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

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hello!!  Hope all is well in your world!  Have a card to share that I made for two challenges:  AAA Cards (CASE Julie) and Colour Me...! (Hello Honey & Coastal Cabana).  

For this card I used my SU! Kinda Eclectic set again.  Ever have one of those stamp sets that you just find yourself wanting to use over and over again?  Well, that is how I feel about Kinda Eclectic.  I just love that set.  Anywhoo... my CASE of Julie's card basically involves using the sunburst image in the bright yellow.  To bring in the Coastal Cabana I added some splatters of Coastal Cabana mixed with water.  The sentiment is from the SU! set Yippee Skippee.  I finished off the card with some washi tape and a few sequins.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Close to My Heart Sunflower & SU! Coastal Cabana); Sequins:  Lawn Fawn & Verve; Washi Tape:  Stampin Up!

Friday, September 12, 2014

love you...

Hello... happy Friday!  I know my boys are happy it is Friday... that means the weekend and that they get to play Xbox games, lol!  Have another card to share.  This one is for the current AEI{heart}U challenge:  CAS and uses the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

I followed the sketch very, very closely.  I die cut the main panel and all the fishtail banners using the AE Dotted Die set.  The papers I used are from the My Mind's Eye Jubilee "Mint Julip" 6x6 pad.  To soften the pattern on the largest banner I die cut some vellum for an over lay.  After adhering the largest banner I added the twine and the rest of the banners.  That part was a bit fiddly, but I think it turned out okay.  Finished off the card with the sentiment from the AE set "Oh Happy Day" and the little hearts from the AE set "Love Notes".  Everything was mounted on a pale aqua card base.  If you want to see an outstanding take on the sketch, please click over to Petra's blog.  Her card is absolutely AMAZING!!

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! Pool Party; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Luxe, SU! Coastal Cabana, PTI Sweet Blush, Memento Ladybug; Twine:  Hemptique; Stamps and dies:  Avery Elle

Thursday, September 11, 2014

hi there...

Hello... popping in with a card that I made using this week's ColourQ combo and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.   I used two Precious Remembrance Shop sets for this card, the new Fall Colors and Positive Thoughts.

The center image on the FMS layout lends itself to many interpretations and for me that meant collage stamping.  I stamped the grid image first using grey ink and then added the splatters and the broken rings using the two different yellow from the ColourQ palette.  The leaf was stamped in the dark purple.  For the bottom strip portion of the layout I did some selective (or partial) embossing by placing my cardstock piece in the embossing folder and then using a craft hammer to emboss only the area I wanted emboss... easy peasy!  Finished by adding a bit of distressing to the edges, the little wooden stars (colored by pressing into the ink pads) and a bit of burlap twine tied in a bow.

Supplies: Cardstock:  PTI rustic white; SU! Smoky Slate; Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop; Inks:  Stampin Up! (Smoky Slate, So Saffron) and Close to My Heart (Sunflower, Pansy Purple), Memento Tuxedo Black; Wood stars:  Studio Calico; Embossing Folder:  SU! Decorative Dots; burlap twine

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

popping in...

To let you know that I have a post up over on the PRS blog.  Below is a little peek.  I hope that you will check it out!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

you are appreciated...

Hello!  School is in full swing and the boys are settling back into the school routine pretty nicely.. thank goodness!  Have a little card that I made yesterday that fits several challenges:  CAS(E) this Sketch, The Card Concept and CASology.   I originally made this card for the current Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge (back to school), but thought I would look to see if there was anything else out there that it might fit and I did find some challenges... YAY!

Pretty darn simple so this will definitely fit the Card Concept category of "clean and simple" (or maybe "clean and graphic"???).  The stamps are from the super sweet Verve set Teachers Count.  I also used the matching apple dies.  The panel and banner were die cut using my Avery Elle Dotted dies set.  Since I used three die cut items on the card front (the banner and the two apple) this fits perfectly into the new CASology challenge:  three.  And as you can see I followed the CTS layout very closely.  If you want to see an absolutely brilliant take on the sketch, you need to check out this card by Jacquie Southas...stunning!   Now I have another teacher thank you card for my stash!

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! red and kraft; PTI rustic white; Stamps:  Verve; Dies:  Avery Elle and Verve; Inks:  Memento

Sunday, September 7, 2014

PRS/Tombow Blog Hop... day 3...

Hello!!! Welcome back to day three of the Tombow and Precious Remembrance Shop blog hop!  If you got here from the blog of Tombow design team member, Marie, you are on the right track.  If you didn't, please head over to the Tombow blog to start from the beginning.   Info on how to win a Tombow/PRS prize pack will be at the end of this post.   This has been a fun hop and I hope you have enjoyed all the fabulous projects that the design teams have been sharing all weekend!

My final card of the hop uses the PRS Thank You set and some more fun American Crafts/Amy Tangerine papers, as well as a wood veneer piece from the same line.  I stamped the sentiment using brown ink on the piece and then colored in the little hearts using my Tombow Soda Shop markers.  For a bit more interest I tied some off white hemp twine around the piece.  Before adhering the patterned papers I partially embossed the bottom portion of my card base using a honeycomb embossing folder.  I adhered the patterned paper using my Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive (this is my favorite tape runner style adhesive EVER!)  The wood veneer piece was then attached using the Towbow Mono Liquid glue.  


Make sure you stop at each blog on the hop and leave some commenting love and like both the Tombow and Precious Remembrance Shop facebook pages for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Tombow and PRS.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!  A winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 9th on the Tombow blog. 

Thanks for stopping by... now on to your next stop on the hop the blog of my super talented teamie... Lisa!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! Crumb Cake; Paper:  American Crafts/Amy Tangerine; Wood Veneer:  American Crafts/Amy Tangerine; Ink:  Memento, Tombow dual tip markers; Hemp Twine:  Close to My Heart; Embossing Folder:  Stampin Up!