Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Spring Blooms - FMS238

Kim's sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches was the perfect opportunity to show off the new set Swirly Bird - so many pieces - so many possibilities!  I kept it simple for its first inking - just bright flowers to say hello.  Around here the lilacs are just blooming - my favorite whiff of spring!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Awesome! PP296, PPA301

It is not quite as summery here as this card looks.......but soon!  When you live up north and the temperature cracks 60 that's good enough!  It was a good day for soccer, ice cream and getting the boat out of storage and back into the lake!

OK maybe it was a wee bit chilly out on the open water but we are a hearty crew........that headed to the nearest restaurant on the lake for a warm supper!

I love Laurie's sketch at the Paper Players this week! I used images from Grateful Bunch and Tin of Cards.

The spring colors at Pals Paper Arts are delightful!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CAS.....not! FMS237

My card style is definitely CAS but I have decided Clean and Simple is a total misnomer!  I have never ever completed a card on my first attempt - this was attempt number four!  The photo below shows the progression of my work.  Panel #1 has a red smudge courtesy of my pinky. Panel #2 was a total disaster as I dropped my stamp while peeling it off the Misti lid.  And then there is panel #3 that has the teeniest navy smudge due to a spot on the magnet holding it in place.  Ahh yes white space is fabulous but shows every tiny smudge!

I think I've made a CAP card.....Clean and Persnickety!

I excited to be hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I do hope you play along!  Have fun with my sketch - I will be around to check out the gallery!

Stamp Sets:  Special Delivery (Sugar Pea), Rain or Shine (Sunny Studio)
                                                            Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Smoky Slate
                                                            Paper:  Night of Navy DSP, Red Foil, Whisper White

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wild Things......PP295, CTS172

Not sure how wild these giraffes are - they look pretty sweet to me!  Perfect to welcome a new little one into the world!

LeAnne's Wild Thing Challenge at the Paper Players is such fun!  Hope you play along! The giraffe family is made using the Giraffe Trio Diecut by poppystamps on SU's Into the Woods Designer Paper.

Loved this sweet sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch!