Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to You

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Hi everyone!  Welcome to my Papertrey Ink Blog Hop post!  It’s Saturday morning and I’m off to my last class of the semester!  Woohoo!  I’m using inspiration from Nichole’s photo for today’s card…

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I pulled out my Ruby Rose stamps and dies and some new printed vellum.  I just love this berry sorbet with navy!  It doesn’t get any yummier than that!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Viva La Verve!

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Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Let’s start off the weekend with a new Viva La Verve sketch!  I’m beefing up my Mother’s Day card supply so I can take them into work next week :)  Head over to the Viva La Verve sketch blog to check out more samples and to find out how you could win some Verve!  I hope you have a fantastic start to the weekend! 

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stamps: Button Best, Treasured Words (Verve)

dies: Rounded Rectangle Die (Verve)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Birthday ~ Make it Monday

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Hi friends!  Yikes!  Has it been almost a week of no posts!?  Not to worry, I think I’ve got four posts lined up between now and Monday!  Wow!  I know! LOL  I actually had an hour before dinner tonight to make this card using the PTI Make it Monday challenge.  We are asked to used white die cuts with a pop of colour.  I was trying to use butterflies, but it wasn’t working for me so I switched to my old favourite, the Friendly Flower :)  Oh, the weekend is here!  I’ll be celebrating another semester DONE!  Graduation is right around the corner!  Have a great start to your weekend :)

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Friday, April 17, 2015

You are Sunshine for my Soul

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Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t wait for the weekend to begin!  The weatherman has promised sunny and warm weather so I’m taking off the winter tires and spending time in the garden!  I weeded the front garden and half of the back last weekend and now plan to finish the rest!  It feels good to dig in the dirt again!  This card uses the brand new Viva La Verve sketch and is going to surprise our school secretary next week for Administrative Professionals Day :)  She is just the sweetest, most efficient secretary around and I love to leave little surprises by her computer throughout the year. 

Head over to the Viva La Verve sketch blog to see more samples and find out how you could win some VERVE by participating in all the fun this month :)  Have a great start to the weekend!

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what’s in it?

stamps: Be Blessed, Bloom & Grow, Die Sidekicks, Doodled Occasions (Verve)

dies: Elegant Leaves Die, Hearts & Swirls Frame Die, Petal Points Die Set, Pennant Trim Die (Verve)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy & Healthy Birthday

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It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source:  designlovefest.com

We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet!  A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

When I saw this Love and Yoga set, I had to have it!  It’s so unique and I definitely don’t have anything like it in my stamp collection :)  I took colours from this inspiration photo, especially the soft blue background (my cardbase) and green striped pillow (my bakers twine).

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Bouquet Designers

Guest Designer, Marcie Sharp
Amy Kolling
Amy Sheffer
Amy Tsuruta
Gayatri Murali
Kim Singdahlsen
Laurie Willison
Lisa Henke
Marisa Ritzen
Maureen Plut
Monika Davis
Sarah Gough
Sheri Gilson
Stacey Schafer
Tenia Nelson
Tracey McNeely

Follow us!

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Facebook Page

Curtain Call Pinterest Boards

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Bouquet for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just a Note

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Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  This week has been a good one :)  I sent my capstone off on Monday!!  What a relief to have it all done!  AND today is the last class of one of my courses this semester!  Lots to celebrate!  This card is going to our instructor.  She’s a teacher, musician, writer, and has her doctorate!  So I made sure to include some music paper flowers and the “just a note” sentiment.  I made the watercolour background by smooshing some Tim Holtz distress inks on my craft mat, spraying it with water, then dipping the paper in it.  Then I made the hearts with embossing paste and a heart stencil.  Here’s the inside…

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We love this instructor.  She’s so fun and down to earth.  She taught us last spring and we requested her back!  I’m sure the musician in her is loving the “encore.”  Hope you are all having a lovely day…is this time of year great or what!?

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stamps: Take Note (Verve), Inside Out Thank You (PTI)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wishing You ~ Viva La Verve!

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Greetings!  Happy “hump” day!  When I made my first card for this week’s Viva La Verve sketch, I made two cards.  This is the second one :) The first is HERE.

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Head over the the Viva La Verve Blog for all the details on how you could win some amazing Vervey goodness! Have a lovely day!

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stamps: Better Together, Bloom & Grow, Die Sidekicks (Verve)

dies: Heart Quartet Die, Flourished Trim Die, Elegant Leaves Die, Sweet Scallop Die (Verve)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve)

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