Thursday, April 14, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #168

Hi my friends!  I am home from a ten day journey with my hubby ... always fun, no matter where we roam!  But, I missed you!

Here I am with CAS[E] #168 compliments of our awesome Sam Simpson ... a perfect sketch for a few much-needed thank you cards:

Thanks, Sam!
 
As is often the way I do things, I've written the inside sentiment first!  Here is my card ...
 
 
Inside:
"No matter the distance between us, my friend ...
you are right next door in my heart!"
 
I'm happy to be home, but these moments in my life?  Just live on forever... here are the other two wonderful friends I visited:
 
Lisa Elton and I in her fabulous craft-closet!

A big surprise for Deepti and son!
 
Thank you, ladies, for the visits, hugs, memories, and sharing your hearts with me.  Hmmmm... where could we go next? 
 
YOU all should run quickly to the CTS blog and see all the wonders from my teamies ... always a treat, and please do play along - we love it when you do!!!
 
=]  Michele
 
 
 





33 comments:

designbydonna said...

Really cute card, Michele. I like how that thin purple frame showcases the main image.

designbydonna said...

And, so happy Gretchen is home. Hope you get lots more snuggles soon.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, there's that tilted frame that I love! Together with the die cut house--super LOVE! And how lucky to meet stamping friends!! Still waiting for you to cross the Pacific Ocean, or maybe I will.....

Happy Dance said...

Oh this is so sweet! What a darling idea for a card my friend. That little house and the rooftop dp are adorable. I love this card! So nice to see you got to meet some more bloggy friends. Isn't that just fun!!! Have a fun weekend. Bev

Brenda said...

What a fun sketch and I love your take on it Michele! I love the sentiment you made for the inside, so perfect and fitting. I love the picture of you and Lisa in her craft closet, fabulous indeed!!! And very organized as well. And the picture of you and Deepi holding her son is just as precious as well. Looks like a good time was had! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh this is delightful and you know I love that framing thing you've got going on here!! LOVED having you for a visit!! MWAH!

Karren said...

Great take on the sketch and the way you've worked the frames is so cool! You could always try visiting New Zealand next ;)

Rahmat said...

I love the card Michelle, but more the pictures of the crafty friends reuinion. Glad to see you with Deepti and Lisa, I would love to meet a crafty friend from blog land one day.Bu tI don't think, I have anyone in vicinity to where I live ;0
P.S : I finally have my kitchen pictures for you to see, hope you visit :)
Have a great day!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a clever take on the sketch, Michele! I love how you tied the die cut house with your papers, and your thin purple frame is so striking!
Thank you so much for sharing these great photos with us! It's plain to see that you had an amazing road trip and visits! And, a snuggle from baby Siddarth ~ Priceless :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love love love your card Michele and what an extravaganza your trip was--love the sweet photos!!

Petra Swart said...

Another wonderful and very cute card from you, Michele!!!! Love that colourful neighbourhood and the fun die cut house, ...everything just perfect on the lovely purple!!!! And I do love it when you add those delicate frames to your cards!!! And what a great sentiment on the inside ...so sweet!!!!
And you met Lisa and Deepti - how wonderful ...I think I'm moving to the USA so that I can also give real life hugz to all the sweet and amazing card-makers out there!!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Maria A. said...

Another beautiful and colorful card Michele, I love that thin frame, I've seen you use this dies a lot. That sweet little house on the corner and the pattern paper really compliment each other perfectly.
Now, what a fun trip, how fabulous it is to get to meet friends like this.
Thank you for sharing this great photos.
Maria.

LeAnne said...

Sweet!!! What a fun card, I love the print and your skinny little border! You DID have a busy trip! You can head to the midlantic/northeast next and come see me!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your take on the sketch, Michele! BUT, you know I love the photos of you and crafty/bloggy friends even more. ♥

Bobby said...

You told me it was a doozy of a sketch but your rendition of it is absolutely fabulous, Michele. I always love that tiny frame and almost did one on a card of mine and then said "no, that's Michele's thing". lol The DP and house die compliment each other perfectly. WTG!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Lovely card and what a fabulous, heartfelt sentiment.
Isn't it lovely to share great times with friends
xxx

Judy Woodland said...

I have never seen a frame done like that....it's GENIUS!!!!! I love everything about this card. And what a challenge that sketch is, you have mailed it. LOVE the house die on here, so crisp and clean. Great card, my dear.

Cat Craig said...

Super card Michele. Now that I am back I hope to jump on in to challenges.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your take on the CTS sketch! Love even more seeing you visit crafting friends - I think you need to plan a trip to Southern California and we might even pull off a group crafting day ;)

hazelspaperdesigns said...

That is so beautiful, Michele! Those colours are stunning too. That purple is glorious. LOVE that you have been able to catch up with some beautiful people on your travels. A triple-treat! ;)

Lynn said...

What a wonderful trip you had Michele! Love your sweet card.

Leigh Penner said...

So fun that you could visit with online friends -- hopefully one day that will be me!
And I love your wonderful take on the sketch, Michele, as always!

Sam Simpson said...

I love the double tilt that you have done Michele! Great taken on the sketch

Sharron said...

Love your take on the sketch! The colors and wonderful patterned paper look awesome!

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous card Michele! I love houses and love your design!

maria f. said...

That is the coolest card, Michele. And you saw Deepti's S?!?!?! Get outta town!

Nora N. said...

You look like you had a fabulous trip!! If you ever make it to CT would love a visit!!

Your take on the sketch ROCKS!!! LOVE the simplicity and the colors you used!! FABULOUS design!! And the sentiment inside? WOW!!

Patti said...

Fantastic!! card and sentiment!!! I just love that pp you used! : )

Sweet hugs from Blogland friends! You are well blessed and well loved my friend!

Patti

Anita in France said...

Lovely layering, Michele ... that slender tilted frame is fabulous! The little white house against the background DP is just cute ... and a perfect place for visiting bloggy friends!! Hugs, Anita :)

Amy Rohl said...

Looks like another successful and fun journey! Fabby card, too, my dear!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh you get around and you are meeting in person so many people I would love to meet and hug! Love the pictures and Dee and baby are beautiful! Of course I love the one with Lisa too!
Oh ......your card.......perfection!

cm said...

Goodness, but your card is a smile-maker...and the inside sentiment just reaffirms that you *need* to make sentiment stamps for all of us to purchase! Best-sellers, I tell you! More real-life visits: simply awesome! Deepti's little guy is quite taken with you! You're 120% a neighbour in my heart!
Hugs~c

Lindsey said...

Oh, my goodness! Look at all those fabulous faces. And well, this card will always hold a special place in my heart! Thank you...you have no idea how much this means to me!