Sunday, April 24, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Viva La Verve Sketch Biltz - #4

Hi, Friends.....

I am delighted that so many of you are participating in my Blog Blitz this week!!! Thanks for all your visits and comments. They mean a lot to me.....even if you are just here for the prizes. :) Hey, I *know* how it is, believe me! Hehehehehe....

I am back with Post #4 for my big 11-Post Blog Blitz where I made 11 cards using the Viva La Verve Sketch 2. I have a giveaway going on during this Blog Blitz so take a look at THIS POST for details. Comment on any or all of my eleven Blog Blitz posts answering the question(s) for each post to be entered.

Here's the sketch that I used for these eleven cards that I am showing you in this Blog Blitz:  

Such a fabulous wonder I made eleven cards from it!!!

So....back to my saga on making failed masculine cards......
Before I put my pink scraps away (so they wouldn't continue to distract me away from guy cards), I noticed some red ones that might work together.  Two problems:  the piece for the background had flower-looking things on had pink on it.  That immediately got my pink radar activated again and another pink card came up on the screen.....this time using a scrap of crumpled doily for the partial circle!!!  Ha.  Out the window went any hope of a masculine card....again!

This particular piece I used for the background has always bugged me.  It is from a very old DCWV winter stack but looks like it should be summery or something.  Turns out the flowers are actually stylized snowflakes.  Who knew?  (Would you have noticed that if I hadn't mentioned it?)  They still look like flowers to me!  But since it is a wintery print, I will use it in winter.....and I further added to the snowflake look with shiny silver embossing.  

Supplies used include:
Verve - Scripture Medley 2
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder in Super Fine Silver
Lots of scraps from my stash!!

Now for the Question for Post #4:
Have you ever used an out-of-season piece accidentally because you didn't notice something like snowflakes? :)

That's all for now. Be sure to answer the questions on each of my Blog Blitz posts by 11:59 pm April 30, 2016 for lots of entries into my big Blog Blitz Giveaway! See you next post!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge - April Sketch #2
2. DL.Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Wow Embossing April Challenge: Anything Goes, Use Heat Embossing
4. Little Scrap Pieces Show-it-Off Saturday Linky Party
5. Amusing Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girlie
7. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #226-227 - Anything Goes Family Friendly


  1. A beautiful card Janis!! I love the embossed scripture!

  2. Pretty card! It is a different color combo for the background paper than the more traditional color combos for winter. So, it works!
    I have not used out-of-season papers accidentally that I can recall. I know I have used the reverse side of double sided holiday papers though, but more like a striped pattern that coordinates with the opposite side that is the more obvious in the holiday design.

  3. haha taht picture is just so fun.
    I belive taht cat people are like that!
    another beautiful card!
    yes I did one time glue down snowflake on birthday card.
    but I remove it when I realized!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  4. Well I am definitely not here for the prizes. I am here solely for the cat memes and cartoons! Just kidding of course, because I am one of your biggest fans and always like to see what you create. This card really caught my eye with the brightly colored patterned paper and colors. While not usually thinking of a color combo that includes pink and red together, the result is beautiful! I would have seen flowers, instead of snowflakes as well and was surprised when you mentioned this came from a winter stack. Now I see the snowflakes though...but this would work for any season. Love the doily for your circular motif and am feeling inspired to give this sketch a try now! As far as accidentally using a seasonal motif, I have...and it actually involved a snowflake as well. Mine went in the other direction though. What I thought was a snowflake die turned out to be a stylized flower. Oh well, I'm sure no one noticed..but it gave me a chuckle.

  5. I love the kitty posts at the start of each post...I have 4 inside kitties that are constantly driving me nuts (but in a good so I have enjoyed reading each and every one as they make me laugh! Very pretty card you have here and I didn't notice the snowflakes until you mentioned it, what I did notice was that what I thought were flowers on that paper looked so 3D, almost like you could reach out and touch them! I have used seasonal paper for off season cards, but no one has ever noticed (but me)..LOL!!

  6. The answer to your question is unfortunately yes. I get the card done and then I notice it and it's to late. Your card is beautiful!

  7. well I certainy thought your background was a large summery design. In answer to your question though I have to say no. So does that mean I've failed the test mierabley!! Hugs Mrs A.

  8. yes, I have used snowflakes before without noticing...but I have also used seasonal paper and maybe just covered up the part that screamed the theme to make it less noticeable.


  9. Very pretty. I like the doily for a circle. I think I have used a seasonal print without noticing what it was.

  10. It's funny, but I hadn't even noticed they were snowflakes until you mentioned it! Very pretty "summer" pattern, I agree! One time I made a card with gorgeous pattern paper with little berries on it that thought were winter berries. It wasn't until the card was finished and I was photographing it that I noticed the script on the paper was a poem about the sweetness of spring! ooops! I left it as it was!

  11. Ok, so I guess I'm having a commenting blitz, too. lol!
    No, can't say that I have done that, but I use snowflakes as flowers more often than snowflakes because, well, in FL there just isn't much use for them. : ) I think you card would brighten anyone's dreary winter day with faith that spring will come!

  12. This is really vibrant and beautiful too Janis. I saw flowers AND snowflakes too. LOL You pulled it off perfectly. I have not used something accidentally out of season but I have accidentally used some Steampunk paper thinking it was a pretty floral only to see the skulls AFTER the card was made. It was for my Mom's 85th birthday. Needless to say, I didn't give it to her!

  13. this is sooo cute! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  14. I have a floral embossing folder that I FAIL to use year round because I think the flowers on it have a poinsettia look to them.

  15. I didn't even notice the snowflakes at first. I just thought it was a super pretty floral paper! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Viva la Verve!

  16. I would not have known that they were snowflakes!! and no I havn't done that!

  17. Yep yep yeppers I sure have done that. lol. As a matter of fact it was some little ole hidden snowflakes on pattern paper. I had to look for yours to find them so... I love how your card came out. Oh those pesky red and pink scraps getting in the way of moving on to masculine cards. lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  18. Love your embossed Scripture in this card. So delighted you linked your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again in our ongoing Challenge. I would love to encourage you with God's Word from 1 John 2:17 which says, "The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." Have a wonderful week and God bless!

    JO ANN


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