Saturday, November 19, 2011

Peaceful Wishes

Have you played along in November's Sketch For You To Try challenge? Here's what we're playing with this month:

I'm in love with the wintry tree pattern that I used in the background (from Prima's North Country 6x6 pad, a gift from Michelle at Stamper's Dream) and was a little reluctant to cover up a single square inch of it. But layers triumphed, which wasn't too surprising given all the fabulous new Verve I've been playing with lately. The snowflakes, from last year's Glad Tidings set, are stamped, then die-cut with the new Snowflake Tidings Die Set. I topped them with gorgeous mother-of-pearl buttons (from Pizzazz Aplenty), then layered them over a Lovely Marquee diecut and a Rounded Scallop Frame die-cut. Distressing, satin ribbon, and crochet trim add a little oomph.


All Verve's newly released stamps and dies are available in the Verve Stamps store. Be sure to note the savings when you purchase the bundles! See all the new releases HERE!

Also ... don't miss the Holiday Sale! Save 20% on select holiday stamps and dies!

Football season finished last Saturday with a championship win for my son's team -- woohoo!! They finished the season with an impressive 12-0 record, including five shutouts. Even more impressive, they never even trailed during a game and allowed their opponents only 50 total points all season (compared to their 256)! Definitely a season to remember -- Go Mustangs! I have to confess, I'm a little lost without a football game to anchor our Saturday. A little Breaking Dawn should fill the gap nicely, don't you think? ;) Stamping, too!

Here's my champion with his proud mama:

Enjoy your weekend!

Stamps: Glad Tidings (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: Papertrey Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, and Vintage Cream card stock, Prima North Country 6x6 pad 
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Papertrey Ocean Tides 
Accessories: Verve Snowflake Tidings die set, Lovely Marquee die, Rounded Scallop Frame die; Pizzazz Aplenty mother of pearl buttons, foam adhesive, corner rounder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, distressing tool, Papertrey Fine Linen satin ribbon, May Arts crochet trim, Lil' Inker Designs sentiment flag die
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is great!

Oliwiaen said...

A truly peaceful card, just a perfect image of the sentiment :-)
Congratulations on your son's team's fantastic victory!

Marisa said...

Those snowflake dies are on my hit list. Love them :) Great colour combo and card.

A huge congrats to your son's team and to the coach!! What a great season :) I have a few more months of soccer left on Saturdays but won't wait that long to see Breaking Dawn LOL!

UHK Gallery said...

Congratulations on the success of the son!!!

This card is amazing - as always of course. I must try this sketch absolutely.

Pet73 said...

Your card is fantastic! The colours and papers are so beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Your card is wonderful, Amy! I love that background! Your layers are fabulous! LOVE those snowflakes too!

Great picture of you and your son. Congratulations to him and his team! Sounds like a perfect season and definitely one to remember!!!

Robin Shakoor said...

Absolutely beautiful! You use the most wonderful embellishments and papers.

Congrats to your son and his team!!!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty snowflakes with their button centers.
A BIG Congrats to your son!!

dpkennedy said...

What a great pic of you and your son-he's so handsome!

I love your card! The die cut snowflakes with those gorgeous buttons look fab with the die cut frames and that bg paper is just the perfect pattern!