Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Life is Better When......FMS592


Life is better when you are crafting but it is also pretty darn good when you are riding a water buffalo in the Philippines! That adventurous grandson of mine is visiting family in the Philippines for three weeks with his mom.  Every day we get great photos and through the magic of FB Messenger can actually talk to him and hear about his day.  His time is 12 hours ahead of mine so while I am sleeping he is having an adventure.  After a few days on the coast vacationing with cousins he traveled inland to the family farm where he hopped a ride on a water buffalo!

The view from his porch overlooks a rice field.  So beautiful and green there! 

Meanwhile back in my craft used the new SU! set Crafting With You on my card....always fun to craft with friends! 

Cecile's sketch reflects her fabulous whimsical style!  Have fun with it and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Crafting With You
Ink: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight
Paper: Basic White, Countryside Inn DSP

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

A Flowery Hello! FMS 591


My crafting time has been reduced the past two months while I had my cataract surgeries but I am happy to report I am almost to the finish line.  All those pesky eye drops are done and I get fitted for my new glasses today!  But I have taken the time to clean out and reorganize my craft room - not a job for the faint of heart!  I have sold stuff, donated stuff, and - gasp - thrown away stuff!  Then came the reorganizing.  I even managed to get rid of one cabinet and a small table!  I am not a fan of clutter - I need breathing room.  

There is one big job left - my stencils are in total disarray and need to be organized and put away.  So while I was gathering sets I decided that I would use one for this week's sketch. A flowery three layer set from Gina K made this card come together quickly. Now off to shop Amazon for a fat notebook!.....unless any of you have a better idea on storing stencils.....  

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

Stamps: A Little Hello (Gina K)
Paper: Rococco Rose, Basic White
Ink: Hero Arts Forest, Gina K Wild Dandelion, Concord and 9th Honeysuckle and Parsley

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

So Proud! FMS590


Will "graduates" from nursery school this week so technically this is another graduation card.  I am sure the ceremony will be very entertaining because four year olds are adorable and oh so unpredictable.  But sometimes they are very predictable.......we knew he would love this fire truck ride at Legoland!  And I love this photo because it is both of my kids with both of their kids in the same spot.....a rare event indeed!

I think I see the FMS sketch in this photo too........

So many things you can do with Kim's cute sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Critter Crowd (Simon Says Stamp), Celebrate (Honey Bee)
Ink: Copics, Memento Black,
Paper: Heart and Home DSP, Granny Apple Green

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Reach for the Stars - FMS589


This is one of those cards that took a left hand turn somewhere and ended up in outer space!  It was just going to be a regular graduation card with a diploma and scattered caps but after I stamped the images and found that sentiment in my stash I took a left at the Milky Way!

I think I was just having a hard time getting back to earth after two fun days at Legoland with the much fun and so many laughs.....and soooooo many Legos!

It is my turn to host this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I hope you join us - would love to see where my sketch takes you!

Stamps: Graduation (Impression Obsession), Sentiment Strip (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Basic White, Stargazing DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Concord and 9th - Harbor, Grapefruit, Oceanside