Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Verve sneak peek Day One and a CAS card

Hi everyone! It's Day One of Verve sneak peeks! Today we are peeking the Plain Janes. This month, Julee is releasing four new Plain Janes -woohoo. In case you are not familiar with Plain Janes, they are single stamps and often coordinate with released sets!

This card uses Mother's Day Plain Jane. I LOVE that the sentiment is large enough to be the focal point of the card. AND, check out the flower on "O" in Mother -recognize it from the from Grateful Elegance set? Yep, that gorgeous 6-petal flower has made a come back this release! I loved that flower and am thrilled to see it in a BIG way (hint hint)!! I made this card with some cheerful bold bright paper and flowers! This one is earmarked for Bill's mom. He claimed it right away. It is SOOOO her style! Over on the Verve Blog, you can check out all the Plain Jane peeks -even another card from me!

This next card is a triple challenge card! It is for this week's Clean and Simple challenge -to use monotone colors, I chose pinks. It also is for this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge -to have piercing on your card. Finally, it follows this weeks CPS card sketch, CPS111. I am new to these sketches, but hey, you can never have enough sketches to follow, especially if you are like me and can't design one to save my life!

The stamp is from Flourishes, Summer Blossoms set. I LOVE the elegant stems and blooms in this set!! The DP is the retired Pink DSP and the butterflies are punched from a small Marvy punch.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned tomorrow for Day Two of Verve's sneak peeks and my sketch challenge card!!

P.S. for all of you Twilight/Edward fans, I have added a Robward picture of the week below my slide show. Hey, you can't have too much Rob/Edward right? LOL!

Card Deets (Verve):
Stamps - Mother's Day Plain Jane, Because of You (for smaller flowers)
Paper - DCWV Garden Party, Celery, white
Accessories - primas, red pearls, copic markers, misc ribbon

Card Deets (Flourishes):
Stamps: summer blossoms
Paper: pretty in pink, white, pink DSP
Ink: Adirondack slate
Accessories: copic markers, pink bling, ribbon scrap, marvy butterfly punch, paper piercer



  1. What a lovely card!!...it looks very elegant...the color ...the stamp...all very pretty..well done!!
    Greetings Francien.

  2. I see that I have missed your Mothersday card on my first reaction...sorry...because thats an awesome one too I love that one!...there is so much to see on your blog..all beautifull creations..
    greetings Francien.

  3. I love the Mother's day card with that gorgeous focal point! The second one is so soft and pretty and just gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous --- LOVE the new Robward pic!!! :)

  4. Michelle, OMGosh!!! Thes are both SO beautiful and in completely different ways! Wow, I love Julee's new plain jane sentiment--just perfect for this fabulous floral dp you chose and such great colors! The pretty in pink card is so delicate and classy. It's always so inspiring visiting you, my friend!! ....but, I do have one small complaint--it's VERY difficult to read your posts and look at your fabulous creations while by boyfriend, Edward is streaming by on the sidebar, LOL!!! I keep looking over there and getting all hot and bothered, bwahahaha! :) Dare I say that you may be even more infacuated with him than myself?!?! If there was anyone worthy of our obsession, it is him, that's for certain! hugs and smiles for a grea day, friend!

  5. Both cards are GREAT!!!
    THe first is so full of color- but not overwhelming. The second -- simply elegant!

  6. Hey, roomie...you have been busy making beautiful cards!!! I love the Mother's day card woth the awesome sentiment and gorgeous dp!!! The second card is sooo elegant with the pink and all the white...love them both!!!

  7. Michelle, both of your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! The second one is so striking...I'm so impressed with all of the white space...I have such a hard time doing that, but you make it look amazing!!

  8. Love your CPS 111 card. The paper piercing is a perfect added touch.

  9. These are both lovely - I have 9 of the Plain Jane scripture verses and just love them -- that was a GREAT idea!!!

  10. Michelle - both cards are gorgeous!!! Of course I'm bias because you made this elegant flower card for our FTTC Challenge :) and I love how you added your piercing!!!!

    Thank you for playing along :) hugs ~S~

  11. Oooh! Great sketch, have to try this one!! Lovely card it turned into, I love it!!

  12. Oh oh oh...just saw that the MD card is posted on the same day...so more comments...LOVE IT!! Purdy GF!!