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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Viva la Verve--For the Love of Chocolate

Well, it seems like it's been forever since I posted a Viva la Verve Challenge card. I know a couple of months ago, I was able to play just about every week and I sure do miss that. So yesterday, when I sat down to stamp, I set my first priority on playing in Sankari's VLVJUN2011, Week 3 Sketch. Here, just take a look at this beauty:

I don't know why, but I've been wanting all kinds of chocolate for the past few days (for the caffeine, I'm sure--I'm trying to let up a little with the Starbuck's to save some money). So my M.O. is to call Eric on his way home from work and relate my "puppy dog eyes" through the phone lines (via 3G network) to him so that he brings me something chocolatey. At least it's cheaper than Starbuck's right?

Anyway, when I pulled out this older stamp set from Verve called Love's Flower, and saw the Love vs. Chocolate sentiment, I totally had to use it! It reminded me of my cries for "chocolate help" to Eric, who gladly stops off and picks me up a Hershey bar and we share for you, two for me.

A couple of Verve-alicious things going on NOW:

1. There is still time to be a Viva la Verve Sketch Champion for June by completing all the sketches for the month (week 4 will be posted this Friday) for your chance to win some Verve-y goodness. Look for the Champions thread in our forum soon where you'll need to link all of your creations to enter.
2. Don't forget about the "For the Boys" Sale going on until the end of June. You'll save 15% on the selected stamp sets found HERE.

SUSIE Q-TIP: I'm a rule-breaker (Hi Jody.) as ya'll know. I mixed brown and black on this card. Free yourself and do the same.

Stamps: Love's Flower (Verve)
Paper: Black, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Rasberry Fizz (PTI), Grandma's Feather Bed (Bazzill)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye (Colorbox)
Accessories: Open Scallop Border Die-namics (MFT), Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Prima Flowers, Button, Twine, Sparkly Organdy Ribbon and Yellow Flatback Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. Love all of the details and the stitching. Great colors and beautiful card as always! :)

  2. What a great card! I love the all the bright colors framed in black, and the littly gingham flower and white bow are perfect--they have just enough color to accent, but not enough to compete with the gorgeous depth of color in the rest of the card.

  3. This is SO gorgeous!! LOVE the colors and layout on this!!

  4. Awwww- that is so sweet that your hubby would bring you home chocolate:) Mine would say 'that's junk food- you don't need it- it's garbage' he is wierd about food....he never snacks, hardly ever eats junk, but has no desire to exercise or get fit....Dude- get on one boat or the other. One of the 'sticker' drawers in my stamp room is actually filled with lindt chocolate;) Shhhh- don't tell! Oh- and love this card and Sankari's sketch is awesome!! I am using it on a TCP preview this week!

  5. You rocked this sketch, Susie!! Greta pops of colour and black trim. Flash those big puppy dog eyes - you deserve a treat for this beauty :)

  6. Oh my word, Susan! This is fantabulous! LOVE the colors, the sponging, the stitching, the ribbon/twine combo... everything! Gorgeous card!

  7. OMG this is absolutely amazingly breathtaking hun!!! Gorgeous colours and details - I just love it all!!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the paper combo and how you wrapped string around the ribbon.

  9. Gorgeous and so elegant! Love it! :) Smiles ~ Brandi


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