Friday, August 12, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop - Day 6

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Yeah!!! Today is Day 6 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop and even more exciting is the fact that tonite is the Release Party over on the Verve Forum!  Can a Friday get any better?!!  You won't want to miss the full reveals of all the wonderful sets Julee has created for this release as well as all the fun conversations in the forum.

Today's set also has coordinating dies - can you say love :)   For my first card I used Diva Maureen's Verve sketch from a few weeks back and one of the wonderful sentiments from Making A Statement which expresses my heart regarding the wonderful opportunity I have had to be a Guest Diva during this release.  What an amazing experience this has been and the party is still to come!!!  Yes, Marisa is a very happy Guest Diva :)

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My second card is a more CAS card and uses this adorable flower and bird image along with the matching Loopy Blooms Die Set.  If I had felt, I would have made a felt flower, but no such luck so I opted for a polka dotted one instead when I tripped across this fun DP.  I just love polka dots and am a sucker for pink, black and white cards so it was a match made in heaven.  I created a stem using All in A Row and built my flower around it.  Lots of white space for a clean, crisp look and that little bird as the finishing touch.  Sorry about the dark picture :(  Had a hard time getting a white on white shot and I finally gave up after an insane amount of times trying to get a good picture.

Lots of eye candy yet to come so here is today's Hop List.

1. Julee10. Laurie
2. Charmaine11. Maureen
3. Tosha12. Amber
4. Andrea13. Amy
5. Sankari14. Jen d.
6. Teresa15. Betty
7. Jackie16. Lynda
8. Sarah {Guest}17. Susan
9. Marisa {Guest}


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.

And most importantly of all, tonite is Party Night!!  Details below.  

 

9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 7PM Mountain, 6PM Pacific, 3PM Hawaii
World Clock link for other locations


Hope to see you there :)





Thanks So Very Much
Stamps:  Making A Statement (Verve)
Paper:  Springtime (Echo Park), Kraft (Bazzill), Black, Old Olive and So Saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Jotted Heart Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Delightful Doillies (PTI), Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Crimper (Fiskars), 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon (Michael's), Half Pearls (Michael's), Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals



Flower and Bird
Stamps:  Making A Statement (Verve)
Paper: Pink Small Dots (Making Memories), Black
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Loopy Blooms Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up!), Scor-Pal, 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon (Michael's), Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls (Michael's) Dimensionals
 

70 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, beautiful cards once again!! Love the colors on the first and the sweet little bird perched on the panel is adorable on the second!!!! You have done a FANTASTIC job as Guest Diva!!!! See you at the party tonight :)

Lynn said...

I love both cards! Really love the colors in the first!

Dori said...

Wonderful card! I like how you layered the center images and the crimping on the heart is too cute!

Basslady said...

my goodness, this is so cute!

my personal favourite is the pink-black-white-card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tricia said...

What fun you must have had as Guest Diva! I love the CAS style of the second card. Too cute!

quinn57 said...

Such fabulousness. Love the textured heart and the accent ribbon. Very pretty.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so cute, I love how you have the little bird sitting on top on the second, too cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

Marisa, sorry I'm late to the commenting party!!! These are both beautiful! I especially LOVE the pink black and white card!!! Darling!!!

Linda Callahan said...

The absolutely gorgeous cards you have made all week are just stunning! Wow! I don't think I could pick a favorite - wow!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty cards Marisa! I like how you added texture and dimension with the crimping and scoring - very elegant! Looking forward to the release party this evening!

Whimsey said...

Beautiful creations - gotta admit, I'm a polka dot fiend too. LOL

Love all the details of your cards!!

Vickie Z said...

Both are wonderful!! I am in love with the pink, black, white card with the flower and that little birdie!! Hope to be at the par-tay!!

Julia said...

Two beautiful cards Marisa...love the colors and the fab new loopy bloom.

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness...your cards are both beautiful! I especially love the pink w/white...that flower and little bird image are just too cute!

Laurie said...

Love that cute heart on the bow! Those little touches are wonderful.

Maureen said...

aw, you are rockin' my sketch!! Now, really, no more tricking us with only one creative gene...you need to delete that now because your cards having been out of this world this week :) I'm so happy it was for this release...as I'm sure you are too...and no worries to win it!! LOL Just relax and enjoy the rest of the day and party...although, will you still do the updates? At lease I won't be called out to sell my house!! LOL hugs, Marisa and congrats on a fabulous release!!

Karen Day said...

Lovely cards all week, Marisa!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty card!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Congrats on a wonderful week, Marisa1 You did your GD spot proud!!

Amy said...

Congrats on doing a fabulous job as a Guest Diva! I admire your work and this release has been awesome!!!

Sian Ridley said...

Both these cards are fabulous! Although i have to say I'm loving the elegance and chic of the second card, I am a CAS girl though :)

joannhw said...

I love both of your cards!!!

Denisse said...

cuteness to the max! I love your cards!

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Marisa! Your sneak peeks cards have been so cute!

Pamela A said...

I'm sooo loving this loopy bloom set. Your pink and black card is fab! Love your use of the layers and textures.

Ravengirl said...

Marisa, these are both fabulous peeks of the new set and dies! What a wonderful job you have done in your Guest Diva role! I'm so glad that you were chosen for this very special month!!!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Luanne said...

You've lived up to your SCS name this week...only you've been a rockindiva! I've really enjoyed your posts (love the pink, black and polka dots too!). Tonight....!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful cards once again, Marisa. I love the crimped heart in the first one. The sentiments I've seen so far in this new set are wonderful. The pink, black and white combo is perfect - love the scored bg. Sweet bird and flowers.

Karen said...

I love the textures. This is very nice.

Kathy said...

Amazing cards! I love the birdies, love the sentiments from making a statement, love the loopy bloom dies, love everything!!

Jeanne said...

Such great colors and it was fun to not notice the birdie right away. Need new glasses...

DonnaJ said...

Lots of layers ! Such fun !

Tarjteachr said...

Great job all week and today's Pink, Black & White has really caught my eye.

Gretchen said...

Such cute cards! Love both of them!!

Karen said...

Your creations are awesome - hope you loved this experience as much as we are all enjoying seeing your work. These new Verve dies are simply amazing.
Karen

Janelle said...

I second that the one creative gene statement needs to be deleted (Maureen). Your cards today are fantastic and I have thoroughly enjoyed see you as a designer for Verve this week with all your creativity!

Good2BT said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way the birdie pops on the pink and black card! Great job!

Nicole said...

These are really cute!! You did a great job as a guest diva (and what a great month to do it!! Looks like all the new sets and dies are wonderful).

Lisa M. said...

These are both just lovely, but i REALLY love the first card! Your style is so simple and lovely--it's been a pleasure to enjoy your creations this week!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love your cards but especially the second one. Pink and black are so elegant together. Love the cute little loopy flower and the birdie perchedon the ledge. Great job.

Becky Carafa said...

These are both lovely!

Becky Carafa said...

These are both lovely!

scrappingnana said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the pink/black card. I am loving the new Loopy Blooms stamps and dies. Can't wait for the release tonight.

KanataNewf said...

Two very pretty cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great couple of cards! You did a fabulous job GDing this month! Hope to see you tonight!

Wendy said...

Beeeeuiful cards. Thanks for a great week of inspiration!!

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! I really love the pink, black, and white, sooo sweet! I love that little birdie, I need him, lol! See ya tonight.

Rhonda said...

Beautiful cards again Marisa! Love all the dies.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I'm enjoying both of these cards but I gotta say I love the black, white and pink combo myself. Did you use an embossing folder for that lattice look or was it part of the design?

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful layout and colors! ;)

Quilting with Jannette said...

I'm just looking at your first card again, and I see that you snuck your embossed dots onto one of the panels - and you thought we wouldn't notice! LOL
Love both cards, but I especially love the earth tones of the first. I've CASED a lot of your cards over the last year or so, and this one is going to join the others!
Thank you so much!

Violet Bebich said...

Love these cards!

Benzi said...

Both super pretty. Of course, I love the little bird on your 2nd card. What a cutie! Sounds as if you're having great fun.

Tara said...

Ooh I really like those black touches on the first card and pink and black is always a great combo. Beautiful cards!

Moosisk said...

Love both of your cards! The colors on both are FAB. Thanks for sharing them with us today. :D

Scrapacat said...

They picked a wonderfully talented lady to guest design! Congrats on a week of drop-dead gorgeous projects!

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous cards Marisa, isn't this set fun!?

Serena said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the second!

Dottie said...

My favorite is the pink and white card with the organza ribbon. The little bird is adorable sitting right where it is!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I put a comment on earlier and it is just after 8 EST and it still hasn't shown up! Yikes, have I missed out?

Loralei said...

Wonderful cards for the last day.....Thank you for sharing all your creativity with us this week!

Shabby Pati said...

Super super designs. Great stamps and dies.

Dawn Easton said...

So cute! Love both of these, Marisa!! I've enjoyed seeing all your cards this week! Lucky girl playing along with all the new stamps early!! I'm jealous ;)

Indy said...

Great cards.

Peachy Wessels said...

What fun little flowers - a great set and your card is so cute!

Sue Kohler said...

You have done both sketches proud with these gorgeous cards Marisa! I must say that polka dots trumps felt everytime!! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these are so cute! Love them both!

Katina said...

Yet more delicious makes Marisa! Adore the pink and black one! xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa both of these cards are just out of this world. I really like that crimped heart on the first one. You have added your sweet touches to these to make them so awesome.