Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy New Year!  We're back!

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

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

For my card I decided to play off of the wonderful colors and touches of sparkle.  I started with some stampers select white cardstock.  I stamped the the stacked presents image from PTI Gifts of the Season using Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores ink. I then die cut using coordinating die.

Next, I  used another piece of stampers select white and stamped star clusters using the image from  Birthday Cheer stamp set.  I added a sentiment from Tropics stamp set.  I added some foam tape to the bottom of the present image.  I added a few clear gems to some of the bows.  I added some wink of stella on a few gifts for added sparkle.   I finished with a few clear sequins.

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

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, December 10, 2016

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 January 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!

Find a little inspiration from this sweet stocking graphic, make a colorful winter card, or head off in your own direction. There are no rules.. just have fun creating!

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

For my card I am using Verve's Beyond Measure stamp set.  I love the whimsical look of the inspiration photo.  I decided to combine a mixture of pattern papers that I had in my stash to play off the different colors of stocking and bedding.  I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment onto a piece of vellum.  

I felt like the vellum needed a little something so I die cut another piece and wrapped some gold threading around.   I thought the sentiment on vellum added to the white stockings with touches of detail.  I added a red and white bow.  I finished my card with some Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  I am playing along with this week's MOJOMonday Sketch!

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!

Next on the hop is Charmaine!

1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie10. Sankari

As always thanks so much for hopping by!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Friday!  I am popping in with a Christmas card to share for this month's Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop!  

I decided to play off the all the white tree branches and white emboss the leaves from PTI Holiday Greens  and Christmas Faith stamp sets onto a saffron spice background.   I layered a scene it basic backer die in pure poppy behind a layered die cut center Tag Sale #4 die in white.  I die cut the Inspired Jesus die from the center so the red backer die could show through.  

I used some fun foam to add dimension.   I stamped the sentiment from Jesus mini stamp set in pure poppy and black using the Misti for perfect placement and added definition.  I added a couple of sprigs stamped in pure poppy and saffron spice.  I finished with an ornament bow and a sparkly white dove from Christmas Faith die set.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Welcome to Verve's November Release Retrospective Blog Hop!

Have you had a chance to get your inky fingers on the latest Verve release? It's a beautiful holiday release and the Verve Divas and November Guests are hopping again today with a fresh dose of inspiration using the new stamps! Everything in the shop is on sale 25% off right now, so it's a great time to stock up. Come take a tour of our blogs to see these fun stamps in action, then leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win today's prize!

For my card I just had to create a snowman scene shaker card with the Jolly Jingles stamp set and Winter Friends die set.  I mixed some pattern papers that I had in my stash.  I stamped a few snowflakes on the background scene, tore some white card stock for snowdrifts, added some wink of stella, then die cut and colored my snowman.  I did add some wink of stella to him, too!

I added the sentiment to the heart from Verve's Wavy Hearts die set.  I added sequins from Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix and Verve's Frosted Snowfall Sequin Mix.   The snowfall mix has little snowflakes.  I glued a few to the background.  I had to add a few of these beautiful sequins to the outside of my card, too!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? One lucky comment from all of the stops along today's hop will be randomly selected to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, comment on each of the stops below. Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Monday, November 28.

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Lee Ann (Guest)8. Betty
3. Lynn (Guest)9. Maureen
4. Tenia (Guest)10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Laurie

As always thanks so much for hopping by! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

For my card I started with some designer papers that I have had for quite awhile.  I just loved the wood and tiny flower combination.  I thought it worked well with the inspiration photo.  I found a piece of white card stock already die cut with the Life Style Craft's Trelis border die.  I decided to use it to ground my focal images. 

Next, I die cut and stamped two flower images from MFT Stamps Fall Florals stamp set and die namics.  I die cut the "thanks" from MFT thanks and hello die namics.  I cut it four times.  Three with white cardstock and once with pattern paper.  I added some Ranger Crackle Medium in a not so perfect way (so there were some bald spots) and let it dry overnight.  The next day I sponged on some ranger inks to add definition to the distressed application areas as well as to the crackle accents.

I die cut a stitched sentiment strip and gold embossed a sentiment from MFT Kind Thanks stamp set.  I thought this sentiment worked perfectly for the "gold" heart in the inspiration photo.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.  I am also playing along with MFT Thankful For You!  

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

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


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