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Friday, July 3, 2009

Verve Needs Some Face Time!

Well, I told ya'll yesterday that I've got a ton to share here, so I'm going to be double and triple dipping, inundating ya'll with pics here for a little bit in order to get caught up! I seriously have enough to post something every day here, but as ya'll know, I rarely do that (I'm flakey that way--plus, what would I talk about every single day? What would you like to know?). So I'm apologizing ahead of time. The three cards I'm bombarding you with today are all from Verve they are all some of my favorites! This first one uses a Plain Jane from Julee's latest release and It's called Feel Better. I had picked up this paper from Piggy Tales at the Scrapper's Boutique, but with the intention of using it for another stamp set from MFT. However, I liked the "punniness" of it with this card. Maybe I'm warped, but "under the weather" is what comes to mind when I think of Get Well cards. So do ya'll get it? "Under the Weather", with the umbrellas? Maybe it's a little far-reaching, but I still love it!

This card has more of a somber feel to it as it's from the Forever in Our Hearts set which is mainly geared toward Sympathy cards. I love the main image, but I think some of the sentiments included in the set are quite versatile. So even if you are good on stamps in the sympathy department, I think you should still check it out! I used one of the Mojo Monday sketches from the Mojo Blog, actually MOJO92 (Julee just comes up with the most incredible and well thought out sketches, don'tcha ya think?). A couple of details you may not be able to catch in this photo: It's not black, I used the Smokey Shadow from Papertrey and combined it with the green. It's really shimmery in person. The flower has glitter, the image is gone over with a Stardust pen, and even the little button has glitter embedded in it! I used my Scor-Pal to make the embossed stripes on the green panel. I like that look!

This one's a little blast from the past that I made for May's release. The Up, Up and Away set was just dying to be used for a baby card, and combined with another of the Mojo Monday sketches (MOJO88), it just worked itself out! A tiny secret: I tried every single paper/color combo that this card has to offer for the little sentiment circle. This one looked the best, and now I've got a lot of Kraft, blue and white scalloped circles and plain circles to use on another project! Do ya'll do that? I think that's the first time it's happened to me! NOT!! Anyway, thanks for putting up with my "book" of a post today! Eric is off work today (he works for the U.S. Attorney's office, or as I like to say, "he's with the Feds". But he really does collect money from crooks, so he deserves a little perk every once in a while. Bernie Madoff, watch out!), and we are going to work on our itinerary for our Disneyworld trip. Some things you have to plan WAY in advance for and make dining reservations way ahead of time. Ought to be fun! Oh and also, hot dogs are in order for tomorrow, so I've got to go to the store and take care of that. I must be hungry as everything I've got going on today will have to do with food! I'll see ya'll back here tomorrow for Jen's Sketch For You To Try!

SUSIE Q-TIP: I wanted a scalloped border for my Forever in Our Hearts card (the middle one). There were several ways I could have accomplished that. One, use scalloped scissors--I try not to unless I have to, plus the scallops were going to be too small. Two, use the Slot Punch from SU! and go down the entire edge with it--too big of scallops for this look. So my third option was to use my Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle (the BIG one, since it was long enough for my card). Here's a picture of how I did it. Rather than cut an entire rectangle, I just took a strip of the gray and taped it to the Nestie, then ran it through my cuttlebug.

Feel Better
Stamps: Feel Better Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow (SU!), PTI White, Yellow Scalloped Border (unknown), Bumped His Head (Piggy Tales)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Ghost Shape Flower (Heidi Swapp), Polkadot Brad (The Paper Studio), French Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Jody Boosters

Forever in Our Hearts
Stamps: Forever in our Hearts (Verve)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Confetti Cream (SU!), Smokey Shadow (PTI), Phoebe (Basic Grey)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Pretty in Pink (SU!), Cityscape (Storage Units Ink and More)
Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, MS Fern Punch, Stardust Glitter Pen, Prima Flower, Pink Adhesive Rhinestone (Kaiser), Vintage Pink Button, Rustic Twine (PTI), Gray/White Polkadot Ribbon (American Crafts), Jody Boosters

Special Delivery
Stamps: Up, Up & Away, Practically Perfect (Verve)
Paper: Kraft (SU!), White, Bitty Dots (PTI), Spring Blue Dots (Amanda Blu)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Copic Markers, Circle Punch, Flower Die, Cuttlebug, Argyle Embossing Folder, Silver Brads, Blue/White Stitched Ribbon, Jody Boosters


  1. These are ALL awesome!! LOVE the magic you always create!!!

  2. Hello Susie! Your cards are beautiful! I love your creations, and your Susie Q-tips are always very helpful and practical! Happy 4th!

  3. WOW!! Now those are cards to make Julee proud! Amazing work!

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! I found your blog because Oh My Crafts tweeted about this post! Congrats!


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