Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sweet and Simple! FMS63

Rita's sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches is sweet and simple - just the way I like it! And as a result I love the simple homespun look of this card.  My goal is to keep this Christmas season sweet and simple as well.  I know who will make it now I have to work on that simple part!

Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Holidays Are Upon Us! FMS 62

And so the season begins this week - the season for thanks and giving.  My plan is to enjoy the holiday season and not get caught up in the chaos!  That means family gatherings and internet shopping!  I don't have to tell you who I am most thankful for this year.......Swimmy Girl herself...........

Jen Mitchell has a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Thoreau's words about friendship are lovely but I have a few thoughts of my own to add:  

A true friend gladly makes your son's costume for the school play while you vacation in Florida.  

A true friend stealthily rearranges furniture with you at 2 AM and never wakes anyone up.  

A true friend never complains while you wait for a push out of a snowbank that you attempted to plow through before the plow came through.

And a true friend always has Diet Coke in her refrigerator...............

Margaret's sketch this week at Pals Paper Arts is a fun one!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Christmas Carol - FMS 61

I survived my first day of Emma sitting - and even managed to make a card as well!  Emma was very happy sitting in her bouncy seat in my craft room as long as I kept singing Christmas carols.  You can never be too young to learn the words to "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!"

This card came together fast thanks to a tip from fellow DT member Rita who said just sponge that Natural Composition paper in any color for a great effect - and she was right!

Jen has a great sketch for us today at Freshly Made Sketches!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An Early Birthday Gift! FMS60

Tui's wonderful sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week inspired me to create a birthday card - complete with candle. I have had some major computer issues lately so I know what I will be wanting for my birthday next month. But I did get a nice gift this week - from all of you!  My readers topped 700 which totally amazes me - wow! You all rock!  I asked my husband to guess how many readers he thought I had.  He said "Mmmmmm counting family maybe 50 or 75."  And now I must thank you all again - because the look on his face when I said "Over 700" was priceless!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Twilight Stamping.............PPA146

So here's the story ~ it was Monday afternoon, my usual stamping time.  Being on a design team means meeting deadlines and I need two cards to be finished, photographed and sent out by Tuesday morning.  I completed the first just as the wind started picking up from Hurricane Sandy.  A few minutes later three trees toppled on our block and the power was out.  After a trip outside to make sure neighbors were all right I went back upstairs to do my PPA card in the fading afternoon light. I didn't want to be working with paper in candlelight! I grabbed a piece of Riding Hood Red and started in. I even found DSP to match and then looked for an ink pad.  I don't have a Riding Hood Red inkpad so I thought I would try Cherry Cobbler ink and see how that worked.  Wow I was amazed at how well it matched the paper.........duh..........

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you - that is Cherry Cobbler paper - hope you play along with us at PPA no matter what color red you pull out of your folders~!

Our power has been restored and we dodged serious damage here in upstate NY.  We are so fortunate - there are no words to describe the devastation Sandy has caused.  Hoping that you all stayed safe.......

                                              PPA146 November 1