Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Better With Mojo

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!  We had a super fun-filled weekend with the boys, including their first egg hunt. Lots of fun, plus Trevor deciding that his crib is now unfit for sleeping meant that there was no time to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch until last night.

I was really craving coffee, even though I started the card at 10:30 pm, so I decided to feed my craving with stamps and pull out Better With You.  I flipped the sketch to accommodate the stamps I wanted to use, then started with the coffee stain in crumb cake and the better with you sentiment over that in black.  Next I pulled out some chevron paper from the Snap Color Vibe pad to paper piece the large mug.  The paper was white and I'd already chosen cream for my base color, so I sponged the chevron paper with crumb cake to make it fit right in.  The banners are hand cut from the same paper and matted with early espresso.  I added some background random stamping with the coffee stain stamp on the crumb cake top layer and around the mug.  A Flourished Trim  die cut was my chosen border and I finished off with liquid pearl accents and a button.

This also fits the current Chevron Chic challenge going on at Verve.  Hope you can play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Better With You (Verve Stamp)
Paper: Snap Color Vibe (Simple Stories), crumb cake, early espresso (SU!)
Ink: crumb cake, early espresso (SU!), black
Accessories:  Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), classic and pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), button, scrapper's floss, liquid pearls

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friendship Flowers

Hi friends!  It's Friday and that means it's time for a new sketch over at Viva la Verve!  This week's sketch is from Teresa, and I had a whole lot of layering fun with it!

I've been a bit overwhelmed by choices lately, so I'm trying to just work with scraps that are on my desk this week.  That way I don't have to delay the whole card making process just because I'm having a hard time deciding what paper to use!  {grin}  I swear, sometimes I spend 30 minutes just deciding whether to start with white or cream cardstock!  Eeek!

Anyhow, so here's that Seaside paper from October Afternoon once again.  For stamps, I pulled out Lean on Me and the leaves from Bloom & Grow.  The flowers are cut with the coordinating Pointed Flowers Die Set and the leaves are cut with the coordinating Elegant Leaves Die Set.  I just kind of clustered the leaves around the circle, then realized when I flipped the sketch in my mind, I didn't flip the direction of the leaves. Oh well... artistic expression, right?!  I finished off with a bit of twine, some enamel dots and a touch of glossy glaze and glitter.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Lean on Me, Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Seaside (October Afternoon), in color patterns DSP, basic black (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: lucky limeade (SU!), black
Accessories:  Pointed Flowers Die Set, Elegant Leaves Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), enamel dots (Freckled Fawn), scrapper's floss (karen foster), glossy glaze, glitter

Lean On MePointed Flowers Die SetBloom & GrowElegant Leaves Die

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Litle Things X 2

Hi friends!  The current Diva Dare is entitled Little Things and is to make a baby or kids themed card using at least one Verve product.  We'd love for you to play along, and don't forget to stop by the Verve Blog as the Divas post their answers to the dare.  (We had a little scheduling break, but should be back on track later today with the next installment.)

So, I've had this idea in my head for quite some time to make a twins card using the "enjoy the little things" sentiment from Let it Be and the animals from To the Moon.  And since I had a pocket of time yesterday afternoon, I decided to really quickly turn the idea into a card.  I started with the photo frame from To the Moon, stamping it on white, then cutting a square of soft sky (which I stamped with the polka dot background from Better Together) for the inside, then stamped the giraffe twice on the soft sky and then four times on barely banana.  I colored the spots with a crumb cake marker and then paper pieced the bodies and then cut out just their little heads and popped them up for some dimension.  My photo frame "edging" is a square of crumb cake and I stamped the picture hanging wire directly on the card base and layered the frame below it.

The sentiment from Let it Be is stamped directly below it.  As I was creating the card, I thought this was just the reminder I need on a daily basis to enjoy my little guys, who as 2 year olds can be a bit overwhelming (to put it in rose colored words).  So I pulled out my new Numbers Plate from TCP and cut the number 2 out four times and glued them together to make a thicker embellishment.  I stamped the 2 with the distressed polka dot back ground, too.

So there you have it... could be a card for someone expecting twins, a pick me up for a mom of a 2 year old, or even a 2 year birthday card for a little one who loves giraffes.  Right now, I think I'll just put it on my mantle as a reminder.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  To the Moon, Let it Be, Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, barely banana, crumb cake (SU!), white
Ink: soft sky, barely banana, crumb cake (SU!), black
Accessories:  Numbers Plate CutUps (TCP), rhinestone