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

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Happy Wednesday!

 They there!  Popping in with a little peek of a card I'm sharing over on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.


I hope that you will head over to the blog to check out my project.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, May 10, 2021

ocean themed cards...

 Hello!  Hope your week is off to a great start.  It looks like we will be having nice weather today, so that is a great start in my book!  I'm popping in with two ocean themed cards today.  Both cards were made with items from the Spellbinder May card kit of the month.  Sadly, this kit is sold out as a single subscription purchase, but you can still get it if you sign up for the Spellbinders value club kit that includes the card kit.  Just click here to see the options.  

For the first card I used patterned paper, cardstock, stickers, a sentiment strip and one of the dies to create my card.  Absolutely no stamping on this one!   I arranged all my elements per the sketch at Fab Friday (I will be posting it there) and adhered the panel to one of the cardstock bases that is included in the kit.  Super quick and easy!   I going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge too as I think this is rather feminine.

The second card features just stickers, a sentiment strip and these pretty gems that are included in the kit.  I simply arranged everything on another card base from the kit, adhered them and I was done.   As this one is very clean and simple I will be sending it off to the Less is More challenge of sea creatures.  


Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

birthday blessings...

 Hello!  Popping in with a card for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.   This is a clean and simple mish-mash of products from different companies.  Mostly Reverse Confetti, but a little Simon Says Stamp, Stampin Up! and A Jillian Vance Design thrown into the mix!  I used my very favorite Reverse Confetti tag set (and the very first one released by RC!) to make my little tag.  The little leaves come from the Simon Says Stamp Eucalyptus Leaves die set and were cut from red and light blue cardstock.  The sentiment is from RC and was stamped using Stampin Up! Real Red ink, then die cut with a label die from AJVD.   I added a bit of light blue twine to my tag, popped it up on the panel (die cut with another RC die), added the leaves, the sentiment and I was done.   Clean and simple!




This would also fit the May Stock Your Stash challenge at Revere Confetti.  Still deciding if I will post it there.   Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Happy Wednesday!

 Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a great week!   So far so good in my neighborhood!  I have a post up on the AJVD blog today and here is a little peek of my card:


I hope you will fly (ha ha!) over to the AJVD blog to see my card and to let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

best wishes...

 Hey there!   I just got the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Peonies stencil set and the Best Wishes foiling plate and used them for my card.  I'm hoping to get the Joyful Peonies foiling plate and matching die once they are back in stock.  But you can just use the stencils for really pretty results.  I used Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade for the flowers.  I then die cut the image with a Spellbinders essential rectangle die and the little insert that creates the tiny dotted openings around the perimeter of the rectangle.  I adhered strips of gold foil cardstock behind the dots and then adhered the panel to my card base.  The sentiment was foiled using my Glimmer and die cut with the matching die.  I cut three more of the sentiment die from white cardstock and stacked them with the foiled sentiment.  That was adhered to my card front along with a few gold sequins.   I'am going to add this to the new challenge over at the Flower Challenge to use your favorite flower.  I love peonies and can't wait for mine to start blooming.  Since there is still some time I will also post this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  This also works for the Card Concept so will post it there, too.




Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, May 3, 2021

spellbinders may stamp of the month

 Hello friends!  I'm stopping in with two cards that I made using the Spellbinders May clear stamp of the month.  The clear stamp of the month is a subscription club just like the card kit, etc.   Just click here to check out the CSOM club subscription.    This month the CSOM features lots of great sentiments and some small floral images that you can use to create borders and backgrounds on your cards.  I created two cards with the stamp set.  


For this first card I decided to do some hotfoiling with my Glimmer.  The new cardstock from Spellbinders is perfect for hotfoiling.  I did some tone on tone foiling using teal foil on the new Teal Topaz cardstock.   It is so pretty in real life!  I stamped the sentiment from the CSOM using teal ink and then die cut it with a Spellbinders classic nestabilities circle die.  The foiled border was created using the April Glimmer kit and then the border die cut with one of the dies from the April Glimmer kit.   This piece was then die cut with a Spellbinder essential rectangle die.  I then foiled the flower and leaves with the teal foil, die cut them with the matching dies and adhered everything on the card front as you see.   Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. 


This card started with the panel you see in the background.  I had foiled this panel several months ago using Scattered Heart Background glimmer plate using black foil.  Yep... that is back foil!  Looks like stamping doesn't it?  I die cut the panel with the largest essentials rectangle die and adhered it to my light gray cardstock base.  I didn't want to totally cover up all the fun foiling so I decided to heat emboss the sentiment on vellum using black embossing powder.  I also added one of the floral border images above and beneath the sentiment.  I then die cut that with the second largest essentials rectangle die.  I used rolled up Zots glue dots (medium size works the best for this) placed behind the embossing to adhere the panel to scattered hearts panel.  I think this would make a nice sympathy card. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy May Day!

 Hello everyone!  I have some exciting news to share... I will now be sharing projects created with the Spellbinders card kit of the month!  If you have never seen the Spellbinders monthly card kit you really need to check them out.   There are also card kit extras available, as well.  The amount of product that you receive in each kit far exceeds the monthly subscription amount of $38.50.    The kit for May is called Beach Day and it is full of fun beachy products like shell stickers and chipboard stickers, a pad of 6x6 papers with a beach theme, as well as a beach themed stamp set and die set.  I had so much fun creating the three cards I'm sharing today and tried to use at least one thing from all the different items in the kit.  UPDATE:  The May kit of the month is now sold out!  You can still get the kit as part of a value club package, but you cannot sign up to buy just the kit.  

First up is a card that I made using a die from the April card kit.   The April kit included a die that creates a little envelope.  I used some aqua cardstock from the May kit to die cut my envelope and then assembled it.   I  pulled out a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 pad with a water/beach look to it.  I die cut it with the largest Essentials Rectangle die and adhered it to one of the premade card bases.  I then adhered my little envelope and filled it with alot of the shell stickers.  I then added the three chipboard stickers to finish things off.  This card is super dimensional and I'm thinking I may turn it into a decor piece!   I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

For the second card I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches.  I layered up a frame on some patterned paper from the kit with the fun beach umbrella, a beachy little handbag and a camera.  I then added the sentiment and a few little star stickers.  


For the final card I used the layout from Mojo Monday.  I die cut some aqua cardstock from the kit and then added the patterned paper per the sketch.   I die cut gold metallic cardstock with a die from the kit.  I actually cut two pieces and adhered them together to create the strip.  You can also use that die to create a frame.   The patterned papers were die cut and adhered per the sketch.   I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with a teal ink and then adhered all the ephemera pieces.  I finished with the little gold stars. 




I just love the soft pretty colors that are found in this kit, as well as the fun beach theme!  You can check out the other club kits by clicking on the Spellbinders link in my sidebar or by clicking here.  Here is a graphic of what comes in the kit:



Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!