Friday, April 18, 2014

Viva la Verve - You're So Awesome


Hey there, Verve fans!  How about a little Viva la Verve?!


Check out this GORGEOUS sketch and inspiration from Diva, Laurie Schmidlin!


While I was flipping through some of my newer patterned paper pads, I noticed that the Doodlebug Designs Take Note had an awesome gray with some bright turquoise and green...perfect for this challenge!  With that splash of GREEN, I thought I'd play along at the Catered Crop this week, too!

I die cut Dreamy Leaves Die Set from the green arrow pattern, the Scroll Die from a subtle graph-paper pattern, and the Jotted Heart Die from a piece of turquoise burlap.  The swirly leaf from Happy Days was inked up in a soft gray for a tone on tone effect and the sentiments in black for a bold contrast.  


Hope you'll stop by Viva la Verve and play along with us this month!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Happy Days (Verve)
Ink:  London Fog (Momento), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Take Note (Doodlebug Designs)
Other:  Dreamy Leaves Die Set, Jotted Heart Die, Scroll Die (Verve), Small Attacher (Tim Holtz), Lemon Meringue & Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Altered Frame - Top Dog Dies


What do you think of my altered photo frame?! 

If you're looking for a QUICK & EASY project, this one's for you!
All you need are some basic supplies....beautiful paper, a simple frame and TOP DOG DIES, of course!

The gorgeous Authentique Classique: Elegant paper matched up with Top Dog Dies Flower Mosaic A2 Mat Die & Butterfly Finishers Die Set!

Here's a closeup of the matting that I created with two contrasting pieces of paper!


Thanks for stopping by the stage!

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Paper:  Authentique Classique: Elegant
Dies:  Top Dog Dies Flower Mosaic A2 Mat Die and Butterfly Finishers Die Set
Other:  Small resin photo frame (Michael's)

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Reverse Confetti April Color Challenge - So Nice of You


Good morning!  Doesn't this card just scream "SPRING?!"  
That's the look I was going for, after all...especially after this blast of cold temperatures this week!



There is a new Reverse Confetti Color Challenge up and running...and it's PERFECT for a little SPRING-themed creating!  Gorgeous color combination and inspiration graphic!


Here's a detail shot of those awesome Confetti Cuts Petals 'n Posies & Love Note with a sentiment from All About You!  Did you notice the awesome Office Edges at the top of my background panel?!  LOVE that torn notebook-edge look that creates so much texture!


Make sure you head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to feast your eyes on the other designers' creations!  Play along for a chance to win some REVERSE CONFETTI of your own!





I thought I'd play along with one of my favorite sketches today, too!  Seize the Sketch, and the team over there, has some fantastic inspiration...go check it out!  The Catered Crop: Think Green is up and running, too!


The papers on my card are from a couple of Kathy Davis Journeys packs that I bought at JoAnn's a year or so ago...they are gorgeous and vibrant!  My card is trimmed with some yummy embellishments, too...Freckled Fawn Doily, The Twinery Orchid Baker's Twine, and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  All About You (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Sea Glass (SSS), Journeys (Kathy Davis)
Other:  Confetti Cuts Petals 'n Posies, Love Note, Office Edges (Reverse Confetti), Orchid Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Lemon Meringue, Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), White Doily (Freckled Fawn), Sewing Machine, Thread


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Take on Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush


Hey, friends!  We have a fabulous new challenge and sponsor for you over at the Curtain Call!  

Yep, that's right!  We're crushin' on confetti....Reverse Confetti, that is! 


We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!






The confetti in the graphic reminded me of the Love Note hearts, so I went with it...adore placing these sweet hearts together as a celebratory banner!  The Love Note scalloped frame is decorated with a sweet "happy birthday" Beautiful Banners sentiment and banner from Beautiful Banners.  There's a little bit of Tag Me peeking out from behind the main frame/banner treatment, too!

I had a ball with this challenge!  What a thrill to work with Reverse Confetti!

There are a few extra special embellishments on here, too!  Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Meringue & 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, and The Twinery Shore Baker's Twine!


The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.


Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Beautiful Banners (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer (American Crafts)
Other:  Confetti Cuts Beautiful Banners, Love Note, Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Shore Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Lemon Meringue & Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Small Attacher (Tim Holtz)


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Older & Wiser, Too - Cardabilities #97


Good morning!
It's time for a new sketch at Cardabilities

Isn't it fabulous?!


I paired #97 Cardabilities with Dynamic Duos #98!


How fun are those balloons?!  Just love this pop of (neon-ish) yellow!  The Balloons stamps and dies are from Simon Says Stamp March release!  I stamped a couple of the sentiments and stars over the patterned paper for a fun graphic effect!

The Orchid Baker's Twine is from my favorite twine shop, The Twinery!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Birthday Balloons (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet Distress (Ranger), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Kraft (PTI),  Lemon Lush (Studio Calico)
Other:  Balloons Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Orchid Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Bling Heart



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