Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Cookie Crumbs.....FMS492


True confessions:  I do like a good salad now and then but chocolate chip cookies wins every time there is a choice!

Cecile's delightful square sketch was perfect to showcase another one of those fun sentiments from Riley and Co.!  Hope you join us at FMS!

Stamp Sets: Funny Bones (Riley & Co), Nothing's Better Than (SU)
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Memento Black
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, You're A Peach DSP

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Fusion: Summer Dreamin'


The photo this week at Fusion was so easy breezy summery that I decided to keep my card clean and easy breezy!  


And here's my latest slice of happiness......that little Will has finally decided to call me Grammy! He climbed up to the top of Emma's big slide this past week but changed his mind about sliding down.  I managed to convince him to let go and that I would catch him - which I did!  I love his face in these photos as he thinks about it and finally lets go!

I used both the sketch and the photo this week as my inspiration for the card!  Hope you join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets: Fresh and Fruity (Sonny Studio), Cute Fruit (SU), Sea of Textures (SU)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A Well Worn Brush.....FMS491


Looks like Norman Mouse-well is contemplating a new brush to finish his last panel.  He has been very busy splashing Distress Inks and water all over his canvas!  But I think that brush is good for another panel or two!

Have fun with Kim's wonderful sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Norman and I did!

Just Add Ink had a Stitching/Stripes Challenge this week.

Stamp Set: Anita Jeram Be Creative (Colorado Craft Company)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Distress (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers)
Paper: Thick Basic White (SU),  Tim Holtz Heavyweight White

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sweet Cherries.....FMS490


This bowl of cherries brings back memories of original pyrex mixing bowls......I confess I may have one or two in my cupboard!  Some things are just classic and never go out of style....... hand written thank you notes!  Always appreciated!

I love Jen Brum's sweet sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Join us!

Stamp Sets: Measure of Love (SU), Simple Strips (TE)
Ink: Memento Black, Granny Apple Green, Seaside Spray, Poppy Parade
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Delight DSP

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Fusion: Seashells


We live in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains so a trip to the ocean is definitely a vacation for us!  My parents wintered in Florida for over twenty years in their retirement.  That meant the Callahan kids got to spend all of their spring breaks growing up......and into Cocoa Beach.  In the spirit of full disclosure the Big Guy went the first time and then never again!  He hates the heat and don't get him started on the crowds at Disney!  So I would pack up the kids and leave him home with the dog for a week or two and head south!  

The sand and shells in the jar in the photo were gathered by my daughter on one of her last trips to Cocoa Beach.  Such wonderful memories! 

This big sentiment makes me smile - certainly good advice for this past year!

I combined both the sketch and the photo this week at Fusion - always fun to do!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets: Whale Done (SU), Just Keep Swimming (Trinity Stamps)

Ink:  Memento Black, Copics

Paper: Basic White, Sand and Sea DSP

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Sweet Friends....FMS489


It is my turn to host this week at Freshly Made Sketches and I saved these peaches just for the occasion!  The Sweet As A Peach bundle is my favorite suite in the new SU! catalog.  I just love all of the colors, patterns and images!  To create the backdrop for my branch I just stamped the medium square block directly on the Balmy Blue inkpad and then right onto Whisper White.  It worked perfectly!  The coordinating DSP makes a colorful  frame.

I kept my sketch super simple to give you lots of options!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: Sweet As A Peach
Paper: Whisper White, You're A Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Make It An Ice Cream Kind of Day - FMS488


That bunny looks mighty happy to be surrounded by ice cream cones - nothing better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day!

Jen Mitchell has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches - join us!

Stamp Sets: Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop), Ice cream Day (CCC), Marigold the Bunny by Stacy Yakula for Purple Onion Designs
Paper: Terracotta Tile, Whisper White, Ice Cream Day DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics