Sunday, October 29, 2017

Viva la Verve October 2017 Sketch

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Once again bringing up the rear with October's Viva La Verve sketch.  Still enjoying Fall to the fullest as we are having a glorious one here with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures.  Add that to beautifully turning maple leaves and I am in heaven :) 

I carried on with the Fall theme on my card, using one of my favorite lines ever, Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye.  Lovely rich colours that remind me of the changing leaves and the blue sky I see out my front window - happy sigh....

Paired the paper with Verve's newly released Autumn Leaves and matching Falling Leaves die set.   Added pumpkins and for what it is worth, some tealish/turquoise maple leaves - only in card making can you make them any colour you want to match your card {grin}.   Always great to tell people you are thankful for them so replenishing my stash so I have a few on hand to give out.

Would love for you to come and play along - after all you do get a chance to win some free Verve!  Need some additional inspiration, check out the challenge gallery for some inspiration.

Have a fabulous day!  Thankful for you ♥

Challenges:  Inspired by All The Little Things
                       Simon Says Stamps

What's In It?
Stamps:  Autumn Leaves (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Stella and Rose (MME)  
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Falling Leaves (A Cut Above by Verve), Twinkling H2Os, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 5/8" Brown Ribbon (Michael's), Bling, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Cuddle


This picture made we want to crawl into bed with a stuffy and read.  It's that time of year where the air gets chillier and cuddle time in bed, or with hubby or with the kids is always a bonus for added warmth.  My son and hubby call me a heat leach {grin} as I lose heat faster than a reptile lol.

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I loved the grey and mustard colour combo and as much as I wanted to make a baby card, this new to me PTI set was calling my name!  It has been on my wish list forever and the only frustrating part was realizing I didn't get the large flower die as it isn't part of the die set I ordered - duh!!  Total idiot doesn't describe it...sigh....  So had to fussy cut the large flower but had the dies for the rest.


With the cooler temps the craving for soup was on so I made some butternut squash soup as well as turkey soup after our Thanksgiving meal last Sunday.  Hmmm hmmmm good :)   Look forward to eating lots of soup over the coming months as I love it. 

Thanks for popping by!  Have a fabulous day!

What's In It?
Stamps:  Friendly Flowers (PTI)
Paper:   Peachy Keen (American Crafts) 
Ink:  More Mustard, Going Grey (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Friendly Flowers Die Set, Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Buttons, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Verve October 2017 Release Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Mini Release Spotlight Hop! There's something new in the Verve shop today, and we're celebrating with a blog hop. Along the hop you'll see the Divas' first looks at the new Autumn Leaves stamp set and Falling Leaves die set. We're also hosting a little giveaway,so why not join in the fun and hop along with us? Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new products. Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new goodies and all the prize info and deadlines.

If you have come here from Maureen's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened upon the hop, you can check the hop list below and get caught up.

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For my first card, I used these wonderful Verve pumpkins and of course the maple leaves - happy sigh :)  Plus, our Thanksgiving was this past weekend, so the the sentiment fit as well.  I have always loooved maple leaves, and being Canadian, it is a good thing, after all, we do have one on our flag LOL!   We have lots of maple trees of various varieties on our street and a few in our back yard as well, so this time of year their beauty against a blue sky or evergreens often takes my breath away.   We also have various pumpkin fields in the area so I combined both elements on my card.  An embossed woodgrain background and some delicious autumn colours (my favorite to work with), and some twine and a few brown half pearls brought things together nicely.

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For my second card, I continued with the maple leaf theme, only added latte's to the mix {grin}.  Another mix of fall colours and more opportunities for thankfulness.

New Release Hop List
1. Julee6. Betty
2. Charmaine7. Teresa
3. Maureen8. Lesley
4. Marisa9. Laurie
5. Christyne

Autumn LeavesFalling Leaves Die Set

Time to head on over to our Alumni Christyne's blog to see her fabulous creation and then carry on with the hop for a chance to win today's set. 


What's In It?
Stamps:   Autumn Leaves (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Stella and Rose (My Minds Eye), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Cream (LSS)
Ink:  Black, Rudy Red (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Falling Leaves Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve),  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Twinkling H2Os, Twine, Brown Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

What's In It?

Stamps:  Autumn Leaves (Verve Stamps), Woodgrain (Echo Park)
Paper:  Stella and Rose (My Mind's Eye), Kraft, Cream (Stampin' Up)  
Ink:   Black (Momento), VersaMark
Accessories:  Falling Leaves Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),   Twinkling H2Os, Sequins, Twine, Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Iced Coffee

Now this inspiration picture makes me a happy girl!  I can literally smell and taste the coffee {grin}. 

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For my card I used two of Verve's coffee sets:  Always Time and Get Together along with the matching Cup of Cheer die set.  I stamped various sentiments from Always Time to create the kraft background panel and used Get Together for the focal sentiment and latte cups.  A few sequins and twine finished things off.

Big celebrations in our house this week as my son passed his "N" drivers test with flying colours so he can now drive himself to many of his soccer reffing gigs - happy sigh :)   He still needs to drive to some of the further away locations with us a few more times before we give him full reign, but having him drive to the local fields will be a huge help and free up a ton of our time.   A bit of a catch 22 as I am thrilled for him and yet now scared to have him driving on his own as he is a teenage boy - once a mom always a mom {grin}. 

Wishing you a wonderful week, and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Challenges:  Simon Says


What's In It?
Stamps:  Always Time, Get Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Kraft 
Ink:  VersaMark, Black  
Accessories:  Cup of Cheer Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inker), Twine, Sequins, Glue Dots, Dimensionals