Thursday, January 23, 2020

Fusion: Critter


You may think you are seeing double because I seemed to have hit POST two days too early and out this post went on Tuesday!  Well my greeny inked card is appropriate for today because I am green with envy of everyone with mad computer skills.....and speedy computers!  I need an updated computer and don't know where to begin to buy one! My iPad is efficient and oh so handy but it doesn't like Blogger so I need to fire up the computer for blogging.  Honest I would rather be creating than computing so I chug along with this ancient computer to blog.......but it is not as fast as it used to be......I can relate......

I pulled the yellow and green from the inspiration photo and used the sketch to design my card this week at Fusion.  Use what inspires you and play along with us!  We would love to see your work in our gallery at Fusion!

Stencil: Medallion by Stampin’ Up!
Die Cut: Congrats by Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Oxides
Paper: Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, Pear Pizzazz

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

So Much Love....FMS419 is in the air already as we head toward Valentine's Day.  Where I live there are a lot of snowflakes in the air too.  But the cold wintry days did not stop us from celebrating Will's first birthday.  The party was at Emma's house and we all had a grand time.  Will's favorite part of the party was definitely the balloons!

And somehow he grabbed Auntie Erin's cell phone just right and took his own selfie!  Those kiddos start early with cell phones these days!

We definitely had a lot of fun!

Hope you have fun with LeeAnn's sketch this week!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Birds of a Feather
Ink: Real Red, Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, From My Heart DSP

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Stamp Review Crew: Broadway Birthday

The Stamp Review Crew is starting the year off featuring Broadway Birthday!  I love how the new Birthday Bonanza DSP has a balloon pattern that matches the stamped balloons from this set so I used it as my background. This stamp set is one that goes onto my keep forever shelf.  The images, sentiments and the diecuts are perfect for all kinds of celebrations.  Continue through our hop for more ideas!

Mary Haugen is next with another wonderful creation!

If you missed Holly's wonderful work head back to check it out!

   I flipped the sketch from Fab Friday sideways to accommodate the balloons.

Stamp Set:  Broadway Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Birthday Bonanza DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Terracotta Tile, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Memento Black

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Simple Leaves....FMS418

This image from Beautifully Braided worked perfectly for my Online Card Class homework assignment.  The class - led by Kathy Racoosin -  is about coloring techniques with different types of markers and colored pencils. Choosing Copic markers can be intimidating but Kathy shared this fun tip.  She suggested  the plucking technique - pick three different colored markers - a dark, a medium and a light and don't worry about the numbers.  So I bravely grabbed a dark brown, a medium orange and a light yellow by looking only at the color and not the numbers.  That is the fastest I have ever chosen colors and it all worked on my ginkgo leaves today!  So thanks to Kathy for starting us out with  simple, fun technique!

So many possibilities with Jacquie's wide open sketch this week!  Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: Beautifully Braided
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tropical Oasis DSP