Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #62

Amy Kolling is the Guest Designer at Inspired by All the Little Things #62 ... who needs more inspiration than that?  The photo isn't bad either.  ;] 

I was happy that Clearly Besotted recently came back onto the scene - though I haven't made any new purchases, I'm still in love with this little number - sadly no longer available - it came to mind immediately!

With some quick die cutting, and stamping I think my little kites are a pretty cute stand-in for those fabulous umbrellas!

Inks: SSS Hydrangea for purple, Distress Chipped Sapphire for blue;
Wplus9 Last Leaf, Hayride, Pumpkin Spice, and Red Gala ... well you get the picture.
I'll be very lucky to have any other chance to craft this week ... but one never knows ... fun can be had between loads of fun!
=]  Michele
Coats Extra Strong upholstery thread used for kite strings!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

I have about one minute to spare ... luckily it took less than that to create this card!

I couldn't help but make another card for the girls who work so hard to put together The Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
 A super special friend sent me the sweetest gift - had to use this darling Sugar Pea The Perfect Blend set [they are a super sponsor!] to gift to another friend we'll have coffee with on our journey through Albuquerque! 

PTI What the Doodle Map set;  MFT Striped lines; and a little rhinestone geo marker!

That's it for me ... run out of time, but never coffee! 

=]  Michele

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Card Concept #76

Another card for The Card Concept ... here is that lovely inspiration photo once more:

These products were sitting on my desk:  pretty red ribbon, and a E.H. Linen card base from Ellen Hutson, gorgeous PPP die from Lisa Elton, the Dahlia Set from Altenew that I'd been meaning to use again, and the perfect words from their Fresh Freesia set... here is how they came together:

I'm thinking Clean and Layered ... how about you?

I am so sorry to bombard you all with so many cards ... we're traveling again soon, and I will have withdrawals from crafting ... thank goodness I have plans with a few crafty friends along the way!  Any others between Michigan and Utah I've missed?

Anyway, if you stopped by, thanks for paying me a visit today!

=]  Michele

Time Out Challenge #86

Time Out's Challenge #86 is giving us a chance to Celebrate with an option to make a one-layer card ... thanks to my friend Nora, I can finally play with some CAS-ual Fridays product AND create a one-layer card!  Woo hoo!

Nora sent me two panels stamped and white heat-embossed with their Peace Out set ... think she knows that I'm a flower child of the 70's?! 

Since we'll be celebrating our independence on July 4th, I've water colored with our Nation's colors: red, white, and blue... just a faint wash of white pigment ink colored the middle section over Nora's beautiful water color card stock.

Wplus9's Be Merry Sentiments provided the addition of  'to you and yours'

then, since there seems to be unrest in so many places in our world right now, I really wanted to wish Peace to the UN, too ... here are the colors of the UN flag:

PTI's Holiday Cheer set provided the love & joy

Peace, love, and crafty goodness to you my friends... thanks so much for keeping our world full of beauty, and good wishes... and thanks again to Nora for sharing her CAS-ual Friday supplies with me!

=]  Michele

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop

It's that time of the year ... lazy, hazy, coffee-crazed days of Summer!!!  Iced, or black & hot like I love it, we coffee lovers do have fun with the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I have a fun card ... LOve this Stamplorations Framed Coffee Pot by Shery Russ!... oh Shery has plenty more coffee themed products I want!  Stamplorations is also one of the Super Sponsors of the Hop! 
For today's card, I've borrowed the orange Color Trend theme from Carissa from her In Touch post ... enough chit chat - you came for the coffee!!
I am fueled up and craf-tinated to get a few more Coffee cards made this week ... you've seen the prizes, right?
Cheers to you ... thanks for stopping by for a cuppa!
=]  Michele


Hello again!  I seldom combine challenges ... this time it was a simple decision to make.  A Clean and Simple card for The Card Concept #76 and that gorgeous curve from Karren for Freshly Made Sketches #293!

I've used that pretty Rose embossing folder from Sizzix,, cut the curve with a Die-namics edge die.   Then a Paper Smooches frame die for the red, and a simple piece of twine to add a pop of black; Altenew provided the perfect sentiment.

I have already started thinking ... you know what that can mean... 'til then, thanks for stopping by...

=]  Michele

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A House is not a Home - CASology Week 254

Luther Vandross was singing in my head today, so I tuned him in on YouTube and created a card.
Here is a link to hear another favorite version 
Here is where I'll be playing cards ...

Reverse Confetti Chevron dies provided the 'roof' and another RC for the heart;
PTI papers - sentiment in my own words with a Microfine EK journaling pen.
Hope you like it!  Thanks for dropping by...
=]  Michele
A House is not a Home
A chair is still a chair, even when there's no one sitting there.
But a chair is not a house, and a house is not a home
When there's no one there you can kiss goodnight.
A room is still a room, even when there's nothing there but gloom.
But a room is not a house and a house is not a home when the two of us
are far apart
and one of us has a broken heart
Now and then I call your name
and, suddenly, your face appears.
But it's just a crazy game
when it ends, it ends in tears.
I'm not meant to live alone
Turn this house into a home
When I climb the stairs and turn the key...
Oh, please, be there, still in love with me.
written by Burt Bacharach

So very honored by this win!  Thank you Melissa!!