Sunday, July 10, 2016

July Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!!

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It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until August 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

We're headed into the lazy days of summer and this outdoor scene is sure to inspire some cozy creations.
Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Friday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you came from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!  For my card today, I used the Happy Place set along with the Classy Label Die.  The medallion stamp in this set reminded me of the pattern in the inspiration photo.  I just LOVE the colors from the inspiration photo and the stripes!  For a little sparkle, I added some Shine Bright Sequins.  Next on today's hop is Laurie!!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


  
1. Julee7. Maureen
2. Betty8. Sankari
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Laurie10. Susan
5. Lesley11. Teresa
6. Marisa



Thursday, July 7, 2016

TE July Retirement Sale!!

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Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price -- but hurry, once they're gone, they're gone forever! Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th. 

Here is a card I made previously using one of my favorites from this list, Mischief Maker - At the Beach.  Isn't she the cutest?  I also used some Little Bits products on this card...Little Bits - Beach Umbrella and Little Bits Sandcastle.  

Another of my favorite lines that is retiring is the Animals in Love Collection.  Here is an old project I created using the Animals in Love - Fish along with the Animals in Love - Sentiments.  I love using these sets for little kid treat packages!  

So, take a look at the retiring list and get your favorites before they're gone!!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!



Monday, July 4, 2016

Mojo 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July!!  Hope you are enjoying today!  I have a card to share that uses this week's Mojo Monday Sketch!!  It's a contest week, too, so there's prizes to be won!!  Head on over to the blog to check it out!!  We'd love to see what you create!!

I used the American Hero set for my card.  I thought that would be appropriate for today!  The papers are from the Summer Nights 6x6 Paper Pack from Taylored Expressions.  I added some Shine Bright Sequins for some extra sparkle.  The sentiment is embossed with some glitter embossing powder and stamped on a piece that was die cut with the Stitched Pennants Die Set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th of July!!



Friday, July 1, 2016

VLV Happy Graduation

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I don't know about you, but we have had a lot of graduations so far this summer.  I always think I have enough cards on hand, but it always seems that they are never for the occasion I need!  LOL  Do any of you experience that?  So, I've had to create a few extra graduation cards to keep up!

I created this card using this week's Viva la Verve Sketch!  I used the Happy Graduation Plain Jane along with the Jotted Heart Die and the From the Heart Die Set.  The papers are from the Summer Fun Collection from Echo Park.  For some sparkle, I added some sequins from the Shine Bright Sequin Mix as well as the Pastel Sequin Mix.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've been inspired to create something!!



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Praying For You

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Hi there!!  Wow, things have been crazy here since school has let out!  I feel like I haven't been able to spend good time creating!  I made some time today and decided to play along with this week's Share Joy Challenge!!  I LOVE sketches and inspiration photos don't hurt either!  :)

For this card, I used the Simply Stamped Peonies set and Simply Stamped Peonies Dies from Taylored Expressions.  I started by stamping a base of the leaves on the card base.  Next, I stamped and die cut the peonies and some extra leaves and then arranged them on the card.  I took some of the color from the inspiration photo and used the Harlequin Embossing Folder to mimic the "waffle cone" look from the photo.

As a finished touch, I added some sequins to give a little sparkle.  If you're looking for some inspiration, head on over to the Share Joy Challenge and play along!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My Little Firecracker

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Good morning!  I have a card to share today that uses one of my favorite color combos. . .red, white and blue!  I just LOVE anything patriotic and I just LOVE this little Mischief Maker Americana from Taylored Expressions.  I paired her up with the Summer Nights 6x6 Patterned Paper Pack.

I started my card by looking to the current Share Joy Challenge for inspiration.  I used the sketch from the challenge as well as the tic-tac-toe by using twine, dots and stripes and coloring on my card. The other paper on the card is Blue Corn and Cherry Pop as well as Sugar Cube.  I colored the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut her out to put her on the card with foam tape.  The blue circle was die cut using the Stitched Circle Stacklets.   The image and sentiment were both stamped in Oreo ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Try playing along with the Share Joy Challenge!!  It's a lot of fun and is a great starting point when you're "stuck" for inspiration!!

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Friday, June 10, 2016

June Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

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It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until July 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

Summertime is on the way and a soft beachy vibe is our inspiration this month. Soft neutrals and bold pops of color are sure to bring a bit of summer flair to your projects. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Tuesday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you came from visiting Betty and seeing her gorgeous creation, you're in the right place!!  For my card, I used the Love Everlasting set along with the Everlasting Heart Die Set.  I also used the l little branch die from the Beautiful Flowers Die Set.  My inspiration came directly from the colors in the photo.  I love them together.  Wouldn't be a combo I would naturally pick, but I love the color combo!!  I LOVE embossing the heart image in white onto vellum and layering it onto patterned paper to mute the pattern.  I added some sequins from the Copper Blush Mix to finish the card.  Next on the hop is Christyne.  You won't want to miss what she's created!!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


  
1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa



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