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

Friday, June 22, 2018

sparkly birds...

Hello!  The weekend is upon us and I have a bright and sparkly card to share today.  It was super hard to take a photo of this card and capture all the sparkle on the birds.  I will be posting this to the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge of sparkle and shine and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of bright and cheerful.  I have some glitter paper that I got from Stampin Up! and it is super sparkly, but unfortunately it sheds... a lot!  I pulled out a piece of the green and die cut the birds using the C9 By Your Side bird die.  The neat thing about the By Your Side bird die is that if you die cut it from an A2 size panel it gives you the ability to slip a smaller panel of cardstock behind it or you can trim out the die cut and use it that way.  I decided to trim it out.  A piece of white cardstock was stamped with the C9 Barnwood Background stamp using Catherine Pooler's Limoncello ink and then trimmed down.  I placed the panel in my MISTI, positioned the birds where I wanted them, placed my sentiment where I wanted it and then stamped it with Nocturne VersaFine CLAIR ink.  The birds were popped up with foam tape and the panel adhered to a white card base.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! white, green glitter cardstock; Stamps and dies:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  VersaFine CLAIR and Catherine Pooler

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

aloha from ajvd...

Aloha friends!  I have some projects up on the AJVD blog today and my blog post alludes to what it just might be!  Here is a little peek:

I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see both projects and to let me know what you think!  Have a wonderful day!  Aloha!

Monday, June 18, 2018


Hello!!  Hope your week is off to a good start! We are having lovely weather here in the Pacific Northwest which is great because today is officially the start of summer break for my youngest.  He is looking forward to going off to camp in two weeks and then other adventures once he gets back!  Today I have a card that I made for the MFT sketch challenge, as well as the MFT color challenge.   When I saw the MFT sketch I immediately thought of the fun Die-namics fiesta die for the large rectangular image in the sketch.  I die cut it three times from bright blue cardstock and adhered them together.  The sentiment is from the MFT PI Birthday Pinata set.  Did a little masking so that I could stamp the sentiment all on one line on kraft cardstock and then die cut it with a Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips die.  I used the same die to cut some yellow cardstock, adhered it to the kraft piece and adhered it to my die cut cardstock panel.  Fiesta was adhered with foam tape so that I could overlap it on strip.  I stamped the little candy images from Birthday Pinata, colored them with a yellow and blue marker and then die cut.  Adhered them to the panel and I was done.  Another clean and simple design!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU white, MFT bright blue; PTI kraft and yellow; Stamps:  MFT; Dies:  MFT and AJVD; Ink:  VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne

Saturday, June 16, 2018

bright flowers...

Hey there!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend!  This week has been a little crazy and I have not had much time to craft... boo hoo!  But it was all for several good things... celebrating my youngest's birthday and helping to put together (and take down) the 5th grade party for the aforementioned child and his classmates.  They had a fabulous time and are now officially middle schoolers!  Now that things I have calmed down (a little... it is summer after all, lol) I found some time to make a card for a two challenges:  Color Throwdown and CAS(e) this Sketch.   I purchased the sweet Altenew stamp set Folksy Florals quite sometime ago, but have not had the chance to use it so I pulled it out to make my card.  I stamped the flowers using coral, yellow and blue inks and the leaves in green.  Die cut everything with the matching dies and then arranged everything on a white cardstock panel that I die cut with the largest AJVD rectangle backdrop die.   The sentiment is from the Altenew Trigonometry stamp set and was embossed in white on the black cardstock, trimmed down and adhered.  I love the clean and simple look of the design!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! white; Stamps:  Altenew; Dies:  Altenew and AJVD; Inks:  Stampin Up, Catherine Pooler, VersaMark; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts

Friday, June 15, 2018

Inspire Me Friday with PRS

Hey there!  Happy Friday!!  I have a post up on the PRS blog today sharing a card I made using the Little Things stamp set.  Here is a little peek:

Hope you will head over to the PRS blog to see the full project and to let me know what you think!  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

wednesday with ajvd...

Hey there... happy Wednesday!  I have a post up on the AJVD blog today and here is a little peek of my project:

I hope you will take the time to head over there to see the full project and to let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day!