Aug 31, 2009

Taylored Expressions Big Birthday Bash!

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Yep - it's been almost a whole year since TE debuted the first 3 stamp sets. On Saturday, September 5th Taylored Expressions will be celebrating Cuppie's 1st Birthday with the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash and it wouldn't be a party without you! We have an exciting day planned, so I hope you can join us!

At 8 AM PST we'll release four new stamp sets along with two new Key Ingredients Kits. Minutes after that, we'll begin a day of TEBB Challenges to be posted every hour throughout the day, hosted by our Baker's Dozen Design Team.

***Prizes, prizes and more prizes - one lucky winner will be selected for each challenge to receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Taylored Expressions as well as the sample created by your Challenge Hostess.

***Grand Prize - as if that weren't enough - anyone ambitious and creative enough to play in ALL 13 Challenges will be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize of a $25 TE Gift Certificate along with...are you ready for this?...seriously I hope you are sitting down...along with a custom painting by our favorite Cuppie artist Jessie Olsen!!! WOW!

***Time limit - we want to give you plenty of time to play. What a great way to spend a 3 day holiday weekend huh? All entries will be due by Wednesday September 9th at midnight PST. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 11th.

***You may combine challenges any way you like and you will NOT be required to use Taylored Expressions stamps in your creations.

We just can't wait to get started with the prizes, so we have an opportunity for you to enter a drawing this week by helping us to invite more party guests. Simply post our Birthday Bash Blinkie on your blog (either in the sidebar or in a post) anytime this week inviting your readers to the SASI blog to play in the Bash. Once you've posted our blinkie, go to the Stamp A Sweet Impression blog and leave a comment on THIS POST with a link back to your blog. Your comment there will enter you into a drawing for ONE of our four new release stamp sets - your choice! The winner will be announced right here on Saturday morning shortly after the release at 8:00 AM.

So what are you waiting for? Right click and copy and you should be good to go!

Hope to see you at the big shindig!
Karen

Aug 30, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #33



Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 10 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC33 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Recently, I got some Gina K stamps and I haven't had a chance to play with them until today - I am loving this birthday cake! It's just fun and whimsical and too cute not to color with bright colors. I think the most difficult part of this card was tying that stinkin' bow! I think I fiddled with that thing for 20 minutes until I could get it to tie on an angle like that. Whew! Glad I kept with it - I think it turned out pretty cute.

Now it is your turn - have fun!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: how sweet it is! (gina k designs)
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers
paper: regal rose, tempting turquoise, taken with teal, whisper white card stock, retired dsp (again, I can't remember the name)
accessories: regal rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, blossom & circle nestabilities, stampin dimensionals


Aug 28, 2009

sweet sunday sketch winner

Hiya! OK, I'm a horrible blogger this week and have been ignoring my craft desk - I guess my brain is telling me it's a good thing to take a long break once in a while and focus on my family. We've had the best week together - lots of time at local parks, a mommy-daughter date at the movies and games with my son while the baby sleeps (well, she's almost 2, so maybe I should stop calling her a baby. I'm in denial!), I've started running again at the gym - only 2+ months until my 5K, yikes! All in all, it was magnificent. I hope you all don't mind the quiet and I'll be blogging regularly again soon, when my mojo returns in time for next week's SSSC.

Speaking of SSSC - I need to announce this week's winner! I accidently kept the link open an extra day, so I hope you guys enjoyed the extra time.

Random.org has chosen #7..................................

Rachel Hope!

How gorgeous is her card! It's lovely! Love the puckered ribbon and the crocheted flower. Congrats, Rachel! Please stop on by Rachel's blog, Hope Stamps Eternal and say hi - she has lots of brilliant cards there.

I'm off until this Sunday's SSSC, so please stop by again soon. Have a wonderful Saturday.
Karen

Aug 23, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #32


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 10 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC32 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Look what I found today! Some DSP I never used (at all!) and I don't even know the name of it - it is really, really old. Maybe from 3 years ago? Yep, this is a HUGE sign I have way too much paper just sitting in storage. It was like Christmas rummaging through my old stash of paper, that was fun! My daughter will turn 2 in a couple weeks and I thought this might make a cute invitation. She's my pink diva, and yet she was playing dinosaurs with her big brother today. I love it when the kids are sweet to eachother.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: cupcake collection (papertrey, ink), sweet shapes
ink: old olive, pretty in pink, pixie pink
paper: old olive, whisper white, retired dsp
accessories: old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, circle/scallop & rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), sherbet designer buttons, stampin' dimensionals



Aug 22, 2009

holy awesome-ness!!

You need to check out this post from Diana Gibbs! OMWord, this is GENIUS! I've seen the ribbon puckering before, but not like this. Yummolicious!

Aug 21, 2009

more mojo


I've been wanting to do these Mojo Monday sketches for the week and I'm on day 3 - not too shabby! Now I'm 2 days behind with the sketches, but that's better than most weeks. I always have all my favorite sketch challenges up on my browser, just waiting for me to use them, and then the week gets away from me and I give up, lol! I need about 3 more days in my week!

This card is for Teresa's sketch, which is from Wednesday's Mojo blog post. The good thing is my order of new Verve came in Wednesday afternoon, so now I can use some for the rest of the Mojo challenges - sweet! Today I'm using the set Delightful & Delicious along with Enjoy - love mixing and matching sets. I just kept this card simple and let the beautiful Bella Bleu paper and delicious stamps do the talking. I colored some coffee in the cup with a Copic marker and I used some of my new favorite Not Quite Navy ribbon from the Elementary ribbon originals and boy does that ribbon really dress up a card! Yum-O!

Alright - off to make more cards (I'm so addicted to paper, it's rediculous!)
Karen


recipe -
stamps: enjoy, delightful & delicious (verve stamps)
ink: not quite navy
paper: kraft, not quite navy card stock; bella bleu dsp
accessories: elementary ribbon originals; ticket corner punch, scallop edge punch; stampin' dimensionals

Aug 20, 2009

sweet sunday sketch winner

Hello! I've got the winner for this week's SSSC...........

Random.org has chosen #27, Teresa Kline!


Her card is just gorgeous and I love all the detail she put into the purse - very cute with the Flowersoft and the unique ribbon. You can see more of Teresa's fab creations at her blog, Enjoy the VA Sunshine.

Thanks to everyone who participated this week!
Karen

something sweet


I have something sweet to show you at the Stamp A Sweet Impression blog this morning - hop on over and check it out.


Karen

Aug 19, 2009

hope grows


I'm back with the 2nd sketch for Mojo Monday's 100th celebration and I'm only a day behind - I think this might be a record! I loved working with the sketch today - it really shows off the paper and embellishments and that makes for an easy card to make.

This is the first time I'm using Pink Flamingo paper and since my sentiment is all about blossoms, I used lots and lots of blossomed paper and then added my 'go to' playground/latte designer buttons.

Thanks for stopping by - now go give your Mojo some love :)

Karen



recipe -
stamps: miracles blossom (verve stamps)
ink: chocolate chip
paper: real red, tempting turquoise, cameo coral, whisper white card stock, pink flamingo dsp
accessories: real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, latte & playground designer buttons, embroidery thread, stampin' dimensionals

Aug 18, 2009

a little neopolitan


Hello! Can you believe this week is the 100th Mojo Monday sketch? Wow! The Mojo Monday blog is ready to go this week with a sketch everyday - how fun is that? I hope to play along with all of them, but we'll see how life catches up with me.

I went rummaging through all of my designer paper and found this sheet of Spring Flowers (old!) and the thought of Neopolitan ice cream went through my head - what goes with ice cream? Cake! I've only used this Cupcake Collection set once and thought I should give it some love. I added some Cotton Candy Stickles on the icing to make it even sweeter.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen



recipe -
stamps: cupcake collection (papertrey, ink), on your birthday
ink: sahara sand, pretty in pink, so saffron, chocolate chip
paper: sahara sand, chocolate chip, whisper white card stock, spring flowers dsp
accessories: circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), chocolate chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, cotton candy stickles, stampin' dimensionals

Aug 16, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #31



Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 10 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC31 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Don't panic - I know this sketch is a little more involved with all the layering, but that is the joy of a challenge right? You don't need to matte each layer like I did if you don't want to either - just do what you are comfortable with.

This sketch is inspired by Michele Boyer's lovely Soft Tissues card in the March 2009 issue of Cards. I instantly fell in love with her card and just had to use the layout. It's on page 123 if you would like to find it.


I've been missing my Trendy Trees and I jumped right into my Trendy Trees/Maine Blueberry combo - it's too lovely not to use! I'm down to scraps of Maine Blueberry and it makes me SO sad! I love this paper. The colors are one of my favorite combinations ever. Sigh...

Ok, hop to it! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'll be by to comment this week since my deadlines have come and gone and I'll have more free time.

Karen


recipe -
stamps: trendy trees, short & sweet
ink: not quite navy, old olive, close to cocoa
paper: bashful blue, not quite navy, whisper white card stock, maine blueberry dsp (retired)
accessories: rectangle/scallop & oval/scallop nestabilities, vintage brads, 1/2" library clips, stampin' dimensionals
Edited to add: Apparently SPAMMERS have found Mr. Linky *gasp* so if you see a site that is inappropriate, would you please let me know? I've found two already this morning. ugh!

Aug 14, 2009

it's good to be dirty!

Pinch me - PLEASE pinch me! This is just too good to be true! I'm officially a Dirty Girl - part of the Dirty Dozen, aka the Splitcoaststampers design team!! I cannot believe I am a member of this amazing team of stampers, it is unreal! When Jenn Balcer emailed me asking me to give her a call, I was really curious and wondering: is this spam? Am I in trouble? Did I post something that was illegal and she was going to kick me out? Hahaha! NO! When I talked to her and she asked me to join the Dirty Dozen, I was floored! Me? Little ol' me? It didn't take long to answer YES! Of course I'll be a part of this fantastic group! That phone call made my summer. Thank you Jenn!

Every month members of the Dirty Dozen make exclusive projects {and now tutorials} for paying Splicoaststampers member to see. If you would like to become a member, you can see all the details, HERE.

Here is a little peek at one of my projects...


I hope to see you in the Dirty Dozen Gallery! Stop by and say hi :)

Edited: OMG!!!! That's my card on the home page of Splitcoaststampers!!

Karen

sweet sunday sketch winner

Hello! Are you thinking I have fallen off the blogging planet? My week has been full of craziness (the good kind of crazy) and I haven't had any time to blog. I know I am late, once again, posting this week's SSSC winner, so without any more delay....

Random.org has chosen #10 - Lorelie Kim!


Isn't her card just perfect? I love that scalloped border and all the detail in the coloring.

Head on over to Lorelie's blog - My Paper Adventures - and check out her delicious cards. This girl has some serious talent! Congrats Lorelie!

Ok, I'll be back later with something for you (hopefully before Sunday, haha!).


Have a wonderful day!

Karen

Aug 9, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #30




Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 10 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC30 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

This week's sketch is inspired from a card by Roree Rumph, featured in the March issue of Cards. You can put whatever you would like on the main image panel - stamp it, embellish it, use die cuts, or patterned paper - stay within the boundaries or let your project overflow.

For my card today I used Branching Out, and this tree has been begging me to come out of the box and play. I stamped the tree top twice - once on Old Olive card stock and again on some The Write Stuff specialty paper. I cut the leaves out of the Old Olive image and attached them to the patterned paper - gives it a fun little look. I added some green dew drops at the bottom to balance out the green in the card.

Now it's your turn - have fun!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: branching out (taylored expressions)
ink: close to cocoa, old olive
paper: bashful blue, pumpkin pie, old olive whisper white card stock, the write stuff specialty paper, spring dsp (retired - can't remember the exact name of it)
accessories: bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, dew drops, stampin' dimensionals




Aug 8, 2009

birthday wishes


Happy Saturday! I'm so happy it's the weekend, aren't you? Today I thought I'd make a fun little birthday card using a technique called paper-piecing. I'm using Taylor's Cupcake Challenge for this week, TECC77, and the sets Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories.

I love the look of a paper-pieced image - the patterns and textures can't be replicated with markers or watercolor. It's such a fun little technique. I stamped the bear in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a piece of Tall Tales Designer Series Paper and cut it out. I stamped it again on a piece of Banbury DSP and cut out the insides of the ears and feet (I also used the little patch stamp on this paper). Now how many times have you cut out something to paper-piece and it's been way too small or irregular to easily add adhesive? Taping these little pieces has become so much easier with a handy little gadget called the Xyron Create-a-sticker. This little piece of happiness will add adhesive to the back of all those little pieces of paper will drive me absolutely bonkers. It's perfect for all those small letter die cuts, or really odd shaped images that are too skinny to add tape to. Seriously, it's one of the tools I use most - love it! To add a little something extra to the card I used some linen thread around the balloons.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Karen



recipe -
stamps: beary special, beary special accessories (taylored expressions)
ink: memento rich cocoa
paper: ruby red, so saffron, whisper white card stock, banbury dsp, tall tales dsp, the write stuff specialty paper, maine blueberries dsp
accessories: rectangle/scallop, circle & blossom nestabilities (spellbinders), scallop edge punch, so saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, stampin dimensionals, create-a-sticker (xyron)

Aug 7, 2009

sweet sunday sketch winner

Good morning! Apparently I forgot to pick a winner last night and turn Mr. Linky off, so maybe we have more fabulous samples to look at that appeared after 10, yay!


Random.org has chosen entry #11................... Sharnee Torrents!




I love Sharnee's card - it's so perfect for a tea party and the colors are so warm. Congrats Sharnee! You can see more of Sharnee's wonderful cards at her blog, Alarnee Creations.


have a wonderful day!
Karen


Aug 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Party!


Today is THE day! You can now find Berries & Cherries and Chillax in the Taylored Expressions store! I'm going to give you another look-see at Chillax because there is an amazing bundle that coordinates with this set. The Kick Back Beverage Bundle comes with so many fun items: the Chillax Stamp Set, Yellow Stickles, Lime Stickles, Fruit Punch Stickles, 2 Yards each of Lemon Swirl, Lime Swirl, and Pink Lemonade Swirl Grosgrain Ribbon, 6 Charms {Lemonade, Margarita, and Lemon Slice}, 12 Orange/Lemon/Lime Brads, 10 Window Treat Bag Die Cuts, 10 Cellophane Bags, and a Metal Lunch Box Tin. Such an amazing deal! This should jump start your end of the summer party plans, haha!


I started by stamping the blender and lemon images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic Markers - which Taylored Expressions is now selling! GASP!! I cut out the blender with my Circle Nestabilities die template and then the background with the Labels 3 Nestabilities - love that look! I used Razzleberry Lemonade paper {seems so appropriate, right?} and finished by tying some Crushed Curry Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon around the bottom. The sketch is MOJO98.



For the Window Treat Bag, I used the same Razzleberry Lemonade paper and cut it to size and used a hobby blade to cut out the center window. I ran the Melon Mambo texured cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the Square Scallop and Square Nestabilities to dress up the window just a bit. I filled a little zipper bag with lemonade mix and stapled it to the top of the treat box and then tied the ribbon around the top to hide the staple. I also used the scallop edge punch along the top flap of the box. To coordinate it with the card, I added the same little lemon image to the bottom. Cute!



Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions website and sign up for their montly newsletter - you'll have access to what is new at the store along with more fabulous ideas and projects from the Baker's Dozen. You can sign up in the lower left-hand corner of the homepage.

The Baker's Dozen have more fun projects to show you today, so please hop on over and check them out. Jami also has something yummy for all of us today too, so don't forget to stop by her blog too.

Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jami Sibley
Jen del Muro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen.

Thanks so much for stopping by - it was a huge post today!
Karen



recipes -

card
stamps: chillax (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: pumpkin pie, melon mambo, whisper white card stock, razzleberry lemonade dsp
accessories: crushed curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, labels 3/circle nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals

window treat box
stamps: chillax (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: melon mambo card stock, razzleberry lemonade dsp, window treat box die cut (taylored expressions)
accessories: melon mambo polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, square/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals, lemonade mix, 3x5 zip baggie

Aug 4, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 2


Good morning and welcome to another Taylored Expressions sneak peek! Did you all get hungry while perusing the Baker's Dozen blogs yesterday? I sure did! Today you might want to pour yourself a tall glass of ice cold lemonade and kick back & Chillax, yep - this is today's peek. A new set in the Whimsical Wishes line which will be available for purchase tomorrow - woohoo! There are so many darling images in this set, for both the men and women in your life, and I chose to use this sweet little umbrella drink for my card. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copic Markers. The sketch is from Mercy Kerin, MTSC32, which is just way too much fun not to use. A new sketch blog - sweet! I finished the card with some So Saffron ribbon and Playground Designer Buttons and there you go - a nice Chillaxing card.

Now hop on over to see what delicious treats the Baker's Dozen have blended for you today. Don't forget to grab yourself something cold to drink and sip it along the way.

Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen.


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: chillax (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: tempting turquoise, so saffron card stock, flock together dsp
accessories: so saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, playground designer buttons, embroidery thread, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots

Aug 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

It is finally time for another sneak peek for Taylored Expressions! I love it! I missed making fun little treats for you in July. Have you been anxiously waiting for new goodies from TE? Today, the Baker's Dozen is giving you a little peek at Berries & Cherries, quite possibly the most delicious set you will ever stamp with - How can you go wrong with cherries, and berries, and oh, let's see, CHOCOLATE! I'm not giving you a taste of the chocolate today - you must come back for that later, bwahahahaha! More exciting news for you - the Berries & Cherries set also comes with a coordinating Key Ingredients kit, which includes some of this delicious strawberry paper from Doodlebug {yes, even this amazingly cute glittery paper too!}, 4 strawberry brads, 5 yards of coordinating ribbon, a bottle of Ruby Red Liquid Pearls, Choice White and Prism card stock {Rose Medium, Intense Kiwi, Razzleberry Light, Suede Brown Dark, Baby Blue Medium}.



Now for the details: I stamped the cherries in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Choice White card stock and colored them in with Copic Markers (I'm getting better with all this practice, yea!) and then cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals. TIP: I cut out the stem center with a hobby blade before I cut the rest of the cherries out. The layout of the card comes from Taylor's Cupcake Challenge, TECC76 and I dressed the card up a bit by using some glitter paper and fun polka-dot organdy ribbon. To balance the card out a bit, I added a strawberry brad to the ribbon. The scallops were cut out from my Nestabilities along with their coordinating shape - I don't think I can make a card without using my Nesties!

Don't miss out on any of the sneak peek-y fun & hop on over to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has whipped up for you today.

Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: berries & cherries
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: berries & cherries key ingredients (see post)
accessories: berries & cherries key ingredients (see post), rectangle/scallop & circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin dimensionals

Aug 2, 2009

a very bright thank you


Hello again! I'm back with my sample for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge {you can see the sketch in the post below} and I have to tell you, I'm not crazy about this card. What is it? Maybe the proportions are off? It's the butterfly... I don't know, but something is really bugging me about it. Maybe it's the paper - the paper is WAY out of my comfort zone, haha! I'm going to give this sketch another go since I really like it. Then I'll feel better and can recycle this one for parts. Come on, you know you do that too, heheh...
Enjoy the rest of your day -
Karen



recipe -
stamps: flight of the butterfly
ink: pixie pink, basic black
paper: tempting turquoise, very vanilla, kaleidoscope dsp
accessories: playground designer buttons, butterfly punch, square/rectangle/square scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), embroidery thread

sweet sunday sketch challenge #29


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 10 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC29 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Last week the circles were pretty tough, so I'm giving you nothing by straight edges this week {except the button - you don't need to use a button, any embellie will be perfect}, so have fun with it. Measurements for my sample will be 6.5" x 3.25" which I'll have here in a little bit.


Karen

Aug 1, 2009

an anni-VERVE-sary blog hop

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!


I have been wanting to use my new Blossom Nestabilities for a very long time and last week's Mojo sketch fits perfectly! More Cottage Wall paper was calling me, so I had to use that along with some scrumptious polka-dot ribbon. I stamped the stems from Verve's Miracles Blossom in Old Olive ink and the matching tulips in Rich Razzleberry. When I finished I realized there isn't a nice place for a sentiment, so I think I'll add this one to the grab and go catagory for any occasion. Can't have too many of those now, can you?


Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to the fabulous Kathleen’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Karen




recipe -
stamps: miracles blossom (verve stamps)

ink: old olive, rich razzleberry
paper: old olive, pale plum, whisper white cardstock, cottage wall dsp
accessories: latte designer buttons, 1/2" rich razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, blossom nestabilities (spellbinders), white embroidery thread, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots