Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dreamy Peony ~ MMSC50

Hello!!!! It's been a couple weeks since I've had a card to share with all of you. I'm happy to be getting back into the swing of things after a roller coaster couple of weeks. My dad's in the hospital for at least three more weeks for physical therapy, but seems to be doing well, so I can rest easy for a while. If you or anyone you know is suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease, please, please, please get treatment! It's a silent disease, but you could lose a limb like my dad did and it's life threatening!!! I'm so thankful that my dad is still with us. I only wish we had known he was suffering with this disease before it went so far.

Here is my card for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Isn't this the most Perfect Peony?! You can find it at McMahon 5 Designs. I had so much fun coloring, cutting and layering it. Then I added lots of bling by using my MS butterfly punch, Diamond Stickles and Pearls from Basic Grey. And I'm still completely in love with this Basic Grey Kioshi Paper too! :)
And now, we have an exciting announcement for you! We would like to introduce two fabulous ladies joining our Design Team this week. They are both extremely talented and will bring a new and fresh approach to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. If you have never visited their blogs before or seen their work, we encourage you to do so. You will be amazed by their creative talents! Before we get into our weekly details,

"My obsession with card making began innocently enough about 3 1/2 years ago when my dear husband suggested I find a hobby; little did he know how this 'hobby' would grow! I'm blessed to have a wonderful family -- including three beautiful daughters -- who are (usually) tolerant of the space and time my hobby occupies. I'm very excited to work with these amazingly talented ladies on the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge Design Team because I have admired their fabulous creations since the very beginning post. My own creations tend towards a more Clean and Simple style, so it won't be difficult to spot my cards for the next couple of months!" Jessica
"I started making cards about 9 months ago, so I am still thinking of myself as a newbie in this card making and blogging world. I love to try out new techniques and look for new ways to use my stamps and embellishments.
I live in Kristiansand, Norway together with Marcus, his two kids, Helene and Sebastian, and our three cats. I have a bachelor degree in literature and work part time at a library. I am very excited about this DT membership and am looking forward to seeing what you all will make during this time. I know you will give me a lot of inspiration, and I hope that I can give you some too." Gunn

Now to our challenge...
Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

*Our MMSC50 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Gurlee Girl Craft Store has expanded to include the latest Magnolia Stamps, Prima Flowers, and of course my Gurlee Girl Stamps for your crafting need. Chelsea is looking forward to adding more wonderful craft products we all love to use on our projects. She only stocks a limited number of inventories for each item, and they will not be re-stocked, so please make sure to stop by and check out the latest items available now in her store now. Chelsea is giving our MMSC50 weekly bonus winner a $20 voucher for her store. Thank you Chelsea..we love your products and images.
**Our April Monthly Sponsor is....
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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Something Layered
Other Lovelies - Embellishments
Cute Card Thursday - Touch Feely
Meljens Designs - 3D Touches
Little Red Wagon - Dry Embossing
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Belli Challenge - Die Cut Shapes
Pile It On - Spring is Finally here
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others
Stampin Sisters in Christ ~ something with flowers


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Michelle, I am glad to hear that your Dad is on the road to recovery - I hope you are able to get back into routine, it takes time after things like this!! What a gorgeous card - as always! I love the soft colours and that gorgeous image! What pretty shimmer and all of those pearls - just gorgeous! Always inspiration to be found here - love it! Thanks for sharing Michelle! {{{hugs}}}

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I am amazed that you have been able to create anything at all having to deal with everything going on. An what have you created! This is so beautiful! I love the soft colors and the butterflies is to die for! The peony looks fab with all the layering!

Great job!
I hope things will calm down for you for a while!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Michelle!! You sure rocked this sketch with all these stunning details!! There is so much eye candy I am not sure where to look first!! Love all the embellies and the stunning glittered flower!! Gorgeous girl!!

Phyllis said...

Michelle, this is just GORGEOUS!! I love your colors and those lovely embellishments!! AWESOME paper and those WONDERFUL pearls!! Love that beautiful image from Sue, just an INCREDIBLE CREATION!! Happy to hear that your dad is doing well!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carol said...

Michelle, so glad your Dad is doing better and that you got to go and visit him. We missed you last week. This card is absolutely enchanting with all these fabulously spring embellishments. You have captured the beauty of nature. I can almost smell the sweet aroma of the flower. I am a big fan of your work. Thanks for always inspiring me.
Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Carolyn said...

You've been through alot my friend! I am glad to see you getting to enjoy a bit of crafting, and this is just stunning. I love all the beautiful details on this card. The colors are gorgeous, and you have totally rocked the sketch! Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece with us!


Anonymous said...

Wow Michelle this is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! I love the layering of the peony.....just gorgeous!

Priscilla said...

Michelle, this card is amazing..the close up picture is so detailed I am speechless. Those colors with all those tiny details is just over the top gorgeous. Wow, wow, wow :) Thank for always bring the WOW factor to our sample line up :)

Karen W said...

This is just awesome, I love it all!!

Suzanne said...

This should be framed and hanging on someone's wall! Thanks for playing along with other-lovelies thoughtful thursdays.

Cheryl said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the layers, the pearls and the wonderful 3-d effect. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Challenge this week.

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous card! The paper tole technique is stunning and the bit of sparkle is another perfect touch!!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wowza! What a stunning card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle I'm so happy that your dad is on the mend and I hope you are able to get some rest after your hectic few weeks! Your card this week is just gorgeous, the floral dp is just perfect for the main image. Beautiful soft colors and details. Stunning!

Rose said...

girl this is beautiful!! so sorry to read about your dad.
Thanks for joining us on Simple Doodles

Ceal said...

Beautiful card! love the details. thanks for sharing and playing in the Belli challenge

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Wow Wow! Such a beautiful card this week. The details are spectacular!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Michelle, Wonderful card! Wow, the details on that Kioshi paper and butterflies, pearls remind me of a filled prairie meadow! Fabulous details! I sure hope your Dad will recover soon! hugs ~Jeni

jdmommy said...

Best wishes to your Dad! Love your card! so pretty. thanks for playing in the Belli with us!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Michelle! I love the peony in pink! So soft and pretty! The pearls are the perfect touch as well as all the pretty flowers, butterflies and yummy paper! Beautiful!


Lauretta See said...

congrats on making the top 5 on MelJens designs. Your card is awesome ;)SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Hugs x

Trish Hughes said...

love your work!!! thanks so much for playing along with SD.