Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Lemonade Season....FMS587


Ahhh summertime!  It is the only time of year I drink lemonade. Nothing better on a hot day!  Our temps are going up and I think we had our last frost so the flowers will go out on the porch tomorrow. And soon it will be warm enough for lemonade!  

I kept my design simple so that embossed background could show off!

Have fun playing with Jen Timko's great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: So Refreshing (SU!), Sentiment from The Ton
Ink: Bubble Bath,  Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lolly, Starry Sky, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Seaside Spray
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time to Celebrate! FMS586


I am celebrating that my second cataract surgery is over and I am recovering!  So many eye drops!  I am still in recovery mode but my vision is much brighter which is the good news.  My up close vision is great but I will need glasses for distance - which is the opposite of what most people have after cataract surgery.  Now I wait for a month until everything has settled in - healed - or whatever is happening in my eyes and then I can get fitted for glasses again.  In the meantime I am wearing very old glasses for distance and none for close work.  I am glad I kept several old pairs over the years.  I have them all over the house now.  It's a little nutsy and I often end up with a headache but it is workable. So I decided a celebration card was in order using SU's new Beautiful Balloons set!

Jacquie has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Beautiful Balloons
Paper: Basic White, Bright and Beautiful DSP,  Bubble Bath
Ink: Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lime Twist, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Hooray! FMS584


Even though my first cataract surgery was successful, functioning these past two weeks with eyes totally out of balance has been a challenge! I alternate between no glasses or an old pair of glasses or my most recent glasses with one lens popped out depending on what I am doing! Craziness! So when my daughter asked for her annual supply of 40 graduation cards I decided they had to be super simple!  One stamped sentiment, a graduation die cut and some DSP did the trick.  I will have the second surgery next week so I will be MIA again for a week or two.  But I am not complaining one bit!  It will be wonderful to see clearly again!

Hope you have fun with my sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I love to see all of your creativity at work!

Sentiment: The Stamp Market
Die Cut; Taylored Expressions
Paper: Thick Basic White, Assorted DSP

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Lemon Lolly....FMS583


I have scattered some of Stampin' Up's new-soon -to-be-available colors around on my card today.  My right eye cataract surgery was successful and now I await round two on my left eye.  But in the meantime my vision is definitely lopsided so my card is super simple!

I loved Narelle's funky sketch this week and decided a bird on a branch would work perfectly!  That sweet singer is stamped in Lemon Lolly and she is singing notes in Azure Afternoon.  Meanwhile her feet are resting on a Pecan Pie branch adorned with Moody Mauve and Bubble Bath flowers.  Love the new color names!


Hope you have fun with the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Sweet Songbirds
Inks: Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon, Moody Mauve, Pecan Pie
Paper: Basic White, Lemon Lolly, Rain or Shine DSP