Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Final Post for GIVEAWAY: Viva La Verve Sketch Biltz - #11

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with Post #11......the FINAL POST for my big 11-Post Blog Blitz where I made 11 cards using the Viva La Verve Sketch 2I can't believe I managed to get these all blogged!!!  YAY!!!

Remember that I have a giveaway going on during this Blog Blitz so take a look at THIS POST for details. Comment by 11:59 pm April 30, 2016 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:

For my final card I have another orange and pink cupcake card using the adorable little HA set!

I had been hoarding the background striped paper, but.....Hoard No More!!! (I have to keep saying this to myself....over and over!) I am so glad I used it because I think it is perfect for this happy and celebratory final card of my Blog Blitz! What do you think?

Supplies used include:
Hero Arts Sparkle Clear - Cupcakes
Versafine ink - Smokey Gray
Faber-Castell Art-Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
Crayola Watercolor Pencils
Prima flowers and a little button I added from my stash!  (Because I liked the look so much from Post #10!)

Now for the very last Blog Blitz Question for Post #11:
What has been your favorite part or parts of this Blog Blitz?

I want to personally extend heartfelt THANK YOUs to:
Stacey of Stacey's Stamping Stage for the wonderfully inspiring sketch that got this Blog Blitz started.
AND to....
Julee at Viva la Verve for putting up with me blitzing her April challenge with these eleven identical cards!! are wonderful!!!

Many, many thanks to each of you who has come to visit during the last few days and left your kind comments.....especially to those of you who have made it through all eleven posts!!!  WOW....You all are totally awesome!!   

*****Remember to answer the questions on any or all of the Blog Blitz posts by 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight time on Saturday, April 30th to be entered into my GIVEAWAYS!!!!*****

I will be drawing the random winners of the three prizes on Sunday, May 1st and posting the names probably sometime that afternoon or evening.  So be sure to check back!!

Thank you, again.  Have a lovely rest of the week!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge - April Sketch #2
2. Countryview April Challenge - Spring
3. Southern Ridge Trading Co April Challenge - Anything Spring
4. The Ribbon Girls April Challenge - Anything Goes with an Image
5. A2Z Scrapbooking April Challenge - Watercolor must use HA focal

6. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 226 - Use Snippets
7. Verve Diva Inspirations April Challenge


  1. I have absolutely love seeing all your versions with the same sketch! I can really see the cards morph as the different papers surface to the top on your desk! Congrats on such an accomplishment!


  2. Love your pretty pink and orange combo for this pretty card to wrap up your fun Blog Blitz!
    My favorite part of your 11 posts has been to see all the variations on the sketch!

  3. This so reminds me of my brother's cats - he has to put his loo paper in the cupboard so that they don't do this!
    Lovely card - great combining of spots and stripes. I really think I should go back and have a look at some of your blog blitz posts when I get the chance. I really have only had a quick look at the cat pictures as they have come up on my reader as I have been unwell all week!

  4. that cat with toilet paper reminded me to other day when I found all my toilet papers in my cabinet in bathroom wall destroyed by my cat!
    my favorite parts where founding some new things about you .

  5. Love your sweet kitty photo! Sweet card too, love that adorable little cupcake.

  6. I think this card is lovely too, Janis.
    My fav. part about this blitz was the challenge! As I've said before, I like the idea of using leftover products in our stash and I think it much more fun challenging myself to use what I have. With that being said, again, I like to use up products so I don't feel so guilty about buying more...LOL
    Its been fun. Glad I found time today to catch up!

  7. Cute card, love the fun pink orange and flower~~

  8. My favorite part of the blog blitz is seeing all these hilarious kitty photos! Where do you find them all? My favorite is the kitty with the yarn in his mouth!
    Take care!

  9. Oh yummy! This card reminds me of a creamsicle on a stick! Or maybe one of those orange flavored Hostess cupcakes that seem to appear only during the spring and summer months. (yes,I am a connoisseur of junk food). Either way, I love this lively orange confection and I thank you for inspiring us (and me in particular) with your eleven happy sketch cards this week. You almost made me a fan of sketches! As for my favorite part of the blog blitz, it was letting us share in the discovery of how many ways this sketch could be used...and how a card plan can often go astray as your paper scraps develop minds of their own. Still have to laugh that you failed to make even one masculine card in the bunch!! Thanks for a creative and entertaining blog blitz and celebration!

  10. I was going to say YUMMY! And saw the last blog commenter wrote it LOL So I'll start by saying, "How Delicious, Janis!" Lovely citrusy colors in the background with that beautiful sketch, and the perfect touch of sweetness in your cupcake! Do I smell orange or tangerine - either way, it smells great! Beautiful card, and so pleased you were able to blog all the cards. I've had a look and they are all so unique and lovely! Hope you are doing well, Janis. Hugs, de

  11. Who says you can't put spots and stripes together. what do they know!!!!! Do we get to have the masculine card now though? Loved seeing all your creations. Best part for me is seeing how you have contrived to get even just a tinsy bit of pink creep in each time which just goes to show that your really a pink girl at hesrt just like me. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Your last card is also super adorable. I really enjoyed how you showed how you can use your scraps to make wonderful cards. I also like the color combos you used. Lastly I like your cat cartoons.

  13. I have loved seeing the different color combinations. You have also inspired me to pull out some scraps and get my craft on!

  14. How fun! Love the watercoloring. Thanks for blitzing our sketch and playing along with our Inspirations challenge. All of your cards were so delightful.

  15. Another cute card. Thanks for sharing this great sketch. I plan on using it. I enjoyed seeing the mix of papers you used and it was to see how many were in my stash too.

  16. Happy color Yummy card..........Lis

  17. Super bright and cheerful Janis! Makes me think of ice cream cones in the hot, hot sun! :)

  18. Love the final card too. I think the most interesting thing is seeing what combinations of papers you have used. You have done the whole thing so well

  19. Such a lovely card Janis! I love the sweet image and gorgeous colors! Thank you also for joining my blog and posting about my 500th follower giveaway!!! I appreciate it! I am now also subscribed to your blog here! I hope you take advantage of our weekly Funday Friday challenges too! Have a great day!!!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  20. What a fabulous card Janis - so cheerful and happy!The whole card looks eible, let alone the gorgeous cupcake! :)

    Oh I did laugh at the kitty photo today - perfect!


    Di xx

  21. Happy Day!

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  22. my fave part was actually the questions--cool!

  23. LoVe your cute card. Thanks for sharing.
    I have had fun answering your questions and seeing your wonderful cards. It has also been fun seeing how that masculine card escaped your creative clutches too. lol.
    Crafty hugs,

  24. it's perfect...Thanks for joining a2z.

  25. What a fun and bright card, I love the cupcake! Thanks for joining us at a2z!!!

  26. You have been busy... thanks for joi ing us at a2z

  27. Pretty card! I like the sunny colors you used!
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Country View Challenges!
    xx Evelyn

  28. What a lovely card, thank you for joining in with our challenge again at Country View Crafts. Sue xx


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