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

Friday, July 21, 2017

sending you sunshine... friend

Hey... stopping in with a card for the current MFT sketch challenge, as well as the current MFT color challenge.   I pulled out the beautiful MFT Sketchy Blooms Two stamp set and the fun MFT Friend die.  I stamped the flowers using the coral and teal colors from the MFT palette and then die cut the piece.  I die cut the friend from the gravel gray cardstock four times and then stacked them.  The letters were then adhered to the card front per the sketch.  I die cut coral and black cardstocks with an angled border die, layered them as you see and then adhered to the card front.  Finished things off by stamping the sentiment from the cute MFT set Sweet Forest Friends in MFT's Tropical Teal.  Super happy with how this turned out... especially getting all the letters in friend lined up perfectly!!

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  light gray, white, MFT coral crush, gravel gray, black; Stamps:  MFT; Dies: AJVD; Inks:  MFT and Stamping Up!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

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

Hope you will hop over a look.  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

a little hello...

Hey there!! Popping in with a card for a couple of challenges... MFT sketch challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use plaid.   Love plaid and MFT has some super cut plaid paper pads.  I used the Plaid Patterns  pad as the starting point for my card.  I pulled out this pieces with blues, greens and purples on it.  I then paired it up with the MFT Flashy Florals stamp set.  I die cut the plaid paper and adhered it to a panel of woodgrain cardstock.  The small white panel was die cut using an MFT Inside Out rectangle die and adhered to the plaid piece.  The flowers were stamped using a light purple ink and the centers were stamped with a teal.  The leaves were stamped in a bright green and teal accents added, as well.  Die cut everything and then adhered it to the die cut panel.  Finished by stamped the sentiment from the MFT Springtime Blooms set and adhering the entire panel to my card base.
Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  light gray, PTI white, Ranger woodgrain; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Patterned paper:  My Favorite Things; Inks:  MFT Sour Apple, Tropical Teal, PTI Winter Wisteria, VersaFine Onyx Black

Saturday, July 15, 2017

tranquil tulips...

Hey!!  Popping in with a card for the current Color Throwdown challenge and since I embossed the sentiment I will post it to the current Flower challenge, as well.   Using another new stamp set that I recently got from Stampin Up!   This one is called Tranquil Tulips and has a watercolor look to it.  So I stamped the images on watercolor paper with distress inks (Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry for the flowers and Mowed Lawn for the leaves) and then blended the colors out with water.  Before stamping the dark shade of pink I let the light value dry so that things didn't get to muddy looking.  Once the flowers were dry I added a light wash of Old Paper distress ink to the background.  The panel was trimmed down and then adhered to a panel of dark gray cardstock at an angle.  The sentiment (also from Stampin Up!) was embossed in white on vellum and then die cut with an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die.  I adhered the flag and then wrapped the panels with light pink twine before adhering it to the white cardstock base.   

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI white, MFT gray, vellum; Ranger watercolor; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Distress Inks, VersaMark watermark; pink twine; Dies:  My Favorite Things

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Hello!!   I'm back to my regular Wednesday posting over on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of my card:

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

oh... hello friend

Hey!  Over the weekend I made a card using the new dies I got from Stampin Up!  I must admit that I was a little dismayed with some of the dies in the set.  When I used the large die that you seen behind the flowers I saw that it just cuts out the little diamond bits as you see can see in this card I made and posted a few days ago.  A few days later I realized that I could actually trim the piece out to create a different look.  So for several days I had this piece floating around and over the weekend I decided to make something with it.  I had some cardstock left over from making the card I mentioned above so I used that to make the flowers with two other dies from the set.   There was another die that puzzled me, as well.  It is the little leafy one that you see embossed into the cardstock.  When I went to use it I thought it would die cut this cute little leafy bit, but when I was done saw that it only embosses!  Initially I was disappointed, but then I used it to make my card and now I actually think it is kind of clever.  Anyway, here is my card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set that coordinates with the dies and was embossed on vellum.  I'm going to post it to CAS(E) this Sketch since the layout is based on their sketch, as well as CAS on Sunday.  This is pretty clean and simple and it does have flowers on it.

 Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, Harvest Gold, Vellum, SU! Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Bazzill dark brown; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Dies:  Stampin Up!; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts;