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!

118 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards and so generous of you to donate to a worthy cause!

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  2. Beautiful cards and what a very special cause to donate to.

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  3. Beautiful cards!! This set will definitely be on my list...

    A great set for a great cause.

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  4. Fabulous new set, great peaks Lynda and Julee....beautiful cards!

    enjoy *~*

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  5. Looks great so far... not to mention the extra incentive to use pink... that can only be a winner!

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  6. Thanks, Julee, for designing such a beautiful set for such a wonderful cause. I hope you sell TONS!

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  7. How generous! What a fabulous company and of course fabulous stamps as well.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  8. Fantastic cards. I love Lynda's with the vellum overlay. Very simple, but also very elegant.

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  9. Gorgeous cards, a great set and a worthy cause - hope you have a fantastic launch this month! And of course, more great sketches! Thanks for the inspiration everyone.

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  10. I know several women who are breast cancer survivors and one in particular who would love this set. I can't wait until Friday! Thanks so much for making such a beautiful set and for your generous donation to a good cause.

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  11. What a wonderful Stamp. I love the flower, I am off to get started with the challenges. I just love Release Weeks. You get 5 Julie Sketches all at once. How great is that?

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  12. Gorgeous samples and such a beautiful set and worthy cause!

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  13. Beautiful cards and a beautiful peek at this releasae! Can't wait to see the rest.

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  14. Wow, these are amazing sneaks! I love all the cards! And the flowers in this set is amazing! I love the sentiments I have seen too! My mom is a breast cancer survivor/butt kicker and this would be such a perfect set to use for her!

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  15. such lovely peeks and a wonderful cause :)

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  16. The samples are beautiful and what a wonderful cause!

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  17. I just recently discovered Verve Stamps and the thing that I love most about what I have seen is that the sentiments have meaning and the fonts are so beautiful. They totally speak to me. I can't wait to get some for myself. And the design team is truly amazing!Beautiful cards!

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  18. What beautiful cards! This is such a heartwarming set and for such an important cause! Nicely done ladies!

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  19. Awesome cards ladies!!! Look forward to purchasing the set.

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  20. a wonderful set and beautiful cards,very generous to donate to such a worthy cause.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  21. With statistics showing that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, it's hard not to know of a friend, family member or coworker who has or is going through treatment for this disease. And I know cards letting them know you are thinking of them is a great way to help them through this difficult time. I applaude your contribution to this worthy cause with such a beautiful set. My friend is a cancer survivor and her favorite bumper sticker says "fight like a girl".

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  22. Fantastic cards - I love the idea of donating for such a good cause - so generous! Thak you Julee for this awesome set!!!

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  23. Beautiful cards. Can't wait to see the entire set. Thanks for donating to Susan G. Komen.

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  24. What a beautiful set and what gorgeous cards, Divas!! I am loving the font and images :)

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  25. What a wonderful set to have as so many women are affected by breast cancer and can always use a thoughtful card. Lovely samples ladies :D

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  26. Beautiful cards, and so wonderful to dedicate a set to this important cause. Thanks for sharing; I can't wait to see the whole set.

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  27. How wonderfully generous and fantastic! Let's beat this thing!

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  28. What a beautiful set and for supporting very worthy cause that is so near and dear to my heart. I can not wait until Friday!

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  29. Awesome cards - especially love the first one with the vellum! Can't wait to see the whole set! :)

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  30. Fabulous cards ladies and I love this set Julee. What a great set of stamps for a great cause :)

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  31. I'm so excited to see this set and know that such a large amount is being donated with each purchase. I'd love to win it. A friend from church is just starting radiation.

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  32. Wow, these samples are gorgeous! WHat a great idea for a stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win, Julee!

    Robin

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  33. Just love these cards....I just did the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in San Francisco on Saturday and this set is a great reminder to support this cause....Yhanks for donating to this worthy cause!

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  34. These look lovely. I'm sure we all have friends who would be thrilled to receive cards made with these stamps. A wonderful cause!

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  35. beatiful cards just stunning great job showing off the new set.

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  36. Beautiful cards - Julee, you are just so generous in every way!

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  37. Wow, what awesome cards. Even more awesome of you to donate to such a great cause. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

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  38. I LOVE this set. My GrandMother and I will both be picking one up! We are members of the boobies for life club! (That is what my family calls the 5 of us that have had survivor stories to tell!!!)

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  39. these cards are beautiful! Can't wait to see the wholet set - I know several survivors.

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  40. This is wonderful! My mom is a 4 year survivor and I am so glad to see such a large portion being donated to benefit the fight.

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  41. These cards are just beautiful and the set looks fabulous. I think it is wonderful that you are donating such a large amount per set to such a worthy cause. God Bless!

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  42. What a fabulous set for a wonderful cause. Love all the samples.

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  43. Beautiful artwork & stamps for a very worthy cause!

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  44. Those cards are beautiful... the stamps are awesome... and what a great reason to stamp. You ladies are awesome! I can't wait to see what you have for the rest of the week :)

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  45. What a wonderful set sneak peek. I love the flowers and all for a great cause. I so want some of that ribbon Julee on your card. It's beautiful!

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  46. What stunning cards and looking forward to seeing the entire set...thank you so much for designing this set and for your generosity in donating to such a good cause - HUGS!!

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  47. LOVE the cards they are gorgeous :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  48. Beautiful so far; I can't wait to try out the digi mittens and get creating with Verve.

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  49. The Susan G. Komen foundation is a cause dear to my heart, as I have many family members who have passed away from cancer - what a wonderful gesture on your part to donate to this worthy cause. Love the set.

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  50. I am so addicted to your eye candy!
    Thanks for a chance to win some of your beautiful stamps. . . such a terrific cause!
    Jan
    jjueck@cox.net

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  51. WOW- now I am truly excited about this set. Thanks Julee for this committment that you've made. These cards are stunning! I can't wait till tomorrow!

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  52. Beautiful cards everyone.
    Julee that is so generous of you to donate to such a worthy cause.
    My sister lost her breast to cancer several yrs ago.
    She is cancer free now.
    I love this stamp and so would love to have it.

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  53. Wonderful cards AND wonderful cause. Can't wait for the release party.

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  54. What a great set--I can see so many possibilities. Lovely work everyone!

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  55. These cards are gorgeous but what makes them especially beautiful is the incredibly generous donation of $10 per set to such a worthy cause. I hope you sell them all!

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  56. What a gorgeous set with a beautiful cause. These are some amazing sneak peaks, gals! LOVE 'em!

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  57. Great beautiful cards and to have part of the money be donated is awesome. I love the set of what I have seen.

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  58. All of the cards are stunning! Each has it's own individual beauty! I am so looking forward to this release, because I get frequent requests to make cards for breast cancer survivors! I think it's a wonderful thing you're doing to help find the cure!! I hope you feel better soon too!!

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  59. What great inspiration! This looks like it's going to be a beautiful set!

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  60. Beautiful cards, wonderful cause. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Gorgeous cards and so generous of you to support the cause.

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  62. beautiful samples and peeks ladies! i am so honored to be designing with ladies that are as talented as you all! amazing job!

    {{{hugs}}}
    mercy

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  63. What a wonderful set and how nice of you to donate to a very worthy cause.

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  64. What beautiful cards for a worthy cause!

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  65. What a wonderful idea Julee! It is for such a great cause, and you offer is very generous! Wonderful creations from the team as well. Fabulous! Love Keesh x

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  66. I love these cards! I love this set! Thanks for the chance.

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  67. This looks like a gorgeous set - I love the flower images shown and the sentiments look wonderful. Can't wait for the release!

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  68. Fabulous cards! Someone will be blessed by this set.

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  69. These creations are just amazing and the fact that this set is for a cause is even better! What a wonderful cause, thank you for aiding the cause!

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  70. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE this new set!

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  71. What a great cause, and super cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  72. What a beautiful set! I'm definitely buying this one. Not only would I get a gorgeous stamp set to play with, but you're donating $$ to the cause as well - that's a win win situation! :-)

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  73. This is a much needed set as so many are affected by cancer! So wonderful that you are donating for each set purchased.

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  74. Beautiful sneak peeks. I *love* the powerful, positive words! The donation's a wonderful thing. The set will be a must have.

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  75. Beautiful cards! Great cause too!
    Pattyjo

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  76. Beautiful cards! Looks like it's going to be a lovely set.

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  77. Beautiful Set! Love the vellum card! I never know what to do with vellum - thanks for the inspiration! And the chance to win!

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  78. That flower stamp and sentiment are awesome! Oh, I'm excited for Release Party!

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  79. As always, this release looks like a winner! Lynda's pink card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. Really pretty ad such a good cause.

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  81. Awesome way to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness month and donate to such an important cause!! As a breast cancer survivor myself, the cards and stamps hold a special and deep meaning for me! I encourage anyone who reads this comment to be in charge of your own health: do monthly self-breast exams; go for your annual mammogram; and if you feel anything suspicious, GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR!! I was 26 years old when I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I am now 38 years old and cancer-free thanks to early detection!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  82. Wonderful cards and cause! - cdb underscore rstm at email dot com

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  83. Beautiful cards!! I do love what I've seen so far and how very generous of you to donate to the cancer cause. I can't wait to see the whole set.

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  84. What beautiful cards! I like the font used for the words!

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  85. Wonderful cards created with caring in mind for such an important cause. Thanks so much!
    cndomino@yahoo.com

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  86. These are just beautiful and what a GREAT cause!

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  87. The cards are beautiful and I love this set! It's on my must haves! Looking forward to the rest of the release!

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  88. Thank you for the "Believe" set and for your generous donations. I recently lost my mother to breast cancer. We all have so many friends and relatives that can benefit from this worth cause.

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  89. I'm so excited to see a set like this. Way too many womeni know have been affected. I'd love to win it!

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  90. Incredible cards and such a worthy cause!

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  91. Lovely cards and the sentiments can be used for so many things!

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  92. I am loving this set! And everything created with it has been amazing!

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  93. This is a fabulous cause and deserves as much help as it can get! Lovely cards!

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  94. Lovely stamps to inspire us.

    Shirley in Oz

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  95. These are all so beautiful. Such beautiful sentiments to go with these images too. :0)

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  96. Awesome Set Ladies! Believe in the power of Pink!This is a very worthy cause thanks for all you are doing. I know this will be a tremendous donation in helping to find the cure!
    Hope
    shaws@cmsinter.net

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  97. Stunning cards and a fabulous cause. Can't wait to order the set if I don't win it!!!

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  98. A beautiful set for an incredible cause! Gorgeous cards!!

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  99. Beautiful new set! Love the flower and stem - so elegant. :)

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  100. Gorgeous cards and fantastic cause. I am a mammographer and I see firsthand the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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  101. What a great floral, such a wonderful cause. Will be on my ordering list!

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  102. Looks beautiful and looks versatile.

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  103. Beautiful cards ldies! Can't wait to see the release in full!!

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  104. Love how the set would work for so many purposes, and that it is designed to serve a wonderful purpose in giving back.

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  105. Gorgeous card sneak peaks and great cause to support. Thanks Verve for making a difference.

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  106. Fabulous set. Can't wait to purchase it. Simply beautiful.

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  107. This one is definitely on my list... I work in research and very closely with the cancer research folks!! This will be perfect for some projects!! The cards are gorgeous!!

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  108. Thank you for contributing to this cause with your wonderful stamps. I am excited to see the entire set because these sneak peeks are absolutely gorgeous.

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  109. The Divas are just so creative and inspiring. What fabulous cards and what a great cause to donate to.

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  110. All my goodness. All the samples are beyond stunning. I am already convinced that I NEED all those sets.
    Hugs!!!

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  111. Nice stamp set and a great cause.

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  112. Oooh! I think I swooned when I saw these cards made with these fabulous stamps. Stunning Diva's!

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  113. Refreshing verse,would love to win the new stamp set!

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  114. I found the Verve website a month two months ago by accident. I've become an addicted lurker! Love your team and their blogs too! You have an amazing talent, Julee & a talented team too...God has blessed you all w/ the gift of creativity!!I've been stamping for 20+ yrs., but blogs are new to me...have to figure it all out so I can enter some of the contest!
    Thanks for sharing :O)

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  115. BE-U-TEE-FUL!!! Love that layered floral stamp! Great examples ladies!

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