Saturday, March 19, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge # 73! ..... and .....CASE Study Challenge #31

Here is the challenge from the Fabulous Play Date Cafe Challenge this week: (Thanks PDC for the lovely colors!)And here is my take on it ... Pretty Kitty Card ♥ For my wonderful Mother-In-Law who loves the pretty kitties! The stamp is by Verve and I just used the Cricut and CTMH paper, colors: Creme Brule, Petal and Vineyard Berry ... I thought they matched up pretty good :) The little wee "pearl" is also CTMH. Not too fancy since it's still spring break and as you might imagine, I'm not getting a lot of my kind of "play time" in with 4 boys under foot! Too busy with boy play time Like tubing in the snow, bike rides, exploring the river, Science World and wave pools ... Anyhow, Thank you so much for looking and please feel free to make my day and leave a little comment. Thank YOU.

By the way, I couldn't start a fresh post today?? Weird ... and I'm running out of time so have added this to my last freshest post ... please don't disqualify me from either challenge :) I never do this and I'm afraid if I wait, I won't make the challenge. Forgive me.

Hello Today to YOU :)
Just a quick shout out for "light it up blue" ~
Two weeks until Autism Awareness Day my friends. This is of course a subject very near and dear to my heart ♥ For more information, or to make a donation to Autism Speaks please copy and paste this into your browser:

You can help our family reach it's fund raising goal and help raise awareness and fund valuable research ~ Any and All help is very much APPRECIATED! Thank YOU!


Lovin' the inspiration for this week! The fun summery colors, the gorgeous ribbon slide, pretty bling, the paper piercing, the layout all gave me motivation and inspiration to create my page. Now, although I do have a sewing machine, I have never quite gotten up the guts to sew on my pages ... I really thought I could do it this week but alas ... with 4 boys underfoot and oh-so-demanding 24/7 .... Spring Break ... this is not my week to try. So I stamped and then paper pierced to give the look of sewing. (Hanging head in shame ... I'm a sewing chicken)

This is the Inspiration:
Lovely isn't it!?!?

And this is the layout I created incorporating the ribbon, the slide, the bling, the curvy bottom, the paper piercing, the sewing, (I faked it!), the tag look, the summery paper and the over-all layout. Thanks for looking and if you are kind enough to leave a little comment, thanks so much! :)

The adorable little person is my Michael, now six years old. He and his identical twin brother both have Autism. I know there are so many good causes today that really need our help but if you are able and/or willing to give a little something up this week and make a donation to Autism Speaks ... I would be extremely grateful. Thank YOU!
Hey, have a HAPPY day today! :)


Nana Connie said...

What a great layout! Love the pictures of those precious boys. How you can manage scrapbooking and crafting while raising 4 kids s beyond me! You have my undying admiration. :-)

Julie said...

My gosh, what a sweetie - love what you’ve done this week with the inspiration card! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

Patrice said...

I love that cat!!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

OHHH... as scrapbook page, how cool!! And it's a great one too, thanks for playing!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that paper-layered kitten, Michele! And that little pearl is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Fiona said...

cuty Kitty card Michele :) Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe!

Pam Wendt said...

Beautiful projects -
both of them -
but I especially love your gorgeous layout of your adorable Michael! :o)

Michele Gross said...

I love all the layered paper piecing! Wonderful look! Your layout is soo cute too! Please email me with your son's names. I would love to make a donation to Autism Speaks in their honor. I've always believed its far worse to do nothing because you thought you could only do a little. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful LO! I love those pics--precious!

And I love your paper pieced cat! SOOO cute!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:}