Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Carpe Diem - Top Dog Dies


Hey there, Top Dog Dies friends!

How fun are these new dies?!  If you are a dog lover, then you've hit the jackpot with this set from the new August release at Top Dog Dies!


I couldn't use just one or two of the darling dogs...I needed a whole kit ' n caboodle!
The scene I created using some gorgeous Glitz Carpe Diem collection and The Twinery Baker's Twine reminds me of a city dog walker with all of the ritzy pooches walking side by side!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Top Dog Dies
Glitz Carpe Diem Collection
The Twinery Baker's Twine

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Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops - Day 3


Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Wednesday, 8/27/14
Featured Products: Coffee (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Coffee Word Die, Cuppa Joe Die Set
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}

The Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #360 and ColourQ Challenge #256 were extra inspiration for my COFFEE card today!


I LOVE this new stamp set, Coffee, and its fabulous coordinating Coffee Word Die and Cuppa Joe Die Set!    Seriously...if you're a coffee lover or know of some coffee lovers, you definitely NEED the Coffee stamp set, Coffee Word Die and Cuppa Joe Die Set! There are a few of those gorgeous Signature Sequin Mix pieces on this fun card, too! 


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Coffee (Verve)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Jubilee (My Mind's Eye)
Other:  Coffee Word Die, Cuppa Joe Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Signature Sequin Mix (Verve), Stitched Oval Die (Lil' Inker Designs)


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops - Day 2


 Hey there, Verve friends!

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Tuesday, 8/26/14
Featured Products: Framed Lilies (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Andrea
7. Monika {Guest}

The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #233 was my go-to challenge for this "thinking of you" card!


I stamped the large frame/lilies image from Framed Lilies and fussy cut it out to use as the focal panel on my card, then added a coordinating sentiment to the top with a small staple.  There are a few layers of My Mind's Eye Jubilee with a bit of The Twinery Baker's Twine and a few sprinkles of the new Signature Sequin Mix to it off.

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Stamps:  Framed Lilies (Verve)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Jubilee (My Mind's Eye)
Other:  Signature Sequin Mix (Verve), Bakers' Twine (The Twinery), Small Attacher (Tim Holtz)

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Shore Do Love You - Reverse Confetti August Color Challenge Recap


Happy Tuesday, 'Fetti Fans!


There's still time to play along with the Reverse Confetti August Color Challenge using RED, NAVY & GOLD!







The Cardabilities #105 was a good one to feature these fun Reverse Confetti goodies!


The Authentique Abroad collection had just the right colors, so I added some gold elements to complete the trio of challenge colors!  

Stop by the Reverse Confetti blog to see what the other designers whipped up using the color challenge and to see how you can play along!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Happy Harbor (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Soft Navy, Lipstick Red, Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Primitive White (MFT), Abroad (Authentique)
Other:  Confetti Cuts Tag Me & Oh My Stars (Reverse Confetti), 10MM, 6MM & 4MM Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Metallic Gold & Natural Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Gold Doily (SRM Stickers)


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops - Day 1




Hello, Verve Fans!

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hops

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hops! This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years and our release is filled with all sorts of treats! All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win. Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Monday, 8/25/14
Featured Products: Cupcakes (illustrated by Chaitali Narla), Signature Sequin Mix
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

August 2014 Guest Diva Monika Davis
A special welcome to our fabulous Guest Diva, Monika Davis, who will be serving up some Verve eye candy right along with us this release!

1. Julee7. Monika {Guest}
2. Teresa8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Maureen
4. Amber10. Laurie
5. Charmaine11. Janelle
6. Marisa12. Christyne
I used the Sketch Saturday #324 and Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #275 to show off the new Verve goodies!


This new stamp set, Cupcakes, is so FUN!  The cupcake builder images and a fantastic array of sentiments and word play make this set a MUST-HAVE...and one can never have too many sequins, especially Verve's Signature Sequin Mix!

The Echo Park Fine & Dandy by Lori Whitlock has the perfect colors and patterns to create birthday cards, and I added a bit of The Twinery Metallic Gold & Natural Baker's Twine to accent the sweet cupcake!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Cupcakes (Verve)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Lemon Chiffon (Simon Says Stamp), Copic Markers
Paper:  White (PTI), Fine & Dandy (Echo Park by Lori Whitlock)
Other:  Signature Sequin Mix (Verve), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Stitched Circle Die (Lil' Inker Designs)

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