February Verve Inspiration Team Blog Hop…..


Well, it’s raining here….dang, wish it was snow!!!  We have had such a mild winter, which I am not complaining, but, with it being winter and all, a little snow would be nice!!!  Just a little!!! LOL!!!

It’s that time of the month again!  Not, THAT time of the month but the 5th of the month when the Diva’s have their blog hop!  LOL!!!

The base of this card is Basic Gray wit a mat of Chocolate Chip and then Kraft on top.  The ribbon is from Martha Stewart, the Basic Gray button from SU! and some twine.  I distressed all the edges using my SU! distressing tool and stamped the warm and wonderful sentiment from Verve‘s stamp set called Small Phrases using Going Gray ink.  The bird is some old chipboard I have from Maya Road that I covered using Mod Podge and some MME DP.  The wing was just inked using Going Gray ink.

Because I am such a TERRIBLE design team member, I have another Verve card to share!  It is a very simple card but I really like how it turned out!

I needed a sympathy card so of course I reached for my Verve stamps for the perfect sentiment!  The base is Kraft with a mat of Cherry Cobbler and then Kraft again.  I embossed the top of the panel using my Quickutz embossing folder, add the flower, button and twine as well as the sentiment piece that was stamped on MME DP using Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Verve‘s New Mercies set.

That will do it for me!  Next stop on the hop is sweet Shannan!!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


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47 Responses to February Verve Inspiration Team Blog Hop…..

  1. Kelly Wentling says:

    Hi Lynda! I always enjoy your cards so much. You have such an eye for simplistic cards, something that not everyone can pull off. Both of these cards are very peaceful. The bird sitting in the grass is so sweet and your sympathy card is wondeful with that pretty flower and beautiful sentiment. We only got rain as well. My kids want to go sledding at least once this winter! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Janine B says:

    Love your simple style cards – very nice. Don’t however agree with your snow comments – we have just had some in the UK and we don’t cope well here. Spent 1.5 hours clearing with hubby this morning in the hope that we have done enough to be able to get cars out tomorrow!

  3. Oh wow..gorgeous cards! I haven’t seen the New Mercies set. I so need this! Beautiful heartfelt sentiments! Love Love Love this set!

  4. basslady says:

    fantastic and very striking!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. JoAnn B. says:

    Simple and elegant. Love them both.

  6. Susi K says:

    Who said you were a terrible design team member??? Not judging by these beautiful cards, you ain’t! Love your CAS style.

  7. Sheena B says:

    Oh my – these are both lovely. Bad design team member ? Phooey on that I say!

  8. Dee in N.H. says:

    Beautiful cards! I especially like the bit of red on the second one. Very striking.

  9. beautiful card. I just love a kraft cardbase.

  10. These are both so fabulous

  11. Marlena M says:

    I love both your cards-simple and beautiful! 😉

  12. Nicole Sison says:

    Very sweet. Love the flower on the second. I always forget how appealing kraft paper is. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. liz terrazas says:

    great cards.. i love kraft paper

  14. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Love kraft cards! Each one is unique and I love them both. Its the little details that set them apart! All the little touches of texture are a bonus. Terrible design member, I highly doubt that!

  15. Toni Storie says:

    Such pretty cards! I love the simple and sweet design!

  16. Heather B says:

    You were a little Krafty today! I love both cards. The kraft matted on the dark brown really sets it off and makes it look different. Love it!

  17. Marisa says:

    Two kraft beauties 🙂 Love the bird on the reeds and lovely touch with the EF on the second.

  18. very striking simple cards.

  19. Laraine R says:

    Both are great cards!!

  20. Pat S says:

    Your are a wonderful designer. Nice look using Kraft paper, so simple but nice!

  21. Kirsten A. says:

    Love the simplistic nature of this card. My mom would love it, too! She’s an avid birder…
    Thanks for sharing!

  22. Tricia T says:

    Pretty cards! I love the Simple Phrases set. It has the perfect sized saying for so many of my cards!

  23. Cyndi says:

    love both cards! so creative!

  24. Cyndi says:

    love both cards! so creative!!

  25. Chris Domino says:

    I just love Kraft cards and thanks for sharing yours.

  26. Luanne Ford says:

    I love your CAS cards! They’re wonderful!

  27. Jan Garber says:

    Lovely CAS card! I had to save it to my FAVES folder!

  28. liz aka javagirl says:

    Beautiful gorgeous love it

  29. Michel E says:

    Both cards are great but the first one is stunning.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  30. Heather Mills says:

    I definitely don’t mind if you post two cards. : ) They are both fabulous in their simplicity. They show that less can definitely be more!

  31. Sue D says:

    Wonderful cards–love the kraft and the cute bird.

  32. Laurie says:

    Great cards – especially like the red in the second card

  33. Miriam Prantner says:

    These cards are so simple and beautiful. I love how soft and quiet the first is. It’s really lovely to look at, and the flower on the second is great….love that color peeking out from behind.

  34. Lea Lawson says:

    These are both so pretty!! I just love how soft the first card is….very dreamy!

  35. Clarissa says:

    Lovely cards…elegant and eye-catching.

  36. Both of these cards are wonderful!! I love how elegant and simple the first card is with a splash of pink!!

  37. Maureen W. says:

    2 absolutely fabulous cards! I really love the bird and tone on tone look of the first and the embossing on the second is a great touch!

  38. Such pretty CAS cards!

  39. Moira says:

    Both cards are great and I love the embossing folder on only part of the card. Great idea!!

  40. Ally says:

    Both your cards are so lovely. Very pretty. 😉

  41. Karen Wedding says:

    I like both cards. Both are simple but nice. Good job!

  42. Trisha says:

    Beautiful cards. So simple and stunning. Love your use of kraft card. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  43. Julee says:

    Such soft and LOVELY cards, Lynda.

  44. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Wow 2 CAS beauties. Cute bird on the first. I love the ef and flower on the second. Wonderful colour combos on both.

  45. Dori says:

    Very simple and quite lovely these both are! Beautiful!

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