Thursday, March 31, 2011

Farewell tribute to Verve -saying goodbye to the Divas

Hi everyone!  Thank you all so much for all your wonderful comments these last few days.  What a wonderful journey this has been for me and you are all a huge part of it!!

So, today is my last day and I saved the hardest post for the last.  Saying goodbye to the wonderful Verve Divas.  Man, talk about talent.  For those of us who are fortunate enough to be on a design team, KNOW how important the other girls on the team are.  Believe me, if there is drama, snarkiness or competitiveness it can totally ruin an experience.  Not surprising, I am happy to report that the Verve Divas are WONDERFUL and talented with none of the yuckiness.  Just an amazing group of girls!

I couldn't figure out what to do with today's post, so I thought it may be fun to pick a few of my favorite Verve cards and post them.  I can't share cards from all Divas with me throughout my term, (that would be one HUGE ole post), I chose 8 fabulous ranging in style and stamp sets.

First up, the queen Diva herself, Julee.  What a fabulous and fun love card!  Check out her Verve gallery here.
Here is an amazing creation from Amy Sheffer.  Soft and elegant, so Amy.  Check out her Verve gallery here.
Here is a favie made by my BESTIE, Teresa Kline.  Such whimsical elegance!  Check out her Verve gallery here.
Here is one from Laura Fredrickson.  Look at this fun pink Christmas card!  Check out her Verve gallery here.
Check out this crisp cutie patootie from Jen Tapler.  Check out her Verve Gallery here.
And the fabulous Laurie.  I JUST couldn't settle on 1, so here are 2 beauties.  Isn't this Pretty in Pink?  Check out her Verve gallery here.
and look at Laurie go all CAS on us!!
And last, but not least, Shannan.  Look at the fabulous bold colors in this one!  Check out her Verve gallery here.
OK seriously, this was HARD!!  I mean, have you SEEN their galleries?  I wish I could have posted cards from ALL the Divas, I hated "leaving out" anyone!!  Girls, you all have been wonderful to me and wonderful to design with.  I will miss you all more than I can say.  Big hugs to you all.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  I'll leave you with one of my favs I made and here is the link to my Verve gallery.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Farewell tribute to Verve's Sentiment sets

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of my Farewell tribute to Verve Stamps.  Today I share with you Verve's Sentiment sets.  I have to say, Julee's fonts are almost unparalleled!  Good sentiment sets are hard to find and when you do, you hang on to them forever.  Am I right!?!

Here are a few of my favorite sentiment sets and some cards I made with them.
I first fell in love with the oldie but goodie, Happy Thoughts:
Another fabulous set is Wishing You:
And lastly this amazing birthday set was inspired by my suggestion (well, I am sure more than me begged Julee to design a "birthday" set -heehee), Big Wish:
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back tomorrow for my Final tribute day -to the fabulous Verve Divas.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Farewell tribute to Verve's Flowers

Hi everyone!  First, a big thank you for all your well wishes, emails and comments yesterday!  I really appreciate each and everyone of you!!  Today's post is all about Verve's flower images.  I tell ya, when it comes to flower sets, Julee's designs are certainly among the very best!

Take a peek at my favorite Flower sets and a few cards I made with each:


 And last, but not least, Because of You

Once again, that was A LOT of cards to scroll through and I thank you for sticking with me.  Come back tomorrow for my tribute to Julee's fabulous sentiment sets!  Have a great day!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A farewell tribute to Verve

Hi everyone!  Yes, you read the title correctly.  It is with much sadness that I announce I have stepped down from Verve Stamps.  If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you  know that Verve was my first Design Team and my first stamping "love".  But understandably, Spellbinders has a policy that their design team can not also design for a company that produces dies.  So as I accepted the offer to the Spellbinders team, I stepped down from Verve.  This really is a good thing.  Designing for Spellbinders is such a wonderful opportunity, I owed it to myself to take it!!  It wasn't without tears, but Julee is so wonderful and fully supportive of my decision, it really made it that much easier. 

I have to say, Julee's designs with Verve Stamps has largely attributed to the designer I am today, so I wanted to do something more than a paragraph blurb at the end of a blog post to mark my leaving.  I want to honor my term with Verve in a more fitting way.  So over the next few days, I will be doing a tribute to Verve Stamps, Julee and the Divas to show my love and appreciation.

Today, I will be showing some of my favorite cards that I made over the years.  This was REALLY hard.  I have made literally HUNDREDS of cards with Verve and man narrowing it down to 3 or 4 a year was tough.  Thankfully, I can share more over the next few days.

Some of my favorite cards from 2008 -stamp sets shown Abundant Blessings, Artful Elegance, Snow Wonderful and Birthday Surprise: 
 Some favorites from 2009 -stamp sets shown Kindred Spirits, Up Up and Away, Because of You, and Delightful and Delicious:
Some favorites from 2010 -stamp sets shown Love's Flower, One Person, Dude and Joy PJ:
I know that was A LOT of cards to scroll through and I thank you for sticking with me.  Be sure to check back in these next few days to see the rest of my Farewell tribute to my beloved Verve Stamps!  Have a great day!