Monday, August 8, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop - Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop!  Today one of the featured sets is  this fabulous Nicest Thoughts Plain Jane, with a quote by Georgia O'Keeffe.  I decided to try a vintage/shabby type card and am actually pretty pleased with the outcome as this is far from my normal style.  I sponged the sentiment panel and managed to wrangle the seam binding into a multi-looped bow without it looking like a dead spider LOL!  The things one will endeavour to do when a Guest Diva.....and I wouldn't trade it for anything....happy sigh...

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As you can tell, my second card is a very CAS masculine card.  I used the co-ordinating I Heart You dies for the You and I set, also being featured today.  I needed a card for hubby to remind him that we loved having him all to ourselves for the past two weeks while we were on vacation as a family.  That being said, he is a CAS card guy, so I kept things reeeeally simple for him because he has been known to say "men don't like cards",  and been aptly smacked by none other than yours truly on more than one occasion for said comment LOL!  I know....the shame of it!!!  Shouldn't all husbands of addicted card making spouses love receiving hand made cards?!  Funny thing is, I know he truly appreciates receiving them because he has kept every card I have ever made for him the big mush LOL!  Promise to have a more elaborate card with this set at the release party!! 

Below is the Hop List for today.  Be ready for some serious eye candy from the fabulous Diva Team!!

1. Julee9. Laurie
2. Charmaine10. Maureen
3. Tosha11. Amy
4. Andrea12. Jen d.
5. Teresa13. Shannan
6. Jackie14. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}15. Jen T.
8. Marisa {Guest}16. Betty

Don't forget, 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.

Back tomorrow with more sneak peeks :)






Nicest Thoughts
Stamps:  Nicest Thoughts Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper:  Brenda Walton Madeline Designer Paper (K & Company), So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), 
Ink:  Black (Stampin' Up!), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Lacy Circle, Circle and Label 14 (Spellbinders), Lace (Fanny's Fabrics), Kraft Seam Binding, Paper Roses, Half Pearls (Michael's), Dimensionals


You And I
Stamps: You And I (Verve)
Paper: Early Espresso, Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: I Heart U Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Heart Die (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Half Pearls (Michael's), Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!), Button (Michael's Dollar Bin), Hemp Twine (Dollar Store), Dimensionals



101 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Love them both!!! Wish I could sponge like that and the bow does not look like a dead spider (although I've thought that on my cards before!!!) Really intrigued by the heart dies and you and I set!!!

Indy said...

Good job on your vintage card! Love the colors on your CAS card! Great work!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are AMAZING Marisa!!! LOVE both of these beauties!!

DonnaJ said...

Love the pearls on both cards ! I'm a yellow fan too - so pretty !

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty cards. Love the softness of the first one. The second one is just adorable. TFS

Vicki B. said...

Both are awesome Marisa, love your scrunchy bow!!! So pretty!

TannyP said...

You sure created a pair of beauties...there's definitely no resemblance to a dead spider. You'll have to teach me your tricks! Perfect sponging and bling addition. I also adore your manly CAS card. Pretty sure my hubby would say the same thing if he wasn't afraid of said swat! He keeps all of his cards, too. ;)

Gretchen said...

both of your cards are absolutely fabulous!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh these are just gorgeous! I love the fabulous shabby beauty of the first one and the bold simplicity of the second one... just fantastic!

Angel said...

love the first one - so elegant! love the second - simple and bold!

Basslady said...

wow, your creations are so gorgeous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tarjteachr said...

For not being your style you did a fantastic job on that shabby chic. Awesome card!

Denisse said...

oh my goodness! super cute!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love both of these, Marisa -- further proof that you can do it all! Definite vintage vibe on the first one (LOL at the dead spider reference!), and the second is just about as perfect a masculine CAS as I've ever seen! The next time I need a card for DH, I'll be casing this idea for sure! Well done!

Laraine R said...

Great cards!!

joannhw said...

Great job on both of your cards!

Whimsey said...

Oh these are GREAT; both are so unique and so beautiful!

Maureen said...

how lovely to have a girlie glirl card and masculine one ;) I see you finally broke down and got some seam binding!! Don't you love how easy it is to work with? So happy your are enjoying all the festivities :) Yay!! Just beautiful :)

Karen Day said...

Hmm, I'm not sure these two cards were made by the same artist?! I love that we can do that with this hobby :o)

Jen Carter said...

These are great!! Lovely work!

Luanne said...

These are both awsome! Love that soft green paper, is that the same paper Andrea used? Love, love it! And the boldness of the second card is super too.

Lisa M. said...

I love both of these! Your cards are just so elegant and finished looking! I really like the texture on the second card.

Jan Garber said...

The first card is so romantic and soft...love it! Your husband is pretty typical...it's definately a guy thing! They have to act tough. My DH has kept his cards, too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous cards, Marisa! Love that shabby chic one and you totally made me laugh at the dead spider comment! And a tough guy/closet mush of a husband is pretty cool! Love your masculine card!

Tanya said...

Fabulous again girlie! Love your hubby's card, those dies are fabby! Your bow looks great, I'm telling you, I cannot make a bow with seam binding for anything, it's so upsetting, lol. Awesome job Diva! :D

Benzi said...

Love your shabby chic...dead spider?:-) You do this kind of card really well.

Nice masculine that says so much with so little...great CAS creation.

Nicole said...

Another great job today, Marisa! The first is so lovely. And that second is awesome. Bold and yet so quirky. Love the button and twine. (My big galoof of a hubby keeps all my cards, too, and thinks I don't know. ;)

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Liked this so much I'd like to CASE it. Made a copy so I could.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, yeah Marisa...I can feel you channeling the shabby style, 3000 miles away! What a lovely card, no smushed spiders that I can see! A wonderful crinkly bow, and LACE (love it) and sa-weet pearls! Oh heaven, I'm in heaven! And your second card? Simply marvelous! So crisp, clean and Marisa! The colors are so bold...perfect for the "tolerant" husband...I've got one of those too...AND he saves all his cards, too...

Sheila Davis said...

Love them both...great colors.

Danni said...

The first card is so feminine and delicate where as the second one is so bold! Love them both, awesome job!

Jen T said...

something for girls and guys today. Love them both!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are great!!! Love your colors and layering on the first card and the texture on the second.

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Betty Wright said...

Look at you rockin' some vintage! The top card is just gorgeous! Your other card is fantastic, too! Beautiful, Marisa!

Becky Carafa said...

Your first card is so, so pretty! And I love the CAS-ness of the second one!

Dori said...

This is so very wonderful! I love the soft colors and the beautiful flowers and ribbon. I adore the Nestie Die inside the circle.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful card with the yellow and the lace ribbon:) Love the emboss on the second one very nice card! TFS

Niki Estes said...

Such cute card, Marisa!

Kristin said...

Another beautiful card. Very elegant.

Katina said...

Marisa!!! Two gorgeous cards - so different to each other but WOW!! Love the sentiment on the first one so much! xx

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration.

sharon g said...

I love them both. Nice job, missy! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

Lots of wonderful sets that need to come to my house. Great job.

Wanda Cullen said...

You've kept the feminine and the masculine styles on top with these 2 great cards! Hafta say, I'm partial to the yellow...always love flowers and ribbon! :-)

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the contrast of these two styles of cards Marisa - the soft and feminine one with that pretty pale yellow color, rosebuds and trim and the bold one with bright colors and contempo design. Terrific!

Debbie Carriere said...

From shabby to CAS - you go, girl!! Love it! Can't wait to see the entire sets!!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Dead spider, lol! Your cards are both amazing - congrats on your GD gig!!

Tracey said...

BOTH cards are FABulous!!!

stampladyri said...

Both are beautiful cards - so soft and lovely!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Both of these are just great Marisa!! Can't wait for tomorrow! Hugs,

Ally said...

From vintage-gorgeous to clean-and-simple-graphic-mod, you're a magician! Love both your cards. And I think your seam binding bow is superb. ;-)

Tiffany said...

Very cute cards!

Sian Ridley said...

You've got that shabby-chic style down! I onle mentioned earlier on that I really want to have a go at those seam binding 'professeional - mess' bows but can't get hold of any seam binding! I'm pretty sure I'd make a mess of it anyway, unlike you :)

Lynn said...

Haa...the comments on your hubby made me smile! Love the contrast in the two cards...both are wonderful!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!!! I really like the second one. Thanks for sharing something that would work for guys as well as girls!!!

Peggy said...

Great cards.
God bless,
PeggyS

Good2BT said...

Love the way the ribbon turned out on the shabby card! I also like the textured background and the pop of red color on the heart card!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful x 2!! Your husband is just a softy at heart!

Elizabeth C. said...

Wow! You are the Queen of Texture!

Moira said...

I love the saying and delicate design of the first card and the CAS look of the second. Nice Job!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are fabulous, love the new sets and your card design.

Ravengirl said...

Pinch, pinch...this is no dream! Love both of your cards today! I had to laugh at the dead spider comment, as I know all to well what you mean. Just how did you figure out that multi-looped bow! And you know I love me some CAS!!! Great manly card!

craftymom205 said...

Your first card is lovely. Love the boldness of the second card.

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Moosisk said...

Wow! Two totally different takes on these cards - love them! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

craftingcottage said...

Lovely! I adore that sentiment! Colors are perfect!!
Lisa :)

Tricia said...

Cute! I think the first one is my favorite. I love how soft and pretty it is!

Christina said...

You did a marvelous job on your shabby card! That bit of lace is beautiful, and so is your crinkled bow! I really love the simplicity of the second card, especially the embossing and wrapped twine. You certainly have your Diva on!

Heather said...

Two great cards! I love the pearls framing your sentiment panel and the rose bouquet on the first and the second is a PERFECT man card. Even if your husband says men don't like cards, we know they do. : )

Heidi said...

Marisa- congrats on the guest position and as always- you've done fabulous work. Loving this sentiment set.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the cards they are so beautiful.

Serena said...

Awesome cards! Love the roses and lace on the first one and I might just have to case the second for my dh!

Janelle said...

These are awesome!!!!!! The binding bow is to die for and that manly card is something I'd like to show up in MY post any day!!!!!

Charlotte Taylor said...

I love the card with the roses,ribbon and lace. What an elegant card.

Vicki said...

Such a gorgeous vintage card! I love it! Wish I could do your squiggly ribbon as successfully as you do - note to self - practise practise practise!!

Julia said...

Marisa I adore your shabby card with that fabulous ribbon. You are definetly a Verve Diva!

faithfulecreations.com said...

I know I'm supposed to be commenting on the stamps you uses but wow the ribbon floral embellishment thing in your first project is divine. The sentiment and use of the dies is awesome too.

jennifer mitten said...

These are both great - from shabby chic to modern graphic:-)

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, these are both wonderful! Can't wait to get these new stamps and dies!!! You are doing awesome with the sneak peeks!!
Saw your note...my sister lives in Walnut Grove now. Hope to stop there on our way home from the States in a few weeks!

Steph Herbert said...

Super sweet projects! :)

Wendy said...

Congrats on being the Verve Guest Diva this month!! Your card is fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Liz Williams said...

Love that soft yellow card. Verves sentiments are always so perfect.

FrancineB said...

Beautiful card. I liked how you showcased that the set can be used for both masculine and feminine cards. Nice job.

Laurie said...

Love the white 'outline' that makes it all pop!

Teresa Kline said...

fabulous girl, I luv your photos, they look very good...these are both bold and beautiful!

enjoy *~*

Colleen Dietrich said...

Both cards are so different, but special each in their own way. Hope your non-card-lovin' hubby enjoyed his CAS one. ;) And the other is super-feminine and lovely!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great masculine card adn i like the feminine feel of the yellow and great combo of SB dies.

riggy said...

Great cards!!

Cindy Lou said...

Such a difference between your cards and both appropriate for the intended. My fav is the first card, so soft and pretty and I didn't notice any spiders at all! Just lovely lace, pearls, layers, ribbons and bows. Great job!

ChristineZ said...

Congratulations on the guest diva gig - much deserved! I don't see a dead spider, I see elegance! Gorgeous cards.

marilynwillauer said...

Oh WOW! Love your card with the yellow circle. Beautiful quote, love the pearls, a sweet touch!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa, I love the how you've created 2 totally opposite cards here. Your vintage card is gorgeous and your bow is wonderful. What a great sentiment. Love your CAS masculine card - says it all!

Karen Linarez said...

I love your CAS card...it needs nothing more. And, it was quite entertaining to read your post today!

Renate said...

Both cards are fabulous in their own way! I think it must be something in the male chromosome since my hubby's just the same. Never admit it, but they really do appreciate our cards! :)

KanataNewf said...

two very different styles but both are great for showcasing the new release!

Sarah Gough said...

these are SO pretty! You're rocking the release!

Julie E said...

What variety in styles! Both are great!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

From elaborate to CAS - fabulous job!

MmSs said...

I love these cards! Love the elegant soft look at the firs one and the 'deep love'- look at the second one!

Scrapacat said...

Oh so sweet! From soft to deep, I love them both!

Sue Kohler said...

these are both so different, soft and oh so feminine to big and bold! You are so clever! :)