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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday with AJVD...

Hey friends... hope your week is going well.  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 of my card:


Thanks for stopping by today... I hope you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog and leave a little love!

Friday, June 26, 2015

this hope...

Hello friends!!   Popping with a card I made using the 4th sketch for the June Viva La Verve challenge and the current color palette from ColourQ.    I will also be posting this to the current Word Art Wednesday challenge and the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  I'm trying to use more of my huge stash of 6x6 paper pads and so I hunted around and found the My Mind's Eye Moments pad that contained pretty much all the colors in the ColourQ palette.  I did another very literal interpretation of this VLV sketch.  Sometimes I like to take a bit of license with a sketch, but this sketch was one I just felt like playing it safe with.  I used the Verve set Strong Anchor and the company die set.  The anchor was stamped using Stampin Up! Soft Sky and the sentiment was stamped using Stampin Up! Marina Mist.   The pale blue cardstock is Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass the closest cardstock color I had to Soft Sky.  We continue to have nice sunny weather so I was able to take my photo outside.  I did have to act quick, though because I has gotten rather windy!  I have never played along with The Challenge and since the theme this time is nautical I thought I would post this card there, as well.

 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass; Stamps:  Verve; Dies:  Verve and Spellbinders; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye
 
 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PTI June Blog Hop...

Hey friends!!  Gorgeous day here in the Puget Sound area.  I love all the nice sunshine, but we could seriously use some of the rain that the rest of the country has been getting!   Have a card to share for this month's PTI blog hop.  Nichole provided us with a photo of a sweet little pair of ballet shoe as inspiration.  After much thought I went with the color palette and the idea of stripes and flowers, but I went with small flowers instead of something big and bold.  One of my last crafty purchases was the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Floral dies.  I pulled those out to create my flowers using some patterned paper from the PTI Autumn Abundance paper pad.  I brought in the stripes by die cutting grey cardstock using a die from the Nostalgic Notions Make It Market Kit (I LOVE that kit!).   Since the flowers and leaves in the inspiration photo were created from fabric I brought in a bit of that by die cutting my leaves (used dies from Nostalgic Notions) from green felt.   I layered everything up and then added the sentiment (from Nostalgic Notions stamp set) in VersaFine Black Onyx.  The piece was mounted on a grey cardstock back, a few sequins added and I was done.



Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! grey; PTI Fresh Snow linen cardstock; PTI patterned papers; Dies:  Tim Holtz and PTI; Ink:  VersaFine; Felt:  My Favorite Things; Sequins:  A Jillian Vance Design

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

life is but a dream...



{for my Precious Remembrance Shop and A Jillian Vance Design post click here}

Hey friends!!  Made a quick little card this morning for a couple of challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches and CASology: Nautical.   Originally I was going to use some images from a couple of Verve set, but as I was rummaging around in my craft drawer I came across this sweet little sailboat sticker that my friend, Greta, sent to me in a little packet of goodies.  So perfect for the CASology challenge!  I trimmed down a piece of Ranger watercolor paper and added a wash of light blue color using my Gansi Tambi water colors.  Thank fully I had some PTI Blueberry Sky cardstock that was a pretty good match to the blue in the boat!  I used a cute little scalloped border die from Top Dog to cut the Blueberry Sky for the borders on either side of the main panel. The sentiment from the Verve set Learning to Sail was stamp using VersaFine Onyx Black.    To give the main panel a bit more stability and dimensional lift I used fun foam (using fun foam can also help keep the water color piece from warping).  Mounted the panel on a white card base and then added the little sailboat sticker.  Super simple and rather cute don't you think?   I'm also adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

Finally I have something unexpected and fun that happened today.  I opened up my monthly email from Stampington & Company to see they had included one of my cards in the write up for one of their current submission calls for Stampers Sampler Take Ten!



Thanks for stopping by today...
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white, PTI Blueberry Sky; Ranger Watercolor paper; Doodlebug sailboat sticker; Stamps:  Verve; Ink:  VersaFine; Gansi Tambi watercolors; Top Dog border die


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

wednesday with precious remembrance shop and a jillian vance design...

Hey friends... popping in to let you know that I have a post up on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog.  Here is a little peek of my card:

 
I also have a post up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  Here is a little peek of that card: 
 
 
I hope you will take the time to pop over to both blogs and leave a little love.   Thanks for stopping by today...
 

Monday, June 22, 2015

let's chill...

Hey friends!!   We are having some amazing weather here in the Puget Sound.  So happy that our June has been so nice especially since we just hosted the US Open golf championship.  I'm not especially into golf, but it was kinda fun watching the final rounds yesterday.  While I watched said US Open I made a couple of cards and this is one of them.  I have been trying to figure out something to make for the current Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  When I saw the new Paper Players challenge (Clean and Simple Summer Treats) I finally found the right inspiration.   One of last crafty purchases from Reverse Confetti included the Let's Chill stamp and die set.  So I pulled that out and got to work.   I went monochromatic and used a pretty aqua (Stampin Up!'s Coastal Cabana) colored ink and patterned paper.  The Let's Chill dies include one to cut out rectangles in the ice cream bars allowing you to back the bar with a contrasting color.   After die cutting the main part of the ice cream bar I stamped the image and then cut out the center and backed each one with a second ice cream bar cut from silver glitter paper.  Love that cute little star garland (also from Reverse Confetti).  Layered everything up on the white card base and I was done.

 
 
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Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; Patterned paper:  Stampin Up!;  Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti and Spellbinders; Ink:  Stampin Up! and VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Hero Arts Cup o' Joe; DCWV silver glitter paper