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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

i'll never leaf you...

Hello!!  Wow... we had a wet and wild weekend!!  But thankfully it cleared up enough for the boys and me to get a few more pumpkins for our front porch and to have a little trip out to one of our favorite spots.  It was fun to head out of town in up more toward the mountains and to see all the trees in their full autumn glory!  It made me think of the current inspiration photo from the Card Concept.  When I saw the gorgeous fall wedding cake in the photo I just knew I had to play along! My card would fit in the Classy and Elegant or Clean and Simple categories.  I was inspired by all the leaves on the beautiful white cake.    I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, as well.  I inked up a piece of white cardstock with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks.  I then die cut two leaves from the AJVD Grand Leaf Trio set set and a small leaf from the AJVD Leaves & Petals die set from the piece.   The leaves were then inked with Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and a bit more Wild Honey distress oxide inks.  I absolutely love those inks for blending!!  A piece of white cardstock was trimmed down to fit the card front, then die cut in half using an AJVD Elegant Stitched Border die.  I then cut the pieces down further with the largest AJVD Stitched Dot Rectangle die so that all the edges matched.  The sentiment is from the AJVD stamp set Be-Leaf in Yourself.  I arranged the leaves on the two pieces so I could get a good placement for the sentiment and then stamped it with my MISTI.  The leaves were added along with some red, yellow and orange dew drops.   I will also add this to the current Dies R Us challenge to use leaves on your project.   Can I just say that I am beyond pleased with how this card turned out???  I just love it!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps and dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Distress Oxide and VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Robins Nest dew drops

Saturday, October 21, 2017

three ornaments...

Hello!!!  Popping in with a card for the current Merry Monday Christmas challenge, as well as for the  Reverse Confetti October Sketch for You to Try.  The Merry Monday challenge is to use ornaments on your card.   I decided to go with a traditional red and green color scheme with a little silver sparkle thrown in for good measure.  The stamps and dies are from Reverse Confetti... Vintage Ornaments set.  Originally I only had two ornaments... one is red and one in green, but as I put the card together things just didn't look right so I stamped and cut another red ornament.  I used Stampin Up!'s Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler inks along with the matching cardstock.  I embossed both pieces with a SU! birch tree embossing folder.  The RC Pretty Panels garland die was cut from white cardstock three times and adhered together.  The little banner is also from Reverse Confetti and cut from silver glitter cardstock as well as the ornament tops.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU!; Stamps and dies:  Reverse Confetti; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Glitter paper:  MFT; Embossing folder:  Stampin Up!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

being thoughtful...

Hello from windy and rainy Western Washington!!  Our typical autumn weather has arrived with a vengeance!!   So... what do you do when the weather turns bad??? Why make a card or two, of course, lol!!  I got one card made and have a second one underway!  This card is for the current Where Creativity Meet C9 challenge to use the C9 colors (found in their company banner), the current Stamp Ink Paper challenge (tic-tac-toe - I went with leaves, sequins and die cut) and the current Dies R Us challenge of leaves.  I hunted through my ink collection and found three Hero Arts inks that were a good match for the C9 colors and then used them to ink up the leaf border image from the C9 Seasonal Borders stamp set.  The sentiment is from the C9 set Being Classy stamp set.  I inked up the word thoughtful using the same three inks and then die cut it with the matching die.  I laid the word on my stamped panel and then arranged the words being and is classy around it.  I removed the die cut and using my MISTI stamped the words in black ink.  The die cut was adhered along with some sequins in clear and a color similar to those used for ink up the stamps.

Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Fresh Snow linen, SU! dark gray; Stamps and dies:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  Hero Arts; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh and Verve

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!