Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Fusion: Cheese and Tiers


Sending cheer with a bottle of wine works for just about any occasion.....unless you are trying to cheer me.  Bring cookies....I'll put the kettle on......

I was inspired by the sketch and the photo this week at Fusion - join us and use whatever inspires you!

Stamp Set: Bottled Happiness

Paper: Basic White, He's The Man DSP, Textured Chic DSP

Ink: Soft Succulent, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake, Memento Black

On Point (Sort Of).....FMS547


The hippos in this set just make me smile!  I turned the ballerina into a tightrope walker who is having no trouble at all balancing on that festive rope!  I got the Hippest Hippos set this week and wanted to use it right away.  So a quick glance at Judy's sketch and I knew what I wanted to do.  Key words here are......quick glance.  I used dies from Trees for Sale to make the tightrope.  I remembered the three panels across the bottom so I cut three poles and created my scene.  When the card was finished and photographed I looked at the picture and the light went on.......three poles create two panels.......four poles would have made three panels.....sigh....

Have fun with Judy's great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I did!

Stamp Sets: Hippest Hippos, Trees For Sale, Kite Delight

Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Seaside Spray

Paper: Basic White, Tea Boutique DSP, Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather

Wednesday, July 27, 2022



Emma spent a day with me in my craft room last week and had a great time with some stencils, ink and blending brushes while I was doing some cleaning and re-organizing of my shelves and storage units. I promised her I would use one of her backgrounds on a card so I take no credit for the sand and sky you see here!  I added the umbrellas and finished the scene - looks like a perfect beach day to me!

I love Amy's sketch this week!  Hope she doesn't mind that I flipped it so the umbrellas would work with the background!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Beach Huts (SSS)
Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Distress
Stencil: Surf & Sand (SSS)

Friday, July 22, 2022

Happy Haunting


A clean and simple challenge was just what I needed as I ease my way back into the stamping world!  My basket of Halloween supplies was still on my desk from a card I made earlier this week so I decided to make a card for Will.  I cut some DSP and arranged all the stamps in my Misti and BAM! I was done!  A quick die cut sentiment, a tiny splash of yellow and I was ready to pop it on a card base!  Will is going to love figuring out what kind of critters are following this little guy through the forest.

My good friends at The Paper Players are celebrating their 600th Challenge this week!  Wowza!  It is a wonderful challenge with a fabulous design team!  Congratulations to them!

Stamp Sets: Scary Cute, Cutest Halloween, Witch Feet (Hero Arts)
Paper: Basic White, Happy Forest Friends DSP, Basic Black
Ink: Versafine Clair Black