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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Inspire Me Friday with PRS...

Hey there!!  Happy Friday!!  I'm stopping in to let you know that I have a post up on the PRS blog today.  I'm sharing one last project using the new Daily Thoughts stamp set, as well as the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces.  Here is a little peek:

Hope you will head over to the PRS blog for a little peek... have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

have a sudsational day...

Hey there!!  I popping in today with a card that I made for the current MFT sketch challenge, as well as the current MFT color challenge.   So... I LOVE bunnies!!  We have wild bunnies in our neighborhood and I just love to see hopping around.  I have a collection of handmade bunnies from a company called Bunnies by the Bay.  Yep... I love bunnies!  So when I saw the super cute Birdie Brown Bubble Over with Joy stamp set from the MFT March release I had to have it.   So today I have colored up a couple of those little cuties.  The bunnies were stamped using VersaFine Smoky Gray on Canson watercolor paper and then colored up with ZIG Clean Color markers and water.  Once they were all colored up I let them dry and got to work on the sketch layout.  I used a fun plaid paper from the MFT 6x6 Plaid Patterns paper pad that had colors that are in the MFT color combo for the largest strip and then added the thin strip of yellow cardstock.  A circle was die cut from white cardstock and a mat for that circle from green cardstock.  I adhered all the pieces and then add the sentiment strip that I die cut using a MFT Slanted Sentiment Strip die.   To make the sentiment strip fit better I used the die to trim off both ends.   I then adhered the sentiment strip and used it to ground my bunnies.  I finished things off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the little bubbles and to the bubble wand that the little bunny is holding.  I can't wait to make something else using this cute little set!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

wednesday with ajvd

Hey there!!  Hope your week is going well.   Stopping in to let you know that I have a post up on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a little peek:

Hope you will take some time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look.  Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, March 9, 2018

tigers and a flower... oh my!

Hey there!!  Popping in with a couple of cards I made over the course of the week.  First up is a card for the current My Favorite Things sketch challenge.  When I saw the super cute little MFT set called Fierce Friends I just had to get it!   Aren't those little tigers just too cute?   I stamped all three tigers and five trees on Canson watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then coloring everything with ZIG Clean Color markers.  The tigers were colored with orange (070), dark gray (095) and light gray (091) and water.  I don't have black so to make the stripes dark I colored them with the dark gray, let them dry and then added on more color.  The trees were colored with may green (047) and beige (072).   Once everything was dry I die cut the pieces with their matching dies.  I colored a small panel of Canson watercolor paper with ZIGs in blue, green and light brown and blended out with water.  When that was dry I die cut it with a Spellbinders long rectangle die.  The sun was created by coloring another piece of Canson watercolor paper with a yellow ZIG and then die cut it with a die from the MFT Mini Blooms die set.    Everything was then layered according to the sketch layout.   I did have to stamp the sentiment after I had adhered everything, but using my mini MISTI I managed to get it on the card without any problem!  I think I will add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of girl power... I hope this works!  I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp national craft month line up, as well. 

The second card is for several challenges:  Time Out:  Bold, Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.   About a month ago I purchased the Altenew Fantasy Floral die set and had not had the chance to make something with it.  So when I saw the current Color Throwdown combo I knew the time to use the dies had arrived.  I die cut the flower parts and then layered them with foam tape to give them depth.   Per the FMS layout I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and then layered it with strips of the coral and green cardstocks.  Then I adhered that piece to my cardbased.   The flower and leaves were arranged to my liking and then adhered.  I stamped the hello from the Halftone Hello stamp set in kraft ink and then adhered.  It was at this point that I realized I had made the mistake of adhering the angled piece before I had stamped the little word hello.  Thankfully I was able to stamp it with out any issues!  I think my coral colored flower is rather bold so that is why I'm adding it to the current Time Out challenge. 

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Card 1:  Cardstock:  MFT smooth white, Canson watercolor; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies: My Favorite Things and Spellbinders; Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Watercolor Medium:  ZIG clean color markers

Card 2:  Cardstock:  MFT smooth white, SU! Cameo Coral and Crumb Cake, PTI New Leaf; Stamps and dies:  Altenew; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Crumb Cake 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

wednesday with ajvd...

Hey there!!  Hope you are having a good week.  It is Wednesday and that means I have a card up on the AJVD blog today.  And here is my little peek:

I hope you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

with brave wings she flies...

Hey there!!  I'm popping in with a quick post of a card that I made for a few challenges:  CAS(E) this Sketch, Color Throwdown and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I love the CTD color combo and CTS layout  and really wanted to play along with both challenges.  I got the February My Monthly Hero kit and had not made one thing with it... so sad, I know!  So I pulled it out and used two feather images from the kit along with a sentiment from one of the add-on stamp sets.   I started my card by cutting down a piece of kraft cardstock and then splattering it with some white acrylic paint mixed with water.  I was rather pleased with myself that I actually got the splatters where I wanted them!!  Then I stamped the two feathers in pink, grey and kraft inks and cut them out with the matching dies.  When the panel had dried I arranged my feathers and decided that the largest kraft feather was not needed.   I adhered all the feathers and then made my sentiment strip by embossing the sentiment in white on black cardstock.  The strip was adhered and then I added the twine embellishment and some gray and pink sequins.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Crumb Cake and PTI Rustic white; Stamps and dies:  Hero Arts; Inks:  Stampin Up! Powder Pink, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake; white acrylic paint; Recollections twine; Sequins:  Ellen Hutson gray and Pretty Pink Posh pink