Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Green Day! FMS570


A bit of soft stenciling behind the shamrocks was the perfect backdrop on my St. Patrick's Day card.  March will be here before we know it.  Hopefully we will be seeing some green by then.  Right now it is still pretty white around here.  Miss Emma built this little guy just from the snow on her porch!


Making a batch of these cards because when your name is Callahan you have a few Irish relatives to wish a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jen Timko's sketch made my card a breeze!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Lucky Clover

Ink: Just Jade, Distress - Scattered Straw, Pink Lemonade

Paper: Basic White, Delicate Desert DSP

Stencil: Meet In the Middle (A Colorful Life)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Oh Happy Day! FMS569


Who could resist a flower from this little charmer?  I love all of the critters in the new Playing in the Rain Set from Stampin' Up!

And who could resist an invite from this little charmer to come on into his new clubhouse......although visions of Jack Nicholson do come to mind........

Will turned four this week and we had so much fun celebrating his birthday.  And yes I went into the fort!

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

Stamp Set: Playing in the Rain
Paper: Basic White, Flowering Fields DSP, Soft Suede
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Woodland Embossing Folder

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Thanks A Bunch ~ FMS568


Just had fun stamping with this new carrot set from Stampin' Up!  Love all the different images to add layers and dimension.  And then I added a tiny bit of bling because it entertained me to add some carats to the carrots!

I squished the squares on Judy's fun sketch into rectangles because technically squares are rectangles anyway....right?  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamp Set: Thanks A Bunch
Paper: Basic White, Dandy Designs DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Cinnamon Cider, Memento Black

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Garden of Hearts - FMS567


Happy 2023!  Excited to start another crafty year!  My daughter Erin is a 31 Consultant and has started my year off with a request for a dozen cards for her February hostesses.  My SU preorder arrived just in time to use this sweet new Valentine set called Country Bouquet.  I am not a fan of making multiples but for her I do - and SU has made it easy with beautiful DSP and a coordinating punch.  I also get to mix up the colors and the patterns so they all won't be exactly the same.....which makes me happy!

I enjoyed my "time off"  from blogging over the holidays but with two family birthdays to celebrate and four holiday gatherings I am not sure there was a lot of "time off".  Thank Heaven for that beautiful peaceful snowy Christmas Eve service.....the perfect recharge!  

And thank Heaven for crafty friends.  Here is a peek at some of the beautiful creations I received - I love them all!  They will stay on my sideboard to keep me smiling during the month of January!

Amy's great sketch starts the New Year off with a bang!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Country Bouquet
Paper: Basic White, Country Floral Lane DSP
Ink: Real Red, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather

I also posted this card on the SUO Challenge Site - Designer's Choice Challenge #317.