Friday, September 27, 2013

September 2013 Spotlight Hop-Day 5

Here we are, the last day of sneak peeks! Are you excited to get your hands on some fabulous new Verve???

Welcome to our September 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! Each day this week, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set, so stay tuned for a week filled with inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 9/27.

Today, we're shining the spotlight on one last set, Rain or Shine!


It's a fun set with a couple umbrellas, raindrops, and some fabulous sentiments! For my card, I used the large umbrella and paired it with the adorable little girl from Twitterpated!


I extended the umbrella with a black pen so it would reach her arm.
The little black hearts on the umbrella are also from Twitterpated.


I love this fabulous sentiment, reminds me of a song... ;) I stamped the sentiment on a banner I cut out using the Ribbon Banner die.

This card uses the new Viva la Verve sketch for the 1st week of October! 


Come play along with us in the Verve Forums!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee7. Amber
2. Teresa8. Laurie W.
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Stacey {Guest}10. Marisa
5. Andrea11. Janelle
6. Jen12. Laurie S.





Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 2013 Spotlight Hop-Day 4

Welcome to our September 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! Each day this week, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set, so stay tuned for a week filled with inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 9/27.

Today, we're peeking an amazing new set, full of gorgeous POPPY's!!!!!!! The set is called Poppy Birthday, how sweet is that??


This is also my last post as the September Case Study Guest Designer! I've had so much fun playing along with the design team and creating sketches based on Kathy Racoosin's amazing creations! Here's this week's card to case: CS159


I stamped the pink bases of the poppies in pink ink, and then gold embossed the centers. I stamped "Happy Birthday" on a diagonal like Kathy did on her card, I love how this came out, LOVE!


I also used the circle edge die from Scalloped Trim Trio in Kraft ink.


The ribbon is from the Polka Dot Basics Ribbon collection. Gorgeous ribbon:)

Please stop by the CASE Study Blog for more details on this amazing challenge! I want to thank Iwona and her amazing team for this awesome opportunity to be a guest designer! A huge thanks to Kathy, the muse this month, also, as she inspired a lot of cards from this month:)

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Here's your hop list for the day, thanks for stopping by!

1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Teresa9. Christyne
3. Charmaine10. Maureen
4. Stacey {Guest}11. Marisa
5. Andrea12. Janelle
6. Jen13. Laurie S.
7. Amber

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 2013 Spotlight Hop-Day 3

Hello there! I'm back with another peak on Day 3 of our September Verve release peeks!!

Welcome to our September 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! Each day this week, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set, so stay tuned for a week filled with inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 9/27.

Today we're peeking another new robot set, Birthday Bots! This set coordinates wonderfully with yesterday's Geared Up!


This is another fun set for the little boys in your life! 
I stamped one of the robots on kraft and just did a little shading on him. 


I also did some shading on the "happy" part of the sentiment!
The numbers on the vertical strip are from Geared Up and the banner edge die is the new Award Banner die, it's so fun!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Here's your hop list for today, enjoy your Wednesday and see ya tomorrow!

1. Julee7. Amber
2. Teresa8. Laurie W.
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Stacey {Guest}10. Marisa
5. Andrea11. Janelle
6. Jen12. Laurie S.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 2013 Spotlight Hop-Day 2

Well hello there! Are you back for another peek at another new Verve set? Well I have just what you're looking for!

Welcome to our September 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! Each day this week, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set, so stay tuned for a week filled with inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 9/27.

Today we're spotlighting an ADORABLE new set, full of robots and gears! This is Geared Up--


How cute is this little guy? I really love this set, it fills a HUGE gap in my stamping inventory, it's perfect for little boys! 

I stamped the different gears randomly on the kraft cardstock for a custom patterned paper. I added some NEW Metal Mix sequins also, they look just like gears! I'm so excited that Verve is now releasing collections of sequins, they're really hot right now!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Here's your hop list, I hope you have a wonderful day and can hop around to see all of the cards today! Thanks for popping by:)

1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Teresa9. Christyne
3. Charmaine10. Maureen
4. Stacey {Guest}11. Marisa
5. Andrea12. Janelle
6. Jen13. Laurie S.
7. Amber

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 2013 Spotlight Hop-Day 1

Welcome to our September 2013 Spotlight Hops!  We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! Each day this week, the Divas will be shining their Verve spotlights on a different set, so stay tuned for a week filled with inspiration! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 9/27.

Today, we're shining the spotlight on one new full size set, and a beautiful new Plain Jane!


The butterflies and scrolls are from the new set called Each Day and the verse is the new Plain Jane, Psalm 94:18.

I just love this butterfly stamp, isn't it gorgeous? And super easy to cut out!



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Here's the hop lineup, make sure to stop by each blog, there is sure to be some amazing creations at each one!

1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Teresa9. Christyne
3. Charmaine10. Maureen
4. Stacey {Guest}11. Marisa
5. Andrea12. Janelle
6. Jen13. Laurie S.
7. Amber

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Reverse Confetti World Gratitude Day Blog Hop!


Fall is finally upon us and REVERSE CONFETTI is celebrating the
change of seasons along with a little known holiday.  Did you know that today is World Gratitude
Day?  World
Gratitude Day is your opportunity to show your gratitude and
appreciation for anything or anyone in your life with meaningful actions.  To get you in the spirit of gratitude, the
CONFETTI CREW has put together some fabulous creations with a “fall-ish flair” and a special
“Gratitude Blog Hop”.


The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog and I'm the next stop! 
We hope you take a few minutes to enjoy what we’ve put together.  We want the gratitude to be contagious enough
to inspire you to get creative and make something for someone you appreciate!


I have been really inspired by color combos including GOLD lately, and thought this was a really fun autumn color combination!


Gold and purple, *love*! Here's the picture that inspired me!


The stamps I used are from one of RC's newest releases, Forever Fall!


I did a lot of gold embossing. I love how it looks, especially on Kraft! Those tiny hearts are from Arrows n' Elements and the larger ones are from Forever Fall.


I also gold embossed the fabulous wood grain border stamp from Forever Fall. Again, *love*! Give it a try, I guarantee you'll love adding some gold embossing to your cards:)

We truly appreciate you hopping
along with us.  In fact, to show our
appreciation, we are giving away a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI to one lucky
hopper!  Just leave a comment at each stop along the way to be entered to win!  You have until Monday, September 23rd
at noon CST.  Jen will announce the
winner on the Time for a Card Tuesday post on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 24th.  We want to thank you for welcoming REVERSE
CONFETTI as your new favorite stamp company!


We hope you’ve enjoyed hopping
with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more
REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Amy Koling’s blog!
If you get lost along the way, you can always find the hop order and list of all

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A few things before you hop along
though, just to keep you “in the know”…


SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for
your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with
the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE
for more details and link list.

‘FETTI FINDS—Link your REVERSE CONFETTI creations to the link list
posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday.  (Note:  Reverse Confetti stamps are required for
‘Fetti Finds.)  A ‘Fetti Fave will be
announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that months’ entries.  The
‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play
along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new

                                        stamps. Click HERE for more details and link list.

 

 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign-Inspiration Challenge Week


The Taylored Expressions 5th Birthday Bash is continuing this week with a new Share Joy Campaign, benefitting the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, Prodigal's Home of Phoenix, and IowaHomeless Youth Shelter of Des Moines. These wonderful charities work tirelessly to bring comfort and care to many homeless individuals and families throughout the year. One way they are sharing joy each and every day is by celebrating the birthdays of their participants, and you can help by sending in your handmade birthday cards! 


This week, Taylored Expressions will help you to create with a different Birthday Inspiration Challenge each day. These charities need birthday cards of all kinds: child, adult, baby, so send in your funny, sweet, pretty, elegant, works of art and know that you will be brightening someone's day in a way only a handmade card can do.  To get all the details on how to participate, please hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog.


Today's challenge is a technique challenge! I don't have any TE cutting plates, but an embossing folder does the job too! I do need to get some cutting plates though, there are some adorable ones in the store!


For the polka dot background, I ran my card base through my big shot with a Cuttlebug folder, and then brayered on some green ink! I love how the polka dots just JUMP off the card using this technique:)



I used the stamps and dies from the August TE Deluxe Kit! Do you subscribe? I just got my September kit and can't wait to play with that one too! These kits are such a great deal! Stamps, cardstock, a 6x6 paper pad, dies, ribbon, all for a really REALLY great price:)

Please remember, you do NOT have to use TE Stamps to play along in the challenge, or to send your birthday cards in for donation! Any cards/stamps are more than appreciated:) Please hop on over to the TE blog to see a list of other girls playing along in this technique challenge! 

This card is also my sample for this week's Case Study challenge! This is the inspiration piece from our Muse, Kathy Rascoosin for the week!


I continued on with the fun label shape and flowers! I had originally made my card base pink, but for the stamps I used, I had to change it up...

Go on over to the Case Study bloghttp://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/ for more samples with our inspiration piece for this month! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Love You!

I am up on the Verve Blog today for this month's Diva Dare!


The dare this month is to create something inspired by TIC-TAC-TOE! 
I went pretty obvious with my design and chose to create a grid pattern, plus a line of three hearts:)



Supplies used:
Text Objects (background script font), Stronger Love (sentiment), Jotted Heart die

Thank you so much for stopping by today, head over to the Verve Blog for a little more details on my card and the challenge linky! 




Thursday, September 12, 2013

Case Study 157-Happy Fall!

Hi there! It's Thursday, and my 2nd week as the guest designer over at the Case Study! This is SUCH a fun challenge blog! Every month, Chupa picks a "muse", and every week one of that muse's cards are chosen to CASE or gain inspiration from. This month, the muse is Kathy Racoosin! She's quite amazing, I'm sure you'll have tons of ideas spinning around in your head after you see this card!


I loved the stripes in the background, the ribbon, and the flower (okay, the WHOLE card, lol!)




For the striped paper in the background, I stamped the pumpkin and acorn from Forever Fall by Reverse Confetti. I then inked the edges. Next, I wanted to add some vellum. Can you see the vellum in Kathy's card? *FABULOUS* little detail, I had to keep that one! I sewed around all four edges, so you have to look for it, but it's there;)

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Forever Fall on a banner tag. I die cut some leaves and then sewed them onto the back of the banner tag and added some buttons. This is where the ribbon comes in, tied it around the card and then added my leaves/sentiment piece, popped up on dimensionals. And there you have it! 

I really loved Kathy's card and can think of a few more ways to make her card my own! Does it sound like fun? Come on over and play along this week! CLICK HERE for challenge details and to get a peek at all the other amazing cards!

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