Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Verve Winter Release spotlights - Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Verve Winter release spotlights!  Today we are spotlighting the FABULOUS sets, Merry Wishes (a delightful set of 13 sentiment and 6 image stamps) and Sweet Scallop Tag (a fantastic tag shaped stamp, shown on my Day 1 post).

I have 2 cards to share today.   My first card uses a sentiment from Merry Wishes -the fonts in this set are perfect and can carry a card on their own!  The pattern paper is from MME, the I Believe collection.  I have been seeing this clever corner punched square design all over and decided to try it myself.  I like how this turned out!  It would be just as cute and quicker to make by eliminating the brown matting layers.  I loves me some quick Christmas card designs!!
Next up is a card that uses two sizes of the holly branch image, also from Merry Wishes.  I colored them with a red copic marker and then added red stickles.  The sentiment is the JOY plain Jane that we spotlighted on Day 1.  The pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket, Mitten Weather.
Here is a list of the Divas who have Spotlight samples to share today.  As usual, one lucky random commenter will be winning all the stamps spotlighted today!

Happy hopping!
1. Charmaine 8. Teresa
2. Michelle 9. Sankari
3. Lynda10. Tosh
4. Jackie11. Susan
5. Laurie12. Amber
6. Mercy13. Andrea
7. Amy14. Julee

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!

The release party will be Friday on Verve forum on SCS.  The fun starts at 6pm Pacific - I'll be getting the family take-out dinner and will be ready to party!  Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned for more spotlights tomorrow!!

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92 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I really love the design on your first card, it's STUNNING! And the holly hanging from your ribbon on the 2nd card is so sweet!

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  2. love the colors on both cards! like the way you used the 3-d effect with both stamps!

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  3. Great paper and cards. God bless!
    Peggy Allen

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  4. Ooooh. I love these cards. They both look so gorgeous and easily do-able. Love your sneak peek.

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  5. Hi Michelle!

    Pretty, pretty cards!! Especially that first one really caught my eye, those shapes are very pretty!!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  6. Very Pretty! I am loving that joy wreath!

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  7. Your cards are so pretty! I love them!

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  8. These are wonderful. I love the simplicity of the geometric design...and the little snowflake/button/twine touch just adds some whimsy! The colors in the second one are so fresh for a holiday card. That is probably my favorite all-time ribbon, too. I'm sad it was an in-color limited one...

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  9. So sweet....I love both your cards.

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  10. You are all about the details and it shows. Just pretty!

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  11. Love both of these cards. Really pretty. tfs.

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  12. Wow..those are SUPER cute. I really like the design of the first one. It's simply adorable. I can see it being used for so many different kinds of cards. The second one has a great color scheme.

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  13. WOW, these are both gorgeous! When I saw the first one I thought the second couldn't possibly match it, but it did! I love the squares in the first and how you made the stripes go in different directions. And the paper on the second one is so awesome. I'm trying to resist buying any more DP until I decrease my stash, but after seeing this several times this week, I might need it. : )

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  14. I love both of your cards! The sentiment and shapes in the first one are awesome and the holly branches and JOY sentiment are fabulous on the second! Great dp too!

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  15. Love these!! Those matted stripe panels rock! So simple, so pretty, and the chocolate adds so much warmth :)

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  16. Love them both. The first is simple but, elegant with all the subtle layering and the berries hanging on the second with popped up wreath is wonderful!!

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  17. michelle...these are simply gorgeous! love the papers, your layout, and your color combos are out of this world! awesome preview! :)

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  18. Awesome cards Michelle...Just beautiful! I am already in love with these stamps!! Thanks for your examples today!

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  19. 2 beautiful cards! Love the design of the first one and those sweet branches on the 2nd. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Michelle, you've created two fabulous cards!! I may have to CASE you on both of them! :-)

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  21. WOW!!!! The first has such clean lines...it just pops! The second has a fablous color combo! I love, love both of them!

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  22. I love both of them. Very creative use of the diagonal stripes on the first, and I really like the "mistletoe" effect you've created with the holly branches on the second.

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  23. Wow, the layout of the first card is so striking, love it!!
    And the wreath replacing the "O" on the second card is very pretty.

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  24. Oh these are so pretty.....love em....tfs

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  25. These are amazing! I love how you shaped the squares on the first, they are both beautiful!

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  26. These are stunning Michelle! I will have to grab some of that Mitten Weather DP! I especially love your layout on the first card, PERFECt for diagonal stripes no? And those silver domes add so much elegance. I am also impressed with how meticulously you cut out the holly berries in the second card.

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  27. Just gorgeous Michelle! Love your rounded squares in the first card and the blue and red patterns in the second- along with the fabulous Verve stamps of course :)

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Everything about these cards is adorable! I love the sentiments, your color combos, your layouts....GREAT!

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  29. Two fabulous card, Michelle :) Love the top one - will have to try that one myself as I love the look of it. Darling wreath and berries on the second card and the ribbon with the white trim is yummy :)

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  30. Two fabulous cards, I really like the Joy card.

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  31. I love how you made the mistletoe! The plaid is sooooo winter! I love it!

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  32. Very beautiful cards. I love the way you've corner punched those squares - adds so much interest. Love the colour combo in the 2nd card and the way you've cut out and popped the holly and wreath.

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  33. These are both so cute!! I love the fun papers you used on the second one...and the stamps are fab!! ♥♥♥

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  34. amazing cards and the details and colors are so great.

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  35. I'm becoming "attached" to these merry wishes sentiments! Sweet card creations!

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  36. Both cards are just lovely. Love the DP. Great Christmas cards. TFS

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  37. Love these!! I love the colors you chose and the little berries hanging from the ribbon are too cute!!

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  38. I love both of your cards! That branch is adorable. I agree that most Verve sentiments are enough to carry a card on their own!

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  39. i just love both your cards! cutting out the holly/mistletoe couldn't have been easy ;) but it's perfect! i really like the use of crisp colors too!

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  40. These are both gorgeous, Michelle! Love the hanging holly branches on the last one!

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  41. OOOOOOOO, LOVE them!!! I Lov ethat Wreath!!

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  42. Oh my gosh, both cards are just charming!! Love the clean look of the Merry Christmas card and the colors of the joy card are so fun! Beautiful work.

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  43. Two fabulous previews, Michelle! Love the striking simplicity of the first one -- those diagonal stripes add so much drama! Love the layering on the second and the trimmed our berry accent!

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  44. I love the colors and the way you did this card, very pretty.

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  45. Okay love them both!! Great colors and designs!!!

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  46. Totally sweet! I love your papers, they all work rally well with Julee's designs...

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  47. both are gorgeous, I luv the first design and the second, what beautiful details...great cards friend!

    enjoy *~*

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  48. Love your cards - shapes in first one are very interesting

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  49. Both are truly gorgeous, but the 2nd's my favorite...I'm ga-ga for plaid!

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  50. I love both of these cards. They are beautiful.

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  51. Fabulous Christmas cards--love the colors and design.

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  52. Absolutely beautiful cards, love the stripe and plaid papers.

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  53. Love these cards. The stamps paired with these papers are so festive.

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  54. WOW Stunning cards. Loved all the details. The first card turned out just ab fab. Loved the design of the 2nd card.

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  55. Oooh, they're both beautiful, but I especially love your second card. Something about blues and reds together just make me happy. I love how the little branches are hanging just like holly!

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  56. Love your cards! They are SO festive. Thanks for sharing them with us today during the hop. :D

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  57. oh my - both of these are just gorgeous.

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  58. Oh, Michelle!!! These are two of the best Christmas cards I've seen this year!!! I LOVE the first one and am going to CASE it, perhaps for my own cards!!! LOVE it!!!!! And the tag? Well, we love us some tags, eh? LOL hugs!!

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  59. Such gorgeous cards Michelle! Love both of these - they are so fun :)

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  60. Very Pretty cards. Love them both. TFS

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  61. Both cards are beautiful, I love the paper you have along with the layout.

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  62. Beautiful cards! Love the design and the DP of both cards.

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  63. These are both awesome Michelle! Love the berries on the second one!

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  64. Both of your cards are great! I had never thought to put a mat behind the square/rounded corner punches. It really adds a lot of interest.

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  65. beautiful!!! i love the first card in particular- great way to use up some of those smaller Christmas themed scraps :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  66. Holy macaroli! That first card took my break away with it's simplistic beauty. You're absolutely right - the fonts are perfect and carry a card on their own! The second card you created is another real beauty.

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  67. Love all the layers and colors, both cards are wonderful!

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  68. So pretty. Love the design of card one and how the sentiment is the focal point. Very pretty papers/colors on card two.

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  69. Both cards are SOO pretty...I especially love the layering!
    xoxo Joy
    http://joy-purttypaperz.blogspot.com

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  70. Gorgeous cards Michelle, I love the stripes in the first one and the plaid in the second one. Love the berries in the second one,totally adorable!

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  71. Beautiful cards. Love the first one, the strips and squares with some rounded corners, what a great effect! Once again I am in ahhh (sigh) of your talents.

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  72. Love the squares, so now I'm gonna try it too.....I like your hanging berries.

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  73. Wow, Michelle! You are ROCKIN' these! Fabulous!

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  74. Stunning cards... I love the square design, I can't wait to try that out!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  75. Great cards Michelle! Your square one is fun and love the joy card!

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  76. Oh, oh, oh!!!!! How GORGEOUS are these!!!! WOW - I really love how striking the first is with the corners curved and the stripe pattern and the second one is so totally up my alley! Fantastic colours and papers, love the hanging berries and that beautiful sentiment!! {hugs}

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  77. oh, wow! these are too, too, cute! love the layout on both cards. very visually stunning!

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