Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Release Spotlight Hop - Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops.  We are half way through and working our way towards Friday's Release Party, and what a party it is going to be!!  Hope you can join us :)

Today's sets are all about coffee and tea with many wonderful coordinating sentiments.

My first card is from the Sip and Savor set and I used the From the Heart Die Set for the two hanging hearts and in keeping with the theme, punched them out of a Starbucks coffee sleeve as they are perfect for corrugated images and much less expensive that the ones you have to buy!  Bet then never though of this market LOL!  Best part is there are four sizes of hearts so you can use the one that fits your card best :)  

In addition, the From the Heart Die Set is the Anni-VERVE-sary special.  It will be available exclusively as a free gift with orders $35 and over through August 31, while supplies last. From the Heart will be available for purchase in September.

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This second card also uses a Starbucks sleeve - right there as the sleeve on my vente, decaf, non-fat latte card ;)  I used some Stella Rose DP that is very bold and out of my normal range, but I am loving the outcome.  I actually embossed the BG DP in my Swirls EF and skuffed it up a bit with my sanding block (idea I got from Queen Diva Julee herself when she posted a card using this technique about a month ago) but it doesn't really show up that well in the picture - should have sanded it a bit more.  I added three heart brads because I just looooove my lattes :)

Time to enjoy the rest of the hop and then promptly head out to get some coffee or tea LOL!
1. Julee7. Sarah {Guest}
2. Charmaine8. Marisa {Guest}
3. Tosha 9. Laurie
4. Andrea10. Maureen
5. Sankari11. Amy
6. Teresa

Happy hopping, and remember, 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 5.  Only two more sleeps until the Release Party!!!


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You Mocha Me Crazy
Stamps: Better With You (Verve)
Paper: Stella Rose Gerttie (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso and So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), Starbucks Coffee Sleeve
Ink: Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up!), Mini Heart Brads (Making Memories), Half Pearls (Michael's), 5/8" Turquoise Satin Ribbon and Heart Botton (Michael's), Hemp Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Sip And Savor
Stamps: Sip and Savor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stella Rose Hazel (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up!), Cream Linen, Tan, Starbucks Coffee Sleeve
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: From the Heart Die Set (A Cut Above By VERVE), Scalloped Circle Spellbinders, Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), Brown and Black Half Pearls (Michael's), Dimensionals

81 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the sweet little hearts hanging from the twine and the heart steam on the second one! Both cards are adorable!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, these are both fantastic!! Love the papers you chose for both and those sweet hearts are wonderful!!!

Kathy said...

Amazing cards! I love the cups, love the little hearts above the coffee cup on the second card. And the sentiment "treat yourself" so appropriate when driving up to Starbucks!! Yep, gonna use that one...a lot!

Laurie said...

Too much fun with that paper piecing technique!

scrappingnana said...

Darling cards and sentiments. Love the color combo.

Luanne said...

Oh Marisa, these are fantastic!! I love the little hearts hanging on your twine, and the use of the sleeves are super too! Looking foward to Friday...

Vickie Z said...

Adorable both of them!!! Love the bright embossed dp in the second....looks fabulous!!!

Whimsey said...

BOTH are so adorable - love the totally different look to each!

Beautiful!!

Tricia said...

LOVE the paper pieced cup with the little hearts!!! Great cards!!

Steph Herbert said...

Love the hearts on the bakers twine! Really great cards! :)

Tanya said...

These are beautiful Marisa! I really love the second, the paper is beautiful, and love the added embossing.

Wendy said...

These cards are fabulous!!! I recognize the Skipping Stones Design sketch!! Laurie made is when she was our Sketch Artist a few months back. I have the same sketch hanging around here somewhere!! I hope your well. Thanks for sharing!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so cute!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You Mocha me Crazy - LOVE IT! LOL! It might have been out of your comfort zone, but I LOVED the look of your colorful stella rose papers with this set - both cards are really pretty Marisa! This set is my favorite of the release!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW what a great color combo and terrific card. Love the colored rope and embellishments. Very attractive!!!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL colours and design!!! LOVE them both!!

TannyP said...

This blog hop sure isn't doing anything for helping me avoid Starbucks this morning. My mouth is watering for a drink! Love the cards, Marisa. Beautiful use of the sleeves - I blame Moe for that idea...I was counting mine yesterday and seeing how much I've spent on drinks since I started collecting...oh boy! Loving those new sentiments!

Dori said...

Fantastic cards Love the textured little "cup sleeve" and the cute sentiment on the second card. Great color combination on the first card also

Sankari W. said...

Marissssssaaaaa!!!! Your cards are Mocha-ing me Crazy in love with your gorgeous creations from these stamp sets! AMAZING girl! I love those hearts --- soooooo very sweeet! Beautiful girl!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Nice job, Marisa!! I'm about ready to head out to Starbuck's after all this coffee talk...

Jen Carter said...

I love how you crimped the cardstock for the coffee cozy on the 2nd card!! So cute!! Both cards are great!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow I am so loving all the hearts here. So adorable how you have them hanging in your first card. Love the pearls and twine too. I love how you paper pieced the cup in the second card and the corrugated "sleeve" on it too. Great way to re-purpose. Love the embossed DP.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Gretchen said...

cute, cute cute!! Love these!

Kathy said...

Wow! I just love your projects especially the second one with the colors of the DP and how you used the products. Amazing details!

Karen said...

These are both great, but I particularly love the first one. It just makes you feel like you DO deserve to treat yourself! Love the colors, patterned paper and the whole thing!

Basslady said...

wonderful creations with a beautiful choice of dp's and colours!

love your style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lisa M. said...

Love the first card--the dangling hearts just make it perfect! but I love the sentiment on the second card! vERY CUTE!

Susan said...

Great details. Love the little crimped "wrap" for the coffee cup.

Jeanne said...

Lucky you having these sets all ready! Thanks for sharing. -

sharon g said...

You even put the hot cup holder goody on. You are too much! I LOVE IT

Tarjteachr said...

I just love your stuff! So glad you're a Guest Diva.

Moosisk said...

OMG! I love your cards! Your choice of colors and papers is SO FAB! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Rhonda said...

Love the floral paper and the hearts from the coffee sleeve.

Maureen said...

love those fancy cups!! I think Starbucks should take note :) I'm a grande non fat, no foam latte...but on big trips I'm a venti too :) hugs!! Love these!

DonnaJ said...

Cute cute cute ! Love the sweet little hearts !

Dottie said...

Very cute cards.

Katy said...

Love them both...especially the cute little hearts hanging from the twine!

Ravengirl said...

Oh Marisa! Gorgeous cards today! I love those little heartstrings and the sweet to-go cup! Eeek, look at that little oval underneath your cup! I swear, Julee thinks of everything! I have a serious case of jealousy right now. I think the only cure may be a big order on Friday night!

Mary said...

So Cute! Love your hearts and the mocha card :)

joannhw said...

cute cute cards!! Love everything you did!

Vickie Merrick said...

The first card is so soft and pretty and the second card is bold and delightful! I LOVE the sentiment on the second card....it made me laugh!! Love both of them! Great job!!!

Nicole said...

Oh, another great job, Marisa!! I love your dangling hearts and tiny cup on the first. And your paper pieced cup with that tiny sleeve is so adorable on the second!! You are rocking it!!

Sian Ridley said...

How colourful and lovely is that second card! Awesome :)

The sentiments are great aren't they?! It fits just perfectly on the scalloped circle of your first card and I like how the small brown pearls look like they could be little coffee beans :)

Chrisd said...

What great papercrafting you have share with us!I get my Starbucks friends to save their coffee "sleeves"to let me use them for cardmaking. Love that kins of recycling!

Tara said...

Both cards are beautiful but the second is my favorite! I love the colors and the sweet little 'sleeve' around the cup. Amazing!

Peggy said...

Great cards. I like the use of dp paper over the cup and hearts at the end of the baker's twine bow.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Serena said...

Awesome cards! Love them both!

Shabby Pati said...

Wow! Two really great cards. Love them.

Heather said...

The little paper-pieced travel coffee cup on the second card is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen!!!! And those little hearts? Too cute for words! Great job on both cards.

Heidi said...

Marisa, I love both of your cards today- and bravo to Julee.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like the sentiment on the second.

jennifer mitten said...

These are so sweet!!

Ally said...

Fabulous cards. ;-) I love that pink twine!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Charlotte Taylor said...

love your cards. The second one is my favorite. The colors are so striking. Great job.

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable cards, Marisa! Love the paper piecing on both, and the dangling hearts on the first!

Michele said...

Hey; it's my talented "neighbor" ~ just look at you in the guest chair; your cards are so gorgeous, such perfect little details, great colors, and it just dawned on my that I could find out where you live, drive to your house, and demand these new stamps! I mean, um, would you by chance like to come over for "coffee" ~ I'll make you whatever you want if you let me play with your new stamp sets!! Really great job on the cards :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my goodness, Marisa...WOWZERS! Your cards are gorgeous, no shortage of Mojo in these parts! The first card is so sweet and feminine with it's pink accents, the second is a rich, bold color combination that is just stunning and the third, is, well...exceptional! Well, I could really say that about all three! And I think I will...They're all EXCEPTIONAL! Yeah, Momma!

Wanda Cullen said...

Both are cute as can be...especially love the crimped "sleeve" on the paper pieced cup!

Janelle said...

I think I'm going to either cry or squeal over seeing this entire set. I adore those hearts on the mocha card. You rocked that stamp, die and sentiment!

Julia said...

Beautiful cards Marisa....love the "sleeve" (gotta recycle reuse).

Sarah Gough said...

These are awesome Marisa, love the colours!

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, you are ROCKIN' these sneak peeks this week! LOVE this new set and can't wait to get it! You've done an amazing job!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am proud of you, Marisa! You are knocking these cards outta the park! GREAT job with these coffee themed cards, love that you recycled some cup holders for little accent bits.

KanataNewf said...

just love that "you mocha me crazy" sentiment...makes me grin.

Benzi said...

These cards are cute as it gets with the adorable hearts. And, you're doing a fab job with the beautiful designer papers. Not your usual, but we see you can work it perfectly.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so cute! I love the pink trims and the little hearts on the ends of the twine are such a cute detail!

Julie E said...

All those hearts add so much fun to your creations!!! Super cute :>)

Katina said...

Oh my word, these are just too gorgeous!!! How did I miss these yesterday?! Fabulous Marisa!! xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Of course I have to comment on COFFEE CARDS!! :)

Love the pink twine also -- gorgeous stuff

Michelle said...

Very nice. I like the pink on the first and the crazy patterned cup on the second.

Karen Linarez said...

Both are great cards. I love the colors and finishing touches of the first...I love the embossing and that cute little cup sleeve (my favorite) on the second.

Denisse said...

wow! these are SO darn cute! i love them both :)

riggy said...

Beautiful, love the colors and everything about them. Fantastic!!

MmSs said...

Very cute Cards! I love the sweet little hearts on them!

Charlene said...

Cute cards and the sentiments were crackin' me up.

Becky Carafa said...

Awww, these are so sweet!

Scrapacat said...

Great elements on both cards. These sketches are so wonderful for getting all the wow out of the supplies!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are so cute. I really like what you did with the bakers twine on the first card. Both of these are just so super cute.

Sue Kohler said...

These are both so cute Marisa!! loving the little hearts on the end of the twine! :)