Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fusion: Ombre

I tried three different colors for my flowers before settling on lavender.  It reminded me of an experiment my third graders would do when we studied plants.  The kids loved to see a white chrysanthemum change color when food coloring was added to the water in the vase.  And it never failed every year someone would think of splitting the stem and using two - or more -  vases of colored water to create a multicolored flower.  And it also never failed that someone would spill their vase and go home wearing a big yellow - or orange - or blue splot.......I miss those little kids!

So many options with this week's Fusion challenge!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Set:  Inspiring Iris
Ink:  Mellow Moss, Pear Pizzazz, Fresh Fig
Paper: Whisper White, Floral Romance DSP

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Movie Night - FMS396

So which one of these kitties are you when you watch a movie?  I am the one on the right covering my eyes!  I love to go to the movies but these days the violence can be overwhelming - even in a movie I am enjoying.  Truth be told I don't actually cover my eyes - I just take off my glasses!  I am so nearsighted that the movie screen becomes a big blur and I can figure out what is happening without the visuals.  When things calm down I put my glasses back on and carry on!

I turned the sketch sideways this week at Freshly Made Sketches to accommodate those movie going kitties.  It is my turn to host so I hope you will join in the fun!  I love to visit your galleries and see all of the creative interpretations of the sketch!

Stamps:  Newton's Movie Night (Newton's Nook)
Ink:  Copics, Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Bird Ballard DSP

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dino Daze....FMS395

The new dinosaur set from Stampin' Up! is such fun!  It makes a delightful - and unexpected - baby card!  Emma loves this set and was working alongside of me on her own dinosaur card.  She has mastered using the mini Misti in spite of the "scary magnets" as she says!  She picked out her own stamps, paper and inks for her card.  And she is a pro at using my new electric die cutting machine.  I won't let her near the paper cutter though!

I snapped a quick picture of her card before she left even though it was already in a cello bag for transport.  But I promised her I would blog it so here it is!


I think my CAS style is rubbing off on her!

Jen Mitchell loves square sketches - me too!  So I am always delighted when she designs a square sketch!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set:  Dino Days 
Paper:  Whisper White, Dinoroar DSP, Pineapple Punch
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock, Pool Party

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fusion: Triangles

This is me.....Every Single Night.........and it all started long ago with Dick, Jane,Spot and the Bobbsey Twins.....then Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and The Boxcar Children showed up.  Ramona Quimby and her friends made me laugh and Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventures on the prairie were captivating.  And that was just the beginning.....reading never gets old.  Just last week I was Where the Crawdads Sing and this week I am part of The Alice Network.....can't wait to see where I go next week!

I did a total Fusion using both the photo and the sketch! I only turned the Turnabout Triangle stamp twice to get the wall pattern.  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets: Our Story (MFT), To Thine Own Shelf(SSS), Triangle Turnabout (Concord and 9th)
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray