Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Celebrating You! FMS424

A toucan with balloons is the perfect plus one when attending a birthday party!  I am sure he would add entertainment to any gathering! 

Jen Brum has a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Bonanza Buddies, Broadway Birthday
Ink: Memento Black, Terracotta Tile, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Birthday Bonanza DSP

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fusion: Decor

That clean and simple photo at Fusion spoke to my clean and simple heart!  And where did I get that CAS preference from?  Hmmm maybe I inherited it.

The activities director at Pineview - where my mother lives - used some of my crafting supplies for an arts and crafts project this week.  She made a sample bouquet and put out the punched flowers and buttons for the residents to assemble on their art board.  My daughter was there to help out and said Gram absolutely refused to make a bouquet stating that it was way too messy,  So here is a photo of the sample next to my mother's creation - perfectly aligned rows!  She wouldn't let anyone help her because it had to be perfect!  

I used the sketch for my card as well as the clean design of the photo with its neutral colors.  Use what inspires you at Fusion!


Stamps: Soft Spring (SU), Simply Said Hugs (Avery Elle)
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Ink: Memento Black, Purple Posy, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Rise and Shine....FMS423

My first thought when I looked at this finished card was: Yep a third grade teacher made this card!  

Back in the day I loved doing art projects with my class and they often involved blocks of bright colors!  I started making cards after I retired and I soon realized that what I told my kids then apply to my card making sessions today.......

1. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
2. Enjoy the process......don’t worry about what your neighbor is doing.
3. Paper has two sides.....flip it over and start again if you need to.....and remember there are always more pieces on the back table!

I love Kim’s sweet sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  So many possibilities!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Rise and Shine
Ink: Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Pleased As Punch DSP

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Stamp Review Crew: SAB

The Stamp Review Crew is celebrating 2020 Saleabration today!  So many products that can be earned free from Stampin' Up!  I used images from Lovely Lily Pad, a sentiment from Sending You Thoughts, Lily Impressions DSP, So Saffron Metallic Baker's Twine and Patterned Sequins.  I brushed So Saffron onto Whisper White before I die cut the circle.  And I mixed the greens with Call Me Clover paper and Shaded Spruce Blends.

Miss Emma and her family celebrated 2020 with their visit to the Ice Castle - a week after her cousin Will visited.  Still looks pretty icy!

Miss Emma checked out all the inside passages!  And I hope you check out the rest of our hop!

Don't miss my friend Heidi Baks' wonderful work......

And then head onward to see something wonderful Cindy has created....

I used the cool sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch for my card's design.