Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Let Your Light Shine! FMS309

'Tis the season for Harvest Moons, Black Cats.........and Kitty Cat umbrellas......

It is always fun to host a Freshly Made Sketch challenge! Let your light shine and join in the gallery this week! Our Design Team has posted some gorgeous cards to inspire you! I would love to see what you do with my sketch!  I'll be dropping by!


Stamp Sets: Hero Arts August 2017 Kit (sentiment)
Die Cut: Hero Arts July 2016 Kit (moon)
Punch:  SU Cat
Paper: Spooky Night DSP, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Distress (sponged on moon), Versamark (embossed white)
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, White Twine

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sharing the Joy

Once I saw this new holiday DSP I knew I had to drag that whiskery nutcracker out of retirement ! He is such a fun guy!  

And speaking of fun guys and whiskers......these two furry critters graduated from obedience school this week.  Not too sure about how obedient they really are in general but they sure are adorable!

My daughter's pups:  Cooper and Bentley.....usually called Coop and Benny!

I used the sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch this week along with the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.  (die cut, vellum, emboss)

Stamps:  Santa Stache, Ready for Christmas
Ink: Black, Stampin' Blends, Copics, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil, Christmas Around the World DSP, Vellum

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hooray! #GDP108

Global Design Project is featuring a Case the Designer Challenge this week - and that designer just happens to be my friend Brian King!  Brian has a wonderful way with colors and likes to layer his cards - very neatly!  So I used his sketch, tried to keep my layers straight and used some bright colors.  Lemon Lime Twist is my new favorite for sure!  

Brian also has a knack for assembling amazing people to do presentations at World Cardmaking Day.  For the past five years we have had so much fun.....learning and sharing.  Here are this year's presenters:

Row 1:  Julie DiMatteo, Debbie Crowley, Pam Morris
Row 2:  Brian King, Jennifer Hill, Donna Griffith

Thanks to these talented people I learned about dehydrated marshmallows, turning mitten shapes into penguins and that presentations go awry when your face is reflected on the punch and then projected on the big screen........yes we had way too much fun!

Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Balloon Celebration
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Black
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fusion: Striped Wreath

You know those articles about planning your wardrobe for the week on Sunday nights so you are less rushed in the morning?  That never worked for could I possibly know what I would feel like wearing so many days ahead of time? (Yes packing for a vacation is very hard for me!)  And the same principle applies to my card making.....I cannot do cards waaaay ahead of time even when I know what the challenge is because I don't know what sort of mood I will be in that week.  I know crazy but true.........I gave up fighting my personality quirks long ago!  Because of my Atlanta trip I had just a small window of time to complete my Fusion card this week. Gram and Emma and life in general fill my days quickly.  I was hurrying to finish this card in time yesterday.  I added the little sprinkly xxx above the pumpkin and then I thought "Hmmm it looks blank underneath so I will add a few more."

Well of course it looked blank because that's where the sentiment "Hang in There!" was supposed to go.  That finally dawned on me while editing the photo and there was no time left for a redo. for a minute I worried about my brain cells and then I thought - "Hey that's what the inside of the card is for!"

I played around with colors and shapes to do a total Fusion card today - inspired by the sketch and the photo!  Hope you join us!


The colors I used worked perfectly for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge!