Monday, June 9, 2014

June Viva la Verve

Hi there. I'm sorry that I am always a few days behind on everything. I am having a difficult time accomplishing everything I need to.

I wanted to make sure that I shared the first Viva la Verve sketch for June. Julee is always the first hostess of the month, and she always creates the most beautiful sketches and color combinations.

Here is what she came up with for this week:

And here is the card that I created using both the sketch and the color combo together:

I kind of love those poppies in a non-traditional color combination. The yellow and blue together look so funky! The sentiment is from Words of Wisdom. My mom just retired after 35 years of teaching, so I thought this would be perfect for her. I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge - all the details, more inspiration from the divas, and the link up can be found on the Viva la Verve Blog.

Hope you're having a great Monday!

STAMPS: Poppy Birthday, Words of Wisdom, Better Together - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Lake House, White - Wplus9; Lemon Tart - PTI
INK: Soft Sky, Barely Banana, Night of Navy - SU!
OTHER: Build a Poppy Die Set - Verve Stamps; Corner rounder; Washi tape; Sewing machine

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's June Diva Inspirations Hop.

It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time again! So climb aboard Destination: Inspiration for a fun trip through Verveland today. In addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, we're debuting our June inspiration challenge as well! Play along for another chance to win!

Our June challenge is Winged Whimsy:

Let your creation soar by featuring wings! Think butterflies, birds, feathers or related sentiments. Celebrate the beauty of flight! Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or fly a solo mission, let's see some winged beauties!

I have noticed that the butterflies are starting to show up in my garden.  It is so lovely to see them fluttering around.  I used them as inspiration for my card today.

I used flowers from the Sunny Days set, combined with the All Aflutter Plain Jane.  The sentiment and small butterfly are from Blue Skies.  Lots of bright, happy colors on this one!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.
1. Julee8. Sony
2. Amy9. Susan
3. Anya10. Stacey
4. Betty11. Maureen
5. Karen12. Marisa
6. Sankari13. Charmaine
7. Sarah14. Andrea

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of the hop!

STAMPS: Sunny Days, All Aflutter Plain Jane, Blue Skies - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - PTI; Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Barely Banana - SU!; Ballet Slippers - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: 5&Dime - October Afternoon
INK: Melon Mambo, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko