Friday, September 18, 2009

Sneak Preview - Harvest Blessings & Happiness Found

It's Day Three of the September Sneak Peeks and let me tell 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!

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 :)

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!!

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!"


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! :-)


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!!