Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Blessings ~ Diva Inspiration 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 January 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!

Find a little inspiration from this sweet stocking graphic, make a colorful winter card, or head off in your own direction. There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, January 5Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

 I am all over non traditional colours for Christmas cards.  I thought I'd extend the non traditional theme and go with some Valentine's paper!  I am working my way through all the lovely sentiments in Beyond Measure and I'm almost done so I can start all over again. This set is timeless!

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. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie 10. Sankari

what's in it?
stamps: Beyond Measure (Verve)
paper: white (PTI), Hello Love (Crate Paper), glitter paper (Michaels)
ink: onyx (versafine)
accessories: Christmas Spirit Die Set, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (Verve), seam binding, jingle bells (Michaels), stick pin, doily (craft supply), stitching, tag die (PTI), stitched rectangle die (Lil Inkers)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Joy ~ PTI Make it Monday

 Hello!  I'm back today with my take on this week's Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.  I used a Zigg Watercolour pen to outline my snowflakes as I don't have any copic markers (not a ONE!).  I love how it turned out...pretty in pink!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Blessings ~ PTI Make it Monday

 Hi friends!  Wow, it seems like I haven't been here forever!  I've just been busy getting the next 2 weeks of school ready before the holidays.  It's non stop fun until we break on the 16th for our Christmas holidays.  I made time to create a quick double tag for the current PTI Make it Monday challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry and Bright ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

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

How delicious is that cup of hot cocoa!?  I tried to mimic the red plaid on a white background and the sweet little gingerbread man :)  Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Joy ~ The Card Concept

Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below.  It's our last challenge until January so I hope you can all join us before the Christmas break :)

 I was inspired by the colours, the plaid patterned chair, the banners, and the word "Joy!"  I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog and see all the different styles the Design Team has come up with and then join in the fun!  Have a great day! 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop Challenge

 Hi everyone!  Happy Black Friday!  Today's card is for the Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop.  Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo...

Blog hop inspiration 

I was inspired by everything! HA!  The colours, the white flocked tree, and all those beautiful ornaments!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tidings of Comfort and Joy ~ Verve Retrospect Hop

Welcome to Verve's November Release Retrospective Blog Hop! 

Have you had a chance to get your inky fingers on the latest Verve release? It's a beautiful holiday release and the Verve Divas and November Guests are hopping again today with a fresh dose of inspiration using the new stamps! Everything in the shop is on sale 25% off right now, so it's a great time to stock up. Come take a tour of our blogs to see these fun stamps in action, then leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win today's prize!

 Oh, I had so much fun making this card.  I'm using my Viva La Verve sketch, a doily, twine, bling, and sweet little jingle bells.  What more could I want?

 Want to win some shiny new Verve? One lucky comment from all of the stops along today's hop will be randomly selected to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, comment on each of the stops below. Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Monday, November 28.

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Laurie
2. Lee Ann (Guest)7. Charmaine
3. Lynn (Guest)8. Betty
4. Tenia (Guest)9. Maureen
5. Marisa10. Teresa

what's in it?
stamps: Beyond Measure (Verve)
paper: vintage white (PTI), Santa's List (Teresa Collins)
ink: onyx (Versafine), pure poppy (PTI)
accessories: Christmas Spirit Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve),  doily die (PTI), fishtail and stitched circle dies (MFT), twine (hemptique), jingle bells (Michaels), paper doily, stitching
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