Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Adjusting the Sails

Hi there.

I feel like it has been quite some time since I sat down and created for the heck of it. Life is overwhelming right now; Bill and I have been looking for a new home for the past few months and last week finally found one that we love. We put an offer on it right away, and are now playing the waiting game while it is sorted between attorneys (it is an estate). I feel like my insides are in a constant state of turmoil.. the anxiety has kind of reached a fever pitch at this point. Keep your fingers crossed for us, we are hoping to hear very soon. It is exciting and scary, the planning potential and just the chance for change. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I've been pinning up a storm.

The June Waltzingmouse Stamps release begins on Thursday, and hopefully my mojo can cooperate with me to pull something together. In the meantime, I tried to kick things off by playing with some new Verve Stamps and this week's Viva la Verve! sketch challenge.

This week's sketch is brought to us from the fabulous Janelle Stollfus.

I flipped the sketch to add extra room for my tall sentiment.

The sentiment is the Adjusted Sails Plain Jane, and I just love it. I combined it with the Strong Anchor set, a perfect compliment. The background was stamped with the rope border image from Strong Anchor; the ship wheel is also in the set. A coordinating Nautical Die Set for the wheel and the anchor are also available. As a finishing touch, I took a little bit of string and wound it around the sentiment. A dab of glue here and there helps to keep the winding design.

If you'd like to play along with this week's VLV Sketch Challenge, head over to the Viva la Verve! thread and link on up!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you soon!

STAMPS: Adjusted Sails Plain Jane, Strong Anchor - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Nautical Die Set - Verve Stamps; Classic Oval Small Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Stripes Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Button - PTI; String


  1. Oh, I hope you get your house with just the price and conditions you're requesting, Anya. Good luck! And I just adore the combination of navy and aqua, on your card, with the trendy, sail theme. So pretty!

  2. Anya I hope that the sale comes through just as you and your husband need it to for your new home! Home buying and seeking can be very stressful! Your card has the perfect sentiment! Love it!

  3. Beautiful card, Anya! The colors and the stripes look fantastic! Good luck with the house buying, and I hope it works out! Fingers crossed for you!

  4. Sigh, I love nautical! Your card is such a fantastic take on the sketch. Love it! And best of luck with your house purchase. I'm excited for you.

  5. Love your card. Good luck. My fingers are crossed for you!!

  6. I love this card~such fun elements and design Anya.

  7. Fingers crossed! I hope it has a GREAT craft room!!


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