Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's ALIVE!!!!!!!!

I finally got home after being away for a MONTH! Let me tell you, we had a TON of fun being with the families, but there is TRULY NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!! I got in LATE *midnight* Friday night and was super excited to see my sweet pups again! I missed them madly. I also missed my scrappy and stampy stuff MADLY!  You should have SEEN the mountain of boxes I had waiting for me, it was like CHRISTMAS! I ordered stuff the whole time I was gone and had quite the happy mail day on Saturday opening it all! Among my goodies are my new Verve stamps! *all new Verve is 15% off through 31 December!* I missed the release previews this month but got to work today with them because I couldn't WAIT to ink them up!

For my first card, I used this week's Viva la Verve! sketch hosted by Sankari! The Diva's are being so FABULOUS and giving me the month off of sketches this month and I'm LOVING what they're coming up with! Here's Sankari's sketch:
And here's my card:
I used the fabulous new set, "Text Objects" for this card. I stamped one of the text stamps over and over again on the background, in Rich Razzleberry ink. The sentiment and heart are also from Text Objects. I got the color combination inspiration from that little cork embellishment behind the heart! It's by Pink Paislee and I love these colors together:)

Up next is a card I created with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge!

And my sample, using a new set called "Wordy Birds"!
Darn it I forgot who made that striped paper, I'll edit this post next time I go upstairs, I'm too lazy right now! I really love the cute birds in this set, they almost look like rubber duckies, lol! The card base is Aqua Mist and the yellow is Summer Sunrise (both by PTI).

Well that's it from me today! I'll be back  tomorrow with a Mystery Monday card for TGF!! See you then!


♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Yayyyyyyyyyy She's back!!!!! Both cards are simply gorgeous! So glad to have you back in blog land.
Kristy xo

Maureen said...

oh, glad you got home safe and sound...and came home to fun packages!! LOVE your vlv card...hola, great colours!!! Fabulous inspiration...hugs!!! Oh, the candycane icecream was delicious...I won't forget today!! LOL

Sankari W. said...

Welcome back Amber!!! LOVE your take on the sketches girl!!! You soooo are rocking these Verve stamps - holy moly wow!!!!
LOVE your creations!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Welcome home, Amber! Love your cards! Gorgeous, as always!

Jen Shults said...

yay!!! Your back! I love this card... the black and dark violet look great together. I'm really hoping to get a chance to play Viva La Verve this month... I have some new stamps I need to bust out. :D