Thursday, November 26, 2020

Inspired By #152 ... dashing through the dough!

 Tell me these aren't the cutest doughnut snowmen of all!


Having just added a sweet little set of snowmen to my stash, it was easy to put into play what I was inspired by ... I'm tipping my hat to the hand-cut top hats on those adorable treats:

Do you recognize this snow-dude?  Here's a refresher:

A few tiny snips allowed me to substitute his bag of presents, 
for that top hat!

What inspires you to play along with IB152?  Maybe you need a few donuts to stoke the creative juices?  
=]  Michele 

SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills - ages old! c. 2014 not sure if they are still available!
Lil' Inkers swirls - no longer available 
MFT Present Time!  absolutely available here:  stamps and dies *
MFT All the Encouragement quote dies, and stamps *
*affiliate links - thank you for your support!

Thankful for YOU!

 Yes, I am thankful today.  For good health, to be safely staying home... for YOU! and youand you, and YOU, too!

Enjoy your day today, then [after that fourth piece of pie] maybe a little bit of shopping?  Go ahead, you deserve it!

Maybe this will help:

Read the fine print!  No need for a code, but follow the link for the Thankful category!

Be Blessed... happy Thanksgiving!
=]  Michele

Monday, November 23, 2020

CAS Christmas November and The Flower Challenge #50


I'm coming in quite late in the game ... and really not sure if my card will qualify!  But, I did have fun recently with a new die for the 2020 Season, and promised to share my creations using my Altenew Poinsettia die and patterned paper.  Maybe it was a die you purchased this year, as well?  It seems to be 'out of stock' everywhere I shop!

CAS Christmas November 2020 is asking for Non-traditional Colours ... I can't imagine my Poinsettia being more non-traditional!  See if you agree...

In real life this piece of Altenew paper from their Sweet Moments paper pack features shades of grey-green, and navy... makes me happy, I'll tell ya.  

The Flower Challenge #50 is asking for florals with a sentiment - I think this one works for that one!

Same Sweet Moments paper collection this one in red, with grey and navy!

Happy Monday!
=]  Michele

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Color Hues #6 pink and brown


A really quick post this Saturday morning!  I had such fun playing with the latest Color Hues challenge - who could stop at one?  

Altenew Bamboo Roses on water color card - HEY by The Stamp Market

MFT Poppies Background - Altenew Apothecary dies - sentiment MFT Flowers in Bloom

MFT Sassy Skater - Lil' Inkers Quilted Spirals [no longer available]
Stickles for the icy win!

Tom chose his favorite - you'll have to run by the Color Hues gallery to see which one made the cut!!  Have a fun weekend!
=]  Michele

Friday, November 20, 2020

EBE Mini Release! Instagram Hop!


My Instagram friends who follow me @mfergu01 will be able to 
Hop along with the EH Design Ambassadors today for a chance of winning
one of three $25 gift cards to the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop!  For those of you who don't 'do Instagram' yet, I have a little treat for you here!

There is new mini-release today to celebrate 14 years of Ellen Hutson, LLC.  YAY!
I don't know about you, but these days I really try to buy what works well with a few sets that I have in my [already abundant] stash!   Enter a new little rainbow stamp and die set [available today at EH], that works beautifully with a favorite from the EBE line:  Snailed it!  See if you agree... and remember, I love to accentuate the negatives - otherwise known as snippets!  These Lawn Fawn prints were perfect!

wait for it...

I love it when my design carries over to the backside of my card.  
Speaking of - 
here's a look from the snail's backside!

All it takes is a wee bit of imagination, my friends!  Start thinking what
you might do then tell me in your comments here - I'll do my best to put your ideas into play!  Better yet, you'll shop then show and tell me yourself!

The actual rainbow?  well.  here's an early peek, but these new products won't be available in the EH shop until 12 noon EST, 9 PST.  See you then!

Hope your day has more rainbows, than snails!
=]  Michel

Thursday, November 19, 2020

CAS[E] this Sketch #399

I have another Colorado Crafts - Anita Jeram card for you!!  This week's CTS#399 was the perfect time for ice cream with friends...

When it comes to ice cream, I do believe in the '5 second rule!'  This little kitty does too...

Since it's nearly time for Thanksgiving here in the States, CTS also believes in giving you more time to play, too!  This Sketch will be a two week challenge!  Yay!  Let's go see what my teamies have made using CTS399, shall we?  

Enjoy your Thanksgiving next week!  if you can spend time with your family, please do so safely!  
=]  Michele

Colorado Crafts: Ice Cream Day!  
Bits of embossed paper, and patterned paper from my snippets box!

Inspired By #151 ... brush on color

I have actually watched someone color bottle-brush trees like these - no such luck for me...

However, I did find a stamp in my stash that worked the charm!  Reverse Confetti - Triangle Trees to the rescue!  You might also see that I was Inspired By the rustic wood cabinet, the dark shadows, and little gold 'trunks' of #IB151.

I loved them plain, but they really wanted to be decorated ... I found the perfect star-shaped ornaments from a retired set from MFT, and cut them from a the same cardstock I'd painted gold for my trunks, and tree-stands.

Aren't they the perfect sized stars?  that wee little sentiment is from the tree set!

Thanks for dropping by ... I don't know about you, but I can hardly wait another second to see how my IB teamies were inspired!!  Let's go!

=]  Michele