Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sneak Preview: Express Yourself

Welcome to Day 1 of our Sneak Previews! We've got some fabulous new sets to share with you this week, so let's jump right in. Today we're featuring cards made with Express Yourself, a set designed with girly pizazz and polka dot flair. Express Yourself will be available immediately following our Release Party this Friday night. Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can have a chance at winning this set!

So, are you all ready for another Verve release? I know I say this with all of them, but you will seriously LOVE what Julee has in store for you this time around! :)

From Diva Laurie Schmidlin:
Oh my gosh, I am loving this set!! It has just the right mixture of fun and elegance...all done in Julee's classic Verve style! I chose a bold color combo (Raspberry, Chocolate, & White) and softened it a bit with some bows, and a little flower. Some of the extra details I added are: embossed polka dot background, embossed border (around the card base), scalloped border, three bows, and a rhinestone in the flower center.

From Diva Lynda Benden:

Hello! Are you ready for the sneak peek kick off?!? I hope so as you will be AMAZED at the awesome sets being released Friday!! When I saw the new sets, the first one that jumped out at me was the Express Yourself set. I have had such a great time playing with this set!! It is no secret that I LOVE bling and this set is perfect for me to use that bling!!! For the layout of my card I chose to use Julee’s Anni-VERVE-sary sketch 202. I did flip it so my oval would be horizontal. For this card I used Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Basic Black CS and the pink DP is from SU!’s Bella Birds Collection. I stamped the heels 2 times on the decorative pink paper using Black Craft ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I cut the heels out and mounted one directly on the Whisper White oval and the second next to it using dimensionals. I used my Spellbinders Pierceabilities to pierce along the bottom as well as a little design next to the heels. I then added some small black glitter flowers with clear Martha Stewart rhinestones in the centers. Instead of strips of paper at the top, I added some black & white May Arts ribbon. I finished the inside as well using a sentiment from another set which will be released on Friday! You can find additional details and photos on my blog. In case you didn’t know, there are LOTS of fun things going on at Verve to celebrate the 2 year Anni-VERVE-sary AND I might add, LOTS of chances to win prizes!!! The Anni-VERVE-sary sketches can be found HERE and the Diva’s will be posting fun giveaways each day as well and those can be found HERE!!

From Diva Charmaine Ikach:

When I first saw this set, I just fell in love! Girly things and polka dots. . .who wouldn't love this set? LOL I decided to create a girly little purse box for my peek. This would be great filled with candy, a gift card or even an invitation to a girl's night out! We know you're going to find all sorts of girly things to create with this set!

As Lynda mentioned in her blurb, there is LOTS 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 Express Yourself! 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!