"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, May 28, 2016

happy bird-day...

Hello!!!  Yay!!!  I got another card made!!  This one is for the May Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try, Color Throwdown and AAA Cards (birthday).  I had big plans to get my card for this month's SFYTT done early, but then everything seemed to speed up and it was time for my shoulder surgery so any chance of making something until now was gone.  And since there is just a day or so left before the challenge closes I knew I had to get something made and it needed to be simple, lol!   I used the RC set Fabulous Flamingo along with the matching dies.  The flamingo was stamped using my mini MISTI so I could get a really nice image of the flamingo.  Then I die cut everything.  The rectangle panel was die cut with another RC die and stamped with the flamingo's legs and the sentiment using black ink and the body was adhered with foam dimensionals.  The banner were die cut using MFT's Stitched Fishtail Flag stax dies, trimmed down and adhered to a white panel.  The panel was then die cut with my favorite AJVD polka dot rectangle dies.  I partially embossed a portion of the panel for some additional interest.  Add the sentiment panel to the main panel and then adhered that to a rose red card base.  A few pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished things off. Oh and I think I will post this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.



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Supplies:  Cardstock: white, SU! Marina Mist and Rose Red; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, MFT and AJVD; Inks:  SU! Pretty in Pink and Rose Red, Hero Arts black; Embossing folder:  SU! Decorative Dots; Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, May 27, 2016

just a note...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card I made for several challenges:  Essentials by Ellen May Pin Sights, Freshly Made Sketches and ColourQ.   I was so happy to see that some of the colors in the beautiful pin-sights mood board corresponded nicely with the colors for the current ColourQ.  I used multiple Essentials by Ellen sets to make this card.  I started by die cutting a white panel of cardstock and then placing the panel in my mini MISTI.  The large flower from the Bold Blooms set was placed in the spot where I wanted it on the panel and then I used the "door" of the MISTI to pick it up.  The image was inked up with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and then stamped.  Since I was using the MISTI I was able to reink the image and then stamp again to get really good coverage.  The two flowers were cut from Calypso Coral cardstock using the Bold Blossoms dies and then the white flowers were cut with the Bold Blooms dies.  Those were then layered together.  The leaves from the Bold Blossoms set were die cut from light grey and adhered together.  The sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks set.  I cut a strip of black cardstock, stamped the sentiment using watermark ink, applied gold embossing powder and heat set.  Then it was time to layer everything up, add a few sequins and adhere the panel to a card base.  I'm also going to post this to the current Time Out challenge as I used flowers on my card and there theme this time is to be inspired by the following quote: 'May all your weeds be wild flowers'
 

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  white; PTI black, SU! Calypso Coral, SSS fog; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen and A Jillian Vance Design; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh; Inks:  Delicata Golden Glitz, VersaMark watermark ink

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

pti may blog hop... so happy..

{if you want to see my AJVD post, please click here}
Hey friends!! I'm so happy to be popping in with a card for the current PTI blog hop.  I'm still not 100% with my shoulder so I went the easy route and used some of the die cuts that come in the PTI Mini Make It Market kit Color Pop:  Butterflies.  I took my inspiration from the overall design and pulled out some of the colors, blue, yellow and teal.  A quick wash of light yellow was brushed onto some watercolor cardstock.  Once that was dry I die cut the piece and then added my butterflies.  The die cut sentiment from Color Pop: Butterflies was die cut from a light grey cardstock twice, adhered together and then adhered over the top of the middle row of the butterflies.   The panel was then adhered to a card base made from the same light grey cardstock.  I also going to post this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog to let me know they were thinking of me as I recover from my shoulder surgery and a special thank you to my sweet bloggy friend, Lisa.  I received one of Lisa's beautiful shaker cards in the mail shortly after my surgery and it brought a huge smile to my face and really brightened my day!  Thanks, Lisa!! You are awesome!!



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Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog; Dies and die cut:  PaperTrey Ink; Ranger watercolor cardstock; Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors

Wednesday with A Jillian Vance Design...

Hey friends!!  Well... things are getting better (slowly) with my right shoulder.  I can now type with both hands instead of just one and I managed to get a card made for my regular Wednesday post over on the AJVD blog... YAY!  Here is a little peek of what I made:
I hope you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog, have a look and leave me a comment or two.  Like most bloggers I do enjoy getting comments!  Thanks for stopping by today...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

wednesday with a jillian vance design...

Hey friends!!  Things went well with my surgery and I'm now slowly mending.  Have a card that I made before my surgery up on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a peek:
I hope you will head over to the blog to have a look and let me know what you think.   Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

simply amazing...

Hey friends!  Popping in with a card to share.  For this card I used the first sketch for the May Viva la Verve sketch challenge and the inspiration photo/color combo for the May Verve diva inspiration challenge.  Since it has a flower on it I will also be posting it to the current Simon Says Stamp challenge to use flowers.   I used some fun polka dot patterned paper from Echo Park in two of the colors in the combo and then threw in some stripes from a My Favorite Things paper pad to break up all the polka dots.  The stamp set I used is the Verve set Simply Amazing.  The flowers were stamped in orange ink on the patterned paper and then die cut with the corresponding dies.  The little flower center was die cut from yellow polka dot paper and then all three were layered together.  All the squares and rectangles were die cut using various dies (A Jillian Vance Design and Spellbinders).  Since there is some metal in the inspiration photo I die cut the word amazing cut from brushed gold cardstock using the amazing die from the Verve Amazing Adjective word dies.  I cut the word several more times from plain cardstock and then adhered them together.  Stamped the sentiment on the square and then layered everything up.  One of those cards that I wasn't wild about when I finished it, but it is growing on me.   Having surgery on my right shoulder this Friday (yep... Friday the 13th!) and so there won't be much card making for me until probably this time next week! 
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Supplies:  Cardstock:  white; light teal, brushed gold (MFT); patterned paper:  Echo Park and My Favorite Things; Stamps: Verve; Dies:  Verve, A Jillian Vance Design and Spellbinders; Inks:  Memento Tangelo; VersaFine Onyx Black