Sunday, July 10, 2011

Viva La Verve! Winnie the Pooh says.....

Happy Sunday! This card is for Week 2 of the Viva La Verve July sketch challenge (VLVJul2011). Tosh is the host this week. Great sketch, Tosh!

I am using Verve
Thankful Accents and Smallest Things Plain Jane sets. I layered some spellbinders with Verve's Vintage Oval die.  

It has been a tough week this week.  Our dog Lex died suddenly.  We think his stomach flipped.  It happened so fast.  He is quite a large dog.  From the time he was not acting like his chirper self to collapsing and passing was less than 50 minutes.  It was so sad!  In addition to that, my computer crashed and I had to do a system recovery.  I cannot open my files I thought I saved so I have no picture on my computer to even post a pic of Lex.   Anyway, I have not blogged like I should and for this I apologize!  I will try to get caught up this week! 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 

I am playing along with a few blog challenges!
Paper Take Weekly  Anything  Goes
Fabulous Friday - recipe challenge (I used ribbon/trim and pearls)
Crafty Catz a vintage look
Charisma Cardz All about flowers
Stamp Insanity Anything goes
Divas by Design  die cuts/punches
Simon Says Stamp stitching
Stampavie and More more than 3 layers
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges  must stamp  9die-cuts Plus Texture)
All Sorts Free and Easy

Stamps Verve, SU wonderfully worn background
Paper Prima Madeline dp, SU early expresso, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock
Ink: Memento Rhubarb, Ranger Walnut Stain, PTI chai and chamomille
Accessories spellbinders circles, petite scallops, MS border punch, seam binding, gold halfback gold bead, tiny gold pearls, foam circles, glue dots, sewing machine



  1. Oh Betty! I am so sorry to hear about Lex. What a terrible time you are having... praying for you dear. I know how much I love my Saints... they are like children... What a lovely card you created with so much else going on. {hugs}

  2. Love the wreath image behind the sentiment panel - great layering :) Lovely DPs and touch of butterflies.

  3. Such a sweet Pooh quote. Beautiful job, Betty. :)

    Did you get my email response? Let me know. I worry they are getting lost in cyber space. :)

  4. Beautiful! Fab use of the sketch, love all the layers and your choice of papers! So sorry to hear about your fur baby! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, so sad! Your card is gorgeous, love the floral paper you used.

  6. So sorry about your fur baby!!! Love your stamp on your card!! Pooh is my favorite :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week for our Pick 2 challenge!!

  7. A stunning card Betty and perfect detail.

    Thank you for joining in my theme week at our Free and Easy July at Allsorts and good luck.

    B x

  8. Hi Betty, Your card is stunning, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  9. Great job with the sketch and great paper choices, looks fabby!

  10. Some of my favorite quotes are from Pooh. Your card is gorgeous. I love all the little butterflies and your bow is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing during this difficult week. I'm so sorry to hear about Lex.

  11. Beautiful card Betty! Love that pretty patterned paper and the sweet little butterflies fluttering about!

  12. Stunning card. I love colors and paper !Thanks for joining our challenge at SAM

  13. Hi Betty
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  14. A lovely card Betty, love the stitching and the sentiment is perfect. I have candy if you are interested. Thank you so much for entering our challenges at ALLSORTS and ASFOS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  15. Betty this is just gorgeous, love your choice of papers/colours and that fabulous seam binding. Super. Thanks for sharing at Papertake this week. Hugs Tracy GDT

  16. What a beautiful card this is- love the saying and the little butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  17. This is gorgeous! Love the stitching and bow. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings. I hope you come back for our next challenge.

    Hugs, Mindy

  18. Love your gorgeous beautiful card and just love that sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week.

  19. Beautiful use of ribbon and stitching on this card. Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs :)

  20. what a fabulous sentiment, love it, a gorgeous card

    thanks for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts


    Amanda x

  21. Your card is just beautiful. Love the floral patterned paper. - So sorry to hear that you lost your dog. Losing a furry friends is never easy. I hope you are comforted by beautiful memories.
    Thanks for joining the BC Floral Frenzy challenge.

  22. Your card is the verse and the way you added the ribbon accent.
    connie paxman

  23. Such a pretty card with delightful floral paper and the colours of the embellishments add perfect highlights. Thanks for joining us at jac-inks challenges.


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