Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sending Hugs.....TTTC-246


Here's hoping that I will be able to look out in the yard soon and see May flowers that all of these April showers have promised to bring!  In the meantime pretty paper flowers will have to do......

Lots of possibilities with our Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!  I went corner to corner with flowers-free-diecuts.Hope you play along!

Stanp Sets: With Sympathy (Hero Arts), Fancy Florals (Gina K)

Paper: Fresh Freesia, Masterfully Made DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Die from SU!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Attention Shoppers - FMS633


The new set from Stampin' Up! is called Attention Shoppers......which reminded me of K- Mart which reminded me of a shopping trip long ago.  We lived in a small town about an hour from any large shopping area so when a new K-Mart was built about 45 minutes away it was big news!  My dad loaded my mom, my aunt, my grandmother and me in the car and away we went to see what the fuss was about.  I honestly don't remember what we bought because it was decades ago but I do remember laughing and chasing a blue light around the store to see what the latest special was.  You never knew where that blue light was going to pop up! I think that was my dad's one and only trip to K-Mart.....he was a Sears Roebuck kind of guy.....whew I am dating myself for sure since those stores are long gone now.....

I lightened the photo a bit so you could see the sparkles in the blue paper - prettier in person for sure!

It's my turn to host this week at FMS! Hope you have time to play along!  I love to visit your galleries to see what you create!

Stamp Set: Attention Shoppers

Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Paper: Lemon Lolly, Starry Sky. Orchid Oasis Sparkle

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Play With Your Dog! FMS632


The sentiment on this card is oh so true! I am a total dog fan and I can't ever remember not having a dog - except for those sad times when I would lose one and then search for another to adopt.  So Shorty - Sheba - Chi Chi - Maggie - Snitty - Pudge - Abby Girl - Pepper - this post is in honor of all of you!

And this is the look I get these days when Pepper is ready to play......and I am not.....

Jen Mitchell served up another square sketch this week - I love them!  But feel free to adjust as you see fit and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Play Ball (Colorado Craft Co)
Paper: Lighter Than Air DSP, Lemon Lolly
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Early Spring Adventure - FMS631


Ahhhh.......spring finally! I thought this sweet nest was perfect for a friend who is celebrating a spring birthday soon and expecting a spring baby too! 

The last of the snow is finally gone here and we spent Monday up at the lake having a picnic and waiting for this......

We were fortunate to be in the direct path of the eclipse here in upstate New York.  It truly was an amazing experience.  What surprised me most was how cold it got even when the sun was only partially blocked! Fortunately the sun came out again and life returned to normal!

Square cards are always fun to make so I loved Jen Timko's great sketch - hope you enjoy it too!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Everyday Details (SU!), Fancy Florals (Gina K)

Paper: Fresh As A Daisy DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Translucent Florals.....FMS630


No flowers blooming here yet but one can always hope.......hope that the expected spring snowstorm on tap tonight and tomorrow is our last for the season!  I am ready for blooms!  So I broke out flowers and bright spring colors for my card today - I'm an optimist!

I love Judy's sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches - hope you do too!  Join us!

Stamp Set: Translucent Florals

Paper: Delightful Floral DSP, Parakeet Party

Ink; Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral, Pretty Peacock