Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

It's 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! You have until March 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

The pop of color in this industrial style loft speaks of the hope of spring in the midst of winter. Kind of like February... it's still cold and wintry, but new life is on the horizon. Feel free to take your inspiration from the photo or the color combo, whatever suits your fancy! We can't wait to see what you create.

It's no lie that my favourite season is Spring.  Not only is my birthday 4 days before Spring or close to Spring Break, but I am a fair weather girl.  Not crazy hot or tepid warm, but that glorious temperature where it's warm enough not to wear a sweater, but cool enough to wear a cute dress and sandals.  My perfect temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius (about 80 degrees F).  I tried to capture this perfect Moe temperature in my card...everything I, chartreuse, doily, paper clamp, and bling, no sweat! LOL

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Saturday, March 5.
Prize: $30 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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop! 
1. Julee8. Marisa
2. Amber9. Maureen
3. Amy10. Sankari
4. Betty11. Stacey
5. Charmaine12. Susan
6. Christyne13. Teresa
7. Laurie

what's in it?
stamps: Bloom & Grow, Sparkly Dreams
accessories: Elegant Leaves Die, Flourished Tag Die Set, Floral Circles Die Set, Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bundle of Joy

I'm back with a card I've been thinking about all day.  The next PTI anniversary challenge (Sampler Square Challenge) is to use 9 white squares, do something to them, then put them on a card.  I read the instructions carefully (for once!) and nowhere did it say they had to be in a grid pattern.  I really wanted to do something different so I went on Pinterest and found this sweet pinwheel card HERE, complete with a video!

Then I went off to create my own.  I used 8 squares, embossed them, then formed the pinwheel like this.

Then I stamped the last white square with the sentiment and added a sweet blush heart covered in glossy accents for some shine.  Yay!  Another challenge done!  Can't wait for tomorrow's!  Thanks for stopping by :)

stamps: To the Moon (Verve)
paper: white, pink lady, sweet blush (PTI)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Birthday

Here's my last post for the day!  I love the PTI Create Along with Us challenges. We get to choose a card from one of the design teams and create a card inspired by it.  I have fast become a HUGE fan of Kay Miller and her gorgeous bright colours on water colour backgrounds.  Here's the card I had to can find it on this POST.

Isn't it amazing!  I can't stop looking at it!  LOL  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your week is off to a great start!

Birthday Wishes

 Hi!  I'm back as promised with the PTI Dress Up Inspiration challenge.  I knew right away that I wanted to make a card inspired by this beautiful top I got a few months ago.  Rosie Posie was still on my desk so I used it for the big blossoms and mint leaves on the shirt.  The black collar is mimicked by the black trim around the French script panel.

Thanks for stopping by!  I sure have been enjoying the challenges and hope I can keep up as I head back to work tomorrow.

Shine Brightly

Hi everyone!  I've had a wonderful holiday Monday reading, working out, and card making!  I caught up on the PTI Anniversary challenges and this card is for the Grab and Go challenge.  In less than 5 minutes, I pulled the 2 blue circles and shine brightly sun die cut out of my scrap pile.  I also had a little piece of gold paper so I die cut the "Shine" out of it.  Easy peasy card and my scrap pile is a little bit smaller! Hooray!  Thanks for stopping by!  I have 2 more cards to share coming up soon!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Warmest Thanks

Hello friends! We have a long weekend here in BC so I spent the first part of today ice fishing with the dh and some family and friends.  We didn't get a bite after an hour so we headed back to the trucks and found the perfect spot for a fire and bbq with some hot toddies.  When we got home, I headed down to the studio to start the PTI anniversary challenges.  Up first was the colour challenge.  I chose Kay's colour palette as it was so bright and full of promises of Spring!

I've been going through my PTI sets, selling some that I don't use anymore and was struggling with Rosie's a classic and I hadn't used it for awhile, but now that I've used it, it's back in my "keep" pile! Any sets like that for you?  Thanks for stopping by!

Be Mine x3 ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Reminder

Hi everyone!  Today's card is a reminder that the Sachet challenge is still on over on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  We continue to be inspired by this photo...

I was looking through my "hearts" box and found these punched hearts that a friend gave me several years ago.  They reminded me of the hearts in the photo.  Then I stamped the 'be mine' three times before adding the 'valentine' and the three sweet little hearts.  The stamps are all from Verve's Twitterpated.

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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