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

Monday, September 18, 2017

i'm so jelly...

Hello!!  Hope you week is off to a good start.  I have a card that I made for the current MFT sketch challenge.  Since it is pretty clean and simple I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I recently bought the fun MFT stamp and die set Ocean Fun and have been wanting to make a card with it.   When I started the card I was just going to have simple windows, but decided to change the windows to shaker elements.  I inked up my background with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks.  I trimmed down my white cardstock panel and then die cut the windows using a MFT Inside Out Stitched Round rectangle die.  Using removable tape I positioned the panel so that I could stamp the little background images inside the windows.  I adhered the acetate to the panel and created my little shakers.  The jellies were stamped using Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I used small pieces of the acetate to create little tabs to attached the jellies to the card.  This gives them a little bit of movement, but not as much as I had thought they would.  I think my acetate is too thick and thus too stiff.  Oh well... they still look cute.   I think I will also add this to the MFT design superstar challenge in the innovation category.  It isn't super innovative, but there will still be a chance to win $100 gc in the random draw.




Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT white, PTI black; Stamps and dies:  MFT; Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide inks, VersaMark watermark ink; Hero Arts white embossing powder; clear acetate; sequin mix

Friday, September 15, 2017

fall coffee lovers blog hop...

Hey there... happy Friday and happy Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop!!  I have a card to share for the hop and since I'm not a coffee drinker my card has a tea theme.  My new tea love is a Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte followed closely by the new Pumpkin Spice Chai latte... yummy!!  Anywhoo... my card is also for the current Viva La Verve sketch challenge.  I recently got some sweet new Verve and I'm using one of the items on my card today.  I rummaged around in my patterned papers and found this group of fall themed papers and got to work.   The sentiment is from the Verve set One Cup.  I stamped it in VersaFine Vintage Sepia on the paper and then die cut it with my new Verve Stitched Banner Duo die set.  I stamped it a second time on some scrap paper and trimmed out the little cup.  That was adhered on top with foam dots.  I layered up all the elements and then added some twine tied in a bow before I adhered the sentiment banner.


Thanks for checking out my card today and enjoy the hop!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft; Patterned paper:  unknown; Stamps:  Verve; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design and Verve; Ink:  VersaFine; Twine:  Recollections


Thursday, September 14, 2017

pineapple thank you...

Hey!!   Hope your week is going well!  Popping in with a card for a few challenges:  Where Creativity Meets C9 (just ink), Color Throwdown (color combo) and Simon Says Stamp (clean and simple).   When C9 came out with the Pineapple Perfection stamp set I absolutely had to have it.   I'm mean... seriously... how cool is that pineapple???!!  So when I got it last week I was just itching to make something with it.  Enter the new WCMC9 challenge and the Color Throwdown combo and I had my opportunity!   Can I just say that I absolutely love how my pineapple turned out??? I stamped the full pineapple in black ink and then added the crown and leaves with a nice dark green ink (SU!'s Gumball Green).   I then stamped the three flowers in dark blue (SU!'s Night of Navy).  The berries and all the other flowers were done using second generation stamping with the green (berries) and blue (the rest of flowers) inks.   I couldn't cover up that gorgeous pineapple by using the banner die that comes in the matching die set so I stamped the sentiment from the C9 set Brushed Blossom in black slightly over the pineapple.  Once the stamping was done I trimmed down the panel and added a strip of dark blue cardstock.  To finish things off I added some clear sparkling sequins and white baker's twine tied in a bow at the top.  The panel was then adhered to a dark green cardstock base.  Since I'm talking about pineapples right now I thought I would mention that another card I made using the C9 Pop Art Pineapples stamp set is on the cover of the current Stampers Sampler Take Ten!  I was so excited when I opened up my complimentary copy and saw my card on the cover.  You can see the cover over on my side bar or below.











Have a wonderful day!


Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Night of Navy & Gumball Green; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  Stampin Up! and VersaFine; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear sequins; SU! white baker's twine


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!!  Popping in with a little peek of the card I have up on the AJVD blog today.  It's a fall inspired card with a little bit of a twist.   Here is the peek:


Have a wonderful day... hope you will hop over for a look at my card!

Friday, September 8, 2017

a red butterfly..

Hello!!  Stopping in with a card for a few challenges:  Color Throwdown, MFT sketch challenge and the MFT card design superstar challenge in the clean and simple category.  The current color combo for Color Throwdown is pretty dramatic so I decided to keep things simple.  I stamped the solid butterfly from MFT's Beautiful Butterflies in my favorite dark red ink SU!'s Cherry Cobbler and then stamped the overlay portion with VersaFine Onyx Black making sure to stamp it more than once to get a nice dark impressing.  I die cut white and black cardstock with the Inside Out Stitched Round Rectangle to see which I liked the butterfly against best and went with black.  The largest Inside Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle was die cut from white woodgrain cardstock.  I originally had plain white cardstock as the bottom layer, but thought it was too plain so went with more woodgrain cardstock.  The sentiment is from Springtime Blooms and was stamped with the Cherry Cobbler and then die cut with a Fishtail Flag Stax.  Layered everything onto a light gray cardstock base.  Adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of stamp it.



Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Smoky Slate, Ranger white woodgrain, PTI black; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Inks:  SU! and VersaFine



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!!  Well my little kiddo is back to school today... he isn't happy, lol!!  Have a little Halloween inspired card up on the AJVD blog today... here is a little peek:


Have a wonderful day... hope you will hop over for a look!