Thursday, October 22, 2009

Verve sneak peeks and Raspberry Suite challenge

Hi everyone, I'm here with a Verve sneak peek today! This month's release has several Christmas sets and one very special set designed in honor of breast cancer awareness. $10 from the sale of every Believe set will be donated to the Susan G Komen for the Cure fund!

Today we are peeking Christmas in the Air and Holly Jolly Christmas. I am sharing 2 cards using Christmas in the Air and I have to say, it's my FAV set of the release! Take a look.

OMG, how cute is that tree? I colored it with Copic markers, but it would look super cute pieced and it really easy to cut out (thanks Julee, you are always thinking ahead). Both cards use Basic Grey's new Christmas paper, Eskimo Kisses and lots of Kaiser rhinestones!

Be sure to check out the Verve Blog to see more samples from the amazing Divas and leave comments for a chance to win Verve goodies! AND for even more chances to win, be sure to check out the Release Week challenges going on in the Verve Forum for your chance to win the entire release!


This next card is for Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge. This time Dawn challenged us to use Chocolate Chip, Vintage Cream, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz and Kraft! I love those colors, but this ended up being a challenge to use all 5 colors.

I REALLY wanted to use this vintage button from my granny's tin, so I designed the entire card around it! I have been saving this button for a long time. I am not too sure about the Chocolate card base, may change that later. The sentiment is from Verve's Just For You set. I punched a circle around it and then trimmed off the top and bottom. Then I tucked under some spare leaves I die cut.

Here is a little close up of my favorite button in the world!!

Card Deets (Christmas):
Stamps - Christmas in the Air
Paper - White, Aqua mist, Ripe Avocado, Eskimo Kisses
Accessories - PTI sweet blush twill, aqua satin, rhinestones, sewing machine

Card Deets (Raspberry):
Stamps - Bountiful Backgrounds and Just for You
Ink - VersaMark, black
Paper - Chocolate chip, kraft, Raspberry fizz, green leaf, vintage cream
Accessories - burlap string, Sizzlets leaves die, scallop border punch, Swiss dots EF, Granny's button

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39 comments:

  1. Wowza! Love them all...that tree is Awesome and you Rocked the color challenge!

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  2. Oh Michelle, I love these. The first card is adorable, I love the pp, the ribbon and the rounded corners, so cute.
    If your raspberry suite card doesn't get featured I'll be shocked. Oh so sweet :)

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  3. I really like the look of the pink behind the Just for you. I need to try that. Very nice card.

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  4. LOVE the card you did for Dawn's challenge! Now I'm off to look at more of your beautiful creations. :)

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  5. I like your favorite button. And the card make him justice.

    Your cards are so nice. I'm just looking around on your blog.

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  6. Wow this is gorgeous! I love that flower with the button and I think the brown base works great.

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  7. I love the inspiration - a card designed around a special button! Very nice and I adore the flower!

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  8. Gorgeous sneak peeks - Michelle!!! Love each and every card!!! Hugs ~S~

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  9. Great sneak peeks. I love the snowflakes sentiment.

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  10. Well look at all the gorgeousness here!!!! The first card is oh so pretty with those soft colours and funky flakes. Loooove the tree!!! Love the paper you used with it too (and that yummy satin ribbon and bow!). And finally - girl you ROCKED that challenge!!!! What a FAB card and I LOVE that awesome flower and that gorgeous button centre!!! You are the Queen of Buttons!!! :) ~hugs~

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  11. Absolutely lovely. Perfect for the challenge.

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  12. Michelle, those Verve sneaks are fabulous!

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  13. Michelle, these are so fabulous!!! Wonderful colors and detailing!!!! Awesome cards!!!

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  14. Such gorgeous samples, Michelle!! I can't wait for the new release.

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  15. Love the plaid paper! As always gorgeous cards.

    I notice you're doing a lot of stitching lately. How do you like it and is it difficult? I haven't done any yet.

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  16. LOVE the challenge card! LOVE the flower, especially Grandma's button! How FAB!

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  17. Awesome cards. Love the colors/papers on Card 1 with the snowflakes. Lovely layout too.
    Card 2 is very festive and the flower on Card 3 is fabulous.

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  18. OMG, Michelle...these are such gorgeous designs!!!! I love the new Verve stamps and all the pretty colors and papers you used and the flower with the vintage button is FABULOUS!!!! You do such awesome work, little Roomie!!!!

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  19. I think it looks great on the chocolate and that button is to die for!!

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  20. Beautiful cards, Michelle!Love the gentle colors of the snowflakes; really like how you added sewing on the second; and chocolate base looks great on a third card!

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  21. Love them! I did a little shopping on the Verve store myself last night after the release, love all the new sets!

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  22. Hi Michelle, I am sorry it's been awhile since I have left you a comment. I want you to know I enjoy your blog so much. Everytime it shows up in my email box it has another beautiful card on it. I love all of these! I love how you made your flower. How creative. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Hugs,
    Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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  23. Your cards are all so wonderful. The flower showcasing your special button is just perfect! Fabulous Job!

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  24. Very pretty cards - all of them! Your take on Dawn's challenge is lovely! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. All of them are so pretty! Our cards for the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge, look so much alike! How neat! :)

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  26. wow! All these cards are just gorgeous!

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  27. Oh I like these! Michelle these are easy mailers also, great job.

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  28. ohhh, ahh. More beautiful cards. Love the craft flower and that huge button. Great color challenge! Hope you win!!

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  29. Oh wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  30. Congrats on the spotlight! Well deserved!!!

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  31. This card is perfect! For your Raspberry Suite card, that little tag up in the corner... did you cut the rounded edges like that? I really like it. And your Granny's button is definitely the star of the show. Great design! And congrats on being in the Spotlight!

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  32. Congratulations on making the spotlight! Super card! And what a cool button.

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  33. LOVE that flower on the Raspberry Suite card. Great job on all of them.

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  34. love the texture of the flower!! congrats on the spotlight...on a side note, your gorgeous Verve snowflake card with the Eskimo Kisses dp made me go CRAZY!! I had to order that paper online...it's one of my favs this season :)

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