Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Are you ready for some NEW VERVE???

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I hope so, because you're going to be able to GET some new Verve on Friday!!!!!!!!!! w000t! It's been a couple months since we've had a new release and I know you guys are all comping at the bit to see what's coming! I know you're going to love this release, it's so sweet! Today, we're spotlighting a couple sets. The first one is Lucky Ducky, a super cute set with little ducky's and some sweet sentiments, and a new Plain Jane called Hope Perches. I have a project made using each of them, so lets hop to it!

My first card uses a couple of the ducks from Lucky Ducky!

I really wanted this to be a St. Paddies day inspired card, because of the "lucky" sentiments, but couldn't find any really good St Paddies day papers! I settled for a couple greens and yellows from the Modern Homemaker paper pack from October Afternoon! 
I stamped the middle duck once on the white cardstock and then again on the polka dot paper. I paper-pieced the middle duck, I just think he looks FABULOUS in polka dots;) The sentiments in this set really "quack me up" and I think you'll agree that this set is a MUST HAVE!

Okay, next up is the Hope Perches Plain Jane!

I stamped the PJ on a label cut using the Classy Label die by Verve and then sponged Creamy Brown ink around the edges. The papers are from Reflections by Prima, don't you love them? They really work well with this sentiment! I added a bunch of lace, twine, a doily (PTI's parisian lace doily die), and did a lot of sponging!


Okay, that's probably enough chitchat.  Here's the official hop list for today. 
On your mark, get set.... HOP! :)
1. Charmaine7. Teresa
2. Janelle8. Amber
3. Laurie9. Tosh
4. Jackie10. Amy
5. Sankari11. Andrea
6. Julee12. Maureen

95 comments:

mustangsarah said...

Love both of your cards Amber.
I love the ducky paper pieced.He is so stinking cute.

Kathy said...

Oh wow! Both your cards are so pretty. I love the ducky and the colors you chose and the Hope Perches card is beautiful.

Michellee said...

The duckie Super Cute!! And the Hope card is so vintagey chic. You are a talented lady..

Nicole said...

Both cards are wonderful, Amber! Love your dotted duck (LOL). And great way to work that paper in from Prima. I have some sheets like that from Webster's Pages and couldn't figure out what to do with them to get the images in on a such a small palette. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jerry said...

I love this poem. Thank you.

dinosaur said...

I love both cards. Our college football team are the ducks and the colors are green and yellow:)Perfect card!

joy said...

your polka dotted duck is darling! Looks like he is surrounded by his friends! I love the papers you have chosen to frame your second card! So lovely!

Shari B. said...

Your cards are great. I love the polka dotted duck and the details on your Hope Perches card are beautiful.

Wendy said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. Great paper piecing with the little duck and the color choices are great. Enjoy the rest of release week. Have a good day!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love both your cards!! Those ducks are adorable & great choice of papers :) Your second card is just fantastic - great job showcasing that wonderful paper & sentiment!

marilynwillauer said...

Love your cards, especially the second one. Love all the extras you put on the second one, it's stunning!
Enjoy your day.

bbourassa said...

I love both of your cards. The Hope Perches card is simple and beautiful.

Keva said...

Those cards are just lovely. I love the paper pieced duck and papers on the first one and the papers on the second one are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Leslie Deering said...

very nice cards I like the lace on the second one and the ducky one is so happy!

Maureen said...

lol, I love that you are celebrating St. Patrick's day all month like me ;) I think that Modern Homemaker paper is perfect...they remind me of 4 leaf clovers :) what a gorgeous card for the plain jane...I am STILL waiting for that die along with my order...they never shipped the first one :( Hopefully this week while I'm home :)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Amber, both your cards a great. Love the idea of paper piecing the duck in the first card! And the second card is such a great choice of paper and embellishments to go along with the saying. Just love it!

Tina said...

Both cards are wonderful. Two totally different looks. Great job!

Tasha said...

Wow these are both so completely different and yet totally stunning, i love the layers and embellishing, fabulous
love tasha xx

chickadee3357 said...

Cute ducky card and LOVELY hope card. That reflections paper is great!

Doreen said...

I LOVE your cards. The Duckie card really "speaks" to me and I must say, I LOVE the color combo! The paper piecing is so totally perfect, too!
~ doreen at http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Wow Amber! Love both cards, yep the ducky looks fabulous in polka dots, and your second card is just oozing with vintage fabulousness! Beautiful!

Jennifer Shults said...

Amber these are both just stunning! I love the papers (and paper piecing on your ducky card)! Just fantastic! and that paper on the hope card... GAH!! STUNNING! I just love both of them. I hope you are doing well girl! HUGS!!

pmm said...

Both cards are great- just shows your versatility! Love how that little ducky is so cute in any outfit. ;P

Denisse said...

you did an amazing job on both of these cards! I love the pattern on the duckie on the first card and the color combo is beautiful! Now the second card was my favorite! it was beautifully crafted! and like you sadi...that paper just fit wonderfully :)

TannyP said...

Do very different and both so gorgeous! Those ducks make my heart melt...can't wait to see more of them =)

jan farnworth said...

you did a great job showing off this adorable duck.

Marisa said...

Two great cards, Amber. Love the paper pieced duckie and the wonderful DP on the second one.

Julie E said...

Wonderful cards! Cute for the first and the patterns on the second are so pretty!

Lea L. said...

These are both fabulous!! Love the cute polka dot duck!! ♥♥♥

Tarjteachr said...

Love them both! Great work.

Melissa said...

Oh, Amber...both cards are beautiful. The paper-pieced duck is fantastic and the shabby chic-ness of the second card made me gasp. :) Awesome.

Martha said...

love your cards, adorable!

Queen Mary said...

Wow Amber, your two cards really show the versatility and range of these stamps! They're beautiful!

Melisa Hunter said...

Love both of these cards! The first one is so bright and cheery and the second one so shabby and elegant. Love all the great little details!

Kathi Silvia said...

I love the ducky on the patterened paper! Great idea! The cards are great!

Julia said...

Two very lovely cards. Love the polka dot ducky in the middle on the first card...TFS!

Michelle said...

First card is super sweet. I mean 3 duckies, what could you ask more of?

The second card I find very pretty, soft, beautiful.

Anonymous said...

One card is VERY CUTE, the other card is VERY PRETTY!

Thank you Amber for sharing some inspiration.

Carol Froehlich

Betty Wright said...

Both cards are wonderful and offer such different looks! The ducky card is just too cute and I heart the polka dotted paper piecing! Too fun! The second card is just truly vintage elegance at its finest! Gorgeous, Amber!

Michelle said...

I really love the plain jane and your cards are so adorable. I love the vintage look and all the lace.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love your pieced ducky with his little pals Amber!! Way cute!! And your "hope" card is just stunning!! Both of these are just super fabulous!

Ravengirl said...

Both of your cards are just fabulous! I am particulary fond of you elegant card with the new PJ! Yum!

Gretchen said...

OMGosh those little ducks are just the cutest (especially how you paper pieced him!) Fabulous second card too!

Tricia said...

Love your paper pieced ducky!!

Marsha said...

Both cards are great - the second one is absolutely beautiful.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! TFS!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous cards, Amber! From whimsical to elegant, you make magic when you stamp!

Jess Willison said...

Gorgeous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love these cards, Amber! I am loving the new ducks!!

Nana Connie said...

Love both cards, especially the dp and color choices for the ducky. Great paper piecing on him! Can hardly wait until the release.

seamom said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I like the duck family of 3... too cute!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

You amaze me girlfriend! You can do it ALL. CUte, elegant, ALL! LOVE these!

Jessica said...

Wow these are both fabulous cards. I adore that paper pieced duckie!

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful design work, Amber!

Rose said...

I love your polka dot ducky, he stinkin' cute, adorable card and your Hope card is soft and sweet, has a beautiful vintage look. Beautiful work on both cards.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wonderful job on both cards! Also love your new blog look...almost thought I was in the wrong place - lol!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are both amazing Amber, I luv the ducky with his friends, so cute....have a super evening!

enjoy *~*

EdieB said...

Like the paper piecing aspect of your design. I find it relaxing to hand trim and paper piece with cute designer papers. TFS, EdieB

Lorus! said...

So Elegant!

Sankari W. said...

Amber girl - you are amazing - love the two cards - such different styles - you are a versatile genius my friend! Beautiful Plain Jane card and absolutely adorable everything is ducky card!!! awesome perfection!
xoxo!
S. :)

resmith said...

Love both of your cards.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Those duckies are precious! Cute card!

Mackie

Jennifer Perkins said...

very pretty!

lynne said...

Love the paper pieced ducky - but SO clever - your use of the designer paper with the bird already on it. Clever! Thanks for sharing

Mary said...

Both of your cards are absolutely fantastic--just beautiful.

Moira said...

The cards are so different but both so creative. The paper piecing on the duck is so cute and I love the vintage feel of the plain jane sentiment and card creation!

Creative Mish said...

Wowza! Love the paper pieced duck! He is just adorable... and the bird card is fabulous

drwarrenankh said...

Lovely cards!!

Moosisk said...

Wow, amazing cards! I love the duck and it's whimsy. I also love the verse with it's shabby chic-ness! :D

Kristina said...

Both so different, and both so amazing! I love the polka dotted ducky!!! He's won my heart!

Cassie_lu said...

both are amazing cards but I really like how the sweet little duck looks paper pieced

Naomi said...

Two gorgeous cards... I can't quite decide which I like better. I agree, the sentiments are very appropriate for St. Patrick's Day, so I love the green in the first card and the rows of pearls are lovely. I really like the wildflower journal style of the 2nd card.

Janelle said...

Amber these cards are TOTALLY amazing. You've brought out the whimsy fun of Lucky Ducky and pure gorgeousness with the Plain Jane.

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful cards, darling Amber! The paper pieced ducky is simply adorable and I love the papers you used...and highlighted marvelously with that fab design!
The second card is wildly elegant, it's wonderful how the paper with the birds on it ties right into your sentiment! Perfectly coordinated and superbly vintage! You rock, girly!

Dawn Easton said...

Amber, both are awesome girl!

Love that adorable first card...it's so freakin' cute!

Your second card is gorgeous! Love the vintage feel!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow, I love them both, but that second card has me speechless!

Joanne Gilch said...

Two wonderful cards.... love the lace on the second and the pieced duck on the first.

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome cards, Amber! I especially love the nature theme on the second!

Linda said...

that hope stamp is gorgeous...I need one!

dj said...

adorable duckie card...looks like a mama trying to separate to fighting ducklings!!

Sue D said...

The polka dot duck is adorable and love the vintage look on the second card.

Charlotte said...

Two great cards! The duck is so cute, and your "hope" card is absolutely beautiful. Love the "vintage" look of it.

Carol said...

Amber, thanks for two cards! The lucky duckies are adorable, and your hope card is lovely.

Yvonne said...

The bird card is awesome!

Miss J said...

love both of your cards, Amber!
the second card is beautiful! love the shabby look of the card!!

KanataNewf said...

both cards are just lovely.

Heidi said...

Oh boy, both of these cards are so different and yet so sweet....... so springy (I just can't wait for some heat here!). Lovely job on these Amber.

Crafty Math Chick said...

ADORABLE Amber!! Love the DPs and the color combo and your layout is superb - love it!
~Meredith

quinn57 said...

Really like both your cards. The ducky one is so "sun shiny" cheerful. Reminds me of spring and the hope card is very shabby chic with that lace circle. So pretty.

Mrs Ham said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Great use of the stamps.

Rachel B said...

Just beautiful! I love the ducky focal and the sentiment on the second! Just fabulous!

Barbie D. said...

Both card are amazing but I really like the second card for the vintage look.

Crafty Engineering said...

Love the duck paper pieced...so cute!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Too, too cute, Amber! I LOVE that polka dotted duck! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Too, too cute, Amber! I LOVE that polka dotted duck! :)