Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Be Still

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Parties.  Miss Janis, challenged us to create a project INSPIRED by a PHOTO.  Here is the photo, we were inspired by:


I was struggling a bit, and was planning to just be inspired by the fabulous colours, then I remembered a stamp set I have from Flourishes, that could be perfect!  Here is what I created:


I have to be honest - despite my struggle - I LOVE this card!!  I coloured the image with chalk and my SU markers.  The sentiment, which I adore, is from another Flourishes stamp set.  I then used an embossing folder, to create the background.

I hope you all play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to join us every week!  

A la prochaine,


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - Embossing

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is EMBOSSING (wet or dry).  I can't wait to show you what I created.

I love this cute little card!  I used an embossing folder for the rain in the background.  The cloud is a die from Craftin Desert Diva, and the grass is cut from a die from my stash.  The sentiment, which I love, is from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I was really excited when I realized it fit on the cloud die.  The adorable bear, is from the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Cartridge - I LOVE that one!


We have a lovely sponsor for this week's challenge - it's Leslie, from our Design Team!  She is providing the winner with this fabulous stamp set from CTMH:



Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!


A la prochaine,

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - Happy Father's Day

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is a MASCULINE/FATHER'S DAY project.  I can't wait to show you what I created.


The simple silhouette, is from Silhouette Studio.  I loved how it showed the closeness between father and child.  The sentiment is from an old Craftin Desert Divas set. 

We have a lovely sponsor for this week's challenge.  One person will win a prize from Scrapbook Adhesives.


Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Circles

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Parties.  Miss Janis, challenged us to create a project with CIRCLES. Here is what I created.



Pretty cute, isn't it??  I used a fun die from Your Next Stamp, the Circle Panel Die - I love these panel dies!  They make card making a snap!


The stamp set I used is from MFT - it's called Happy Hedgehogs.  I coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.



I hope you all play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to join us every week!  

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Die Cuttin Diva - June Sketch

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is a SKETCH challenge.  I can't wait to show you what I created.


Isn't this a fun sketch??  The oval is from George and Basic Shapes and the little mermaid, is from the "Life's a Beach" Cricut cartridge.  The sentiment is from MFTs "Mermazing" stamps set.  

Our sponsor this week is the amazing Cutting Café!

Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  I can't wait to show you what I created.

Love me some Hello Kitty!  This cut is from Cricut's "Hello Kitty Greetings" cartridge.  The sentiment is from Pretty Cute Stamps "Many Thanks" set.




We have a lovely sponsor for this week's challenge.  Stamp Simply is that sponsor!  The winner gets 2 prizes - they can choose either 2 stamp sets, or one stamp set and one die set.


Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Monday, May 28, 2018

Winner from Pause Dream Enjoy blog hop

Happy Monday all!  I am here to announce the winner of my blog candy from the Pause Dream Enjoy blog hop.  Drum roll....



Blogger Mimi said...

Michele this is beyond adorable! Love the flip folio. What a great idea! I'm having so much fun on this hop!

I am emailing you now with details on how to claim your prize!  Please make sure to respond by Friday, or you will forfeit your prize.  Congrats Mimi!

A la prochaine... 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Pause Dream Enjoy's 10th Birthday Blog Hop!!


Today is Pause Dream Enjoy's 10th Birthday!!  It is the blog of my dear friend Janis.  She was one of the first people I "met" in the blog world, and has been such a source of support through good and bad times, not to mention a crafty inspiration.  I was so honoured to be asked to participate in today's hop!

If you are here from Lisa's Blog , then you are in the right place!  If you just happened on my post, then you should be sure to go back to the beginning, and start with the honouree herself, Miss Janis' blog.  There is also some blog candy at each stop, so be sure to check out all the projects!  Here is what I created:



Above is a quick walk through of my project.  There are a few pictures below.





I made a "Flip Up Folio" following a tutorial from Frances Long, and using the "Making Waves" paper pack from CTMH.  This is such a quick and easy project, and it uses a surprisingly small amount of patterned paper.  I just LOVE how it turned out!

Now, here is my giveaway!  It is the cute little "Mouse Set 1" from Victorine Originals.  Be sure to comment on all 10 posts, and follow everyone's blog for a chance to win!  USA address only.




The next stop on today's hop is the amazing and talented Migdalia.  I have included a list of all the talented ladies in this crop, so you can be sure to stop and be inspired by each of them!  

Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy
Amy, AO Creations
Georgiana, Carson's Creations
Ginger, My Sister's Scrapper
Lee-Ann, Snappy Scraps
Lisa, A Mermaid's Crafts
Michelle, Purple Monkey Moments (YOU ARE HERE)
Migdalia, Crafting with Creative M
Jackie, Get the JC Look
Mary, Cardz TV

Thanks for stopping in, and Happy 10th Birthday Pause Dream Enjoy!  

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - Turtles

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is TURTLES.  I can't wait to show you what I created.


Remember last week's favorite colour post?  I used them again today to make my fun turtle!  I cute her from Create a Critter - cause it's a great cartridge.  The patterned paper is from PhotoPlay.  The sentiment is from Getting Cricky's "All About Animals" stamp set.


We have a lovely sponsor for this week's challenge.  Our sponsor is My Scrap Chick!


Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Die Cuttin Diva - Favorite Colour Combo

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is to use your FAVORITE COLOUR COMBO.  I can't wait to show you what I created.


It will come as no surprise to anyone who visits my blog on occasion, that I really love pink.  My favorite thing is to use it with neutrals, like white (or cream) and black.  Today I decided to make a little set of note cards.  I used a cut from Lyrical Letters, that I flipped, so the leaf was on the left.  I then cut the letter M - my first initial - from the Quarter Note cartridge.  I added some little embellishments, and voila!  A simple note card, in my favorite colours.

Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gatefold Folio - Simple Stories "Good Vibes"

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Parties.  Miss Janis, challenged us to create an ANYTHING GOES project. Here is what I created.


I made a Gatefold Folio, following a tutorial from Frances Long at Your Book of Memories.  You can find her tutorial HERE.  I used some great paper from Simple Stories called "Good Vibes".  I really love how it turned out!

Here's a quick walk through of my folio:


I hope you all play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to join us every week!  

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - Teacher Appreciation

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is Teacher Appreciation.  I can't wait to show you what I created.

Isn't this a fun card?  I have been loving discovering all the cuts on my Cricut cartridges!  This one is from Create a Friend.  She is awesome!  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug and the sentiment is from Cardz TV stamps "School Days".


Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - May Sketch

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is a SKETCH CHALLENGE.  I can't wait to show you what I created.



Isn't this a fun sketch??  The cutie lamb is from the original Create a Critter - one of my faves!  The patterned papers are from Doodlebug's Cream and Sugar paper pack.  The cute sentiment is from Getting Cricky's "All About Animals".



Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Post It Note and Note Card Holder - Simple Stories Hello Lovely

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Parties.  Miss Janis, challenged us to create an ANYTHING BUT A CARD project. Here is what I created.




I created a Post it Note and Notepad Holder.  I followed a tutorial by Your Book of Memories.  You can find it HERE.  I used Simple Stories "Hello Lovely" paper pack.  

Here is a walk through video:


I hope you all play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to join us every week!  

A la prochaine,

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas - Birthday

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  Today's challenge is BIRTHDAY.  I can't wait to show you what I created.

Is there anything more fun than a shape card for a birthday??  This fancy cupcake is from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  I created a shape card on my Gypsy girl and easy-peasy!  The sentiment is from one of My Pink Stampers first stamp sets.


Be sure to pop over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog, to see what my fellow Divas created, and please play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you created!

A la prochaine,