Colour Q Challenge #277

It’s time for an amazing Colour Q Challenge with a beautiful new palette. I love the combination of grays and pinks, corals, or oranges; it just makes the colors pop even more! Today, I used the brand new Garden Bouquet from Poppystamps, and the Garden Trellis. The little bird is from Memory Box!

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You can play along with the Colour Q gang here: http://colourq.blogspot.com/2015/01/colourq-challenge-277.html

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Thanks for dropping by today.

Live your life in color!

Michele Sig NEW

Unique Laser Designs (ULD): Dream

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Hi everybody! Today, I have a beautiful new creation over at Unique Laser Designs (ULD)! Here’s a little sneak peek! You can see the entire card, along with a few tips here:

http://uniquelaserdesigns.blogspot.com/

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Live your life in color!

Michele Sig NEW

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge: January

 

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I have found a GREAT challenge to play along with, the Crafts Hoarders Anonymous Challenge! I LOVE the idea that we must create a project from what we already have in our stash! If we are crafting on a budget, or have added a spare room on the house just for storage, we have got a stash! You can play along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous here: http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-challenge-choose-your-challenge.html

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This challenge is a lot of fun too, and has a creative twist. The participants must use a “grid” of materials and choose at least one item from each column. Here’s what I selected:

Coloring Medium: Ink

Fiber: Ribbon

Technique: Stamping: Alpha Worn Out stencil from Memory Box. Die Cutting: Scalloped Posie and Mini Shopping Bag from Memory Box, Peace, Love, Joy Tags and A Cherry on Top from Poppystamps. Punching, Folding & Scoring

Texture: Embossing (heat)

Embellish: Flowers

It’s pretty and pink and full of love!

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Michele Sig NEW

CAS(E) this Sketch #107

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Our friends over at CAS(E) this sketch are offering a wonderful challenge this week! Whenever I see flowers, I immediately think SPRING! I brought out some of my brightest spring flower colors to create this joyful CAS card!

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Think Spring!

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showCASe your style #7

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It’s time to showCASe your style! My kitty Fuzzy, and I created these whimsical balloons for the SYSC #7 inspiration challenge. I love these adorable balloons! I imagine beautiful balloons flying so high in the sky you can barely see them! You can play over at SYSC here:

http://showcasechallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/showcase-your-style-challenge-7.html

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We decided to keep the design super clean and crispy white, with a touch of whimsical color! I think Fuzzy likes it too!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Live your life in color!

Michele Sig NEW

Crafting With Cats

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Today’s blog is brought to you by the letter M and the kitties Fuzzy, Omar, Felix and Max!

I am often asked, “What’s it like working from home and crafting with cats!? ” Well, it’s like trying to do ANYTHING when you have four furry felines up in your business as you go about your day, and crafting is no different.

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Most of the time, they just curl up and try to snooze, especially in the afternoon when the sun streams right in through the window!

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Sometimes, they just want to come up and say hello, and let you get that perfect kitty portrait!

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They ALL love it when I set up for the photo shoots. All four of them like to stretch out on the backdrop like models.

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Even when the backdrop is rolled up, they still will take the opportunity to stretch out on whatever is underneath them at the time.

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Felix would rather stretch out on my arm when I’m trying to blog hop. I’m getting good at typing with just my left hand!

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Some days, I deal with all four, one at a time, all day long like a parade. Most often, however, they’ll trot in one kitty at a time, then try to be helpful. Or they steal my chair or nap on my keyboard.

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They always want to surprise me too! I had the balloon card all set up and was ready to shoot when Fuzzy just jumped up and plopped himself down for a snooze.

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Moments later, Max did the very same thing, knocking the card off the easel then trying to rub his head on the camera. Those black lines are his whiskers! Would you believe I have shot dozens of photos of cards askew on the easel, with a black blurry paw, face, or tail somewhere in the frame?

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As much as I LOVE my kitties, they CAN be destructive though. Everything, from tools to paper to finished cards, is carefully stowed away in its place when I’m not supervising the craft room. Max, however, loves rummaging in the large bag I use for all the die cutting scraps. It’s the one thing he’s allowed to play with, but he never stops trying to abscond with something new.

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In the end, they all just want to be around me, and I love having them around! I put up with 16 furry paws and they put up with glitter and sequins in their fur!

Thanks for dropping by!
Live your life in color!

Michele Sig NEW

Cardabilities #115

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It’s all about the hope! The Cardabilities folks have given us something to be hopeful about, this week’s Sketch Reveal! I used a combination of embossing folders, inks, stamps, and die cuts to create this pretty ‘Hopeful” project! In a way it feels masculine, and in a way it feels feminine too. What do you think?

There’s still a few days left to play along with the Cradabilities challenge here:  http://cardabilities.blogspot.com/2015/01/sketch-reveal-115-sponsor-inspired-by.html

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Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Michele Sig NEW