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Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 2012 Viva La Verve Week 5

like I said - back again. This time with my cards for the Week 5 sketch for the May Viva La Verve challenge

here's the sketch:


and here are my two cards - another birthday and another Father's Day




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • stamps: Verve Big Wish, Purely Sentimental
  • brads from my stash
Thanks for stopping by!

May 2012 Viva La Verve Week 4

Hi folks,

I squeezed in some time tonight - after work AND after gardening - to finish up the last two sketches from the May Viva La Verve Challenges.

For the Week 4 Sketch



I again made a birthday card and a Father's Day card (June is a busy month for me for masculine cards)




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine, distressed the edges with my scissors
  • stamps: Verve Small Celebrations, Super Dad
  • Spellbinders: Labels Four
  • ribbon and brads from my stash

stay tuned! The week 5 post is up next!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 2012 Viva La Verve Week 3

Hi folks!

Miss me? I know - it's been over a week since I last posted. It's gardening season and I feel like I am WAY behind on getting things done around the yard. If you are a friend on Facebook then you have seen the progress so far on the veggie garden and flower beds. I still have two of the larger flower beds left to prep and then I will be ready to plant the new annuals and perennials I have waiting on the front step to be planted. OI! Not to mention that I have to give all the berry bushes a healthy layer of manure and peat moss...AND I want to edge the flower beds with stones from our neighbouring farm that is no longer. Big sad face at the loss of the farm.....


ANYWAYS....back to today's cards. I'm playing catch-up on the May Viva La Verve Sketches from Verve's SCS forum. With these cards I am up to Week 3 - not sure if I will get the last two in before the midnight deadline on May 31st. Oh well....can't do it all I suppose.

Here is the week 3 sketch



and the two cards I made. The first one is a birthday card for a co-worker who celebrates tomorrow (YAY!!! cake!!!! -- I ALWAYS buy birthday cakes for my co-workers to celebrate -- what can I say, I love cake...and I like MOST of my co-workers)




And this Father's Day card - not sure yet which of our brothers (or maybe brother-in-law) will get this one but...it will be one of them!


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine (oddly enough, I used this same paper collection for some of this year's Mother's Day cards!)
  • stamps: Verve "Joyful Blooms", "Super Dad", "Purely Sentimental"
  • dies: Verve "Rounded Rectangle" & "Ribbon Banner Die", Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • waxy flax hand-stitched on the Father's Day card

additional challenges for these cards:

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I can squeeze in some crafty time after work tomorrow to get those last two Verve sketch challenges done!

Monday, May 21, 2012

May Viva La Verve Week 2

Hi folks,

Well, my mojo seems to be starting it's summer slip. Here in Canada, this was a holiday long weekend. I HAD planned to do a LOT of card-making. Ummmm....not so much. I basically came up with all sorts of things to do EXCEPT card-making. But I did get my act together today to play along with the Week 2 sketch from the May Viva La Verve challenges.



Here are the three cards I made:





card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Curio
  • stamps: Verve Joyful blooms
  • die cuts: Verve Joyful Blooms, Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
Additional challenges for these cards:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 157 for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

back with the last of this year's Mother's Day cards. For this one I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #157 from a few weeks ago.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
  • half-back pearls from my stash
Hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sketch For You To Try - May 2012

Hi folks,

back today with another of this year's Mother's Day cards. For this one, I used the May 2012 Sketch For You To Try shown below



And here's the card



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Card Patterns 164 for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are celebrating today. I still have a few of this year's Mother's Day cards to show you so for the next couple of days - I'll be making Mother's Day last a little longer.

For this one, I used Card Patterns Sketch 164




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Even more for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

back again today with three more of this year's Mother's Day cards. For these I used Mojo Monday sketch 239 from a couple of weeks ago.


I didn't go round OR square with my card. I stuck with my usual card size and made these three cards.

This one was sent to my brother's fiancee.



This one to dearly beloved's step-mother.


And this one for a friend of mine.


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Curio
  • stamps: Verve "Because of You"
  • ribbon, buttons and floss from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
additional challenges for these cards:
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

More for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

so for Mother's Day, I make Mother's Day cards for more than just my own Mom.  I used this week's layout from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (#158)



Here are the two cards I made with this sketch.

This one for my sister



and this one for my dearly beloved's Mom



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Curio One of my fave collections from Basic Grey. I have it in BOTH 6x6 and 12x12.
  • stamps: Verve "Because of you"
  • half back pearls and paper flowers from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
additional challenges for these cards:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Viva La Verve Week 1

Hi folks,

my other half and I celebrated twelve years together earlier this week. For those of you who would like a little giggle....here's a photo of us on Star Wars Day a few days earlier -- being goofy.



I used the May Viva la Verve Week 1 sketch  for the layout for his card and some of my newly acquire Verve (thanks to winning the April Viva La Verve challenge!)




This is the card:



I like how it came out.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Paris & Co" from their sixbysix line (very newly acquired - first time using it)
  • stamps: Verve Love Notes and Wings of Love
  • recycled twill ribbon and a button from my stash
additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For Mom for Mother's Day

Hi folks,

with Mother's Day just around the corner I guess it is time for me to share the cards I made this year.

This one is for my Mom.



card details:
  • finished size: 6x6 inches, CTMH Chocolate cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Jillibean Soup "Dutch Mustard". Since my Mom likes yellow, I HAD to use these papers.
  • stamped image: "Big Shoes" by Mo Manning for Stamping Bella. I didn't realize that I coloured it so much like the image on the product page until I linked it up! Coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, YR09, YR15, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y32, Y35, E50, E51, E53, E57, E59, E27, E37, E35, YG05, YG06, YG07)
  • paper flowers from my stash (Recollections)
  • Spellbinders Labels Four and Labels Four Small
  • brown floss for stitching also from my stash
challenges for this card: