Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Viva la Verve weeks 2 and 3

Good afternoon everyone! Hope your Tuesday
is going well! I thought I'd share two cards this afternoon...
I made these two cards using Verve sketches.

Here's my card using Week 2:

Echo Park and Paper Studio paper
Verve stamp, MFT jellybean green ink
Nesties lacey circles die, MFT layered rose die

Now for my card using the Week 3 sketch I am also entering
it into this months Diva Dare over at the Verve Blog.

Here's the challenge:

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who is an amazing colorist and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) who often uses paint on her cards and is a wonderful mixed media artist.  So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using coloring and/or painting.  If you want to kick the dare up a notch, you can add kraft card stock to the mix (Jen's specialty) and/or make a mixed media card (Janelle's specialty).

For my card I used kraft cardstock as my card base
and did some splatter painting with some red,
white and blue paint I had on hand.

Freebie digi stamp
red, white, blue arcylic paint
A Cut Above by Verve star border die

Original Sketches:


{PIN}spirational Challenge #63

Hello and welcome to another great
really starting to crank up and it seems like
a good time for a trip to the lake to cool off!
Our {PIN} this week sure makes me want to do just that!


june 25

This weeks sponsor:

My creation using Summer Days by Elizabeth Bell:

Digi from Elizabeth Bell
MFT stamps, MFT jellybean ink
Paper Studio and MME paper

Twist of Faith #43

Good morning Twist of Faith friends!
Are you ready for another challenge? I was
off last week due to taking a girls trip
to Arizona to visit my aunt and cousin!

This week's challenge:

Scene it!
(create a scene on your card)

This week's sponsor:

My creation using

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #53

Ready for another Twisted Tuesday Challenge?!
We had some wonderful entries last challenge
and as usual I can't wait to see what y'all
come up for this challenge!

Sailing the Seven Seas

The Challenge:

Make your project a nautical theme.

The Twist:

 We want to see 7 embellishments on your project.
 (there can be more but there has to be at least 7)

My creation with 8 stick-on diamonds as my embellishments:


SU stamps, Stazon ink
Paper Studio paper
MelJen's digi stamp
Stick-on diamonds
colored pencils, OMS

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #4

Hello everyone! Guess what? It's almost
Friday! Woop Woop! Are y'all ready for another
great card sketch from Sketch N Scrap?!
It's another great one! You have until the end of June
to link a card up!

Sketch #4:

My creation:


MME and Paper Studio paper
MFT stamps, Versamark, Champagne ep
MFT layered rose die, stick-on pearls

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

{PIN}spirational Challenge #62

Happy Tuesday y'all! Ready for another great 
{PIN}spirational Challenge? We had
some great entries last week and I can't wait
to see what y'all come up with this week!

This week's {PIN}spiration:

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This week's Sponsors:


FSS Logo

My creation using The Old Truck from Fred She Said:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Twist of Faith #41 Fabrics

Good Tuesday morning to all!
Are y'all ready for another challenge
from Twist of Faith? We have a great one this week!

(use fabric somewhere in your creation)


Here's my card using Vintage Dress from MPS:

Paper Studio paper, black cotton fabric
MPS digi stamp
silver brads, Nesties ovals and lacey ovals
colored pencils, OMS

{PIN}spirational Challenge #61

Good morning everyone! Y'all up for a new
{PIN}spirational Challenge? We had some lovely
entries last week and Ia'm excited to see
what y'all come up with this week!


june 11

This is totally gorgeous! I want to live here!

This week's Sponsors:


rick fan badge

My creation using Country Lane from Rick St. Dennis:

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #52

Hello all! Hope y'all having a great
week so far! It's time for another
great challenge from Twisted Tuesday!
We had some wonderful entries for our last challenge
and I can't wait to see what y'all come up with this time!

Clothes make the man!

The Challenge:
Make it Masculine!

The Twist:
We want to see clothes on your creation. 
This can be in the image you use, on the papers you use, 
if you're doing a scrap page on the people in the pictures, etc.

My Creation:

I am also sharing this card at:
 the Perfect Sentiment Challenge  - Dad's Day or Special man
Crafts 4 Eternity - for the boys

Monday, June 10, 2013

Viva la Verve

Good Monday morning everyone! Hope
your weekend was awesome! I have a short
work week this week as I am going
to my Aunt's house in Arizona on Thursday!
I am quite looking forward to a little vaca!

Here is my card I made for Viva la Verve
June week 1!

My creation:

Authentique paper
Verve stamp, Versamark, bark ep
MFT layered rose die, Nestie lacey circle die
Stick-on pearl

Original sketch:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Deconstructed Sketch #104

Hello peeps! Hope everyone has had a great
weekend! I know I have! Got quite a few
cards made as well as yard work and laundry!
My little sisters even came over and
I helped them make cards for 
Father's Day... Sadly I forgot to take
pictures of their cards... They did quite well!
This evening I will share a card I made using
this weeks sketch from Deconstructed Sketch.

My creation:

Authentique paper
Verve stamp, Versamark, Bark ep
A Cut Above by Verve banner dies
Nesties lacey, reg, and large circles

Original Sketch:

Deconstructed Sketch No 104

Friday, June 7, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #89

It's been awhile since I've done a
Freshly Made Sketch, I thought it was about time!
I loved this weeks sketch! I'm a huge fan of banners
and I just got a love set of banner dies from Verve
that I was uber anxious to use!

Oh and funny story... So I got my new stamps from Verve
and I pulled out my 3inch binder to put them in
and my husband was watching me and we had this convo:

Me: 'I have already used my entire blow money budget this month'
Hubby: 'You are so going to regret that' and he laughs
Me staring at my binder: 'I think I'm running out of room'
hubby: 'You know what that means right?'
Me: 'What?'
hubby: 'It means you need to get rid of some'
Me: 'No, I think it means I need a much bigger binder'
I followed this by a big grin and he just laughed at me...

I'm glad my hubby has a good sense of humor
when it comes to me my stamps and paper. And I do infact
spend most, if not all of my blow money budget every month
on card making supplies... Usually I can make it last
longer than the first few days of the month tho...
I told hubby since I got a raise at work we
needed to re-evaluate my blow money budget lol. He just
doesn't quite understand since he rarely uses his blow money lol, my
hubby isn't a spender. I really am not either, I stick to the budget we make
every month just some months some supplies I need are a little
pricier than others so it's hard to make it last. Crafting supplies is
my shopping. I go clothes shopping on a very rare basis and
usually it's during spring and fall when I can catch good
sales... and I go with my mother so I can get Military
discount since I don't have my military id anymore...
We went to the outlet mall on Memorial day and I spent
$150 and got me and hubby a bunch of stuff
from AE, Aero and Bass. I love 50% off sales!!

Anyways... I am on a role rambling today, enough of that, here's my card

My creation:

Supplies used:
Authentique paper
Verve stamps, Versamark ink, bark ep
A Cut Above by Verve banner bundle dies
Orange Artiste cotton floss, brown button

Original sketch:

Mojo Monday 296

Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!
It's about time for a nice weekend here! Praying we
have no rain... OKC has seen a little too
much lately... I think the grand total from last Friday
to this past Tuesday so 5 days was about 10-14 inches
around the metro area. We NEVER have that
much rain! The lakes are looking fabulous tho! Bad thing 
is I'm sure we'll be in a drought again next month...


Back to cards! I made two cards the other evening
after I got my package in the mail of some
fabulous goodies from Verve! So without further
ado, here id the card I made for this weeks Mojo Monday!

My creation:

Supplies used:
Echo park and Paper studio paper
Verve stamps, Studio G ink
A Cut Above by Verve border die
Nesties small and large circle dies
stick-on pink jewels

Original sketch:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #3

Hello Sketch N Scrap fans! How are you liking 
the card sketch challenges so far?
They're fantastic right! :-)
We have another great sketch for you!
You will have the the end of June to submit a card!

Here it is!

My creation:


MME and Paper Studio paper
MFT blessings stamps
MFT kraft ink
Nesties circles dies
button, bakers twine

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Twist of Faith #40 Templates and Die-cuts

Good morning everyone! Sorry I'm a bit late in getting
my post up! With the tornadoes and wind that came
through Friday night we have had internet
problems since then but I think we're good to go now!

Ready for another Twist of Faith challenge?

This weeks challenge:
Templates and Die-cuts
(also include a verse or uplifting sentiment)

This week's sponsor:

My creation using Ari and Toby by Kathryne:

{PIN}spirational Challenge #60

Welcome to another Tuesday and another 
{PIN}spirational Challenge! We have another great
Pin to inspire you this week! Can't wait to see
what y'all come up with!


june 4

This week's Sponsors:



My creation using Swimming with Dolphins from Delicious Doodles: