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.

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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

Paper Players Challenge No. 144 – Mother’s Day Theme from Anne Marie

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Do you have your cards ready??? My dear husband asked if I would make a card for he and my daughter to give to me…  Say what??? I don’t believe that will be happening. 🙂

This week, the Paper Players are showcasing projects celebrating Mother’s Day, and Design Team Member Anne Marie is hosting. There are ton of cards posted so if you’re in search of a little inspiration, you have to check it out.

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Below is the card I will be giving my Mother for Mother’s Day, so if you’re Pops or one of my siblings, don’t give it away 🙂

I’d love to see the Mother’s Day cards you’ll be creating.

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

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Card Base:
 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Flower: Created using Stampin’ Up! ©  Bigz Island Floral Die – flower only (5) – Daffodil Delight & Secret Garden Framelits – leaf only (3) – Gumball Green
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Delightful Dozen
Ink Pads Used: Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folders:  Stampin’ Up! © Manhattan Flower, Sizzix Twizzle
Miscellaneous: Rhinestones (3), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Spellbinders Fancy Tags & Yellow Ribbon

 

Friday Mashup Challenge No. 108

This week at the Friday Mashup, Liliana Garcia is hosting “Let’s celebrate the Grads!”.  This is not only perfect timing because graduation season is approaching, but in less than 15 days my own baby girl will be graduating from high school. I can’t believe how fast time actually does fly.

The challenge guidelines this week are as follows:

1. Create a project for “Graduation”.
2. Create a project with “any kind of Embossing”.
3. Or Mash it Up and create a project with “Embossing for Graduation”.

Below is my take on the challenge, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Exterior
Card Base:
8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Basic Black
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 2.25 x 2.25 (2) – Basic Black
Card Matte: 2 x 2 (2) – Whisper White

Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Really Good Greetings
Ink Pads Used: Basic Black
Embossing Folders:  Lacy Brocade, Vintage Wallpaper & Elegant Lines
Miscellaneous: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Black Tulle, Jolee’s Boutique – Graduation Cap Sticker, Stampendous Embossing Powder – Marcasite