Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mix-it-up Challenge August 2017

I have been so busy 'gardening' that I've almost missed out on the Ellen Hutson Mix-it-up with Avery Elle challenge!!!  YIKES!


I've chosen that darling Plant Lady again!  and found just the perfect sentiment from Avery Elle - it's from their No Way set of fabulous things that we all say!

Are you ready?  Here she comes, again! a match made in Heaven!

I've created my own inside sentiment ... hope A.E. doesn't mind =]

Off to the gallery...

=]  Michele

I often forget that everyone doesn't use Instagram... here are my other cards using this Plant Lady!

Inside:  Grow through what you go through - from
Plant Ladies Say  and the over-growth comes from Rustic Botanicals
and, yes, her crops DO rotate!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #300

I'm here this morning to party with Freshly Made Sketches' 300th Celebration!!!   Is it a surprise to hear that a sketch challenge is a favorite of mine?  I didn't think so ... here is FMS300:

I've stepped away from their Sketch just a tad - there was a little gardener who had a message for the FMS Design team...

I've stretched those little FMS panels to accommodate my fence panels! [thanks Cat!!]  I also moved them to the left side of my card base to accommodate her positioning. 

I've been waiting a long time for someone to make that saying into a stamp!  [anybody remember this one?]

Congratulations, Lesley and the FMS gang!!

=]  Michele

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time Out #89

I love to travel ... and would love to do more of it!  A girl is allowed to dream!  Thanks to Time Out #89, I'll always have Paris!

... and thanks to my friend, Barb, I had this darling Eiffel Tower to play with!  thanks, mon amie!

Off to the gallery ... the Louvre of my world!

=]  Michele

Thursday, August 10, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #234

The lovely Donna Mikasa is up as our Sketch designer this week... check it out!  It's a beauty:

I had a shaker in mind, and an idea - see if you think it was a good one!

I have this cute little Waffle Flower die ... the leftovers looked like hugs ... as in XXs!  so why not use them?  sweetest snippets EVER!

I've backed the cut-out with acetate so it is a see-through...

MFT Peek a boo square, and shaker inserts.

... then added a PPP Sweet-Pea mix of sequins to add just the right colors of green and pink to match the bits of colored cardstock to my linen card-base.

I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration today to play along with us ... if not, there are oodles of ideas at our CTS blog - Donna, and all of my team-mates are so incredibly talented!

=]  Michele

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CASology - Second Helpings

I know... a two-for-one day!  Sorry, but this little cutie was just begging to have a play!

A darling little mat and a teensy bit of color reads CAS to me.  every.  time.

Lil' Inker Designs: Lovie Friends and Dual Dotted Frames -
MFT red rubber Giraffe background - you know... in the background!

How could I say NO!!!???  Off to CASology #261 he goes!

=]  Michele

CASology Week 261: Safari

Oh dear ... my pun-y side came out again - are you ready?  Blame it on CASology's Safari cue and Jen W. for always laughing at me ... wait.  with me!?

CAS can be pun-y and an all-over pattern can be CAS - don't you think?  Sure do hope the team thinks so!

=]  Michele

Supplies:  MFT Giraffe background stamp;  Waffle Flower's incredible Alpha Cutaways; Technique Tuesday GS Fuschia for the right words - every time!  and the perfect giraffe color:  Persimmon from Impress Fresh Inks;  SSS Kona brown cardstock;  SU chocolate chip ink.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Heart Desires #15 -Seconds!

I usually save my Sundays for Tom ... six days a week in his lab doesn't leave him much time for fun, so I've given him the day to do whatever he wants!

This gorgeousness from THD #15 was still on my mind - particularly the bottom layer of their gorgeous leafy cake:

I made a quick Sunday lunch and then this:

There is someone special, and very generous who will be finding this little card in her mailbox - soon!

Hope you're having a quiet Sunday ... thanks for spending a few moments with me! 

Now... I wonder where Tom is?  I wonder if his idea of fun included mowing the lawn?

=]  Michele

supplies:  Lawn Fawn - stitched leaves; Gina Marie designs- cross-stitched rectangles; copics - light prawn, and blush.