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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Happy Wednesday!

Well... here were are... the end of January already!  Yikes where does the time go?  It is Wednesday and that means I have a post up on the AJVD blog for you to check out.  Here is a little peek:


Hope you head over to the blog.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

whole lot of lovely...

A really quick post of a card that I finished up today.  I started coloring it a few days ago, got that part done and then had to wait for the matching die to arrive by FedEx.  That came today and this afternoon I got the card made.  I stamped the image in VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink and then colored with ZIG markers.  Once the coloring was done deepened some of the shadows with a dark brown Polychromos color pencil.    The layout for my card is base loosely on the sketch from Fab Friday.  I used a MFT fishtail flag stax die for the banner and the MFT Mini Scallop Stitched rectangle die, along with an AJVD stitched dot rectangle.  I layered everything on a light gray cardstock base.  The sentiment is from an order MFT stamp set that I stamped and then trimmed into the sections.  I did have them originally arranged on the floral image pursuant to the sketch, but didn't like how that looked and placed them where they are now.   Super pleased with my coloring even if it did give me a horrendous stiff neck!  Going to also post this to the Inspired By challenge.  



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

bunny... love...

Hey there!  Popping in with a couple of cards.  The first one is for the current MFT sketch challenge, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The SSS challenge is about pets and while I don't have a bunny for a pet when I was younger our family had several different rabbits.  So it was a no brainer for me to pull out the MFT/Stacey Yacula Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes to color up the cute little bunny from the set.  I stamped the image on smooth Bristol cardstock with VersaFine Acorn ink and then colored it with ZIG markers.   Once the image was dry I die cut the bunny with the matching die.   I found a piece of patterned paper (from MFT) that I liked cut it to fit the card front and then die cut an oval using an MFT oval die set that they don't have any more.  I adhered the patterned paper piece with foam tape.  I then decided to stamp the banner from the set twice with VersaFine Morning Mist and colored with the same blue ZIG I used to color the bunny's hat and the cupcake holder.  The were die cut and then adhered to the card front.   The bunny was then adhered inside the oval using a double layer of foam tape.  I finished with the sentiment that I stamped in Morning Mist and die cut with an MFT fishtail flag die.  ETA:  Just realized that this card would work perfectly for the current Fusion challenge.  The sketch is even similar to the MFT sketch and my goodness... isn't that little critter in the photo just too darn cute!?




The second card is for Color Throwdown.  Normally I combine Color Throwdown with Freshly Made Sketches, but this time I was using the dies from the January Spellbinders small die kit of the month and as you can see it is a pretty large die.  It just didn't work with the sketch.  I die cut everything from pink, green and navy cardstock and then adhered thing.   Since the word love really takes center stage and I wanted the word you to be part of the card I first experimented with stamping the word you, but there wasn't really a good spot to place the stamped word.  So I pulled out December small die kit of the month and die cut the word you from navy cardstock and adhered it to the card in a spot the totally worked.   This card will be in the mail soon and on it's way to my little niece in California.  I hope she likes it!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  If you are interested in finding out more about the Spellbinders monthly small die kit  you can find out more by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday with AJVD...

Hey there!  Hope you are having a great week!  Today is Wednesday and that means I have a project up on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a little peek:


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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

you are a treasure...

Hello!  I got some crafty time in the other day and made this card for the Paper Players and CAS(E) this Sketch challenges.  I love me a opportunity to do some collaging (either with stamped images or a combination of stamping and die cut images) and when I saw the current CTS layout I had to make something for the challenge.   When I initially saw the PP challenge to create something fashion related I didn't think I had anything that would fit until I remembered that I had this fun little stamp set from PTI designed by Dawn McVey that included a dressmakers form.   I also used another stamp set designed by Dawn McVey from her Boutique Borders line to create the little sign (for lack of a better description) element.  I think I have almost all the Boutique Borders sets and now that they are more readily available to me I am going to try to use them more.  The flourish image is from a favorite Stampin Up! set called Timeless Textures.  My color combo was take from some patterned paper from PTI that has bright pink, light blue, green and teal in it.   You can't tell in the photo, but the dress form was die cut first from silver cardstock and then from the polka dot patterned paper that was trimmed down.  I layered another die cut to give the little dress form more stability.  The sign was die cut and then stamped with the border.  I arranged the dress form and the sign so I could determine where to stamp the flourishes and then layered everything up.  The sentiment was stamped on a little banner using green ink and adhered along with some iridescent sequins for a bit of sparkle.  I really like how my card turned out. 



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 17, 2020

sending my love...

Hello!  Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.   I have a card to share for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.   Yep...  I combined them, again!   For me these two challenge just seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly!  For this card I used the Reverse Confetti Best Days stamp and die set.  I stamped the bouquet using VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink on smooth Bristol cardstock and then colored the flowers with ZIG markers in the CTD palette.  I then colored the leaves and stems with light gray and medium gray ZIGs.  Once the image was dry I die cut it and added little white dots to the centers of the flowers using a Signo pen.   Off white cardstock was die cut with a curved border die from A Jillian Vance Design and then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.   I wrapped some dark blue twine around the stem of the bouquet, tied a bow and then adhered the bouquet to the card front with foam dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum with VersaMark watermark ink, heat embossed in white, die cut it with a flag banner die and then adhered to the card front.  I finished things off with sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.   Going to add this to the Reverse Confetti January Stock Your Stash challenge, too.



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!