Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Great Expectations Sneak Preview and Chance To Win

Welcome to the sneak preview of one of the new stamp sets being released on Friday from Verve Visual, GREAT EXPECTATIONS. This set contains 13 sentiments that are perfect for encouraging someone to do their best or congratulating someone on a job well done. Today you will see samples from five of the Design Team members using the GREAT EXPECTATIONS set. Be sure to check back tomorrow when the rest of the crew shows off their incredible project with the other set that is being released.

From Carole Burrage:

Last week I saw Amy Rysavy's awesome
Coaster Picture Frame tutorial, and a light bulb came on over my head: the "Superstar" sentiment from the new Great Expectations set would make a terrific frame around my own little Superstar, my son, Truman. A couple of lightweight coasters, a little designer paper, some sparkly stars and now I have a cute frame of Truman's latest Basketball photo. I'm going to whip up a couple of these for the Grandparents, too -- these will make great additions to upcoming Mother's & Father's Day presents!
From Laura Fredrickson:
Great Expectations has quickly become my favorite sentiment set. It just says "Congratulations" in so many expressive and fun ways. For this card I chose the sentiment, "Wishing you Success beyond your wildest expectations". What a wonderful wish for someone about to take the next step in living their dreams. For my card I wanted drama, so I chose black, and worked with Seeing Stars. I stamped a group of stars randomly in Versamark, then embossed in gold, then stamped another group and embossed in silver. The black is then layered on brushed gold and silver cardstock. Three gold embossed vellum stars frame the sentiment panel, which is adorned with silver star eyelets. The sentiment panel is popped up on dimensionals to really make it stand out.

From Laurie Schmidlin:
When I first saw Great Expectations, my mind started racing with ideas! Nobody does sentiments like Verve!! These sentiments really lend themselves to fun and unique projects! For this project, I chose the "Big Bucks, no whammies!" sentiment to create a money holder. I wanted my card to be gender neutral, so I chose this brightly colored polka dot paper (by S.E.I.) and pulled my colors (Black, Wild Wasabi, & Blue Bayou) from it. For accents, I cut out/embossed some circles using my circle Nestabilities and then added some stars from the Seeing Stars set.
For the inside, I stamped Happy Birthday from the Happy Thoughts set, added some more circles, a star, Black grosgrain ribbon (secured with two black eyelets), some piercings....& of course some money! :-)



From Jen del Muro:
When driving home from the grocery store the car in front of me had an Army bumper sticker. I've seen the same sticker 100 times, but for some reason it stuck with me this time. When I sat down in my studio I recalled the sticker and used it as my inspiration point to make a card that would be appropriate to send to someone in the Army, or any of the Armed Forces. I love that this set has a great variety of sentiments. I would consider this a more "serious" card, but as you can see from the other samples, there are some great light hearted sentiments as well.


From Susan Liles:

To Infinity and Beyond!!! If this sentiment doesn't get you thinking Buzz Lightyear and Woody from the movie, Toy Story, I don't know what will! At least that's what it did for me, but then again, I have little ones underfoot all the time and they love to watch that movie (over and over I might add!). It's actually one of my favorites, too! So I just HAD to make a card using that sentiment from the new Verve Visual set, Great Expectations, that carried along the theme of the show. Because I have no rocket ship stamps or anything "outer space", I had to come up with a paper-pieced rocket ship. Then I wanted a little window on it, and who better to fly the thing than this little cowboy that I stamped and colored with my Prisma Markers to look like Woody. I used my CM circle punches to create the open window and then put a transparency circle under it for the "glass". The flames were so fun to make! I used my Fancy Florals set also from Verve and just cut them (mostly in half) to make a "layered flame" that would surely rocket him to Infinity and Beyond! I decided I needed a few stars in the galaxy, so I pulled out my Verve Seeing Stars set and just added a couple and filled them in with Stardust Stickles, along with some of the flames and the tip of the rocket. The Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Folder made great "moon craters" as well, using the reverse side of the embossed blue piece. The ribbon was a fun finishing touch! Great Expectations---it's lightyears above the rest and can take you, too, To INFINITY and BEYOND!!



**Want to be the proud owner of this new set? All you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 10PM
MT (midnight ET) on April 24. Then be sure to check back on April 25, when we’ll announce the lucky winner and reveal the new Verve sets!**

154 comments:

  1. wow, the first gal to comment on how fab this giveaway is?!?! Wish me luck! Thanks for the chance to such fun, quirky and did I mention fun....stamp sets!!

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  2. Wow, awesome cards ladies. I love the chance to win thhis set.

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  3. These new stamps look sensational - I cant wait for them to be available and would (naturally and like everyone else here!) love to win them

    Thank you

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  4. This looks like another great set and the design team has made some wonderful creations with it. Great job, ladies. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is so cute and clever! I love the cowboy in the rocket...great card!

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  6. I can't wait to see what the rest of the stamp set is like & the other release...exciting stuff!

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  7. These are ALL fabulous girls! WOW! Each and every one of them!

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  8. Was planning on buying some of my first Verve sets this Friday, but winning one would be fine, too! Great samples, girls!

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  9. Cool! I'd love to win- I don't have any Verve sets (YET!!) Pick me, pick me!!

    Gretchen

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  10. Great cards! Love the new stamp set! I would love for them to come and stay (permanently) at my house!

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  11. These cards are so great and I love the new sentiments! I can't wait to see the whole set!

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  12. I love the sayings. I especially love Susan's card. What a great job everyone did.

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  13. These are all so unique and fantastic. Great job showcasing the stamps!

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  14. The cards are all so great! Would love to win that awesome set of sentiments! Thanks so much.

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  15. Pick me! Pick me! These look very cool...Can't wait to see 'em all! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Great cards! Love the flames made out of flowers especially.

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  17. I love all of the cards! I hope I win some stamps!

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  18. These are perfect for those of us who have only been gifted with "encouragement" instead of those wonderful talents your team has. (oh yeah...I'm still jealous...who wouldn't rather have an artistic gift. Anyone with a musical talent want to trade for my boring encouragement gift?...) God knows I'm kidding. I'm content. ;)@@

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  19. As always, wonderful cards from the design team! This looks like another great set. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. What great cards!!! You ladies always do such a wonderful job. I love the fonts for the new set, and can't wait to see more!!!

    Trish

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  21. Wow, fantastic cards and a super give-a-way!!!

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  22. All of the cards are great and I love the sentiments. I'd love the chance to win this set!

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  23. Great sentiments...maybe I'll win!

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  24. These are all amazing - I love the versatility of these stamps! Just wonderful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  25. Great cards!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set.

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  26. What an awesome set...it has such great and versatile uses! Excited to see more of what's to come!!! And what a fun chance to win this set! ;)

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  27. I would love to be a winner of that set... here's hoping!! I can't wait to the new release on Friday! Great cards!!
    Thanks

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  28. Thanks to Laura for sending me over here - the cards are awesome and the set is too cool!

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  29. Wowza, Julee, these stamps look awesome! I already "see" several kewl projects using them.

    Pick me!!!!

    Thanks for the chance!

    ~Hugs, Deb

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  30. These new stamps look fantastic!! I can't wait to get my hands on them! Thanks for this awesome chance!! :)

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  31. Love, love, love the new Words of Encouragement - they coordinate perfect with the rockin star sets from VV

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  32. He he he.... BIg bucks, no whammies! I loved that show!!!!!

    These samples ROCK!!!!

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  33. Jacque (SCS: Petals)April 23, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    These look awesome! All of the designers have great samples. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I would love this stamp set!!!!! What great ways to tell someone how proud you are of them!

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  35. Great creations, everyone! Looks like another great release! :)

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  36. Wonderful examples ladies. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Sandra L-M

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  37. These quotes are great! My husband loves the whammies show so I'll definitely have to get these.

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  38. great work!! I would love this set! I would love to win it! :) Vicki scrap-a-doodle@hotmail.com

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  39. How fun! I love the projects, Especially the rocket ship one!

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  40. cool set, it looks really versatile!

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  41. Oh I can't wait to see them ALL!! Thanks for the chance to win this set!

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  42. I'm loving this set already! what wonderful samples :D

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  43. Oh pick me, pick me! Thanks for the chance to win the set!!

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  44. What fun sayings! I love big bucks, no whammie.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.
    territrotter@hotmail.com

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  45. LOVING these new words/sentiments! Looking forward to the full reveal!

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  46. I love this set :) It is sooo cute. I MUST have it, I know!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win :)

    Tanya

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  47. beautiful cards! love the sentiments!

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  48. I am definitely a collector of sentiment sets. You can never have too many! Can't wait for the release of more awesome Verve sets!

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  49. Ooooooh! I love all the gorgeous bits of inspiration! I think I'm going to head upstairs right now and get to stamping!

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  50. Looking forward to seeing all of the sentiments!! Heather

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  51. Elizabeth (FLMommyof2)April 23, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    What fantastic cards! I would love to win this set! I can't wait to see all of it! Thanks!

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  52. The cards are incredible and I love Verve products. I have been shopping the site and love the new sets. An opportunity to win a set is absolutley awesome, thanks for your generosity.

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  53. These stamps look awesome! Thanks for an opportunity to win!!

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  54. Very inspiring pieces of art work everybody. I would love to win.

    -*Linda*-

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  55. I just love how encouraging these sentiments are. You make it so easy to make my daughter cards just for being the great girl that she is. Can't wait to see this set!

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  56. So cute, I love all the stars!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Wow! Looks like this is an awesome set and goes so perfectly with the stars! I can't wait to see what else you have in store! MichelleH in NY

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  58. Wonderful giveaway and stamps!!! Thanks to all the talented ladies for sharing such amazing cards this set!

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  59. Wow, what amazing samples - it looks like a fabulous set. I really like the 'I'm so proud of you' sentiment. I don't think I've seen that elsewhere before and I'm sure I would use that a lot!

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  60. I LOVE giveaways!! And this looks like a good one! Thanks!

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  61. What a great set. I would usually never use just a sentiment on the front of the card... It looks great!! Would be so Happy to win this set!!!

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  62. The samples are amazing as always. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. These sentimants look great i specially love 'I'm so proud of you and know I would use it a LOT.

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  64. Fantastic samples ladies! I love them all!! I'd love to win but if not, I'll be ordering them anyway ;)

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  65. Really cute cards and all very different! Love it!

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  66. i am not here to win the set (although i'd LOVE to) i just found you on divine domesticity, you left a comment and a scripture, boy the Lord works in some fun ways! i really needed to hear that. in fact, i have written it down on a note card to keep it in sight so i can reflect on it over and over throughout the day! so, even though it wasn't for me... thanks! not to mention i have now found another GREAT blog!!!

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  67. Oh I love these peeks! Your design team has made the most amazing cards! I can't wait see it! I am starting to gather my wishlist together.. Thanks!

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  68. Fantastic! Love all the sentiments! So clever and inspirational!

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  69. Great innovative stamp sets...I bet I coud find a home for any and all of them!

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  70. I love Verve stamps! This would be a great set to add to my collection

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  71. So many great samples! Love the variety of options here. Can't wait to see what you've got cooked up for tomorrow!

    Congratulations on another fabulous set!

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  72. Big Bucks! No Whammies!

    I LOVE IT!!! Takes me back to those cheesy game shows of my youth! I love the money holder paired with this sentiment!

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  73. Put my name in the hat. I have heard "infinity and beyond" for many years!

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  74. I can't wait to see them all! These are awesome!

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  75. just found this blog, placing my first order but now I want to wait so I can order this new set!
    I will be bookmarking this site for frequent visits.

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  76. Please let it be me!!!! Great looking set.

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  77. Love the sneak peeks! I think this set is going to be a must-have. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  78. I love the sentiments in the sneak peaks...especially the mixed fonts...hope I win ;-)

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  79. Fabulous artwork design team!

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  80. This looks like a GREAT set. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  81. Some amazing cards posted! Everyone did such a great Job! This new set is just AWSOME!

    ~Monica~

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  82. Oooh, LOVE the cards!! These sneak peeks always KILL me!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Dotty :)

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  83. love the peeks :)
    thx for the chance to win

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  84. ohh wow what a FAB giveaway! I am loving this set already! My fav sentiment that I have seen so far is "to infinity and beyond" PERFECT!

    Do you sell Wholesale?

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  85. I love these stamps. What a great job on the design of these cards. These ladies are so talented. Good work. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some great stamps.

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  86. This set is so cool! Love the cards that were made also. Hope I win.

    Robbie

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  87. This new set looks like it will be lots of fun and very versatile!

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  88. Looks like another GREAT Verve set! Can't wait to see the whole thing! :)

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  89. Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly)April 23, 2008 at 10:44 PM

    Would love to have this set - just intimeto make graduation cards! Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  90. Those samples are so fun! Can't wait to see the entire set.

    :-)

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  91. Oh WOW I would love to be the new owner of this wonderfull set of sentiments ;)

    But maybe that is only because the DT made such awesome cards with it ;)

    hugs Ria
    Who still loves WOODY :)

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  92. LOVE THE STAMPS AND THE WORDS JUST SAY WHAT I FEEL!

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  93. Wow, I can think of soooo many uses for this set. Your stamps are the best! And you are so generous for doing this for us.

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  94. I'm lovin' all these fabulous sentiments!! Can't wait to see the whole shebang!!

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  95. Once again, Verve has "hit it out of the park". Another set I have to have in my library. Now I just have to find some funds.....Congratulations on another hit!

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  96. I'm new to stamping and starting with sentiments seems less intimidating than images I will have to decide how to color! :o) Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set - great ideas from everyone!

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  97. These cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.

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  98. This is a must have set and awesome cards. Thanks for the chance to win this set!

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  99. These are all so cool! What great expectations can do! HOw cool!

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  100. I am loving the card samples and how you are using parts of stamps so inventively. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  101. thank you for the great cards!! loving the new stamp sets.

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  102. Wonderful cards! Love the 'no whammies' and 'to infinity' sentiments! Too fun! Thanks for the chance =)

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  103. Cool set - I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own it ;) Thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration from these wonderful stampers!!

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  104. Wow, what an awesome set! The cards look great... love the stars!

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  105. I love the cards you gals made. The sentiments are perfect. You never see sentiments like these anywhere else.

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  106. Wow--another perfect stamp set! I absolutely love the phrase--I'm so proud of you! That is exactly what I'm looking for! Gotta have this set..

    Janet B
    gladiola64@hotmail.com

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  107. Thanks for the chance to win such a great set. Great cards ladies.
    Em

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  108. These are great sentiments! Thank you for offering such a great fun chance to win!

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  109. You have the absolute best word sets! I love the mix of fonts you choose!

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  110. great work on the cards - can't wait to see the whole set!!

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  111. I love these cards. You ladies are so talented. All of your cards are great. This would be a great set to have.

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  112. I am loving those sneak peeks and can't wait to see the releases! thanks for sharing a chance to win them :)

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  113. Absolutely love these sentiments! Thanks for sharing!

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  114. Wow, what great sentiments. I would love to win this set! Thanks for sharing all your hard work, ladies!

    ~Michelle C.

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  115. Wow, what great sentiments. I would love to win this set! Thanks for sharing all your hard work, ladies!

    ~Michelle C.

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  116. How fun is this set? Would be great for Graduation cards which is another difficult topic for me. These are absolutely wonderful!

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  117. This is a terrific variety of sentiments. I can see many uses for these stamps! Great samples, too!

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  118. So right. . .no other company does sentiments like Verve! Great job on this set!

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  119. wonderful sentiments and examples showing them off- i'd love to win this set :-)

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  120. WOW! What an exceptional group of cards!! I would love to be the mother of all these sentiments from the new set!! I'll keep my fingers crossed.
    Linda L Bien (SCS name)

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  121. Lovin these sentiments! Can never have enough sentiments - well maybe you can but I'm not there yet!

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  122. This set is just awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it. : - )

    Julie Carlisle

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  123. What an awesome stamp set and wonderful projects to showcase it. I would love to be the proud owner of this stamp set. good luck to all! Stacy

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  124. GREAT cards Ladies & How fun to be able to win a stamp set this cool!!!

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  125. GREAT cards Ladies & How fun to be able to win a stamp set this cool!!!

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  126. What great cards.Thanks for a chance to win. Cynthia

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  127. What talented ladies you have on your team! Can't wait to see this whole set on Friday!

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  128. Perfect for grad cards I would be needing soon. Great samples! Thanks for the chance to win a set. Sandra

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  129. Awesome set! These sayings are so versatile and the cards are beautiful.

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  130. This set is versatile, I would love to win!

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  131. All of the cards are awesome. I love the little coaster frame too. Your new stamp set looks as though it will be very varsatile.

    Mary

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  132. I'm so glad you added Susan to your design team - I love her rocket card!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. This looks like a great new set! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  134. I love all these card samples. I especially like the money holder since I have 3 family members graduating from HS this year! I also thank you for the chance to win an awesome stamp set.

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  135. This looks like it will be a really fun set!

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  136. You continue to add to your wonderful variety of stamps - I can't wait until Friday!

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  137. What wonderful ideas! I love the superstar coaster frame. All of the projects are great! Thank for the sneak peak!

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  138. I love the sentiments and all the artwork! I hope I win!!

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  139. Another wonderful set!! I'd love the chance to win them!

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  140. This is my first visit to your blog & I love these sneak peeks! I can't wait to see the whole set!

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  141. I love all these cards and the sentiments are fabulous!
    Sharon (Katherine, NT, Australia)
    www.stampin-scrappin.blogspot.com

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  142. I love this new set. The cards are beautiful as expected.

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  143. Great Stamps, wonderful cards and awesome giveaway, thank you for the chance to win these beautiful stamps.

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  144. Amazing ideas and I'm so happy to find such quality stamps and examples from all of your very talented stampers! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm very new at this and really enjoy spending time with new friends stamping
    Teachermary

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  145. Christina VertefeuilleApril 24, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Hi,
    I LOVE this set! You have a winner here. A must have.
    Thanks,
    Christina

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  146. What an awesome and versatile set!

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  147. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl)April 24, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    This looks like a great versatile set with lots of wonderful encouraging sentiments and with graduation just around the corner, the perfect set for grad cards!!! Thanks for the opportunity:)

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  148. Wow - what a great set. I just found out about Verve Visual and already I'm in love! Like everyone else, I'm hoping that I'm a lucky winner. :) thanks for the opportunity to enter and possibly win!

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  149. These are cards are great! I love the sentiments I'm being teased with. I love the 4 verve sets I already have and would love to win this one!

    Hope your new releases sell like hotcakes!

    Amy

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  150. Love the design by Laura Fredrickson - very classy. thanks for the chance to win.

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  151. Another great set! Everyone needs a good "way to go" set, don't they? Thanks for the chance to win.

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