Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve Release Spring Fling Blog HOP!!!




Welcome Everyone to the Spring Fling Blop Hop where we are partying it up as Julee releases 4 AMAZING stamp sets and 5 Plain Janes over at a slice of Paradise (also known as the Verve Stamps store :). I just wanted to share some creations for you :) Some of them you might have already seen over at the party over at Splitcoast - but if not here are some creations from Julee's amazing new release - SERIOUSLY - these are all must have sets (not to enable or anything :) but they are simply pure sunshine goodness!!!

I have been wanting some sunshine stamps for SUCH a long time (i love sunshine - i even threw it in my blog name :))) and the sunshine stamps that Julee created are amazing!!! Here is one from my new favorite stamp set: Let it Shine: (I tore off some brown cardstock to create mountains and sponged the clouds with some blue chalk ink:)

I LOVE the feeling of this set - it is FILLED with the perfect-est sunshiney sentiments! Here is another card made with both the Let it Shine stamp set and the Feel the sun stamp set (where the sentiment is from!! I love this sentiment! It is such a great reminder to do that everytday and I thought it paired really nicely with the Joy Ride papers from Cosmo Cricket :)
Here is a card that I made using the Easter Joy Stamp set :) I loved these papers from Kaiser and although I usually go for bright and "loud" colors :) I had to get them and thought that they paired so nicely with this gorgeous stamp set of Julee's!
This next card is made with the sketch that Amy Sheffer designed for Challenge #2 over at the Verve blog - and I paired it up with this beautiful stamp set called: This is totally a must have birthday set - it has all kinds of Happy Birthday greetings in different styled fonts! And this cake is just divine! It was really hard to concentrate while I was coloring it because all I wanted was cake!!


Speaking of Challenges - Julee has 5 Challenges going on over at the Verve blog - and just by playing along - you can win some of this sunshiney Verve-y goodness!!! Here are the challenges:

Challenge #4 Hostess: Susan - Tag it (create a tag, or two or 5 :)
Challenge #5 - Hostess: Sankari (hey, wait - that's me!) Go Green, ReDo, ReCycyle, ReUse!


In case you missed it on the Verve blog today, my Challenge #5 is to "Go Green" for Spring by Recycling, Re-Using or Re-Furbishing something that you already have in your house and bring new life into them :) For my "Re-Cycle and Re-Use" project, I decided to give this birdhouse candleholder some spring cleaning love :). I repainted it and using the colors in Jackie's challenge #3 and used my new favorite stamp set :) Let it Shine to create the sun borders and for the sentiment (I stamped the sun on some of the Origins paper by BG and then cut them out to create a border for either side of the tree house - you know how I love to cut paper :D


I stamped the sentiment: "Let it Shine" on the inside and the sentiment: "Sunshine and Smiles"on the tag for Susan's Challenge #4. I love putting a candle in it now - so that even in the dark - there is a little bit of that sunshine shining through, which always makes me smile :)

I cut out some flowers from the Feel the Sun stamp set around the fence on the bottom as part of Lynda's Challenge #1 on using some flowers in your creation:

I loved creating this project and love seeing this little candleholder all bright and sparkley with some Verve love all over it :) We would love for you to play along with us for all of these challenges!!!

Are you ready for MORE Verve-y goodness!!??!!

Well, next up on the hop is the AMAZING AMY SHEFFER!!!!!! I know you don't want to miss Amy's amazing creations!!!! I am off to hop too!!

By the way - if you hit a bump on this hopping road - don't worry - Julee has the master list up at her blog Poetic Artistry:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Big Sunshiney hugs to all!!!
Sankari :)))))

138 comments:

Linda L said...

Oh my goodness...all your projects are stunning and each one so unique Sankari. Love the altered candle...very cool! xL

Jackie Pedro said...

Sheesh, Sankari!! You are amazing, lady!

Edna said...

Love it all Sankari, great job with the release!! I love the flow of the scene you built on the first card, just gorgeous!

Mercy said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous sankari! love the candle stand...ingenious!

Gretchen said...

Absolutely fabulous creations! love your work!

Wanda Cullen said...

You have so many amazing details on all your creations! That birdhouse renovation is especially awesome!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

WOW!! all of your creations is STUNNING!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie E said...

Wonderful creations! I really like the way you created all the rolling hills and those mountains are a great idea!

Marisa said...

Fabulous samples, Sankari!!! I'm with Jen, I think your kids are rented LOL! That birdhouse is simply amazing!!! Hope your migraine eased up quickly and tomorrow is a better day with the kiddos.

Tanya said...

Amazing projects Sankari! Yep, the sunshine set has you written all over it!

Elizabeth said...

Every one of these is amazing!

Sherry said...

That bird house is amazing! Love it!!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

SO pretty! I really love the one with the Birthday Cake!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous and amazing creations!

enjoy *~*

Super Jen said...

Let the sun shine in. I am SOOOO ready for spring. TFS.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMG Sankari - you're killing me with all this gorgeousness!!! Each and everyone has your trademark stunning style!!!

Karen said...

Oh. My. Goodness. WOW!! A whole lotta WOW!! A whole lotta gorgeousness! Wait! Just a minute.....wait...one more minute.........almost there....I needed to dig out a crowbar to pick up my JAW..........it was on the FLOOR! You have a whole lotta creative goodness and I count myself lucky to be able to come see it...THANKS!!! :>

Maureen said...

I'm sure Julee had you in mind when she created these...just gorgeous!!

Kathy H said...

amazing!

Serena said...

Wow! You have been busy. So much variety - all beautiful!

Shelly said...

Very cool cards! I love the variety in your creations!

Creative Mish said...

Wow! The cards are amazing! Love the birdhouse project! so creative.

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW!! You have been a very busy crafty bee!!! Your cards and birdhouse are all FABULOUS!! I especially love the first card---looks so much like the canyon I live in!!!

Carol said...

Goodness indeed! I just love all your creations! Awesomeness!

Cindy O'Donnell said...

Wow - everything is so beautiful!

Margaret de Witt said...

Seriously Sankari, stop it. I have no idea how I could even come close to creating anything as incredible as your Go Green project. LOL

Your cards are WOW as well.

Mary Ashby said...

Oh my! One stunning creation after another! Everything you do is SO intricate and detailed.

Kari Linder said...

All of your projects are amazing! The birdhouse is so gorgeous! Love it!

katemeri said...

Beautiful creations!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely cards.

Meghana said...

Sankari, you are such an inspiration. Your work is so unique and beautiful. I love how each piece seems to have a story to tell!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow... so many wonderful Verve creations! The happy spring card is my fav!

Ginny said...

Wow, I'm really loving that sunshine stamp and wow you did so many projects!

LaurieJ said...

Fabulous cards. I especially like the muted colors on the card made with the Easter Joy set.

Kathy said...

What a set of amazing cards! The card using the Easter Joy stamp set is absolutely stunning!

Natalie said...

Wow! your cards are fabulous, so rich in color and each one so unique in design and style. Love the birdhouse remake! Thanks for sharing sooo much creativity with us!

Jamie N. said...

Whoa...That birdhouse was...whoa...amazing. And the cards were fabulous. That cake looks good enough to eat!

Ravengirl said...

This is some serious eye candy! I just can't get over your birdhouse candleholder!

JenMarie said...

WOWWWW....AMAZING creations!!

Jen Tapler said...

What the heck!?!? Way to make the rest of look bad! LOL. Seriously, these are ALL amazing girl! You know I love everything you do, but really, you could give the rest of us a chance to impress people every now and then. Or maybe go last next time so they're no all disappointed after leaving your blog!! ;-)

Desiree said...

Love the candle project! Wonderful! I really like the sunshine card....I'm wanting spring to get here so quickly that it just makes me smile.

Carolina said...

GORGEOUS creations! Love the altered candle stand the most...it turned out beautiful!

Smita said...

Awesome creations, Sankari (what's new in my comment!?) !!! Great hop.

Hugs,
Smita

ann marie said...

Just amazing .light post unbelievible

Linda Beeson said...

I just love Verve stamps so this is exciting and your creations are wonderful!

Abi said...

Gorgeous projects, love the birthday cheer card, I can almost taste the chocolate....

Allison Cope said...

WOWSERS girl! Look at all the loveliness of all your amazing projects! Stunning! Breath taking!

Janelle said...

Wowza! Your cards...and the candle holder...simply stunning!

Julia said...

Love all your creations, but I truly adore the first one with the mountains. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Laural-Lee said...

Sankari you were indeed a busy lady! I love all your cards. But I love love love your first two as they are from my favouritest sets from this release! I can't wait to get my Feel the Sun set!

Love your recycled project too. Sooo cute!!!

kim.mom said...

AMAZING!!! You've been a busy lady! Love all the projects!

Sue said...

can only think of one word ..WOW!!!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such gorgeous works of art!

jill said...

Sankari, you have opened up a whole new world for me. thanks

jill said...

Sankari, You have opened up a whole new world for me. Thanks

debhorst said...

I especially love your refurbished light post.....amazing!!

I hate that I had to miss out on the party yesterday...I was subbing at the high school and then we had company for dinner...they didn't leave until after 10:00!! But I will try to play along this weekend!!

Sonia said...

Wonderful cards and projects.
Hugs Sonia xx

Nancy said...

Amazing! So much cuteness in one place! You've sure been busy!

Julie R. said...

Love the layers in these cards and the Easter one is absolutely breathtaking!

KanataNewf said...

What can I say - the Verve divas always overdo it for the releases. Such amazing, creative projects.

Danisha said...

Love the birdhouse!!! I am re-purposing an old window from when we had replacement windows put into our house. Can't wait for it to be done and see it up. I am making it a frame for a bunch of family photos!

Amanda D. said...

I love all of your artwork - but your bird house is so fabulous! Great job! Now I need to go find something to re-purpose!

Patti P. said...

Love all your creations....I agree with you, lots of spring sunshine is welcome at my house.

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Sankari, these are ALL so beautiful! You have such a unique and wonderful style. I LOVE the colors you use because I am totally impaired when trying to use bright colors. You are my idol!!!! LOL!!!!

txbluiz said...

There are no words to describe your talent -- WOW!!!!

Tasha said...

Wowzer you are so talented! I am in awe of your crafty talent
love tasha xx

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are all just GORGEOUS, Sankari! WOW! You are simply amazing girl!

Catherine said...

Wow! So many Gooor-JUS creations! And that candleholder is AWESOME!

NancyK said...

These are all just amazing!!!

mccune352 said...

All I can say is WOW! What a fun green project was your altered candle; time to go trash digging. Thanks for sharing

lovemydots said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thanks and keep the inspiration coming.

Katie Cotton said...

holy moly! You pulled out all the stops! Fabulous cretions!!!

Kerri said...

Seriously, these are all just AMAZING!!! I can't get over that candle holder!

Creative Char said...

WOW! Your projects are FABULOUS!

Vickie Z said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! All of your projects are amazing and so unique!! That birdhouse is something!!!

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Awesome projects...very talented!

Kimberly Sudol said...

Wow!! You're an amazing artist!! Your cards are gorgeous....and that candle stand....AMAZING!!!!

pam said...

Gorgeous, I love all your work. You have such a talent. Thanks

Jennifer Moore said...

The candleholder turned out so cute.

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

I LOVE that sun stamp.. Awesome work on all of these cards Sankari.. and that Birthday set is truly a must-have set.. great work!

Kristina said...

Goodness gracious! These are incredible! Where do you find all that time and do you do "time shares?!" lol

Those mountains out of brown paper were brilliant!

ride board administrator said...

Wow...so beautiful! I wish I could buy this somewhere! Ila

Juliana said...

WOW!!! That is just about all I can say!! You have covered the gamut from cute and sweet to beautiful!

Radha said...

So sweet... I'm totally out of compliments... they all are so beautiful the sun Rocks!
Elegant and Sunny!!

Patty said...

Unbelievable!!! You are one creative genius Sankari. Love the cards and that re-cycle candleholder is fabulous! Wow.

Sherry said...

Your cards are gorgeous...such a wide variety of styles..thanks so much for sharing with us

Christina said...

They are all beautiful!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I seriously don't know how you do it Sankari!! Each card is just full of exquisite detail. Then there's the candle holder. OH MY!! The directions that creative brain of yours takes you are as diverse as can be, and each one is a delight to see!! WOW!

LeanneO said...

That bright sunshiney card you started your post off was so cheery I couldn't help but smile, THanks!

jan farnworth said...

great collection of eye candy

Tara said...

Wonderful work!

Deanna C said...

My, oh my! What a fun blog hope. Isn't Sprint glorious? I can hardly wait for all the beautiful flowers of spring. We have green showing above ground!!! Yeah!!! I love all the work you have shown. What beautiful things!

Deanna C said...

Oh my, I tried to post something, but it isn't showing. I love all your work. Beautiful reminders of Spring.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

As usual, Sankari, you BLOW ME AWAY! Beautiful, just beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Tha card are great. Love the Easter one.

Mel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sunshine in the first card. It's so happy!

Donelle said...

Wow - I love everything! You were busy! :o) Beautiful stamps and stunning creations!

Melissa said...

Holy birdhouse, Batman! That is amazingly beautiful... well done.

Teri said...

Busy, busy!! SOOOOO gorgeous! Love them all.

Heidi said...

Sankari- OMG is all I can say, first the cards are beautiful, i can always count on you to give us the bright and bold colors so magically coordinated and popping!
The re-use birdhouse is absolutely adorable and i will send you my addy so you can just mail it on over (wink)..... just beautiful.

Carol<>< said...

I like the different fonts also, they add there own charm to a card!
Carol<><

pooky said...

Deeeeeeelicous!

Radha said...

I had to come back and tell u the verve release looks such a perfect fit for your BLOG!!!
True!
Love your work and u r well organized:))

Christi said...

Good gosh girl!! Everything is AMAZING!!!

Alaine said...

Love the bling in the middle of the Sun!

Kathy W said...

What incredible cards! I really like the first card with the sun stamp highlighted against that pretty blue sky. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wowsa! You are such an inspiration!
Teresa Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Janet S said...

Goodness Gracious! You sure did outdo yourself! Your samples are simply incredible. I especially love the one with the sun and the Joy Ride paper. So clever! Thanks for sharing with us during the Hop.

Marie B. said...

I love your sunshiney cards Sankari! So cheerful! :)

Lorrie said...

Wow...really creative!

HeyHeyPaula said...

What awesome cards & projects. The candle is my favorite but I love them all.

Cher said...

well these are stunning too! love the birdhouses! a fav of mine...you paper choices are WONDERFUL! ty for a chance

Claire said...

WOW...lots of work done...you must need a cup of tea! tfs...hugz...claire

Gloria Westerman said...

These are so pretty.....and your colors are amazing.....love it...

Lisa Christine said...

That birthday card was beautiful! All of your work is very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Wow lovely creations, you have made so many too.

Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW!! These are all incredible, Sankari!!

Lori said...

Your cards are amazing.

Kathy said...

WoW!! Looks at these fab designs. Sankari, you are truely a wonderful artist. Love everything you do!! The Candle is beyond words amazing!!

WickedPixie said...

You are so amazingly talented! I love all of your projects here, but those first two Sunshine-y ones really make me smile! :-)Traci

southernscraps said...

You've been busy. I love all the projects!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my goodness, Sankari, I'm completely and totally blown away! You have totally ROCKED these new Verve sets, just as I *knew* you would! Awesome job, GF!

marge said...

WOW hat more needs to be said....

Carolyn said...

How talented you are! These are gorgeous projects!

Jessy said...

WOW, your cards are just beautiful and that re-cycled birdhouse project is soooo amazing and inspiring. FABULOUS! :-)

Annette said...

Charming! I really love the bird house! Um....might have to scraplift that! LOL! Hope you don't mind!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful projects. TFS

annheidel said...

I just LOVE your Let It Shine projects! :)

Brandy said...

WOW those projects are amazing! You are so talented.

michib2006 said...

beautiful cards (as always). I love how you used patterned paper as such as large focal point on one of your cards.

Brooke S said...

Thanks for having me as your guest on Verve release this month.. I love you to death.. You are such an inspiration... Your Birdhouse is Over the Top amazing... I had a blast chatting with you so much on Thursday and Friday... Keep the call coming. I love ya!
HUGS
BROOKE

Giovana said...

WOW!! your creations are amazing!! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

OMG! You have been a busy little busy haven't you!
Love everything! Esp. the mtns. in the first card.

michelleip said...

All your projects are gorgeous! I especially LOVE the first card with the sun! Just makes me think of summer!

Adela said...

Are you sure you were gone all weekend? When do you sleep, Boo-Boo! They're all awesomely decorated. Mwah!

Krazy4 said...

I adore the brightness of your cards - it is really making me eager for spring! Great projects, you are very talented!

Naomi said...

Goodness, woman! You never fail to absolutely amaze me. Picking jaw off of floor...LOL! I don't know where to start. I LOVE the card with the Easter Egg wreath! The first, simple Sunshine card was great! the candle holder.....WOWZERS!

Karli said...

you are out of control talented! This is AMAZING- love EVERYTHING you do & how you make everything bright & fun.
Big Hugs to ya!