Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Viva la Verve July 2010

It's that time of the month again (No, not THAT time!) It's Viva la Verve champions post time!! Here are my cards for the month of July.

Week 1
Stamps: PTI - Year of Flowers: Roses, Take Three: Summer
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz, 2009 Bitty Dot DSP, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, In Bloom Impression Plate, Copics, sewing machine, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Kaiser pearls - black, dimensionals

Week 2
Stamps: Verve - Blue Skies, PTI - Giga Guidelines, Background Basics:Tin Types
Paper: White, So Saffron, October Afternoons DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Square Lattice EF, Nestabilities, buttons, DMC floss, So Saffron Twill ribbon, Smooch - Illuminate, dimensionals

Week 3
Stamps: Celtic Knots, Verve - Always on My Mind
Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, River Rock
Ink: Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Vintage Cream, Versamark
Accessories: Paper piercer, mat pack, Making Memories Lacy brad, clear EP, dimensionals

Week 4

Stamps: Favorite Thoughts, PTI - Tea Time Additions
Paper: Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Sahara, Sand, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Victorian EF, Ric Rac die , and teacup die (PTI), Kaiser Pearls - Chino, kraft taffeta ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, July 26, 2010

You Make Me Smile

A HUGE thank you to everyone who commented on my blog hop post yesterday! This card was inspired by Kristina Werner's Make a Card Monday from July 12. I have a ton of ribbon scraps so this is the perfect way to use them up.
Card Details:
Stamps: PTI - Signature Greetings, Background Basics: Petal Power
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Vintage Cream, Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Beautiful Blooms die, ribbon scraps, button, cream button twine, white gel pen, dimensionals

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Julee!

Hey There! It's Juliee Tilman's Birthday, and I am thrilled and honored to join the Verve Divas and friends in a special birthday blog hop. (My very first blog hop I might add!!!) I love all of Julee's creations. I love all the sentiments and sayings she puts together for the Verve stamp sets, and I really love her stamping style. She is also a very generous person. There's always a chance to win Verve stamps between new release giveaways, Project Parade giveaways, and my personal favorite, Viva la Verve on Splitcoast stampers.

Here's my birthday card for Julee. It uses one of the first Verve sets I bought, and one of the sets that got me hooked on Verve - Floral Whimsy. It also uses another one of my "go to" Verve sets, Circular Sayings.

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop on Julee's Fabulous Birthday Journey is Verve Diva Extraordinaire, Charmaine Ikach of Oodabug Alley

Card Details:
Stamps - Verve Floral Whimsy, Circular Sayings
Paper - Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, white, Basic Grey DSP - Olivia
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Extras - Copics, 1 3/8" circle punch, SU scalloped circle punch, paper piercer, Mat Pack, Sewing Machine, Kaiser pink rhinestones, Bazzil Basics Whirlpool double dash ribbon, dimensionals.
Card Sketch - Jen Del Muro SFYTT

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Baaaaack!!

It has been AGES since I've posted anything here. There are lots of reasons, but it all boils down to life getting in the way. Another reason is what I like to call Birthdaypalooza! What's birthdaypalooza? Well, in my family we have a birthday or family get together just about every weekend from Mother's Day until July 9th. This includes Mother's Day (May 9), my Grandma's B-day (May 21), sister-in-law Leigh Ann's B-day (May 28), brother Tom and sister Leanne's B-day (June 6), #1 nephew's B-day (June 12), Father's Day (June20), Canada Day (July 1), and finally my Dad's B-day (July 9). As you can probably guess, I have one or two birthday cards to share.

Grandma's B-Day card details:
Stamps: PTI - Delightful Dahlia, A Little Argyle
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe Avacado, Versamark
Accessories: Clear EP, Dahlia Dies (PTI), SU Scalloped border punch, Picnic Plaid and Woodgrain impression plate (PTI), Copics, dimensionals.
Card Sketch: Karen Giron's SSSC 54

Sister-in-law Leigh Ann's B-day card details:
Stamps: Bow Wow, A Little Argyle, and Round and Round (PTI)
Paper: white, Chocolate Chip, Hawaiian Shores, Basic Grey DSP - Max and Whiskers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip, Vintage Cream, Spring Rain, Hawaiian Shores
Accessories: Copics, Basic Grey brads (Max and Whiskers), Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Vintage Cream felt, Terracotta Tile Ribbon, Rick Rack die (PTI), Cuttlebug, dimensionals
Card Sketch: MOJO 138

Tom's B-day card details:
Stamps: Verve - Relax, and Circular Sayings
Paper: white, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Kraft
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nestabiliaties, cloud die (PTI), Distressed Stripes EF, Basic Grey brads (Marrakech)
Card Sketch: TESC114

Sister Leanne's B-day card details:
Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, white, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Tea Dye Duo
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities (circle and Blossom), Woodgrain Impression plate (PTI), Embosslits Beautiful Wings, sewing machine, Kaiser Pearls - Chocolate, dimensionals
Card Sketch: TESC114

Dad's B-day card details:
Stamps: PTI - Masculine Motifs
Paper: White, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Basic Grey DSP - Origins
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Memento Rich Cocoa, Spring Rain, Soft Sued, Distress Ink - Crushed Olive, Tea Dye touch duo
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Woodgrain Impression plate, Basic Grey brads - Origins, dimensionals

Card Sketch: SC255