Tonight we had no practices and no games...ah, delightful! I even fixed a "real meal"; I'm certain the children wondered who the woman was in the kitchen!  :D

In fact, I fixed a few things so that we have some leftovers - yummy!

And as a side note, you know how to tell people do not read EVERYTHING you write? Cuz I'm having a contest HERE and I've only had 2 or 3 entries, lots of comments but not many entries...and trust me friends, if you're not the crafty type, I'll send you a prezzie that isn't crafty, so come on peeps, join the fun!

Anyway, after cooking, checking homework, and catching up with the babes, I snuck downstairs for some momma time! Life has so gotten in the way of my crafting so it felt sooooooooo good to just create! I used Tosha's card for inspiration, HERE...yeah, not sure I could ever stamp like her but I sure CASE'd (copy and share everything) it pretty hard! LOL The layout is Week 3 of the Viva la Verve challenge.

Lots of distressing - both hard distressing as well as ink distressing, zig zag stitching, bows, twine, lace, a button - oh delightfully vintage don't you think? Oh my and how could I EVER forget that doily - you know I love them! It was originally white but I stained it vintage to match my color combo.

Great quote eh, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!"? I couldn't resist using musical paper to coincide with the quote. The die cut on the doily as well as the matching stamp (in cream), the quote and the "friend" are all from various Verve Visual stamp sets.  LOVE. THEIR. STUFF!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!

... vintage...like me ...  HA!

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visual Love Notes, Blue Skies, and Text Objects
Papers: PTI Kraft, GKD Cream, DP by MME
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, PTI Vintage Tea Dye in Chamomile and Vintage Cream
Accessories:  Verve Die, twine, Janome Sew Mini, PTI button, Heidi Swapp distressing tool


  1. This is gorgeous! Nice take on the Verve Sketch.

  2. Michele, this is stunning! I love the vintage look and that doily and lace are beautiful.

  3. Michele always appear with a new look, have a talented work !! I like the vintage look and that doily and lace are beautiful....
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  4. oh the vintage card is just beautiful.. what a gorgeous colour - so pretty
    Lisa x

  5. Michele this is just gorgeous! I always have a hard time if there is nothing to color in but this is elegant and stunning! Congrats on getting to cook, I think...

  6. Oh my goodness is this ever stunning Michele!! Your colors and stitching are fantastic! I love your doily, music panel, and beautifully framed sentiment, as well as your sweet little button and twine!! I'm so honored you chose to CASE my card. Your card is GORGEOUS!!!

  7. Wow Wow Wowwwwww, what a GORGEOUS card! It's so feminine and pretty with the sewing and lace doily. :)

  8. You've captured Tosh's vintage elegance beautifully! Love what you've done here!

  9. Such a beautiful card. Love the doily and lace accents.


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