Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy Hello

Hi there!  I have a fun little card to share with you today using alphabet dies.  I used the Chunky Alpha from Taylored Expressions for my card.  I always LOVE the look of using the negative of alphabet dies, so I created a card using that technique.

I started by diecutting "hello" out of some Lollipop cardstock.  I had to run it through twice since I only had one "L" die.  Once I die cut the sentiment, I embossed that piece with the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder to give it some interest.  I attached that piece to the black using foam tape.  The flowers were created using the Scribble Flowers Die Set.  To add a little sparkles, I used some sequins from the Sweetheart Sequins.

I hope you've been inspired by a fun, simple way to use your alphabet dies!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, September 10, 2016

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 October 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!  If you've come from visiting Betty, you're in the right place!!

The changing colors of autumn is always such a treat. Like a paintbrush came and colored the world. One of my favorite trees around the neighborhood turns a brilliant purple in the fall, and is so beautiful against the blue sky. So while some may find this a wintry inspiration, to me a bit of regal purple and a touch of sky and earth will always be fall. Follow the color pattern, or take your inspiration from the graphic, either way it's sure to be lovely! We can't wait to see what you create!

For my card, I used the colors in the inspiration photo (which I LOVE) along with the Kindness Matters set and Great Kindness and Pottery Die Sets.  The layout came from this week's Mojo Monday Sketch!    Next on today's hop is Christyne!!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Wednesday, October 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley

Thursday, September 1, 2016

BIG Birthday Wish!!

Good morning and Happy Release Day!!  That's right!  All of the new products we've been sharing with you are NOW AVAILABLE in the TE Store!!  I have one more for you today which features the Wish Big Stamp & Die Combo!  Remember, this set is your gift with a purchase of $50 or more!!

I created this little gift box using the Sack It To You Die.  Before assembling the box, I embossing it with the Brick Embossing Folder to give it a wall texture.  I stamped and die cut all of the balloons and then tied some Baker's Twine on them.  "Happy" and "Wish" were stamped in Sugar Cube ink and embossed and then die cut.  Finally, add a handle and some filler along with a little treat or gift and you're all set!!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of the projects this week!  For more inspiration and a list of designers, visit the TE Blog!!  Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SHOPPING!!



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