Monday, December 31, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions - Periwinkle Party!

Hi my friends!  Welcome to the grand finale for 2018 - our December installment from the 12 Kits of Occasions team!  Hope you have a few moments, while you prepare for bringing in the New Year, to spend some time with us!

Michelle Leone is our Hostess for December … her Kit? Periwinkle Party - so packed with goodness and bright fun papers to play cards with!   Thanks, Two Ls for this wonderful finale!  Take a peek...

So grab a cuppa, and here are my final 12 Kits of Occasions cards!  It has been such fun being a part of this fabulous group … thank you to Tracey, and the crew, for inviting me to join - has it been three years?  or four?  Yep, time flies when you've had as much fun as we have each month!  You won't miss me one bit when you learn that the fabulous Ms. Marcia Hill is joining the team! 

 "I'm so impressed by you!"
"The Boss always buys the drinks, right?"

"I don't give up an acorn to just anyone!"

 "All you do is just exactly what I need at any given moment!"
"Let's face it... it can't get much worse!"

 So that's just about it...I'll not say goodbye, my friends, just … be seeing you!

"Llama spell it out for you... THIS much!"
=]  Michele 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Inspired By #52 ... let it snow!

I hope your holidays were the very merriest of all!
A quick little 'staging' with another card
made quick work of today's card for
Inspired By #52... see if you recognize it...
a girl could put just about anything in those mittens!!
But this little sweetie flew into my hands... and my heart!
Happy New Year, my friends!
While you're resting up from all the hoopla,
maybe you'd like to join in the fun at Inspired By
Consider this your party invitation!
=]  Michele

Time Out #125 Reminder

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!  I'm once again joining the incredible Design Team at Time Out Challenge as their Guest Designer!   Inspired by Words is the theme. 

LIFE.  Sometimes a bit of humor is just what the doctor ordered.  I found just the guy whoooo has a bit of wisdom to share with us today...  tell me he doesn't look like an orator!

and here are his words of wisdom:

Thanks Time Out Team for this great pleasure!!  I'm heading over to see all the wonders you've created! 

Happy New Year, my friends!

=]  Michele

MFT Warm & Feathered Hugs stamps & dies
EBE Slate Gray card stock
Various Copic Sketch markers
Altenew Classic Block Alphas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!
and thank you to those who shared
a Christmas card with us this year!
Thank you!!!

<=] Michele and Tom <=]>

Thursday, December 20, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #302

Hello, my friends!  Christmas is only five days away now... since I've gotten all of my assignments done ahead, and sent all [119] those cards early, there's a little more time to relax these days... and maybe a little cookie baking! 

Donna is our Sketch #302 artist …

I had a little fun with it - Donna is sweet as honey, so I know she won't mind one bit!

I've had this adorable set from PTI for years … it's seeing the light of day for the first time in as many years!  See if you can find the Sketch - and please don't mind my tongue-in-cheek custom sentiment!  lol

You will have extra time with this Sketch, as we'll be taking our Winter break, but will return January 3rd. 

I want to thank you each for spending time with me this year … you are my family, and each visit means the world to me. 

Merry Christmas, my friends!!

Time Out #125

I'm joining those fab gals at Time Out this month as their guest designer!  It's time for their Inspired by Words theme … what better words to make our spirits bright?

I went right to the word friends … don't we wish we could all gather for a little spa day/crafty day!?

Won't you join me … the Time Out challenge DT have such wonderful inspiration, as always!

=]  Michele

EBE Spa Day and dies
Stampin Up Texture embossing folder 

Inspired By #51 ... Let's go sledding!

Time to finish cards, wrap gifts, and decorate is growing mighty short now … let's go sledding instead!!  Laurel, you DO know how to bring the kid out in me!
If you have a little extra time?  We'd sure love to see one of your handmade Christmas cards in our IB # 51 gallery! 
Merry Christmas, friends!
=]  Michele
Another very old PTI set, called Two Feet Deep, and Bitty Big in Stone paper!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A sweet surprise!

I was so surprised, and honored, by the spot in the Designer Picks from the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  There were hundreds of amazing cards in their gallery! 

I also won a terrific prize from Elizabeth Craft Designs - thank you, so very much for this Marshmallow Snowmen set - and dies!  Today, I took that set for a little spin … hope you like them!


And THEN … I took a turn to Valentine's Day … don't hate me!  I know it's early!  I also wrote my own sentiment...

"I'll stop the world and melt with you!"
I hope you have a few new goodies to play with!!  wink, wink
=]  Michele

Friday, December 14, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions - It's Christmas

A postal strike in November??  That's like Santa getting sick on December 24th!!!

Hi my friends... I am so happy to be joining my 11 Sistahs in bringing you the Christmas edition of our 12 Kits of Occasions - November post!  we don't let anything get in the way of our good time!! 

Tracey McNeeley is our hostess this month … and she really knows how to spread Christmas cheer like no other!

photographer extraordinaire:  Lindsey

Ready?  set... cards!!!

"am I late again?"
"I have that 'bowl full of jelly' thing DOWN!!"
"... and, you know, it is your birthday."

"where can I hang my stocking?"

 "and YOU are at the top of his list! 
Santa and I have that in common!"
"Oh, I've hung my mistletoe, alright - in every room!"
Did you have fun... smile a little?  If you did, my mission is accomplished!  Now let's go see what the rest of the team have made... it's my favorite part.  lol!
=]  Michele
Tracey's list of supplies can be found on our 12 Kits post.
Here are a few of my favorite 12 Kits add-on supplies:
Winnie & Walter - Noelle's cutaways
Copics for coloring

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #301

I've been so busy making cards for Christmas … I even repurposed a few of those tags that I made last year!  You know, because I don't actually wrap presents!!

Donna's Sketch for #301 was just the perfect inspiration …

… I'm tickled pink to put this tag to use!

Hope you're all cozied up getting ready for Christmas!!  It's only 12 days away!  Need to get in the mood?  let's go see what inspired this Sketch!

=]  Michele

Inspired By #50 ... happy mail!

Happy mail, indeed!  Sadly, there is/was a postal strike in Canada at the time I created this card … a special card for our sweet IB leader will undoubtedly be late!  But birthday wishes do NOT expire, right?!

No doubt you'll see what I was Inspired By … can't wait to see what you all do with this fabulous photo!

=]  Michele 
MFT Cement Gray card stock
Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script: upper, and lower case
Wplus9 Holiday Boughs c. 2015!
Reverse Confetti Mouse Mail
Waffle Flower Crafts A2 Nested Domes dies
Stampendous Sparkle Puff embossing powder, and lots of Hero Arts white for snow!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CAS Christmas December

Trina is the host of the CAS Christmas - December Challenge, and has chosen a marvelous theme:

A little side story must be told here today.  Many of you know that I've been making cards for years … I know many of you that have, too.  But have you made a card that was a favorite?  I have, and had saved it for many years … until this Christmas!  I decided I really wanted to recreate it, and will share this rendition with CAS Christmas today!  [my apologies for not having a photo of that card!] [read to the bottom!  I found it!]

This time my Star is from The Ton, add the perfect sentiment from Unity, and that little tree tip is a circa 2013 set from Clearly Besotted - and just happens to be what I used on that favorite card!! 

Who among you has a star on the top of your Christmas tree?
It was always the very last ornament on my parents' tree!

I'm having so much fun with all of this play time!!  Thanks for stopping in today!

=]  Michele

Made for CAS[E] this Sketch December 1, 2014

Monday, December 10, 2018

EBE December Release - more, please!

I hope you don't mind if I'm back today with a few more fun cards using another of the fabulous products available now!

Today, I'm highlighting Hang On, and Hands dies!  Ready?  Let's get to it.

Any baseball fans here today...

A somber reminder of the saying about loving someone … 
or troubles I just can't solve.

Aren't they fun?  Have you shopped yet?  Tell them I sent you, okay?  Here's a quick link!  lol

=]  Michele

nudge, nudge... there's a bundle for THESE, too!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

EBE December Release!!

My teamies and I have been sneak-peeking on Instagram … if you haven't seen them there, I'm sharing all of my cards here, too, this week! 

For today?  I'm highlighting the High Five stamps, and coordinating dies...

Some might only see the heart of this set … I'm an old
Rolling Stones fan, myself!  Wanna see the lip gloss?
Glossy accents worked the charm!
Along with the idea of kisses with Alexandra Renke Snowfall

Using our Wonky Backdrops for my 'waves!' stamped in Catherine Pooler's Juniper Mist - my new favorite navy ink!

 A one-layer lovely, stamped with
Twilight - for the bubble, Black Jack for the script, and Rockin' Red hearts!  all Catherine Pooler inks.
Hoping you had as much fun in the viewing,  as I had in the making!  Thanks so very much for dropping by!
Now... get shopping!  all products available today - right here at Ellen Hutson, LLC!
=]  Michele 
pssst!  There's a bundle available for these fab sets! OR you can get the whole kitten kaboodle here!