Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Verve...Strong and Courageous

Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Strong Anchor, Adjusted Sails Plain Jane and Nautical Die Set . Each of the release team Divas and Guest Divas below has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.


I used some fun, coordinating Maja Design papers for this card...the Life by the Sea collection has a great assortment of nautical themed papers...just perfect for pairing them up with Verve's new Strong Anchor stamp set and coordinating Nautical dies. After arranging the papers, I added a seam binding bow from Verve's Signature ribbon collection and a cute little anchor that I distressed around the edges and matted with the same shape in navy blue paper. 


Here's another card I made with a new Plain Jane called Adjusted Sails. I think this sentiment sums it up for most of us...do what you have to do to make it work. I used Maja Design's Vintage Spring collection...mostly scraps I had, distressed the edges and arranged the panels (basically in a haphazard way that makes shabby look so good and is hard to screw up). The seam binding is from Verve's Stormy Skies ribbon collection and I added some Zva Creative pearls for a bit of interest.


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. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa14. Jen S.


Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow is our last day of peeks and that means it's also release day! Yay!


Card 1:
Stamps: Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life by the Sea collection (Navigate - bs, Bottle message, Bottle message - bs, Drop the anchor, Drop the anchor - bs, Landmark - bs) Maja Design, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Going Grey (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Signature Ribbon collection, Nautical Die set, Scalloped Trim Trio die setRibbon Banner die (Verve), silver/white rope ribbon, Fleur De Lis Rectangle (Spellbinders), Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), button, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

Card 2:
Stamps: Adjusted Sails Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Spring Basics collection (4th of March, Days to Remember, 1st of April, 5th of April, 7th of April-bs) Maja Design, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection (Verve), CRW-04CB-143 (Dots Pearl - Soft Blue 0.3cm & 0.5cm), CRW-06CA-130 (Flourishes Soft Blue Pearl) Zva Creative, gem, paper distresser
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40 comments:

  1. Another beautiful pair Andrea! I really like your first card with the star border and fun bow!

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  2. These new sentiments are amazing, and you have honored them well with such beautifully layered papers and die cuts!

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and papers.

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  4. Two wonderful cards. I'm in love with this new stamp set - the sentiments are fantastic.

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  5. These are gorgeous. Great layers of goodness.

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  6. So beautiful! Love all the blue on the first card!

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  7. Both are stunning. I really love the soft blue and kraft combo of the second, so soothing to look at. Gorgeous cards!

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  8. Seriously awesome cards! Love the seam binding on both!

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  9. Both of your cards are so gorgeous!

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  10. Two beauties, my friend :)

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  11. Beautiful cards, I love the line of anchors in the border and the rope trim on the first, but the second is my favorite. Love that sentiment and it is just so pretty!

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  12. very pretty cards...love the seam binding.

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  13. Stunning!! Love both of them. Your style is amazing to see and admire.

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  14. These are beautiful! Such great layering!

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  15. What a lovely matched set - handsome and beautiful. These are outstanding canvases to showcase the new releases. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    c

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  16. Oh my, what stunning cards. Love them both, so fabulous. TFS

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  17. both cards are just gorgeous!!

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  18. such true works of art, Andrea! love the luscious layers!

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  19. I love all the layers. Beautiful cards.

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  20. Both of these cards are gorgeous!!! Love the papers, the dies, and the stamps. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully Blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  21. Where to start?! I LOVE both cards! Great layers and colors! Great bows! The star border is a great accent! TFS God bless!!

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  22. Great cards! I love the colors and layouts!

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  23. Wow .. simply gorgeous cards.... love it.. love it.

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  24. Two beautiful cards! Love how you used the star border die on the first. It's really fun.

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  25. Wonderful cards, both of them! I love the anchor as an accent on the first card and the rope bow and the gorgeous bow and sentiment on your second card.

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  26. You and Maja Design seem to be a match made in heaven!! I haven't seen a card yet that wasn't stunning... and the sentiments are super terrific!!

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  27. Wonderfully beautiful cards. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogpot.com

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  28. I am in awe of all of the beautiful cards. I am so inspired. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. Both are lovely - so much attention to detail.

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  30. Wow, what beautiful colour combos in both of these gorgeous cards. I love how much wonderful Verve you have packed into the first card especially.
    Darbaby on SCS

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  31. I love both cards...but the colors of the 1st one just draws me in...both cards are amazingly beautiful!

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  32. I love your shabby chic style. So nice you were in a "blue" mood today. Thanks

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  33. Amazing! I love the blue and brown combination

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  34. Wow love the neutrals with the pop of blue. So sweet.

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