Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lifetime Happiness for VLV challenge

For the Viva la Verve! August week 4 sketch challenge: 
What a sweet little sketch.  A friend asked for a wedding card or two, and I thought the sweet hearts in this one fit the bill.
I used a sentiment from Verve's Love Story and the From the Heart dies (as well as the George Cartridge on my Cricut to cut the largest heart).
Papers are Basic Grey Capella.  I liked the subtle idea of the joining of the feminine paper with the more masculine stripe.
Impossible to see in the photo, I used a Sakura glitter glaze pen all along the edges of the papers and to cover the largest heart, so it has this lovely shimmer and shine.  A bit of seam binding, a scalloped edge punched with a SU border punch and a few rhinestones (I split the one on the outside edges of the scallop using jewelry pliers) finish it off.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Life Imagined for VLV Challenge

For the Viva la Verve! August week 3 sketch challenge:  
Couldn't wait to play with the newest Verve stamps.  But waiting is exactly what I had to do.  We were on vacation when they arrived (oh, the agony of being in another state knowing my stamps were here), and then both myself and my son started back to classes this week. So finally trying to catch up on the challenges.  And FINALLY getting to pull out this sentiment from Verve's Words of Wisdom, and pair it with a flower and leaf combo from Sunny Days and the coordinating Leafy Sprigs Die.  Oh, and lets not forget that oh-so-cute graph paper stamp the sentiment is on...Graph Paper Plain Jane, cut with the Rounded Rectangle Die.  What a fabulous release it was!!!
I used MME Stella and Rose paper, and tons of flat-backed pearls in 3 sizes.  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sew Easy to Love for VLV challenge

For the Viva la Verve! August Week 2 sketch challenge:
I try to use Verve stamps as much as possible for my VLV cards; and I certainly have enough to satisfy most.  But I was so anxious to use my new stamp and Die-namics "Sew Nifty" set from MFT.  And stamping time is scarce these days, so...

I used papers from October Afternoon that I've been holding on to for a while.  LOVE that aqua dotted print, and I've already used the other sheet in the pad, so I'm hoarding it a bit.  :)  
I pleated that layer, and backed it on top and bottom edges with just the top edge of the Picket Fence die from Taylored Expressions.  
I adhered aluminum foil to cardstock to make it a little stiffer, and die cut the tiny pair of scissors from the Sew Nifty set (aren't they darling??) and dangled them with yellow baker's twine.
Paper pieced the dress from from the Sew Nifty set, and added some stitching since it is a "sewing" themed card.  ;)
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sunshine for My Soul for Mojo Monday sketch challenge

For the Mojo Monday sketch 202 challenge:
What a fun sketch!  I used a bunch of my trendy dies and some bright and happy paper. The sentiment is from Verve's Happy Hello set.  Most of the papers are Fancy Pants Design's Beach Babe, but I wanted a nice print to tie the pink and yellow together.  Echo Park to the rescue with a digi paper I picked up during one of Jessica Sprague's "One Buck Wednesday" offers.  How perfect is that?  It also gave me the tiny touches of blue that I carried through with rhinestones and stitching.
The scallop circle die (and circle in the middle) are from PTI, as are the triangle pennants and scallop trim on them.  The fish-tailed banners and the small rolled rose are from MFT.
Thanks for looking!