Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Oh Let It Snow! FMS462

 





We are ready!  The heavier quilts are on the bed.  The boots are by the back door and all of the winter coats, scarves and gloves have been brought downstairs from the cedar closet in the attic. The screen door has been replaced by a storm door and the storm windows are all in place.  The furnace has been cleaned and the snow tires will go on the cars this week.  The lawnnmower has been shifted to the back of the garage and the snowblower now sits closest to the door......next to the generator.  And my back porch is empty since the porch furniture has gone south (to the basement) for the winter.  All of that hard work getting ready for winter must have inspired my card this week....it's time....let it snow!



They say good things come in threes - like the three shapes in Narelle's sweet sketch!  Have fun with the grouping and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!




Stamps: Snowman Season
Ink: Memento Black, Merry Merlot, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Stamp Review Crew: Coming Home

 









The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Coming Home today.  It is a wonderful set with endless possibilities to create festive wintry scenes.  

I love the new slimline cards but their size is a bit of a problem for me because I rarely buy 12 x 12 paper and most of my DSP is cut into 6 x 6 squares.  So when I saw some people making mini slimline cards I thought - wow great idea!  This card measures 3 1/4 by 5 1/2.  It is a sweet size that makes you think a bit differently about your design!  I used the die cut from In the Pines to create the hills and added some texture with a die from Lots of Leaves.  The sentiment is from Festive Post.  I am putting this sentiment on a lot of my cards this year.  This holiday season will be very different for sure but there is still a lot to enjoy.  I am shopping on line, watching holiday movies, making Christmas cards and baking lots of sweet treats to share....and some not to share!



My friend Ann Schach does beautiful work.  If you missed her blog head back there!





Otherwise head onward to see Cindy Elam's fabulous work!





The Paper Players is having a Holiday Theme this week.





Stamp Set: Coming Home, Festive Post 
Paper: Whisper White, Trimming the Town DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, SU Blends, Copics




Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fusion: Thankful





After a beautiful week of unseasonably warm weather the rain arrived today - a perfect day for a good book and a latte!  Or in my case - a perfect day for tea and crafting!



I combined the sketch and the photo this week at Fusion - hope you join us!


                                







Stamp Sets: Press On, Forever Fern, Holiday Home, Pumpkin Latte (Newton's Nook)
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Memento Black, Early Espresso, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Copper Foil, In Good Taste DSP
Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder






Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A Note for Fall....FMS461

 








Because of you know what Stampin' Up! has not been able to hold any of its usual On Stage events.  I miss gathering with other demos and seeing new products in person.  But the three day on line event that was held this past week was very well done and we got an early look at the upcoming Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  Lots of good stuff!  The images I used today are from an upcoming set called Enjoy the Moment - part of our "swag" for registering for the event.  I was glad I had some of last year's fall DSP because it worked perfectly with the late autumn feel of this new set.  I usually don't send Thanksgiving cards but I will be sending a few this year since we won't be seeing family as we normally do Thanksgiving weekend.  Guess I will just have to eat all that leftover pie myself!



So many possibilities with Karren's wonderful sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!                                        

                                                 

Stamp Set: Enjoy the Moment
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Come to Gather DSP