Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Verve Plain Jane Release

Hi Everyone,

I have been so very lucky to be on the Verve Design Team for the last couple of years - I adore Julee and I adore the Design Team (not to mention the amazing stamps and dies!). This year I have been facing numerous challenges from health related issue in the beginning of the year to an increasing workload in my professional life in the last few months. I don't want to leave Verve stamps but am stepping  from the Verve Design Team to the Verve  Inspiration Team which will still allow me to stay with my Verve family :) Thank you Julee - I am so happy to be part of Verve :)))))

Today over at the Verve Stamps blog - the Divas are doing a little hop to showcase some pretty awesome Plain Jane stamps from Verve Stamps.

If you are hopping over here from Julee's amazing blog - then you are on the right track - or you can start at the beginning of the hop over at the  Verve Stamps blog . Julee will be giving a $30.00 gift certificate to a random commentator so leave a little love when you hop around!!

 I love these sentiments - they couldn't have come at a better time in my life - especially when you feel like you are being tested in so many areas of your life and have to find the balance to stay sane! I especially like this sentiment:

"Grace meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."

 Isn't that beautiful! I don't usually do muted earth tone-ish colors - but there was something about these papers that inspired me to mute my colors a little :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Simple Stories(Fabulous series (Girl))
Stamps: Grace Plain Jane Stamp from Verve Stamps
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestie #20, Scallop border punch (EK success), twine, butterflies ( MS punch), silver mettalic paint, bling, liquid pearls, glue dots and dimensionals. 

I kept the layout simple - hand cut some die shapes and then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with Labels 20 from Spellbinders. I used some scallops as a pennant and tied some twine at the ends and added some vellum punched out butterflies that painted with some silver mettalic paint and added a bit of bling to the center of each butterfly.

This is such an inspiring sentiment - and I can't wait to use it and make more projects with it! Next up on the blog hop is the amazingly talented and holymolywow-y artist: Sony  

Thank you again for stopping by today --!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

42 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

So sorry you are having trouble....
Love...love..your card....and I love this new collection....tfs

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Sankari! Your card looks so cool! I love the way you did your silver butterflies and the banner...it is all so well put together! Awesome!

Kim said...

Sankara, your card is amazing as usual. Love the color choices and love that new Grace stamp too!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Sankari! It doesn't matter whether your colors and bright or muted, it's going to be amazing, no matter what! So glad you're staying in the Verve family! {{{{Hugs}}}}

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sankari, this is a beautiful card. The muted colors are gorgeous and perfect for such a thought-provoking sentiment. Hugs and prayers to you as you find your balance.

Mary-Anne V said...

What a wonderful card....love the polka dot pp. Sorry to hear about your health related issues but I am happy to hear you are staying on as part of the Verve inspiration Team.

maryr917 said...

I love this card Sankari-great choice in dp as well as the layout-the liquid pearls look fab

Wanda Cullen said...

So many gorgeous elements, Sankari...LOVE it! Life can be overwhelming at times, and for me...the stampy times are great therapy! Glad to see you're not stepping away totally from Verve!

Karen Day said...

Glad that you're not leaving Verve all together! I always love what you do :o)

Karen Wedding said...

Love your card. Sorry to hear you're leaving the Design Team, but glad to hear you'll still be with the Inspiration Team. Good luck.

Marsha said...

Yes, beautiful papers and lovely result.

sandie said...

I love the earth tones mix with the metallic dies-it really works and is something that I think is really unusual-inspiration.....see you are doing your new job at Verve already!

Marisa said...

SO glad you are staying on board, Sankiri, and good on you for taking steps to balance life out a bit. Love the colour combo you used and the little banner is precious. Fabulous details as always. Hang in there - sending big cyber hugs!!

Chris said...

love the banner and sewing

Ravengirl said...

What a lovely card! I'm very glad you found a way to remain with Verve, as I really admire your work!

Miriam Prantner said...

So glad that we'll still see you around, and that you are taking care of yourself. Your work is amazing as usual. A beautiful card for a wonderful sentiment!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card.

Lisa Rea said...

Awesome card - so detailed and well thought out.

Thanks so much for being part of this hop!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

Heather said...

I agree, this sentiment is beautiful! And so it your card. I love the color combo with the silver accents.

Queen Mary said...

Sankari, I am happy to hear you are cutting back but not leaving Verve! What a wonderful option to have -- for you, for Julee, for us! Your cards are artistic and detailed and I'm happy you are able to recognize that you need the time.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the new PJ Grace stamp. TFS

Unknown said...

Great card...gives me some inspiration for sure. I too love to add some sewing to my cards. It adds soooomuch

Unknown said...

Great card love the swing, it adds so much

Tosha Leyendekker said...

First of all, you're one of the best diva sisters EVAH, and I'm so glad you're not travlin' far!! :) Secondly, I adore this warm and cozy card!! What perfect colors and frames for this encouraging sentiment!! Love the sweet little banner too my friend!! This card is a treasure, just like you!! Hope life slows a bit for ya and that you experience more sunshine than storms!! {{HUGS}}

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Oh my gracious, this card is amazing, I love the color tones and the layout and I love the butterflies. I am a big butterfly person. The sentiment is one I love. I am going to have to have that stamp. Thank you bunches and bunches for sharing and blessings on your time with the Verve Inspiration Team. Hugs, CathyK

andrea said...

A wonderful choice of papers to make a wonderful card. The silver butterflies add a nice touch. Take care.

Luanne said...

Love the pretty butterflies! Hope you are encouraged by your creation today...! :)

craftymom205 said...

Love this card.

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Kelly Neis said...

I love our card style and paper choices, but I really love the sentiment. This one really hits me, love it.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Very pretty. I do like your muted colours on this. That scalloped pennant is very pretty and those silver butterflies as beautiful.

Angie said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! The sentiment is truly wonderful to just sit and ponder!

Sue D said...

Great sentiment and I like the papers and layout.

tammy said...

Sankari!!!
You are so awesome!! Your work is so lovely!!! I so enjoy coming to see what you've created for Verve!!!:) I love the mixture of prints, solids, pearls, the scallop banner---uber cute!! Butterflies---give that feeling of freedom:) thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Christine said...

Thank you for an amazing card and wonderful inspiration. I just love this sentiment.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I always love your art, Sankari, and this particular stamp has shown up on a number of sites. I guess we all find it an inspiration! Perhaps your muted colors are reflecting the inner you at this time. Lots of people are being expected to do the jobs of two or more these days. Add health issues to the mix and I, too, would feel a little of the color of life fading. Thank you for a beautiful card and stick with that Verve family!

Lynn Noe said...

What a pretty card! I love the scalloped banner and those gorgeous butterflies. The sentiment alone speaks volumes too!!

Maryleva said...

Lots of beautiful detail. Great card as usual.

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful, Sankari! I am always amazed at your attention to details and your use of the "Sankari Liquid Pearls" You could have been a brain surgeon as detailed and steady a hand these take. Awesome and so beautifully done!

Jan Garber said...

Love your sweet little shiny butterflies! Terrific card!

Sunflower said...

A stunning card love the layout and colours used.

Sending hugs and prayers Rizwanaxx

Kat Yorba said...

Nice!!! I love the colors...the vibrants of the flowers and the muted earthtones are wonderful together! Butterflies again...love them!

Kathy M said...

love the card -- the colors are calming!