Wednesday, August 24, 2016




Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops


Welcome back to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26.

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating, Great Kindness Die Set.

If you got here from one of our fabulous guest designers Hillary Harris
 blog you are in the right place!



For my card I sponged some warm tones of distress inks onto my background.  I die cut the word kindness from the newly release Great Kindness Die Set and used the negative image to sponge in a warm toned distress into across the background of my card.  I die cut and copic colored the flowers with the Kindness Matters stamp and coordinating dies.  




I die cut the Rounded Scalloped Frame die and layered three of the outer portions of the frame together.  I stamped the sentiment in the center.  I finished my card with a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  


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 theVerve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)



Next on the hop is the fabulously talented Charmaine!



As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops



Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops DAY 1! A new release is just around the corner and for the next couple of days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this 
Friday, August 26.

Today we're sharing inspiration featuring the new Scripture Medley 4 compilation set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for more on this set and a little bit about our fabulous Guest Divas, Autumn Clark and Hillary Harris!

If you got here from Hillary Harris
 blog you are in the right place!






For my card I started with some watercolor paper.  I stamped and white embossed the heart with wings image from Verve's Wings of Love stamp set.  I also added a few of the tiny outline heart images.  I colored with distress inks.  I die cut the word from Verve's Amazing Adjective Words die set.  I die cut two words and glued them together for added thickness.  I lightly sponged the bottom of the word with some tonal ink for added dimension.  






Next, I stamped the sentiment from Scripture Medley 4 stamp set using hybrid black ink onto a strip of vellum and let dry.  I wrapped the vellum strip around the card base at an angle and taped to the back.  I added a strip of black diagonal stripe pattern paper to the side.  I finished my card with a few of Verves Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  



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 theVerve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Scripture Medley 4Gold Package Sequins


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Maureen9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Hillary (Guest)11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Betty



Next on the hop is the fabulously talented Charmaine!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty
Wednesday, August 10, 2016




It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until September 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic is what we have in store for you this month. Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, September 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!







I started with watercolor paper.  I inked the small leafy image from Verve's New Mercies stamp set and did some spritz stamping with distress inks to create my background.  Once my background was finished, I added some gold splatters using a gold paint pen mixed with some water on an acrylic block.  I set it aside to dry. I took my versamark pad and swiped around the edges and heat embossed in gold.  I brushed away the gold embossing powder I did not want before I heated it.  




 For my flowers, I stamped and watercolored a trio of flowers using the flowers from Verve's Beautiful Things stamp set.  Once the flowers were dry I die cut them using the coordinating Beautiful Flowers die set.  For my  leaves I used Verve's Sunny Day stamp set and Verve's Leafy Sprig die set.  I did a color wash of distress inks onto the watercolor paper in hues of greens.  I let it dry.  I die cut the leafy sprig, stamped with coordinating image, then took a waterbrush to softened/distress the leaves. 


  For the sentiment I die cut a piece of vellum using Verve's Stitched Pennant die set.  I embossed in gold a sentiment from Verve's Words of Wisdom stamp set.  I added some loose gold threading and a few gold sequins from Verve's Holiday 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.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!




1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley



As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty



Monday, August 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!



For my card I  started with some water color paper and papertrey inks.  I used some masking tape on the sides.  I brushed on clear water first.  Then I added color using bright buttercup, hawaiian shores, and hibiscus burst.  I kept the colors soft.  I popped up an hibiscus flower and leaves from the Some Like It Hot set stamped with berry sorbet.  I stamped off the bottom layer.  





For the detailed layer I stamped it in versamark and heat set in clear for some added shine and subtle texture.  I  stamped the sentiment using Tropics stamp set in versafine onyx black.  I finished my card with some loose threading, clear sequins, and a touch of tonal glitter to the top of the stamen. I am also playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch.






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





As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Thursday, July 21, 2016





Hello!  It has been a few days since I posted a card.  My husband and I have decided to put our home on the market. We are not moving far away just in another area close by.  We have spent the better part of three weeks purging and cleaning.  I think I spent two weeks just in my craft room. It is amazing how much stuff we collected in ten years.   We may be able to list within the next two weeks. 




Even though I have not had a chance to get crafty lately, that does not mean that I did not take time to shop.  My PTI goodies came so I just had to sneak off to the craft room and get inky.  I am playing with this week's PTI Make It Monday: spritz stamping.  I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch, and The Paper Players Challenge: watercolor.  


 









I kept this card really CAS!  I did not even use my new dies with this Tropics stamp set.  I used watercolor paper and olive and mowed lawn Ranger distress inks before spritzing with water.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black.  I used some Ranger Frayed burlap for the splatters.  I finished with a few black sequins.  I used the sketch upsidedown.  


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