October 19, 2014

Verve October Release Retrospective Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the October release stamps & dies! Besides a look-see at some really nifty cards, there's also a comment prize up for grabs!

1. Julee8. Laurie
2. Stacey9. Christyne
3. Marisa10. Teresa
4. Chaitali11. Andrea
5. Amber12. Betty
6. Jen13. Sarah
7. Charmaine14. Maureen

This latest release is just SO gorgeous! I inked up Inspire Hope today for a card that hopefully would lift the spirits of someone going through Breast Cancer treatment. I sponged the focal layer and stamped the gorgeous frame and sentiment with various neutrals. I sponged some scrap cardstock with the same color, cut the new Ribbon die, then covered it with stickles and glossy accents. 

Sprightly Sprigs cut from heavy vellum frame the piece, and the flags were cut with the Banner Bundle. Finally I finished with some sequins from the new Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix.

It's time to hop on over and visit with Maureen now!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about. 

October 17, 2014


TGIF! I'm making an effort to actually make enough Christmas cards to send out this year - and a new order from i {heart} papers is making Christmas crafting a breeze!

I wanted to use some non-christmas papers on this card - This one is Nine and Co, I thought the coral and light blue made a nice alternative color combo for Christmas. I am completely addicted to these Finished Frames dies from Avery Elle and struggle not to use them on every card lately! 

The stamps are Winter Woodland from wplus9 with the matching Winter Woodland dies. I cut the Merry from the Hand Lettered Holiday dies from glitter paper and popped it up for dimension. 

The fawn was stamped with Avery Elle Kraft - it's a must have ink! I used the new Silver Fox for the trees. I finished with these awesome wood veneer snowflakes - love them!

You can see all the new goodies at IHP right here - there is so much awesomeness in stock!  

October 16, 2014

Soft and Subtle!

I've been loving soft colors lately. Super soft inks, pastel tones. Maybe it's a reaction to all the bold color of Halloween crafting? Not that I don't love that as well!

I have a couple of Reverse Confetti projects to share today in soothing, pretty colors!

I wanted to use the Hanging Out Confetti Cuts again - this time to make a fun birthday door hanger. You'll see lots of Confetti Cuts on this one - Envie Wrap, Circles 'n Scallops, Love Note and the little bow is from the Tagged Tote set. The sentiment stamped in a whisper light mint ink is from Roundabout Additions. I inked all my edges lightly and finished with some enamel hearts.

Roundabout Additions makes an appearance on this little treat bag too - you might recognise this as the one I whipped up in my Envie Wrap video. I've stamped in a soft gray and accented with a rhinestone heart. I plan to make little bags like this to use as place cards this Christmas - filled with after dinner mints perhaps?

October 10, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop! Win!

Welcome to the SugarPea Designs October Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop where we showcase our newest release! 
 Now that you've had a chance to add these sweet sets to your SugarPea collection, we're bringing you even more inspiration! Be sure to hop along and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win $20 to spend in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe!

I've used the adorable Sniffles and Snuggles stamp set today!

I stamped the image on kraft cardstock, outlined a circular portion and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I cut a reverse spotlight from vellum, stitching it onto the panel. I love this effect! The sentiment was curved before stamping.

It's time to hop along and see some AMAZING cards!

October 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop! Video!

Hello! Great news, the Reverse Confetti mini release is available NOW! You can check it out here!

We're hopping today - you should have made it here from Amy's blog, but you can start at the beginning of the hop by jumping over to the Reverse Confetti blog! There's a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so be sure to leave comments along the way!

Today I'm going to share a few projects using the new Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts, Roundabout Stamp Set and Roundabout Additions stamp set as well as a video with even more uses for the Envie Wrap!

I created a fun birthday card and envelope set using the same embellishments and extras and almost the same layout. I love how fabulous these products look on cards as well! The extra Confetti Cuts are the Love Note set, and the Circles 'n Scallops, which works perfectly with the Envie Wrap!

The lettering on this envelope was stamped with the Lighthearted Letters set.

Don't you love those bold graphic circle sentiments!

I also thought the Envie Wrap would make a fun hanging treat wrapper! I can see these on the tree holding candy canes - maybe numbered as an advent calendar?

Here's my video on the awesome Envie Wrap, I also show a cute treat bag topper in this one!

It's time to hop along and visit with Heather now. I know she'll have some inspiring goodies to share! Happy shopping!