Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TCP Tuesday Challenge Reminder

I'm back to remind you that we're asking for Outdoor cards this month for our TCP Tuesday Challenge #347!

Hope this one floats your boat...

here is a little closeup... I had fun adding a few squiggly lines, and twinkling Stickles for the stars!

Check out the Rules of the Game on our TCP Blog here!  and show us what takes you Outdoors, why don't you?  There's a $50 prize for the randomly chosen winner!

=]  Michele

TCP Aye, Aye Captain and Spring Tag Duo 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #276

Oh say can you seeeee… why it was really difficult to resist those stars, to make this into a 4th of July celebration?  I may come back for Second helpings - it has been ages since I've done that!

Today, however, I had another day at the beach … well.  okay. we don't have Blue crabs on our Lake Michigan beach, but a girl can dream!  For CTS #276:

These little darlings, and fun sentiment 
are from the EH Beach Lady set!

My rolling sandy beaches were made with Lil' Inkers Wood Grain die!
Now doesn't that just make you want to melt some butter?  and maybe make a card for our Challenge?  Hope so!
=]  Michele

Inspired By ... garden snail #24

Oh this guy can hang out in my garden anytime he'd like... isn't that the cutest image?  I'm always so intrigued by the little snail's trails I find on the sidewalk at my house.  I never see any damage from them - must be they are just 'passing through?'
I created a little snail trail of my own today for Inspired By … garden snail.  I had a pretty good judge here in my craftroom while making it … thanks, Bobby, for the 'thumbs up!'
Thanks for the visit … it gives me the biggest slime of all to see you play along at Inspired By!
=]  Michele
Supplies: affiliate links used when possible - thanks for your support!
EBE Snailed it! stamps, and dies [these might be on sale - Just sayin'... https://www.ellenhutson.com/our-oops/# pages 18, 19! until June 19th] 
distress oxide inks, Nuvo crystal drops, and clear embossing powder for the slime =]

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Essentials by Ellen - City Lady!

Ellen Hutson, LLC has released a trio of  Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies by Brandi Kincaid … and Brandi has also created a fun Pattern Play set, too!  They are available now, my friends … but don't go just yet!!

Today I've had the pleasure of playing with City Lady and coordinating diesand two of my wonderful E.H. team mates in The Classroom!

 I am definitely a City Lady!  I just wish I had it all together like this one!

Isn't she mahvelous, dahling? 
I have to share a closeup of the shiny tiny sunglasses! 
 did you notice the lipstick on her to-go cup!

Now I'm definitely dating myself here ... does anyone remember That Girl?  Brandi MUST have watched a rerun, or two … this sentiment could NOT be more perfect for my life right now, girlfriend!  lol

Rush over to the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop NOW people … I have a feeling these ladies are going to fly out the door quicker than you can say Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino!

=]  Michele

Also played: 
Reverse Confetti - Lacy Scallop Rectangle Frames
Copic markers

Monday, June 11, 2018

Three is NEVER a crowd! EBE Leading Ladies!

 Yes.  You have read that right … Ellen Hutson, LLC has THREE Leading Lady sets by Brandi Kincaid this month!!  and another little Pattern Play set to help set the stage!
 Tomorrow, I'll be joining two of my Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors in a compilation post at the EH Blog.  Yay!  I had such fun with my version of City Lady!   I couldn't wait another day to share all the fun I've had with her two friends... Beach Lady stamps, and coordinating dies:

and Woodsy Lady stamps, and coordinating dies!

Ready, set, let's go...  just in case you don't know it, I live very near to the gorgeous Lake Michigan shoreline … I must tell you there is something for each of these Ladies here!  

It's finally getting warm enough to hit the beach … but you don't have to worry about crabs sneaking off with your sun lotion!  You can see she has her priorities at hand... I've protected her toes with a blanket of sand!

Woodsy Lady will be ready to trek through the dense woods in the dunes of PJ Hoffmaster State Park!  She'll be really careful with that lantern, I'm sure of it!


EBE Pattern Play made quick work of creating my woods... it was even easier to prepare the garden of our friend Plant Lady - she's as fun as ever to color - and borrowed her friend's little basket for her turnips!

I hope you've  seen all the wonderful cards made by my team mates at Ellen Hutson's blog … I learn something every time I visit there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

=]  Michele

Thursday, June 7, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch - Retro #3

Another Retro Sketch this week for CTS #275… this one goes way back to CTS#3

… but it is still fresh as a … fuschia?

I couldn't help pairing these beauties from Pretty Pink Posh with one of my many Altenew sets … hope is just what the doctor ordered, and my what prayers are asking for.   For a friend in need today, I know she'll appreciate the card, and the prayers.

Remember to share your original when you post the new version of your card to our gallery!  We love seeing them... again, and again!

=]  Michele

Supplies: Affiliate links provided with no extra charge to you - thanks!Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuschias & dies
Altenew: Hope

Inspired By ... #23 summer on the porch

ahhhh… Summertime, and the livin' is easy!  it's easy to see why Laurel has chosen this delightful photo for this week's Inspired By... #23

Unity Stamp Company is our generous sponsor this week … I have wanted this Soul Joy stamp forever!   OH!  and I pulled out a favorite Wintertime embossing folder to mimic that gorgeous woven rocker...

I hope your Summer includes relaxing on the porch … and every other activity that brings your soul joy!  Your participation at Inspired By brings joy to us... thank you!

=]  Michele