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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!!!  Stopping by to let you know that my usual Wednesday post is up on the AJVD blog and as is my practice... here is a little peek of my card:
Wishing you a wonderful day!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

a couple more cards...

Hello!!  Popping in with a couple of cards to share.  The first card is for the MFT Sketch challenge and Color Throwdown.  When I saw the sketch it made me think of my MFT Geometric Greenery stamp set.  To get all my leaves lined up nicely  I used my mini MISTI.  I placed a piece of watercolor paper in the MISTI and then lined up the stamps on the paper.   I inked all the images up with VersaMark watermark ink, stamped and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to color each image with the colors from Color Throwdown.  The thanks is from the MFT Thanks & Hello die set.  I die cut it three from a light gray cardstock and adhered them together.  Once the panel was dry I trimmed it down and then adhered the die cut.   I added a few clear sequins to finish off the card.




The second card is for the following:  Freshly Made Sketches and Where Creativity Meets C9.  The theme this month at Where Creativity Meets C9 is love.  I love the pretty heart wreath die from the Layers of Love die set and I wanted to use it for my card.  The papers I used are from the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 6x6 pad.  I cut down a piece to fit a card front and then die cut it with the wreath die.  I die cut the little floral piece from some gold embossed paper from the pad and adhered it along with some C9 gold sequin trim to the heart.  The sentiment is from the C9 Layer of Love stamp set.   Stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and then adhered on along with a strip of the gold embossed paper.  I adhered the panel to a white cardstock base using foam adhesive.  Added a few little enamel hearts to finish the card that I think will be perfect for a wedding.
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, PTI kraft, SSS fog, and Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  My Favorite Things and Concord & 9th; Dies:  My Favorite Things and Concord & 9th; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark ink; Filigree white embossing powder; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, C9 sequin trim; My Mind's Eye enamel hearts; Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors



Thursday, February 16, 2017

wishing you..

Hello!!  Popping in with another card for the PTI past, present and future challenges that have been going on all this week.  This card uses one of the stamp sets that was featured for 2010... Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas.  I fell in love with YoF: Sweet Peas the minute I saw it and I still love it today!!  I stamped the image on watercolor paper using VersaFine Smoky Gray ink.  I used my mini MISTI so I could get a good impression.  I then colored it with my trusty ZIG clean color markers.  I used to shades of light pink and a yellow for the flowers and then two shades of a green for the leaves.  Once the image had dried I die cut it with the large scalloped die from the Nostalgic Notions Make it Market kit.  The sentiment also from YoF:  Sweet Peas was stamped on PTI's vellum using VersaMark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I die cut the sentiment with a fishtail banner die and then adhered it to the image along with a PTI Sweet Blush button and twine embellishment.  Layered the piece on a die cut piece of pink cardstock and then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.    I'm going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use flowers.

Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI vellum, watercolor paper; SSS Fog, SU! pink; Stamps:  PaperTrey Ink; Dies:  PaperTrey Ink and AJVD; Filigree white embossing powder; Inks:  VersaFine, VersaMark; Watercolor ink:  ZIG Clean Color markers; PTI button; white twine

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

wednesday with ajvd...

Hello!!!  It's 'Wednesday and that means time for my post over on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my project:
Hope you have a wonderful day and that you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

three card post...

Hello!!  As many of you know PTI is now 10 years old!!  I can't believe it!  Seems just like yesterday when I discovered PTI and really fell in love with stamping!  Right now they are in the midst of a fun series of challenges celebrating the past, the present and the future.   Today I'm sharing three cards that I made for the first three years (2007, 2008 and 2009).  First up is a card made with one of the sets they featured from 2007... Green Thumb.   Love the hollyhocks image from the set and teamed it up with the little pot that also comes in the set.  I colored the images with Ranger distress markers, stamped them on watercolor paper and then blended out the color.  The grass was just created by scribbling on some Mown Lawn distress marker and then blending it out.  I also added some light blue for the sky.  Once the panel was dry I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  A little red bow was tied with some twine to finish off the card.
Next up is a card I made using one of the stamp sets from 2008... Floral Frenzy.  This card was inspired by Michelle's card that uses the same stamp set.  I stamped the flowers using a medium pink and a light purple ink.  The centers were stamped in yellow except for the final one that was stamped using Onyx Black ink.  The panel was then die cut with a PTI  Double Ups die.  A tiny clear sequin was added to each flower and then the panel mounted on a bright green cardstock base.
The final card uses one of the featured sets from 2009... On My Couch.  The chair was die cut and then stamped with the chair outline image in red and the pattern using pink ink.  The legs were added using a brown ink.  I stamped the picture in brown and then colored it with distress markers.  I added the rug using a teal color ink.  The rug image is from On My Couch Additions as is the sentiment.  The panel was die cut using another one of the Inside Out dies.  The layout follows the current CTS layout so I will add my card to that gallery.
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white; PTI kraft; bright green; watercolor paper; Stamps and Dies: PaperTrey Ink; Inks:  PTI, Hero Arts and VersaFine; Clean sequins; red hemp twine

Friday, February 10, 2017

truly grateful...

Hello!!!  We have had some crazy weather here in my neck of the woods.  Snow started falling on Sunday afternoon, but by Wednesday it turned to seriously heavy rain fall!  Then last night (Thursday) along with the heavy rain we started to get really strong winds.  The wind was so strong today that it knocked over a tree that we have growing in a big pot on our deck!  Thank goodness my older son was able to help me get the tree upright!!  Truly grateful that he was around to help and that it appears we are headed for a bit tamer weather this weekend!!  Anyway... during all of that today I made a card!!  I used the current MFT sketch challenge layout and the colors from the current Color Throwdown challenge.  I stamped the flower and leaves from the MFT Fancy Flowers set using watermark ink on watercolor paper and then embossed with black embossing powder.  The flower was then colored with orange and aqua ZIG markers.  The leaves were colored with the aqua ZIG.  Once they were dry I die cut them with the matching dies.  A white panel of cardstock was die cut and then I embossed the MFT Stitched Mini Scallop rectangle on to the panel.  The flower and leaves were layered on.  I stamped the sentiment (from the MFT Geometric Greenery set) with watermark ink on vellum and embossed with the black embossing powder.  The sentiment was then die cut with a Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax die and adhered.  A few sequins in aqua and orange were added to finish off the card. 

Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies: My Favorite Things and AJVD; Ink:  VersaMark watermark; Embossing powder:  Filigree black; Orange and Aqua sequins; ZIG clean color markers