Tuesday, August 31, 2010

JustRite Stampers: Baroque Nested Frames

Hi Everyone,

One of my sweetest friends surprised me with the sweetest surprise the other day - and I couldn't wait to make her a special thank you card! I brought out one of my favorite kind of stamp sets called from JustRite Stamps which are the nested Frame and Sentiment sets (check them all out here - they are such a fabulous way of creating layers of borders and there are tons of sentiments and borders that can be interchanged easily (seriously have been lovin' these sweet nested frames so much!)

For this thank you card, I used the Baroque Nested Frames stamp set and mixed up the borders and sentiments to create this thank you card. I wanted to create something with some urban elegance and so I picked some yummy papers from Prima and used their delicious border of flowers. The sentiment "Thank You" is cut out and popped up and then dotted up with a wee bit of glaze:

Here is a closer look at the sentiment : I simply adore these gorgeous swirls and twirls of this Baroque frame:
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Bazzil and Prima
Ink: Tangelo and Tuxedo Black Ink from Memento
Accessories: line of bling from Want2Scrap, flowers from Prima, ribbon from stash, die from MFT, glaze, Adirondack liquid pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, white gel pen

I don't usually make quick cards (ha! :) mostly because I am watching a movie when I am making a card and picking out papers usually takes hours - but I loved how quickly this card came together - I didn't time it - but it wasn't more than two segments of Friends :) I can't wait to make some more cards with all of these gorgeous sentiments :)

And speaking of the sentiment "Thank You" - a special thank you to all of you for stopping by today!
Hope that you all have a great start to September!!!
Sankari :)

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1 - Make A Wish!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

Its party time over at Taylored Expressions as we kick off release week and let me tell you that this month's release is huge - I mean HUGE - with a TON of amazing stamp sets, dies, Project Pantry kits, copic bundles, and a more!!! All the sneak peeks that the Baker's Dozen Design Team will be showing this week will be available at the Taylored Expressions store on Friday, September 3rd at 8am PST!!!

Today we are kicking things off by showing sneak peeks from the gorgeous stamp sets designed by the gorgeous Nancy McKinney called Make A Wish, Borderlicious and Bubbles Big Background. And if that wasn't enough, Taylor is also coming out with balloon and border dies and a gorgeous Make a Wish Project Pantry kit that makes it so easy and fun/festive to create some happy birthday cards!!!

As soon as I saw the Make a Wish stamp set - I totally screamed out loud in sweet delight!!! There are pennants, the cutest cake EVER!, beautiful balloons and amazing sentiments - totally perfect for every birthday occasion....

AND if that wasn't enough - one of the best parts of this gorgeous stamp set is that the Make A Wish stamp set is the next set in the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree program where every quarter Taylored Expressions supports a different charity through the proceeds of a special stamp set. For the months of September, October and November when you purchase this set you'll be helping to support the Make A Wish Foundation. Their mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to the Make A Wish foundation for every stamp set that is sold! This is why that the Make a Wish stamp set will come as sheet of rubber and will be uncut and needing to be trimmed so that it will reduce the cost of manufacturing and be able to donate more to charity.

This charity is such a beautiful one - and has given joy to so many children who have to face a future that is more challenging than anyone has to face. I feel so proud to be able to support this charity and love using this stamp set. It's birthday week over here in my neck of the woods (two today, one tomorrow, and one every day of the week till Sunday! phew! That's a lot of cake and I should probably bust out my elastic pants - but I digress!!!) I created this card/gift set for a dear friend whose birthday is today using the Make a Wish Stamp set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE (did I mention that I LOVE this awesome cake stamp!!! and there is a beautiful pennant stamp set too!!! Using the Make A WIsh Project Pantry kit, I embossed in clear EP the pennant stamp over the patterned paper and then trimmed it out with and added some liquid pearls :) I colored the cake, but you can also paper piece it for more yummy textures:

Here is a close up of the cake - I added a little Expresso, Lettuce and Red Pepper Adironack dimensional pearls to the cake along with a little glaze :

I also created a little coordinating gable box from the Favor Boxes in Taylor's Store and filled with some yummy chocolates and decorated it with a wee bit of glass and used the awesome Baker's Twine that comes with the Make a Wish Project Pantry:

and here is a view of the whole gift set - I can't wait to give it to her today!!! Woo-hoo!!!!

I can't wait to see what all the amazing Baker's have been cooking with all the amazing new stamp sets and border dies!!! Hop on over with me and check them out!! And a HUGE welcome to Regina, Tori and Danielle - our newest members of the Baker's Dozen!!!!

and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Please stop in tomorrow for more TE goodness!!!
Hugs :)
Sankari :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Verve Project Parade: Day 4

Good Morning Everyone,

The Verve Project Parade has started on the Verve Stamps blog and this month, we are creating projects with the theme"Something Old, Something New." This doesn't mean wedding (but of course it could) - its a challenge for all the Verve divas and 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 and older set from your stash with a "new to you" stamp set and join the fun!

In thinking of something old and something new - I thought I would create something new from this old wooden box that I have had for over 10 years.

I painted the box the colors from the Pixilicious colors from Cosmo and then as I waited for it to dry, I cut the cardstock for my card (measures 5.5" x 5.5"). I wanted to use all the lovely flowers that Julee has designed in her Verve stamps, but couldn't fit them all into one card ;) so I picked three sets with the gorgeous flowers that Julee has designed and created a coordinating gift box to go with it as well.

I love everything about Julee's stamp creations - all the details and fonts are so perfect and in mix and matching the stamps - the hardest part was choosing which stamps to use! Julee always amazes me with her amazing designs! I love all the Verve Flowers - Here is a close up of the card: The big flower and the third flower are from the Great Friend stamp set, the second flower is from the Feel the Sun stamp set and the last flower is from the Dream Big stamp set. The inspiring sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set - I absolutely love the font in this sentiment!

Here is another picture of all the different flowers from the different stamp sets:

Here is a picture of the giftbox that I painted. I used the sentiment and border from the Framed Wishes stamp set.
Here is another angle of the flowers - I paper pieced them as well as colored them in with copics and then layered them with some dimensionals:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: PTI base cardstock and Cosmo Pixilicious papers
Ink: Memento Tangelo, Pear Tart, Bamboo, Grape Jelly,
Stamps: Framed Wishes stamp set. Great Friend stamp set, Feel the Sun stamp set, Dream Big stamp set and the Kind Words stamp set from Verve Stamps
Ingredients: Liquid Pearls (Adirondack), ribbon and button from stash, Eucalyptus stickles, dimensionals, glaze, spellbinders, dragonfly embellie, white gel pen and plain wooden box and acrylic paint

I loved creating this little gift set and loved using all the gorgeous flowers that Julee has created (you can see all the Verve stamps with flowers in them by clicking this link here!). It was so fun to mix and match my Verve stamps and I hope that you will play along with us! There's lots of chances to win some Verve stamps - so for more details check out the Verve Blog and stop in every day to see a new project from the Verve Divas!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Wishing you the BEST day ever!!!
Sankari :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

JustRite Stampers: Backyard Birds

Hi Everyone,

Hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! Today really was beautiful - such a gorgeous day being outside with nature and I got inspired to try something different :) The gorgeous stamp set called Backyard Birds from JustRite stampers has always intimidated me a bit because I am not sure how to color in the gorgeous birds - but after hanging outside all day today - I wanted to give it a try :)

All the birds are so sweet and lovely - its hard to pick which one you want to use - after playing ine-mini-mani-moe ;) I finally picked the sweet image of the lovely hummingbird enjoying the nectar of some yummy flowers. This reminds me of being up north at the cabin and watching the hummingbirds at the feeder while we ate breakfast. I stamped the image and colored the sweet little hummingbird a mixture of bright and dark greens and bit of a blue and the flowers I colored red to match the red nectar from the bird feeders.

The sentiment in this set comes from the circle border that is 3 1/4" so after I stamped it, I used my nesties to cut it out and curled it to give it a wave before adhering it on my card. I wanted to keep the colors mostly pink and green and added a wee bit liquid pearls :)) (just a wee bit :) Here is a closer look at the sentiment and image:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Pixilicious) and Prism cardstock
Ink: Memento Rosebud and Tuxedo black
Accessories: Spellbinders, white gel pen, glaze, copics, ribbons from stash, MFT scalloped die, pearls from Want2Scrap, simensionals and corner chomper

I really enjoyed playing with this gorgeous stamp set and can't wait to try my hand at coloring in the rest of these gorgeous backyard birds!!! Check out all the gorgeous birds in this lovely stamp set here! The sentiment "Find joy in the little things" is so true - I feel that this sentiment should be something that I have to remember every day - its so easy to get swept up in the busy schedules of life - but just enjoying even the littlest things - the wind against your cheeks, the feel of your little ones hand in yours, the silence of the morning coffee ritual --- all beautiful things!

Thank you so much for stopping by
and hope that you are enjoying all the little and big joys in life!

Sankari :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #93 - Annie

Welcome everyone to our 93rd Cinema Challenge - where every week we create a card inspired by a different movie, and this week we are featuring the movie: Annie! This broadway musical turned movie was based on the comic strip of the adventures of Orphan Annie and was nominated for two Oscars. The songs in this movie have continued in popularity as numerous of schools and production companies continue to perform their own Annie musical. For our challenge requirement, we went with the obvious :), to use some red accents (it can be a little or a whole lot!!!) that is inspired by some part of the movie!

I remember watching this movie way back when and always remembering that "the sun will come out tomorrow" and that always made me feel good - that no matter HOW hard (or maybe I should say, how "hard-knocked" ;) your day was, there is always tomorrow! So I thought I would create that very sentimented card with a little red Annie dress (cut out of felt) and create a simple little card that you can give to someone if they are having a rough day.

I love all the fonts that JustRite stamps has, that allows you to create your own sentiments - so I pulled out my Curlz 95 point Upper and Lowercase font set to create the sentiment: "there's always tomorrow". I created the dress by drawing it and then cutting it out on felt and then piecing it all together:

Here is a close up of the dress and sentiment:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket: Togetherness and PTI cardstock
Ink: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Tuxedo Ink Black
Accessories: border die and felt from MFT, spellbinders, black sakura glaze pen, white dew drops and the dress was hand drawn and then cut out of felt and put up on dimensionals.

Who is your favorite character from the movie? It used to be Annie and Miss Hannigan used to scare me - she seemed so mean. Well, watching it while making this card, I actually grew very fond of Carol Burnett's characterization of Miss Hannigan - seriously - she is hilarious (and still mean) but somehow watching this movie now makes me have a special fondness for Ms. Hannigan (she is so hilarious - Carol Burnett is a genius!).

I loved making this card - and anything to do with Annie always makes me feel happy and makes me look forward to tomorrow and all of its possibilities.I had so much fun playing along with this movie challenge - and singing along to the songs as I created my card. Hope that you have a chance to play along with us!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Sankari :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge #33 (Sketch)

Hi Everyone,

Every Friday over at the JustRite blog, there is a brand new challenge filled with fun and some delicious surprises. Today, Sharon Harnist has come up with a wonderful sketch challenge for us to play with! Sometimes I am really good about sticking exactly with the sketch, but this time I was a wee bit free in "interpreting" the sketch and so I flipped it around but then I realized that when I went to take a picture of my card I realized that I didn't quite do it right with the little strip on the edge of the card - whoops! But I still like how it turned out so hope its okay :))

I used the gorgeous ornaments from the beautiful Christmas stamp set from JustRite called: Christmas Ornaments 3-1/4" . I stamped the different ornaments and then colored them and then cut it out and glazed it up a bit:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: My Mind's Eye: So Sophie, Bazzill cardstock
Stamps: JustRite stampers: Christmas Ornaments 3 1/4" and sentiment from the All Occasion Nested Sentiments & Verse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug Red
Accessories: Adirondack Dimensional Pearls (Lettuce), glaze, corner chomper, EK success scallop punch, felted ribbon, brads, ribbon from stash and dimensionals.

The sentiment "Just For You" is from the All Occasion Nested Sentiments & Verse - which is becoming one of my fave go to stamp sets because it has the perfect sentiments for every occasion with such gorgeous fonts! I can't wait to see what everyone has created with this gorgeous sketch over at the JustRite blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - hope you are having a wonderful Friday!
Sankari :)

Mojo Monday: Lifetime of Happiness

Good Morning Everyone,

My friend just made her engagement official after announcing it on Facebook (that's how you really know who is in a relationship these days - how official things are :P LOL!) and I couldn't wait to make her card! I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use - the gorgeous gorgeous new stamp set from Verve called Love story - seriously - Julee has created the most gorgeous wedding set - beautiful fonts and graphics! I used the gorgeous Mojo Monday sketch #153 designed by Mary Fish, for this card and tried to keep it as CAS as I could.

I stamped the gorgeous hearts four times and then paper pieced the center heart with some BG paper and folded it up a little bit. I stamped the last heart with the two sweet lovebirds and embossed it with some white EP: I LOVE this sentiment from the Love Story stamp set which says: "Wishing you a Lifetime of Happiness".

Here is another angle (have you ever taken a picture of your card and then couldn't decide which picture you liked better? Well, I couldn't decide which one this morning, so I decided to go with both of them :)))
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey DP and white cardstock from PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Glaze red pen from Sakura
Accessories: Ribbon from May Arts, Adirondack liquid pearls, dimensionals, corner chomper, bling

I can't wait to mail this out to her and I can't wait for the wedding and to see her in her bridal glory! I love weddings so much and especially love seeing the faces of the bride and groom when the first see each other! So sweet!!!!

Well on that happy note - hope your friday is off to a great start!
Thanks so much for stopping by !
Sankari :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gina K Previews and Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!

Have you been checking out all the lovely previews from the Gina K DT this week because they are just beautiful and inspiring! Love all the gorgeousness! Today, I am excited to show you a lovely set designed by the beautiful Gina K herself called Lean on Me - which is this month's card kit. This means that if you purchase this stamp set - you will receive a card kit with it for free using the lovely Gina K Luxury papers!

I love this beautiful stamp set called Lean on Me because it has such sweet sentiments and I love that the flowers are all bold - so all you have to do is to ink it up and stamp away!! Makes for creating a very quick and easy card.

I embossed my flowers in different inks with clear EP and then sponged a little on the sides - I love this sentiment: "ALways here for You" so sweet!!:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: All papers are from the Lean on Me card kit using Gina K Pure Luxury
Stamps: Lean on Me stamp set from Gina K
Ink: Memento Lady Bug Red, Rosebud, Tangelo, Dandelion
Accessories:nesties, liquid pearls, Card kit ribbon, eyelets from card kit and dimensionals

This is really such a gorgeous stamp set that always you to create such sweet cards from the heart quickly because of the silhouette type stamps. For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these amazing designer's links:

You are invited to join us for our Release party tomorrow night, August 26 from 7-10 central time for contest questions, challenges, and chatter along with tons more samples! The party leads up to the new products featured this week on our blogs being available for purchase online through"> ">GinaK ">Designs at 10 pm. See you there for all the festivities!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
Sankari :)

JustRite Stampers: Rising When We Fall....

Happy Day Everyone :)

Hope that you are all doing great and having a great week! Our week started off with our little ones heading out to school and it was such a bittersweet proud moment... sigh... It also gave me a chance to hang out with a good friend of mine while the kids were at school - she is going through some big changes in her life and I am just amazed by her positive spirit. I wanted to make a special card for her to uplift here and knew the perfect stamp!

I LOVE this sentiment from JustRite Stampers from the Hope Border & Centers stamp set. I love these different sentiments and the different square borders (and I love the fact that you can interchange the borders from all the different square stamp sets!). This sentiment is so positive and uplifting:
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in Rising every time we fall."
- Confucius
I am hooked in making these rolled flowers right now and had to make another one, but added a little bit of glitter to this rose (check out Joanne's Rolled Flowers tutorial on SCS). I wanted to do the black/white/red color combo but wanted to added a small accent color - so decided to go with sunny yellow :)

I love how all the JustRite stamps coordinate with Spellbinders and so paired it up with this little square ornament and then popped it up with some dimensionals. I added a little bit of glaze to the leaves for a bit of shine :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cardstock from PTI and others from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: pearls from Want2Scrap, Black gel pen, Cuttlbug embossing folder, glaze, spellbidners, dimensionals, zutter corner punch, chunky glitter (Martha)

I can't wait to give this card to my friend - I hope she knows how amazing she is by always taking the positive spin on all the different things that she has had to face this year.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are all having an amazing week and enjoying every second!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blast From the Past Blog Hop - A+ in my Books

Good Morning Everyone,

Welcome to the third Blast from the Past Blog hop from Taylored Expressions where every month Taylor puts together a little hippty hop of funness open to all TE fans out there -the hardest part of the Blast from the Past hop is to figure out which adorable and awesome stamp set to use!
Luckily, I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use - the super adorable Make the Grade Stamp set from Taylored Expressions illustrated by the super sweet Nancy McKinney! As the kids head back to school I wanted to make a special something for their teachers :)

Yesterday my wee ones went back to school and they both have brand new teachers and new classrooms. AND the wonderful thing, is that both of their teachers are good friends of mine who joined the school this year and I am so excited that they are my children's teachers - they have been working so hard over the summer to get the classroom ready for the children and it was amazing to watch their sweet little faces become so excited to see their gorgeous new classroom and meet & greet their school friends. I saw this super cute Teacher Survival Kit! by Becky and was inspired to create something like it - so I took an old empty 4 pack of Starbucks coffee container and altered it and created a coordinating card.

Here a picture of the caddy: I covered the 4 sides of the caddy and then decorated the front of the caddy with the sweet little image of the schoolhouse and the super beautiful quote:

"The mediocre teacher tells,
the good teacher explores,
the superior teacher demonstrates,
the great teacher Inspires."
I filled the caddy with some juices and some powerbars (to get through the day with such energetic and "dynamic" kindergarteners! :)
I love this beautiful quote and stamped the super cute owlie on top of the sentiment. I used the same owlie for the card that I created with the Blast from the Past Sketch #3.

I turned it counter clockwise and used the adorable little report card stamp in this set with another awesome sentiment: "You're an A+ in my books". I adorned it with some cute little buttons and one of my all time favorite ribbons: yellow with white dots ( I love the way this ribbon ties!) And yes, the liquid pearl addiction continues with a little help from some of my favorite colors: Terra Cotta, Butterscotch, and Stream. Here is a picture of the card:

I made another one similar one for my daughter's teacher - but will show that one a bit later :) Well, I always LOVE doing these Blast from the Past hops because its some much fun to see how everyone creates such magic with all their Taylored Expressions stamp!. Speaking of which - please hop along with me as we check out al the amazing artistes who have joined us today!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you're day is blast!!!
Sankari :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

JustRite Nested Frames: Just For You!

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend! This is our last weekend before the kids go back to school and I wanted to give a little special card to one of our friends who has helped us with watch the kids this summer - I still can't believe that summer vacation is over - and as much as I am happy that they are going to school, it also makes me a wee bit sad and proud at the same time to get them ready to go to the next grade - totally bittersweet.

I absolutely love the fonts and borders of the Nested Frames from JustRite stampers - and pulled out my All Occasion Nested Sentiments & Verse (gotta love all the different sentiments/sizes and fonts for all different occasions!) and paired it up with the Victorian Nested Frames (which comes with 3 large frames and 3 small frames). They both easily fit on the clear horizontal stamper (they fit like butter!). I loved creating this card and did a little embossing on the border and sentiment so that I could sponge around it without streaking:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Togetherness), Black Prism paper, white cardstock PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Clear Embossing powder, (sponging: Cantaloupe from Memento)
Accessories: Pearls from Want 2 Scrap, Adirondacks liquid pearls, MS punch, dimensionals, sheer gray ribbon from stash

I couldn't wait to use some of the new "Togetherness" papers from Cosmo Cricket and just was in bliss when I saw this cheery yellow sunshine-y DP! I have been wanting to try the rolled flowers that I have been seeing and used the wonderful Joanne's tutorial from SCS for the little flower accent :)

Well, we are off to frolick in the sunshine and a have a little picnic today before the kids go to school tomorrow :) Hope that you are enjoying your weekend and get some relaxing time in too!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Sankari :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #92 - Napoleon Dynamite

Welcome Everyone to our 92nd movie challenge, where every week at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog, we pick a movie from which we create a card from - this week we are featuring the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite, which won 10 awards including a Grammy! As everyone starts back to school, we thought it would fun to do this movie because its "flippin sweet"! If you haven't seen this movie - it might seem strange at first because its almost like a different quirky world that you get transported to as you see things in the eyes of Napoleon, but we are sure that it will have you laughing - and maybe even make you want to dance along with Napoleon in one special dance scene that is definitely memorable!!!

CONFESSION TIME: The first time that I sat down to watch this movie - I thought I would REALLY NOT like it - I found the first 15 minutes SO strange and told my DH that I thought this movie was really NOT my style - but by the end of the movie - I was totally cracking up and absolutely love this movie! There are so many memorable quotes from this movie - all that crack me up in different ways - but my favorite quote would have to be when Napoleon starts to list the "flippin' sweet" skillz that girls like guys to have"like Numchuck skills, Bowhunting Skills, computer hacking skills" LOL!!!! I still laugh and even as I am typing those skills - I can totally hear Napoleon's voice in my head saying those words. So I printed out the graphics of the three skills and then created this card with three pockets for them:

Card Ingredients:
Papers: PRism cardstock and Cosmo Cricket's Wanted
Inks: cat eye: Sienna and printer
Stamps: typed up the sentiments in "Menlo" and images from here
Accessories: mini library card punch, EK success mini scallops, Adirondack's dimensional pearls (terra cotta and butterscotch), EK success die punch

I pulled out Cosmo Cricket's Wanted papers which are simply awesome to create this card. I absolutely can't tell you HOW much fun I had making this card - it was so nice to watch little snippets of this video and totally crack up while crafting :)

I hope you guys will play along to this flippin' sweet movie challenge!!! Please check out more details over at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog!

Hope that you have a chance to play along with us this week!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Great Friend

HI Everyone,

I have been loving all the Verva-licious sneak peeks that have been going this week and today the Divas are ending the peeks with this gorgeous preview of the amazing set that Julee has created called: Great Friend! Seriously - just when you thought it couldn't get more Verva-Yummy - it does!!! I love the flowers in this set and the sentiments are simply perfect!

The loveliest thing about the flowers in this set is that I love that Julee created flowers that are both open (so you can paper piece or color) and flowers that are solid - (so that you can easily ink them and stamp away!) I chose to stamp with the open flowers so that I could paper piece my flowers with different DP and then layer them together with a little bit of liquid pearls and a clear dew drop in the center. I used this awesome Anni-VERVE-sary sketch for this card (check out all the details on this thread at SCS for more chances to win!!) I kinda moved things around the sketch a wee bit - but hope its still okay :)

Here is a close up picture of the flower and sentiment:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: My Mind's Eye and Prism Cardstock
Stamps: Great Friend from Verve Stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Adirondack Liquid Pearls (Lettuce), Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon from PTI, vellum from stash, dimensionals, scalloped die from MFT and die from EK success.

I have loved every single set that Julee has created and you won't want to miss seeing the full release in its awesome Vervalicious glory on Friday!!! I can't wait to see what the amazing amazing Divas have created with these gorgeous stamp sets! Please hop along with me and leave them some love! There is a prize of winning this stamp set that is hidden amongst one of their amazing blogs!!! Deadline for comment is 6PM EST on Fri (Aug 20) with winners being annouced at the Anni-VERVE-sary Bash Release Party!!!!! So hop along with me and check out these lovely artistes!!!!

Don't forget to mark your calendars, get some chocolate and join us for the release party this friday!!!
It will be awe-some! Can't wait for the amazing Verve party on Friday (one of the few parties that you can wear your pajamas too!!! lolzzzzzz!!!) :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Kind Words & Happy Hello

Hi Everyone,

Today the amazing August Verve Sneak Peek Release continues with two more amazing sets that Julee has created called: Kind Words and Happy Hello! I am always amazed by how Julee is able to create magic in every set - and these sets are pure Verve-y magic - gorgeous fonts and absolutely gorgeous sentiments!

The Kind Words stamp set is full of kind and encouraging words - the sentiments are so unique and from the heart. I couldn't wait to use the sentiment: "You are such a joy to me" and wanted to create an embossed silhouetted image from the super sweet flower in this set. I used the Mojo Sketch #152 from this week to create this card:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock
Stamps: Kind Words from Verve Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Potter's Clay
Accessories: EK success die punch and large and small scallops punch, Spellbinder's Nesties, Adirondacks liquid pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals and ribbon from stash.

The second card that I made for today's peek is from the Happy Hello stamp set - and let me tell you - these are definitely the Happiest Hello sentiments EVER! :))) I love me some sunshine - and as soon as I saw this quote: "You are Sunshine for my Soul" I knew I had to use it. I wanted to make a sunshiney card and so I stamped the sentiment in the circle stamp and punched it out (I LOVE that all the sentiments fit into the circle and square shapes in the stamp set). And I couldn't help BUT use the gorgeous flowers from the Dream Big stamp set that was peeked yesterday - so I put the sentiment right in the center of the flower:

And I LOVE the little dot stamps in this set and created a border from the dot stamps inked in red - Here is a closer peek at a sideways view little red dot border:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: DP from Sassafrass Lass and Prism cardstock
Stamps: Happy Hello and Dream Big stamp sets from Verve Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Potter's Clay
Accessories: Adirondacks liquid pearls, dimensionals, Crystal Effects, bling from Want2Scrap, ribbon from stash

I love how these stamp sets come packed with sentiments that allow you to create a card straight from the heart and I can't wait to see all the gorgeous art pieces that the Divas have created using these gorgeous stamp sets. So come along and hop along with me and check out their amazing blogs! Please leave them a little love there is a hidden prize in one of their blogs for the chance to win these stamp sets for one lucky commentator!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
Wishing you all the happiest of days!!!
Hugs :))))))))))