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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!!! Yep... it is Wednesday and that means I have a post up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my card:

Have a wonderful day and I hope you will hop over to the AJVD blog for a look at my project!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

joyful holiday greetings...

Hello!!!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Stopping in with a card I put together this morning for the current Merry Monday Christmas challenge.  They have a lovely sketch this week.   I have been in a bit of a creative funk, again, so I thought using the sketch would help.  I have lots of fun new stamps and dies, but just can't seem to get anything going... maybe I have too much stuff???!!! Anyway... I thought making something simple might help so I turned to Merry Monday since I need to get started on some Christmas cards.  I have never used my Make It Market Mini Kit:  Holiday Folk and since it comes with a sheet of images you can die cut and use I thought that would make things easy, but it turned out I was wrong, lol!  I still struggled to get something made!   I was going to use some of the patterned papers that come in the kit, but decided that none would work for the top panel so I inked up some PTI Fresh Snow linen cardstock with Broken China distress oxide ink and then flicked on water to create a look of snow falling.  That panel and a piece of the patterned paper from the kit were die cut along with the images.  I laid out where I wanted the die cuts and then stamped the sentiment.  Layered everything up and finally... I had a card made!!!   Here's to hoping I can get something else made, lol!!

Have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PaperTrey Ink; Stamps:  PaperTrey Ink; Dies:  PaperTrey Ink and AJVD; Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black and Ranger Distress Oxide

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!!   Hope you are having a great week!  If you want to see my Color Throwdown post click here or scroll down.  I also have a post up on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a little peek:

Have a wonderful day!! I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog for a peek at my card!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

guesting at color throwdown!!!

Hello!!! So happy to stop in to let you know that I'm guesting today at Color Throwdown... YAY!!  Love Color Throwdown and pumpkins!!  This week's colors are inspired by a photo of a basket full of beautiful pumpkins!!!   I used the October Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try to put my card together.  I pulled patterned papers from a couple of different places (Stampin Up! and My Favorite Things).  I was going to use a pumpkin on my card, but then I saw my never been used Reverse Confetti Thankful Pretty Panels die and decided to use that instead.  I die cut it twice from the orange gingham paper and the black cardstock and then inlaid the patterned paper into the black die cut.  Love the contrast I created!!  Cut some patterned paper and a panel of white cardstock and adhered to a taupe cardstock base.  I layered the orange paper and the black cardstock together, adhered and then added the pretty panel.  Super simple, but I really like it!  Going to add this to Simon Says Stamp's world card making day gallery, too.

Have a wonderful day... hope you play along with Color Throwdown!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! (taupe), black (PTI); Patterned paper:  taupe (Stampin Up!), orange gingham (MFT); Dies:  Reverse Confetti

Monday, October 9, 2017

just because...

Happy Monday... ha, ha!!  Stopping in with a card for the current Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up (mixing it up with Altenew) challenge, as well as the October Altenew challenge.  Since I'm trying to use my small stash of Altenew products more often combining the two challenges was the perfect opportunity.  I used Altenew's Layered Lily stamps and dies for the flower and a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Lovely stamp set.  I used inks from Altenew, Memento and Stampin Up! to create the flower and the leaves.  I did stamp the little stamens in the center of the flower, but I used a really light gray ink and so you can't see them in the photo.   The sentiment was stamped on vellum and heat embossed in white.  Before adhering the flower and leaves to the die cut circle I added a little nest of silver thread.  The layout comes from CAS(E) this Sketch so I will be adding it there.  I'm going to add this to Simon Says Stamps Word Card Making Day gallery, as well.

Have a wonderful day... 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, pink, light gray, woodgrain, vellum; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen and Altenew; Dies:  Altenew and AJVD; Inks:  Stampin Up!, Memento, Altenew, MFT; DMC silver thread; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts white

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Hello!!  Did you make cards on World Card Making Day?  I did not, but since most of the challenges are still open today I made a couple of cards.  Sharing one right now that is for the MFT WCMD dies challenge, as well as the MFT color and sketch challenges.   Trying to figure out how to make the MFT colors and sketch work with the MFT dies that I have was a trick, but I think I made it work.  I should have die cut another set of flowers and stems, but it is too late now.  Still I do like how the card turned out overall.  The nice thing about this card is that it is pretty flat and I can add a stamped sentiment to it later.  Don't you love it when you can make one card that covers several challenges??? I do!!  Going to see if I can get something else made for one of the other MFT WCMD challenges... wish me luck, lol!!   Think I will pop this into the Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day line up, as well.

Supplies:  Cardstock: white, dark blue, red, light yellow, medium yellow, light gray; Dies:  My Favorite Things and AJVD