Saturday, April 30, 2011

JUGS-Just Because













Happy weekend guys and dolls...it is suppose to be a gorgeous weekend here, a motorcycle trip is in the plans.  I hope you have some fun planned for the great outdoors.  This is my last week as the JUGS guest designer, it has been a blast playing along with these gals.  This week we are challenging you to emboss resist.....they bring you an new and different challenge every week...luv that!  I am sharing a card today that is using the new My Time Made Easy Stamps that will be released May 1.  This is a one of the bees that is in the set, I used Stella Rose Deisgner Paper.  Bee....hehehehe... sure to check it out May 1, it is a must have set.  I have added lace trim, distressing ,and crinkled ribbon.  Have a super day...enjoy!   
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Card Patterns-sketch
Color Q-colors
If The Shoe Fits-wings
JUGS-emboss resit technique
Stamp Something-wings
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Stamps:  Bee Loved(MTME)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU)  and Stella Rose Designer Paper
Ink:  Baja Breeze and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Crinkled Ribbon, Burlap String, Button, Lace Trim, Janome, Sponging, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, April 29, 2011

My Time Made Easy


Hi peeps, I am so thrilled to be this months guest at My Time Made Easy, the templates and stamps this month are soooo sweet!  I have used the new template, Barrow of Blooms to create this adorable little wheel barrel.  I have added the gorgeous flower to the outside of my barrow of blooms, so fitting; don't ya think?  I also used pearl brads for the hub caps on the wheels...so cute, yes I am truly a girly girl...lol.  I have also made my card some what matching.  Did I tell ya I luv this flower?  I luv using two sided designer paper because the inside of the barrel is pretty too!  It is in the set called  Bee Loved.  The templates and stamps will be released on May 1, be sure to head over to the MTME Shop for yours.  All the latest details can be found on Lauren's Blog.  I used the fabulous designer papers from Stella Rose, My Mind's Eye.  I added glass glitter to my flowers to give them that extra glitz!  Be sure to check back over the next several days as I will be adding other creation using the sets to be released.  I hope you are planning a fabulous weekend and the sun shines in your neighbor...enjoy!
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Monday Lunchtime-sketch/TSSC171
Delightful Challenges-distressing 
Paper Romance-summer
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Stamps:  Bee Loved(MTME)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Stella Rose Deisgner Paper(My Mind's Eye) 
Ink:  Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  MTME Barrow of Blooms Template, Lace Trim, Crinkled Ribbon, Buttons, Burlap String, Pearls, Glass Glitter, Janome, Distressing Tool, Zip Dry Glue, and 3D Foam Squares

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stampers Dream-Just For You







Good evening, I have created a darling little square card for you today.  I wanted to play along with some of the great challenges tonight.  I statred with JutsRite stamps from Stanpers Dream.  I used two different sets for this card, Decoraitve Border and Birthday Sentiments.
I used designer papers from My Mind's Eye, the gorgeous Stella Rose collection.  I added a little cream colored paint to the borders, stitching, a Maya Road Chipboard(luv these) piece and ribbon.  I added a button with Burlap String to the top left corner.  I used the Spellbinders Blossom to cut the main image panel.  I hope you are having a great week, I am again counting the days until the weekend.  Make the most of today....enjoy!
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Color Throwdown-colors
Paper Variety-polka dots
Pixie Cottage-sketch
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Stamps:  Birthday Sentiment and Decorative Borders(JustRite)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla(SU), and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Maya Road Chipboard, Ribbon, Button, Burlap String, EK Success Border Punch, Distressing Tool, Paint, Janome, Spellbinders Blossom Nesties, and 3D Foam Squares

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Verve Diva Dare












Good morning friends, it is my turn to bring to you my creation for the diva dare.  You can comment and play along over at the Verve Blog for your chance at winning.  For my turn at the dare, I knew I wanted to use the flowers from Hope Blooms.  I luv layering these and making them shabby.  I stamped them onto Stella Rose designer paper by My Mind's Eye and then randomly cut part the way down the blooms.  Then I took my stylus and curled the edges. I kept the rest of my card super simple, because I wanted the flowers to pop in the gorgeous red!  I added a little stitching, distressing, and bakers twine.  The Hope Blooms set is full of wonderful sentiments, the "life is good" is also from that set.  I cannot wait to see what you create, have a wonderful day...enjoy!
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CR84FN-colors/CR84F
Sweet Sunday-sketch/SSSC114 
Totally Gorjuss-bling

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Miss You Like Crazy








Good morning, it is time for this weeks Mojo Sketch, it is a circle or square week....luv both!  I have made a circle card, making it sweet and girly.  I added a flower that I misted with spritz, the crinkled ribbon, lace, and amber colored gem adds to the sweetness.  The sentiment is from the new Verve set Hope Blooms, this was my favorite set released this month!  I used Verve's A Cut Above DiesJotted Heart  is the name of this one, this heart shape is so sweet.  I added a little stitching in the bottom left part of the circle and then a little distressing and sponging.  Don't forget the diva dare has started and you can link up your creation over at the Verve Blog.   There are two ways of winning, enter your creation and commenting of the divas creations, two winners will be chosen.....definitely worth playing for, don't ya think?  I hope your Monday is a good one...enjoy!
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365 Cards-photo inspiration/Day 53
Mojo Monday-sketch/Mojo188
Secret Crafter-pink, brown, and cream
Sugar Creek Hollow-circles
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Stamps:  Hope Blooms(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above by Verve Jotted Heart Die, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Prima Flower, Gemstone, Crinkled Ribbon, Lace, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

JUGS-Gift Set













Hello friends, I am guesting with the fine gals over at JUGS this month and today's challenge is a template challenge with a spring theme.  I used the FREE template given by My Time Made Easy and made a Memory game and a birthday card.  This is great for a birthday party gift, game, sleep over, camping, or any kind of get together.  This could be given as a gift or you could make the game to play at a child's birthday party and the winner takes home the Memory game.  It can be enjoyed by the young and old...hehehehe.  I used the My Time Made Easy sketch challenge for my card.  I kept my box super simple, since I was making the matching cards to go inside.   This is a great time to use punches to make your cards, super easy and fast.  I hope you will join us in the fun and use a template to make something you can give as a gift or use this spring in your home.  Hope your day is filled with sunshine...enjoy.  
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JUGS-template/JUGS81
Our Craft Lunge-punches/OCL62
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Stamps:  Big Wish(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU) and Unknown Designer Paper
Ink:  Real Red(SU)
Accessories:  FREE Cutesy Cover Template from My Time Made Easy, Ric Rac, SU Circle Punch, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, CM Star Punch, Glitter, Glue, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Wishing You The Sweetest Things












I created this card to be able to play in a new challenge, it is called Friday MashUP.  This weeks challenge is to use black, white, and make it a sqaure card.  I used the sentiment from My Favorite Things set Polka Dot Greetings.  I added a button to the tag and covered it in glass glitter.  The butterfly is the SU Bigz die, I have gotten so much use from that die....it is a favorite of mine!  I added a gemstone to the center of the butterfly, used the MFT dainty dots die and bakers twine to complete my card.  The size of my square cards are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  You can still use a A2 envelope with this size if you choose, I buy 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square envelopes to fit perfectly.  This was a fun card to make and it is available in my Etsy Shop if you so desire.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend....enjoy! 
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Friday MashUP-black, white, & square/MU3
Frosted Designs-butterflies
My Favorite Things-sketch/MFTWSC16
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Stamps:  Polka Dot Greetings(My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Black, White(SU), and Scarp Designer Papers
Ink:  Black Soot Distressed Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, MFT Dainty Dots Die, Distressing Tool, Bakers Twine, SU Butterfly Die, Button, Gemstones, SU Square Punch, Glass Glitter, Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stampers Dream-Thank You Very Much











Hi, I am so glad ths week is over...lol.  I do not have to go back to work until Tuesday, it has been a long anticipated break.  I hope you have great things planned for this Easter weekend.  I am sharing a card made with JustRite stamps, you can get your JustRite stamper at Stampers Dream.  I used the set Be Happy for this  card, I stamped the sentiment and cut out with a circle shape and then layered it unto the square scroll.  I used Prima lace and crinkled ribbon tied with a button and burlap string.  The papers are from the Stella Rose collection by My Mind's Eye.  Well, that is all for me tonight, I hope to have more creations to share this weekend.  The dh and I are wanting to get in a motorcycle ride; the weather has just not been good this year, no real warm days yet.  I hope you have a wonderful evening, thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting.  Your comments mean so much to me.....enjoy!
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The Color Throwdown-colors/CTD138
Sketchbook Saturday-sketch/SBS7
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Stampers:  Be Happy(JustRite)
Paper:  Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla(SU), and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Blue Bayou and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Large Scalloped Squares Nesties, Spellbinders Circle Nesties, Janome, Burlap String, Crinkled Ribbon, Button, Prima Lace, Distressing Tool, Zip Dry, and 3D Foam Squares

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Stampers Dream Blog Giveaway and Sale

Michelle Rodgers is a having a blog giveaway and sale while she is away vacationing.  To get all the details and your coupon code head on over to Michelle's blog .  Have a super day....enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Verve After Release Party-April

I wanted to share with you all, my favorite card from the Verve release party. I used the flower from the set Hope Blooms,  I luv making those flowers shabby....so pretty.  You can see all my creations from the release party here.  I hope you have a super day....enjoy!
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Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve)
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and Lost and Found Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Early Espresso(SU) and Cream Acrylic Paint
Accessories: Fiskars Border Punch, Nesties Fancy Tags 3, Pearl, Hair Pin, Crinkled Ribbon, Prima Lace, Janome, Scissors, and 3D Foam Squares

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Praying For You














Good Mojo Monday morning peeps, I am sharing today's Mojo187 sketch...I luv it!  Maria designed this weeks sketch, be sure to head over to the Mojo Monday Blog and share the luv with the other mojo makers.  I need a card for a good friend who is having a ruff time.  I wanted it to be fun and cheery as well as heartfelt.  I used the new Floral Circle Die Set to make the flowers in the main panel....so quick and easy.  Cut out the desired amount of circle and then scrunch until you get the look you like.  I added a black gem to the centers and my beloved glass glitter to the edges.  The sentiment is from the Faithful Phrases set and is stamped on a PinkPaislee ticket.  I hope you will join us this week with today's fun sketch.  Have a pleasant week...enjoy! 
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CR84FN-colors/CR84FN24
Mojo Monday-sketch/Mojo187
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Stamps:  Faithful Phrases(Verve)
Paper:  Black, White(SU), and Misc. Scrap Designer Papers
Ink:  Bermuda Bay(SU)
Accessories:  Floral Circles Die Set(A Cut Above by Verve), Janome, Crinkled Ribbon, Gemstones, Glass Glitteer, Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and Eighteen, SU Border Punch, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, Zip Dry Glue, and 3D Foam Squares

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Masculine Card-Praying For You


I played along with several challenges to create today's masculine card.  I really should keep more manly cards on hand, they are like sympathy cards; it seems I never have enough if my stash.  I like to use stars for manly cards like I use flowers on all other cards.  I used My Favorite Things sketch for this one, using the star border die at the bottom.  The sentiment is from the new Verve set Faithful Phrases.  I used black burlap sting and tied it with a chunky brown button, distressing, and a little stitching complete my card.

It is back to work tomorrow, it is a short week for me and a super long weekend ahead.  I get Friday and Monday for Easter.....I am looking very forward to it!  I have had to work the last three weeks without a week off...lol.  I am hoping for another week off come the first of May.  Hope your evening is great...enjoy!
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SCS Featured Stamper-FS219
Let's Ink It Up-stitching
Paper Sundaes-texture
My Favorite Things-sketch/MFTWSC15
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Stamps:  Faithful Phrases(Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), and Misc. Scrap Designer Papers
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Star Dies, Janome, Black Burlap String, Button, MFT Star Border Die, Zip Dry, and 3D Foam Squares

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ace Of Cakes Inspired Card-Praise God



Hi friends, I have a quick challenge card to share....I need a manly card for a fellow in our church who was in a horrible truck accident.  He is going to be ok, it could have been much, much worse, so we are praising God for the miracle.  I used Tim Holtz stamps to make this collage on the tag shape and then I added the Verve sentiment using A Cut Above Verve Dies to frame it.  The sentiment is from the new set Faithful Phrases.  I also used a cake from today's IC280 as my inspiration, you can see it here.  Have a super Saturday evening, we have nothing bad rain today, some ares 3 or 4 inches.....we are ready for sunshine......enjoy!  
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SCS Inspiration-cake/IC280
Inspirational Card Sketches-sketch/ICS110
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Stamps:  Faithful Phrases(Verve) and Tim Holtz
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and Websters Pages
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Charming Banner, Charming Oval Dies(A Cut Above by Verve), Janome, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, Tag Die, SU Circle Punch, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, Button, Zip Dry Glue, and 3D Foam Squares

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JUGS-Happy Birthday Elisa, Lisa, and Pam!














I created this for today's JUGS80 color challenge, it is also Elisa, Lisa, and Pam's birthdays this week.  Be sure to wish these ladies a Happy Birthday!  I used the new Verve flower from the Hope and Bloom set...I adore this flower!  I stamped it and then cut the petals, rolled them and scrunched them  to make them shabby, luv the look!  The flowers are a aqua/teal blue but it is hard to see in the photo.  I hope you will join us is this weeks fun!   Have a fantastic Saturday....enjoy!  
This card is for sale in my Paperie Blooms Etsy Shop
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Clean and Simple-sketch/FTL136
JUGS-colors/JUGS80
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Stamps: Hope Blooms(Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), and Stella Rose Deisgner Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories: Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Pennant Dies, Burlap String, Janome, Distressing Tool, Glass Glitter, SU Crystal Effects, SU Circle Punch, and 3D Foam Squares

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Verve Sneak Peek-Future Plans














It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with FOUR days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

1. Julee 8. Jackie
2. Tosh 9. Charmaine
3. Amber 10. Janelle
4. Amy 11. Teresa
5. Maureen 12. Laurie
6. Cresta 13. Sankari
7. Andrea 14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Hope Blooms, Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane and Floral Circles Die Set

 
Well, release day is finally here...yippie!  I sure hope you have enjoyed the hops this week.  I am sharing my take on this weeks Viva la Verve sketch, showcasing Proverbs 16:9 and Bloom & Grow .  To get the details on today's Viva la Verve sketch, go here.  I will see ya tonight at the release party...enjoy! 
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Stamps: Bloom & Grow and Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Going Grey, Kraft, White(SU), and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Going Grey and Pink Pirouette(SU)
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Fiskars Border Die, Nesties Labels Fourteen, Nesties Labels Seventeen, Distressing Tool, Janome, Priam Lace, Gemstones, Pearls, Maya Road Corrugated Butterfly, and 3D Foam Squares

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stampers Dream Blog Hop WINNER!

If you are looking for my Verve sneak peek scroll down one or click here.

I am so happy to announce that one of the winners was chosen from my blog from the Stampers Dream Blog Hop, be sure to head over to the Stampers Dream Blog and check out the details!

The winner from my blog is Nicole from A Scrapper Mom's Worlds

  Nicole you where  #144....you said......
    Beautiful! These are my favorite papers, and I love the green with
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Please contact Michelle at michelle@stampersdream.com within 48 hours to claim your prize!

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Verve Sneak Peek-My Amazing Mother-in-Law


It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with FOUR days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.


1. Tosh 8. Janelle
2. Teresa 9. Jackie
3. Maureen 10. Charmaine
4. Laurie 11. Andrea
5. Julee 12. Amber
6. Cresta 13. Melissa
7. Sankari 14. Amy

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Love Deepens, Proverbs 31:28 Plain Jane and Elegant Leaves Die


How are you liking the new sets?  Awesome, don't ya think?  Today's Love Deepens set is a must have, the sentiments are wonderful.  I have made today's card for my Mother-in-Law, she is so precious; I could not have asked for a better MIL.  I used a dark chocolate background to spotlight the flowers from the Bloom and Grow set.  I have added fine glitter to the edges and a gemstone to the center.  Stitching, distressing ,and tiny pom pom ribbon complete my card.  the weekend is almost here friends and Friday night...woohoo..be sure to get your snacks ready for the release party....enjoy!
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Sketchbook Saturday-sketch
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Stamps: Bloom & Grow and Love Deepens (Verve)
Paper: Soft Sky, White(SU), and Madeline Designer Paper(Prima)
Ink: Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), SU Leaf Die, EK Success Border Punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3, Pom Pom Trim, Janome, Gemstones, Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stampers Dream Card


If you are looking for my Verve sneak peek scroll down one or click here.
I created this card using JustRite stamps from Stampers Dream, the set is called Sympathy Nested Sentiments.
I used papers from My Mind's Eye, I added crinkled ribbon, a button, and burlap string.  The chocolate flower at the top is the wonderful vintage netting from Websters Pages...I luv this stuff!  make the most of your day...enjoy! 
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Clean & Simple-sketch/FTL135
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Stamps:  Sympathy Nested Sentiments(JustRite)
Paper:  Early Espresso(SU) and Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Border Punch, Crinkled Ribbon, Button, Burlap String, Websters Pages Vintage Netting, Tim Holtz Die, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares

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Verve Sneak Peek-Bloom and Grow



It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with FOUR days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.




1. Amber 8. Julee
2. Amy 9. Laurie
3. Andrea 10. Maureen
4. Charmaine 11. Teresa
5. Cresta 12. Tosh
6. Jackie 13. Sankari
7. Janelle 14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Bloom & Grow, Elegant Leaves Die and Floral Circles Die Set


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Verve sneak peeks, I have used Bloom and Grow for today's card.  I have sponged the sentiment panel and then added a row of the sweet flowers to the bottom.  the flowers are amazing in this set, you can layer like no tomorrow...lol.  Stitching, crinkled ribbon, and distressing complete my card.  I hope you have a great day and are gearing up for the big reveal on Friday....enjoy!
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Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla(SU), and Lost and Found Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Early Espresso and Pink Pirouette(SU)
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Crinkled Ribbon, Button, Burlap String, Janome, Gemstones, Nesties Labels Eighteen, and 3D Foam Squares

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Verve Sneak Peek-Birthday Phrases




It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with FOUR days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.




1. Andrea 8. Julee
2. Jackie 9. Tosh
3. Charmaine 10. Amber
4. Janelle 11. Amy
5. Teresa 12. Maureen
6. Laurie 13. Cresta
7. Sankari

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Bunny Shake, Birthday Phrases, Faithful Phrases and Happy Phrases


Hi verve fans, I am spotlighting the Verve Birthday Phrases set; there are three phrase sets this release.  I used my Spellbinder Pennants to make the banner, layering it and adding the sweet little flower from the Verve set Egg-stra Special.  The sentiment "lets party" is stamped and cut using the Spellbinders Creative Tags and a SU clip.  Be sure to visit and comment all the divas creations it could increase your chances of wining!  I hope you have a great day....enjoy! 
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Totally Stampalicious-anything goes
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Stamps: Birthday Phrases and Egg-stra Special(Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Blue Bayou(SU)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Nestie Pennant Dies, Nestie Creative Page Tabs, Burlap String, Gemstones, SU Clip, and 3D Foam Squares

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