Thursday, July 7, 2011

Viva la Verve!

Good afternoon, everyone! It's great to be home (though, trekking around the country of Italy is nothing to complain about) and enjoying sleeping in each morning. I finally sat down and whipped up a few cards to share with you. I also have a few that were made back in the madness of May and June that I'll use as fillers.

But first up, we have this week's Viva la Verve challenge from Verve's forum on Splitcoast Stampers. I loved this week sketch, circle and all, and immediately had an idea to put little sailboats in three of the squares and the sentiment in the third. It was perfect! Well, it was was perfect until I actually tried it... And, well, let's just say it didn't quite look like what I had pictured in my head. Ah, welcome back to stamping after a break... Time to jump start the rusty mojo.

As you can see, the sailboats were ditched and buttons took their place! I obviously still have babies on the brain! I just found out two more of my friends are pregnant. Sheesh! But I have to admit, I am so loving cuddling with all these adorable little pudgy bundles!

Some tiny pearls around the edges and little twine bow finished off this card. I know what you're thinking... No ribbon! I KNOW! First card back and I've already ditched the ribbon?! We could be off to a bumpy start, people. LOL

Guess twine will have to do for the time being. Twine with some long ribbon tails....

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm off to retreat into the air-conditioned portion of our house (it's HOT outside!) and read for a while before Zumba tonight. Gonna get sweaty. Well, I've been sweaty most of the day, so I guess I'm just going to get sweatier! Got to burn off those yummolicious Italian cookies I feasted on while in Italy. I mean, just look at these things! Pinenuts and almond paste?! Um, YES! They were incredible. I've already stock piled the ingredients to try making my own. I've even bookmarked a few recipes to see which will get the closest to the original taste.

Ok. Enough rambling for one day. I think I'm slightly excited to be back. :)

Stamps- PTI: Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper- Not Quite Navy, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White, Fly a Kite dp
Ink- Not Quite Navy
Accessories- twine, buttons, nestabilities, pearls


  1. I just adore these buttons and that fabulous twine bow!! What a joyful, colorful card :) Those cookies look deadly!! Yum!

  2. What a brilliant idea for this sketch. It worked me over pretty well LOL! I thought of mini pin wheels in but they just didn't work out. Looks like we will be seeing a few baby cards on your blog now too :)

    I have actually read the Kate Morton book you are reading and enjoyed it, though I think I enjoyed her Forgotten Garden a bit more.

    Those cookies look amazing! I can see the baking focus already :) Well done on the Zumba - I'd love to try it some time, looks fun :)