Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sending Prayers....FMS284






I am thinking about sunshine today so my flowers had to be yellow!  We are headed south for a few days to enjoy the Florida sun!  I am hoping by the time we get back next week things will be turning green.  We had Easter dinner at our favorite restaurant on the lake and this was our view after a sudden downpour.  Beautiful rainbow but no leaves in sight!








My inkmaster friend Karren has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!


                                         

Stamp Sets:  Amazing You - Altenew, Jumbo Stripes - SSS
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Floral Boutique DSP
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Cool Treats








The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Cool Treats this week.  It has been a beautiful Easter Sunday today - perfect for ice cream treats with sprinkles.  I am a total chocolate sprinkles kind of gal!  My dad was from Holland and Dutch people love their chocolate sprinkles....it's what's for breakfast!  Yep - chocolate sprinkles on toast or on bread and butter - yum!  I would gladly stop in at my grandmother's for breakfast but never for lunch.  She often made snert for lunch which is a thick green pea soup.....shudder.....that's a whole 'nother post......



So enjoy our Cool Treats Hop.....if you are on track you just enjoyed some treats on Yapha's blog.




If you are ready to move on head over to my friend Dawn's blog.  She always has something wonderful in store!




Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Paper:  Tasty Treats DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fusion - Truck Bouquet





I live in a rural area of upstate New York so I see plenty of pick up trucks every day.....but I have never seen one with a beautiful cascade of flowers spilling out of the window!  I used both the inspiration photo and the sketch for my Fusion card this week.  I tinted some embossing paste to provide a backdrop to my simple flowers done in pink and red.

My son and his girlfriend just returned from visiting her family in the Philippines.  She is from a very small village way up north.....also a very rural area but oh so different from our countryside.  Some nearby islands are so remote that a season of Survivor was filmed on one of them!  I love this picture of their lunch on one of those islands.  It is rice, pork chunks and mini lobsters arranged on fan leaves with bananas for dessert.  But note the drink - Coca Cola~!  





Pick the sketch or use the picture - or fuse them together!




Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Grateful Bunch
Ink:  Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Melone Mambo, Flirty Flamingo
Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Playing Around - FMS283






I had fun playing around with die cuts on this card yesterday. At the same time Mother Nature was definitely not playing around up at the lake. The lake started to thaw this week and there was some open water at the beach.  But as the ice broke apart in the center huge ice floes were set free.  One came sailing into our bay and skidded right up onto the beach smashing all the docks in its path.  The power of that ice was amazing!



That is not open water in the picture - it is part of the massive ice field.  Open water is waaaaay in the distance.




Our lake has a dam on one end and the water level is high in the spring and falls throughout the summer so maintaining a dock is difficult as the water level changes. We keep our boat at a nearby marina but every year we beg the Big Guy to put in our own dock and he says "No - the water level changes too much and it could get crushed by ice in the spring!"  So as we looked at our neighbors' docks yesterday I could definitely hear "I told you so" in the breeze......




My talented friend Jen Brum designed a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!




Stamp Sets:  Happy by Hero Arts
Stylish Stems Framelits by SU
Falling in Love DSP by SU