Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anni-Verve-sary Spotlights ~ Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve on Friday night! 

Okay, true story…when I first saw the preview of this set, I was so overwhelmed and excited.  I thought that Julee had taken the story of how I met my dh and created a “love” set around it.  She even included wedding rings!  Funny what the mind sees!  No, it’s just a fabulous coffee set with fun little coffee and tea sayings and the image of coffee rings, not wedding rings!  LOL  Those first reactions to sets can be interesting.  The truth is the dh and I did meet 6 years ago at Starbucks.  So I let this be the inspiration for this card.  I turned those coffee rings into our wedding rings…complete with the 7 diamonds on my engagement ring :)  The background panel was stamped using the java stamp in dark brown ink and the same “rings” in sand ink.  The 4 layered hearts  were die cut with 2 different reds for some visual interest :)  (btw…the From the Heart Die Set is our Anni-VERVE-sary special. It will be available exclusively as a free gift with orders $35 and over through August 31, while supplies last. From the Heart will be available for purchase in September.)  This may very well be his Valentine card next year or maybe a little love note when he travels for work.  Want to win this set?  Here are the details. 

One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.
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1. Julee          7. Sarah {Guest}

2. Charmaine   8. Marisa {Guest}

3. Tosha          9. Laurie

4. Andrea       10. Maureen

5. Sankari       11. Amy

6. Teresa       


what’s in it?

stamps: better with you (Verve)

paper: rustic cream (PTI), espresso, sand, red, ruby red (SU!)

ink: onyx (Versafine), chocolate chip, sahara sand (SU!), versamark, tea dye duo (PTI)

accessories: from the heart die set (Verve A Cut Above Dies), border punch (EK Success), gems (Kaisercraft), stitching

77 comments:

Lynn said...

Maureen, this is AMAZING...I love everything about this card. The background layering is incredible...and those rings...Wow! Make that double Wow! Tony will cherish this card. And I do think Julee made this just for you :)!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it!! First thing I noticed was the wedding rings!!!

Kathy said...

Ha! Love that you turned the coffee rings into wedding rings. What a cute story about how you and your dh met. How appropriate to make this card and yes, I think it would make a great Valentine's or love note!! I love this stamp set.

Laurie said...

What a great card - love your story and can see how it fits right into your experience. Can't wait to see the whole set!

scrappingnana said...

Cute card. Love the way you made the rings on your card. TFS

Luanne said...

This is unbelievably awesome Moe! How precious is your story and how perfect is this card? Your husband's gonna cry when he gets this one!

Whimsey said...

Eeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkk....love the mug rings - absolutely adorable!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a great story, Moe!!! LOVE how you stamped the bg layer! Fantastic card!! Hugs, Lady!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love the bg script stamping and your rings are wonderful!!! Great story!!!

Tricia said...

Those rings are wonderful! It wasn't too long ago that I was looking for a stamp just like that!!

Steph Herbert said...

Super cute card! :)

Tanya said...

Your card is adorable! I totally love the wedding rings, soooo cute! I love all the java fonts in the set and the stains, this set looks like a must have!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a great design, love the bling

Wendy said...

GREAT card. Love the sneaky bit of border at the side. Have a great day!

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOL, that is how I feel about Dunkin Donuts' Vanilla Chai Tea! I am not a coffee drinker (love cocoa and tea though) but I adore cup and mug images, LOL! I thought it was cool how you focused on the cup rings from the set - nice effect!

Tracey said...

Very cool and creative Maureen!!! LOVE it!!

Crestajune said...

cute story! love your card! So perfect! Have a fantastic day!

marilynwillauer said...

Terrific card! Love how you used the rhinestones. Who wouldn't want to get this in their mailbox!!!

Kathy said...

Fantastic card! Love the coffee/wedding rings very clever twist. Fun story of how you met, too!

TannyP said...

I NEED THIS SET! =)

That's the sweetest story - and now the Starbucks love makes even more sense ;) Gorgeous card!

Marisa said...

I thought of you the moment I saw this set :) How perfect or what. Love how you turned the coffee rings into wedding rings. Well done and I'm sure you will enjoy using this set!!

Sankari W. said...

Oh Maureen!!!! This is just absolutely absolutely so sweet! It was love at first peek!!! You are so cute in your blogpost - and I love your comment about the wedding rings/coffee rings!!! HA! You are hilarious and awesome my friend!!! How sweet that you and your DH meet at a Starbucks - awwww - soooo cute! Love how you did this beautiful card!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Dori said...

Well, it's official. I am so going to have to get this set! I have so enjoyed looking at everyone's amazing work today. It's beautiful, simple and just wonderful!

Jen Carter said...

Great job!! This is such a fun way to use this set! Great background and I love the way you used the bling!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I keep saying that serendipity and card making go hand-in-hand... one more proof shown here. Great card!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful card - love those rings - what a great idea.

Laraine R said...

Great card!!

Christina said...

You are on a roll with this release, my friend! Love the way the red heart pops against the neutrals. What a perfect card to go with your story of how you met your hubby! So clever of you to use those coffee rings as wedding bands!

Gretchen said...

What's a card without coffee stains?! Love this!!

Kathy said...

Lovely job! Love the card and how you used the products.

Karen said...

As soon as I saw the card, I thought "how cute are the coffee rings." Then I read the background story and it made it even better. This is a great card!

Basslady said...

what a romantic and beautiful story!

the idea of turuning the coffee-rings into wedding-rings is so sweet!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lisa M. said...

LOL! How clever to use the coffee marks as wedding rings! Now that was ingenious! This card is gorgeous! i love it!

Susan said...

Love your card....especially the coffee rings!

Jeanne said...

Diamond rings outside, coffee rings inside, both OK! Love your card.

sharon g said...

I especially love the stitching and the brown zig zag paper! NICE.

Tarjteachr said...

So stinkin' cute - both the card & your story.

Moosisk said...

Love your creativity on this card! Very Verve FAB!

Rhonda said...

What a great story Maureen!! Love your take on this set.

DonnaJ said...

love that blue-gray color !

Katy said...

L.O.V.E. I.T.!!! Love the coffee stain "rings"!!!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, how perfect is this! I love the ring application here!

Mary said...

Love the coffee stain ring :) Clever!

joannhw said...

Love what you did to make the rings! Great creatity!!!

Vickie Merrick said...

Cute card! I LOVE your story behind it!!!

Nicole said...

How sweet, Moe!! I can't believe you made rings out of the coffee spots. So funny. Wonderful card.

Sian Ridley said...

Seven diamonds!? Lucky girl! I'm still waiting for mine - ha ha!

How wonderful that you could really personalise your card using this stamp set - very clever too, I love it and I'm sure your husband will too :)

Chrisd said...

What a great story and I guess coffee shops would be a favorite of mine if I found my husband there too. Great card and love the extras you included too.

Peggy said...

Sweet story and sweet card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Tara said...

What a sweet story about how you met! I think it's beautiful that you saw wedding rings in the coffee marks. Gorgeous card!

Serena said...

Great card! Love the stitching and the bling!

Serena said...

Great card! Love the stitching and the bling!

Good2BT said...

Wonderful how you've personalized this card!

Shabby Pati said...

Very nice. I've enjoyed all of these great "coffee" cards. ;-)

Heather said...

What a sweet story! And even if it wasn't meant for it, I love how you used this set. That coffee/engagement ring is just perfect. Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Great story--I like how you turned the coffee rings into wedding rings.

Heidi said...

Oh maureen this is fabulous girl, I love how you used the rings as your rings= I just love the rings anyways. Kind of vintage/shabby in itself. I think that this set will be a staple for many.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Charlotte Taylor said...

Love your card. I like how you incorporated the sentiment with the engagement ring. Very clever and very cute.

Amy Sheffer said...

Great story, Moe! And just look at all that bling! Coffee rings have never looked so good ;)

Michele said...

Maureen, this card is gorgeous! Amazing coffee rings, beautiful colors, you are so creatively brilliant in your card "structure" ... if that's a thing ... it just really looks fantastic!

Andrea Ewen said...

Aww, sweet Diva sister, what a lovely story! I saw the bling right away when I looked at your card...it's phenomenal. And to have such lovely meaning behind it, priceless...
Way to go darlin', you are rockin' this release!

Janelle said...

Squeal! This is sweet and so is your first thoughts. Absolutely precious how you made the wedding ring from coffee rings. (okay, I've secretly been dying to have a stamp that was coffee cup ring stains! Image MY delight when I saw it on your card AND it was Verve!)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the BG you created and enjoyed the fun story behind the rings!

Julia said...

Love the "coffee rings"...too cute. Never would have thought about doing that. Your hubby will love it.

Sarah Gough said...

oh wow I LOVE this - the bling on the coffee stain is AWESOME!

KanataNewf said...

beautiful - as always!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This has to be my favorite release in a long time and will certainly be dropping some coin tomorrow night! Love this!!

Julie E said...

Awww, what a fun idea!!!! Soooo creative, love it!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the interpretation you did! Too fun

Michelle said...

awwww What a lovely card with a lovely story. I never would have thought of rings, but I love the idea!

Karen Linarez said...

I love how this set fits so perfectly with your enjoyable story. The rings are a very creative way to tie the theme and your story together.

Denisse said...

wow Maureen, this card is so cute!

riggy said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Andrea M said...

FABULOUS card Maureen! This is one of the best coffee themed sets I've seen! Love the rings!!! Thanks for sharing the great story - LOVE that you met your hubby at Starbucks!!! I love meeting, proposal or other relationship stories - just find 'em fascinating!!! Your's is certainly a great one!

Dawn Easton said...

Brilliant girl! You amaze me! Always wonderful creations! Love the wedding ring idea....it's so flippin' cute!

Becky Carafa said...

This is stunning, and I enjoyed reading your story!

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