Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Verve Stamps release week

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Verve Release week!  Today starts the first day of Spotlighting over on the Verve Blog, and we are starting with the amazing set, Blue Skies.  This set is comprised of 16 images - an amazing notebook page, some flourishes, butterflies and great sentiment quotes!!  It's my favorite set of the release and I know you will love it too! 

I have 2 quick cards to share using this set.  This first card uses both of the butterflies and a GREAT universal sentiment.  I love that this sentiment can be used for many different occasions.  The pattern paper piece is from Lullaby Lane by Webster's Pages and I ruffled my favorite wrinkled ribbon.  
This next card uses one of my favorite quotes in the set.  Again, this one is pretty simple, just let the quote shine!  The pattern paper is Jubilee from Memory Box and the ribbon is white Faux ruffled suede.
As with every release, there are lots of fun stuff happening at Verve this week!!  The Release Week Challenges are going on now until Friday -if you play along you will be entered to win the entire release!!!  New Set Spotlights each day over at the Verve Blog and all of this leads up to the Release Party this Friday night (June 25th) at 9 pm Eastern Time over at the SCS Verve Forum!  Lots of prizes to be won, inspiring projects to be seen, and NEW STAMPS to be revealed!!

Kitchen remodel update:
I also wanted to mention that in a few days I will be leaving for a week for Bill's family reunion.  Then immediately upon return we will continue with our KITCHEN DEMO!  Yep, I said continue... cause over the weekend we began the demo by packing up and removing all the upper cabinets.  It all went without incident, if you don't count the SMALL KITCHEN FIRE!  Yeah, one of the upper cabinet pieces fell off and hit my stove.  Unbeknownst to us, it turned the back burner on to HIGH.  Well, we had the stovetop covered with cardboard and then with a thick blanket for protection.  About 45 minutes later, I see flames and a WHOLE LOTTA smoke billowing up from the stove.  It all ended well with minor damage to the floor -which will be replaced, so WHEW!  I won't forget to post pictures!!

Long story short, I will be absent from my blog with the exception of some pre-scheduled posts until the end of July.  Until then, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Blue Skies
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Kraft, Cream, light peach cardstock, Lullaby Lane PP (Webster's Pages)
Accessories - copic markers, Mango pearls (Kaisercraft), corner rounder (SU!), wrinkled cream ribbon (Stamply Ribbon Store)  



Card Deets:
Stamps - Blue Skies
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White cardstock, Jubilee PP (Memory Box)
Accessories - Lippy Red Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), corner rounder (SU!), White ruffled suede ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)



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13 comments:

  1. these are so pretty! love the beautiful colors!

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  2. beautiful, as always, michelle:)

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  3. Love the first card!! Gorgeous colours, the butterflies are fabulous (reason enough to get the set LOL!) and the ribbon is a fabulous touch.

    Sorry to hear about the kitchen demo mishap! Glad the damage was minimal and replaceable! Can't wait to see before and after pictures! Have fun at the reunion:D

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  4. EEEK!! Scarey on the fire girlfriend!!! Can't wait to see and watch your progress. Our cabinets are getting installed next week!!!!

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  5. Two very pretty cards Michelle! love the colors and pretty ribbons!

    Phew! you were lucky with that fire - it could have been much worse! Have fun at the reunion and hopefully all goes well with your re-do!!

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  6. Awesome cards! Sorry to hear about your fire, so glad it wasn't any worse. Good luck on your renos.

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  7. LOVE those new butterflies...never can have enough! Enjoy your vacation, Michelle! I know it's tough to live through a remodel, but it will be worth it in the end. Our family of 5 lived in a camper in our back yard for several months while a MAJOR remodel was done. I have lots of stories about that experience, but it was worth the temporary insanity - lol!

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  8. Pretty cards, Michelle! I absolutely love that sentiment on the second one.

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  9. Love the cards Michelle they are so pretty :) Hope you have a great time at the reunion and that the renos go well when you get back :)

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  10. Good Lord!!! Your kitchen caught FIRE!!!! Well at least it is all being replaced and no-one was hurt!!! I love your cards - both beautiful sentiments and LOVE those butterflies!!!! Have fun at the reunion and catch up when you get back!!! {hugs}

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  11. These cards are just fabulous, Michelle! LOVE that ruffled ribbon. So glad the fire was small and no one was hurt. Hugs!

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