Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring Design Team Showcase

Hey all!

I am here today with a bit of DT eye candy ;)  Here are some lovely projects made by the Fred She Said Spring Design Team! 

Linda


Judy


Maureen

 Michelle

 Nancy
 
Carolyn
 


Crystal
 
Janet Kay


Karen
 
Patty

 Zehra



Have a great day!

:)*
Fred

Friday, February 15, 2013

NEW Marigolds & Morpho

Yey, finally something new in the STORE :)

Marigolds & Morpho  (available as DIGI or Pre-coloured Sets)

I don't know how long I putzed with this set.  There are all kinds of variations for this one...



 Please click above images to see detail.

 Now I am going to print this off and find some room in my overstuffed cluttered studio to play!  

Have a great weekend!

:)*
Fred

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spring Design Team :)

Happy Valentine's Day!  I am here to announce the Fred She Said Spring Design Team!  Thanks so much to all who applied for the Fred She Said DT Call :) 

Joining us for the Spring Term are:

Maureen K. Russell  .. welcome back, Maureen!
Judy McKay
Linda Weber

who will be joining a bunch of wonderful girls :)
Michelle
Nancy
Carolyn
Crystal
Janet Kay
Karen
Patty
Zehra


I hope to have new designs soon.  I thank my Design Team and customers for their patience!  It has been a challenging new year full of bumps and hurdles and grieving and even celebrating!

Sadly, we lost my husband's dear Mum and our kids' wonderful Nanna, Lorrie on January 16th the day after the DT call went out.  At the time we had just started renovation chaos, and had to scramble to make room for out of town family!   Currently, bedrooms have been displaced in our wee 1100 sq foot home to make room for new flooring and paint upstairs.   I  have my son's mattress in the only floor area in my studio/office.  There are boxes, furniture, and junk everywhere - not many places to move LOL.  My husband and I have been basically unemployed for the past few months, so seeing each others faces so much ( in this mess?), well you know... it has been challenging LOL.  Blessedly and miraculously, we have managed to financially stay afloat :)  I am slowly getting a few days of work here and there as the Teachers work dispute is sort of settling down.  Dave & I were just blessed with another great nephew this week!  Congrats Jay and Tasha & big brother Kolten!

OK ... I am off to get my new DT members settled in and get some stuff in the store!  Have a wonderful day!

:)*
Fred


Saturday, February 09, 2013

LAST CHANCE DT CALL!... and a CARD

Hi all!  Just a post to remind you that Fred She Said is having a DT CALL.  I will accept submissions until Monday Feb 11  Midnight EST.  

And to help take up some space on this sparse post LOL   here is a card I put together today.


I laser printed an Ornate Butterfly onto transparency film, coloured with Bic Mark It markers and added stickles and a heart brad.  The embossed background has a skiff of light green paint applied with a brayer.  I was testing out some sentiments for a set that will be coming out very soon :)

We were cleaning out my son's room to clear the way for new laminate flooring when I happened upon a tray of 20 or so bottles of acrylic paint!.. I totally forgot about them!  Oh my, add that to my bulging drawer of 60? bottles of acrylic paint... you might be seeing more paint on my cards :O LOL

:)*  Fred

Ground Hog Day Blog Hop Winner!


Hi All!

Thanks to all who participated in our Ground Hog Day Blog Hop :)  A big thank you to my DT for their wonderful projects.  The DT were asked to predict whether or not Wiarton Willie would predict an Early Spring.  Well, 8 of us thought Willie would say "Early Spring!"  and 1 wanted a Late Spring.... she loves snow LOL!  Well, we got a pile of it in Ontario, eastern States and the Canadian East Coast.  We are done digging out and the sun shone here today.  In case you didn't know, Willie did predict an EARLY SPRING yey!  ... we will see :)

Now onto the winner!  ... who will receive:

$30 GC for the Fred She Said Store
$25 GC for Crop Stop

... and the winner is....

 

CAROL DUNCAN!!!  :)      I will email the winner on Sunday night if she doesn't email me sooner ;)  


Have a great weekend,
:)*  Fred

Friday, February 01, 2013

GROUND HOG DAY BLOG HOP ~ STARTS HERE!

Hi all, it's that time yup!  Time for a Blog Hop.... please come have some fun with us!  Please,  also check below for a 25% SALE COUPON :)  :)

Fred She Said is having a Ground Hog Day Blog Hop.  Tracey, from Fred She Said hails from Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, home of Wiarton Willie, the albino ground hog.  Every February 2nd, Willie emerges from his den to predict whether or not we will have an early Spring.  If he sees his shadow, he will become frightened and scurry back into his den, hailing 6 more weeks of winter.  If he does not see his shadow, he will declare an EARLY SPRING woohoo!  Tracey has asked the Fred She Said DT to make a card - either a "wintery" card ( if they think Willie will predict  a LATE SPRING ) or a "Flowery or Spring" card ( if they think he will predict an EARLY SPRING ).

Your job, dear blog hopper, is to hop along and TALLY up how many DT thought it will be an EARLY SPRING and how many predict a LATE SPRING.   Instructions on how to enter will be posted on the last stop at the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.  Please leave some love on the DT's posts; they love to hear from you ;)  Please enter by Friday February 8th,  Midnight EST.

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$30 GC for the Fred She Said Store
$25 GC for Crop Stop
( provided by Tracey )

COUPON TIME!!! :)
FRED SHE SAID also has a Ground Hog Day WEEKEND SALE COUPON
( 25% off any purchase  on or over $10 from Friday FEB 1 UNTIL Sunday FEB 3 midnight EST )

 USE COUPON CODE
GROUNDHOGDAY
Yey!  I get to play....
HERE IS MY PREDICTION:






OK I am so hopeful.  I predict that Willie will predict an EARLY SPRING!  Today it has been snowing and blowing like crazy!   I so want this over! LOL  Today's card uses the Tulip Bouquet ( from Pre-Coloured Set)  and some distress inks for sponging.  The background is a free printable dictionary page from The Vintage Moth, that I white washed with white paint and added black distress to the edges.

So that was EARLY SPRING for me!  Tally it up :)  Now please go to Michelle's blog to continue your journey!

Here is the blog hop list in case you lose your way!

Blog Hop List:
Update: links now go to actual hop posts :) ( updated ONLY on START AND ENDING POSTS)
Tracey  ( You are HERE )
Michelle
Nancy
Carolyn
Crystal
Janet Kay
Karen
Patty
Zehra

FSS CHALLENGE BLOG ( entry instructions )

Good luck and Have Fun!