Friday, May 22, 2009

Dare to Be You



Tonight, Verve Stamps is releasing six new sets. Join us at 9 pm in the member company forum for our May Release Party. In the meantime, have you seen the sneak peeks so far on the Verve blog? Be sure to check out the projects and leave comments each day for chances to win new stamps of your very own.

Before I get to my card details, I also want to make sure you know about the sketch challenge and special guest contest. Julee has created one of her awesome sketches, and if you can get something made by 5 pm eastern time, you could be one of five random winners who will receive a Verve set of her choice.

In addition, participants in the sketch challenge are also eligible for a chance to be Verve's Special Guest Diva for our June release. The deadline for that part isn't until 10 pm Tuesday, May 26. You'll find all the details HERE in the Verve Forum.

Okay, so a few words about my project. Here's the little blurb I wrote for the Verve blog:

I'm especially excited to preview Up, Up & Away! A while back I was browsing home decor catalogs when a trio of hot air balloon wall hangings caught my eye. There was something so sweet and magical about the balloons, and, as we stampers so often do, I thought "wouldn't that make a cute stamp?" I shared the idea with the Divas, and Julee ran with it. I don't know how she does it, but once again, she's created a set with the perfect balance between whimsy and elegance. I couldn't be happier with "my" hot air balloons! This set will be perfect for so many occasions - congratulations, pick-me-up, encouragement, even baby and travel. The other set we're previewing today is Dare to Be You. The title sentiment, Dare to Be You, jumped out at me as a fantastic message for a new graduate. Paired with the balloons, it makes a great send-off for someone entering "the real world"! If only life were always blue skies and smooth sailing (or should I say smooth floating?). I hope you'll fall for these two sets every bit as much as I have!

That's it for now - I'm saving the rest of my projects for the party. Hope to see you there! Don't forget to swing by the Verve Blog to see the rest of the previews!

[Edited to Add: I forgot to thank my friend Gretchen for inspiring me to pull out my ghost shapes again! I love how she added one to her ribbon/button treatment on this card! Thanks Gretchen!!]



Stamps: Up, Up & Away; Dare to Be You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: SU Kiwi Kiss, Papertrey Vintage Cream, K&Co Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Soft Sky, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart snow glitter, Spellbinders Labels 4 Nestabilities, Stampin' Up spiral punch, Papertrey ribbon and button, Heidi Swapp ghost star, sewing machine, foam adhesive, clear embossing powder

22 comments:

Gretchen said...

I love that you are a K&Co addict too Amy! I just got this DP too and I LOVE what you did with it! That balloon is so cute and your clouds are fabulous. Can't wait to see the rest of the sets at the party tonight.

Chris said...

wow, everything about this card is perfect...love the image, colors and layout. :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love that ribbon treatment with the star!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE hot air balloons!! I've even ridden in one over Lake Tahoe! Nothing like it!! And this card is just the charmingest!!!! Love your pieced balloon with the floating clouds!! Fabulous card Amy!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is such a great card Amy and I LOVE the color combo! Your embellies are perfect touches, too!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! This is stunning Amy!

Many Blessings,
M.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is a darling balloon image!! The clouds are too cute... I love the little bit of shabby you added to this Amy!! Fabulous!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!!

Libby Hickson said...

I adore this card - I love how you added the clouds, and the colors are such fun! And I can tell already I'm going to LOVE this set - I'm so glad you thought to suggest it!!!!!

Betsy V said...

What a fun, fun card, Amy! I love everything about it, down to the clear star!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just stunning, Amy! I love how you mixed all those patterns...fabulous!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Oh my, too many details to mention! I love it all!!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Great job with this one Amy. You must be very excited that you had a hand in this creative set. Super job..

Jenn said...

All I can say is WOW!!! This is soooo pretty!! Amazing work as always!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, super job.

Wendy said...

OMG, this is amazing, I can't wait for that set! You rock!

Judy Rozema said...

How wonderful, Amy! I like this kind of different style you have been doing! And how cool that your idea has turned into such an awesome stamp set!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Beth Norman said...

How neat that you gave the idea of having a balloon set. Such an original idea for stamps. Your layout rocks. I'm one of your silent stalkers, and am feeling chatty today. This card really pops out of the screen!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just an amazing card, Amy! I'm always blown away by the little details you add to your cards that just totally take them to the next level. Absolutely gorgeous!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, I love these balloons! Gorgeous card!

deb said...

Amy you definitely are a master creator of cards. Every card that your create is such an inspiration to those of us who admire your work. I always love your colour choices and your embellishments. As a newbie to the world of stamping I definitely love your style!

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