Viva la New Year!

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Hi friends!  Happy Friday! I've just put the finishing touches on our new Viva la Verve! challene blog and our first challenge of 2014 is up!  Hooray!  We're spicing things up a bit with the first sketch of each month also having a color challenge.  You can just use the sketch, just the colors or combine them if you're feeling sassy!  {grin}

I'm hostessing this week, so here's my take on the sketch + colors.  {I guess I was feeling sassy!}

For my card I pulled out the No Matter What set and some real red, early espresso and soft sky cardstock.  The heart clusters are embossed in white onto red and espresso.  I stamped the heart bouquet on a circle die cut, then colored with Copics.  The sentiment is stamped in real red and I added some rounded corners to my square and sentiment tab.  The hearts embossing folder got pulled out again and I finished off with some red rhinestones, satin ribbon and some liquid pearl accents on my scalloped circle.

Okay, that's all for me.  The boys and I have been sick the last few days and I'm hoping to get a little rest today while the littles visit their grandparents.  Be sure to head on over to the Viva la Verve blog to see some more samples with this sketch from a few of the Divas!

Enabler's List
Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, real red, early espresso (SU!), white
Ink: early espresso, real red (SU!), copic markers, VersaMark
Accessories: Classic & scalloped circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (SU!), corner rounder, heart embossing folder (Sizzix), rhinestones, white embossing powder


  1. Such a pretty card! I have the sketch printed out to work on later this morning! : )


  2. Such a yummy colour combo and there is that fabulous EF again too! Great card as always :)

  3. I LOVE your card. Such pretty colors and design. LOVE your sweet heart flowers.
    Just spent some time at the new blog and I have to say LOVE IT!
    I have been wanting to play along and now with the new blog I can.
    I got my new order yesterday and thank you for including my comment prize with it. Now to play but which Verve challenge first to do first? lol
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Crafty hugs,

  4. Beautiful card. Love the new color challenge along with the sketch. Looking forward to playing along.

  5. Love the color combo! The white embossing really pops and the whole card is just wonderful.

  6. i visit your site often and continue to love love love your creations. keep up beautiful work and thank you for sharing your work, we appreciate it! Pam


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