Thursday, March 22, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #264

Chrissy is our Sketch host this week, and I may have had my way with it again... it's okay... she understands how my brain functions!  You'll LOVE her card, btw!

We can't wait to see you interpretation:

My mind saw this:

It might have been my mood ... which is almost always brightened by your visits!

Let's go see how the rest of the CTS team have visualized it!

=]  Michele

Supplies:  MFT Stitched Clouds this is a substitute, as I could not find the one I used in the MFT store;  Honey Bee/United we Flourish: Sending Smiles - for the sentiment.

Inspired By... #12 Hello Spring

Let's just all give a happy sigh ... isn't this gorgeous? 
Okay, let's think Spring, everyone, and play along with Inspired By... #12 and this beauty! ... by the way we have the wonderfully generous Technique Tuesday as our sponsor this week - you know what that means, right?  a prize, folks!!
Here is where my Spring thoughts took me ... a little snarky Karen Walker-snarkyness never ceases to make me smile!  Ready?  Hope you're a Will & Grace fan!  you'll have no problem hearing the unwritten honey at the end of this sentiment...  T.T. Hi There! and Sassy Birthday made it easy!
I was totally Inspired By the colors, the flowers ... what will inspire you?
=]  Michele

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajama's March Release!

It is time to Hop with my TCP gang, and we are all excited to bring a little Spring to your doorstep today!

I am leading the Hop ...  but if the birds eat the bread crumbs, there is a complete list at the TCP blog here.

I have three cards for you today, featuring two of the three latest and greatest stamp sets from The Cat's Pajamas - I featured the other great new goodies yesterday, so I hope you had a chance to stop by!

Okay, this sweet little Special Delivery mouse is delivering the cutest little bucket of blooms, isn't he?  I've done a little Prisma coloring today ... and I LOve it on this gray - do you?  It makes my CAS heart happy =]

There are so many tiny little detailed stamps in this set ... Nancy is next - she's created little masterpieces with it!

Next is what could be called a 'self portrait!'  Oh yes, I do require a fair bit of caffeinating in the morning, and our What the Froth set fits the bill perfectly - and LOOK!  he's wearing bunny slippers!!!

 I've trimmed our Luggage Tag for my sentiment, and added a bit of patterned paper to complete my scene.
Last card for today ... oh, please understand my sense of humor! ... my guy has more problems than a cup of coffee can fix!  and I LOVE him for the smile he brings me!!

Could that sentiment be any more perfect?!  BTW it's also time to remind you about our Coffee/Tea TCP Tuesday challenge!  We're on the lookout for the next $50 winner!

So grateful you had a bit of time to share with me today ...
all of the new products are available right now in the TCP shop ... but before you shop, please hop over to Nancy's Creative Palette ... you'll be so happy you did!

=]  Michele

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas - Sneak Peek Week!

Certainly by now you have been totally WOWED by all the gorgeousness from my TCP teamies ... can you handle one more sneak peek?

Today, I'm concentrating on the lovely dies that Alma has designed for this March Release.  AND I've come up with a clever way to use one of them... more on that in a bit.

First up:  a Trio of Butterflies, on the gorgeous Oval Scroll Duo!  I was inspired to create a card base that mimics the arch of the Oval ... then I die cut these gorgeous butterflies out of a trio of Spring-y colors, they should bring cheer to anyone who is feeling a bit under the weather...

Who among us hasn't needed a more masculine card on occasion?  I used this very handsome Spring Tag Duo to create just such a card ... you won't believe your luck when you discover this darling little bird that is included - you just have to watch for him!

Okay... last but not least!  It's time for me to remind you that we have our TCP Tuesday Challenge going on now!  I used that Spring Tag Duo's base to create this little teacup...  so easy to do with a bit of careful cutting using the die as a guide, and a sharp exacto knife!  I used our Luggage Tags, and a bit of partial cutting, to create this little tea bag tag!

   My words inside: 
"... for two is always better! 
Let's see if we can brew up a plan, soon!"

OH before I go... what do you say?  are you in it, to win it?  A random pick from comments on our Sneak Peek posts, or IG could win you a fabulous prize!!!

Well, my work is done ... like one can call it work!  I hope we've caused a little shopping list ... here are the four new products I've used today ... there are two others that I've had loads of fun with.   See you again soon ... like tomorrow!
=]  Michele




Friday, March 16, 2018

Uniko Guest Designer - Challenge #46

I'm beyond thrilled to report I've won another wonderful prize from Uniko - and the bonus?  a Guest Designer spot for their Challenge #46 for March & April!

Here is our inspiration, and their Optional Twist:

Now just when you think I might color up those GORGEOUS Gerberas once again, I've switched it up with their Originally Organic stamp, and die combo

My use of the Optional Twist may not be evident, but our love of Cadbury Mini Easter Eggs is what my tummy was thinking of ... check it out... do my tulips remind you of them?  are you a fan?

I even found a way to sneak that wood grain in...

Thank you, Uniko, for your generosity, and this invitation to play cards!  Of course we want all of YOU to play, too!  Come along with me to the Uniko Challenge #46 blog post... and thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Third Take on a Trend!

Do you mind if invade your space a third time today?  I had another brainstorm for the Pantone Attitude Color palette from the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge ... who could ask for more inspiration than this:

With Wonky Backdrops, and So Matcha stamps, & dies in hand ... and a tall stack of Distress Oxides, and two Distress inks... this is a the little scene I created today:

Do you like it?  I hope you see that wonderful grapefruit in this creation ... and this:

Taken in France by a fantastic photographer from Italy!  Thank you Moira!

I'm hopeful that you'll find a little inspiration here today ... why not play along with the March Pin-Sights challenge?

=]  Michele

Distress Oxides used for the palette from top to bottom:

Wild Honey, Candied Apples, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade - regular Distress Ink, Salty Ocean, and Dusty Concord-regular Distress ink .... phew!

CAS[E] this Sketch #263

Our darling teamie, Donna Mikasa, created a gift-of-a Sketch this week ... so open for multitudes of possibilities:

I took advantage, really... there was a special card that was begging to be made ...

 Will you be inspired by our Sketch to make a card for a friend?  Whoever you make it for, even if it's just for our CTS gallery, we'll love it!

=]  Michele


E.H. So Matcha stamps, and dies
Zigs for coloring
Snippets of patterned paper from my stash.