Saturday, October 18, 2014

Verve October Release Retrospective Blog 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

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.

Check out these challenges that were the inspiration for my card today!
The Deconstructed Sketch 173
ColourQ Challenge #263

I can't get enough of the new Masquerade stamp set with coordinating Gown Die and Mask Die Set!  I love the sweet gown that I can use for lots of girly projects, even after Halloween!  And...what would I do without those fabulous Signature Sequin Mix embellishments?!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Masquerade (Verve)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe
Paper:  White (PTI), Halloween Parade (Doodlebug Designs)
Other:  Gown Die, Mask Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Signature Sequin Mix (Verve)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Toil & Trouble Halloween - SFYTT

Hey there, Reverse Confetti fans!

There's still plenty of time to play along with this month's Sketch For You To Try!

Here is the sketch...fabulous, fun and so versatile!

I went all out for this one today...using LOADS of my favorite Reverse Confetti goodies!

What a fun card this was to put together!  Reverse Confetti makes it EASY to create fun projects!  
I layered up the Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts, the rounded-top rectangle from Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts and Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts all cut from some festive patterned paper.  After stamping the Spooky Cuties witches brew pot and fussy cutting it out, I added it to the circle along with a Spooky Sentiments stamped Tag Me Confetti Cuts.  The tag was tied with some ribbon and twine, then a few sprinkles of Pretty Pink Posh sequins were added as brew bubbles!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
Hope to see you and your favorite Reverse Confetti over in the SFYTT gallery!

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Stamps:  Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe
Paper:  Primitive Cream (MFT), Witches Brew (Jillibean Soup)
Other:  Circles 'n Scallops, Tag Me, Tagged Tote, Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Green Ribbon (SU), Black & White Baker's Twine (The Twinery), 4mm Trick or Treat Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Take on Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Burlap Banner

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
Burlap Banner

We have a new sponsor, The Twinery, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Burlap Banner!  A randomly selected participant in the Burlap Banner challenge will receive a fabulous bundle from The Twinery, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I created my own burlap banner tied up with some fabulous Mandarin - Orange & White Striped Baker's Twine from The Twinery!

Our Guest Designer, the Twinery Designers, and the Curtain Call Crew have lots of additional inspiration for you today!  Make sure you visit the designers' blogs!

Burlap Banner Designers

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Espresso Truffle Luxe
Paper:  White, Patterned Paper
Other:  Winning Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Mandarin Twine (The Twinery), Signature Sequin Mix (Verve), Wooden Arrow, Burlap

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink Power - Verve October Diva Dare Challenge

  Pink Power- October Diva Dare

I'm up on the Verve Stamps blog today sharing my take on this month's dare, entitled Pink Power, in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month.  

Head on over to the Verve Stamps blog to find out TWO ways to win prizes for double the fun!

I kept this card simple to make a clear statement of hope, strength and most of all LOVE!  I used the wonderful new stamp set, Pink Power, and the new coordinating Ribbon Die with a few Signature Sequin Mix sprinkles here and there.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Pink Power (Verve)
Ink: Black Tuxedo Luxe
Paper:  White (PTI), All Dolled Up (Glitz Design)
Other:  Ribbon Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Signature Sequin Mix (Verve)

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Pink Power Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink Power Blog Hop!

My good friend, Chaitali of Cuts, Crops & Creativity, invited me along with some other designer friends to join her in spreading awareness of breast cancer and support our loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer.

Chaitali has rounded up some of her crafty friends to help spread breast cancer awareness. This is a cause close to her heart after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.  Chaitali designed the Verve Stamps Pink Power stamp set for her mom with a lot of love.  She is also sponsoring this hop with the set for the hop guests, while some of the Verve Designers are playing in the hop today, too! 

I was inspired by the new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #267 and the ColourQ Challenge #262.

Official Pink Power Blog Hop Order

There is another way that you can participate in raising breast cancer awareness!  All you have to do is send an inspirational card to the Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To event.  

I used the wonderful Verve stamp set, Pink Power, along with the Ribbon Die, Pennant Trim Die, and Wavy Hearts Die...then embellished with some Signature Sequin Mix.

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Pink Power (Verve)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe
Paper:  White (PTI), All Dolled Up (Glitz Design)
Other:  Ribbon Die, Pennant Trim Die, Wavy Hearts Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Siganture Sequin Mix (Verve)

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