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

Saturday, October 24, 2020

more leaves!

 Hello everyone!  Popping in with a couple of cards that feature... yes... leaves, lol!  I recently got my Spellbinders small die kit for October and I just had to make something with it.  I went with the colors from Color Throwdown and I will be adding it to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of layering.  I did a lot of layering with this one!  I die cut the main layer pieces from black cardstock and all the little leaves from kraft and a cranberry red cardstock.  I then layered on all the little leaves.  That was quite the task!  I then linked up all the pieces on a cream colored cardstock panel.  The sentiment is from a Spellbinders Glimmer plate set and I foiled it in red on to kraft cardstock.  The sentiment has a matching die so I used that to trim it out and popped it up in the center.   I added the panel to a kraft cardstock base to finish things off.  



 This next cards also features leaves and I will be sending it off to CAS(E) this Sketch (thanks for the Honorable Mention!), the Card Concept and the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge.  Whenever I can (which isn't often!) I tried to pick up something from Reverse Confetti when they have a new release.  I was able to get the new In All Things stamp and die set so I used that for my card.  I stamped the wreath using VersaFine Acorn ink and then watercolored very simply using the Altenew 12 pan watercolor set.  Once I had enough layers of color and it was dry I die cut it with the matching die. For the vertical element in the CTS layout I used dark green and gold twine.  I created a little bow for the wreath out of the same twine and attached it at the top.  I stamped the sentiment from the RC Fall Foliage set (I only used part of the sentiment) in Acorn ink and then adhered the wreath using foam dimensionals.   I guess my card would fall into a clean and layered category for the Card Concept.  I pulled different colors from the inspiration photo.





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hello Wednesday!

 Hello and happy Wednesday!  I have a post up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today and here is a little peek:


I hope you will head over to the blog to see the full project.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Great Deals at Spellbinders!

 Hey there!  Popping in to let you know that there are more great deals to be had at Spellbinders!  You can now save an additional 15% off already low clearance prices!  Just click the banner below to be taken to the clearance section.  The additional 15% off will be deducted at check out. 

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

leaves and a unicorn!

 Hey there!  As I write this post it is the weekend and I hope you are having a nice one.  I got some crafting in so that is a win for me, right?!   I have two cards to share.  First up is a card for Color Throwdown and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I posted this card on Instagram and the number of likes it has received has absolutely blown me away!   To create the card I stenciled a brick pattern in one corner the panel using frayed burlap distress oxide ink.  The leaves were die cut from orange, black and kraft cardstocks using a sweet little die set that I got from Simon Says Stamp along time ago.  I love leaves so this is a die set that I will NEVER get rid of, lol!   The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set that is probably as old as the die set and no longer available.  But I love this stamp set and it is a classic so I will probably never get rid of it, either!   I arranged the leaves over the stenciling without adhering them so I could get the right placement for the sentiment.    I removed the leaves and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  The leaves were then adhered with a small amount of glue.  I finished off the card with some orange twine that I adhered around the card panel.  A small bow was then tied around that.   




The second card is one that I have wanted to make since I shared the two reindeer cards I made with the Season's Greetings Deer etched die set from Spellbinders.   I created a unicorn!   It was very simple to do.  I die cut the piece that has the ears from white cardstock and then trimmed off the ears so I could move them to the position they are in on my unicorn.  The horn was created by die cutting the Santa hat from striped pink cardstock and then trimming it down further to fit on my little unicorn.  I adhered the ears, the horn and the little tan portion of the face, then worked on creating my flowers.  Those were die cut with the smallest flower die from yellow cardstock and adhered together.  I adhered the flowers around the horn and then added little gold pearls to the centers.  I then die cut leaves to adhered around the flowers.   The card layout is based on the layout from Freshly Made Sketches so I will be posting the card there.   I die cut the pieces from the sketch from the striped pink paper, as well as white cardstock and then adhered them to a piece of light gray cardstock.   The pieces of the unicorn were then adhered to the white elongated rectangle.  I fired up my Glimmer hot foiling machine and foiled the sentiment using pink foil.   Die cut it with a sentiment strip die from Spellbinders, adhered it and I was done.  I love how my unicorn turned out!



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday with AJVD...

 Hello everyone!  It is Wednesday and that means I have a post up on the AJVD blog today.   Here is a little peek at my card:


Hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to check out my project.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Monday, October 12, 2020

reindeer and pumpkins!

 Hello!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm popping in with several cards that I made using some products from Spellbinders.  First up are two cards that I made using the absolutely adorable Seasons Greetings Deer etched die set.  This die set was originally available in a Spellbinders card kit from 2018, but so many people were requesting the die set they brought it back as a stand alone product!  You can make all different types of reindeer with the set.   I made a girl reindeer and a boy reindeer.  These cards will be going to my great niece and great nephew at Christmas time.  I used a layout from Mojo Monday for both cards so I will be posting one of them there.   The card for my niece uses patterned paper from a company that is no longer around.  They were from Poland, I believe, and I just fell in love with their line of Christmas papers called Cozy Christmas.  I still have one 6x6 pad that I am hoarding, but I busted it out for this card, lol!  After die cutting all the of the pieces for each dear from the same cardstock (except her nose is pink and she has pink cheeks!) I assembled them.   I created a little pink poinsettia using the included dies for the little girl and a Santa hat and bow tie for the boy.  He also got a red nose that I cover with Glossy Accents to give it some shine.   The patterned paper I used for the boy is from PhotoPlay and is called Kringle & Co.  I cut all the papers, using Spellbinders classic squares and circle dies for those elements on each card and then layered everything up.  The sentiments were hot foiled on coordinating papers using my Glimmer Hot Foil system from Spellbinders.   




Think I'm going to try making this cute little deer into a unicorn!  The main part of the Santa hat would work perfectly for that!

This next card was created using my Glimmer Hot Foil system and I just love how it turned out.  I'm going to post it over at the Inspired By challenge of pumpkin spice.  I was inspired by the theme and pumpkins!  I foiled everything using Polished Brass foil.  Once I was finished with the foiling I die cut the main panel down with a rectangle die.  I colored the pumpkins and foliage with Copic markers.  It works fine and doesn't seem to damage the nibs.  I tried it after seeing Yana Smakula use her Copics to color in foiled images.  I die cut all the images with their matching dies and adhered to the panel.  I added a few sequins in fall colors of brown and yellow to finish off the card.  Love how it turned out!



Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!