Thursday, September 21, 2017

You could be a 2017 Superstar!

I've been seeing lots of fabulous entries for My Favorite Things' 2017 Card Design Superstar - all fabulous! 

I thought about not entering this year ... yes, I have entered every other year!  A very sweet friend reminded me that it only takes a bit of luck, and today?  I'm feeling lucky!!!

I'm going WAY back with a groovy 60's vibe, for the Clean & Simple style, with my very favorite MFT die... do you remember it? 

A little Birdy Brown sentiment never hurt a thing... this one is from Sunflower Sweetheart - another oldie-but-beauty!

You may not think it's very smart to use MFT products that no longer exist ... but I'm here today to show you that their products NEVER go out of style!

Peace out...

=]  Michele

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Pumpkins are perched on porches! and there's that aroma of coffee in the air ... oh that's an everyday thing, 'round here!

I'm quite late to the party, but a little twilight-time [a little song for you Anita in France] stamping helped!  Here's my little contribution to the already bountiful-beautiful gallery at the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

The Cat's Pajama's This could be Vodka stamps and Duo cup dies.

A funny thing happened to the finished product... I found a bit of stray embossing and tried to 'scratch' it off with a craft knife - which lead to a disaster, which lead to some more, and a striped tail!

Hope you have a truly caffeinated day!  Thanks for sharing a cuppayourtime with me!

=]  Michele

CAS[E] this Sketch #240

Do you think I'm never stumped by a Sketch?  Think again!  Oh, don't get me wrong, I've never met a CTS I didn't love - but some leave me with SO many options!  Like the one from Chrissy for this week:

I woke up Monday morning [around 3:30 a.m.] thinking about it - no dream, just thoughts that kept me from sleeping!  It's those layers!  [you see them, right?]

Another of those sweet little Pure Innocence girls called my name - you all seemed to enjoy my choice last week - and I needed a card for one of the many friends in Florida that I worried over. 

For CTS #240:

Pure Innocence Sunny Thoughts - colored with Zigs;
 MFT Wonky Ovals; PP is Indigo Hills from PinkFresh Studios
I just know that the card Chrissy's made for this Sketch is going to 'school me' on layering!  Let's go see, shall we?  Then I'll see you this week in the gallery - we hope!
=]  Michele

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time Out Challenge #92

Words are often times my greatest catalyst when it comes to card design.  I'm always inspired by those phrases chosen by Time Out ... these, for Challenge #92, are no exception:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds
Rather than its Feathers

I borrowed one of the stamped sentiments from this month's 12 Kits of Occasions package - it was meant to be...

Winnie & Walter provides the 'wings.'
I've made my card base from E.H. Linen Vellum
Here's another shot - but I wish you were here
to see the gorgeous light that shines through.

I think little Laura got it perfectly... thanks for visiting on this perfect Autumn day!

=]  Michele

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MIx it Up Challenge with Honey Bee!


Okay... I never promised there wouldn't be another post... only that they'd be quick!!!

HAD TO play with E.H.'s September Mix it Up with Honey Bee!!!  Hope they have a great sense of humor ... made Tom's Halloween card today!  If you know me, you know I never pass up a chance for a little Halloween humor!

Honey Bee's Busy Bees and Julie's Got Candy? just made this so easy -
well, except for the BOO BEES part =]

Now... that's it!!!  I promise!!!
=]  Michele

THD #16 and Where Creativity Meets C9

I know I'm interrupting your craft time... I'll make it quick! Usually I give each challenge I enter their own space, and time... but it seemed like kismet today, as I tried my hand at grapes! 

 Where Creativity meets C9 #13, and The Heart Desires Challenge #16.  Don't they play nicely together?
Distress Inks [old and new] and Concord & 9th Flourish Stamp set.

=]  Michele


A quick reminder... there's still time...

... to enter the TCP Tuesday Challenge!

For you folks who don't own any TCP products YET!  let me remind you of these rules - particularly #3:

Here are the details for the Challenge:
  1. Each the first Tuesday of the month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.
Just think... you could win $50 worth of Cat Cash to buy your very own TCP goodies!  That's what I'm calling a fabulous prize!!!

So get into your craft room, corner, dining room or wherever you make your magic happen, and get crafting!  You can enter through September 25th!

Here's a little encouragement for you:

Ornaments die, and a little creative cutting from Bunny Christmas.

I dare you to tell me you wouldn't LOve a few Buns of your very own - and that Christmas hasn't felt JUST like this at least once!

=]  Michele