Sunday, July 29, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Sea of Textures

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Sea of Textures this week.  It is a terrific undersea set with coordinating diecuts.  I just couldn't resist pairing the octopus with that sentiment.  Yes I entertain myself when I make my cards!

So I hope you enjoy the hop!  I have a sudden urge to make popcorn and watch 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.........

If you missed Stesha Bloodhart's fabulous work head back.......


Otherwise head onward to see Nikki Spencer's delightful creations!

I used Brian King's wonderful sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch as the basis of my design.


Stamp Set:  Sea of Textures
Ink:  Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Paper:  Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Notes from Long Ago......FMS347

So could I use the word shiplap here to describe the background of this card?  I miss that show and if you are a fan of HGTV you know exactly whose show I am talking about!

In the meantime these two characters are still putting on their own show.  Miss Emma is dressed for Moana Summer Dance Camp - who knew there was such a thing?  And Gram is dressed for supper. Gram is still doing very well physically - takes no medication at all - but her memories fade daily. She remembers long ago but not ten minutes ago.  She loves to tell Emma stories about "when your mother was young."  And Emma loves to hear them......but the truth is the stories are about me when I was young........and I love to hear them too........

Have fun with the elements in Kim's neat sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I loved using country elements from Country Road for my card!

Stamp Sets:  Country Road, Wood Words
Ink:  Merry Merlot,  Crushed Curry, Gathered Twigs (Distress)
Paper:  Merry Merlot, Wood Textures DSP, Whisper White

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fusion: Outdoor Room

My favorite part of early evening picnics is when the lightning bugs arrive.  So when I saw the picture at Fusion this week my first thought was.....ahh time for the lightning bugs to appear!  I used the sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch and made those lightning bugs appear!  Or are they called fireflies in your neck of the woods?

Use the sketch or the picture or both as your inspiration at Fusion!

Stamp Set:  Jar of Love
Ink:  Memento Black, Copics, Pineapple Punch
Paper:  Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hooray for the New Guy! FMS346

These little elephants are so sweet and perfect to welcome a new little guy into the world! I love the subtle plaid print!  Lovely Lipstick is the red I used  for the balloons along with Pineapple Punch - two of my favorite new shades!

I am excited to be hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our DT members made my sketch shine for sure!  Such talented ladies!  Hope you join us!  I look forward to seeing your creations!


Stamp Set:  Little Elephants
Paper:  Whisper White, Pineapple Punch
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch
Die Cut:  Hooray (MFT)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Lemon Zest

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Lemon Zest this week.  It is a sweet, tart and summery fun kind of set!  I altered the sentiment a bit - left out the word "it" so I could put Happy Birthday on the inside.  I just put a small piece of a post-it note over "it" when I inked the sentiment and then peeled it off before I stamped.  I have been known to do some surgical cutting of sentiments at times but I prefer to use a post-it note when I can!

If you are on track you just saw Bronwyn Eastley's fabulous work - head back there if you missed it!

Otherwise head onward to my friend Heidi Baks' blog to see what treats she has in store!

I used the sketch from Fab Friday for my design.

Stamp Set:  Lemon Zest
Ink:  Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch
Paper: Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Birthday Marquee......FMS345

The Broadway Suite is such fun - love the glitz and glam!  We have a Broadway Baby among us these days.  Miss E loves her dance classes and actually did three routines in this year's recital based on the movie Rio - lots of fun dances!  

And lots of little monkeys in Rio......

I like when things are slightly askew so when I saw Jen Mitchell's cute sketch I smiled.....and added a bit more askew-ness to my design!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!


I'm also adding this card in at The Paper Players - it's their 400th challenge this week!


Stamp Set:  Broadway Birthday
Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Broadway Bound DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Love You To Pieces!

It has been a busy Fourth of July week around here but I finally got around to play with some of the new sets I ordered from SU!  This puzzle piece set is adorable!  I love puzzles......jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, crossword puzzles, Words with Friends, long as letters are involved I'm good.  But math puzzles?  Number puzzles? Sudoku?  Yikes ........ not so good!  

Such a fun sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch this week!

Stamp Sets;  Love You to Pieces, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Berry Burst, Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fusion: Cactus Door

A week of temperatures in the 90's is very rare around here and yet it happened this week!  Wow it has been hot with a couple more days to go.  Polar bears like us struggle with such heat~!  Good things the plants on my card love those high temps!

And yet somehow these kiddos managed to have the energy for a sack race!  Oh to be five again!  Don't you love the flying hair?  

I used both the sketch and the photo this week as inspiration at Fusion!  Join us!

Stamp Set:  Cups and Succulents (SSS)
Paper:  Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Tranquil Tide

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer Celebrations.....FMS344

Wishing you a Happy Fourth of July!  Hope this week is filled with sunshine, picnics and lots of fun!  That is how our week is shaping up!  We had all the cousins over for our annual Cuzziepalooza at the lake!  Lots of fun............

And just in case things got too rambunctious the Big Guy had it all under control........

I love Cecile's square sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  She is a whiz with diecuts so I used some on my card today just for her!  Join us!


There is also a celebration going on at The Paper Players!  They are celebrating their 400th sketch this week!  It is a wonderful team of very talented gals!  I was lucky enough to spend a year with them as a guest designer.  I love the variety of their challenges!  This week is a celebration theme of course - and there is a chance to win prizes!  Hope you join in!


Stamp Sets:  Happy (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride
Ink:  Memento Black
Die Cuts: Happy (Hero Arts), Stitched Frames (SSS)