Saturday, October 10, 2015

October Verve Diva Inspirations Blog Hop and Challenge


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the until November 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our October challenge is Black, White and Glam

October always has a bit of glamour and intrigue to it. A stroll through the craft store this time of year brings visions of glitzy pumpkins, gilded candelabras and rhinestones galore. So this month we’re challenging you to to get glamorous with black, white and metallics. Use the inspiration graphic or go off on your own tangent, just share a little bit of glam with us!

How fun is this challenge!  I need a birthday card for my sister whose birthday is on October 30 and know she won’t mind the Halloween Inspired colours with all the sparkle and glam!  I hunted around the studio for things that were “blingy” and came up with some glitter cardstock (the banner), silver glitter (the pumpkins, and some silver sequins.  Get your sunglasses out!


Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, November 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've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee       7. Maureen

2. Amy         8. Stacey

3. Betty        9. Charmaine

4. Sankari   10. Amber

5. Sarah      11. Marisa

6. Susan

stamps: Bountiful Harvest, Love Notes, Poppy Birthday, Peace on Earth – flourish on sentiment  (Verve)

die: Classy Label Die (Verve) other: banner die (Penny Black)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Birthday ~ Viva La Verve Friday!


Hi everyone and happy Thanksgiving Day weekend to all my Canadian peeps! I’m the hostess over on the Viva La Verve sketch blog so head over there to find out all the details on how you could win some fantastic Verve! I’ve been replenishing my birthday card stash and this little number helped out!  Have a fantastic weekend!  And in keeping with tradition, here’s my favourite Thanksgiving Day poem…


Reasons for Thanksgiving


To have food enough and a place to dwell,

To have work to do and do it well.

To find the comfort when things go wrong

In a bit of prayer or a snatch of song.

To know the pleasure a kind act brings,

To see the beauty in simple things.

To know good books and share their worth,

To plant bright flowers in rich brown earth.

To have true friends...this is living,

And reason enough for thanksgiving.


by Edith Shaw Butler



stamps: Happy Birthday Plain Jane (Verve)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix,  (Verve)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thanks So Very Much


Hi friends!  Popping in to share a card I made last week for a colleague who wanted a few Thank You cards.  I loved Stacey’s VLV sketch from last month so I CASED a card I made with it :)  I sure love these colours :)  Not quite summer and not quite fall!  Hope your Hump Day is fabulous!  Thanks for stopping by!


stamps: Dream Big, Making a Statement, Tag Time (Verve)

dies: Scalloped Flowers Die Set, Dreamy Leaves Die Set,Tagged Rectangle Die  (Verve)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Clearly Besotted October Release!


Hi everyone!  I’m back with my last card for the Clearly Besotted Stamps October Release.  All the stamps and dies are on sale today over in the CBS shop so be sure to go and check everything out!  I told you yesterday about my turquoise and red Christmas kick and here’s proof of it again!  I added some gold in there for fun as well!  These darling mittens and sentiment are from the Stitched Mittens set along with coordinating dies.  These mittens remind me of the Canadian Olympic Red Mittens :)  I still have mine and they keep my little fingers toasty warm on recess duty days!  Thanks for stopping by and all your lovely comments on this Clearly Besotted Release :)  ox



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 4


Hello!  I’m back with another sneaky peek at one of the new Clearly Besotted Stamp sets to be released tomorrow, October 5th!  This fun Christmas set, Laugh Out Loud: Christmas, had me laugh out loud, literally!  I am all about buying myself some presents at Christmas ;)  This sweet little Christmas tree was coloured with my aqua pen and my Zig Clean Colour pens.  I added some Wink of Stella on the polka dots for a bit of sparkle.  I was pleasantly surprised that the print on the stamp fit perfectly on the lined paper!  I am on a turquoise and red Christmas card kick right now.  Thanks for indulging me!


Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks! Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fabulous Birthday Ever ~ Viva La Verve


Hi everyone! Today’s card uses the first October Viva La Verve sketch! head over to the VLV blog for more inspiration and all the details on how you could win some fantastic Verve!  Have a lovely Saturday!



stamps: Better Together, Petals & Wings (Verve)

dies: Wings & Petals Die Set, Flourished Tag Die Set (Verve)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 2


Good morning and TGIF!  I’m back with another sneaky peek at one of the new Clearly Besotted Stamp sets to be released on October 5th!  This little stamp set, Warm Solutions ll, really touches my heart… OCD…that’s me! HA!  The striped coffee mug reminded me of Kate Spade stationery so I embossed it with gold and added a little wooden maple in honour of Fall and the country I love {insert “awwww” and “eh!” here!} LOL  I’m also entering this card into the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that ends tonight! 

Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks! Thanks for stopping by!





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