Friday, July 7, 2017

Verve Release July 2017 Spotlight Hop ~ Day 1


Welcome to Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing Monday, July 10.

Today the Divas and special guests are sharing inspiration featuring the new Always Time stamp set and coordinating Kettle Time Die Set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full hop list, prize details, reveals and a little more on this fun new set.

If you have come here from Charmaine's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened upon the Hop, check out the hop list below so you can get caught up.

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Absolutely love this sentiment!  A nice warm mug of coffee (decaf latte in my case) on a cold winter day, while out with a friend, or after a hectic day is indeed the equivalent of a hug :)    I sneak peeked this wonderful die and mug image from tomorrow's set as it just fit the sentiment perfectly.

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For the tea lovers out there, this tea pot and the other one in the set are adorable!! Unfortunately, my colouring skills have much to be desired...sorry!  Such a cute sentiment too.  I cased the flowers around the tea pot from this card by Julee.  Such a wonderful way to ground the teapot.  Layered up the doilies and added black half pearls around the top of the teapot for some dimension.


Always TimeKettle Time Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine 11. Lesley
6. Marisa

Time to head on over to Teresa's blog to see her fabulous creation - she always has such gorgeous cards!

      




First Card:
What's In It?
Stamps:   Always Time and Happiness Is (Verve Stamps), Polka Dot Basics II (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft, Only Orange, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)  
Ink:  Black, Old Olive, VersaMark
Accessories:  Happiness in a Cup (A Cut Above by Verve),  Reverse Confetti Dies, Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker),  Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Second Card:
What's In It?
Stamps:   Always Time (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Kraft, So Saffron, Cameo Coral (Stampin' Up), Dollar Store Paper
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Kettle Time (A Cut Above by Verve), Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies ), Crimper (Fiskars), Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

56 comments:

Charmane Ingram said...

Love both cards, great designs and colours, thank you for sharing.

Julie T. said...

Very nice cards. Love the new set!

Gloria said...

Both cards are great. Love the colors.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your bright, cheerful cards, Marisa! Love the sentiments and the vintage teapot in this set!

Lesley said...

So colourful and cute, Marisa!! Isn't this heat amazing! I'm excited for a cooler weekend coming up!! Hugs!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Such sweet cards. LOVE the colors you used:)

Wanda Cullen said...

These are both wonderful takes on this new set! Love them!

Carmela Hubler said...

Darling cards, Marisa. I love all the elements you have used on both cards. Especially love the two different colored doilies on the second card. Also love your color combinations. Both are sweet.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the earthiness of the first card & the cute heart die with the sentiment. And love all the beautiful layers on the 2nd; it's simply gorgeous (coloring & all!).

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Both your cards are really gorgeous! Love them!!!

Jackie W said...

You're too hard on yourself! Your coloring is fine-love the orange-it's kinda like Fiesta ware:) Can't wait to add these to my collection-especially love that sentiment, too.

Sue Crease said...

Two great cards show great scope with these new stamps and dies.
X

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wonderful cards, Marisa! Love the green, coral, yellow combo! And I totally agree with you about a warm cuppa coffee being the equivalent of a hug!

Creative Tara said...

Great cards! I'm loving all the fab sentiments on this set!

Janis said...

Fabulous!! I love the bright graphic look with a happy twist on your first card. I kept looking at those mugs and looking at the stamp set image wondering how you did that....LOL!!! Thanks for the sneaker. :) Beautiful second card, too. Such pretty colors and layers.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Macimbalo said...

Great cards - such beautiful color combos too! Awesome use of the new set!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Marisa! Love them both! So excited to be a guest diva this month and being part of such a talented team!

Jeanne said...

Love the bright colors!

Karen Day said...

Such pretty colours, Marisa! Love your cards :o)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet and very fun!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Very sweet card and love the colors. I would use the set more for tea... but love all the sentiments.. This is a very sweet set.

Teresa Doyle said...

Marisa these are truly great cards. I esp. like the second one and I agree about that sentiment, it IS like a hug in a mug!

Karen Shaylor said...

These are both really cute uses of the new sets.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards made with this new set.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Both cards are fabulous, but I love,love,love those cups on the first one!!!!

Rosemary said...

really beautiful set of cards!

vinita jain said...

Both are fab creations, love them!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome layering and details on both cards!

Tink said...

Great cards!

Catherine Kraft said...

Gorgeous cards!! The black hearts just pop with the orange behind them and love the A Hug In A Mug sentiment, so cute! Your second card with the pretty colored doilies, the edging you did with the black pearls on the tea pot were cute additions. Love the use of the buttons and tiny bows too. Blessings, Catherine

catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Hetty said...

Two beautiful cards. Coffe/tea stamps are always perfect for me.
Can't wait to see what is ahead.

stampwithsandy said...

Both awesome cards! I especially love the bright orange one, such a trendy color!

Annie LaVallee said...

Both cards are great! I think you're coloring is fine!

Angela Bode said...

Super cute creations!!! I love what you did with the double layering on of the circle layers on your 2nd card. Beautiful!

Vivian Foo said...

Love how you created them beautifully.

surprise me said...

So nice.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Very pretty cards!

JoAnn said...

Love your cards.

lisa808 said...

Great cards.

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful colorful cards- either would brighten the recipient's day.

Susan Powell said...

Great cards!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love your layering and fabulous designs. Great colors, too. xxD

Betty Wright said...

Not one, but two creations! Great designs! Love the colors!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love your design ideas and colors.

CarlavdM said...

I'm going backwards on your blog ;o)
But these two cards are lovely too, like the one with the 'old' Teapot the most.

~amy~ said...

Oh I love these!

Marianne said...

Fun cards!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marisa, I am so behind, but I LOVE these new cards with the coffee (and tea for us tea drinkers...hehe). Beautifully done, and I especially love the teapot with the flowers! Hugs, sweet friend! I've missed you! xoxo

D.Ann C said...

I LOVE how that teapot looks like it's been buffed to a shine!!

Unknown said...

Great cards - I love the coffee theme.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, loving the sentiments.

Tina Z. said...

such lovely cards!

Valerija said...

So beautiful!

Karenladd said...

This has such a happy, energetic feel to it, and I love the bright orange frame on your first card!

Mary Calzadilla said...

Wow the design in your cards are gorgeous. Love your creativity

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Cute cards, so fun! Thanks for sharing them with us.