Thursday, August 6, 2020

Fusion: Fruit

I knew there was a reason why I saved this last swatch of designer paper from two - or maybe three - years ago. It has lived in my scrap basket just waiting for its moment to shine. Its glossiness is lost in the photo but in person it steals the show!

Our growing summer growing season here is very short but Miss E and her friends managed to pick quite a few fresh blueberries recently.

Which led to these treats......

Gotta love summer sweetness!

I love combining both the sketch and the photo at Fusion!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Fruit and Flowers (SU), Bloom by Bloom (SU), Fresh and Fruity (Sunny Studio)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Tasty Treats DSP

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Gnome For The Holidays....FMS 447

Why do I look at that little guy and think he is inviting us all in for the holidays......or maybe he is just saying "to gno-me is to love me" or "I love you gnome-atter what" or "I'll be gnome for Christmas".....and I bet you now have a few ideas of your own on what he might be saying.....

Lots of possibilities with Kim's wonderful sketch this week!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Gnome For The Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Let It Snow DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Copics

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful World

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Hop.  Today we are featuring the gorgeous Stampin' Up! set Beautiful World.  The possibilities with this set are endless so I hope our hop gives you some good ideas!

I used the stamp set along with the coordinating designer series paper for a finished look.  This makes a perfect graduation card!  

This guy hasn't even thought about school or graduations yet but Willy Bear seems ready for an adventure!  #numberonegrandson

If you missed stopping by Betty Traciak's blog head back to see her wonderful work!

Otherwise head on over to Cindy Elam's blog to see what beautiful work she has created!

I used the layout from Cas(e) this Sketch this week for my design.

Stamp Set: Beautiful World
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White,  Gold Foil, World of Good DSP

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Comfort Zones.....FMS446

I am hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches and I thought it would be fun to try one of the new slimline cards that are becoming so popular.  All I can say is that I learned a lot making this one and got frustrated at times but in the end I powered through.  Amazing how you have to think when you are outside your comfort zone.....different measurements.....more space to fill.....yikes my 6 by 6 DSP squares won't work......and yes I cut incorrectly more than once!  But I hung in there and plan to do a vertical one later this week.  

I will be sending this to a friend who just moved into a new home.  The sentiment makes me smile....and it is oh so true....

I hope you step out of your comfort zone and join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week with a slimline card - vertical or horizontal!  And feel free to adjust the measurements as you see fit.


Stamp Set: Home Sweet Home (SSS)
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Copics, Broken China (Distress)
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Artistry Bloom DSP