Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Release Spotlight - Day Two


Happy Wednesday, Verve fans! It's Mercy, and I am here to sneak a couple of stamp sets for you. I know you all are having a ball with all of the challenges and sneak peeks that will be yours to purchase later this week!  I am here with a few of the Divas to show off Dude and Happy Days. Dude is a 4X3 sentiment set, and Happy Days is a 4X8 set filled with gorgeous fonts, beautiful hibiscus flowers, and a large flourish...you can just feel the tropical breeze off of the white, sandy beaches when you use these two sets!
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From Diva, Teresa:
Hey gals, it is partay time..lol....it's Teresa and I don't know about you but I am super excited, I can't wait until Friday!  I hope to see you there.  For my card I wanted to make a background word stamp with all of these fabulous words, so I first stamped all the words from the Dude set on top of a piece of Bell Blvd. designer paper.  I placed it under the main image, it looks like designer paper, don't ya think?  The fun thing about making you own word designer paper is that it does not have to be perfect, sometimes I can get caught up in wanting everything perfect.  The main image is from the Relax set that was peeked yesterday, such a cool set.  I paper pieced the surf boards and added a few stitches down the side.  The sun is stamped and cut out and I added stickles to the center.  That's it for me until Friday night, we will have many more great creations to share, let the fun begin!  Enjoy.
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From Diva, Amy:
Duuuuuuuuuude ... Verve's really got it goin' on with this release! I cannot wait 'til Friday!! I'm spotlighting Happy Days, a set that includes a gorgeous hibiscus image, a stylin' circular flourish, and tons of mix-and-match sentiment components. I love that its images and sentiments (both the words themselves and the font treatments) are such perfect complements to yesterday's set, Relax, but that it's also versatile enough to take in a completely different direction. For today's card, I've used Julee's Beach Party Sketch Challenge #3 for my layout. Aren't these release sketches phenomenal? On the focal point circle, I first stamped two sentiment components, with the smaller brown part slightly overlapping the larger orange part. The circular flourish is stamped, trimmed out, popped up, and positioned to highlight the sentiment. I then added the pair of bright orange hibiscus midway around the circle flourish. The hibiscus are colored with Copics and adorned with a touch of Orange Peel Stickles. The three panels of designer paper (from October Afternoon's Fly A Kite collection) pick up on the current Beach Party Color Challenge (#1). For the horizontal strip on the sketch, I combined Stampin' Up's Bermuda Bay dotted ribbon and a Tangerine Tango card stock strip that has been punched with EK Success's dotted wave border punch. I swapped the three circles on the sketch for three ribbon pleats. Everything sits on a Kraft background, which is machine stitched and adhered to a scalloped Kraft notecard base. 
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From Diva, Sankari:
Hi Everyone, its Sankari here. Well, Julee has done it again! This month's stamp release is just fabulous - beautiful designs, sentiments, fonts for every occasion! After surviving another cold and long Iowa winter, it was a huge joy to play with awesome and gorgeous images that made me dream of sunny weather! I created this card using the Happy Days stamp set and used the funtastic sketch from the Verve Beach Party Release Sketch challenge (VSAPRBP3). I am a huge fan of swirls and LOVE this swirly design that Julee has designed that you can stamp inside of among other things. I stamped the swirly shape in shades of red, orange and pink and then the sentiment: "You're so Awesome" in the same color shades. I had to add some liquid pearls and finished it off by adhering the stamped flower onto the ribbon with glue dots. You are gonna love every single stamp in this set and in all the sets this release! Get ready for a rockin' release party!!! Big hugs to all!
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And Last....From Me:
We all know I lurve me some Verve!  Julee's clean and fresh designs bring a smile to my face, and put a song in my heart! Gorgeous fonts and phrases, and whimsical-yet-elegant images that show her unique and impeccable sense of style. Well this month is no different!  I adore the beach-inspired images and sentiments, but I truly fell in love with these fabulous Hibiscus flowers in the "Happy Days" stamp set!  I started my sample with a White Cardstock base, then stitched a piece of patterned paper from the Ooh La La For Her collection by My Mind's Eye directly to the base.  I added several Black Rhinestones to the centers of each medallion on the piece of patterned paper, then stamped one of the sentiments in Black Ink directly onto the card base.  The flowers were also stamped onto White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored each with Copic Sketch Markers. The blossoms were cut out and attached to the base using Dimensionals to complete this clean and simple card.  Feels like I'm on the Big Island...now all I need is a Mai-Tai and some sunscreen! :)
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Like what you’ve seen so far? Just leave a comment here on this post before 6:00 PM Eastern on Friday, April 23, and you’ll be put in a drawing to win this fabulous set! The lucky winner will be announced at our Beach Party Release Party Friday night. And for even more chances to win some new Verve, be sure to check out the Beach Party Challenges going on in our forum! Stay tuned tomorrow for another release spotlight!

71 comments:

  1. Dude, I'd like totally love to win this awesome set. I have two young adult sons and am always looking for more masculine sets to make cards and layouts for them.

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  2. Yea, I am thinking we can't leave a comment without using the word dude!! Awesome preview cards!! Can't wait to see the whole set.....the party won't get here fast enough!!

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  3. I love the Hawaiian feel of the release sets this month. Dude will be perfect for teenage male cards and I love those flowers in Happy Days set (is there an "aaaaay" in it? LOL, just kidding). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Dude, with a teenage boy in the house, this set will be great! I love all these sets so far! I can't wait to see all of them. Now to scrape up the money to buy them all :)

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  5. Awesome work ladies!!
    - April W

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  6. Oh my goodness....these stamps and cards are awesome! Can't wait to get my own ink flowing....

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  7. Dude - these are so cute! I have to laugh that there are "Dude" stamps from Verve now :) My youngest son just recently told me after I called him Dude "Mom, NO one says Dude anymore!" He's only 9 and I guess he knows what is cool. Wait 'til I show him! Lovely work, Divas :)

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  8. Well I have a couple of "Dudes" myself, and these card examples ROCK! What a fabulous color combo you've paired these awesome sets with! Great work DT! :)

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  9. The cards are amazing and so inspiring! I just love DUDE and RELAX. Manly Man cards are so hard to make for some reason and this set would make it so much easier to make them. Thanks so much for a chance. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  10. Yeah! Another set that I definitely can use. I have six young nephews whose birthday cards are always a challenge....not anymore! Thanks!

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  11. Oh, these have me dreaming of the beach! Too bad I live in a concrete jungle instead! Cute cards, ladies!

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  12. OMgosh, this set looks perfect for what I've been needing latley! I love all the summery colors everyone's used as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Love this set. It would be great for my Hawaii pictures that are needing to be scrapbooked.

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  14. These are all really cool! I'm looking forward to seeing all the new sets. I feel some Masculine cards on my horizon.... :-)

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  15. Oh my goodness these are so cool. I so need the Hibiscus and flourish. I just love the colors you all used on these samples and the sketches are great as always. Can't wait.

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  16. I'm not sure which set I love more,all these sneak peek cards are fabulous.

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  17. Wow, this release looks SUPER fun! What an awesome theme!

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  18. I think we all need to go to Jen's place in Hawaii so we can surround ourselves with beach/tropical inspiration to use with these sets LOL! Dude is "the" word for my son right now :D

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  19. Gorgeous projects and what a fun set!

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  20. DUDE! These samples totally rock! I can't wait to see the whole thing. So awesome to have something for the guys.

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  21. These are wonderful. They give such a great tropical feel. Perfect for my Hawaiian vacation pages. Great job!

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  22. What a nice Hawaiian feel! Those would make some very nice masculine cards...something I don't make nearly enough of! Can't wait to see what's coming for tomorrow!

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  23. Great sets! Can't wait to see them in their entirety...

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  24. DUDE!!! I really need this set. My son (and his friends) says "Dude" at least 100 times a day now. This will be great for all those boy cards I need to make. Loving the tropical feel of the sets!

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  25. I love all the examples. The sentiments are fabulous!

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  26. Ohhhhhh that hibiscus flower is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Love these preview cards.... you're making me drool for these new sets!

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  27. Great samples ladies!.....love these two sets, especially the Hibiscus flower. This release is gonna be perfect for all those masculine and summer projects I need to get started on.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. Righteous! Righteous! This set is, like, totally cool, dude!

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  29. love all the bright colours...am definitely doing the colour challenge tonight!!

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  30. they both look so fun to play with crossing my fingers and toes. Fablous projects as well.

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  31. Some months you just know the new sets will be perfect before even seeing the whole set, and this is one of those months. The DT samples are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Dudes! This is so cool! I can't wait to get my hands on this. You Diva's rock!

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  33. I must have this new set! I am loving all the previews!

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  34. I love it, love it, love it! The hibiscus stamp alone makes me want the set! I'm soooo excited for Friday!

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  35. this set is so cool, don't mean to repeat your sentiments which are cool, aren't they?

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  36. Oh my goodness, I am LOVING these sneak peeks!!! These sets are FABULOUS! Beautiful work, ladies!!!

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  37. Oh Dude, this rocks!! My Little Dude would LOVE this set! Well, he loves anything with the word Dude in it! LOL! I'll looking forward to seeing more!

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  38. Oh my gosh, I hear this "dude" word alot around my house. What a great set!

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  39. I just love what I've seen so far. Would you believe I don't have one Hibiscus stamp and it's one of my favorites? I'll have one for sure now. Thanks.
    Peace,
    Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  40. Wow, these sets are just rocking! I love the look to the floral images and the flourish looks super yummy! These peeks are just fabulous! Great work Divas!

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  41. Aloha-ey!!! Another MUST HAVE set!!! Oh oh there goes my budget again. :) Oh well...mac and cheese for a week it is :)

    Beautiful samples ladies!!! I'm loving this release!!

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  42. That hibiscus flower is just beautiful. Can't wait to see the full set. Love all the samples from the divas!

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  43. Oooooh, I am so loving the previews so far! Can't wait for the entire reveal. I wish I could be around for the release party, but my oldest is turning 21 Friday so we will be celebrating her birthday then. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  44. These flowers are so amazing, I can't wait to see the whole set on Friday!! Amazing as usual!! :)

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  45. OMG...I seriously think I need this set! You Diva's are rockin' this one!

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  46. Divas, you are all really rockin' these new images...just can't wait to see them all!

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  47. I'm gonna be loving this release....I love all things that go with the beach!

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  48. Such an amazing set for young adults - these cards just ROCK!

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  49. I'm a closet surfer - well, that's what I like to think anyway. I've seen every beach blanket bingo movie ever made! (grin) This set just makes me smile out loud - DUDE!!

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  50. I'm so awesome.....no, you're so awesome, Dude!! Lol, gorgeous cards again DT....you blow me away each and every time. I love the look of what I can see of this set.......peeks just aren't enough for me now....I have to see the whole set!! xx

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  51. Oh what wonderful new sets! Can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  52. MelodyGal (LorieM)April 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    OMGosh, these are gorgeous, and my shopping list is growing. Love the hibiscus and the flourish. Wow!

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  53. I NEED this set! I so want it - can't wait until it comes out.

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  54. I just think that this set is so fun and appropriate for our theme and for the summer coming up. I think it will be a great youthful addition as well.

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  55. Dude, I'm in lurve. That hibiscus flower is so pretty! My hands are already itching to start coloring it! Amy- your card was GORGEOUS!

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  56. Fun, fun, fun!!! I have 2 little dudes that this set will be perfect for! Not to mention all the older "dudes" in my life.

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  57. This set has my name all over it! We go to the beach every year....can it be more perfect?? Love it and love the cards too!

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  58. You guys rock love your samples...the beach is cool for everyone this set would be great to have

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  59. WOW; another fabulous looking set; loving the surfboards!!

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  60. So is this one going to be too cool for school or what!? Nice to see the dudes making a showing!

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  61. OMG Dude! This set, like.. totally ROCKS Dude! Far out!

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  62. LOVIN' that wave! I love how the stamps can be interchanged with each other. The sentiments are great!

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  63. Totally cool! Lovin the hibiscus flowers - talk about take me all the way back to Hawaii. In my dreams.

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  64. Oh wow... this set looks perfect for teens! I'm always at a loss for images to put on 'older' boy cards. Great set... dude, I want it!

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  65. Love the hibiscus! Both sets are really nice. They go along with the Beach Party stamps.

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  66. Love the peeks in this post!

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  67. Heather (SCS Isaiah40:31)April 23, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Great sneak peeks divas!! Looks like this will be another "best ever" release!

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