Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Where There's A Will.......FMS371





That new grandson of mine finally arrived over the weekend and of course we think he is perfect!  Everyone is fine and Miss Emma got to hold Will yesterday for the first time - she is delighted to have a new cousin!  




And  I am delighted he is home and settled so I can catch up on my sleep - it has been a very long busy week.  His parents however probably won't be sleeping any time soon!



Have fun with Jen Mitchell's terrific sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!



Stamp Set:  Love You To Pieces
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Broadway Bound DSP

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fusion: Butterfly Anniversary - Take Two



For some reason Feed Blitz that delivers my posts to your email decided to pause after the 85th notification today which meant that 850 notifications did not get delivered!  There must have been just too many deliveries for poor old Mr. Blitz and he took an early coffee break.  Well his boss Mr. Feed Blitz Support set everything right again and said the next post would be delivered just fine.  But what about the 850 undelivered ones today I asked? So Mr. Support sent me a wonderfully illustrated email with directions how to hover here, click there, follow the red arrow...etc. etc. so I could send the post to the remaining people on my list.   Mr. Support was very nice and I appreciated his help but he didn't take into account my below average computer skills.  It was much easier for me to copy and paste my post and send the whole thing again to everyone.  My apologies to the 85 of you who have already seen this butterfly card........






Welcome!  It is our first Fusion challenge of the year and we always start the year off with guest designers.  Heidi Baks from RunningwScissors is my guest today.  You can see her beautiful creation on today's Fusion post.  I am a total Heidi fan and have actually hung out with her in her craft room.  She lives with her family on a wonderful small farm about two hours downstate from me!  

Meanwhile the youngest member of our family continues to be this guy - Bogey - who is about three months old......we still await the arrival of that grandson of ours!




I used both the sketch and the photo as inspiration for my card.  Start your year off with us at Fusion!


                                      

                                        

The Paper Players has a Critter Theme this week.



Stamp Set:  Butterfly Wishes
Ink: Distress, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper:  Whisper White,  Botanical Butterfly DSP
Subtle Embossing Folder (SU)
Butterfly diecut borrowed from neighbor  ;0) ......unknown company



Fusion: Butterfly Anniversary






Welcome!  It is our first Fusion challenge of the year and we always start the year off with guest designers.  Heidi Baks from RunningwScissors is my guest today.  You can see her beautiful creation on today's Fusion post.  I am a total Heidi fan and have actually hung out with her in her craft room.  She lives with her family on a wonderful small farm about two hours downstate from me!  

Meanwhile the youngest member of our family continues to be this guy - Bogey - who is about three months old......we still await the arrival of that grandson of ours!




I used both the sketch and the photo as inspiration for my card.  Start your year off with us at Fusion!


The Paper Players has a Critter Theme this week.



Stamp Set:  Butterfly Wishes
Ink: Distress, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper:  Whisper White,  Botanical Butterfly DSP
Subtle Embossing Folder (SU)
Butterfly diecut borrowed from neighbor  ;0) ......unknown company

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Valentine Love.....FMS370





Time to start the Valentines!   I only send a few but I wanted to finish them early because things are going to get busy around here. My new grandson is due today!  But I think he has other plans for  now......he doesn't seem to be in a hurry  to join us at all. We will just have to wait and see because babies tend to set their own due dates!


Jen Timko designed a delightful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Hope to see you in the gallery!

                                       
Stamp Sets:  Meant to Be, Heart Happiness
Paper:  Botanical Butterfly DSP, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick, Lucky Limeade
Diecut:  Love Ya Line Border (Lawn Fawn)










Friday, January 4, 2019

One of a Kind!





Time to put the Christmas stuff away and start on birthday cards for 2019.  This one is headed to my cousin who loves the ocean.  I am not quite as enamored with it as she is.  I am very happy to keep my feet on the sandy beach while those saltwater critters swim in the sea.  Yes I am THAT person who just eats the sweet corn and salad at lobster fests and clambakes......

As soon as I saw the sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch this week I thought of Sea of Textures with its net and octopus as the elements.  Distress Oxide Inks were blended to create an ocean-y background .





Festive Friday has a BLUE challenge this week.


Stamp Set:  Sea of Textures
Ink:  Fresh Fig, Distress Oxides
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year News.....FMS369





2019 is starting with lots of news around here! That rooster image from the new SAB set Home to Roost is perfect to announce the arrival of three new members to our Freshly Made Sketches Design Team. You will love the designs of these three very talented ladies - I know I do!  Stop by their blogs to say hello!





But that rooster has more news to crow about!  Miss Emma was very happy to meet Uncle Mike's adorable new pup this week.  He is a 12 week old Alaskan Malamute who has the biggest feet I have ever seen and will probably soon be bigger than Emma!  




But the best news of all is that Uncle Mike and Aunt Ria expect a baby boy in the next two weeks!  Emma is very excited to have a new cousin soon......and me??  Well I am pretty much beside myself awaiting a new grandson.......I will try not to crow too much...... :)  






Amy has a wonderful sketch for us to start the New Year!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!




Stamp Set:  Home to Roost
Paper: Whisper White, Country Lane DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black, Copics