Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Verve May 2014 Spotlight Hop ~ Day 1

Welcome to Day 1, of Verve's May 2014 Spotlight Hops!   This week, we're excited to be spotlighting 3 new sets, 3 Plain Janes and a couple dies each day through Friday.  

If you have come here from Charmaine'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.  Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store Friday night, May 23rd.   

Today's features are:  Button Best, Proverbs 31:25 Plain Jane, and Pointed Petals Die Set. 

My first card uses one of the sentiments from Button Best.  Such a true statement about mothers no matter how old you are!

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Keep coming back to this Cut and Paste paper from My Mind's Eye as I love the papers.  I die cut two Rounded Scalloped Frames and layered them askew to pick up both the pink and green.  A few sequins from the Pastel Sequin Mix and seam binding from Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection finished things off.

My second card uses the Proverbs 31:25 Plain Jane.  Love this verse as it is a part of one of my favorite passages -- Proverbs 31:10-31.

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Park Bench papers by Fancy Pants were a perfect match for the colour challenge part of the first May Viva La Verve challenge.  I also used that week's sketch, along with the small butterfly from Blue Skies, matching All Aflutter die, a flower from Petals and Wings and matching Wings and Petals die, Dreamy Leaves die and a few sequins from the new Shine Bright Sequin Mix.



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 today's full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Tuesday, 5/20/14
Today's Prize: Button Best, Proverbs 31:25, Pointed Petals Die Set

1. Julee8. Amber
2. Charmaine9. Maureen
3. Marisa10. Jen
4. Janelle11. Laurie S.
5. Teresa12. Andrea
6. Chaitali13. Christyne
7. Stacey14. Sarah

Time to hop over to Janelle's blog to see her fabulous creation using today's showcased sets.  Then make sure you come back tomorrow for our Day 2 Hop.

Challenges:  Simon Says




What's In It?

Button Best
Stamps:   Button Best (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:   Cut and Paste (My Mind's Eye), Mint Medley, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black   
Accessories:   Rounded Scalloped Frame Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Heart Quartet, Wavy Hearts, Elegant Leaves, Scalloped Trim Trio and Flag It Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Doily (PTI), Crimper (Fiskars), Distressing Tool (Stampin' Up), Spring Fling Ribbon Collection (Verve), Twine, Buttons, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals  


Proverbs 31:25
 Stamps:   Proverbs 31:15 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:   Park Bench (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Black, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)   
Accessories:   All Aflutter, Petals and Wings, Dreamy Leaves Die Sets (A Cut Above by Verve), Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Washi Tape, Button, Twine, Black Half Pearls, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve Stamps), Glue Dot, Dimensionals

56 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

What wonderful sentiments for our mothers. :) Your turned them into beautiful cards, too, Marisa.

Benzi said...

Lovely cards, Marisa. I love your yellow bow on the first and the sentiment, too. What a wonderful verse on the second card. It's a beautiful card.

Beth Norman said...

Wonderful cards. I like how you used the washi tape in your bottom card. Unique idea.

michelle durheim said...

I love the buttons on the first card. And the color combo and washi on the 2nd.

kReN said...

I just don't know which card I like better. The first one is really wonderful, but the second one is more my style. TFS!

kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Jennyfer L said...

Awesome cards with beautiful sayings!!! Love the color combos you've used for both.

D- said...

I LOVE both of your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

marylouh said...

Love the cards. The sentiments are great. thanks for sharing

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! I love these new products!

Lynn said...

I always love the amazing sentiments that Julee comes up with. Fabulous cards highlighting the gorgeous new goodies.

Sue Crease said...

Both your cards are lovely. How true is the sentiment on the first one.
Sue. C

Maureen said...

yay for new Verve! Love the colours and papers you chose to work with today!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards Marisa. Love the colors and layers and fabulous sentiments.

keeleykats said...

Marisa, Two beautiful cards! I love how you used one sketch to make two very different cards. Fantastic!

Lesley Croghan said...

Both are so pretty! Those sentiments are lovely! Great cards, Marisa!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiments.

77940eaa-770c-11e3-9936-000bcdcb471e said...

Great sentiments and card!

Sharon said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love the soft colors and beautiful sentiments.

nattyboots said...

Two beautiful cards , loving the button one

livingfaithfule said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH I so wish this would have been released before Mother's Day. Oh well I'll have some great new stuff for next year right?!?!? BEAUTIFUL work I just love it!

cm said...

Absolutely totally gorgeous cards, Marisa! Truly beautiful; truly inspiring!
c

Patty said...

Both fabulous cards! I'm loving these mothers sentiments!

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards.
Love the colors
on the first card
and great saying
on the second.
Carla from Utah

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Julee knocked the sentiments for this set out of the park, and I LOVE that verse from Proverbs!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love how you used the rounded scallop frames. The paper and colors you chose are perfect on both cards. I also love both of the sentiments! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

I love both of your cards the sentiments are beautiful I like the first card because it is so bright and happy!

Michele said...

You conquered the busy layout beautifully.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh how beautiful are your cards, I think lots of Mum's will be delighted and encouraged to receive cards made with these gorgeous stamps

Vickie Z said...

Love both of these Marisa!! Sentiments are wonderful and oh, so true!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa both of these are so fabulous! I love both of these sentiments!

Liz Lumsden said...

Love both your cards and the sentiments are awesome!

Diana Nguyen said...

So cute! Love the second card with those gorgeous fonts and wonderful verse!

Stacey Schafer said...

darling!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards, especially the last one with the verse and washi tape detail.

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! I really love the scripture verse! Great colors and patterns!

Christine said...

Great cards! Love the new release and your use of the sketches!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards. I like the buttons on the first and the washi tape on the second.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Beautiful button card.

Bernie said...

Love that proverbs sentiment!

Tammy said...

Oh my, these cards are just beautiful. The sentiment on the button card is just perfect. I think the second card is just strikingly gorgeous.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I love that Proverbs verse and your cards are both just wonderful! Isn't it great that Verve has Bible verses!

Jess Willison said...

These are gorgeous!

EmileeAnn said...

Love the colors on the second card.

Darlene Gabriel said...

I'm so excited there is a new Verve release as I'm sure you are too;)
Wow your card today are both so beautiful and showcase these 2 new sentiments beautifully. I love the pretty colour of the first card. I love the scattered sequins on both cards.

DIANA L. said...

Both cards are awesome I love all your layering and the designs Great use of the stamps. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Donna Oates said...

Two more gorgeous cards. I love them both, but the Proverbs 31 verse is awesome. Love it and the MME papers in the first card are so perfect. Lovely job!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Such beautiful cards and design and love the layers and details! Must have stamp sets also.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the card layouts and the sentiments you chose. Well done.

nwilliams6 said...

OK, I don't visit for a couple of days and you post 10 cards! Wow. You have been busy. The cards are all wonderful too. Great use of washi tape, patterns, details, colors, papers, et all. The sentiments are really great - especially the top one (so true). Hugz!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

GORGEOUS cards! I LOVE the colors you've used on both of them!!

jan said...

Really like your second design, the colors and tape details are drawing me in.

Lee-Anne said...

Wonderful design with buttons on your first card, Marisa! Fun design with the washi on the second!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards!

Iris said...

Gorgeous cards - love layers and embellishments.
isoscia at aol dot com

Heather said...

These are both so beautiful! I LOVE the second! The sentiments are both fabulous.

Sheena Brooks said...

Two beautiful sentiments!