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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

guest designing for color throwdown #323!!

Hello friends!!!   I have something fun to share today!!  I'm a guest designer for Color Throwdown!!   When you win Color Throwdown you get the opportunity to guest design.  Guest designer for Color Throwdown?  Uhmmm... yes, please!!!   This week's color palette is a soft pretty one.  Take a look:

The colors are pale pink, rose pink, green and kraft.  I took a break from Christmas cards and made this fun birthday card using some fun Reverse Confetti products, glitter paper and the layout for the current CAS(E) this Sketch.   Popping this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge:  Anything Goes!

I started my card by die cutting pale pink, kraft, glitter rose and glitter green cardstocks using the fun Reverse Confetti die, Circle Garland Confetti Cut.  I adhered the garlands on a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it using the largest die from the PTI Tipped Top die.  The banner and sentiment are from the Reverse Confetti Beautiful Banners stamp set.  The banner was cut using the companion Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts die.  Popped everything on the cardstock base and I was done.   Love how it turned out.  Hope you will take the time to play along with Color  Throwdown this week!
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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, kraft and sweet blush; Glitter cardstock: Die Cuts with a View Green and Rose; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti and PTI; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black 

Friday, December 12, 2014

winter wishes...

Hello friends!!  Wow.. we had a crazy windstorm last night!  Once, again, I had to deflate our Santa to make sure he didn't blow away.  My little guy was rather worried that he still would even after I took him down!   Today it is partly sunny with very little wind... hoping it stays that way!  This morning I took some time to make a little shaker card for a couple of challenges:  CASology (silver) and Colour Me! (silver and navy).

A few weeks ago I purchased the Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts set "Let It Snow" at my local craft store.  When I saw the set I thought it would be perfect for making a shaker card.   This is a pretty simple card, but given that it was a shaker it still took me way too long to make!  Sigh... I'm shaker challenged, lol!   After I cut the top piece to the size I wanted I die cut the opening using the die that came in the set.  I then positioned the panel on my card base and stamped the snowflake in the opening using Night of Navy ink.  I trimmed off a bit more of bottom, added some silver glitter paper and then stamped the sentiment in navy ink. To finish the shaker element I surrounded the snowflake with foam tape and placed silver and clear sequins inside.  A piece of clear cardstock (acetate) was adhered over the opening, more foam tape added to the piece and then it was adhered to the card base.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Die Cuts with a View silver glitter; Stamps and dies:  Hero Arts; Ink:  Stampin Up! Night of Navy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

wishing you...

Hello friends!!  Wow... we are having some seriously wild and crazy weather here in the Pacific Northwest.   It poured rain all night and then eased up a bit this morning.  Now the wind has come up again and it is pouring rain!   There is so much rain our local golf course now has two ponds instead of one!  Anywhoo... I do have a card to share.  This kind of weather is perfect for staying inside and getting some crafting done!   I will be posting this one to Merry Monday (silver, white and gold with one more color), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Bring on the Bling) and Freshly Made Sketches. 

I'm not one to follow trends very closely.  In fact I consider myself rather untrendy when it comes to paper crafting.  But recently I jumped on the trend bandwagon and picked up the fun little Prized Stag die from Ellen Hutson's new Essentials by Ellen line.  I paired it with an image from the Essentials by Ellen stamp set Merry & Bright, some glitter paper and patterned paper from the Teresa Collins Tinsel and Company 6x6 pad.   My one other color (for the Merry Monday challenge) is red and I added just touches of it.  I must say that I really, really like the stag head done up in that silver paper!  The little panel and scalloped trim were die cut using some Reverse Confetti dies.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp Fog; PTI white; PP:  Teresa Collins; Glitter Paper:  Die Cuts with a View; Dies:  Ellen Hutson & Reverse Confetti; Stamps:  Ellen Hutson; Enamel Dots:  BasicGrey; Inks:  Delicata Golden Glitz, Memento Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk

Precious Remembrance Shop ... {create it wednesday}

Hello friends!!  Popping in to let you know that I have a post up over at the Precious Remembrance Shop blog.  This is my last one for the year using the Joy stamp set.   I hope you will take the time to pop over and take a look.  Here is a little peek:

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Dog Dies - Xmas Special!

Hey friends!! Popping into let you know that Top Dog Dies has another fun Christmas special.  This one starts today and runs through December 14th.  Just spend $50.00 and you will get the Merry Christmas die set for free!!  How cool is that??  Just click on the link here to go to the Top Dog Dies website.  Here is what the set looks like:

Thanks for stopping by... happy shopping!  Oh and one more thing... Top Dog Dies is having a huge giveaway!  One lucky person will win $500.00 in dies!!!  All the details are to found at Top Dog Dies.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

sparkle & shine...

Hello friends!!   Have a little non-Christmas card to share today!  Will be posting this one to Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches

I recently got the Simon Says Stamp December kit of the month and so I inked up this fun sentiment that comes in the stamp set.  Some of the sequins are also from the kit.  The background was created by using a Memory Box stencil and some silver ink from Hero Arts.  I stamped the circle image and sentiment in brown ink and then trimmed it out.  You can't really see it in the photo, but I stamped the circle image over the top of the first one using watermark ink, applied Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder (also from the kit) and then heat set it.  Sprinkled around the sequins and I was done.  (ETA - I also posted this to the Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge found here)

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp #120 white; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Ink:  SU! Chocolate Chip, VersaMark watermark ink, Hero Arts Silver; Sequins: Verve and Simon Says Stamp; Ranger Embossing Powder