Friday, May 29, 2015

Viva la Verve May Week 5

Hi there and happy Friday!

I just wanted to let you know that I am posting over on the Viva la Verve sketch challenge blog with this week's sketch. You should join us!

Hop over and see this week's sketch and some cards inspired by it!

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse Stamps May PJ Party

Hi there! Welcome to the May Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party!

You can find all the details of the four different challenges for tonight's party on the WMS Blog. That is also where you can link up your creations - the links are open through tomorrow evening.

The DT has joined in for some of the challenges, and I have put a few things together that hopefully inspire you to join us!

Our first challenge is Man of the Moment, to make a masculine-themed card for the significant man in your life. Of course, I've got my sweet hubby, so this card is for him.

First I stamped the heart outline from the Halftone Backgrounds set. Then I die cut the Kaboom Die and added some silver (I know, it looks white!) embossing powder to the bottom of the word. The 'You're the One' sentiment is from the Kaboom stamp set, along with the design stamped on the gray portion of the card.

Simple, straightforward, with just a little zing. Its what masculine cards are all about!

My second card is for the Old Pajamas Challenge. This month we're using the Man of the Hour stamp set.

Again, keeping it simple. I started with a background stamped with a plaid pattern created with the Off Beat Backgrounds set. I love this color combination of Kraft, Brown, and Gray. The sentiment was stamped onto the bottom of the largest tag from the Stitched Tags die set. I just chopped off the taggy bit at the top and had a great little spot for a sentiment. And yes, those are brads. Maybe I can single-handedly bring them back. Anyone else still have a ton in their stash?

Well, that's what I am sharing this evening. I hope you will be able to join us for the party. There are four challenges and a shot at a great prize! Have a great night!

Kaboom Card
STAMPS: Halftone Backgrounds, Kaboom - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Steel Mill - Wplus9; Midnight Muse, Buckaroo Blue - SU!
INK: Buckaroo Blue, Going Gray - SU!
OTHER: Kaboom Die - WMS; Detail Silver Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior

Rich Man Card
STAMPS: Man of the Hour, Off Beat Backgrounds - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Soft Suede, Kraft - SU!; Dove Grey - Wplus9
INK: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Going Gray - SU!; Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Stitched Tags - WMS; Brads

Friday, May 8, 2015

Viva la Verve May Week 2

Hi there and happy Friday!

I just wanted to let you know that I am posting over on the Viva la Verve sketch challenge blog with this week's sketch. You should join us!

Hop over and see this week's sketch!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

I can't believe it is time once again for the Verve Diva Inspirations Hop!

It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our May challenge is Let it Bloom

Florals are always fashionable. Let your creativity bloom and use some fabulous florals on your card. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction – just show us some blooms!

You should have arrived here from Amy's blogBetty will be your next step along the way.

This month I deviated from the inspiration picture, instead just focusing on the challenge theme.  I used one of the many fabulous floral sets Verve offers to create my card.

 This card makes me think about this time of year at our old house, we had loads of Daylilies growing everywhere.  Their pops of orange were always so welcome after a drab winter.  We don't have any growing at our new place, I'll have to have my Mom dig some up for me to plant here.  It will only take a handful, and in a few short years they will be all over!

I used the Framed Lilies stamp set on this card, the pretty frame was an easy focal point.  I also used the solid and outline images to create some coordinated patterned paper. I also used this week's Viva la Verve challenge sketch to help get me started. 

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Sunday, May 20.
Prize: $25 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee6. Sarah
2. Amy7. Susan
3. Anya8. Maureen
4. Betty9. Marisa
5. Sankari

Thanks for stopping by to see me today, I hope you have a great day!


STAMPS: Framed Lilies
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - SU!; Vintage Cream - PTI
PATTERNED PAPER: Carte Postale - Basic Grey
INK: Peach Parfait, Island Indigo - SU!; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Woodgrain Embossing Folder - Darice; Copic Markers; Twine - SU!; Button - PTI