Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Flurrying Around......FMS614


I am a total hot chocolate fan in the winter.....especially on a snowy day!  The flurries are flying already here but none have stuck around too long.  But we did have a wonderful "summer day" escape last week.  We went to see the Monet immersive exhibit - it was fabulous!  And just like the Van Gogh exhibit my favorite part was the virtual reality experience.  You feel like you are actually entering the painting!

And when it was over we headed back outside into the flurries - too bad they weren't pink!

Jen Brum's delightful sketch has endless possibilities!  Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Frosties (Lawn Fawn), Cup of Cocoa (Newton's Nook)
Ink: Mementon Black, Copics, Bubble Bath
Paper: Basic White, Bubble Bath and Balmy Blue (SU!) 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Merry, Bright...and Quick....FMS613


I am feeling a bit behind this time of year when it comes to holiday cards!  But this card came together quickly thanks to a simple tag and pretty paper,  Six cards were made in no time!  I never use the same design for all of my cards. Batches of six work best for me and then I am ready to move on to a new design. Then there are those cards that are a one and done! (You know exactly what I mean!) 

We are having a cold icy rain as I type this on a Tuesday evening.  Hope your Thanksgiving travels don't get delayed because of this storm moving eastward across the country. I'm happy my daughter lives five miles down the road - I'm sure we will get there on time for our turkey dinner!

I have a lot to be thankful for - including being a part of this wonderful crafting community!  Happy Thanksgiving!

So many possibilities with Kim's wonderful sketch!  I made a slight adjustment for my tag but I don't think she will mind!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Paper Players have a CAS Tag challenge this week!

Stamp Set: Merry & Bright Days (Colorado Craft Company)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Merry Bold and Bright DSP
Silver Glitter Washi Tape

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Snow Is In the Air.....FMS612


The first flakes of snow arrived in my neighborhood this week - enough to stick on the grass for a while! Hope that is a sign of a snowy winter to come! We had too much rain and ice last year - I will take the flakes any day! So I wait looking similar to that chubby rabbit watching for more flakes to arrive - only my sidekick is a noisy schnauzer who is too busy looking for cats and squirrels and not snowflakes!

It's a busy time of year for sure but I hope you can carve out a few moments for some crafty time! Join us at Freshly Made Sketches! I'd love to see what you create with my sketch!


Stamp Set: Bird Perch (Colorado Craft Company)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Basic White, Snowflake Magic DSP

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Get Well Wishes....FMS611


I had to buy this set with the sweet thermos bottles because it brought back memories of oh so long ago. I don't drink coffee but I love the smell of it - it woke me up for many years! My parents both worked and carried a thermos of coffee every day.  My dad would get up first, make coffee, fill each thermos and put them in the lunch boxes that my mother had packed the night before.  Depending on the weather my thermos would be filled with milk or hot chocolate.  Wow ancient history!

I am not a good cook but I am great at buying gift certificates at our local soup and sandwich shop.  At my age I have many friends getting new knees or hips these days so this card is perfect to tuck a gift certificate inside.

I always love Jen Mitchell's square sketches! Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!

The fall/winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is happening this week!  Always a fun hop!


Stamps: Warmest Heart (SU!)

Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Misty Moonlight

Paper: Basic White, Delightfully Eclectic DSP

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Beelines - FMS610


In early October I was working on a card when the bee exterminator came to my house.  I left my craft room to speak with him and when I returned the sentiment stamp for my card was missing.  I am glad to report it reappeared yesterday on the back of scrap cardstock! No clue how it got there since I didn't use scraps that day but it somehow landed in the scrap bin.

I do use scraps to plan a card if I am trying to choose a stamp set. I can't do it in my head - have to see it in front of me.  When I saw Jen's sketch I thought.....hmm....snowflakes? coffee cups? pumpkins?  leaves? So I grabbed a few sets and pulled out A2 panels to do rough drafts.  The second panel I pulled came with a bonus - yep there was my missing sentiment!  I took it as a sign and put my four stamp sets away and found some bees!

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

Stamp Sets; Hey Honey (Pink Fresh), Welcoming Window (SU!), Bee My Valentine (SU!)

Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Black, Copics

Paper: Basic White