Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Twitterpated - FMS171










I confess I had to look up the true meaning of twitterpated - and I found.......smitten!  Twitterpated is much more fun to say!  I also discovered that twitterpated was first used in the movie Bambi by Walt Disney when the wise old owl explains springtime love to Bambi, Thumper and friends.  Too cute - just like this new set called You Plus Me and the Stacked WIth Love DSP.  Things I never knew 'til I started stamping.....


That wonderful Rita Wright has a  terrific sketch ( that I am absolutely twitterpated about ) for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Hope you join us!
                                                

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Babies' Babies! PPA237, PP228





This baby card is headed overseas to welcome a sweet baby girl born this week!  Her grandma is one of my best friends and I visited her dad the day after he was born!  That's how it goes these days - my baby cards are sent to the babies of my friends' babies!  If you are close to my age you understood that sentence perfectly!

The sketch at Pals Paper Arts worked perfectly to focus on the sentiment - which happens to be the challenge at the Paper Players this week!  The sentiment is from Celebrate Baby and Hello Honey was swiped and wiped from that marvelous new DSP called Irresistibly Yours to highlight the stars.


             
                                          

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter Days........FMS170

                At sunrise on cold winter mornings........




 most of my family head out to do this........

                              


which means that I have time to do this...............







That wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell has a clever sketch for us today at Freshly Made Sketches - open to your interpretation!  Hope you join us!

                                              

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Valentine Free For All





I am delighted to be joining The Stamp Review Crew~!  We have blog hops the first and third Monday of each month and feature one Stampin' Up! set used in oh so many creative ways by our amazing team!  It's a great resource to help you make the most out of your stamp sets!

This week however is a free for all - in a good way!  We all made Valentines so you should find some ideas to use for your own sweet Valentines!  If you arrived here from Bronwyn Eastley's blog I know you have already seen some wonderful designs!






I used a recent photopolymer set called Snuggles and Smooches - perfect for a Valentine or new babies!  The sketch from Cas(e) This Sketch was a guide for my design of cascading hearts stamped in Real Red and Crisp Cantaloupe.






Now you are off to enjoy the creations of my wonderful and oh so talented friend Cindy Beach. Cindy and I worked together one year at Convention - supposedly decorating wooden houses. We finished one and just got the base coat on the other one but did we have a great time chatting! The houses sit on a windowsill in my craft room - still unfinished - as a reminder that quite often stamping is about so much more than stamping!

Enjoy the hop!