Friday, August 18, 2017

Seconds & Thirds for CTS#235

Well... don't say I didn't warn you! 

This little 'chick' [who I've come to call Karen ... as in Will & Grace's Karen?] had to make a second [and third] appearance for our Sketch! 

Did you even notice the birthday candle?  is she cheeky or what?

Seriously?  try this, add 'honey' to the beginning of the statement, and speak in a squeaky voice... go ahead... RIGHT?!?!

Okay.  here's another... do it again.  this time add 'honey' after the 'but':

Was I kidding you?  I don't think so!!!

When Teri Anderson [yes, of Moxie Fab World fame!] wrote these Sassy Birthday sentiments for Technique Tuesday, I'd bet money she was thinking of me!  Thanks, Teri!!!

One of these cards is heading over to CASology Week 262... 'cuz sentiments don't get more PRICKLY than that!!!

=]  Michele 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #235

There are so many possible versions of Chrissy Larson's Sketch this week ... you may see Second Helpings - fair warning!

I have in my possession the BEST set of sentiments ... no, I didn't write them... but oh I might have - snarky, fun, and pun-y, too!  Wouldn't you agree that TT's cute little owl has the perfect expression on her face for this one ...

Technique Tuesday: Hi There Owl, and Sassy Lazy Thoughts

I've been trying to make the back of my cards as fun as the front ...  someone wrote these with me in mind... I'm sure of it!!  take a look at this one:

Technique Tuesday:  It's a Masterpiece!

Okay, this girl has to see what her team-mates have made... join me over at the CTS blog!?  It is sure to put a smile on our faces!

=]  Michele

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