Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Case of the Butterflies

Today, I'm taking a turn in the spotlight over in the Verve Forum on SCS, and I've got the butterflies.** Not only is it my turn to show my preview of the special one-year anniversary commemorative set, Beautiful You, but it's also my turn to host the week-long Meet the Verve Divas challenge.

Let's start with Beautiful You. I've mentioned this set already -- each of the current design team members selected a meaningful quote and Julee has pulled together all the quotes into one very special set. I chose this quote by Richard Bach:

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly."

This quote is especially meaningful to me as a reminder to trust in God’s plan, despite how circumstances might look or feel. May we all be encouraged that our destiny is to stretch our wings and fly.

You have a chance to win this set for yourself just by leaving a comment HERE in the Verve Forum. Watch for the Beautiful You preview and giveaway thread each day through the 12th ... leave comments on all the threads for twelve chances to win!

Second, today through next Wednesday, I'm hosting the Meet the Verve Divas Challenge series. Each week, one of the design team members is issuing a challenge for the week and answering questions in the Verve Forum. So please pop over and say hello, so I'm not hanging out all by myself!

My challenge, which goes with my Beautiful You quote, is to use one or more butterflies on your project. No other requirements or restrictions, and your butterfly can be anything from a stamp to designer paper to a punch or embellishment. (You don't even have to use Verve stamps, but if you have them, we always love seeing them.) The deadline to enter is Wednesday night at 10 pm CT (midnight ET). We'll announce the random winner the following Thursday morning. And what do you win?! $15 in Verve bucks!!

**Truly I am a little shy about the virtual meet and greet, but those aren't the kinds of butterflies I have ;)

Hope to see you in the Verve Forum! And while you're there, remember to check out the 12 Days of Sketches. Today's card uses Sketch #7.

Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve); swirl on card inside from Studio G Dollar Stamps
Paper: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip card stock (SU!); Outlaw dp (SU!)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust (SU!)
Accessories: Really Rust button, natural hemp, Chocolate Chip polytwill ribbon, sponge daubers, paper piercer, corner rounder (SU!); scalloped rectangle Nestability (Spellbinders); sewing machine and thread


E.T said...

i love the colours and everything else! I made a card recently with a butterfly on it...

Amy said...

Thanks for the great reminder to trust in God for everything Amy! I needed that. You made a beautiful card here with your wonderful quote!


Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so GORGEOUS!! I love the quote and your card is amazing!!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Just as I said in the SCS forum, I love everything you do! Gorgeous card!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Your card is just gorgeous Amy and I LOVE the beautiful quote!

I left a message on the Verve forum, hope you have time to see it tomorrow.

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Doris said...

I just love meaningful quotes to use on cards--TFS! My next click is over to Verve to see what else they have. Your cards are always soooo beautiful!