Thursday, July 2, 2015

Birthdays and Other Celebrations......PPA258, PP251






It's fun to get together to celebrate a birthday.......but actually it is fun to get together to celebrate anything! The stars aligned  this past weekend and I actually got to spend an afternoon with two of my favorite stampers.....Jen Timko and Jen Mitchell. A lot of stamping talk to be sure - and a lot of laughs.  Jen M brought a selfie stick - that she had never used before.  It was a strange experience and we couldn't stop laughing as you can see in the picture below!







I paired our cheery color combo at Pals Paper Arts along with Nance Leedy's cool sketch at The Paper Players to create my card.  That fabulous script sentiment is from a recent Paper Pumpkin kit.

                                                     


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Baby........FMS193





A new baby definitely causes happiness......especially if it is sweet, tiny and furry!  My son and his girlfriend added a new pup to their brood this week.  This little guy is delightful but Silas and Adirondack aren't too sure about him yet!




He is a spunky mix of poodle, dachshund and shih tsu.  They are still trying to settle on a name but in the meantime Emma calls him "my puppy".........







I love Rita's sketch this week! I used the giraffe from Zoo Babies, a word from Big News and new DSP called Cherry on Top. I took a few liberties with the design - and you can too!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hitting the Wall.......FMS192





The good news is that my kitchen is almost done - just painting and crown molding to do.  And my mother's apartment is almost completely packed, sorted and ready for the movers.  Notice I'm saying almost......there was no work to be done today because I hit the wall yesterday and needed a break! That must have been on my mind when I made this card because I used the new brick wall embossing folder - such a cool effect! A beautiful flower from Bountiful Blooms and words from Tin of Cards look terrific on my wall! If you're going to hit the wall it might as well be a pretty one!


Oh that talented Jen Mitchell has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!







Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hang on Swoopy! PPA256








Soft Suede and Early Espresso work well together to say a simple hello.  I used SU's new Greetings thinlits for the hello - I love how swoopy it is.  It works perfectly with Kerry's sketch this week at Pals Paper Arts - hope you play along!  I would love to see what you swoop across the top!  


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