Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Just Wanted to Say......FMS548


After four days of 90 degree heat in upstate New York I was ready to play with fall leaves today!  I know all of my friends in Texas are rolling their eyes saying "only four days?" Our mini heat wave is over and I am glad.  Although Miss Pepper and I did enjoy a matinee every afternoon in the den - our only room with AC.  It was a great break from the heat and that awful humidity.  

My two favorite movies were The Rescue on Disney Plus and Thirteen Hours on Amazon.  Both were about the rescue of the soccer team from a cave in Thailand.  Even though I knew the boys were rescued those films are harrowing to watch.  One is a documentary featuring the actual people involved and the other is a Ron Howard film of the rescue - both very well done! 

So now you know how I beat the cream may have been involved as well....

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

Stamp Sets: Texture Chic, Just Wanted to Say(Spellbinders)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Basic White, Texture Chic DSP, Gold Foil

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)