Thursday, January 31, 2013

Glitz New Release

I am sharing more creations designed with the new release.....luv!  The Glitz elements make it so easy to create a sweet card in minutes; ok, maybe not minutes for me but quickly.

I have used the Love You Madly Journaling Stickers for this one, the "I Love You" makes a fabulous focal point.  I added a doily, lace trim, seam binding and of course a Giant Love You Madly Rhinestone.  The background is a collection of a piece of the background layer and the designer paper from the Love You Madly collection.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly
Glitz Journaling Stickers: Love You Madly
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Love You Madly

Alright, here is the flowered whale again; my favorite thing of this entire release...I so luv it!  The sentiment has to be one of the {{{sweetest}}} I have ever seen!  It is one of the Uncharted Water Title Stickers.

The graph love note panel is actually a piece of the designer paper that have all sorts of mini style cards you can cut individually to use on cards or scrapbook pages.  I then used the Navy Teeny Alpha to created the From: Me To: {U}.  The sea anchor at the bottom was created by using the Tiny Roller Doodle, a super easy and simple way to add a little summin summin to your creation! I added a piece of lace trim, seam binding and a Giant Rhinestone to complete my sweet flowered whale card.

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Uncharted Waters and Love You Madly
Glitz Title Stickers: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Teeny Alphas, Navy: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Tint Roller Doodle: Uncharted Waters Anchors
Glitz Giant Rhinestone: Uncharted Waters

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO278-Thank You

Hello peeps, I am sharing my take on this past Mojo Monday's card, I went with a sweet circle card. I have also played along with The Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo and the use of buttons.  I have used the sweet True Love Designer paper from Basicgrey, this is a gorgeous paper pack!  I have used the Blossom Nesties for my shape and left out some of the layers because this card size is very small.

Have you heard of Cards For A Cause?  Every month we spotlight a new cause, I would luv for you to join the fun of an optional challenge and discover some great places to send those extra cards you have lying around.  You can read more about Cards For A Cause here!

Mojo Monday: sketch/mojo278
Shabby Tea Room: colors and buttons/#151

Friday, January 25, 2013

Verve Stamps Winner

I am pleased to announce the winner of the Verve stamps and die giveaway is Karen Day...woohooo!  Karen as soon as I get your information I can ship these out.  Thanks to all who stopped by and commented, I plan on having more giveaways this year; so be sure to check back often!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So Sweet

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Hi friends  I have been wanting to use one of these big Jolee's flowers....uummmm, it's a big  I had to play along with the Sketchbook sketch and The Shabby TeaRoom, luv this weeks photo and challenge!  I used lace, seam binding, and distressing and the sweet sentiment peeking out.  I am keeping it short tonight, I have a few things I need to work on.  Have a super fun week...enjoy!

Shabby Tea Room: stripes and flower/#150
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch/#88

Monday, January 21, 2013

Authentique Challenges

Hi, I am sharing a couple of cards I created to play along with Authentique, I adore this colro challenge!  I have used the Lovely paper Crafting Kit for both of these cards.  I adore all of the great noteables, tags, and stickers in this set!  There is enough to make all of your Valentines for the year. I added random gemstones to both cards, I was feeling girly today!  Hope you have a wonderful week...enjoy!

Authentique: colors

I have used the same Authentique kit for this card too, both of these cards are some what CAS for me.  I have been making a few more cards lately that are CAS.  But, I must say I am itching to create shabby and chic with all the extra  Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!

Authentique: sketch
Inspire Me Fridays: anything goes

Mojo Monday/MOJO277-Hello

Good morning mojo friends, I so luv'd playing with this weeks sketch!  I adore this color combo, green is my favorite color, you know?  I made a little collage with the rectangle part of the sketch, what fun!  I cut out the sweet heart using A Cut Above Wavy Heart is part of my blog give away so be sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance at winning!  Added a torn movie ticket, a smashed bottle cap with a gemstone, a crocheted flower that I died with Ranger slate ink, and then the sweet little "hello" sentiment.  I couldn't quit there and had to add a seam binding bow, you know Verve has some gorgeous colors combos of seam binding for sale?  You can get yours here!  Sure hope your Monday is a good one....enjoy!

Stamps: With Love(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock, Echo Park Designer Paper
Ink: Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Accessories: A Cut Above Wavy Heart Dies, SU Mini Scalloped Punch, SU Crocheted Flowers, Button, Burlap String, SU Bottle Caps, Gemstones, Movie Tickets, Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Pinkpaislee Chipboard Hearts, Ranger Slate Alcohol Ink, The Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

JUGS: color combo/JUGS172...luv
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO277

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Many Blessings

I missed the deadline fro last weeks Sketchbook Saturday sketch, but I luv'd it so I had to play along.  I have used the Dynamic Duos colors and added two neutrals, I adore the outcome!  I have spritzed the top musical note butterfly and layered it with a SU glimmer paper butterfly as well.  The script paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I tied it with seam binding ribbon, Verve is offering seam binding now, there are some fabulous color combos...check it out here!  I hope you have a wonderful evening...enjoy!

Dynamic Duos: colors/#36
Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#87

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Verve Giveaway


Hello peeps, I feel so very blessed and want to share some of those blessings with you!  I am having a Verve Stamps giveaway, up for grabs are the Verve set Wings of Love and A Cut Above Wavy Hearts Die.  All you need to do is leave a comment and a way to reach do not have to follow my blog to win, but if you want to that is fabulous! I will use to pick a winner on Thursday January 24 at 8:00 PM EST.  This is will be shipped to you as soon as I get your contact info, so you would have it in time for Valentines Day!  I have played along with a few challenges to create this card!  The teal, red, and black are a favorite color combo of mine!  I have used the SU tulle to make the rolled flower; added a sweet gemstone to the center.  I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
                                              ~Peter Marshall

52 Card PickUP: anything goes
Clean & Simple: sketch/#224
Simon Says Stamp: washi tape
Totally Stampalicious: favorite trio of colors

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Waltzingmosue Hop LOVE

Hello friends, I am playing along with this months Waltzingmouse Hop, I sure hope you can join too!  If you want to play along, you can get the details here.  The theme this month is love, so I could not wait to play...I luv making "love" cards!   The hearts from the Waltzingmosue set My Heart are so adorable, I luv the shabby look!  This set is available to ship from the USA too, that makes it very quick for the US Waltzingmouse fans to have it in there hands super quick.  I have went with a CAS style card and added a shabby look.  I also thrilled to share that Waltzinmgouse is featured in Moxie Fab today, head over and check that out too!  I hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!

Glitz New Release

I am so excited to be sharing the new collections with you, I decided to share my favorites! I adore the Love You Madly collection, there are so many amazing tools released too. 

I have used the super fun Giant Roller Doodle Chevron pattern on the bottom of my card. The roller doodles are so fun, just ink and roll. I have used the Love You Madly stamp #1, I luv these numbers; they are so versatile!  I then added the teeny alphas another all time favorite Glitz item of mine!  You can make your own words and shorten to fit your lingo. The main sentiment is one of the What Nots. I also squeezed in a piece of the darlin tape.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Rubber Stamps:  Love You Madly
Glitz Designer Paper: Color Me Happy
Glitz Peek a Boos: Love You Madly
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly
Glitz Teeny Alphas: Love You Madly
Glitz Tape: Love You Madly Hearts
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Love You Madly

This is my favorite card, as soon as I saw the flowered whale I knew I would reach for it first...totally luv!

This whale is one of the What Nots and it is also in the Uncharted Waters stamp set...luv! This was such a fun card to pull together, I did use the Uncharted Stamp set, the sweet round sentiment is in the set too. I added a couple of tape banners, stapled the round sentiment, and added my favorite teeny alphas ...*grin*. I added the sweet half doily and tied with burlap string and a button. Be on the look out for the collections at your favorite store, they are so much fun!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Rubber Stamps:  Uncharted Waters
Glitz Designer Paper: Uncharted Waters and Love You Madly
Glitz What Nots: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Teeny Alphas: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Tape: Uncharted Waters Happiness

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO276 Built For Two

 This is my card using this weeks Mojo sketch, I turned my to make a taller card.  I have had a very busy weekend, so I actually did no stamping on this card.  I have used the Authentique accessory pack.  I adore this image and the sentiment, I luv to ride a bicycle built for two, don't you?  I used the colors gray, red, pink, and white.  I added a glimmer heart with a SU mini clip, and the washi tape strip on the left side.....I luv using washi tape.  I sure hope you have a wonderful start to your week....enjoy!  

Be sure to stop by Verve and check out the sale!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

CAS203 Challenge-Embrace Life

This is for the Monday's CAS challenge over at SCS, it is a color challenge.  Be sure to head over to SCS and check out the details.  I have used washi tapes to make this card, washi tapes are so fun; it's like little strips of designer paper that you can move around with ease.  I have finished it with a big chocolate button.  Super sweet and super simple....enjoy!

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.                                                                                           ~Hellen Keller

Challenges For Everybody:  anything goes
Divas By Design:  anything goes
SCS CAS:  colors, red, kiwi, bermuda bay, and chocolate chip

Friday, January 11, 2013

No Matter Hop Verve Diva Hop

Welcome to our No Matter What Hop!  Today we're releasing a lovely little set that you might have spied during Verve's Thanksgiving weekend sale. It's officially available for sale now, along with three brand new color collections of seam binding! There's a lot of eye candy today, so hop along with us for a chance to win some brand new Verve!
As we're saying hello to a few new products today, we also say goodbye to a couple dear designers. This is our final hop with Amy and Tosh as part of the Divahood, so be sure to let them know how much their AMAZING Verve creations have inspired you.  I will miss you both very much!
So... want to know about the prizes? We're picking THREE mystery blogs from today's hop to select a random commenter to win No Matter What plus one of our three new collections of ribbon! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. Winners will be drawn from all of the comments on the mystery blogs. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Product Focus
No Matter What and the Truly Madly DeeplyStormy Skies and Signature Ribbon Collections
1. Julee7. Amy
2. Laurie8. Andrea
3. Maureen9. Betty
4. Teresa10. Charmaine
5. Tosh11. Janelle
6. Amber12. Jen d.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LOVE...No Matter What

Hi, sharing a quick CAS card to play along with Retro sketches and Hand Stamp Sentiment colors.  I also used the sweet Verve set No Matter What that will be releasing Friday!  Be sure to check back on the Verve DT blogs to see the sweet creations and pick up your Verve No Matter What set! This was a fun sketch, one I will keep around, luv the tags!  I have used designer paper Love me from My Mind's Eye.  I used Glitz teeny alpha letters for the "love" word on the heart, so cute!  I luv those Glitz teeny alpha letters, they are so much fun! I hope you are having a great week...enjoy!

Stamps:  No Matter What(Verve)
Paper:  Cream Card Stock and Love Me Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories:  SU Square Punch, Nesties Labels Sixteen, Sizzix Heart Dies, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Hand Stamped Sentiments: colors/#150
Retro Sketches: sketch/#45

Monday, January 7, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO275 Celebrate Good Times

Good morning friends, it is time for the Mojo Monday sketch and it is contest week, you don't want to miss this one!  I have used bloomer flowers and tucked some green tulle on the main panel to make my celebrate card.  I have used misc. designer papers in my scrap pile and a doily to pull it all together.  Do you have lots of extra cards lying around?  Well, I know a great way you can clean and help others too, check out this thread over at SCS!  Help us help others...enjoy!

For it is in giving that we receive.
                                          ~ Francis of Assisi

Stamps: Birthday Bash(Verve)
Paper:  Cream Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: Doily  Distressing Tool, Janome Sewing Machine, Bloomer Flowers, Tulle, Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Gemstone, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO275
OCC: pink, aqua, and flower

Sunday, January 6, 2013

CAS202 Challenge-1ST Class

This is for the Monday CAS challenge at SCS, it is postage/faux postage stamping.  I had such fun designing and stamping this card.  I hope you will play along with us for the CAS challenge!  I aslo played along with Color Q, you could pick one of the combo that the DT used.  I went with the Valentine is in the air!

I also wanted to give a shout out to Cards For A Cause, you can join us in helping other!  We pick an organization monthly who is in need of our extra cards, you can read about Jan. "cause" here.   We give them to the organization so that they can send them to those people who are in need of a hello, word of encouragement, birthday, thank you or thinking of you.  I would luv for you to join us in our quest to help others....enjoy!

Color Q: red, pink, black, and white/#170
SCS CAS: postage/faux postage

Happy Birthday

Hi friends, I have a couple of things I want to share with you.  Today over at SCS, it is Featured Stamper Challenge and today's FS309 is our very own Verve Diva Janelle...congrats Janelle!  I wanted to play along to support her.  I choose her card here to CASE, I have adored this card  from the first time I saw it!  I also wanted to give a shout out to Cards For A Cause, you can join us in helping other!  We pick an organization monthly who is in need of our extra cards, you can read about Jan. "cause" here.   We give them to the organization so that they can send them to those people who are in need of a hello, word of encouragement, birthday, thank you or thinking of you.  I would luv for you to join us in our quest to help others....enjoy! 

Stamps:  Big Wish(Verve)
Paper: Cream Card Stocke and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories:  SU Square Punch, Pinking Shears, Buttons, Burlap String, Lace Trim, Mini Tag Dies, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

SCS: FS309/case Janelle
Tuesday Morning: sketch/#179

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 2013 Diva Inspiration Hop

Welcome to our January Diva Inspirations Hop!  Today the Divas are dusting off some Verve favorites and putting on our monthly hop to inspire you with a fresh new spin on the stamps in our stash! So grab a drink and hop along as we share a little Verve with you! There's a great little prize involved, too! A random commenter on one of the hops will win a $30 gift certificate to VERVE, so be sure to leave a little love in the comment section as you hop about! You can find out all the prize details over on the Verve Blog today.  I have used one of my favorite Verve sets and dies...luv the "I Heart U Die" set, so fun!  I have added distressing, stitching, and sweet embllies to give my card a shabby feel.  Be sure to comment on all the divas blogs, you could win free Verve!  Have a wonderful weekend....enjoy!

1. Julee6. Amber
2. Betty7. Andrea
3. Sankari8. Charmaine
4. Sony9. Maureen
5. Susan10. Teresa

Stamps: Love Notes and Small Celebrations(Verve)
Paper:  Vanilla Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Sage Shadow(SU), Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo Distressed Stain(Tim Holtz)
Accessories: A Cut Above Jotted Heart Die and I Heart U Die by Verve, Burlap String, Button, Mini Scalloped Border Die, pinkpaislee Tickets, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

365: heart/#2
Deconstructed Sketch: sketch/#83
Shabby Tea Room: inspiration photo and letter/#147

Friday, January 4, 2013

To: U From: Me

I need a birthday card for my bff, so ZI pulled this together using Glitz products.  I also wanted to play along with the paper Sweeties sketch.  I have one Paper Sweeties set, the Banner Wishes; so I made it work for the sketch.  I adore the sweet sentiments in the banner cute!  I added lace and seam binding to complete my card.  I had planned on using this for the Shabby Tea Room Challenge too, but totally did not use the correct colors...I have no idea what I was  So it is back to the studio to whip up another card, I need one for tomorrows Verve Diva Inspiration Hop so it is all good.  Be sure to stop by in the morning to hop with the Verve Divas......enjoy!

Crafty Creations:  anything goes/#203
Paper Sweeties:  sketch...must use a Paper Sweeties stamp/#3