Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Knot Good! FMS438

I can totally relate to that giraffe these days.  It is a difficult time for sure but the artwork of a certain seven year old I know always inspires....

Karren's sketch this week is also inspiring!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Back on Your Feet
Paper: Whisper White,  Animal Expedition DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Call me Clover, Copics

Friday, May 29, 2020

Put The Kettle On!

Nothing like a good cup of tea with a friend!  Hard to do these days but I do make a cup tea to sip while I enjoy a weekly Zoom call with friends.  Of course I did knock the cup over yesterday during the call.....what a circus.....but it did make everyone laugh so there was that.....

It is time for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop again!  I used the sketch from the Paper Players for my design.

Stamp Sets:  Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop), Make Tea (Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Copics, Soft Suede, Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pleased As Punch DSP

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fusion: Beach

Two weeks ago there were snow flurries in the air and overnight temps were below freezing,  The last two days have been almost 90......welcome to spring in the Adirondack Mountains!

                          A friend's camp in mid May.....


Our camp yesterday.......

We are not quite the tropics as seen on my card but I'll take it! I was inspired by both the sketch and the photo at Fusion this week!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Sets:  Waterfront, Beach Happy, Friend Like You
Paper:  Whisper White, Tropical Oasis DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Soft Seafoam, Seaside Spray, Petal Pink, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

An Interesting Week.......FMS437

It has been a very interesting week around here  My daughter organized a "Quarantine Library Retirement Party" for me and sweet treats and cards arrived all week.  I also received several delightful bookmarks in the mail as well.  So I made a few cards to send back to friends to say thanks!

Then one of my good friends had a baby boy - all 11 pounds 1 ounce of him!  Yeow!  All is well - he is beautiful - and yes she had a C-section.  But this crazy quarantine means there will be no playing with that baby for a while yet!

And we had our yearly visit from the Bat family.  Every year one seems to find its way inside.  Well lucky for us there have been two this year - or maybe it was the same guy who came back a day later!  Friday night as we were eating dinner it came zooming into the kitchen as bold as brass.  I bravely dropped to the floor and scooped up my 18 year old five pound deaf and half blind poodle.....who was totally focused on possible table treats.....and started to duck walk to the back door to make a quick exit.  The Big Guy headed to the cellar way to grab a tennis racket to engage that flying beast but as I opened the back door the bat flew right over my head and out across the lawn!

But very late Sunday night I awoke to a fluttering sound and soon realized a bat was circling the bedroom.  I calmly shrieked BAT and the Big Guy once more headed for the tennis racket.  As he shut the bedroom door behind him he said keep your eye on it and make sure it stays in the bedroom.  Seriously?  And that's when I realized I was alone in that room with a bat and a snoring five pound poodle.  There was only one thing to do - become a mummy and get totally under the covers and don't peek out for anything!  The Big Guy returned and handled the situation and was wise enough not to ask if I "kept my eye on it" while he was gone......I can't wait to see what next week brings!

Cecile has designed a fabulous sketch for you to be creative!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Paper:  Whisper White, Highland Heather
Ink: Distress Oxide, Shaded Spruce
Stamps: That Thing You Did (Ellen Hutson), Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop)
Die Cuts: Trees in the Forest (MFT)