Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ellen Hutson, LLC [not so] Sneaky Peeks!

Ellen has allowed us to give you all a few full-view-not-so-sneaky peeks of the upcoming EBE November release … yeah, she's sweet like that!  ALL the goodies will be available on November 4th at Noon EST!

Are you ready?  Think this Mitten State girl was a wee bit excited about this Pop-up Mitten set?

What a fun way to share a little of our Michigan SNOW with friends who don't have [to shovel] the pleasure! Yes, those Mittens DO pop up to throw the snowflakes - love these tiny ones for that fun effect!

Thanks for stopping by today!  xx

=]  Michele

Links to new products will be available November 4th!
Additional supplies used:
EBE Mondo Holly for Merry Christmas sentiment
EBE Ginger House for OH Christmas treat sentiment
EBE Classic Block Alphas for SNOW letters
MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle die-namics
MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot BG stamp 

12 Kits of Occasions - Happy Fall Y'all

I know... you're surprised right?  We usually post on the very last day of the month, but with Halloween, we like to get here before the goblins do!  LOL

Sharron Greggory is our host this month … being from Kansas, it's not hard for me to imagine her sweet voice saying:  Happy Fall Y'all!!  and her Kit was beyond sweet, too!  Let's get right to it... you did come for the cards!

I do love Fall, and every single bit of this fabulous Fall-like kit!  Thank you Sharron, for this darling Kit, and your sweet friendship, too!

Now let's go FALL in love with my teamies cards...

=]  Michele

The Cat's Pajamas October Release

Welcome friends!  Welcome to the TCP October Release Hop!!  I am first on the list, and Alma has the entire list just in case the birds eat the bread crumbs!!

I'm going to keep the words to a minimum, because I have a TON of cards to share … this October release is jamb-packed with fun - and you know I couldn't stop at one with these guys... Gnome for the Holidays!

Snug in his little cave made with Scalloped Duo 106

Spring Tag Duo, and bit of DP

Patterned paper in candy-cane stripe?  Yes, Please!
Think he's drinking Peppermint tea? lol

Next up... North Pole or Bust!

This guy is definitely stuck in traffic, but
he'll make it home for/by the holidays!

My sweet friend in Ohio will surely appreciate this next one...

Though I doubt that Vespa would make it to the road 
during an Ohio Winter!
Doesn't he look so cute on that bauble:  Ornaments 054

Last, but not least, is this gorgeous new JOY die … 

I've kept it beautifully CAS … a bit of cable-knit embossing,
with a blue card stock that glistens - wish I could capture that!
There is a wonderful set of snowflakes in the release, too … all of the products are available now in The Cat's Pajamas shop!
It's time for me to send you on your way.  Nancy is next up, and I think I'll join you!  You know it will be like receiving a gift!
=]  Michele 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek

It's that fun time of the month again … you know the one... where I tease, and taunt you with what's new at
The Cat's Pajamas!
I'm sharing the stage today with my teammate, Brenda!  Hope we can get you ready for the release which is happening on October 30th!
Here are my cards:
First up, using Cosmic Christmas! and a bit of patterned paper from my stash that fits the bill!

 There are lots, and lots of cuteness in this October release!  and a wonderful free with purchase die called Village & Trees, which I've used here, along with our Mountain dies, and one of our new Snowflakes - more on those soon:
Okay, let's go see what Brenda made... I know she will blow our minds!  But before I go... I've gotta say it!!!! 
Are you: 


That's right, all you have to do is leave a comment here, and on Brenda's blog post [AND don't forget to leave us some love on Instagram, too! @mfergu01 and @brendanh50]..
who wouldn't like a little extra Cat cash?
=]  Michele

Friday, October 26, 2018

EH Holiday Sale!

 You guys do know you can always count on me,
[to enable you] right?
I'm so happy that I was able to spend a bit of time with this wonderful Mountain Holiday stamp and die set recently … more to come, next week!

These two are MUCH more graceful than
I ever was on the slopes …
if one can consider the bunny-hill a slope?
I'm pretty sure these will be my go-to Christmas 2018 colors!
Okay! get shopping peeps!!  This offer is valid [with code] October 26th and 27th … hope you find all the Holiday goodies [in this category] that your little hearts desire!

=]  Michele

Thursday, October 25, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #295

Isn't this the most wonderful time of the year for card making?  What makes it more fun?  Using this week's CTS#295 Sketch to make a fun holiday card, that's what!

I'm certain you'll see that I've turned the Sketch about … Chrissy won't mind at all!  You can even do the hokey pokey while you're doing it!


We're always excited to see where your creative minds, and those lines, will take you … see you in the gallery

Thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

EBE Mountain Holiday stamps and dies 
EBE Plaid Maker
Catherine Pooler inks:  Twilight, and Black Jack [both perfection for Copic coloring!!!]

Inspired By #43... thermoses

Who doesn't remember these fabulous thermoses?  My parents had many … and they had plenty of miles on them, too, believe me!  OH the stories they could tell!
Here is my thermos for Inspired By #43 ... in paper form:

I truly couldn't wait to pull out this wonderful CASual Fridays die again ... it was perfect for that thermos cap/cup!  Of course, I had to have plaid- this one is an oldie DP from my Christmas stash... and snarky sentiments?  CASual Fridays to the rescue again!
How will you be Inspired this week?  You will play along, right?  Thanks in advance!
=]  Michele

Monday, October 22, 2018

EH Mondo Holly ... a few cards, between loads!

Oh I know … it's Monday fun Day with LOADS of fun that have yet to be dealt with... ugh.  But I needed to share a bit of fun I had recently... and with this inspiration just outside my studio window?  Who could resist!

It's always a challenge to make Christmas cards that meet the weight limit for postage that still have interest.  I feel like I've managed it here, using the EBE Mondo Holly, simply debossing the die onto the front panel...

Did you catch my gray holly water colored for The Flower Challenge, or on IG?  I couldn't help but do another for you color lovers!

A few cards ready for Christmas!  75 to go!

How are you doing on yours?  beautifully, I'll bet... thanks for stopping by!
=]  Michele

Friday, October 19, 2018

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

I'm so happy to have had a little bit of time to watercolor with a new to me Altenew Poinsettia, and die, yesterday … I thought it might be worthy of a 2nd birthday party at CAS Watercolour Challenge! 

There are five Distress Inks [my go-to for water coloring] used in the making of this card... shades of the required orange, green, brown :
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Rusty Hinge
  • Crushed Olive
  • Peeled Paint
  • Gathered Twigs
Very simple, and quick, with a bit of splattering that soon became embossed by the copper of my sentiment!

Hope they like it!  Thanks for the visit - always puts a smile on my face … xx

=]  Michele

Happy birthday!!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #294

It's RETRO WEEK!  This time we're featuring Sketch #112, which originally posted in February 2015
Would you care to see my original?  Oh boy... it's a doozy!
I've just picked up a sweet little set from MFT... this little sweetie couldn't help but take the place of honor on my Thanks!

She said it beautifully... thanks for stopping by!
Now let's go check out the CTS Retro week post … btw, don't forget to show your work if you played along in 2015!
=]  Michele
MFT Fall Friends stamps and dies 
MFT Twice the Thanks... retired

Inspired By #42 ... halloween!

Decorating for Halloween has become a thing of the past for us, sadly... but we sure enjoyed a long, and fun-filled run of it!  From Skeletal Lab Man crawling out of the garden calling for a hand from the little trick-or-treaters, to dressing our dogs in cat costumes!  [not really - we just told the kids that lol]

I had to use a few of the goodies from the treats-filled bag of goodies received from those Lovely Lake Gals a few weeks ago.  I told Darnell Inspired By 42 was made for them! 

". . . with YOU is always Spooktacular - no bones about it!!"
There should be no question about what inspired me from Laurel's cool photo … but we can't wait to see what inspires YOU!!  We'll see you in the gallery!
=]  Michele

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #103

I've had such fun coloring the newest addition to my MFT collection of Birdie Brown... Fall Friends!  I think these colors make her little Autumn outfit shine! 

For Challenge #103:

It's easy as falling off a log!

Here are the Copic colors I've used:

Hope they like it … it's been so long since I've played in one of their fun challenges!

Here is another card I made recently using that sweetie, and her friends!  I loved bringing out that paper I HAD to buy a ream of!!!

I'm here... even for the scary stuff!

=]  Michele

MFT Fall Friends stamps and dies