Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mojo Monday #465


Good afternoon crafty friends! I hope y'all are having a great weekend! Well of y'all
haven't noticed, I've been MIA for a few weeks. We have gotten mostly moved
into our new house. I had been waiting to organize my new craftroom since there was
so much to do in the rest of the house that I didn't want to do it yet because then
I'd want to craft and then I'd feel guilty for not doing something more productive...
Well most of the house is about as done as it's going to get for the time being so I figured
it was time to start on my space! I put it together in two evenings after Elias went
down for the night. It's even bigger than I realized it was. I have so much open floor space
that I have no idea what to do with.. The room is at least 13x13, maybe 14x14.
It's actually the formal dining but this house has a very large and long living room that
has the perfect place for an 8 person dining table in it in front of a large window.



I was able to sit down and make a card to break in my new room while Elias was
taking a nap. I followed the current sketch from Mojo Monday. I am also entering this
 card into the current challenges over at Word Art Wednesday (anything goes), 
Really Reasonable Ribbon (things with wings and ribbon),
  Creative Knockouts (winged wonders), and Fab N Funky (inspired by nature).



Enabler's List:

Paper: BoBunny - Sweet Life
Stamps: Verve - Potter's Clay and Petals and Wings
Ink: CTMH - outdoor denim
Die: Verve - Leafy Sprigs
Misc: CTMH - gold sequins, RRR - aqua grosgrain ribbon


  



Friday, August 26, 2016

Verve August Release Retrospective Hop


Welcome back to Day 4 of our Anni-VERVE-sary August Release Spotlight Hop! 
Today is the Retrospect Hop and Product Release!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops

It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 2 beautiful new stamp sets, 
3 die sets and a sequin mix just released and they're all available to order right now!!!
To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop! Today's featured 
focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!



If you hopped over here from Marisa's blog, then your in the right place!

For this first card I used a verse from Scripture Medley 4 with my CTMH paper and ink and due cut the stars using Verve's Starry die.

For my second card I used a wonderful quote from the Kindness Matters stamp set. I used a cute paper pack from Paper Studio and made a double loop black grosgrain bow with my Zutter bow-it-all.

For my final card I used a wonderful verse from the Potter's Clay stamp set as well as the flower from that set and coordinating Pottery die set. I embossed my flowers in gold and watercolored them with my CTMH ink. I used a retired CTMH paper for this card.



Next up on the hop is the fabulous Betty! If you just stumbled upon this hop, you
can check out the master list at the bottom of my post and start from the beginning!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking
a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release!
So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances!
Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!

Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set
Potter's ClayPottery Die Set
Scripture Medley 4












Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)

I will also be sharing my cards over at Word Art Wednesday!



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Verve August Release Spotlight Hop - Day 3


Welcome back to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary August Release Spotlight Hop!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops

The Verve Divas and we special guests are back for another day of spotlighting
our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order 
in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26. Today we're sharing our first 
projects featuring the Potter's Clay stamp set and coordinating, Pottery Die Set.



If you hopped over here from Marisa's blog, then your in the right place!


For my card I followed the August week 1 sketch from Viva la Verve. First I stamped
one of the pots and one of the sprigs on my piece of cardstock to be the background, then after it was good and dry, I stamped one of the beautiful sentiments from the Potter's Clay stamp set over top. I really like the way that it turned out! 



Next up on the hop is the fabulous Betty! If you just stumbled upon this hop, you
can check out the master list at the bottom of my post and start from the beginning!


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 the full hop list, a little more about our new 
products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Potter's ClayPottery Die Set



Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)

I will also be sharing my card over at Word Art Wednesday!



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Verve August Release Spotlight Hop - Day 2


Welcome back to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary August Release Spotlight Hop!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops


The Verve Divas and we guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release!
Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store
on Friday, August 26. Today we're sharing our first projects featuring
 the Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating, Great Kindness Die Set.



If you hopped over here from Marisa's blog, then your in the right place!


For my card using the new set I followed the August week 2 sketch from Viva la Verve.
I stamped one of the wonderful sentiments from Kindness Matters in CTMH Slate
on a white circle cut out with Nestabilities Small Circles. I cut out the two smallest
flowers from the set using the Great Kindness Die Set and then I stamped
the flowers in Versamark and embossed with Recollections Silver Powder. I then
used my CTMH inks in Buttercup, Glacier, Sorbet, and Sweet Leaf along
with a water brush to color in the flowers to match the CTMH Zoey paper that I used.
I popped the flowers up using 3D Foam Squares and finished off with silver enamel dots.


Next up on the hop is the fabulous Betty! If you just stumbled upon this hop, you
can check out the master list at the bottom of my post and start from the beginning!

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 the full hop list, a little more about our new 
products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Maureen9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Hillary (Guest)11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Betty

I will also be sharing my card over at Word Art Wednesday!



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Verve August Release Spotlight Hop - Day 1


Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary August Release Spotlight Hop Day 1!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops

I was thrilled to be asked by Julee to be a Guest Diva for this new release! It's just 
around the corner and for the next couple of  days we'll be shining our creative spotlights
 on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this Friday, August 26. Today we're sharing
inspiration featuring the new Scripture Medley 4 compilation set. 
Check out the Verve Blog today for more on this set!

If you hopped over here from Marisa's blog, then your in the right place!



For my card using the new Scripture Medley 4 stamp set I chose to use the 
Jeremiah 17:7 verse. I had been thinking that it had been awhile since I made a
good guy card so this verse was perfect! I used some of my favorite
paper and enamel dots from the Echo Park Jack and Jill collection. I stamped
the verse in CTMH Slate ink then popped it up with some 3D Foam Squares.
I added some banners for a bit of extra color, then cut out one of the
crosses from the Cross Die Set. Then I finished up with some enamel dots!


Next up on the hop is the fabulous Betty! If you just stumbled upon this hop, you
can check out the master list at the bottom of my post and start from the beginning!


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 the full hop list, a little more about our 
new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Scripture Medley 4Gold Package Sequins



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Maureen9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Hillary (Guest)11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Betty

I will also be sharing my card over at Word Art Wednesday!