Thursday, April 14, 2011

Verve Spotlights - Day 3: Love Deepens, Proverbs 31:28 Plain Jane


Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Verve Spotlights! I hope you've been enjoying the projects so far, so inspirational! Today, we've got MORE in store for you! A marvelous set of sentiments called "Love Deepens" and a new Plain Jane, "Proverbs 31:28"! Let's get started, shall we?

First up, a little vintage card using Love Deepens, a couple stamps from Bloom and Grow, and the Elegant Leaves die (which I fore-warned you would be on every card!)...


I seriously cannot take good pictures of tall and skinny cards, so I apologize in advance, lol! The paper is from Websters Pages. I cut the largest Floral Circles die and Elegant Leaves die from canvas and then stamped the coordinating images on top. Don't you love how that looks? I got the idea from Julee, she did this on a recent card and I fell in love! These dies cut through that canvas like butter, too, so perfect! The sentiment is actually two separate stamps, both from Love Deepens. I really love sets that have the word "Mom" in addition to "Mother" because my mom always has and always will be my "Mom" :)

Next up is this card with the new Proverbs 31:28 Plain Jane!
I embossed the card base with my Square Lattice embossing folder and then layered on some patterned paper (Botanicals by Prima). I really love this verse. I look at it and see the relationships my brother and I have with my sweet mom and the way my Dad still looks at her every day, it really makes my heart happy:) I sure do love my Mom:)

I hope you enjoy the day and the rest of the Diva's projects! Here's today's hop list:



1. Tosh8. Janelle
2. Teresa9. Jackie
3. Maureen10. Charmaine
4. Laurie11. Andrea
5. Julee12. Amber
6. Cresta13. Melissa
7. Sankari14. Amy

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Love Deepens, Proverbs 31:28 Plain Jane and Elegant Leaves Die

Enjoy your day!!


66 comments:

Cindy Lou said...

Love both your cards and I agree with you - My mom is and always will be my mom also, God bless mom's! They are so wonderful for all they have done :) Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

I love these! The sentiments are just perfect!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful cards.I agree Mom will always be Mom.
There is not a day I don't think about my Mom. She was my best friend.

Melissa said...

Amber, I {heart} your cards!! My mom will always be "mom" to me too. :) I love how you did the outside border on two sides for the tall, skinny card. Great job!

merrymstamper said...

Great cards!!! love the sentiment on the first card - actually, love them all. :-)

Shannan Teubner said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE...

Jessica said...

These are both great, oh how I love that leaf die.

Darla said...

BEAUTIFUL job on your cards!! LOVE them both!

Rachel B said...

Your cards are fabulous Amber! I love the sentiments!

Lori said...

Love both cards - the colors are gorgeous and the sentiments are beautiful :)

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards1!! Love the verses.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful cards, Amber! LOVE those canvas leaves on the first and the amazing texture and layering on the second!

Denisse said...

Oh my goodness!!! the sentiments keep getting better and better! your cards are beautiful!

Vickie Z said...

Love both cards!! Mom is 'mom' to me too!!

Lillian Child said...

Both cards are so very lovely!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific Amber! I LOVE that leaves stamp and die and can't wait to get my hands on them! Love the rust colored background and embossing on your second card too.

Mrs Ham said...

Absolutely stunning.

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards, Amber. Love the second one - great colour pallet and use of mini roses with the leaves. Such a fabulous verse too :)

Kris Turner said...

Beautiful artwork, Amber! Both of these cards are so warm. You're mom will be so proud! TFS

Sherry Kushibab said...

Beautiful cards - lovely details. TFS

Nicole said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the peek of the first sentiment! Chuckling about you and the Elegant Leaves....

Luanne said...

Both cards are just fantastic! I love the sentiments. They all look so wonderful, TFS!

Lorus! said...

I love that you can choose Mom over Mother too! What a great sentiment!

Jan Garber said...

Webster's and Verve, what a perfect combo! Love the cards!

jan farnworth said...

nice cards

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards! This Elegant Leaves die is a must have!

Sankari W. said...

Oh Amber - your mom is going to love your creations! HOW beautiful! I adore the tall skinny card (I know what you mean about how difficult it can be to take pictures of them - but your picture is beautiful!!) Love the way you stamped on the DP and added Mom - and the second card is simply beautiful - loved reading about the beautiful relationships that your family has with each other - so sweet!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Pam said...

Love both of these, especially the first one. They are beautiful!

Martha said...

must have for sure!
beautiful projects.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Pure fabulousness, Amber! I just love that vintagey long card and the layout on your PJ card is just phenomenal. Makes me want to go stamp the day away! {grin} Gorgeous cards, girlie!

Michelle said...

sweet cards. I love them both and thanks for sharing!

Holly Kean said...

Two really beautiful cards!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Loving these sentiments and your cards are both beautiful!!

Marsha said...

These are really beautiful. Love the design and colors on both.

Peggy said...

Pretty cards. Love the stitching and sentiment.
God bless,
PeggyS

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous girl! I can't wait to see all the new stuff, so exciting!

Jennipher Lowery said...

They are both fabulous Amber!

Lea L. said...

These are both very pretty! I love the beautiful and rich colors that you used!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What beauties Amber!! I love the papers, lace and neutral colored flower with the pop of green in the center. And your collage of elements on the second is fabulous!!

Vickie Merrick said...

What has been so wonderful about all of this blog hopping is learning techniques to use on my own cards (since I'm a newbie).

Your cards are so pretty!!! The first thing that caught my eye was your color choices. Then came the sweet sentiments and the leaves! I love that you die cut the leaves from canvas instead of paper. What a creative surprise!

Amy said...

WOW! You make some amazing cards! Your color choices and layouts are superb!!

scrappingnana said...

These are beautiful. Love the sentiments on both of them. TFS

Janelle said...

Wowzers, Amber! Such sweetness and love in these cards! The canvas leaves on the first card is an amazing effect! Love it. Your "31" card is pure rustic elegance.

Moira said...

Both the cards are beautiful - love the colors. I second the Mom sentiment for the special lady who raised us. Now I wish there was a Nana rather than grandma-I'd be all set! Thanks for sharing :)

Sue D said...

Fantastic cards and great verses.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous cards, Amber...super sweet designs and lovely flower embellies! The first card has such lovely trims/borders and the second card is incredibly cohesive with those earth tones and the twine bow! Beautiful Amber-esque cards...love 'em, my dear!

Janet Z said...

Awesome cards!

MarvA1ix said...

Two too beautiful cards. I have not seen a tall skinny card in a long time. I used to do them all the time. But the second card is the one for me. I have everything, but the stamps, to copy it! Can I get my hands on those? Maybe tomorrow :)

luvthatstampin said...

I love the colors and the sketches of the cards.

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous cards! Of course, you know I love them in these warm, earthy colors!

luvthatstampin said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I've been on your blog before and I love seeing all you do with the challenges.

Ravengirl said...

Love both of your beautiful cards today! Keep on using the Bloom and Grow set and the Elegant Leaves Die, I can't get enough!

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your cards are just so beautiful.

Julia said...

Love your vintage card....great colors.

Rachelle said...

So pretty!
Rachelle
joyfulhrtatgmail.com

Cher said...

wow...these are beuties...such detail! luv!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful girl! Loving those new dies!!

dj said...

totally love that skinny card...even if you don't think the photo is that great!! I am so loving this leave die!!

Michelle said...

Oh so very lovely. I like all the different textures on both cards. Very nice!

Joanne Gilch said...

AWWW...you brought tears to my eyes about the relationships you have with your family and HOW your Dad STILL looks at your MOM.
amber...beautiful cards. Those leaves are amazing...love that die.

KanataNewf said...

My these are both just gorgeous.

P said...

Oh my- love your beautiful cards! I especially like the little details, such as the punched border on just two sides- awesome.

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love both of your cards. The tall and skinny is very unique and it's fun to see a different size and shape for a card. I love both of these sentiments you've chosen to showcase. The flowers and dies are going to be must have - I can tell already.

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! I never do long cards, but yours is really elegant, and I love that sentiment. The second card is awesome. Love that embossing and how you used the leaves to frame your sentiment.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such gorgeous, earthy cards, Amber! LOVE them!