Welcome to the first day of our February 2013 Spotlight Hops! Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Remember This, Calendar Countdown and Smile Plain Jane. Each of the release team Divas below (including 4 brand new talented designers -- waving madly) has posted her first look at these new stamps today. As you hop through the list below, you just might see some sneak peeks of new coordinating dies, so keep your eyes peeled! Everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, February 22.
Today, I am showcasing the Smile Plain Jane and giving you a sneak peek from Calendar Countdown. First up, my card for the Smile Plain Jane.
Just love the big, bold font and that fun YOU banner down the side. I had a few ideas mulling around in my mind which caused me to performed my very first "surgery" on an acrylic stamp (eeeek!). I cut off the "you banner" so I didn't have to hassle with inking issues. As it turned out, my ideas didn't pan out the way I wanted them to... But, no problem :) I just stuck it back together and stamped away (gotta love acrylic stamps!). My card also showcases some fabulous raspberry coloured seam binding which is part of the new Spring Fling seam binding package. I haven't worked with much seam binding, but after using this one, I'm hooked! It has a bit of weight to it, but not too much, and ties like a charm!
My second card features the Calendar Countdown set.
Since we have a load of September birthdays in the family, I decided to get a jump start on making a few. I used one of the larger banner dies from the Banner Bundle Die Set, added the date and a little faux stitching. A rolled rose and a rounded corner finished things off nicely. Though I am far from a pro when it comes to CAS cards, I am quite happy with the outcome and I think the recipient I have in mind will like it too :)
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines. Woohoo! Time to get started.
|2. Andrea||8. Laurie S.|
|3. Charmaine||9. Laurie W.|
|4. Christyne||10. Marisa|
|5. Janelle||11. Maureen|
|6. Jen S.||12. Teresa|
Thanks for joining us today, and hope you'll come back tomorrow for Day 2!
Smile Plain Jane
Stamps: Smile Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Accessories: Lacy Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Heart Punch (Marvy), Distressing Tool (Stampin' Up), Raspberry Seam Binding (Verve - Spring Fling Set), Button, Half Pearls, Bling, Button, Twine, Dimensionals
Stamps: Calendar Countdown (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Rolled Rose Die (My Favorite Things), Corner Rounder, Dimensionals