Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Anni~Verve~sary Spotlight Hop Day 3~ Words of Wisdom

I can't believe we're at Day 3 of the Verve Spotlight Hops already. I hope you like what you've seen so far. Julee has outdone herself with this release. Talk about a celebration of images!! And you have a chance to win some too. Be sure to stop by the Verve Blog for all the details.

Okay, on to the cards. I have two to share with you today. Both were made using the new set Words of Wisdom, and Basicgrey's Out of Print dp.


I love this Mark Twain quote. Especially since I'm almost 44 and am facing an empty nest in 2 weeks. Life is changing, so it's time to start thinking about my dreams. Before, they were (and still are in many ways) all about the kids. Now, I can make some plans without always checking with their schedules. :)

This card is pretty straight forward. I added some fun and vibrant Petaloo Blooms to the side as well as a punched border and a few buttons.


For my second card, I decided to make a small inspirational book using the Notebook Paper Plain Jane and the coordinating Rounded Corner die, as well as sentiments from the new Words of Wisdom set and Small Phrases. The die made making this book quick and easy. Each page has some different sentiments and a blank, Notebook paper, page is included at the end to add a handwritten note. My daughter has already informed me, since she'll be so far from home, she wants a consistent flow of cards showing up in her mailbox. I'm getting a head start. :)

Here's a close up of the sentiment "Carpe Diem" from the Words of Wisdom Verve set...I thought that would fit well on the outside.



Here's the first inside page. Aren't those arrows cute?




I included sentiments from the Small Phrases set on the second page, as well as one of the hearts from the From the Heart die set.



Another heart from the new heart dies, as well as more sentiments from Small phrases.



That's finally it for today. Sorry for the long post. Have fun continuing on the hop!! Andrea is next. :)


1. Julee8. Sarah {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Marisa {Guest}
3. Tosha10. Laurie
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Sankari12. Shannan
6. Teresa13. Betty
7. Jackie14. Maureen


Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you've been inspired!!
Happy Stamping!

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Supplies:


Never Too Old
Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper: Out of Print (Basicgrey), PTI
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Fabric Trim (Petaloo), Buttons (PTI), Border Punch (EK Success)

Carpe Diem
Stamps: Notebook Paper Plain Jane, Words of Wisdom and Small Phrases (Verve)
Paper: Out of Print (Basicgrey), PTI
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Rounded Rectangle and From the Heart dies (Verve), Standard Circle die (Spellbinders), Bakers Twine (Twinery), Buttons (PTI), Hole Punch

114 comments:

Crestajune said...

I have definitely been inspired! You ALWAYS inspire me, Tosha! =)
I am loving the new Words of Wisdom set. It is so fabulous and I just love the card you made with it... Have a wonderful day!

Lynn said...

Love all the fabulous creations from this set...perfect for so many stages of life...good luck with your children moving out!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous Tosh! How awesome that you can open that little book and see all those encouraging and uplifting sentiments! You are so wonderfully clever!

Jami said...

Beautiful Card! I love the flowers and the color combo.

Debbie Carriere said...

Tosh, these are fantastic!!!! Love the little book!! This is my new favorite paper pack!! Best wishes to your daughter as she starts college and to you on a new adventure :)

TannyP said...

Oh my goodness - what a sweet book! Two lovely projects! Seems like a perfect age to be thinking about your dreams =)

Vickie Z said...

Are you just clever or what!!! That notebook with the pages and sentiments is fabulous....love the arrow. Love the papers on both. Sentiment with blooms and buttons on the first is wonderful!!!

Tricia said...

What a fun post! I love how the Small Phrases coordinate so well with the new stamps!

Luanne said...

These are just so sweet Tosh! I know it'll be tough to send your daughter off (been there, done that). Your cards will always be loved and appreciated by her, and it'll help you keep connected! Love the color combination on these!

Cassie_lu said...

simply amazing and I really like the little book you created

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous inside & out! Sweet job! :)

Whimsey said...

ADORABLE; love that beautiful rosette green ribbon and the 2nd card is JUST as fabulous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the chocolate-kiwi color combination on both of these lovely card Tosha. Look at what you did with the ribbon on your first card - Spectacular!

Sian Ridley said...

How could anyone not be inspired?! I thought the first card was pretty, but on the second one you actualy made a notebook!! Yep, I'm sold! This reinforces my belief that these are the best sets this week - I can't even imagine what's to come!? :)

Kathy said...

AWESOME!! Love, love the color combos, love the little book on the card, love the sentiments! Really gorgeous work:)

Denisse said...

awwwwww! this SO cute! i love the colors and all the cute sentiments!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your creations are so over the top amazing! I'm empathizing with your soon to be empty nest status, only to chuckle and say...they often come back to you! (ask me how I know - lol).

Lorie said...

Long posts are great! I adore both of your cards. That little notebook is just adorable!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Very Nice... I Love everyone... and the little book one is SWEET!

Faith

DonnaJ said...

Wow ! Just simply Wow ! Who wouldn't love it ?

Laraine R said...

Simply amazing!! Gorgeous!!

Gretchen said...

How very cute! Love that little notebook (and the colors you used!) Fabulous!!

Tarjteachr said...

Love what you've done with these stamp sets and what's not to love about Basicgrey? Perfect combination!

Carole said...

Love those flowers on that card!

Maureen said...

oh, that book is just the cutest ever!! What a great idea! I've been an empty nester for 5 years now...it does get easier and I don't cry when he comes to visit or leaves again anymore :) It will be strange at first, but you'll have your stamping and other things to do to keep you occupied :) Hugs sweetie!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, I am loving the versatility of this fabous set.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow such gorgeous cards. I love the flowers on the first card and the sentiment is wonderful. The notebook on the second card in ingenious. How sweet to inspire your daughter with these quotes. Again, I'm thrilled with how all these Verve sets mix and match so well. (Thanks Julee) and thanks Tosha for showcasing.

Jen Carter said...

These are so fun!! I love your little book, especially tied with The Twinery twine!! Very fun!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Love the sentiments shown. Cool!

Becky Carafa said...

These are beautiful!

Wendy said...

Darling cards. Love that stamp on the first one. Great papers too. Thanks for sharing!!!

Judith Tetley said...

Wow! Your cards are fabulous...love, love, love the one with the little book.
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Basslady said...

your cards are so wonderful and inspiring!

thanx a lot for sharing!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Laurie said...

Very cute projects today!

Teresa said...

Absolutely adore the mini note book on the front of the card.

Lisa M. said...

Love love love love! Both of these are amazing! But I really love that little notebook you included on the front of the second card! Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

These are great, Tosh! Love both cards and how you used the sentiments. I remember how wonderful it was to receive mail from home when I was in university (as well as the care packages!) so know exactly why your daughter is asking for them! As for 44 and an empty nester - you started young!! Enjoy chasing your dreams (((hugs)))

Melisa Hunter said...

Oh my gosh! I love both of these. When I get this stamp set (it's now a must-have!) I'm going to make one of these little books. Thanks for the inspiration!

Loretta Rodger said...

Just beautiful!

Sheila Davis said...

WOW!!!! Such beautiful cards...LOVE the colors and that quote is so inspiring.

Teresa Kline said...

luv this Tosh, those flowers are fabby, not see those before...these are soooo fun...hope your day is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Anonymous said...

Love it all. Great colors.
Renee
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Shults said...

Holy cow! These are all fantastic! I love love love these new stamps!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Ravengirl said...

Love, love, love that fabulous little notebook! So easy to do and so much love conveyed!

Vickie Merrick said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love the colors. The little book on the 2nd card is brilliant and the flowers on the first card are gorgeous!!!

Loralei said...

The first card, like all your work, is first rate.....but the second conveys so much feeling and is just too cute!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Not only do I LOVE both of your cards....I LOVE the sentiments. These sentiments are so true to the everyday life and we always know someone that always needs a little pick me up. Thank you for sharing these lovely creations with us.

sharon g said...

LOVE your tiny notebook!

Tanya said...

These are sooooo awesome! And I love the little book, how sweet is that?!

Susan said...

Wow! I think "I" need to be reminded I'm never too old to try something new :) Thanks!

Nicole said...

These are both so lovely, Tosh. That little book is the sweetest!!

Julia said...

How cute!....love that the little notebook actually opens up to put words of wisdoms. Great idea. My daughter is keaving for college soon too and I'll definetly have to make one for her....THanks!

Moosisk said...

Ooooooh, I am LOVING those Petaloo Blooms on your first card and the Verve verse! Fabulous - both cards are so inspiring. :D

KathyE said...

I am always amazed at your creativity. And this time is no exception. Beautiful!

KathyE

Rhonda said...

Wonderful sentiments. I love the lime flowers A LOT!

craftingcottage said...

Ohh! I love those fun flowers, the sentiments are great!! The black and green looks so great together :)
Lisa:)

Peggy said...

Love the cards, especially the green accents.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

jill said...

Fantastic idea, I adore how you have put everything together

Colorado Crafter said...

Both cards are great. I really love the little "notebook" on the second one!

Janelle said...

What a lavish card! That's a wonderful quote and so true! (and 44 is the best time to start empty nesting... I'll in my 50's before my first one is out the door. I'll be too old and tired to do anything, but sulk. LOL) Have a great adventure!

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful card & saying. Thanks for sharing.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love this set! So many wonderful sentiments! Love what you did with it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so beautiful, love your fabulous design with these new products.

Amy Sheffer said...

These are both awesome, Tosh! Love the colors you used!

Barbara said...

Hi Tosha, I have spent several minutes just admiring your cards. I absolutely love the sentiment!! So perfect because I am an empty nester and just retired. I love the freedom and work just when I want to substitute teaching. I too am inspired thanks for sharing your lovely art with us. My blog:
www.u-inspire-me.blogspot.com
Hugs. Barbara

Serena said...

Great dp! Love the flowers on the first card!

Cindy Lou said...

Although both cards are very unique, the first card with it's bold happy color and verse definately get the number 1 spot in my book, TFS!

Tracey said...

LOVE ALL these saying and ALL these cards!!! WOW!!! Fabulous work!!!

riggy said...

Fantastic!!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the little inspirational book on the second.

Charlotte Taylor said...

how clever to have a little book in the card. Great idea.

Ally said...

Well, that little notebook is just fantastic! What a fabulous idea. Love both your projects, so rich and deep in pattern and texture and color. Loving these peeks! ;-)

Bonnie said...

Words of Wisdom is already on my "must have" list. The little book is the sweetest thing ever!

Heather said...

ooohhh . . . how fun are these cards. I love the simplicity of the first one with those eye-catching green flowers! Wow, they are so pretty.

irishgalkelly said...

Wonderful cards Tosh! The flowers pop off of the first one, so cute. The inspirational book on the second is just adorable. Too cute!

Violet Bebich said...

Very bold and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing! :)

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Maryleva said...

Love your card - you aced it again.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful projects. Love the glowers on the card and the journal is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh! This card is just delightful! Really love the colours you use.

kksb said...

Wonderful! Love your use of black and lime. Wonderful sentiments.

suzieq23 said...

I just love these 3 stamps sets! Your cards really show them off. Verve has done it again.

Indy said...

I'm loving these new stamps. As for your amazing creations--wowza! I love the colors (especially the bright green), the paper choices, and layout...incredible work!

Moira said...

Your daughter will love to get this card! What a masterpiece of a creation-TFS!

Jillisgram said...

Very lovely cards, I love the colors together that you used.

Michelle said...

Those flowers on the first card are gorgeous. I love love love the little book of encouragement! What a lovely gift.

Christine said...

These stamps rock and I love the wealth of texture that you incorporated in your projects.

Peg said...

Wow. What a great card of encouragement with a wonderful presentation. Your ideas rock!
Thanks so much!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW I'm enjoying the cards with 'Mark Twains' quote. Nice cards, love the color combo and buttons!!!

Dori said...

Both of these are absolutely stunning!! I adore the bright green flowers with the dark brown card stock. Fabulous!!

Sankari W. said...

SHUT the Front Door!!!! A mini notebook that you can open!!! WHAaaaa????!!! I love the colors -- sooo very beautiful for the soul!!!
Beautiful!
Love,
Sankari :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love this, Tosh!! I'm 41 and we're praying to start a family, lol! Amazing project and I can't wait to see the rest of this set - it's a must have already!

Karen said...

Wow! Those pops of green make these so special. Striking!

Dottie said...

You have a real gift of arrangement and balance to your cards. So creative.

Pet73 said...

What an awesome card! Loooove the notebook idea!

Good2BT said...

The green flowers are the perfect embellishment! Love the mini notebook with all of the uplifting sentiments! Just beautiful!

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, this is not only beautiful but fun and creative. Love the sentiment and the fonts- to much fun!

jennifer mitten said...

These are spectacular! Love that dp too.

Karen Linarez said...

Love that little book, cute layout, and nice colors.

Sarah Gough said...

these are STUNNING Tosh! Just gorgeous!

KanataNewf said...

oh my goodness gracious - LOVE the colour combo.

Betty Wright said...

Both cards are rich and fabulous! Love the colors! The little notebook is too cool! I love it with the ruled paper, too! Stunning as always, Tosh!

Pamela A said...

I also love this statement from Mark Twain, a few simple words and soooo true. Beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cards! Love your colors

Paulette Still said...

Awww...what a precious little book of goodness. What oh what will you do with all of that crafting time, laundry can wait now. ;)) enjoy it.

Renate said...

Love the flowers on the first card! And the sentiment of course, that goes without saying! :-)
And the little notebook on the second was a great idea! Anyone should be thrilled to get something like that! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

MmSs said...

Both cards are absolutely amazing! Love that beautiful rosette ribbon and this paper pad. The little book is so cute and the sentiments are great. And I really love the buttons as an addition. Amazing job!

Dawn Easton said...

Both are fantastic! You are brilliant! Always so creative! I love how you created the little book on your second card...LOVE that idea!

Charlene said...

Love both cards - little secret sentiments, and those ribbon flowers - great!

Lorel-Lye said...

Tosh, you are just so clever. Love both your cards...those big bold green flowers are fabulous and the little book is darling.

Lorel-Lye said...

Clever you! You have to love those big bold green flowers and that mini book...both card are fabulous.

Scrapacat said...

It's so hard to face the kids leaving, but they will bring you on their journeys. I love both of these cards, especially the little book you made. Cute!

zehra said...

wow, your daughter is going to be floored, that notebook is amazing. loved how you added all those small pages and wonderful sentiments. I like the mix of colors, green and balck a nice striking combination.
thank you for sharing.

Janice Rogers said...

Each of your cards has that special look. That Verve look. Good job.

 
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