Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Psalm 3:3

Lots to share today, so I'll get right to it. Verve's next release is this Friday, June 25! As usual, we're having some release week challenges for a chance to win Verve gift certificates and, for one lucky winner, the full release! Challenge details are posted HERE in the Verve Forum on SCS. Better get crackin' - the deadline is Friday. Winners will be announced at the Release Party, which takes place from 9-11 EST, also in the Verve Forum. New set peeks begin on the Verve Stamps blog tomorrow.

After you've cranked out release week challenge cards, you might want to try this month's Viva La Verve challenges also. Amber's got some beautiful sketches and some amazing kids room phtoos to use for inspiration. I've played along with two of this month's VLV sketches. My favorite one is shown above.

I used this sketch from the Week 4 Challenge:

and this inspiration photo:

My first thought when seeing the inspiration picture was how feminine and romantic, which reminded me of these beautiful Girls Paperie papers that I purchased recently. I added some ruffled seam binding, some Prima trim, and pretty scallops to help with the soft, romantic look and feel. (Speaking of ruffled seam binding, how could it not work its way onto my card after seeing this amazing card by Sarah Martina.) The Scripture stamp, Psalm 3:3, is a new Plain Jane coming Friday!

Next is a card I made a couple of weeks ago:

using the Week 2 sketch...

and this inspiration photo...

This card gave me fits, and I never did get to a place where I'm happy with it. Happens sometimes, right? One thing I do love about it is the sentiment, which is from Verve's One Person.

Remember, complete all of any given month's Viva La Verve sketches, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win the entire next release. VLV details are posted with each sketch thread. A little roomier deadline for the June VLV's -- midnight, July 3.

Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Simply beautiful and elegant.
    As always :)
    Hugs from Poland

  2. Amy,

    I just love both of your cards. The secone (DeLovely) card is calling my name. I find it perfectly delightful.

  3. This is just gorgeous, Amy! I love the soft colors and the verse is perfectly lovely!

  4. As usual your cards blow me away!! I love them!!

  5. stunning Amy, I hop to see ya Friday!

    enjoy *~*

  6. These are beautiful Amy! I don't know why you don't love the 2nd card, it's fabulous! You can't make anything BUT fabulous cards! Love these:)

  7. Both cards are beautiful! I LOVE the second one and think you should be so happy with it - we are all our own worst critics!

  8. Love how well you pair colors! Awesome, awesome work! :) Thanks for the link, glad you liked! Hugs!

  9. Oh Amy!! you've excelled yet again!!
    Hugs Viv xxx

  10. Amy, both cards are BEAUTIFUL!
    Your first card has so many wonderful details but draws my attention is the way you did the ribbon!
    Your second card is so FUN! love the bright flowers you added!!

  11. Both cards are beautiful! I love the bright colours and your choice of DP and embellishments for the second one. I'm going to have to CASE it! Is that OK? :)

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  12. so love your combo of lace, borders, ribbon and buttons on the first card, it's beautiful!
    your second is so fun and colorful!

  13. Ok, so I'm stamping with our girls Mercy and Pam and we are drooling here...seriously don't know what to say to you anymore, it's like everything you is PERFECTION!! In a good way! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and no one can rock that lace trim like our Amy!! Beautiful flowers on the 2nd card too-so pretty!!!

  14. Love that verse (I'm going to be humming the song all day now :D)and you have done a fabulous job showcasing it on your lovely card.

  15. Great cards, Amy! I absolutely love the pink and yellow one. The soft colors, stitching, lace, sponging, all of it is just beautiful!

  16. i love your cards!!




  17. Simply perfection, so beautiful! I've always been a huge fan of your work!


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