Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Nicole

Yesterday was my niece Nicole's 6th birthday, and the entire family was at my brother's for a birthday barbecue. It didn't rain until about 8:30 but the air was very smokey due to forest fires in British Columbia, so we had to take the party inside. We are all hoping that the rain will take care of the smoke.

I stamped Birthday Flopsey on watercolor paper in Staz On black ink, and then used my aqua painter and reinkers to color him in. I added some pink rhinestones to the top and bottom of the frame, and some Diamond Stickles on the flames of the candles, because Nicole LOVES anything that sparkles.

Here are the details:
Stamps: MFT - Birthday Flopsey, PTI - Background Basics - Tin Type
Paper: Simply Chartruse, Aqua Mist, Pink Pirouette, watercolor paper, Basic Grey DSP - Lemonade
Ink: Staz on black, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swirls EF, Nestabilities Labels 10, watercolor pen, SU reinkers (Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Green Galore), Diamond Stickles, Kaiser pink rhinestones, dimensionals
Sketch used: MTSC61

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Verve and Happy B-Day Nicole

I got a chance to finish the two remaining sketch challenges for Verve's 3rd Anni-VERVE-sary. I have to say the sketch three was a bit of a stinker! I'm very happy with how it turned out though. I painted the butterfly with Smooch Illuminate ink after coloring it with Copics, so it is very shimmery in real life. All the Verve Divas are doing an awesome job with the sneak peaks, so I REALLY hope I win a little something. My wallet could use the break!!!

Sketch A

Stamps: Verve - Abundant Blessings
Paper: Blushing Bride, Real Red, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon DSP - The Thrift Shop, Blushing Bride DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Tea Dye Touch Duo
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, New Leaf Bitty dots ribbon, Diamond Lace border punch, dimensionals

Sketch C
Stamps: Verve - Blue Skies
Paper: Pure Poppy, Simply Chartruse, Very Vanilla, white, October Afternoon DSP - The Thrift Shop, and Fly a Kite
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,Crushed Olive Distress ink
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Copics, Pure Poppy ribbon, Corner Rounder, dimensionals, Cuttlebug, X-large ric-rac die (PTI), Simply Chartruse felt, black mini brads, Smooch - Illuminate

Today is my niece Nicole's 6th birthday. The entire family (two-legged, and four-legged members) are heading to my brother's place this evening for a birthday barbeque. Here's hoping the weather holds out!! I hope to have her birthday card to show you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Verve Sketches X 3

Happy Wednesday!! It's Verve release week, and even better, it's Verve's 3rd Anniversary. Julee has created some awesome sketches for this release week challenge. I have three of the five done. Hopefully I can get the other two finished today. Here's what I have so far.

Sketch B
Stamps: Verve - Believe, One Person
Paper: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, White, October Afternoon DSP - The Thrift Shop
Ink: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Memento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dye Touch Duo
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Copics, Chocolate satin ribbon, Antique Linen Stickles, Corner Rounder, dimensionals

Sketch D
Stamps: Verve - Blue Skies, Floral Whimsy
Paper: Spring Rain, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon DSP - Fly a Kite
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Spring Rain
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Square lattice EF, sewing machine, SU markers (Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight), Spring Rain ribbon, corner rounder, crystal effects, dimensionals

Sketch E
Stamps: Verve - Accent Notes, Always on My Mind
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Aqua Mist, October Afternoon DSP - The Thrift Shop
Ink: Aqua Mist, Real Red, Tea Dye Touch Duo
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, sewing machine, ribbon (Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Real Red), Kaiser Pearls - Bliss, Liquid Pearls - White Opal, corner rounder, dimensionals

Sunday, August 8, 2010

MOJO Monday on Sunday

Happy Sunday! It's been ages since I've participated in MOJO Monday. Last night, Mother Nature decided it was a great time for a thunder storm, so in between lightening strikes, I came up with this card.

Card Details:
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II - PTI, Circular Sayings - Verve
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, October Afternoon DSP - Fly a Kite
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tea Dye Touch Duo
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, Beautiful Blooms Die, Corner Rounder, 1 1/8 circle punch, Diamond Lace border punch, Dark Chocolate felt, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, Harvest Gold buttons, DMC floss

Card Sketch: MOJO150

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-say Blog Hop

Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from ANDREA'S BLOG. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.

In honor of Verve's 3rd Anniversary, I used two of my favorite Verve sets for this card. Petals and Stems, and Blessings, along with a bunch of new Stampin' Up goodies.

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to SARAH'S BLOG, for a little more Verve-y goodness. Thanks for stopping by!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Blessings and Petals and Stems by Verve

Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, white, Sunny Garden DSP, Greenhouse Gala DSP (SU!)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Extras: Sewing Machine, buttons, DMC floss, dimensionals
Card Sketch: Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #122