Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fall Fun! FMS361

Emma needed a birthday card for an upcoming party so I inked up Treehouse Adventure in bright fall colors - such a fun set!

And Miss Emma and Gram had some fun as well when Emma and her friends helped deliver Halloween treats to residents at Pineview this week.   The residents love seeing all the kids in costumes!

 Have some fun yourself this week and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!  Jen Mitchell designed a terrific sketch for us!

Stamp Set: Treehouse Adventure
Paper: Whisper White, Country Lane DSP, Early Espresso
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede
Die Cuts: Stitched Edges, Fence (Lawn Fawn)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fusion: Fall Porch

And I am grateful for our Colorado adventure this past week!  Plenty of snow already up on the peaks but it was sunny and perfectly fall in the villages.  We stayed in Silverthorne which is right next to Dillon which has beautiful views like this......

We shopped in the fabulous village of Breckenridge, checked out some ski areas and drove through the Loveland Pass.

Going from our 800 ft. elevation at home to 12,000 feet in 24 hours was no joke.  I am smiling but barely breathing in this photo!  Lots of water and extra sleep helped a lot!  On the last day we headed down from the mountains to Colorado Springs and toured the Garden of the Gods.

I like to call this shot "Garden of the Gods....and Godesses!"

I was inspired by both the sketch and gorgeous fall photo at Fusion this week!  Hope you are inspired too!

Stamp Sets: A Big Thank You, At Home With You, Holiday Home
Paper:  Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Copics

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hooray for Cottarado....FMS360


Yep I know it is a birthday card but I felt like saying a big Hooray because we are off on a short vacation to Colorado.......or as Miss Emma says.....Cottarado!  We are all going except for the Big Guy who will stay home with the pups.  The only time he is interested in the Rockies is when they are covered in snow and he has those wooden boards strapped to his feet!

Amy designed a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Join us!


Stamp Sets:  Broadway Birthday
Paper:  Gray Granite, Whisper White, Broadway Bound DSP
Ink:   Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist
Subtle Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

End of October.....FMS359

Leaves are is dark way too early......temps are in the forties and fifties......mums and pumpkins line the porches......snow fell just north of us.......Miss Emma's soccer season is over.......and the Big Guy has spent a bundle on candy for expected trick or treaters!  Guess it's time to finish up the Halloween cards and get them in the mail!  

Narelle's wonderful sketch has endless possibilities this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Join us!

Stamp Set:  Halloween Mini Blueprints - Tim Holtz
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Memento Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Toil and Trouble DSP

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fusion: Pastel Halloween

Fusion's fearless leader Karren Johnson comes up with amazing inspiration photos but I think she has totally outdone herself this week!  How could I pass up the chance to make pink bats, green stars and purple pumpkins?!?!?  An opportunity like that only happens once in a blue moon......

I wonder what color Miss E is going to paint her pumpkin??

I used both the sketch and the photo this week at Fusion!  Such fun.....join us!

Stamp Sets:  Spooky Treats, Wood Words, Holiday Home
Paper:  Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wishing You Well....FMS358

Even though dandelions are spring flowers there is something end of summer-ish to me about this card......must be because the days are end of summer-ish around here.  I took Miss Emma to the cemetery with me to remove the faded summer plants and leave fall mums on our family plot. Emma loves to work the old fashion hand pump there and ends up watering lots of flowers in the "neighborhood".  

Before we left she asked me to read her the names on the stones I start ......"This is my dad who is your Great Grandpa Willy, this is my grandma who is your Great Great Grandma Kitty,  this is my aunt and uncle who are your great aunt and uncle"  and I told her something fun about all our family members.

As we headed back to the car she said "You know Amma I bet they all miss you a lot."  I never really thought about it that way before.......

Karren our resident inkmaster has a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Join us!

Stamp Set:  Dandelion Wishes, Wishing You Well
Ink:  Distress, Memento Black, Blueberry Bushel
Paper:  Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White
Dies:  Stitched Circle - SU, Stitched Rectangle - SSS
Splashes:  Whip Cream Silk - FSJ

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Those Snowflakes are Coming! FMS357

The Big Guy isn't exactly a craft fair person so his first purchase ever at a craft fair is definitely noteworthy!  Erin had a booth of her thirty-one products at a local craft fair on Sunday and the Big Guy was on duty at the end of the day to help take down the tent and load the car.  He arrived a bit early and decided to have a sandwich while he waited.  On his way back from the food tent he passed a table of handmade wood and metal signs.  It was a beautiful warm fall day but he just couldn't resist this wintry sign.......

He'll never's all about the snow with him!  

So I took my inspiration from the sketch and his purchase.  The flakes were stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  I covered the background with Distress Inks and added a sentiment using a diecut from Lawn Fawn.

Cecile has a delightful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Join us!

Stamp Set:  Alpine Adventure, Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Versamark, Distress
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Highland Heather
Die Cut:  Let It Snow