Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CASology Week 193: PINK

Many of you know that my darling little Gretchen Michele is now home ... yes, it seems Grammy had to leave town first!  If I had known, I would have left weeks ago!!  She is thriving, and may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your precious thoughts, and prayers?  So appreciated - many, many thanks!  For those prayers, I'll share my first-ever snuggle:


For CASology's Week 193: PINK I was so tempted to make another baby card ... but I need to make one for Gretchen's big sister, who was such a trooper for the 55 days that Mom was away taking care of baby sister!  The funny thing is: Madelyn doesn't like pink - go figure!!! 

A little piece of tulle left from a 12 kits kit;  MME Market Street paper;
SSS Hello Beautiful, and Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script for the sentiment.
 
Hmmm ... I think I know just the little girl this one should go to:
 
Is she not the cutest ever??!!  Yep... momma, too!
Lindsey and Meg met us for a visit last week en route
to Myrtle Beach!
I'm still smiling, and cannot wait for the next time!!
 
I am struggling just a bit getting back into the swing of things - but CASology, and my CTS card, can always manage to get the juices flowing!! 
 
Purple is Mady's favorite color - back to the drawing board!!
 
=]  Michele
 

 


46 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

This is soooooo adorable and I now feel the overwhelming need to find someone with chubby cheeks just to give them a good pinch. :)

lostinpaper said...

So so sweet, absolutely loving the tulle and those stripes, snap! ps what a happy looking bunch of girls!

Lynn said...

Oh that card is beyond adorable, but even more precious is your granddaughter. So happy you got in the cuddle time and how awesome to meet Lindsey!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

So sweet. Glad you finally got to snuggle that darling little granddaughter.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Becca! You have to know she was even cuter in real life!!
=]

Barb Ghig said...

I can't take my eyes off that beautiful photo of you with baby Gretchen :) You look like the happiest 'Grammy' in the whole world, and I know you are! God bless her, Michele! Looks like you had a great time visiting Lindsey, too...such a happy pic!

Well, I am LOVING this pretty pink card with the lovely tulle and pink striped background! Such a fun 'play on words' for your sentiment, too! Fabulous post, as always, my friend!

Karen B. said...

Adorable card!!

Nora N. said...

That card is ADORABLE!! You could just duplicate it in purple. Such a lovely photo of you and baby Gretchen. I am so glad that she is HOME!!

I am jealous that you got to meet Lindsey. Looks like you had fun!!!

Jen W. said...

Cuteness overload from card and sweet babies!!!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card and precious babies.

Lisa Petrella said...

So precious!!!! Love the absolute joy that shines through in both of these photos! Life is good!!! And what an adorable card too!!

Judy1223 said...

Aw, Michele, such a precious post today! I love the pics, the beautiful ladies...all ages! I love your sweet card, too -- it would be fun to make in purple, too! ;) Welcome home and I hope you adjust soon...glad to see you playing along at CASology!

Lisa said...

This picture is so perfectly precious in so many ways!! Love your darling tutu card, super creative! Still lovin' that you got to meet up with Lindsey and her little one!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Michele, love how you used the tulle on it. So pretty. And the other photos, nothing beats a cuddle with a baby, the smell, the feel is so beautiful. The one with your daughter and her daughter so gorgous too. You all looks so happy. Ahh I love grandkids, time to settle in and get some crafting going. Cant wait to see the purple card.

Karren said...

I'm so happy for you and your family that Gretchen is now home! What wonderful news! And what a beautiful and sweet card you've made - so very cute.

Michelle said...

Cute card and cute bub! I'm glad Gretchen is home safe and sound. What colours does Madelyn like? My youngest was a blue girl for YEARS. She'd fight the boys off if there were blue balloons or balls on offer, haha! My eldest was pink and sparkles (despite me starting her in bright, bold colours without any pink or sparkles in sight).

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Michele, how wonderful that little Gretchen is home ...and what a beautiful photo of Grammy with the little darling!!!! Oh, I'm so happy for all of you that the stressful time is over and that you can relax and enjoy her now!!!!
And you met the sweet Lindsey and little Meg ...how wonderful ...that must have been so much fun ...what a lovely photo of the three of you!!!! And your card for little Meg is just tutu sweet, Michele!!! So cleverly done, my friend and beautiful in pink and white with gold!!!! Very cute!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugz

Maria Rodriguez said...

Oh Michele!!! your face is glowing, your smile speaks louder than any words, I'm so very happy you are finally holding that precious little Angel in your every loving grandma's arms and that all the stress and worry is behind all of you.
And your card is as beautiful as that other older little Angel, what a blessing.
Thank you for sharing this glorious photos with us.
Big Hugs.
Maria.

Deirdre said...

Huge congrats - what wonderful news. Thanks for sharing that adorable photo and beautiful card. Stunning. Thanks also for your lovely visit to my blog. Much appreciated. D

Kristie Goulet said...

This has got to be the BEST post! The picture of you and sweet Gretchen just melts my heart. ♥

LOVE your card with the tulle! So perfect. Great photo of you and your visit with Lindsey. You know how much I love seeing pictures of bloggy friends meeting. Thank you for sharing. xoxo

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, what a bundle of sweetness! Congratulations! And your card is "tutu" sweet as well! What a clever way to use that alphabet set!

Susi K. said...

I couldn't be happier reading this post today, Michele - you've made my day! What a darling picture of Grammy and her precious bundle. Your face says it all ... you are glowing with happiness! I'm sure the rest of Gretchen's family is ecstatic at this wonderful milestone.
And do I see a budding little crafter in the next family picture? :-)
And oh, yeah, you made a card, and a sweet one at that! Fab sentiment, love the addition of the tulle - very "girlie"!

Mary Walker said...

Happy for all of you! You are a lovely family.

Jeanne H said...

Your lovely pictures made me smile. Thanks so much for sharing your family and friends photos. I'd love to meet any of my blogging friends. Maybe someday! Oh, I too love the tutu card!

LauraJane:) said...

SWEET SWEET SWEET!! LOVE the TUTUed card, I have a TUTU coming up this weekend as well:))

Brenda said...

Awww, is that not the most precious photo ever?!! I love the smile on your face, you light up the room with it and that snuggle! You definitely need to frame this photo Michele. I love, love, love that cute tutu card! It just doesn't get any cuter! Oh wait, it did! lol I love the picture of you and the girls. Yes, she sure a cute one for sure! Glad you enjoyed your time with them. Hugs, Brenda

Rahmat said...

What a lovely and precious picture Michelle, a great picture which you will cherish for forever!
I love the card tutu card, genius idea to actually add the tutu, I love it.

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous card! Wonderful idea with the tu tu! And big congrats on becoming a Grammie x

Cat Craig said...

What a wonderful picture, and I love that butterfly on her tiny hiney! Such wonderful news that she is home and thriving.

Your card is beyond Fabulous! Love it!

Jacquie Southas said...

The tulle piece on this card is so perfect, Michele! Purple has always been my favorite color (but rarely use on cards). So happy for your family that Gretchen is home and thriving!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really adorable card Michele and Gretchen is just the sweetest little thing--hug away gramma!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Bobby said...

Darling overload on this post, Michele. First is Gretchen. So precious. Then your card. I think I did something like this for my granddaughter when she was much younger. And Meg - cute as a button. I'm glad I got to snuggle with my great-granddaughter this past weekend.

Hannelie said...

Hi Michele... friends of us became grandparents yesterday (first time), so I am getting the feeling ! So glad your little angel is home. Your card is tutu sweet indeed!
Thanks for using the Casology inspiration in such a great way!

Eliz Stewart said...

Of course the card is unbelievably cute....BUT I love the family pictures! The grand babies are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with everyone!

Eliz Stewart said...

Michele....please promise me you will submit this card to inspired by the little things challenge this week...the card is perfect!

Sharron said...

I know this is a super late comment but couldn't miss telling you how much I love your precious picture of you and Gretchen. What a blessing for your family! It must be so wonderful to have her home at last. Love your adorable pink card!

Joyce said...

Wow, Michele. What a fantastic picture of your darling little granddaughter. May there be many many more hugs and snuggles in your future together. Love the picture of you with Lindsey and her daughter as well. Your pink tutu card is simply adorable, and I love the dimension, and how it really does look like something straight out of ballet class. I have a daughter who hates pink with a ferver--started pretty early, and has continued...I treasure the photos I have with her in matching pink Gymboree outfits from the days before she learned to make her wishes konwn about her clothes. Not to worry, however, she looks great in all her athletic uniforms and is the picture of a tomboy even today. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Anita in France said...

Oh Michele, thank you for sharing that beautiful first snuggle with Gretchen ... what a joy! Lovely photo of you with Lindsey and Meg too ... how wonderful that you get to meet up with so many friends on your travels! Now ... your card ... just adorable ... tutu sweet, mon amie! Hugs, Anita :)

Bajalizzy said...

what a nice snuggle hug - and what stylish butterfly pantaloons!

Amy Rohl said...

Cutest. Card. Ever.

The End

Marybeth said...

The card for Meg is darling just like her and her mama! I still say that picture of you and Gretchen melts my heart! God is so good!

Kara said...

how cute! love the tutu and the cute butterfly bottom!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh what fantastic piccys Michele! Loving all these baby shots - you're certainly getting that cuddle time in! Love the tutu card as well. What a fun and perfect idea for a gorgeous little girl. Totally inspired by your cards now and wish I had so many awesome ideas. xx

cm said...

How blessed we are that you shared your first snuggle with baby Gretchen Michele! She's well beyond precious...a wee miracle! Your beaming, beautiful smile conveys the depth of your love for her! Wishing you two a bazillion cuddles in the days and years to come! Madelyn will be happy to have a little sister to spend time with. You, Lindsey and Meg: looks like a spectacular time was had by all! As for your card: tutu adorable! LOVE it!
Hugs~c

Lindsey said...

This is probably my all time favorite post. You holding Gretchen is truly the visual definition of joy. This card is adorable, beyond adorable really. And the last photo, well...one of my happiest moments ever. Love you, my friend!