Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Anni~Verve~sary Spotlight Hop Day 3: Words of Wisdom

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop series! Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve on Friday night! One lucky commenter along the hop will win today's featured sets and dies.  So be sure and leave a little love as you hop around the Divasphere! Check the Verve Blog for prize details and deadlines.


This week is release week over at Verve and the awesome new sneak peeks of this release have already started - check them all out over at the Verve stamps blog and stay tuned for more peeks of all the new stamps and new Verve dies that are truly amazing and will be released this Friday (August 12th!!) Julee has completely outdone herself with this Anniversary - Anni-Verve-sary celebration - there are a TON of new stamps and coordinating dies and today the Divas are peeking the awesome stamp set Words of Wisdom along with the 2 new must have Plain Janes: Notebook and Graph Paper - which both perfectly coordinate with the new Rounded Rectangle Die! LOVE that!

For my card today, I picked one of my favorite sentiments from the Words of Wisdom set (seriously, they are all beautiful and inspiring!) which reads: "Keep fighting"... and was especially made for my husband's cousin's husband who is battling ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) - and has the most positive attitude I know... he is the most amazing father and even though things are getting harder for him with basic movement functions (like throwing a baseball to his sons) he always has a smile and sees the positive side of life. I so admire Jim, he makes me feel inspired and humble at the same time - I admire him and the way he cares for his family with all of his heart and that he wakes up each day with the courage to radiate that positivity to his family, even when he is going through a hard time as he battles this disease. In his own words about this disease that he is fighting,  Jim says in his blog: "Although I did not choose this disease, I am choosing to fight back while I can...."

I wanted to make him a cheery card that will cheer him on and put this beautiful sentiment on the awesome Graph Paper PJ that was cut out with the Rounded Rectangle Die coming out of the clouds as the sun shines bright around it! That graph paper is so awesome - I adore the little steno note pad look! And its so nice to be able to easily die cut it out!

Card Details:
Stamps: Words of Wisdom and Graph Paper PJ from Verve Stamps
Papers: Echo Park Sunny Days and PTI white cardstock
Inks: London Fog and Grape Jelly from Memento
Accessories: Rounded Rectangle Die from Verve Stamptwine, Baker's Twine, bling from Kaiser (yellow), PTI button, flower from stash, EK success scallop border, clouds and sun are stickers from Echo Park paper Kit (Sunny Days), Circle Spellbinders, liquid pearls. 

It made me so happy to make this card for Jim - I hope he always remembers how amazing he is! You can read more of Jim's story here (he is a new blogger!). This sentiment is so perfect for inspiring yourself or a friend in need - truly amazing! 

Please check out the amazing creations from
 the Verve Divas and awesome Guest Divas (woot woot!!!)

1. Julee8. Sarah {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Marisa {Guest}
3. Tosha10. Laurie
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Sankari12. Shannan
6. Teresa13. Betty
7. Jackie14. Maureen

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please stop by tomorrow for Day 4 sneak peeks!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

102 comments:

Crestajune said...

What a fabulous sunshiney card! It will definitely bring cheer to Jim's day!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Sankari! So chock full of your wonderful, cheerful style... The colors are so vibrant and your sentiment is so uplifting! This card would be sure to cheer anyone up! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Sankari, this is stunning!!! Love the colors and design!! Definitely a cheerful card - all the best for your cousin-in-law, he sounds like an inspirational person!

TannyP said...

Seriously perfect card - thanks for sharing the background on it =) I am always astounded by your artistry and this card really highlights the power of positivity - it really is a ray of sunshine!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous use of color!!! Clouds, sun, twine looking like rays....WOW!!!

Tricia said...

Love the graph paper PJ!! What a fabulous idea. And what a precious tribute to your friend. He sounds inspiring!

Luanne said...

This is sure to cheer Jim up! My goodness, what a challenge he is up against! Way to be the major encourager, Sankari! It's perfect!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun and bright card

Whimsey said...

Oh really love that graph paper; your card is so bold and full of live - love it!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This card certainly lives up to your name - it is SUPEr sunny! LOVE the ring of bling in your sun and all the bright happy colors you incorporated into your card. Hope all is well Sankari!

Kathy said...

Wow!!! Love how happy this card is. I love the scene-it brings such joy and what an awesome reminder with the sentiment! Love it:)

Sian Ridley said...

This card is sure to cheer anyone up, it's so bright and cheerful! I find it amazing just how much people can cope with and still keep their chin up and a big smile on their face. I wish Jim and his family all the best, and you said it 'keep fighting'! :)

Lorie said...

That is just an incredible card! Happy and encouraging! LOVE it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Sankari, your card is just filled with happiness and beauty! This would cheer up anyone with all the vivid colors!

Bandon, Oregon said...

What a GREAT card!! Fun, Alive!!! I'm lovin' all the sayings in this set...

Faith

DonnaJ said...

Such a bright spot in the day ! Love the colors - it just makes you want to smile !

Gretchen said...

What a bright and sunny card! LOVE this!

Tarjteachr said...

So bright and cheerful and definitely inspiring.

Maureen said...

oh, wow again and again! What a gorgeous, uplifting card :) Your husband's cousin's husband is sure to be uplifted by this...what an inspiration despite the greatest of life's challenges. Hugs to you sweet Diva!

Jen Carter said...

I love all the color on this card!! It is fabulous!!

Liz Williams said...

Colorful, delightful, whimsical. I love it.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a beautiful cheery card - sure to lift anyone's spirits. Jim will surely appreciate it. I love the graph paper and your flower with the button center. Also love how the twine looks like rays coming from it.

Becky Carafa said...

This is so bright and cheery, love it!

miniwonderfulthings.com said...

I have got to learn how to use those liquid pearls. I have two colors but always get blobs about every third pearl. Got any hints? They look perfect on your card! Love it...

Basslady said...

beautiful work!

makes me smile at once!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Laurie said...

What a cheerful card! This is too adorable.

Judith Tetley said...

What an uplifting card...love the sunshine!
Kind REgards
Judith from Australia
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Such positive imaging!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

As always, your cards just bring a smile to my face, and this is no exception!! I love your fun, vibrant colors, and how you've added the graph paper in the clouds!! This is sure to bring a smile to Jim's face and to offer a boatload of encouragement. You have such warm and giving heart Sankari, and it shows (glows), through your cards!!

Lisa M. said...

Fantastic! Wow! I love all the intense colors and the subtle gold liquid pearls...and then the piling of the layers...fabulous!

Wendy said...

This is darling, darling, darling!!! Love the clouds and giant sunshine!!! Thanks for sharing such an uplifting card!!

Laraine R said...

What a bright and cheerful card!!

Marisa said...

A fabulously perfect card for a wonderful person and what a great encouragement it will be :)

Loretta Rodger said...

Totally bright, cheerful and CUTE!

Sheila Davis said...

So bright and beautiful. You always have such wonderful creations.

Teresa Kline said...

luv this Sankari...great design and fabby colors!

enjoy *~*

Ravengirl said...

Love this bright and cheerful card! By your description, it seems to emulate his spirit!

Vickie Merrick said...

Such a bright and cheerful card! I love all the layers and the sentiment!

Loralei said...

Your work are always filled with life...a bright and beautiful life and would cheer even the Grinch! Wonderful as always.

Calypso's Crafts said...

You really made this card own the sentiment. It is very upllifting and would bring a smail to anyones face.

sharon g said...

I love your bright colors!

Tanya said...

Another fabulous creation! Your cards are always so fun and happy, love, love, love it!

Susan said...

Love the use of bold, vivid colors. You certainly have a style all your own :)

Nicole said...

This is fabulous! Love the colors and happy, uplifting feel. Love the different papers/colors for the clouds. So beautiful, as always, Sankari!

Moosisk said...

What a cheerful card! This would cheer up anyone who was having a hard time or bad day. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

KathyE said...

What a bright and cheerful card. Jim sounds like an amazing man. I'm sure his day will be a littler brighter when he receives this card.

KathyE

Rhonda said...

Love the "scene". Wonderfully bright colors.

Peggy said...

Love the bright and sunny card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

craftingcottage said...

I love this card!! It's so cheerful and fun. That sun is fantastic! So bright and bold. Just lovely :)
Lisa :)

jill said...

This is one huge "FEEL GOOD" card

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much.

Janelle said...

What an amazing man and fabulous card to encourage him!

Beth Ann said...

Wow! I love the colors used. This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

How fun! Love your clouds and sunshine!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow what a fabulous design, love the colors and your card design with this fabulous new set.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my gosh!! I love all the color, girl! BEAUTIFUL!

Barbara said...

Hi Sankari, What a thoughtful relative you are. I too have a friend with this disease so I know how you feel. Your card has inspired me! I love the verse and the bright colors you have chosen. Thank you for sharing with us.
My blog:
www.u-inspire-me.blogspot.com
Hugs

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the bright colors! So happy and cheerful!

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome, colorful, happy encouraging card. Will put a smile on anyone's face :) TFS

Tracey said...

AMAZING card!!!! WOW!!! LOVE these bright and cheerful colours so much with this sentiment!

riggy said...

Such a fun card!

Ally said...

A beautifully inspirational card. ;-) Love it!

Heather said...

Your cards would cheer anyone up! Love the bright colors you used and that sentiment fits perfectly with the theme of the card. Great job!

Violet Bebich said...

What a bold and beautiful card! You always seem to make such colorful cards. Love it!

craftymom205 said...

Love the bright and cheery card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Bonnie said...

Your cards are always so bright and cheery!

Sue D said...

Very cheery card!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card and very cheerful. TFS

Vicki said...

This is such a cheerful card and the story behind the making of it is very special. I'm sure he will love it!

Vicki said...

This is such a cheerful card and the story behind the making of it is very special. I'm sure he will love it!

Denisse said...

your card is gorgeous! i love the colors! they make me smile :)

suzieq23 said...

As always your card displays the new stamp sets beautifully! You always present such happy, colorful cards. Waiting for Words of Wisdom for sure.

Indy said...

Love the bright fun colors of your card. What a great card to send to someone who needs encouragement!

Indy said...

Love the bright fun colors of your card. What a great card to send to someone who needs encouragement!

Julia said...

So bright and cheerful....sure to brighten Jim's day.

Moira said...

The card is great and sure to bring a smile to Jim's face. Encouragement and support make his fight easier! TFS!

ChristineZ said...

What a wonderful cheerful card! I love the encouraging sentiment and colors. Great card to send positive thoughts.

Jillisgram said...

Just a delightful card --- so bright and cheery!

Michelle said...

Sunshine in an envelope! Your card makes me smile.

Jackie Pedro said...

You're amazing and so is this card!!! LOVE the colors, all the layering and the cheeriness of it!!!

Steph Herbert said...

Wow! This is just amazing! :)

Julie K said...

Love your new creation! Looking forward to Friday

Dori said...

Such a bright and cheerful creation! Adorable

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so much fun, Sankari! I love the sun and those friendly clouds and that notebook stamp is adorable!!

Karen said...

Everything about this card speaks of positive energy. It is great!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty! I LOVE the bright and beautiful colors!

Dottie said...

This card is so cute and bright! Adorable.

Fiona said...

What can I say - WOW!!!!!! x

Good2BT said...

Cheery and inspiring! Love all the bold color and shapes you incorporated!

Lila said...

i was moved by the amazing card you have made for your relative battling ALS....my sweet husband had that awful disease for 5 years and he was a fighter as well! I had some bracelets made with the inscription "never give up" and shared them with friends. Bless you for making such a wonderful card to share. I'll remember your husband's cousin's husband in my prayers.

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, do the fonts get any better. Julee just has a way with them doesn't she.

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, this is amazing! The colors are fantastic!

Karen Linarez said...

What a cheery card! I love the bright colors. What a cute layout and great papers.

Sarah Gough said...

oh this is JAW DROPPING! so gorgeous!

KanataNewf said...

I always love seeing your wonderfully vibrant cards. Sure to give any day a lift.

Georgee said...

This card is so bright and so cheerful, you can't help but smile when you see it.

Betty Wright said...

Sankari, this is amazing! Love this fabulous dimensional scene with touches of sparkle! Gorgeous and oh, so cheerful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous layering and color use!! Excellent card

Renate said...

FAB card with a great thought! I'm sure he will appreciate it!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the colours and fabulous design! This is sure to bring a smile to his face.

Charlene said...

Hope peeking out from the grey clouds - really brings the message to hope. Great card

Scrapacat said...

I just love this. ALS is such a horrible, mean disease. I know this will lift his spirits. Beautiful card!