Saturday, September 30, 2017

Viva La Verve - Septmeber Sketch

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Cutting it down to the wire here with this month's Viva La Verve sketch.  Been a crazy busy month, and the need for some down time and available down time aligned for this card - happy sigh :) 

Fall colours are my favorite to work with and always make my heart sing.  Toss in some maple leaves and coffee (decaf latte please) and I feel like I have won the lottery {grin}.  

Used Verve's new digi set Coffee Please for the sentiment and added maple leaves to frame it. 

Want a chance to win some free Verve, simply play along with our monthly Viva La Verve sketches!

Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful day!

Challenges:  Simon Says

What's In It?
Stamps:  Coffee Please (Verve Stamps Digi), Leaf Prints (PTI)
Paper:   Stella and Rose (MME), For The Record (Paper Loft), Kraft   
Ink:  Black, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Rudy Red (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hop

It is time for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I played along using last month's Viva la Verve sketch and images from the  new Verve Digi set called Coffee Please available for purchase on the Verve website.  

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I absolutely love Fall colours and the Just Us Girls challenge this week had some lovely Autumn colours so I used them and and added a pop of turquoise/teal for some colour.   Added an  embossed wood grain background, coloured the pumpkin mug and added a corrugated maple leaf using a Starbuck's sleeve, because after all, they are the Pumpkin Spice coffee capital.

Thank for popping by and have a fabulous day!

ChallengeJust Us Girls 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Coffee Please (Verve Stamps Digi)
Paper:   Kraft, Stella and Rose (MME), Floral Chic (Fancy Pants), Recollections Paper (Michael's)  
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Maple Leaf and Button Dies (PTI), Arches Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Dreamcatcher

Hello September!!   The blitz to Christmas is on!!   Sorry, that is how my mind works as Fall is always such a busy time of year with school back on and all the kids' activities back up and running at full speed.   

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I pulled a lot of elements from the inspiration photo - the wood grain, feather, blue beads and the twine from the dream catcher, along with the colours.  A full meal deal LOL!  

We are at the beginning of a very busy weekend as my son is reffing in a Labour Day tournament - four games a day three days in a row and mama is chief taxi driver.   Gonna be a warm weekend so our summer continues :)  

Wishing you a wonderful week, all the best with getting the first week of school and fall calendar under your belt (for those of you with kids that age) and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Challenges: Simon Says

What's In It?
Stamps:  Light as a Feather (Taylored Expressions), Woodgrain Background (Hero Arts)
Paper:   White and Kraft 
Ink:  VersaMark, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Passionate Pink, Black (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), Feather Dies (Taylored Expressions), Burlap, Twine,  Sequins, Glue Dots, Dimensionals