Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Verve...A Scrapbook Layout

Welcome to the first day of our February 2013 Spotlight Hops!   Each of the release team Divas below (including 4 brand new talented designers) has posted her first look at new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, February 22.
Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Remember ThisCalendar Countdown and Smile Plain Jane. So, since Verve is introducing some new stamps, dies and ribbons this week,  I thought I would dabble in something that I haven't done for a very long time...make a scrapbook layout. I have lots of pages that I made quite a few years ago...and I currently like making layouts because everything I saved that was too big for a card, I can use now! However, 12" X 12" is a very intimidating size, when you are used to only having to fill up 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". So here's a go at a layout I made, using the most adorable little baby's picture; he also happens to be my neighbor AND has two of the nicest parents that I know!

photo courtesy of  ::dana elyse:: photography

It was so hard for me to not put flowers on this page, but I did resist....I don't have many 'boy' items, so pearls, ribbons, wooden hearts and buttons had to suffice. And of course, I had to add some gorgeous Zva Creative swirls that I usually have to cut to make fit on a card...
I used Verve's new Calender Countdown and Remember This sets. I paired them with an older set, Brighter Days (the arrows). I used the Arrow die to cut out the arrow stamps and Verve's Pennant Trim die to add interest to the horizontal striped strip and under the picture. I also added a Mini Bookplate die set where I stamped 'this makes me happy'. Verve also has a new die set called Banner Bundle die set which I used to make the die cut where 'this precious moment' is stamped.






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 for all the prize details and deadlines. Woohoo! Let's get started...

1. Amber7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie S.
3. Charmaine9. Laurie W.
4. Christyne10. Marisa
5. Janelle11. Maureen
6. Jen S.12. Teresa

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow with more new Verve sneak peeks!


Stamps: Calender Countdown, Remember This, Brighter Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Winter collection (Enjoy the cool - bs), Life in the Country collection (In the Hammock - bs, Scent of wild flower - bs ) Life by the Sea collection (Regatta - bs) Maja Design, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU!) 
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Arrow die, Pennant Trim die, Mini Bookplate Die set & Banner Bundle Die set (Verve~A Cut Above dies), CRB-05CB-121 (Flourish Ice Blue-Crystal) Zva Creative, lace, buttons, gems, resin pieces, doilies, metal charms, wooden hearts, paper distresser, Platinum Liquid Pearls,
Size: 12" X 12"
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73 comments:

  1. Stunning layout ! I love the being ...it looks perfect ! Baby boy is darling ! TFS .

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  2. Oh, that is too precious! And a gentle reminder that I am really behind in my scrapbooking! This is a really beautiful page!

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  3. What a beautiful page,Baby boy is beautiful ...MaryAnnG.

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  4. Great layout! I love the colors and dies.

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  5. Beautiful Andrea, love all of your details. what a pretty little baby boy!

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  6. how cute is this? adorable Andrea, great design...have a fabby day!

    enjoy *~*

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  7. Oh my goodness Andrea...a jaw dropping layout! Beautiful photo and fabulous design putting all that Verve yumminess on display!

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  8. How beautiful! So many wonderful details, and I adore the color combo, too!

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  9. Oh, this is just so cool! Love the font and the beautiful blues!

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  10. Beautiful baby, gorgeous colors! Love that new Plain Jane!

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  11. absolutely gorgeous details on your layout! beautiful! :)

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  12. Your talent never ends, my friend! Fabulous layout and so many wonderful uses of the sets. The banner inside the banner, mixing and matching for the sentiments, love the trio of hearts and so much more. Well done resisting the flowers ;) Great showcase of the sets!

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  13. What a gorgeous layout and what a cutie pie bet you love taking pictures!

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  14. Wow, this is a gorgeous page and love the way you combined all the elements! It was fun trying to pick out all the new Verve!

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  15. Wonderful layout of a super cutie and all of the extra touches really demonstrates that boy pages don't have to be same old,same old expected traditional pages.

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  16. Gorgeous LO!!! Love all the dies you've used both old and new!! Bows and bling are perfect!!

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  17. Thanks for the super scrapbook inspiration. Just beautiful.

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  18. wow... your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  19. Beautiful layout. Love all the details. What a cute baby.

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  20. Darling baby layout. Pink is definitely easier but you did a great job with blue.

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  21. Looks great...especially like the layering.

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  22. Your baby is gorgeous! I'm always tempted to put flowers on boy layouts too. So I started collecting boyish embellies. I have three boys so I had to start sometime!

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  23. Lovely LO & your neighbour it so cute :)

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  24. Andrea, this is gorgeous! I have trouble resisting flowers, lace and bling myself. You did a great job of embellishing while keeping a masculine feel. And babies sparkle so bling fits, right?

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  25. What a wonderful colors! Love the layering and the cutie!

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  26. I love those hearts and the cordaroy button!! It goes without saying that your subject is a cutie...

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  27. Gorgeous layout! Love the blue and white! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Wow, love your layout!!!! Awesome job with all the details.....

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  29. Such a sweet page and a sweet looking baby! The page is gorgeous without being "too" much for a boy. Great job!

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  30. You simple have an amazing talent! This page is as awesome as your cards!!

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  31. Love this layout! I am starting to work on a scrapbook for my youngest son, so I think I will CASE this layout! TFS God bless!!

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  32. Love the layout!! It came out beautiful--and Charlie looks great!!!

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  33. Awww--this is such a sweet layout of this little guy!

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  34. Love the layout.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. How precious! Your layout is perfect for this sweet baby boy. :D

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  36. Andrea, what a wonderful layout! Beautiful!

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  37. This is simply a darling layout. Love the colors.

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  38. How beautiful! I love all the wonderful details you've added here.

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  39. Darling scrapbook page and the sentiments are just perfect!

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  40. Oh my stars! You're neighbor's baby is so precious! Your layout is the perfect balance of boyish style and the delicate new life that he is in the picture. I'm taking notes on a few things for my next adventure in layouts! :)

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  41. I must say that your layout is simply precious!! Boy layouts are tricky at times but with a "new baby" it's ok to make it "precious". And he is..Congrats to the new parents!!

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  42. Who even knew you scrapbooked? Oh my, this just opens all kinds of new ideas for Verve stamps. Although I haven't scrapbooked in about 2 years. LOL. Great layout and show case of the wonderful new stamps.

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  43. Very pretty layout...love how you can use these stamps in Scrapbooking too.

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  44. Wow! Andrea, this is a stunning layout!! Love all the elements and details you added! Hope you and yours are well :)

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  45. What a gorgeous layout and baby! Your neighbor will love it. The new sentiments are fabulous!

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  46. Gorgeous layout! You're creating keepsakes that will be tresuared for days and years to come! Thank you for sharing!

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  47. How absolutely precious! Love this!

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  48. Love your creation! Love that this stamp set can be used for PL! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. I'm the photographer who took the picture of the baby and I just wanted to say thank you so much for crediting me and linking back to my blog!
    Beautiful layout-- really makes me want to get my supplies out and do a little scrapbooking!

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  50. I love that you made a layout! So sweet! Great use of the stamps and I love that square doily!

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  51. wow this layout is stunning! The blue and white are beautiful with that picture!!! Gorgeous!

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  52. Now this is a beautiful scrapbook page to cherish and love how you incorporated the stamps and dies. So beautiful.

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  53. Beautiful page to add to your scrapbook. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. What a gorgeous scrapbook page! I know what you mean about adding flowers, but it is just perfect the way it is!

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  55. Oh my gosh! Totally adorable!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  56. Wonderful, soft LO! My heart belongs to scrapbooking so I really appreciate seeing the stamps used in so many different ways on a fantastic LO! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  57. Very pretty. Love your use of blues.

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  58. These stamps and dies look like so much fun to play with! What a beautiful layout!

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