Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Challenge #92 {Colours}

Hello and Welcome to The Challenge! 

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! 

This week we have a Colour Challenge for you!

Black, White and ONE other colour of your choice!

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For my card, I decided to create a single layer card using a floral set from Concord & 9th and a moving sentiment from Verve.



The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! 



Anita Madden


Claire Broadwater



Kelly Lunceford

Kim Heggins

Lee Ann Barrett


Lori Tecler
You Brighten My Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

Nance Salkeld


Nina Forsyth


Rachel Bergfeld


Vicki Finger

A few rules to keep things fun and fair!

1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Challenge Winners for Challenge #90 {Inspirations}

I'm a day late and a dollar short! I am trying my best to post the winners from the week before on Saturdays but I may just have to say "sometime" on the weekend but before Monday!!! Having a new baby definitely intrudes on blogging time and when she naps, I nap!! Thank you for your understanding!

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Inspiration Challenge! We were delighted to see your gorgeous creations! 

This week's THREE Top Picks are...in no particular order...and so hard to choose!
(please be sure to grab your TOP PICKS badge for your blog)

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And the main winner for this week is....I thought this card was SO creative and I loved how she was inspired!


(please be sure to grab your winner badge above for your blog)

Thank you to everyone who played along with us this past week! 

Don't forget our current challenge is on 

and you can play along by clicking HERE. 


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Challenge #91 {A Sketch Challenge}

Hello and Welcome to The Challenge! Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Sketch Challenge for you!

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For my card, I decided to ink up some cute foxes from the SugarPea Designs Fall Fox stamp set! I made a simple birthday card and did some dry embossing to add some dimension and interest to my card.




The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! 
Come and join us! 


Anita Madden

Claire Broadwater

Kelly Lunceford

Kim Heggins


Lori Tecler


Nance Salkeld


Rachel Bergfeld


Vicki Finger


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!

1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Day 4 of Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops {Designer's Choice}

Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! Three beautiful new sets and coordinating die sets just released and they're all available in the shop right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop with a fabulous giveaway!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves! I just had to use the Always Time stamp set and coordinating Kettle Time Die Set once again! This time I created a more traditional clean and layered card...this is a good one for my stash!


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!
Always TimeKettle Time Die Set
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die Set
Fill My Cup

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day 3 of Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's July Release 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 shop on Monday, July 10. And if you just can't wait, you can pre-order our July Release Collection at a 25% discount through tonight.


Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Fill My Cup stamp set. This set also coordinates with the Happiness in a Cup Die Set we shared yesterday.


I absolutely love this set! I am happy that I had the chance to make three different thank you cards to
have in my stash for all the wonderful baby gifts we have been receiving.


I kept my design simple and used an embossing folder on all of them to create some interest. I think this one below is my favourite of the three because I like the simple, wide red stripes of the paper.7



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!

Fill My CupHappiness in a Cup Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley