July 29, 2014

Adjusted Sails

Hello! I'm popping in quickly tonight with my take on the current Viva la Verve sketch!

There's just a little time left to get your entries in and be in to win $100 to spend on some Verve of your own!

I knew I wanted to go nautical, so out came the always beautiful Adjusted Sails Plain Jane. I stamped on a Banner Bundle die cut and accented with the anchor die from the Nautical die set

Thanks for stopping by!

July 26, 2014

Verve July Release Retrospective Hop!

Welcome to Verve's July Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle17. Anya
9. Charmaine18. Betty

I've used the gorgeous Moments Remembered set today. I think that peacock is just so beautiful! I wanted to show off all the detail by heat embossing on vellum and fussy cutting. The sentiment is embossed on vellum cut with a die from the Banner Bundle set. I embellished with some glitter cardstock, a metallic doily and enamel dots. 

Here's a closer look at the gorgeous peacock image!

I paper pieced under part of the wing for a pop of color. 

Inside I used one of the feather images - so pretty!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about. 

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already. 

It's time to hop along and visit with Anya now!

Don't miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee's birthday:

Stamps: Moment's Remembered (Verve StampsPaper: Fresh Cut (Basic Grey) Ink: Versamagic  Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Banner Bundle (Verve Stamps) Other: Doily, Enamel Dots, Vellum, Glitter Cardstock, White Embossing Powder

Wherever You Go

Hello! I'm popping in with my take on this months Reverse Confetti Color Challenge!

Great combo right?!

I've used the fun Here We Go stamp set and matching Confetti Cuts. The road was created with the Doin' the Wave die. I trimmed the windows out of the car and filled it with sequins. It's also adhered on one of those pop up spring things (I can't remember the name!) so it has lots of movement. I've also used the new Tag Me Too and Circles 'n Scallops dies

Here's a closer look at the shaker element, filled with transparent sequins.

There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.

The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge graphic will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.

Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of this month.

Stop by the Reverse Confetti blog to see all the amazing creations by the design team!

July 24, 2014

Quirky Cuties Hop - Awesome Prizes!

Welcome! Today some of the Reverse Confetti team and some special guests are celebrating the Quirky Cuties - the most adorable line art stamp colection from Reverse Confetti! My card today uses the sweet Oliver Owl. This chubby fellow is so fun to color!

If you didn't already know - all the Quirky Cuties are sized so they can be used together - fun right? I love that!

You should have made it here from my friend Jenny's blog - start over at Reverse Confetti if you are just entering the hop!

Today I've colored Oliver with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. I paired him with the Class Act stamp set for a fun school themed card. I've also used the Class Act dies and the Love Note. The fun pinked circle is from the Winning die set.

Here's a peek inside my card...

It's time to hop over and see Jessica now - but first, leave a comment! 

TWO lucky winners will get to choose 3 Quirky Cuties of their very own AND a Studio 3 Solutions color cubby! Wooohoo!

July 23, 2014

You're So Punny!

Hi friends! It's time for a new challenge over at SugarPea Designs.

With all the awesome SPD sentiments, this is an easy one!

I've used the cutie from Great Catch, giving him some die-cut balloons as his catch of the day! He's colored with Prismacolor pencils on kraft. Here's a peek inside...

Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so that we may check out your beautiful work

Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

July 22, 2014

Happy Hello

It's time for a new Catered Crop Recipe Swap, and this one is JUST my kinda challenge! Vellum! Vellum has been my go-to supply all year, I love it. 

I dug into my stash of i {heart} papers goodies and decided to ink up some Wplus9 sets - More Fresh Cut Florals and Hand Lettered Hello.

I used the Custom Panels die set to create an angled panel to line up with the Metallic MME paper. I've used Memento Luxe inks for the floral cluster and the sentiment and finished with some shiny sequins.

Vellum is such a fun supply, I hope you'll play along!

July 18, 2014


It's time for a new Viva la Verve sketch - did you know you can win $100 a month just for playing along?! Best prize ever!

It's inspiration week, so I also drew on the aqua and yellow in the inspiration pic.

I kept very true to the sketch, even using a little butterfly!

I love that Julee always has just the right sentiment. The Be Okay Plain Jane was JUST what I needed to reassure someone special.

I've used Petals and Wings and the matching Wings and Petals die and the pretty border is from the Scalloped Trim Trio. I finished with some gorgeous Shine Bright sequins.

Here's a peek inside my card...

Stamps: Be Okay, Petals and Wings (Verve StampsPaper: Homespun (Simple Stories) Ink: Nautical Blue, Pistachio, Peanut Brittle, Rhubarb Stalk (Memento Luxe) Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Wings and Petals, Scalloped Trim Trio (Verve Stamps)  Other: Sewing Machine, Shine Bright Sequins (Verve)

July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Kate!

Woohoo - it's Kate's birthday! Many of you know Kate from her fabulous store, i {heart} papers. Kate is THE fastest shipper around! Right now she's in the middle of a big move, Kate I hope you still find time for some cake!

To celebrate her, the design team is having a little blog hop to share our birthday cards and wishes. 

I've used lots of Wplus9 goodies on my card for Kate - the Spring Blooms stamp set and matching dies, the Hello Script word die and the Strictly Sentiments 1 set for the birthday sentiments. You'll find some Wplus9 dies in stock here. The sequins have a coating that didn't allow the true color to shine through in a photo - but it's a pretty look, right? The paper is the Metallic necessities pack from MME. Of course I've used my fave Memento Luxe inks.

Here's a peek inside the card...

Kate's MY boss, so this is super appropriate!

Be sure to hop along to each designer and leave these talented gals some love!
Lisa guest DT
Melissa guest DT

And please stop by Kate's blog to wish her a happy birthday!