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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Simply the Best!....Better than All the Rest!

This is totally not a boast, just borrowing Shannan's idea to title my post today with song lyrics! I can hear Tina Turner belting it out--Simply the Best!! Dundt, dundt, dundt, dundt... Okay, never mind. Better hand the mic back over to Shannan. When the word got out about the Verve Project Parade Challenge for July being ATC's, I was super excited! I don't know why, but I love working on these tiny 2.5" x 3.5" canvases. I love how Shannan turned hers into a card and I will probably do the same later on with this one and make it a cute thank you note for someone. It's actually made entirely from my scraps (got any of those? OH, Lucky you!! Then you can join us in the challenge!). I knew I wanted to use the Petals and Stems set (it's my "go to" set these days, but I hold myself back so ya'll won't get bored) and this polkadot paper from Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding--haven't you heard of Christmas in July?). So I just stamped the flowers, cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals but didn't adhere them just yet. I then stamped the stems and sentiment from Feeling Groovy , added the paper slices, and sponged the edges for a little vintage shab (is that a word? It is now.). The flowers were attached and the final touches included the little ribbon "leaves" and the cute frosted baubles just for fun (it's all about the fun, you know!)

I hope you have a little fun too, and play with us in our Vervy ATC challenge! If you need a little help getting started with your ATC, check out Jen's tutorial from SCS HERE. Then HERE'S<----click! all the details about the Verve contest. Your scraps are begging to be used!

TIP: Punch holes in your scalloped edges (if you don't have the Fiskars Threading Water Punch) and put a different color behind the dots for a little pop.

Stamps: Petals and Stems, Feeling Groovy (Verve Visual)
Paper: Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Papertrey White, Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories: Polkadot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge, Frosted Flatback Baubles (Stamping Bella), Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Cutter Bees, Glue Dot


  1. You keep dazzling me!

  2. Absolutely adorable! I LOVE those colors, and your layout is perfect with all those special touches! :-)

  3. This is so super cute!! I love the layout and colors!!!

  4. I know I already mentioned this on the Verve blog but I just have to say it again...I LOVE THIS! :D Ok, I'm done. Hehe!


  5. I love working with ATC's too...although it's been a long time since I've done one. This one is adorable! Perfect colors and I love all the scallops and polka dots.

  6. This is just the cutest little ATC ever! I love everything about it.. the colors, the polka dots, the scallops, the bow... and especially the stamps!!! LOL! Great job, Susan! :)

  7. Love this ATC, Susan! The colors are great...

    I gave you an award on my blog...check it out!!

  8. C*U*T*E!!! Your colors here ROCK Susan!! Awesome possum. Love everything about it. Keep up the good work...OH, and for the record, I DO think it's the "best" LOL. *wink* You always do such great work and I admire your talent and creative eye.

  9. So, so nice. I love the colors, layout, stamps used, everything!


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