Friday, April 25, 2014

New Verve and a New Viva La Verve Sketch

Hey there, Verve fans!  It's time to share a new Viva la Verve sketch with you's also the day to share with you some new Verve! Stacey has come up with a fun style sketch for us to work with, I've included a little surprise hidden sentiment on mine:

And here's the inside:

Verve is releasing 4 new sets today, I've chosen to spotlight the Hello Friend Plain Jane and the Being Awesome Plain Jane. I wanted to highlight both of them on the same card, so I used our new VLV sketch and made the envelope shaped panel into a 'peekaboo' style flap. 

We'll have 4 April challenges... play along with us and link each of your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose a random winner at the end of the month to win a $100 gift voucher to Verve.  Challenge rules can be found on the Rules tab at the top of Verve's VLV blog or by clicking here.  You don't have to complete all of the sketches to win, but the more cards you enter, the greater your odds of winning are.  Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do love to see 'em!  We'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups each Tuesday, so be sure to get your links in if you're crafting over the weekend.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Hop List:
1. Julee
2. Amber
3. Andrea
4. Charmaine
5. Christyne
6. Janelle
7. Jen
8. Laurie
9. Marisa
10. Maureen
11. Stacey
12. Teresa

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Stamps: Hello Friend Plain Jane, Being Awesome Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer Basics (Maja Design), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), Jotted Heart die, Bookplate die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), twine, Whimsey Circle die (Memory Box), button, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger) Pinking Hearts corner and border punch (SU!)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Verve's April Diva Dare

"Little Things" - April Diva Dare

Welcome to April's Diva Dare!  In honor of Spring's arrival (in some parts of North America anyway!), this month's Dare is entitled "Little Things".  

What we're daring you to do this month is to create a baby or kids themed card. 
Generally, I don't make many kids/whimsy styled cards...but I had this old paper pack from Basic Grey and I thought it would make an adorable baby boy card:

I used many Verve dies on this one, the sentiment is housed by a Mini Bookplate die and it's mat, the banners are from the Banner Bundle die set and the vertical flag is Verve's Pennant Trim die. The sentiment and sweet little bear is from Verve's To the Moon set. I colored him in with Prismacolor pencils. I modeled my card after this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!
Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Little Things" Dare and link up your card (created April 4th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Little Things" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is April 23, 2014.

Winners will be announced on April 24, 2014. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: To the Moon (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Wander (Basic Grey), Natural White, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Memento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: Mini Bookplate die, Pennant Trim die, Banner Bundle die set (Verve~A Cut Above dies), twine, button, Black Onyx Liquid pearls (Ranger), metal accent, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Collection of Maja

Morning friends! Sorry that I've been rather quiet can chalk it up to paying too much attention to serious things and not scheduling any fun in between. I can feel things starting to fall into place, so hopefully my well of creativity will start to fill up. I did go away this past weekend for some 'backwoods' scrapping with some friends...a get together at a hunting lodge where we converted all the testosterone in the joint to some good ol' fashioned estrogen. Love it. Here's the result:

The above card features Maja Design's Vintage Spring Basics collection, Verve's All About You stamps set and a Pink Crystal flourish from Zva Creative.

This one uses Ska vi en ta fika? collection, Verve's Celebration of Thanks and White Pearl flourishes from Zva Creative.

I love crocheted flowers so I used a bunch of them this card, which is a base of Vintage Summer Basics, washi tape, vintage lace, ribbon, Zva Creative blue pearl flourishes/Crystal gems and Verve's No Matter What stamp.

Today is my turn to post on Maja Design's can check out the deets here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Elegant Be Mine

Hello friends! I had a chance to play along with this week's CAS challenge at Splitcoast Stampers...this one was an easy one, I think...dry embossing. This past weekend I had a chance to go out to a Hobby Lobby...which is quite a trek from me from where I live, and frankly, I didn't even know that we had one in New Jersey. I purchased this embossing folder and I thought it would look lovely paired with some Zva Creative crystal flourishes:

Simple, simple...emboss the base, add a black satin ribbon and embellish with a buckle and then lay down those crystals. Oh, and I also added a wee sentiment from Verve, this one is from More than Love set.

Stamps: More Than Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Black satin ribbon, CRB-06CA-115 (White Crystal Flourish) Zva Creative, buckle, Wicker Weave Embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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