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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

a birthday card...

 Hello!  Popping in with a card that I made for my great niece who turned one this past Sunday (February 5th.)  I used the colors from Color Hues for the card so I will be posting it there.   Take a look at what I made.   The door is almost closed on the current Seize the Birthday, but I will post it there, too.   I did want to say thank you to the Color Hues team for picking the card I entered in the last challenge for a shout out.

I used the Spellbinders alphabet stitching dies and a Spellbinders embossing folder for the background. I used more coral than sage green, but sometimes that is the way things work out right?  Honestly, I couldn't find any sage green cardstock so I just had to go with the sage green floss that I used for the stitching and then added little sage green sequins to the center of the flowers.   The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance design and was embossed in white on vellum.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

hello friend

 Hello!  Popping in with a clean and simple card for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.   I used the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden stamps and dies for this one.  Take a look. 

I like challenging myself to use colors in ways that are a little different, but still pleasing to look at.  T To that end I spent sometime thinking about how I wanted to use the colors with the hummingbird dies from the Eclectic Garden die set.  I finally settled on using pink, red and brown for the birds and brought the green in using one of the circle images from the stamp set.  I die cut the birds from a light brown cardstock and then alternated the pink and red cardstocks on each bird.   I trimmed a strip of white cardstock, temporarily adhered it to the white cardstock rectangle and then stamped the circular image.  I then popped up the strip with foam squares.  To bring in more of the brown I stamped the sentiment on the brown cardstock with watermark ink and heat embossed it in white.  That was trimmed down and adhered to the card front using foam squares.  I adhered the hummingbirds and then added some Memory Box Fairy Jewels in pink, red, green and brown to the card.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

you deserve...

 Hello!  Another quick post sharing a card for a challenge that I haven't participated in for a very long time:  Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge.   I'm going to try to participate more this year so I can use the lovely Pinkfresh Studio products that I have.  Take a look at my card:

The January challenge at Pinkfresh Studio is always a "year in review" challenge.  I decided to go with the May challenge of anything spring although it also works for the frame it up challenge.  Anyway, I used a stamp and stencil (there is also a die I just don't have it, yet) that I believe is only available at Scrapbook.com called Life is Good.  I stamped the image on white cardstock and then stenciled the image using Pinkfresh Studio inks:  Sparkling Rose, Candied Apple, Lemon Whip, Fresh Pear and Grassy Knoll.  Once I was done stenciling I placed the Sparkling Diamond cover die over the image and then ran it through my die cutter.   I then further die cut the image using the Folk Art Frames die set.    This gave me three pieces.  I glued the largest piece flat to my cardstock base.  I used foam strips to adhere the frame into its spot and then thin foam squares to adhere the remaining panel into place.  The sentiment is also a Pinkfresh Studio product that is exclusive to Scrapbook.com:  Foiled Sentiments.  I used a silver one and adhered it with foam strips.  I finished off the card with some Nuvo jewel drops in Limoncello for the flower center and Morning Dew.   I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Friday, January 27, 2023

sylvan hello...

 Hey there!   Popping in with a card that will be heading to the Altenew January inspiration challenge, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I haven't participated in an Altenew challenge in a very long time for various reasons.  But I have decided that this year I will try to participate more so that I can use the Altenew products that I have.  For this card I used a new to me 3D embossing folder from Altenew called Sylvan Baroque.  

When I purchased this embossing folder I specifically had in mind the idea to emboss the image using watercolor cardstock and then watercolor it.  I think for my first try at this technique it came out fairly well.  I used my Jane Davenport watercolors and tried to take my time in order to get a good result.  I did try to uses colors from the color palette, but in a more softer tone.  Once the panel was dry I trimmed it down and added it to a ivory cardstock base.  The sentiment is the Altenew Fancy Hello.  I die cut it from scrape cardstock and from Simon Says Stamp glossy black cardstock, adhered them together and then added it to my card front.   Sometimes simple is the best, right?

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Waffle Flower Sneak Peek Club Inspiration Hop & Giveway!💕



Bunny please contact me with your full name, email address and mailing address.  Waffle Flower will send your kit out to you.

 Hello everyone!  Have you heard that Waffle Flower now has a new subscription club?  It is an innovative concept in that unlike most clubs that send you a themed kit the Waffle Flower sneak peek club allows you the subscriber to get the chance to receive not yet released products.   How fun is that?!   Each kit cost $29.99 and consists of select products that will be available in an upcoming release.   You can find out all the details regarding the club here on the Waffle Flower website.   

Today I am sharing projects that I created with the sneak peek kits that Waffle Flower generously sent me.    This blog post is part of an inspiration hop and link party put together by Waffle Flower and I will be giving away a sneak peek club kit to one commentor! Commenting to win closes on January 30th.  I will announce the winner of the kit on this blog post on Tuesday, January 31st.  Please make sure to check this blog post on January 31st.  I do need to let you know that unfortunately this giveaway is only open to commentors here in the US.   Let's take look at what I created.

The sneak peek kit contained a super cute die set called Bunny Ears and a stencil set called Layered Bow stencil.  I used both products on the first card.   Both of these products will be available for purchase from Waffle Flower on February 5, 2023.  When Waffle Flower created the Layered Bow stencil set, they added an outline for an A2 sized card.  Adding the outline makes it so easy to line up the stencils.   For my background I started with the second layer of the stencil and inked up that layer with Shabby Shutters distress oxide ink.  I used some Nuvo Glacier paste in Pineapple Delight for the top layer.  Once the background was dry, I die cut it with a rectangle die.  All the pieces of the bunny ears dies were cut from Memory Box glitter cardstock in a very light shade of yellow and an off-white.   I layered everything up and then added them to my card front.  The sentiment is from the Waffle Flower Anemone stamp set and was stamped with the Shabby Shutters distress oxide ink and die cut with the matching die.

I had so much fun creating the first set of bunny ears that I decided to do a pink set.  I used two shades of pale pink glitter cardstock from Memory Box.  The sentiment is from the Waffle Flower  Hey There hot foil plate and die set.  I foiled the sentiment using matte gold foil.  Even though it says hello friend I think this would make a super cute Easter card.  

I hope you enjoyed my projects and don't forget to comment for a chance to win the same sneak peek club kit that I shared in today's post.   One additional note:  Waffle Flower will hold the kit for the winner until February 15th.  

Saturday, January 21, 2023

oh happy day...

 Hello!  Popping in with a card that I created for Freshly Made Sketches, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Color Throwdown.   The FMS layout is a very simple one this week and I just couldn't pass up the Color Throwdown combo so here we go:

I have had my eye on the Eclectic Garden stamp and die set from Concord & 9th for several years now.  Both are being retired and were on sale at Ellen Hutson.  EH had a sale recently so I got the dies for an additional 20% off.   Yay!   The dies came a few days ago and I just had to use them.  So I turned the FMS layout on it's side and created this card.    The sentiment is from another C9 set called Thinking of You.  I die cut it with a banner die that I have had for ages.   Ellen Hutson decided to have today only sale and so this coming week I will be getting the Eclectic Garden stamp set in the mail.  Yay, again!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!