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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

happy wednesday...

Hello, friends!!  Popping in to let you know that I have a post up over that the Precious Remembrance Shop blog.  I hope you will check out my fun Halloween project.  Here is a little peek:

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

miracles happen...

Hello friends!!  Popping in with a card I made for the new color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  It is a fun combo of aqua, red and kraft... love anything with kraft.  I picked up my new Stampin Up! goodies from my demo this morning and had a play with them this afternoon.  Here is what I made:

I did some collage stamping using my current favorite Stampin Up! set, Kinda Eclectic and then layered on the three die cut feathers.  I added the little button/twine embellishment and the sentiment and I was done.  The main panel was die cut using my Avery Elle Dotted die.  I think I will pop this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge as that is anything goes!

Thanks for stopping by... and thank you to everyone who wished me well!  I felt so encouraged after reading your sweet comments!!  Started physical therapy and I'm happy to say that I am feeling a lot better!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Rustic White; Stampin Up: Crumb Cake; Inks:  Stampin Up! Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Crumb Cake; Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Dies:  Stampin Up! (feathers) and Avery Elle; Button:  PTI; Twine:  The Twinery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

my blessings...

Hello friends!!  Popping in with a very simple card that I made a few days ago.  The last few weeks have been a bit rough for me, physically, and that means paper crafting falls mostly to the wayside.  Things have slowly gotten better and should improve more as I will be starting physical therapy on Monday.  As a general rule I don't like to talk about things that are getting me down here on my blog because this is a blog about paper crafting, but these last few weeks have been hard and blogging about it (just a little) is another form of therapy.  I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who left me lovely comments on my "cover girl" post.  Each and everyone of them brought a smile to my face and lifted my spirits!  So this card is for you...

Playing along with the current MIM challenge, Gold Dipped Die Cuts, as well as the current Freshly Made Sketch.  My first attempt at gold dipped die cuts was a complete disaster, but my little butterfly turned out fairly well.  I paired it with two flourish images and a the sentiment from the PTI set Fall Elegance.  The patterned paper is from Autumn Abundance.  Cardstock is PTI Lemon Tart and Rustic White.  I finished the card off with some sequins on the butterfly and a bit of burlap twine.

Thanks for stopping by...  :)

Supplies:  Cardstock and patterned paper:  PTI; Stamps and dies:  PTI; Ink:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Sequins:  Lawn Fawn; burlap twine

Friday, October 17, 2014

Eeekkk.... I'm a Cover Girl!!!

Hello!!!  Have some fun and exciting news to share!!  As the title of my blog post indicates a card I submitted for publication made it on the cover of that publication!!  When I got the email from Tanya Fox, the editor of CardMaker magazine, back in early September letting me know that they had picked my card to be on the cover of the Winter, 2014 issue I about fell over!  I have had cards published in CardMaker many, many times (you can check my publication page to see), but I have never had the honor of being on the cover.   It is truly a great honor and I can,t tell you how happy I am to have achieved it.   So... here is the cover of the Winter, 2014 CardMaker:

The stamps I used are from the Reverse Confetti set Tinsel n' Trim.  The tag die (one of my favorite dies) is from the Reverse Confetti die set Tag Me.   CardMaker is a great paper crafting magazine and one that you can still get an actual copy of at the store so I hope that you will check it out!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

trick or treat...

Hello!  Our wild and crazy October weather has arrived so that means lots of wind and rain!  Oh well... we had such a nice summer so I can't complain too much, lol!  Anywhoo... have a card to share using the current layout from CAS(E) this Sketch and the current ColourQ combo (haven't played along with them in AGES!)

When I saw the CTS layout I thought of only one stamp set to use "Beware" from Precious Remembrance Shop.  I stamped the icons in yellow, orange, black and the dark raspberry ink and punched them out.  My white panel was trimmed down on one side and the icons adhered. After that I added the trick or treat sentiment.  Some black polka dot washi tape was adhered to the card base and the main panel adhered.   Simple, simple!

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop; Punch:  Fiskars 1" circle; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; My Mind's Eye washi tape.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Hello!!   Thought I would pop in with a simple little card that I made for the current AAA Card challenge:  Autumn Colors, as well as the current a2z Scrapbooking challenge (use 2 Hero Arts products).   A sweet bloggy friend, Barb, is a member of the a2z design team and so I thought I would finally play along with one of their challenges.


I love pumpkins and so when I saw the inspiration photo for the AAA Card challenge I just had to get out my "oldie, but goodie" Hero Arts Bold Pumpkin wood mount stamp (my first Hero Arts product used) and do some paper piecing.  I stamped the pumpkin on some Crate Paper Farmhouse patterned paper three time and then trimmed out the full pumpkin and two partials.  The stem was also stamped on patterned paper and trimmed out.  Then I layered everything up using foam dimensionals.   The pumpkin was stamped again on some off white cardstock, a strip of patterned paper was adhered and then the paper piece pumpkin added.  I finished the strip off by adding the sentiment (from the Hero Arts set Congrats - another oldie and my second Hero Arts product used). 

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & rustic white; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Inks:  Memento; paper: Crate Paper Farmhouse