Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!

In honor of Verve's 2nd year, I wanted to do something special. So I decided to make a cute little mini scrapbook of my daughter celebrating her birthday over the last few years. Also, I wanted to show the versatility of Verve images on scrapbook pages.

{you can click on the pictures to make them larger}

I cut some chipboard, cardstock, acetate and dsp out with my SU Top Note Die. Then adhered it with Mod Podge. In between each page is clear acetate to not only protect the picture, but to also add another pretty element to the page.

In the next two pictures you can see how the acetate page looks on top of the picture, as well as on top of the journaling page. I thought it added a simple touch of charm.

Stamps: Verve Because of You, Cupcake Affair & Grateful Elegance, Autumn Leaves Journaling Stamps
Ink: White Staz On, Versafine Sepia, PTI Summer Sunrise
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Pretty Please", PTI Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush & Clear Cardstock
Misc: SU's Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon & Top Note Die, MS Butterfly Punch, Flat Back Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Mod Podge, Dimensionals, Small Binder Ring, Crop-a-Dile, Nestabilities Label 4, Stickles, Embossing Powder & misc chipboard

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friend Til the End


My final entry for the Viva La Verve Challenge for the month of July. I was able to sneak away into my stamping room this morning before the day began. Helps to wake up at 4:45am. Ugh!! I'm going to need a nap today.

Stamps: PTI Friends Til the End, Fancy Flourishes, Background Text Style
Ink: Ranger Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo, PTI Hibiscus, SU Old Olive
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, My Minds Eye DSP, Vellum
Misc: Copics, Twine, PTI Hibiscus Button, glue dots