Monday, July 14, 2008

Verve Monday


Hello, friends! Happy Monday! Chris and I had a wonderful weekend in Northern Michigan, in the Traverse City area. We were there for my friend's daughter's wedding. Neither of us had never been there -- what a beautiful place! We fell in love with the area and will surely go back!

It's good to be home, but I was in need of a little mojo boost today. I turned to Julee Tilman and Verve Stamps for inspiration. The sketch is Julee's Mojo Monday sketch, and the colors are from the Meet the Verve Divas Challenge at SCS.

The stamp set I used is Petals and Stems. For my scalloped circles I used Die Cut Blooms, from the SU! Occasions Mini Catalog. They coordinate perfectly with the colors and the images! I used my Cuttlebug and two embossing folders: Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls. I did a little sponging around the Saffron panel and the white circles. For my embellishments, I added some brown dotted organdy ribbon and some Dew Drops (thanks to my ATS Secret Sister for the Dew Drops!). I also pierced under the sentiment.

That's it for today! I have a pile of uninked stamps I need to play with, and I have lots of projects I need to work on for the coming weeks -- I can't wait to share it all with you! Have a great day today, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Petals and Stems (Verve Stamps) Ink: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (SU!) Cardstock: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU!) Other: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Birds and Swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft); brown dotted organdy ribbon (May Arts); Dew Drops (Robins Nest); Die Cut Blooms, paper piercing tool, mat pack, stamping sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!)

15 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Very Very cool card Christina!!! I dig that sponging girl!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

I love this card. It's so different and unique. It's the first time I have ever noticed those die cut blooms too!! love it!

Ida said...

Very pretty. I like how the main (big) flower is cut. Lovely and cheerful colors.

Jennifer Love said...

I LOVE this card! I have that set, too. Gonna have to play with them a bit more. :)

Mauna said...

Great job on the sketch. Love that stamp set..I am weakening and just might have to buy it!

Christi said...

This is awesome!!! Fantastic take on the sketch!

Carolyn King said...

vervalicious! great job with that sketch!
Glad u had a great trip too!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card Christina!!

Ulfette said...

That's another very pretty card :-)

Cyndi Bundy said...

Gorgeous card Christina! Glad you had a fun getaway!!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

such vibrant colors!

arlene,
Lakewood florist

Genevieve said...

So cute! I just found your blog today and I'm glad I did! Your cards are so pretty!

Alexandra said...

Fabulous sponging and I love the colors - just gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bethany Paull said...

Awesome! the huge flower as the circle is genious!

Julee from Verve said...

A stunningly beautiful card! Love all the little details. Thanks for playing! :)