Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Believe In The Magic....FMS416

Santa looked like he was headed for a crash landing when I tipped the top panel of my card downward like the sketch.  So to save Santa a trip to the ER I tipped him skyward and moved the sentiment as well.  Hope you have time to enjoy the magic of the season!  I will be taking a bit of a blogging break to catch my breath during this very hectic December.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!  Looking forward to another year of crafting fun!

Amy has a wonderful sketch to close out 2019!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps:  Santa and Sleigh (Purple Onion), Up In The Air (Ellen Hutson), Winter Memories (Newton's Nook)
Ink: Distress, Versafine Black, Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming DSP

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Simple and Sweet.....FMS415

A simple and sweet card for you today.....which is my goal for this holiday season....simple and definitely full of sweets!

Our resident Artisan Narelle designed a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Cup Of Christmas, Candy Cane Season
Ink: Poppy Parade, Seaside Spray
Paper: Poppy Parade,  Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Santa's Workshop DSP

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Best Laid Plans

I will be entering a new decade later this month and the plan was to take a blogging break and celebrate in Florida with Miss Emma and her mom and dad at our favorite theme parks.  I was literally headed out the door with my suitcase when the call came.  My mother had fallen and was in an ambulance.  We rushed to the ER and it was truly bad. She took the brunt of the fall on her face - lots of swelling and bleeding.  I made the troops go on to Florida without me and spent the week with my mother in the hospital.  Luckily I live close to the hospital so I could come home to sleep - in spite of the two day 25 inch snowstorm that raged!  Amazingly no bones were broken but she needed lots of assistance and someone to keep her reassured and calm - which was me!

And what does this all have to do with my card today?  Well I learned a new skill in the hospital.  It is possible to use your left hand to protect an IV drip from being pulled out and still scroll through your phone for Black Friday Sales and place orders with your right hand!  These critters were the first to arrive in my mailbox as a gift to me!  I may have ordered myself a few more gifts......

I am happy to report Gram is back in assisted living - not fully recovered but doing better.  And the travelers?  They had a wonderful time and sent me lots of pictures.

Emma loved the magic of Disney......

But I am not sure if she loved the magic of Beetlejuice....

I used the sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch for my design.

Stamp Set: Furry Christmas (SSS)
Paper: Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick, Copics

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

An Ice Day - or Two.....FMS414

December has started with a blast - of cold, snow and ice!  Yes we had two days of snow resulting in 24 inches of the white stuff.  The snowblower broke - we did lots of shoveling.  My car got stuck twice in the driveway - more shoveling.  And yet the Big Guy just keeps on smiling because he will be skiing before Christmas......

Karren's sketch has great possibilities!  It was perfect to showcase this ice skating giraffe!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set:  Giraffes On Ice (MFT), Holiday Home (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Memento Black, Seaside Spray, Copics