Thursday, August 5, 2010

Viva la Verve!

Good morning! If it's before noon, I'm packing. If it's noon, I'm flying. If it's about three, I'm driving. If it's seven, I've made it to my destination. It's a travel day for me once again. Now that it's here, I'm getting a bit more excited. Love that last minute adrenaline! I'm flying to Portland today to attend another wedding reception for my sister. But before I head into Washington, I'm driving down into Corvallis, OR to visit some dear friends of mine. Here's hoping my rental car has a great sound system!

For the month of August, Amber has us all walking through Master Bedrooms to gather inspiration. I absolutely had to pick the first of the three inspiration pictures this week. The colors literally screamed out at me to pick them. That floral print, the leaves... Love at first sight. I started with the three main colors and built them up with layers on my card. I did stain around the edges of the white paper to soften the starkness a bit (ordered new tea dye stains last night! Yay!). I popped up the whole green panel, tied a crisp, white ribbon in a bow, and stamped a sentiment in black underneath the whole thing.

I finished, photographed, and uploaded this card before I realized that I had left off the two little side details in the sketch. Oops! Don't tell Amber!

It's going to be a little quieter here on the blog for the rest of the week and weekend. I do have a few posts scheduled to go up in my absence, but not a whole bunch. Have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- Blooming Button Bits
Paper- Whisper White, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, Bitty Dots dp, Turning a New Leaf dp
Ink- Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories- ribbon, buttons, dimensionals, tea dye stains


  1. I loved this room too...don't you want one just like it? LOVE your leaves and polka dots :) and the white ribbon is perfect to break up all that bright colour :) Have a fun and safe trip :) It definitely is a wedding summer, not just wedding day!! I'm heading out on a road trip to a nearby city with great Verve Stamps haven't arrived yet so I thought this would encourage them here if I wasn't. Our Customs can be so slow, even with Julee's super fast shipping!!

  2. Fabulous job with the insp. piece! Love the card! Of course anything with leaves and polka dots is fine by me LOL! Great use of the colours and layout.

    Loved your opening paragraph. Kids asked me what I was laughing at LOL! Enjoy your trip!!

  3. Kristi, I love your card and the colors inspired by the master bedroom. BEAUTIFUL!!! Those colors scream out inspiration to me as well.

  4. Kristina, I love the boldness and the combination of colors!

    I have a giveaway at my blog, to celebrate my second Blogoversary! Would you like to enter your comment to win a Papertreyink stamp set?