Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Refrigerator Season.....FMS381

Finally the sun is starting to warm the air and there is the hint of spring outside - it's refrigerator season.  The sun is warmer but there are still plenty of snowbanks lining the streets and sidewalks. As you walk by them you can feel the warmer air from the sun above and the cold seeping at you from the side like you are standing in front of an open refrigerator.  Fortunately refrigerator season only lasts about a week or two as the sun always wins and eventually melts that snow away!

LeeAnn designed a wide open sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! It was perfect for my melted snowman scene. Join us!

Stamps:  Hello Easter (SU), Snowman Accessories (Purple Onion - Stacey Yacula design)
Paper:  Bristol Smooth, Garden Green, Painted Petals DSP, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Distress, Versa Fine Clair Nocturne, Garden Green, Copics

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fusion - Create

I love the sleek monochromatic work space shown in the inspiration photo!  In my mind my craft room looks like that - ha!  But wherever and however you do your crafty stuff......let your light shine!

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

Stamp Sets: Crafting Forever, Swirly Bird, Hero Arts Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Pineapple Punch
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


I seem to attract all sorts of critters these days so I decided it was appropriate to add a few ants to those berries.  They are cute when they are drawn by stamp artists!  Otherwise not really a fan.....

And I haven't quite recovered from my latest wildlife encounter.......

We have a white wicker hamper in our bathroom and the other morning I sorted a load of dark clothes to take downstairs to the washer.  I tossed jeans, a turtleneck and some socks into a pile by the door and as I bent over to scoop it all up I noticed something dark hanging off the back of the hamper.  I thought a sock had gotten stuck in the wicker while I was sorting and tossing.  So I walked back and reached around and yanked it - yeow!  Not a sock - it was soft, furry and spread its wings - BAT BAT BAT!!!

I took off like a shot and ran screaming downstairs where the Big Guy was having breakfast.  He just shook his head and went upstairs with a tennis racket and plastic bag.  

I'm in the market for a stainless steel hamper with sleek shiny slippery sides......

Such a great sketch from Jacquie this week!  Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!

The {PIN}spirational Challenge this week is strawberries!

Stamp Sets: Happy Summer (Lawn Fawn), Fresh and Fruity (Sunny Studio)
Paper:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade
Ink:  Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick, Copics

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Party Animal.....FMS379

This birthday set is such fun!  It brings out the party animal in all of us......

Miss Emma's dog - Benny

Judy's sketch is delightful this week at Freshly Made Sketches!   Use any shape you like for the circles - always fun to see your creations in the gallery!

Stamp Set:  Birthday Cheer
Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is DSP
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Copics

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fusion: Mint

Inspired by the spring greens and the cable knits in the photo I decided that this adorable spring lamb was the perfect image to use on my new baby card.  I added the close up photo below so you could see my sweet lamb has some minty green curls to create a pretty springtime yarn!

Unfortunately I never seem to see such sweet creatures in my yard.  On one of our recent winter days at camp my son felt bad for the birds since it has been such a tough winter.  So before we left for home he filled the feeders and added extra seed along the railings of our porches.  Well we got birds all right......about a dozen wild turkeys arrived in no time flat.  We weren't in a hurry to get to our cars anyway.........

I love Fusion's minty theme this week!  Join us!

The Paper Players has a Spring Challenge this week.....I am soooo ready for Spring!

Stamp Set:  Easter Lamb, Paper Pumpkin (3/16)
Ink:  Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Beach Happy.......FMS378

Once that calendar flips to March I am ready for winter to be that's why there is a beach card here today!  I did a simple watercolor wash using Mint Macaron and an aquapainter to create  a backdrop for my ocean elements.  

Inspiration was right outside my back door.......good thing I can think in technicolor......

Amy's sketch is delightful this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Join us!

Stamp Sets:  Beach Happy. Sea of Textures
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron
Paper:  Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Soft Sea Foam, Watercolor