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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PTI November Blog Hop... let it snow!

Hello!  The 25th of the month has rolled around again and that means time for a new PTI blog hop.  This one is all about snow!  Here in Western Washington we don't get a lot of snow, except up in the mountains and that is where I prefer it to stay, lol.  Love looking at Mt. Rainier covered in snow on a bright winter day.  But driving in it??  Not so much!  Anyway... on to my card.

I bought the PTI Wonderful Words: Snow set last year and this is the first time I have actually used it.  I stamped the word "snow" and the phrase "let it" from the set in watermark ink, applied white embossing powder and then heat set it.  Once that was done I stamped the snowflakes (from the PTI set Winter Swirls) in three different Distress inks (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean) randomly around and over the embossed area.  Stormy Skies was then sponged on over the sentiment and snowflakes.  I finished off the card by adhering some snowflake, light blue and clear sequins.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & spring rain; Stamps:  PTI; Ink:  VersaMark and Ranger Distress inks;  Sequins:  Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, November 24, 2014

EEKKKK!! I'm a Cover Girl, Again!!

Hello friends!!  Popping in with some exciting news.  My card is on the cover of the Winter 2015 issue of Stampers Sampler Take Ten!!!   I'm doubly excited because I had absolutely no idea that my card would be on the cover.   Here is a photo of the cover:

The stamps are from the Homespun Hearts set from My Favorite Things.  The felt heart was die cut using one of the companion dies.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

the magic of Christmas...

Hello friends!!  Back with another Christmas card for my stash.  I have been having a most excellent day and thought I would make a card! (So very happy to be having a most excellent day... over the last two months they have been few and far between!) Will be posting this one to Viva La Verve (week #3) and Time Out (embossing with a twist of sparkle).

Yesterday I made a trip to Joann's to buy a new wreath for my front door (got it for less than 1/2 prices... score!!) and while I was there I picked up this pad of glitter paper from Die Cuts with a View.  Boy is that some sparkly paper!  I die cut the MFT snowflake doily using a piece of champagne colored glitter paper.  Then to tone down all that sparkle I used a more muted color palette for the rest of the card.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Peace on Earth and the little star (or flower) is from the Verve set Holiday Treats.  For the embossing component of the card I ran one of the die cut circles through my Big Shot in my swiss dot embossing folder.  Patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft and Vintage Cream; PP:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas; Stamps:  Verve; Ink:  SU! Cherry Cobble;  Swiss Dot embossing folder; Dies:  Spellbinders & My Favorite Things

Friday, November 21, 2014

jingle all the way...

Hello!!  Getting back in the swing of things and got another Christmas card made.  This one I will be posting to Freshly Made Sketches and Merry Monday - Christmas Bells.

Yesterday I got my most recent order from Ellen Hutson and one of the things I received was this cute little Memory Box bells border die... perfect for the Merry Monday challenge!  When I ordered the die I was a bit worried that it might be a little too small so I was glad to see that it was actually pretty substantial.   I hunted around through all my stamps to see if I had a sentiment that had something bell related in it and found this little sentiment from the Reverse Confetti set Tinsel 'n Trim.  The dec. 25th sentiment is from the same set.  The papers are from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad Winter Wonderland.  The large tag was die cut using the RC Tag Me Confetti Cut and the banner die is from Verve. 

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! Baja Breeze, silver mirror cardstock; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, Verve, Memory Box; Ink:  SU! Baja Breeze; PP:  My Mind's Eye

Thursday, November 20, 2014

merry & bright...

Hello!!  Wow... long time no post, lol!!  Had another one of those weeks.  The spirit was willing, but my ability to get anything done was seriously lacking!  But today was a better day and I actually got the time to make something.  Posting this one to the current Fusion challenge (love the inspiration photo and went with that), CAS(E) this Sketch, Time Out (embossing with a twist of sparkle) and a2z Scrapbooking (anything goes).

I bought this Hero Arts stamp, Color a Wreath, last year and I just love it because there are so many ways you can use this stamp.   Buttons, sequins, coloring... the options are endless.  I decided to emboss the wreath and then fill in all the little circles and bow with Stickles.  I embossed the bow a second time so that I could trim out and pop that one on the wreath.  The sentiment (also embossed) is from the Hero Arts set Joy to All.   There is a whole lot of sparkle going on, don't you think?  For more shine I mounted the finished piece on silver mirror cardstock.

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Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; silver mirror; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing Powder:  Stampin Up! pewter; Glitter glue:  Stickles Silver and Platinum, Stampin Up! Red

Sunday, November 16, 2014

oh holy night...

Hello friends!!  Trying to get back into card making mode.  It has been a little hard lately, but today I really felt like making something... so I did!  I used the Viva La Verve week 2 sketch for my layout.  I will also be posting this to the current Verve Diva Dare to use vellum and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  seeing stars.  Posting this to The Card Concept (thanks for letting me know it would be a good fit Kristie!) in the clean and layered category.

I used the beautiful Verve set Peace on Earth, as well as the Verve Starry die.  The patterned papers are from the Teresa Collins 6x6 pad "Hello My Name Is".  I love red, white and kraft for a Christmas card.   The circles were die cut using Spellbinders plain circle dies and the banner with a MFT fishtail flag stax die.  The ink is SU!'s Cherry Cobbler.  I added a bit of Crystal Stickles to the centers of the stars for some added sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and kraft; PP:  Teresa Collins; Stamps:  Verve; Dies:  Verve, MFT and Spellbinders; Vellum:  Close to my Heart; Ink:  Stampin Up!; Crystal Stickles