Friday, August 31, 2012

FRIDAY FOCUS - Melissa Frances

Good morning friends, I am once again sooooo excited about today's Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus.  Linda is now carrying Melissa Frances.....eeecccckkkk, I know; isn't this awesome?  You cannot get more frilly than Melissa Frances!

For my first card, I used a sweet Melissa Frances tag(sold out), and the adorable resin keyhole embellie.  I have used the Tim Holtz Once Upon A Time Aplha to make the "love' word.  I added tiny gemstones all around, such sweetness.  The heart is covered in the amazing Tim Holtz glitter(also sold out), I luv this glitter! 

Yes, a Christmas card, my first of the year!  I have used the Melissa Frances Christmas card stock stickers, these are fabulous.  They will make your Christmas card making so easy; you can pull some of your favorite papers, lace, ribbon, a Melissa Frances card stock sticker and a little sparkle...poof and they will be done!
Be sure to stop by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, Linda is offering 15% off all Melissa Frances, woohoo...time to go shopping!


A Few Sketches 4 Usketch/#1 
Deconstructed Sketch:  sketch/DS66




Thursday, August 30, 2012

CASE Study 2ND Anniversary


Good morning, we are celebrating our 2 year anniversary at CASE Study and Chupa has planed some great challenges.  This weeks challenge is for you to case yourself, so I choose the sweet little tags that I had made for the Verve sneak peeks.....I adore the Verve set used to make the tags.  My finished card was not so inspiring...lol.  I really liked the way I had used several cut banners at the bottom of the tags, so I knew I wanted to do the same on my card.  I really like the look of several banners grouped together, the ones on the card do not show up as well as the ones on the tags.  I cannot wait to see what you create this week!  I hope you have a wonderful day, be sure to head over to the Case Study blog and see what the other gals created....enjoy!

Sketchbook Saturdaysketch



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Glitz Design

Hello everyone, I am back with another set of "love" cards to share with you today.  We could all use a little more love in our lives, if for no other reason to share it with someone else!  Let's start creating and share the love.    

 
All the elements of this card are from the French Kiss line, the paper, the card stock sticker...luv, and the gorgeous rhinestones.  I went with a gray, green(my favorite color), and neutral color combo.  It pairs together nicely, I think.  Using the Glitz card stock stickers makes it super easy to create a great card in a short period of time.  I framed it with a piece of card stock cut with a shaped background, the shaped edges, seam binding ribbon, and flower complete my card.


Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper:  French Kiss
Glitz Design Card Stock Stickers:  French Kiss Titles
Glitz Design French Kiss: Giant Rhinestones


For my second card I went with classic color combo of pink and black,and paired them with kraft.  A sweet girly favorite of mine.

For this card I used the adorable Pretty In Pink line, swooon...a perfect match!  I have used the love sentiment stamp from the Love Games set to stamp onto the card stock journaling sticker.  I used a piece of corrugated cardboard spritzed with Mr Huey's white mist for the background of my journaling card.  Well, this is the last of my "love" cards for the month, I hope you where inspired to create and share some love!   


Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper:  Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Love Games:  Clear Stamps
Glitz Design Card Stock Stickers:  Pretty In Pink Journaling
Glitz Design Pretty In Pink:  Giant Rhinestones

I hope you have a day filled with "love"!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Crafty Catz:  ribbons and bows
Paper Crafting Journey:  anything goes 
Word Art Wednesdays:   prosperity and health.....and love!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO256 Sweet Circle Prayer

Good morning mojo fans, it is circle or square week at the Mojo Monday Blog.  I adore the sweet little circle cards and this week I have used one of the NEW Plain Janes stamps from Verve!   I also played along with the gals at JUGS, it has been awhile ladies!  I adore the gals at JUGS, but have not been so busy lately, so glad I was able to play along this week....luv the inspiration photo too!  I was drawn to the colors and shabby look; using lace, burlap, and a handmade ribbon flower on my sweeeet circle card.  I hope your Monday is a great start to a wonderful week...enjoy!    

JUGSinspiration photo/JUGS151
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO256





Saturday, August 25, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC112 Love and Prayers

Good morning and welcome to the weekend, I am working once again this weekend...sigh.  I am sharing this weeks card using the Waltzingmouse Sketch, the sketch is one of my favorites!  I also played along with the gals from The Color Throwdown, it has been a long time since I played along with CTD.  I adore the colors this week, the vase of flowers make me smile!  I have used the Waltzingmouse set Say It Loud.  I used a sweet Maya Roads flower in the center, tooooo cute!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend....enjoy!

Color Throwdowncolors/CTD206
Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC112



Friday, August 24, 2012

Verve Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 9


Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!
In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!
That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We'll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

Stamps: Treasured Words(Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Book Page, Bluebell Deisgner Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Flourished Trim Die by Verve, Distressing Tool, Seam Binding Ribbon, Burlap String, Button, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

CR84FN:  colors/CR84FN61
Viva la Verve sketch/VLVAug2012
 
Friday, 8/24
Featured Product: Treasured Words

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S.10. Janelle
3. Maureen11. Betty
4. Teresa12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy15. Susan
8. Andrea 
  1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
  2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
  3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
  4. Link your card using the entry form HERE
One lucky participant from all the entries will win our entire new release of products! That's over $300 worth of stamps and dies! You may enter as many times as you like, and feel free to link any new* Verve challenge cards, but each entry must be a different card, use Verve Stamps, be posted in a separate post, and include a link to Verve. *Only new cards posted August 16 through August 24, 2012 are eligible.
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Eastern on Friday, August 24. The winner will be announced at our release party that night (you don't need to be present to win)!



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Verve Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 8


Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!
In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!
That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

Stamps: Borderline(Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bluebell Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Minni Bookplate and Pennant Banner by Verve, Seam Binding Ribbon, Gemstones, Distressing Tool, Doily, Mr. Huey's Spritz, Flowers, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

Ribbon Reel:  colors and pennant/#35

Thursday, 8/23
Featured Products: Borderline, Mini Classy Label Die Set, Mini Vintage Oval Die Set, Mini Bookplate Die Set

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S.10. Janelle
3. Maureen11. Betty
4. Teresa12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy15. Susan
8. Andrea

  1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
  2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
  3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
  4. Link your card using the entry form HERE
One lucky participant from all the entries will win our ENTIRE new release of products! That's over $300 worth of stamps and dies! You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be a different card, in a separate post, and include a link to Verve. Only new cards posted August 16 through August 24, 2012 will be eligible.
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Eastern on Friday, August 24. The winner will be announced at our release party that night (you don't need to be present to win)!


CASE Study 2ND Anniversary

Good morning, we are celebrating our 2 year anniversary at CASE Study and Chupa has planed some great challenges.  This weeks challenge was for us to case a CASE Study player.  I am blown away by the talent that joins us each week, so I had a plan.  I used the last weeks players and used random.org to pick the number.  I was thrilled with the results, random.org drew the super talented Monika Davis.  The card I choose to case of hers is below, I adore all the elements, so many details.  I luv the details!  I hope you have a wonderful day, be sure to head over to the Case Study blog and see what the other gals created....enjoy!

Stamps: Doodled Occasions (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Fabulous Designer Paper(Simple Stories)
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Pennant Trim Die and Flourished Trim Die by Verve, Bakers Twine, Embossing Folder, SU Square Punch, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Verve Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 7


Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!
In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!
That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

Stamps: Learning to Sail, Thatched Banner Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla(SU) and Bluebell Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: Ribbon Banner Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Spellbinders Nesties Eighteen, Doily, Burlap Twine, Button, Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

Unscripted Sketch:  sketch/#172
 
Wednesday, 8/22
Featured Product: Learning to Sail, Flourished Trim Die

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy14. Jen S. {Guest}


  1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
  2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
  3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
  4. Link your card using the entry form HERE
One lucky participant from all the entries will win our ENTIRE new release of products! That's over $300 worth of stamps and dies! You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be a different card, in a separate post, and include a link to Verve. Only new cards posted August 16 through August 24, 2012 will be eligible.
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Eastern on Friday, August 24. The winner will be announced at our release party that night (you don't need to be present to win)!


Frilly & Funkie Challenge/Resist

Good morning it is time for another great challenge from The Funkie Junkie Team, Sue has challenges us to "resist".   I have used heat embossing resist, sponged after embossing and then finished the sponging off with spritzing....I am luving spritzing...sooo fun!  Here are more details about the challenge.
Challenge Theme: How can you Resist You can use different things to create a resist effect, acrylic paint, glue, embossing powder to name just a few. So let's see if you can Resist and show us how you can incorporate this into your projects!
I have used a new Plain Jane stamp from Verve that will be released on Friday, hope you will join us for the release.  I have listed below all the goodies I used to create my card, I do not know a lot about techniques.  So I used the Tim Holtz Color Wash as a spritz...I really like how it turned out.  Linda has some amazing new items in the Funkie Junkie Boutique.....she now is carrying Melissa Frances...how shabby/chic is that?

Stamps:  Praying For You Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper:  White and Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Dazzle Versamark
Accessories: Melissa Frances Blossom Resin Embellishment, Lace Trim, Ranger Tim Holtz Color Wash Spray, Seam Binding Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

A Few Sketches For Usketch/#5
The Shabby Tea Room:  colors, flower, and damask(there is a damask pattern in the chocolate paper)





Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Verve Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 6


Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!
In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!
That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

Wow, what an amazing week it has been, I have had so much fun creating with the new release and I know you will too!  The next stop on the hop is Tosh's, you should have come from Maureen's blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning by heading over to the Verve blog....have a wonderful day...enjoy!

Stamps: Stronger Love(Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla(SU) and Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Flourished Trim Die by Verve, Maya Road Flower, Bakers Twine, Lace Trim, Seam Binding Ribbon, Janome Sewing Machine, Crop-a-Dile, Eyelet, Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch
  
Tuesday, 8/21
Featured Product: Stronger Love, Scroll Plain Jane, Scroll Die

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy 



  1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
  2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
  3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
  4. Link your card using the entry form HERE
One lucky participant from all the entries will win our ENTIRE new release of products! That's over $300 worth of stamps and dies! You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be a different card, in a separate post, and include a link to Verve. Only new cards posted August 16 through August 24, 2012 will be eligible.
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Eastern on Friday, August 24. The winner will be announced at our release party that night (you don't need to be present to win)!



Monday, August 20, 2012

Verve Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 5


Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!
In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!
That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

Stamps: Brighter Days (Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla(SU) and Deisgner Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Arrow Die and Jotted Heart Die by Verve, SU Embossing Folder, lace Trim, Seam Binding Ribbon, Burlap Trim, Buttons, Doily, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares 

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO255


Monday, 8/20
Featured Product: Brighter Days, Scalloped Flowers Die Set, Arrow Die

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy