Thursday, February 29, 2024

Thinking of You - TTTC242


For someone who doesn't stencil much I sure do have a lot of stencils. So one of my stamping resolutions for this year is to use those stencils!  The Fancy Floral from Gina K is simple, sweet and just perfect for this week's Tic Tac Toe Board.  

Meanwhile an update on the Mush-Room!  Will finally got to see his new room yesterday and was so excited - and he was even more excited when Auntie and Cousin Emma jumped out of the closet - lots of shrieking! 

I went right across the top row of our Tic Tac Toe Challenge today!  Lots of possibilities - hope you join us!

Stamps: Sentiment from Life Is Beautful (SU!)

Ink: Concord & 9th - Sorbet, Grapefruit, Parsley, Sprout

Stencil: Fancy Floral (Gina K)

Paper: Nature's Sweetness DSP, Delightful Floral DSP

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Let's Eat Cake...FMS625


That bunny looks like he has already had a few cupcakes - I can relate! But he is a cutie and the perfect messenger on a birthday card!  I start every year with a vow that I will keep up with birthdays and send cards and in January I did pretty well.  In February I managed to keep up but I wrote most of them on the actual birthday so those cards were a tad late. Have to admit I rarely just sign my name - I always have a few things to say! We are only talking about four cards a month but I can only imagine what will happen in March......

I love the elements in Jen Brum's sketch this week!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Fluffiest Friends (SU!), Pop Up Partay (Concord & 9th)
Paper; Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Bee Mine DSP, Bunny Days, DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Do Your Own Thing! FMS624


I love this sweet set from Colorado Craft Company - also love how we all just "do our thing" in the craft world - that's what makes it so amazing!

And I promised some pictures of the Mush-Room as we are now calling Will's new bedroom at our camp on the lake.  Not exactly what I would put in my bedroom but Will is doing his own thing in life so mushrooms it is! And yes the red light on the nightstand and green light on the headboard have remotes to change light colors......

No mushrooms for this little mouse - he prefers flowers!

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

Stamp Set: Love Art (Colorado Craft Co)
Paper: Bubble Bath
Ink: Memento Black, Copcis
Dies: Everyday Details (SU!)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

A Retro Hello! FMS623


Just a fun way to say hello this Valentine's Day!  When I was young our telephone was similar to this one - big, clunky and black. It sat on a lace doily on its own little table. Those were the days when we read Dick Tracy every Sunday in the comic section of the newspaper.  He kept in touch with the other "good guys" by talking into his wristwatch......and we laughed at such craziness.....little did we know......

I definitely drew inspiration from our living room from so long ago....the clunky phone, stenciled hearts like patterned wallpaper, a touch of lace and a retro look designer paper.

It's my turn to host at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  The sketch is wide open - use whatever works for you in the oval area!  Hope you join us - especially because it is cold this week in the Northeast so I'd love to sip some tea and visit your galleries!

Stamp Set: Let's Talk
Paper: Basic White, Bunny Days DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Petal Pink

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Enjoy Today.....FMS622


I was in my craft room working on this card when I received a call that Will needed picking up from school.  I left my desk as it was and headed out.  He came back to my house to play for a while which meant that Auntie and Emma had to come over as well.  So pizza and wings for dinner it was!  After dinner the Big Guy headed to his recliner and Auntie and the kiddos headed to my craft room to make Valentines while I walked the dog.  Emma showed him the snippet bowl that she can pick from and they went to work. A sparkly blue piece of paper next to the bowl immediately caught his eye! 

When I got back he showed me the first card he made for a special friend- he was so proud of it!  And then I thought......wait a minute that sparkly paper was for MY card!  And yes that was the last piece of sparkly blue in my craft room! I do hope that young lady likes her card!

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

Stamps: Beach Day
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, By The Bay DSP

Thursday, February 1, 2024



I am actually a Baby Boomer and not GenerationX  but I was delighted to be invited to join the X Design Team for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  The Challenges are Bi-Weekly and a different game board is posted for each one.  So many options with this challenge!  I look forward to working with this talented group of designers!

I may have also been inspired by this wonderful photo a friend of mine took from her back deck.  She lives on a hilltop overlooking Ithaca, NY. (You can see the buildings of Cornell University on the opposite hill.)  She has a wonderful view that often includes hot air balloons launched just below her property!

I chose the diagonal route from Enamel Dots through the Die Cut and on to Dry Embossing.  Hope you join us!

Stamps; Hot Air Balloon (SU!), English Rooftops (Purple Onion)
Paper: Lemon Lolly, Moody Mauve
Ink: Azure Afternoon, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black