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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello... yep... its just me letting you know that my regular Wednesday post is up over on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of this week's design:
Hope you have a wonderful day... would love it if you would take the time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.  Thanks so much! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PTI October Blog Hop...

Hello!! Hope your week is off to a good start!  Stopping in with my card for this month's PTI blog hop.  We got another beautiful inspiration photo from Nichole which you can see below.  When I saw the photo I immediately thought of my Turning a New Leaf stamp set.  I did use that set, but only to stamp the little branches you see behind the die cut branch.  I also used Background Basics: Text Style, Fall Elegance and a little berry image from Rustic Wreath.  The leafy branch was die cut using the PTI Branching Out die.  I first colored up some water color paper using Scattered Straw and Ripe Persimmon distress markers.  When the paper was dry I die cut it and then colored the leaves and branch further using Scattered Straw and Ripe Persimmon markers, as well as some brown ZIG markers.  Once everything was dry I added a bit of Ice Stickles to some of the leaves on the branch, as well as to the stem.  I cut a piece of woodgrain patterned paper and then stamped it with one of the Text Style images using light gray ink.  The small branch from Turning a New Leaf using SU! Always Artichoke ink.   The little berries were added using a SU!'s Ruby Red ink.  Once the stamping was finished I adhered the branch and the little bow tied from some dark brown twine.  I'm also going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of Autumn.
Hope you have a wonderful day... happy hopping!!

Supplies:  Cardstock: dark brown, watercolor paper; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps: PaperTrey Ink; Die:  PaperTrey Ink; Ink:  Ranger Distress inks, VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Ranger Icy Stickles 

Monday, October 24, 2016

just sharing...

Hello!!  Thought I would pop in and share a card that I made awhile ago, but never posted.  I used the Penny Black Red Star stamp and the technique that I used on this card and this card.  I love how this card turned out.  I used four different distress markers for the poinsettia:  Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry.  The pine sprigs were colored with two different distress markers:  Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.  I started out coloring the stamp with the Dried Marigold blending it out with clean water.  I then layered on the Barn Door and Fired Brick blending then out with clean water.  The Picked Raspberry was only added in certain areas to add some depth and to provide a more of a shadow.  Once I was done with the main image I added some yellow to the center using Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw.  I also added some Scattered Straw around the outside of the image and then distressed the entire piece with Old Paper and Vintage Photo distress inks.  Some Diamond Stickles were also added for some sparkle, but you can't really see it in my photo. The sentiment is also from Penny Black, but I don't know which set!! I stamped that in VersaFine Onyx Black after everything was done.  I'm going to add this to the current Flower challenge of anything goes.
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Red; Stamps:  Penny Black; Ink:  Ranger Distress inks, markers, VersaFine Onyx Black; Diamond Stickles

Saturday, October 22, 2016

always time for coffee...

Hello!!  Lisa and I are continuing out little challenge revolving around CASology. This week the cue word is coffee.  While I'm not a coffee drinker I do have several coffee related stamp sets.  I pulled out an old one from Whimsy Stamps called Coffee Break.  This set also has matching dies that include a little to go cup, wrapper and lid.  I used the color combo from this week's Color Throwdown, as well as the layout from Freshly Made Sketches.  I die cut the main cup from the blue/green cardstock and the wrapper and lid from cream.  The sentiment was stamped in dark brown ink (looks almost black really!) on the wrapper and then everything was adhered to the cup. A panel of cream cardstock was die cut and then I used a strip of red houndstooth washi tape to bring in the red and  added a thin strip in a neutral color.   Finished by adhering the panel to a dark brown cardstock base. 

Hope you have a wonderful day!! Make sure you stop by Lisa's blog to check out what she made for the challenge.  I know it will not only be clean and simple but also super clever!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Chocolate Chip, PTI Ocean Tides and Vintage Cream; Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps; Dies:  AJVD and Whimsy Stamps; Inks:  SU!; Washi tape:  SU!

Friday, October 21, 2016

star of wonder...

Hello!!  Well... the weekend is here.  My boys get Monday off and they are super excited to not have to go to school!!  I'm excited that I don't have to get up early with my oldest!!  Have a card to share that I made for a couple of challenges:  SSS Wednesday challenge (use the color pink) and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I recently got the beautiful Star of Light stamp and die bundle from Stampin Up! and I have been wanting to make a card with it.  I started by stamping the swirly image on some watercolor cardstock with watermark ink, applying white embossing powder and then heat setting.  I then scribbled on a light pink ZIG marker and then blended it out with clean water.  The star was die cut from gold glitter cardstock and once my panel was try I trimmed it down, stamped the sentiment and then adhered the star using foam dimensionals.  The panel was then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.  I took a close up of the star and the background so you can see the pink color wash and the embossed swirl.  I have never played along with any of the Happy Little Stampers challenges, but I was on my friend Greta's blog and saw that the current challenge is anything goes with dies so I thought I would enter my card there, as well.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, Ranger watercolor, MFT gold glitter; Stamps and dies:  Stampin Up!; Ink:  VersaMark and VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG water clean color marker

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!! Yep... it is that time of the week again, lol... time for my regular Wednesday post over on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my project:
Hope you have a wonderful day and that you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look and let me know what you think!