Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happiest of Birthday Wishes

 Hi everyone!  Welcome to my take on this month's PTI Blog Hop challenge.  I hope it's easy to tell that I was inspired by almost ALL the elements of the photo...the colours, the music paper (my doily), the leaves and the woodgrain background.  Thanks for stopping by...can't wait to get home tonight and see all YOUR inspiration :)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Peace, Love, Joy

Hello friends!  It's been a beautiful sunny day here in BC and I was able to sneak in a little inky time to play along with PTI's Make it Monday challenge.  I loved Melissa's card so much that I went with the same elements but changed the colours and sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a fun weekend!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop


 Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Today the Verve Divas and Guest Divas are back with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! All of our new products are available to order in the Verve shop and on sale through the end of October! Plus, we've got a sweet hop prize in store!

 Autumn Blessings everyone!  Okay, it's official...I'm loving Fall!  Yes, me, the person who used to snub fall and turn her nose up at the thought of autumn can't get enough of the cooler weather and gorgeous fall colours.  I'd like to thank Mother Nature for the amazing colour palette and menopause for the temperature adjustment! LOL!  I should also give thanks to Julee for creating these glorious stamps and dies that could change anyone's mind about the current season.  I'm using the new Viva La Verve sketch to showcase the new Verve goodies in the store right now!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Julee will be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. Vickie (Guest)
2. Marisa8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Betty10. Teresa
5. Stacey11. Lesley
6. Lisa (Guest)
what's in it?
stamps:  Everything Nice, Autumn Blessings (Verve)
paper: rustic white (PTI), Autumn Crisp (American Crafts)
ink: onyx (versafine), rust, mustard, tangerine (SU)
accessories: Pumpkin Spice Die Set, Autumn Thanks Die Set (Verve), banner die (Lil Inkers), enamel dots, stitiching

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

P.S. In Other Words, Thank You ~ The Card Concept

Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below.

I was inspired by those beautiful fall leaves and the gorgeous autumn colours.  Yes, I am officially loving fall now!  Woohoo!  I just can't get enough of the colours this season.   I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog and see all the different styles the Design Team has come up with and then join in the fun!  Have a great day!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Let it Snow

Let it snow?  No, not yet!  I finally have a few hours in the studio and wanted to participate in this month's PTI Creat Along with Us challenge.  I go to PTI's Pinterest board, click on "Pins," then pick one of the many gorgeous cards pinned there.  I'm going with another Melissa creation seen HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get some time to create something this weekend too :)  Take care!


Grateful ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone!  I'm back with the newest challenge over on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

 I wish I had a huge pumpkin die, but I don't...so I grabbed the next best thing, a maple leaf!  I die cut the edge of the leaf long with the sentiment out of glitter cardstock and mounted it on some vintage white cardstock.  It was difficult to see the glittery "Grateful," so I die cut another "Grateful" out of espresso cardstock and layered it underneath the glittery one.

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Verve Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until November 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

The crisp, cool change in the weather, brings thoughts of warm beverages and long crafting sessions.  This sweet little beverage nook has lots of hidden treasures to be inspired by.  Follow our colour pattern, or take flight from the inspiration, you decide!  We can't wait to see what you create.
For this month's inspiration, I focused on the colours against a neutral background.  We spent the Canadian Thanksgiving Day weekend with my brother and his family and I gave this card to my sweet SIL for an early birthday surprise (a little bag of my homemade cards :).  She is definitely a beautiful soul :)  I'm also using Julee's Viva La Verve sketch.

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Wednesday, Saturday, November 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!
1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa

what's in it?
stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve)
paper: white (PTI), Summer Vibes (Simple Stories)
ink: onyx (versafine), teal, mustard (SU)
accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (Verve),  fishtail dies (MFT), stitching 
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