Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Believe Sneak Preview

Hi there! It's Julee, here to kick off the first day of sneak peeks for another Verve Release!! It's the start of the giving season and most of our new release is focused on the upcoming holidays, but we have one special set that's focused on giving back. Today the Divas and I are sharing a few projects using a new set called Believe, which I designed in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Verve will be donating $10 from the sale of every Believe set to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. There are very few lives that haven't been touched in some way by breast cancer, and we believe strongly in giving back...in making a difference...in keeping up the fight to find a cure. Believe will be available for purchase along with the rest of our release immediately following our Release Party this Friday night. For a chance to win this meaningful set, be sure to read all the way to the end of this post!

From the desk of Lynda Benden

I am thrilled to share with you my sample for Julee’s new Breast Cancer Awareness set called Believe. This set is truly amazing and a portion of all proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen fund. My card today is REALLY a simple card! The base of the card is Pink Pirouette CS. I punched the bottom of the front panel using my Martha Stewart Doily punch. I made another complete card from Vellum CS and covered the Pink Pirouette card. Prior to adhering the vellum to the pink card, I stamped the largest flower on the front using White Stazon ink. I added some clear rhinestones to the centers of the flowers, white satin ribbon, glitter butterflies and one of the beautiful sentiments using one of my Lots of Tags dies.

From the desk of Teresa Kline

Hello gals, Teresa here. I am so very excited about this new Verve set Believe. There are so many woman affected by breast cancer and this will be a perfect set for encouraging those ladies. I used today's VSOCT09B Sketch, be sure to play along you could win free Verve. I knew I wanted to use pink and decided to pair it with black. I used Prism card stock, October Afternoon Cherry Hill dp and the yummy My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 dp. I stamped the awesome flower bloom and colored it with copics, I then ran a glitter pen all around the outside of the petals. I added a lone sliver bead to the center. I used the fun fancy flourish as my stem. I then added black checkered ribbon, a button with twine and the sentiment that was cut from the SU tag dies. I stamped the tiny pink ribbon in the corner, outlined it with a glitter, and added several more silver beads. This set is a must have, it really touches my heart. Get ready for a fun filled week of sketches, the divas will be bringing some beautiful sneak peak creations!

From the desk of Julee Tilman

Okay, so I had planned to share a different card, but when Teresa sent me her sneak peek, I realized they were so similar that I just *had* to head back to my studio to make another card. See how much arm twisting that took?!? LOL Since I've been a little loopy from cough medicine, I thought I'd make it easy on myself and start with a good sketch. Here I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #40, flipped lengthwise. I stamped the flower repeatedly in 3 different pinks, then punched out and layered on a swiss dot embossed square of white. Another flower from the set is stamped tone on tone in Basic Grey and I embossed part of the Believe in Miracles sentiment in white. A beautiful prima rose, some rhinestones and a wide velvet bow finished off the card.

Like what you’ve seen so far? Just leave a comment here on this post before 6 PM Eastern on Friday, October 23 and you’ll be put in a drawing to win this set! Winners will be announced at our release party that night.

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! Okay, that’s it for today, we’ll see you back here tomorrow for another peek at some more new sets!