Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Holding it Together

Hi there, long time no see.

Suffice it to say I have my hands full with winter clean up and yardwork now that the weather has started to improve. I have had some marathon days, running my Fitbit off the charts! I will be sure to pop in here when I can. Today I have a card to share for this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge. This is the last sketch for April.

And my card.. stocking up for all the upcoming Mother's Day holiday.

I used the Button Best stamp set along with the Pennant Trim, Rounded Rectangle, and Rounded Scallop Frame Dies.

I hope you will join us for the challenge (if you haven't already!). See you soon!

STAMPS: Button Best - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen - PTI
PATTERNED PAPER: This & That - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Bermuda Bay - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Pennant Trim, Rounded Rectangle, and Rounded Scallop Frame Dies - Verve Stamps; Buttons - SU!; Caribbean Twine - The Twinery

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rain or Shine

Hi there.  Have you joined in the fun for this week's Viva la Verve challenge?

Here is a little card I created with this week's sketch:

I used the Rain or Shine stamp set along with the Flourished Trim, Rounded Rectangle, and Rounded Scallop Frame Dies from Verve.

This card makes me happy, I just love the yellow and teal together!

If you would like to join us for this week's challenge you have a few more days to play before the new sketch comes out on Friday. I'm hostessing this week, so I hope you will stop by!

Have a great night!


STAMPS: Rain or Shine - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Lemon Tart - PTI; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: October Afternoon
INK: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze - SU!; Coconut Husk - Wplus9
OTHER: Flourished Trim Die, Rounded Rectangle Die, and Rounded Scallop Frame Die - Verve Stamps; Twine; Button

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Good morning and Happy Easter!  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 April challenge is Bunnies & Babies

Spring is a time of birth and renewal - celebrate the season by creating a card for Easter or a bouncing new baby. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your sprightly spring creations!

You should have arrived here from Amy's blogBetty will be your next step along the way. 

I really loved this month's inspiration picture and used some of the lovely spring colors to make a baby card.

I used the Making a Statement stamp set to create this card. I love the whimsical flowers and cute font combinations on the sentiments. For my flowers, I stamped the outline first in my desired ink color (Groovy Guava, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery) and then flipped the stamp over and inked up the back. I stamped it off on scrap paper once before stamping the solid image right over the outline. I love this little trick!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Sunday, Apr. 19.
Prize: $40 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'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. Betty10. Maureen
5. Jen11. Stacey
6. Karen 12. Chaitali

Thanks for stopping by to see me today, I hope you have a great day!


STAMPS: Making a Statement - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Groovy Guava, Pistachio Pudding - SU!
INK: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Groovy Guava - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Argyle Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Doily Details Die - PTI; Diamond Stickles - Ranger