Wednesday, February 10, 2016




It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have until March 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.


The pop of color in this industrial style loft speaks of the hope of spring in the midst of winter. Kind of like February... it's still cold and wintry, but new life is on the horizon. Feel free to take your inspiration from the photo or the color combo, whatever suits your fancy! We can't wait to see what you create.
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Saturday, March 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!





For my card I am using a distressed wood look pattern paper.  I stamped the scripture from Verve's Good Work stamp set directly to the paper to mimic the writing on the wall in the inspiration photo. 




Next, I die cut and stamp Verve's Poppy Birthday, Poppy Birthday diesI die cut a few Sprightly Sprig dies in a limelight card stock shade to match the inspiration. I added some shading with a couple of copic markers.  I finished the card with a few Verve Shine Bright Sequin Mix.

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!


1. Julee8. Marisa
2. Amber9. Maureen
3. Amy10. Sankari
4. Betty11. Stacey
5. Charmaine12. Susan
6. Christyne13. Teresa
7. Laurie



As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Sunday, February 7, 2016




 Happy Sunday!  It is a cold rainy day here in North Carolina.  I carved out some stamping time this afternoon so I could play along with a Papertrey Inks 9th Anniversary Celebrations.  


My first card is for PTI Challenge Day 2.  Dress Up Inspiration and I wanted something that made me think of warm weather and crystal blue water.   I found this beautiful Tea Dress on Pinterest.  








I used PTI Bold Blossoms stamp set and dies.  I have been eyeing this set on my craft desk all week and not had a chance to stamp with it yet.  






My second card is for PTI Challenge Day 1.  I used Lexi Daly's go to color combo. 






I combine some fun PTI sets to create this very masculine Valentine's card for my hubby.  I could not resist adding that touch of pink.  I am also playing along with this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Thursday, February 4, 2016

I am popping in with a sparkly card this evening.  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenge.  We are to make a Valentine card with an ombre effect.  I decided to go the watercolor route.  I started with three shades of Ranger Distressed ink Cubes(festive berries, candied apple, and spun sugar).



 I applied the cubes direct to the watercolor paper then used my blending tool to blend it all out.  The paper is completely dry at this point.   I added more color when needed here and there.  When I was satisfied with the look, I added some water droplets for effect.   Once the paper was thoroughly dried, I white embossed the Star Scribbles circle frame in white.



  I embossed the sentiments from Sparkle and Shine in Red, then die cut the sparkle word out of glittered gold card stock and some kraft colored fun foam for added dimension.  The kraft color matched the gold better for layering.  I  added some Rangers distressed ink splatters using the tiny stamp in Star Scribbles.  I finished my card with some tiny gold stars and gold sequins.

I am playing along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Valentine Ombre



 The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.





As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Monday, February 1, 2016






It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!








The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!






 
As soon as I saw this inspiration piece I thought heart shaker cardHowever, I thought a gem shaker using my MFT die namic diamonds would look fantastic, too! 





I based the layout on the layout of the three inspiration hearts.  I decided to do three recessed shakers.   There were a few tricky spots along the way, but in the end, it came together.  I actually love the look and the sound!  I finished with a sentiment from MFT Bling It On stamp set.  




Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!



As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


Betty
Sunday, January 31, 2016


Happy Sunday!   I finally had a chance to stamp with some new MFT goodies. I ordered the Beautiful Blooms stamp kit.  I love all the components of this kit.  I started with smooth white card stock base.  I die cut Blueprints 15 stitched panel.   I sponged some daffodil and lemon tart ink for the background.  I used some fun foam to pop this panel up.


 I die cut and stamped the Beautiful Bloom flowers.   I used colors from this week's ColourQ Challenge.   I used brown in the centers.  I die cut a piece of pattern pack paper that comes in kit using Stitched Horizontal die namics to follow the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I arranged my flowers.  I sort of got carried away with the arrangement.   I arranged the flowers to give the look of the sketch elements.  Plus,  I just enjoyed playing with these flowers.




I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and finished my card with a few of the sequins that was also included in the kit.  I am playing along with the following challenges!




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


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