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

Monday, July 24, 2017

your day to shine...

Hello!!  Stopping in with a card for a couple of challenges:  Where Creativity Meets C9 - embossing and CAS(E) this Sketch - layout.  I have fiddled around all month trying to decide what to make for the WCMC9 challenge and now it is crunch time.  Loved the fun sketch over at CTS so decided to pair it up with one of the first C9 stamp sets I bought Shine Brighter.  I started by stamping the light bulb in watermark ink and embossing it with white embossing powder.  I then stamped the little filament image with watermark ink and embossed with platinum embossing powder.  The top of the light bulb was also embossed with the platinum embossing powder.  All the images were embossed on watercolor paper and then colored with ZIGs.  Once dry I die cut them with the corresponding dies.   Because I wanted the sentiment on the light bulb I stamped it with watermark ink on vellum and embossed with black embossing powder.  I die cut it with the light bulb die, put adhesive only at the top and adhered it over the watercolored light bulb.  It mutes the watercolored light bulb, but you can still see what is underneath.  The stem image was embossed with white embossing powder and then I applied Squeezed Lemonade distress ink to the white cardstock.  Once I had the look I wanted I adhered everything to the trimmed down panel.  

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, PTI white, vellum; Stamps and dies:  Concord & 9th; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink, Ranger Squeezed Lemonade distress ink; Watercolor medium:  ZIG clean color makers; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts white, Filigree black

Sunday, July 23, 2017

darkest nights...

Hello!!  Things have been a little crazy in my house, but I did find sometime the other day to make a card for a couple of challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - seeing stars.  I recently got some new goodies from A Jillian Vance Design and one of the items was the new Darkest Night stamp set.  I paired it up with the really fun AJVD Scattered Stars Strip die and the small star from the Stitched Dot Stars die set.  I die cut some black cardstock using the Scattered Stars Strip die and then die cut the piece with a square Spellbinders die.  Silver sparkle cardstock was die cut with the same Spellbinders die and then adhered behind the black square.  The sentiment was then stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Originally I was going to just adhere the square to the white cardstock base, but decided the add the light gray cardstock panel for a little extra punch.  I adhered the square and then added the little silver star to finish things off.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI white, black, SU! gray, MFT silver glitter cardstock; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design, Spellbinders; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder: Hero Arts

Friday, July 21, 2017

sending you sunshine... friend

Hey... stopping in with a card for the current MFT sketch challenge, as well as the current MFT color challenge.   I pulled out the beautiful MFT Sketchy Blooms Two stamp set and the fun MFT Friend die.  I stamped the flowers using the coral and teal colors from the MFT palette and then die cut the piece.  I die cut the friend from the gravel gray cardstock four times and then stacked them.  The letters were then adhered to the card front per the sketch.  I die cut coral and black cardstocks with an angled border die, layered them as you see and then adhered to the card front.  Finished things off by stamping the sentiment from the cute MFT set Sweet Forest Friends in MFT's Tropical Teal.  Super happy with how this turned out... especially getting all the letters in friend lined up perfectly!!

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  light gray, white, MFT coral crush, gravel gray, black; Stamps:  MFT; Dies: AJVD; Inks:  MFT and Stamping Up!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

it's wednesday... it must be ajvd!

Hello!!  Yep... Wednesday is here, again, and that means I have a post up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my card:

Hope you will hop over a look.  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

a little hello...

Hey there!! Popping in with a card for a couple of challenges... MFT sketch challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use plaid.   Love plaid and MFT has some super cut plaid paper pads.  I used the Plaid Patterns  pad as the starting point for my card.  I pulled out this pieces with blues, greens and purples on it.  I then paired it up with the MFT Flashy Florals stamp set.  I die cut the plaid paper and adhered it to a panel of woodgrain cardstock.  The small white panel was die cut using an MFT Inside Out rectangle die and adhered to the plaid piece.  The flowers were stamped using a light purple ink and the centers were stamped with a teal.  The leaves were stamped in a bright green and teal accents added, as well.  Die cut everything and then adhered it to the die cut panel.  Finished by stamped the sentiment from the MFT Springtime Blooms set and adhering the entire panel to my card base.
Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  light gray, PTI white, Ranger woodgrain; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Patterned paper:  My Favorite Things; Inks:  MFT Sour Apple, Tropical Teal, PTI Winter Wisteria, VersaFine Onyx Black

Saturday, July 15, 2017

tranquil tulips...

Hey!!  Popping in with a card for the current Color Throwdown challenge and since I embossed the sentiment I will post it to the current Flower challenge, as well.   Using another new stamp set that I recently got from Stampin Up!   This one is called Tranquil Tulips and has a watercolor look to it.  So I stamped the images on watercolor paper with distress inks (Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry for the flowers and Mowed Lawn for the leaves) and then blended the colors out with water.  Before stamping the dark shade of pink I let the light value dry so that things didn't get to muddy looking.  Once the flowers were dry I added a light wash of Old Paper distress ink to the background.  The panel was trimmed down and then adhered to a panel of dark gray cardstock at an angle.  The sentiment (also from Stampin Up!) was embossed in white on vellum and then die cut with an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die.  I adhered the flag and then wrapped the panels with light pink twine before adhering it to the white cardstock base.   

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI white, MFT gray, vellum; Ranger watercolor; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Distress Inks, VersaMark watermark; pink twine; Dies:  My Favorite Things