Monday, May 23, 2016

TCP Tuesday Challenge - Bright Colors


Hey there, TCP fans!
There's a new TCP Tuesday Challenge up and running today....and it's all about BRIGHT COLORS!

When I think "bright," I think sunny yellow...and a perfect chance to ink up this FUN lemonade stand from the Lemons stamp set!  I paired this ADORABLE bunny up with the Stitched Clouds CutUps. all layered together on TCP's incredibly sturdy cardstock...the best white card base I've used!




There's a couple of days left to link up to The Cat's Pajamas SPRING BLOG HOP,  too!  There's a chance at winning $50 shopping voucher!  Wow!

Here's a look at those awesome goodies I used from The Cat's Pajamas!


After stamping the bunny and lemonade stand on white card stock, I added bits of color then fussy cut to mount as the focal point of the card.  The sentiment was stamped over the lemon panel and a couple of clouds and a sprinkling of sequins were added to create movement and interest.


Head on over to The Cat's Pajamas blog to see what the other kitties in The Cat Pack whipped up for today!
 Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Verve Stamps - May Release Spotlight Hops Day 3


Hey there, Verve fans!
Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops! 
You should've arrived here by way of Maureen's amazing blog, but if not...start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a beat!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops


 It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 2 beautiful new sets, 3 die sets and a sequin mix just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop!
Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!

I stamped those fabulous flowers on a subtle patterned paper, die cut them and nestled them together in a bouquet, of sorts.  There is a sprinkling of sequins for added movement and shine, too.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!

Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set
Love EverlastingEverlasting Heart Die SetCopper Blush Sequin Mix

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie

Yes, SO beautiful!  This release is one of my all-time favorites from Verve Stamps!  
What have you loved about it?!  All of it, right?!  


What's even better that a new release?!  An awesome SALE!







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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Verve Stamps - May Release Spotlight Hops Day 2


Hey there, Verve fans!
Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops!  

You should've arrived here from Maureen's amazing blog, but if not...start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops

The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, May 20.
Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Love Everlasting stamp set, Everlasting Heart Die Set and the Copper Blush Sequin Mix.
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Love EverlastingEverlasting Heart Die SetCopper Blush Sequin Mix

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie12. Teresa

Be still, my heart...but, isn't that intricate heart image the most beautiful one you've ever seen?!  
I stamped and die-cut the heart for a POP of pink on this otherwise muted card.  My hubby and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary in June, so I thought it would be the perfect occasion to break in this new stamp set!  

Besides the new stamp set, Love Everlasting, and the coordinating Everlasting Heart Die Set, I used the new Stitched Pennants Die set for an additional layering element.


You're now off to the creatively talented Teresa for Verve goodness!
Thank so much for stopping by the stage!


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Verve Stamps - May New Release Spotlight Hop


Welcome to Verve's May Spotlight Hops! 
Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops

A new release is just around the corner and for the next couple of days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this Friday, May 20.
Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Beautiful Things stamp set, Beautiful Flowers Die Set and the Stitched Pennants Die Set.

You should have arrived here by way of the fabulous Maureen.  If not, start at the beginning of today's hop!  

These new stamps and dies are seriously GORGEOUS!  
I'm in LOVE with those blooming floral images, the ever-so-sweet tiny leaf sprays, the pennants and scripted word!!! 
 
After stamping and die-cutting the flowers, I nestled them together with some of the leaves and the "beautiful" word, then added a partial pennant to the upper left corner, and stamped one of the beautiful sentiments in the bottom left corner.  To finish off the card, I added a few clear sequins for movement and more sparkle.  


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie12. Teresa

You're off to see what the amazing Teresa whipped up for today!  You won't want to miss a beat from the BEAUTIFUL blog hop today!  


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
See you tomorrow for more peeks at Verve's new release!


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Birdhouse


Hey there, stamping friends!
It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and I used some FUN stamps and CutUps from The Cat's Pajamas!

Check out this cheerful spring graphic to get your creative mojo flowing!

The LEAD of this Curtain Call challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

There's also still time to play along with TCP Tuesday Challenge: Sentiments...


and the Spring Blog Hop...for a chance at some TCP store credit!

After stamping the "HUGS" sentiment from the Sending You stamp set, I layered up some bright papers with the Sending CutUps and Square Stamp CutUps.  To finish off the card, I added a little twine bow to the small stamp, leaving the tails long and flowy.  



Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Birdhouse to see what the other girls whipped up for the challenge and we'd love for to play along with us!



Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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