Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop - Day 1


 
Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve on Friday night!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.

You are not going to want to miss a single day as Julee has totally outdone herself with this amazing release!  I'm beyond honoured to be joining in as a Guest Diva this month and still need someone to pinch me to make sure this isn't a dream :) 

Today's sneak peeks include a new flower set - oh  happy, happy, joy, joy!!  Loooove my Verve flowers, and to top things off, there is a coordinating leaf die - thank you Julee!!  Here is my sneak peak using one of the flowers from the set.

Verve

Today's Plain Jane is a wonderful sentiment, made all the more special because of my love for flowers :)   Flowers always bring me joy through their beauty and when the first crocuses push through the frozen earth each Spring, they provide me great hope of new growth in my own life.

Verve

Below is a list of the Divas participating in today's Spotlight Hop, starting off with none other than the Queen Diva herself :)   All I can say is, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!  

1. Julee8. Marisa {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Laurie
3. Tosha10. Maureen
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Teresa12. Shannan
6. Jackie13. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}


I'll be back tomorrow with my Day 2 Spotlight cards.







Life Is Beautiful
Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pink Small Dots (Making Memories), Itsy Bitsy Caramel Latte (Recollections), Early Espresso and Mellow Moss (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Leafy Springs Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Twine (PTI), Bling (Michael's), Dimensionals


Where Flowers Bloom (Plain Jane)
Stamps: Where Flowers Bloom Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Orange Mini Dots (Kelly Panacci), So Saffron, Mellow Moss, and Creamy Caramel  (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Leafy Springs and  Classy Label Die (A Cut Above By VERVE), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, 1/4" Moss Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Bling and Half Pearls (Michael's), Buttons (Michael's), Twine (PTI), Edge Distresser (Stampin' Up!), Dimensionals

127 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Congrats on your guest DT position! You've done a fantastic job showing off the newest Verve goodies! That ribbon on the circular card is awesome!

Lin said...

Sweet! Love your ribbon treatment on your first card and the happy colors on the second! What a great time to be guest designing - lucky girl!

Vickie Z said...

Consider yourself pinched, LOL!! Lovely cards. Love those flowers and the sprig die (heaven)!!

Sharon said...

Wow, double beauties! I love them both, but the round card really caught my eye!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey GF - Congrats on GDing!! Fun, pretty round card~

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just gorgeous, Marisa! I love them both!

craftingcottage said...

Two Beautiful Cards! I love the colors and the distressing... both sentiments are fantastic!
Lisa :)

Tarjteachr said...

Like them both but the round card is to die for!

Lorie said...

Ooohhh...I love your cards! I love how different they are but both beautiful in their own ways!

Christina said...

Well, my friend, I am insanely jealous that you get to play with these gorgeous stamps already, but so incredibly happy that it's YOU! Congrats again on being a Guest Diva!

I especially love your circle card! Such a classic design and perfectly scrunched ribbon! I can't wait to see more of this release!

Moira said...

No wonder you were asked to be a guest designer - both cards are delightful! Love the colors and shapes of your designs! TFS!

Becky Carafa said...

This is so, so pretty!

Sheila Davis said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love the layers.

Whimsey said...

I swoon for round cards and yours is no exception!

Love the vast difference in colors for your cards; beautifully created!!

Sheri said...

Oh how pretty! Love the colors and the faux buttons!

Heather S. said...

Squeals of delight! Can you hear them? I'm so excited for you - and for another awesome Verve relese! Fabulous creations Marisa - and I'm lovin' what I can see of the new sets! :)

craftymom205 said...

Both of your cards are great.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Amy Sheffer said...

You + Verve = meant to be! Love what you've done here! Thrilled you're joining us this week, and I can't wait to see more beautiful eye candy from you this week!

Miesje said...

Two beauties!Love the round card and the second is so cheery!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Ribbon treatment and round card caught my eye... Love it!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful cards! Cannot wait for the new release...those dies are calling my name...loudly, I might add!

kksb said...

Your cards are marvelous! The brown ribbon treatment is incredible.

Dori said...

Both of these are stunning!! I really like the circle card, especially the base. The second card is so warm and inviting!

Maureen said...

just beautiful, Marisa!! Looks like your one gene has multiplied and they are all having a fabulous party!! So happy you are joining us this month...what a month to have!! Am going to reply to your email in a bit here...just finishing the hop :)

PatS said...

Guest designer...Wow, congrats! Your designs are wonderful.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, I'm enjoying, Miss Marisa! You knocked these out of the park! I love the first card with that fabulous ribbon treatment and the glorious flowers and the second card is beautiful with it's lovely distressing and vibrant colors! The floral stamps must have you walking on air! Great job, my dear...you rock!

Ravengirl said...

Hooray Marisa! I am so glad for your days in the Verve spotlight!!! Beautiful cards today, can't wait to see your cards tomorrow! Pinch, pinch...this is real!

Sian Ridley said...

I really love the ribbon on your round card and those colours on your second card make my eyes very happy! You can't help but smile with colours like that :)

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Marisa! Congrats on being a guest DT! What a thrill that must be.

bethann said...

two totally diffent feelings on the cards but both wonderful. love the use of ribbon

Gretchen said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Love that leafy sprig!

Nicole said...

Great job DTing, Marisa!! They are both fabulous.

Angel said...

love 'em both! the round one is so elegant and i love the fun colors on the bright card!

Katina said...

Congrats on your guest DT Marisa! Two beautiful creations today. xx

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!!

Geny said...

So cute, love the circular card!

szbacn1 said...

Life IS beautiful... and so are your card creations!!!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Beautiful creations. You have done Verve proud. TFS

Mathilda M said...

Both your cards are simply beautiful Marisa ... TFS

Tanya said...

Marisa these are beautiful! Congrats again girlie, I'm sooo happy for you!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations, Marisa!! I know how much you love Verve! Your creations are wonderful!!! Looking forward to seeing your sneak peeks this week!!

Tricia said...

What fun it must have been to play with all the new stamps! Your card is so pretty, and that ruffled ribbon is perfect!

Jan Garber said...

Ohhhh, that brown ribbon is gorgeous! Lovely technique! Lucky you with all those goodies to play with! Congrats!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I think it's just awesome that you've joined us in the spotlighting this month Marisa!! I LOVE your gorgeous cards!! Love the circle one with the warm colors and fun scrunched up ribbon. And your second card just makes me smile with the happy colors!!

jennifer mitten said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the round one, especially!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your creativity fits right in with all the divas...gorgeous cards! Especially love the leave die!

Kathy said...

Great Guest design work! Love the circle shaped card - very creative work and you've shown the products proud!!

Lisa M. said...

Gorgeous cards, Marisa! You definitely deserved your GDT spot! Love the shaped card and the colors of the second card!

Julia said...

Awesome cards Marisa!....you always make such beautiful cards.

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on the guest DT. Your cards are so pretty. I love flowers also and these new stamps and sentiments are wonderful. TFS

Michelle said...

Congrats on the guest spot. Both your cards are great. That twisty chocolate ribbon is swoon-worthy!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty cards! Lovely round card with the scalloped edges.

Laurie said...

Love how the same stamps can look so different with just a few adjustments. Amazing cards!

Heather said...

Ooohhh . . . don't I love the flowers you chose to use from the set--specially the pink polka dotted ones, they are sooo pretty.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! These new flower stamps are super!

Debbie Carriere said...

Way to rock Day 1!!! These are gorgeous cards, Marisa!!! Love all the details & texture :)

Tina said...

Great job on both cards. I always love the simplicity of your cards, so pretty!

DonnaJ said...

What fun ! Love it !

Renate said...

Oh WOW, what fantastic cards! Love the colors of the first card. And the ribbon is simply gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Sarah Gough said...

These are beautiful Marisa, aren't we SO lucky to get to guest this month?!

Karen Day said...

Two great cards to start off the week! Congrats on your DT position!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the flowers & ribbon on the 1st card!!

Jen T said...

Love the shape of the 'life is beautiful' card! And the ribbon technique is gorgeous too!

Anonymous said...

So, so cute!
jj

Serena said...

Both cards are beautiful but I absolutely love the first one! The colors, the ribbon, the shape - perfect!

Elizabeth C. said...

Pretty colors, love that ribbon, and your layered flowers are bee-yoo-tee-ful!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are sooooooo pretty! Great job!!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Tina said...

Love them both!

Lynn said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards! Especially love the circle one!

TannyP said...

Holy fabulous! That's some seriously awesome creativity displayed in each of these two creations. I absolutely love the round card with it's elegant colors and ribbonry! This looks like it was designed to be your month with the gorgeous flowers & leaves =)

Jacqueline Smith said...

What really cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Kline said...

Marisa, {{{{{sweet hugs}}}} I am soooo excited you are with us this month, you are very deserving! You know I luv that cute circle card, the ribbon and those blooms....swoon...beautiful inspiration cards you are sharing, have a super duper day!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Just beautiful!! I love how you showcase Verve. Cant' wait for the next few days!!

Kay S. said...

Such cute cards. Love what you did with the brown ribbon.

Cassie_lu said...

love how well those flowers work with the circle card

Carol<>< said...

very pretty, looks great in round!
Carol N<><

Moosisk said...

FABULOUS cards! I love the round card and the ribbon is just yummy! The second card is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, these are both so beautiful

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love both your cards but the oval is probably my favorite. The scalloped edge is beautiful and love that ribbon. Great job

Cindy Lou said...

Marisa, wonderful job on the shaped card, it is just a work of art. Love your ribbon treatment among many other things. Great job, TFS!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like both of these a lot Marisa - terrific layouts on BOTH cards! Love your scrunching of that yummy chocolate satin ribbon in your first card with that must-have leafy sprig die! I like the color palette on your second card as well!

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Marissa! I love those flowers and the new leaf die. I really love the sketch, layers, and textures on the first card.

Jami said...

Beautiful card. I love the layout.

Newbie said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards. LOVE them both!! NICE color combo's on both of them. Beautiful everything! WOW cards!

Ally said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! Lovin' all those gorgeous Verve flowers. ;-)

Tiffany said...

Love your cards!

Sue Shockley said...

Love, love, love the circle card!! The scalloped lace trim and twisted ribbon are perfect - beautiful!!

Vicki said...

Thank you for sharing your delightful card. I love the ribbon treatment in the first card and the stamps are just gorgeous!

Linda Carson said...

Delightful artwork! Love your circle card especially!

Amy said...

Marisa, I'm so tickled that you are a guestie for Verve this month! I love your work and you have done such an amazing job with your cards today. I am however partial to the circle card......that ribbon strip folding is quite perfect!!!!

faithfulecreations.com said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I can totally see why you were asked to be a guest designer. Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow. I have a sneaking feeling this release is going to KILL my pocket book. Maybe I should put the credit cards in a block of ice NOW.

Janelle said...

Congratulations on you Diva-ness this month! What fantastic cards. I love em both!

Dee said...

Two great cards - TFS

Dottie said...

These cards are just really nice. I really like your composition and ribbon.

Kelly Braund said...

Just beautiful!

Vicki B. said...

Congrats Marisa, so deserving!! Love both cards!!

Denisse said...

your cards are both beautiful, but your round card is my favorite! :) beauty!

Jen Carter said...

Very cute cards!

Luanne said...

You lucky girl! Now you're DIVAlicious too! Are you having a ball or what?? These are wonderful! I love the orange ~ (and I don't like orange!) it makes those fabby flowers pop! Congrats! :-)

Sue D said...

Very pretty flower cards!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Two floral beauties! Love the girly pinkness of the first, but the bright colors with all the distressed edges on the second totally stole my heart! Lovely cards, Marisa!

Benzi said...

Flowers do make life beautiful, don't they? Love both your cards and I am loving the orange. Wow! Fab work!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Fun cards! I'm a huge fan of pink and brown together!!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love both cards!! Love the shape of the first one very pretty!

Kristin said...

This card is gorgeous. I always love looking at your circle cards. They are always so pretty. Love the colors and the design.

Rhonda said...

Love the different ways for used ribbon on these cards.

Good2BT said...

Love the subtle stripe and dot patterns on the hope card and they way you've placed the ribbon on circle card is lovely!

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness this flower set is one I need,so beautiful and all the colors that you could use it- and the leafy die- so sweet.

Steph Herbert said...

Congrats on your GDT position! I can see why. You are uber talented. I love both of your cards! :)

FrancineB said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Nicely done.

Liz Williams said...

Marisa, these are marvelous.

Jess Willison said...

Congrats on being a guest diva!! Your cards are gorgeous!

sharon g said...

I LOVE your nature inspired colors!!!!!!!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Very pretty, love that chocolate ribbon!

riggy said...

WOW, so much talent.

marilynwillauer said...

Lovely cards!!! Both are beautiful, nice embellishments and great saysings. What a treasure it would be to get one of these sent to you!

Darlene Gabriel said...

First off, congratulations on your guest spot here - so happy for you!
Secondly, what gorgeous creations you have for us today. I love your scalloped circle card with that scrumptious colour combo. Love those flowers and the scrunched ribbon. Your second card is so cheery and would brighten anyone's day - truly suits the sentiment. Love the button centers.

Karen Linarez said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape, nice colors, and layout.

KanataNewf said...

Oh my - both cards are just lovely. But really love the orange one!

Julie E said...

Your first one is my fave! The colors and that ribbon, which looks perfectly ruffled by the way!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are rocking out this guest spot my friend!

MmSs said...

Amazing creations! Love the colors at the first one and the ribbon is gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Great take on the challenge!

Shabby Pati said...

Love that round card. Love those dies and stamps too. I want them all!

zehra said...

love teh card, i like the layering of the ribbon on the round card and the torn look on the second card

Scrapacat said...

Oh how lovely. Round cards are so hard for me, but you make it look easy! Love the sunny feel to the second.