Friday, February 22, 2013

Verve Release Day!!

Welcome to our final day of the Verve Sneak Peek Spotlight Hop!  Haven't the Divas provided some amazing creations!!  It always gives me such joy to see how one stamp set can be expressed in so many ways, reflecting so many styles and personalities.  One of the reasons I love this hobby...ahem...addiction LOL!

Today, my post will showcase a few more sneak peeks of the sets that are being released today over at  the Verve Store.  My first card is a sneak peek from the Shining Star set.


This sentiment immediately touched my heart as I have lived it over the past few years. Thus, it became the focus of my card.  The navy polka dotted paper reminded me of the way we see stars in the  sky, then I stamped a starry background, and finally added star border along the bottom using the Scalloped Trim Trio border die.  The Starry Die, which has a variety of star sizes, provided the sprinkling of stars around the sentiment.


My second card showcases Calendar Countdown and Remember This along with the  matching dies.   They are dynamite stamps for scrapbookers and Project Life lovers!  Since I do neither (at least not yet), I wanted to showcase their flexibility by using them on a card.

Being that many of my friends are turning the big 5-0 this year, I thought I would get a jump on some starting with this masculine, 50th birthday card.  I have never participated in the "black theme" associated with 50th birthdays as I don't think it is a somber occasion at all, but rather a time to walk into a new decade armed with lots of experience -- said by one who is living it LOL!   However, there is a friend who loves a good joke so this card will be for him.

I used the two banner images and their coordinating dies as my focal point as well as three other die sets featured in this release: the Scalloped Trim Trio (which created the fun star border along the bottom), the Starry Die for the smaller stars in the "50" banner and the matching Banner Bundle Die Set for the banners.  A little faux stitching to "attach" the banners, and I just couldn't resist the double "hello" greeting ringing in 50 years :)


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My last card showcases Surely Goodness once again as I just love the font, sentiments and of course the flowers!  Matched the flowers with three dies from previous releases -- Sweet Scallop Die, Flutterby and Dreamy LeavesCouldn't resist using some more of that Spring Fling seam binding either!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win the WHOLE release!  So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.  



1. Amber7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie S.
3. Charmaine9. Laurie W.
4. Christyne10. Marisa
5. Janelle11. Maureen
6. Jen S.12. Teresa


Hope you have enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks this week!  I sure enjoyed creating them :)   Sets and dies are now available for purchase over at the Verve StoreHappy shopping!





Shining Star
Stamps: Shining Star (Verve Stamps), Background Basics (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Night of Navy and Bashful Blue DSP, Going Grey, So Saffron (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black, Going Grey
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scalloped Trim and Starry Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Yellow and White Twine, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Calendar Countdown and Remember This 
Stamps: Calendar Countdown and Remember This (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Costco DP Pack, Black
Ink: Black, Silver
Accessories: Banner Die Set, Star and Star Border Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Surely Goodness
Stamps:  Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps), Itty Bitty Backgrounds and French Script (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Kraft, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, DSP (Stampin' Up), Spring Fling (Echo Park)
Ink:  Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sweet Scallop, Flutterby and Dreamy Leaves Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper, Spring Fling Seam Binding (Verve), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, Twine, Brown Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

76 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Ack! Love them all!

Lynn said...

Woohoo! Your first official release is in the books and your rocked it! All of your cards are beautiful Marisa!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I thinks the first one is my favorite. Love the stars and sentiment.

Chris D. said...

Wow Marisa! Your cards are fabulous! Love them all!

Kathy S said...

Wow - what a boat load of inspiration - thank you

Tina said...

Beautiful cards! Always the perfect colors!

designbydonna said...

I am so impressed with what you all have done with this new release. The star card is awesome.

Luanne said...

Marisa, I saw that first card on the store site, and thought how pretty! Now I see two more great cards! You're rockin the release girl! Love your creations!

mdog said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! Wish I could afford all the sets. With all the creativity this week, I want them all!!!

Ellen said...

Oh my all of these are gorgeous, but that first one really got my attention! I LOVE it!

Basement Stamper said...

Great creations, I really love that first one!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my! Three gorgeous cards! Good thing we don't have to pick a favorite! lol

Candace said...

such great cards!!! you rocked this release's products!!!!

candace
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Maureen said...

the last one is definitely my favourite, full of great colour! You seem to have perfected the seam binding tying! It looks great!

Tammy said...

Blues, gray, and yellow... This color combination worked so well for your first card. This is another fantastic sentiment that you've set off beautifully in your design.

Cindy said...

LOVE all your cards! The colors you chose set the tone perfectly!
So stunning!

Sherrie Conner said...

Love all of your creations!! This release is wonderful! I have seen a lot of awesome sentiments I need!!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely creations Marisa!

Karen Day said...

Lovely cards today Marisa! Especially the star one - it's tied with your anniversary card as my favourite of yours this week :o)

Sabrina said...

What lovely cards!

Heather said...

Aren't these all beautiful!? Love the first one; the dotted paper really does look like a starlit night. Such a perfect pairing with the sentiment.

Ruth G said...

Lovely colors and sentiment choices on all three! Thanks so much for sharing them and how you created them!

Divinity said...

wow! striking cards! :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such gorgeous and different card, Marisa! Thank you for the all inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

BeccyH said...

Awesome release week -- thanks for all the inspiration

Betty said...

Three beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

Love 'em all. You are really rocking your first Verve release appearance. I really NEED the new supplies of your third card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! You really showed of this release!

Lynn Noe said...

I can't decide which I like best, maybe the last one? They are all gorgeous. Really love the sentiment on your first card, so many uses for that. Love the classy look to your black and white birthday card, and the bright colors and layers on your third card is fabulous! Wonderful creations, all three!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Marisa! Love them all!

Melody said...

Love your cards! I love the combination of stars on the first card.

Rhonda said...

I too love the sentiment on the first card. Great job!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards!!!

Jingle said...

These are beautiful! That first one is just WOW!

Amy V. said...

These are fantastic! I especially love the first one. The stars highlight the sentiment so nicely!

Lori said...

OH WOW! Gorgeous cards...my fav is the first one with all the stars and that sentiment is AWESOME!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the layering on each one! Awesome release and I enjoyed your creations each day!

Kerian said...

Great cards, love all the new dies

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love the sentiment on the 1st and the bright happy colours on the last.

JoAnn said...

Wow Marisa, these are fabulous. Love them all. TFS

Jana said...

Lovely cards

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful girl!! Love the new sets and dies!!

Benzi said...

Wow! I love your cards. The sentiment on the first is awesome. The masculine is a super card which I think your friend will surely enjoy. And, the seam binding on the last one is yummy. They're all top notch.

Ravengirl said...

I think you knocked it out of the park! Love what you offered up today, especially you first starry card. You are a Diva, for certain!

Shelley Germann said...

I really like the sentiment on the first card. Very charming in that color scheme and with your added stars. Got a giggle out of the "Hello 50," too! Super job, Marisa!

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/02/52-card-pickup-28.html

Kris B said...

Awesome creations!! Love all three of your cards! I adore the Starry die and the Banner set die! Great job! TFS God bless!!

Christine said...

Such pretty cards! Love the star set! You used that sentiment so perfectly on the circle surrounding it with the die cut stars!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I think the last card is my favorite. I just love that birthday wishes font and it's perfect on the tag with the pretty ribbon and dies. Beautiful work!

Tricia

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards--my favorite is the first one!

mareda said...

Love your cards. The first is my favorite. Reminded me today of all of Gods promises.

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow! 3 cards, 3 looks, all gorgeous!

pam said...

i love allyour cards! great job

Mary Ann said...

Great cards,Very pretty...

Julie S. said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I especially like the black and white.

kren said...

Incredible cards! Fabulous!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

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Tracy said...

Beautiful!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, the "God's promises" stamp is wonderful! And the card you made is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this!

15pawsmom said...

Wow -- it's hard to pick a favorite amongst these! Each is so pretty!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow Marisa!! You have outdone yourself this week and today not one but 3 beauties to share with us. I was in your province today at the Vancouver airport for our connecting flight to Hawaii. I tried to comment then but the Wifi at the airport was not cooperating at all:( Hey the fireworks I talked about earlier in the week just started as I'm doing this - how's that for timing. I didn't plan it that way either.
I love the sentiment on your first card and all the stars. Loving that star trim die too. Great job showcasing the banners and die in your second card. Your third card is gorgeous too with these beautiful blooms and butterfly. Sorry for the long comment - I just love all these cards.

Moira said...

All 3 cards are great but I have to say the first (star) is my favorite. Loving the colors and that border die is perfect! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Lee-Anne said...

Such lovely and varied cards, Marisa! The first one looks like a beautiful starry night...so pretty! Great job showcasing the stamps for Project Life and scrapping...not my thing to this point either! And your last card...feels like spring...love the colors! You've done an amazing job this week!

pammy jo said...

what great work! your cards are beautiful - love the die trims!

Kathy said...

All three are very pretty. I love the color combo on the first, the yellow adds a pretty pop of color. The Hello 50 is fun, I love the ability to add an age to a card (lol, mine will just keep on saying 29)! All three are great!

Lea L. said...

These are so sweet! Especially loving that first one with the stars!

latoya said...

Such beautiful cards. Great job.

Katina said...

Wow, three fabulous makes here, Marisa! The sentiment on the first one is wonderful and I love the colours on the last.
xx

Sheena Brooks said...

Three more stunning creations!

maria f. said...

Surely goodness - what a beautiful font combo that is.

Amy Johnson said...

Lovely cards. My favorite is the star one!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow so many fun and different cards!!! I love the sentiment on the star card!!! Thank you!

love2scrap said...

I love all your cards! TFS!

Annheidel said...

Great cards!

nwilliams6 said...

I need that first sentiment - that is one of the best sentiments I have ever seen and your card is wonderful! The second card is cool - different for you - but cool. The third has such fabbo colors and papers. Super cards Marisa. Many hugz! I am seriously ordering that first set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Squeel!!! Your first Verve Release on the DT... Woot WOott!!! I would of been by sooner but was busy this week ya know. ugh... These are wonderful Marisa! Love all of them.