Thursday, November 26, 2015

Love, Peace and Joy for the Holidays....GPD#012

There's a CASE the Designer Challenge at Global Design Project this week.  Brian King's adorable card is featured so I had to play along.  I love square cards so I kept his layout but headed to the North Pole for my animals instead of the South Pole.  This retired set of Polar Bears by Stampin' Up! is one of my very favorite sets that I will keep forever!

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope your holiday season is filled with love, peace and joy..........................

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peace but Not So Quiet......FMS214

These old fashion snowshoes from Winter Wishes remind me of a simpler time and the word peace seemed like a good fit for the sentiment. But perhaps I reached for the word peace because yesterday's outing with the Katzenjammer Kids went very well. The doctor pronounced Gram totally recovered and a celebratory trip to McDonald's was in order.

But that did lead to a rather spirited "discussion" about who got the longest French fry.......

My oh so talented friend Jen Timko has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Hope you play along - it's a great time to work on your Christmas card stash!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rule of Threes......PPA276, #GDP011


Red and white candy canes are so festive for Christmas. And thanks to the sketch I got to add three of them to my card! It is Christmas card crunch time around here.......I vow to have all my cards done by Thanksgiving......then I swear they will be done by the time the tree goes up the second week of December.........then I promise myself for sure I will finish by my birthday (the 20th)........yes the third time's the charm......

Triple the fun and play along with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

The Global Design Project has a Christmas theme this week- lots of great ideas there for holiday cards!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015


If you believe in the magic of Christmas then you will have no trouble believing that a Lighthearted Leaf can become a Christmas tree!  I do believe but I am not sure if the magic of Christmas is strong enough to make these two behave on our next outing!  I'll keep you posted!

Design Team member Amy O'Neill had some magical news of her own to share this week.  She has been selected to be on the new Artisan Design Team at Stampin' Up!  Stampin' Up! has recognized what we all know here at FMS - she is one talented gal!  She also created our sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches - hope you join us!