Friday, March 27, 2015

Someone So Special


Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to be in the studio this week playing with paper and ink again.  Today’s card uses the new Viva La Verve Sketch.  Sadly, it is a sympathy card for a colleague whose mom passed away this month.  I love Verve’s Forever in our Hearts set for sympathy cards. The sentiments are sweet and simple, perfect for the difficult time around losing a loved one. 

Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for more samples and all the details on how you could win some big Verve bucks this month!  Have a great day!



stamps: Forever in our Hearts, Be Blessed (Verve)

dies: Petal Points Die Set (Verve)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Celebrating with You ~ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Hello friends!  I’m finally back with some new cards (no rewinds!).  I’ve created two cards for the Papertrey Ink blog hop today using the Make it Monday challenge :)  I took the colours and patterns from the blog hop photo…

pti blog hop

…and created 3 different patterned papers using Daydreamer and Background Basics Retro sets.


Here’s another card I used with the leftover papers from the first card :)  I was really happy the way the floral paper turned out :)  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!





Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring Rewind Rewind!

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.

~ from Spring Song by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fair Spring ! Whose simplest promise more delights
Than all their largest wealth, and thro' the heart
Each joy and new-born hope
With softest influence breathes. 

~from Ode to Spring by Anna Lætitia Barbauld


Hi dear friends!  For those of you who’ve been around here for awhile, this is my using Ode to Spring post.  It’s my favourite season and I cannot let the day go by without singing “AMEN!” to Spring.  However, there’s been no studio time this week so I thought I’d repost last year’s rewind (hence the double rewind of my post title! LOL).  I should have something new for you next week :)  In the meantime, have a fabulous first day of Spring!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ Rewinds!


Hi friends!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I can’t believe how quickly it sneaks up on me!  LOL  My days and weeks are still very FULL so while I keep my “eye on the prize” in two months (my Masters), I thought I’d leave you with some of my favourite St. Patrick’s Day cards over the last couple of years.  This first one was on my St. Patrick’s Day post last year :)  And before I leave you, here’s a little Irish Blessing I found on this blog.




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a card one of my sisters gave me years ago…still cracks me up! LOL

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Welcome to the World ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
This week we are inviting you to join us for...

When I saw these yummy jelly beans, the colours made me think of baby cards.  So that’s what I made :) I pulled out some designer paper that I felt went with the colours in the inspiration photo. 

Want to join us this week?  Head over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog for all the details and more delightful samples by our design team.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Viva La Verve Hostess!


Hi friends!  It’s SPRING BREAK!  Woohoo!  That must mean that report cards are D-O-N-E, Spring is just around the corner as well as my birthday!  That also means I’m hosting the Viva La Verve sketch this week!  It’s tradition, after all, and this is one tradition I’m going to keep!  Head over the the Viva La Verve blog for all the card details as well as how YOU could win some Verve money!  Have a great weekend!



Monday, March 9, 2015

You Had Me at Chocolate!


Happy Monday everyone!  I’ve got one more week of work before starting my first TWO week Spring Vacation EVER!  My district finally added the extra week by tacking on extra minutes to our day.  We were one of the few districts in our province that did not get 2 weeks.  So you can imagine how excited I am!  So let’s celebrate with chocolate and brand new Verve!  Head over to the Verve store to see the new set, die, and shaker mixes!  They are so yummy!  Have a great start to your week :)



what’s in it?

stamps: Chocolate (Verve)

paper: rustic white (PTI), espresso (SU), glitter cardstock (Michaels), Polka Dot Party (American Crafts)

ink: white craft (SU)

accessories: Chocolate Word die  and Banner Bundle Die Set (Verve), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), twine (Hemptique), stitching, white embossing powder

Friday, March 6, 2015

Verve’s New Release Spotlight Hop!


Welcome to Verve's New Release Spotlight Hop! Verve is releasing a brand new set, coordinating word die and a couple of shaker mixes today, and the new goodies are available right now in the Verve store! 

When you’re talking chocolate, you’d better have some yummy browns and milk chocolate colours on your card (just sayin’!).  I’ve used one of the many fun sentiments from the new Chocolate set and die cut the Chocolate Word die out of espresso :)  YUM!  This card would be perfect for our District Technology Coordinator…she’ll always take a chocolate bribe!  I’m also using the new Viva La Verve sketch…check out our weekly challenge over on the VLV blog :)

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win the new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info!

Chocolate Word Die

Golden Glam Shaker MixAqua Skies Shaker Mix








Day 1 Hop List

1. Julee          7. Laurie

2. Amber         8. Marisa

3. Andrea        9. Maureen

4. Chaitali      10. Stacey

5. Charmaine  11. Teresa

6. Christyne



what’s in it?

stamps: Chocolate (Verve)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

paper: rustic white, kraft (PTI), espresso (SU), The Avenues Collection (BoBunny)

accessories: Chocolate Word die (Verve), heart dies (Reverse Confetti), large circle dies (PTI), button (PTI), bakers twine (Twinery), stitching

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Verve Diva Inspirations Hop



It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our March challenge is B is for Birthday...

Don't be caught short - make a fabulous birthday card to keep in your stash or give away! Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your birthday creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, Mar. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Oh, I love these colours!  I dug through my stash of paper to find designs inspired by the birthday photo.  I had this birthday sentiment from Small Packages already on the die cut from Cupcake Frame Die Set sitting on my desk waiting for the perfect card :)  I love when that happens!

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've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee    7. Sankari

2. Amy     8. Sarah

3. Anya     9. Susan

4. Betty   10. Marisa

5. Jen      11. Maureen

6. Karen  12. Stacey

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lucky I’m Yours ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


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

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The LEAD of Lucky will be invited as a Guest Designer in our next challenge!

It’s no secret that this is my favourite time of year :)  It’s almost Spring and almost St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday :)  So when those sweet green shamrocks start appearing, I’m all over it!  I went for a very CAS look, inspired by the photo, then mixed a couple of Verve sets (Lucky You and  Twitterpated) with Papertrey Ink’s Lucky word die. 

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

Lucky Designers

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

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

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