Friday, August 10, 2018

An inspiration knocked on my door! Just Add Ink #420

Yes.  This happened … Riesling Mama, in da house!


Maria, come back anytime … you look right at home here!
 
Maria and I shared tons of smiles, a few laughs, and even a few tears... it's amazing how easily we connect with far-away card making friends, isn't it!  It brings me such joy.
 
One of our conversations involved our 'how we got started card making' stories.  Maria reminded me how much I love to write sentiments, and also to participate in some of the fun challenges out there... I realized it has been too long since I just PLAYED cards!
 
A card made by my friend Jen from JENerally Speaking made the sweetest dotted card for Just Add Ink this week … I could not resist playing along with this beauty of an inspiration:
 
 
and adding ink to my favorite Uniko Gerbera Daisy once again!
 
"a little drop will dew ya good!"
 
 
Of course, while I had these wonderful rainbow colors out, a second card just had to be made!  Why wouldn't it include butterflies?
 
 
 
I sure wish all my friends could flutter by … my door is always open - even if the door on the challenge is now closed!
 
=]  Michele
 


20 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

I hear you knocking...

~amy~ said...

Yay! You gals must have had so much fun!
Love your gorgeous cards Michele!

conil said...

What a treat...I think she really dropped in to see the caterpillars and cocoons but...yeah...I'll buy your version. The rainbow on that gerbera is gaspworthy as are all those sweet butterflies. Yes, there had to be butterflies.

Eliz Stewart said...

LOVE your butterfly flower beyond words! Spectacular!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous rainbows...the lil butterflies are brilliant.

Lisa Elton said...

Both of your cards are the pot of gold at the end of those fabulous rainbows!! Love what you've done with the pretty little butterflies. More crafty memories made in your studio, love it!

Anita in France said...

Sigh ... double sigh, Michele! All that delicious rainbowy colour on the white embossed gerbera, so gorgeous! Oh my, the dimension and purity of that kaleidoscope of tiny butterflies on the white bloom ... love, love, LOVE it! Splendid pictures of Maria having fun chez toi ... did she get photo's of you taking photo's of her?? Hugs, Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

These are both so fabulous, especially against all the white....you know I'm a bit partial to the odd rainbow now and then.....

Jeanne said...

Amazing in every way. I am so thrilled for you to have met an online friend in person. She does look right at home. Lucky her to get to see your butterflies up close and in person! :) Your cards are gorgeous. So colorful and striking! Love the shadows on that last shot. Like I said, amazing! Hugs!

Pam Sparks said...

How fun for you two! Fabulous cards and pictures! I have that same clock from Hobby Lobby! Love it!

lostinpaper said...

ooh, cards for fun, that's me too, you have rainbow'd these right out of the sky!

Darnell said...

Oh, my, Michele, that last card is so Maria-esque! How lovely that you two special and talented ladies got a chance to meet while Maria was over! She's beautiful and so is the background in the photos! And your rainbow gerbera is utterly stunning! I hope Mother Nature is watching!! Hugs, Darnell

maria f. said...

So next year I wanna see rainbow Gerbera in your garden �� (and less of my face!) What’s the latest count on your “babies”?

Jen W. said...

How wonderful to have a visit from Maria! I love her style - so funky and free!
Thanks for the shout out for my dotty card. Your rainbow flower is a stunner and I love the subtle flower on the second card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

OMG, both are breath-taking, Michele! Love the rainbow colored popped-up Gerbera with dews. Fantastic sentiment inside.
An the white profile of the flower with butterflies in rainbow colors! What a feast for the eyse! It's like something in an art museum especially with the shadows in the photo.
So glad to hear that you and Maria had a wonderful time together. Hoping to visit you some day! Hideko xx

Barb Ghig said...

I can't believe that I never received notification of this post...I'm so mad!
How wonderful that Maria stopped by to visit you...I love the photo of her at your front door...she has such a great smile and your porch is so welcoming :)

Your Gerbera Daisy is gorgeous in the rainbow of colors, Michele! I love how it pops against the textured white background and how you added the dew drops...not to mention your clever sentiment! I also love your white-on-white bloom with those fabulous butterflies...so creative and fun!

Aileen said...

You have used this stamp set again perfectly. Love the multi coloured flower, cant beat them. they grow in my magic garden. Then to add those wonderful little butterflies to the side on petals, wow.

Linda Callahan said...

This is one of the sweetest posts ever! Beautiful cards and a beautiful friend! Definitely wonderful to play cards with a friend!

Bobby said...

Everything about this post is sensational, Michele, from the daisy to the butterflies to that lovely lady that paid a visit. We had a wonderful time chatting too. Time passes too quickly when you meet a crafty friend.

SmilynStef said...

Creating with friend is always fantastic ... love those cards.