Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Most Room in Your Heart ~ Diva Dare

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Hi friends!  I’m the Diva Dare hostess today over on the Verve blog!  Head over there for more about today’s card AND how you can win some awesome Verve!  See you there!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let’s Celebrate ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

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We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!

 

I chose to take the challenge literally and create a fun shaker card by sewing an acetate sheet onto embossed cardstock.  I only sewed 3 sides first to make a pocket so I could pour in some colourful confetti before sewing the last side up.  I was inspired by this PIN and adorable card.

After that I used the Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies set and matching dies to decorate the rest of the card.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Many Messages and is stamped on a vellum banner with Stazon.

The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers
Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

Amber Kroening

Amy Tsuruta

Gayatri Murali

Kim Singdahlsen

Laurie Willison

Lisa Henke

Marisa Ritzen

Maureen Plut

Monika Davis

Sheri Gilson

Sarah Gough

Stacey Schafer

Tenia Nelson

Tracey McNeely

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush and play along with us!  Thanks for visiting!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Let Us Be Grateful

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Hi everyone!  Well, one class down and one more to finish up in 2 weeks :)  This is the card I made for our instructor this weekend.  He’s from Spokane and travels up every two weeks to teach us :)  He uses a maple leaf background for his power points in honour of being here in Canada, so I thought it only appropriate that I add maple leaves to his card so he can remember us :)  I hope you have a lovely Sunday…thanks for stopping by :)

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stamps and dies: Papertrey Ink (doodled flourish by Verve in Peace on Earth set)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mom, You are so Amazing

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Oh, happy Friday friends!  I’m off to one of my last classes tonight and tomorrow!  Then only one more weekend of classes in two weeks.  Summer semester starts in May.  People told me these two years would go by quickly and indeed they are! It’s April now so I’m focusing on Mother’s Day cards as I know my staff will be in need of many.  I’m using the new Viva La Verve sketch.

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Head over to the Viva la Verve challenge blog for all the details of how you could win some serious Verve dollars!  That would sure put a “spring” in anyone’s step (pun intended! LOL).  Have a great start to your weekend!

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stamps: Love Deepens (retired) and So Fluttery by Verve

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To Love & To Hold

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Hey everyone!  I was itching to play along with Dawn and her quilted technique for PTI’s Make it Monday.  I’m not new to the stitched quilted look, but Dawn used no stitching so it’s faster!  I have “baby girl” on my brain so I wanted to use a lot of pink with a splash of aqua for fun!  I have very few PTI baby sentiments so I made my own with Maile’s Grand Ampersand set.  I just cut the “to” from the “to have” and added it to “love!”  How cool is that?!  I think it’s the perfect promise to a sweet little baby :)  Thanks for stopping by!  Oh, I see Friday just around the corner!

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dies and stamps: PTI except “sweet baby girl” stamp from Small Phrases by Verve

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Awesome, Wonderful, Amazing

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Hi friends!  Just popping in quickly with a card I made for one of my university instructors.  On the last day of classes, my cohort and I have been giving our instructors a little parting gift and since I make cards, well, you know, I make the cards!  This one is for our April 26th class…the last of this semester! Woohoo!  Our instructor is a former high school band teacher, just finished her doctorate, and plays in a band!  She’s really cool and artistic so I hope she likes the water colour background I created with some gelatos and an aqua pen.  I don’t really think she’s a doily kind of woman, but that’s for me ;)  LOL  Nothing wrong with giving her a little piece of my style is there?  Happy hump day!

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stamps and dies: Papertrey Ink

Monday, April 7, 2014

Peace On Earth

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Good morning!  I came straight home on Friday with no classes, no trip to the gym, just straight to the studio after making myself a latte :)  It felt so good to play that I didn’t even mind poking out the paper bits on this doily :)  LOL  I’m playing with the current Festive Friday challenge.

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I didn’t know what to do for the pinecones and jar, so I just went with the colours and rustic feel.  I sure hope the chalkboard look is still around at Christmas! LOL  It’s been out for over a year.  Luckily I jumped on it when it first started to ride it for all it’s worth and then some!  Hope your week is grand :)  Thanks for stopping by :)

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