Thursday, November 29, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #299

Chrissy Larson's Sketch #299 might blow your mind... and I mean that in the best way, promise!

How convenient that the tag trend in our blogging world right now fit the Sketch!  here's mine - on a card!


Thanks, my friends, for your visit today … as we get closer to the Holidays, I know how precious your time becomes... thanks for sharing a bit of it with me!

=]  Michele

Altenew Inline Alphas
various gray cardstock embossed with SU folder

Inspired By #48... Christmas linens

I would LOve to have some vintage linens like these … Laurel, you've found another photo inspiration treat for us!

For #48, I'm Inspired By:
  • the Santa
  • the plaid
  • and even the stainless steel stove... see if you can find it!
 I also decided Santa needed a day off from red, too!  lol
Did you?  Here's a closeup... oh, think you know what song he's humming?

Have fun with this one, okay?  We love ALL of your cards!!
=]  Michele
Pinkfresh Studios: Simple Joys - Copic colored

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Easy as ABC Day 5

Day 5's assignment, Bespoke Sentiments, allowed us to be really creative with our  alphas by writing a custom greeting!  Well, I still need Christmas cards, sooooo - I marched to the beat of a Christmas drum!
These little alphas are from
Waffleflower Crafts and I'm so happy to use
them today - hope that's okay, as they were
just the right size!  and aren't they sweet on this wonderful Alexandra Renke cardstock?  Part of a very wonderful prize package on Instagram - I'm so lucky!
Photographing my cards is getting more difficult with our gray Winter days -
the only time I don't LOve gray!!!
This little London mouse from MFT has NOT received his just rewards! 
I'm so sad they have been retired!
Thanks for all the support, my friends!

=]  Michele 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas November Hop

I am so happy to be hopping with my teamies today … you should have arrived from the fabulous Christine, but if you get lost along the way, start again here at our newest member of the Cat Pack:  Kerry Urbatch! 

Now.  Ready.  Set... On with the show...  first up a couple of bunnies!!!  From Look for the Rainbows

Here he is... waving his white flag... who could stay mad at this guy?  Paired with the new Stitched Hello die:

BTW it also comes in Thanks, Big Hugs, and Beautiful!

I couldn't help but use the beautiful die, and the stamp set that coordinates with these fabulous stitched dies … Big Word Basics

TCP's owner, Alma, has such a very generous heart … here is the 'free with purchase' product this month:  Arrows which will most definitely come in handy for Valentine's day, or when you don't know which end is up...


Okay, enough from me … it's time for us to pay Nancy a visit... you know you'll love it as much as I will!

Thanks for stopping … now start shopping!  All new products are available NOW in the TCP shop!

=]  Michele

Monday, November 26, 2018

Easy as ABC Day 4

I'm having fun while creating a few more Christmas cards … that's creative multi-tasking at its best!  another with one's leftovers is even better!
For Day 4 - Mixing Alpha dies, and stamps

I used my new Stampin' Up texture on the panel... my favorite new toy this season!  Keeping the Poinsettia plain gives plenty of attention, without adding any color at all.  My stash does not include alpha stamps, but one of the tiny sentiments from the Festive Poinsettia set
works a charm... I hope that isn't cheating!?
And here is my 'leftovers' card!

=]  Michele

Altenew:  Festive Poinsettia; Caps Bold Alphabet; Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus ink, MFT Cement gray card stock

Ellen's Cyber-Monday FUNDAY!

Haven't finished your shopping yet?  How about just one more big sale before Christmas?  lol  You could forward this one to your husbands!  You did see it's STOREWIDE, right?

Tell them Tom sent you!  he hee!
=]  M

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Easy as ABC Day 3

Day 3's homework - overlapping die-cuts:  check!

Using up a pretty little scrap of patterned paper? bonus!
I've used another Altenew Alpha set - Caps Bold Alpha
=]  Michele

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Easy as ABC - Day 2

Day 2 homework … because Therese used my M, it's only right that I use her T! lol  [also perfect for my husband! which is only right as he bought me these fabulous new Classic Alphas for my birthday!!  YOU can get them on SALE today!!!  Please tell them Tom sent you!  =]

Therese used her paper trimmer to create a darling little panel within a panel.  I chose to use two rectangle dies and put that little leftover to work!
I love stretching my holiday sets... this time I used a few of the lovely leafy branches from Holiday Bows stamps & dies.

Day 3 coming soon!  It seems I'm having a bit of trouble with tardiness!

=]  Michele

My color choices:  Distress Oxide Evergreen bough; Catherine Pooler Spruce, Eucalyptus, and Twilight.
The Rectangle dies are from MFT.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Simple as ABC Day 1

Remember those teachers that just had to assign a term paper over the holidays?  Never my favorite … until today!

Therese Calvird has given us a darling assignment for homework Day 1 … die cut lettering!
Here's my homework:

I've chosen to stop at three words - my granddaughter's name - in honor of a little song I used to sing to her when she was wee … a play on words from "You, you, you.  I'm in love with you!" that my mom used to sing to me!! 

You can fully see that I'll be getting points off for the wonky alignment … she's 11 and [hopefully] will not notice! lol  I must remember to allow for variation in the height of the letters next time - lesson learned!

Normally, I would have chosen white, but by the time this gets delivered, we will have had enough of the white stuff 'round here!  and roses in December will be a welcome treat, too!

Off to complete Day 2 homework - which will also be late!  Yikes!  Are you attending Therese's class at Altenew?  I don't think it's ever too late to sign up!

=]  Michele 

BTW!!!  have you seen the sales today???  must run... Clearance and Gratitude are my favorite words!

The Cat's Pajamas' Sneak Peek Week

We interrupt the Christmas card season for Sneaky Peeks of the fabulous November release from The Cat's Pajamas!

There are three stamp sets, and six dies that coordinate with them, available next week!  Today I'm highlighting the Lettuce Be Friends set, and coordinating dies … you know, those of us in the U.S. that live with Winter really look forward to Spring!

* I've added my own little hand-written 'forever' here ;]
Spring Tag Duo and base from Halloween Tag Duo,
trimmed with Eyelet die
A bit of simple Copic coloring, little scrap of DP and our Square Stamp Die

All of the new goodies can be found at the blog found here.  The gang will be sneaking peeks all week … but for now... are you....

The winner of one $10 gift voucher will be chosen from comments kindly left here, and on my Instagram page @mfergu01... good luck, and thanks for stopping in!

=]  Michele

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Inspired By #47 ... Christmas packages

… brown paper packages, tied up with string ….

Laurel has yet another fabulous Inspired By photo ....

I was inspired by the following for Challenge #47 ...
  • the color palette
  • brown paper
  • sprigs of greenery
  • twine bows
  • and the following inks did the trick!
these are a few of my favorite things!
Hope those of you in the States enjoy a happy, delicious, wonderful Thanksgiving! 
xo Michele
Supplies: affiliate links provided when available- thank you! 
Altenew Holiday Bow
EBE Ginger House [for sentiment]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy 12th Anniversary Ellen!

We've been celebrating this fabulous occasion on Instagram this week!  and the Hop goes on!
But for those of you who don't do Instagram,
I'm also sharing my card here.

Now, if you DO do Instagram … run by my IG page @mfergu01 to see this little Rainbow-meter in action!!! 

Thank you for stopping by - I know Ellen would love to know you appreciate all she does to make our crafty world more magical!  Stop by the new EH blog to leave her some love, if you'd like to! 

=]  Michele

EBE Unicorn & Rainbows stamps and dies
EBE Pure Magic
EBE Over It!