Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Fusion: Wheel Wreath


Good friends are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary next month so I took advantage of the perfect colors in our Fusion challenge to make their anniversary card.  I confess I was there 50 years ago all dressed up in a bridesmaid the years just fly!  It was a wonderful wedding - we wore long home made dresses and flowers in our hair........ahhhh the early 70's!

I used the sketch and the photo for inspiration this week at Fusion!  Hope you join us!

Die Sets: Hand Penned Petals (SU), Scripted Greetings (Pink Fresh)

Paper: Basic Black, Heart ad Home DSP, Bronze Foil

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Birthday For A Prince

 Who could turn down a chance to play cards with Michele?!?  Not me!  When Michele Ferguson said "Let's play cards on Prince's birthday!" I said "Deal me in!"  Her challenge was to make a birthday card using  colors from these songs by Prince.....Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette.

Since the purple rain was falling my gal couldn't possibly get her raspberry beret wet so she opened her raspberry striped umbrella.  She is waiting patiently in her red high heels for that little red corvette to pick her up for a birthday celebration!

The clouds are stenciled using Distress Ink and her skirt and shoes are colored with Copics.  A bit of water coloring with Zig markers worked perfectly on the umbrella.  I love the added texture of the watercolor paper.

And inside it looks like that red corvette is pulling up........

Many thanks to my friend Michele for inviting me to play cards today!  Head on over to her blog to see what she has created - that's where I am off to as well! She is a delightful card player and inspires us all with her beautiful creations.  You never know what she has up her sleeve!

Stamp Sets: Follow the Rainbows (SSS), Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop), Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes (MFT), Driving By (SU)

Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor, Whisper White

Ink: Memento Black, Versa Fine Black, Granny Apple Green, Copics, Wilted Violet Distress, Zig Marker - Light Purple


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fusion: Rainbow Plates


Just a simple, bright and happy card for you today.  I am not a pink fan but I love Polished Pink!  It livens up the place don't you think?

That fabulous rainbow of plates inspired my rainbow of stripes with a rising sun peeking out behind the sentiment cloud!  Use what inspires you and join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets: Tin of Cards, 

Ink: Mango Melody, Versafine Black

Paper: Polished Pink, Basic White, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Little Birdie.....FMS537


There's a lot happening on this card but somehow it works for me.  I love the sweet bird and I love that floral DSP - together they make a great team and a sweet note card!

There has been a lot happening in my world these past few months as well.  I am happy to report that my Bell's Palsy has resolved but I had a reaction to the steroids I had to take.  It has taken a while for my system to readjust to "normal".  There has been a lot of napping!  I am doing much better but have decided to take a break through the summer.  So I am stepping back from FMS until fall.  I'll be popping in with a card now and then so I won't be completely gone!  Our summers are too short here in upstate New York so the plan is to kick back and enjoy the next few months!

I love Judy's funky sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Sweet Songbirds

Paper: Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Hues of Happiness DSP

Ink: Versafine Black, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia