Sunday, September 20, 2009

Slightly More Verve

hehe. I still have a few more cards that I made for the September release, and figured I'd spread them out to help with my being really exhausted when I get home from work. I don't think I've sat down and stamped in about a week now.... I'm so looking forward to moving closer to my new job so that I can have a life again.

This card uses the new Verve set, Starstruck. I love this set! There are so many fun star swirls and fun sentiments. I'm definitely going to have fun playing around with making backgrounds using all those swirls and stars.

I actually used Maria's Mojo Monday 100th Celebration sketch for this card. I was really busy moving into my new classroom when this celebration took place, and sadly didn't have a chance to play along. But I did save a few of the sketches to play with in the future, this being one of them. I played around with colors a little bit and ended up with Sahara Sand and Rich Razzleberry. What gorgeous, rich colors together! I also used one of my new EK Success edge punches... definitely a new favorite!!

Church was great this morning. The sermon was on keeping hope, which increases our faith. What a great reminder, especially as so many of us are going through difficult times in the current economy. Myself included. I was incredibly blessed to have found a new teaching position after the mass lay-offs here in California, and only had my hope in God's plan and my faith to see me through.

After church, my roomie and I set out to go furniture shopping! Yay! Our goal today was to find some couches for our new place. We found some at the second store we went to... and we LOVE them! Nice and comfy, a nice neutral color, and some wood accents for character. They were on sale, so we also were able to get the coffee table and side table for what the price normally would have been for just the couches! Score! I feel so grown up shopping for all this furniture, but it's so fun to finally shop for "my style" and for "my home." We've now officially purchased the big items: table, couches, coffee tables, etc. As for all the little accent details, I'm hoping those will fall into place over time as we move in. With a little bit of luck, that should be next weekend. If that luck fails us a little bit, it will be the first week in October. I'm soooo looking forward to not getting up at 5:30 to beat traffic in time to get to work.

Well, enough out of me. Enjoy the remainders of your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: Starstruck
Paper- Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Everafter dp
Ink- Rich Razzleberry, Going Gray
Accessories- ribbon, EK Success edge punch, corner punch, dimensionals, slot punch


  1. Gorgeous as always Kristina... awesome color combo!! Hope you are feeling better! I wish I could do some furniture shopping! Maybe if I quit spending so much money on stamps! :)

  2. Love the new razzleberry! And it looks great with sahara :) The little swirly star is so great :) I do love the Verve fonts :) Thanks for the email and sweet words :) Have a great week and good luck with the move :)

  3. Love this card! The large scallops are fabulous as are the colours. How exciting to be able to furnish your place in your own style :D I loved being able to do that and it's amazing the deals you can find when you hut a bit! Congrats on the guest Diva spot at Friday's release too :D

  4. Beautiful card! Love your clean and neat style a LOT!