Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some new news...

I just had to stop in and share...I'm super excited to be joining the new 
Challenge team over at Reverse Confetti!  

<-----that's me!

Jen has the most adorable stamps with gorgeous fonts....if you follow my blog, you know how I feel about a good font!  hehe!  Anyway, we will be posting our first sketch challenge tomorrow so please stop back by.  :)  Stop over to the RC blog to see who else will be on the new Challenge team!  :)

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A sketch...

I am working with a super fun sketch today.  It's Anya's sketch for this week's Viva La Verve.  Click HERE to see all about it.  

Here is my card...

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I embossed the card base with the Sizzix Striped embossing folder and then simply added in a plain while panel on top.  I stamped this gorgeous Plain Jane sentiment on a white die cut circle and then added in 3 gorgeous blooms.  I have a hard time using these because I haven't been able to find them again.  They are paper.  And beautiful.  If you know where to get them.....let me know!  :)

Here is this week's sketch...


I hope you get to play along this week.  Stop over to the Viva La Verve thread and link up your card!  
Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Especially when I'm hungry...

That sentiment TOTALLY cracks me up!  It's one from a new Kelly Purkey set called I Like You.  I used it on a card for this week's Retro Sketches.  I took the sketch, shrunk it like I like to do...and matted it with the card base....

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I took a BG11 Copic and the blender and blended out the color in the sentiment.  I added a wooden feather to finish it off.

Here is this week's sketch....


Stop over to the Retro Sketches blog to see all DT creations and to link up your own! Thanks for stopping in!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Verve New Release Spotlight Hop - Day 4

I am so sorry to be super late with this post but I got home late today and found that it didn't go live for some reason.  It's release day today over at Verve so I hope you can hop along with us as we celebrate our brand new October Release, which is now available in the Verve store!

Here is my card for today...

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I used one simple sentiment on this card from the new set called Unto Us.  I added in a Cameo Die cut to finish it off.  I love these gorgeous Christmas sentiments from this set.  I kept this one simple, and kept it all in kraft and brown.

We'll be drawing a random comment winner from all of the comments along today's hop to win our ENTIRE October release, so be sure to leave a little shout out at each stop as you hop around!

Today's Blog Hop Prize:  October Release Collection
Comment Deadline for Prize Drawing:  Sunday, 10/27 at 5pm Mountain
1. Julee8. Amber
2. Jen9. Janelle
3. Marisa10. Andrea
4. Teresa11. Laurie W.
5. Charmaine12. Maureen
6. Christyne13. Laurie S.
7. Stacey {Guest}14. Verve Blog


Friday, October 25, 2013

Verve Spotlight Hops-Day 3


Welcome to our October 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to preview Verve's newest stamp sets and dies with you! Over the next few days, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set each day, so stay tuned for a fun series of inspirational hops... and PRIZES, too! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store Friday night, 10/25.

Today's new set is called Unto us...

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This set has 2 coordinating dies.  One snowflake and one for the reindeer.  I stamped the snowflake in the background with Versamark and then added in the label and reindeer using foam tape.  The sentiment on this card is from Holiday Treats.


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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee8. Amber
Jen9. Janelle
3. Marisa10. Andrea
4. Teresa11. Laurie W.
5. Charmaine12. Maureen
6. Christyne13. Verve Blog
7. Stacey {Guest}
Thanks for coming by!  We will be back tomorrow for one more day of the new Verve Release1 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Verve Spotlight Hops-Day 2


Welcome to our October 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to preview Verve's newest stamp sets and dies with you! Over the next few days, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set each day, so stay tuned for a fun series of inspirational hops... and PRIZES, too! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store Friday night, 10/25.

Today's set is called Holiday Treats....


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The snowflakes in this set are SO cute!  I stamped them with white ink onto the kraft paper.  I added in a gorgeous sentiment from the same set.  The little scalloped border is one for Scalloped Trim die set that is available in the Verve store.  I love this rustic Christmas color combo.

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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!


1. Julee8. Amber
Jen9. Janelle
3. Marisa10. Andrea
4. Teresa11. Laurie W.
5. Charmaine12. Maureen
6. Christyne13. Verve Blog
7. Stacey {Guest}
Thanks so much for stopping in!  Have a great day! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Verve Spotlight Hops-Day 1


Welcome to our October 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to preview Verve's newest stamp sets and dies with you! Over the next few days, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set each day, so stay tuned for a fun series of inspirational hops... and PRIZES, too! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store Friday night, 10/25.

Today we are spotlighting a new set called Chevron Love and a super cute new die called Heart Quartet.  Here is a little card I made up using both...


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I simply stamped the sentiment on the circle and added on a stack of the hearts.  I used glitter paper and foam tape and just stacked them up.  For the background, I sewed on on some pattern paper to the kraft base.


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 full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Here is a list of other blogs to check out...

1. Julee8. Amber
Jen9. Janelle
3. Marisa10. Andrea
4. Teresa11. Laurie W.
5. Charmaine12. Maureen
6. Christyne13. Laurie S.
7. Stacey {Guest}14. Verve Blog
Thanks so much for stopping in!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rain or Shine...

It's time for another round of Diva Dare over at the Verve Blog!

Go check out the card I have made up for today and see about how to win prizes!  :)

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

happy...

I needed a birthday card for a little girl.  I thought that this week's Retro Sketch was perfect for a fun little card.  AND I busted out some ribbon!  

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I cut out 2 pieces of card stock and layered them up with a cut out sentiment and even an embossed sentiment.  Fancy for me huh?  This sentiment die is amazing.  I ran it through the Xyron sticker maker to attach it to the card.  I tried to do the first one with little dots of glue...it was a disaster.  The Xyron is the way to go!  Then I added in a bow and some enamel dots to finish it off.  I think ribbon needs to make a come back.  It took me awhile to make this bow but I may have to make some more here soon.   Get back into practice.

Check out this week's sketch...


Stop over at the Retro Sketches blog and see what the girls have made up this week!  And link up your card too!

Thanks for stopping in!



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Slightly obsessed...

Ok, so I am slightly obsessed with this new label die from Simon Says.  I case'd Debby in my last post. I made a fun little card for an upcoming Holiday Card Class.... :).  And now I made it into a tag....

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I colored some cardstock in stripes and then cut out this "Oh happy day" die.  I scored and folded this label die, then I colored the top portion with the same green Copic I used on the sentiment.  I ran it through with the Sizzix striped embossing folder just to get that little detail on the fold.  I added a little ribbon to finish it off!

I am headed off to work for  a couple hours!  Hope you are all having a great day! Thanks for stopping in!

 
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