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Monday, July 18, 2011

Viva la Verve--Bottomless Thanks

Well, I think I'm finally recovered from my strep last week. Still a little dry in the throat, but that makes for a more sexy voice. (Hey, baby.--Say it really low and you can sound like me.) I did a little stamping last week, but didn't really have the energy. However, yesterday between watching the FIFA Women's World Soccer Cup (man, what a lot of missed shots!), I was able to make a couple of cards--one for the current Viva la Verve sketch and one for the Card of the Week kit up at Scrapper's Boutique (so you'll have to wait a bit to see that one, but it's CUTE, I "gay-rone-tee"!)

So Maureen came up with Friday's Viva la Verve sketch. I have to admit, I wasn't a big fan of it at first, but as I got to working on it, I really like it! I've had the idea to use the Jotted Heart Die from Verve with this sentiment from the new Words Cannot Express set (that Julee was inspired by me to make--hooray!) since I got it and this sketch provided a great opportunity to do that.

I also used Hope Blooms for the flower, cutting the top layer out with the Floral Circles Die, Love Notes allowed me to stamp and handcut the little "love" tag along with the stamped "frame" inside the Classy Label Die. Oh and how about that polkadot heart? Remember the Bountiful Backgrounds set? Homemade polkadot paper right there, my friends. Gotta.Love.It.

Ok, I'll let ya'll in on a little secret. I made this card in honor of all of ya'll. Yes, I'm getting a little mushy here. Thanks to everyone who reads my blog. I'm feeling so grateful for all the friendships, love, and support ya'll show me when I post projects and share my trials and tribulations here and I don't plan on stopping any time soon, even with how crazy my life has been lately. And those of you who I've come to know at Scrapper's Boutique who also "read me", you know where to find me and I appreciate all your personal complements. I know it's just a blog, but ya'll are all important to me!

Have ya'll been playing along in the Viva la Verve challenges? Should you? Why, YES, yes you should.
HERE'S where to find them.

SUSIE Q-TIP: When stamping almost any flowers, go ahead and stamp two or three. Then cut out the extras, snip the petals from the outside to the centers, layer them and push the petals up for dimension. In this case, I snipped some of the petals completely off, so there were spaces between them on the top layer.

Stamps: Words Cannot Express, Hope Blooms, Love Notes, Bountiful Backgrounds (Verve)
Paper: White, Pure Poppy (PTI), Regal Rose (SU!), Sweet Summertime (Echo Park), City Park (American Crafts)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Real Red, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Classy Label, Jotted Heart, and Floral Circles A Cut Above Dies (Verve), Hole Punches, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Pinking Border CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), Tiny Flower Punch, Red Pearl Flatbacks (Pizzazz Aplenty), Large Dots Embossing Folder, Button/Twine (PTI)
Finished Size: A2


  1. Absolutely gorgeous..I adore the fresh colours together, the patterns and the sentiment is you've made me need to go follow that link!

  2. Awww... Big hugs, my friend Sus! Love this - so bright,happy, so YOU!!!

  3. So sweet and cheery! Love this new sentiment set, and you've used it in a most delightful way!


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