Hi Everyone :)
TGIF for real! So glad that today leads into the weekend because its been one crazy kind of busy week and what a better way to relax than to unwind at a Par-tay! Tonight is the Verve Release party where all the stamps and dies that have been sneaked this week will be released along with more samples and projects from the Divas :)
Today - we are showing sneak peeks from the super cute and adorable stamp set: Chicks Rule and the super sweet new "must have" die from the Verve A Cut Above Die: the Flutterby Die - which you can use in conjunction with the butterfly in the stamp set or on its own. For one of my cards today - I used the gorgeous sketch created by Charmaine for the Viva La Verve sketch challenge for week #2 of March (and by the way - today being Friday - there is another VLV sketch to play with from your very own... moi :) --- please scroll down to see today's VLV sketch and we would love it if you would play along - AND just a quick reminder that one lucky person who plays along with all 5 sketches can win an ENTIRE Verve release (oh yea!) - you can find all the information for the most recent VLV sketch and a PDF for all 5 March VLV challenges here.
But back to the card at hand! Using dear CharmWarm's :) sketch - I used the awesome sentiment: "Hola Chica" and paired it with the butterfly from the stamp set that I paper pieced along with the Flutterby Die - I tried to keep the layout pretty crisp - this is my attempt at a CAS card that I really really really tried to not go ga-ga with the liquid pearls (it really is a serious addiction, lol! :) I love the way it turned out - and would love to make some more to keep on hand for those times when you just need a quick card :)
Stamps: Chicks Rule (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug Red
Papers: Echo Park: For the Record paper collection
Accessories: Charming Banner and Flutterby die (A Cut Above by Verve) sheer ruffled black ribbon, spellbinders, liquid pearls, bling from Kaiser, spellbinders, dimensionals and sponger.
I also had a chance to play along with Jackie's gorgeous sketch from the VLV Week #4 and I loved the little strips that she has goin' on. I used the basket that is in this stamp set and filled it with flowers (3 different sizes in one stamp) that you can choose to use individually or cut them up individually - which is what I ended up doing. I used the same EP For the Record (canNOT get enough of this DP!) There are three flowers on one stamp - that I cut out with some paper pieced DP that I then layered on each other.
The basket was layered on another basket and the handle was stamped and I attached them together and finished it off with the just a wee bit of dimensions and liquid pearl'in :) I loved putting a smaller flower on the larger flower and finishing the centers with some blign :)
I can't wait to see everyone's project and from some sneak peeks that I have already seen - this release is filled with some super amazing creations from these amazing ladies! Please hop on over to see their gorgeous creations:
AND Two more things:
2. The release party is TONIGHT! so come on over and get your Verve on:
3. okay - actually one more! :) Check out all the details for the VLV sketch challenge #5 for March here and for more deets on how you can win the whole release!!! And you can scroll down on my blog for the VLV sketch and for my sample for the sketch - hope that you will join in with us and shout out Viva La Verve!
Thanks so much for stopping by tonight - and for all of your sweetness!