March 8, 2010

Verve Sketch, Tag, and Recycle challenges

Since four people in this household are ill (including me), it's all about combining challenges this weekend. So I combined as many March Verve release challenges as I could hoping to win a $25 gift certificate. I made the tags from some scraps using my cuttlebug.  The Heartfelt Thanks tag could be used as a bookmark or around a wine bottle.  The top is made from Nestibilities Label 1 dies.  Very handy!! and it was so easy.  It's not embellished but I didn't want to cover up that lovely retro looking paper!  The flower was made by folding my piece of paper and placing it in such a way on the flower layer die that it cut a card rather than two separate flowers.  This tag is meant more for a tiny card on a gift bag.

My next project is a card that combines the sketch challenge and the recycle challenge.  I found the sketch tricky and in the end I didn't love what I came up with but I did get to use one of my favourite stamp sets.  The textured white paper is actually a coffee cup sleeve that I found wrapped around a coffee I had bought just before my daughters music lesson.  That lesson is from 4 until 5 which is around the time that I hit a wall and my energy levels are drained.  The nice thing about those evening is that my hubby is home before me and starts getting dinner I get that hot cup of coffee.  Anyhow, I really liked this cup sleeve not only because of the texture but because it was off-white rather than kraft or brown!  So it's been in my scrap bin for a couple of weeks now.  I'll have to stash some more :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've made.  Hope your week is wonderful.  We're suppose to be enjoying spring break this week but right now we are just focusing of feeling better.  Thankfully we don't have to be anywhere this week and no one's missing any school.

Paper: Chocolate chip, Groovy Guava, Nook & Pantry dp (BG), Very Vanilla
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Nesties Labels 1, Flower Layers sizzix die, brown satin ribbon, linen thread, lemon tart button (PTI),  large corner rounder punch
Stamps:  Celebration of Thanks (Verve)

Coffee Success
Paper: White (PTI), Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Nook & Pantry dp (BG), Whisper white
Ink:  Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle scissors, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punch, lemon tart twill (PTI), coffee sleeve
Stamps:  Delightful and Delicious (Verve)


  1. Pretty tags and a great card! Love the colour combo and the layout!

  2. Great job with the Verve Spring Fling challenges! Thanks for playing!

  3. wonderful little tag but that card is the bomb! Makes me wish my birthday wasn't 9 months away.

  4. Excellent job of recycling, Laural. I really would love to see that Heartfelt Thanks heading to my house on a bottle of some fabulous BC VQA wine =)
    You did such a great job with the challenges - and extra impressive given the illness you're dealing with. I can't imagine it's easy when everyone's sick - including you, who has to probably tough it out the most. Hope you're feeling better, my friend!

  5. eek!! You're using my favourite coffee stamps!!! When I finally get over for coffee, I hope there will be cupcakes too :) LOL