Saturday, August 30, 2014

Verve Anni-Verve-sary Sneak Peek Day 6

 Featured Products: Small Packages (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Cupcake Frame Die Set

Happy Verve Release Day!!
Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store.


You have just come from Laurie's blog along the hop list and if you are just finding our hop here on my blog you can find the full hop list later on in the post.



I love the cupcakes in today's Small Packages Set. I colored a few of them for fun and decided they looked great displayed together and there's how my card came together. I colored cupcakes and flags with Copic markers, cutting out the cupcakes by hand and using the Cupcake Frame Die set for the flags. A few circles, a pass through with an embossing folder and sugar white bow to complete this simple and quick card!

Thanks for stopping by this week and now it's time to hop on over to Christyne's blog!



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}14. Andrea

Details:
Stamps: Small Packages (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft (Hobby Lobby), Natural (Wausau), White (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), alcohol markers (Copic)
Accessories: Cupcake Frame Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Sugar Ribbon (Signature Ribbon Collection), Dots and Flowers Embossing Folder set (Sissix), nesting circles (Lifestyle Crafts, WRMK)

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Verve Anni-Verve-sary Sneak Peek Day 5

 Featured Products: One Cup (illustrated by Julee Tilman)
Cuppa Tea Die Set, Psalm 34:8 PJ

Happy Friday Verve fans! Just one more day to release day!

All week long the Divas will be spotlighting new stamps and dies and each day there's a chance to win a $50 gift code to Verve just for commenting on our posts! So tune in each day for a new spotlight and a fresh chance to win.
Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Verve online store on Saturday 8/30.

You've been arriving here each day from Laurie's blog and today you are in the right spot again! If you started right here and want to get in on all the inspiration you can find the full hop list further down in this post.


Today's card is so me right now! One Cup Stamp Set is an amazing set with so many perfect sentiments. I am in love with this set. Really. :)

I stamped background paper on Natural cardstock and then used my Prismacolor pencils to colorize these precious mugs. One is set out by the sentiment using the coordinating Cuppa Tea Die Set.

I used Anya's Viva La Verve sketch for today on this card. It was perfect for what I wanted to do.


Take a hop on over to Christyne's blog for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}14. Andrea

Details:
Stamps: One Cup (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White and Natural (Wausau), Teal (Mohawk Paper), yellow and orange scrap
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), colored pencils (Prismacolor)
Accessories: Cuppa Tea Die Set and Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above, Verve Stamps), Polka Dots embossing folder (Sissix), nesting circle dies (Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers)


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mixed Media Challenge with Stampendous and my worst mistake ever


There is a challenge, a cheat and a life changing art method in this post today. I don't know where to begin!

Art method: I have been creating a giant taboo with my acrylic paints. I had NO IDEA I was tearing apart my projects in the process of laying down my paint. I'm mortified! I'm not sure the exact search I started on about acrylic, but when I came to "Worst Mistake Acrylic Painters Make" my search ended and I went out and bought some new supplies.


I have mediums sitting next to my painting case and I'll never thin them wrongly again. Whew! I think they like me again.

A Challenge. I'm hosting the MIx-Ability challenge this next week! Check out the challenge below!



A Cheat. Stampendous has these amazing collage stamps. They have new ones almost every release. It's incredibly easy to create mixed media style cards in minutes when you want some creativity in a short amount of time.

My card uses Eiffel Collage Cling Stamp from the April 2014 Release. There are also some great samples that were posted this week by my Stampendous teammates using more of the collage stamps from Stampendous.

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (previously posted)

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds


Details:
Stamps: Eiffel Collage, Loving Messages (Stampendous)
Paper: Natural and Cream and Haute Red (Wausau)
Ink: Cocoa Bean (Memento, Tsukineko), brown marker (STAEDTLER, Triplus), Airbrush Medium (Liquitex), white Gesso and paint (Traditions, DecoArt)
Accessories: Copper Lux Mix (Stampendous), scoring tool, seam binding, twine, paintbrush

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