Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge – July Sketch No. 2

Okay, mission accomplished. Here is my entry into the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge for July Sketch no. 2. For this card, I opted to make a shaker, and used stamps from the ‘Surely Goodness’ and ‘Beautiful’ Verve stamps sets. To make the stamped images pop, I used my Nuvo embossing powder in Jet Black.

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I recently purchased a lot of the Nuvo brand of products, so I plan on doing a haul/review on YouTube in the next few days.

If you’ve entered the Viva La Verve challenges this month, leave a comment. I’d love to see what you’ve designed.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Elaine

Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge – July Sketch 1

Okay so I am a little late to the game on this one, and I am going to try to play catch-up and get to sketch no. 2  today as well. It seems like ages, since I’ve participated in a card sketch challenge. Many of you who follow me on Instagram already know, I was recently introduced the Verve brand of stamps, by a wonderfully talented friend of mine, Sybil Stephens, who is @sybil_stephens on Instagram and Sybil B on YouTube.

It was love at first sight. Sybil made several cards while participating in the The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge, hosted by Kathy Rac of www.thedailymarker.com. She featured these stamps and it was a definite I gotta have them moment!

Well the stamps are very high quality photopolymer, and they stamp beautifully!!! I will absolutely be placing an order for more. As I was researching the brand, I started following them on IG (@vervestamps)almost immediately, and then noticed they host a sketch challenge on their blog www.vlvsketches.blogspot.com.

That brings us to my entry for July’s sketch no. 1.

Richly Blessed 1

Richly Blessed 2

It has been ages since, I’ve created an easel card, so I thought that’s what I’d do here. I used the Verve stamp set ‘Richly Blessed’ and their coordinating die.  I masked part of the sentiment, which originally read “May you be richly blessed this Christmas and always.” I am not even ready for Christmas in July, LOL!

Along with the Verve sets, I used my Anna Griffin ‘Blessed’ die and embossing folder ‘Chrysanthemum Toss’ and my Teresa Collins embossing folder ‘Woodgrain Cottage’. I think the embossing and gold foil cardstock lend alot of elegance to this card.

If you have an opportunity to enter one of the Viva La Verve sketch challenges this month, let me know, I’d love to see what you create!

Until next time friends,  Happy Crafting!

Elaine

Weekend Warrior? Yeah, not so much.

Today’s prompt for the Happy Planner Instagram Challenge, is “Weekend Warrior”. I have a garden that needs harvesting, some of the zucchini are humongous!!! The driveway needs a good cleaning, the patio furniture could use a wipe down for sure, but yeah, I’m not feeling it. All I want to do is turn the A/C down to an unreasonably low temp, grab a blanket, load up on snacks that aren’t good for me and veg out on Netflix.

So in honor of my laziness, I have created a free sticker download.

Netflix Free Sticker Download

The link for the pdf and png files are now active for download. If you use them in your planners and post to Instagram please tag me @studioelaine and use the hashtag #studioelaine so that I can see how they turned out!

Remember these are being provided for your personal use only, and are not to be used for any other dissemination or sale.

For those of you who are having a productive weekend…cheers to you, and to my fellow Netflix gals, ditto.

Until next time, Happy Planning!!!

Elaine

 

 

Netflix Sticker Download PDF

Netflix Sticker Download PNG

#TheHappyPlannerIGChallenge

Me and My Big Ideas and The Happy Planner are once again hosting an Instagram Challenge for the month of June. I was excited about this one, and after seeing their free printable sheet (click image above to be linked,) I thought I’d like to make a free printable for all of my friends out there in the planner community.

Today is Day 1 of the challenge with the prompt “You!”, so I created a sheet of 1.5 x 1.5 stickers that are all about  YOU! I hope these positive affirmations remind you of how valuable and irreplaceable each and every one of you is, and of how much I appreciate each and every one of you!

Happy Planner IG Challenge June 2016

The link for the pdf and png files are now active for download. If you use them in your planners and post to Instagram please tag me @studioelaine and use the hashtag #studioelaine so that I can see how they turned out!

Remember these are being provided for your personal use only, and are not to be used for any other dissemination or sale.

I hope to see all of you joining in on the IG Challenge fun!

Until next time, Happy Planning!

Elaine

 

 

#TheHappyPlannerIGChallenge Sticker Download PDF

#TheHappyPlannerIGChallenge Sticker Download PNG