Friday, December 19, 2014

Scripture Card Set

Hi friends!  I'm back with another card set using the Viva la Verve December One Sheet Wonder template.  This card set was a gift for my mom's birthday earlier this year and is the set that inspired the challenge.  I'm loving seeing every one's take on the challenge and have posted my weekly picks for the Viva la Viewfinder over on the VLV Sketches blog today.

For the card set, I went a little shabby chic, using verses from the Scripture Medley 2 set, some gorgeous My Mind's Eye papers, a bit of lace trim, and some butterflies made with the  Flutterby Die and some chocolate pearls.

The base panel is cream cardstock that was embossed with an embossing folder, then I distressed the edges with ink and a paper distresser. For the Joy card, I used the banner piece as a sash, but didn't really like the way it kind of looked a bit like I was slashing out joy, so changed up the template when I made the challenge to move the banner above.

The butterfly embellishments are made by die cutting two of the  Flutterby Die from so saffron cardstock that had been embossed with the same embossing folder as the main panel.  I inked up the edges and then layered them together, adhering only in the center, then folding the wings on the top butterfly up and embellishing with some dark chocolate pearls.

On this final card, I loved the whimsical look to slightly skewing the verse.  I also turned the square as well to balance things out, Then finished off with a flower from my stash.

Well, that's all from me.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  We've got extended family gatherings Saturday and Sunday, as well as our 17th wedding anniversary tomorrow!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Scripture Medley 2 (Verve Stamps)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, so saffron (SU!) cream (Neenah)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), embossing folder, paper flower, dark chocolate pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Hi friends!  I'm popping in today with the winner's announcement for my Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop giveaway.

I loved reading all 128 of your sweet comments.  Thanks to everyone for taking the time to brighten my day!  It is much appreciated by this mama of ABC song obsessed twins.  :)

My random blog candy winner is Jennifer Loftfield who said...
Congrats Jennifer!  You won the Verve Stamps Holiday Treats stamp set, Cup of Cheer and Coffee Word dies, Pink Paislee Snow Village 6 x 6 paper pad, aqua, red, cream and gold spools of ribbon, and  a bag full of jingle bells!  Send me your shipping info and I'll get your goodies on their merry way!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pink Season's Greetings

Hi friends!  It's a brand new week and time for another Mojo Monday sketch.

For my card I pulled out the new Pinecone Christmas set and used the pine cone imagery to make a wreath.  To make the pine cones look snowy, I stamped them in brown sugar and then highlighted with a white chalk paint marker.  Used the same marker for the dots around the edge of my early espresso circle mat.

The poinsettia is stamped in black and cut with the coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set, then I colored by stamping the solid flower in blush blossom and the leaves in mossy meadow.  For the highlighting, I brushed some strawberry slush marker on the solid flower stamp and stamped it again.  The papers I used are from an old Eskimo Kisses BasicGrey pad and I finished with a bit of brown burlap ribbon and some rhinestones.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.  Be sure to check out the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other gals have created with the sketch!

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Mojo Monday 376
Enabler's List
Stamps:  Pinecone Christmas (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Eskimo Kisses (BasicGrey), early espresso, crumb cake (SU!)
Ink: baked brown sugar, blush blossom, strawberry slush, mossy meadow (SU!), white pain pen, Copic marker
Accessories:  Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), rhinestones, burlap ribbon, embossing folder (SU!), white embossing powder