Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fusion: Coffee and A Book

Oh yes this card depicts my idea of a good time......reading is one of my favorite ways to get through cold wintry days!  Another great way to spend a few winter days is a week in Florida......that's where I am as we speak......just hanging out in the sunshine with Miss Emma, her folks and a mouse.....

Fusion has a great challenge this week!  I used both the picture and the sketch!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Our Story (MFT)
Ink: Black, Copics

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


When Valentine's Day rolls around here in the northeast it is still midwinter so Smitten Mittens is a perfect set to use for a Valentine!  The mittens send a warm cozy wish for Valentine's Day!

And speaking of warm and cozy........

Oh that Benny and Coop look so angelic but they are a handful!

Kim's fun sketch has us seeing double this week!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps:  Smitten Mittens
Ink:  Real Red, Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tutti Frutti DSP

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Punny Valentine

The Punny Valentine Challenge at The Paper Players this week makes me smile so I decided to get a head start on some Valentines.  Remember when we had to memorize this sentence to learn the planets?

My very educated mother just served us nine pickles.

And I just can't seem to throw Pluto out of the group!

I used the sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch for my design.


Stamps:  Dream Big (Hero Arts)
Ink: Black, Copics
Paper:  Whisper White, Black,  Brushed Silver, Hero Arts Patterned, Red Glitter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Day......FMS319

After two weeks of crazy sub-zero temps and arctic winds the temperature finally made it into double digits!  Miss Emma hit the slopes with her dad and the Big Guy while I stayed home and made this card using tropical colors in honor of the sunshine and 20 degrees!

Rita has a great sketch for us to start the new year at Freshly Made Sketches.  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets: Bubble Over
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Silver Foil

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fusion: Mail Call

This little panda is just the right guy to deliver a sweet message.  In today's world of instant messaging, texting and cell phones it is a treat to receive a handwritten message.

The Big Guy and I leave notes on the kitchen table to keep each other posted on our whereabouts if need be.  He is not a fan of cell phones and reluctantly carries an old flip phone for emergencies.  We all know better than to call him just to chat.  And iPhones are the devil's tool in his world.  I left my phone on the table the other morning while I walked the dog.  As I came back into the kitchen he was poking at my phone and yelling hello. He said Erin was calling but he couldn't answer it.  I took the phone and swiped it to call her back when to my surprise Adele popped up on the screen and started singing Hello.  Yes somehow the Big Guy managed to disconnect the call and wake up that helpful "person" who lives in your phone who naturally thought the he was ordering a tune from Adele!  The Big Guy was not amused ...... but I am still laughing.....hey even Superman had his kryptonite!

It is our first Fusion of the year and we have some guest designers playing along with us - hope you join us~!  I used the sketch and the picture for inspiration this week!

Stamp Sets: Party Pandas (SU), You (SSS)
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Wood Textures
Ink:  Black, Calypso Coral