Monday, August 21, 2017

Casing Brian......GDP100





Global Design Project is celebrating 100 Sketches this week! They have a wonderful design team and this week's challenge is to case one of their designers.  I am casing this elegant card designed by my friend Brian King.




I don't have any cake images so I decided to stack up some mugs from a new Stampin' Up set called Hug in a Mug. It makes a sweet wintry card! I hate to think about winter yet but it is coming......look what I saw today on my morning walk......









Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fusion: Black and Orange






We've already had some Halloween fun this week. Yesterday morning the dogs started barking and chasing a bat through the dining room! If I'm outside I'm ok if a bat flies by...... but in the house.....yeow!  But you know the Big Guy is never without a plan!  First he opens the front door while I toss him a tennis racket from the cellarway.  Then he closes the French doors to try to confine it to the main hall while I barricade myself in the laundry room.  Then he sits on the stairs while the dogs hopefully chase it out the open front door......but if it turns to head up the stairs ........ well you know what would happen!

We live in an area where a bat will find its way inside now and then.  The rational side of my brain knows they are harmless and valuable critters......but the irrational side of me makes me hide in the laundry room.   I am happy to report the little guy found the front door and escaped from a howling dachshund, two yapping poodles......and the Big Guy's racket!


We also had this visitor near our camp this week snacking on some berries along the road.......and the plan for dealing with this critter is simple........leave the area immediately!







 We have a great inspiration photo and sketch this week at Fusion!  I used both!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Sets:  Merry Cafe, Coffee Cafe, Season to Sparkle, Holiday Home, Cutie Pie (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Whisper White, Halloween Night DSP

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who Me? FMS301







Aren't you just waiting for everything to slide off that shelf and fall into the sea of jumbled letters? I am!  My father and I found always found humor in things slightly askew.....and I think that's how I like my friends too!  I may have trouble deciding who gets this card!

Like Cooper for instance.......just look at that smirk on his face!  It's as if he is saying of course I wanted to cover myself in smiley faces........why else would I have rolled in Emma's sticker stack?!?





Jen Brum, my talented friend from the north, has designed a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

                                          

Stamps:  Bookcase Builder (SU!), To Thine Own Shelf (SSS)
Paper:  Whisper White, Color Theory DSP
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Distress
Stencil:  Jumbled Letters (MFT)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What Was I Thinking?





The Big Guy is a very observant person.....me not so much.  I go through life in my own little bubble and take Emma with me! This week Emma and I went to the Post Office and I let her pick out my stamps.  She chose a page of Disney Villains with large, colorful images. We had a grand time talking about the villains and their movies.  I may have even sung a verse or two of the Cruella DeVil song while we happily slapped stamps on my cards to mail.  As I dropped the cards into the mail slot it dawned on me that I mailed two sympathy cards and three get well cards adorned with a crafty evil queen, a mean old stepmother, a shady conniving fox, a scary sea witch and a crazy croquet playing queen!  So not appropriate........



                                               


I used the sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch and the cue word Safari from CASology to design my card today.  And I guess it would be ok to use Scar from the Lion King on the envelope!


                                                     



Stamp Sets:  Hero Arts Safari Set
Ink:  Distress, Black
Paper:  Go Wild DSP, Tip Top Taupe