Every dog I have owned has a special place in my heart. This card is headed to a friend who recently lost her German Shepherd. They are beautiful dogs and the one I grew up with is the first dog I remember. I loved that girl! But it seems that as I have ...


Forever in Our Hearts - FMS474 and more...

Forever in Our Hearts - FMS474


Every dog I have owned has a special place in my heart.  This card is headed to a friend who recently lost her German Shepherd.  They are beautiful dogs and the one I grew up with is the first dog I remember.  I loved that girl!  But it seems that as I have gotten older my dogs have gotten smaller.  Presently I have Abbygirl - a seven pound miniature black poodle who is almost 19 years old.  I have never owned such an elderly dog!  She has lost her hearing and most of her eyesight but she is still quite peppy and happy.  It is amazing how she navigates around our house - including the stairs!  You know what has kept us home for months so she has had lots of extra attention every day.  I know we are on borrowed time with her but as long as she is not in pain we will keep on keeping on!

I turned Judy's great sketch this week to accommodate my image and sentiment!  Adjust as you see fit and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set:  Pampered Pets
Paper: Whisper White, Playful Pets DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Copics


Fusion: Rainbow Dress


I have had these rainbow dies in my stash for over a year.  After seeing the inspiration photo at Fusion this year I thought it was time to break them out.  We are all ready for brighter days ahead for sure. The Big Guy and I received our second doses of the vaccine this past week.  We qualified when local pharmacies started offering them to the over 70 crowd.  Wow we are old!  But thanks to that vaccine - and lots of staying home - we hope to get older!  The Big Guy has had no side effects at all.  I had a sore arm and was a bit tired the second and third days.  Nothing major that some extra napping couldn't fix. Hoping that the vaccine rollout continues to improve for sure!

I used both the sketch and the photo for inspiration at Fusion this week - so many possibilities! Hope you join us!

Stamp Set: Under My Umbrella, Pretty Parasol
Ink: memento Black, Distress Inks
Paper: Whisper White
Avery Elle Rainbow Dies


Hello Again! FMS473


Two of my favorite characters are back!  Stampin' Up! has let those chicks out of the coop again re-releasing the Hey Chick set along with a new set of dies.  You can't beat having a fun neighbor on the other side of the fence!  

I love Amy's sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Enjoy!

Global Design Project has an animal theme this week.

Stamp Set: Hey Chick, Merry Moose
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham Gala, Wood Textures DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Distress, Copics
Fence Die from Autumn Goodness


Stamp Review Crew: Kangaroo & Company


The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Kangaroo & Company today.  It is a sweet set with options for several occasions.  I decided to make a baby card for our hop.  

In the meantime my youngest grandbaby is growing way too fast!  His momma surprised him with an indoor jungle gym to keep him occupied during our long winter/pandemic days!

Enjoy the hop! If you missed Kelly's delightful work head back there to see what she has created!

Otherwise keep going and see what the fabulous Stesha has in store!

The sketch from Sunday Stamps worked perfectly with my critters!

Stamp Set: Kangaroo & Company
Dies from Snailed It and Many Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Playing With Patterns DSP, Crushed Curry
Ink: Memento Black, Not Quite Navy, Blends, Copics


Love Letters....FMS472



Everyone loves letters!  That's what's fun about this hobby of ours.  Making cards means you always have something ready to drop in the mail for just about every occasion.  And who says it has to be a special occasion?  I have sent (and received) more cards than ever during this crazy pandemic.  So take a minute and send a little love......we could all use some!

Narelle's easy breezy sketch has endless possibilities!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

The Paper Players have a Hearts or Stars Challenge this week.

Stamp Sets: Festive Post, Snailed It, Welcoming Window, Meant to Be
Paper: Whisper White, Oh So Ombre DSP, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray
Ink: Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray