Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Hello Otter! FMS 524


Way too cold for swimming around here but that cute little otter doesn't seem to mind!  I think the cold weather here gave me a brain freeze that affected my design! When I first looked at the sketch  I thought the bottom right element was supposed to be the sentiment. It never even dawned on me until I started to build this post that I may have misinterpreted that!   But we are an easy going bunch at Freshly Made Sketches so feel free to interpret the sketch as you see fit!

Cecile's sketch is delightful - and I hope she forgives me for putting the sentiment in the "wrong" spot!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Paper Players are having a CAS wildlife challenge this week!

Stamp Sets: Gentle Waves, Awesome Otters, On The Horizon, Scripted Greetings (Pink Fresh)
Ink: Memento Black, Seaside Spray, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Fusion: Color Palette: Birds


Karren Johnson, our oh so talented leader here at Fusion, has added a new element of inspiration this week.  The sketch and the photo are still here but she has included a color palette for further inspiration.  So you can pick and choose whatever works for you.  I am like the guest at the buffet that just can't make of her mind so I pick a bit of this and a bit of that! I found a bird who just happened to be on a branch with two flowers so that worked with the sketch - and the photo! (I did have to add a sentiment block.)  I included a few of the colors and was happy with the results.  So pick whatever makes you happy!

So much inspiration at Fusion!  Join us!

Stamp Set: Friendly Hello

Paper: Cinnamon Cider, Hand Penned DSP, Basic White

Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Shine! FMS 523


Butterflies, daffodils and sunshine - just a pipe dream around here in the frozen tundra.  My family headed north to see the ice castle in Saranac Lake while I stayed home and watched movies! This week I give two thumbs up to Belfast, House of Gucci, and American Underdog - The Kurt Warner Story.  Meanwhile Emma and Will gave two thumbs up to the  ice castle - in spite of the 6 degree temperature!

Don't worry they weren't out in that temperature for long!  I think the best part of the ice castle visit is the hot chocolate afterwards!

I love all the pieces of Jen Brum's sketch this week!  It was fun putting it all together!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Daffodil Daydream, Daisy Lane
Paper: Whisper White, Sunshine and Rainbows DSP, Bumblebee
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Under The Weather......FMS522


I am still a bit under the weather but also a bit better every day so no complaints.  I am also working very hard to be patient!  No rainbows here though - just snow and ice so I am reading, crafting and napping my days away!  Not a bad gig......

Kim has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness, Umbrella Pals (Newton's Nook)

Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Fusion: Valentine Cupcakes


Cupcakes are a major food group in my world so I was definitely inspired when I saw this week's photo at Fusion!  This card is already in the mail headed to someone who celebrates a birthday very close to Valentine's Day!

A winter storm is headed our way over the next two days - at least a foot of snow expected - so it looks like I will be staying inside for a while. 

 "Gee that's too bad" she says as she heads off to her craft room........

Hope you join us at Fusion!  Lots of inspiration here!

Stamp Set: Birthday Bash (Pattern Happy)

Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Real Red

Paper: Thick Whisper White, Sweet Talk DSP, Highland Heather

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Just Wanted to Say.....FMS521


"Just wanted to say"...............that is one of my favorite sentiments because then I can say whatever I want on the inside of the card!  Very handy to have a few cards with this sentiment and a blank inside on hand!

And I am still loving all the the new designer paper!  This particular sheet could be one of my all time favorites ever! I stayed with the same colors for my image - why mess with perfection?!?!

I am hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Hard to believe we are on sketch 521~ over ten years of designing and playing cards as my friend Michele Ferguson would say!  It never seems to get old - too bad I do! But there always seems to be something new and fresh happening in the cardmaking world!  So I am delighted when I host because I get to visit everyone's galleries and see how many creative ways my sketch is used!

Hope to see you in the gallery this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Can't wait to see what you create with my sketch!

Stamp Sets: Crane of Fortune, Many Messages

Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Smoky Slate, Symbols of Fortune DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate