Friday, September 18, 2009

Sneak Preview - Harvest Blessings & Happiness Found


It's Day Three of the September Sneak Peeks and let me tell you...you are in for a TREAT today!! Today we’re featuring cards made with Harvest Blessings and Happiness Found. These two new sets featuring elegant Fall designs (with the Classic Verve touch), will be available for purchase immediately following our Release Party tonight, so you don’t have long to wait! And be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can have a chance at winning these sets for your very own!
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Designed by Sankari Wegmen

"Good Morning Everyone, Sankari here :) Haven't you just been loving all the sneak peeks so far!!!! I am SO excited about this release and am completely amazed how Julee outdoes herself every single release! As soon as I saw this stamp set - I couldn't wait to get my fingers inky!!! I absolutely love these beautiful leaves that Julee has designed for this stamp set. They are so cool and and fun and simply beautiful and whimsy all in one! I knew right away that I wanted to create a wreath when I saw these beautiful leaves - so a wreath making I went! I made this wreath out of a small paper plate and my handy dandy glue gun :) I stamped each of the leaves in the stamp set in 4-5 different ink colors and stamped them again and again and then proceeded to cut them out and then assemble them. This wreath was so much fun to make (I have a little tutorial on my blog on how to make one) and the best part is that it is hanging on our door to welcome us home each day :) Wishing you all lots of Harvest Blessings and Autumnal Wishes!!!
Hugs to all,
Sankari :)
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Designed by Susan Liles

I love fall! Better yet, I love fall décor, crafts and STAMPS! Julee has come up with the perfect fall stamp set with this one—Harvest Blessings. It’s got a great mix of leaves and sentiments and also includes this wonderful fall wreath. For this card, I’ve combined a few of the Release Week challenges that some of the Divas have come up with in the Verve forum. I stamped the wreath in two different colors to make it even more “full” looking. Then I wanted to give it a little more shimmer, so I painted the entire bottom half with a thin coat of Spiced Cider Shimmerz which really gives it some dimension and mutes the look of the paper (in a good way!). The purple maple leaf is sparkly as well from my purple Stickles glitter glue. I spread it around with a blending stump and that worked really well (that’s a Susie Q-tip!). Happy Fall, ya’ll!!
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Designed by Teresa Kline

"Hello everyone, it is Teresa here and I am thrilled to bring you my take on the Harvest Blessings set. Haven't the sneak peaks been fabulous from the other divas and well, Julee has brought to you once again some gorgeous Verve styled sets. I used Prsim card stock and Recollections Autumn dp for this card. I did a little distressing and sewing, this set is perfect for that extra touch. I ran a piece of the card stock through the Cuttlebug using the pumpkin embossing folder and sponging it with a little Tim Holtz Ranger vintage photo ink. I added SU ribbon tied with a button and twine. I also stamped one of the fabulous leaves and cut it out and popped it up for a added little something. I hope you will be at the release party tonight, you won't want to miss all the new Verve stamps. See ya there!"

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Designed by Laurie Schmidlin

"NO WAY!!!" Those were the exact words out of my mouth when I saw these two sets!! I have a love affair with all things Autumn, so I could not wait to ink up these gorgeous new sets from Verve!! The combination of breathtaking Fall images and Julee's A*MAZING sentiments...well, I still swoon when I see them!!
I kept my card design simple as I wanted the Sol Gordon quote to take center stage! The background is some natural muslin that I stamped directly on using Versamagic Dew Drops (any chalk type of ink will work great). I continued the "homespun" feel by whimsically stitching around the muslin, adding some twill, and of course I had to throw in a few buttons! :-)

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Like what you’ve seen so far? Just leave a comment here on this post before 6 PM Eastern tonight (Friday, September 18) and you’ll be put in a drawing to win these two sets! Winners will be announced at our release party tonight!


And for even more chances to win, be sure to check out the Release Week challenges going on in the Verve Forum for your chance to win our entire release!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! See you tonight (at 6 PM Eastern) at the Verve Release Party!!

72 comments:

  1. What can I say except WOW!! The divas are amazing and Julee's stamps designs are the greatest ever!! I can't wait for the release of all these wonderful stamp sets!!

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  2. I love fall and what great stamps. Awesome cards.

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  3. Love this Japanese shaped leaf and the sentiments...wow! Can't wait for tonight! All of the sneek peeks from the divas are gorgeous!

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  4. The new sets are spectacular! They say "abundance" and "happy" in such elegant ways. I love them!

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  5. gorgeous samples, ladies! what an inspiration! :)

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  6. THat is just beautiful, love that wreath! I just love the happiness saying!

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  7. Beautiful! Very inspirational samples!

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  8. Beautiful! I especially love the wreath idea.

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  9. Wow, wha tinspiration.
    I am loving the fall sets.

    The wreath is gorgeous!

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  10. WOW. These creative projects are just AMAZING! Love them ALL! I can't wait for the release. These are exceptional designs!

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  11. Stunning, absolutely stunning! I'm such a fall person, and these call to me!
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  12. Beautiful work! thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Awesome sets! Our first cool front is coming Tuesday and these sets really get me in the mood!

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  14. Amazing samples! I love fall and these sets look fantastic. Can't wait to order some fun new sets tonight.

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  15. I love the fall designs!! Wonderful cards!!

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous projects!! Can't wait to see all the stamps in these two new sets!!

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  17. Love the look of the leaves. Lovely sentiments too.

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  18. OMG - all the cards are just super gorgeous!!! The wreath project is WOW....I can't wait to see this Set!!! Hugs ~S~

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love the sentiment that Laurie used ~ Verve always has the best sentiments. Can't wait to see the entire set.

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  20. Wow, I am impressed, these look fabulous and VERY versatile, thanks for the sneak, lots of fun!!

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  21. The sets look amazing! And the projects are lovely!

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  22. All of these cards are beautiful! Fall is my favorite time of year and these stamps really capture the feel of the season! Thanks for the inspiration!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  23. I love these leaves! Fall is magical. I'm looking forward to tonight's release.

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  24. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing all these amazing creations with us! That opening image of that wreath created out of stamped images oh my! Simply stunning! I am loving all the rich colors I am seeing within these cards. I can't wait to see the full sets! I know they are all going to be fabulous!

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  25. Feels like fall is in there air! Love the cards ladies.

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  26. How pretty! I love that last quote!

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  27. Once again, these stamps are amazing!! Cant wait for the release~

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  28. WOW! These cards are just stunning and so inspiring! The stamps are just amaZING!!!

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  29. Those are beautiful stamp sets and great examples! I'll see you tonight for all of the fun! Can't wait!

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  30. Beautiful artwork by each designer. I love the new stamps. Who could ask for more than "Harvest Blessings" at this time of the year.

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  31. I'm so impressed with this release...such gorgeous samples that make my jaw drop, along with amazing stamp designs. I'm loving these two sets for sure.

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  32. Those are wonderful cards! The new stamp sets look absolutely gorgeous!

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  33. LOVE these sets girls! You've done a fantastic job showcasing them!

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  34. Beautiful work with beautiful stamps! Thanks for sharing guys - you are always an inspiration!

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  35. Fabulous cards, ladies! These designs are amazing....

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  36. I LOVE all things fall, and these sets look amazing! I can't believe Sankari cut out all those leaves!!! You go girl!

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  37. Just gorgeous! Love all the hints of wheat in the images!

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  38. Love the beautiful images and sentiments of these sets...Julee has outdone herself again as well as the divas and their examples...see you tonight!

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  39. I also have a love affair with everything fall ! I would love to have these sets to work with. Keep up the good work girls

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  40. You've provided us with an abundance of wonderful samples these past few days. Looking forward to the rest at the release party tonite!

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  41. I simply love, love LOVE the fonts, the leaves, the stars...EVERYTHING!!!

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  42. Beautiful inspirations ladies! I need some fall stamps & these look fabulous!

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  43. won't be near a computer for the release party :( but I can't wait to see all the sets when I'm back!!! these sneaks are beautiful!

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  44. Oh, my, these two sets are must haves. All of these samples are beautiful, but Laurie's card with the stamped muslin is incredible. How many more hours until the release? Thanks for sharing!

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  45. I live in California and can only dream of Autumn. Loved your card!

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  46. I live in California and can only dream of Autumn. It is so hot here! Love your card and Verve stamps.

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous! That wreath is to die for! Counting down to the release tonight so I can get my hands on these ASAP! beautiful samples ladies...i mean DIVAS!

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  48. Looks beautiful set!! All projects are amazing!!

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  49. I love what the designers made! Harvest Blessings to each of you!

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  50. These sets are so gorgeous and the samples of the DT too. Wow ! I just love all the attention to detail as well as the sentiments .

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  51. Ohh... Autumn is my very favorite time of year. You have the crispness of the air and the warmth that eminates from the earth mixed in with all the beautiful colors and bounty of the harvest. I could dream for ever of autumn.

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  52. Wow! I can't wait to see the full sets. I just love Autumn. Heather J.

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  53. Such pretty cards... both look like another great set!

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  54. I just discovered Verve sets when I found Lauries blog and I am in heaven !! :) I had to have the Up Up and Away set and that is where it started. Your fall sneak peek is to die for and oh how thrilled I would be if I won. But never fear, if I don't I'm sure that a customer I will remain !! LOL !! Thanks for all the beautiful ideas.

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  55. These are gorgeous! I really love that wreath! Such a neat design idea!

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  56. I love autumn too so these are great projects.

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  57. OMGosh these samples are GORGEOUS!! I can't wait to see the full sets!

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  58. Fabulous projects! And, great additions to Verve's collection of fall sets, too.

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  59. I just love what I saw so far and would love to win these stamps! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. These look great! I love fall and can't wait to see the new stamps.

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  61. Boy, I'm just getting in under the wire. Where has this week gone? I can't wait to see the new releases tonight ... the sneak peeks look awesome!

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  62. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Did I say these new stamps are awesome? :-) Bring on the party!

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  63. WOW WOW WOW! These are AMAZING! That wreath knocks my socks off! Can't wait for tonight!

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  64. Another winner! Love each and every set!

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  65. REALLY fantastic, as always!

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  66. Love the stamps, love the cards, love the colors! Amazing!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  67. Such beautiful samples. That wreath knocks your socks off!
    The vibrant purple on the delicate leaf. Yummm
    Sharon L
    sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

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  68. Oh my word! This set looks like it is going to be amazing! :D I love the samples that you ladies created with them!

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  69. Wow - I can feel fall coming just by looking at these cards - great job.

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