Sunday, March 18, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Bubble Over

The Stamp Review Crew is featuring the Bubble Over stamp set today.  It is such a fun set with endless options for many occasions!  Bubbles and Fizz DSP coordinates with it perfectly.  

We had a great day celebrating the Big Guy's - and his twin sister's -  70th birthday yesterday.  The clan gathered from far and wide for a birthday/St.Patrick's Day Dinner.

 My daughter's friend designed these adorable table centerpieces......hollowed out cabbages were the vases for the flower arrangements!  So clever!

If you are on track you should have arrived here from my friend Anne Schach's blog.  Her work is always amazing!

Now you can head on to see what treats Yapha Mason has in store!

I used colors from the DSP - and from the Inspire.Create.Challenge.

Stamp Set: Bubble Over
Paper: Bubbles and Fizz DSP, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Lemon LimeTwist

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Toucan of My Appreciation

When I taught third grade we learned about toucans when we studied the rainforest. The kids loved to write simple punny poems using the word toucan.  I gave an example or two like this:

What can scare a toucan?  BOO-can!

What can float a toucan?  A CANOE-can!

Who can write a pun about a toucan?  YOU-can!

If you have a punny toucan question and answer I would love to hear it!

I am delighted to be the guest designer at the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!  I decided to go corner to corner and picked Puns - Accents - Metallics.  Check out the wonderful inspiration from the Tic Tac Toe Design Team and then pick your own line of design inspiration!

I based my layout on the sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch.

Stamp Set:  Bird Banter
Paper:  Silver Foil, Whisper White, Springtime Foils
Ink: Black, Copics
Accents:  Black Rhinestone, Silver Cord, Wonky Stitches Die

Fusion - Rain or Shine

There is nothing better than a friend who has been by your side since you splashed in puddles as a kid!

There are raindrops falling from those clouds but they are a bit hard to see in the photo!

I took my inspiration from the photo this week at Fusion.  Photo or Sketch or Both.........your choice  of inspiration at Fusion!  Join us!

Stamps:  Beautiful You, Weather Together, Hero Arts Sentiment
Paper:  Whisper White, Eastern Palace DSP
Ink: Black, Copics, Soft Sky
Die Cuts: Stitched Cloud Edges (MFT)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thinking of Sketches.....FMS328

When it is my turn to draw up a sketch for a challenge at Freshly Made Sketches I use two very "scientific" techniques.  Sometimes I doodle with a pencil on a blank sheet of paper until a layout takes shape.  Sometimes I cut out shapes and actually move them around until a layout I like develops.  So to prepare for this week's sketch I sharpened my #2 yellow pencil and sat down at my desk.  And right there on the corner of my desk were six cards I had just made using the new Waterfront set.  The elements of this set work together beautifully to create countless outdoor scenes.  And those same elements gave me the basic design of my sketch this week! Maybe checking my card stash should be my third technique for developing a sketch!  

I'd love to see how you interpret my sketch this week. Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Waterfront, Sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink: Pool Party, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake