Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Moon Bites......FMS302





The August monthly kit from Hero Arts is full of amazing celestial images and a few out of this world papers - perfect timing to use during week that included a solar eclipse!  Here in New York it was only a partial eclipse but exciting just the same.  I sat on my porch and enjoyed watching the little moon bites dance across the walkway.




Now and then I stuck my arm out from under the roof, turned my phone to the sky and snapped pictures.




You can just see the moon on the upper edge of the sun.  Amazing!



Our delightful designer from France, Cecile Ribon, drew up a terrific sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Play along!



Stamps:  Hero Arts August Kit
Ink:  Black, VersaMark for silver embossing
Paper:  Hero Arts, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Basic Black

Monday, August 21, 2017

Casing Brian......GDP100





Global Design Project is celebrating 100 Sketches this week! They have a wonderful design team and this week's challenge is to case one of their designers.  I am casing this elegant card designed by my friend Brian King.




I don't have any cake images so I decided to stack up some mugs from a new Stampin' Up set called Hug in a Mug. It makes a sweet wintry card! I hate to think about winter yet but it is coming......look what I saw today on my morning walk......









Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fusion: Black and Orange






We've already had some Halloween fun this week. Yesterday morning the dogs started barking and chasing a bat through the dining room! If I'm outside I'm ok if a bat flies by...... but in the house.....yeow!  But you know the Big Guy is never without a plan!  First he opens the front door while I toss him a tennis racket from the cellarway.  Then he closes the French doors to try to confine it to the main hall while I barricade myself in the laundry room.  Then he sits on the stairs while the dogs hopefully chase it out the open front door......but if it turns to head up the stairs ........ well you know what would happen!

We live in an area where a bat will find its way inside now and then.  The rational side of my brain knows they are harmless and valuable critters......but the irrational side of me makes me hide in the laundry room.   I am happy to report the little guy found the front door and escaped from a howling dachshund, two yapping poodles......and the Big Guy's racket!


We also had this visitor near our camp this week snacking on some berries along the road.......and the plan for dealing with this critter is simple........leave the area immediately!







 We have a great inspiration photo and sketch this week at Fusion!  I used both!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Sets:  Merry Cafe, Coffee Cafe, Season to Sparkle, Holiday Home, Cutie Pie (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Whisper White, Halloween Night DSP

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who Me? FMS301







Aren't you just waiting for everything to slide off that shelf and fall into the sea of jumbled letters? I am!  My father and I found always found humor in things slightly askew.....and I think that's how I like my friends too!  I may have trouble deciding who gets this card!

Like Cooper for instance.......just look at that smirk on his face!  It's as if he is saying of course I wanted to cover myself in smiley faces........why else would I have rolled in Emma's sticker stack?!?





Jen Brum, my talented friend from the north, has designed a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

                                          

Stamps:  Bookcase Builder (SU!), To Thine Own Shelf (SSS)
Paper:  Whisper White, Color Theory DSP
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Distress
Stencil:  Jumbled Letters (MFT)