Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Verve Spotlight: Lucky Ducky




Have you heard the good news?! Verve has a new release scheduled for this Friday! Like only two days away!! Mark your calendars for this Friday evening, 9-11 Eastern Time so that you'll be free to join us at the release party over in the Verve Forum on SCS. Hope to see you there!

This has got to be the most fun and playful release to date. Can't wait for you to see the cuteness, starting with Lucky Ducky, today's featured set! Be sure to hop around the Divas' blogs today for more peeks. Leave comments for your chance to win Lucky Ducky and this month's Plain Jane, Hope Perches. Details are posted on the Verve Blog, where you'll also be introduced to this month's awesome guest designer. Welcome, Janelle!

Here's the official hop list for today. 
On your mark, get set.... HOP! :)

1. Charmaine 7. Teresa
2. Janelle 8. Amber
3. Laurie 9. Tosh
4. Jackie 10. Amy
5. Sankari 11. Andrea
6. Julee 12. Maureen


For my card, I went super playful with a fun circle-based layout and cheerful blue and yellow papers from My Mind's Eye's Gertie paper collection. Details include: a dry embossed background, zigzag stitching, a paper pieced bill, a pinked border, a wavy border, and some yellow twine.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!




Stamps: Lucky Ducky (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Early Espresso card stock, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose "Gertie" designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Making Memories button, The Twinery twine, MFT wave Die-namics, corner rounder, Spellbinders classic circle Nestabilities, foam adhesive, pinking shears, Papertrey ribbon, paper piercer, needle, thread
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

103 comments:

Amber Hight said...

TOOOOOO CUTE, Amy! I love how you have him peaking out from behind the circles, adorable:)

Kathy said...

Really adorable card! I love the layering and the colors and of course that cute little duck:)

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the layering.Love all that gorgeous twine.

Michellee said...

O MY GOODNESS!! I love your blog.. But this card is gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

Super cute! When I first looked at the card, I thought he was peeking from among a pile of Easter eggs! These are my favorite papers right now, and you've put this together perfectly. Love it!

Luanne said...

Wow, is he (she?) ever cute! Your papers work beautifully. Darling card ~ TFS!

Jerry said...

I love the circles and other details. Thank you.

dinosaur said...

Cute card. I love the papers.

Wendy said...

I {heart} your cards!!! They just have so much life to them!

joy said...

You have an amazing eye for patterns that go well with each other! I love how you have paper pieced his neck scarf! Too cute!!!

Shari B said...

What a cute card! I just love all of the texture and layering.

Wendy said...

This is a fabulous card Amy!!! Great colors and the wave border punch is perfect. Love this. I hope you enjoy the rest of release week! Have a good day!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh my, Amy! I just love this - the circles, the ducky, the stitching, the different borders, the embossed background - well, everything :) Fantastic work!

marilynwillauer said...

Loving this ducky. . . . like your layout, it's cute as a button!!!
Enjoy your day!!!

bbourassa said...

Oh your card is just sooo cute! I love the colors and the way you layed everything out.

Leslie Deering said...

what I love about this card is everyone kinda of went with yellows and you went theanother way you are always producing such wonderful original creations Thanks!

Keva said...

Oh this is SO cool! Love the layout with all of the circles and the patterned papers are genius! This card is awesome.

Maureen said...

what a visual piece of art!! LOVE all the texture with embossing, borders and trims :) I am in awe as I was 3 years ago with I first started following :)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Amy, I love your card. The layering of paper, shapes and texture is just perfect. And that duck--so cute!

Tina said...

I love the circle layout. It is one of my favorites! Love your card, especially the button, twine accent. Great job!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

This is ADORABLE!! So, so fun!! Awesome layout, great patterns, fantastic details!!!

chickadee3357 said...

Cute! I love the black on black base and the machine stitching.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous stitching, twine, ducky! I love it all!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oooh! I love these papers together! that dark background just makes everything POP!! Love this!

Doreen said...

SO CUTE! I love this card - the layering, the circle, the peeking duck - all so cute!
~doreen at http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Diane K. said...

The twine is so a appealing and I love the new stamps!

TannyP said...

Talk about adorable! That embossed background is beautiful and that ducky is just the cutest!

pmm said...

Such great color, texture, and layout- love your card!

jan farnworth said...

very nicely done love it.

Julie E said...

Adorable!!! Wonderful colors and patterns with that sweet duck!

Marisa said...

Totally fun card, Amy. Love the paper piece bill on the duckie and yoru mix of DPs with the waves of water. Fabulous as always.

Lea L. said...

Such a fun design...love all the details! ♥♥♥

Tarjteachr said...

Great layout and details. Wonderful card.

Melissa said...

I absolutely {love} all of the circular elements on your card...add some twine, a button and some stitching, what could be better?

Denisse said...

so beautiful! love the dark background with all that pop of color in the front! you did a wonderful job!

Martha said...

wow! i love this card. how cute!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Love the single layers and your textured background. He's so cute popping up over that circle!

Queen Mary said...

Amy, I pretty much love everything you do, this is no exception -- love the ducky with the number paper! I love the bow, I love the baker's twine! I can't wait for Friday night!~

Kathi Silvia said...

Love all of the details and the color choices on this one! So nice!

Michelle said...

Great card full of circles. Love it!

justsomestuffimade said...

Love your cute ducky card Amy! You really nailed the gorgeous layerig and texture details ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

Julia said...

Love all the different patterns with the duck hanging over a circle.

Betty Wright said...

Adorable and fabulous with the variety of colors and patterns! Beautiful details and cute to boot! Great card, Amy!

Anonymous said...

Amy, I ALWAYS love your cards.
This card is really, really CUTE. I love how the ducky is peeking over the numbers. Really Cute design.

Thanks for sharing your incredible talents.
Carol Froehlich

Angel said...

Cutest ducky I've ever seen!!

Michelle said...

I have always been a big fan of yours. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the spotted bill Amy!! And your papers circles, waves, sewing, colors, ribbon....shucks, everything....are over-the-top fabulous!! You are amazing!!

Ravengirl said...

Yippee! Love this darling duck and the fabulous layout on your card!

Gretchen said...

What a cute and fun card Amy! Fabulous layout and I love his paper pieced bill :)

Tricia said...

Heehee! My favorite card yet on the hop! SO cute!!!

Marsha said...

Love this card. Very creative.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Adorable image and layout! Love the aqua and orange!!! Sweet, sweet details!

Colorado Crafter said...

Cute card!! TFS!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely adorable, Amy! Love the zigzag and twine touches and the layout is absolutely fantastic!

Jess Willison said...

Super cute! Love the circles!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love this, Amy! Love the papers and the trim you used and that duck is so cute!!

Nana Connie said...

How cute is that little duck tucked in among all those dp circles!! Can't wait for the release.

seamom said...

Very cute! I love all the background circles. Great design.

Jessica said...

Oh I love this ducky and I lve him with this paper pack, fabulous work as always!

jj mom said...

Amy...When it comes to cute cards, you are the bomb! Love the circles you used, and that ducky is adorable.

Lillian Child said...

Delightful creativity!!

Rose said...

Your little DAX the ducky is adorable with his designer duck bill!!! Love those circles of dp, a cute cute card.

Wanda Cullen said...

I just love your layout, addition of twine and the paper-pieced bill...too, too cute!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

luv the dark chocolate piece with the polka dots....this is an awesome sketch, great for using patterns and textures as you did....super sweet Amy...have a great evening!

enjoy *~*

Lorus! said...

Love all of the textures and patterns - especially that polka dot duck bill!

Allison said...

This is too cute! Love the colours, circles and polka dotted duck bill!

Sankari W. said...

ooooo SOOOOO beautiful and fun Amy! I LOVE the colors that you picked and I adore the circles - both the embossed and shapes!! Gorgeous card Ms. Amy!!!
xoxo!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Can't wait to see the new Verve stamps!

Mackie

resmith said...

Beautiful! Love the circles and the duck peeking out of them.

lynne said...

Great color combination to showcase this ducky stamp! Love the layering and embossing. Thanks for the constant inspiration

Jennifer Perkins said...

adorable!

Creative Mish said...

Your cards are always so cute! I love your color choices... and that cute little paper pieced bill.

Mary said...

Your card is amazing, so playful.

drwarrenankh said...

Lovely card!!!

Moira said...

The colors and papers combined with the cute and playful design make this card a huge success! Thanks for sharing.

Moosisk said...

I LOVE all the circles! It just adds to the whimsy of your card. :D

Kristina said...

This is way too cute! I love the little waves along the middle for the duckie to play in!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great sketch for the image. so cute

Naomi said...

Wow--how adorable is this???!!! I really love the wave motif an the circles. So sweet!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a fabulous design, Amy and you have such a way with color/pattern coordination! I love looking at the combos you come up with and hope to *someday* acquire that gift you have! Everything you do is just marvelous and this card is certainly no exception! Thanks for the always dependable inspiration!

Janelle said...

Love the clean line shapes and the texture from the terrific paper choice on your card. The embellishments are SO just right. You're amazingly talented!

Dawn Easton said...

This card screams fun! You always have the best layouts~

Maureen Merritt said...

Cute, Cute :)

EdieB said...

The Lucky Ducky is looking over his Bingo card. So, so cute! TFS, EdieB

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Great color combo. That ducky is so cute.

dpkennedy said...

Oh my! Amy, this is too cute! Where do you come up with these amazing designs?! Such a treat to see! The polka dot beak is adorable!!

dj said...

love love love it!! My favorite one so far!! love the combination of circles and waves...awesome card!!!

Sue D said...

Great layout and I like the duck peeking over the circle.

Charlotte said...

Great card! Love the combination of papers, and the waves are the perfect touch! Once again, you've added so much detail. Love it!

Carol said...

Love this ducky! Your card is awesome, and I really like how it isn't so cutesy...so it "spotlights" the ducky in all his adorableness!

Miss J said...

sweet card with a cute duck! love your colour combo

Star Ark Creativity said...

How cute is Lucky Ducky on your card. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)
Delama

Joanne Gilch said...

How adorable! The papers are wonderful.

KanataNewf said...

love the composition of this card!

Heidi said...

Amy you just use the BESTEST sketches, all the shapes and elements, love this little guy!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is SPECTACULAR Amy! WOW! I LOVE the layout, the DPs, the colors you used, that adorable duck image... EVERYTHING!

quinn57 said...

I like all the pretty layers and detailed edges. Ducky looks so cute popped up behind the circle. This is such a sweet card.

Mrs Ham said...

Too cute. I love everything about it.

Rachel B said...

This card is absolutely adorable! I love the texture and circles and sentiment with the little lucky ducky!

Barbie D. said...

Cute, cute, cute...love all the layers and textures.

Crafty Engineering said...

Wonderfully put together...as usual!

Conniecrafter said...

Way to cute, just love your embossed background, the wave border and how your stitching is even wavy, neat design!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I just LOVE this card! LOVE his polka-dotted bill! Too cute!

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