Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunny Day, Sweepin' the clouds away...On my way to where the air is sweet...Can you tell me how to get, How to get to Sesame Street...

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop!  The Divas are hopping all week long to share previews of some new Verve to be released on 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. Marisa {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Laurie
3. Tosha10. Maureen
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Teresa12. Shannan
6. Jackie13. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}

Are y'all ready for some new Verve goodness? I am so excited!! I also can't believe we are starting YEAR FIVE with Verve. It doesn't seem that long ago that these cute little sentiments came out. What an amazing journey, and I have to say I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful company with a wonderful owner and friend.

Now...enough sappy stuff for now...on with the card! *grin* I wanted to create a bright, happy card for a special friend who is fighting a tough battle right now. I used a sentiment from Believe, an older Verve set that is still a favorite. (and $10 from the sale of every Believe set is donated to Susan G Komen for the Cure!) I paired the sentiment with two different sizes of flowers from the new Sunny Days set and the Leafy Sprigs Die set. So adorable!!



The flowers were stamped twice in Versamark and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. Before I cut them out, I sponged a little Tea Dye ink in the centers to make the embossing stand out. And here's a closer look:



All of the papers are from Crystal Wilkerson's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection...I love the bright happy colors, too. Thanks so much for swinging by to see me today...I hope you have a fabulous Sunday! Now it's time to hop on over to my girl Lynda, who I'm sure has something amazing for you! See ya tomorrow!

Ingredients:
Stamps: Believe, Sunny Days (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Black (PTI), Polka Dots XS & Opposites Attract Spring/Summer 2011 Collection (Crystal Wilkerson)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Distress Tea Dye (Ranger)
Accessories: Leafy Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Dimensionals (SU), Buttons (PTI), Black & Clear Embossing Powder

98 comments:

bethann d said...

it is bright and happy and would be sure to be a bright moment in someones day

Gretchen said...

Wow! This is so bright and cheery! Love the embossed flowers! (I love your song selection for today too- makes me smile!)

Melissa Cash said...

Love, love the bold colors! That sentiment just hit a chord with me. So profound! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sian Ridley said...

What a way to start your post-I miss being a kid and watching sesame street! Ha ha! As for your card, just as great as sesame street! I really, really like those bright colours against the kraft and black. It's simple, striking and effective-I'm loving it :)

Angel said...

This will definitely cheer up someone! Fab card, love the bold colors paired with the kraft and black cs!!!

Tracey said...

Such a special and beautiful card!!!!

Geny Cassady said...

So pretty, love the cool summery colors you used!!

szbacn1 said...

So colorful and cheerful... very pretty. The sentiment is terrific!

Lynn said...

What a bright and cheery card. I love the sentiment - must check out that set. TFS

Shawnee said...

I love how bright and bold this card it. It just makes you smile. TFS

Mathilda M said...

Love the bold colors ... made me smile and will definitle cheer someone up. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Shannan, this is beautiful! Love those colours and the layered embossed flowers are awesome!!

Jan Garber said...

Love the die cut from the dotted DP! Great colors!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so bright and happy! The colors are fabby on the the black, love it!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous Shannan!! I love the black panel on the bg. It just makes your flowers pop!!

jennifer mitten said...

Great card, the colors are great!

Lisa M. said...

Sunny. Cheerful. Delightful! She'll love it!

Michelle said...

Very bright and cheery. It will be a smile in an envelope and will certainly boost your friend's spirit. Perfect sentiment choice for a rough time.

scrappingnana said...

Love your bright, happy card, especially the layered flowers. TFS

Julia said...

Bright bold colors....I love it!....those flowers are fabulous. A great way to brighten your friends day.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty! Nice and cheerful with the bright colors.

Kathy Robitaille said...

What a happy and colorful creation! Love your work and your style!

Laurie said...

Lovely cheery card and encouraging sentiment.

Heather said...

oooohhhh . . . those flowers are so bright and cheery! And thanks for showing the sprigs die without the stamp. Shows how great it can be on it's own.

Tina said...

Shannan, embossing your flowers in Versamark is such a great idea and such a "stamping" thing to do! What is hilarious is that it is a forgotten technique to me ... yes, me the ex - store owner! Great card. Thanks always for all your inspiration!

Marisa said...

I'm giddy with glee at more Verve flowers and love how you have layered them and used the leaf die. Great card :)

Heather S. (Isaiah 40:31) said...

Fun, fun flowers on an oh so cute card! (And, thanks to you sweet Shannan, I am going to have the Sesame Street song in my head all day!!! Thanks for that!) ;-)

Erica Sivils said...

Very nice! I love the sentiment!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!! I love the layered flowers!

DonnaJ said...

Love all the nice bright pops of color !

Rebecca Johnson said...

Such a sweet, cute card. It's the first time I've checked out the Believe stamp set. Amazing. I must have been led there. Have been fighting MS for 38 years. Those sayings mean a lot.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Dori said...

Fantastic card! So bright and cheerful. I love the bold bright colors mixed with the neutral Kraft and the black really sets it off.

Sarah Gough said...

love this, so bright and happy and sure to make your friend feel better!

Renate said...

FAB card! Love the colors and the sentiment. And the embossed flowers was a great touch. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

These vivid colors just scream happiness and they pop off the kraft BG so beautifully! Well done!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Bright & Cheery!!

Jen T said...

You're right - lots of bright, happy colors. Love it!

Karen Day said...

Such a fun, bright card - I'm sure your friend will appreciate it!

Kathy said...

Loved watching Sesame Street my kid sister was little and then years later when my kids were little! I did a layout of my first-born dd using that song as the title! Love your card-so pretty and colorful...those Verve dies are going to come to my house soon!!

Anonymous said...

What a bright and cheerful card you have created!!! Love your color combinations and layering!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Serena said...

I'm sure it will make your friend smile! I did! Love the polka dot flowers!

Elizabeth C. said...

Love the bold color and texture! It's sure to cheer your friend - hope she's doing OK.

Lynn said...

I am sure your friend will adore this card. The wonderful sentiment and bright cheery colors are sure to make her smile!

Tarjteachr said...

Love the colors and the layered flowers. It cheered me right up and I was already happy!

Tricia said...

I love the colors and the polka dots! Adorable happy card!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous bold flowers. Will definitely bring some cheer to your friend.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card thanks for sharing with us.

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun card

Debbie Carriere said...

Totally adorable! Love what you have done with this card! I am sure your friend will love it!

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous girl...luv the pop of black..I sure hope you had a great time and return home all safe and sound....sweet hugs to you my friend!

enjoy *~*

Kay S. said...

What a cheery card. Love this new stamps and dies.

Anonymous said...

Loralei B
fm_circe@q.com

What a happy summertime card! tfs.

Carol<>< said...

such a cheery card, she will love it!
Carol N<><

Moosisk said...

Oh so pretty! Love your colors and papers as well as the Verve new releases. :D

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, but now I am going to have the sesame song running in my head all night, lol.

Tina said...

Very pretty! So bright and cheery, like it :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a wonderful and inspiring sentiment Shannan! I love all your stacked flowers with their button centers too! Looks terrific girlie!

Niki Estes said...

Such a pretty card, Shannan! I love the colors and flowers!

Cindy Lou said...

Pretty, Pretty, bright and pretty! Love the liveliness of your colors, flowers, everything together is so coheasive and works wonderfully at putting a smile on my/ones face :) Thanks!

jami Rudd said...

i love to pops of color on this card!

Ally said...

Lovely. ;-) I'm sure your friend will greatly appreciate this beautiful card.

Newbie said...

Great card! Love the simplicity and the style! Your flowers are beautiful; I love the vibrant colors! And I definitely love the sentient!!

Tiffany said...

So bright and cheery!

Sue Shockley said...

I like the use of DP and the bold colors. Stunning card!

Linda Carson said...

So delightful! Truly creative & inspirational!

Amy said...

I love the bright fun colors!!! Beautiful card!

faithfulecreations.com said...

This is one of my all time favorite sentiments as well. I bought this set because it is very fitting for Domestic Violence as well. These dies look like they are going to be so fun I can't wait till everything is officially released.

Janelle said...

Wow! I totally thought that the leafy sprigs die was another new die. That is awesome! Beautiful and cheery card, Shannan.

dee said...

Bright and breezy card - love the simplicity

MelissaS said...

Very pretty! I love how the colors pop on the kraft and black. I have that Believe set, and love it :)

Wendy said...

WOW!!!! This is very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Vickie Z said...

Colors and sentiment are perfect for your friend!!!

Whimsey said...

Beautiful bright colors! Love the layout!

TannyP said...

Sunny days indeed! What a beautiful card to inspire a smile. Love the papers you've used and am loving those new dies!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE all the colors you used!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the papers you used!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh goodness, such a beautiful card! Love the contrast of bright colors with the black.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Fun, bright colors! Love it!

Becky Carafa said...

This is gorgeous, love it!

Luanne said...

Awesome! Love your sunny colors and great flowers!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! love the pretty colors. Very pretty

Kristin said...

Great card. Love your color combo!

Carrie said...

what a bright and cheerful card. i love those flowers.

Good2BT said...

Love the layered flowers and the coordinating buttons!

Ravengirl said...

This is such a happy card and is sure to lift her spirits!

Denisse said...

wow! this card is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

LOVE these darned flowers- so sweet!

logo mat said...

Fabulous card, like the bold colors paired with the craft and little black colour in background. It is such a superb and beautiful colour, you shared with us. Such a gorgeous card.

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors and flowers! :)

FrancineB said...

Amazing card! Love how you did the flowers with the layering and embossing.

Jess Willison said...

Love the bright, cheery colours!

Anonymous said...

These colors just pop. Love this set. Liz Williams

sharon g said...

Nice colors. Very pretty.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Wow, these sentiments are just gorgeous! Love your bold colors!

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiments. Simply gorgeous.

Karen Linarez said...

I love those bright, cheery colors and the patterns...they look fantastic on black. What great flowers!

KanataNewf said...

Love those pops of colours.

Anonymous said...

The verse and the colors just seem to go together - both strong and positive!

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