Thursday, August 16, 2012

Anni~VERVE~sary Spotlight Hop - Day 1

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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)!

So, how about a sneak peek?


Today we're showcasing the set With Love, the Plain Jane Birthday to You, and a Pennant Trim Die. I love the loopy heart in the With Love set, as well as the "LOVE" font. They're not too fancy so they can be used as elegant or sweet. In fact, this set is full of sweet images and beautifully fonted sentiments.

I also made this card CAS for the Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges going on over at the Verve SCS forum. Charmaine is hosting today, and I have the honor of being her co-host. We'd love to see your Verve CAS ideas. So be sure to check it out. There are fabulous prizes to win too!!

I made a negative heart space at the bottom of the main panel using a Heart die (Spellbinders), and just embossed the heart with Silver ep (SU!). The sentiment was embossed the same way and I used a circle punch to create the edge.

That's it...CAS all the way. :)
Now, be sure to stop by every day through the 24th. I'm excited to share the projects I've made with these fabulous new sets!!

Included is a hop list below, in case you miss a stop along the way.


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}


Thanks so much for stopping by. Sorry I've been so inactive with my blog lately. We took a family vacation, I had family visiting for awhile, and my kids are moving and heading back to college. So things have been a bit crazy around here. Lots and lots of stamping projects to share for the next week-and-a-half though!!

Happy Stamping!! :)

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Stamps: With Love (Verve)
Paper: Beautiful Moments (Carta Bella), White (PTI)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Heart die (Spellbinders), Circle Punch (SU!), Rhinestones (Pizzazz a Plenty), Sewing Machine, Silver Embossing Powder

58 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Sweet card! I love how you used the die cut to accent the heart.

Evelyn said...

A charming card with a very pretty color palette and just perfect for a short and sweet occasion.

Sian Ridley said...

Just too cute! I agree with Miriam, the die cut heart is a brilliant idea :)

Can't wait to see these sets in all their glory :)

scrappingnana said...

Adorable card. Love the CAS style and your heart.

MarianneT said...

Like the saying on the side tag.
Nice to see the background dominant.

Tiffmagic said...

I love it, adore the font, its awesome

Crestajune said...

Beautiful card, Tosha! I just love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

such a sweet card...love how you die cut the heart out of the pp panel.

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous layout with your cut out heart!! What a sweet card!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh, I love this...sweet and feminine. Great stitching and placement of the gems. Love the cut out heart with the stamped heart --- this will be a must have for me I know.

Linda R. said...

Beautiful card. Love the way out cut out the heart and your colors are wonderful!

Marisa said...

Love that little heart and how you crested the negative spce for it.

jan farnworth said...

love your heart peeking out very cute.

Eva said...

Love this Tosha! Love how you partial cut out the heart and stamped in the cutout!!

Alice Carman said...

Love how die cut the heart out.

Whimsey said...

Oh the cut out is ADORABLE; love the color combo!!

Kathy M said...

love this card especially the heart!

Karen Day said...

I love your negative die cut! Great card!

Karen Wedding said...

Great card! I like how you made the negative space for the heart to show through. Very cute.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love how you used the negative space on this card! What a great idea!!

Tricia

Julianne N said...

love how you created the negative space cutout that pops over the heart. thanks for the tip about using a circle punch for the banner edge!

Dori said...

Oh! How adorable!!! I love that glittery heart and the cut out space. Such a fun technique.

Christine said...

How clever! I love the partial window for that sweet little heart stamp! Thanks for a great idea!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute, love the way you cut out the heart and then stamped it. Great idea.

laughadaisy said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the soft pink in that beautiful pattern. I am loving the peeks for the With Love set. Definitely need that one.

Heather said...

LOVE it!!! Love that paper and how it is just a little pop of color against the white. I do love that sentiment and the heart and I absolutely love the way you framed the heart in the partial heart cutout. Great idea!

Vickie Z said...

Love the layering and cut out heart! Wonderful!

Luanne said...

Love!! So fun to see you Diva's do CAS! :-)

Alison said...

Very pretty

Marsha said...

Very sweet.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sue D said...

Very sweet--I like how you cut out the space for the heart.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful card.love the bling and DP.

Maureen said...

Super card! Love the way you put the heart in the negative space - very creative!

Jennipher said...

I like how you made the cut out for the heart. Nice job.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the negative space use...gorgeous card!

loulou said...

What a beautiful CAS card. I Love the way you have cut around to reveal the heart stamp, cheers Linda

Jean Little said...

I agree, the heart you used in this card is lovely! It seems like a very versatile stamp set.

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Julia said...

Stunning CAS Tosh...I agree with everyone else...the cut out heart is fabulous.

gretheB said...

LOVEly card

E.T. said...

what a sweet card! looks beautiful.

Connie and Jack said...

Lovely card. Just wow.
-- Connie C.

Emily said...

Adorable! I've been experimenting with negative images a bit lately and really loving the look. Great job.

KanataNewf said...

Love this! Oddly enough I was thinking of what to do for my card for the CAS challenge and I was thinking along these lines! A cut-out with the image or sentiment inside!

Sherry said...

Very pretty card - I love the stitching, the heart AND the banner with your sentiment!

Marlena M. said...

The partial heart cutout is so cool! Perfect stitching too.

Nicole said...

So CAS. Love the use of the negative shape to really show off that super cute new heart stamp.

Moosisk said...

I just LOVE how you did that heart! So adorable. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful CAS card.

Ravengirl said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love how you have partially framed that loopy heart!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore that swirly heart and love how you paired the pink with the silver!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

It's so simple. But that cutout really makes this card amazing!

Liz Williams said...

What a clean, wonderful design!

ND (Naomi) said...

Super cute card. I'm a big fan of CAS, plus you've added some bling elements that really make it pop!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love how you cut out the heart and then stamped it under it!

Chermaine c said...

Love the soft colors and heart accent die !

Lisa Rea said...

Love the simplicity!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

Rosie Gustafson said...

Sweet card, love how you cut out the heart and then stamped. Very sweet.

 
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