Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Setting the Scene....FMS343

I thought I would showcase some more of Stampin' Up!'s new colors today.  These colors just pop - so bright and summery!  And that bright yellow bench is the perfect spot to meet up with a friend to chat.  But if you are waiting on your own it's good to have reading material

Jen Timko's terrific sketch was perfect for creating my opposed to creating a scene which I do try so hard not to do ;0)  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps:  Sitting Pretty, You  (SSS), Newton Loves Coffee (NN)
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Granite Gray, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White
Brick Embossing Folder (SU)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fusion: Primary Bookcase

Bright colors and shelves of children's books make this teacher's heart happy!  Love the inspiration at Fusion this week!  School is out for the summer today - the longest day of the year!  Just perfect for some porch sitting and reading........

Hope you take a break from reading to do a bit of crafting and join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets:  To Thine Own SHelf (SSS), Our Story (MFT)
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Black, Copics
Paper:  Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Love Ya! FMS 342

I definitely needed a speedy bicycle to get through everything this week......Miss E's last soccer game, dance recital and Kindergarten graduation! Whew is it summer vacation yet?

An ice cream sundae was the perfect way to celebrate Kindergarten graduation!

Emma's dress may have inspired me to use a print from the new Designer Series Paper called Best Route. And that Blueberry Bushel looks great with the pop of Lovely Lipstick!

I love Amy's layered sketch this week!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set:  Bike Ride
Ink:  Gray Granite, Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch
Paper:  Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick,  Best Route DSP
Die Cut:  Love Ya  (Lawn Fawn)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Animal Outing

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Animal Outing this week!  It is such a cute set that is full of surprises like this koala peeking out of the kangaroo pouch - makes a sweet baby card!  Thought you would like an update on our baby animals.  Emma's pups Cooper and Benny just turned one but are still as wild as can be.  So don't believe everything you see in this angelic picture....

You are right on track if you arrived from seeing Kelly Kent's wonderful work. If you missed it head on back........

Otherwise keep going to see Stesha Bloodhart's fabulous work!

I used the sketch at Global Design Project for my design today.


Stamp Sets:  Animal Outing, Delightful Daisy
Ink:  Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Copics
Paper:  Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP, Lucky Limeade

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sea Sights....FMS341

While I was finishing this ocean-y card the Big Guy called and said it was time to launch the Waverunners.  Who am I to argue with that?  So I headed to the lake at lunchtime and stopped to pick up a pizza. At the restaurant I held the door open for a lady who had difficulty walking and I helped her down the steps as well.  When I came out with the pizza she was almost to her car which was near mine and she called out -

"Thank you young lady for helping me out.  That was very kind of you!'

And I responded "Thanks for calling me young lady!"

She laughed and said, "Oh you are young - just wait until you are my age.....I'm 68!"

Yeow that's my number too!  Sometimes you need a wakeup call to realize how fortunate you are!  So  I have vowed to stop complaining about all my aches and pains and will ride that waverunner as long as I long as I don't see a real octopus under my vessel!

Narelle has a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Join us!

Stamp Set:  Sea of Textures
Ink:  Calypso Coral,Tranquil Tide, Granny Apple Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Daisy Delight DSP

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fusion: Floral Cupcakes


A sweet sketch plus an oh so sweet picture of cupcakes led me straight to Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper!  That's a lot of sweetness.....and a perfect card for a wedding!  I was very happy this card came together quickly because Miss Emma decided we needed to have dinner at the lake. Our summers are so short that I never turn down the chance to be lakeside.......


The Big Guy and I bought this strip of land 41 years ago this never gets old.....too bad we do!  And now Miss Emma beats us to the beach from the camp every time!

Hope you find some sweetness in your day today - playing along at Fusion could be a good place to start!


Stamp Set:  Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Petal Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Soiree DSP


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hello There! FMS340

Looks like that tree frog has some unexpected company up there in the branches!  I used Animal Outing and Around the Corner - two new stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  So cute!  Meanwhile just a few blocks from my house there was also some unexpected company yesterday.....a sweet young moose!

Karren's wonderful sketch will let your focal point shine!  Use any shape!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!


The Paper Players is having an animal theme this week!

Stamp Sets:  Animal Outing, Around the Corner
Ink:  Memento Black, Copics
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Tutti Frutti DSP

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful Bouquet

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Beautiful Bouquet today.  The possibilities with that set are just endless.  I played it pretty straight today and created a  simple bouquet but there is something about this set that just makes you think.....wait, I can add just one more flower......And by the time I was done I had strayed far from my CAS roots.  But it is spring and the flowers are finally blooming - I just can't get enough!

So enjoy your tour along our flowery path - and I promise none of our Beautiful Bouquets will make you sneeze.....

If you missed Stesha's wonderful work head back ......

........otherwise keep on going and see my friend Dawn's delightful creations!

Global Design Project is having a Case the Designer Challenge this week.  My friend Brian King knows how to do a sweet simple bouquet without getting carried away!


I used the sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch this week.


Stamp Set:  Beautiful Bouquet
Ink:  Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White, Nature's Poem DSP, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede