Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fusion: Relaxed Living

Just an easy breezy summery card to send to a friend for an upcoming birthday......although It's Your Day could work for other occasions as well.  

We had two fellows literally wash up on our beach a few days ago just before sunset. They had borrowed a Jetski to take a ride but got lost and then "broke down."  It was definitely their day because on our beach was my son-in-law and the Big Guy. The Big Guy assured them they just needed gas and headed to our garage to get some. My son-in-law is a pilot with a wonderful sense of direction so he quickly plotted a course for them to get back to their starting point.  The Big Guy returned, filled their tank and the Jetski started right up!  They were very appreciative and both guys shook his hand to say thanks.  As the Jetski pulled away my daughter reminded her father he was not supposed to shake hands.  So the Big Guy calmly poured the last bit of gasoline on his hands and rubbed it in.......Adirondack Mountain hand sanitizer.....sigh....

I used both the sketch and the inspiration photo this week at Fusion - hope you play along!


Stamp Sets: Basket of Blooms, Under My Umbrella 
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Playing With Patterns DSP
Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

So Much to Smile About......FMS441

I am a total dog lover so they always make me smile.  This is what else made me smile this week:

Mr. Willie Bear absolutely refusing to share his animal pacis with anyone......but he said no with a smile......

A nice Father's Day photo from my son and crew........

And my daughter reached waaaaay back into the archives for this Father's Day photo!  The Big Guy was about the same age as my son is now in this photo!

New stamp sets from Stampin' Up! arrived this week as well - that's more to smile about!

Judy has a terrific sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope it makes you smile! Join us!

Stamp Set: Pampered Pets, Harvest Hellos
Paper; Whisper White, Playful Pets DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Smooth Sailing.....FMS440

I kept my card soft and easy today because after several chilly days the sun came out and the lake was calling.  Just cruising around helps you forget about all the craziness in this world for a while.


And this summer we have a new scout ready to guide us back to the marina......seems like yesterday that Miss Emma was peeking over that railing.....

Will loved his first boat ride!

Amy's sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches has a lot of possibilities!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes
Ink: Gray Granite
Paper: Whisper White, Peony Garden DSP, Gorgeous Grape
Die Cut: With Sympathy (Avery Elle)

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Stamp Review Crew - Daisy Lane

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Daisy Lane today.  When I received my Designer Paper Share this week from Brian King I just had to feature some of the fabulous new DSP as well.  This paper is a sheet from Artistry Blooms and features one of the new in colors - Magenta Madness.  I don't have my new inks yet so I stamped my flowers in Grapefruit Grove and shaded them with Daffodil Delight Blends.....and somehow it all went together!

If you missed Jay's wonderful work head back there......

Otherwise go forward to see Nikki's fabulous creations!

I used Brian's sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch for my design.

Stamp Set: Daisy Lane\
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Artistry Blooms DSP

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Fusion: Butterfly

Many of my friends sent me cards and bookmarks from afar to acknowledge my retirement from the library that I need a few of these cards.   I am a lucky girl......ok I do use that word girl loosely....but even in my seventh decade that girl lives in my heart....

I was inspired by both the sketch and the photo at Fusion this week!  Hope you play along!


Stamp Sets: Butterfly Gala, Fill in the Sentence (The Ton)
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

All Smiles.....FMS439

I just love this hippo peeking through a window of balloons to say Happy Birthday!  Sure to make anyone smile!

And speaking of smiles how about this one.......

Someone I know was very happy to resume her horseback riding lessons this week! Restrictions are slowly lifting in New York.  Schools remain closed and there are still no team sports or dance classes but the horse barn reopened!  I think Joy got an extra peppermint or two since Emma hasn't seen her in three months!  

Our talented Artisan from Australia has a fun sketch to make you smile this week!  Have fun with Narelle's sketch!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamp Sets: Peek A Boo Pals (Avery Elle), Label Me Bold
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Birthday Bonanza DSP

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Knot Good! FMS438

I can totally relate to that giraffe these days.  It is a difficult time for sure but the artwork of a certain seven year old I know always inspires....

Karren's sketch this week is also inspiring!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Back on Your Feet
Paper: Whisper White,  Animal Expedition DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Call me Clover, Copics