Thursday, May 23, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #323 Retro - #142

Do you enjoy seeing these Retro Sketches as much as I do?  It's so fun to have a look back - and this one goes WAY back to #142 from September 24, 2015!  See if you remember this one... better yet follow the link to see if you played along! 

I cannot imagine why, but the original card I made is my favorite of all timeyes, I do mean that. 
Today I've recreated the style of it using another favorite thing - an embossing folder!
It's hard to see it, but this folder from Spellbinder's actually does a bit of die-cutting at the same time!  Each bloom has the sweetest little die-cut-detail.  I've added a smattering of Martha's butterflies, and a sweet hello, found in my snippets bowl. 
Okay.  Let's go see if YOU played at CTS#142, then we hope you'll play again this week - we love it when you do!
=]  Michele

Inspired By #73... welcome!

As strongly as I was drawn to the parquet wood in our
Inspired By #73 welcome photo, my Copic-loving heart won out today … specifically those sweet little succulents in the wreath!
What a pretty welcome!
 I love this set from Trinity and the matching dies
… and the banner?
it couldn't have been a more perfect stand in
for the inspiration!
That set of Spellbinders' hemstitch dies has really had a workout lately... hope you don't mind!
We would love to welcome you to our IB#73 gallery this week! 
=]  Michele

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

EBE Binge Watching Lady

By now, you know I like to have my way with words... this time I asked Brandi Kincaid "do you mind..."  she said "... I don't think you could ever do anything I'd 'mind' - now doesn't that give a girl heart-eyes? 

Thanks, @brandi_kincaid  Turns out EBE's Binge-Watching Leading Lady likes puns, too! 

Here's my card...

Here's my pun-line...


I'll leave you to ponder this one... lol!

=]  Michele

Supporting characters:
Waffle Flower Crafts - Cutaway Alphas but these would work awesome, too:  Letterboard Larger Alphas
MFT Peek-a-boo rectangle
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Speech Bubbles

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder

I am back with the CAS Stencil Challenge team as their guest to remind you to get your Stencil ON!  You have lots of time!

For my reminder card, I've made my own oval stencil from a bit of advertising in the recycle bin, done simple sponging through the oval with Catherine Pooler Twilight ink, and over-stenciled with a Gina Marie stencil with DOX Weathered Wood. 

Another new Spellbinder die highlights my little garden bed of a few more of those MFT Fall Florals, and a place for a tiny Everyday Puny sentiment.

I'll be by to see what you [and the design team] have planted in the CAS Stencil gallery!  Thanks for spending a bit of time with me today!

=]  Michele

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - for a [second] child!

Just when I'm about to hit the 'post' button, I wonder... is this CAS enough?  I do struggle with it... but this little sweetie is going to swing by CAS Watercolour Card Challenge just for kicks, and giggles, and with fingers crossed!

Swinging continues to be one of my favorite things to do!  WHEEEEE! [wait.  the words are my own, and NOT sentiments from this MFT Start each day with a Wheeee set! their words are really awesome, too! =]

I HAD to make her MaryJanes red... I had a pair just like them!!!
Head over to Instagram to see her WHEEEEEEEE!  @mfergu01

Have a WHEEEEE-ly great weekend, my friends! 

=]  Michele

The Flower Challenge #32

I spent a bit of time looking through my [many] embossing folders yesterday.  This one, from Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug called Aviary,  jumped right into my hands … I thought Second Helpings at The Flower Challenge were in order!

How much more CAS could it get? lol  Just look at the detail in those flowers!  I used a natural white cardstock from MFT - love the vintage look of it - and that simple hello!

=]  Michele

Thursday, May 16, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #322

I always like our Sketches, but I don't often say I LOVE this week's Sketch … Donna knows how to grab me by the imagination!

I came across a wonderful stenciled background panel, and a few pretty leaves, and a smooshed piece of water color paper in my snippets bin … determined to make them work this week!  See if you agree they were a perfect jumping off point for my card this week … I did give Donna's Sketch a flip!

One simple sentiment, a few pretty sparkly enamel dots, and a turn of my die-cutting machine and, voila!  my completed my card! 

Now, let's go see what my teamies have to dazzle us this week for CTS#322!

=]  Michele

Altenew's Fantasy Floral dies are the star of this show!