Saturday, June 26, 2010

Verve June Release Blog Hop!!!!!!


Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

Verve Stamps just released 3 new sets and the Divas are celebrating with a new release hop today! First, a little housekeeping… if you clicked over from the uber amazing blog of Charmaine, then you’re right on track. If not, then head on over to Julee’s blog, to start from the beginning. If the chain gets broken along the way, you can head over the Verve Blog for the full link list. Oh, and we’ve hidden a little prize for one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to spread a little comment love around as you hop! Okay, well, maybe it’s not so little. {grin} You could win the entire release, so let’s get hoppin’!

I created two cards for today's blog hop - and I love using every one of these stamps! The first card that I made uses the gorgeous Verve stamp set: Blue Skies. I just love this little notebook stamp - can't get enough of it - and I love that all the stamps in this set can fit perfectly in it - LOVE that! I used the VLV Feb. week 1 sketch for this card. I love this sentiment: "Within your heart, keep one still secret place where dreams may go" - what a gorgeous sentiment and I love the feeling behind it!

Card Ingredients:
Paper: October Afternoon
Stamps: Blue Skies from Verve stamps
Inks: Bahama Blue and Ladybug Red from Verve Stamps
Accessories: MS lace punch, copper plate from Taylored Expressions, dew drops, ribbon from stash (originally from a garage sale that my MIL was at in a different state and she fell in love with the ribbon and sent it to me - love when that happens! :), eyelet, embossing plate, dimensionals, liquid pearls.

I also made one more card using the Amazing Grace Plain Jane stamp set. I love this sentiment: "Amazing Grace will bring us through" - it is so inspiring and lovely - and the font is just absolutely perfect! I found myself humming Amazing Grace the whole time I was creating this card (and even now, its in my head) - I created this card using the lovely sketch from the beautiful ladies over at 2 Sketches 4 You (madly waving "hi" from here!!!):

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: Amazing Grace Plain Jane stamp set from Verve stamps
Inks: Ladybug Red from Verve Stamps
Accessories:spellbinders, silvery gray ribbon (not sure from where, I wish I knew so I could get more!), embossing plate, dimensionals, liquid pearls and corner rounder.

I also adorned this card with the butterflies from the Blue Skies stamp set (LOVE this butterfly - you can paper piece it or color it in - and in this card I did both), I also added a butterfly from the BG papers on a wooden button at the bottom - couldn't stop with the butterflies or the liquid pearls in this card!!!

I loved creating these cards and I love these Verve sets that Julee has created this month!!! And you could have the entire Verve Release this month - Julee is giving away the whole release to one lucky commentator along the blog hop today - (comments entered through 8PM Monday will be entered to win!!! That's a lot of Vervey goodness right there!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping today! Next up on the hop is the fabulously amazing: Lynda Benden!!!

Have a great weekend - hope they are full of blue skies and sunshine!!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

116 comments:

Amber said...

These are just beautiful Sankari! The vibrant colors are so inspirational!

Creative Char said...

Amazing cards! The colors you have used have such a warm, rustic, inviting feel. Well done!

Nancy said...

WOW how beautiful

Nicole said...

You have amazing talent. Your cards always POP and are so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

I love that little notebook set too!! And all the sentiments that fit perfectly on the page :)

Suzanne said...

Oh, wow. The rich, regal colours are stunning. I especially love the butterflies. Gorgeous!!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the colors!

Kary said...

Lovely details on your cards and the bold colours go so well together. I love the butterfly stamp too!

Donalda said...

Your cards are just gorgeous dear and so love the papers you have used. So much detail in your cards. Just Gorgeous

Dawn said...

I love, love, love the paper combos in both of your cards. The colors are just gorgeous, too.

Bogner's said...

Wow, these are amazing! I love the colors and the butterflies look AMAZING! I also dig the way you did the sentiment on the first in 2 colors. Looks great!

Mary Jo said...

What a nice card. Love the paper and how you put your challenge together.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous use of color! You have amazing details on your cards~

thestampinglady said...

Awesome job as usual. I really like that sheet of paper stamp, it's one of my favs from the new release.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Hi Sankari!!!!! These cards are just gorgeous! You make those butterflies sing. As always, your color combos and finishing touches are perfection! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

such incredibly fabulous work!!!

Randee E said...

So beautiful and bright and cheery - but I wouldn't expect anything less from you :0) I think I NEED that little notebook stamp. Adorable and soo versatile.

Jess Willison said...

Sankari - these cards are stunning! I love the colours of the first card, and those buterflies are gorgeous!

good_day1214 said...

I love the bold colors you've chosen and although I love all the new releases, blue skies is my fave. Great cards!

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

Such beautiful cards, as always!! The colors just "pop"!!

txbluiz said...

Always look forward to your creations ~ you use such beautiful, bright colors!

Lavonne said...

I really like both cards and the sentiments on both. They really make you stop and think for a moment don't they?

Gretchen said...

Holy Macaroni girl! Your projects just blow me away! My favorite one is the first card though with those bright colors! BEAUTIFUL!!

drb said...

Amazing Grace - inspiring sentiment and lovely card.

Mary (Happy Now) said...

I LOVE that notebook stamp and sentiment as well! Fingers crossed! ;) Fantastic colors... stunning, as usual!

kksb said...

I love the Blue Skies set. I also really like turquoise and red, my favorite color combo (still) probably will be for a good while longer. Pretty cards. Since I am here, I want to send you my kudos and hugs on your sunshine rays card for the sneak peak. Beautiful, beautiful card. You work red very well. I think I remember a recent red/white
with a {wrapped circle detail} card. Another stunner. Again you do have a marvelous gift for red. Thanks so much for sharing it with the rest of us.

GAZ said...

I love the verses and your cards are beautiful. Thanks...Glenda

Shannan Teubner said...

HOLY COW, girlfriend!! These are totally amazing!! Love your style :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love this card Sankari! I like the colors you used and all the butterflies with pearls you used all over. And HOW CUTE is that notebook paper stamp?!!

Amy Sheffer said...

How amazing are these?! Girl, you ROCK!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your talent constantly amazes me! What gorgeous cards! They are *almost* as beautiful as you are!

Peggy said...

Both of the cards are so detailed and beautiful. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Lynda Benden said...

This is GORGEOUS Sankari! What a great choice of papers and all your little details are wonderful!

Martha said...

Sankari, WOW...such lovely cards! All the colors and details are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Many blessings to you!
-Martha (Austin, TX)

Charlene Waymire said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. What did you use to color in the butterflies?

Tanya said...

Oh wow, my jaw just dropped! These are amazing! Your cards are always so beautiful, you are such an inspiration!

Marisa said...

Love that butterfly and how you have used it on both cards. Way to showcase the new Verve :D

Calypso said...

Sankari-
Oh my word!!! Your cards are absolutely vibrant and just amazing!!! I love them both...Awesome!!!!

Calypso

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Sankari, WOW...stunning cards! All the colors and details are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are gorgeous, Sankari! Love the rich colors in both!!

WickedPixie said...

Wow! These are fantastically beautiful! I love the way you put colors, prints and textures together! I always recognize a Sankari card when it it showcased with other's! :-)Traci

Wendy Space said...

Beautiful cards! I ordered the Blue Skies stamp set and I can hardly wait to get it!

Naomi D said...

I will be honest with you, I usually prefer simple card designs... but both your cards are absolutely stunning. Youve effectively made them busy but not overwhelming--brilliant. Love it, love it, love it!

Mercy said...

these are amazing, sankari! i always love your color combos and all of the textures!

redstamper7 said...

You have the most wonderful use of colors! Both cards are just amazing!

Julie E said...

Beautiful cards! So colorful - you are so talented with the color combos!

Tamie said...

Both of your cards are awesome. I love the summer-y colors and the butterflies.

cgargus said...

Beautiful colors!! I love the cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

dotygirl said...

Your cards are so beautiful, I'm loving the colors of the first one they are so stunning, the second card is also beautiful, lots of detail just gorgeous.

Sue D said...

Both cards are awesome--I love what you did with the butterflies.

Janelle said...

You're color combinations are always so amazing and then all the details added to the card layout, what a wonderful Couple of cards.

Brenda said...

This is a great blog hop! Your cards are wonderful, love the sentiments and they way to put them together...inspiring!

Wanda Cullen said...

You have such a talent for creating with vivid, warm colors and using so many wonderful details! Both cards are gorgeous, Sankari!

Marie B. said...

2 wonderful cards here Sankari! Love those butterflies the best tho! :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous cards Sanakri, you rocked this release girl!

enjoy *~*

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Both of those cards are just superb! Wow! I can only dream about designing something that fabulous! Gorgeous!

leenda said...

WOW! This beauty will brighten someone's day! Love those bold colors! Fabulous inspiration!

Maureen said...

so, so gorgeous, Sankari...just like you :) That dreams sentiment gets me a little "misty" eyed... Hugs!!

janet dowell said...

Beautiful color combos!

Gilda said...

I love the colorful card and the sentiment is one of my favs.

annesatx said...

Such bright, cheerful cards! The butterflies are so gorgeously colored -- how did you do it? And thanks for the chance to win!

Sillyfilly said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the fact they are so colorful. I especially love that butterfly stamp.

Diana S said...

Such bright colors, the colors you used were so fun to look at. I really adore the butterflies. The Amazing grace card was so creative. I loved it. :)

Cheryl said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Your colors are so bright and vivid. And those butterfly stamps are so versatile. Excellent!

Susan said...

wow! Your designs are always out-of-the box! Love them both!

Julia Bettencourt said...

Sankari, I guess it would be a pun to say your first card is just "dreamy" but it definately is! Those are some wonderful bright and rich colors you used. Love the inspiration that your second on exudes. I'm all for lots of butterflies!

Jnett's Place said...

Great job on the cards. This is a super release. Sure would be great to win.

Anonymous said...

I just adore your colours. They add amazing depth which makes designs come alive to me.

thanks
Bonnie
scotlacey@yahoo.ca

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Love the bold colors on both.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous rich colours on these fabulous cards!

Lori Turner said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors you used!

Louise Z said...

Can't go wrong with Butterflies! As always Love your cards, Beautiful!

Sue said...

This card is just gorgeous . . .love your stamped border on the bottom.

Louise Z said...

As always I Love your cards, too Beautiful! :)

Janet S said...

I agree with Nancy and say a big WOW! I LOVE your cards and use of colors and stamps. The butterflies just POP! Thanks for sharing these lovely works of art during the hop.

Whimsey said...

OM gosh; your cards are amazing! Love the colors, so beautiful!

Julia said...

Gorgeous and Vervealicios!...love the bright fun colors on both cards.

Sandy said...

Holy COW! Your cards are fantastic! Love the colors!!! Love the butterflies, too... LOL.

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards!! love the butterflies!!

joy said...

What beautiful colors! Great job!

Wendy said...

Wonderful colors!!! Great job with the new sets!!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful colors!!! Great job with the new sets!!!

Sylvia said...

Both cards are absolutely wonderful!

Allison Cope said...

Wow! Two stunning cards Sankari!

Jen Tapler said...

WOW girl! I don't know how you churn out all this gorgeousness day after day!! BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Well done..your color choice is amazing!

Rene
oil1999@yahoo.com

Kazan Clark said...

a feast for tired eyes :) I love your work and these cards are scrumptious
Hugs
K

Tracy said...

Gorgeous just doesn't say how wonderful your cards are! I love that your cards are always so sunny and bright and these are no exception! Love them! TFS!

jennifer mitten said...

Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful!

Jen T said...

Love the vibrant colors you chose. Such versatility in the notebook stamp.

jenny said...

WOW WOW WOW!! Beautiful cards and the colours are so vibrant! I am inspired!!

Jen P said...

Awesome cards - love the bright colors! Love the butterflies and sentiments! :)

Luanne said...

Both your cards are fabulous! Love the Basic Grey paper Marakech, it looks great. And I love that little notebook stamp too! TFS!

joy said...

Beautiful cards. Love the bright happy colors you used!

Michele R said...

Such gorgeous colors. I love the sentiments and the pearls on the butterflies! Michele

lorena b. said...

Dang your cards are beautiful! I checked out your blog {{WOW}}!

Krissy said...

beautiful color combinations!

Ida said...

Wonderfulcards. Love the way you've combined your paper and embellishments with the images.

Mary Lou said...

I am speechless~~LOVE THEM BOTH!!! Butterflies are the uniquist--I love butterflies on EVERYTHING!!! Those deep, rich colors make a beautiful statement to compliment the sayings you used!! MAGNIFICENT!!!
Blessings

jengd said...

Stunning cards! I love all of your layers and the way those butterflies come off them!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

You are so amazing. Your work just makes me smile.

Pam said...

Both cards are just gorgous. But I just love the striped paper on the second card. I have to find that paper. Great work as always. I follow your blog and always am inspired.

Marsha said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Love the vibrant colors and those butterflies!

Tanja S. said...

Lovely bright cards! thanks for sharing.

Yara said...

Beautiful! Stunning!!

Margaret de Witt said...

Your artwork never ceases to amaze me Sankari.

Michelle said...

So beautiful! The colors are perfect and highlight those wonderful sentiments.

Lillian Child said...

So many beautiful layers and elements on your card creations. Just stunning, Sankari!

Sal-Gal said...

Hi, What striking colours in your cards! They are both amazing and truly inspirational for a newbie like me!
Sal xx

Lelia Pierce said...

WOW!!! These are both amazing! I expected no less! :O)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous cards, Sankari! I love that butterfly and the colors you used are so, well, sunny! :)

Shelly said...

OMGosh - these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the vivid colors!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Can't choose a favorite....I love them both!

Darlene said...

Love both of your card. Such bright colors - gorgeous.

Kristina said...

Ok. You officially have my favorite butterflies so far! GORGEOUS!!! And I am so lovin' that little notebook page. I love how you dyed the edges to mute it a bit.