Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fusion: Spring Wreath

The inspiration at Fusion this week has us all thinking spring.  That's about all I can do right now.....think about it.....especially when my street looks like this........

I love our Fusion challenges because there are so many ways to be inspired.......I pulled the colors, texture and flowers from the photo and took my layout from the sketch.  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set:  Daisy Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Powder Pink
Ink: Smoky Slate, Powder Pink

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day! FMS324

Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a day filled with love..........

 Miss Emma was loving the Ice House in Saranac Lake this weekend.......

Our beautiful floral designer Narelle has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamps: Heart Happiness, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Gold Foil, Painted With Love DSP
Ink: Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cue the Confetti! FMS323

I let that delightful designer paper take center stage on my card today.  And the "cue the confetti"sentiment is perfect for so many occasions.  Old Man Winter has "cued the confetti" around here today.  White confetti continues to pile up outside and there will be another foot of it by supper time.  But no one around here is complaining......there are two polar bears in my cellar smiling and waxing their skis as we speak.......

My talented friend Karren Johnson from sunny New Zealand has a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Picture Perfect Party DSP, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Basic Black
Ink: Black
Die Cut:  Wonky Stitches

Monday, February 5, 2018

Celebrating Twenty!

After retiring from 34 years of teaching I looked forward to lazy mornings and unscheduled days.  Then the strangest thing happened.......I wasn't enjoying all that free time as much as I thought I would.  One night the Big Guy put the local newspaper in front of me and said, "There's a part time job available at the library - you need to apply."

So for 12 years now I have been a part time library clerk at our local library and love it.  This week we had a dinner in honor of our librarian who is completing her 20th year.  She's a great gal and I was honored to make the invites.  And yes the story about the Big Guy telling me I needed a job was brought up at dinner!

 The eclipse technique worked well on this card because it added interest and still kept the card flat for mailing.

Stamp Sets: Bookcase Builder, Celebrate Today, To Thine Own Shelf (SSS)
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Garden Green
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry