Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Let's Hear It For The Boys! FMS337

A sentiment from Stampin' Up's soon to be released set Around the Corner worked perfectly for final batch of graduation cards I made for my daughter.  It has been quite the crafting week around here.  I am a selfish crafter and only make cards for my own use so creating what other people want is tough for me!  But...30 graduation cards are done - check!

Then I made 25th Anniversary invites  - with a request for super simple - I had to remove the bows.....sigh....25 invites done - check!

Oh there's more -  these were the toppers for favors at a Thirty-One Event my daughter hosted - a camping theme was requested.  They were clipped to clear bags filled with marshmallows, graham crackers and hershey bars.  20 toppers - check!

Since Erin is a Thirty-One consultant  I have a zillion 31 products to keep things organized in my craft room.....and to lug stuff to gram's.....or to the lake.....or to shoebox swaps.  I have a Super Swap It Pocket that is terrific for swaps.  BUT what I recently discovered it that Stampin' Up's new Stamparatus fits into the side zipper pouches perfectly!  There are two side pouches so you can put the Stamparatus on one side and the second plastic cover on the other!  I know many of you use 31 products so I'm passing along the info in case you have one of those Swap It Pockets lying around somewhere!

So that was my week....whew!  Glad to get back to my own crafting!

I am delighted to be hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  My sketch leaves you lots of room for creative action!  Join us!


Stamp Sets:  Around the Corner, Bike Ride, Smarty Pants (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White,  Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Tutti Frutti DSP
Die Cut: Painted Grad (SSS)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fusion: The Harbor

Finally things are blooming and the sun is shining - almost strawberry season!  And look how happy Corduroy is to be running in the sunshine!

Or perhaps he is just happy for rescuing his friend Silas and himself.  My son stepped out of the car yesterday but left his keys on the dash.  Corduroy and Silas then jumped into the driver's seat to look out and managed to hit the lock button and locked themselves in the car.  So before we called AAA Mike decided if the pups locked the car they should be able to unlock it.  Well I wish I had taped his antics to get those dogs all excited.  Silas soon tired of the game but Corduroy kept jumping and hopping every time Mike did and sure enough he finally hit the button in the sweet spot!  

I pulled the colors from the photo and used the sketch this week at Fusion!  Be inspired by either....or both!

Stamp Set:  Fruit Basket, Bookcase Builder
Paper:  Whisper White, Tutti Frutti DSP, Night  of Navy
Ink:  Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Black

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

For the Ladies....FMS336

My daughter is a college advisor and works with high school juniors and seniors throughout their college search and application processes.  This week she put in a request for 30 cards for her graduating seniors - yikes I need to get busy!  I'll be making fourteen of these for the girls. I love this new hostess set from the upcoming Stampin Up! catalog!  Such a fun image!

And speaking of fun we celebrated Gram's 93rd birthday this week.  She is always up for a good time!

And Miss E designed festive headbands for them just for the occasion!

Jen Mitchell.....who is as happy to see springtime as I am......designed the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  So many creative possibilities with this one!  Join us!

Stamp Set: Hand Delivered
Paper: Whisper White, Bubbles and Fizz DSP
Ink: Black, Calypso Coral, Copics

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It's Been Too Long......FMS335

If I could mail a card to Winter I would send this one as a reminder that it needs to move on! It's been too long ~ I am ready for a summery scene like this one! This past weekend was cold and rainy in Vermont when we visited our son.  Ski season is over but driving through mountains with Callahan men means you check out the ski areas anyway - just to see how much snow is left.  

(The four seasons in our family are Boating Season - Waiting for the First Flakes Season - Ski Season and Watching It Melt Away Season!)  

We visited Pico and Killington to check out the snow cover but the mountains were draped in fog so we didn't stay long.  And that meant an early dinner at a neat place called The Garlic where the specials were written on uncooked lasagna in the middle of the table!  

Jen Timko's wonderful sketch was perfect to showcase images from the new SU set  Lilypad Lake!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Paper Players are having a Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week  I went across the top row~!

Stamp Sets:  Lilypad Lake, Hero Arts Sentiment
Paper: Myths and Magic DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Black, Copics