Friday, May 27, 2016

Verve May Release Retrospective Hop


Welcome to Verve's May Release Retrospective!  It's been a fabulous release week at Verve and today the Divas and Guest Divas are back with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! Everything spotlighted is available to order in the Verve Store and is 25% off through the end of May! Plus, we've got a sweet hop prize in store!

 It's been a week since the release and I haven't let go of these flowers from Beautiful Things.  I had some paper I had watercoloured on my desk waiting to be used so I die cut them then stamped the flowers in black.  I wanted to echo the gray stripes of the patterned paper so made my Elegant Leaves gray while adding some little green leaves from the new Beautiful Flowers Die Set.  I added another little flag stamped with a sentiment from our last releases Simply Amazing set.  This card is for our secretary at the end of the school year next month.  She definitely is a "beautiful soul."


Want to win some shiny new Verve? Julee will be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie12. Teresa



what's in it?
stamps: Beautiful Things, Simply Amazing, Bloom & Grow (Verve)
paper: white (PTI), Rise and Shine (American Crafts)
ink: onyx (versafine), basic grey (SU), watercolour
accessories: Elegant Leaves Die, Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set, Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix, Signature Sequin Mix, Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection (Verve), tag die (PTI)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

So Happy for You


Hi everyone!  I finally got a chance to play with the PTI Mini Kit Colour Pop: Butterfly for this week's Make It Monday challenge.  I inked the background with some ink and a stencil then used some dies and premade die cuts from the kit.  The sentiment die is very fine so I used a metal shim to help cut it out clean.  Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Just a Note ~ PTI Blog Hop


Hello, friends!  It's the PTI May Blog Hop today and I was determined to use my new Don't Forget to Write Kit, no matter what the challenge was! HA!  It was easy to match the colours from the  inspiration photo...pick a colour, any colour!


I needed a thank you card for our PAC (Parent Advisory Council) after they put on the most amazing lunch for our staff last week, complete with door prizes for everyone.  They are a fabulous and dedicated group :)  Thanks for stopping by!  Can't wait to hop around after work :)



Monday, May 23, 2016

From the Lord ~ Viva La Verve Hostess


Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians!  I'm back today with the card that inspired my Viva La Verve sketch.  This one was made for a sweet lady who is going through some serious health issues at the moment.  She is full of spunk and fire so I'm sure she will overcome it, but it always helps to have friends' support.  I love this uplifting Verve quote and always grab it for occasions such as this. Check out the Viva La Verve blog for more details on how you could win some Verve this month!  AND then check out the NEW release over in the Verve Store!  Have a lovely week :)




stamps: Scripture Medley 2, Each Day (Verve)



Friday, May 20, 2016

Verve May Spotlight Hop ~ Release Day!


Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops!  If you've come here from Marisa's blog, you are on the right track! It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 2 beautiful new sets, 3 die sets and a sequin mix just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop!

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

On Wednesday, I told you all that I have a new favourite Verve flower from the Beautiful Things set...and here it is again :)  There is something about the way it stamps, the crispness of line, the symmetry...I can't put my finger on it, all I know is that I love it, pure and simple! I've added the "beautiful" die on this card along with the OLD "u" from  I Heart U Die Set.  I think it's a great way to make your stamps and dies go further!  I created a black shadow on the "u" by offsetting it slightly from the one I cut out of patterned paper.  The little side tag was created using the small stitched flag in the new Stitched Pennants Die Set.  I thought this tiny quote from an older set, Just Breathe was the perfect complement to the main sentiment.  I'm using my Viva La Verve sketch.  Head over there soon to find out how you could win a Verve gift certificate this month!  Finally, head over to Stacey's blog for more inspiration!


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!
Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set
Love EverlastingEverlasting Heart Die SetCopper Blush Sequin Mix

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee 7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest} 8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Verve May Release Spotlight Hop ~ Day 2


Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops!  If you've come here from Marisa's blog, you are on the right track! 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 store on Friday, May 20.

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Everlasting Love stamp set, Everlasting Heart Die Set and the Copper Blush Sequn Mix.

Ah, it's May and the season of weddings is upon us.  Thank goodness, Julee has created a gorgeous set of beautiful love sentiments and a gorgeous floral/heart image with matching die.  I love using a neutral palette with a pop of colour on my wedding cards.  The sweet little duo hearts in the set (with matching die) helped fill this bill.  For an added little somethin', somethin' I used some glossy accents to cover the hearts and make them shine :)  Yikes!  One more day and then these gorgeous stamps are in the store!   Head over to Stacey's blog for more yummy  inspiration!

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!
Love EverlastingEverlasting Heart Die SetCopper Blush Sequin Mix

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee 7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest} 8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie12. Teresa

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's Your Day to Celebrate!


Hi friends!  This is my card for the current Make it Monday challenge...oh my, challenge indeed!  We are asked to use money somehow on our card.  There are some super cute origami shapes you can make, but I live in Canada!  We don't have "paper" money any more, but "plastic" money!  Kind of hard to fold so I decided to roll it instead :)  Check out our beautiful, but plastic, line up...
 I had to ask the dh for a fifty...I thought the colour was perfect to go with my butterfly.  I wonder if he'll miss it...HA!

 Check out the cool window and holograph images we have on the new bills.  I put mine over my Misti so you could see through it.  Apparently you can write on the bills (48?).


Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your week is going well :)




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