Wednesday, July 31, 2019

You've Got A Friend......FMS399

If this sentiment makes you want to sing a James Taylor song then you and I are on the same wavelength!  I had to combine a sentiment from Bella and Friends and one from Daisy Lane to make it work.  But now I am going to be hearing that song in my head all day!

Use three of any shape you'd like for Jen Brum's sweet sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Daisy Lane, Bella and Friends
Ink:  Seaside Spray, Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Gingham Gala DSP

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fusion: Kindness

I always try to combine both the photo and the sketch when I create my Fusion card but sometimes that can be challenging!  Not gonna lie the picture this week gave my CAS heart palpitations!  But some Designer Paper came to my rescue and I tried to keep the rest neat :)  

And I need to give a shout out to one of my good friends (and best Children's librarian ever!)  She knits hats for ladies undergoing treatment for cancer - a small act of kindness during a difficult time in their lives.  She asked me last week if I could make a simple tag to attach to the hats. So I sent 55 tags off to her and she sent me back these two pictures......

A wonderful act of kindness for sure.....

Join us at Fusion!

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases (SU), Sentence Strip (TE)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point
Paper: Whisper White, Follow Your Art DSP

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Back on Your Feet.....FMS398

Back on Your Feet from Stampin' Up is as cute as can be and the perfect set for get well wishes.  This card is headed to the Big Guy's barber.  I don't know about you but I can't even begin to count how many people have cut my hair in the last fifty years.  But the Big Guy has only had one!  His barber is well into his eighties and has reduced hours but has no plans to retire. Unfortunately for the first time that we can remember he has closed his shop due to illness.  Word on the street though is that he will be up and clipping soon!

Cecile has a delightfully breezy sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

The Paper Players has a CAS masculine theme this week.

Stamp Sets: Back on Your Feet, Waterfront
Ink: Balmy Blue, Seaside Spray, Granny Apple Green, Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Backyard Celebrations.....FMS397

I love these snappy balloons from the Broadway Birthday set - perfect for any kind of celebration!  We celebrated Fourth of July at Baby Will's new house.  It was a great day.....and while a water balloon fight raged in the yard.....

our host just chilled in the pool......

Kim's sketch this week has endless possibilities - love it!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Broadway Birthday
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Picture Perfect Party DSP

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fusion: Ombre

I tried three different colors for my flowers before settling on lavender.  It reminded me of an experiment my third graders would do when we studied plants.  The kids loved to see a white chrysanthemum change color when food coloring was added to the water in the vase.  And it never failed every year someone would think of splitting the stem and using two - or more -  vases of colored water to create a multicolored flower.  And it also never failed that someone would spill their vase and go home wearing a big yellow - or orange - or blue splot.......I miss those little kids!

So many options with this week's Fusion challenge!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Set:  Inspiring Iris
Ink:  Mellow Moss, Pear Pizzazz, Fresh Fig
Paper: Whisper White, Floral Romance DSP

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Movie Night - FMS396

So which one of these kitties are you when you watch a movie?  I am the one on the right covering my eyes!  I love to go to the movies but these days the violence can be overwhelming - even in a movie I am enjoying.  Truth be told I don't actually cover my eyes - I just take off my glasses!  I am so nearsighted that the movie screen becomes a big blur and I can figure out what is happening without the visuals.  When things calm down I put my glasses back on and carry on!

I turned the sketch sideways this week at Freshly Made Sketches to accommodate those movie going kitties.  It is my turn to host so I hope you will join in the fun!  I love to visit your galleries and see all of the creative interpretations of the sketch!

Stamps:  Newton's Movie Night (Newton's Nook)
Ink:  Copics, Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Bird Ballard DSP

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dino Daze....FMS395

The new dinosaur set from Stampin' Up! is such fun!  It makes a delightful - and unexpected - baby card!  Emma loves this set and was working alongside of me on her own dinosaur card.  She has mastered using the mini Misti in spite of the "scary magnets" as she says!  She picked out her own stamps, paper and inks for her card.  And she is a pro at using my new electric die cutting machine.  I won't let her near the paper cutter though!

I snapped a quick picture of her card before she left even though it was already in a cello bag for transport.  But I promised her I would blog it so here it is!


I think my CAS style is rubbing off on her!

Jen Mitchell loves square sketches - me too!  So I am always delighted when she designs a square sketch!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set:  Dino Days 
Paper:  Whisper White, Dinoroar DSP, Pineapple Punch
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock, Pool Party