Today's VLV sketch is brought to us by Diva Charmaine and the wide open space offers so many options!
I started off with some rather bold paper (for me anyway) and then spent the rest of my time trying to tame it down LOL! Since it had a funky feel to it, I went with this wonderful fort and sentiment from Treasured Words. Cut out a Wavy Heart and embossed it with the fun "XO" embossing folder for a little texture. Just had to use the Pennant Trim die to add a fun border to the horizontal element and then added "xoxo" side tab using the Flag It dies.
If you want a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Verve Store, all you need to do is play along with all the sketches for this month on load them on to the Verve Forum over on Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the link to Verve's Splitcoast Forum which gives you all the sketches and challenge details.
We have survived our first week of summer vacation - just teasing. It's been great having the kids home full time. We spent an afternoon at the beach during the heat wave, but unfortunately we were there at high tide and the water was just too cold to swim in so we cut our visit a bit short. That's what happens when you have to swim in the ocean at the 49th parallel LOL! Give it a few weeks and I'm sure the kids will gleefully go into the ocean while I read on my Kindle while sun bathing on the sand wink, wink :)
Have a fabulous weekend!
What's In It?
Stamps: Treasured Words and Tag Time (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Bold Basics (Recollections), Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Flag It, Pennant Trim and Wavy Hearts Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), XO Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Heart Border Die (PTI), Button, Twine, Bling, Liquid Pearls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals