Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Inspired by all the Little Things - #6

Really?  Could there be a bigger surprise, or honor, to receive the Inspiring Standout last week?  Thank you, amy T. and for the wonderful inspiration photo - it makes my play-time so much more fun!

This week the fun continues with Jeanne Jachna  [yay] as our host, and this little number for inspiration ...

And this wonderful guest designer: Kathryn Lorenzini.

 
You'll have treat yourself to a visit to their blogs to see the amazing cards they've created, and read the fun banter about blue vs. purple - and read about Kathryn's incredible trip!!!
 
Even I had a little fun with color this week, and with wood-grain paper, and with a bird who is building a nest!
 
A pretty little old PTI Wreath set I snatched up from a 12 Kits teamies!!
Let's see I've used, Hydrangea ink, purple paper, and colored a blue bird!
That should cover all the bases!!
The little bird is from an ancient AC Dear Lizzie set.


Since I had all the elements still on my MISTI, why not make a pink version, too? 

Here I've used my wonderful new Winnie & Walter Noelle's cutaway - large panel.
 
 
How will you be Inspired by all the Little Things this week?  Will it be the photo, or Kathryn, or Jeanne?  I'll meet you in the gallery!
 
=]  Michele
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

LOVELY cards today Michele, I do like the pink version best, that scalloped cutaway is so sweet!
It was an honor sharing the winnings at Inspired By All the Little Things:)) with YOU:)

Melody said...

I love the pretty wreaths! Great cards!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards both, and btw congratulations on last weeks honor!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both so sweet and pretty, Michele! I love how you added the bird!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, I love these wreaths...reminding me that I, too, have that set and need to USE IT! I think I can find a little bird to go with it too!! Adorable!

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! What pretty cards!! I LOVE the first one with the gray and the purple. The second one with the pink with the cut away. I hate you because now I want that!! :)

Charlene said...

You did beautiful work Michelle! I will try and join when I can :-)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two gorgeous cards! So pretty your wreaths! Can't make up my mind which one I like more...

Lesley said...

These are so pretty! Love them, Michele!

Lisa said...

YAY congrats on the standout nod!! These are both so pretty, what a fun little wreath. I think I like the pink version best with that pop of fresh spring green!!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Oh yes! These are such a treat! I LOVE that hydrangea blue against the woodgrain, but then I got besotted by the pink! I think it's driven by my deprivation of pink in the real world!! I am so sorry I've been MIA! School term and work commitments have cramped my card life. Suffice to say, that while I visit the 'gallery' in reverence, it's often in silence! ;-)

Kate Lorenzini said...

Michele, thanks so much for your lovely post and for stopping by my site and commenting. I will email you regarding the digi papers! I've no fancy set-up, nor amazing printer, but am able to achieve some nice results with the right paper! I LOVE both of your cards. I really love how delicate and small the focal points are-- how they pull you in. Just beautiful, both. I am so glad we are now connected and I look forward to staying in touch!! Hugs!

~amy~ said...

Wow...love how you were inspired...both of your cards are simply, well, wow.

:)

Susi K. said...

It's always a treat when I visit a blog I haven't had the opportunity to see before, so thanks for leading me to these - great inspiration & work!
I love BOTH of your fabulous wreath cards, Michele. Even with a similar LO and images, they are quite different!

Jeanne J. said...

Both are beautiful Michele! I'm drawn to the fun inlay die on the first with the purple peeking through and the twine in the birdies mouth! - what great contrast - same stamps but two totally different looks!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh....so beautiful!

Bobby said...

I can't believe how great that wreath looks stamped on a circle die. I have the set and rarely use it but you've inspired me to get it out. Love the little bird with the twine, and I just put that Noelle cutaway on my wish list.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Michele! I love that wreath and bird. And I love how you put the twine in the birds "mouth". I do like lavender (really love the wood grain paper!), but I love pink, so that pink card is my favorite. Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness these are both stunning, Michele! I love the die you used in the last one and the white on white is gorgeous, I love the one with color too!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, such a darling little bird and he looks so lovely against the lovely wreath, Michele!!!! Love that you've given him a piece to sting to put in his nest!!!! Both the woodgrain and scalloped panel are wonderful bgs for him!!!! Both so beautiful!!!!!
Hugz

Anita in France said...

Erm, yes, Michele ... you're a Standout all day long, my friend! Beautiful cards ... soft, delicate and with such wonderful detailing ... this little bird's nest is going to be so comfortable!! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathy said...

Lovely and delicate in both versions, I couldn't choose which I like better! That tiny bird is a very sweet part of the design. :)