Friday, August 25, 2017

Verve Anniversary Release August 2017~ Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's time for another day of spotlighting the Verve release with the Verve Divas and special guests! We're super excited to have a few very special Diva Alumni joining us for the hop today. Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Monday, August 28. If you just can't wait, you can pre-order the entire release now as the August 2017 Buy it All Bundle at a 30% discount through August 27.

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Bloom Brighter stamp set and coordinating, Blooming Die Set. A fresh take on the flower from the retired commemorative set Beautiful You, this beautiful encouragement set is perfect for a variety of cardmaking occasions.

 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.

It you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know I love flowers and using them on my cards, so when I saw this new flower set, I was giddy :)   Love how Julee always provides an option for full colouring or "pre-coloured" flowers as I like to say {grin}. My colouring skills are not the best so it is always a great option for me.

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With Fall just around the corner, it didn't take much for me to use the fabulous colours of that season as they are my absolute favorite to work with.  With orange being such an under appreciated and used colour, it was my go to for the flowers. A few extra leaves for the mini flower and some seam binding and sequins called it a card.

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For my second card I loved the font of the happy birthday sentiment so had to use it.  The patterned paper did the rest, and oh how I love that polka dotted heart!!  Happy sigh...and sad sigh at the same time as the Jotted Heart die will be retiring so I had to use it one more time before it sells out!  Still some left in the store so grab yourself one if you like it as soon it will be no longer - sniff!


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 today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Amy K. (Alumni)
2. Maureen8. Lesley
3. Betty9. Christyne
4. Charmaine10. Laurie
5. Marisa11. Kelly (Guest)
6. Amy S. (Alumni)12. Laurie W. (Alumni)


Time to head on over to Alumni guest Amy's blog to see her fabulous creation using today's set - sure to be amazing!! 
  

      




What's In It?
CARD 1
Stamps:   Bloom Brighter (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Kraft, Cream Linen (LSS)   
Ink:  Black, Old Olive (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Blooming Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve),  Lattice Die (PTI), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Seam Binding, Twinkling H2Os, Sequins, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


What's In It?
CARD 2
Stamps:  Bloom Brighter (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Sunny Days Ahead (Echo Park)  
Ink:    Black 
Accessories:   Jotted Heart (A Cut Above by Verve), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

46 comments:

vinita jain said...

Awesome creations!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful cards Marisa! Love the colors in the first one!

Gloria said...

Cards are awesome

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards :) So pretty!

Sheri said...

The flowers are beautiful and the background is amazing! Love card 2 as well

Maggie Miller said...

Love the background you used on the card. It made the flowers and sentiment pop!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love both cards. And they're so different. Love how elegant the first one is and I love the polka dots, too, on the 2nd.

Andrea Shell said...

Wonderful cards! Love the colors and background of the first one and the beautiful papers of the second!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards Marisa. Love the blooms and design on the first one.

Hetty said...

Great cards! So different. Love the colors of the first one very much.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
The first leans toward fall and
the second is spring. Both
are so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Sue Crease said...

Ooh two great cards today! Love your fall colour one and that pop of zesty lime is wonderful too. X

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Love the colors!!!

solarj said...

Love the bloom brighter card. The flower colors are so pretty.

Christine said...

So pretty, Marisa. Your cards have captured both summer and fall, and I love them!

Janis said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!! Love the autumn colors and lattice background on the first and the clean happy look of the blue card. Wonderful work!!
<3 J

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sandie said...

Great cards, love the kraft combo and adore the placement of the sequins x

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such pretty cards again today Marisa. I love the way you showcased these beautiful blooms in the first card. Then that polka dot heart in the second card has me smiling.......love it.

Migdalia said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Wonderful job!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Talitha Wright said...

Pretty cards, especially like the birthday card.

justMarie said...

I love the colors of both cards! Your bows are fabulous!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You make gorgeous cards with today's release!

CherylQuilts said...

Marisa, what beautiful cards, and I really LOVE the flowers! Love that one stamps with a color and one is good for coloring (although they are both colorable!). Beautiful cards with lovely DP, embellishments, and layout!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Pat Swearingen said...

Both of these cards are wonderful. I really like the flower and even the orange. The baby card from yesterday was really great, too.

Janelle said...

Love that background for your 'grown up' card AND Autumn colors! And your happy pattern-mix card is so cute!

Sue LD said...

Lovely cards!

Pennie Glasser said...

Cute cards!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Colleen said...

Both beautiful creations

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

Both cards are so pretty. I think orange is under-used as well and I just love your orange flowers!

lritchie said...

Lovely cards, love this set

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Great job, I love the different patterns.

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful set of cards!!

Moira Galarneau said...

Love the flower stamps and dies-great cards!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love your cards...orange is one of my favorites!

Heather said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful!! Love the papers on the second and that yummy bow on the first!

Tracy A said...

Both cards are lovely. I especially love the first one, the color palette is wonderful.

stampwithsandy said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the scrolly petals on these blooms!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous card! Love your fun layers and beautiful designs.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I'm especially loving those florals and that bloom sentiment!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fantastic.

Linda Duensing said...

Beautiful card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Stir Your Creativity said...

Both are fabulous card.

Karenladd said...

Love the extra details like that die cut coverplate and the stitching!

Carmela Hubler said...

Marisa, these are both pretty cards! Love the first one with the flowers and I love the bright blue on your second card. Great job on both of them.