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Friday, January 21, 2011

Viva la Verve--Week 4: Joy for the Journey

Well, I am loving the Viva la Verve challenges! Every week there is a new sketch--my FAVORITE! I rarely start a card without one, did ya'll know that? I'm a little late in posting this morning. It's been a day (already)... I woke up early to go help out taking fundraiser money from the kids at the girls' school. Lindsie forgot her backpack, so I had to run back up there and take it to her (yes, I am THAT mom). Then I went and scanned and cropped some pictures from a scrapbook album at Walgreen's and accidently deleted my entire order and had to redo it. When I got home, I finally sat down to write this when the school called me and said Audrie had an upset tummy and I needed to go pick her up. Ope, hold on, Sage just rang the bell to go outside...

Anyway, as ya'll can see it's been quite the busy morning! Luckily I made this card a few days ago (I had an advance sneak of the sketch since I'm a Verve Inspiration Diva). As I said before, it's my job to inspire ya'll with a little old mixed with a little new from Verve. As I don't have anything BRAND new on this card, I did use an older with a "new-er" set. Remember this one?--I used Up, Up and Away with the cute little hot air balloons and clouds (one of my all-time favorites), except the sentiment with that set wasn't going to work the way I had it planned out with this little flag coming from under the balloon. Then I thought, "well, ding-dong, use another set with it! (I'm allowed being a Verve Inspiration Diva--can ya'll tell I'm so excited about this?)". So I thumbed through my stash and came across this set, Joy for the Journey, a set that came out only a couple of months ago. Um, hello..PERFECT! Oh and by the way, I'm loving these colors...ya'll may have to see them again.

Ok, well, I've got to go tend to Audrie and see if she wants to eat anything for lunch. I'm thinking no. However, she thinks she's going to play the wii all day. I'm thinking no on that one too.

Here's the sketch for this week. Come visit the Verve Forum to see how to play. You KNOW there are prizes involved--It's VERVE and it's not too late to play for this month's prize!

SUSIE Q-TIP: I don't remember if I've given this little tip before, but it's worth repeating if I did. When I use teeny tiny flatback rhinestones or pearls, etc., from Pizzazz Aplenty (LOVE THAT STORE--you MUST check it out and tell Judy I sent you! She's having a buy one, get one free sale right NOW!), they come packaged in little bags with a stapled-on folded topper. I leave it all intact and just snip the side of the bag a little bit to make an opening for them to come out of. Then I push how ever many I need into a jar lid to keep them "contained" and also so I can see them (I need bifocals--just found out). That way, I just need to tap the lid a bit to get them right side up before picking them up with a gel-picker or my tweezers and adhere them to my card. To close the bag back up, I just wrap a piece of tape around the side. Then it's ready to snip again and just keep adding more tape each time you use it. That was a long tip.

Stamps: Up, Up and Away, Joy for the Journey (Verve)
Paper: Grape Jelly, Sno Cone, Gumdrop Green (MFT), White, Kioshi (Basic Gray)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Pale Plum (SU!)
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Large Dot Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Border Punch (MS), Copic Markers, Ribbon and Button (PTI), Twine (TCP), Purple Flatback Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. Oh so cute! Love the lavender and polka dots! :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Sus!! And I totally feel ya...I have had a whole week of days like that. And I am also THAT MOM. ;)

  3. Cute cute cute
    Of course anything purple/lavendar/lilac is my fave!

  4. This is GORGEOUS! Love the papers you used. So soft and pretty!!!

  5. You are so cute...that was a long tip, LMBO!! Love the card!!


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