I Can Explain

Hi friends! It's the first Friday in a new month and that means I'm bringing you a brand new sketch for Viva la Verve! Our sketch is open all month long, so come join in the fun for a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve shop.

I pulled out the new Santa & Coffee DIGITAL Set for my card today.  I just giggle every time I see this sentiment. Sometimes when I'm cranky, I tell the boys there wasn't enough coffee. They always laugh and see right through my little ruse. Can't pull one over on my little dudes! But they do usually make me another cup, just in case. LOL  Anyhow, I knew I wanted to use these sentiments for the circle elements in the sketch.  I already had the set printed and colored, so it was just a matter of die cutting the circles and fussy cutting the hat and cup.

I had originally thought to make the horizontal band look like a Santa belt, but realized the circles were going to just cover up the buckle and the effect would be lost. Will have to try my idea for that a different day.  :)  So instead I dry embossed the black cardstock I was going to use for the belt and added a border die to the bottom.  A strip of peppermint striped designer paper and a textured card base finish the backdrop.

For embellishment, I added a metal snowflake charm that I tied with a bow.  The snowflake was a bit too vintage for the bright gold on the border, so I brushed some inkagold over it to give it a bit more brightness.  I finished off with a sprig of holly from the Good Cheer DIGITAL Set.

Well, that's it for today. I hope y'all have a fabulous start to your December.  Do you have any big plans? I'm attempting to try my hand at a December Daily type album this year. I know I'm going to be crazy busy, so I'm not going to get too caught up in what happened on each particular day, just more of a December remembered kind of album (hey, I like that, I think I'll title it that!), with fun stories about our Christmas season that we can look back on in years to come. I've bought entirely too much product to start out and still have to plug in my new Selphy printer and figure out how it works, but am excited to document the boys' Christmas 2017.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Santa & Coffee DIGITAL SetGood Cheer DIGITAL Set (Verve)
Paper: 'Tis the Season (Echo Park), white, black, gold
Ink: laser  printer, Copic markers
Accessories: stitched circle dies (Cottage Cutz), border die (The Cat's Pajamas), snowflake charm (The Funkie Junkie Boutique), ribbon (American Crafts), Nuvo drops (Tonic), snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. LOVE IT! Heading to the "shop" page right now! Have a great weekend and a blessed Christmas season!

  2. Love your card and love the sketch. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  3. Your card is darling and I'm loving the sketch! The project to remember December sounds like a fabulous idea!

  4. Super cute. I'm having so much fun with the new digi sets!

  5. Oh, what a great sketch, and I love this card...makes me giggle seeing the hat and the sentiment! Sweetness!! Hugs!


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