Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Release Project Parade: Day 5


Happy Tuesday, Verve Fans!! It's Shannan here, coming by to share my project for this August's parade. This month we are mixing it up with the theme "Something Old, Something New" and let me just tell you...pulling out my older Verve sets has totally kick-started my mojo! This theme doesn't necessarily mean wedding (but of course it could) - its a challenge for anyone who would like to play along to use a previously released Verve stamp set with one of the new sets that was just released this August 20th. (If you don't have the newest Verve sets - no worries, just mix an older set from your stash with a "new to you" stamp set and join the fun!)

As I was going through all my stamp sets to choose something to work with, I couldn't decide on just one! So I made a little set of 3 cards, each using a new and an old set.




For the first card, I chose the large and small leafy image from Great Friend. I stamped them in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Kraft cardstock and added a few accents of patterned paper and lace trim. The sentiment from Believe was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.





The next card I created showcases a sentiment from Framed Wishes (a special gift with purchase) and flower from Dream Big. I stamped one of my favorite Verve backgrounds ever, from Artful Elegance, in Versamark on Kraft cardstock. Some sponging and coordinating patterned paper finish this one off beautifully.




Last but not least, I created a card using the circle image from Happy Hello along with this gorgeous image and sentiment from Let it Shine. I punched different parts of the sunny flower image out with my circle punch, then popped them up over the stamped circles. To finish this one off, I added another touch of coordinating patterned paper, some Diamond Stickles, and some paper piercing.

I had a blast dusting off some of my older Verve sets...I hope you decide to give it a try! There's also a chance to win some Verve stamps - check out how you can score some:

1. Play along with us and link up your new SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creation (posted August 25th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 PARADE POST before midnight on Wednesday, September 15th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!
We hope you'll play along! We LOVE to see your creations!
 
Have a fabulous day!

37 comments:

  1. Lovely little matching set! Isn't that just the way with Verve stamps...hard to pick just one to use? I especially like the third one.

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  2. What a lovely color palette! Just lovely and elegant!

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  3. Wonderful cards Shannon!!! Inlove the color palette that you used. Unique!! Keep up the good work and I hope your day has many blessings.

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  4. These are all so pretty. The second card is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Such cute cards in your little set! I have my new Verve ordered and can't wait to play!

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  6. Wow..I love the colors you used and all three cards and just amazing. I just started using Verve and now I have MORE sets on my wishlist. Just lovely!!

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  7. I just adore how you've created the lovely background projects just using versamark! Great job!!

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  8. Absolutely LOVE your trio of cards.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  9. I love all three! Great colors...love the stamps you used!

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  10. These are all darling! I love how Verve stamps work so well together. You've made a really nice set of cards!

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  11. These are all fantastic! Love the kraft, and stamping your backgroundl

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  12. Shannan, these are soooo sweet, I adore the stamps sets you have used and of course the colors.....chocolate works anytime, great cards girl!

    enjoy *~*

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  13. Beautiful set of cards - love the colour choice.

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  14. I love all your cards. You really showcased the new set well. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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  15. Such great kraft creations! All 3 are wonderful. Versamark looks so great as a background.

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  16. Love your trio of cards with the simple yet elegant style!

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  17. Charming cards Shannan!! Love the yummy colors, and of course all the fabulous images you combined!! Fabulous!

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  18. Love the color scheme. So pretty, yet neutral enough to go masculine I think!

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  19. I love all the colors and the way you stamped the circles in the 3rd card the most!

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  20. oh that framed one is just so cute! I love it.

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  21. love your colours, especially the use of kraft :)

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  22. All 3 of these cards are just lovely and mesh beautifully together.

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  23. These are lovely. Love the colors in them. TFS

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  24. I love all 3 cards but especially the 2nd one! But then again I love the paper piercing addition on card 3. You always do such beautiful work!

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  25. I love these! Especially the idea with circles! I'm not sure if we are supposed to comment here, or on their individual blogs, but I'll give it a go!

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  26. Lucky are we to get three samples :) Great colours for Fall - love those colours and delightful mix of cards.

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  27. I really love those three flowers in the circles on your third card. What a fun way to use that stamp.

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  28. fabulous cards! great backgrounds!

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  29. What a gorgeous set you created Shannan! I love the background stamping and the sentiments are perfect! All 3 are so pretty.

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  30. Love the set...the colors are great!

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  31. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing them. I love the backgrounds you created, I need to dig out my versamark and play!

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  32. Love the colors. The backgrounds on the firt 2 cards are wonderful and love the Let it Shine flowers on the circles on the last card!!

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  33. All three are really pretty. I love the homespun feel to them!

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  34. Shannan-
    This trio of cards are just stunning. I love the colors and the kraft cardstock. Every elegantly put together.

    Calypso

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