Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time to Shine......FMS389





Oh that new little grandson of mine shines for sure!  That little Willy Bear is a charmer and this photo makes me laugh every time I look at it.......but not because of him.  Does anyone else think that E.T. has snuck up behind him and is ready to poke him with that magic shining finger?  What else could it be?  Honest my thumb is not that long.......still laughing...





These sweet flowers and sentiment are from a soon to be available set from Stampin' Up! called Daisy Lane.  Worked perfectly for Narelle's great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Hope you join us! 





The Paper Players is having a CAS plant challenge this week.



Stamp Sets:  Daisy Lane, Kinda Eclectic
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Lilypad Lake









The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Lilypad Lake this week.  My plan was to make a soft card of white with shades of blue.  But there sat my folder of Mango Melody still on my desk from the graduation cards I made earlier this week.  It seemed to be screaming "Pick me...pick me"  like  my third graders used to when they absolutely had to be the first one picked in a game or activity!  I just couldn't ignore it!  I think I may have a new favorite color.....

I am sandwiched between two of my best stamping buddies this week!  They are both fabulous stampers and are very entertaining to hang out with!  So don't miss either stop.....head back to Dawn Tidd or forward to Heidi Baks - enjoy!






The sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch was the basis of my design.



Stamp Set:  Lilypad Lake
Paper:  Whisper White, Mango Melody
Ink:  Memento, Balmy Blue, Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Crumb Cake,Night of Navy

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fusion: Hedgehog Scooter






My favorite way to do the Fusion challenge is to use both the sketch and the picture.  But I knew I was in trouble this week when I saw the photo.  I don't have one hedgehog image anywhere....so then I thought I must have a scooter image somewhere....anywhere in my craft room.....nope nope nope!  

And then I remembered my daughter needs 35 graduation cards in three weeks so I decided to use the sketch to get them started.  I am terrible at making multiples (unless it's cookies) - easily bored - or easily distracted - but I did make two of these!  Time to think of a new design for the next "batch.....



Hope you join us at Fusion this week!

                                 

Stamps: Wavy Sayings (Lawn Fawn), Bravo Grad (FSJ)
Paper:  Mango Melody, Whisper White, Gray Granite, Best Route DSP
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Copics
Cloud Embossing Folder (SU!)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Final Detail....FMS388





I love these sweet pots of flowers and decided to use them as the "circles" of the sketch.  And it wasn't until I put the card on my bookcase to photograph that I realized I hadn't included a sentiment. So I embossed a tiny hello on a scrap of Rococo Rose - one of new in colors from Stampin Up!  And just like that the tiny sentiment banner with its happy pop of pink became my favorite part of the card!



Karren has a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I overlapped my "circles" a bit differently and you can too if you want! Put your own spin on it!


Stamps Sets: Hero Arts Monthly Kit,  Sending Sunshine (Wplus9)
Paper:  Grey Granite, Mellow Moss, Festive Farmhouse DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Black,  Copics