Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Verve Release Rewind Sketch from January

This Friday there is a Verve Release Party over on the SCS Verve Forum.  As per tradition, Julee has some challenges leading up to the release that allow you an opportunity to win some Verve!  Don't have to ask me twice if I want to participate LOL!  The fun spin on these challenges is we get to pick a sketch from each month of this year's Verve Inspiration Challenges, starting in January.  You don't have to use the inspiration pieces, just pick one of the sketches from that month and have fun!

I loved this sketch the first time I used it so decided to use it again.  I made the card for one of my daughter's teachers this year.  She is an amazing lady and I have so enjoyed getting to know her and watch her interact with the class.  She eats lunch with any student that wants to join her, she actually got in the pool to swim and play with them at their year end pool party, she is loads of fun, totally approachable and is a teacher that has had a great impact on my daughter this year.  So to all you teachers out there, thank you for investing in our kids (((hugs)))!!

The embossed image on the navy panel came from an embossing folder my dear blogging friend Kathy (aka Wattle on SCS) gave me.  It's not even available in Canada, so I have an exclusive, Australian embossing folder :D  Thank you again, Kathy, I LOVE it!!  I also dug into my stash of Michael's wedding flowers which I have had forever and need to get using again.  A few pops of pink and voila, one challenge down. 

I have been floating around in the clouds all day today after discovering this card made Nancy Riley's iPicks this week!!  I always look forward to seeing her picks each week and am humbled and honoured to be included this week.  I was also crowned Colour Queen for ColourQ #37 with this same card. Needless to say, it's been a happy day today :)  

It's going to be a busy week with all the Verve challenges I need to get done by Friday, so there will be lots of posting LOL!   Thanks for visiting, and see you soon :)

What's In It?
Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  Night of Navy, Brocade Blue
Accessories:  Nat Embossing Folder, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Scor-Pal, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Pink Half Pearls, Flowers from Michael's Wedding Department, Dimensionals


Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! Great colors and I the little accent flowers are terrific! Girl, you have 6 layers!!! Most of my layers are fake. Do they still count? LOL! I miss my Verve stamps! I need some free time! Lovely card and hope you are doing well!

Silke Ledlow said...

Aloha Marisa!!! Both cards are gorgeous!!! Love the fabbo embossing folder Kathy gave you!!! I already admired her awesome embossed card today!!! Congrats on making Nancy's i-picks!!! I'm always on cloud nine too when my cards are choosen...LOL!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

TrishG said...

Lovely sketch and colors and everything on the top card.
Great second card too - it sure is a winner!

Alex said...

Both of these are beautiful cards Marisa - I can totally see why Nancy picked it!!! Love the softness of your first one and the second one has wonderful colors!! And, both ROCK!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kathy Jones said...

PS. Congrats on making the ipic list!!! So happy for you!!! :D

Kathy Jones said...

Well look at this gorgeous creation!!!! LOVE all the texture and I'm so glad you love this EF (I do too!! :) )! Love the clean, fresh look you've created and I'm sure the teacher will be very impressed with this beautiful piece of art!!! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats, Marisa, on all the awards...you have a lot of talent and I always admire your style, so am not surprised at all! I have one more Verve card to go, so better tackle it now!

Maureen said...

LOVE that embossing folder!!!! I didn't know Australia had exclusive ones too....I have one from the UK that I got from Cropstop. Cool....congrats on the Nancy pick :)

TannyP said...

Ohhhhlala! That embossing folder is a beaut =) Congrats on your pick...you deserve it!