Archive for the ‘Verve Visual’ Category

This fall our family was hit with some shocking news.  My Dad had an accident at work that made him very sick.  He eventually had to go to the hospital.  After all of the tests and scans they found that he had cancer.  Imagine our surprise!  I know that many of you have had the same experience and the outcome was not well.  I am thankful that the cancer that my Dad has is Thyroid and one of the most treatable.  Below is the card that I made to send to him.











Until Next time…..HAPPY STAMPING!

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Having these past couple of weeks to learn how to slow down a little has really gotten me spoiled!  Now I don’t want to leave my house!!!  So today I’m working on laundry, cleaning the kitchen, working on the computer a little and I even MADE A CARD!!!

I used my new Verve sets for this card!  First I started with a border set called Bountiful Backgrounds and then used the Christmas set called Holly Jolly!

Stamps:  Verve: Bountiful Borders, Holly Jolly

Ink: Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: SU! Circle Punches, Dimensionals,

Thanks for stopping by today!  See ya next time!

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When I was packing to go to Iowa, I decided to take along some stamping stuff.  I haven’t taken any home for quite a while because I never end up with time to stamp!  I was determined to squeeze a little stamping in this time!  Because I was stamping on the go….I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to dream up designs so I took a few of my favorites along so that I could just enjoy the process of putting it all together!  Here are the first two I have to share!  This first card was totally inspired by Beate Johns author of her blog Fresh and Fun!  She was one of the first stampers with a blog that I subscribed to!  She’s still one of my favorites!!!!



The inspiration from the card above came from Dawn Easton, author of  her blog Treasure Oiler Designs!  I think this is one of my favorite DP’s that Stampin Up! has ever had.  It is called Parisian Breeze.  I LOVE these colors together!!!  I have a few more cards to post to check back later!  Thanks for stopping by and thanks Beate and Dawn for sharing your creativity with me!!


Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:  Simple Friendship, Posy Background Stamp, Small Script

Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, White, Basic Grey DP

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip,  Soft Sky

Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Stamps: Verve Visual

Paper:  White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, SU! DP-Parisian Breeze

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  SU! Beautiful Butterflies Die Cut, scallop border punch, ribbon, brads, Nestabilities, Dimensionals

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I am so excited to be done with these boxes!  I made 21 of each for a total of 63 boxes.  I didn’t think I would ever get them done!  I made these to help decorate the tables for our church’s Christmas program.  We are having a dinner theater. I still need to add some ribbon around the necks, but I need to purchase some first!!



I really LOVE this box idea.  Thanks to Clarie from Waltzingmouse Makes! She has some great stuff on her blog! She is extremely talented!  If you are looking for this template you can find it on the right hand side of her blog.  Scroll down and you’ll see it!

Stamps:  Verve Visual –Winter Wonder Remixes, Artful Elegance, Ornamental Christmas
Paper:  Gold, Mellow Moss, Burgundy
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy Craft, Brilliance Gold
Accessories:  Gold EP, Clear EP, Dimensionals, Nestabilities

See you in 2009!


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Artful Elegant Prayer…

I {heart} all of the new cross and scripture sets I’ve found recently. I love all the swirls. Here is my latest creation! Boy it sure felt good to stamp this morning!!!


I’ve had several people ask me where I find all of these stamps! My response to them is blog hopping! I love reading blogs! When I find one that I like, I add my subscription to it! The images used on this card are all from Verve Visual. You can find all of Julee’s creations at http://www.shopverve.com! She also has a blog called Poetic Artistry.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: VV- Artful Elegance, Notes of Prayer
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, White, Basic Grey DP-Infuse
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty In pink
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Dew Drops, Square Copper Brads, Dimensionals


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I‘m finally getting caught up for the week.  It helps when you combine challenges to get them all in!  I very rarely accomplish every challenge of the week, but I try to do as many as I can.  My favorites are definitely the color challenge, the sketch challenge and the featured stamper of the week.  I try to get to the others if I have time.


Sharon and Vickie….I’m using some of my new paper that we found at the Scrapbook Page last Saturday!!  I decided that can’t hoard it forever.  I’m just glad I didn’t have to make a U turn to use it!!

For everyone else reading this, Sharon, Vickie and I had an adventure last weekend to find this so-called “incredible” scrapbook store.  It took us a while to get there, and afterwards, we decided it wasn’t really “incredible” after all!  I could list out all of the expenses to get there, but the time spent with friends was PRICELESS!!!  Too bad you weren’t with us, or you’d know what I mean!!!  I’ll give you one clue that I’m sure many of you can relate to…..NEVER TRUST MAPQUEST!!!  hee! hee! 🙂

This is the sketch for this week.  The color combo for this week was Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Vanilla.

Stamps: Verve Visual– Anniversary Birds, Paper Trey Ink– Butterfly Kisses sentiment

Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Until Next Time…..Try a SCS Challenge!

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I just couldn’t help myself!  I just had to make another Father’s Day card with this layout!  I just think it looks so great!  This DP is also from Basic Grey called Mellow.  The other colors are Old Olive, Blue Bayou and Ruby Red.  All images are from Verve Visual.


Have a wonderful Day!!  Until Next TIme….Happy Creating!!

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I LOVE this new set released by Verve Visual!  It’s called Father Figure. I knew when I saw it that I needed it!!!  This will be my DH’s Father’s Day card!


Carole (aka TruCarMa on SCS) issued a sketch challenge on her blog last Saturday and I decided to jump in.  I also combined it with this week’s color challenge on SCS.  The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, and  Ruby Red.  I LOVE the color challenges on SCS because they issued challenges for colors I would NEVER think of putting together!  This is probably one of those combos.  But look, it works!!!  The DP I used is from the Basic Grey Mellow pack.

Until Next Time… Make a Father’s Day Card!

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