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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

coffee... part 2

Hey friends!!  I'm back with the second card that I made using the Verve coffee die and the Verve set One Cup.   One Cup is actually a set that is all about tea, but some of the sentiments work really well with the coffee die.  The layout is based on the Viva La Verve week 4 sketch and once, again, I used the Teresa Collins Studio Gold pad for my card.   Will be posting this to the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  Anything Goes.

The VLV week 4 sketch seems rather simple, but I must admit it gave me a bit of trouble.  Initially I had thought I would die cut the word "coffee" three times and use them on the card, but I just didn't like how it looked.  So I opted to trim out the three labels (from the Studio Gold pad), layer them and then add just one die cut "coffee".  I  adhered the patterned paper panel and then added the bits of gold washi tape.   Finished things off with the sentiment and a few gold sequins.

Have a happy day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and kraft; PP:  Teresa Collins Studio Gold; Stamps and die:  Verve; Washi tape:  My Mind's Eye; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh 


Hey friends!!  I'm sure lots of you know about the Spring Coffee Lover's blog hop that this going on right now.  I'm not a coffee drinker myself (my elixir of choice is a tall Chai all soy, no water), but I got into the spirit of things and made two cards using a fun "coffee" die from Verve, as well as the Verve set "One Cup" and two of the Viva La Verve February sketches.  My color combo isn't very spring-like as I was using what I had pulled out earlier and decided to go with a gold/black/white/kraft theme (both cards do have a touch of blue on them, though).  Adding this to the SSS Monday challenge:  Anything Goes.

First up is a card I made using VLV sketch #3.   I die cut the "coffee" from some Teresa Collins Studio Gold paper that was embossed with gold foil.  The blue striped and grid papers are from the same pad and were die cut using Spellbinders plain rectangle dies.  Layered them, stamped the sentiment from One Cup and added the coffee die cut.  The banner was die cut from gold embossed vellum and layered on some patterned paper from the Teresa Collins Memorabilia 6x6 pad.  Added a bit of black twine and adhered it to a kraft card base.

Have a happy day... I will be back later with the second card! 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and kraft; Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins Memorabilia and Studio Gold; Stamps:  Verve One Cup; Dies:  Verve Coffee die,  Spellbinders plain rectangle dies; Black twine

Friday, February 27, 2015

ctd #331, cmcc #60 and time out

Hey friends!!!  Popping in with a couple of cards for some color challenges:  Color ThrowdownColour Me...!  and Time Out - Rock Around the Clock.  The other day I finally received my Stampin Up! Butterflies Thinlets dies.  I bought them as a bundle with the Butterfly Basics set, but unfortunately the dies were on backorder... so I had to wait.   But, the wait was worth it... the dies are gorgeous!!  My first card showcases two of the dies.

I absolutely LOVE how the first card turned out!  This one is for Color Throwdown.   I started by stamping two images from Butterfly Basics using light pink and light green inks.  I die cut the large butterfly from some Teresa Collins Family Stories patterned paper.  The smaller butterfly was stamped in kraft ink and then die cut with the matching die.  I adhered the two butterflies together and then added the little pink clothes pink and the light green baker's twine.   I adhered the butterfly over the stamped images and then added the sentiment and some light pink sequins.

My second card is kinda fun and funky and is for Colour Me...! and Time Out.  I stamped a clock image from the Hero Arts set All the Time using Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Calypso Coral.  I then added the little clock hands and the sentiment in black.  Some yellow baker's twine was added and then the piece was mounted on a light yellow card base.

Have a happy day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, yellow and kraft; Stamps:  Hero Arts, Stampin Up!; Dies:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Patterned paper:  Teresa Collins; Sequins:  Lawn Fawn; Baker's Twine:  The Twinery

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

my sunshine...

Hey friends!  So... I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp/Lawn Fawn co-challenge over at flickr.  Unfortunately, I had to pull the card from the challenge because I missed one little (well actually big, lol!) component:  use kraft!   As you can see from my card there isn't a drop of kraft on it!  Sigh... going to try to make something new for the flickr challenge.  Thankfully there is still plenty of time to enter.   I will be posting this to the new SSS Work It Wednesday challenge (spring... don't cute bunnies just says "spring" to you?) and this week's SSS Wednesday challenge Anything Goes.

I love it when I get an idea and I'm able to have my card turn out exactly like I envisioned it!  I own one Lawn Fawn set, Hello Baby.  I stamped the big and little bunnies on some Teresa Collins Memorabilia patterned paper and die cut them with the matching dies.  I stamped the grass using light blue and grey inks and then adhered the bunnies.  The blue "sky" was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border die.  The sun is from the SSS set Bring the Sunshine and was cut using the matching die.  The clouds are also from Lawn Fawn.  I added a bit of stickles to the clouds and bunny tails for a bit of sparkly.

Have a happy day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & Spring Rain; Stamps and dies:  Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn; Crystal Stickles; Teresa Collins Memorabilia 6x6 pad; Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog inks; PTI Spring Rain ink

a little sneak peak...

Hey friends!!  I'm posting today over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.  Here is a little peek of my card:

I hope you will take the time to stop by for a look!  Have a happy day...

Monday, February 23, 2015


Hey friends!!  Popping in with a quick post.  I have a card I made yesterday for the current ColourQ challenge that closes in just a few hours!   I used a fun set from A Jillian Vance Design called Grunge Fun.

Some of you know how much I love to collage stamp and when I saw the Grunge Fun set from AJVD I had to add it to my collection!  I stamped grungy dots image using Wisteria Wonder (SU!) and Pansy Purple (Close to My Heart).  The little boxes were stamped using Primrose Petal (SU!) and then added the heart and star using Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  A couple more hearts were added using the Wisteria Wonder and Pansy Purple and then the sentiment in black.  Finished with some fun matte gold flat sequins from A Jillian Vance Design.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Smoky Slate; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Memento, Close to My Heart, Stampin Up!, Delicata Golden Glitz; Sequins:  A Jillian Vance Design