Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm a high life flyer and a rainbow rider...A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun...


Hello and welcome to the first day of the Verve Winter 2010 New Release Spotlights!


This Friday, October 29, we'll be releasing a whole lot of new Verve!  We hope you'll join us over in our SCS forum for our Release Party from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday night!  To countdown to the release, the Divas are putting on a series of mini blog hops each day this week to preview the new sets!  And to keep things interesting, we've hidden a prize on one of the participating blogs each day, so leave a little comment love as you hop around to be entered into a drawing to win that day's featured stamps!  Deadline for comment entries is 7PM Mountain Friday, October 29.  Winners will be announced at our release party on Friday night.

Today, we are spotlighting four new mini sets and two Plain Janes.  This release is all about holiday elegance and winter whimsy, with a few year-round classic sentiments thrown in for good measure.  Along today's hop you'll see our design team first looks at a few mini sets Holiday Phrases, Munchkin Phrases, Friendly Phrases and Winter Mittens} as well as our two newest Plain Janes, {Joy and Christmas Blessings}. 


Here's the project I created, showing off the new Christmas Blessings Plain Jane: 




And here's a closer look: 





I'll keep the chatter to a minimum so you can hop on over to see the rest of the eye candy. I had some Maya Road Kraft envelopes in my stash, and a tag cut with my Nestabilities Labels 8 die made a perfect tag. Add a scalloped circle to the top, some sponging, and a couple of pieces of October Afternoon paper, and I had a simple little tag that would be a perfect little gift enclosure. The back of the envelope was decorated with some Christmas Music patterned paper along with some ribbon. I hope you like it!


Here's the official link list of today's spotlight hops.  Happy hopping!
 
1. Mercy 8. Laurie
2. Jen T. 9. Jackie
3. Tosh 10. Sankari
4. Teresa 11. Shannan
5. Andrea 12. Amber
6. Lynda 13. Julee
7. Amy

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!
Have fun and we'll see ya tomorrow!


Ingredients:
Stamps: Winter Wonder, Christmas Blessings PJ (Verve)
Paper: Rustic Cream (PTI), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Patterned Paper (October Afternoon)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scalloped Circle Punch, Ribbon, Button (Stampin' Up!), Scalloped Edge Punch (EK Success), Jumbo Sponge Dauber (Tsukineko), Kraft Envelope (Maya Road)

94 comments:

Broni said...

This is just beautiful, Shannan! I love the old world feel of it!

Bogner's said...

Your tag is so lovely! I can so see this on ALL of my Christmas presents this year! Just beautiful!

Margo said...

gorgeous and wonderfully vintage looking!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Shannan.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous tag Shannan. Love the paper and that greeting. :o)

Lin said...

Gorgeous font! Love it mixed with the music!

Lorus! said...

Beautiful project! This font is so perfect for your tag!

Jackie Pedro said...

Girl, this is GORGEOUS!!!!

KanataNewf said...

oh my this is just lovely! The paper and the plain jane make for a beautiful tag.

Tanya said...

Shannan this is gorgeous! I love that font!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is gorgeous.....I love it....and I love your envelope.....excellent job....tfs

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous tag!! Love the papers, sponging, and ribbon treatment!!

Carol said...

This tag is gorgeous!!! Love the papers along with the sponging!!

Linda said...

What a wonderful tag! I love the stamp and colors.

Heather said...

Great tag! Love the snowflakes: stamps or dp?

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just stunning, Shannan! Love the distressed tag!

ScrappyKy said...

Gorgeous! That color combo and the papers together are just perfect. You surely did that set proud!

itsabrt said...

These are gorgeous! Beth

Keva said...

Very pretty! I love the distressing.

Janine said...

Very nice - I hope some special people get these.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this tag is gorgeous! Love the vintage feel of the font!

Anonymous said...

MORE VINTAGE!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! SUPER JOB!!! I LOVE that stamp!!! :)

Becky Green

Charlette said...

What a wonderful Christmas tag. This would be lovely tag for all my Christmas gifts. TFS

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp! GORGEOUS! Love the warm, kind of rustic look!

Olivia said...

This tag is beautiful! Love the colors...they really make the sentiment pop!

Marisa said...

Your tag is amazing, Shannan! Love the colour combo and the sentiment is fabulously showcased.

Michelle said...

I just love the tag! The gift would have a hard act to follow! lol

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful tag, love the vintage look.

Tina said...

Love the tag idea. And especially the scallop at the top. Beautiful!

TannyP said...

So classy as always! Love the button & ribbon treatment you've added to your fabulous tag =)

Christina said...

Love the vintage look of this! This is such a sweet little tag, and the envelope is just as fabulous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the sentiment over the papers you used! Great combo and that ribbon is the perfect match!!

Christine from FL said...

Stunning!

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, your tag is beautiful, so many sweet details on such a small tag.

Audria said...

You have inspired me to buckle down and make my Christmas tags this year! Gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Yum! Those colors are so scrumptious!! Very classy tag!

Mercy said...

love, love, love this shannan! love the distressing, the color combo, the ribbon treatment, and the sheet music...ingenious! awesome sneak peek!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oooh a beautiful tag! I love it! Thanks for some tag inspiration!

Luana said...

Love those colors and the vintage feel.

Romaine said...

I LOVE this! The vintage look is soooooo pretty!

annheidel said...

Love your tag!

Luanne said...

Just darling! I love the font on this -perfect for Christmas!

Terri E. said...

Such a wonderfully distressed card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Well rainbow rider, you created a beautiful vintagey tag & card. I love that scranched up ribbon!

Amy said...

Beautiful tag, I love the vintage vibe!

Martha said...

oh I love this one!

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous tag!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning Shannan!! LOVE the colors, dp's and that fabulous Christmas sentiment!! Love how you included the kraft envelope too!! What a gorgeous ensemble!!

Jessica said...

Fabulous, this is the greatest tag!

Patty said...

Beautiful vintage tag, Shannan. I love the rich colors you chose.

Renee said...

Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

GORGEOUSNESS!! Love it!!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a wonderful tag! Love it.

Mary B said...

That's a scrumptious tag you made - just beautiful!

scrappinmommom said...

How very pretty, makes me nostalgic.

Kathy said...

Beautiful tag. Love the DP and the new Verve.

Kristina said...

Oooh, just look at that gorgeous, classic font! Julee ALWAYS has the best fonts!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Beautiful!! Just became a follower of your blog!
Thanks!

Ida said...

Gorgeous tag. This is getting me in the holiday mood for sure.

irishgalkelly said...

Wow Shannan! This is stunning with your color combo and the fantastic Plain Jane (which doesn't look plain at all on your tag)!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I am luvin this tag girl....eeekkkk...it is so vintage and gorgeous....luv it!

enjoy *~*

Sillyfilly said...

What a beautiful tag! I love it. I may have to case that. Your art is always great. I love the vintage feel to this tag.

Naomi said...

It's too beautiful to be just a tag... I hope it gets used all year 'round as a bookmark or scrapbook page embellishment! It's lovely. The distressed edges are nice.

Lynda Benden said...

OK, this is over the top gorgeous Shannan! I LOVE everything about it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully vintage Shannan! Love those colors and the great sponging. Awesome work!

Andrea said...

so beautiful and classic! great holiday colors too.

Billie A said...

Very pretty great colors used. Love the details, great font..

Maureen said...

totally yummy tag!!! can't wait to see what else you've made for the release!! hugs!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful tag - love the regal colors!

Rhonda said...

Love the scalloped circle on the tag! Fun detail.

Crestajune said...

Love this! Definitely a must-have!

Janet S said...

Love your tag! This plain Jane isn't too plain to me! LOL Can't wait to order this one. Thanks for sharing with us today. :D

Wendy said...

I love these tags Shannon....and I can't stop loving scrunchy ribbon!!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is simply GORGEOUS, Shannan! LOVEEEEEEEE it!

Maria Pane said...

awesome! I love it all!

Julia said...

Fabulous tag Shannan...the dp and your sponging give it a nice vintage look.

Ola said...

This is a stunning tag.... I love the vintage Christmas feel!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Peachy Wessels said...

Love your tag, so pretty!

Kary said...

A lovely vintage-look tag! I like the colours and that huge button is just adorable.

Kelly G said...

I LOVE your tag!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love everything about this!!

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful tag! Love the colors together!

Darlene said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the vintage look of it. The ribbon treatment on the envelope is stunning.

Lillian Child said...

Did you "shadow" the sentiment or is that part of the actual stamp. This is just so beautiful! Fantastic job!

Monica L said...

A wonderful tag! I love the colors, the papers and the beautiful sentiment!

Marsha said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tag - so olde worlde. I love your shadowing of the (gorgeous) sentiment. You have worked in so many lovely details and produced a winner.

Mary Mac

Sankari W. said...

this is such an amazing tag Shannan!!! I LOVE the way you created the top portion for the ribbon and the detailing is amazing!!! Gorgeous girl!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Heidi said...

I need these plain janes! Just gorgeous.

Lea L. said...

Wow...that sentiment is utterly gorgeous!! I just love this! ♥♥♥

Sue D said...

Love the font and the vintage feel!

bristowmom said...

Beautiful tag. This is my first time following a Verve blog hop and my first time to your blog. Your profile comment caught my attention. I recently lost my Mom and have been feeling very sorry for myself. Reading about you losing your husband puts things in perspective for me, so thanks for sharing. You are wonderfully talented. I am sorry for your loss.

Bethany said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the trendy, retro elements.

spikescreativeside.com said...

What a beautiful tag Shannan!! You've inspired me to use browns for Christmas!

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