Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Verve Sneak Peek Spotlight Hop ~ Day 2

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Welcome to Day Two of our February 2013 Spotlight Hops!  Today we're taking some sneak peeks at So Fluttery, Shining Star and the Plain Jane Beautiful.   In addition, I'm sure a few of the coordinating dies are also going to be making an appearance.  Best part is, everything you see previewed along today's hop will be available in Verve's online store on Friday, February 22.

In honor of Jen Shults becoming a part of the Verve Release Team, I thought I would use her fabulous round card sketch to showcase the Beautiful Plain Jane.  I just love this sentiment!  It's just perfect for sending to a friend to encourage them or to remind them to quit comparing themselves to others and to believe in themselves -- a message we all need to hear now an then :)

My second card showcases So Fluttery.  I was so happy to see another butterfly set by Julee - you know me and butterflies!  Even better, the Flutterby Die (one of my all time favorite Verve dies) can be used for the butterflies!


The sentiments and font in this set just makes me happy!  I decided to use a list of them on a banner showcasing how I feel about my daughter (this card will be for her).  She's going through a bit of a rough spell, so I wanted to encourage her.  I topped the banner from the Banner Bundle Set with one of the dies from the new Flag It die set which has all kinds of fun toppers and banner shapes which you can mix and match.  The olive seam binding is one of the colours in the new Spring Fling seam binding collection.  Needless to say, this card was a lot of fun to make :)

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.




1. Amber

7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie W.
3. Charmaine9. Marisa
4. Christyne10. Maureen
5. Janelle11. Teresa
6. Jen S.


Enjoy the sneak peeks and come back tomorrow for Day 3!






           



Beautiful Plain Jane
Stamps:  Blessed (Verve Plain Jane) 
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Black, Real Red 
Ink: Black 
Accessories: Scalloped Circle, Circle and Labels 14 (Spellbinders), Rolled Rose Die (My Favorite Things), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Glue Dots, Dimensionals


So Fluttery
Stamps: So Fluttery, Dream Big (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: Classic K McKenna (K & Company), Kraft, Early Espresso and Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen 
Ink: Black, Real Red, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Banner Bundle Die Set, Flag it Die Set, Flutterby Die and Dreamy Leaves Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Spring Fling Seam Binding (Verve), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

71 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I am in LOVE with that font! ack! I love what you've done here girl!!! Fabulous cards!
So glad bonus day is coming for me :) I'll be ordering a bunch of goodies!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I am in LOVE with that font! ack! I love what you've done here girl!!! Fabulous cards!
So glad bonus day is coming for me :) I'll be ordering a bunch of goodies!

Benzi said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Marisa. These cards will be sure to encourage the recipient and brighten their day.

I really like that banner and the wonderful sentiments .

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful cards,Love them...

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the shape and bright colors on the round one and the papers and colors on the second one are so pretty!

Debbie Carriere said...

So beautiful, Marisa!!! Love that butterfly and as usual loving the fonts!!

Viv said...

Super gorgeous and just what I love...BOLD SENTIMENTS!!! WOW!! xxx

Annheidel said...

Lovely cards! The new images are wonderful.

designbydonna said...

Very pretty card. Love your color choices.

cm said...

Gorgeous projects; you've showcased the new releases beautifully, both here and on your post yesterday. Looking forward to the 'full reveal.' Thank you for sharing.

Luanne said...

I'm loving the colors in the Spring seam binding collection! Both cards are just so pretty and fun. Thes sentiments are all wonderful too!

Rhonda said...

Love the round card. and the butterflies are so fun.

Kathy said...

Both are gorgeous. Love the brights paired with black on the first, feels so modern! The second is so sweet and pretty, your daughter will love it.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Marisa. You are the master of beautiful die cuts!

LEG Studios said...

Love your creations! Thanks for sharing!

Ginger said...

I love the color combos of these cards! I also love the first one being a circle card! You did a fantastic job!

DonnaJ said...

Love the pink and gray on the first one ! Also like how you highlighted the 3 words on the second card !

Vicki Dutcher said...

GF - You are ROCKING out these samples! That first card;s colors LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

jan farnworth said...

fantastic cards.

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! Love your rolled flowers on the first one. I just got the flutterby die, so I'm excited about the matching butterflies, too!

Betty said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the color combos! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

wow... your cards are just so beautiful!!

huginafold said...

Two beautiful and bright cards. I agree about how useful the stamps can be for many different occasions where a more traditional sentiment just doesn't cover it. Thank you for the inspiration! x

Kelly said...

these cards are both so pretty. the colors on the first one are really clever and the second card is very sweet.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are just absolutely beautiful!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Both cards are beautiful and perfectly done, Marisa!

Trisha said...

Great cards and great sentiments in this new release.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I especially like the circle card - what a great sentiment and sweet font!

Laurie said...

These are both amazing cards! I love the colors! The rose buds are my favorite! And I adore that bow on the 2nd card!

Katina said...

Drool, lol!! FABULOUS creations Marisa!
xx

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These are so gorgeous, Marisa!

Kerian said...

great cards...love the banner dies and the fonts are amazing.

Linda Callahan said...

Such beautiful cards - and I am loving' the rolled roses you are making!

Sue D said...

Great colors on both cards.

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful cards, love how you've framed the sentiments :)

Diana Nguyen said...

More wonderful cards!

Elizabeth said...

These are gorgeous! I'm really liking that butterfly stamp and die!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow such pretty cards Marisa. I love the circle card and the bright colours with the black. The kraft card is my fav...the combo of pretty pp, flag sentiment, embossing and seam binding is perfect.

Darlene Gabriel said...

You are showcasing the new Verve beautifully Marisa. I love the round scalloped shape in the first one and the bright cheery colours. Love this sentiment. Beautiful butterfly and seam binding bow on the second one. I love the way you used the sentiments here.

Vickie Z said...

You did it again my friend!! Fabulous cards!! I too am excited about that PJ, the butterfly, and can't wait to see the new banner stuff....it's killing me!!!

scrappingnana said...

Georgeous cards. Love the fonts and sentiments.

Ravengirl said...

Love these beautiful cards! I think the round card is so classically you, especially with those darling rose accents! When I read about new Flutterby images, I immediately thought of you too!

Christine said...

I love the combination of colors, patterns and shapes used in your round card---it is something special! I also admire the way you created the sentiment of the second card. I am a bulleted list maker. :)

Bonnie said...

Both of these are so bright and pretty, Marisa! Love that new butterfly!

Heidi said...

Oh boy- Marisa you just fit right into this hop with these cards. I am loving the sentiments (all of them!)

Wanda Cullen said...

Yikes! I'm sure loving all this new Verve you divas are flashing our way! Both cards are beautiful and that sure is a special one for your daughter!

Tracy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa, love the bold colors and design on your first card...perfect for the font of the sentiment! Beautifully designed and executed card! Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow Diva!

Jennipher said...

Marisa, these are both absolutely fabulous! WOW! You are rockin the Verve.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are wonderful! Love the colors on the circle card! TFS God bless!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Stacey Schafer said...

hold the phone, Marisa! these are gorgeous!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors, papers, layering! Great job!

Andrea Ewen said...

Two utterly beautiful cards, Diva...love the rolled roses against the white backdrop of the first card and the fabulous colors on the second. Way to showcase these wonderful sets~ :)

Chris D. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Wow!

dj said...

Two gorgeous creations....you are rocking this hop!! So excited for you!!

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mdog said...

You have an eye for color. Your choice in color with inks and paper make your cards stand out and be noticed! Love them!

Ellen said...

Two beauties! Love the font and that butterfly!

Kris in Alaska said...

You do such lovely work!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Julia M said...

You are rockin' the new sets...I love butterflies too and am happy to know I can use this die I already have to cut it out.

Kathy S said...

Great encouragement for anyone.

Divinity said...

your cards are brilliant! :) i'm a new follower. :) love! :)

Marianne said...

Love that new ribbon. They are both great cards but i absolutely love the colour combo and crispness of your first card! Simply stunning!

Shelley Germann said...

Stunning...both of them! You have mastered the embellies and bows! Now I'm wondering how you got that circle card to stand so nice...you must share your secret!

Lynn Noe said...

Love the bold beautiful colors in your first card, especially love the rolled roses too and also love the colors on your second card, especially that pretty green seam binding! Beautiful new sentiment too.

Julie S. said...

Very sweet and cheerful cards! Thanks for sharing.

maria f. said...

Your black/pink round beauty had me smiling ear to ear!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

gorgeous roses! love the colors together!

Sheena Brooks said...

beautiful creations!

love2scrap said...

Wow. Your cards really are beautiful. The people you give them to must really love them!