A day late, a dollar short and a few marbles...

short too...no comment needed. LOL

Yesterday, the amazing TLT Ladybugs posted their cards for Jolly Julie's challenge - "Loves Me, Loves Me Not"; I quickly knew I wanted to use the "Grow Old With Me" stamp from the Ladybug Crafts Ink Wrinkley collection - seriously peeps, aren't they just the cutest couple? I wanna chair like that so hubby and I can sit and cuddle together!!

The layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #151. I didn't want to cover my image so I ran the ribbon behind my image and made a poofy flower from a paperback book. Gosh, I just love making them - they don't add too much dimension and are oh so easy. I edged this one in Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade. The heart is tied with button twine from PTI, tied with a bow which I looped around the paperback flower. <3

The image is colored with Copics; the inside is decorated with a couple sentiments from the "Grow Old With Me" stamp set and more stitching. Kinda like Karen, I had a great time stitching all my panels.

I RARELY use orange - but I thought it turned out pretty cute! Thanks for popping in; be sure to check out what the other bugs created and leave them some love. We can all use a little love!

... wrinkley & STILL in love ...

PS - for those keeping up on Kaitlyn; our first week of physical therapy didn't go so well; we saw no improvement and her pain didn't lessen; therefore she moved to crutches on Monday. We go back for physical therapy on Thursday - REALLY praying for progress! I post updates on Facebook too if you want to follow along.


Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Wrinkley
Papers: PTI Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile, GKD Cream, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMagic Wheat, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini, Dimensional Boosters, sponging


  1. It was well worth the wait Michele.. and i love the orange and that poofy flower.. i saw a chair like that the other day ..but unfortunatley it wasn't in my price range!!
    Take care .. and fingers crossed kaitlyn's physio shows progress soon
    Take care
    Lisa x

  2. Oh wow this is so beautiful MP, I love the bright colours and that flower is cute!! I hope Kaitlyn is on the mend soon poor lil thing!! you see to be having a rough time at the minute!! x

  3. Kids...they're in cahoots with hairdressers to cover our grey hairs they bring on!!! Hope Kaitlyn's pain subsides and she's shooting baskets soon :-D Fabulicious card MP...LOVE that poofy flower..hope you read the book first lol. Orange is such a cheery colour...we should use it more often xx

  4. You are so gonna get the whip for being late!! Fabulous card honey, and love the poofy flower!! Sorry that things aren't going so well, sending lots of hugs. P x

  5. Poor Kaitlyn, what a worry for you all. I love your gorgeous card, fab papers and wow to that flower!!

  6. Awww this is adorable, they look all sweet and cozy! Pretty papers on a wonderful card!

  7. Awesome coloring Michele and I love the bold colors! I would love to have a chair like this too but my cats would have to squish into with us and that might be a bit crowded!

  8. This is really pretty and I love that flower....

  9. Fabulous card Michele and I love your colors. That flowers is so pretty, especially the way you've used ink on the edges. Aren't Karen's sketches the greatest?

  10. Just perfect Michele!Loving those loved up oldies!Hope you enjoyed my challenge choice,Jolly Julie :0D


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