Saturday, August 15, 2009

AnniVERVEsary Sketches

First of all, Auntie Kathy, if you're reading this.....STOP NOW! Or be warned that you're about to see your birthday gift (well, part of it anyways)!

The two cards I want to share today were part of the AnniVERVEsary sketches in celebration of Verve's Second year of business. It's hard to believe it's been that short of a time since Julee started up this amazing company because their stamps (especially the sentiments) are out of this world. If you aren't already a frequenter of Julee's blog, head over here - she's amazing, has the world's best sponging and every day I wish to be like Julee!

Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: Parisian Breeze DSP, Kraft, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Brides Flowers, Brad, Nestabilities

Stamps: Gina K Elegant Flowers
Paper: Parisian Breeze DSP, Kraft, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Nestabilities, Brads, Circle Punch

Wanna know what else I learned yesterday?

I need a better method of taking pictures. I've prepared MrP for a visit to Michael's in search of an OTTLite. I'm hoping this will help for days like today when it's raining and I can't get my creations outside to take natural light pictures. My desk lamp has a daylight bulb, but it's not nearly enough and my stuff always seems to be so dark & dingy. Maybe it's just the photographer!?!

Off to hopefully survive my first 10K in almost a month. LOL Fingers crossed! Mild complication - I forgot to pick up my race package, so let's hope someone can help me out this morning.


  1. Wonderful cards! Isnt' the OTTlite a great tool for picture taking? I use it when I'm scrapping anything. It just gives off better light. Mine's huge! The neighbors say they have light in their rooms lol

  2. What gorgeous cards! The colours you chose look really good together. Love those Verve stamps and sketches!

    Just a thought on the OTT. (I found Michaels to be seriously overpriced on this product) Two other possible sources - Costco, they don't always have it in stock but got mine way cheaper there...and Office Depot carries them and often has them for less money. If you are going to spend crazy money - go to a photo store and buy or build a light box. Costs almost as much as the Ott at Michaels but will give very satisfactory results.
    Hope you don't think I'm butting in - just a couple of suggestions . Have a great day.

  3. Oh and I forgot. I found your blog yesterday - can't remember how - but it's fabulous, Thanks for putting your stuff out there for the rest of us! to be inspired.

  4. Fabulous cards the sketches!!

  5. A 10k? Are you nuts?? I can barely run after my 4 year old through the is so not pretty! LOL...But your cards are awesome. I love the second the best! You have so much talent. I wish you would share some with me. lol..

  6. Beautiful cards, Tanny! Great colors and accents! Blessings to you!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog too! The OTT lite makes all the diffence in the world to me. You see the "right" colors under that light when I'm making a card or quilling. If you're using it just for photos though you should just get a light box. But I always have mine on when I'm crafting.

  8. I love your cards. I like the blues and browns togethers. The first one is my fave! I'll have to check out an OTT lite.

  9. Beautiful cards! That DP is still one of my favs!

  10. AWESOME job on the Verve sketches! I printed them out and haven't had the chance to work with them yet but seeing your creations has me itching for a chance to get home and work with them! Thanks for sharing!


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