Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fusion: Rainbow Plates


Just a simple, bright and happy card for you today.  I am not a pink fan but I love Polished Pink!  It livens up the place don't you think?

That fabulous rainbow of plates inspired my rainbow of stripes with a rising sun peeking out behind the sentiment cloud!  Use what inspires you and join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets: Tin of Cards, 

Ink: Mango Melody, Versafine Black

Paper: Polished Pink, Basic White, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Little Birdie.....FMS537


There's a lot happening on this card but somehow it works for me.  I love the sweet bird and I love that floral DSP - together they make a great team and a sweet note card!

There has been a lot happening in my world these past few months as well.  I am happy to report that my Bell's Palsy has resolved but I had a reaction to the steroids I had to take.  It has taken a while for my system to readjust to "normal".  There has been a lot of napping!  I am doing much better but have decided to take a break through the summer.  So I am stepping back from FMS until fall.  I'll be popping in with a card now and then so I won't be completely gone!  Our summers are too short here in upstate New York so the plan is to kick back and enjoy the next few months!

I love Judy's funky sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Sweet Songbirds

Paper: Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Hues of Happiness DSP

Ink: Versafine Black, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Chicken Up! FMS536


Nothing like some brightly colored chicks to cheer you up!  But if there are no chickens running around your house a bouncy noisy pup and a granddaughter will do the trick as well!

I turned the circles into colorful chicks....just because they made me smile!

Karren designed such a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets; Happy Hens (Gina K), Hello Beautiful (SU)
Paper: Basic White
Ink: Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Fusion: At The Movies


I love to go to the movies but I confess I haven't been to the movies since the pandemic started!  (I also confess I have watched a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime instead.)  So I pulled out this delightful image of kittens at the movies for this week's Fusion challenge. The tickets rolling across the bottom are from an ancient Stampin' Up! Stampin' Around Wheel that I cut off the wheel ages ago and flattened out to use as a regular stamp.

Our local theater reopened not too long ago and I am thinking my first trip back may be to see the new Top Gun movie - it seems like only yesterday I saw the original Top Gun movie!

What a fun challenge this week!  I was inspired by the sketch and the picture! Hope you join us at Fusion!

Stamp Set: At The Movies (Newton's Nook)

Ink: Copics, Memento Black, Versamark, Poppy Parade

Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sweet Hello.....FMS535


Hello Summer! Our local greenhouses are finally open for the season and I actually have some real flowers on my back porch now!  The summer furniture came out of the basement as well and has joined the flowers on the porch.  The Big Guy finally put away the snow blower and tuned up the riding mower.  Now if he would just get that boat out of the driveway and into the lake.....

A little splash of blue anchors my simple flower and sentiment.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch and added an embossed background for interest.

I love this sweet sketch from Amy this week!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Artistically Inked, Scripted Greetings (Pink Fresh)
Paper: Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green
Ink: Polished Pink, Balmy Blue
Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Simple Thanks....FMS534


Keeping it sweet and simple this week - a bit of random stamping topped off with a flower!  Looking forward to real flowers soon as the weather begins to warm up!  

Cecile has such a unique artistic style!  Have fun with her sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Abstract Beauty, Sending Smiles
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider
Paper: Whisper White, Harvest Meadow DSP