Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fusion: Mermaid

I loved the inspiration photo at Fusion this week but there was one slight problem - I don't have one mermaid image anywhere!  Hard to believe but I am just not a mermaid fan.....might have something to do with my strange fear of fish!  But inspiration always abounds at Fusion so I went with the sketch and the color scheme from the photo - a fresh look for Halloween!  And since it is Halloween perhaps those ghosts are actually mermaids in costume to celebrate the day!

Have fun with the delightful inspiration at Fusion this week! 


Stamp Set: Hallow's Eve (FSJ), Holiday Home (SU), Spooktacular Friends (MFT)
Ink: Distress, Copics, Seaside Spray, Pineapple Punch, Versafine Nocturne
Paper: Whisper White,Purple Posy, Highland Heather
Ghost Stencil Newton's Nook
Picket Fence Die Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mad About Plaid.....FMS409

I love all the new plaid paper....and I love apples so I decided to put them together in this sweet simple card.  In the meantime we have been to the orchard for real non-plaid apples. Time to turn them into pies for the holidays!

I always look forward to Jen Mitchell's sketches because she loves square cards!  Fun to change it up!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Harvest Hello
Paper: Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid DSP
Ink: Shaded Spruce

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Merry Christmoose.....FMS408

This moose is ready for winter!  No snow here yet but there are some mountaintops that are covered.  Emma and her parents headed to Mt. Washington, NH this weekend and rode the cog railroad to the top......almost....

They had to stop right here as there was too much ice on the tracks!  So close!  Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast and is known for its wild weather...even in the summer.  The Big Guy is proud to say he once rode his motorcycle to the top - many years ago!

Jen Timko's sketch has so many possibilities this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Join us!

Stamp Set: Merry Moose
Paper: Wrapped in Plaid DSP,  Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Copics

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fusion: Pumpkin Diorama

I grew up in a small village in a house with a huge yard with lots of trees.  That meant lots of leaves.....lots of raking.....lots of leaf piles....and lots of jumping which led to more raking - it was a never ending cycle of fun!  Eventually the trees were bare and the leaves shriveled up.  Then my dad would burn them - I still love that smell!  We can't burn leaves where I live now so I make the Big Guy wait until the last possible day to rake and bag them.  I may no longer jump into leaves but I'm great at shuffling through them while I play with the dog!  

I love this sweet girl walking through the fall leaves - and I love the inspiration at Fusion!  Hope you join us~!


Stamp Set: Pumpkin Latte (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Come to Gather DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Merry Merlot

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Boo to You! FMS407

I bought this Halloween stamp set with lots of images to create spooky scenes for Miss Emma. But I couldn't let her have all the fun so I borrowed a few stamps to make a sweet simple scene.  My CAS heart just can't get overloaded.  Emma does not have that problem - the more bats the merrier in her world!

Meanwhile she celebrated Wacky Wednesday at school during Spirit Week.....four pigtails, Mom's old glasses and fun clothes......

LeeAnn's sketch is delightful this week at Freshly Made Sketches - hope you join us!


Stamp Set: Halloween Eve (FSJ), Mini Strips - Halloween(TE)
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Botanical Butterflies DSP
Ink:  Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Copics

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cup of Cheer......FMS406

It's a bit early for me to start thinking about Christmas cards.  I think fall and Halloween in October, Thanksgiving and frost in November......and then finally Christmas! I am more of a live in the moment gal than a plan weeks ahead gal. But I think a box of new stamp sets from Stampin' Up! may have caused the detour!  I will return to Pumpkin Land tomorrow......

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


Stamp Set:  Cup of Christmas
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Real Red
Paper: Let It Snow DSP, Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Snow Front

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring is featuring the set Snow Front this week.

It is appropriate that I made a winter scene in honor of the first day we started our furnace for the season!  We had our first frost and I could see my breath last night when I walked the dog.  This morning I heard geese honking and looked up in time to see that perfect vee heading south.  Won't be long before my yard looks like this card!

The possibilities for this stamp set are endless.  I kept my scene oh so simple with just a pop of red.  I brushed Seaside Spray lightly for the sky and kept the mountains and shadows light with Smoky Slate.  There are tiny silver stars in the branches which don't show well in my photo but in real light they sparkle.  I borrowed a sentiment from Merry Moose to complete my card.

Check out Cindy's wonderful work if you missed her blog!

Otherwise head onward to see what my friend Heidi has created!

I used this very interesting sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch as the basis of my design.

Stamp Set:  Snow Front, Merry Moose
Ink:  Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Lovely Lipstick, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick. Brushed Silver

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fusion: Dragonfly

I love this photo of Miss Emma on our last boat ride of the season!  It was a bright and beautiful fall day and all that blue must have inspired my color scheme today.  But the seasons are changing so I decided to have my dragonfly check out some fall blooms.  

Farewell summer.......

Hello Fall!

Such a pretty photo this week at Fusion!  I used the photo and the sketch for my card.  Hope you play along!


Stamp Set:  Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Retired DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Copics, Memento Black

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Halloween Blueprints...FMS405

I love these Halloween blueprint sketches so I was delighted to see Judy's square shapes on this week's sketch!  

And I will go on record saying I love candy corn too......who's with me?

Judy's fun card has three squared up elements this week!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Paper Players has a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week.  My Halloween card has patterned paper and a pumpkin.

Stamp Set: Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprints
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Retired SU DSP