Thursday, August 16, 2012

Verve New Release Spotlight - Day 1





Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!

As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We'll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

In the meantime, we've got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve's talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what's to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!

That's right! We've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!


1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy14. Jen S. {Guest}




Today's hop features a new set, With Love, a new Plain Jane, Birthday To You, and a new border die, the Pennant Trim Die. I've combined all three to create this cheery birthday card. The sentiment is the Birthday To You Plain Jane, which I inked up in three different colors and die-cut with the Curvy Bookplate Die. The sweet little paper-pieced cupcakes are from the With Love set. (By the way I'm really digging the variety in this set! A good all-around, all-purpose set is always a win, don't you think?) Behind the cupcakes and pom-pom trim is the Pennant Trim Die. I squealed when I first saw this and haven't stopped since! Here's a closer look at all the new goodies:



I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch for my layout (with maybe a few extras - I hope you'll still be able to find the sketch in my card!):


To play along, link up your sketch creation http://deconstructingjen.com/archives/6365. And for more sketch inspiration, visit the Deconstructed Sketch Girls:




  • Amber Hight
  • Arielle Gordon
  • Donna Wardle 
  • Jen Shults 
  • Jessica Diedrich 
  • Judy Rozema, Guest Designer
  • Kadie Ensley
  • Lori Boyd
  • Pam Varnell 
  • Sheri Gilson



  • Before I go, don't miss out on Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary sale!





    Happy hopping!


    61 comments:

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Great card! Love the layering of the pom pom trim with the pennant border and the twine. Great stitching and layering of dies too.

    June Houck said...

    Adorable cupcakes, Amy!!! I love the idea of pom trim as a banner...maybe I should open my THREE sets of pom trims ;)

    Evelyn said...

    This card is absolutely precious. I love the cupcakes and pompoms and how everything just said "celebrate." Great job.

    scrappingnana said...

    Awesome card. Love the pennant die and sweet cupcakes.

    Sian Ridley said...

    Ooh, pretty in pastels! :) I really like the use of layered die cuts and the patterned paper - and of course the new Verve!! :)

    MarianneT said...

    Lots of time and techniques in this card.
    Love those pom poms!
    Nice job!

    Tiffmagic said...

    lots of layers, its great, I love to do fussy cards, this is just too cute

    Crestajune said...

    Oh. my. goodness! Your card is amazing! I love every single detail. I am always inspired by you. I can't wait to get the pennant banner die. It looks fabulous! Have a wonderful day, Amy!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    Wow this is such a great card...love the layers, the paper pieced cupcake image and the dies!

    Lynn McAuley said...

    Fabulous layers and detailing on this remarkable card!!

    Jennifer Shults said...

    This is so so so pretty Amy! I love the colors of the papers and the fabulous trim you used!

    Darlene Gabriel said...

    Oh...yummy card. Wonderful stitching.Love those cupcakes - another reason this With Love set will be a must have for me;).

    jan farnworth said...

    what a great birthday card love it.

    Casandra Bennett said...

    Cute card!

    Eva said...

    Amy, I am your eternal fan!!!!! I adore this card like no tomorrow, your layering and color combination always amazes me...this is one gorgeous card!!!

    Alice Carman said...

    It's so sweet I want to eat it!

    Whimsey said...

    Cute, cute - love the colors, love the cupcakes! Adorable pom pom ribbon!

    Kathy M said...

    love all the little embellishments!

    Karen Day said...

    All kinds of wonderful stuff happening on your card! I'm loving all the new things!

    Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

    What a Sweet birthday card!! Love the cupcakes and your fabulous take on this weeks sketch!!

    Karen Wedding said...

    Such a beautiful card. I like the little pom-poms you added. Nice touch.

    Mrs. GraceWorks said...

    Sigh. I just love your style! The pompoms... the open frame... the colors. Wonderful card!!!

    Tricia

    Dori said...

    Super fun card! I love all the distressing and the little "pebble" banner across the center. So cute!!

    Julianne N said...

    pretty and fun design! Really cool how you put it altogether!

    Christine said...

    Thanks for an incredible card. Love the three-color inking on the sentiment and the paper pieced cupcakes. There are so many beautiful layers and great ideas in this one card! TFS!

    Rosie Gustafson said...

    What a great card, love the colors.

    Heather said...

    This is so cute!!! Love those cupcakes and that pom-pom trim!

    laughadaisy said...

    Very pretty. ;-) Love the cheerful colors and all the fantastic patterns and textures. So cool. ;-)

    Vickie Z said...

    Love how you combine elements and just make a perfect card!!!

    Luanne said...

    What a fun card! Love those sweet cupcakes! :-)

    Alison said...

    Loving all the different textures and elements on your card. I especially love the chevron pp!

    Marsha said...

    What a FUN birthday card. Love the banner die cut and the use of DP's.

    craftymom205 said...

    Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

    Linda R. said...

    Ohh! Cupcakes and pom poms....looks great!

    Sue D said...

    Very cute cupcakes and love the pom poms!

    Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

    Gorgeous card.love it.So many fine details.I love love cupcakes.

    Maureen said...

    Totally fabulous card! Love those cupcakes and your pretty trim!

    Jennipher said...

    What a fun card! Love the pom pom trim. Makes it even more festive.

    Wanda Cullen said...

    Such a fun and festive birthday card! Love the layered swag with banners!

    loulou said...

    What a stunningly beautiful card, I love the combination of the pennant die and the trim, cheers Linda

    Jean Little said...

    Great card! With so many details it is so much fun to look at.

    http://sparetimeinspiration.blogspot.com/

    Julia said...

    Those little cupcakes are too cute!!!

    gretheB said...

    great pastel colours - love the card

    E.T. said...

    what a cutie! love the papers!

    Emily said...

    Pom pom trim! I love it. Great layering and so bright and cheery. Love the little cupcakes.

    Connie and Jack said...

    What a darling, clever card! TFS.
    -- Connie C.

    KanataNewf said...

    Everything about this card is just so pretty - the colours, the dies, the little cupcakes!

    Sherry said...

    What a pretty card - I love the stitching, all the layers AND the double cupcakes!

    Marlena M. said...

    The poms and cupcakes are too cute!

    Nicole said...

    Such a fun card. I've always liked Seize the Cupcake...these mini ones are too cute!!

    Moosisk said...

    What a fab card! Love those cupcakes. :D

    Ravengirl said...

    Wow, wow, wow!!! I'm so glad I saved my money for some new Verve!!

    Vera Yates (Ling) said...

    Gorgeous & fun card, Amy! Love the pom-pom.

    Jen Cuthbertson said...

    Cute! I love those cupcakes and that pom pom trim is so fun!

    Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

    wow. you really nailed this one. Gorgeous! Love the colors and everything!

    ND (Naomi) said...

    Such cheerful cupcakes and trim. Beautiful.

    Lisa's Creative Niche said...

    Love all of the layers to this card! And the doily behind it is so pretty!

    Chermaine c said...

    Such an adorable card! Love the distressed edges of the layered papers with stitchings! The pom pom trims and cupcake compliment so well! Sweet!!

    Christine Kiehl said...

    Sweet little pom poms you chose to delight the reader with! Charming card.

    Lisa Rea said...

    Plain Janes are never palin and this one is no exception! Great job


    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

    Rosie Gustafson said...

    What a cute card, love the cupcakes.