PSA and Chatty Nikki turns 13

Guess what? I am REALLY back and I am soooooooooooo excited, I have not created in WEEKS!! I have finally beat whatever that forsaken sickness was I had - everything from sinus infection, bronchitis, pneumonia and the weeks of tears thinking I would never get well! I'm not sure I ever remember being THAT sick for THAT long!! :(

But let's move on - first off, I should tell you the best way to spend your money this week AND THIS WEEK ONLY...just start here:

There are some amazing new images & LOTS of long-time images - take a look as many are now available digitally!!

Next up is my card for this week's challenge: Challenge 58 - Shapes brought to you by the Stamping Genius Sally!

I'm not sure I followed the challenge as it was issued; but I sure had fun creating! Our youngest daughter has a birthday party coming up, so I used the CPS sketch HERE; and the birthday girls fave color is baby blue, so I tried to take advantage of that through and through! :D

Card plus birthday tag
Tag up close
Chatty Nikki is actually a pocket in which I inserted the birthday tag, thought glitter was a must for the numbers - don't you agree? Some ribbon was added to the tag, then I sewed the button on using jute twine. Some embossing, DTP ink for the large embossed dots, a bit of sewing and that's it.

Thanks for hanging in there while I had to take an extended absence, I'm just so happy to be feeling better and FINALLY back to creating!

Have a great week!

... ready to chat it up friends ...


Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink
Papers: PTI Spring Rain, GKD White, Copic XPress, Echo Park DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini, jute twine, misc. ribbon, Verve Visual Die (tag-outside), PTI Die (present-inside)


  1. It's fab to have you back Hun, so glad you are feeling better and you have not disappointed with your creation, love it and those glittery numbers are just perfect.....l

  2. oh i have missed you Michele - glad you are back ! This is fabulous .. i love the little tag idea..and of course the numbers have to be glittered ! They look stunnaliscious
    Lisa x

  3. Hi

    I love your card.... the texture behind the image is fab.... then your colouring and layout are also gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  4. Gorgeous Creation! Simply Stunning!! Thank you for joining us atAnything Goes Challenge Blog!

  5. Yeahhh it's sooooooo good to have you back! I missed you so much M Pee and what a stunning comeback - its just beautiful and I don't care if it doesn't fit the challenge you're back and thats the main thing! Love that baby blue though - gorgeous colour!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  6. OMG...is that you M Pee rofl???!!! I totally agree with Laurie..your card is fabulicious...love the tag hidden behind Chatty Nikki which is a flabby SHAPE and the large embossed dots are da bomb!! So glad you're
    back :-D xx

  7. Michele, your card is gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and I love that pretty shade of blue. So glad you're feeling better and back to posting - I've missed you ;)

  8. Cute card - I love the little tag!

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “April Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again this Saturday for another fun challenge and the chance to WIN!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  9. Glad to read you are feeling better. You've made a lovely card with a great image, colours and embossing spots. Thanks for joining us this month at FOREVER FRIENDS Embossing Challenge.
    Good Luck.
    Diane (DT)x

  10. Cute card for a teenager! Love your take on the sketch too. TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Is this cute! LOVE that adorable image and such a cute use of that CPS sketch.

  12. Great take on the sketch! I'd love for you to link up with 52 Card Pickup this week...


  13. this is one really gorgeous card with beautiful colours and detail thanks for playing at anything goes this week too hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxx


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