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

Friday, August 17, 2018

friday with precious remembrance shop...

Hey there... happy weekend!  I have a post up on the PRS blog today and here is a little peek of the card set that I made:

Hope you will head over to the PRS blog to see the full project and to let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hello there... friend

Hello!  Popping in with a card for two challenges:  Where Creativity Meets C9 and Color Throwdown.   I have had the C9 Posies Fill In stamp set for ages but sadly have not used it... until today!  I stamped the background using gray ink and then used two shades of aqua ink (I went for a more green aqua instead of blue aqua) to stamp the solid leaves and the outlines.  I stamped the little flower clusters using a peach ink.   The flowers were inked up with the peach ink, stamped off and then stamped on my white cardstock.  I then added the details to the flowers using the same peach ink without stamping it off.  Once I had all eight flowers stamped I die cut them and then popped them up on the background after I die cut the background with a large rectangle die.   Once all the flowers were adhered I trimmed off the flowers that hung off the edges.  The panel was then adhered to a white cardstock base.   The sentiment was stamped in the same gray ink used for the background, trimmed out and popped up.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT white; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Dies:  Concord & 9th and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up! - aqua and gray, Catherine Pooler - peach

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

wednesday with ajvd...

Hey there... popping in to let you know that my regular Wednesday post is up on the AJVD blog today and I have a little peek to share:

I had another play with the Open Daisy die set so I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see the full card and to let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

you are beautiful...

Hello!  Hope you are having a good week!  A week or so ago I finally got my hands on the gorgeous Essentials by Ellen Mondo Sakura stamp set.  It sold out quite quickly once it was released by Ellen Hutson and I wasn't able to get one.  Then it came back in stock, but I think it sold out, again.  Finally third time was a charm for me!  I stamped it on Bristol cardstock with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink and then I colored the image with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and a water brush.  I'm not very good at all with a water brush so my first effort didn't turn out very well.  I think it had to do with the fact that I was trying to use my ZIG markers.   The end result was bad, but it wasn't great either.  So I switched to my Gansai Tambi watercolors and things turned out much, much better.  I actually pretty proud of my effort.  Anyway, once the image was dry I die cut it with the matching die.  I then did a light wash of pink and yellow on a piece of watercolor paper.  I let it dry and then splattered it with the same color paints and some black paint.  I trimmed down the fully dry panel and then adhered the die cut piece to the panel.  Because I didn't want to cover up the image I stamped the sentiment on vellum with watermark ink and heat embossed it in white.  That was adhered with glue dots.   The layout is courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches so I will be posting it there as well as with the Essentials by Ellen color trend challenge since I used a couple of the colors from the palette.

Hope you have  wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  kraft, Bristol, watercolor paper; Stamps and dies:  Essentials by Ellen; Ink: VersaFine CLAIR, VersaMark watermark ink; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!  Hope your week is going well.   My regular Wednesday post is up on the AJVD blog and here is  a little peek of my card of card that I created using a fun new die set from AJVD:

I hope you will hop over to the AJVD blog to see the full card and to let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 5, 2018


Hey there!  Popping in with a card that I made using the sketch from the MFT Sketch challenge, as well as the MFT color combo.  I created a background for the main panel in the sketch and so I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to create a background.   Using some thin cardstock that I purchased over a year ago for this purpose I spent sometime working out how I would use the color combo most effectively.  I used the MFT Plentiful Petals stamp set for the flowers and leaves. Once I had things worked out I committed the design to some of my nice MFT white cardstock.  I stamped an A2 size card panel initially and then cut it down to the size I needed.  I have to say that I was really happy with how my background stamping turned out and I was a little sad to cut it up.  To make that panel pop a bit more I layered some black cardstock behind the stamped panel.    The word celebrate was die cut from MFT white cardstock and then several more times from the thin white cardstock.  All the pieces were then adhered together.  I stamped the sentiment in watermark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder.  The sentiment was then die cut with the MFT Slanted Sentiments die.  I popped up the sentiment and then slipped the word celebrate behind it slightly.  Everything was then adhered to a white cardstock base.   Seems I am still in my clean and simple mode, lol!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT white, PTI black; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Inks:  Stampin Up, Catherine Pooler, PTI, VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder: Hero Arts white