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

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!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

final guest post for precious remembrance shop

Hi friends!!  Stopping in to let you know that my final guest post is up over on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog.  I have had a lot of fun guesting with PRS!  I hope you will take the time to head over to the blog for a look at my card!

Friday, June 16, 2017

more camp create!

Have a couple more card for MFT's camp create.  The first card is for the shaker challenge (day 3).  Shaker cards were always a problem for me, but when Stampin Up! came out with foam adhesive strips that are perfect for making shakers I started to become more comfortable making them.  I combined the day 3 challenge with the current MFT sketch challenge to create my card.  The colors are from the current Color Throw Down.  I created my shaker element by using two of the smaller Jumbo Fishtail Flag Stax dies to cut the frame.  The larger die was then used to cut the acetate window.  After layering all of the elements on the main panel I adhered the acetate window and the foam adhesive strips to the shaker frame, poured some sequins into the center of the circle and then adhered the frame.   I die cut the sweet MFT rose die from green and navy cardstock, adhered it to the shaker element.  The sentiment from Geometric Greenery was embossed on vellum in black, die cut with an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die and adhered.

The second card is for the bonus challenge of dry embossing.  I love embossing with my dies, but always forget to use the technique.  Then I have remember all over again what my sandwich is for embossing with dies!!  I used an older MFT vine die to emboss the white cardstock and then die cut it with the MFT Inside Outside rectangle die.   The little flowers (from the Mini Modern Blooms set) were stamped in the current colors from the MFT color challenge, die cut and adhered.  The panel was adhered to a light gray cardstock panel and then to a white cardstock base.  The sentiment is from Geometric Greenery and was stamped on a little banner that was die cut with a Fishtail Flag Stax die.  Super simple.  Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of embossing.  Hoping to be back with a card for the Camp Create glitter challenge.  

Have a wonderful day.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, MFT blue and green; SSS fog, SU! aqua, kraft, vellum; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin Up!, VersaMark; Sequins:  Impress Rubber Stamps

Thursday, June 15, 2017

MFT Camp Create

Hello!! Stopping in with a couple of cards for MFT's Camp Create that is going on this week.  First up is a card for the day two challenge to use the resist technique.  I used the MFT Geometric along with my Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks.  I arranged the leaves on my MISTI and then stamped then using watermark ink.  I applied clear embossing powder and heat set.  Once that was done I used an ink blending tool to apply the inks making sure to wipe off any ink from the embossed images.  The panel was splattered with water and die cut once it was dry.  I embossed two leaves on white cardstock, did some ink blending with the same colors and then die cut with the matching dies.  The sentiment from Geometric Greenery was heat embossed in black on vellum, trimmed down and then adhered with the two leaves.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of embossing.
The second card is for the day one challenge of  watercoloring.  I decided to create a galaxy watercolor background.  When I finished the card I wasn't super thrilled with the background, but as it dried I liked it more and more.   I stamped the stars from the MFT set Stars Above in VersaFine Onyx Black before applying all of my colors.  I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors for the panel.  Once it was dry I die cut it down and added splatters of white pain for the stars.   As I was deciding how to finish off the card I remembered that MFT design team member Stephanie shared a technique on the Ellen Hutson blog for how to emboss on glitter cardstock so I decided to give it a try.  It is super easy using MFT's glitter cardstock.  I used silver with black embossing powder.  The star was then die cut with the matching die.  The sentiment was embossed on vellum in black, die cut with an MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax die and then adhered along with the star.  

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock: white; MFT tropical teal and silver glitter, Ranger watercolor, vellum; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Ranger, VersaMark and VersaFine; Embossing powder:  clear and black; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors