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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

thank you butterflies...

Hey... happy weekend!!  Yesterday was a gorgeous day here and in the evening my neighbors got their fire pit going.   Once there were some nice coals we made our first s'mores of the year!!  Unfortunately as this is the Pacific Northwest our nice weather has sort of evaporated...it is supposed to rain!  Oh well!! After all that fun I finally got the photos I had take of a couple of cards edited and I'm sharing one today.  This one uses the current Freshly Made Sketches layout and since I used butterflies I will be adding it to the current Time Out challenge... don't you just love that inspiration photo???  I pulled out some older My Mind's Eye papers, found a couple I liked and got to work.  The butterflies are from the MFT Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.  I stamped the butterfly using MFT's Ripe Raspberry ink and then die cut with the matching dies.  I modified the sketch a bit by shrinking it down so that the MFT label die that I used wouldn't look so out of proportion!  That was die cut from the light pink woodgrain paper.  The background paper was die cut as well.  Layered everything up and then finished with the sentiment (from the Beautiful Butterflies companion sentiment set) embossed on vellum with white embossing powder.  Drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew were added to the butterflies wings.  A nice simple little card. 

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI rustic white, PTI vellum; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things and AJVD; Inks:  My Favorite Things, VersaMark; Nuvo Crystal Drops

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

Hello!!! Wednesday has rolled around once again and that means my regular Wednesday post is up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a peek:
Wishing you a wonderful day...


Monday, April 17, 2017

happy birthday... lovely

Hello!!  Hope everyone had a lovely Easter.  Popping in with another card for the current Color Throwdown.  Just love that combo and had to use it one more time!!  I paired it up with the current layout from CAS(E) This Sketch and the new challenge over at Where Creativity Meets C9 to create a one layer card.   I pulled out the gorgeous C9 Hello Lovely stamp set and got to work.  I wanted the outline of the floral image to be less noticeable so I used SSS Fog ink to stamp the image and then got to work stamping all of the watercolor like images in the set.  These images don't fit perfectly within the outlines, but give it a looser look.  I did some second generation stamp with some of the larger images like the large flower that was stamped in SU!'s Flirty Flamingo (a nice pinky coral) and the larger leaves (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).  The center of the flower was stamped with Flirty Flamingo at full strength.  Finished up with stamping the smaller flowers in SU!'s So Saffron and then all the little leaves with Pear Pizzazz at full strength.  The large word lovely was stamped in black ink and then I embossed the happy birthday (from Beautiful Butterfly) in white on vellum.  Trimmed it down and adhered it along with some clear sparkly sequins.  I'm going to add this to the current Less is More challenge of spring walk.


Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  white cardstock, vellum; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  Simon Says Stamp Fog, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo & So Saffron, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark ink; JudiKins white embossing powder; clear sparkle sequins

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two More Easter Cards...

Happy day before Easter everyone!!  Popping in with two more Easter cards to share.  The first card is another take on the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  Ellen Hutson recently started carrying Reverse Confetti (YAY!!) and had everything on sale so I took advantage of the sale and got the Easter Blessings stamp set and the Tall Stripe Panel Confetti Cut.   I really wanted to use both so I took a bit of liberty with the sketch to create my card.  The paper is once, again, from the Bo Bunny Believe line.  A lot of the colors are similar to those in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge inspiration photo so I will link my card up there, as well.  Stamped the sentiment on a scrap of watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black, scribbled on some blue using a ZIG and then loosely blended it out with water.  Die cut the sentiment and the mat using AJVD circle dies.  The panel was die cut from a fun piece of paper covered in little hearts.  I thought it was a bit plain by itself on the card front so I die cut another Tall Stripe Panel from dark pink cardstock and then offset the two.  Adhered everything and then added a few enamel dots in the same blue as the watercolor background.


This second card uses the color combor from Color Throwdown, as well as the layout from Freshly Made Sketches. Love the simplicity of the FMS layout and just had to make something else with it!  I pulled out my PTI Tulip Time stamp set and using my mini MISTI created my tulip bunch.  The Color Throwdown palette includes coral and I know it is hard to tell that I used a coral ink, but I did.  In fact I used two different coral colored inks.  The tulip bunch in the front uses SU!'s Flirty Flamingo which is a lighter coral and the bunch in back uses Calypso Coral.  Combined with the yellow they read a bit orange.   The sloping piece was die cut with an AJVD Slippery Slope die and then adhered to the light gray card base.  I stamped the word happy (from the Simon Says Stamp Happy & Smile set) using Onyx Black ink.  Then I adhered the tulips.  The word Easter was die cut from some shimmery white paper.  The paper was rather thin so I die cut it again from a scrap of cardstock and adhered the two together.  The word was adhered using some rolled up glue dots and I was done.  This time I got the sentiment on the right side per the FMS layout!!


Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed Easter!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, light gray, dark pink, watercolor paper; Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny, Shimmer white; Stamps: Reverse Confetti and PTI; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, PTI and AJVD; Inks:  VersaFine, Stampin Up! So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz and Gumball Green; My Mind's Eye enamel dots; ZIG Clean Color marker

Thursday, April 13, 2017

one layout... 2 cards...

Hello!!  Easter is almost here!!  On Wednesday I made a trip up to the town of Issaquah to get some Easter treats for my boys at Boehms Chocolates.   While I was there I picked up my most recent order from Ellen Hutson and when I got home I used one of the things I picked up to make the two Easter cards I'm sharing.  Both cards use the current layout for Freshly Made Sketches and the sweet little Pretty Pink Posh stamp set Easter Blessings along with the matching dies.  For the first card I stamped the vine covered cross three times on watercolor paper and then did some simple watercoloring with my ZIGs.  Once they were dry I die cut them with the matching die.  The FMS layout is really simple and so are both cards.  I created to A2 cards from one sheet of light blue cardstock and then cut the white cardstock with a die from the AJVD Slippery Slopes and Stitched Clouds die set.  The sentiment was stamped using VersaFine Vintage Sepia and then adhered everything to the card base as you see.  I will be posting this card to the FMS gallery

The second card uses the Easter lily stamp from the Easter Blessings set.  I also stamped that image on watercolor paper and did simple watercoloring with ZIGs.  Once dry I die cut it with the matching die and then used the exact same layout for the card.  Since this one has colors similar to the inspiration photo for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge I will post this card to that challenge. 
Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT Smooth white and light blue; Stamps:  Pretty Pink Posh; Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Happy Wednesday before Easter!!! I'm up on the AJVD blog with one final Easter card.  Here is a little peek of my card:
Wishing you a wonderful day... I hope you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.

Monday, April 10, 2017

a couple of cards to share...

Hello!!  Hope your week is off to a good start!  My boys are back in school and probably not happy about it, lol!!  As my blog post title indicates I have a couple of cards to share.  First up is one for the April Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try.   I wanted to make this an Easter card, but I don't have the RC set Easter Blessings so I used a sentiment from Walk by Faith instead.  The papers I used are from the Bo Bunny Believe line.  I got some of the papers in a Simon Says Stamp card kit last year and I really like them.  I got a little funky with this card, but I really like it.  The cross is from Reverse Confetti and I die cut it from woodgrain cardstock.  The little flower in the center is part of the die set and was cut from a scrap of the Believe papers.  I added a little yellow enamel dot to the center.  I distressed the edges of all the papers before layering everything up.  The sentiment was heat embossed in black on vellum and then adhered to the cross.
The next card is for two challenges:  Color Throwdown and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to make a birthday card.  I started by trimming down some older My Mind's Eye green patterned paper into an angled piece and adhering it directly to a light blue cardstock base.  The rectangles were die cut from woodgrain cardstock using the MFT Inside Out Stitched Rounded Rectangles and adhered to the card base.  I stamped the butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies in MFT Daffodil ink and then layered the red (PTI Pure Poppy) on top with the matching detail stamp.   I die cut the butterfly with the matching die and then added Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the body and little dots to the wings.  Once that was dry I adhered it to the rectangle.  The sentiment (from AJVD) was embossed in black on vellum, trimmed down and adhered. 

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  light blue, white, white woodgrain; Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny; Stamps:  My Favorite Things and Reverse Confetti; Dies:  My Favorite Things, Reverse Confetti, Spellinders and AJVD; Inks:  My Favorite Things, PaperTrey Ink, VersaMark; Embossing powder:  Filigree black; Nuvo Glitter drops


Saturday, April 8, 2017

another year wiser...

Hello!!  Hope your weekend is going well!  We had a crazy windstorm yesterday, but thankfully things have calmed down!  Made a card using the layout from Freshly Made Sketches.   I changed the layout a bit by using a regular A2 size card and rectangles instead of squares for the elements.  I have had the cute MFT Owl Yours stamp set for awhile and had not gotten around to using it.  I thought the little owls would be perfect for the FMS layout.  I stamped three of them using my MISTI on watercolor cardstock and then colored them with ZIGs.  I'm not real happy with how they turned out.  I definitely need to invest some money in a good set of watercolor brushes.  I know what I want.  I just have to put aside the money and get them.  Anyway, once they were colored and dry I die cut them with the matching dies.  The rectangles were die cut from woodgrain cardstock using the second smallest die from the  MFT Inside Out Stitched Rectangles die set.  I adhered the rectangles to the kraft cardstock base and then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink.  I finished off the inside of the card as well with another the birthday sentiment and another one of the owls.  Since this is a birthday card I will also add it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to make a birthday card.  I think I will be giving this one to my oldest brother for his birthday in a few months.

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, Ranger woodgrain and watercolor; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Inks:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers

Thursday, April 6, 2017

tiger lily for you...

Hello!!  Stopping in with another card I made using a Concord & 9th stamp set and my Prisma color pencils.  This time I used the beautiful Lily stamp set.  I stamped the lily on Bristol cardstock with VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink.  Once that was done I googled what different lilies looked like and decided to try to color up a tiger lily.  Like most lily varieties tiger lilies come in different colors including red with touches of orange.  I used three shades of red and a yellow orange for my flower.  Once I was done I simply die cut the image with a rectangle die, stamped the sentiment (also from the Lily stamp set) and then added a strip of black cardstock along one side before adhering everything to a red cardstock base.  A few tiny cold sequins finished things off.  I also finished the inside of the card with a simple partial image of the lily and then the sentiment "Happy Birthday" from the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty set.  I pretty pleased with my coloring on this one, but I know I still have much to leave to achieve more depth of color.  Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to make a birthday card.
Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Pure Poppy, PTI True Black, Bristol; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia and Onyx Black; Coloring medium:  Prisma color pencils

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

Hey!! Popping in to let you know that my post is up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek of an Easter card I made using AJVD dies:
Wishing you a wonderful day... I hope you will take the time to head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

love you always...

Hello!! Spring break is on for my boys and we are getting out and about to do a few things, but last night I managed to find some time to make something.  I have been doing a lot of watering with my ZIGs, but I decided that I needed to get out my watercolor pencils and see what I could do with them.  Along with the watercolor pencils I pulled out my set of Prisma pencils.  The watercoloring efforts were all fails, but I'm going to keep trying!  What I colored with my Prisma pencils turned out way better and I turned it into a card.  Last month I got several sets from Concord & 9th that included the set I used for my card, You Are Here.  That rose-heart image is just gorgeous and begging to be colored!!  I stamped the image on some Bristol cardstock with VersaFine Smoky Gray ink and started coloring.  When I finished I simply trimmed down the panel and adhered it to a kraft cardstock base.  The sentiment was embossed on vellum with white embossing powder and then trimmed out.  Rolled up glue dots were used to adhere the sentiments.  Finished with some pink Pretty Pink Posh sequins. I have a ways to go, but I really like how my coloring turned out!  There is still time so I will be adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, smooth Bristol, Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Ink:  VersaFine, VersaMark; Coloring medium:  Prisma pencils; white embossing powder

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter blessings...

Hello!!  Feels like ages since I posted anything, but it has only been since Wednesday!  Finally got some time today and made a few cards.  The last one I made is for the current Color Throwdown challenge and I also entered it in the current Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge.  I think I will add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.   I got to make a quick trip to a local craft store recently.  They had the new Distress Oxide inks and so I used my coupon to pick up two colors to try out.  I used the Broken China since it works with the Color Throwdown combo.  I inked up some Bristol cardstock with it and then flicked on water.  I blotted some off and let some dry to create my background.  The flowers (from the SSS set Sketch Ranunculus) were stamped on watercolor paper with watermark ink and then heat embossed in white.  Then everything was watercolored with ZIGs and die cut with the matching dies.  Once I got everything arranged and adhered I stopped to figure out the sentiment.  I decided to make my card an Easter card so I got out the SSS Easter die, cut it from vellum three times and adhered them together.  The sentiment is from the SSS Rejoice! stamp set that matches the Easter die.  I stamped that in black ink and then adhered the die cut word.  A few Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins finished things off.  
Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock: white, Bristol, watercolor; Stamps and dies:  Simon Says Stamp; Inks:  Distress Oxide ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark ink; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling clear sequins

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

Hello!!!  Stopping in with my little sneak peak post letting you know that I have a card up on the AJVD blog.  Here's a look:
Wishing you a wonderful day... I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

super lucky...

Hello!!  Have a card to share and it doesn't have a bunny on it, lol!!  This time it has balloons on it!  I'm playing along with the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge and the current CAS(E) this Sketch.  The pin-sights mood board is full of lovely images done in shades of green with touches of gold.  Initially I was going to use my EE Mondo Hydrangea, but decided to switch to the super fun EE set Up the Happy.  I stamped the balloon three times as you see and then created a mask of the balloon so I could stamp the clouds and the balloon strings.  I ended up needing a mask for the small cloud, as well, so I wouldn't have a balloon string running through it!  I then colored the balloons in three shades of green ZIGs per the mood board.  Once the balloons were dry I added a little wash of gold to each one using the brush gold paint from the Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  You can see just a bit of it if you look hard or if you click on the photo to make it bigger.  The clouds were given a light wash of gray and then I used the light blue from my Gansai Tambi set mixed with water to add a light wash of blue.   To bring in a bit more gold I stamped the sentiment on vellum with watermark ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment was die cut with a MFT fishtail flag stax die.  I used rolled up glue dot that I placed behind the words to attach the banner to the panel.   I love the way using vellum allows you to still see what is behind the sentiment.

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Green, Ranger watercolor paper, vellum; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  My Favorite Things; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors; Inks:  VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark watermark ink


Monday, March 27, 2017

pick me...

Hello friends!!  I have one more bunny card to share.  This time my little bunny is hanging out with a squirrel friend and they are trying to decide if they each picked the right snack.  I think this little gray bunny turned out the best of the two that I colored the other day as I think I was able to get the coloration right.  I also really like how my little squirrel turned out.  Along with the bunnies we have a lot of squirrels running around and I tried to capture the colors that I often see in their fur as they streak by!  Kept this very simple and just added a little bit of a background to ground the bunny and the squirrel and then added the little sentiment.  I will add this to the 30 day coloring challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The layout is based on the current Freshly Made Sketches layout.

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  gray, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Hero Art March My Monthly Hero; Dies:  Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  VersaFine Smoky Gray, Onyx Black; Watercolor medium:  Zig Clean Color markers 

Friday, March 24, 2017

how have you bean?

Hello everyone!!  Stopping in with a card for the spring Coffee Lover's blog hop that starts today.  I combined the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags set with the A Jillian Vance Design But First Coffee stamp set to create my card.  I stamped the floral to go cup image in watermark ink on white cardstock, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.  The Coffee Cup Tags set is actually a holiday one, but I thought the flowers could be made to look more spring like by using bright colors like orange and pink. I used distress ink markers to color the images and then wiped off the excess ink with a paper towel.  Some ink did remain, but I don't think it takes away from the over all look.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock with an AJVD Stitched Dot Rectangle die and then stamped the coffee ring image using Vintage Sepia ink.  After stamping the lid in gray ink I die cut the cup and lid with the matching dies and adhered them to the panel.  The sentiment was stamped in watermark ink and embossed with black embossing powder on a strip of vellum.  Trimmed down the strip and adhered it to the cup.  I will also add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use more than one die or punch.
Enjoy the blog hop!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and SSS fog; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design and Hero Arts; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design and Hero Arts; Inks:  VersaMark, VersaFine and Ranger Distress ink markers; Embossing powder:  Filigree white and black

Thursday, March 23, 2017

how does your garden grow...

Hello!!  I have another bunny card!!  This time I tried to color my bunny up like one of the little black bunnies that come into our yard.  My bunny is more gray than black, but I think close enough.  Since this little bunny has a hoe I have him/her tilling the soil around some nice big heads of lettuce growing in the garden.  Everything was colored with my trusty ZIGs.  I die cut the little fence from some kraft cardstock and then cut it in to two pieces so that I could create a little opening in the fence so that the bunny would have a way to get into the garden.  I created the background by scribbling on a brown ZIG and then blending it out.  A mid-green ZIG was flicked on and blended out to create the grass and then I added in the blue for the sky.  Once the panel was dry I added the fence, bunny and the lettuce.  I almost didn't get a sentiment on this one, but caught myself in time to get it stamped!!  I used more than one die on this card so I'm going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use more than one die or punch.  Since there is coloring I will add this to the 30 day color challenge as well.  I haven't been coloring every day, but have managed to do more coloring this month than I did in the last three!!
Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, SU! Crumb Cake, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps and dies:  Hero Arts; Inks:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia and Smoky Gray; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

Hello friends!!! Popping in to let you know that I have my regular Wednesday post up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek:
Wishing you a wonderful... hope you head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

i'm a cover girl... again!!!

Hello friends!!  I just had to stop in with some news and I think you can figure it out from my blog post title, lo1!!  A card I made is on the cover of the April/May/June Stamper's Sampler!!   Now I had absolutely no idea my card would be on the cover until I opened the packaging that my complimentary copy of Stamper's Sampler came in today.    I knew my card would be in Stamper's Sampler because I saw it in an advertisement that appeared in the latest issue of Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, but I didn't think it would be on the cover!  I have had two cards on the cover of Take Ten, but never on Stamper's Sampler.  And to make things even better... they used the coffee cup (which is from the super cute Precious Remembrance Shop set Coffee Love) as the template for their new template challenge!!! How cool is that???  The card on the cover appears in the magazine along with two other cards that I made using the same stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop and I could not be more pleased that Dyane's stamp set is being showcased so prominently in the magazine!!   If you have never checked out Precious Remembrance Shop you really should!  They have a fabulous design team (I used to be a member) and super cute stamps!!  

Thanks so much for indulging me today as I share this fun news.... wishing you a wonderful day!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

another bunny card..

Hello!! Stopping in on this windy, rainy weekend with another bunny card.  Just can't stop myself!! These bunnies are just too darn cute!!!  Like the first one there is no sentiment on it.  But that is because I got the card put together before I realized that I had not stamped a sentiment! The main panel was adhered with pop dots which makes it harder to set a good impression. I'm sure that hasn't happened to anyone else out there, right???!!!  I created my background by scribbling some dark brown and blue ZIGs onto a panel of watercolor cardstock and then blended it out with a little water.   I flicked on some green for the grass and then did a bit of blending.  The side strip was die cut using the fence specialty die from the kit.  The green textured paper that I used can in the kit as well.  After looking at the finished card I realized that the background could either be the sky or a lake!!  Either way I do love how it turned out.  I think I will add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use a bit of green and to the current 30 day coloring challenge.


Wishing you a wonderful day and wishing that our rain would go away, lol!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! Crumb Cake, green texture, Ranger watercolor; Stamps:  Hero Art March My Monthly Hero kit; Dies:  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaFine Smoky Gray; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers





Thursday, March 16, 2017

butterflies and a bunny...

Hello!!  Stopping in on this very soggy day with a couple of cards I made recently.  The first card uses items from the March My Monthly Hero kit.   I could not resist this kit because... BUNNIES!!! I love bunnies... seriously!!   We have a family of bunnies living in and around our yard and right now the babies have been scampering around.  They are just too cute!!   My kit arrived this past weekend and once I had some time I stamped all three of the bunny images from the set on watercolor paper and colored them up with my ZIGs.  One of the adult bunnies and several of the babies are black so I tried to color one black, but it didn't turn out so well.  I'm not giving up though!  The other two were colored light brown and turned out much better.  One you see on my card.  The kit also includes this fun die that cuts a piece of "ground" that also has slits in it that you can use to "plant" all the little veggies that come in the kit.  I cut a piece from watercolor paper and then colored it with a dark brown ZIG.  The cute little fence that you see in the back is also a die from the kit.  I stamped both sizes of carrots on watercolor paper, colored them with ZIGs and then die cut with the matching dies.  I then "planted" all my carrots and the little bunny.  Everything was adhered to a light blue cardstock base and some brown twine added to the top.  There is no sentiment at this time, but I will come up with something later.  I just love how this turned out!!  Going to add this to the 30 day coloring challenge.
The second card uses the super sweet Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dreams stamp set.  The layout is based on the current Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  The background is a Reverse Confetti Quick Card and was the basis for where I went color-wise.  The banners were die cut from woodgrain cardstock with a die from the RC Tag Me die set.   I hadn't used a bright pink in a long time so I thought that would be perfect pop of color for my card.  I stamped the butterflies and then die cut them with the matching dies.  Layered everything up against a light gray cardstock panel and then added little heart shaped enamel dots to the centers of the smaller butterflies.  Clean and simple, but I like it!!


Wishing you a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  White, SSS Fog, Sea Glass, RC Quick Card, Ranger woodgrain and watercolor; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti and Hero Arts; Dies:  Reverse Confetti and Hero Arts; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers; My Mind's Eye black enamel hearts; Hemptique  hemp twine