Friday, December 30, 2022

Doodlebugs Friday!

 hello my friends!  I hope you had a lovely time with your families celebrating the holidays!  Now it's time to wrap things up for 2022!  What better way to do so than with a fresh start?

Hope you'll join us at the Doodlebugs blog for all the details of my fresh start!

Happiest New Year to all!

=] Michele

Monday, December 26, 2022

Year-end Doodlebugs deals!

For those of you who are looking for bargains after Christmas, there are fabulous savings 
to be had at Doodlebugs - check them out HERE!

Friday, December 23, 2022

Doodlebugs Friday - Merry Christmas!

We only have two days 'til Christmas!  from my heart to yours -
 Merry Christmas my crafty friends!  

If you have just a little bit of extra time, there is a special card waiting for you at the Doodlebugs blog this morning!  Thank you all for taking time to stop by today - extra thanks to those of you who follow me over to Doodlebugs - it is so appreciated!

Merriest Christmas!  Can't wait to spend 2023 visiting with you!
God bless...
=] Michele

Friday, December 16, 2022

Thanks a Million!

So many thanks, so little time!  Do you still send thank you notes?  It's something I've been thinking about lately and decided it's always a good thing - here is my thank you card to all of you who leave me such sweet somethings 
in the comment box!  

Here is a PEEK at your thank you...

... the rest you'll see over at the Doodlebugs blog - thanks a million!

=] Michele

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Double D Christmas Stocking Challenge

I have a card for Double D's Christmas Stocking challenge!  I know, I know - none of you will believe that I haven't made a grey stocking!  Believe me I would have if I owned a stocking die!   I spent a little more time with that PTI Winter Bench set the moment I remembered the stocking stamp included!  Enough said...

I was inspired to create a 'fireplace and mantle' using a stencil like my friend, and Double D design team member, Leslie Miller!  Out came a Waffle Flower brick wall stencil, the aforementioned stocking, a shelf to use as a mantle with hooks for my stockings, the Joy from the same set, and another TH tree.  All spritzed with TH mica spray to provide a 'glow from the fire!'  Then presented to you as the scene as seen through this wonderful window from The Stamp Market.  The die cuts out the panes of the window which makes it a wonderful cover for a shaker - 
I embossed it with a wide stripe and spritzed with Altenew iridescent 
shimmer spray.

There's still time to hang a stocking of your own!

=] Michele

Thank you so very much for this honor, Double D team!

Monday, December 12, 2022

Winter Bench and other new goodies!

 I had a little time in my studio over the weekend - time spent with these darling PTI Winter Benches again!

I love these arched card bases created with my Waffle Flower Nested Domes dies.
The Winter Bench was 'painted' green here, and rest upon a 'rug' of red - 
I very nice place to snuggle up with my star gazer!

What I wouldn't give to have this bench on my front porch!
Check out this beautiful Elegant Snowflake Edger - also from PTI.

I have shared this wonderful Poinsettia from The Ton, but
check out my newest inks from The Stamp Market:
from lightest Party, to Fuschia, and the darkest Orchid!

Stickles for stamen, and a bit of Delicata gold stamped script.
BTW my SU! Subtle Texture embossing was used on all three of my cards today!

Okay - one last load to fold!  Thanks for the visit!
=] Michele

Friday, December 9, 2022

SEW much fun!


Here's your earworm of the day:

'ya gotta have frrrrrreinds!'

I surely have found the dearest one that lives 'round the bend.'  Just so I could play with the new Spellbinders Stitched Joy set, Marcia brought me an add-on birthday gift of embroidery floss, needles, and even a needle threading tool!  She's the best, I'm telling you!  

Are you dying to see how it turned out?  Of course, you are!  
Head over to the Doodlebugs blog!

Thanks for dropping by!
=] Michele

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

SSS Wednesday Challenge: add some sparkle!

 I had SOOOO much fun recreating some of my Dad's station wagons and what better time to add some sparkle than now??  SSS is looking for a bit of sparkle in their Wednesday Challenge!  Come on let's go cut down a Christmas tree...

SSS - Vintage Christmas Station Wagon with real wood panels!
SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills c. 2014!  and SSS Gifts of Love c. 2015!!
Gold embossing, and Diamond Stickles for the sparkle!
My dyno label maker for the TREES sign.

Here are a few more:

I had just cut a few of these cute ribbon panels from The Greetery - a
road this cute would be well traveled!

Just in case you're wondering where all the passengers are:
My mom's favorite movie was Cheaper by the Dozen - my dad was undoubtedly relieved when I was the last, coming in at number 9!
Here is my favorite line from the film:

"I have to go visit Mrs. Murphy!!"

In my mind that is exactly where all the passengers went!
=] Michele

Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Flower Challenge #75 - Christmas

Hello, my friends!  Here we are in December, and we've come to the last post from The Flower Challenge - for THIS year!!  I know I echo my entire team when I say thank you for playing along with our Challenge at some time in 2022 - there are those of you who never miss a month, and for that we are especially grateful!

Those that know me also know that I have a deep love of Poinsettias - since we only have this one post in December [no reminder as the challenge closes on December 15th] I'm treating you to both of my cards ... generous, aren't I?  lol

This Modern Poinsettia is from Altenew and introduced in 2019
It was first die-cut then treated to a good smooshing of ink from acetate.   
Stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear embossed after it was dry to the touch.  

This next one will be my way of saying 'happy New Year!' too, as
I am so thankful for all of you that have visited me here in 2022!

Dawn's [Wplus9] ink-daubing-spritzing technique was applied to this 
Festive Poinsettia from Altenew c.2018  I then used the coordinating die to cut
it, and embossed the balance with Altenew's Angled Mosaic embossing folder.
After stamping my sentiment on a long strip of paper, I thought why not
place it vertically?  The space left for cutting became the perfect intersection for
that leaf! 

Okay, it's time for me to send you on your way back to The Flower Challenge to be treated to plenty of cheer from the entire team.

Merry Christmas!

=] Michele

Saturday, December 3, 2022


 How about a really fun - kinda cheeky - Christmas card?

Inside:  I Love you!  You're welcome!! 
That's a one-size-fits all Christmas gift!

Kristi Yamaguchi, eat your heart out!!  This girl has moves!

One more - for Four Seasons Anything Goes Winter! 

A little someone peeking through that window...

And that's all folks!  Back to your weekend fun!

=] Michele

Thank you so very much to the Four Seasons team!

MFT Sassy Skater and die
Taylored Expressions Swirls pierce and cut plate
Lil Inker - Quilted So Knotty - no longer available
Paper Smooches - Fab Frames - also no longer available

PTI Dear to Me, Mama Elephant window die, TH trees, SSS swirling snow, The Ton holiday greetings and Nuvo snow!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Color Hues #54 Navy and Cream


I know this is the second time today that I've insinuated myself into your space, but a funny thing happened on the way to addressing envelopes: I fell short of the number needed!!  Yikes!  Back to the drawing board!  

I couldn't help stamping a few more of these darling deer - why not take advantage of a fun challenge from our hostess, Karen, at Color Hues?  Navy and Cream sounds magical to me!

SSS Ivory cardstock, and a very light inking of this PTI Dear to Me stag.
He's hiding among two Sizzix/TH Woodlands trees and under
some jellyroll twinkling stars!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!  I'll be finishing those cards!

=] Michele

It's Christmas time in the City!

Hello my friends!  If you're sharing your time with me today, thanks so very much - it's the most wonderful yet hectic time of year for card makers!!

It's the season of giving too - so once again I'm treating you to more than a peek!

Here are two of four cards I created for the Doodlebugs blog today!  It so happens that this Waffle Flower sentiment set is not available at the moment - sorry about that!  But going back to the drawing board turned out to be fun - so don't miss out on how I used this wonderful Pinkfresh Holiday City View 
and changed things up, okay?  =]

Here's a really sneaky peek...

=] Michele