Monday, September 1, 2014

Lovely Leaves ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

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It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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Hi everyone!  Yikes!  Is it September?!  WAAAAAAAA!  I am a Spring and Summer girl and though I’ve tried to show Fall some love, it’s been hard.  However, you can’t be in lazy summer mode forever.  So with that said, I made a sweet card to help me show Fall some love.  I’ve tried to replicate the inspiration photo by making my own colourful Fall wreath.  I chose vellum for the sentiment as I didn’t want to cover up ANY of those pretty leaves.  Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Lovely Leaves for the challenge details and to play along with us!  Thanks for visiting!

Lovely Leaves Designers

Amy Kolling
Amy Sheffer
Amy Tsuruta
Gayatri Murali
Kim Singdahlsen
Laurie Willison
Lisa Henke
Marisa Ritzen
Maureen Plut
Monika Davis
Sarah Gough
Sheri Gilson
Stacey Schafer
Tenia Nelson
Tracey McNeely

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight ~ Release Day!

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Welcome to our last Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hop! If you’ve arrived from Stacey’s blog you are right on track!

Today is Release Day!  Hooray!  This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years! Everything previewed this week is now available for purchase in the Verve online store!!

Featured Products: Small Packages (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Cupcake Frame Die Set
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

As you’ve seen all week, I’ve had fun creating different backgrounds using my new Dylusions ink sprays.  I’ve added some stencilling on today’s card with white gesso.  My only problem was figuring out how to finish this card without covering up all that fabulous texture and colour!  Hello vellum to the rescue!  I stitched on a vellum panel so I could attach the frame and sentiment from the Small Packages set.  Next I paper pieced the cupcake liner with some bold polka dot paper and painted the icing in two pink tones with my pink distress ink and an aqua pen.  I just spread a little ink directly onto my craft mat and used my aqua pen to paint the pink.  I used a little more water on the lighter layers.  Once the icing had dried, I used my Wink of Stella pen to add some “sparkles.”

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Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Now head onto Laurie’s blog for another gorgeous sample with today’s products!

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what’s in it?

stamps: Small Packages (Verve)

paper: rustic cream, vellum (PTI), watercolour paper, Summer Stories (Teresa Collins)

ink: onyx (Versafine), Dylusions ink sprays (Ranger)

accessories: Cupcake Frame Die Set, Signature Sequins Mix (Verve), half and half die (PTI), jumbo sequins (Teresa Collins), twine (hemptique), gesso (Liquidtex), stencil (Dylusions by Ranger), Wink of Stella pen, stitching

Friday, August 29, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight ~ Day 5

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Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! If you’ve arrived from Stacey’s blog you are right on track!

This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

Featured Products: One Cup (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Cuppa Tea Die Set, Psalm 34:8 PJ
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

Oh, this set is so fun!  I have a tea loving sister so this set will be perfect for making her all kinds of cards :)  I paper pieced the stack of tea cups with the same paper pad I used for the whole card.  Have I changed beverage camps!?  Not at all!  Although, I do enjoy a cup of green or mint tea on cold winter evenings :)  The Sweet Scallop Die was the perfect size for the sentiment and I added another one in the back for some extra visual interest.  A paper doily, stitching, twine, ribbon and some more Shine Bright Sequin Mix give this card a vintage flair.  Love it!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Now head over to Laurie’s blog for another gorgeous sample with today’s products!

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what’s in it?

stamps: One Cup (Verve)

paper: rustic white (PTI), Homespun (Simple Stories)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: Sweet Scallop Die, Spring Fling Ribbon Collection, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), twine (hemptique), paper doily, stitching

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight ~ Day 4

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Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! If you’ve arrived from Stacey’s blog you are right on track!

This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

Featured Products: Framed Florals (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Bluebells Die
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

I’ve been playing around with my new Dylusions Ink Sprays!  I put a few drops onto watercolour paper then sprayed water on them and let the colours mix together.  I thought it was the perfect background for the frame and Bluebells in today’s featured stamp set.  I added only some gorgeous white Signature Ribbon Collection and Shine Bright Sequin Mix as I did not want to take away from those lovely vibrant colours.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Now head over to Laurie’s blog for another gorgeous sample with today’s products!

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Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops

 

what’s in it?

stamps: Framed Florals (Verve)

paper: white (PTI), watercolour paper

ink: onyx (versafine), Dylusions ink sprays (Ranger)

accessories: Signature Ribbon Collection and Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight ~ Day 3

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Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! If you’ve arrived from Stacey’s blog you are right on track!

This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

Featured Products: Coffee (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Coffee Word Die, Cuppa Joe Die Set

This set was made for me!  I’m a true coffee gal and unless I’m sick I enjoy 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day, no sugar but a splash of 1% milk.  I squealed when I saw the new Coffee word die!  I’ve cut several out and glued them together to make a thick embellishment complete with glitter cardstock on the top so the word sparkles :)  How about a brown chalkboard!  Sure! I made another vellum doily as I didn’t want to cover up my pretty Verve turquoise background created with my new Dylusions ink spray (inspired by Diva Amber!).  I stamped the coffee beans from the set to add to the coffee theme as well as some more Signature Sequins and some brown Polka Dot Basics Ribbon.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Now head over to Laurie’s blog for another gorgeous sample with today’s products!

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what’s in it?

stamps: Coffee, On Occasion (Verve)

paper: rustic cream and vellum (PTI), espresso (SU), watercolour paper,

ink: close to cocoa (SU), versamark, Dylusions spray ink (Ranger)

accessories: Signature Sequins Mix, Coffee Word Die, Occasion Frame DiePolka Dot Basics Ribbon (Verve), doily die, white embossing powder (PTI),

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight ~ Day 2



Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! If you’ve arrived from Stacey’s blog you are right on track!

This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

Featured Products: Framed Lilies (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)

Today I’m playing with the Framed Lilies stamp set.  There are outlines of the lilies as well as solid images so you can quickly ink up any colour of lilies you wish!  I’ve stamped several lilies and then went in with Sweet Blush pink and Autumn Rose inks.  I even stamped a few extras to layer on top with foam dots.  The bottom corner looked a little bare so I added the “Peace to You” from the Peaceful Medallions set.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Now head onto Laurie’s blog for some another gorgeous sample with today’s products!  Come back tomorrow for another Spotlight!

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Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops

what’s in it?

stamps: Framed Lilies, Peaceful Medallions (Verve)

paper: rustic white, soft stone (PTI), Summer Stories (Teresa Collins)

ink: onyx (versafine), going gray (SU), sweet blush, autumn rose (PTI)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix, Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), paper doily, stitching


Monday, August 25, 2014

The Finale ~ PTI Stamp-a-faire

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Hi friends!  Well, here it is, my last PTI Stamp-a-faire 2014 post.  I didn’t get all the challenges in, but I did 6 of them…not bad!  Here they are in the top 6 cubbies.  I filled in the bottom 3 cubbies with previous PTI cards, today’s Blog Hop card and 2 Make it Monday cards :)

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Thanks for popping in and for all your sweet comments :)  A BIG thank you to Nichole and the team for their constant inspiration and for all the time they put into making this event happen.  I guess it’s saved me travel $$$, but I sure did LOVE being there the first year!  Here’s another walk down that memory lane…

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My bestie Lynn from The Mango Boys and Me

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My first PTI love, Dawn McVey

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The Queen Bee (Nichole) herself with me and Lynn

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Honourary DT members!

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Touching the shoulder of the most fabulous Betsy Veldman (I didn’t wash for a week! LOL wink!)

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The sweetest Suzanne from Freshly Noted who made me feel like a Rock Star!

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Christine from Seaglass Papercrafts who is such a doll!

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And darling Luanne from He Golfs, I Stamp, a fellow PTI and Verve fan!

Such wonderful memories!  Until next time! 

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