Monday, January 5, 2009

Sneak Previews---Meditations

Well, now that the holidays are behind us and the New Year has started, are ya'll ready for some new Verve-aliciousness!?! This month Verve is releasing 6 new sets, and each one is better than the next!!! Ya'll are going to absolutely swoon over them!! So if you're lookin' for some new Verve to love, you came to the right place!
Today I get to kick off the week of Sneak Peeks with the new set called Meditations. Not only does it include one of my favorite verses, but it also has some fabulous flower images that are so fun to emboss, cut out and layer, or just stamp as the main focal image. It also reminds me of a dear friend of mine who taught me this verse and its meaning several years ago...what wonderful words to live by! My flowers here are cut out and layered onto a scallop circle that I stamped the verse onto and then dampened with water to smoosh and create the bottom flower layer. (Wet it on the back, so the ink won't smear.) Once they dry, they pretty much stay in that shape--try it! I also followed the first Viva la Verve sketch challenge (VLVJan01) over on the SCS forum! You don't want to miss playing with us!!
Now check out what Amber did with this new set:

Meditations is one of those sets I can see using for many different reasons. Whether it's for a friend who's a little down, to just a general encouragement, this verse is really comforting! Too bad my card is a little too loud to be comforting, lol! I had fun with it though, and that's what's important.
I started with a piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock by SU! and layered some of my new October Afternoon dp. I sewed (I KNOW!) around the edges of the card, just cause I was running out of adhesive. Okay, not really! I love the look and texture that sewing adds. The REALLY sparkly flowers were stamped in Night of Navy ink (SU!) on Kiwi Kiss paper and then I went over it with Mint Ice Stickles. I really love that dark sparkly look! I love buttons so I had to add some to the flower centers. I had to.
Then all this card needed was some ribbon (Ripe Avacado-PTI) and some SCALLOPS! Scallops make everything better, doncha think?
Want to see more? Keep reading and see what one of our newest Verve divas, Jen Tapler, did with the set:

I just LOVE the flower images in the Meditations set...not only do they beautifully accent the scripture in the set, but they are just a great "everyday" set of flowers perfect for just about any occasion! I decided to use them to make a simple gift for a friend using this cute mini paint pail I picked up at my craft store a few weeks ago. Using my new fave color combo - Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Kraft (with a hint of Chocolate Chip) - I made a simple card to go with the altered paint pail filled with Hershey's candies!! Oh, and those flowers emboss GORGEOUSLY!! I added some American Crafts glitter Thickers and paper piercing and that's it!! Those beautiful flowers just don't need much else!

Like what you see? Well, this Verve-alicious set could be coming home to you! Just leave us a comment with the answer to the following question (see below) by Friday January 9 at Noon (Mountain Time) and you could be the lucky winner. And for even more Verve-alicious party favors, be sure to check out tomorrow's sneaky peek here on the blog as well as the Lookin' For Love Release Party Challenge on our SCS Forum. Winners will be announced at our release party on Friday night (it starts at 8 PM EST in the Verve Forum on SCS--mark your calendar NOW)!

Here's your question that goes along with the "Looking For Love" theme: Today my 8 year old daughter, Lindsie, was oogling through her new Tiger Beat magazine that Santa brought her (she's never had one) and acting all "tweenish"; getting giddy and talking about all the teen idols. WHO WAS YOUR TEEN IDOL? Mine was definitely Andy Gibb. I always thought he was so foxy (is that still a word?)!