Friday, August 26, 2016

Verve Anni-VERVE-sary Hop {Day 4}-Designer Feature

Welcome back to Day 4 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  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! I hope you will come along and visit each designer's blog!


Today I wanted to feature the gorgeous bloom and font of the Kindness Matters and Potter's Clay sets. I kept my design simple and clean and hopefully fresh! I love Aqua, White and Yellow together! I hope you do too.


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!

Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set
Potter's ClayPottery Die Set
Scripture Medley 4 

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)





Thursday, August 25, 2016

Verve Product Release Hop Day 3 {Potter's Clay}

Welcome back to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  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, August 26. Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Potter's Clay stamp set and coordinating, Pottery Die Set.


I decided to use some retired Stampin' Up paper for my card and used Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate and Hello Honey Ink. I just love the beautiful sentiments and fonts that Julee makes! I don't know why I chose to do the sentiment in yellow...maybe I should have used the slate colour and stamped the flowers in yellow? What do you think?


I found Cindy's great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and I thought it was perfect for this new stamp set and die!



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!

Potter's ClayPottery Die Set


Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Verve Release Spotlight Hops {Day 2}-Kindness Matters

Welcome back to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  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, August 26. Today I am featuring two new sets! The first is the Scripture Medley 4 compilation set.  I paired it with another new set called  Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating, Great Kindness Die Set. I stamped the flowers with Memento Black ink and coloured them with my Copics. 



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! 


Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set


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!



Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Verve "Diva Inspirations" Blog Hop {August 2016}

Welcome to our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! 

First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway.


Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when see them!

Without further ado, here is our August challenge... 



I fell in love with this pretty colour palette and went to work right away using my "go-to" Verve flower stamp set called Joyful Blooms and the Plain Jane sentiment called Beautiful.

Joyful BloomsBeautiful Plain Jane

I cut a panel of watercolour paper into a 3"x 4" rectangle and stamped the flowers onto it. Then using a water pen, I used some distress ink to "watercolour" the flowers. Then I used some kraft ink to paint around the blooms, to give it a watercoloured "vintage" vibe. 


I stamped the sentiment in black Ranger ink...just perfect for watercolouring. I always stamp my sentiment and images all together before I begin watercolouring so I have a "map" of where to go with the ink.


I wanted this card to have a few layers. I added a doily, a die cut scallop circle, twine, gems and a vintage butterfly washi tape to the bottom of the card. 

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Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, September 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.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa


Friday, July 15, 2016

Viva LA Verve Sketch Challenge & Diva Inspirations Challenge {Verve Stamps}


Happy July! We are back after a relaxing trip to the coast! We took our camper and had a blast...walking along the beaches and reading books! Today I am happy to share my card for the newest Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge! I am the sketch hostess and I am SO excited to share my design! I hope it inspires you to play along with us!

  


I was inspired to play along with the current Diva Inspirations Challenge over at Verve! Why not combine the two challenges!?


Using the Love Everlasting stamp set from Verve, I stamped the floral heart in the three bold colours from the inspiration photo...in this case I used Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo. I am a big fan of clean lines and layers, so I used some designer paper and clean white rectangles...so the colours would hopefully pop!

Love Everlasting

I would love it if you would come to Viva la Verve and play along with my sketch!!! There is a great prize up for grabs for both challenges! Click HERE for more inspiration!



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SugarPea Designs-MIU17 {Happy Mail}


We have a new challenge style over at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!


I used the stamp set called Happy Mail and coloured the images with my Copic markers. Clean and simple, this card was fun to put together!

Here is this week's Mix it Up Challenge!

To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

Reverse Confetti {SFYTT #38}- Best Wishes



Tonight I finally had the chance to play along with the current SFYTT at Reverse Confetti. I loved the clean lines of the sketch and I wanted to play with the new Garden Bunch Stamp Set I picked up last month! With the end of the school year being so busy, I never had the chance to play with my new goodies! SO I gave them a try tonight. I love how the sentiment stamps! 


I wanted to create a card that gave off a "black tie air" and I was striving for clean lines. The card was left simple, so it could go to a man. I wanted to create a "tux" feel and the flowers would be the accent rather than the focus. It is another card for my wedding stash. 

38_July2016


Monday, July 11, 2016

VLV & CTD {Christmas Greetings}



Hooray! Back into my craft room and I was so happy to play along with a couple of challenges today! First I saw the fun sketch at Viva la Verve and then I saw the colours at the Colour Throwdown! It was a match made in heaven! I decided to make a Christmas card for my stash!


I used the elegant Bright Spirits stamp set from Verve and some fun design paper I had in my stash! I kept my design fairly simple...