Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve Anni-Verve-sary Challenges - Wishing You

For Verve's Anni-Verve-sary Challenges, there are 5 sketches:
Mojo150 SketchMojo151 SketchWeek 3 SketchWeek 4 SketchWeek 5 Sketch
I decided to stick with one stamp set - Wishing You. It's one of my favorite sentiment sets! And since I pulled out the Cosmo Cricket PP the other day...I decided to make a gift set of 5 cards using it!

I have to admit that after I saw my sister's cards (Julie E)...I pulled out the sewing machine and doctored up my cards!! I'm still a beginner (sewing) so don't look too closely!!

Jen P :)

Details: Verve Wishing You stamp Set; Cosmo Cricket PP; SU Old Olive, Barely Banana & Baja Breeze paper; PTI light green?? paper; SU Old Olive ink.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Baby Blocks - Card Patterns Sketch #76

Another baby was born in my family - 3 of my cousins had babies just weeks apart. So it was time for another baby card. I used sketch #76 from Card Patterns:
I knew what stamp I wanted to use, but had a tough time choosing the paper...until I found this green Cosmo Cricket paper. Then it all just fell into place.
Oh and I finally found the thin cork sheet that I knew I had somewhere - LOL! So I punched circles in the cork to make wheels for the wagon. Here's a close-up:
I think I need to go buy some more cork - it was easy to use and looks pretty cute!

Jen P :)

Details: Paper - Cosmo Cricket PP, Old Olive SU; Stamps - Stamps by Judith R-24 (the wagon & blocks); cork, twine & brads.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from JULIE E's blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.
Everyone knows that the Verve Divas are awesome so it's hard to stand up to their awesomeness but I tried...even pulled out the sewing machine!! If you've read any of my previous posts or comments on other blogs, you'll know that I love the look of stitching, but have no sewing skills at all - so don't look too closely LOL!! :) I love the Wishing You sentiment set from Verve, so I used that as my focal point. For the flower, I stamped several of the Elegant Flower stamp from Verve, cut them out to create layers and tied a button on top. Then I added the crochet-like trim, sewing the trim edge and also around the patterned paper piece. Here's a close up of the flower:
The next stop on the Blog Hop is JESSY'S blog. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment!

Jen P :)