Thursday, October 27, 2022

Fusion: Thanks Strawberries


In case you were wondering who works in the back room of the candy shop dipping all of those strawberries in chocolate......well now you know!

I used both the sketch and the photograph for inspiration this
week.  Hope you join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets: Milk and Cookies, Berry Special, How You Bean - Lawn Fawn
Paper: Basic White, Berry DSP, Poppy Parade
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Handmade Hugs.....FMS569


I like to have a few beachy cards on hand for my friends and family who head south for the winter. The images and paper from the Textured Chic Suite worked perfectly for a beachy scene. The shells on my card are trimmed with gold foil that is just my nemesis to photograph!  

In the meantime we are still enjoying a beautiful fall up here in the North Country and spent last night watching Emma's final soccer game......oh it gets dark so early now! But it was a beautiful fall evening and Emma scored two goals!

Have fun with Jen Timko's great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Season of Chic, Crafty Strips (TE)

Paper: Texture Chic DSP, Distressed Gold Foil, Soft Succulent, Basic White

Ink: Soft Succulent

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Soft Seedlings....FMS568


I am still in fall/leaf peeping mode ...... not much time left to enjoy the colors because the leaves are always all down by Halloween.  I love the set Soft Seedlings and stamped my image in Crumb Cake over blocks of fall color.  I used Post It tape to to create the squares and then applied the colors with blender brushes.  Easy to do  but I admit I hold my breath when I peel back the tape!

Our camp is tucked in behind the beautiful yellow and red trees in the middle of this photo.  My son was standing down by the lake when he snapped this.  Summer is fun up there but Fall is just gorgeous!

Can you spot Corduroy hiding in the grass?

I actually stayed true to Jacquie's great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: Soft Seedlings, Sentiment from The Ton

Ink: Crumb Cake, Distress, Versafine Black

Paper: Basic White, Happy Forest Friends DSP

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Fusion: Kitchen

 I was definitely inspired by the inspiration photo with its beautiful trail of leaves in that gorgeous white kitchen. I layered all the colors using distress inks and a new stencil set from Taylored Expressions.

It's been a beautiful fall here!  My son and I recently took a short hike with the pups up to Hope Falls

Pepper loved it!

And my son's two pups were asleep the minute we got back to camp!

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

Stamp Set:  Happy Harvest (Taylored Expressions)
Stencil: Falling For You (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Distress
Paper: Basic White, 


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fall Harvest....FMS567


The local vegetable stands are almost empty here as the colder weather arrives.  It's all about pumpkins and mums now.  So I decided to break out one last wagon full of vegetables!  The images are from a retired SU! set called Grown With Love.  I colored the images with SU! markers which enabled me to use different colors for the vegetables and wagon parts.  Ancient technique but fun to do with images like these. 

So many options with Judy's great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Grown With Love

Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Cottage Gingham DSP, Crumb Cake, Real Red

Ink: Memento Black, Stampin' Up! Markers

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Hocus Pocus.....FMS566


My Halloween card today might have been inspired by Miss Emma's birthday party!  Hocus Pocus was the theme of her party this year and it was the perfect fall night to celebrate

After pizza and s'mores on the patio it was time for the main event. Thanks to modern technology and Disney's release of Hocus Pocus 2 the girls enjoyed the main event on the big screen!


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

Stamp Set: Cottage Wreath, A Spooky Day (Picket Fence)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic White, Rustic Harvest DSP, Fresh Freesia
Ink: Versafine Black, Milled Lavender Distress Ink, Memento Black
Ghost Stencil from Newton's Nook