Tuesday, July 25, 2017







Happy Tuesday!   I am playing along with this month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge!  I am popping in late in the day for this one.  I guess better late than never on this challenge.





For my card I played off of the color of the background and florals.   I used PTI white linen.  I used spring rain and direct inked the white linen to get a textural rich colored background.  I die cut it with the Mix and Mat Herringbone die. 


I added the bleeding hearts flowers from Humming Along.  I mixed colors of PTI inks to play along with the soft muted tones in the inspiration picture.  I added the sentiment using PTI Pen and Ink set.  I started with Spring Rain ink.  It did not have enough of a pop so I stamped it with Blueberry Sky.  I love the richness it adds, plus it mimics the ink tones in the inspiration as well. 


 To finish the card I die cut the photo corners in gold foil card stock for a pop of gold as well as to play off of the touches of gold in the photo.  I layered this panel with a popped up white linen panel for subtle texture to a stampers select card base.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

Saturday, July 15, 2017




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 create a little scene playing off of the colors of the surfboards and theme.  I started with PTI Mix and Mat Pretty Brackets.  I die cut three shades of blues.  I inlaid the colors starting with the darkest blue at the bottom and working to lightest color to create the look of ocean water and depth.   




I stamped, copic colored, and die cut three fish from the Keep Swimming stamp set.  I used some foam tape to pop up the fish.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a strip of stampers select white card stock.  I cut a fishtail in one end and attached with two tiny stamples at the other end. 




 I scored the kraft card base.  I added the focal frame using some foam tape.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.


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

Lenae, SugarGem  (Guest Designer)




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Monday, July 10, 2017



Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! Three beautiful new sets and coordinating die sets just released and they're all available in the shop right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop with a fabulous giveaway!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!

                If you got here from  Maureen's blog you are in the right place!




I chose to use the new Always Time stamp set and coordinating Kettle Time Die Set.   I just love the "Relax and Enjoy" sentiment since it is summertime and I am out of school.  While a lot of these sets focus on coffee,  not all coffees are hot!  To me nothing says relaxation like a body of cool refreshing water with and a decaf iced cold flavored coffee in hand.


I chose to use watercolor smooshing technique.  I chose shades of blue for my card to focus on cool refreshing water.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I added the stamped and die cut coffee mugs at the bottom.


I popped everything up onto a scored background that I added direct to paper some versamark swipes for some added dimension.  I finished my card with some clear sequins.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE 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 the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Always TimeKettle Time Die Set
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die Set
Fill My Cup

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley
Next on the hop is  Christyne!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty
Sunday, July 9, 2017


Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's July Release 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 shop on Monday, July 10. And if you just can't wait, you can pre-order our July Release Collection at a 25% discount through tonight.
Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Fill My Cup stamp set. This set also coordinates with the Happiness in a Cup Die Set we shared yesterday.

If you got here from  Maureen's blog you are in the right place!


For my card I started with some fun summertime papers  with pretty patterns and colors.   



Next, I stamped the wonderful sentiment along with the sunrise and fluffy cloud image using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  



I added some wink of stella to the cloud and sun for a touch of shine. I thought about adding some sequins, but decided I love the card just like it is.  

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!
Fill My CupHappiness in a Cup Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley



Next on the hop is  Christyne!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

Saturday, July 8, 2017




Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's July Release 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 shop on Monday, July 10. And if you just can't wait, you can pre-order our July Release Collection at a 25% discount through July 9!
Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Happiness Is stamp set and coordinating Happiness in a Cup Die Set.

If you got here from  Maureen's blog you are in the right place!



This is another great set!  I love the different ways you can mix and match the sentiments.  This is a great card for a friend or love one who you meet for coffee and good conversation as frequently as possible.  


For my card I chose to combine these two sentiments.  I mixed some pattern papers with a fun layout and started stamping. I used some enchanted evening ink to try to match the blue in the background pattern.  



I added the stamped die cut pattern mug to the top of the pile so to speak for some added fun!  I finished with a few clear sequins.  

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!
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley



Next on the hop is  Christyne!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty



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