Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Holiday Cheer candy cane

Hi everyone! Well, it's that time of year that I start working on a few Christmas cards. I usually send out 20-25, and since I don't make duplicates, I like to make 1 or 2 a week starting right about now!

I played along in this week's Splitcoast Challenge 663.  It's a fun block-type sketch! I used the candy cane image from the Holiday Sparkle stamp set and kept the embellishments for the blocks simple with poinsettia flower (Poinsettia Burst pack), sentiment and patterned paper (Christmas Cheer prints) with ribbon. This didn't take too long and I may use it again!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you got it, HAUNT it!

Hi everyone! I played along with this week's SCS sketch and it brought me back to the old classic card layout. Love it! I made a Halloween card using some of the new goodies from the Journey Holidays mini catalog.
I embossed the haunted house image (from the Hallows Eve set) with black powder and colored it lightly with the water color pencils.  I used the sentiment from the Creepy Kids set because it was sooo cute with this house!  Other goodies used is the Fall Fest Prints and the Pumpkin Patch ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hugs and Roses

Hi everyone! I finally busted out my sewing machine and put it to work. You see, my bobbin ran out of thread about 4 months ago and I just sort of let it sit. I'm not that savvy with it and I knew I would need to get the instructions book and figure things out. Happy to say after only 3 attempts, I got everything set up and working!

To get the ruched look, I gathered the white organdy ribbon in small bits as I sewed along the card front. I love how it turned out! I used one of my favorite flower sets, Embroidered Rose set which is part of the Mystic Romance collection.  I stamped the roses in Grape Fusion and Deep Lilac and the leaves are in Kiwi Slice.  The sentiment is from the Ampersand Notes stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Anni-Verve-sary Spotlight Hop -Day 5

Verve Stamps August 2017 Spotlight Hops
Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 5 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  I'm excited to be back for the final day of Verve's 10 year anniversary celebration.  All 4 beautiful new sets and 2 coordinating die sets are now released and available to order.
Today's focus is designer's choice from all the newly released sets!  I chose the set Bloom Brighter which has 6 images and 7 sentiments and has a coordinating die set.  I colored the blooms with my Copics and added some yellow stickles in the center.  This is a pretty simple layout which showcases the stamps and lets them shine!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one.  One random commenter will be chosen from on one of the hop spots below to win the ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set
Cake and CandlesScripture Medley 5

Day 5 Hop List
1. Julee9. Lesley
2. Maureen10. Christyne
3. Betty11. Laurie
4. Charmaine12. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa13. Laurie W. (Alumni)
6. Amy S.(Alumni)14. Tosha L. (Alumni)
7. Amy K.(Alumni)15. Tiffany S.(Alumni)
8. Michelle W. (Alumni) 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Anni-Verve-sary Spotlight Hop -Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to a very special blog hop.  Verve Stamps is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and I am honored that Julee invited me to participate!  For those of you who've followed me for a long time know I designed for Verve Stamps from 2008 to 2011.  It was magical in every way.  Julee is one of the most kind and generous people in the stamping industry I know.  Working with her and the Divas was amazing.  Julee, congrats on 10 years of Verve success!
Verve Stamps August 2017 Spotlight Hops
Today is Day 3 and I am hopping with the Verve Divas and guest designer!  Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Monday, August 28. If you just can't wait, you can pre-order the entire release now as the August 2017 Buy it All Bundle at a 30% discount through August 27.
Today we're sharing projects featuring the Cake and Candles stamp set, another fusion of old and new. This birthday themed compilation includes some brand new birthday sentiments with a classy modern font pairing, as well as a few re-introductions of previous sentiments and plain janes.  
My card uses the cute sentiment quote from Dr. Suess.  So fun!
I also made a little trio of birthday card tags.  The cupcakes are topped with Liquid Applique and I added a touch of stickles over it for a sprinkles effect.  I've used this layout before, it's perfect for quick little note cards.  The cupcake and simple sentiments fit it perfectly!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Cake and Candles

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Maureen8. Christyne
3. Betty9. Laurie
4. Charmaine10. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa11. Michelle W. (Alumni)
6. Tosha L.(Alumni) 
Thanks so much for stopping by. It's been such fun for me to play with Verve Stamps again. I'll be back Monday with more!