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

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card that I made for several challenges:  Sweet Sunday SketchColourQ and Word Art Wednesday.  When I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch for this week I immediately knew I wanted to use the Reverse Confetti set "God is Good".   I teamed it up with another Reverse Confetti set, Petals 'n Posies to create my card.  I die cut my panel using the Polka Dot Backdrop die set from A Jillian Vance Design and stamped it with the largest sentiment in the set.  The flowers and leaves were die cut and then stamped using Stampin Up! Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry.  I cut leave leaf image in half and then arranged the pieces on my panel, adhered them in place and then added the flowers.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the "shine" and "Him", but you can't really see it.  Some clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins finished things off.

Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white, Simon Says Stamp Fog, Stamps:  Reverse Confetti, Dies:  Reverse Confetti and A Jillian Vance Design, Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Clear Wink of Stella

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

wednesday with AJVD and PRS...

Hey friends!!  Popping in to let you know that I have a post up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  Here is a little peek...

I also have a post up on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog and here is a little peek of that project.

I hope you will take the time to stop by both blogs and check out my projects!!  Thanks for stopping by today...

Monday, August 31, 2015

happy birthday!

Hey friends!!   Hope your week is off to a good start.  We are still having our crazy rainy weather here in my little corner of Western Washington (Tacoma to be exact.).   It seems our summer has ended rather abruptly, but that is the way it can happen around here, lol!   Anyway... I have a card to share of a new stamp company that I recently discovered when I was on Splitcoaststampers.   The company is Concord & 9th and I just fell in love with their products and just had to add some to my collection.  The products I'm using today are their Eat Cake & Celebrate stamp set and the matching dies.  I used my Mr. Huey spray mists on this card (and I will explain how) so I'm posting it to the current Less is More challenge.   The card is very loosely based on the current CAS(E) this Sketch  layout.   I die cut some white cardstock using one of the dies from the A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Backdrop die set and then stamped it with the cake image from Eat Cake & Celebrate set.  I then sprayed some of my Mr. Huey mists in Bookworm (green) and Passport (blue) onto some paper plates, added water and splattered it on the stamped piece.  I added the little stars image using inks that corresponded rather nicely with the Mr. Huey spray mists and then adhered the panel.  I hope how I used my mists is okay with the LIM gals.  I tried using the sprays in the traditional manner, but I just too "heavy handed" when it comes to spraying and everything just ends up a mess!  The happy birthday was die cut,  stamped with the corresponding image and then adhered to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; Stamps: Concord & 9th; Dies:  Concord & 9th, A Jillian Vance Design; Spray Mists:  Mr. Hueys; Inks:  Stampin Up! Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, August 29, 2015

you are so kind...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a quick post.  I recently got some new Stampin Up! goodies and created this little card using some of them.  I used the colors for the current Color Throwdown and the current Freshly Made Sketches layout so will be posting this there as well as in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  When I saw the new SU! set Watercolor Wings I had to have it and the matching dies.  I also wanted it because it coordinate with the SU! set Butterfly Basics and Butterfly Thinlets dies.  Everything about this card is pretty self-explanatory I think.  Die cut the butterfly, layer up the images using the inks, add a button and twine embellishment and some patterned paper and I was done.   The hardest thing about makng this card was finding patterned paper that worked with the pink and blue... everything else was easy!!  We had a crazy wild day with really strong winds (the kind we don't usually have at the end of August!) and rain.  Thankfully we didn't loose power or have a tree come down!   If tomorrow is like today I will be perfectly happy to stay inside and make some cards!!

Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; patterned paper:  Stampin Up! and My Mind's Eye; Stamps and dies:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Button and twine:  PaperTrey Ink

Friday, August 28, 2015

AJVD friday post...

Hey friends!!  Have a post up over on the AJVD blog today... Here is a little peek of my card:

Thanks for stopping by... hope you will take the time to pop over, have a little look and leave some love!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Precious Remembrance Shop Blog Hop!!!

(Please check out my A Jillian Vance Design project, here.)

Hey friends!!   Today is a very happy day... Precious Remembrance Shop is releasing a brand new stamp set called "School Days" and this one is perfect for back to school and teacher thank you projects!!  And it will also mix and match with all your other Precious Remembrance Shop sets... YAY!!  To celebrate we are having a little blog hop and that means a giveaway... double YAY!!!   You should have gotten here from the blog of my super talented teamie Kim.  If you didn't start from the beginning of the hop, please head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog where all the fun begins.  Here is a look at the new stamp set:

And here is the project I made for the hop:
I pulled out some fun BasicGrey patterned paper (from the Highline 6x6 pad) and did some simple paper piecing.  The bus was stamped on bright yellow paper, trimmed out and some crystal Stickles added to the headlights. I die cut a panel from another piece of paper and then stamped the various different elements from the set as you see.  For a bit of a mixed media look on sprayed on some Mr. Huey's mist in the appropriately named "Bookworm" on the panel, as well as on the card base.  A few little pieces of washi tape finished things off.
Thanks for stopping by... now off you go the blog of the newest PRS design team member the super sweet and talented Judy!   Now for the details on how to win your very own School Days stamp set just leave a comment at each stop on the hop.  Commenting is open until Saturday, August 29, 2015.   We would also love it if you would follow PRS on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.  Adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.   Adding this to the current Classy Cards n' Such challenge:  Back to School.
Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; patterned paper:  BasicGrey; Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop Back to School; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Mr. Huey's spray mist; Stampin Up! washi tape; Crystal Stickles