Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I get up, and nothing gets me down...You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around...And I know, baby just how you feel...

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday! Are we having fun with the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops so far? I hope so! All week we are sharing previews of the new products being released Friday night.  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.

1. Julee8. Sarah {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Marisa {Guest}
3. Tosha10. Laurie
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Sankari12. Shannan
6. Teresa13. Betty
7. Jackie14. Maureen
I had so much fun creating a card for today's previews. I have been totally inspired by all of the die layering that Amy has been doing lately, and I knew that today was the day for me to pull out the dies and play! My last several posts have been very clean and simple, but those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I definitely subscribe to the More is More theory when it comes to layers, colors, and bling. Here's what I came up with:
 Overload? I know!! I love it! *grin* First of all, I am LOVING the Notebook Paper Plain Jane...that one is stamped in Versamark on Kraft and embossed with white embossing powder. Happy sigh. Then, let's talk about the new Words of Wisdom set. The sentiments are so amazing and encouraging...I love it!! This one in particular stood out to me, as it reminds me of something my mom says all the time: "Don't Limit God!"
 I threw in a few large and small Leafy Sprigs from the new die set and stamped them with the corresponding stamps from Sunny Days. I also used the Jotted Heart and Charming Oval dies, and I even snuck in a couple from something you'll see later in the week. *wink* The doily and seam binding were in my stash and I loved the fun they added to this card as well as the bling from the Diamond Stickles.

Well, it's time for me to say goodbye for now...don't forget to stop by and see Betty...I'm sure she has something drool-worthy for you! Have a fabulous day!

88 comments:

Lynn said...

So many gorgeous details! Hard to pick a favorite part..but I love the touches of glitter!

Carrie said...

i have to agree i love that notebook paper stamp too, can't wait for the release. i love all the elements on this card.

Crestajune said...

I love all of your layers and the colors you used! Completely fabulous and happy card! Have a wonderful day!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is drool worthy!!! Love every detail of that fabulous cluster!! Gorgeous! Love the embossed notebook, too!

Andrea Ewen said...

IMHO, you can never overdo it, especially with all the lovely Verve you've added! I'm a more is more person too, so this card so appeals to me! Love the strong colors, the distressing and the fabulous die cuts! This is one awesome card!

TannyP said...

Wow - that is a lot of fabulous Verve goodness in one card and it works beautifully! I love all of the dirstressing you've done and the sentiment is perfect!

Vickie Z said...

This is drool-worthy itself!!! All the detail, layering of dies and elements is fabulous!!! Bling o those hearts is perfect!!!

Tricia said...

This is great! It showcases so many of the dies and makes me want them all! : )

Whimsey said...

Dang - that notebook paper embossed on Kraft is to DIE FOR; really loving it!!! I'm going to have to borrow that one! :D

Beautiful creation; love the strong colors!

Cassie_lu said...

love the layering you did on this amazing card

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Shannan, love all the rosey tones in this. The Stickles added to the heart is the perfect touch, I love a little sparkle! ;)

Kathy said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card! Love all the elements, the sentiment, the glitter, all of it!

Kathy said...

Wow, love the layers here, so pretty. The sweet little stitches are a perfect touch, too. Gorgeous card!

Lorie said...

Oh, all the embellishments are fabulous! Great card!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fabulous collage of beautiful elements! Love it!

DonnaJ said...

Love all the layers !

Steph Herbert said...

So much fabulousness! I love all of the drool worthy layers. Superb! :)

Sian Ridley said...

What an amazing composition, I absolutely love it! The colours, the layers, the sentiment, it's all perfect. Who'd have thought all those die cuts would co-ordiante so well? I'd never have thought to put them all together! I really need to push myself out of my comfort zone a little more. Thank you for the inspiration :)

Gretchen said...

LOVE all of the layers!! Beautiful!

Bandon, Oregon said...

FUN COLORS!!! Love the excitement!! Made me smile.... Thanks,

Faith

Tarjteachr said...

Wonderful! I love it all but especially the embossed notebook page.

Maureen said...

eeek! Shannan...this is my type of card too! Fabulous layering, colours, all those dies...LOVE! And I love your mom's quote...I'm adding it to my Quote page!! Thanks for always inspiring :)

Jen Carter said...

This is so gorgeous!! So many beautiful details!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, love the layering with those hearts especially!

Basslady said...

wonderful card with great layers!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Laurie said...

Beautiful card - especially like the hearts in the background.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Loved the card! I share the theory that "More is More", too. Hard to do those CAS cards for me!

Lisa M. said...

Piled high and gorgeous! Love the glitter touch!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is stunning Shannan!! I LOVE your collage of elements!! From the colors, to the stripes, to the wonderful sparkle!! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors. Love all the layering in the focal image. Liz Williams

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!!

Wendy said...

Oh Shannon.....LOVE this!! Just colorfully fabulous!!! I hope your having a good day!!

Loretta Rodger said...

Love the colors you used!

Sheila said...

LOVE IT!!!! The colors and layers are just spectacular. I just used some of these colors redecorating my studio so this really just screamed to me...love it.

Teresa Kline said...

luv this Shanna...total sweetness....hope you are well!

enjoy *~*

Luanne said...

So pretty! Love the colors and the how you made your notebook. These sentiments are the bomb ~ TFS!!

Vickie Merrick said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors, layers and sentiment!!!

Danni said...

So pretty!! I adore it!

sharon g said...

I LOVE your colors, especially the orange with the green. And I love the stitching, and....

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy, joy, joy...that's what your card says to me. Love the colors.

Loralei B.
playingwithpaer.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love all the layers and fun elements. Fabulous colors too!

Susan said...

Love all the yummy colors and details.

Nicole said...

Lovely papers and colors. I love that you gave some of my favorite dies a reappearance!

Rhonda said...

Wonderful layers Shannan. Happy card.

KathyE said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colors and all the elements you put together. Perfect!!

KathyE

Janelle said...

These colors are so promising and the sentiment double stamped is REALLY cool (and so stinkin' perfecto!). Fantastic layering and there's never overload when done as great as this card. TFS.

jill said...

Stunning...not to mention the "to die for colors"

Moosisk said...

I love this verse! AND your card is diva fabulous! Your layers are divine. :D

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card! TFS!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

These colors are absolutely gorgeous together!

Amy Sheffer said...

Overload? No way!! LOLOL!! This is freakin' awesome, Shannan! I love each and every one of those bit and pieces you layered! Such a gorgeous result! I'm honored to have had a teeny part in the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Hi Shannan, What a gorgeous card. I just adore all the layers, bling and the glam color combo. Of course the sentiment is just perfect. I studied your card for several minutes just taking in all the splendor. You have inspired me! Thanks for sharing your art with us. Hugs
My Blog: www.u-inspire.me.blogspot.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so lovely

Serena said...

Fabulous card! Love it all!

Donna said...

what a beauty - just like YOU!! hugs gf!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE it!!!

Marisa said...

Think you get the prize for using the most sets on once card, Shannan! Just love what you came up with and how you embossed the notebook PJ in white on kraft (note to self to case) and the added sprigs are perfect. Your more is more turned out fabulously :)

Cindy Lou said...

This is a stellar card with it's beauty and intricate details! Love the colors, layers, DP's, bling, and so much more. Awesome job, TFS!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Cute card with so much detail.

Ally said...

More is definitely more, and it's fantastic! ;-D Beautiful card, I just love it.

Heather said...

ooohhh . . . beautiful! And I love that mess of layers. I am a simple card girl myself, but you rocked this one. And I love the sentiment on that elegant oval die.

Violet B. said...

Lovely! Just lovely!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Great colors and layers.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. I just love this new sentiment set and all the great projects from the Diva's.

Denisse said...

gorgeous texture and detail :)

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! I saw this on SCS tonight and admired all the detail!!

Indy said...
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Indy said...

Okay, going to try this again without the grammar mistakes! I'm amazed how people can have all those layers and make it look so rich and elegant and...perfect. I guess you are just amazing! :)

Moira said...

The layers are delightful and your cards are masterpieces! The sentiments are just perfect for so many occasions - great job!

Jillisgram said...

Love your layering and fun colors!

wustaz said...

gorgeous... now I want to make this card

Michelle said...

So many details, my eye just kept jumping from one to the next. Lovely.

Sankari W. said...

White on Kraft?! That is pure magic! Those colors and the sentiment - absolutely AMAZINGGGGG!!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

SUPER pretty!

Karen said...

Those colors are really beautiful! This is a great card.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty! I love those stripes and the colors you used are lovely! Great sentiment - I needed to see this today! :)

Good2BT said...

Your card is amazing! Love the embossed notebook - especially the use of white! Very clever!

Heidi said...

shannon love all the hearts and pink and shabbiness of this card.....

Julia said...

Boy did you layer it up Shannon!....LOVE it! I'll be drooling over this one for days!!

Sarah Gough said...

eeeeek, I love it! The white on kraft looks amazing!

Dawn Easton said...

Ok that's it! I need to try this layering thing too! Its hot! ha! LOVE all your layers and pretty papers! Your card is amazing! Off to catch up on the sneak peeks!

KanataNewf said...

my goodness - look at all those lovely layers. Definitely an eye-catcher.

Karen Linarez said...

Lovely card, especially with the doily and stickles. I love the color combo!

Betty Wright said...

GET OUT! This is scrumptious scrumptious! Awesome colors, sparkle, and design! Beautiful, Shannan!

Renate said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Loving every little detail of this! Espescially the stitching. Makes such a great little extra touch to the project. Fabulous work!

Shabby Pati said...

Wow so many great creations. Love those dies and stamps too. I want them all!

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