Sunday, April 30, 2017

12 Kits of Occasions: Hello, friend!

Sharron Gregory, of On Papillon Wings, is our Hostess this month at The 12 Kits of Occasions blog!  Oh, didn't you get the memo?  It's the end of the month - YIKES!

"Hello, friend!" is Sharron's theme and, let me tell you, this girl? really does know how to 'do' friendship!

Here is a little bit of the love Sharron sent us:

SO much goodness! 

Sharron and I have a mutual love of flowers, flutter-bys, and apparently papers!  I had just purchased this set of lovely papers from PTI!

Here is where my heart took me:

I've prepped my panel with an MFT die, and the sentiment with a PPP tag die
The counterpart to this darling cat has already been sent to another sweet bloggy friend!  Wish I'd snapped a photo first!
 
Inside:
"Goodness knows, you are always there to pull me out of a puddle!"
Seems those darlings were a team 12 Kits favorite this month!
 
MFT Wonky frames dies
 
If one cactus is good, another makes it great!!
 
 
Last but not least, for our teamie Lisa, who is missing her beautiful boy this week!  I know he's not exactly colored perfectly, but I know she'll think he's pretty cute =]
 
 
That's it for me this month ... OH just thought you'd get a chuckle out of my photography set up:
 


My mother's chair, where I sit daily - well not quite like this ... xx
 
Thank you, Sharron, for such a fun kit... and thanks to you for stopping by!  Now run over to the 12 Kits blog, if you haven't been yet!!!  There's magic happening there... xx
 
=]  Michele
 




29 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Love your very 'technical' photo set up Michele... it's one of the hardest parts of this bloggy thing, cause a nice photo is sometimes the hardest part of the card (and when all you want to do is make cards, that's so not fair lol). ps Oh by the way, your cards are all amazing, you never ever fail to inpsire my sweet friend x

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness! What we don't do for our craft! What a stack. It seems to work, though! :) Your cards are fabulous. I do like the kitty that is just itching to be colored. He/She looks grand as is, though! You did a wonderful job on the whole set. Thanks ever so much for sharing! :) Hugs!

Karen said...

As always, great cards; love the two with succulents!

Birgit said...

Oooh, so much cuteness in one post! Each of your cards is simply fantastic done in exquisite Michele style. The first card is my favorite with that darling little kitty and CAS design. I totally love your cacti cards as well. I'm wishing I had saved mine now so I could CASE yours. ;0) Love your photo set up! I need to get more creative with my slim photography skills so maybe I can get better pictures too. I always leave here inspired by you Michele. Sending (hugs)!

Nora N. said...

I adore each and every one of your cards!!! I especially love the little pup at the end. Totally sweet!! I like your photography set up too. I have been "playing" with mine as of late and cannot get the right light. It is so hard!!

cm said...

Fantastic photo set up; glad you're not perched atop the chair though...a tad precarious! Your kit cards...ohmystars! Sheer delights! Darling floral kitty (love the sentiment, because it's so true! And you are one of those life-changing friends: thank you); sweet rain-coat kids (rather like my niece and nephew, who traveled to Disneyland just yesterday with my brother, sister-in-law and her parents! Look out Disneyland!); cacti cuties (the wonky frame adds such charm); pretty potted flower (my plants are loving the brightness here!); and totally darling puppy (looks like my mini schnauzer, Casey, my furbaby, who I miss, along with her 'sister' Squirt, ever day....). Yes indeed: an array of awesome!
Hugs~c

Marcia HIll said...

FABULOUS cards Michele! This was such a fun kit to play with wasn't it?!! I was so honored to play along with all you talented ladies this month...thanks for letting me tag along!! :0)

Tracie Pond said...

I like what you have done with this month's kit.

Cat Craig said...

Michele, what a fabulous array of cards for this month's set. I can't believe the month has flown by already. I'm going to email a pic of that sweet lil cat card...its hanging out on my wall.

Lisa Elton said...

I didn't use the little rain coat kiddos, but I've gotten lots of ideas today!! Love the way you've colored them and the puddles you added! You cacti cards are pretty nifty. And I LOVE the tiny little Max you dedicated to me, thanks ever so much. Now about the photo set up!! Whatever works, right!!

Sharron said...

So much to smile at here, even your creative photo nook! LOVE what you created from the kit! The succulent designs with the wonky die are amazing. And I love your card in honor of Lisa's pup, so very sweet! When I opened the paper packs, I knew you would love that patterned particular paper!

artful-notions said...

First off, I LOVE your wit! Now the cards... well at least one we telepathed similar creative thought. The 2 sharing an umbrella came way too easy, right down to the yellow slickers, sentiment and paper! All sweet, but we had the sweetest elements to work with! Love the photo setup, I also do mine in front of the brightest window in the house, on a chair. Great minds....

Linda Langes said...

What a great bunch of cards Michele - can see you had lots of fun with the kit. Had to giggle at your photo set up :)) Gotta make the most of that natural light huh lol.

Katy Glenn said...

Love all the cards, especially the cat card; I love cats. The background papers are lovely and fit so beautifully with your designs and layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE what you've done with your kit this month, Michele! Any card that features a kitty is a good one!
Take care!
Michele

Marybeth said...

Its too funny what we will do for a good photo! That did make me smile! So many beautiful cards sweet Michele ! I now see that many of us had the same ideas, so many of the stamps were new to me. Love that miss you card with the wonky window, beautiful!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Amazing cards - the cat stole my heart! Big congrats on your win at Time out - I knew it was a winner as soon as I saw it!

Patti said...

Great photo of your photo set up!! Such a wonderful window for natural lighting!!!

Loving your cards! especially the ones with cactus : ) maybe it is cuz we were just in Arizona but I am goofy for cactus these days!

Patti

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous collection of cards Miss Michele...love all the them! But your sweet little ones standing in the rain, the colors are fabulous and I am so in love with your use of the cloud for your sentiment, so clever! So love how you take your photos...what an amazing chair!

Jeanne J. said...

Oh Michele.. you had to leave us with that stack of chairs.. photography set up.. I would never have guessed! The things we do for good light! HAHA! Hey.. it it works right? I love your first card with the kitty by the printed planters. So clever to cut the leaves out - the kitty looks like it was meant to go there! Your kids in the yellow raincoats are colored beautifully and I love the way you framed the cactus/planters.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, what a great photo set up :) I think it would be so much fun to see how other artists take pics of their cards...thanks for making me smile!
Your cards are fabulous, Michele! You always do an amazing job on your kit...I especially love how you played with the succulents this time...so pretty!
Congrats on your well deserved win at Time Out! Your card was the perfect choice, for sure!!!

Michelle said...

WOW - fantastic cards with wonderful colors/coloring and such clever use of all of the elements! Love, love your raincoat kids! Oh, and that photo setup.... oh my, the things one does for a good pic!

Kathy Mc said...

Chuckled to myself when I saw your first-class photo shop, Michele. I'm still trying to figure mine out but instead blame it on the fact I use my iPad and not a good camera. Your cards are as cute as can be, and it's obvious you enjoyed Sharron's kit.

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele all of your cards are such a treat. I always look forward to seeing the kits through your eyes, and of course your punny sentiments on the insides!Love them all but card number 1 is a favourite, love the kitten and the perfectly placed sequins. The chair is the bomb! xoxo

TaeEun said...

Your cards are all darling, Michele! I even can't choose one card as my favorite! Love them all! And thanks for the smile on my face :)!

Aileen Ryan said...

Fabulous collection Michele, love how each person does such a different interpreation with the kit given to them. Love them all and your so technically advanced photographic studio. Good to see you useing what you have.

Linda Callahan said...

These are so adorable! Love your photo area!

Anita in France said...

There's magic happening here too, Michele ... such a delicious collection of wonderful cards! They're all gorgeous ... that first one with the funky cat against the cool, retro vases/pots especially caught my eye ... love it! Love your photo studio too ... so inventive ... glad you don't sit on that lovely chair the way it's perched here! Hugs, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

I'm cracking up over your set up but swooning over your cards. The way you cut just the tops of the plants for dimension is crazy awesome (as my nieces would say). Your succulents with the peekaboo window is stuck in my head...in the most wonderful way. Oh, how I missed your cards last month!