Friday, February 27, 2015

Viva la Coffee

Hi friends!  Today is the start of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and Verve is sponsoring a prize. Head on over to the Verve Blog today to see a sneaky peek at a new set and die releasing next week and then go get your coffee, tea or cocoa stamps out and link up for a chance to win.

The hop starts today and runs until Friday, March 6th at 11:55 pm pacific. You must link up a newly created spring-y themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post in order to be eligible for any of the sponsored prizes. Winners of sponsored prizes will be picked by random draw and announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Sunday, March 8.

Click here for the full list of Super Sponsors and Flash Sponsors.



I must confess I had a different card all set to share with you today and when I sat down to type my post at 11:45pm I saw that it's Friday (it's been a week folks.  A WEEK.  Sick kiddos, migraines, tendinitis, taxes, vendor issues, you name it!).  And since Friday means a new Viva la Verve sketch I took a quick peek at the sketch, then dashed to my stamp corner to make a card lickety split.  I now see that I didn't take a long enough glance, since I ended up putting my stripes the wrong direction, but hey... another 15 minute card is done!  And that means I have another coffee creation to share with you later.

The making of:
The coffee mug is from the Delightful & Delicious  set.  I stamped it in black, then colored with Copic markers and added a little white gel pen highlight.  Next I added some washi tape strips to designer paper to ground my Coffee Word Die cuts in pear pizzazz, so saffron and groovy guava.  I added a couple rounded corners, some black matting and finished off with ribbon from the Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection.  Easy peasy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Our extremely delayed February restocking shipment is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, so if you've been waiting on a Verve set that said it would be back in stock in February, the wait is almost over.  Check back on Saturday and they'll hopefully be here and part of our 20% off all stamps sale!


Viva la Verve Feb Week 4
Enabler's List
Stamps: Delightful & Delicious (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Hello Spring (WRMK), basic black, pear pizzazz, so saffron, groovy guava (SU!), white
Ink: black, copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories:  Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), washi tape, corner rounder



Monday, February 23, 2015

Good Times Mojo

Hi friends!  It's already the last week of the month and time for a tall & skinny Mojo Monday sketch. I've had next to no time to stamp lately, so I took a very simple 15 minute approach to this week's sketch.




The stamps are from the Great Friend set.  I embossed the three sizes of flower in white on designer paper, then hand cut and layered with dimensionals.  I added a little greenery cut with the Sprightly Sprigs Die Set, then added the sentiment on a layer of designer paper and finished off with some washi tape accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastic start to your week!

Mojo Monday 386
Enabler's List
Stamps: Great Friend (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Dolled Up (MME), Smply Spring (WRMK), pear pizzazz, basic black (SU!), cream
Ink: Versamark, black
Accessories:  Sprightly Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), washi tape, white embossing powder

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sunshine Shaker

Hi friends!  It's Friday again, and that means it's time for another Viva la Verve sketch.  This week's hostess is Stacey and she has a sweet and fun sketch for us this week.



I adapted the sketch to fit my papers, since I loved the fringe of flowers around the edges of this My Mind's Eye paper.  Made another sequin shaker because the boys like to shake them so much!  {grin}

The sentiment is from Doodled Occasions and I stamped it and then highlighted the sunshine portion with a Copic marker.  The shaker is made using the Rounded Scallop Frame Die and the Rounded Rectangle Die, then filling with sequins from the Pastel Sequin Mix.  I accented with some liquid pearls and layered a couple banners from the Banner Bundle Die Set behind the shaker.  Finished off with some twine and distressed edges.

Short and sweet today.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Viva la Verve FEB Week 3
Enabler's List
Stamps:  Doodled Occasions  (Verve)
Paper: Dolled Up (MME), so saffron (SU!), cream (Neenah), acetate
Ink: black, copic marker
Accessories:  Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Rounded Rectangle Die, Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), liquid pearls (Ranger), divine twine, paper distresser