Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Let the Sunshine In! FMS179

The calendar says spring but Old Man Winter must love it here because he is still hanging around! So I am bringing sunshine into my little corner of the world one way or another!  

That amazing Amy O'Neill designed a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you will join us and spread some of your own sunshine!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birthday Celebrations! PPA244

My husband celebrated his birthday this week - all week as a matter of fact!  First a family dinner at a local pub. Then came the annual buying of his own birthday present.  This year he treated himself to a new utility trailer to replace the one that he has been dragging around for years.  (We never know what it is going to be each year - it can be anything from a chain saw to ski boots!)  Then came a ski trip to Vermont with our son. Finally on St. Patrick's Day - his actual birthday - was a gathering that involved pizza and ice cream sundaes. All this for the guy who says every year......I don't want any fuss on my birthday.........

Irresistibly Yours DSP made working with the sketch at Pals Paper Arts simple as can be this week! I masked off the center with Post It Tape, sponged the edges with Coastal Cabana ink and wiped it off to reveal that wonderful pattern underneath.  Hope you play along at Pals Paper Arts this week - would love to see what you create!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flowers From Misti - FMS178

I often color my stamps with markers to get a multicolored image and that usually involves inking and stamping the image several times to get the result I want! No more thanks to you know who......that little Misti!  I inked and stamped two pots of flowers. Each one was stamped twice to get good coverage in the exact same spot and that was it!  I used only two pieces of white paper - a miracle in itself - and punched out the circle to spotlight the image and I was done!  I am thinking Misti needs to be in the spotlight!

My oh so faraway and very talented friend Narelle has a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I put flowers on my card just for her....she makes the most beautiful floral arrangements on her cards!  I think she was a florist in a past life!  Hope you join us!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Project Life Point & Click

True Confessions:  I don't do Project Life......I can hear you all gasping......and I don't scrapbook any more either........more gasps!?!?!  I am happy just puttering around with my cards.  So when the Stamp Review Crew decided to feature Point & Click I thought....uh oh.....because Point & Click is part of Stampin' Up!'s Project Life Collection.  I bought the set to use the funky images here and there as accents on my cards.  I've never used this set as the main attraction but I decided just to have fun with it and created this "adorable" couple........

I had way too much fun putting this together!  I used Misti to get accurate placement of all 15 of those little pieces! I learned a lot about Misti by trial and error - and a few duh moments.  Yes I did put the stars on upside down - twice - and inked the smooth side.  That was an interesting effect but not exactly the look I was going for!  But all in all it was a very entertaining stamping session! Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop - I can't wait to see what everyone created with this set!

If you just enjoyed Holly's  delightful work you are right on track.  Point & Click on Wendy's link next for her wickedly wonderful creations!