Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fusion - Beach House!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are having a great day.  The weather is crazy here in the Chicago area lately.  Is supposed to be Summer so I'm expecting hot and balmy (humid), but its been really cool - low 70's here.  So no swimming unless I can talk Mr. J into a heater for the swimming pool.  Not likely since we only use is a few months a year in this part of the country.    

Miss Moriko is getting big and I owe you some photos.  She just won't sit still for anything. She's still the very sweet girl she was on the first day we got her and a real delight to have in the house.   She's turning into a little moocher and I have no one to blame for that but me.  I love seeing her trying new foods - everything from watermelon to a potato chip.   I know.. bad mom!! She's barking more at things she finds odd - a branch, an empty box... me.  If we could get the house breaking done then she would be PERFECT.  We're getting there.  No accidents in the house - but we take breaks OFTEN - like every hour or two!!  She makes it all night so I know she can do it!  One day at a time right?  

I'm playing along at Fusion today.  A new two week challenge begins with this inspiration photo called Beach House. You an use the photo or the sketch or combine the two - like I did.  I tried to pick up on lots of elements from the photo - the soft buttery yellow, pale blue.  I thought the stairs might be a nice alternative to the break front, and the flowery wallpaper a nod to the floral china and vase on the table.   No home is complete without a little fur baby so I added a kitty looking up at a cuckoo clock.  (I don't have one, but I grew up with one, and my mother still has it - I used to love when the little bird would pop out of the closed door to announce the time!!

I can't wait to see what you make!  If you are looking for a little more inspiration I know just the place!!   Click on the names of the DT members here to see more.

Have a beautiful day!!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Country Labels 4
Dies:  Poppystamps Elegant Stair Frame, Curious Cat, Evanston Birdhouse, Frozen Border (clock pendulum), MFT Dienamics Fishtail Banner
Twinery Twine Buttercream, Marigold
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Pattern Paper My Mind's Eye "Happy Day" 6x6"
Card Stock:  PTI Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, SU! Daffodil Delight


Kara said...

such cool dies! love the wallpaper in your beach house!

Lisa M said...

Seriously, that is just nuts. I cannot believe from that picture and that sketch, you got this INCREDIBLE card idea. I absolutely LOVE that! I miss my little fur ball so much, but cards like this make me smile. Poised to jump, but knows better, but probably will anyway..LOL.
Awesome creation Jeanne! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

I would totally love to come and play with your dies sometime Jeanne, I will bring the margarita maker!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Very sweet Jeanne!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun stairway die Jeanne! and the sweet house kitty - this is so cute!

Sharron said...

OMG, I love everything about this card! The soft colors are so yummy and your little scene with the staircase is so sweet. You even added the perfect wallpaper!

Lindsey said...

How fun and amazing is this card! Adore the colors and the scene you created.

Marybeth said...

Love all the pretty dies and beautiful card, such a warm scene.
Oh, Miss Moriko sounds like she is fitting in just perfectly!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh, I can't wait to see more photos of Moriko too. So please share when you get the time. What a fabulous card and I love those stairs too complete with a cat and cookoo clock. So homey and sweet.