Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Verve May 2013 Spotlight Hop ~ Day 1




Welcome to our May 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Take Note and Happy Graduation Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas and Guest Divas below has posted her first look at these new stamps today.

As you hop through the list below, you just might see some super sneaky peeks of new coordinating dies and ribbons, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, May 10.

If you have come here from Christyne's blog you are right on track. If you just happened up on the Hop, you can follow the list below to get caught up.  For my card today, I combined both of today's featured sets on one card by adding the "I'm proud of you" tag under the Plain Jane sentiment.  I used MME's In Bloom papers as I am hopelessly addicted to them.  Love the colours and patterns in this pack - perfect for a totally girly graduation card :)

VR Grad PJ photo VRDay1Grad.jpg

The card seemed to  need a little something so I distressed the edges.  At the end of it all, I couldn't decide if I liked the straight edged card or the distressed card better so I've posted the both!  Which one do you like better?  We had a split vote at my house so the decision rests in your hands LOL! 

VR Grad PJ (2) photo VRDay1Grad2.jpg

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! 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. Woohoo! Let's get started...



        1. Julee        8. Andrea
        2. Charmaine        9. Jen M.
        3. Teresa      10. Laurie W.
        4. Stacey      11. Laurie S.
        5. Amber      12. Janelle
        6. Christyne      13. Maureen
        7. Marisa


Next in line is Andrea, and she will be sure to have an amazing creation for you to oggle!  Make sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 of our Spotlight Hop!   One of my favorite sets from this release will be showcased!

















What's In It?
Stamps: Take Note and Happy Graduation Plain Jane (Verve) 
Paper: In Bloom (My Mind's Eye), Kraft, So Saffron (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories: Curvy Bookplate Die, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Pink Liquid Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dew Drops, Dimensionals

66 comments:

Viv said...

So perfect for a young woman to receive at her graduation Marisa. xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh a new Verve release?!!! FUN!!! GREAT cards. I can't decide either....lol

Benzi said...

Both are super cards, Marisa. Nice new sets. Hmmmmmm....I think I'll go with the distressed look for a bit of interest.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love your papers and colors.

Lynn said...

I love the gorgeous sneak peeks! I say go for the distressed edges and you know I am normally a straight edge girl!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty, love that orange button!

cm said...

What can I say but: WOW!! Gorgeous card to showcase the new release. The little envelope = swoon!! My Verve wish list is becoming a wish book!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
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D- said...

Oh my goodness this is a pretty card. I love it. the colors are so pretty. TFS.
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Maureen said...

such a fun girly girly card! I say distressed all the way...adds more dimension :)

Beccy Hlawek said...

Such a pretty card but the distressed one is my favorite. Thanks!

noscrappymojo said...

That is a tough decision! But I think I like the distressed version a little better. Something about that beautiful floral paper makes me think shabby chic!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very pretty! I like the non distressed version, m'self. And I don't think it's missing anything!

Hillary Harris said...

So pretty! I love the 'i'm proud of you' banner!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful grad card! Love the great girly design!

Emily Keaton said...

I love both versions of this pretty and sweet card, Marisa! The colors are just super yummy, and I really like how you used those sweet dew drops :)

Vickie Z said...

Love these colors!! Like both distressing and non-distressed!! Look at you go with the pearls!!

Rosemary said...

both cards are lovely... but I do like the one with the distressed edges a bit more.

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! This is so contemporary and gorgeous. I'm totally loving what I see of the new stamp sets. Can't wait to see the entire collections!

Ravengirl said...

Marisa, I like them both! I think that I might favor the one with the distressed edges just a bit more.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

These are so soft and sweet Marisa!! I can't say which I like better because they both work beautifully! I love the clean lines of the first, and shabby is always a win.

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! Love how you added that second sentiment to it!

T said...

Love the colors...so soft and girly...I don't know which one I like the best...I think at first glance the 1st one with the clean lines..but...that destrissed one...:)

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty.

Darlene Gabriel said...

That's definitely a hard decision...I love both variations, but the distressing does add a bit of "interest", so .............maybe I'm picking that one;) I do like the DPs you've used and the extra sentiment.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful grad card as I need to work on these as well. EEK!

Kris B said...

I can't break your tie, I like them both too! Love the papers and the I'm proud of you banner! TFS God bless!!

Katina said...

A beautiful and perfect graduation card for a girl! Love the colours and papers and a great sentiment. You know me with distressing, Marisa; it has to be the clean edges for me, lol!
xx

Tonya said...

Lovely cards. I, personally, like the distressed edges. It gives the card a bit more love. =) Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

Another great graduation card.

Rhonda said...

I vote for the distressed! So pretty!

Jen said...

Beautiful graduation card! Love the soft, floral look. And thanks for making me feel less nervous :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful girly grad card! Am loving those new fonts!

Brenda said...

Stunning...love the distressed look!

Christine said...

What pretty papers and special touches! Love the detailing around the die cut and the double sentiment!

Kathy said...

So sweet and girly. Love the addition of the little stitched banner that says I'm proud of you. Great touch. Love both, but I think the not distressed is my fave, love the clean lines. But both are gorgeous!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the liquid pearl detail.

Heidi said...

Lovely graduation card - such soft pretty colors! I love the handwriting for this sentiment stamp, too.

Heidi said...

I think that this is a set I am gonna like- I need to get a good graduation set. Love the colors.

Danielle Schoenlau said...

Very pretty card, very girly!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards! And what a great blog hop!

craftymom205 said...

Love the graduation card.

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15pawsmom said...

Such a pretty graduation card!

Joyce said...

I just love this graduation card.

Jennipher said...

I like them both Marisa. That paper is so gorgeous. Love the pearls around the label.

Shalu said...

fabulous card...loved the colors too...

Shalu said...

I too loved both but the distressed one is my favorite..!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love, love, love both of them...but I must say that I am partial to distressing...and of course, liquid pearls! I am in love with this paper too and you have made it shine! Well done, Diva! :)

cincyem said...

What a beautiful card and my vote is for the distressed edge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I missed this yesterday! Wonderful creation -- love that font!

Jingle said...

Very pretty card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Both cards are beautiful!! It's hard to figure out which one is nicer, the distress is just as gorgeous as the other one, so I'm tied.

Bonnie said...

Love these papers, Marisa! And all the pink pearls make it so elegant and chic!

Shannin said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed night.
Hugs,
Shan

Karen Day said...

It's lovely, Marisa! I don't think that there's a wrong answer as to which one is better ( but I do love your distressing!)

Heather said...

LOVE IT!! I love that little "I'm so proud" sentiment and it is the perfect finish to a graduation card!

Jess Willison said...

LOVE this! Perfect addition of the "I'm proud of you" sentiment.

loulou said...

I can see why you love those papers - they are gorgeous. I think I'm going to have to go with the distressed look as my favourite, though it's close.

NanW said...

So pretty...

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What as happy graduation card! I LOVE it!

jan farnworth said...

awesome card.

Sue D said...

Both are pretty--I like the straight edge best.

Lynn Noe said...

Love the soft colors and neat fonts! Such a pretty card!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and details!

mtscrapgal said...

They are both pretty, but I think I like the distressed on best. I love the shabby-chic look. Thanks

Kathleen said...

I plan to make this very card for my daughter's graduation this spring. I love this card!

Tammy H said...

Great card. Looking for grad cards. Thanks for the great example.