Thursday, August 11, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop - Day 5

Verve

Can you believe we are on Day 5 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotligh Hops. Just one more sleep until the Release Party!!  It's going to be one happening party so hope you can join us!

Today's sneak peek includes some wonderful dies and matching stamps.  One can never have enough dies, and Julee has created a wonderful set for your stamping pleasure. 

My first card uses the Curvy Bookplate Die and the coordinating stamp from Tag Time.  Love the shape of this die, and as you can tell from my card, there are many other Verve sentiments that will fit in this wonderful shape.  I used Diva Andrea's Verve Sketch for this week and kept things rather CAS because I just loved this DP and wanted to show it off. 

I had a second card all made for today, then realized it uses Friday's new Inkspirations Challenge, for which I am a DT member, so I can't post it until tomorrow - silly me!!  I'm blaming the chlorine from the pool for this mess up - at least that is my story and I'm sticking with it LOL!  Kids are in 45 minute swimming lessons and I do laps while they have their lessons so I am once again donning my "eau de chlorine" rather potently!!  Must have pickled my brain a bit too LOL.  Darn it all anyway, as I loved how my card turned out.  Guess you'll have to wait until the release party to see it unless you are a regular follower ;)

I'm sure the rest of the Divas don't have chlorine brain, and I know they have some amazing cards to showcase today's sneak peeks so here is today's Hop List.

1. Julee9. Marisa {Guest}
2. Charmaine10. Laurie
3. Tosha11. Amber
4. Andrea12. Amy
5. Sankari13. Lynda
6. Teresa14. Susan
7. Jackie15. Maureen
8. Sarah {Guest}


I'll be back with the final sneak peek tomorrow.  Just one more sleep until the Release Party -- squeal!!!






Wishing You
Stamps: Wishing You (Verve)
Paper:  For the Record (The Paper Loft), Early Espresso  and So Saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Always Artichoke and Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Tag Time (A Cut Above by VERVE), Doily Details Die (PTI), Doily Lace Border Punch and Leaf Punch  (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon and Half Pearls (Michael's), Recollections Paper Flowers (Michael's), Glue Dots, Dimensionals

70 comments:

joannhw said...

I'm so love the dies that were used on your card!! So very pretty!

Sian Ridley said...

You're right about the background paper, it's lovely :) I like the splash of colour that the flowers give too :)

Such a shame about your second card, guess I'll just have to pop by again tomorrow....it's a hard life having to look at beautiful things all the time isn't it!! ;)

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, Marisa!!! Love the dp and the wonderful die and punches, along with the beautiful flowers just sent this one over the top.
A chlorinated brain.....hmmmmmmm:-)

Vickie Z said...

Lovely card!! Loving these new dies and stamps!!! Silly girl...chlorine brain? I think your brain is just fine!!

Luanne said...

You must be looking pretty fit, swimming 45 minutes a day ~ you go girl! We can wait for your other card, and just enjoy this pretty creation for today. I'm loving that Curvy Bookplate Die!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Tricia said...

So pretty! That paper is gorgeous and the layout sets off your sentiment so well.

Tarjteachr said...

Lovely card and that bookplate stamp & die is wonderful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the paper is wonderful and you brought out all the colors wonderfully.

Basslady said...

fantastic what you show us here!

great choice of paper and the ruffled ribbon is so fantastic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Marisa! I love that bookplate die. Love the pop of bright color with the yellow and the orange.

Steph Herbert said...

Super sweet card! Love your take on the sketch! :)

Gretchen said...

Beautiful card Marisa! I will be back to see the other one too ;)!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Bright and delightful! And may I say that I know chlorine brain! I am allergic to chlorine. In fact, heat & chlorine equal chlorine gas. Think about that...

Lisa M. said...

Love those orange blossoms! GORGEOUS!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! I love that curvy book plate and the sentiment from Tag Time...what don't I love of this release??...nothing! It's all awesome:) Your card is amazing:)

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!!Love the new dies!!

Tara said...

Beautiful. Love the colors, love the ribbon, love the roses, love the pearsl. Love!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

VERY Nice!!

Angel said...

so very pretty! love that curvy bookplate die! sweet card!

Jen Carter said...

Great job with this! I really like the roses you added!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card, Marisa!!! Love the mini roses!! You must have been in Verve heaven when this package of goodies arrived!!! My pocket book is going to be hurting!!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous card. Love this new die. Beautiful DP and roses. Love that you added the pearls too.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oops forgot to say .....I'll be back tomorrow too 'cuz I want to see your 2nd card;)

Julie E said...

Congrats on being a guest for this wonderful hop!!! What fun that you got to play with everything in advance :>) Lovely card!

Pamela A said...

I'm sooo loving that black background paper - gorgeous! Very, very pretty.

Whimsey said...

Oh that tag on the doily is brilliant, very creative. Love the colors too!

Jan Garber said...

This card is terrific. Can't wait to see the second one! Better to have it made early than a day late!BTDT!

Ravengirl said...

This has been an amazing week of peeks! Love that curvy bookplate and I'll bet it does house quite a few Verve sentiments! Can't wait for tomorrow's release party!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Marisa, your framing of the sentiment is so elegant and beautiful!! WOW!

Katina said...

Oooh, love this Marisa! The autumnal colours are gorgeous and I love your layout.xx

Charlotte Taylor said...

The embellishments on your card are fabulous. Good job.

Julia said...

Beautifully done Marisa. I agree, this dp is gorgeous and the sentiment and bookplate die with those cute flowers compliment it so well.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pop of orange!

Moosisk said...

So beautiful! It reminds me of Fall with the colors. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Laurie said...

So pretty!

sharon g said...

So very pretty. I love the flowers!

Rhonda said...

Love the pop of orange Marisa!

Dori said...

Wonderful!!

DonnaJ said...

The orange and brown are so pretty together !

scrappingnana said...

Love the new dies & stamp sets. This is so pretty. TFS

Crafty Math Chick said...

Fantastic card Marisa! I love the autumn tones and those pretty orange flowers that accent the lovely tag frame shapes.

Good2BT said...

I agree - the paper is beautiful and your card is lovely! Love how you added the white scalloped border under the bow!

Karen Linarez said...

Great card...love your design of that sentiment panel!

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--love the flowers.

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty, Marisa!

KanataNewf said...

You have to love the versatility of the Verve stamps - mix and match!

Serena said...

I love that dp too! You showed it off beautifully! Can't wait to see the second card!

Vicki said...

Love that pop of orange on the front of the card. The dies are gorgeous and the paper is beautiful.

Loralei said...

What a beautiful combination of color and design. Looking forward to tomorrow's post!

Heather said...

Great card! Love how you layered the die cut with the doily. And the way you dotted the "i"s in the sentiment is soooo cute.

Denisse said...

these are some of my favorite colors! i love this card!

riggy said...

Beautiful card, these stamps and die sets are just awesome!! So many sets, and so many beautiful ways to show them.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oooh, and I thought we were going to get a little teaser sneaky peek there, darned chlorine! I love how you worked my sketch, I too, love to show off certain papers and I thought this sketch would be the perfect way to do that...like you did! It really is wonderful paper and I love how the ribbon treatment ties right into it...I think you may be hoarding more than one creative gene...I'm just sayin'..... :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! Love the dp and colors you chose!! Great card!!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Heidi said...

Marisa- just gorgeous girl. Aren't you just having so much fun with this release- it is beautiful.

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Marisa!!! Great color choices and stamps (of coarse)!! Thanks for sharing!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Nance said...

Gorgeous card Marisa! Love that designer paper--yummy fall colors. What a great shape to the die and those orange flowers just pop! Lovely card and congrats on the guest spot for the sneak peeks--how awesome are you??!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this new die shape! Beautiful card!

Janelle said...

I love your post today! Wonderful card, those flowers are gorgeous in the photo and I bet even more IRL!

It's always good to have a backup card for the party, because we love to see new ways to use these awesome Vervey goodness! Can't wait.

MmSs said...

Wow! this die is wonderful!

Jess Willison said...

Gorgeous! Love the ribbon!

jennifer mitten said...

Great card, love the flowers too!

Shabby Pati said...

One of my favorite stamp sets, Wishing you. Great card.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the layered tag over that lacy doily!

Becky Carafa said...

What a striking card! Love the yellow doily and orange flowers!

Scrapacat said...

Yum. I feel like eating chocolate now. Gorgeous!

Sarah Gough said...

This is SO pretty!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty. Love that background paper and the die cut behind the sentiment.