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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

one die... two cards

Hello friends!!   Hope your week has gone well.  Can't believe October is almost over.  We are experiencing our usual drippy wet weather for Halloween!  Oh well... that is how it goes in Western Washington!  The current Make it Monday technique is a really fun (and super simple... my kind of technique, lol!) one courtesy of Laurie Willison... partially stamped die cuts.  After viewing her video I just had to make something and in the end I made two cards!  The colors are based on the current Color Throwdown combo.

I thought about using one of the word dies I have, but as I flipped through my way too huge collection of PTI dies (any one with me on that one, lol???!!) I spotted the Phrase Play #2 die that I had not used yet and decided to go with that.  I stamped flower flowers from the PTI mini set Ruby Reprise using yellow, orange and bright blue inks along one side of white cardstock and then die cut the piece with the Phrase Play die.  The main piece was used to create the first card and then I used the left over pieces for the second.  I did die cut two more of the word "always" from scraps and then adhered them to the stamped to give the word more depth.   Both cards were finished with some orange, yellow and blue sequins.  

Of the two I think the second is my favorite.  I really like the simplicity of it and the fact that you can really see the word "always" so clearly.  I think on the first one I should have used a colored cardstock for the back piece instead of white... live and learn!  Think I will post this second card to the current Addicted to Stamps challenge:  CAS.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate; Stamps and dies:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up! (So Saffron & Pumpkin Pie) and Memento (Danube Blue & Tuxedo Black); Sequins:  Ellen Hutson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

boo to you...

Hello friends!!  Didn't think I would be making another Halloween card, but I decided last evening to play along with two challenges I haven't had the chance to play in for a looong time:  Less is More (newsprint) and CASology (ghost).  I also used the current CTS layout... so think I will add it to the line up.  Adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  anything goes.

I still had the Reverse Confetti sets Spooky Cuties and Spooky Sentiments out so I stamped the little ghost on some Halloween newsprint paper from the My Mind's Eye Mischievous 6x6 pad and trimmed them out.  Another strip was cut, the sentiment added and then I fishtailed one end.  A strip of black cardstock was embossed with a spider web embossing folder and then I layered everything up.  Finished off with some more of those cute little spiders my friend Lisa gave me.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, black and soft stone; PP:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; spider web embossing folder; Stickles;

Monday, October 27, 2014

happy halloween...

Hello friends!  Getting in one last Halloween project before the big day.  This card is for the current AAA Card challenge:  CAS Halloween and used the current Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try layout.

My sweet friend, Lisa Lara, has been using washi tape in lots of fun ways lately and it got me thinking about my rather large *cough* stash of washi tape.  I have this fun roll that has a Halloween feel to it so I pulled it out for a play.  All the stamps are from Reverse Confetti (Spookie Cuties & Spooky Sentiments).  The dies are Spellbinders plain circles and the large panel die from the Avery Elle Dotted dies set.  I used a couple of strips of the washi tape to create the bottom panel and then used cardstock for the rest of pieces.   I added some black Wink of Stella to the fence, but you can't see the sparkle in the photo.  I a little bummed because when I cut my white panel the cardstock got warped making the panel look wonky! Hmm... now I'm thinking I should have used yellow cardstock instead of white cardstock... oh well.

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Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI white, soft stone and black, SU! pumpkin pie; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Avery Elle & Spellbinders; Ink: Memento Grape Jelly, Tangelo & Tuxedo Black

Sunday, October 26, 2014

trick or treat...

Hello friends!!!  Popping in with a fun little project that I made using the Precious Remembrance Shop set "Beware".   If you hop over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog you can check out all the Halloween treat projects the design team made using this fun and versatile set!

My project started with the same mini bags that I used for a project I posted on the PRS blog here.  I stamped the "trick or treat" strip sentiment at a slight diagonal across the bottom of each bag using dark orange and black inks.  I stamped the icons in orange ink and punched them out.  The "open if you dare..." sentiment was stamped in black multiple times, trimmed out, two attached to each icon and then adhered to the bag.  I placed the treat inside each bag, punch two holes in the top and secured with black and orange baker's twine (a gift from my sweet friend, Lisa Lara!).  A little spider (also a gift from Lisa!) finished things off.

Thanks for stopping by... now head to the PRS blog and check out what my fabulous teamies created using this set!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Hello... back with a second card for this month's PTI blog hop, as well as the current Merry Monday challenge:  non-traditional colors.

Pulled out another older PTI set Snowflake Serenade.  This set is one of the first sets I ever bought from PTI.  I stamped the three snowflakes using navy, purple and light blue inks and then added hot pink enamel dots to the center of each flake.  The word "peace" was stamped in purple and then the accompany sentiments in the navy and light blue inks.  Hot pink enamel dots were added to the ends of the swirls on the word.  Super clean, super simple and very different from my first hop card!

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Hero Arts; Enamel dots:  My Mind's Eye

PTI October Blog Hop...

Hello friends!!  The 25th has rolled around again and that means a new PTI blog hop!  This month we have some wonderful non-traditional holiday/Christmas color palettes to choose from for our projects.   I had a hard time picking one, but finally settled on the combo of Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf and came up with this crazy little card:

I don't own many PTI Christmas/holiday sets (note to self... must change that, lol!), but I do own the cute little set Winter Swirls.  The layout is based on the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I was going to go with a white on white scheme with the colors being brought in with some stamping, but decided part way through to incorporate colored cardstock, as well.  At the last minute decided to add some clear sequins for a little bit of sparkle.  The card is a bit funky, but I like it!

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & New Leaf; SU! Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Real Red; Stamps:  PTI; Inks:  Stamping Up! and Hero Arts