March 6, 2015

March Diva Inspirations Hop!

It's the 5th of the month and 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!

Our March challenge is B is for Birthday...

Don't be caught short - make a fabulous birthday card to keep in your stash or give away! Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your birthday creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, Mar. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

I loved the colors and patterns in the inspiration photo, and found some scraps in my stash to match. I don't think I had used the gorgeous Small Packages stamp set before, so out it came, and I paper pieced the large cupcake.

I have a confession - I am TERRIBLE at sending things on time, so I thought I'd make this a belated birthday card and get a head start on the next birthday I'll miss! I've used two of my all-time favorite Verve dies to layer with, the Pennant Trim die and the Banner Bundle. Apologies for the faded black in the photo - something I did in post processing (while making up for the cloudy day) washed it out, I promise it's crisp in real life!

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. Julee7. Sankari
2. Amy8. Sarah
3. Anya9. Susan
4. Betty10. Marisa
5. Jen11. Maureen
6. Karen12. Stacey

Countdown to Confetti - The Tweet Life!

Yippee - it's that time again, we're counting down to a new Reverse Confetti release! With a new Quick Card Panel collection, five stamp sets and seven Confetti Cuts - there is something for everyone!

Today I'm using The Tweet Life. This set is so sweet it'll make your teeth hurt! Just look at this adorable little birdie!

I colored the little chick with copics - and his little belly is stamped, sweet detail, right? I've cut him, and the branch with the The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts. The clouds are from the new Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts - and you better make sure to put the new Double Banner Garland in your cart because it is awesome! I'm using it on everything!

Here's a peek inside my card...

Here I've elongated the Documented Confetti Cuts that I also used on the front of my card with patterned paper. This little chick is the second in the set, he's so funky!

Make sure you hop over to the Reverse Confetti blog for the full list of designers with goodies to show off today - leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win some Reverse Confetti moolah!

February 27, 2015

SFYTT February!

Hello, I'm popping in quickly with my take on this month's Sketch For You To Try! I'm going to keep this short and sweet - our whole family has been unwell for over a week and I'm one tired mama!

Luckily SFYTT is always inspiring, even when you're feeling terrible! - I used Oliver Owl to create a masculine birthday card with the sketch.

Oliver was watercolored using Distress Markers. I inked the edges of my papers and cut some banners with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Here's a peek inside my card...

The Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts added some interest to the inside of my card.

There's still time for you to play along with Sketch For You To Try, and be in to WINsome moohlah to spend in the Reverse Confetti store! Be sure to link up your creation here for a chance to win. And don't forget, we'll have a brand new sketch on the 1st of the month!

February 16, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Donut Delight!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
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The LEAD of Donut Delight will be invited as a Guest Designer in our next challenge!

Of course I HAD to use the perfect Donut You Know Confetti Cuts and Donut You Know Stamp Set from Reverse Confetti! My super CAS card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch 110!

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Donut Delight Designers

February 15, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Release BLOG HOP!!!

Woohooooo!!! We're so excited! It’s our FEBRUARY RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new rubber stamps!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists including a new one, for our February release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations!! This month's sets are all about books and friendship...two great themes!! We’ve got an elegant new sentiment set called HELLO, FRIEND!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called BOOK PALS! And of course, we are SO excited to share two new Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit inspired sets from Annie featuring....GANDALF and GALADRIEL! Lastly we are thrilled have another incredibly fun set from Emilie Goulet called, SQUISHY HUGS!

I'm using the lovely Hello, Friend stamp set today - and I've paired it with a previously released set, Great Adventures. I LOVE chalkboard style sentiments...and I love how a sentiment set like this can help bring new meaning to your beloved line art images.

Instead of going for a chalkboard look, I kinda went the opposite direction - don't you think that sentiment looks pretty stamped in a soft ink? I kept the coloring very pastel, using mostly 00 or below copics. 

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our FEBRUARY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!!

And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new February stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Kraftin' Kimmie Previews - Squishy Hugs!

Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day FOUR of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!
We are super excited to have another amazingly fun set from artist, Emilie Goulet!!! This one's called SQUISHY HUGS!

This fabby set is all about girlfriends and friendship!! It's perfect for those thinking of you and you're so special kind of cards for all the amazing people in our lives!! It features THREE sweet images plus SEVEN coordinating sentiments!!

I think this is my favourite card for this release...that image is just SO darn cute! I've used lots of dies, the border is wplus9, the main layers are MFT and the stitched rectangle is Lawn Fawn. I can't wait to ink this image up again!

Here's a peek inside my card...

This week our challenge hostess is TANGII! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week)!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

If you want to win the ENTIRE release for this month, you have to come join in with the online release party - definitely worth your while!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Emilie! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tonight!}
Happy hoppin'!

February 14, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Previews - Hello, Friend!

Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day THREE of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released Saturday night!

Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of elegant sentiments by artist BECKY PEARCE! This set features some lovely words about friendship in beautiful fonts and is called HELLO, FRIEND!! This set includes NINE lovely sentiments!

I adore gorgeous sentiment sets - and this one is a beauty! No teeny tiny sentiments here - nice big heartfelt sayings that make a statement on your card! I was so happy to have a reason to use that constellation paper - it worked perfectly with this sentiment!

I had to use another of these gorgeous stamps, so here's a peek inside my card...

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes tomorrow night beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and Krafty Girls!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Becky! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tomorrow!}
Happy hoppin'!