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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday with AJVD...

Hey friends!!  Popping in to let you know that I have a post up over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  Here is a little peek:


Thanks for stopping by today...  I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog for a look!
 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

wherever you are...

Hello friends!!  Stopping in with a card I made yesterday.  I will be posting this one to the February Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try, Color Throwdown and this month's inspired by words challenge at Time Out.  The card also fits the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge so I will post it there, as well.  It also works for the current Card Concept challenge... I used the hearts... so I will add it there under Clean and Layered classification.  The card uses mainly Reverse Confetti products.  I used a My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax to cut the banner and an A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop to cut the large panel.  When I started out making the card I die cut the hearts (from the RC Confetti Cuts set Love Notes) from pink and red cardstock.  As I was putting the card together I thought it looked rather plain so I found a small piece of red glitter cardstock and some pink glitter cardstock and die cut the hearts from that.  The little bit of sparkle provided just what I was looking for to jazz up the design.   Splitting up the sentiment (from the RC set My World) the way I did proved to be a little bit of a challenge, but in the end I was able to make it work.  The blue panel was cut with the large scalloped panel die from the Love Note set and the white panel was die cut using the Class Act Confetti Cut die.   The sentiment was stamped on cardstock cut with the banner from the Tag Me Confetti Cut set.   I finished off the inside of the card using the remainder of the sentiment stamped on a white panel that was adhered to another light blue scalloped panel.  Two more glitter hearts finished everything off.

Inside of card
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, SU! Smoky Slate; Glitter cardstock:  Heidi Swapp (red), DCWV (pink), Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, February 5, 2016

you have my heart...

Hello friends!!  Happy Friday!!  Popping in with a card that I made with some yummy new Simon Says Stamp goodies.  On Monday I got some SSS happy mail and the second package came on Thursday!  One of the items I got on Thursday was the beautiful Heart of Roses die.  I decided to pair that die up with the current ColourQ and CAS(E) this Sketch challenges.  Originally I was going to go simple with the heart, but somehow ended up spending oodles of time creating what you see on my card, lol!  What I did was die cut the heart from white and pop out all the pieces.  I then die cut a dark red heart and popped out all the pieces except the roses.  Hearts were die cut from aqua, the lighter red and kraft and the pieces from each were inlaid into the red heart.  I used bits of washi tape on the back to hold everything in.  Once that was done I overlaid the white heart and I love how it turned out.  I will say one thing I learned about this die.  I had to use a metal shim when cutting it and I had to place it sideways (if that makes sense) in order to get it to cut fully. But the extra effort is definitely worth it!! The banners were die cut using one of my MFT fishtail flag stax die sets.  The sentiment is from the SSS stamp set Roses for You.  I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Have a Heart and the SSS flickr group challenge lots of love.  Realize that this will work for the current AAA Cards challenge and the current Time Out challenge inspired by words:  'Love is the flower you've got to let grow' .


 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, PTI kraft; SU! Pool Party, Ruby Red and Cherry Cobbler; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

creative wednesday...

Hello friends!!!  Just popping in to let you know that I have posts up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog as well as the Precious Remembrance Shop blog.  Here is a peek of my PRS project:

 

Here is a little peek of my AJVD project:


I hope you will take the time to hop over to both blogs and check out my projects!!  Thanks for stopping by today...

 

Monday, February 1, 2016

oh happy day...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a quick post... time is running out on the current Essentials by Ellen Pinsights challenge and I wanted to get something made as the inspiration photo is full of gorgeous photos that really got my wheels turning!  My struggle to make things continues as I have been having problems with my shoulder which leads to a complete lack of desire to make anything.  I was able to somewhat push past the pain/discomfort and get my card done... YAY!  I'm also going to be adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  I based my card on the photo of the bride holding that gorgeous bouquet of flowers and used the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms stamp set and the Bold Blossoms stand alone die set.  I water colored a couple of panels of watercolor paper using rose red ink and dark green ink.  Once dry I die cut the flowers and leaves from each panel.  A bit of washi tape behind the center pieces of the flowers kept those in place as did some placed behind all the leaves used.  Layered up everything on a white die cut panel and the added the sentiment from Bold Blossoms.  Quick and easy! 

Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog; Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies;  Essentials by Ellen, A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up!  Rose Red and Gumball Green, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, January 30, 2016

darn amazing...

Hello!!!  Crazy weather continues here in the PNW!  Yesterday we had hail!!  The first time it hailed I just happened to be out on a walk so I got a little soaked!  Thankfully the second time it started hailing my little guy and I were in the car heading home from school.  All this crazy weather has made me want to just spend the time inside making stuff.  Got a couple of things done last night and I'm sharing one of them now.  Sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed by all the crafting supplies I have and when that happens I find that doing some simple collage stamping helps me feel less scattered and overwhelmed.  Last night was one of those times so when I set about creating a card for the current Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches challenge I pulled out some of my favorite (and older) Stampin Up! sets to create my card.   I used Summer Silhouettes, Gorgeous Grunge and Kinda Eclectic.  The sentiment and die are from My Favorite Things.  After die cutting a panel of white cardstock I started stamping and then had to start all over again because I stamped one of the images in the wrong ink color!  After all the stamping was done I die cut the word amazing from the panel.  Several additional words were die cut and adhered to the top one.  I adhered some washi tape behind the negative space and then inlaid my die cuts back into the panel.  Love all the mix of images and the colors!!



Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Simon Says Stamp fog; Stamps:  Stampin Up! and My Favorite Things (Amazing); Dies:  My Favorite Things (amazing word die) and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up! (So Saffron and Crumb Cake), Simon Says Stamp Smoke, Memento Tuxedo Black