Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fusion: Red Christmas






The following is a Public Service Announcement:  Tomorrow is the official start to the holiday season......so brew yourself a nice mug of something warm and cozy and let your fingers do the walking through the Black Friday sales.  And if you are one of my friends who live in a warm climate.....nothing wrong with a Mimosa in a mug!


In the meantime Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends in the US!  Miss Emma and her mom made these wonderful "place cards" for our holiday dinner!






My favorite way to play at Fusion is to combine both the sketch and the picture!  You can play with either one or both!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Sets:  Coffee Cafe, Hug In A Mug, Hero Arts Oct/Nov. 2017 Kits
Paper:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Quilted Christmas DSP
Ink:  Versamark, Real Red
Die Cuts:  Coffee Cafe, Christmas Pines, Large Number Framelits (The mug handle is made using the zero)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Peace.....and Snow.....FMS314







Peace on earth is in all our thoughts I'm sure - especially this time of year.  But I confess snow is in my thoughts too. I love a snowy holiday season! We had our first snowfall this past week.  It wasn't much but it's a start!  My son managed three ski days at Whiteface so far because they make snow when the temperature drops. I am sure if the Big Guy could figure out a way to hook up a snow gun in our back yard he would do it!  Meanwhile Cooper and Benny experienced their first romp in the snow.



Cooper loved it........




Benny not so much.....lolol......




Narelle's wonderful sketch was a perfect opportunity to use SU's new snowflake embossing folder!  The star is from the latest Hero Arts monthly kit (Nov 2017).  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Sounds......FMS313








I love these jingle bells and I try to use them on a card or two every Christmas!  So when I saw Karren's sketch this week I knew just what to put in the corners!  The sound of jingle bells is one of my favorite wintry sounds!

Another one of my favorite sounds is this girl reading aloud!  All of a sudden things have started clicking and she learns new words every day.  Go Dog Go is the first book she read aloud on her own.....



A fitting title that seems to keep the attention of her favorite audience.....









My inkmaster friend Karren Johnson has a delightful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!

                                                  

Stamps: Sentiment from Hero Arts October 2017 kit
Paper: Whisper White, Glimmer Paper (SU), Merry Music DSP
Ink: Versamark
Li'l Inkers Jingle Bells

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fusion: Grateful







The beautiful colors of fall have faded around here and we are left with the last deep oranges and browns.  Time to settle in, keep the kettle hot and prepare for winter.  A bit of advice if you too are preparing for ski season - always keep your princess skirt out of the way when you are being fitted for new ski boots!







I just love when I can use both the sketch and the photo for inspiration at Fusion!  You can use either one or both on your card for our gallery! The inspiration at Fusion is perfect for this time of year!  Hope you join us!

                                           


Addicted to CAS has the code word LEAVES this week!

                                                         


I went down the left side for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.


                                                  


Stamp Sets:  Tea Time (Avery Elle), Christmas Pines (SU),  Merry Cafe (SU), Pick A Pumpkin (SU)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede