Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Verve Sneak Peek Spotlight Hop ~ Day 1


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.



1. Amber

7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie S.
3. Charmaine9. Laurie W.
4. Christyne10. Marisa
5. Janelle11. 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 
Ink: Black 
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
 

Calendar Countdown
Stamps: Calendar Countdown (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Rolled Rose Die (My Favorite Things), Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

78 comments:

Julie S. said...

Simple yet elegant . Your card is beautiful . TFS .

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous sneak peeks!!! Love them both! Looking forward to seeing what the team has in store for us this week!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous card, Diva! I can't believe you cut the stamp on the first one! Haha...I do that all the time! Sometimes it's just too aggravating to try to only get ink on part of the stamp! Well, your method was effective, love how the sentiment turned out..and I love the heart duo and I love the butterfly and I love the ribbon and I love the paper and I love that you distressed the edges and, and I LOVE THE WHOLE THING! :) And look at you going all CAS on the second one...it's perfect! WooHoo for you Diva darlin'! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great premier mf! Distressing no less! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

And if I wasn't already a follower, I'd push you over to 300. :)

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love your colors and embellishments.

Elena said...

Beautiful cards!

Teresa Kline said...

darlin cards Marisa...great designs and luv the CAS card...cuuuute!

Lynn said...

Woot! Woot! or your first official DT post. Still smiling from ear to ear for you Marisa! And your debut is fabulous. Love both your cards, but you know the CAS one speaks to me!! :)

Diana Nguyen said...

Okay, I am just in love with your second card - what an awesome idea to make a card with a particular date! LOVE LOVE LOVE! (Especially because after a while, you don't want to emphasize the age! Haha) The first card is great too - Verve divas got to you with their distressing, huh? Congrats on being a diva - I always thought you were one because you do so much with their stamps!

Benzi said...

Wow! Fabulous cards, Marisa. I love that raspberry seam binding/button and the wonderful, big sentiment. Your CAS card is great and not the usual birthday cards I see...I like that!

Divinity said...

LOVE these stamps! great projects! :)

Carol said...

Pretty card! Love that new Plain Jane!

Lee-Anne said...

Well there Diva...a fabulous debut for you and these wonderful new stamps! Your CAS design is so cute...that's a great birthday card! Oh and the colors on your first card...WOW! I'm loving the sneak peeks! Have fun!

Luanne said...

Marisa! Loving your cards today, it's so fun seeing you on the design team. You're rockin!

Sherry said...

Wonderful love the first card especially the bow with the bling thanks for sharing them.

Vickie Z said...

Love what you've created Diva!! The colors are fabulous with the distressing and that sentiment is wonderful in the first!! Your CAS card is perfect!!

Vicki B. said...

Such beautiful creations Marisa, love the second one with the date!! Perfection!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Way to rock your diva debut! Both cards are beautiful - the lush raspberry seam binding with bling really pops and the CAS design is elegant in its simplicity! Well done!

Stacey Schafer said...

these are amazing, Marisa!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards!!

gardener said...

I'm attempting the CAS thing so especially appreciate the second card. Both are great.

Elizabeth said...

Marisa, these are great! Likey those cheery birds peeking out on the DP of the first card. And your CAS card is gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

Your first card is GORGEOUS! I love the colors, layout, and layers. And I also love the simplicity of your second card. I'm impressed that you can execute both styles so well. Love the addition of the little flower and leaves to the sketch.

Kelly said...

This is a great way to highlight a special day for any occasion. Nice job!

jan farnworth said...

really pretty nicely done.

Maureen said...

Love the big bold bling! Gorgeous colours and a fabulous debut :)

designbydonna said...

Beautiful cards. I too love that bold font. And WOW on the raspberry ribbon.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Marisa, that's beautiful! Love elegance of the first card and simplicity of the second!
Have a wonderful day!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You must be a boy scout, because boy are you ever prepared! lol! Our month like that is February - more than half of our family's birthdays are between Jan 11 and March 5 - very busy! lol! Very pretty soft colours and that rose is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous cards, great colours & love the 2 styles :)

Mary Ann said...

Your cards are always So very pretty,Love your work,MaryAnnG.

Betty said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the bold and soft colors! Thanks for sharing!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful card!! Love it!!

Heather said...

Wow, two completely different cards and each is amazing in its own way! Love the ribbon and bow on the first one and the simple elegance of the second (maybe I like it 'cause I'm a September baby, too!)

Kerian said...

great cards and skecths

Katina said...

Two beautiful cards, Marisa! They are so different in style but equally lovely - shows what a versatile and talented crafter you are!

Lol, I have performed 'surgery' on my acrylic stamps many times but than I go and lose bits I've amputated!
xx

Quip1320 said...

Gorgeous! I always cringe as I cut stamps. I have to remind myself that that I'm just making them even more versatile. So glad you joined us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Marisa! Your cards are both beautiful! Congrats on your Diva Debut -- you rocked it!

jennifer said...

I love both of your cards! Very talented to go from your first card to the simple second card and both look great!

latoya said...

i love cas cards! yours is really good!

Sue D said...

Great cards with these new products!

Moosisk said...

I just love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Kristie Goulet said...

I absolutely love the idea of your 2nd card! I am pinning to CASE later. Thank you!

Tammy said...

I love your cards. I really love the simplicity of the second one.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are lovely! I really love the CAS card, using the date is a wonderful way to personalize a birthday card! TFS God bless!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Tracy said...

Beautiful!

Annheidel said...

Great cards!

Caitiumom said...

Plain Jane stamps are my favorites. Like the smile stamp.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Well, the day is here;) Congratulations! Your card is truly beautiful. I am loving this new Plain Jane. This seam binding is gorgeous and you created a beautiful bow with it. You know I love all the pearl accents too. Great CAS card too.

Kristina said...

I don't know what I am more excited about. You being a Diva or the Verce watermark with your name on it?! One thing I do know is that I love it all!

scrappingnana said...

Love your cards, especially the first one. TFS

Christine said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a Verve Diva! Love your work on SCS, and these cards are no exception. Your birthday is so clever...what a simple and personalized card!

Janelle said...

Fantastic cards for your Diva debut! Woo-hoo. That birthday card is the BOMB, it's such a clever way to recognize someone's actual birth day on their card.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so adorable, love them

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love that plain Jane!!!

cm said...

Wonderful projects to showcase the new release! Thank you for sharing (and reminding me to get a jump start on a few projects of my own!).

Kathy said...

Both are amazing. Love using the date on the second one, what a great way to personalize a birthday or anniversary card, brilliant. Congrats on being a Verve Diva, your cards are always lovely!

LEG Studios said...

Love your card! Hope this stamp set can be used for PL! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the design and distressed edges on the 1st and the use of white space on the 2nd.

Chris D. said...

What beautiful cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute cards! Lovely little details - like the little pearls in the center of the butterflies on the first one, love it!

Ravengirl said...

So sorry that I wasn't here yesterday on your very first day as a Diva! Life conspired against me, but you rocked it! Love both of these gorgeous cards! Your calendar countdown card is uber cool. I think I could use that exact design for a couple of people I know too!

Jennipher said...

Wow Marisa, the first card knocks my socks off! Second card is CAS at it's best.

Veronica Z said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful! I love your first card, and your second is the perfect CAS card! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!

dj said...

beautifully done....day one of your new awesomeness!! Actually you were always awesome!! Way to go girlie!!

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mdog said...

Your card is beautiful! thanks for sharing

Ellen said...

Oh gosh! I love both of these! The colors on that second one are so pretty. The design of the first one is just amazing!

Kris in Alaska said...

Sweet cards!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Julia M said...

Two very different cards and stunning as well...love all the distressing.

Kathy S said...

Simple, yet classy - thanks.

Ruth G said...

I agree with you about the "you" in the smile sentiment! So much fun! I love the papers and elements you chose for your card to go with it!
Your CAS card is a fabulous take on the sketch! The colors are wonderful and the flower and leaves are just the right elegant touch! TFS!

Marianne said...

Awww, more gorgeousness (I'm working my way backwards LOL). Love how you've used the same colour combo for both card but toned them down on your second.

Shelley Germann said...

Goodness! Where have I been? Under a rock? I'm a couple days behind! These are super sweet, Marisa. I love date on your CAS card, how personal! Love everything about your Smile card, the binding, jewels and big yummy sentiment!

maria f. said...

Love the personalized bd card. How special.

Sheena Brooks said...

Beautiful!

love2scrap said...

Love that "you make me smile" stamp! I think I need some of that seam binding too!