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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Happy Wednesday!

Hello!  Hope you are having a good week!  It is Wednesday and that means I have a post up on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a little peek of my project:

I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see the full project.   Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Merry Christmas

Hello!  Hope your week is off to a good start.  Mine is... I got to make a few cards, lol!  Lately I have been really into buying dies.  In fact my last few purchases have been mainly dies from Simon Says Stamp.  Two of my most recent purchases are the Marie snowflake die and the Eucalyptus Leaves dies.  When I saw them used on several different cards I just had to get them.  They sold out rather quickly when they were first released, but I was finally able to get them during SSS' Black Friday sale.  They were on my mind when I saw that the new Paper Players challenge was a color one and when an idea sprang to mind I had to try it out.  I must say that I love the end result!  I die cut the Marie Snowflake from light blue cardstock and the Eucalyptus Leaves from silver and kraft cardstock.  I then adhered the two larger eucalyptus stems (one silver, one kraft) together, trimmed off part of the stem from one of them and adhered them to a piece of woodgrain cardstock that I had die cut with a rectangle die.  I then adhered the two smaller stems (one silver, one kraft) so that they were layered on top of the snowflake.  I then die cut a second snowflake from the light blue cardstock and adhered it to the back of the first one to get it a little more stability.  The snowflake was then layered on top of the larger stems.   I had the sentiment Merry Christmas that I had foiled in gold using my Glimmer so I decided to cut it apart, trim it down and then adhere it to the panel as you see.  I finished off the card by adding some light blue sequins from Simon Says Stamp and lots of tiny sparkly clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Once dry the panel was adhered to a light gray cardstock base.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of traditional Christmas, as well as the Paper Players and Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge.  Decided to add this to the current Time Out challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wondeful day!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

More Christmas cards

Hello!  Popping in with a couple more Christmas cards that I made.  The first one is for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.  I used my Glimmer hot foiling system to create this card.  I recently shared a project using the Spellbinders Kaleidescope Triangles die set and I used one of the dies to create my tree.  I found a piece of cardstock that was a light aqua blue that was large enough to make two triangles using the die and green foil.  The foiling is very subtle and pretty in real life.  I have a close up photo, but even that doesn't really show how pretty the foiling is.   Once I had the triangles foiled I hand trimmed them out.   I die cut some gold cardstock using the smallest snowflake from the Spellbinders November small die kit and then cut trunks for my trees from the same cardstock.   The Merry Christmas was gold foiled using the Glimmer and I just love how the sentiment turned out.  It is so pretty in real life!  The white cardstock panel was trimmed down and adhered to a green cardstock base.  I then adhered the triangle trees, the snowflake and three little sequins.   Adding this to the current Time Out challenge of Merry and Cheerful.  I think my trees a rather cheerful!

The second card didn't exactly turn out has I had hoped it would, but sometimes that happens, right?  When I got the Spellbinders November small die kit I die cut one of the snowflakes from some glitter paper I had in a copper color.  It was just there on my work space so I decided to cut additional snowflakes from the same paper and then I adhered them to the beige cardstock panel and die cut it with a rectangle die from AJVD.  I did not have another small snowflake that would fit in the empty spaces so I used clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Then came the problem of finding a sentiment.  I decided to use dies from previous Spellbinders small dies kits and cut them from the copper glitter paper and the beige cardstock.  The beige was slightly offset, but it still doesn't provide enough contrast and so the sentiment sort of disappears into the panel.  Live and learn.  I think I will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of traditional Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Happy December!

Hello and happy December everyone!  Can't believe that the end of the year is fast approaching.  Where did the time go?  Today is Wedenesday and so that means I have a project up on the AJVD blog.  Here is  a little peek:

Hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to check out my project.  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas cards...

Hello!  Hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Since I decided to be a little proactive when it came to our Thanksgiving meal I got several things done before Thursday and that left me with time to work on a couple of Christmas cards.  I still need more, but I now have another two to add to my stack.  The first card is for the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  I kinda went a little crazy (for me anyway, lol!) and bought several stand alone dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I used a SSS die set called Christmas Foliage that was part of the most recent Simon Says Stamp release.  I die cut all the various pieces from white glitter cardstock several times and then cut a small piece of red glitter cardstock so that I could die cut the little berries from that.  I then used a classic Spellbinders square die to die cut my sentiment that is from the Simon Says Stamp Yuletide Holiday.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink.   I embossed the bottom portion of a piece of white cardstock with a Swiss dot embossing folder and then die cut the piece with an AJVD rectangle die.  The square was adhered with foam tape and then I adhered all the pieces to create my little corner piece finishing up with the three little red berries for a pop of color.  Once everything was dry I adhered my panel to a white cardstock base.

The second card is for Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown.  I must admit that my take on the sketch is very loose, but hopefully it passes muster.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments stamp set, again, for my card.  And just like the other card that I made using the Ornate Ornament set I did very simple watercoloring with my ZIG markers.  I stamped two of the ornaments on a piece of smooth Bristol cardstock with watermark ink and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.  I then colored both the ornaments.   The third ornament was stamped on a scrap of smooth Bristol with watermark ink, heat embossed in silver, colored and die cut with the matching die.  I added the little ornament strings and sentiment in silver, as well.    The panel was die cut with a AJVD rectangle die and then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday...

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US.  Are you ready?  I'm getting there.  The pumpkin pie is made (I haven't made one in ages!) and I will be working on getting a few other things put together today so Thanksgiving isn't so crazy!   I do have a post up on the AJVD blog today and here is a little peek:

I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see the full project.  Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!