Thursday, June 30, 2016

Praying For You

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!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My Little Firecracker

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!!


Friday, June 10, 2016

June Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Best of Cluck

It's time!  It's RELEASE DAY!!  All of the new products you've been seeing all week are now available in the TE Store!!  I have one more project to share with you today.  It uses the previously released Green Acres set with the NEWLY RELEASED Green Acres Die Set!!  This has always been one of my favorite sets!  I just love the cute animals and the sentiments!

I also used the NEW Banner Stacklets 4 for both the green panel and the sentiment.  It makes for a simple card with a pop of color.  I hope you've enjoyed all you've been seeing this week!

Thanks for visiting!  If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Adorable Dogs and Building Barns

Hi there!  Welcome back for Day 3 of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions!  All of the new products will be available tomorrow at 7am Pacific!!  Today I have two more projects to share with you!  The first uses the NEW Mimi Stamp & Die Combo!  If you're a dog lover, you'll love this set.  This poodle is definitely a diva, don't you think?  :)

I made my poodle a girl and used some girly colors for the card.  I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets as well as some Build a Scene Sequins for this card.


The second project I have to share uses the NEW Build a Barn and the Build a Scene - Farm Fence dies.  Are these not the cutest die sets?  They are perfect for making cards or scrapbook pages having to do with farms or animals, but also kids birthdays!  Doesn't this barn remind you of the Little People Barn that everyone grew up with?  I used the NEW Honeycomb Embossing Folder for the card base.

The Build a Scene - Farm Fence helps to create a perfect little scene as do some of the NEW Little Bits I've used on this card. . .Little Bits - Tractor and Little Bits - Windmill.  The sentiment is from the previously released set, Green Acres, which also coordinates perfectly with all of these new products!!


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thanks for visiting!  If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!!


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