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

Friday, November 21, 2014

jingle all the way...

Hello!!  Getting back in the swing of things and got another Christmas card made.  This one I will be posting to Freshly Made Sketches and Merry Monday - Christmas Bells.


Yesterday I got my most recent order from Ellen Hutson and one of the things I received was this cute little Memory Box bells border die... perfect for the Merry Monday challenge!  When I ordered the die I was a bit worried that it might be a little too small so I was glad to see that it was actually pretty substantial.   I hunted around through all my stamps to see if I had a sentiment that had something bell related in it and found this little sentiment from the Reverse Confetti set Tinsel 'n Trim.  The dec. 25th sentiment is from the same set.  The papers are from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad Winter Wonderland.  The large tag was die cut using the RC Tag Me Confetti Cut and the banner die is from Verve. 

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! Baja Breeze, silver mirror cardstock; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, Verve, Memory Box; Ink:  SU! Baja Breeze; PP:  My Mind's Eye

Thursday, November 20, 2014

merry & bright...

Hello!!  Wow... long time no post, lol!!  Had another one of those weeks.  The spirit was willing, but my ability to get anything done was seriously lacking!  But today was a better day and I actually got the time to make something.  Posting this one to the current Fusion challenge (love the inspiration photo and went with that), CAS(E) this Sketch, Time Out (embossing with a twist of sparkle) and a2z Scrapbooking (anything goes).


I bought this Hero Arts stamp, Color a Wreath, last year and I just love it because there are so many ways you can use this stamp.   Buttons, sequins, coloring... the options are endless.  I decided to emboss the wreath and then fill in all the little circles and bow with Stickles.  I embossed the bow a second time so that I could trim out and pop that one on the wreath.  The sentiment (also embossed) is from the Hero Arts set Joy to All.   There is a whole lot of sparkle going on, don't you think?  For more shine I mounted the finished piece on silver mirror cardstock.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; silver mirror; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing Powder:  Stampin Up! pewter; Glitter glue:  Stickles Silver and Platinum, Stampin Up! Red

Sunday, November 16, 2014

oh holy night...

Hello friends!!  Trying to get back into card making mode.  It has been a little hard lately, but today I really felt like making something... so I did!  I used the Viva La Verve week 2 sketch for my layout.  I will also be posting this to the current Verve Diva Dare to use vellum and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  seeing stars.  Posting this to The Card Concept (thanks for letting me know it would be a good fit Kristie!) in the clean and layered category.


I used the beautiful Verve set Peace on Earth, as well as the Verve Starry die.  The patterned papers are from the Teresa Collins 6x6 pad "Hello My Name Is".  I love red, white and kraft for a Christmas card.   The circles were die cut using Spellbinders plain circle dies and the banner with a MFT fishtail flag stax die.  The ink is SU!'s Cherry Cobbler.  I added a bit of Crystal Stickles to the centers of the stars for some added sparkle. 

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and kraft; PP:  Teresa Collins; Stamps:  Verve; Dies:  Verve, MFT and Spellbinders; Vellum:  Close to my Heart; Ink:  Stampin Up!; Crystal Stickles

Friday, November 14, 2014

thankful for you...

Hello friends!!  Wanted to say thank you to everyone who left me such sweet comments on my last post.  They have really helped me get through this hard time.   I made this card earlier in the week for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge and after everything that happened since then I thought it was the perfect card to post as a thank you.


The stamps are from the Precious Remembrance Shop set Fall Colors.  I used the emboss/resist technique.  The leaves were stamped with watermark ink, clear embossing powder applied and then heat set.  After that was done I sponged on Stampin Up!'s Calypso Coral and Cameo Coral inks.  The sentiment was stamped using SU!'s Crumb Cake and the edges inked with some Calypso Coral.  Before adhering the sentiment strip I added some burlap twine.  Finished things off with a few clear sequins.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Crumb Cake; Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop; Inks:  VersaMagic watermark ink, SU! inks; burlap twine; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins (small, medium & large)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

my heart is very sad...

Today I had to say goodbye to my sweet kitty, Cleo.  I shall miss her terribly, but she will always be in my heart.



 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{create it wednesday}...

Hello friends!!  Dropping in to let you know that I have a post up at the PRS blog.  I hope you will take the time to check it out.  Here is a little sneak peek:


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