Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Kind Words & Happy Hello

Have you been enjoying the past few days of Verve peeks? If you've missed the fun, be sure to catch up at the Verve blog. Each day from this past Saturday through Thursday, the Divas are showing off new sets that will be released this Friday.

Today, it's all about Kind Words and Happy Hello. Kind Words is one of those sets that combines the best of what Verve is all about -- a beautiful floral image, a motivational quote, and a mix of additional all-purpose sentiments, all done in Julee's signature modern elegance. For this first card, I just had to go with the Mother Teresa quote - how beautiful!



The next set, Happy Hello, is just pure fun! The sentiments are darling, and there are some really cool graphical elements that just beg to be played with.



Here I've used a trio of open squares to make a checklist (I spread them out a little bit by stamping just one square three different times. "A Cheerful," "A Happy," and "A Warm" are separate stamps. The frame around the "hello" sentiment and the "hello" sentiment are also part of the set. The layout is one of the five Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenge sketches:



There's still plenty of time to complete these challenges for lots of chances to win! Details are HERE.

Be sure to check out all of today's Kind Words and Happy Hello peeks:

1. Sankari8. Julee
2. Lynda9. Teresa
3. Charmaine10. Michelle
4. Amber11. Amy
5. Jen d.12. Jackie
6. Maureen13. Mercy
7. Sony


Thanks so much for visiting!

100 comments:

Sian said...

Beautiful cards, love the sentiment.

Susan said...

These are both lovely cards, but I'm especially drawn to the yellow and blue combo. Just delightful!

Margaret de Witt said...

Ooohhh, both cards are great Amy but I love your black and pink card - WOW.

Chriss Blagrave said...

I love your cards and the colour combos and patterns mixes that you used to make these with Amy and I love, love, love the mix of fonts on these new sets!

Mary said...

Awesome cards and LOVE the color combos!!

Tina said...

Wowsers! Both of your cards are just impeccable.

Mary said...

Fantastic cards, fantastic!

Katie Cotton said...

these are awesome! THe 2nd is my fav!

Bogner's said...

Your cards are absolutley beautiful! I really love the sentiemnt on the first one! TFS. So fabulous!

Mirabelka said...

gorgeous ! I love how you combined blue and yellow

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both cards are fabulous~~

Tanya said...

Wow, both are amazing! My favorite is the second, it is just so happy.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such lovely cards Amy! I like how you stamped the sentiment over the silouette images in the first card and something about that graph paper looking paper pulls me in on the second one. These are beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

These are just gorgeous. Love the way you did the little squares and sayings beside them along with the round hello. Very pretty. TFS

Stempelfein said...

I´ve just found your side here and stopped for looking all your great results you show here. Wow! One nicer than the other.

That wouldn´t be the last time I ´ll look here.

Greetings from Germany

Tanja

Wendy said...

Both are beautiful girl! I love the sketch, wholy detailed!

Creative Char said...

Wonderful cards! They are both adorable!

Wanda Cullen said...

Amy, you really need to get a commission, because your samples really sold me on this set for sure (the other divas did their share of enabling as well) - lol! Gorgeous creations!

ladybugg61 said...

OhMyGoodness, Amy, your cards are simply stunning!

MichelleS said...

I don't know how you do it but all of your colors are always perfect! AMAZING!

Luanne said...

These are both just delightful! I love how you combined the sentiment to make a checklist ~ so cute! And your paper piercing is the perfect touch. TFS!

Wendy said...

Both of these cards are so cute!! You did an amazing job with the new stamps!!! Julee makes the best sentiments!!

Maureen said...

oh, Amy, genius!!!!! LOVE the elgance and swirly botton on the first and the colours, stitching...papers on the second...really, that little checklist is out of this world...so creative...I love everything about these :)

Janine said...

Pretty cards especially the pinkish one

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love them both, great color combinations on both of them. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!!!

Marisa said...

Love the sentiment on the first carda as well as the script. Fabulously showcased as always. Darling second card too. Love Amy creations :D

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

eeeekk I love how you used the squares as checklist!!!!! GENIUS Amy!!! Oh and love that striking border on the first card!! Is that one of Tim Holtz' new dies by any chance?! Stunning!!!

Julie E said...

Fab cards! Great colors, textures, details - everything!!!

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful cards and I love the flowers and sentiment on the first card. From what I've seen already this is going to be a very hard decision on what set(s) to get, so far I'm in trouble because I want them all.

Queen Mary said...

You Divas are the best! I love what you did with the Happy Hello set and I love the sentiments in the Kind Words set and I can't wait anymore for the release! AAAHHHHHH

Oliwiaen said...

I'm lost for words... O.O

Stampvanwinkle said...

Amy, your cards are just lovely. I love your work and have followed you for years. Thank you for sharing you talent with us. Have a wonderful day.

Amy D said...

I totally agree with you about the quote on the first one. Both of your cards are amazing. Love your work.

Tweezy Girl said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

Thats So kool!!!!!!

Ravengirl said...

Those are too cute! Love the flowers behind the sentiment each time! Fabulous cards!

Asia said...

Wow ! So beautiful creations.

Kristina said...

What absolutely stunning cards! The second one, especially, just is so eye catching and gorgeous. I love that dp... It just makes me happy. And that adorable checked list is going to be a must-have in my shopping cart!

Wendy Space said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!

Regina said...

Your first card took my breath away with the stitching, the paper piercing, the way you put the silhouetted flowers and sentiment together, and that ribbon -- then I saw the second card! LOVE those colors together, the dry embossed background, the checklist, the ribbons with the button and twine, and the shabby chic DPs you used - adorable!

Jackie said...

Oh how pretty! These cards are simply fabulous, the layouts are so pretty and fun! Amazing preview!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are so pretty! I love to see your take on the sketch challenges as I am woefully inept at putting so many pieces together! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lorie said...

All I can say is WOW!

Maya said...

I'm totally in love with the second card! The colors look amazing together.

Monique said...

Both cards are awesome..I love the first one the stitching, the piercing and the dip-d-do border... Very nice

Dani said...

These are just super lovely!! Beautiful!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

SO beautiful, Amy! Wonderful layouts - so fun and fabulous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy! ACK! Pure genius! Love both of these cards, but those little checkboxes have me all giddy! LOVE, love, love!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

readysetlove said...

the bows and ribbon make your cards! so perfect.

Heather said...

Wow, both of your cards are great! Both have such beautiful colors. And I love seeing how others interpret the sketch challenges. Yours is gorgeous.

Lillian Child said...

Both of your card creations are beautiful, but that second one really jumped out and made me smile!

Billie A said...

Both cards are gorgeous love the layers and dies the stamps are great.

PatS said...

Beautiful layouts. Great creativity.

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! Always inspirational & loaded w/mojo!

Creative Mish said...

Wow! I really love how your creative brain works. So pretty!

Sandra said...

love the fact that you make such perfect use of your tools and supplies to come up with beautiful art!
Sandra

TinaH said...

Love them - is this an appropriate place to let you know how much I love your site too! You always do such beautiful work!

KB said...

such beautiful work - thanks for sharing

Vickie Z said...

Both cards are gorgeous but, you NAILED the sketch wonderfully!!

Pam said...

Absolutly gorgous cards. I just really love them.

annesatx said...

Beautiful cards! I love what you've done with the words from Happy Hello -- that is going to be such a useful set!

Heidi said...

what is not to love, the colors, the prints, the dots and well everything is to love.

Tracy said...

Love your take on the sketch! Great cards - both are very lovely!

KanataNewf said...

Love both cards - great colour choices!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love these! what did you use for the cut out on the bottom of the black card? They are so beautiful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Girl, you never cease to amaze me. From your creative borders, to the fabulous color combos, to every sweet little detail you add. Oh, to have an ounce of your skills!!

Terri E. said...

Love your cards. Such a great use of black.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

annheidel said...

Great cards! I will definitely be semi-casing these!

MarvA1ix said...

You have wonderful, fresh ideas. It's amazing what you gals have done with these Verve sets. My favorite is your Hello card, especially the checklist. Very cute.

Janelle said...

Beautiful cards. I love the boldness of the Kind Words card and the friendly hues of the Hello card. Wonderful job!

Julia said...

Love both of your cards Amy. The blue and yellow is so cheerful with all the texture and stiching.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous cards and layouts!! Love them both!
hugs,
Chris

Maureen Merritt said...

I love them both, but your second just makes me happy :)

Mary B said...

Amy, you always have such beautiful textures and borders on your cards. I love them all!

Detra said...

I love all of your cards. So pretty. tfs

Janet L. said...

What great, great cards! I love the colors, the sentiment and all the details. You've been a very busy artist! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

I love the sentiments, and how you stamped the sentiments over the flowers. Just beautiful cards!

TannyP said...

Both are stunning! The way you've done the white on the first card is such a wonderful addition and the hello card just shouts "I'm so cheerful and wonderful!" Your bows are absolutely perfect!

Pattie said...

absolutely beautiful cards and I really love your style of cardmaking - fabulous! I am always inspired by your creations!

Jessie/knightrone said...

STUNNING work Amy!!

silvia said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards!! Love them!

dpkennedy said...

I love both of these cards! The colors and sentiments are just beautiful!

Kay said...

Amy I have always love viewing your beautiful projects. These cards are gorgeous.

Lynda Benden said...

These are both beautiful Amy!

Lea L. said...

These are both gorgeous!! I just love the stitching you have added to both of them!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are fantastic, Amy! Gorgeous colors on the first card and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used those little squares as a checklist of sorts!!

Marsha said...

They are both beautiful.

Kathy said...

Both these cards are stunning!! Love these two sets.

Ola said...

Gorgeous cards... love the paper syou chose!

Thnak you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

kim.mom said...

WONDERFUL card!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Love these cards - the sentiments are fabulous.

Laurie said...

Oh, Amy, these are wonderful! I always like your cards/projects, but the kind words sentiment makes this card special. I love the yellow/blue combo of the second card.

pammy jo said...

interesting matting on the first card, and the sentiments are wonderful. thanks for the inspiration!

Gretchen said...

MAN- I think both of these are "must haves"! Love you r creations- so bright and cheery!

Jodi said...

Both are just beautiful!

Nicole said...

Both are lovely, but I really like the second. The October Afternoon papers are some of my fave to create with right now, and I love the kraft you added.

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

Kind words are like honey and medicine to the soul. Amy, your cards, whether CAS or beautifully layered are a feast to the eye. And your kindness, even to the prefect stranger will always be remembered.

paulatracy said...

Looks like I need to get over to the Verve sketches too. Love the border, heard you did this from my bud crafty Cath...Just like Campbell Soup say's mmmm, mmmmm, GOOD! These are both yummy!!

lachery said...

Two beautiful cards...they make me feel happy!

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