Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sneak Preview-Day 3: Enjoy and Budding Blossoms

Good morning fellow Verve-fans! It's me, Amber! I'm happy to bring you day 3 of the Verve Sneak Peeks today! Each day is more and more exciting here on the blog as we unveil Julee's newest works of art! Today, Shannan, Jackie, and I are bring you sneak peeks of a couple Vervalicious sets that you will NEEEED!

I know when I saw the sets Julee was going to release, there were two that I had to get inky as soon as I got them, Bountiful Backgrounds and Budding Blossoms!
I started with a card base of Melon Berry (PTI) and stamped the background stamp from Bountiful Backgrounds in Melon Berry. The lighter cardstock is Apricot Appeal (SU!) and the white is Rustic Cream (PTI). I just love that flower image! It's my favorite from the whole set, but really who can pick a favorite? You'll see what I mean when you see what the Shannan and Jackie have done!

When I first laid eyes on Budding Blossoms, it was love at first sight. It is one of my favorite sets from the August Release (I think I've said that about all of the sets - lol). The flowers Julee designed for this set are so fresh and original...every time I look at them I see something different. I also love how the stems and flowers are separate, so the combinations are endless! This card was the first one I created when my stamps arrived...I just couldn't help but ink it up right away! I stamped the stems in a repeated pattern across the white panel in Versamagic Spanish Olive, then stamped the flowers in Purple Hydrangea. My Kraft card base was stamped with a pattern from Bountiful Backgrounds in Versamark, then I matted the white flower strip with black cardstock with a scalloped bottom. Once I chose my sentiment (also from Bountiful Backgrounds), I thought the perfect finishing touch was a Turquoise flower, which I then cut out and popped up over one of the purple flowers. Super easy and fun!

Nobody does flowers like Verve does flowers....Nobody! When I saw the new Budding Blossoms set, I thought the flowers were so unusual and special that I couldn't wait to start playing. With so many different stem and flower combinations, the possibilties are endless! I paired this set with one of the Anni-VERVE-sary sketches, AVS205, to make this fun bright card. The butterfly and sentiment come from the other set being peeked today, Enjoy, which is another fantastic set. The butterfly can be turned upside down and used as a flower...so cool! I hope you enjoyed my peek today!

Did these ladies blow your minds today or what? Such talent, I'm lovin' it:)
Don't forget about all the fun stuff going on in the Verve Forums on SCS with lots of chances to win Verve prizes! Be sure to head on over to those links to find out how you can win!
We have one more little surprise up our sleeve for you today! Just leave a comment here on this post before 6PM Eastern on Friday, August 14 and you'll be put in a drawing to win more Verve Goodies! Winners will be announced during our release party!
We hope you enjoyed the sneak peek today. Check back each day this week for peeks of the other sets! You definitely don't want to miss them. . . and we look forward to chatting with you on Friday!

87 comments:

  1. Am I the first comment?!? Wow, either I'm excited or I'm an obsessed stalker. These are great! I can't wait for the release party tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing your great work!

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  2. We're all obsessed Susan, it's ALL good!:D

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  3. Such pretty cards Divas! Love that color combo, Amber - might have to try it later today. Can't wait to see all the new sets and more of your great work!

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  4. Wow the cards are beautiful and just love these flowers. Lovin all the sneak peeks. The DT ROCKS with all their inspiring projects.

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  5. Love Verve flowers too, yep, I admit it, I too, am obsessed with all of them so far. These look awesome from the beautiful samples. I am very excited about the release!

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  6. Absolutely! No one does flowers like VERVE! Lovin' them! Anxious for the release.

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  7. Wow those are really beautiful cards - can't wait for Friday!

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  8. WoW! These new flower sets look amazing! I love how each month there are more choices and possibilities from Verve! Great job Divas!

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  9. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!

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  10. Can't wait until the official release! Love the orange and yellow combo. Beautiful cards.

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  11. ladies...SHUT UP!!! these are absolutely wonderful! you all never cease to amaze me! :)

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  12. Love the flowers! Very excited to see the rest of this set!

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  13. wow-what lovely flowers! can't wait to see the rest of the sets. and what fabulous colors on all your cards - thanks!

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  14. What funky flowers!! Can't wait to stamp & colour them.

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  15. Hi ... my name is Lil ... and I'm a Verve Stamp addict. And I embrace my addiction!!

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  16. Such pretty color combos and fun sets! Looking forward to the release!

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  17. Wow, I love all the different possibilities with the different stems and flowers. What a great set, can't wait to see the WHOLE set in all it's glory!
    What great sneak cards. You DT's are SOOO lucky!

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  18. Flowers are one of my favorite stamp styles.. I love this new set and the peeks are beautiful!

    Thank you!
    Danielle
    http://sisters-of-the-heart.blogspot.com/

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  19. Beautiful cards ladies. Thanks for a the peak.

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  20. These samples are amazing, girls!! I'm a sucker for floral images and these look like a must have. Sure am looking forward to the release party when I can see it all!

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  21. Don't we all love florals...and yes, Verve has the most amazing florals.

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  22. So sweet! I love Verve's floral sets and this one looks like ANOTHER winner!

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  23. Beautiful cards ladies! I'm lovin' all those flowers...one more day to go until Release Day...I'm sooo excited!!!!!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful cards, and I think these are the two stamp sets from the new release that are at the top of the list. Very cool flowers, and love those backgrounds!

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  25. Love the sneak peaks, such beautiful cards!

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  26. Amazing job ladies!! Looks like two more must have sets.

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  27. I am relatively new to Verve stamps, but am very impressed with what I have used to date. I am loving the new release.....can't wait until tomorrow!

    Hooked!!!

    Shelly
    Manitoba, Canada

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  28. Ack! So gorgeous, ladies!!! You Divas rock, and I can't wait to par-tay tomorrow!

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  29. Those backgrounds are gorgeous! I love the flowers too. There are some great sets coming out this month!

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  30. These are so cute! I love the whimsy in these flowers!

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  31. Great samples ladies! I just LOVE flower stamps and this one looks to be a wonderful one!! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies :D

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  32. these flowers look SUPAH cool!!! and yes, so different!!! *love* the sneaks, ladies!!!

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  33. I can't wait for the Release Party!! I just know I'm going to end up with ALL the new sets. Gorgeous designs, Julee! And amazing creations, Divas!!

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  34. What a great set!!!! I love what all you ladies did with your cards!! Can't wait to see the whole set at the release party!!!

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  35. All creations are just over-the-top gorgeous!

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  36. Love these flowers....they are so unique! Such gorgeous cards, love them all!

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  37. Love the samples, can't wait to see the rest of the images in these new sets!

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  38. Comment, comment, comment! LOL

    Love those little budding flowers, so unique. Very pretty peaks girls!

    Is it Friday yet!

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  39. WOW! Love these!! The artwork is gorgeous, stunning & beautiful!!!

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  40. It's been a whirlwind week but so fun to dive into my Verve Stamp binder...lots of room there for new stamps!! Love the samples :)

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  41. WooWee! I love that funky, tropical flower. So fun! Verve always has the best floral sets ;o)

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  42. sUPER love the dare to be different card :D

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  43. 'LOVE your card Jackie...so fun!

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  44. Look at these gorgeous cards! The more I see Bountiful Backgrounds, the more I want it! Alright, sold! Thanks ladies for the sneaky peeks!

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  45. Love these creations! I just completed the 5 sketches and what fun!! Looking forward to seeing the new stamps! Hugs, Dannette
    http://www.danniescreativeoutlet.blogspot.com

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  46. Love the projects and the set!! Those flowers are definitely unique and very cool! Julee - you are too creative!

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  47. Lovin' the peaks today, ladies! Amber's color combo is gorgeous... definitely going into my "someday" pile. Miracle Blossoms is already one of my favorite sets, and I can see this one rapidly catching up. :) I love my flowers!

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  48. Very pretty, am anticipating the whole set!!! Can't wait to see all the new sets on Friday!!!

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  49. Gorgeous set! I want these too!

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  50. Beautiful cards ladies! This is shaping up to be a great release!

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  51. You know, I need to just quit saying that I don't need more flower sets, because there's always another awesome one just around the bend! Definitely a must-have!

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  52. Love the Bountiful backgrounds! I enjoy making backgrounds using Verve stamps and this makes it all the more easier. Budding Blossoms fits well with the other floral Verve sets, I'm ready to garden! LOL Fantastic previews ladies! I sooo can't wait until the release party!!

    Hugs

    ~Spike

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  53. wow, do I luv these flowers....I have to agree with Jackie, nobody does flowers like Verve......nobody!

    enjoy *~*

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  54. Verve DOES make lovely flowers! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. I am SOOOOOOOO excited about the new releases. I use the heck out of my Plain Janes, and look forward to many more wonderful sets from Verve.

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  56. Like everyone else, I'm loving seeing the sneak peeks. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  57. What unique images! Can't wait to see the full set.

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  58. the colors are delightful!! and the stamps are just gorgeous~ sooo pretty

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  59. I've been putting off a scrapbook project because I just don't have the right flowers. It might be getting finished in the near future?!!!! LOL

    Love the cards Diva's! Can't wait to see what the full release is tomorrow night!

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  60. Those flowers are so graphic, so versatile, so beautiful, so VERVE!!! Congratulations on another great stamp set.

    Carol F.

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  61. Oh my! These are pretty amazing! What gorgeous sets these must be! Way to show it off girls! You enablers, you! :D Hehe!

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  62. Gorgeous flowers! Oh, I cannot wait until Friday!!

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  63. Beautiful cards made with wonderful stamps!

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  64. Great sets! Can't wait for the release! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. These flowers ARE beautiful - as always the Divas excel at the sneak peeks! Can't wait to see them all IRL.

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  66. Great flowers and your cards are wonderful you guys. I can't wait for tonight and all the new releases.

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  67. These flowers are to die for!!

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  68. More great sets from Verve and more awesome projects! Wow!

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  69. Oh my word...what a gorgeous set! I love flowers and this is so cute! Amber you did a fantastic job with these samples! Beautiful work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  70. What fun sets in the sneak peaks!!!!!!!!! Love the new flowers - so fresh and funky and different!

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  71. I don't know how you girls keep doing it, but I am glad you do!!

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  72. Oh gosh, these samples are fabulous! Can't wait for tonight!!

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  73. These stamps are great! Perfect for lots of types of sentiments, and paper piecing. Can't wait!

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  74. I love all the new stamps! All the flowers are so pretty and the cards are fantastic! Thanks for showing off your talents.

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  75. I absolutely LOVE Verve, and am so excited about the new stuff!!!! We are so lucky to have these wonderful, unique, dedicated, companies to work with all of us papercrafters. I cannot find the right words to express my gratitude for the artistic approach that goes into the stamps sets, and all the work that goes into the supplies and accessories. Thank you so very much and congrats on your anniVERVEsary!!
    Stacy

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  76. thanks for the chance to increase my Verve stash.

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  77. Love Jackie's card with the bright pink budding blossom-reminds me of raspberries. :) All were very pretty & so colorful. Thanks!

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  78. I love the blooms in this set! And the inverted butterfly flower is pure genius! I look forward to seeing more!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  79. This set looks beautiful ~ love the flowers.

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  80. Love those flowers! Can't wait for tonight to see the whole set and all the others.

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  81. The creations are incredible; can't
    wait to see whole sets. Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

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