Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sneak Peek - Day 2

Hey there Verve fans! Jen Tapler here with another look at some of the FABULOUS new stamps Julee has created!! Today the divas are sharing projects using Dad's Day and Protector, which will be available after the Release Party on Friday, May 22nd.

From Diva Susan Liles:
Howdy!! Well, I must say I got a little spring in my giddy-up when Julee first revealed all the new sets coming out to us (and just in time for Father's Day!). However, this one won my heart. It's called Protector and it's a set of two stamps, the big "Dad" and the words one that I used here to make my own patterned paper. I think it has a real "western" feel to it, so I couldn't help myself but to "grunge" it up with lots of sponging and brads - it's a heavy card! I even "duded" up the "Dad" sentiment with a little piercing and more brads. I also paired it up with some of my favorite elements - STARS!! These are from one of my old must-have of Verve's called Seeing Stars. Well, I guess I need to head 'em up and move 'em out. I hope you are loving these new set reveals!!

From Diva Laurie Schmidlin:

You all know how I feel about Verve's AMAZING sentiments and fonts! Well...Julee has done it again! She's created several "must have" Dad sets! They are perfect for Father's Day...but would also work well for birthdays, thinking of you's, scrapbooking, and altered projects (like frames)! I took inspiration from the slightly rustic font, and created a rugged masculine card. I used Protector, World's Best (one of the sets that was peeked yesterday), and Seeing Stars Verve sets.

From Diva Michelle Woerner:

I LOVE masculine cards! Crazy, I know. I think I am one of the few stampers who actually loves to make masculine cards! For those of you like me, this month's releases won't disappoint. Julee designed several fun masculine sentiment sets - woohoo! My card uses both sets we are peeking today. The sentiment is from Dad's Day and I used the large stamp from Protector for that cool background.
To make it, I stamped the large Protector sentiment stamp repeatedly in Soft Sky. I then stamped it separately in chocolate chip and cut out a couple words I wanted to highlight. I used my go to "guy" embellishments - all my star punches and aged copper brads. Just play around with their placement and you can turn about any card into a guy card! This card will be from my boys to my husband. The fun colors of this card are some of my boys' favorites and both of them will "write" their name below their hand prints on the inside.

And from me, Diva Jen Tapler:
I am so thrilled with the new masculine sets Julee has created! So many of us struggle with masculine cards and these new sets will make that painful process so much easier!! For my project, I created a Keepsake box, using the new Protector stamp set, to hold little momentos and handwritten notes of memories of my Dad. My Dad has Alzheimer's Disease and sometimes when I'm feeling overwhelmed by the sadness of watching the man who raised me slip away from me, I will take a minute and journal about some little special memory of my father before the illness struck. My biggest fear with this illness is that after he's gone I will not be able to remember him as the amazing man he once was, but instead I will only remember this shell of a man I see now. Caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease is a heartbreaking, frustrating, maddening experience - My hope is that this little keepsake box will help me hold on to those precious memories of happier times and that it will be a comfort to me when I need to feel a connection to my Dad as the wonderful man he once was.

So, how would you like to win these two Verve sets? If you're feeling lucky, one lucky commenter on this post will win the two sets we've shared today! Just leave a comment with your answer to the following question before 8PM Eastern on Friday, May 22nd!

What special way do you have or have you seen of preserving your family's memories?

Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the final sneak peeks! We hope you'll join us for the release party this Friday, May 22nd at 9pm EDT in the Verve Forum