Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday News and Muse Challenge

Hello, Friday. I am glad you're here.

What are you up to this weekend? Usually once the weekend rolls around I just want to lay low, but I have been hankering for a visit to a not-so-local scrapbook store. We'll see.

Anyway.. news!

Say hello to the newest Verve Diva!

I am so excited to have been invited to join the Verve Stamps Design Team! Monday started to an email from the adorably sweet Julee Tilman (THE original Verve Diva) asking me if I would like to join the Inspirations Team. Um, would I?! Beginning March 1, look for me to join the rest of the Inspirations Team Divas sharing our Verve creations for the monthly blog hop on the 5th. You'll also see Verve inspiration from me throughout the rest of the month. :)

I also have a card to share with you today, something I made for this week's Muse Card Club Challenge.

I played off the colors and the layout of Therese Calvird's card for this week. The glass made me think of a mason jar, which made me think of Waltzingmouse's Candy Jar... so I went with it. I also used the Camellia set and added some flowers. No masking involved with this one, the jar and stems were stamped directly onto the card and then the leaves and flowers were stamped onto a second sheet of cardstock, colored, and cut out. I added them to the jar with foam tape to give them some dimension.

Before I go, I wanted to remind you that Sunday is the monthly Waltzingmouse Blog Party. This month's theme is doilies. All the details are here.

Also, in honor of Valentine's Day, Serendipity Stamps is offering 20% off all stamps and dies in the heart category. Sale ends today!

That'll do it for me - enjoy your day!

STAMPS: Candy Jar, Camellia - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - PTI
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Honeydew Twine - The Twinery; Copic Markers


  1. Whoo Hoo to a fellow new Diva :) Look forward to seeing your wonderful Verve creations!

  2. Beautiful, the colours are so soft and work so well together :)

  3. Hi Anya!!! So excited about your news! Hehe. Glad to be working alongside you as a Diva!! Love your beautiful card.....purple is a favorite color of mine and looks fabulous on those WMS blooms!!!

  4. So beautiful. I just love the idea of the mason jar with those sweet flowers. Congrats on your new DT, how exciting!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us at Muse this week!

  5. Congrad,I am very excited for you ,Your work is great,Beautiful card....

  6. Congratulations on your exciting news! Beautiful card..

  7. Fantastic news, Anya! Congrats and well deserved! Your card is beautiful - it has me wishing for spring.

  8. Beautiful card. Love the cut popped up flowers.

  9. This is so gorgeous and caught my eye in the gallery!

  10. welcome to the team, so glad to be working with on two teams...woohooo!

    enjoy *~*

  11. Love that jar full of flowers! So cute. :)


  12. Congratulations!! I LOVE Verve and am so excited to see everything that you do!

  13. YAYYYYYYY!!!! Congrats on your new position with Verve! You will make their stamps shine Anya! Gorgeous creation - clever to add the camellias to the candy jar - love the lavender and your coloring!

  14. Wonderful take on the inspiration card--beautifully done!


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