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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

wednesday with ajvd...

Hey friends!!  Popping in to let you know that I have a post up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my card and can I just say that I absolutely love how this card turned out??? 
I hope you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog, have a little look and let me know what you think!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Monday, July 25, 2016

PTI July Blog Hop

Hey friends!!  Stopping in on this lovely morning with a card for this month's PTI blog hop.  I only got one card made for Stamp-a-faire as the weather has been so nice and my boys wanted to get out and do some things.  I did manage to get a card made for the blog hop.  The inspiration photo is so pretty and I had a definite idea in mind, but I just could not make it happen with the first two stamp sets I tried!  I finally pulled out Garden Grace and was able to make my idea happen.   I die cut some Soft Stone cardstock with my Quatrefoil coverplate and then cut away about 2/3 of it to create a lattice looking corner piece.  The white panel was die cut with the largest Double Ups die and the lattice adhered to that.  I die cut the floral image and then stamped it using two shades of orange and two shades of green.  Unfortunately it didn't stamp very well in the center of the floral image, but at that point I had been trying to make a card for about 2 hours so I embraced the less than perfect look and went with it, lol!  I stamped the sentiment, also from Garden Grace, and then adhered the floral image in place.  Some bright blue sequins were added to bring in that little pop of bright blue you see in the inspiration photo.  I also sprinkled some tiny clear sequins around on top of the image.  I'm going to post this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to add texture.

Thanks for stopping by today... would love to hear your thoughts!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Soft Stone, white; Stamps:  Garden Grace; Dies:  Garden Grace, Double Ups, AJVD; Inks:  Hero Arts Orange Soda, Soft Cantaloupe, SU! Pear Pizzazz, PTI Simply Chartreuse, VersaFine Onyx Black; Hero Arts sequins; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

Sunday, July 24, 2016

PTI's Stamp-a-Faire Masters

Hey friends!!  I'm sure that many of you spent the day yesterday watching all the wonderful videos the PTI design team put together for Stamp-a-Faire Masters and then making cards.  I watched the videos, but didn't get anything made.  This morning I put together a card for Danielle's Gilded in Gold challenge.   I used the color combo from ColourQ and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches so I will be adding my card to their galleries, as well.  I noticed that the pattern in the inspiration photo from ColourQ looked like peacock featehrs so I decided to use PTI's Feather Finery for my design.  I die cut the smallest feather in the Feather Finery set twice and then stamped the feathers in teal.  The dots were added in dark navy to one and purple to the other.  The bottoms of the feathers were then gilded with the Liquid Leaf in Classic Gold.  All the other pieces were die cut and layered and then I finished things off with some sequins in teal and purple.   This may be the only project I get completed before the Tuesday deadline.  Tomorrow is the July PTI blog hop and I want to get something made for that.  

 Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  PaperTrey Ink; Dies:  PaperTrey Ink and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up! Taken with Teal, Midnight Muse, Memento Grape Jelly; Plain Liquid Leaf; Sequins

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Another Round of CASology with Lisa!

Hey friends!!  Well... Lisa and I are at it again.  We have challenged each other to make a card using this week's CASology cue word of rough.   I also used the new layout from CAS(E) this Sketch so I will be adding my card to their gallery, as well.  I have been wanting to get some woodgrain cardstock for sometime now and when I was at my local craft store, Artco, I saw that they were carrying Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain cardstock so I picked up a packaged.  When I saw the cue word it made me think of the woodgrain carstock as it has a rough texture.  I die cut a daisy from the cardstock using an A Jillian Vance Design Daisy Trio die set and then I colored it with a yellow ZIG Clean Color marker (I just can't seem to create a card without them right now!!) and some clean water.  The sentiment (which also fits the rough theme) from the A Jillian Vance Design Get Well Wishes was stamped on black cardstock using VersaMagic watermark ink, I applied white embossing powder and heat set it.  I think I will add the sentiment "I am here for you" to the inside of the card.  The background cardstock is Tim Holtz Motif Resist cardstock and also has a woodgrain texture.  I applied some light grey ink to the resist cardstock for a subtle background for the daisy.  Today has been a weird day with is sort of gloomy, but then sort of sunny.  It made it hard to get a good picture of my card and in most of the pictures you could not see the grey inked background.   Finally I was able to get a good photo this afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by today... I would love to hear your thoughts!  Make sure you check out what Lisa made... I know it will be something super clever!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS Fog, Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain and Resist Motif; Inks:  SSS Fog and Smoke, VersaMark watermark ink; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Embossing powder:  Filigree white

Friday, July 22, 2016

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Friday Night Gallery Reception

Hello friends!!  Tomorrow is PTI's annual Stamp-a-Faire and this year it is all about the Masters.  Tonight is the Friday night gallery reception where Nichole is asking us to share one of our favorite cards or "masterpieces".    I took a quick through my photo folder of cards that I had made and came across this photo of a card that I think I made for a PTI blog hop in November or December.   I absolutely loved how the card turned out.   I used the Brushed Off stamp set to create my ornaments.  What I loved about the card is that while it is very modern in the style and the colors I used for the ornaments it is also slightly traditional.   I liked the layout of the card so much I actually used it for a publication call that I responded to and the card inspired by this card got picked for publication! 

Thanks for stopping by for a look... would love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

wednesday with a jillian vance design...

Hey friends!!  Happy Wednesday!  Just popping in to let you know that I have a card up on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a little peek of my card:

Thanks for stopping by today... I would love it if you would head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think!