Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fusion: Color Pallette - Autumn Leaves


It  is a beautiful time of year here in the Northeast.  The leaves are changing - and falling.  I love the end of September and early October! 

And I love this photo of my neighbor's front lawn.  It looks like she was out there carefully arranging leaves!

Hope the sketch or the leaves inspire you at Fusion!

Stamp Set: A world of Octobers (Picket Fence)
Ink: Memento Black, Distress
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Succulent, Texture Chic DSP
Leaf Fall Embossing Folder (SU!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Christmas Light....FMS555


You would think that after making cards and blogging for almost fifteen years that I would have a better handle on photography.  There are some things I will never figure out!  My little travel trailer is a nice silvery Airstream but somehow it came out "beigeygray".  So I tried to get a better shot on my kitchen windowsill.  The trailer sparkled up as the rest faded.....same card in two different the old guy used to say on Laugh In......verrrrrry interrresting.......

Narelle's sketch is very versatile this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Trees For Sale

Paper: Basic White, Lights Aglow DSP, Brushed Silver, Silver Foil, Gold Foil

Ink: Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

You Make Me Happy.....FMS554


Not liking how those clear raindrops photographed but the bunny doesn't seem to mind!  He is just happily marching along.  Nothing better than a friend who makes you happy when skies are grey!

It was a beautiful sunny day this week when we headed to the orchard for flowers, pumpkins, apples and of course cider doughnuts!  Emma and Will were gathering flowers in a bouquet until Will spied little flower balls and handed the bouquet back to Auntie......

and suddenly he transformed himself into an Alien.......

He made us laugh out loud!

So many possibilities for Karren's wonderful sketch this week!  Join us a Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Look For Rainbows (Avery Elle)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Tea Boutique DSP

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fusion: Front Porch

I used the sketch this week at Fusion and drew inspiration from the photo....the purple flowers, the black and white and of course the brick wall.  I threw in the sunshine paper just for fun because it went with the sentiment!

Meanwhile here is a photo of that critter of mine who brings me sunshine and laughter every day.  She hangs out every day on the stair landing where she can survey the downstairs and the upstairs.....and the landing provides a perfect spot for her "army" as I call all of her toys.  She is a clever girl and as you can see managed to unhook her collar completely........and struck a pose just to make sure I noticed!


Always lots of inspiration at Fusion!  Hope you play along!

Stamp Set: Color and Contour
Ink: Fresh Freesia, Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Basic White, Perfectly Penciled DSP, Sunshine and Rainbows DSP


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Halloween Season.....FMS553


Halloween season officially arrives in our family as soon as Emma celebrates her birthday in early September.  Well Miss Emma hit double digits this week and we had a great family party.  Her friend party happens later this month and will involve the new Hocus Pocus movie and a total Halloween theme.  She is very excited about it so when she sent me this picture I thought it was part of her Halloween costume......

Little did I know it was new gear for Junior.......oh she loves that horse!

And I love this sweet sketch from Cecile this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!

Stamp Sets: Cutest Halloween, Design A Treat 
Paper: Basic White, Crushed Curry, Celebrate Everything DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Feeling Better.....FMS552


That beautiful foil paper made the perfect backdrop for my for my die cut arrangement.  Also made for a quick and easy card after a busy holiday weekend.  We had to make every minute count during the final holiday weekend before the grandkids headed back to school.  After a long day of back to school shopping we were starving so we stopped at the county fair for a nutritious dinner.......hand cut French fries and fried dough....delish......we definitely felt better....

Good thing that fair rolls around just once a year!

Jen Brum designed a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Splendid Thoughts, Apple Harvest
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Basic White, Soft Sea Foam. Fresh Freesia, Splendid Day Specialty DSP

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Fusion: Pinwheels


How could I possibly not have a pinwheel stamp or die?!?!  But I don't!  I found one lonely piece of DSP with fireworks on them and thought well this will work!  I turned the layout to accommodate my sentiment and made the middle element into a tag.  There are so many ways to play at Fusion!  I hope you are inspired to play along!

Stamp Set: Many Messages

Paper: Basic White, Polished Pink, Vellum, Celebrate Everything DSP

Ink: Memento Black

Dies: Tags (SU!), Congrats (Hero Arts)