegant and beautiful umbrella on hand.

Anita in France said...

Your delicious little brolly is so cute, Michele ... but it's little Gretchen Michele that takes centre stage here! What a sweetie with that lovely smile ... she's such a joy to see, thank you for sharing her with us ... little wonder Grammy's so proud! Hugs (and prayers, of course), Anita :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Precious pic of Gretchen Michele...I know you must long to have her in your arms!
The umbrella and snowflake handle...so clever! The little rain puddle and raindrops details are so Michele! Love this!

Carol Didier said...

Love it!! Julie's scribbles are so wonderful it's a shame to use them only one way. Thanks for the inspiration! And congratulations, Grandma! You're Little Peanut is precious.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your granddaughter is so beautiful!

Nora N. said...

What a beautiful photo of your granddaughter!! LOVE your card.