Anni-Verve-sary 5 a little late

I cannot believe how cold it is here. It got down to 50 degrees last night. We also had a visit from a black bear. It tore up the plastic lid on the dumpster and the campground owner was out there with a pop gun trying to scare it away. It finally left but not after it got into the dumpster. Such exciting times in Deep Creek Lake!

Well I have a few more sketches I created before I left. This one is for sketch challenge 5. I have been playing with using markers and a blender pen to create some shading. I played on this one. I really like the effect but need to practice more.


Stamps: Flower Pot & Mouse (Whipper Snapper) Paper: Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, white Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Bashful Blue – Ballet Blue – Creamy Caramel – Glorious Green – Going Gray – Green Galore – Pretty in Pink – Pumpkin Pie – More Mustard – Summer Sun markers, dew drops, ric rac, scallop border punch, blender pen, dimensionals

Hope you like this one. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Another Verve sketch

Julee’s sketches are so easy to use.  They just seem to come together quickly for me.  I also wanted to use some of my new Penny Black images so I went with both of those.  I just love Rose Red and Close to Cocoa together and I think this card turned out really cute.

Stamps: Hobble & Cuddle (Penny Black), Thankful Blossoms Paper: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, white Ink: Rose Red Accessories: Blush Blossom – Close to Cocoa – Creamy Caramel – Going Grey – Pretty in Pink – Regal Rose – Rose Red markers, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Anni-Verve-sary 3

I created a bunch of Anni-Verve-sary cards before I left.  I am behind the days of the release but that is okay as I loved the sketches and wanted to use them to create cards.  Here is the one I came up with for today.

Stamps: Petals & Stems (Verve) Paper: Garden Green, So Saffron, Certainly Celery – Rose Red  – So Saffron Designer Series Ink: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, So Saffron Accessories: ribbon, square punches, zig-zag border punch (Martha Stewart), sponges, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wedding Card

I am in Winchester for a wedding today. We will be heading to Deep Creek Lake on Sunday to go to the Garrett County Fair and to do some tubing on the lake. A week of relaxation!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t worry I made a ton of cards before I left and I will be posting so you can still see what I came up with.

I needed a card for the gift and have a limited supply of stamps for a wedding. I resorted to my favorite stand by Fast & Fun and came up with this card. The colors of the wedding are purple so I decided to use those colors to create my card. There is glitter on the card around the scallops as well as on the cake but it doesn’t show in picture.

Stamps: Fast & Fun Notes, Mini-Mates (retired), Priceless Paper: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, white Ink: Lovely Lilac Accessories: Almost Amethyst – Green Galore – Lovely Lilac markers, ribbon (Jody’s online share), Circle Nestibilities, Sakura Stardust Gel pen, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Anni-Verve-sary Take 2

Today’s sketch was a lot of fun. I have been wanting to do something to highlight a saying and Verve has a great one. I just love this saying and the card came together quickly. Love the look. I also combined it with Splitcoast Color Challenge #178 -Farewell to In Colors. I was to use a neutral and any In Colors I wanted but no other colors. I cheated a little and used some Barely Banana and Lovely Lilac ink. This is also a square card. I made it 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 to fit in an A2 envelope.
Stamps: Asian Flair (Verve) Paper: Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Kraft, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Lovely Lilac, Wild Wasabi Accessories: ribbon (Michael’s), horizontal slot punch, buttons, dimensionals, sticky tape
I am using a new photo shop program. I haven’t had time to play with it yet to learn how to edit my colors. Sorry the picture is washed out but it really isn’t. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!