Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hang in There

Hello friends! Verve is one of my most favorite stamp companies! I haven't had the time to play with my Verve stamps nearly as much as I would like... Since this is Verve's 3rd Anni-VERVE-sary release (3 fabulous years of Verve), Julee has created 5 fabulous sketches to celebrate! I finally got a chance to play with sketch #1:

All week, the Divas have been peeking the new sets and wowee.. I can hardly wait to get my hands on them! This is always the case for me when it is release week. When I sat down to make a card using this sketch, I realized that I hadn't had a chance to play with the sets from the last release. With my other DT commitments, life in general and summer, time just got away from me. So, this time, I decided to ink up one of those sets. They were all jam-packed with fabulous sentiments showcased in fun fonts, so this is what I'm focusing on here with my "sentiment" card.

My patterned paper is from the Kaisercraft Lush collection. "Hang in there" is from Always on My Mind. It is framed in a circular frame from Waltzingmouse Vintage Circles, Small and cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die (love how it fits this image perfectly). I am hoping to squeeze in more Verve sketch time tomorrow.. wish me luck! The release is tomorrow at 8 PM EST.. yay!

On another note, I'd like to thank Monique for this lovely blog award that she awarded me last week. She chose me as one of the 15 blogs she loves. I am truly honored to receive this award, Monique! If you aren't familiar with her work, please visit her blog here for some fabulous eye candy! In the spirit of the award, I am supposed to pass this on to 15 others. I cannot possibly choose just 15 people whose blog I love, so I pass this on to each one of you who inspire me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Always on My Mind (Verve), Vintage Circles, Small (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Lush 6" paper pad (Kaisercraft), Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Rusty Hinge distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.