Friday, August 20, 2010

Verve Release Party Tonight!!! (and some Blog Candy!!)

Good morning everyone!!!! Ah, there are no more official Verve Sneak Peeks...but here is a peek at the Plain Jane :)  I just love the plain jane stamps...fabulous verses and you only have to order one (or ten) at a time!!  I haven't been using any sketches or challenges this week...just free stylin' it...so I thought it would be fun to use Mercy's sketch :)  Now I know you may be thinking, "Hey, there's no ribbon at the top of this sketch!! LOL  Well, I used an embossing folder on the card base and there's a little line that needed to be covered up...LOL  Don't tell me you've never done that!!  Oh, and I broke open some delicious Memory Box paper I picked up at Impress in Bellevue last weekend :)  It is soooo yummy...I've made another card with it for the Release tonight...
This next card is a complete 180 from all the pink and frills.  I wanted to show how Verve stamps are perfect for masculine cards too :)  As many of my regular followers know, my son Jake is my "Greatest Joy," so this card was made with him in mind :) 
Here's a picture of us last weekend in Bellevue :)  He starts his last year of his undergrad degree in Engineering this September but will come home in a week and a bit for another quick visit :)  He likes to help me set up my classroom for the new year...how sweet is that?
Okay, ready for some BLOG CANDYAs I was working out Wednesday, I came up with a super fun idea...how about put all the cards I posted this week for the Verve Release Week Spotlights into one Blog Candy prize?!!?  I really wanted to celebrate this amazing honour, hanging out with the Divas and Julee and being a part of this fabulous  Anni-VERVE-sary release.  As well, I wanted to say thanks to all of you who have been so supportive and sweet with your comments and well wishes :D  So what do you think?  ALL the cards I've posted this week including today's cards AND a $25.00 Verve Gift Certificate to help with that long shopping list!!! LOL  Now, I do have to make some adjustments to a couple of the projects...I will include one of the treat bags minus the chocolate bar (would melt in the heat of the mail) and will include a little notebook, but it will be a new, almost identical one (I've already started using mine, so can't include the original).  Yes, the first card with my wedding photo will be included...you can always take my photo off and add your own or just use as a sample :) Oh, and I will make another card for Jake, so I will include today's Great Joy card :)  Here are the deets in order to win all 13 cards and projects plus $25 worth of Verve Bucks:

1)  Leave a comment here on this post by Friday, August 27th @ midnight (PST) ,telling me what you enjoyed most about this Verve Release...

2) Become a follower if you haven't already....if you are not on Blogger, just say you are a Typepadder...tell me you'll visit often ;)

3) Winner will be posted on Saturday, August 28th and must contact me within 5 days with their mailing address  and email for the Vere GC (I will send it anywhere in the world!!)...

Lastly, are you ready to PARRRR-TTAAYYYYY?  I'll be there with bells on so stop by and say hi.  Click HERE for the Splitcoast Forum....



What's in them?
{God is our Refuge}
stamp: verve plain jane psalm 46:1
ink: versafine onyx
paper: pti cream, plum pudding, lavender moon, spring moss; Memory Box dp
accessories: circle nestabilities, stitching, gemstones, pti buttons, twine, May Arts twill ribbon, su embossing folder
{You are Such a Joy to Me}
stamps: verve dream big; kind words
ink: su choc chip; versafine onyx
paper: pti kraft, cream, su espresso; pti dotty biscotti and library ledger dp
accessories: circle nestabilities; pti matte 1 die, pti woodgrain impression plate; stitching, gemstones, pti buttons, twine,

27 comments:

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the chance to win this FAB prize! I've loved the whole thing - but the plain jane is a favorite!

Ola said...

I am of course already a follower!!! I can't wait until the party tonight.... I hope I get home in time tonight (I have my fingers & toes crossed)!

Thank you so much for the chance tow in all of your beautiful cards!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Aimes said...

Hey, Diva! You do know that you will always be 'Diva' to me now don't ya?! Oh I've loved seeing you doin' your 'thang with those other Divas - you fit in so well!
OK I always cover embossing folder lines with ribbon too LOL! Why don't they just make 'em bigger?! Love your freestyle card those papers are scrummy! However, I LOVE your card for Jake! I know I'm not a guy but it totally makes my heart skip a beat :D Such a sweet photo of you guys too!
Now if I did win the blog candy - swap the choc for gin *wink*!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Melisa Hunter said...

Wow! A chance to win all of those beautiful cards! I'm in! It's been so fun visiting your blog for release week! Love the sweet colours for today's card and the twill ribbon is perfect! Where did you get it?

ttys!

Clare in Nashville said...

Thanks so much for giving me the chance to win! I love blog candy! You're very generous! Your card is fantabulous! Love the colors and paper choices!

TR said...

I love stamps with scripture on them.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs, TR

Marisa said...

Oooh, loving all that white space again!! Great use of Mercy's sketch and that fabulous verse! Think I own just about every Plain Jane LOL!

Darling second card for Jake. Great colours (love the fall colours) and I'm sure he will love it. what a doll coming up to help you set up your room. Sure he enjoys some of mom's cooking while he is at home too :D

I'm drooling at the thought of winning your blog candy!! Oh my....twice in a row may look rigged but it I be so lucky, who cares LOL! See you tonite at the party! Looking forward to seeing your new cards. Off to get chlorinated again LOL!

Kristina said...

That MB dp is absolutely gorgeous... And then you went and framed some plum pudding on there, and an incredible embossing folder... I officially {heart} this card! Love the fun twine stiching in the little buttons, the bow... Are you sensing a theme here? And hooray for a new PJ! I think I'm addicted to these little beauties. :)

I have loved every moment of your Divahood, my friend! It's been so fun watching you shine! And there's more to come?! Yahoo!! "See" you tonight at the party!

Tanya said...

Hi Maureen! What I enjoyed the most? Oh goodness, I loved it all! I really loved the big flower from day 4, the flower from yesterday, and the Love Story set looks amazing, heck they all look amazing!! I already follow you. Such a fun giveaway, a chance to win "Originals By Moe", your cards were FABULOUS this week Miss Diva ;) Enjoy your visit with your son, and have a great weekend!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just gorgeous, Maureen! I've loved each and every one of your projects this week! It's been so much fun having you along! You ARE Diva fabulous! :)

juli (sweetpz) said...

great card!
you must be so proud of your son =) I saw Bellevue and had to leave a comment.. haha... my sister lives and works there. Its a great place to visit and shop!!
I don't have any Verve stamps, but definitely i will try to check out the Release Party tonight!
hugs
juli

bobbiesue32 said...

Maureen, I stumbled onto your blog somehow, but boy I'm so glad I did - I check your frequent posts often! I like that there are lots of inspirations sentiments! I am now a follower! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize! Love your cards!

Lynn said...

Maureen, Wow! First off, your son is so handsome! And I love that he comes home to help set up your classroom!

My favorite part of the release..well, you've inspired me to do some shopping on the Verve blog :) I think my favorite was the Dream Big card! But I loved so many!!

Heidi said...

Maureen- it has been a joy to see all your beautiful creations during this release. I believe that Julee chose well having you join them.

My favorite part of the release is seeing all the new sketches, I am horrible at ideas and the sketches have been so inspirational for me. I just thoroughly look forward to them.


I have to get used to my son going off to college next week, I am hoping to win this candy- it will be a nice pick me up of course. Now- off to shop at Verve.

Kay said...

Ooh, thanks for such a generous offer!
My favorite part of this release was seeing all the masterpieces posted. My favorite set from the release is Love Story (be still my heart, that one is gorgeous)!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Thank you for the chance to win some of your wonderful creations! My favorite thing about this release has been seeing all of the Divas' lovely creations! It is so inspiring to see different uses of colors and patterns than I would normally use. Totally expands my horizons! Congrats on your week - you did Verve proud!

Janelle said...

Oh, I do love both of these cards -- as I do all the cards you posted this week. You know I've been really busy, so I didn't hop around to the other Diva blogs at all -- you were my only window into the new release (which I still haven't checked out yet either!). So -- my favorite part was sharing in your joy as a guest diva. What fun you seemed to be having -- and what fun I had along with you! I know once I check out the Verve site I'll have an even longer wishlist, so the GC would definitely come in handy. And to win all the Maureen originals? That would be icing on the cake!! Thanks for the chance! (Oh, you're in my Google Reader... love that service. And, if you're not on my blog's sidebar already it must've been a complete oversight and I'll make sure I put you there!)

annesatx said...

Thanks for this chance to win! I loved seeing all the different ways one set of stamps could be used -- multiplied! I don't think I could pick a favorite stamp set OR a favorite project. There were just too many gorgeous samples to see.

Ann said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen! I adore the color combo!

JacErnst said...

WOW! I love your work and would love the chance to see it up close.

i'm a typpadder so I can't follow you but you're on my google reader and ill be back often.

Piali said...

Gorgeous creations!!
love the new flowers in this release..the sentiments are awesome too..as always Verve stamps are fabulous!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love the plain jane. Thanks for the chance to win. I love Verve Stamps
Connie (connielynn40@yahoo.com)

Yvonne said...

Gosh, all the cards are gorgeous, and it was fun to see all the new release stamps and ideas for ways to use them.

But I especially loved your Great Friend cards and the Great Friend stamp set... so versatile with the flowers and sentiments.

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to join in the new release celebrations.

Winter said...

Great cards! I LOVE the scripture stamps from Verve! I really need to get some! And how sweet that your son helps you set up your room! :)

Nancy L. said...

I have been your follower for a while now!! LOVE everything that you do Maureen! You are an amazing crafter!!

Kathy said...

Your diva samples have been fabulous all week long! Love how soft and pretty your style is. Great take on Mercy's sketch. Also love seeing the more manly side of Verve in the card for your son. He sounds like a wonderful kid (young man) to help you set up your class each year, that is so cute. So kind of you to offer up your creations for blog candy, what an awesome prize that would be!

Keva said...

I'm a follower! This was my very first Verve release, but I enjoyed every bit of it. The sets were gorgeous, and the cards were so beautiful! Everyone just does such great work. The set that really drew me in was Birthday Bash. Those balloons were just too cute! I ended up ordering that plus 3 other sets, so now I have my very own Verve sets to love! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. :)

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