Wednesday, January 8, 2014

From Our House To Yours

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Welcome to a brand new year of Viva La Verve Sketches. This year, VLV is moving from the SCS forum to a blog format and you can find the new blog HERE.

For our kick off sketch, we are also including the option of a colour combination. You can use just the sketch, just the colours or both.  Love having options :)

Looks like I made my very first Christmas card of 2014 LOL!  This paper from We R Memory Keepers North Pole paper pack matched the colour combination fabulously, and the log cabins were a great fit for this sentiment from Holiday Treats

I fudged the sketch just a bit (sshhhh...) as I added snowflakes in lieu of the tilted panels and the tab -- red ones at that none-the-less!  Hey, if you are going down you may as well go down in flames right {grin}!

The VLV sketch format remains the same.  If you complete all the sketches in a given month (there are five this month!) and add link them up on the Entry Form over on the new Viva La Verve blog you will be entered in the random draw to win a $100 gift certificate to Verve Stamps!  Deadline to have all your entries for the January VLV challenges uploaded is February 6th. 

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you create!



What's In It?
Stamps:   Holiday Treats (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  North Pole (We R Memory Keepers), Early Espresso, Real Red, Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black 
Accessories:   Holly Die (PTI), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars), Red and Brown Half Pearls (Michael's), 3/5" White Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's Ribbon Bin), Dimensionals
 

16 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

This card is gorgeous I love how you did your snowflakes that lovely red.

Marianne said...

Happy New Year Marisa! It's never too early to start on your Christmas cards LOL. I try to create them all year round (didn't work out so well last year, though) and love it.
Love your take on the sketch and that PP is gorgeous. Great to hear Verve has moved to a blog. Will have a look later today.

Lynn said...

I love what you did with the sketch...the snowflakes are perfect...wait until you see my card tomorrow.

Benzi said...

Marisa, I love your first Christmas card of the year. The paper with the little cabins is just so cute. The snowflakes look great, too. Hope you don't go down in flames. Ha

Ravengirl said...

Cute, love those colors!

Maureen said...

nothing like being prepared! A cozy cabin would feel lovely right now. We got some more snow yesterday :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the new blog - quite convenient. Love your card too - those snowflakes are amazing~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cozy and pretty, great sentiment focus too. You cheated??? Oh my.... Call the stamping police! hee hee Kidding!

Vivienne Holden said...

Another winner Marisa!! LOVE it Love all your word stamps. I'm going to check out the new blog! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

What a sweet Christmas design to start your 2014 Christmas cards, Marisa! The sentiment/paper combo are perfect!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is just TOO cute! Great sentiment and awesome colors. That background paper is so much fun!!

I hope you are weathering winter OK where you are!!

cm said...

Darling card in every way! Love the cabins on the paper, and your sentiment frame + snowflakes are the perfect complements. The font on the sentiment...swoon! Gorgeous!
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nwilliams6 said...

I love that paper - how perfect for this card. I want to come make cards at your house and play with all your great paper and your crimper! Super card - you can never start Christmas cards to early. Great colors too. I actually didn't want to stop making Christmas cards this year - first time ever - I am usually tired of them by November. Hugz!!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

It's a wonderful cheery Christmas card to start off the year, Marisa. And I love the snowflakes for the sketch elements.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Cayootest paper, love those red snowflakes on there too!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the falling snowflakes! Cozy wintry card! And the new challenge blog looks great!