Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brides, Babies, Birthdays and Blessings

All five of the new Verve sets are officially available in the Verve store. Special pricing is available on the whole September Collection too!

I have a few projects from last night's release party to share here today. This first project is a diaper baby shower favor. I started with this pattern I found on the Michael's website:
then enlarged and modified it just a bit. The adorable little bunny is from a set called Some Bunny. I stamped him three times, then cut and layered using the Paper Tole technique. Size-wise, this holds a small cello bag with some white and blue jellybeans. A Ghirardelli chocolate square fits well, too. (Note, let me know if you'd like me to put together a template for this ... I worked mine out so that I could fit two per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, and so that the scoring lines were easy peasy, especially with a Scor-Pal.)

Next up is another card using Abundant Blessings, the same stamp set I used on Monday for the Zindorf-style brayered nighttime ocean scene. Hard to believe these two cards can come from the same set, huh? But I'm telling you, there is such amazing variety in this set! The sentiment is from So Happy.

Next is a card using the new Black-Tie Birdies. Aren't the Verve birds adorable all decked out with their fancy bows and tail feathers? Ooo la la!!

Last up is a birthday card for my dear twin. Tomorrow is our big day!! These images are from Birthday Surprise. I hope she finds herself standing on a bounty of gifts. If I could, I'd fill them with wisdom, peace, happiness, good health, an art studio for her jewelry-making and stained glass work, and a trip to the Pacific Northwest!

Thanks so much for the happy birthday wishes so far, both online and in the mail. And to everyone who has played along with the Our Creative Corner challenge to make something humorous -- thanks for the laughs!! I've been having the best time checking out all the creations! If you haven't checked it out or had a chance to play yet, rememer the deadline for the JustRite DIY Monogram Stamper giveaway is noon EST Friday.

Glad you stopped by today!

Diaper Favor:
Stamps: Some Bunny (Verve)
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White card stock (SU!); Nana's Nursery Baby Boy (Die Cuts With a View)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1/4" circle punch, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, dimensionals, small cello bag, silver cord (SU!); white brads (source unknown)

So Thankful for You:
Stamps: Abundant Blessings and So Happy (Verve)
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla card stock, Haiku designer paper (SU!)
Ink: Always Artichoke craft and Old Olive classic (SU!)
Accessories: So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie markers, clear embossing powder, Old Olive brads, So Saffron twill, photo corner punch, paper piercer, sponge daubers, dimensionals (all SU!); Vintage Cuttlebug corner die (Provo Craft)

So Delighted:
Stamps: Black-Tie Birdies, So Happy (Verve)
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Accessories: ticket corner punch, aqua painter, Rich Regals brads, Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain, sponge daubers, dimensionals (SU!); Argyle Cuttlebug folder (Provo Craft); clear embossing powder, paper piercer

Birthday Surprise:
Stamps: Birthday Surprise (Verve)
Paper: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red (SU!); watercolor paper (Canson)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, More Mustard, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories: aqua painter, dimensionals, sponge daubers, slot punch, So Saffron wide twill (SU!); Stardust Stickles (Ranger); classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. LOVE all the cute samples Amy!!!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Jennifer :)

  2. Amy they are all so beautiful! I would love the pattern for the diaper favor.

    Happy Birthday tomorrow, your card is in the mail!

  3. All of your creations are absolutely gorgeous! But I just love your littl knappie! Just too darn adorable! Will definately have to remember that!!! LOL...Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  4. Your projects are all just sensational Amy! So much talent all in one place. Hope you have a fantastically splendiferous birthday! HUGS!

  5. I am so loving that little diaper! How cute is that?!

    Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow - all the best!!

  6. Love all the cards and designs! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks for sharing your work. It is a real pleasure to visit your blog every day! Your cards are amazing and a real inspiration.
    Happy Birthday!

    Melisa H

  8. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

  9. All you samples unbelievable!! Love them!!

  10. All of these cards are fantastic. I love the green one and the bird on the presents is cute. You are an inspiration. Joan

  11. Every one of these is fabulous Amy!! Gorgeous!! Happy Birthday!!

  12. Wow, Amy, these are all just top notch designs!! I love all the different layouts and images!

  13. Wow - you've been busy! These are all fabulous. I just love the abundant blessings card!!

    Smiles, Jami

  14. These are all AWESOME Amy!! Your coloring is amazing! I love all the layouts! That diaper on top is to die for!

  15. These are all beautiful! Love the new sets. Sure love your style!

  16. I just had to say I LOVE the colors on the "Abundant Blessings" card - wow :) Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

  17. Love the cards! And HAPPY 40! I hope you see only bright and beautiful colors and not any black today!

  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Amy!!!! Happy B-DAY to YOU! {{HUGS}}

  19. Please make a diaper template.

    Would you also add the recipes (CS colors) for the cards you made?

    Happy Birthday.

  20. I love the diaper favor! It is so cute. Your work is fabulous. TFS

  21. love them all, But the diaper is just way to cute!!! what a great idea. Your work is beautiful.

  22. All of your projects are just fantastic, Amy!

    I hope your birthday is filled with love and laughs!! Happy Birthday!!!

  23. Happy Birthday! Just wishing you much happiness and good health.
    I've appreciated you sharing your card creations. It's a great source for learning and developing my skills and to also know what's going on in the stamping world. Thanks.
    I hope you'll be able to post the diaper pattern soon. It's a neat idea for 2 baby showers coming up.

  24. These are all fabulous, pretty colors and layouts, darling!

  25. Most EXCELLENT usual!

  26. Love your latest cards Amy! The little birdies are so sweet! Great work!

  27. ALl your projects are adorable!!!!
    God bless

  28. I love each and everyone of your cards! The way you go beyond everyday layering with circles and corners...fantastic!!

  29. These are all so gorgeous. I just love the colors you used!


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