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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PTI May Blog Hop...

Hello!!  Stopping in with a card for today's PTI blog hop.  The inspiration photo is beautiful but I must admit that I really struggled with this one.  Tried several ideas last night, but came up with nothing.  After looking through the cards that have been posted I was finally able to come up with my card.  It is interesting to me how differently everyone sees the colors in the inspiration piece.  Me... I see blues and gray/greens in the leaves, as well as peach and a ruby red.  After trying a few different sets I finally went with PTI's Friendly Flowers.  I used PTI's Ocean Tides and MFT Cornflower for the leaves and Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe for the large flower and a Hero Arts red for the small flowers.  After stamping everything with my MISTI I added in the little dots with a small acrylic block and a little stamp that came with the set.  The sentiment was stamped in black and then I added dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.  The panel was adhered to an Ocean Tides cardstock base.  Super simple and now I have another birthday card to add to my stash!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and Ocean Tides; Stamps: PTI; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  PTI, Hero Arts and VersaFine; Nuvo Crystal Drops

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

it's wednesday... it must be ajvd...

Hello!!!  Wednesday is here, again, and that means I have a post up over on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my card.   Head on over for a look!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

guesting at precious remembrance shop!

Hey friends!!  Popping in to let you know that I'm guesting over on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog today!   I hope you will take the time to head over there for a look and to let me know what you think.  And don't forget... I have a giveaway going on.  You can win the PRS Coffee Love stamp set by leaving a comment on this post.

Monday, May 22, 2017

a card and a giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone!!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!   I'm popping in today with a card I made using the super cute Precious Remembrance Shop stamp set Coffee Love and to make things even more fun I get to give this stamp set away!!!  I know the Summer Coffee Lover's blog hop is just around the corner.  This stamp set would be perfect to have on hand for just that event!   A month or so ago I picked up a pad of paper from the Teresa Collins Gold Glam collection that was on clearance at Joann's and so I pulled that out to use to make my card.  I stamped the coffee cup image on some paper that had gold foil hearts on it and then trimmed it out.  All the papers in the pad are one sided so I was able to flip the paper over and stamp the cup lid and the little center portion.  I stamped the sentiment in light pink ink and then trimmed out the lid and piece and adhered them with pop dots.  I trimmed down another piece of paper from the pad that had these fun large polka dots. That was adhered to my card base along with a strip of gold glitter paper.  Finished with the little coffee cup.  Since I have glitter on this I'm going to add it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of a bit of sparkle.  I included a close up of the sentiment since it is a bit hard to see. 

Have a wonderful day!!  Please leave me a comment by Sunday, May 28th and I will pick a winner on Monday, May 29th. 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, gold glitter; Patterned paper:  Teresa Collins; Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop; Ink:  VersaFine Smoky Gray

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Well... the weekend is almost over and we have had a beautiful one here in the Pacific Northwest.  The boys and I went out for a little adventure this afternoon and when I got back I finished up a card that I had started this morning for a few challenges:  MFT color challenge, CAS(E) this Sketch and Less is More (geometric).  For the geometric component of my card I pulled out the MFT Geometric Greenery stamp set and stamped three leaves on watercolor cardstock using VersaFine Smoky Gray.  I stamped the images using my mini MISTI so I could get a nice dark gray color similar to the MFT Steel Gray from the color palette.   The leaves were then colored in a light pink, dark pink and orange using my ZIG clean color markers and clean water.  Let them dry and then die cut with the matching dies.  The hello was die cut from a dark gray cardstock three times and then adhered together.  I watercolored each color on a panel of watercolor paper using the same ZIG markers.  Once the panel was mostly dry I adhered the leaves and the sentiment.  I wanted to use enamel dots in the same colors, but only had the orange and dark pink!   My attempt to find sequins to match was even worse!  So I just went with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.

Have a wonderful week!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Ranger watercolor; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Ink:  VersaFine Smoky Gray; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers; Nuvo Crystal Drops

Friday, May 19, 2017

a butterfly birthday card...

Hope your week is going well!!  I have a card to share for a few challenges:  Color Throwdown, Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   If you are like me (and I think you are, lol!) you have lots and lots of stamps and dies that aren't getting much love.   Based on that realization I decided to go through my large collection of Stampin Up! set and use one to create my card.  The stamp set I went with is the beautiful Watercolor Wings set.  Using my mini MISTI I was able to stamp my butterfly perfectly using the Color Throwdown colors.  The butterfly was then die cut with the matching die.  Since the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is to have some sparkle on your project I brushed on Stickles in Crystal to select parts of the butterfly.  (To see the sparkle better click on the photo to enlarge it.)  I did a little bit of quick watercoloring using ZIGs in the three colors from the CT palette on a panel of watercolor cardstock.  Once the panel was dry it was trimmed down and cut into two pieces per the FMS layout.  The sentiment is from another Stampin Up! set (Backyard Basics) and was stamped in VersaFine Smoky Gray.  The pieces were adhered with foam dimensionals and the butterfly with multi matte medium.   Now I have another sweet and simple birthday card to add to my stash.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  white cardstock, watercolor cardstock; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Ranger Crystal Stickles; ZIGs Clean Color markers