Monday, January 30, 2012

To Love and Be Loved and Purge Hop Winner's Day!

I have  a quick sort of shabby chic card to share today. I am using Verve's Feel the Sun, Tag Time, Text Object, and the newly released Wings of Love sets.  I also used Wavy Hearts and Rectangle Tag dies.  I combined the images with some Authentique Uncommon designer papers.  I outlined the wings with a Sakura gel pen for some added sparkle.  I added a fun postage stamp edge using Spellbinder's Book Pages 2.  I finished with a few tiny silver pearls and a soft gray seam binding bow ties around my double layered rectangle tags.  

Winner's Day!

Toni (Ravengirl) from  Sweet Peas Story 
is the Winner of my Purge Pile.

 Purge Hop Winners thus far from the other hoppers. 
Tosh  several winners.....see her post here
Andrea  Deb   Buckminster DebsDesignsNDoodles
Maureen  Luanne   He Golfs
Sony  Irishgalkelly
Laurie  several winners....see her post here
Julee  Chrissie Harvest Moon Paperie
Janelle  Kristen   By The Book Paper
Betty  Toni(ravengirl)   Sweet Peas Story
Jen  Heather Wire Wrapture
Teresa  Sherry Gardner   Life Is Good

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


I am playing along with a few blog challenges today.
The Shabby Tea Room:  Postage Inspired inspiration
The Kraft Journal:  So Romantic
Truly Madly:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Pattern paper
Shelly's:  Text on the front
C4C:  Layers and stuff
Crafty Catz:  Things with Wings

Stamps Verve
Paper PTI Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow,  Authentique Uncommon dp
Ink Memento Rosebud, PTI smokey shadow, chamomile
Accessories Verve Cut Above Dies, CAD, Spellbinders Book Pages 2, silver pearls, Sakura gel pen, seam binding, 

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

LOVE, Shining the Light and MORE!

Happy Sunday!  I have a card to share today using one of ODBD January release sets called God's Love.  I am playing along with ODBD Shining the Light Love Recipe Challenge. to make a card using the word LOVE, a heart or both along with the colors red and white, pink and white, or red, white, and pink.  I think I accomplished them all.  I combined the scripture with the ornate LOVE with some Echo Parks Truly Yours designer papers.   I slightly inked distressed the edges.  I used the stamp a ma jig to perfectly place the scripture on the top portion of the circle die.  I layered my scripture with the Spellbinder's Heart Circles die.   I finished with a seam binding bow and a little circle tag with a cut out heart.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


I am playing along with a few other blog challenges today, too!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge diamonds or pearls (pearls)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best – Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog – Anything Goes

Sunday’s with Crissy -  Beat the January blues
The Kraft Journal – tie it up
Inky Impressions – heart you 

Simply Create Too – Love is in the air
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays – Have a heart

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Viva La Verve CAS I LOVE YOU!

WooHoo!  It is the weekend and I have a card to share!  For years Verve has been bringing you Viva La Verve sketch challenges every Friday. However, this year the last Friday of the month comes with a Viva La Verve Twist.  We are rockin' a CAS sketch!  Shannan is the host this week for VLV. For a girl who LOVES layering it on, this one definitely brings on the challenge for me.   Who does not love a little challenge and a toss out of their comfort zone from time to time, though.  

For my card I actually used a piece of white card stock and did not distress or ink a think.  That's right.  NO stamps on this baby.  I used Verve Cut Above Dies and my handy Scor- Pal.   

I am using Verve's Cut Above Wavy Hearts Die set and I Heart U die set. I layered the I and the U with some Echo Park designer paper and a shadow of the same letters in black slightly showing from underneath. I die cut the larger of the Wavy Hearts die out with some red glitter cardstock. I scored my horizontal A2 fold and scored the horizontal border in keeping with the sketch with the score-pal.   I really wanted to add more, but did not. That was the hard part!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


Stamps: none
Paper: Echo Park Yours Truly dp, Flourishes Classic White cs, PTI true black, red glitter card stock
Ink: none
Accessories: Verve Cut Above dies, scor pal

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Purge Blog HOP!

If you see this hop, it is your lucky day! A few blogging friends of mine are cleaning our crafty spaces and letting go of our gently  used papers and embellishments. We decided to share them with all of you in a week long Purge Hop!

Leave a little comment on each blog for a chance to win that blog's purge package!   Ten hops with 10 packages!   The hop will stay open until January 28th, 5PM ET. Each of my friends will post a winner from their prize post on Monday, January 30th!

 I have a card to share with you today!  I am using the Viva La Verve Sketch,Week 3.  Teresa is the host this week.  Great sketch,Teresa!  I am using Verve's Love Notes and New Mercies stamp sets.  I am using the coordinating Jotted Hearts die, too. I am using Echo Park Times and Seasons dp.  I finished the card off with a seam binding bow and some bling.

Here is my purge stash I am giving to a lucky commenter! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Verve Stamps
Paper PTI true black and vintage cream, Echo Park Times and Seasons dp
Ink: Ranger Fired Brick, Memento tuxedo black, PTI chamomille and chai
Accessories: Verve Cut Above Dies, seam binding,  recollections flourished gems, PTI pinking border

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

ODBD For the Love of Custom Dies Blog Hop!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's first Alumni Team bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, head to the ODBD blog for a full link list.  I am first on the hop!  

One of the post is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until February 1st at 6 pm.  Winner will be announced February 2nd!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies!

 For my card I am using ODBD Kind Hearts single sentiment image.  I am using the border image from Porch and the Vintage Border die.   I stamped the Butterfly Single and die cut it out with the Butterfly die.  I lightly colored it with copics and added some Sakura gel pen for a touch of sparkle.  I layered the sentiment with the Spellbinder's Lattice Rectangle die  to show how beautifully custom dies work with Spellbinders.  I also used ODBD Vintage Border Embossing Plate for some added texture.  I finished with some pearls and seam binding bow.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  
Next on the hop is Deb!


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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Verve January 2012 After Party Hop!

Welcome to our January 2012 After Party Hop!  Last night we released 3 new stamp sets, 4 plain janes and 4 dies!  All of the new products we've been showcasing this week are available now in the Verve store! Be sure to leave a little comment love as you take a stroll through the Diva blogs. One lucky commenter from today's hop will win the ENTIRE Release! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.

January 14, 2012

1. Amy8. Tosha
2. Maureen9. Laurie
3. Sankari10. Julee
4. Andrea11. Janelle
5. Teresa12. Betty
6. Amber13. Shannan
7. Charmaine14. Jackie

For my card I am using Verve's newly released Twitterpated and Wings of Love(tiny hearts stamp) stamp sets.  I combined them with To the Moon set as well.  While this release focuses on Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day, I totally saw some baby possibilities.  If you notice, I actually used the Verve sparkly tissue paper that comes with each  order to make my baby bundle.   I really love this little guy! Lots of possibilities with this release for sure.   I am also using Verve's Cut Above newly release Hearts and Swirls frame die with From the Heart die set for a little heart tag. 

I am using the Viva La Verve Week 2 Sketch!  Andrea is the host this week.  Awesome sketch, Andrea!   

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy hopping!


Verve Stamps
Paper: TPC kraft,  PTI vintage cream, Fancy Pants Winterland dp
Ink: PTI  hawaiian shores, scarlet jewel, sweet blush,  chamomille, chai, ranger vintage photo

Accessories: Verves A Cut Above Dies  wrinkled ribbon,  CAD, Maya road ivory twine, sewing machine, PTI button,Verve tissue paper, PTI die, MFT dienamics,  foam tape, score tape, dimensionals, glue dots

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter Wishes Just for You! Mojo and CC357!

I have a card to share with you today using the Mojo Monday Sketch 223 and colors from SCS CC357  (Blushing Bride Red Riding Hood Red and Baja Breezes).  For this card I opened my brand new paper pack...Fancy Pants Winterland for a fun winter shabby chic feel.  I am using Verve's  Glad Tidings and Bountiful Backgrounds   stamp sets.  I am also using Verves A Cut Above Dies  Jotted Heart Die which stamped with memento rhubarb and inked the edges in sweet blush inks.  I die cut the Snowflake Tidings dies out in some glitter card stock.  A stamp image coordinates beautifully with these dies, but for this card, I just used the dies by themselves.  I finished with a sentiment stamped on the smaller of the Tiny Sweet Scallop dies.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Verve Glad Tidings and Bountiful Backgrounds
Paper: SU Riding Hood Red, PTI vintage cream, Fancy Pants Winterland dp, glitter card stock
Ink: Memento Rhubarb, PTI sweet blush, ranger vintage photo, PTI chamomille
Accessories: Verves A Cut Above Dies Jotted Heart Die, Snowflake Tidings, Tiny Sweet Scallop dies, lace, seam binding, CAD, Maya road ivory twine, sewing machine, PTI button, silver pearls, foam tape, score tape, dimensionals

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (ODBDSNT51)!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD51)!  The Challenge this rotation is all about 2012!  Or, at least the numbers that make up the year.  Like 2-0-1-2. The numbers are a formula or recipe for how much we can add  or not add to our cards!   Any stamps are allowed; however, if you use ODBD stamps you are entered twice for the win!  Play as often as you like!  The more you play the more you increase you chances to win!  Looking forward to seeing what you can make with 2012!

   2-  Use two of something
     0-  Use zero of something 
 1- Use one of something
          2- Use two of something else

For my card I am using ODBD Scripture Collection 5.  I combined some monochromatic colors of MME designer papers,stitched the frame and added a Spellbinder's pennant die cut.   For the challenge I used  2- Two embellishments (gems, button), 0- no embossing, 1- die cut, 2- ties( seam binding and memory thread).  

Check out what the ODBD designer's created with the 2-0-1-2 Challenge!


As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing along with a few blog challenges:

Freshly Brewed  something new  (new card stock/pack of gems)My Mum's Craft shop Something new (new card stock/pack of gems)Paper Shelter Challenge Anything goes Cupcake Craftroom   Anything Goes House of Gilli Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Make it Monday Always Anything Goes Paper Creations Ink Die Cuts and/Punches Simon Says Stamp and Show Something New (new card stock/pack of gems) Stamps R Us (I got some new PTI vintage cream card stock for Christmas/ Anything Goes) The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Truly Madly Crafty Challenges  Anything Goes Sentimental Sundays  a Sentiment/Anything Goes

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January Diva Inspirations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the January Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team is here at a new date, the 5th of the month, to inspire you with a little Verve ! You can start the Hop at the Verve blog.  Continue through and comment on each fabulous blog and leave a little comment love and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!  If you got here from the  Verve blog you are in the right place.

For my card, I am using Verve's Love Story, Words Cannot Express, Sunny Days, and Celebration of Thanks stamp sets.    I am using Verve's Cut Above Lovely Marque die, Tiny Sweet Scallop die, Leafy Sprigs die, and From the Heart Dies. 

  I stamped the Marque frame image from Love Story and die cut it with the Lovely Marque die. I stamped the sentiment from Words Cannot Express inside.     I die cut one of the Tiny Sweet Scallop die  and stamp it with one of the sentiments in Celebration of Thanks.  I also used the flourished image in the set to accent the edges of the tag.   For the sprig, I used the sprig image from Sunny Days .  I rocked and rolled the image with some aqua mist and Memento pear ink.  I die cut using the Leafy Sprigs die.  I love how perfectly these dies cut out.  Speaking of which, check out this image of From the Heart Dies.   Each die comes with these circle  cut outs on the edges so the dies can be lined up perfectly.  However, here I chose to use those tiny circle dots for an accent on my leaves and top right of the card instead of just throwing them away. Love that especially with the glitter cardstock that I used here.  It is like little faux gems.  

I finished my card with some stitching, a seam binding bow,  and a solid button!  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Next on the hop is super talented Dawn's blog!   


Paper:  The Paper Company kraft, MME designer paper, PTI vintage cream, red glitter cardstock  Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, pear, PTI aqua mist, chamomille
Accessories: Seam binding, button, sewing machine, Verve Cut Above Sweet Scallop die, Leafy Sprigs die, and From the Heart DiesSpellbinder's die  

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Filled with JOY! CC356, ODBD Shining the Light, and MORE!

A new year and new colors from the SCS Color Combo Challenges!   I am the CC356 host this week!  I chose Lucky Island Basics for the trio of fun colors! Check out the link to play along with us! The dessert option is to use something NEW!

I am using some stamp sets from ODBD new release.
God's Love, Two-step Butterfly and Butterfly 2 die, along with a scripture from Christmas Door set. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



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Monday, January 2, 2012

Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful (BBB18)!

Happy New Year!  Hope you are ready to Bring Back Beauty (BBB18)  with some Bling!  This month's challenge is all about the beauty of bling!    Can I get a WooHoo!?!  LOL!  I love some bling! 

For my card I am using Flourishes Irish Blessing stamp set.  I  stamped the bunch of shamrocks with Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.  I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collection.  I cut out and added an assortment of hues of green glitters to the little leaves.  I finished off the greens with a few touches of clear for added shine.  And, if that was not enough, I had to add a few black glitter cardstock  Spellbinder die cuts in the corners.  I finished with a few touches of black gems to the corners and to the bouquet of shamrock handle.  

Check out what the rest of the team created with the 
Beauty of Bling theme!


As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing in a few other blog challenges!
Pile it On Anything Goes 
Crafts and Me Challenge Anything Goes 
My Mums Craft Shop Anything Goes 
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge  Anything Goes 
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes 
Stampin' For the Weekend  Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes 

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Our Daily Bread designs January Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Julie's Blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there, where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:
The Hop will run 8am EDT Jan. 1 until 8pm EDT Jan 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Jan 3. Five blessed hoppers will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate for ODBD Stamps! 
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment. Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.

Happy New Year!   I have a card to share with you today.  I am using several of the new sets released today.  First of all, I decided to go a bit simple for the outside of my card.  I am using the Bleeding Hearts image.  This is the perfect size and fun to color.  I added some subtle sparkle with a Sakura gel pen.  I added a sentiment  from Mini Tags 3.   For the inside of the card, I decided to do a bit of a collage with the new stamps.  I am using God's Love butterfly image stamp several times in a muted ink.  I then stamped with some vintage photo a script background at an angle hitting and missing in spots for a more distressed feel.  I inked the edges and added the Love scripture that comes in the set at the bottom perfectly placed using the Stamp a ma jig.  I also added the quote at the top using the stamp a ma jig.  There is still place to write in the middle.  Love this look and effect.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings for a Wonderful 2012!  From here, hop to Dawn's blog  


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