Thursday, August 19, 2010

Great Friend ~ Verve Release Spotlight, Day 6


Good morning, my great blog friends!!!  Today is that last official Verve Sneak Peek day.  And Julee has saved the best for last (well, they have all been the best...I just like saying that!!!)  Now, I don't like to play favourites (what am I talking about?  I have a new favourite every week! lol), but this Great Friend set has not left my side all week :)  It's very brown which means it has been well loved and inked :)  I'm sure it's those curvy petals and leaf images.  This first card is one of the first ones I made last week...I could not NOT stamp that flower and layer it on some yummy patterned paper:)  This set has 3 different sized floral images...3 outlines and 3 solid.  I've used the outlined ones, stamped and cut them, and then layered them.  I also used 2 of the 3 leaf images.  I stamped in brown as green just didn't go with this card.  But that's the beauty of stamping...and art...it doesn't have to be the "real" colours.  Next up is a little booklet I made for myself!!  I picked up this fabulous kraft paper on my solo road trip a couple of weeks ago and thought it would be fun to cover one of these little notebooks from the Dollar Store (a 4 pack for $1.00 !!). 

I made another sweet flower and used a sentiment from Fabulous You....okay, how do you like my little Diva charm!!  ACK!!! I saw this in a charm pack in the clearance bin at Michaels and couldn't resist!!! LOL  I wanted this booklet to be a little souvenir of my time as Guest Diva...a tangible reminder that I was once a (guest) Diva!  I like the play on this sentiment...read..."You are Diva Fabulous!" 
I want you also to notice that I made these leaves by cutting out my own leaves and stamping them with one of the leaf images from this set.  Then I distressed the edges and crumbled them up a bit.  This notebook will stay by my desk and hold all my usernames and passwords (not the super important ones...i.e. bank...that's in my head forever!) for all the sites I visit and shop at ;) (Etsy, eBay, SCS, different forums, etc)
Whew!!! Six fabulous days of Sneaks!  How long is your shopping list?  LOL  Visit these Divas for some more amazing peeks and remember to leave comments for the chance to win this set!!  I have a couple more cards tomorrow (plus a little fun...wink, wink) to share and then it's the Release Party tomorrow night...a fast paced fun 2 hours of chatting and giggling with the Divas and Verve lovers :)  See all the details HERE on the Verve SCS forum.  You can also check out the Verve Blog for all details and information about Release Week.  Thanks for visiting and a special, heartfelt thank you for all your sweet, thoughtful comments...you've made me smile all week :)
 1. Laurie     7. Teresa

2. Amy       8. Jen T.

3. Michelle  9. Tosh

4. Mercy    10. Julee

5. Susan     11. Jackie

6. Sankari  12. Lynda

                  13. Amber

What's in them?
{you're a friend}
stamps: verve great friend
ink: su choc chip
paper: pti cream, berry sorbet, basicgrey dp, dcwv dp, papertrey ink dp
accessories: prima pearl, pti button, twine, seam binding ribbon, stitching, ek success punch; gemstones
{you are DIVA fabulous}
stamps: verve great friend, fabulous you
ink: su choc chip
paper: su kiwi, espresso; jillibean dp, crate paper dp
accessories: pti button, twine, gemstones, baker's twine, corner chomper; Diva charm (Michaels); dollar store notebook, distressor

91 comments:

Shirley Fread said...

Love the sentiment and the flower is fantastic! Great card!

sfread 171@hotmail.com

Margaret de Witt said...

I LOVE the colour combination of orange and pink and the way you layered your flowers with patterned paper is gorgeous.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

These are gorgeous!! LOVE the flowers!

Chrisd said...

Great papercrafting and that little book idea may be on my "tryout idea list"You did a great job with the new Verve Stamps.

Danisha said...

Love the bright and bold colors of your card!!!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love the oranges and pinks of the first card and the notebook was great.

Lynda Benden said...

Beautiful card Maureen. LOVE the colors and your notebook is very creative, great idea!

Mirabelka said...

fabulous!

Wendy said...

The little book is so adorable. You did great with the flower layering. Love it all.

KanataNewf said...

Very pretty card but absolutely love the altered journal.

Beverly said...

Great idea to cover the mini notebook.. I just bought several of the larger version for my daughters for school.. I showed this to my oldest, and she wants me to cover her's like this! Cool!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

This is awesome!! I love the patterns you chose to piece the flower. Thanks for a great week!

Wendy Space said...

Beautiful card and I love the little notebooks! I've covered those notebooks from the dollar store before, too, but yours is just adorable!

Luanne said...

This is another stamp set must have. I love the way you've stamped it on matching patterned papers! Soooooooooo CUTE!!!!

Detra said...

My shopping list is larger than my budget:( Love the notebook. Really cute. tfs.

Katie Cotton said...

these cards just knock my socks off!!! Love them!

Sian said...

Gorgeous creations, love the bright colours on the first.

Sandra said...

great cards - I love your color combinations!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Bogner's said...

Wow this paper pieced flower is amazing! I love your projects. So fabulous!

Tanya said...

Beautiful Maureen! Love the flowers with the patterned paper, great look. Love the orange scrunched ribbon!!! Way to go Diva :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

You had time to make two projects with everything you do? Most impressive! I like the colors and your stitching on that lovely card and your journal is terrific!

Laurie said...

Your card made me say "wow" and your little book is so cute. Great idea!

Melisa Hunter said...

Love the orange and pink card! Such a pretty flower. You are a great enabler! ;) The kraft notebook is sweet! A wonderful reminder of this week. You have made some beautiful cards!

Mary Anne Perlmutter said...

I would love a notebook like this on my desk. It would make me happy everytime I sat down to work. Love it!

Janet L. said...

Fabulous projects! Love the colors, details and sentiments. Thanks for sharing your talent.

marilynwillauer said...

Great card, your flower is beautiful, the sentiment is terrific and that color combination is terrific!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Oh my! I think your creations with the new stamp set are Fabulous!

TannyP said...

You're destined for full time Diva-ness! Love them all, Maureen! You're constantly surpassing my already high standards for every time I visit...and I love it!

Darlene said...

Oh wow that card is gorgeous - love the cheery colours and pearls. Great job on the flower. Your little booklet is adorable - love all the attention to details. Can't wait to see this complete set.

Lorie said...

What a great card...love the happiness of it! And the notebook...who wouldn't love it?

Jen P said...

Wow - love the notebook! That's so awesome!! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp! Love your projects, Maureen! Love how the middle layer of the orange flower is a different pattern than the other two layers -- it really pops! The notebook is amazing and so fun! You are most definitely diva fabulous!

craftymom205 said...

Great card and fabulous notebook.

Pam said...

Bling!, Bling!, Bling!, Love your cards. Great job. Colrful designs and so bright and cheery.

Clare said...

I would have never thought to put orange and pink together, but they do work well with each other! Very cute cards!

AGohl said...

Great card! The colors go together perfectly! That flower is gorgeous!

Tina said...

Wow Maureen, you are a machine. I love what you've done with the set!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, love your Diva book! That's fabulous and the perfect reminder of your Diva status! And your card is darling! Love the orange and pink :)

Margaret said...

beautiful work!

Amy D said...

Oh, I love the little notebook. That is so cute. The card is beautiful. This stamp set is looking like a must have.

Marisa said...

Eeeeek, these flowers are gorgeous!!!! My wallet is going to be suffering tomorrow night LOL! Fabulous card and I just love the notebook. The DIVA charm is just perfect :) Love the idea of the notebook too. I need to make one for the same use. Fabulous sneak peeks, my friend!!

readysetlove said...

i LOVE your take on the flower. you just sold the stamp set for me!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are just fabulous, Maureen! Love the gorgeous pieced and layered flowers.. love that Diva charm, too!!

Kathy said...

Fantastic cards Maureen. Love these layered flowers.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That orange and pink is so striking! I love how well all of the patterns came together!

Tami - kwquilt@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful card! I love stamping on patterned paper and your layering looks great also.

Julie E said...

Wonderful card! And that book?!?!!! I like all your details, from the leaves to the rhinestones - just great!
So much fun visiting you this release :>)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Maureen, these are so pretty! I just love your paper pieced flowers and that little notebook is purrrrrrrfection! :)

Dani said...

These are so wonderful!! Awesome!!!

silvia said...

Gorgeous card and notebook!!

Janine said...

Your paper pieced flowers are so cool - love them

Giovana said...

This is wonderful!!

Maya said...

Great projects. The card is so sweet, love the flower!

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful cards and you're right the flower stamps are gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

Your DIVA booklet is fabulous! Great idea on making little gifties for so many different occasions!

Kay said...

So many beautiful cards with this set. You did a wonderful job on your projects.

Yvonne said...

Great card!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful artwork! Wonderful creativity!

Vickie Z said...

You are a nut with your Diva charm-LOL!! Love those flower outlines on dp- wonderful to have a set with both solid and outline!! Great card and book!!

Terri E. said...

Love how you layered the fower and your use of dsp.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Susan said...

you deserve all the compliments. Your work is fabulous.

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. All these are incredible. Love this flower and sentiments.

jan said...

Bling and flowers, it is all great!

Jackie said...

The colors you used are amazing! Both creations are so pretty and fun, fabulous job!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

beautiful color combo!

Tracy said...

Great card - fun colors (one of my favorite combos!) Great idea for the little notebooks - I see stocking stuffers in my future lol!

Mary B said...

Love your colorful card, and the composition book is fantastic!

TinaH said...

Love your card - love the new sets!

Creative Mish said...

Very pretty. I love the pink with the orange... and I'm in love with the notebook. I love making fun little things like that for gifts

Heather said...

Your paper pieced flowers are fabulous! I specially love the red one on the first card. Brings new versatility to this set.

Patty from FL said...

I love the layered flower! The sentiment is great. I could put this set to good use!

Stephanie said...

I just love how you think outside of the box! Your co-workers are very lucky :)

Kristina said...

You ARE a fabulous (guest) Diva!!! Julee must be in awe of all of your creations! I think YOU saved the best for last. That first card with the dp flower is absolutely gorgeous. I love how the leaves fade around the flower. And there's those little jewels gracing the side of the sentiment. This may be a new signature decoration. ;)

Billie A said...

Great projects love the look. Great choice of colors. This is a cool stamp set

Ceal said...

great card but I gotta say I just love that book! TFS

Anonymous said...

Smart choice of stamp location on dp adds distinct interest when assembling your focal point flower. Impressive!
mt23stamperatyahoodotcom

KB said...

love it all but the books are my favorite. i give as gifts all the time and everyone loves them - these are great with all the little extras

Barbie D. said...

Two more fabulous cards. I love how you stamped your flowers on the designer papers, they just pop.

Regina said...

Wow and Wow! Love the ribbons, papers, and paper-piecing! Those flowers are just delicious!

And I am trying really hard not to covet that notebook - I love the colors, the paper-piecing...AGAIN, and your homemade leaves - beautiful!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the added jewels and where you put them on each project!

kim.mom said...

I'm so loving this new flower!! GORGEOUS!!

ladybugg61 said...

I like your choice of DP you chose for those lovely flowers - terrific card.

pammy jo said...

wow is all i can say! i'm partial to pink & orange, and your card is just beautiful. the notebook is so fun, too!

Dawn said...

Both are so pretty. I love the notebook idea. You have a great eye for mixing patterned papers.

Ola said...

These are both simply fabulous cards!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nicole said...

Wowsers. Love the brightness of the card. And the mini pad is excellent! What a fun gift that would be.

Gretchen said...

Your paper pieced flowers are just AWESOME! Love this set!

Clare said...

Your card is so bright and cheery! Again, the color and paper choices are awesome!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous works! Your flowers are gorgeous!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Maureen! Love the combo of pink and orange on the first card and how you popped the flower on the second. Both elegantly fabulous!

Tasha said...

Very nice! I like the journal, but the pink/orange card is beautiful!

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