July 10, 2015

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {July}

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes

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 rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes! 

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Saturday, July 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

How dreamy are these soft beach colors? I adore this color combo and pretty much stole that stripe pattern too. I grabbed this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for more inspiration.

I created the striped background using Borderline in Smoke, Fog, and Spring Rain inks and then layered the blossoms from Bloom & Grow over a circle die with a sentiment from Words of Wisdom. The heart background was also made using another stamp from Borderline. I can't get enough of that set, let me tell you! It's fantastic.

That's it for me today.

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. Julee8. Susan
2. Amy9. Maureen
3. Betty10. Marisa
4. Jen11. Stacey
5. Karen12. Laurie
6. Sankari13. Amber
7. Sarah

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: words of wisdom (verve), bloom & grow (verve), borderline (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), fog (sss), spring rain (pti)
ink: black licorice (mft), smoke (sss), fog (sss), gumdrop green (mft), spring rain (pti), blueberry (mft)
accessories: floral circles dies (verve), elegant leaves die (verve), stitched circle stax die-namics (mft), pierced rectangle stax die-namics (mft), foam tape

July 1, 2015

Look for Me at MFT!

Hello there! I have another fun card for you all at the MFT Blog. I hope you'll hop on over and check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

June 23, 2015

A Little Teaser

Good morning! I have a little something fun for you over at the My Favorite Things Blog today. It would make me so happy if you would hop on over and take a peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

June 21, 2015

HB 2 U {SSSC274}

Hello friends! I'm back with a card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Here is a peek at the sketch:

I started by creating the polka dot background by cutting a sheet of patterned paper to 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" and then cut it at a diagonal about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. That gave me a 1/2" space to stamp my sentiment. I used more patterned paper from the same Echo Park paper pack to make the balloons, which I popped up over both sides of the diagonal. I realized when I edited my photo that I forgot to add strings! Oh well. They'll just be floating in space here.

Be sure to stop by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog where you can see more inspiration from the design team and link up your project too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: birthday bash sentiments (pti)
paper: primitive white (mft), all about a boy 6x6 (echo park)
ink: blueberry (mft)
accessories: balloons stax die-namics (mft), foam tape

June 14, 2015

Hello, Sunshine {SSSC273}

Good morning and happy Sunday! I'm back with a new Sweet Sunday Sketch and I even broke out my Copic Markers for this one.

First, take a peek at this week's sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Please excuse my phone photo here - my computer, with all my photo editing software and watermarks is in the shop for the time being, and so this will have to do. It bugs me. A. Lot.

Anyway - I loved coloring this sweet Birdie Brown image from Sunflower Sweetheart. She just oozes summertime. I flipped the sketch so that the image was facing towards all the fun little elements. I stamped her in Black Licorice Hybrid ink and then colored her with Copics (haven't used them in a LONG time). I tried to make her hat look like with was woven. Did it work? Meh. Sort of. Ha!

I stamped the sentiment on one of the Conversation Bubbles from W Plus 9, which I shortened up just a bit to fit the sentiment a little better.

Please hop on over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog for a peek at all the cards the design team made this week - you can also link up your creation there as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: sunflower sweetheart (mft)
paper: x-press it blending, razzleberry (mft), green room (mft), berrylicious (mft)
ink: black licorice hybrid (mft), copic markers
accessories: pierced rectangle stax die-namics (mft), stitched circle stax die-namics (mft), conversation bubbles die (w plus 9), berrylicious button (mft), white perle thread, foam tape