Sunday, July 24, 2011

VLV July Week 4

Viva La Verve! The final sketch. This is for week 4 of the VLV Friday sketches. Both the heart and swirly frame are stencils I have that I traced and cut them out... YEAAAAH for stencils! :) Loved watching this card come together. I love that ribbon on the bottom and the rolled flower was made out of Very Vanilla Ribbon, SOOOOO CUTE! (a touch of hot glue and a burnt hand). 

Happy Hotness!!! :)

Colleen G.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

MOJO 200

So my favorite part of this card is the background.... I MADE THAT - well, with stamps of course.. they are Glitz Stamps and totally new to me!!! LOVE Them--- Going to have a fabulous time playing them, I have a total of 10 diff designs. :) The other thing that was kinda fun, was the stitching, first time I have used that stitch, and I think it went well with this card. 

Another Mojo Monday - They are celebrating their 200th Mojo Anniversary! Offering some random prizes! Always fun to play along... and be inspired by the design team! The Circle with the bird and branches is from a cricut cartridge, not sure which one as I used it at a friends house.  Sentiment is from Verve Stamps - TFL

Colleen G.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Get Your Diva on -

This is the first time I have participated in the Get Your Diva On Challenge by Verve Stamps. You had to take a store gift card and be inspired by that to make your card. Well lets just say this was EXTREMELY hard for me, to take something flat and put dimension to it, and not to have a plain card, and not know if a sketch would look right, I had this vision of using the dress form as the guy, so I started there (would soooo much rather follow sketches) LOL - but hey it's how I will learn right!

So anyway, I only had a DSW gift card in my wallet and it was super boring, so I googled some of my fave stores, and ones I have had in the past and this is what caught my eye....

And this is what I came up with.... 

I started with stamping the Tim Holtz dressform, then used a stencil on the side, Then used a mask and sponged over it, then added the purple strip and sewed, then stamped the No. 5 then had a heck of the time figuring out how to attach the key, I didn't have any black twine, so I found this wire and just scrunched it and threw it in there... Overall I think it works... what do you think????

Colleen G.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Ah, I just love this phrase! So many things I want to do and try... and it is so scary to get out there and even try... this phrase just screams at me and gives me hope that it doesn't matter if I fail... it just encourages me to TRY. Just give it shot!  Who cares what others think! I just wanna be me!!!!!!!

This is for Week 2 of Viva La Verve sketch you can see more details here  . Had so much fun using colored thread to stitch this together. I just picked up pink and orange the other day! Glad I did!!! On the bottom of the card layered over the pink is tulle! Pretty sweet, eh! :) Hope your having a great Sunday. To see how I did the background read my previous post here. 

Stamp: Blue Skies-Verve
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive

Colleen G.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MOJO198 - Dance in the Rain

I am taking a Beth Moore bible study about David - We just talked about how David was so excited to be carrying home the ark of the covenant successfully and was rejoicing in the Lord and just starting dancing uninhibited before God. It was joy he had and faith and hope in who God was... even when things didn't go David's way, most of the time he learned to dance in the rain... 

Now if only I could embrace life's moments of rain... and JUST DANCE. :)

Now onto the card another MOJO MONDAY There is still time to play head on over to see some fabulous work. It is hard to see the sewing on the card, but I used a new stitch down the middle, I really liked how the stitching turned out... if I knew I was adding black to the card I would have used that. BTW -I am loving these butterfly's & how everything looks shimmery with my new Ranger Pearl mist!!!

NOTE to self: White Ribbon will melt if using heat gun! :)

Stamps: Blue Skies-Verve
Paper - Baja Breeze DP
Ribbon, Whisper White, Rose Red

Colleen G.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hello Butterfly

So much fun! The center butterfly paper is TH Kraft resist paper. LOVE this! You can color it any color and get an amzing design. the Butterfly on bottom left is from Blue Skies, by Verve Stamps. The butterfly was saturated in Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist...(which is amazing and my new fave!) 
Designed for VLV JULY Week 1 sketch. 

Colleen G.
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