Sunday, May 30, 2021

Stamp Review Crew: Nothing's Better Than


The Stamp Review Crew is featuring the set Nothing's Better Than today.  It is such a fun set to work with and features three major food groups:  Cookies, Coffee, and Cocktails.  I have already made cookie and coffee cards with this set so I decided to break out the cocktails!  We are headed into summer so a rainbow of tropical drinks looks mighty inviting!  

If you missed Jay Soriano's beautiful designs head back there!

Next up is the amazing Stesha Bloodhart!  I am a total fan of her beautiful work!

Stamp Set: Nothing's Better Than
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Just Jade, Seaside Spray
Paper: Whisper White, Just Jade

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Fusion: Laugh Decor

How could you resist a flirty frog with a come on line like that?!?!?  I had way too much fun making this card.....and I love it......warts and all....

I used the sketch for my design and pulled the pink and green from the flowers.  I was also inspired by the sign that encourages laughter so I chose a set with a fun sentiment!  Hope you join us at Fusion! 

Stamp Set: Ribbit Ribbit (Avery Elle)
Paper: Whisper White, Artistry Blooms DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Embossing Folder: Dot to Dot Textured Impressions (SU)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Party Animals - FMS 487


I would love to see a crowd like this peeking over my back fence to say Happy Birthday!  That crew was made for a slim line card!

Meanwhile we celebrated a very special birthday here last week.  My sweet Abby Girl is a miniature poodle who just turned 19!  She is officially my groomer's oldest client - and our vet's oldest canine patient!  The vet proclaimed her rickety but healthy and in no pain in spite of being deaf and almost totally blind.  She navigates our house and yard very well and still enjoys a warm sunny spot to sleep!  Her sense of smell is still sharp and she always shows up when there is action in the kitchen!  Happy Birthday Abby!

This card is perfect to send from a group of people.  The inside sentiment says "From All of Us" and there is plenty of room for messages and signatures.

Jen Timko challenged us to slim it down this week!  Slim line cards are fun and come in all sizes so have fun with your design and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

StampS: Critter Crowd (SSS), Bonanza Buddies (SU)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, You're A Peach (DSP)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sunshine Wishes - FMS486


This is just how our trees and flowers look this week - still filling out with new green leaves!  Everything is not quite in full bloom but such a welcome sight!

You have to look at the middle panel to see my FMS sketch this week.  I used that wonderful tree to create the curve.  And I was dying to show off SU!'s new Stitched Greenery Cover Plate so I embossed the DSP with it.  So pretty!

Jacquie threw us a curve this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!


Stamps: Life Is Beautiful (SU), Pond Pampering (CCC), Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Oh So Ombre DSP
Stitched Greenery Cover Plate (SU)

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Stamp Review Crew: Hand-Penned Petals


The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Hand-Penned Petals today.  The possibilities with this floral bundle are endless.  I used the coordinating dies and that delightfully sketchy "Thanks" to create my card. The sweet stitched scalloped border die  worked perfectly with the sketch from the TGIF Challenge this week!

I know the rest of the crew has amazing creations to share - I can guarantee no two projects will be the same!

If you missed Lou Kitzelman's wonderful work head back there.......

Next go visit Charlet Mallett to see her delightful creations!

Here's the sketch I used from TGIF.............

Stamp Set: Hand-Penned Petals, Waterfront

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Playing With Patterns DSP

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Fusion: Thank You


No better way to say thank you than with a pup, a balloon and some flowers!  A hand written note to say thank you will never go out of style!

I used a die from the Timeless Tropical to make my sweet flowers!

Always fun to combine the photo and the sketch at Fusion!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Delightful Doxies (Newton's Nook), Easy Expressions (The Ton), Field of Flowers (SU!)
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Fine Art Floral DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Congrats to Grads....FMS485


Sending congrats to all the grads this year!  It has not been an easy year for a whole list of reasons. So "Congrats!" to the kids who masked up and attended school or who zoomed and face-timed and managed to complete all the requirements for graduation one way or another! 

My daughter went fully remote in her job as a college advisor and has about 40 seniors that she worked with headed off to school in the fall.  She put in her yearly order for graduation cards - I started this week - 12 done, 28 to go! 

I also used the Beautiful World Suite to create a batch of ten. 

Judy's simple sketch has endless possibilities!  Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: Graduation Caps (IO)

Ink: Distress, Versafine Black

Paper: Basic White, Tim Holtz Watercolor

Congrats Die Cut (Hero Arts)

Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder (SU!)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Finally....Flowers! FMS484


Finally!  The flowers are starting to bloom here in the north country!  Definitely a welcome sight!  I am not a gardener but I so appreciate my neighbors who are.  My porch flowers are like the ones on the card - in pots purchased from the greenhouse every spring!

I love those bright sprinkles that were part of  the Ice Cream Corner Suite. They add a wonderful little pop of color to any project!

Amy's sketch this week is oh so sweet!  Hope you find time to play at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Welcoming Window, Label Me Bold

Paper: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Flower and Field DSP

Ink: Pool Party, Bumblebee, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce