Saturday, August 15, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary---A week of cards!

Good morning. I'm not sure why Blogger is making me stay centered, but I guess everything will be nice and even. I hear Micah waking up in his crib, so this will be kind of a short post. I participated in Verve's 2 Year Anniversary Release Celebration by completing their sketchs. There were five total. Here's the rundown:

Sketch One:

This card is for one of my friends: I got it off Craiglist (the set, I mean!) for $5! Unheard of!
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana
Stamps: Flaky Friends
Ink: Bordering Blue
Other: Stickles, scallop edge scissors, circle punches

Sketch Two

This is for my dear brother-in-law for his birthday on Monday. I wanted to make him a golfing card, and then I stumbled on this Gina K set on the Buy/Sell/Trade forum of Splitcoast. I knew it was the one!! I hope he likes it. My husband thinks its cool, and that's saying something from him! BTW, I paper pieced the golf bag, and I didn't have any chocolate ribbon, so I just used paper.

Paper: PTI Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, unknown dsp
Stamps: Gina K King of the Grill, PTI Guidelines
Ink: Certainly Celery
Other: white gel pen


Sketch Three

I had a horrid time trying to get this ribbon to match with anything. I think it is so beautiful, but it's hard to work with. This is my third try with the ribbon. See Sketch Five for my second attempt at that card. I had this all set to be a sympathy card, but then realized the ribbon makes it too loud for a sympathy card.

Paper: white c/s, SEI Chocolat
Stamps: Verve-Beautiful You, Because of You
Ink: certainly celery
Other: embossing thing, ribbon, circle punch, scallop circle punch


Sketch Four

Love, Love, Love this card! This is going to my grandma. It was first going to be for my sister, then my mom, and then I finally decided on my grandma! This uses mostly PTI and Verve. I did Poppin' Pastels on the main image.
Paper: PTI Ocean Tides, Plum Pudding, Razzberry Fizz Remix
Stamps: Verve Because of You
Ink: orchid opulence, versamark
Other: pastels, ribbon
Sketch Five

My last card and my second take on this one. My first try was HIDEOUS! I was going to throw it away. I'm a little happier with this one. I clear embossed the butterflies, and the backgrounds in yellow are from Love Bakes.

Paper: Gable Green, SEI Chocolat, Summer Sun
Stamps: Love Bakes, Noteworthy, Verve-Floral Whimsy
Ink: yoyo yellow, orchid opulence, versamark
Other: clear ep, ribbon, circle punch, scallop circle punch


I have lots of pictures of the kids to post, and lots of craft items coming in the next few days/weeks. This blog will be busy!!

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