Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Viva La Verve #4 - Hugs and Kisses

Here's the final sketch of January for the Viva La Verve challenge (you have one more day if you want to play!):


I'm delighted and amazed that from now on, the fourth and final sketch challenge each month from Verve will be a clean and simple design.  That's just up my alley!  I do find the typical Verve sketches to be tricky.


My Valentine uses retired and oh-so-gorgeous Stampin' Up! paper, a thick strip of their pink grosgrain ribbon, and a few embellishments.  This was a breeze to make!


The die cut is Martha Stewart, sentiment Verve (of course!), and the little glittery chipboard heart stickers are by Recollections.

I'm entering this at Really Reasonable Ribbon too:  use red and pink with a ribbon.

Thanks to all of you who have commented on ways to combat hand pain, and wished me well.  I liked Lisa's "one day on the computer/one day off" approach...though it would be so hard to stay away!!  LOL
I think our strangely-warm winter is a benefit to my hands.  It's going to be 64 degrees here today in New Jersey.  Totally weird!

See you in a little bit with another post for the day, then tomorrow with a brand new Play Date Cafe challenge.  :-)

Colleen

Stamps:  Heart to Heart - Verve
Paper:  white - PTI; Real Red, patterned paper - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Pink Pirhouette grograin ribbon - SU; chipboard hearts - Recollections; doily die cut - Martha Stewart; pearls

18 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

CAS, but yet gorgeous!!!! I have a ton and I mean ton of SU retired papers and I am pretty sure I could wallpaper the entire house on just those alone, and I am pretty sure I have the same collection you used here. I am loving those hearts!!!

Awesome job with the sketch!

Linda R said...

Such a lovely card. I just love those little doilies..

Hugs, Linda

Stella said...

Made in a breeze and it captured my breath in a second :) I just love this!
XXX

Marisa said...

Looky at you getting all the Verve sketches done :) Need I ask if you are addicted to Verve yet LOL ;) Great take on the sketch.

Lisa said...

Such a pretty CAS card Colleen. I agree with the simplicity of the sketch, some do leave me scratchng my head!

Thanks for the shout out on my remedy~hehe!!!

Janny said...

I love the card beautiful paper. Janny

Bonnie said...

The best kind of card. A breeze to make and looks like a million!

Ann Schach said...

You have such a knack for making CAS cards that look so elegant, Colleen! This one is wonderful!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a beautiful CAS design, Really appreciate those that can master CAS.
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Judy Rozema said...

This is so pretty! I like those little hearts peeking out and that die is lovely! A great CAS design! Thanks for joining the Pink and Red Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty Colleen! Love the paper & the hearts too! So sorry about all hand pain you have been having! I find too much time on the computer affects mine too. I have backed off for a little bit, but it is hard to stay away. Blogging definitely takes a toll, but it is so much fun!

Emily Keaton said...

SO gorgeous, Colleen! That sketch is right up your alley. And look at all the luscious goodies you included in this stunning yet simple card!! Good luck in the Verve draw--got my fingers crossed for you :).

Benzi said...

Simple, beautiful, and glittery...love it!!

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Pauline said...

Oh so pretty! Love the little doily, and the sweet hearts!

Ellen said...

Colleen this card is just so pretty. I love those sparkly hearts!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

A beautifully clean and simple card! I do love what you did with the sketch. I'm way far behind in my blog visiting, but to come here and see so many beautiful things in one sitting has been a real treat. I wanted to tell you it was sweet of you to mention that Lockhart cupcake card you saved. It was the only other time I used that stamp. A shame, as I really do like the stamp. Have a good week!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahh, glitter just speaks to me! Gorgeous job with Shannan's sketch...the hearts are sweet and so is that sentiment!

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