Saturday, June 25, 2016

Day to Celebrate

Hi everyone!  I'm back from what seems a long week of no posts to bring you a card for today's PTI Blog Hop.  I have one more week of work and then hopefully I'll be able to spend more time in the studio.  It sure needs a good clean and destashing (wait for some sales soon!).  My mojo has been lacking a bit, I just know I should have done something with watercolour for this challenge, but I reverted back to my tried and true and the old classic Rosie Posie.  I was inspired by the colours of the photo :)  I was also inspired by Dawn Mc's AND my sister's birthdays which are both today!  Happy Birthday ladies!!

Thanks for stopping by!  We are celebrating my BIL retirement as the Superintendent of our School District with a family pig roast today!  Should be fun and yummy!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello friends!  I'm taking one last break from report card writing today in order to play along with PTI's Create Along With Us challenge.  It was hard to narrow down the choices of inspiration this month, but I finally did it.  I'm inspired by Kay Miller's gorgeous card HERE...

I changed the colours, but kept the watercolour, butterflies, white die cut sentiment, and sequins.  I did use a stencil and water to take off some colour, but you can barely see it.  I think I should have used a baby wipe.  Next time!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now onto those last few hours of report writing!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ever Thanks ~ Viva La Verve

TGIF everyone!  I have only two more Fridays before I no longer care if it's Friday or not...the count down to the summer is ON!  I snuck away from report card writing to play with this week's Viva La Verve sketch...

Oh, yes, there are my favourite flowers from Beautiful Things.  If you have some watercoloured paper that you are not happy with, trust me, these flowers will make that paper shine!  I just smooshed some purples and pinks onto some Tim Holtz watercolour paper, die cut them with the Beautiful Flowers Die Set, stamped the flower image in black and voila!  Gorgeous flowers! I had these grey leaves left over from another project so added those for a little somethin' somethin'.  The sentiment is not available (SORRY!).  It was a gift with purchase awhile back.  But if you love it, like I do, let Julee know and it could become part of a future set!  Want to win some Verve? Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for more inspiration and all the detail!  Have a great weekend!

What's in it?
stamps: Beautiful Things, Thanks (old gift with purchase),Bloom & Grow (Verve)
ink: onyx (versafine), Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz distress ink), Autumn Rose, Lavender Moon (PTI), basic grey (SU)
paper: rustic cream (PTI), Craft Market (Crate Paper)
accessories: Elegant Leaves Die, Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), grosgrain ribbon (PTI) stitched rectangle (Lil Inkers)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone!  I'm back with the newest challenge over on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

 Is it too late for tulips?  Let's pretend it's not...or maybe they are artificial and will always stay this pretty!  I was inspired by the wood background and the hit of purple and green.

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Note of Thanks

Hi everyone! I'm back today with a card for this week's PTI Make it Monday.  At first I didn't think I could participate as I own NO copic markers...yes, you heard right, NO copic markers here in my studio!  I am not a colourer.  I will do it once in awhile, but I have not invested the time (or money) into it.  However, I was so happy to hear Danielle say that if you don't have markers, you could use a shadow of the stamp you used.  So I did!  I used aquamist to create the shadow around the ocean tides main sentiment.

My card is inspired by the beauty Kay Miller made HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy Today ~ Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you 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. You have until July 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

Summertime is on the way and a soft beachy vibe is our inspiration this month. Soft neutrals and bold pops of color are sure to bring a bit of summer flair to your projects. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!

Oh, I love these colours!  I couldn't wait to dig some patterned paper and ribbon out for this challenge!  I grabbed the Rise Above set and used it to create a non traditional sun image with a fun sentiment ready for any occasion!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Tuesday, July 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

what's in it?
stamps: Rise Above (Verve)
ink: onyx (versafine), aquamist (PTI)
paper: white (PTI), Rise and Shine, Plus One dp (Amy Tangerine)
accessories: Partly Cloudy Die Set, Signature Sequin Mix, Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection (Verve),  paper doily, stitching

Friday, June 3, 2016

Forever Be My Always ~ Viva La Verve Friday

TGIF everyone! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the latest Viva La Verve sketch. I'm a little excited about this one because it's for the dh and our anniversary next month...yes, #9!  I think I'm more excited that I finished this well in advance than I am about the actual anniversary! HA!  Just kidding, sort of! I picked up a couple of wilderness/masculine pads of paper recently thinking they would be good for masculine cards.  My dh is an outdoors enthusiast so I know he will appreciate the nod to the forest despite the girly hearts and ribbon.  I used non permanent adhesive on the tag so he could take it off and use it for a bookmark long after the card comes down off the mantle :)

Want to win some Verve? Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for more inspiration and all the detail!  Have a great weekend!

what's in it?
stamps: Love Everlasting (Verve)
ink: onyx (versafine)
paper: rustic white, gold foil adhesive (PTI), Lakeside and Home Grown (Pebbles), glitter (Recollections)
accessories: Everlasting Heart Die Set, Heart Quartet Die, Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection (Verve), tag and number dies (PTI), gold embossing powder
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