Sunday, October 15, 2017

Beautiful Kindness ~ Curtain Call Inspiration

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

Oh, this is me Saturday mornings...I let myself stay in bed an extra hour, quite often just snuggling with my warm blankets.  I was inspired by the grey neutrals and little pop of burnt mustard which translated to flowers and a plaid background.  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve), Gran's Garden (PTI)
dies: Gran's Garden (PTI)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn Blessings & Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday, friends!  Today's card is already out of the house and on it's merry way to my sister in law in the States.  I wanted to use some of those sweet maple leaves in Verve's new Autumn Leaves set but also wanted to add some pretty flowers and a birthday sentiment.  Have you seen the latest Verve mini release?  Head over to the Verve store to check it out!  Have a lovely weekend!

what's in it?
stamps: Autumn Leaves, Beautiful Things, Bloom & Grow (Verve)
paper: vintage white (PTI), Darling Dear (Studio Calico)
ink: onyx (versafine), tango (SU), poppy red (PTI)
accessories: Falling Leaves die set, Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Elegant Leaves Die, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (Verve)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Verve's October Mini Release Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Mini Release Spotlight Hop! There's something new in the Verve shop today and we're celebrating with a blog hop. Along the hop you'll see the Divas' first looks at the new Autumn Leaves stamp set and Falling Leaves die set.

If you're a long time visitor of my blog, you'll know that I have mixed emotions about Fall and Winter.  I miss the freshness of Spring and the lazy days of summer.  As much as I love my job, this time of year is exhausting herding small children back into the school year.  AND I don't do well in cold weather. LOL.  However, as the years pass, I have grown to love this time of year with all it's glorious colours, smells, and textures.  I love the coziness of blankets and sweaters and the first fire in the fireplace (happened last month actually!).  I love field trips to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch and I love when Julee puts together the sweetest fall stamp set complete with pumpkins and maple leaves that make this Canadian Diva's heart swoon and thump!   So with all those images and feelings, I created this "Thankful for You" card complete with some sweet pumpkins and neutral layers.

We're also hosting a little giveaway, so why not join in the fun and hop along with us? Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new products. Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new goodies and all the prize info and deadlines.
New Release Hop List
1. Julee6. Betty
2. Charmaine7. Teresa
3. Maureen8. Lesley
4. Marisa9. Laurie
5. Christyne 

Autumn LeavesFalling Leaves Die Set

what's in it?
stamps: Autumn Leaves (Verve)
paper: rustic white, harvest gold (PTI), Autumn Day (Photoplay)
ink: americano (PTI), onyx (Versafine), 
accessories: Falling Leaves die set, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (Verve), maple leaf die cut, seam binding (craft supply), stitching, rustic twine (PTI)

Monday, October 9, 2017

(Don't) Let it Snow!

Hi friends!  It's Canadian Thanksgiving so I have had some blissful time in the studio this weekend.  Having Monday off means I was able to play along with PTI's Make it Monday on Monday!  Dawn is inspiring us to make a window card so here's my take.  Hopefully I'm not encouraging the snow to come anytime soon.  HA!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wish Big ~ Viva La Verve!

Happy Friday friends!  I'm kicking off our Canadian Thanksgiving Day weekend with a card for the brand new October Viva La Verve Sketch!  I am just thrilled Julee brought this challenge back.  A random winner will get a $40 Verve GC!  I'm feeling the Fall vibe now that temperatures have started to dip here in BC.  I've got my stack of Fall patterned paper pads on my desk and just love diving into them.  I hope you'll join us over on the Viva La Verve Blog...have a lovely weekend!

stamps:Cake and Candles, Bloom & Grow (Verve)
accessories: Elegant Leaves Die, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hello Pumpkin ~ The Card Concept

Hello everyone! Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below...

Oh, my, I could stare at this mantle ALL DAY LONG!   I had a little pumpkin paper scrap that I couldn't throw away so it found it's way onto my shabby chic card.  My little blue pumpkin is a nod to the bluey-silver pumpkin I found last year at a fruit stand.  This may very well be the card I send to the sweet owners of the pumpking patch I take my class to each year :)  I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Have a great day!

stamps: Coffee Please DIGITAL Set, Everything Nice, Simply Amazing (Verve)
accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix, Pumpkin Spice Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set (Verve)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Salted Caramel Wishes ~ Curtain Call Inspiration

Hello everyone! It's October (!) and time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

Okay, I am always inspired by coffee!  LOL  We just had National Coffee Day and today we celebrate International Coffee Day!  I find this kind of we really need a day to celebrate coffee?!  I celebrate it everyday!  I will have the odd iced coffee in the heat of the summer, but this gal is a hot coffee girl through and through.  So with fall here and hot coffee on my mind (and in my cup as I type this post), I found some gorgeous patterned paper in my Autumn Day pad by PhotoPlay.  Then I die cut some digital images from Verve's Coffee Please digital set along with one little "from me to you" which was a Verve digital freebie last February.  I added a little wooden heart to complete the neutral, coffee coloured look :)  Oh my, I need a refill! HA! 

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

stamps: Coffee Please DIGITAL Set (Verve)
dies: Cup for All Seasons Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set (Verve)
accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve)
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