Nothing like some brightly colored chicks to cheer you up! But if there are no chickens running around your house a bouncy noisy pup and a granddaughter will do the trick as well! I turned the circles into colorful chicks....just because they made me ...
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Chicken Up! FMS536 and more...



Chicken Up! FMS536

 



Nothing like some brightly colored chicks to cheer you up!  But if there are no chickens running around your house a bouncy noisy pup and a granddaughter will do the trick as well!




I turned the circles into colorful chicks....just because they made me smile!








Karren designed such a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!


Stamp Sets; Happy Hens (Gina K), Hello Beautiful (SU)
Paper: Basic White
Ink: Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso


     
 

Fusion: At The Movies

 



I love to go to the movies but I confess I haven't been to the movies since the pandemic started!  (I also confess I have watched a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime instead.)  So I pulled out this delightful image of kittens at the movies for this week's Fusion challenge. The tickets rolling across the bottom are from an ancient Stampin' Up! Stampin' Around Wheel that I cut off the wheel ages ago and flattened out to use as a regular stamp.

Our local theater reopened not too long ago and I am thinking my first trip back may be to see the new Top Gun movie - it seems like only yesterday I saw the original Top Gun movie!



What a fun challenge this week!  I was inspired by the sketch and the picture! Hope you join us at Fusion!



Stamp Set: At The Movies (Newton's Nook)

Ink: Copics, Memento Black, Versamark, Poppy Parade

Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade

     
 

Sweet Hello.....FMS535

 



Hello Summer! Our local greenhouses are finally open for the season and I actually have some real flowers on my back porch now!  The summer furniture came out of the basement as well and has joined the flowers on the porch.  The Big Guy finally put away the snow blower and tuned up the riding mower.  Now if he would just get that boat out of the driveway and into the lake.....


A little splash of blue anchors my simple flower and sentiment.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch and added an embossed background for interest.







I love this sweet sketch from Amy this week!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches!



Stamp Set: Artistically Inked, Scripted Greetings (Pink Fresh)
Paper: Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green
Ink: Polished Pink, Balmy Blue
Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder










     
 

Simple Thanks....FMS534

 




Keeping it sweet and simple this week - a bit of random stamping topped off with a flower!  Looking forward to real flowers soon as the weather begins to warm up!  






Cecile has such a unique artistic style!  Have fun with her sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!



Stamp Sets: Abstract Beauty, Sending Smiles
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider
Paper: Whisper White, Harvest Meadow DSP


     
 

Fusion: Blue Butterflies

 



During Pandemic stay at home time I took a few online card classes.  The Crop and Create one was a whole weekend full of classes and great ideas.  Gina K taught a simple stenciling class and I put her lesson to good use on my card today.  I did not however have a banner stencil so I used post-it tape to create the shape.  Quick stenciling with a blender brush and a soft blue and I was ready to stamp my images in black.  Easy and striking!







I combined the sketch and the photo for my card this week at Fusion!  Join us!



Stamp Set: Friendly Silhouettes (Gina K), Label Me Bold
Ink: Versafine Black, Tumbled Glass Distress
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White