Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fusion: Triangles

This is me.....Every Single Night.........and it all started long ago with Dick, Jane,Spot and the Bobbsey Twins.....then Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and The Boxcar Children showed up.  Ramona Quimby and her friends made me laugh and Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventures on the prairie were captivating.  And that was just the beginning.....reading never gets old.  Just last week I was Where the Crawdads Sing and this week I am part of The Alice Network.....can't wait to see where I go next week!

I did a total Fusion using both the photo and the sketch! I only turned the Turnabout Triangle stamp twice to get the wall pattern.  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets: Our Story (MFT), To Thine Own Shelf(SSS), Triangle Turnabout (Concord and 9th)
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

You're Clawsome....FMS394

Miss Emma's teachers this year have definitely been "clawsome!" So I was glad to contribute to their thank you gifts by stamping some adorable tags using the new set called Check You Out!

First these sweet striped bowls from thirty-one....

Then some candy......

Gather the tags.....

Wrap bowls in cellophane and attach tags.....

And make some more.....

I love Jen Timko's sweet sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I turned the horizontal panel into a sand bar and it looks like all the critters are having a good time!

Stamps:  Best Fishes (Sunny Studio)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Follow Your Art DSP, Calypso Coral

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bold and Bright Tulips....FMS393

I love the simple shapes in the Celebrate With Cake Stamp Set. They create such wonderful blocks of color!  It's a fun set to play with and is included in the newly released Beginner's Brochure from Stampin' Up!

Hope you have some fun this week with us at Freshly Made Sketches!  Jacquie's wonderful sketch is wide open!


Stamp Sets:  Celebrate With Cake (SU), Simple Strips (TE), Blissful Butterflies (PPP)
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove
Paper:  Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel DSP

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fusion: VW Hippie

When I saw this photo at Fusion this week I wanted to start singing about going to San Francisco with flowers in my hair.  I was California Dreamin' for sure!  I may be ready to hop the Peace Train and let those iron wheels Turn Turn Turn while I sit back Feelin' Groovy Imagine the sights I could see!  With a bit of luck maybe I could spot Mr. Tambourine Man or Puff the Magic Dragon or Alice's Restaurant.  But I'm just a Daydream Believer......I'd probably miss the train and end up on The Horse With No Name and get no farther than Scarborough FairBut The Time Has Come Today to stop thinking about the music of my youth.......I miss it.....The Times They Are A-Changing.....

And what were you Groovin' to back in the day?

It's A Beautiful Morning - join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets:  My Sunshine (SSS), Butterfly Gala, A Big Thank You, Around the Corner, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink:  VersaMark, Distress
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Highland Heather
Tim Holtz Sunshine Stencil

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Follow Your Art....FMS392

I may have taken some liberty with Jacquie's fun sketch this week......I flipped it  and turned those side strips into pencils and I ended up with a fun card for an Art graduate! Only four more grad cards to go and I am done until next year!

Have your own kind of fun with our sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Love the photo at Inkspirational this week!

Stamps Sets: It Starts With Art, Around the Corner
Paper:  Whisper White, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Copics
Die Cuts:  Stitched Nested Labels (SU)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lickety Split - FMS391

Watching dogs run agility courses is a lot of fun!  Long ago I had a Scottie that I took to a weekly agility class.  The instructor wasn't sure about her at first since she had never had a Scottie in one of her classes but Pudge did well - relatively speaking.  She did master the course but at her own speed - slooooooow.  And then there was the matter of the jumping bars. We always ran last because the bars had to be put on the lowest rung for her. But she weaved and tunneled and teeter-tottered like a champ!  It was great fun!  The real stars of the class were the pups that look similar to the one on my card - those border collies flew around the track! 

Amy's wonderful sketch is perfect for creating a sweet little scene!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set:  Best In Show (MFT)
Ink:  Granny Apple Green (SU), Broken China (Distress), Versafine Nocturne, Copics
Paper:  Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Daisy Delight

I love the set Daisy Delight and have made several cards using the big daisy and the large sentiment.  (I'll share a sample below.)  So I decided to challenge myself to use the images of this set that I have neglected.  Nothing fancy here today...just a bit of masking.  Sometimes I forget it is fun to just stamp....and it was so much fun (ha!) that I have several versions of this scene on my desk in all different color combos with all sorts of inky smudges on them. Keeping Whisper White white is a skill in itself!

If you just came from seeing Lou's wonderful creation then you are going in the right direction.

Now you can head onward to see Cindy's delightful work!

Cas(e) this Sketch is one of my favorite sketch challenges because their sketches can really make you think!  

This is the very first card I made with this set two years ago!

Stamp Set:  Daisy Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Mango Medley, Night of Navy
Ink:  Night of Navy, Mango Medley, Gorgeous Grape, Call Me Clover