Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Verve Divas Inspirations Challenge and Blog 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 May challenge is Let it Bloom!
Florals are always fashionable. Let your creativity bloom 
and use some fabulous florals on your card. Use the inspiration 
graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction – 
just show us some blooms!


 
For my card, I started with Simple Stories DIY Boutique paper pad.  I layered some of the pretty patterns together using some foam mounting tape for added dimension.  I stamped Verve's Beautiful Plain Jane stamp in black ink. Next, I die cut the flowers from Verve's Wings and Petals Cut Above Die Set.  I stamped the flowers with the coordinating image from Verve's Petals and Wings stamp set  using some colors from the designer papers.  I layered the flowers using foam mounting tape for added dimension.  I finished my card with a few of Verve Shine Bright Sequin Mix. 


Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Sunday, May 20.
Prize: $25 gift voucher to the Verve online store!


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. Julee6. Sarah
2. Amy7. Susan
3. Anya8. Maureen
4. Betty9. Marisa
5.Sankari



As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Monday, May 4, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions Announcement!




Happy Monday!  I am popping in with a wonderful announcement!  I am on the Design Team for the new  MUSE:  Christmas Vision Card Club!



The first challenge begins this  
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

Check out the 
now for more information and for a 
chance to win 


Hope to see your 
Christmas creations at the Club!


As always thanks so much for stopping by!  

Betty


Saturday, May 2, 2015

You Are...Wonderful and Seeing Beauty!







 
Happy Saturday!  I have a couple of cards to share today.  For my first card I am playing along with The Color Throwdown, The Friday Mashup (sketch), and The Card Concept (inspiration).


 
I just love The Card Concept's inspiration photo.  The colors 
work perfectly with this week's Color Throwdown trio.  I started with MFT Stamps smooth white and berrylicious card stock.  I stamped the front of the base with berrylicious ink using Striped background.   I die cut berrylicious with stitched rounded rectangle stax.  I stamped this panel with Swiss Dot background stamp using Sweet Tooth pigment ink.  

inside of card
Next, I die cut a pierced Traditional Tag Stax die namics in smooth white.  I masked off a portion of the sentiment from True Friends stamp set.  I stamped it going down the side of the tag in hybrid black licorice ink.  Then, I die cut the the tulips from Spring Tulip die namics and stamped the coordinating image from Spring Tulip stamp set using hybrid black licorice ink.  I colored with copics.  To comply with the sketch, I added a loose thread bow and let the threads wrap and hang loosely around the tag.  I used the tiny clothespin to clip it to the tag. I finished the front with a few clear sequins.




 
For my second card, I am playing along with
The ColourQ,  
MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge, and Just Us Girls.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ztQgnXsqtxo/VT6o54vys-I/AAAAAAAAkDM/cPQXBLYmn04/s1600/226.png I started with MFT smooth white and sour apple card stocks.  I die cut the sour apple panel with Blueprints 20.  I embossed with Chevron Cover Up.  I added some versamark to edges and front for some added depth of color.  

Next, I die cut a tag from Blueprints Tag Builder 1.  I stamped a sentiment from Whimsical Wishes in hybrid black licorice ink.  I die cut the image from You Gnome Me die namics and stamped with coordinating image from You Gnome Me stamp set in hybrid black licorice.  I colored with copics to comply with color challenge.  I used some pop dots to add to the tag.  I used some pink/white twine to tie a bow and add element to comply with sketch.  I finished with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

You're A Friend of Mine!




 
I have a card to share today.  I am playing along with The Friday Mashup, The Paper Players sketch, and The Challenge whose theme is also polka dots.   For the Friday Mashup, we are to use umbrella or polka dots or mash it up and use both.  I chose to use both. 

I have a kraft card base.  I combined some fun Fancy Pants Nautical themed papers.  I actually used the Smashup photo as some inspiration which is why I have  wood pattern and a sky.   I used Verve's Rain or Shine stamp set and stamped the smaller umbrella image just between the rain or shine sentiment.  I used the umbrella solid image and stamped in red.  Again, going off of the inspiration photo.  I used some acrylic white paint to add some polka dots with a needle tip.  To comply with the sketch, I used Verve's Flag It die set to die cut some fun patterns from the paper pad.   I finished my card with a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Happiness and Tweet On You!




Happy Sunday!  I am popping in with a couple of cards to share.  I finally had a chance to get crafty late this afternoon.  I am playing along with a few blog challenges.

For my first card I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The ColourQ Color Challenge.  


I started with MFT smooth white, blu raspberry, limeade, and kraft card stocks.  I used Blueprints 22 to die cut the blu raspberry background.  I layered die cut stitched snowdrifts to look like waves of water.  I die cut the Sailboat die namics in a few colors and assembled to card with foam mounting tape and liquid glue.  I did stamp the limeade panel with the Simply Circles background in limeade ink.  I stamped the sentiment from Totally Happy stamp set in hybrid black licorice ink.  










 
For my second card I am playing along with Retro Sketch and The Color Throwdown.


I started with smooth white, black licorice, and daffodil card stocks.  I die cut the daffodil panel with inside and outside stitched squares.  I die cut another using black licorice then layered a stitched rounded rectangle and die cut that to create the sketch look.  I stamped the daffodil panel with houndstooth background stamp using daffodil ink.   With these colors, I thought it would be fun to create a chalkboard scene.  I stamped the images from Tweet On You stamp set with versamark and white embossed. I then sponged some sweet tooth pigment ink on the panel for added chalkboard effect.  I die cut a a sentiment panel from Blueprints 13 and stamped a sentiment from the same set.  I finished with a few clear sequins.   

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty