Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Celebrating You & Love Monkey Sneak Preview

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's Laurie here, and I have the incredible honor of kicking off the Sneak Peeks for this month's all new Verve release!! All week there will be peeks of brand new sets right here on the Verve blog...which leads up to the Release Party over at the Verve Forum!
Today, we're sharing peeks of two sets - Celebrating You (a set of 7 ) and Love Monkey (also a set of 7)! Here's what some of the Divas have to show you...
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From Jen del Muro...

(Artist Trading Card)
Julee is at it again!! She has created another series of wonderful image stamps and sentiments for this release. For this card, I used the new set, Celebrating You, which will be released on the 15th. I first created an ATC and then used it as a focal point on the card. This is kind of a new way for me to create a card. I usually work from the base up on a card, but using this design "technique" I work from the top to the base. It's a fun way to get the mojo going since you really only have to concentrate on a 2.5" x 3.5" focal point.
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From Mercy Kerin...

Hi Everyone! It's Mercy, and I'm here with a little peek at one of the new sets being released this month called "Love Monkey". If you're looking for a cutie-patootie and whimsical set, then this one is for you! I adore this little monkey, and there are also several sentiments to choose from in order to convey your particular thought or wish. I stamped and embossed this sweet little fella in chocolate onto watercolor paper, then colored him with blush and caramel inks. I created a chipboard frame to showcase him, and covered it with a piece of paper from the Love Me Do patterned paper collection by My Mind's Eye. I added some sewing around the large kraft background panel, and pierced one edge of the plaid patterned paper strip at the bottom of the card. I punched out three heart sections from one of the pieces of patterned paper with a 1/2" Circle Punch, and added some sparkle to each one with some Christmas Red Stickles. I added another patterned paper heart to the lower left corner using the Heart-to-Heart Punch, and sponged the edges in red ink. A little distressing, numerous Dimensionals, and a whimsical sentiment later...you have my completed card. I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek, and I hope that you will be back tomorrow to see what some of the other Divas have up their sleeves!
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From Susan Liles...


Hello Verve fans! It’s me, Susan. Are ya’ll ready for another Verve release? If so, hold on tight, because it’s going to be a wild ride! The stamps this time are exquisite, but we don’t expect anything less from Julee, now, do we? I’m sharing a card with you today using the new Celebrate You set. It consists of 7 stamps; 6 of which are some fabulous and unique sentiments and the last one is that fun flourish I used to make an awesome handcut border on this card. I thought the sentiment called for a masculine look, so that’s the direction I took (this time!). The sentiment and border is heat embossed. It reminded me of the trendy “tattoo” look in menswear, as I paired it with argyle paper and a little fleur de lis texture with some shimmer on the black panel. I can almost smell the cologne counter in Macy’s! Hunky!_____________________________________________________________

From Laurie Schmidlin...

Woooowie! That's what I said when I saw these new stamps!! Seriously...I was giddy with new stamp excitement! Julee has outdone herself...and I can't WAIT for you to see them!! There is something so unique about Julee's style...fun and whimsical meets grown-up elegance and sophistication! Even this sweet, sweet monkey...I mean, HOW CUTE IS HE!?!?!!! I tell ya, he stole my heart the minute I saw him!
I created my card with a masculine theme in mind...something I could give to my DH. Because I had to refrain from using my beloved lace, pearls, and bling I came up with another way to add interest to my card - a pull-out tag! I used some string to "hold" the tag in place and added just a few embellishments - all fitting my "non-frilly" guy theme!
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Like what you’ve seen so far? Just leave a comment here on this post before 6 PM Eastern on Friday, January 15 and you’ll be put in a drawing to win this set! Winners will be announced at our release party Friday night.

And for even more chances to win some Vervey goodness, be sure to check out the Release Week Challenges going on in the Verve Forum this week!

140 comments:

  1. WOW... just think these sneaks are great. Fresh,new Celebrating You is so nice and that Love Monkey is so cute!Can't wait to see more.

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  2. Oh WOW girls,your samples are absolutely awesome!!!

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  3. Amazing and adorable. Wonderful sneak peeks, I love them all!

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  4. Love those little monkeys!!!!

    lisa a.

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  5. Great cards! Love the monkey/color combo - it looks so jungle!
    :) Geri

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  6. The Divas have rocked the peeks, as usual! CUTE monkey and who doesn't love Verve sentiments? No one!

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  7. Oh my gosh, Love Monkey is super adorable! Love the samples for that and Celebrating You. :) Verve rocks!

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  8. These are the cutest.......love it and want more.......thank you for the chance to win these adorable "Love Monkey".....

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  9. Such fun, wonderful samples from the divas! Love the sneak peaks...keep 'em coming!

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  10. I love this time of year when all the new creativity is shared with us one sneak peak at a time! And the Love Monkey is so AP-PEAL-ING!

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  11. Wow, all the samples are SO beautiful!.
    Aack! Is that a monkey stamp? I would so love to use that on something for my hubs, he's got this "thing" about monkeys....

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  12. Wow these are some amazing sneaks! I love the monkeys and those sentiments are amazing! Can't wait for more peaks!

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  13. Wow what a wonderful treat these cards are. Great job ladies and the new sets sound fantastic.

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  14. love the new sentiments!! Can never have enough!!

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  15. How cute is that monkey???? Love the beautiful sentiments - Julee rocks when it comes to sentiment stamps!

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  16. SO fun seeing the sneak peeks. Great samples Divas :D

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  17. Wow! I am loving the first few peeks of the new release! That monkey looks adorable and a new sentiment set is always a must! I cant wait to see more!

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  18. A cutie set with monkeys?! Gotta have it at my house! Great inspirations, thank you!

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  19. These cards are great!!! Love the inspiration! I can't wait to see the
    new stamps and buy buy buy!!!!!

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  20. WOWEE looks amazing! Can't wait to see the whole set! The DT did an AMAZING and STUNNING job! Thanks for the inspiration ladies! And thanks for the chance to win this set!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  21. This little monkey is so cute! I love all the peeks! -Mary R.

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  22. Love all the peeks as they are ALL fabulous!!

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  23. Great sneak peeks ladies.....I'm just lovin' the adorable monkey!

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  24. Oh the money set looks so cute! Great job ladies on the beautiful creations!

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  25. I need those adorable monkeys! How cool is that? Can't wait to see everything.

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  26. Monkey, monkey, monkey! Gotta have the monkey! :-D

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  27. OH Julee and the rest of you divas...I am so LOVING your sneak peeks! The monkey is so adorable and the cards are wonderful!! Can't wait to see more! :-))

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  28. Oh my goodness! That little monkey is soooooo cute!! I'm always calling my youngest son a little monkey - so that stamp would be perfect for him.

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  29. How cute is that love monkey??!! Just adorable. Celebrating You is lovely.

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  30. The monkeys are so cute! Excited to see the new set! The samples are great.

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  31. OMGosh! The sneak peak is just amazing and so inspiring. I just love that adorable monkey!

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  32. Gorgeous love to see some ATCs as well as regular cards

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  33. The Love Monkey would certainly make a great addition to my stamping critters. The samples in today's post are outstanding -- love all that variety and texture!

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  34. Oh my goodness!! Julee and the Divas have done it AGAIN!! The stamp sets are amazing and the Diva's designs are fabulous!! Thanks for the opportunity to win these sets!

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  35. Maribelle HernandezJanuary 12, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    I just found Verve stamps and I LOVE EVERYTHING ON THERE!! I'm going to go even more broke once I order stamps! I hope I at least win this set. Fabulous job!

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  36. Gorgeous cards ladies! LOVE those monkeys! Can't wait to see what else is in store.

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  37. Beautiful cards! And I love, love, love that monkey!

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  38. Verve is really rocking the fonts lately - love the font on the upcoming Celebrating You set! So excited for another Verve release.

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  39. Ok, honesty coming out here: typically those little sock monkeys give me the creeps but this little guy is adorable. And I love the wispiness of the hearts aflutter.

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  40. Is the Love Monkey what you call Mr. Verve? LOL Adorable artwork!

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  41. Oh WOW!!! I can't wait to get my hands on this release!!! :) Gorgeous samples!!

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  42. How cute are these??!! I recently purchased my first Verve stamps and I love them!

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  43. Boy, I am loving these sneak previews! These cards are all fab. Can't wait to see the entire sets at the release. Thanks for a chance to win, too. SWEET!

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  44. Just love these sneak peeks. You girls have done another great job with these sets. So cute and fun!!

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  45. Fabulous samples! Great job to the DT and I'm excited to see the new sets!

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  46. I'm brand new to Verve and loving it. Can't wait to see the whole set on Friday.

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  47. I just purchased my first Verve stamps during the last release, so I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us. I love Laurie's monkey card--great idea for a masculine feel card.

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  48. ncichocki@verizon.netJanuary 12, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    This monkey set is so adorable. I am always looking for monkeys for my granddaughter who loves them! I would love this set!

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  49. WoW What a great RAK..Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous stamps!!!
    I found you through the very creativly talented Theresa`s Blog!!!
    and Iam sure glad I did..
    You Ladies ooze Talent...Fab Blog!!!TFI:)xxx

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  50. This is so exciting! I really missed this buildup last month. Looks like its going to be another fabulous release!

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  51. These are awesome! The monkeys are cute and I love the senitments! :)

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  52. Looking at the sneak peeks just makes my day. I can't wait until Friday!

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  53. Oh my gosh! These really are so sweet and elegant. Love the cards that the DT have created! WOW!
    Jeanette

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  54. The cards are fabulous ladies! I just love the monkey...so CUTE!

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  55. So how cute is the little love monkey? Adorable.

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  56. That little monkey is adorable! I am very excited for another fabulous set of Verve sentiments.

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  57. GET OUT with the GORGEOUSness!!! Simply FABulous peeks Ladies!!! You are all such amazing artistesssss!!!! big hugs to all!!
    S. :)

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  58. Great samples ladies. Loving what I see and can't wait to see more.

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  59. Such a cute set! Can't wait to see more!

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  60. Love Love Love what the DT did with these cute cute stamps!!!

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  61. I am so excited about the Love Monkey set....my niece is a huge monkey fan and I can see myself making her lots of fun monkey projects :)

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  62. Those are some awesome sneak peaks. You ladies have gone done it again...made another fabulous Verve release the top of my "Have to Have It" list! Thanks for the inspiration - can't wait to see
    the rest! and a chance to win too...

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  63. Wow! What beautiful projects! Love 'em all!

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  64. Darling cards. That love monkey is
    just so cute. Thanks so much for
    the chance to win these great stamp
    set. Sherry in MI

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  65. Awesome cards!! The chunky monkey is adorable and love the hearts and sentiments!!

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  66. i can see you are at it again. you always come up with such wonderful stamp sets! rush

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  67. I love them all! You are all so talented, it makes me rush to open my e-mail to see what great things you have done each day.

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  68. I just love that monkey!! All the preview sample cards are fantastic!!

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  69. Awww, he is so cute. What a fun set! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Monkeys?! OMGosh how cute is that!!

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  71. Very cool samples! I can't wait to see more.

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  72. LOVE that monkey! what great sneak peeks!

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  73. OH MY!!!!!!!! A MUST HAVE!!! I can not wait!

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  74. Who doesn't love cute little big belly monkeys, so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win the set. Your "Verve Divas" are very talented and such pretty ladies too! Good-luck! Hugs, Cheryl

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  75. Awesome sets and great cards!

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  76. Ohhh what a cute little monkey! He would be so adorable to work with! :) Great samples by the DT ladies too!

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  77. The sneak peeks make me want the whole release!

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  78. Oh yeah! That little Love Monkey made it to the top of my shopping list. He's THAT cute!

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  79. Lovin the sneak peak ! The monkey is so stinkin cute!

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  80. Great sneak peaks!! Love the Monkey!!!

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  81. He is so cute...does he have a name?

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  82. What an adorable monkey and the sentiments are great...my daughter-in-law will go "ape" for that one!!

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  83. Wow both sets look great--I just love that Monkey. That is what I call my one yr old gs--this would make a great set for me to make cards for him. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. Those monkeys are adorable!! Thank you for all the great samples too!

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  85. Those monkeys are so adorable - I just LOVE this set!!

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  86. That monkey is TOO cute!! Great sample cards :)

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  87. Celebrating You looks fabulous and Love Monkey is adorable. Can't wait to see more...!

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  88. Love the cards and gotta have that monkey!

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  89. Love all of these sneak peeks. What a cute set the monkey looks to be and love the Celebrating you samples!

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  90. These look SO cute! I love all the sentiments, and those monkeys? Cute, cute, cute!!

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  91. As someone who just found your blog, I am blown away....adorable stamps, and super talented designs!!

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  92. nice cards - those monkeys are adorable!!

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  93. Amazing as usual! I love the love monkeys and can't wait to see the rest of this set!!

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  94. Just excellent.....so many possibilities

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  95. These are so wonderful and the little monkey is so cute! The sentiment..my little love monkey is so Twilight! Eeek! Fabulous!

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  96. The angel set is so wonderful! LOVE that set, too! Beautifully done!

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  97. Awwww....love monkeys, how adorably cute are these!!
    Great cards Divas.....I likey. :)

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  98. I can ALWAYS use another sentiment set. And Julee's fonts are so gorgeous! These samples are AMAZING ladies!

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  99. I LOVE that Monkey! Can't wait to get my hands on him. As a Mom of boys, it's so much fun to find darling stamnps that can be used for them. Thanks Julie and Divas!

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  100. Another winner! You Verve girls really know how to knock 'em out - FABULOUS!

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  101. I LOVE monkeys, they are my favorite animal. I buy all the Gymboree monkey clothes lines (they do monkeys alot)! This monkey set is so cute, can't wait to order it on Fri. The sentiments are great, too. Love all the diva's samples.

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  102. Wow, some amazing artwork!! Can hardly wait to see what else is in store!

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  103. Such cute stamps...can't wait to see more.

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  104. What an adorable little monkey! The samples are AMAZING as always! Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

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  105. Great sets! Can't wait to see the whole thing on Friday.

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  106. This little cheeky monkey is super cute. Love the ideas. Thanks.

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  107. Great job Divas!! Your samples are awesome. Can't wait to see more.

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  108. Adorable monkey!! Love the sample cards! Thanks.

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  109. Fabulous samples -- fabulous sets. Can't wait until Friday!

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  110. Fabulous samples -- fabulous sets. Can't wait until Friday!

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  111. that monkey is so awesome!!!! Love the peeks!

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  112. So cute! Love that little monkey!

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  113. Amazing samples. Love the monkey, I need that for my lil' monkey. Adorable.

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  114. Very cute, love the love monkey! :D

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  115. OMG!! That monkey is just too cute!! All of the divas samples are fabulous!!

    Vickie z.

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  116. love those hearts!

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  117. Love getting a sneak peak and the accents are great! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  118. Awwww, I just love 'em!! The monkey is sooo sweet! And the flourishes...just simply perfect!

    Hugs

    ~Spike

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  119. Another must-have set! Love Susan's black, blue and kraft card, and thanks for the chance to win.

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  120. I've always been a huge fan of Verve products, and these sneak peaks at the new sets is just ADORABLE! Can't wait to see the rest ...

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  121. oh my- how cute is he?? looks like an adorable new set!

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  122. These are absolutely too cool! It's also great to see pictures of all the gals! Kinda neat to put a face to a name. :-)

    Karyn Quandt

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  123. OMG!!,
    L O V E them all:))
    The monkeys look happy:)) and funny

    Love them... all, I wanted to make things...
    was sick...

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  124. Nice work (again)! Release weeks are so much fun.

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  125. Love the Love Monkey! All the samples are delicious!

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  126. I love these stamps...and love the brown paisley paper...even more so...I LOVE RELEASE PARTIES! Yours looks like it is going to be AWESOME!

    His,
    Traci Starkweather (S)

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  127. Just lovin' the Love Monkey...so fun...

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  128. just lovin' the Love Monkey!!!

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