Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop - Day 3

Verve

Welcome to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Are you drooling over the sets as much as I was when I first saw them?!!!

Today's set, Words of Wisdom, brings lots of wonderful sentiments and Julee has provided a co-ordinating Notebook Paper and Graph Paper Plain Jane along with a matching die!  This woman is beyond brilliant :)

I love the sentiment Carpe Diem (aka: seize the day) and squealled with delight when I saw it in this set.  I strive to live my life by this sentiment as you can never take back time and each day has so much to offer.  I'm not always successful in my quest, but it is a wonderful reminder to press into life daily, and by doing so grow as a person through facing the challenges, opportunities and even the quiet times that come your way.  Carpe Diem!!  

Verve

This card's sentiment is even more special to me than the previous one.  I almost cried when I read it because it is the very core of who I am.  I am a truth speaker.  I am not a status quo girl.  That means I'm not at the top of the popularity charts, and can sometimes be the lone voice speaking out in the crowd, but I have come to cherish how speaking the truth gives one strength of character.  In addition, speaking the truth gives me freedom.  Freedom from self denial, freedom to face issues in my own life so I can grow as a person, freedom to stand for what I believe in, and freedom to just be me :)

Sure that was a bit more than you bargained for on a Spotlight Hop, so my apologies!!  Time to move on in the Hop.  Noted below is the list of amazingly talented Divas who have some great cards to show you featuring today's sets.  

1. Julee8. Sarah {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Marisa {Guest}
3. Tosha10. Laurie
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Sankari12. Shannan
6. Teresa13. Betty
7. Jackie14. Maureen


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 Day 4 Sneak Peeks!



Carpe Diem 
Stamps: Words of Wisdom and Graph Paper Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Flutter By (Kaiser Kraft), Real Red, Early Espresso, Vanilla, Rose Romance (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:Going Grey and Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Rounded Rectanagle and I Heart U Dies (A Cut Above by VERVE), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), Notebook Punch (EK Success), Crimper (Fiskars), Half Pearls (Michael's), Hemp Twine, Dimensinoals
 



Speak Truth
Stamps: Words of Wisdom and Notebook Paper Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Black and Going Grey (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Rounded Rectangle Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Scalloped Tim Border Punch (Stampin' Up!), Half Pearls (Michael's), 5/8" Turquoise Satin Ribbon (Michael's), Button, Silver Beaded Twine (Michael's), Glue Dots, Dimensionals

104 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous cards and I love hearing about why you choose to use them!

TannyP said...

Oh I love the new stamps - and the way you've used them. Brilliant work, Marisa! You're a perfect Diva! Those black borders are so lovely on each of the cards, but what really blew me away is the skewed panels....LOVE 'EM!

Christina said...

These are both fabulous, Marisa! I love these quotes, too, and you have showcased them perfectly!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, these are both fabulous!! Love to hear some personal insight, too :)

Andrea Ewen said...

I am loving your cards, Marisa! These are both beautiful in style and color...you are most certainly rockin' this release! I'm glad you opened up a bit about yourself, there are only so many facets we can find out from a person online, so it's nice to know a little bit more. And now I know to never ask you if my butt looks big in a dress. ")

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous colors and layout in the first card....loving this sentiment!!! Second card is fabulous too and I am particularly fond of the sentiment too.....have spoken the truth myself with a shaking voice in some really tough times!!!!

Tricia said...

What pretty cards! I like the graph paper PJ more and more!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great card

Whimsey said...

They are both so beautiful - love the circle embossing on the first one; love the colors on both of them!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are cute Marisa! I like the combination of that cute background notebook paper stamp with the touching sentiments.

Steph Herbert said...

Both projects are fabulous! I love these sentiments! So meaningful! :)

Kathy said...

Awesome cards! Love the colors of the first one and the sentiment of the second one!!

Lorie said...

I think I have to have this set if only for the 'speak the truth even if your voice shakes' sentiment. That is such an incredibly positive statement! Beautiful cards!

Wanda Cullen said...

Both cards are beautiful and you've showcased these awesome sentiments so well! Loved the bit of commentary as well - lol!

Sian Ridley said...

You guys are just taunting me with your ability to use colour combinations that I cannot get to look right!! Hmph! :) I'm glad some people have that skill though :)

I think that second sentiment will strike a chord with many people today and I think this showcase of sentiments is going to make everyone dig deep and really think :)

DonnaJ said...

So much fun with color ! Makes me want to take some time out to stamp today !

Bandon, Oregon said...

I LOVED your post!! and of course, I LOVE your projects!!! Very nice.

Faith

Gretchen said...

Beautiful cards Marisa! I can tell by the way you craft and blog that you are a beautiful person and to hear you say it (even if your hands were shaking while typing it!) is fabulous!! Big Hugs!

Tarjteachr said...

And here I thought that sentiment was made for me. Sounds like we were poured from the same mold. Your card showcases that quote beautifully.

Maureen said...

Oh, I'm loving the bright, cheery colours today!! My type of colours for sure :) This has to be one of my favourite sets from the release! You are really rocking this sets!!

Jen Carter said...

Fantastic cards! Great layouts and colors!

Becky Carafa said...

These are so lovely, love the bold color choices!

Basslady said...

great creations with wonderful punched elements!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Liz Williams said...

The DT is just doing a superb job of enambling here! Love this set!

Laurie said...

Great use of dots in both cards!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Sound reasoning from a generous heart is a gift one doesn't get every day. Such a happy accident to run across it while doing a blot hop! Love the cards... love the thoughts.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Two fun and vibrant cards Marisa!! I love the happy colors and how you've used this set along with the paper plain janes!! You are rockin' this release my friend!!

Lisa M. said...

These are both fabulous cards! I'm loving this release!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!!

Wendy said...

Thank you for sharing. I am loving these new sentiment stamps. All of this inspiration is really getting me thinking!!!

Loretta Rodger said...

So pretty!

Teresa Kline said...

these are perfect Marisa...so glad you are with us lady, hope you are having a blast..sweet hugs!

enjoy *~*

Sheila Davis said...

Beautiful cards...love the colors.

Luanne said...

Fabulous Marisa! Love your bold, bright colors!

Vickie Merrick said...

I love your cards! The colors and elements are so pretty!! TFS!

Katina said...

Oh, fabulous Marisa!! Stunning cards and I absolutely adore the sentiment on the second one - it's me too!!! Throughout my life people have always said they know they can rely on me to speak the truth and I'm proud of that. xx

Loralei said...

Oooh, I just love black and red...and you've done a great job on these cards.

Danni said...

More fabulous cards!! I really LOVE the second one today!! Awesome!

Calypso's Crafts said...

GORGEOUS cards...I am loving both of them. I love how you kept both cards simple but they both have so much style to them!!!

sharon g said...

I just love the notebook page...

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Marisa! I love the second, the blue really pops and the sentiment is truly a wonderful one.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the texture in the first one!

Nicole said...

Love these stamps. Your cards are so fun and uplifting! Wonderful job.

Janelle said...

It so nice when your life rings truth! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself.

Your cards today are so clean and bright. I love them.

Rhonda said...

Love the different textures you used Marisa. So pretty.

KathyE said...

I love both of your cards, especially the 2nd one. I just love that saying. Beautiful job.

KathyE

Peggy said...

Great cards and sentiments.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fantastic card, Marisa! Love the flowers hanging above the circle. Congrats on being a Guest Verve Diva - your dream come true!

jill said...

Your personal influence really shines through these little beauties

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Boy does this sentiment speak to me also. I always chide myself for crying when I talk happy, sad or anything. I think you are right it is a growing for your character. Great card and I like that its more than we bargain for in a post. ;0)

Moosisk said...

Love your cards! So bright and cheerful - thanks for the inspiration! :D

Benzi said...

Love both cards, Marisa! Gosh, I at first thought you were going to say something about Copics because that is the online store I order my Copics from...carpediem.com
Sieze the day is what I always think of when I visit there.

I totally agree about telling the truth. If one doesn't, then no one ever knows what to believe when they speak. Plus, Oh, what a tangled web we weave......
And the real one is: lying is an abomination to God. So there..I'm finished. :-)
Super cards!!!

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards! TFS!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Awesome creations, so inspiring!

Amy Sheffer said...

Two more amazing peeks! You're on FIRE, girl! Love it!!

Barbara said...

Hi Marisa, I am so inspired not only by your beautiful cards but by you life philosophy! We think alike but you said it so beautifully. Your cards are just gorgeous. Love the color combo, the card designs and of course the sentiments.I will just have to have this wonderful sentiment set. Hugs
My Blog:
www.u-inspire-me.blogspot.com

Serena said...

Gorgeous cards! The second is my favorite but I love them both!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are both so beautiful

riggy said...

Awesome cards

Tracey said...

AWESOME cards!!! WOW!!!

Cindy Lou said...

Really like both your cards and you did indeed Seize the Day with their brightness :) TFS!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love the card. I like the embossed (big dots) paper on the card. And you can never go wrong with red and a touch of black and white. Good Job

Ally said...

Beautiful cards. ;-) I love that you shared with us your personal connection with these sentiments. Love all the fabulous colors and details on your cards! ;-)

Heather said...

Two awesome cards!! Thanks for showing off two great sentiments! The both speak to things that most of us need to do more of. Great job!

Bonnie said...

I love both of these sayings and can't wait to see the rest. Your samples are fab!!

Violet Bebich said...

Simple and sweet cards!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful projects. Love these sentiments.

Denisse said...

absolute cuteness!!

Vicki said...

Pretty cards Marisa! Love the sentiments!

Ravengirl said...

Please don't ever apologize for your strength of character and convictions. Love your cards today and by the way, still pinching!

Indy said...

Love both cards, especially the colors on the 'Speak the truth' one!

Moira said...

I am with you on speaking the truth so you have company at the bottom of the popularity chart! The cards are both so creative - can't wait to see the full reveal on Friday. TFS your creative talents with us!

Jillisgram said...

Two very lovely cards!

ChristineZ said...

Good gosh, speaking the truth about speaking the truth just adds to the impact of your card. I love the papers and colors. Great card made with conviction!

Michelle said...

Such bold colors, especially on the 'truth' card. It's perfect for that sentiment.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous couple of samples! I am loving these "different" sentiments!

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable cards!!! Love your embellishments.

Dori said...

Love the bright and cheerful colors and patterns in both of these. So delightful to look at!!

Sankari W. said...

So beautiful Marisa - I love the speak the truth card and the sentiment behind it - and i love that that is who you are! your carpediem card is beautiful, bright and absolutely gorgeous!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Love the way you've showcased these new sets today. That notebook and graph paper and matching die are certainly on my list. Love the sentiment on the second card.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

You've done such a great job this week, Marisa! I love the colors you chose and I can't wait to get this set!!

Karen said...

These are both wonderful.

Queen Mary said...

Marisa, I wasn't going to comment, I'm on holiday in Ireland and wasn't going to bother but I just ADORE this sentiment -- Speak truth even when your voice is shaking -- I absolutely LOVE it and I agree, with the Plain Jane and the die, it's a FANTASTIC and must have stamp set for me! Recently I witnessed an overt case of racism -- I was actually the beneficiary of the act but I was outraged and spoke to the manager and my voice shook and my eyes teared up I was just so upset about it! I NEED this set badly!

Dottie said...

Very very nice cards. All so different and original.

TrishG said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Great looking sentiment.

Good2BT said...

Love all of the details you have incorporated on these cards! The bright cheerful colors used, the pearl, flower, ribbon embellies, and punches! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself as well!

Heidi said...

SWWEEET and this sentiment is just what can I say.... Julee knows how to pick em!

jennifer mitten said...

I love the colors on that second card! Fabulous sentiments!

Julia said...

Two great cards...This is gonna be one fabulous Friday!!!!

Karen Linarez said...

Great cards. I especially like the first with it's bright, bold colors. I love that design paper, and what a cute layout.

Sarah Gough said...

Isn't this set amazing?!!? I LOVE your cards!

KanataNewf said...

beautiful cards to draw the focus to the wonderful sentiments.

Julie E said...

That note page stamp is moving to the top of my list! It looks so good as a mat for all the wonderful Verve sentiments!

Betty Wright said...

Both are wonderful, Marisa! Love the colors and all the wonderful layers you added! Fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that red card - amazing!

Renate said...

I really love your projects! Great use of colors and details. And this sentiment set is definately my favourite so far! :-)

MmSs said...

Amazing cards!

Charlene said...

Cute! Really like the first one but they are both pretty. Love the little note pad page.

Scrapacat said...

Delightful - really love the turquoise blue and pink together. Pops!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Absolutely cute and sweet and awesome wrapped up into one package. Boy I have missed out for a while.

Sue Kohler said...

Definately can't choose a favourite, they both have dots!! loving the bold and bright colours in both!! :)