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

Monday, June 26, 2017

birthday mandala...

Hey... popping in with another birthday card.  This time for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge (layering), as well as the current Color Throwdown (which closes in a few hours!), CAS(E) this Sketch and Time Out challenge (celebrations).  When I saw the CTS layout I thought it would be perfect to use with the Concord & 9th Many Mandalas set that I recently purchased.  Since the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge was to layer I thought layering my stamps would be perfect. I started by inking up the C9 Barnwood Background stamp with a mint colored ink and stamped the background.  I then stamped one of the mandalas on the panel with teal ink.  The panel was then die cut with a rectangle die.  The second mandala was stamped in purple ink and then die cut with the matching die.  I layered that mandala on top, added the sentiment and the dark pink enamel dots.  To help things pop a bit more I die cut a mat from black cardstock.  Adhered everything to a light gray cardstock base.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SSS fog; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Dies:  Concord & 9th and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Hero Arts, VersaFine Onyx Black; My Mind's Eye enamel dots

Sunday, June 25, 2017

PTI June Blog Hop...

Hello!!  June 25th has rolled around and that means time for the PTI blog hop!!  And we have another beautiful photo to inspire us.   I decided to go with the ombre' look of the jars and also use the colors found in the flowers.  The photo just said "summer" to me and since I have never used my PTI Friendship Jar Summer stamp set (sad... I know!) I got it out to make my card.  I stamped the jar on watercolor paper and then colored the water with a blue ZIG marker.  Once that was done I added the stems using Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn distress inks.  The hydrangea was stamped on watercolor paper with watermark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then very carefully watercolored the image with pink and green ZIGs.  Once it was dry I die cut it with the matching die.  The jar was grounded by using a brown ZIG marker and blending out the color.  I then die cut the panel with the large die from the Mix and Mat Herringbone die set.  I decided to add the little photo corners using kraft cardstock.  The hydrangea was adhered, the sentiment (from Cutting Garden) was stamped and then the piece was adhered to a light gray cardstock base.   I will also add this to the current Time Out challenge of celebrations.

Have a wonderful day and happy hopping!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS Fog, SU! Crumb Cake; Stamps and Dies:  PaperTrey Ink; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black and Smoky Gray, Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn Distress inks, VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts white; Watercolor medium:  ZIG clean color markers

Saturday, June 24, 2017

you float my boat...

Hello!!!  I'm back with another nautical themed card. This one is for the current MFT sketch challenge and the current MFT color challenge.   The super cute stamps and dies are from MFT and called You Float My Boat.   Aren't those little sail boats just the cutest???  I die cut the little boats and then stamped them in the colors from the MFT color challenge.  The white panel was die cut using an MFT mini scallop rectangle die and then stenciled with the waves using a Hero Arts stencil and the two blue inks that I used to stamp the boat and sails.  I also added some clouds using the same light blue ink... hard to see in my photo though!  I adhered the boats and then matted the rectangle with red and gray cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped in gray and then piece was adhered to my card base.  I also stamped the little anchor, die cut it and then adhered it to the boat.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, red, gray; Stamps:  My Favorite Things, Dies:  My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design, Inks:  Hero Arts, Stampin Up!

Friday, June 23, 2017

summer coffee lover's blog hop...

Hey!!  Happy summer!!  Are you hopping along with the Summer Coffee Lover's blog hop???  I am even though I'm not a coffee drinker!!  Lately my drink of choice has been a London Fog tea latte... super yummy!!  Anyway... I do like joining in on the Coffee Lover's blog hop fun as it gives me an opportunity to get out the coffee/tea related stamps and dies that I own!  Today I combined stamps and dies from two of the sponsors for the hop:  Clearly Whimsy Stamps and A Jillian Vance Design.  I used the current Fusion challenge to create my card.  I put together the sketch with the inspiration photo and created a patriotic cup of coffee!!   And since I used patterned paper for my little coffee cup I will also be adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I stamped the cup with red ink and then die cut it with the matching die.  The top of the cup and the wrap were die cut from this fun patriotic patterned paper that I found in my stash.   Did some second generation stamping using the coffee ring image from the AJVD But First Coffee stamp set and then added the sentiment (from the same set) using red ink.   

Have a wonderful day... and happy hopping!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and red; Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny??; Stamps:  Clearly Whimsy, A Jillian Vance Design; Dies:  Clearly Whimsy and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Hero Arts and My Favorite Things

Thursday, June 22, 2017

you're swell...

Hey!!  Summer is here, the boys are out of school and that means spending time with them is a priority, but  I did get a bit of crafty time and made a card for a couple of challenges.   Recently got some happy mail from Reverse Confetti and used my new things to create my card for their June Sketch for You to Try.  I'm going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use patterned paper, as well.  I cut the Reverse Confetti quick card panel into three pieces and adhered to a white cardstock panel.  The tag (from Reverse Confetti) was die cut from white cardstock and the overlay (another RC die) was cut from another RC quick card then the two where adhered together.  I used another quick card to die cut the circle.  The whale was stamped and die cut with the matching die.  Finished up by stamping the sentiment, die cutting with the matching die and then layering everything up.  A twine bow finished everything off.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and aqua; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Reverse Confetti and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Hero Arts and VersaFine; Twine:  Stampin Up!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

it's wednesday... it must be ajvd!

Hello friends!!  Popping to let you know that I have a post up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my card:

Have a wonderful day!