Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop ~ Day 2


Welcome back to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26. If you've arrived from Stacey's blog, you are right on track!

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating, Great Kindness Die Set.

Julee has reworked those gorgeous flowers from the Great Friend set AND created dies for them!  HELLO!  I coloured some embossing paste pink with a red gelato and stencilled it onto some text patterned paper.  I used the largest flower die to create a negative space and then stamped the largest flower through it onto the grey card base.  Watch for the positive die cut of this flower on Friday {wink!}. Then I layered the other two flower sizes and created a sweet sentiment banner with Verve's Stitched Pennants Die Set.  Now head over to Lesley's blog  for more inspiration!
 
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set


Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)



what's in it?
stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve)
paper: softstone, vintage white (PTI), Happy Day (Pebbles)
ink: onyx (versafine), going gray (SU)
accessories: Stitched Pennants Die Set, Great Kindness die set (Verve), embossing paste, floral stencil (Dyan Reaveley), sequins and bakers twine (craft supply)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just Because



Greetings friends!  Today's card is for this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge.  We are asked to make a tag using a cover plate for some interesting texture and detail.  Cara sent me some quatrefoil die cuts to try out (YES! I'm buying it on my next order!) so I had to use one for this challenge.  I really love this pattern.  Here's my tag before I covered it up with flowers die cuts (from Don't Forget to Write) and the sentiment panel.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day :)










Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop ~ Day 1


Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next couple of days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this Friday, August 26. If you've arrived from Stacey's blog, you are right on track!

Today we're sharing inspiration featuring the new Scripture Medley 4 compilation set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for more on this set and a little bit about our fabulous Guest Divas, Autumn Clark and Hillary Harris!

I am so excited when Julee consolidates plain janes into one set...it's so nice to have so many favourite stamps in one place :)  The word "grace" was one of my New Years mantras one year so I wanted to make a card with that glorious word.  Now head over to Marisa's blog for more inspiration!
 
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Scripture Medley 4 Gold Package Sequins

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Maureen9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Hillary (Guest)11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Betty 











what's in it?
stamps: Scripture Medley 4, Beautiful Things (Verve)
paper: vintage white (PTI), Garden Party (Pebbles)
ink: onyx (versafine), Zig Watercolour pens
accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), paper doily, twine (hemptique), stitching




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Reminder


Hey everyone!  Today's card is a reminder that you still have time to play in the Curtain Call Inspiration Flamingo challenge.



This card is very similar to the one I made for the start of this challenge (see it HERE).  I used different Flamingo paper (yes, I had TWO different types! LOL), added a half doily, and kept the same flowers and sentiment panel.

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


 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thank You


Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  My card today is for the current PTI Create Along with Us challenge.  I was inspired by the gorgeous colours and maple leaf die cut Danielle used below and on  THIS POST.

 

 I'm thinking I need that Americano colour.  I used pure poppy stamped off once for the darker maple leaf.  I also snuck in a partial quatrefoil cover plate die cut courtesy of my fellow British Columbian, Cara.  She sent me some die cuts so I could test drive this particular cover plate and YES, I NEED this one...I love it!  Thanks, Cara!




I Simply Adore You ~ Viva La Verve


Happy Friday everyone!  I'm the hostess over on the Viva La Verve sketch challenge blog starting today so make sure you head over there for all the details on how you can play to win some Verve-y goodness at the end of the month!

I am well ahead of myself with this card.  It will be one of the many cards for our darling school secretary.  She's just the best and puts up with "my crazy."  I give her several cards and gifts throughout the school year to show her my appreciation. 

Have a great start to your weekend and be sure to check out this latest challenge over on the Viva La Verve sketch challenge blog.

 


what's in it?
stamps: Beautiful Things, Die Sidekicks, Simply Amazing (Verve)
ink: onyx (Versafine), raspberry fizz (PTI)
paper: white, soft stone (PTI), Rise and Shine (Amy Tangerine)
accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Scroll Die, Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix (Verve), stitched circle die (MFT), bakers twine (the Twinery)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


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


How fun are flamingos?  I love that they are trendy at the moment.  I even bought a stuffed one for my granddaugter.  She calls him (or her?) Pinky :)  I had this fun paper scrap from the Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy paper pad and it just makes me smile.  Unfortunately there was only one sheet in the pad :(  I'm also using my new PTI Just a Number set.  Is that die shape cool or what?!

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

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