Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Please!


 Hello friends!  Before I start, I must say thank you to the kind commenter, Sandy Kay, who let me know that I was the PTI Release Night Winner on Friday!  WAAAHOOOO!  You see, I did check the winners' page on Saturday, but I was on last month's page and didn't realize it.  So thank you again, Sandy.  With my big win, I wanted to pull out my stamps and get inky!  This week's Make it Monday challenge is from (my sweet) Dawn McVey. She is challenging us to use multiple floral sets.  I've used 3 different PTI sets along with the Verve Coffee Please  Digital download (cup and sentiment).  I was matching the leaves/foliage with the colours on the paper and didn't know what to do with the Gran's Garden leaves so I embossed them in gold!  Love how it turned out! I'm also entering this card in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Thanks for visiting!  Hope your week is going well :)





Kindness ~ The Card Concept


 Hello everyone! Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below...


I was inspired by the patterns and colours!  I also needed some more thank you cards, so I chose one from Verve's Kindness Matters.  My second card's sentiment was a freebie from a Verve order.  Fingers crossed Julee puts it in a set soon! It's a Shakespeare quote I shared with her a while back :)  I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Have a great day!



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Peace on Earth


 Hello friends!  I've been a bit of a no show for my favourite challenges this past month. With school starting, selling my old car (2004 VW Jetta), and buying a new vehicle (2018 VW Tiguan), time in the studio has been at a premium.  I was determined to get back to my favourite PTI Create Along with Us so here it is!  I chose Heather's tag for inspiration and made my first 2 Christmas cards of the year! Yahooo!

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Here's the second card!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

 

 stamps: Tis the Season (PTI), Autumn Blessings (Verve)
dies: tag (PTI), stitched rectangle (Lil Inkers), Autumn Thanks Die Set (Verve)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Cake and Candles ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


 Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…


Oh, I would have loved this room as a teenager! Hey, I love it as an adult!  I was inspired by the colours and patterns on a white background.  I couldn't wait to ink up my favourite birthday sentiment I asked Julee at Verve Stamps to turn into a stamp...and she did!  Wishes do come true! Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!






stamps: Cake and Candles (Verve)


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Birthday to You ~ The Card Concept Challenge




Hello everyone! Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below...
 


I was inspired by the wood background and those gorgeous pink blooms!  I'm calling this card style Clean and Layered with a hit of shabby chic! I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Have a great day!









stamps: Cake and Candles, Bloom Brighter (Verve)
dies: Blooming Die Set (Verve)

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Whole Lot of Awesome ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…



Ah, it's September and time for me to say goodbye to my beloved vacation.  I had a wonderful restful and fun time with lazy mornings, daily workouts, traveling, visiting, professional reading, reading for fun, and time in the studio.  But now it's back to school.  I took the colours from the inspiration photo and used them to create a card for our school secretary 'cause she is definitely "a whole lot of awesome."  I will put this on her desk ready for the first day of school :)  I am also using the latest Viva La Verve sketch!  Yes, Viva La Verve is back with monthly sketches!  Check it out over on the Viva La Verve blog.

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!






P.S. Oh, and here is my second card!  I sure do love making teacher cards!



stamps: Bloom Brighter, Teachers Count (Verve)
dies:  Blooming Die Set, Flourished Tag Die Set (Verve)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Verve's 10th Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop ~ Release Day!


Welcome back to Day 5 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 4 beautiful new sets and 2 coordinating die sets just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate this special 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release, we're putting on another blog hop, with a pretty cool prize!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves, especially since we've got a full line-up of Divas, guests and Alumni today!

When I first got the "Cake and Candles" set out, I thought it would be cool to make a background with the stamps as they were on the acetate sheet.  So I turned the whole stamp set over, inked it up with versamark, stamped it onto some sweet blush cardstock, poured white embossing powder on it, then heated it up.  Below is the finished result before I put my card together. (hey, how do you like my new Canada EH? mug?!).  This card was snatched up by my sister as one of her birthday card set selection...I give my sister's a set of 10 cards as birthday presents.



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!

Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set
Cake and CandlesScripture Medley 5

Day 5 Hop List
1. Julee9. Lesley
2. Maureen10. Christyne
3. Betty11. Laurie
4. Charmaine12. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa13. Laurie W. (Alumni)
6. Amy S.(Alumni)14. Tosha L. (Alumni)
7. Amy K.(Alumni)15. Tiffany S.(Alumni)
8. Michelle W. (Alumni) 



what's in it?
stamps: Cake and Candles (Verve)
paper: white, sweet blush, black, gold and white stripes (PTI)
ink: onyx (Versafine), versamark
accessories: scalloped circle die (PTI), stitched circle die (MFT), bakers twine, white embossing powder
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