Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Verve ~ Day 4

Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's June 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 6/19. So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!
Today's spotlight is shining on The Buzz set illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the coordinating The Buzz Die Set and Proverbs 16:24 plain jane.


I never have enough Father's Day cards...between me and my husband, both sets of parents are divorced and remarried...so we have 4 fathers to send cards to. I figured this would get me a jump start for next weekend. Very simple design, I used the washi tape for a eye catching accessory and the stars also break up the monochromatic design.


Verve June 2015 Release Spotlight Hops


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products, an introduction of our fabulous special guests, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Day 4 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Andrea
3. Teresa9. Christyne
4. Amber10. Maureen
5. Laurie11. Shantaie
6. Marisa

The BuzzProverbs 16:24 Plain Jane
The Buzz Die Set

Thanks for visiting...now off to Christyne's blog!

Stamps: The Buzz (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life by the Sea (Maja Design), Basic Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Washi Tape, wooden stars, Black Onyx Liquid Pearls (Ranger), 
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Verve ~ Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's June 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 6/19. So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products! If you're following the hop list, welcome from Charmaine's blog!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Floral Notes set illustrated by Chaitali Narla, as well as the coordinating Floral Notes Die Set.


I decided to go with a summery sunflower theme, paired with this beautiful Floral Notes set. I added a bit of bargain bin lace I bought from Michaels...a little sponging...some skewed panels...a liquid dot here and there...and finito!

Verve June 2015 Release Spotlight Hops


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Stacey7. Charmaine
3. Teresa8. Andrea
4. Amber9. Shantaie
5. Laurie

Here are today's goodies up for grabs:

Floral Notes Die SetFloral Notes

Now onto view Shantaie's beautiful work!


Stamps: Floral Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: paper stash paper
Ink: Groovy Guava (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: paper sunflowers, lace, daubers, chocolate liquid pearls
Size: 4 1/2" X 5 1/2"
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Verve ~ Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's June 2015 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new release! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 6/19. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve! Welcome from Charmaine's blog!
Today's spotlight is shining on the Deco Borders set illustrated by Chaitali Narla.
Here's my take on this lovely set:


The side borders are stamped using this set as well as the sentiment. I stamped the butterfly from Day 5's sneak peek (shh!!) and added some Star Dust stickles to give it a little sparkle. The scalloped oval Spellbinders set is accented with light sponging and some liquid pearls.


Verve June 2015 Release Spotlight Hops


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products, an introduction of our fabulous special guests, and all the prize info and deadlines!



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Stacey7. Charmaine
3. Teresa8. Andrea
4. Amber9. Shantaie
5. Laurie

Here are today's goodies up for grabs:


Deco Borders

                          

Thanks for joining me today...now off to see how Shantaie made magic with new Verve!


Stamps: Deco Borders, Sparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black, Natural White, floral paper from my stash (?)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Butterfly Dreams die set (Verve~ A Cut Above dies), ribbon, liquid pearls, Scalloped Ovals Spellbinders dies, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Monday, June 15, 2015

New Verve ~ Day 1

Welcome to Verve's June 2015 Spotlight Hops!  This week the Verve Divas and a few special guests will be spotlighting 5 new sets, 2 plain janes and 4 new die sets! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store onFriday, 6/19. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve! If you're following the blog path, you should have arrived here from Charmaine's blog.

Today's spotlight is shining on the Get Together set illustrated by Julee Tilman and the new Psalm 19:14 plain jane. I've chosen to go with 19:14 for my sneaky peek:


It's been quite a while since I've posted and feel rather rusty about the process...hopefully I can revert back into the swing of this again! I chose to showcase Verve's newest faith-based verse stamp, Psalm 19:14, using Maja Design's Nyhavn collection. Though it looks busy, there's not too many accessories to this card, I basically let the stamp and papers do all the work. I did add some liquid pearl accents to dress up the design a bit, but I think it worked well regardless.

Today is day 1 of the hops...I'll be back everyday this week with more previews...and looking forward to being creative again!


Verve June 2015 Release Spotlight Hops


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products, an introduction of our fabulous special guests, and all the prize info and deadlines!


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Andrea
3. Teresa9. Christyne
4. Amber10. Janelle
11. Amy
6. Marisa12. Shantaie


Here are today's goodies up for grabs:


Get TogetherPsalm 19:14 Plain Jane

                          

Thanks for joining me today...now off to see how Christyne made magic with new Verve!

Stamps: Psalm 19:14 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Nyhavn (Maja Design), Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx black 
Accessories: Onyx Pearl & White Opal liquid pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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Friday, March 6, 2015

New Verve...You Had Me At Chocolate

Welcome to Verve's New Release Spotlight Hop! Verve is releasing a brand new set, coordinating word die and a couple of shaker mixes today, and the new goodies are available right now in the Verve store! 

I was so excited when I received a package from Verve stamps in the mail last week...yay! New stamps! Just recently I had the chance to get away for a scrapbooking weekend and was able to put this little shabby beauty together...It features Verve's newest Chocolate stamps and the cutest little 'Chocolate' coordinating die. The papers are from Maja Design's newest limited collection called Nyhavn. I ink distressed the perimeter of a kraft doily and added some liquid pearls to it. I then stamped the sentiment on an older Verve Curvy Bookplate die. I adorned that with some fabric flowers and then sponged the edges for an antique-y look. Lastly I cut out the word 'chocolate' with Verve's die and adhered it with spray-on adhesive.




Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win the new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info!


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Laurie
2. Amber8. Marisa
3. Andrea9. Maureen
4. Chaitali10. Stacey
5. Charmaine11. Teresa
6. Christyne



Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Chocolate (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Nyhavn (Maja Design), Apricot Appeal, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!) Shimmer White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Chocolate Word, Curvy Bookplate die (Verve~A Cute Above dies), fabric flowers, kraft doily, distressers, Hot Chocolate & White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 `/4" X 5 1/2"
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Feelin' Love with the Card Concept Challenge

Morning blog friends and welcome to the Card Concept's second challenge for January! I've used the graphic below to make a card in my customary shabby/chic style, though this time I also used the colors shown in the picture:


I started off with pulling out some of Authentique's Lovely collection of papers, scruffed up the edges (as well as inking them) and added a bunch of cute accents...namely Zva Creative crystals, heart stick pins & chipboard, tulle pieces and a little homemade paper heart. You can see how I made that heart  here. The sentiment is from Verve's Love Notes stamp set.




Here is a reminder of the rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card
2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.
3. Explain in your post which style you used. 
4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog. 
5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

Thanks for joining me today and enjoy your day!




Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy Anniversary Card Concept Challenge!

Morning blog friends and Happy New Year! I was recently invited by the super sweet Lesley Croghan to participate in The Card Concept's one year anniversary challenge...and of course I accepted! The basis of the challenge is to make a creation in one of the styles illustrated on the blog, based on an inspiration picture. I'll be representing the Shabby/Chic style for the month of January. Here's my card, followed by the inspiration picture:


I started off with Prima's Romance Novel collection of papers. I loved the way the pink flowers were set upon the vintage sepia background. I then placed the big white flower over a kraft doily. Then, I went crazy. I just started added whatever flowers/pearls/stamens/ leaves I could find floating around on my desk. I tuck everything, pretty much, behind the big flower and work around it. The sentiment is from Verve's On Occasion set and I adhered it to a sweet wooden heart. The edges are all distressed and I chose to for-go a mat.

Here's the inspiration pic:




Here is a reminder of the rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card
2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.
3. Explain in your post which style you used.
4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog.
5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!


Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: On Occasion (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Romance Novel (Prima)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Kraft doily, flowers, leaves, pearls, paper distresser, White Opal liquid pearls, wooden heart, vintage lace
Size: 5" X 6"
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