Friday, July 15, 2016

Viva LA Verve Sketch Challenge & Diva Inspirations Challenge {Verve Stamps}


Happy July! We are back after a relaxing trip to the coast! We took our camper and had a blast...walking along the beaches and reading books! Today I am happy to share my card for the newest Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge! I am the sketch hostess and I am SO excited to share my design! I hope it inspires you to play along with us!

  


I was inspired to play along with the current Diva Inspirations Challenge over at Verve! Why not combine the two challenges!?


Using the Love Everlasting stamp set from Verve, I stamped the floral heart in the three bold colours from the inspiration photo...in this case I used Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo. I am a big fan of clean lines and layers, so I used some designer paper and clean white rectangles...so the colours would hopefully pop!

Love Everlasting

I would love it if you would come to Viva la Verve and play along with my sketch!!! There is a great prize up for grabs for both challenges! Click HERE for more inspiration!



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SugarPea Designs-MIU17 {Happy Mail}


We have a new challenge style over at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!


I used the stamp set called Happy Mail and coloured the images with my Copic markers. Clean and simple, this card was fun to put together!

Here is this week's Mix it Up Challenge!

To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

Reverse Confetti {SFYTT #38}- Best Wishes



Tonight I finally had the chance to play along with the current SFYTT at Reverse Confetti. I loved the clean lines of the sketch and I wanted to play with the new Garden Bunch Stamp Set I picked up last month! With the end of the school year being so busy, I never had the chance to play with my new goodies! SO I gave them a try tonight. I love how the sentiment stamps! 


I wanted to create a card that gave off a "black tie air" and I was striving for clean lines. The card was left simple, so it could go to a man. I wanted to create a "tux" feel and the flowers would be the accent rather than the focus. It is another card for my wedding stash. 

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Monday, July 11, 2016

VLV & CTD {Christmas Greetings}



Hooray! Back into my craft room and I was so happy to play along with a couple of challenges today! First I saw the fun sketch at Viva la Verve and then I saw the colours at the Colour Throwdown! It was a match made in heaven! I decided to make a Christmas card for my stash!


I used the elegant Bright Spirits stamp set from Verve and some fun design paper I had in my stash! I kept my design fairly simple...




Sunday, July 10, 2016

Verve Diva Inspirations Blog Hop {July}


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until August 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


We're headed into the lazy days of summer and this outdoor scene is sure to inspire some cozy creations. 


Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Friday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!


I used one of my favourite stamp sets! I just adore the Great Friend set and I paired it with the new Love Everlasting set. I kept my design simple and stamped the flowers in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie ink. Then I stamped the leaves in Bermuda Bay ink...the sentiment was kept simple...in black.


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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


  
1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne9. Stacey
5. Laurie10. Susan
6. Lesley11. Teresa
  


Friday, July 8, 2016

SRM Stickers Design Team {Happy Birthday}


A quick and easy birthday Gift Purse, using some of the Vintage Floral Ribbon.


A simple yet pretty card using some Vintage Floral RibbonsomeLace and a white Doily. I used the Fancy Birthday Sticker for my sentiments!


Together they make a simple yet elegant gift set for a friend! Be sure to visit the SRM Blog to see my project! I would love to have you stop by!



Friday, June 17, 2016

Viva la Verve (MY Sketch!!!) & Coffee Lovers Hop

I am delighted to be the sketch hostess for the 2nd sketch over at Viva la Verve in June! This is my first sketch as a new designer for Verve and I hope you are inspired to play along with us!


It's also the Coffee Lovers Summer Hop and so I made my card Summer Coffee Themed! I stamped the cups and coloured them with Copics. 



Play along with us and link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveWe'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups next Friday, so be sure to come back and link up! 



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mix It Up #2 {SugarPea Designs}

We have a new challenge style over at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!

Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!
I just had to stamp with one of my favourite stamp sets called Love You Bunches and the Zig Zag Stitched Circles dies. I coloured the main image with my Copic markers and then added a fun piece of designer paper to finish it off. I used just the sketch this week!
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YOU HAVE UNTIL JULY 4TH TO ENTER ANY OF OUR JUNE CHALLENGES – OUR JUNE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 5TH