Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Verve Spotlights - Day 1, Bunny Shake,

It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with FOUR days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

Today, we're shining that spotlight on 4 fun sets! Bunny Shake, Birthday Phrases, Faithful Phrases, and Happy Phrases! Believe it or not, I have a couple cards to share with you today. First up, is this adorable bunny from Bunny Shake!


I am sorry about the poor lighting, I just couldn't get this Berry Sorbet card to photograph right, you ever have problems like that? LOL! I used Andrea's fabulous VLV April Week 2 sketch for the layout of my card and some papers from SU!'s in-color paper pad (Hostess Level 1). I also had to go big with the bows, I just love how they look with those little roses!


To add a little sparkle, I colored all the pink polka dots on the patterned paper with Star Dust Stickles. I love how it adds a little something, without overpowering. Try it yourself! It really dresses up a boring piece of patterned paper.

Okay, up next is this little number, using a sentiment from Faithful Phrases...


I stamped and embossed a floral image from Serenity on Kraft cardstock and trimmed it in lace ribbon. I also had a couple doilies on my desk that I've been wanting to use so I spritzed it with Glimmer Mist (to tone down the stark white) and mounted the main image on top of if. I sewed around the Lemon Tart card base and then added the sentiment and some twine and a button.

Last one for today, using a sentiment from Happy Phrases...


I know this looks valentine'y, doesn't it? LOL! That wasn't my initial plan, but why fight fate?:) I used that other doily, some Raspberry Fizz ribbon/button, and the heart is cut out with the Jotted Heart die! I ran it through my Big Shot and Seeing Spots embossing folder and then added the sentiment strip. I wanted to add a few red pearls for texture as well, I love how it turned out! 

So are you read for more sneak peeks? Check out the hop list below and get to hoppin! The Diva's have been working hard (as usual) to prepare some amazing projects for you showcasing a few of the awesome sets being released on Friday! Thanks for stopping by today! See you back here tomorrow for more spotlights!!



1. Andrea8. Julee
2. Jackie9. Tosh
3. Charmaine10. Amber
4. Janelle11. Amy
5. Teresa12. Maureen
6. Laurie13. Cresta
7. Sankari

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Bunny Shake, Birthday Phrases, Faithful Phrases and Happy Phrases

67 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic lot of cards, Amber! Loving the new goodness coming out! Can't wait!

Crestajune said...

All fabulous cards, Amber! Lovin' that bunny! Have a wonderful day! =)

Nicole said...

They are all terrific, Amber. Love the color for that monochrome bunny card. And the lace trim on the second one. And....great job.

Kathi Silvia said...

This is just adorable! I love it!

Luanne said...

That bunny is fantastic! Such an adorable card. Love the stickles idea, I will try that soon!! Cute cards ~ TFS!!

Anonymous said...

I'm love the new bunny! Great card!

JoAnn Williams

bethann said...

love the cards w the lace and doily, and that bunny is stinkin cute

Teri said...

All GORGEOUS cards! You've outdone yourself!! Great job!

Debbie Gaydos said...

My goodness, every one of these is soooo pretty. I love that cute little bunny, he's so fun! And I can tell I'm going to "need" the phrases, especially Faithful Phrases. Verve has the most awesome faith-based sentiments.

Pam said...

These are great cards! Love the bunny, and those new sentiments are definately on my wishlist.

Mrs Ham said...

Amber you have created a stunning set of cards. Love them all.

Mrs Ham said...

Amber you have created a stunning set of cards. Love them all.

Mrs Ham said...

Amber you have created a stunning set of cards. Love them all.

marilynwillauer said...

Love the trio of cards. They are all really nice!

Lillian Child said...

WOW. You've been BUSY! These creations are just delightful! Thanks for sharing.

ladybugg61 said...

What a great bunch of cards - lovely, each and every one of them!

Marisa said...

Three great cards, Amber :) Loving the monochromatic colours of the first one, framing of the image withe the doily on the second and fun polka dotted heart on the third.

jan farnworth said...

that little bunny shaking his behind is by far my favorite. so cute.

Vickie Z said...

So you've been busy!!! Love the bunny and those big ole' bows!! The dotted heart is wonderful and love the lace/doily in the second!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh Amber! These are so sweet! I love those two bows framing the bunny! And the doily behind the serenity blooms is the perfect accent! And be still my heart for that third card! Love the layout, love the little hearts on either side of the sentiment... love it all!

Lea L. said...

These are so sweet! I love the ribbon treatment on that first card, and the flower accents are a lovely touch!! ♥♥♥

Rachelle said...

Beautiful Cards!
Rachelle

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow! Your cards are wonderful!!! And these new Verve phrases are the best!!

Tanya said...

These are just gorgeous! But my fave is the first, that little bunny is so sweet, and I love your bows and flowers.

pmm said...

What a varied group of cards! I especially love that bunny with polka dots!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love those cards.

Jillisgram said...

Wow, lots of cute cards!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love these cards! All of the colors are gorgeous and your bows are amazing! Love the little phrase sets!!

Lorus! said...

I love these phrases! I can't wait to see the full release. You did a marvelous job with your cards.

Rachel B said...

Oh my goodness, that bunny is adorable! Fabulous cards!

joy said...

Three wonderful cards with sentiments that would be great any time of the year!

Moira said...

such cute cards - thanks for sharing!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Oh Amber, they all are fabulous!

Denisse said...

WOW! these cards are awesome! thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

funny little bunny. great cards and thanks for sharing

Vickie Merrick said...

All of your cards are beautiful!!! The colors you chose for the bunny card are soooooooo Eastery and remind me of an Easter dress my mother dressed me in when I was a little girl....such sweet memories!

readysetlove said...

Love your bunny! The flowers on the bows are a great idea.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love seeing the variety of little phrases that fit with the new dies! Your cards are all beautiful!

snowbear said...

Nice cards... lots of texture!

dj said...

oh so pretty....love your double bows on the first card...sweeeeet!!

mustangsarah said...

So pretty Amber. I love them all.

Heather said...

Three beautiful cards. The little bunny is so cute and I love your take on the sketch. And the bows you used today are gorgeous. Great job!

Sandra said...

wow! Jackpot!
great job!
Sandra ltb

Darla said...

Great job on the cards, beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Your cards are great.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Lynn said...

These cards are just wonderful. You always have the best bows.

Terry Montgomery said...

great c ads! I love the stickles on the polka dots

Moosisk said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing these cards with us today during the hop. :D

mekei said...

very beautiful

Joanne Gilch said...

Both cards are wonderful with the doilies misted and plain white. Just can not wait to see everything up at the Verve store and ready to be purchased.

irishgalkelly said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all three but especially that cute little bunny and those pretty ribbons with roses. Thank you for so many sneak peeks today. : )

Lisa M. said...

All of these are lovely, but I'm most partial to the love one. I think it's the CAS layout. Gorgeous!

Julia said...

You've outdone yourself Amber with 3 lovely cards. Love how these phrases are the perfect size to compliment an image.

Lori said...

What a super cute, fun card - love this bunny! TFS!

Amy Sheffer said...

Eek!! So much eye candy here! Love the adorable bunny! Great use if Andrea's sketch! The praying for you one is perfectly serene and peaceful! And the heart one? LOVE!

Ravengirl said...

These are amazing cards! I am loving your polka-dots today, embossed and stickled!

Tessa said...

love them all!!!! what great cards!

Karen Linarez said...

What cute cards! I especially like the bunny card, those sparkley dots are fantastic, and the layout is perfect for the elements you used. It is so adorable, I love it.

Tarina said...

I love all 3 cards. But that bunny one just crack me up. So dang cute!

Lisa T said...

So cute! The first one if my favorite. I love your interpretation of the sketch. (It's a great sketch!)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the rainbow of cards you created for us today Amber - all very different, but all very pretty. :)

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I really like the glittery dots on the first one.

Cher said...

wow 3 ...u are amazing...luv em all...I mean really cute!

KanataNewf said...

have to say I love the bunny card. It's just too cute.

Sheila M Jones said...

These are just lovely!

Sherry Kushibab said...

That bunny card is just toooo cute. Love the colors and the layout with the little flowers - Fabulous. TFS

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

That bunny card is just too cute! And I love the doily action on the other two cards! I really need to use those! :)