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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Celebrate Today in Blues and Greens


 What fun it is to replenish my birthday card collection in anticipation of upcoming celebrations!  This one features Papertrey Ink's Shape Shifter Oval die layered over a blended blue and green panel...a hint or two lighter than Sunday Stamps' jewel toned inspiration photo.  I stamped and cut the largest bloom from Verve's Kindness Matters to include some of the blending. The sentiment comes from Verve's Joyful Blooms.  The big bloom is perfect for a glittered gem to add a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope your Sabbath was full of rest and that tomorrow holds many opportunities to celebrate God's kindness.

Christine

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps Color Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown (Glimmer from the big gem)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle and shine from the glittered gem)
Word Art Wednesday A/G

Celebrate your Day---With Pearls



Continuing to create cards for  upcoming birthdays, this card was made with Papertrey Ink dies:  You Have my Heart and Mix and Mat Heart Dies.  The sentiment is from Verve's Poppy Birthday, one of my favorite ways to express birthday greetings.  A scattering of pearls adds some shine...and reminds me of our dear Barbara Bush.

Thanks so much for visiting,

Christine



Linking to:

SSS Wednesday Challenge:  Sparkle and Shine
Tuesday Throwdown:  Glimmer and Shine
PIP Challenge A/G
Word Art Wednesday A/G

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Verve Inspiration Challenge: Yellow Birthday


 Several birthdays are approaching, and my card stash is seriously depleted.  This is good in that I NEED to make cards.  (Insert big smiley face!)  Some Verve favorites ( Kindness Matters and Cake and Candles) are combined with Papertrey Ink's  Scroll Frame Die.  I balanced out the "seriousness" of the scrolled frame by die cutting the flowers from some whimsical yellow papers and added a little gold card stock for some sparkle.

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Fun Friday Challenge: LBBS Peonies






Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.   This week the design team is showcasing  images from Little Blue Button Stamps.

Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.


Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 260: Birthday Wishes


This sketch stretched my creativity a bit but allowed for the use of lots of fun products.  The background pieces were cut from a Reverse Confetti tag die.  The image is part of a MFT collection called Adorable Elephants, and the space for a sentiment was just perfect for a tiny sentiment from Verve's Joyful Blooms.

Hope you will play along with the Atlantic Hearts sketch.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Sunday, April 15, 2018

VLV Sketch---Mother's Day Blessings





The sentiment is from Verve's On Occasion set, and lots of the pieces came from the pretty bowl designated for scraps and left-over die cuts.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV April Sketch Challenge
Word Art  Wednesday
Time Out Challenge (Spring---Mother's Day)


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Verve Inspiration Challenge: Yellow Gift Card Holder



Someone very thoughtful plans to share some kind wishes and encouragement with Starbucks gift cards and asked me to make a few gift card holders.  This one is made with bits and pieces of one of my favorite yellow and blue card stock collections.  The cross-stitched circle die is from MFT as is the tiny doily.    The central medallion is adorned with a Verve coffee cup sporting a heart from Verve's Heart Quartet die.  Here's a link to measurements.

I needed to prop the  card to make it stand up for the photo, so I grabbed this yellow cup.   Why do I have a "Grumpy" mug?    My coffee mugs are primarily gifts from my elementary students, and they bear encouraging  sentiments and "best teacher" labels.  Years ago, my family was visiting, and my brother teased me about being unable to drink coffee from such cheerful mugs.  Mom later found the plastic "Grumpy" mug so my brother would be provided with a less cheerful cup when he visits.  I never drink from it, but just seeing it in the cupboard makes me grin.

Thanks for visiting and for reading this silly story,
Christine

Linking to:
Verve April Inspiration Challenge (Yellow)
Word Art Wednesday