Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Queen Bees........FMS196

I have heard there can be only one Queen B in a I guess we are pretty lucky that the two Queen B's in our "hive" get along so well.  

Emma and my mom have a great time together!  Today they practiced the alphabet!

Cindy Hall has a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I used Garden in Bloom and English Garden DSP on my card along with Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow Inks.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


It's always nice to receive flowers....even if they are only on paper!   English Garden DSP is gorgeous and makes a pretty background behind the unexpected pop of blue flowers from Butterfly Basics. A touch of the unexpected is always fun in a design or a wardrobe ensemble.  Miss Emma is into picking out her own wardrobe and accessories these days.  Doesn't everyone wear silver sequined shoes on a camping trip in the Adirondacks?  She probably thought her mom said "Come on, we are going glamping!"

We have a great sketch this week at Pals Paper Arts!  Hope you play along!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Fresh Start.......FMS195

Nothing like a fresh start!  A new little guy will be arriving in the our neighborhood soon and this card is ready to greet him!  But he's not the only one starting anew. After eight weeks of physical therapy in a nursing home my mother has moved to assisted living! For the past two days I have been there to walk her to the cafeteria for lunch and dinner. Then I loiter in the hall and peek through the doorway to see if she is eating and chatting. I shouldn't have worried because today she told me to go home and that she knew perfectly well where to sit and had some new friends waiting for her!  A fresh start is possible even when you are 90!

And you may have noticed that my blog got a fresh start today as well!  The simple clean heading was designed by Lesley Croghan.......creator of Freshly Made Sketches!  She has a great eye for design!  

Someone else with a great eye for design - Kim Singdahlsen - drew our fun sketch this week!  It has us going in circles at Freshly Made Sketches .......but if those circles make you dizzy feel free to change up those shapes!  Have fun!

Stamp Sets: SU Bravo, PTI Baby Button Bits
Designer Paper: SU Cherry on Top

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Soft and Sweet.......FMS194

If you are a regular reader here you know that I usually make just one of a kind cards with a specific person in mind. But there is an exception to my rule....sympathy cards. I don't want to be blithering all over the card stock trying to put one together! So I just create them when the mood strikes and then I have a stash to pick from when needed.  And it always strikes me as odd what puts me in that mood.......but I go with it......

I adore this picture my daughter took last weekend of Emma and the big guy walking back up to camp from the beach.  It is a sweet picture and makes me smile!  And somehow that soft sweet picture with the bit of pink led to my card......

I used Blushing Bride with b/w and several stamps - a splash from Work of Art, frames from Pretty Thankful, a butterfly from Garden in Bloom and a beautifully scripted sentiment from Oh Happy Day by Avery Elle. The DSP frame is from the fabulous b/w set called Everyday Chic.

I am hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Come on over and check out our amazing Design Team! I would love to see what you create with my sketch!