Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Grateful for You ~ The Card Concept


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


I was going to use flowers on my card, but I really wanted to use these sweet Brushed Birds again.  I'm thinking the style is shabby chic :)  Here's the second card with bolder colours and a different sentiment.


 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!






what's in it?
stamps: Brushed Birds, Banner Style (PTI)
dies: Brushed Birds, Banner Style, Branching Out (PTI)
ink: lovely lady, hibiscus burst, sweet blush (PTI)
paper: rustic white, aquamist, chicken scratch gingham, bitty dots (PTI)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Mother's Day ~ Make it Monday


 Hello friends!  I eeked out a few hours in the studio today to play along with this week's, almost last week's, PTI Make it Monday challenge.  I CASEd Michelle's card using Friendly Flowers and leaves from Painted Petals.  Here's my second card.  I just stamped the stems instead of stitching them.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week :)






what's in it?
stamps: Painted Petals, Friendly Flowers, Inside Out Thank You (PTI)
dies: Friendly Flowers Extras, Just a Number, Quilted Tag,  Painted Petals (PTI)
paper: lavender moon, stampers select white, chicken scratch gingham (PTI)
ink: green parakeet (PTI)


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Verve Diva Inspirations Hop and Release Day!


Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  This month we're combining our release hop with our monthly Diva Inspirations Hop & Challenge. We're stamping with a yellow color scheme this month and would love to see what you create. Hop along to see our takes on the challenge, then get inky and show us your take!

And since this is our April release hop, there's new Verve in the store this morning with a fabulous prize along our hop! Three beautiful new sets and coordinating die sets just released and the entire April collection is up for grabs to one lucky commenter on our hop today!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice combined with our April inspiration, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves! Check out all the challenge details on the Verve blog today.

OH, I think this is my favourite card from the Release.  Doily, tag, seam binding, sequins, vellum, heart...all my favourite things on a darling yellow and neutral colour palette. Yes, I snuck in that (retired) jotted heart.  I couldn't resist, sorry/not sorry! {wink!}



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!

Risen SaviorSentimental Wishes
Hope LiftsLifted Hope Die Set
Lacey Frames Die SetLacey Frames Die Set

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa



what's in it?
stamps: Hope Lifts, Sentimental Wishes (Verve)
paper: stampers select white, vellum (PTI), yellow, starfruit (SU), Jubilee (My Mind's Eye)
ink: onyx (versafine), more mustard (SU)
accessories: Lacey Frames (Verve), Jotted Heart - retired (Verve), tag sale #3 die (PTI), seam binding, embossing powder, sequins, paper doily


Monday, April 9, 2018

New Verve Spotlight Hop ~ Day 3


Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guest 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 Tuesday, April 10.  Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Sentimental Wishes stamp set. This set pairs beautifully with the new Lacey Frames and Lacey Trim Duo di sets.

When I saw these new Lacey Frame dies, I wanted to try something different by using them to create a fun background.  Really, I could have used almost any sentiment from Sentimental Wishes, but needed more birthday cards in my stash.  I added a few sequins and some sweet bows to give the card a little somethin' somethin'.  It's the perfect thickness for mailing!


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!

Sentimental WishesLacey Frames Die Set
Lacey Frames Die Set  

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa


what's in it?
stamps: Sentimental Wishes (Verve)
paper: stampers select white (PTI), real red, pumpkin pie, summer sun, kiwi kiss, burmuda pay, violet (SU)
ink: onyx (versafine)
accessories: Lacey Frames (Verve), string, sequins

Sunday, April 8, 2018

New Verve Spotlight Hop ~ Day 2


Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guest 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 Tuesday, July 10.  Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Hope Lifts stamp set and coordinating Lifted Hope Die Set.

Awww! Do any of you recognize this hot air balloon?  I sure do!  I always wanted a die for it and now we have it!  I paper pieced the balloon parts and added the all my die cuts onto the perfect piece of sky paper! 


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!
Hope LiftsLifted Hope Die Set


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa








what's in it?
stamps: Hope Lifts (Verve)
paper: stampers select white (PTI), Forever Young (BoBunny)
ink: onyx (versafine)
accessories: Lifted Hope (Verve), stitched circles (MFT), Cloud dies (PTI), stitched rectangle (Lil Inkers), sequins, twine

Saturday, April 7, 2018

New Verve Spotlight Hop ~ Day 1


Welcome to Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing Tuesday, April 10. Today the Divas and special guests are sharing inspiration featuring the new Risen Savior tamp set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full hop list, prize details, reveals and a little more on this fun new set.

As soon as I saw this sentiment, I knew I had to have lots of hearts on my card.  You are just going to love the mixed fonts, quotes, and images in this set. AND, it's not just for Easter! It's perfect for your faithful friends anytime of year.



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!

Risen Savior

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee
2. Michele (Guest) 5. Marisa
3. Betty 6. Maureen
4. Charmaine 7. Teresa



what's in it?
stamps: Risen Savior (Verve)
paper: rustic white (PTI), Front Porch (Pebbles)
ink: onyx (versafine), ocean tide (PTI)
accessories: Scalloped Tags (PTI), heart die (Sizzix), heart doily, twine, sequins, seam binding

Friday, April 6, 2018

You Got This ~ Viva La Verve Sketch


Happy Friday, friends!  There's nothing I like more than celebrating my favourite day with a new Viva La Verve sketch AND a sneak peek  at some new Verve headed your way very, very soon! Head over to the Viva La Verve blog to see more inspiration and get all the details on how you could win a Verve gift certificate! Hooray!


what's in it? 
stamps: Hope Lifts, Sentimental Wishes (Verve)
ink: onyx (versafine)
paper: stampers select white, sweet blush, vellum (PTI), going gray (SU), Baxter (Seven Paper)
accessories: Lacey Frames, Lacey Trim duo, Lifted Hope (Verve), stitched circle (MFT), quilted tag die (PTI), handwritten embossing folder (Kaisercraft), stitching, twine, sequins, white embossing powder
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